John Boehner faced a call from the Anti-Defamation League national director, Abraham Foxman, to rescind the invitation. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters The White House is growing more confident it can withstand efforts to frustrate its policy of nuclear talks with Iran, as a furore over the intervention of the Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, appears to be encouraging wavering Democrats to rally around their president. In the first White House press conference since the Republican House speaker, John Boehner, sparked controversy by inviting Netanyahu to speak before a joint session of Congress amid calls for a tougher approach to Iran, administration officials claimed there was support for their argument that planned legislation authorising new sanctions, if talks fail, would be counter-productive

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Democrats rally around Obama amid furore over Netanyahu Congress visit

Written on January 23rd, 2015 & filed under Anti-Defamation League Tags:

AIPAC conference in Washington sparks protests Just minutes into a demonstration outside of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee headquarters more commonly known as “AIPAC,” DC police and protesters got into a bit of scuffle causing Barbara Briggs-Letson of California to fall to the ground. – See more at: By: thetruegrimghost

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AIPAC conference in Washington sparks protests – Video

Written on March 4th, 2013 & filed under Israel Tags:

10-03-2012 17:11 At the American Israel Public Affairs Committee or AIPAX conference this week, it was Iran, not Palestine that dominated proceedings. Al Jazeera’s Paul Brennan reports from the Occupied West Bank.

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Palestinian plight no longer on world agenda – Video

Written on March 10th, 2012 & filed under Palestine Tags:

Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Israeli journalist Amira Hass for a discussion of the Israel occupation, Palestinian terrorism, and the consequences of the conflict for the daily lives of both Israelis and Palestinians. Series: “Conversations with History” [7/2004] [Public Affairs] [Humanities] [Show ID: 8634]

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Conversations with History: Amira Hass – Video

Written on December 18th, 2011 & filed under Israeli History Tags:

Bernard-Henri Lévy, one of the most highly acclaimed philosophers, journalists, activists and best-selling authors in Europe today, gives a fascinating public lecture at UC Santa Barbara on the increasing manifestations of anti- Semitism.

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The Resurgence of Anti-Semitism in Europe – Video

Written on December 5th, 2011 & filed under Anti-Semitsm Tags:

Barack Obama will make his first appearance as US president at the annual conference of America’s largest Jewish lobby. His speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee comes days after the Israeli prime minister publicly rejected Obama’s views on the Middle East peace process

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Obama to address pro-Israel group AIPAC

Written on May 22nd, 2011 & filed under Israel Tags: