The lecture hall had filled quickly. Several students arrived wearing keffiyehs, the traditional Palestinian headscarves, while in the front row, a young man sat draped in the Israeli flag. As the meeting opened, a student government officer reviewed the rules of debate, warning physical confrontations would not be tolerated

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Feb. 27, 2015 Pres Obama’s national security adviser Susan E Rice and American ambassador to United Nations Samantha Power will speak at American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference in Washington. MORE Tense White House meeting between national security adviser Susan E Rice and her Israeli counterpart Yossi Cohen underscores rift between Pres Obama and Israeli Prime Min Benjamin Netanyahu over his pending speech to Congress on Iran nuclear talks; Rice characterizes Netyanhu’s actions as ‘destructive,’ suggesting risk to long-term bipartisan support for Israel

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Feb. 27, 2015 Pres Obama’s national security adviser Susan E Rice and American ambassador to United Nations Samantha Power will speak at American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference in Washington

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John Boehner faced a call from the Anti-Defamation League national director, Abraham Foxman, to rescind the invitation.

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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

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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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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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Abraham Foxman, long-time Director of the Anti-Defamation League, spoke at Suffolk University Law Schools commencement ceremony on Saturday. Foxmans opposition to US congressional recognition of the 1915 massacre of Armenians as genocide sparked reports of a planned protest, the Armenian Weekly reported

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