Israel Political Brief March 5, 2013: AIPAC heads to the Hill: The diplomacy trap

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AIPAC heads to the Hill: The diplomacy trap

Source: Washington Post (blog), 3-5-13

In concluding the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual policy conference Tuesday, executive director Howard Kohr announced that committee representatives would call upon every Senate and House member….READ MORE

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Israel Political Brief March 5, 2013: Chuck Hagel to Ehud Barak: I hope to visit Israel soon

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Hagel to Barak: I hope to visit Israel soon

Source: Jerusalem Post, 3-5-13

Hagel is working to ensure there is no interruption of funding for Iron Dome, Arrow, David’s Sling rocket, says US official. Defense Minister Barak embraces US counterpart Hagel….READ MORE

Israel Brief March 5, 2013: Swarm of 1 million locusts hits Israel

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Swarm of 1 million locusts hits Israel

Source: JTA, 3-5-13

A swarm of 1 million locusts crossed into Israel from Egypt….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief March 5, 2013: Jonathan Pollard clemency petition reaches 103,000 signatures

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Pollard clemency petition reaches 103,000 signatures

Source: JTA, 3-5-13

More than 103,000 people have signed a petition calling on President Obama to free imprisoned spy for Israel Jonathan Pollard….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief March 5, 2013: PM Benjamin Netanyahu facing tough choices with time running out to form a government

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With time running out to form a government, Netanyahu facing tough choices

Source: JTA, 3-5-13

With prospective coalition partners making tough demands, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may be in for a rough ride….READ MORE

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