Monday, May 29, 2017
A range of Jewish groups has urged the president to protect the ban on politicking from the pulpit.
The former upstart presidential candidate's robust rejection of BDS shows that a firewall remains on the American left against radical anti-Israel expression.
H.R. McMaster said the president's novel style coupled with the threat posed by the Islamic State and Iran could bring about Israeli-Arab peace.
Among the nine Congress members leading the effort, five are Jewish: Reps. Eliot Engel, Nita Lowey and Jerrold Nadler of New York, Bradley Schneider of Illinois and Ted Deutch of Florida.
The Florida Republican, known for her bipartisanship, earned heartfelt farewells from her Democratic colleagues after announcing she will retire at the end of her current term.
Two days after replacing Marine Le Pen as party president, Jean-François Jalkh was dropped amid accusations that he said he did not believe the Nazis used the Zyklon B poison in gas chambers.
The visit reportedly will come as part of Trump’s first trip abroad as president at the end of May, when he is scheduled to be part of a summit of leaders of NATO nations in Brussels.
Israeli and Trump administration officials are currently in “advanced talks” about a visit on May 21.
President Trump's remarks come just a day after Trump’s secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, affirmed to Congress that Iran was in compliance with the deal.
Press secretary Sean Spicer made the statement in confirming the May 3 White House visit by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

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