Abbas and Trump spoke on Friday and a Palestinian Authority spokesman soon after reported the invitation, saying the meeting would be aimed at reviving the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
An American Israel Public Affairs Committee official confirmed to JTA that Pence will keynote the conference scheduled for March 26-28 in Washington, D.C.
Bill Clinton cited the incitement against Yitzhak Rabin prior to his assassination as a precedent for increased ultranationalist sentiment today.
Changing any portion of the Medicaid funding to a per capita cap proposal would have a significant negative impact on seniors, and put the health care and financial security of millions of older adults at risk.
Discussions during the meeting included the two-state-solution, Israeli settlements and the Trump administration.
Synagogues are taking on roles usually reserved for nonprofits – hiring professional activists, organizing protests, mobilizing congregants to lobby and educating them on immigrant and refugee rights.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised Russia’s contribution to the fight against the Islamic State and Al Qaida during a one-day visit to Moscow.
The ban applies to any foreigner “who knowingly issues a public call for boycotting Israel.” It includes those who urge limiting boycotts to areas under Israeli control, such as the West Bank settlements.
The U.S. Senate unanimously joined in urging the Trump administration to take action to stem the wave of threats against Jewish community centers and other institutions.
The Zionist Organization of America welcomed President Donald Trump’s immigration order banning refugees and new visas for citizens from six Muslim-majority countries.