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Yesterday, Rep. Roskam spoke with Neil Cavuto on Fox News and Fox Business about the risks posed by selling aircraft to Iran. On Tuesday, Rep. Roskam sent a letter with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) urging President Donald J. Trump to suspend the sale of aircraft to Iran until Iran ceases using commercial aircraft for military and terrorism-related purposes. Please see the press release on this letter here and the clip of Rep. Roskam’s appearance on Fox News  below. Continue reading “NO AIRCRAFT FOR IRAN!”

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Helen Freedman: Debating Settlements and Solutions on JBS TV

AFSI’s Executive Co-Director Helen Freedman was a guest on the Jewish Broadcasting Service TV program where the topic of the day was the “settlements.” As part of a Round Table Discussion, Helen’s position was of wholehearted support and endorsement of the application of sovereignty to all of Judea and Samaria. The conversation took some interesting turns as the legal “expert” on the panel had to admit that Israel’s legal entitlement was the strongest. Helen fought hard aganst the “two-state solution” which continued to be used by the other panelists despite her efforts to insist that there are other possibilities.

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Recent Chemical Attacks In Syria: Who, If Anyone, Will Take Action?

US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, holding photos of gassed children in Syria.

There have been reports of two chemical attacks in Syria during the past few days; the most recent yesterday. The first, reportedly with sarin gas killed approximately 100 people including many children. The second attack is believed to have used chlorine gas. The impact of the second attack is still undetermined as of this writing. Continue reading “Recent Chemical Attacks In Syria: Who, If Anyone, Will Take Action?”

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June, 1967: From The Depths To The Heights

Levi Eshkol, Israeli Prime Minister during the Six-Day War, with US President Lyndon Johnson

The LBJ Presidential Library was one of the sponsors at the 92nd Street Y on Sunday, April 2, 2017, of a three hour symposium entitled, THE SIX DAY WAR: A Fifty Year Retrospective. AFSI members attended the Symposium to get a handle on the larger context of the war which transformed Israeli society permanently. Although always thinking of the miraculous victories of those six days in June, when Israel regained Jerusalem, the Golan Heights, and Judea and Samaria, in terms of the enormous significance of those events for Israel, it is easy to forget the general context as it existed in the U.S. Continue reading “June, 1967: From The Depths To The Heights”

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On Wednesday we posted a piece about President Trump, the “art” of a Middle East peace deal, and the illogic and disastrous idea of establishing an Arab state within the boundaries of the Land of Israel. The piece contained links to two very significant polls taken recently of Israeli attitudes toward giving up land in Judea and Samaria, and the establishment of an Arab state there. Continue reading “Reality”

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