Tag: Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Mazen Faqha

PA Minister Defends Payments to Terrorists

Monthly payments to families of those imprisoned for attacking Israelis contribute to stability in Palestinian society rather than encourage terrorism, the senior Palestinian official in charge of disbursing them told The Jerusalem Post Sunday.

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Sen. Lindsey Graham: Cut Off U.S. Aid Until Palestinians Stop Paying Terrorists

As the Senate Foreign Relations Committee prepares to pass a bill that would massively cut aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) until it ends its $300 million in annual payments to convicted terrorists and their families, one of the legislation’s leading advocates has said that the PA must change its own laws regarding the payments as a condition for continued US assistance.

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The Deciding Vote for Obama’s Iran Deal Was Bob Corker, Not Barbara Mikulski

The Beltway press tried to make the passage of President Obama’s nuclear sellout to Iran look like a moment of high political drama, but you could tell their hearts weren’t really in it. Everyone knew this was a done deal from the very beginning, thanks to the efforts of the true “deciding vote,” Republican Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee.

From Bob Corker to Obama, Iran Deal is ‘Failure Theater’ All the Way Down

Secretary of State John Kerry appeared before the Senate on Thursday to defend his administration’s nuclear deal with Iran. As expected, he took a great deal of heat from irate Republicans, plus a few skeptical Democrats, notably Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey. The headline-grabbing moment came when Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) said John Kerry had been “fleeced” by the Iranians.

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5 Crazy Facts from Senate Hearing on Iran Deal

Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, and Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew are making the rounds on Capitol Hill in an effort to sell the Iran deal. Their appearance at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday did not go well, as the three men struggled to answer basic questions and objections to the substance of the deal, as well as the process through which it had been rushed to the UN Security Council before coming to Congress. There were several new revelations at the hearing. Here are the 5 most important.

John Kerry’s Mantra to Congress: Iran Deal ‘Only Solution’ Other Than War

Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN) jabbed at the administration, adding that while Kerry has said Congress would have the ability to weigh in on the final deal, Congress now realizes it would be eight years from now – because that is the time specified in the agreement. “It was either this deal or war,” Corker mocked about not being able to question or oppose the deal.

62 Senators Back Congressional Review on Iran Deal

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN) opened debate up to the full Senate Thursday on the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 that passed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously.