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Caitlyn Jenner to Give Speech Praising Israel in March

Caitlyn Jenner, the transgender woman formerly known as Bruce Jenner, will deliver a speech at a pro-Israel gala in March, praising Israel’s human rights record and specifically its tolerance toward transgender individuals.

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Texas Governor, Israeli PM Reaffirm Strong Ties During Call

Texas Governor Greg Abbott spoke by phone to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Thursday about three bills lawmakers passed during the 2017 legislative session which reaffirm strong ties between the Lone Star and Jewish states.

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Mattis Pick Would Risk Confirmation Fight with Pro-Israel Groups

President-elect Donald J. Trump’s reported choice (via the Washington Post) of retired Marine Gen. James Mattis as Secretary of Defense risks a fight with pro-Israel groups similar to the one that faced former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel in his confirmation fight in early 2013.

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More Christian Zionists than Muslims in U.S.

Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the largest pro-Israel organization in the United States, recently announced that is has surpassed 3 million members. According to recent estimates, that is more than the total number of American Muslims.

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When ‘Coexist’ Means ‘Everyone Except You’

The circle of caring and empathy often extended by liberal Americans to all and sundry is not as universal as it seems. It tends to exclude those who take pride in fighting for their country and their values–as well as those who are under attack and have no choice but to fight. And it often excludes pro-Israel Jews, and Israelis.