Israel will ask Congress to stop US aid to Palestinians

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas gestures during a speech in the West Bank city of Ramallah on January 4, 2015. (Photo credit: AFP/ ABBAS MOMANI)

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas gestures during a speech in the West Bank city of Ramallah on January 4, 2015. (Photo credit: AFP/ ABBAS MOMANI)

Jerusalem to push for enforcement of law stipulating that if PA acts against Israel at ICC, US funding — some $400 million annually — would cease

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‘Palestinians reward terrorists from British aid’

The Israeli charge is grave: that British aid to the Palestinian government, worth £343 million between 2011 and 2015 is funding generous salaries and bonuses to about 5,000 convicted terrorists

The Israeli charge is grave: that British aid to the Palestinian government, worth £343 million between 2011 and 2015 is funding generous salaries and bonuses to about 5,000 convicted terrorists Photo: Alamy

Israel objects to Britain over aid indirectly funding Palestinian convicts

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Senate defeats Cruz filibuster, passes bill that funds Obamacare

Stephen Dinan
Washington Times
Sept. 27, 2013

Senators from both parties linked arms to defy Sen. Ted Cruz, overcoming his attempt to filibuster the stopgap spending bill, which allowed Democrats to add back in full funding for Obamacare and power the bill through the chamber.

The 79-19 vote saw 25 Republicans join with all Democrats to advance the bill, easily overcoming Mr. Cruz and his allies who had argued this was the key point that would determine whether major parts of President Obama’s health care law take effect next week.

Once that hurdle was cleared, the rest of the votes were preordained. The Senate waived budget rules, voted to strip out the Obamacare defunding on a 54-44 party line vote, and passed the bill.

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