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Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Israel

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Israel

Questions Remain One Month Until the Iran Talks Deadline
Posted on Friday May 29, 2015

We’re closing in on just one month from the deadline for a final deal on Iran’s nuclear program, and there’s still much that needs to be figured out before all the parties can reach an agreement. Secretary of State John Kerry will be flying over to Geneva, Switzerland on Saturday to continue talks with Iranian […]

Vatican Recognizes Palestinian Statehood
Posted on Wednesday May 13, 2015

Early Wednesday, the Vatican used the term “State of Palestine” in an official document, a move that has been strongly criticized by the Israeli government. The Vatican had already recognized the entity after it was granted “non-member observer status” at the United Nations in 2012, but this document marks one of the highest profile occasions […]

Benjamin Netanyahu Forms New Coalition Government
Posted on Monday May 11, 2015

Late last Wednesday night, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed the final deals to form his new coalition government. The coalition, which has a bare majority of 61 of the 120 Members of Knesset, comprises five parties: Netanyahu’s Likud (30 seats), ultra-nationalist Habayit Hayehudi (8 seats), ultra-Orthodox Shas (7 seats) and United Torah Judaism (6 seats) […]

Senate Passes Important Iran Agreement Review Bill
Posted on Friday May 08, 2015

On Thursday, the Senate passed important legislation for the Iran nuclear talks, the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 (also known as “the Corker bill”), by an overwhelming vote of 98-1. Applauding the vote, Rabbi Jonah Pesner, Director of the RAC, released the following statement: We applaud the passage of a clean Iran Nuclear […]

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