• Washington Policy Weekly
    LevantUS Domestic Politics and Elections

    Congressional Update – The Relationship between Israel and the Palestinians

    Jun 15, 2016

    On June 14 the Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act, S2943, by a vote of 85-13.  The vote occurred after a compromise manager’s amendment by Se…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    LevantProtests and Activism

    Congressional Update – Combatting BDS Act

    Jun 15, 2016

    On June 14 the Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act, S2943, by a vote of 85-13.  The vote occurred after a compromise manager’s amendment by Se…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    LevantProtests and Activism

    Congressional Update – Combatting BDS Act of 2016

    Jun 6, 2016

    On Monday, June 6 the Senate began consideration of the FY 2017 Defense Authorization bill, S2943. Senators are expected to consider nearly 100 amendments to t…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    IranSecurity and Defense

    Congressional Update

    May 27, 2016

    (May 20-27, 2016)Congress has been preoccupied with Saudi Arabia and Iran this week as noted in the push to enact the Justice against Sponsors of Terrorism Act…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    Saudi ArabiaUS Foreign Policy

    US-Saudi Relations – Update: Senate Passes Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act

    May 23, 2016

    On May 17, the Senate passed by voice vote S2040 The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, referred to as the “JASTA,” after agreeing to a substitute amen…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    IranMedia and Technology

    Congressional Update

    May 13, 2016Roxanne Perugino

    I. PalestinePalestinian Children’s’ Rights. On April 28, 2016, Representative Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota) circulated a letter to her colleagues urging Preside…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    Saudi ArabiaUS Foreign Policy

    Saudi Arabia: Under Congressional Scrutiny

    May 4, 2016

    There has been a debate in Washington about the nature of the US-Saudi relationship which recently has been fraught with tension due largely to the Iran nuclea…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    LebanonReligion and Politics

    Congressional Update

    Apr 29, 2016

     Note:  Congress will recess at the end of the week.  The House will return on Tuesday, May 10, the Senate will return on Monday, May 9. The next Congress…