Congress Pulse

Julian Pecquet


Trump nominee’s support for Israeli settlement draws scrutiny

Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

David Friedman has played a key role in supporting Bet El near Ramallah.

Trump urged to name religious freedom envoy to smooth out bumpy Mideast policy

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Former ambassadors say Donald Trump is in dire need of an expert to "school" him on Islam.

Noted 'neocon' finds surprising support from Democrats in Trump's America

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Iraq war cheerleader Elliott Abrams is in the running for the No. 2 spot at the State Department. Will Democrats put their misgivings behind them in order to rein in Trump?

Congress takes aim at UN over Israel stance

Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Lawmakers are preparing a slew of measures aimed at curbing what they see as anti-Israel discrimination at the United Nations.

Trump's pick for Israel envoy to undergo unprecedented Senate grilling

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Senate Democrats vow tough hearing on David Friedman as advocates of a two-state solution ramp up their lobbying.

Trump’s Middle East fans get caught up in global blowback

Monday, Jan. 30, 2017 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Political leaders from Israel to Saudi Arabia are quickly finding out that siding with Trump comes at a price.

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