US senators introduce bill to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, move embassy

BY ERIC CORTELLESSA, Times of Israel— Three US senators have introduced legislation that would commit the United States to moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a move US presidents have opposed for decades but which President-elect Donald Trump has repeatedly signaled he is willing to do. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R), Florida…

Congress to Freeze State Department Funds Until U.S. Embassy Moves to Jerusalem

By Adam Kredo, Free Beacon— A delegation of Republican senators is moving forward with an effort to freeze some funding to the State Department until the U.S. embassy in Israel is formally moved to Jerusalem, according to new legislation. The legislation comes as the Obama administration continues to face criticism over its behind-the-scenes effort to…

Sen. Ted Cruz Opening Statement on Victims of Iranian and Palestinian Terrorism

By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewishinsider— U.S. Senator Ted Cruz called out the Obama administration for failing to acknowledge American victims of Palestinian terrorist attacks as he chaired a hearing for the Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts on Wednesday. During the hearing, titled “Justice Forsaken: How the Federal Government Fails the American…

‘Those who hate Jews hate Christians’: A closer look at US Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz

By ARIEL COHEN, JPOST— A staunchly Conservative Christian and pro-Israel Senator from Texas, Ted Cruz, became the first candidate from either party to announce his run for the American presidency in 2016 on Monday, and he is hoping that his religious constituencies will support him. Cruz is no stranger to letting his religion influence his…