Knesset speaker projects unity during trip to US despite division, criticism

NEW YORK – Knesset Speaker Amir Ohana traveled to Washington, DC, and New York last week amid a pivotal point in time for the US’ relationship with Israel as pressures for a hostage deal and humanitarian aid in Gaza mount worldwide.   Ohana’s trip came at the invitation of his counterpart in Congress, House […]

Taiwan elects parliament speaker ruling party views as pro-China

Taiwan’s parliament on Thursday elected a former presidential candidate for the largest opposition party as its new speaker, who will be responsible for hosting visiting foreign lawmakers and who the ruling party has said is pro-China. The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) last month won the presidential election but lost its majority in parliament. China, […]

Israel’s Knesset speaker to visit US House with Gaza hostages’ families

Knesset Speaker Amir Ohana was invited to the United States House of Representatives in the first week of February. He is scheduled to meet with the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Mike Johnson.  The Knesset Speaker has invited several former hostages and family members of hostages to his diplomatic visit. Those invited […]

Ex-US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy says he will leave Congress

Republican Kevin McCarthy, who won and lost the role of Speaker of the US House of Representatives in a tumultuous nine months this year, said in a Wall Street Journal column on Wednesday that he will leave Congress, bringing an end to his congressional career. “I have decided to depart the House at the […]