J-Street, the American liberal Jewish group, was given more than half a million dollars to promote President Barack Obama's controversial nuclear deal with Iran in the face of fierce opposition from Israel, it has emerged.
The group, which declares itself pro-Israel, was given the money by the Ploughshares Fund, the main organisation used by the White House to advocate for the deal.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told US President Barack Obama that he remains committed to the two-state solution and is interested in taking practical steps to calm tensions with the Palestinians in a meeting in Washington today.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Aipac conference in Washington today that the US and Israel were “like a family, practically a mishpacha”.
Mr Netanyahu, whose decision to address Congress tomorrow has caused a deep rift between the White house and Jerusalem, told the gathering of 16,000 delegates: “Our alliance is sound, our friendship is strong.”