Happy election day, America!

Friends, A long time ago, we began our journey together. Some of you here stand for reelection today – in the US House, Senate, State races for governor, and more. We Americans here in Israel believe in you. We believe in our joint values, in our common goals. We have stood together through election campaigns; … Continued

Standing Up for the True Nature of US/Israel Alliance

Friends, Today started for me with an interview on Israel Radio, yet again in defense of US President Trump and his Middle East policy. It’s the comments on twitter and unorchestrated media briefs that put us on the defensive. While I explained that we should look at deeds, not words, it is disconcerting when the … Continued

The Escalating Gaza Terror

Welcome to autumn! With the weather changing daily, even hourly, you never know what to expect. Wear a sweater, take off the jacket… Stay serious and in the office, or sneak a kick through gorgeous fall leaves as you walk across the quad. It’s a season of change and I’m enjoying the unknown that awaits. … Continued

A New Year with US Administration that is unafraid to tell the truth

Dear Friends, Our children went back to school this week, on September 1, as is the custom here in Israel. While the US enjoyed the long end-of-summer Labor Day weekend (does anyone know what it’s really for?), we packed up schoolbags and lunches, took photos of the first day and sent them off. A parent … Continued

Defending our Beliefs and our Borders

Dear Friends, Not an easy few days for @POTUS as he faces a relentless press, pushing for audacious comments on Trump’s ex-employees. Yes, we all take responsibility for our workers’ actions, but that doesn’t mean we must face an onslaught of personal attacks because of it. Success breeds disgruntlement. I don’t know what happens behind … Continued

Israeli Restraint in Gaza. No We Don’t Trust Hamas

Friends, While news pundits here busy themselves with more frivolous stories on government personalities and appointees, a very real issue emerged as yesterdayIsraeli PM Netanyahu blasted UK Labour leader Corbyn. In this country, and for the Jewish people, comparing any of us to Nazis is just beyond the pale. I am proud that our leader … Continued

Summer Legislation, Protecting Our Countries

Dear all, August brings long sunny days, heat and the desire to finish up work to spend more time with family. In Israel that meant the Knesset summer recess started with a bang, after 24-hr days to legislate before the end of term. We anticipate the current debate over the ‘Nation-State Law’ to wind down … Continued

Israel Battling Deadly Rampages on Gaza Border

Friends, Israel is featured around the world as it continues to battle deadly rampages, held weekly as Gazan palestinians threaten the border with burning tires and violence. They’ve announced this will happen every Friday for awhile, so get used to it. Or not. Perhaps rather than restraint, Israel should consider blocking the threat before it happens. Shoot … Continued

Who is a hero? – Happy Passover Message From Jaffe Strategies

A personal message from Sarah My grandfather David Lew and my daughter Leah Dear all, I just wanted to share some thoughts as we enter the exciting holiday of Passover when the nation of Israel underwent national redemption from slavery & tyranny in ancient Egypt. Its a compilation of thoughts based on an incredible personal … Continued

A Big Step in Curbing Terrorism. Thank You!

Friends, Let’s talk law for a bit here: The US Congress passed legislation lauded by my own Prime Minister, to curb terrorism by cutting off funding that pays terrorists. Sounds simple. Yet that process took alot of talent and raw determination on your part to get that done (Thanks, Congressman Doug Lamborn and others)​. And … Continued

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