Alhurra Television comprehensively reported the Israeli Parliamentary election with live news coverage as voters went to the polls to elect the party that will lead their country.  The network’s extended programming included interviews with voters, who discussed the issues that resonated with them, including the security situation and the economy. On election night, Alhurra aired Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s victory speech live.

Members of Congress Talk to Alhurra About Iran, Syria and Hamas

Representative Engel speaks with Alhurra about sanction on Iran.

Alhurra’s congressional correspondent Rana Abtar spoke with several members of Congress following the forum on ‘Defining Terms of an Acceptable Iran Nuclear Deal.’ Following the event, Abtar talked briefly to Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY) who stated that if Iran is not acting in good faith that Congress would want to step in. He added, “I think that’s a real possibility for Congress’ reaction (to be) to impose new sanctions” in the future. Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) concurred, “I think we should have new sanctions. I think the best way not to have a war is to have non-military sanctions.”

Sen. McCain Speaks with Alhurra TV About Israel and Iraq


In an interview with Alhurra’s congressional correspondent Rana Abtar, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) discussed the latest foreign policy issues in the Middle East. On the clashes between Hamas and Israel, he cautioned about the seriousness of the situation. “I agree Israel has the right to defend itself. But when people are killed, it inflicts further wounds which are slower to heal. Which next time brings the region closer to conflict.”