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U.S. Brushes Off Comment on Palestinian State

"Many things are said before elections" is State Department's response to Netanyahu's comments about a Palestinian state.Elad Benari, 3/17/2015, 5:14 AM

State Dept.: Assad Will 'Never' be Part of Talks

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki seeks to calm the storm caused by Kerry's comments on Syrian president.Ben Ariel, 3/17/2015, 4:42 AM

U.S. Denies Blair Being Pushed Out of Quartet

State Department spokeswoman says reports that former British PM is leaving Quartet are "incorrect".Elad Benari, 3/17/2015, 4:14 AM

Obama Admin Expects UN to Approve Deal with Iran

State Department says UN would probably endorse final deal with Iran, denies talks on removing sanctions are taking place.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/13/2015, 11:58 PM

US Condemns ISIS Mass-Abduction of Christians

State Departnment's Jen Psaki condemns abduction, but hastens to add that most ISIS victims 'have been Muslims.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/25/2015, 9:45 AM

State Dept. ;Concerned' Over PA Electricity

State Department spokeswoman expresses concern over the IEC temporarily cutting off power in the PA because of its huge debt.Ben Ariel, 2/24/2015, 4:46 AM

White House 'Concerned' That PA May Disappear Soon

Psaki says without foreign funds to prop it up, PA may disband in weeks and cause a 'dire situation,' noting that Congress won't help.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/20/2015, 7:31 AM

Psaki Responds to Netanyahu: There's No Deal Yet

State Department spokeswoman questions PM Netanyahu's claim that Israel knows the details of the planned deal with Iran.Elad Benari, 2/20/2015, 6:16 AM

State Dept.: Kerry Will be 'Out of Town'

Where will Kerry be when Prime Minister Netanyahu addresses Congress? "Probably out of town", says his spokeswoman.Elad Benari, 2/20/2015, 12:12 AM

State Dept. Backs Obama over 'Random' Paris Attack

Jen Psaki the latest Obama spokesperson to stutter an explanation as to why he described the attack on kosher store as just 'random'.Ari Soffer, 2/11/2015, 1:20 PM

No Coordination with Assad, Says State Dept.

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki says her country isn't coordinating airstrikes against ISIS in Syria.Ben Ariel, 2/11/2015, 12:14 AM

Did Obama Lie about Netanyahu Congress Invitation?

It now turns out the White House was told of the invitation extended to the PM before Netanyahu accepted it, not after.Ari Yashar, 2/9/2015, 11:43 AM

State Dept.: UN Gaza Commission is 'One-Sided'

State Department spokeswoman says Washington "remains concerned" about UN's probe of Israel even after Schabas quit.Elad Benari, 2/4/2015, 3:13 AM

US Stands By Israel with Hezbollah Response

Washington expresses support for Israel's 'legitimate right to self-defense' after Hezbollah missile attack kills two soldiers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/28/2015, 10:00 PM

United States: Battle for Kobane Isn't Over

State Department says Kurds have made progress in Kobane but it "remains contested".Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/27/2015, 1:12 AM

US Calls for ISIS to Release Japanese Hostages

State Department expresses support of Japan, condemns ISIS threat to behead captives; Kerry to speak with Japanese counterpart.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/20/2015, 9:02 PM

Kerry Plans ISIS Counter-terror War in UK

After ISIS-linked Paris attacks, Kerry visits London to work out US-led coalition's next steps; fighters recruited from West a prime issue.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/19/2015, 11:06 AM

US: 'Palestine' Not a State, So Can't Join ICC

State Department spokeswoman says PA not a country so can't sign up to Rome Statute, as Congress threatens to cut all funding to PA.Ari Soffer, 1/7/2015, 9:19 PM

US Slams Freeze on PA Tax Revenues

State Department says retaliatory freeze for ICC bid 'raises tensions.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/5/2015, 9:08 PM

US Finally Says it Opposes Unilateral PA UN Bid

After fence sitting with Kerry saying he was open to resolution, State Department says it 'can't support' demand for Israeli withdrawals.Ari Yashar, 12/18/2014, 10:01 PM

US Slams EU Removal of Hamas from Terror Blacklist

Washington urges the EU to maintain sanctions on the terror organization as Hamas spokesman declares 'victory' in ruling.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/17/2014, 10:04 PM

Iran Condemns 'Assassination' of PA Minister

Iran says "assassination" of Ziad Abu Ein proves Israel's "criminal nature". Washington, meanwhile, calls for a "fair probe".Ben Ariel, 12/11/2014, 6:15 AM

State Dept: Position on 'Settlements' Won't Change

State Department spokeswoman responds to Minister Ya'alon's comment that Obama is responsible for construction freeze.Elad Benari, 12/11/2014, 5:13 AM

State Dept: Reports of Sanctions 'Unfounded'

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki denies Washington is considering sanctions against Israel over its construction plans.Ben Ariel, 12/9/2014, 5:16 AM

Psaki on Hot Mic Calls Her Egypt Line 'Ridiculous'

At the end of press conference in which she was pressed on her platitudes about Mubarak's acquittal, spokeswoman admits it was 'ridiculous.'Ari Yashar, 12/6/2014, 8:28 PM

Psaki: Demolition of Homes is 'Counterproductive'

State Department spokeswoman calls out Israel over plan to demolish the home of a terrorist who carried out a tractor attack.Elad Benari, 11/14/2014, 6:15 AM

Psaki: J'lem Construction 'Exacerbates' Violence

State Department insists construction 'flies in the face' of the two-state solution in latest backlash against Jewish homes in Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/13/2014, 12:15 AM

U.S. Condemns Khamenei's Tirade Against Israel

State Department spokeswoman condemns the "hateful remarks" against Israel posted by Iran's Supreme Leader.Elad Benari, 11/11/2014, 6:12 AM

State Department Condemns Stabbing Attacks

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki condemns attacks in Tel Aviv and Gush Etzion, urges both sides to ease tensions.Ben Ariel, 11/11/2014, 1:16 AM

Washington Against PA's UN Resolution

State Department spokeswoman says PA's resolution to "end the occupation" attempts to "prejudge the outcome of final status negotiations."Ben Ariel, 11/5/2014, 1:14 AM

Kerry Will Not Unveil New Peace Plan

State Department spokeswoman says Kerry will meet PA negotiator Erekat but will not unveil an American peace plan.Ben Ariel, 11/4/2014, 2:12 AM

US Urges Israel to Open Temple Mount to Muslims

State Dept. spokesperson calls for 'status quo' at site where Jews banned from prayer, denounces murder attempt.Ari Yashar, 10/30/2014, 7:44 PM

State Dept: Our View on 'Settlements' is Clear

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki responds to Netanyahu's declaration that Israel will continue to build in Jerusalem.Ben Ariel, 10/29/2014, 3:12 AM

State Dept: Jewish Homes 'Incompatible with Peace'

US blasts Israel for building in J'lem, says Jewish apartments are 'illegitimate settlement activity' that 'prejudges' capital's future.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/27/2014, 9:44 PM

Palestinian Teen Terrorist Was US Citizen

State Dept. urges 'calm' after revealing that 17 year-old shot dead after lobbing firebombs at Israeli civilians was an American citizen.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/25/2014, 7:00 PM

State Dept. Condemns Attack, Calls for Calm

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki urges all sides to "avoid escalating tensions" in the wake of Jerusalem terror attack.Ben Ariel, 10/23/2014, 6:13 AM

US Calls Hamas-Fatah Unity Meeting 'Positive Step'

Despite initially claiming Hamas not part of unity govt., White House now glows over Gaza meeting with Hamas.Ari Yashar, 10/10/2014, 7:25 AM

US State Dept.: Iraq Debacle was Biden’s Portfolio

Jen Psaki says Biden was 'running point on Iraq' in apparent attempt to shift blame from Obama for ISIS debacle.Mark Langfan, 10/5/2014, 7:36 PM

U.S. to Netanyahu: We Have the Facts

State Department spokeswoman dismisses Netanyahu's statement that Washington didn't have the facts when it condemned Jerusalem construction.Elad Benari, 10/3/2014, 4:14 AM

US Slammed for Calling Land Purchase 'Occupation'

Strong criticism leveled on White House 'harsh rhetoric' against Jerusalem housing plans, and false use of term 'occupation.'Hillel Fendel, 10/2/2014, 6:44 PM

Hamas Agrees with Netanyahu: We want Islamic State

The US disputes Netanyahu’s statement that 'Hamas is ISIS, and ISIS is Hamas' – but Hamas itself does not.Mark Langfan, 10/2/2014, 5:56 PM

U.S.: Construction 'Poisons' the Atmosphere

State Department uses unusually harsh language when criticizing Israel’s approval of 2,610 homes in Jerusalem.Ben Ariel, 10/2/2014, 2:47 AM

U.S. Distances Itself from Netanyahu's Comments

State Department distances itself from Netanyahu's comments in UN speech regarding the similarities between Hamas and IS.Ben Ariel, 9/30/2014, 4:16 AM

U.S. Accuses Al-Nusra of Kidnapping Peacekeepers

The United States accuses the Al-Qaeda-affiliate Al-Nusra Front of detaining 43 members of the UN peacekeeping force in the Golan Heights.Elad Benari, 8/29/2014, 4:44 AM

US, UN 'Strongly Support' Israel-Hamas Ceasefire

Kerry calls deal 'an opportunity, not a certainty,' says in next stage 'our eyes are wide open,' UN's Ban urges peace deal.Ari Yashar, 8/27/2014, 1:16 AM

U.S. Expects to Participate in Ceasefire Talks

State Department spokeswoman says it is "likely" that U.S. representatives will take part in ceasefire talks between Israel and PA.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/6/2014, 3:13 AM

U.S. Blasts Israel for Attack on UN School

Israel once again criticized for an attack on a United Nations school in Gaza.Elad Benari, 8/4/2014, 12:13 AM

US Warns Israel Over Civilian Casualties

State Department urges Israel 'redouble efforts to prevent civilian casualties.' But with Hamas encouraging deaths, what more can be done?AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/17/2014, 10:05 PM

State Dept: Hamas Responsible for Casualties

State Department spokeswoman reminds reporters that Israel is defending itself against endless rocket attacks by Hamas.Elad Benari, 7/11/2014, 1:14 AM

US 'Troubled' by American's Beating by During Riot

Cousin of Arab teen murdered last week reportedly beaten during riots following his funeral after assaulting Israeli police.Arutz Sheva Staff and AFP, 7/5/2014, 11:36 PM

US Urges 'Restraint' in Search for Kidnapped Teens

State Department warns against destabilizing the situation' in Judea and Samaria, as sixth day of search continues.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/18/2014, 11:01 PM

U.S.: Not Much Abbas Can Do About Rockets

State Department condemns rocket fire from Gaza, but says Abbas cannot do much to stop the attacks despite pact with Hamas.Elad Benari, 6/12/2014, 2:15 AM

Israel Disappointed with U.S. Reaction

Israel says it is "deeply disappointed" by the United States’ readiness to work with the new PA unity government.Elad Benari, 6/3/2014, 12:05 AM

US Vows to Work With 'Unity' Government

State Department insists that PLO officials are in charge of 'unity' government - despite the fact that strings are being pulled by Hamas.Tova Dvorin and AFP, 6/2/2014, 9:26 PM

No 'Immediate' US Support for Hamas Unity Govt.

Kerry 'expresses concern' on phone with Abbas, ahead of Monday swearing in of unity government with terrorist group Hamas.Ari Yashar, 6/2/2014, 9:02 AM

U.S. Not Planning to Present New Peace Initiative

Kerry is preoccupied with "everything from Ukraine to South Sudan" and not dealing with Israel-PA peace, says spokeswoman.Elad Benari, 5/22/2014, 4:16 AM

State Dept Dismisses Bennett's Annexation Plan

State Department spokeswoman says Bennett's plan to annex Area C doesn't reflect the Israeli government's position.Elad Benari, 5/21/2014, 5:15 AM