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Obama administration: 'Settlements are corrosive'

State Department, Zionist Union condemn spending program to strengthen, secure Yesha towns.David Rosenberg, 6/19/2016, 10:57 PM

State Dept admits deleting parts of Iran briefing

State Department admits parts of footage from a 2013 press briefing on talks with Iran were intentionally deleted.Elad Benari, 6/2/2016, 4:12 AM

US 'welcomes' PM, Liberman's comments on PA state

But State Dept. blasts Jewish housing in Jerusalem, demands Israeli leaders must take concrete steps towards two-state solution.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/1/2016, 4:15 PM

US 'looks forward' to Ya'alon's successor

State Dept. says it appreciates Ya'alon's leadership, belying a rocky relationship in which he called Kerry 'messianic.'Ari Yashar, 5/20/2016, 1:05 PM

Washington 'keeps options open' on PA resolution

State Department spokesman won't say whether the United States will support anti-Israeli resolution, but also rules nothing out.Elad Benari, 4/15/2016, 12:12 AM

State Dept. condemns UNHRC 'blacklist' decision

United States condemns resolution calling for a blacklist of businesses operating in Judea and Samaria, says UNHRC is biased against Israel.Ben Ariel, 3/31/2016, 2:13 AM

State Department welcomes recapture of Palmyra

United States welcomes the victory of Syrian President over ISIS in historic city of Palmyra, despite concern over his brutal record.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/29/2016, 1:14 AM

US attacks Israel for 'land expropriation'

On heels of UN condemnation of state land designation, US State Dept. says it has 'serious questions about Israel's intentions.'Nitsan Keidar, 3/16/2016, 8:16 AM

US dismisses reports of secret Israel-PA talks

US officials say disclosure of Israeli offer to remove IDF from Palestinian cities is just 'spin,' because they didn't know about it.Nitsan Keidar, 3/15/2016, 9:10 AM

State Dept: We take N. Korea's threats seriously

State Department calls on North Korea to stop its provocations, after it threatens a nuclear attack on the United States and South Korea.Ben Ariel, 3/8/2016, 4:14 AM

State Dept. won't vow end Clinton review in time

Spokesperson won't commit to finishing review of top-secret emails on illegal private server before election, is accused of 'politicizing.'Ari Yashar, 3/2/2016, 9:03 AM

State Dept. spox loses patience with Arab reporter

John Kirby refused to let Arab reporter Said Arikat corral him into condemning slain Border Policewoman as 'occupier.'Gil Ronen, 2/4/2016, 1:19 PM

Watch: US backs EU's resolution dividing Israel

State Dept. slams 'illegitimate settlement activity' in backing anti-Israel move, reiterates support of EU labeling Jewish products.Ari Yashar, 1/20/2016, 11:52 AM

State Department backs Shapiro's criticism

State Department spokesman says there was "nothing new" in Ambassador Shapiro's critique of Israeli policy in Judea and Samaria.Ben Ariel, 1/20/2016, 6:14 AM

State Department condemns 'horrific' terrorism

State Department spokesman condemns murder of Dafna Meir and wounding of Michal Froman, urges steps to restore calm.Elad Benari, 1/19/2016, 4:14 AM

US ambassador sparks clash with criticism

US envoy to Israel attacks 'settlement' building, accuses Jewish state of 'two standards of rule of law' in Judea and Samaria.Cynthia Blank, 1/18/2016, 6:50 PM

US tongue-lashes Israel for its 'new settlement'

State Department slams 'illegitimate' expansion of Gush Etzion with key new compound, saying it 'undermines two state solution.'Ari Yashar, 1/9/2016, 9:59 PM

US won't compare NGO law to lobbying registry

State Dept. spokesman says Israeli Transparency Law and US Foreign Agents Registration Act 'two different things' - but can't explain how.Cynthia Blank, 1/7/2016, 11:57 AM

Washington doubtful North Korea tested an 'H-bomb'

Officials in Washington confirm North Korea carried out a nuclear deal but are skeptical it tested a hydrogen bomb.Ben Ariel, 1/7/2016, 1:15 AM

State Department: Execution may worsen tensions

United States expresses concern after Saudi Arabia executes prominent Shiite cleric, triggering condemnation and protests.Ben Ariel, 1/3/2016, 3:42 AM

State Department denies calling out PA incitement

John Kirby insists Kerry did not blame PA leadership for incitement, attacks Israel's 'illegitimate' presence in Judea-Samaria.Tova Dvorin, 12/8/2015, 2:34 PM

US condemns Ezra Schwartz's murder

US State Department, embassy condemn 18 year-old's murder in terror attack - but White House still silent.Tova Dvorin, 11/22/2015, 11:05 AM

State Dept. 'doesn't know' Obama broke his word

Spokesperson 'doesn't know' if Obama's policy was not to put boots on the ground until Friday flip-flop - even though Obama said it was.Ari Yashar, 10/31/2015, 9:27 PM

State Dept. says 'PA has no right to join the ICC'

Spokesperson condemns Abbas's unilateral move in meeting with International Criminal Court, but says Kerry 'still believes in progress.'Nitsan Keidar, 10/31/2015, 8:05 PM

Cruz Demands Kerry Resign for Bashing Israel

Presidential candidate urges Kerry to pack his bags after he blamed 'settlements' for terror, and his spokesman slammed 'Jewish terrorism.'Ari Yashar, 10/16/2015, 10:02 AM

State Dept.: No Violation of Mount Status Quo

After blaming Israel for Arab terror, State Dept. spokesman John Kirby says he 'did not intend to suggest' Temple Mount status quo broken.Cynthia Blank, 10/15/2015, 3:05 PM

State Dept. Backtracks on 'Settlements' Comment

State Department spokesman insists Kerry not trying to assign blame when he linked "settlements" with Arab terror wave.Ben Ariel, 10/15/2015, 6:14 AM

Kerry Plans Middle East Trip 'Soon'

State Department spokesman John Kirby confirms Kerry planning a trip aimed at calming violence, won't provide more details.Ben Ariel, 10/15/2015, 5:13 AM

'Most Russian Airstrikes Not Directed at ISIS'

State Department spokesman says more than 90% of Russia's airstrikes in Syria have targeted so-called moderate rebels.Ben Ariel, 10/8/2015, 4:42 AM

State Dept. Claims Parchin 'Isn't a Nuclear Site'

Responding to IAEA report on suspected nuclear detonator site extension, spokesperson claims Parchin 'a conventional military site.'Ari Yashar, 8/28/2015, 8:46 AM

Washington's Double Standards for Illegal Building

White House 'troubled' by Israel demolishing 40 illegal Palestinian homes - in light of 'settler construction' in the same area.Tova Dvorin, 8/21/2015, 4:00 PM

US Slams Israel on Entry for Palestinian-Americans

Oslo Accords stipulate Arab dual citizens on PA registry must enter from Jordan, but State Dept. slams Israel for 'ethnic discrimination.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/18/2015, 8:40 PM

'Too Soon to Tell if Bangkok Explosion Was Terror'

State Department spokesman says it is too soon to tell if a blast at a shrine in Bangkok that killed at least 16 was a terrorist attack.Ben Ariel, 8/18/2015, 1:15 AM

Kerry to Visit Middle East - but Not Israel

Kerry will visit Egypt and Qatar, but Israel will not be on the itinerary because it's "not part of the parameters of the visit".Elad Benari, 7/28/2015, 2:13 AM

US Tells Israel to Leave Illegal Arab Settlement

Spokesperson reads unusual statement 'strongly urging' Israel not to demolish illegal Arab town built on site of ancient Jewish village.Ari Yashar, 7/17/2015, 8:11 AM

Watch: State Dept. Ignores Russian Threat Question

Spokesman John Kirby cuts off reporter, refuses to agree with or deny top general's assessment that Russia is the greatest threat.Ari Yashar, 7/10/2015, 3:03 PM

U.S. Rejects Sending Gaza Report to UNSC

State Department spokesman says Washington rejects the foundation upon which the UN's biased report on Gaza was written.Elad Benari, 6/24/2015, 6:15 AM

U.S.: Iran Has Small Numbers of Operatives in Iraq

The Pentagon says Iran has sent a small number of operatives to help Iraq, but has no "major units" there.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/21/2014, 2:05 AM