US State Department: Morgan Ortagus addresses US-Iran escalation

US committed to 'deescalation' as Iran threatens massive retaliation for killing of top general.i24News, 1/6/2020, 9:13 PM

State Department rejects Senate recognition of Armenian genocide

"The position of the Administration has not changed," says State Dept. after Senate recognizes mass killings of Armenians as genocide.Elad Benari, 12/18/2019, 5:34 AM

State Department offers $1 million to counter EU anti-Semitism

The State Department is offering a $1 million grant to combat European anti-Semitism.Sam Sokol/JTA, 12/16/2019, 8:16 PM

US State Department lifts travel ban on Old City of Jerusalem

Embassy announces end to travel bans imposed on Jerusalem's Old City, parts of Samaria following declaration that settlements not illegal.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/10/2019, 12:27 PM

State Department quintuples award for info on missing CIA agent

State Department quintuples to $25 million awards for information on Jewish American missing in Iran.Ron Kampeas, JTA, 11/6/2019, 8:13 AM

'Iran's uranium enrichment a big step in the wrong direction'

US State Department condemns Iran's expansion of uranium enrichment activities.Elad Benari, 11/6/2019, 12:55 AM

US sanctions Iran's construction sector

State Department announces sanctions on Iran’s construction sector and trade in four materials used in its military or nuclear programs.Elad Benari, 11/1/2019, 1:34 AM

US backs Lebanese citizens' right to protest

Senior State Department official says Lebanese people are “rightfully angered” with their government.Ben Ariel, 10/24/2019, 6:06 AM

State Department confirms Pompeo visit to Israel

State Department says Secretary of State will visit Jerusalem on Friday and meet PM Netanyahu to discuss Syria and Iran.Elad Benari, 10/17/2019, 4:23 AM

Trump administration renews Clinton email probe

Washington Post reports State Department is investigating email records of dozens of former Hillary Clinton aides.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 9/29/2019, 10:56 PM

US: We have proof that Iranian tanker transferred oil to Syria

State Department says it has evidence that Adrian Darya 1 transferred its crude oil to the Syrian government, breaking assurances it gave.Ben Ariel, 9/13/2019, 5:00 AM

State Department warns Hezbollah

State Department official voices concern over "destabilizing role" of Iranian proxies in Middle East.Elad Benari, 9/2/2019, 4:04 AM

State Department plays down removal of PA from website

State Department official responds to website's removal of the Palestinian Authority: There has been no change to our policy.Elad Benari, 8/28/2019, 5:13 AM

PA blasts State Department for removing it from its website

Abbas spokesman says US move shows it is "fully aligned with the extremist Israeli right-wing."Elad Benari, 8/26/2019, 6:12 AM

US State Department removes all mention of Palestinian Authority

'Palestinian Authority,' 'Palestinian territories' no longer appear on official State Department website.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/25/2019, 10:28 AM

US will 'aggressively enforce' sanctions on Iranian tanker

State Department official says US will prevent private sector from assisting Iranian oil tanker traveling through the Mediterranean.Ben Ariel, 8/23/2019, 3:01 AM

US expresses condolences over death of Israel's First Lady

State Department statement describes Nechama Rivlin as having "touched the hearts of so many over the years".Elad Benari, 6/5/2019, 4:09 AM

US-led Bahrain conference to go on despite Israeli elections

State Department says news of new Israeli elections in September will not affect June economic conference in Bahrain.AFP, 5/30/2019, 9:34 PM

US has numerous reports consistent with Syria chemical exposure

State Department: US has received numerous reports consistent with chemical exposure in Syria, but no definitive conclusion has been made.Ben Ariel, 5/24/2019, 5:04 AM

State Department: We stand with Israel

State Department condemns rocket fire on southern Israel, calls for those responsible to stop the attacks.Elad Benari, 5/5/2019, 4:54 AM

State Dep't offers reward for help in bankrupting Hezbollah

Trump administration offers $10 million for information that would disrupt Hezbollah cash flow.Ron Kampeas, JTA, 4/23/2019, 8:16 AM

Young Israel: US making a strong statement to the world

National Council of Young Israel welcomes State Department’s decision to identify Golan Heights as being “under Israeli control”.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/15/2019, 6:43 AM

'Mr. Prime Minister, apply sovereignty now'

Israeli responses pour in after US State Dept. omits reference to Israeli 'occupation' in its Human Rights Reports.Gary Willig, 3/13/2019, 7:15 PM

State Dept: Golan Heights is Israeli

For the first time, Human Rights Report calls Golan Heights 'Israeli-controlled,' drops reference to 'occupation' in Judea and Samaria.Gary Willig, 3/13/2019, 5:42 PM

US: $1 million reward for info on Osama bin Laden's son

US State Department says Hamza bin Laden has threatened attacks against the US in revenge for his father's death.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/1/2019, 11:32 AM

Heather Nauert withdraws from consideration as UN ambassador

State Department spokeswoman announces she has withdrawn candidacy for UN ambassador.Elad Benari, 2/17/2019, 2:58 AM

Report: Anti-Israel bias in 3 percent of Palestinian textbooks

State Department report on UNRWA uncovers cases of anti-Israel and other bias in 3.1 percent of Palestinian Arab textbooks.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 2/8/2019, 9:47 PM

US: Israel had the right to remove Hevron observers

State Department spokesman says Israel’s decision not to renew mandate of international observer force in Hevron is a "sovereign decision".Elad Benari, 2/8/2019, 6:03 AM

Trump names prosecutor as anti-Semitism monitor

President Donald Trump set to name Los Angeles prosecutor Elan Carr to be the State Department’s envoy for anti-Semitism.Ron Kampeas, JTA, 2/5/2019, 4:58 AM

US has 'no timeline' for Syria withdrawal

State Department official says there's no timeline for the withdrawal of American troops from Syria as Pompeo visit to the region announced.Elad Benari, Canada, 1/4/2019, 8:18 PM

US State Department warns travelers visiting Israel

State Department warns American travelers visiting Israel to be on high alert amid ongoing terror wave.Marcy Oster, JTA, 12/30/2018, 4:52 PM

US reiterates support for Israel's right to defend itself

State Department spokesman says US "fully supports" Israel’s right to defend itself against Iran's actions in the region.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/28/2018, 9:37 PM

State Department confirms Pompeo-Netanyahu meeting

US Secretary of State will meet next week with PM Netanyahu in Brazil, where both will attend inauguration of Jair Bolsonaro.Elad Benari, 12/28/2018, 3:34 AM

Report: Pompeo to deliver speech on Middle East

Official says Secretary of State will deliver speech on Middle East during a visit to Egypt next month. He might then visit Israel.Ben Ariel, 12/20/2018, 2:08 AM

US concerned over Hezbollah's influence in Lebanon

State Department official hopes Lebanon's next government will work with Washington.Elad Benari, 12/19/2018, 3:05 AM

'We recognized J'lem as Israel's capital because it's the truth'

US State Dept deputy spokesman discusses Jerusalem recognition and its impact on Middle East on first anniversary of Trump's move.Nitzan Keidar, 12/12/2018, 2:38 PM

US offers $5 million reward for info on 2008 Mumbai attackers

10 years after deadly Islamic terror attacks in India, US State Department offers reward money for information on attacks' planners.JTA, 11/27/2018, 7:55 AM

State Department: No conclusion yet on Khashoggi murder

State Department says administration has yet to make a "final conclusion" on who is responsible for murder of Saudi journalist.Elad Benari, 11/18/2018, 2:54 AM

US places bounty on Hamas, Hezbollah leaders

State Department offers $5 million for information leading to locating of terrorist leaders.David Rosenberg, 11/14/2018, 10:19 AM

US stands by Israel

State Department spokeswoman condemns Gaza rocket attacks against Israel, says US stands with Israel as it defends itself.Elad Benari, 11/14/2018, 12:07 AM

State Department: We stand with Israel

State Department condemns Hamas rocket attacks on Israel, reaffirms Israel’s right to defend itself.Elad Benari, 11/13/2018, 4:37 AM

State Department spokeswoman leading candidate for UN ambassador

Trump reportedly told advisers that Heather Nauert is his leading choice to replace Nikki Haley.Ben Ariel, 11/2/2018, 5:42 AM

US offers reward for Al-Qaeda jihadist

US offers $5 million reward to find Al-Qaeda terrorist who urged attacks on Jews and Americans after Washington recognized Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 10/19/2018, 5:05 AM

US: Israel has right to determine who enters

State Department official says US in touch with student who was refused entry to Israel due to her support for BDS.Ben Ariel, 10/11/2018, 3:05 AM

PLO: US inciting Israel to demolish Bedouin village

PLO outraged after State Department spokeswoman says demolition of Khan Al-Ahmar followed a legal process in Israel.Elad Benari, 10/5/2018, 5:34 AM

State Department: Khan al-Ahmar demolition follows legal process

State Department spokeswoman asked if US opposes demolition of illegal Bedouin outpost, says it followed a lengthy legal process.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/3/2018, 6:06 AM

'Jerusalem, Israel' to be written in US passports?

Members of Congress request US Pres. Trump order State Dep't to write 'Jerusalem, Israel,' in passports of US citizens born in Jerusalem.Guy Cohen, 9/22/2018, 9:53 PM

State Department: Why should US fund PA hospitals?

State Department spokeswoman: PA, instead of paying its debts, pays terrorists and their families.Elad Benari, 9/21/2018, 5:44 AM

US releases some military assistance to Egypt

Secretary of State Pompeo authorizes release of $1.2 billion in US military assistance to Egypt.Elad Benari, 9/9/2018, 6:40 AM

It's official: U.S. ends funding to UNRWA

State Department officially announces the United States will not make any additional contributions to UN agency for “Palestinian refugees”.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/1/2018, 1:11 AM

State Department: Aid to PA doesn't provide value to taxpayers

State Department spokeswoman explains Washington’s decision to cut the aid it provides to the PA.Elad Benari, 8/29/2018, 6:13 AM

Trump cuts more than $200 million in aid to PA

State Department informs Congress that more than $200 million in bilateral assistance to the PA has been cut.Elad Benari, Canada, 8/24/2018, 11:09 PM

U.S. redirects Syria funding

State Department announces it will redirect $230 million in frozen funding away from Syria.Elad Benari, Canada, 8/18/2018, 12:14 AM

State Department: North Korea talks headed in right direction

State Department spokeswoman says U.S. talks with North Korea on denuclearization are making progress.Elad Benari, 8/15/2018, 5:06 AM

'When the peace plan is ready, it will be unveiled'

State Department spokeswoman rejects reports that Trump administration’s peace has been delayed.Elad Benari, 8/10/2018, 6:13 AM

State Department: Israel has a right to defend itself

State Department spokeswoman says U.S. concerned by situation in Gaza but says Israel has the right to defend itself from rocket attacks.Elad Benari, 8/10/2018, 3:06 AM

U.S. urges Canada and Saudi Arabia to resolve dispute

State Department urges Canada and Saudi Arabia to use diplomacy to resolve their dispute over arrest of activists.Elad Benari, 8/8/2018, 2:04 AM