Israel gets top rank for fighting human trafficking

Israel gets top rank for fighting human trafficking

US State Department releases annual report on global efforts to combat human trafficking. Israel places in top tier for 9th straight year.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/28/2020, 8:19 AM
State Department: Abbas inconsistent on commitment to non-violence

State Department: Abbas inconsistent on commitment to non-violence

Annual US State Department report says PA chairman has failed to consistently maintain a stance regarding non-violence.Elad Benari, 6/25/2020, 3:07 AM
State Department: Sovereignty should be part of Israel-PA talks

State Department: Sovereignty should be part of Israel-PA talks

State Department spokeswoman says Israeli move to apply sovereignty over Judea and Samaria should be part of talks with PA on Trump plan.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/15/2020, 8:14 PM
Confirmed: Pompeo to visit Israel next week

Confirmed: Pompeo to visit Israel next week

State Department confirms Secretary of State will travel to Israel on May 13 and meet Netanyahu and Gantz.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/8/2020, 8:00 PM
PA condemns State Department comments on sovereignty

PA condemns State Department comments on sovereignty

PA “foreign ministry”: US willingness to accept Israeli sovereignty is "an extension of the US bias" in favor of Israel.Elad Benari, 4/29/2020, 5:45 AM
US official: We're ready to recognize Israeli application of sovereignty

US official: We're ready to recognize Israeli application of sovereignty

State Dept. spokesperson: US would be ready to recognize Israeli sovereignty over Judea and Samaria but negotiations with PA also required.Elad Benari, 4/28/2020, 2:58 AM
State Department changes description of Arabs residing in eastern Jerusalem

State Department changes description of Arabs residing in eastern Jerusalem

State Department now calls Palestinian Arabs residing in eastern Jerusalem “Arab residents” or “non-Israeli citizens”.Elad Benari, 3/12/2020, 6:32 AM
US State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus' remarks on Middle East peace plan

US State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus' remarks on Middle East peace plan

State Dept. Spokeswoman tells i24NEWS: If Palestinians agree to no longer fund terrorism, there is path towards eventual Palestinian state.i24NEWS, 1/28/2020, 11:23 PM
Assistant US Secretary of State to visit Israel

Assistant US Secretary of State to visit Israel

David Schenker, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, will meet Israeli government officials.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/26/2020, 1:45 AM
US State Department: Morgan Ortagus addresses US-Iran escalation

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

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

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

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 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'

'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

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

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 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

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

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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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: 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

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

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'

'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

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: $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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

'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

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: 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

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

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: 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

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 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

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: 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: 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?

'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: 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