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State Department spokeswoman announces she has withdrawn candidacy for UN ambassador.Elad Benari, 2/17/2019, 2:58 AM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

U.S. on Nationality Law: We believe in equality of all persons

State Department spokeswoman asked about Israel's Nationality Law, says Washington hesitates to discuss other countries' legislation.Elad Benari, 7/25/2018, 1:43 AM

State Department praises rescue of Syrian White Helmets

United States praises Israel and Jordan for facilitating the evacuations of hundreds of White Helmet rescuers from Syria.Elad Benari, 7/23/2018, 5:36 AM

U.S. appears to back Israel on removal of BDS activists

State Department spokeswoman says U.S. does not support BDS, says countries have the right to prevent entry to activists.Nitsan Keidar, 7/4/2018, 2:07 AM

Friedman to State Department: Israel not a human rights violator

Ambassador rejected calls for extra scrutiny of IDF behavior, emailed State Department officials to affirm Israel’s democratic standards.David Rosenberg, 6/18/2018, 7:51 AM

US: Komemiyut not a terror group

State Department says NGO which received funds from charity headed by Ambassador David Friedman is legitimate group, not terror org.David Rosenberg, 5/24/2018, 4:52 PM

State Department opposes PA's ICC actions

State Department says PA filing complaints against Israel at International Criminal Court is counterproductive to peace.Elad Benari, 5/23/2018, 5:05 AM

State Department: Hamas using embassy as excuse for violence

State Department spokeswoman: Hamas is using the unveiling of the American embassy in Jerusalem as an "excuse" to encourage violence.Elad Benari, 5/16/2018, 2:07 AM

Media falsely accuses Amb. Friedman of donating to terror group

False claims: Media outlets attempt to link Ambassador David Friedman to movement declared 'Jewish terror group' by State Dept.David Rosenberg, 5/13/2018, 10:11 PM

Trump signs law to help Holocaust victims reclaim lost property

President signs law requiring State Department to monitor European countries handling of property taken from Holocaust victims.JTA, 5/10/2018, 7:11 PM

U.S. concerned about human rights abuses in North Korea

State Department says Washington will continue to pressure North Korea over its human rights abuses.Elad Benari, 5/3/2018, 3:46 AM

State Dep't won't say if it views Judea, Samaria as 'occupied'

State Department won't say if it views Judea, Samaria, Golan or Gaza as “occupied territory” after removing term from human rights report.Ben Ariel, 4/26/2018, 6:16 AM

Trump admin drops references to Judea, Samaria as 'occupied'

In a first for the US, State Department erases references to 'Israeli occupation' in annual report. PA says 'US has sided with Israel.'David Rosenberg, 4/21/2018, 9:51 PM

State Department: Russia 'sanitizing' site of Syria attack

U.S. says credible information shows Russian and Syrian regime officials are sanitizing the site of attack in Douma.Ben Ariel, 4/20/2018, 5:44 AM

US State Department says it 'looks forward to moving Embassy'

US State Department congratulates Israel on 70th birthday. 'Israel is a successful nation that has flourished and continues to thrive.'Tzvi Lev, 4/19/2018, 6:32 PM

Journalist killed in Gaza had been vetted to receive US funds

State Department says USAID vetted Gaza journalist accused of being a Hamas member and who was killed during riots at Gaza border.JTA, 4/12/2018, 10:38 PM

Syria: More than 150 dead from chemical weapons attack

At least 150 people, mostly women and children, killed and hundreds injured in chemical weapons attack by Assad's army in city of Douma.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/8/2018, 7:48 AM

Trump administration: combating anti-Semitism a ‘priority'

State Department unable to say when Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism post will be filled.JTA, 4/4/2018, 4:35 PM

State Department: Russia violating its obligations

State Department accuses Russia of developing destabilizing nuclear weapons in violation of its treaty obligations.Elad Benari, 3/2/2018, 2:45 AM

New US MOU gives Libya 'license to steal,' activist says

US agrees to Libyan request that activists say prevents ancient Jewish artifacts from leaving the country.JTA, 2/23/2018, 7:31 AM