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State Department rejects call to close PLO office

State Department rejects calls by 32 lawmakers to close the PLO's Washington office, says doing so is detrimental to peace efforts.Ben Ariel, 12/23/2015, 6:43 AM

See something, say something—unless a Palestinian is involved

The State Department website encouraging tipsters to inform on terrorist fugitives is strangely remiss on Palestinian terrorists.Att'y Stephen M. Flatow, 12/20/2015, 8:22 AM

State Department updates travel warning to Israel

Americans in Israel encouraged to avoid visiting Judea and Samaria and use public transit.Ben Ariel, 12/17/2015, 1:12 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 rejects Russian claim Turkey buys ISIS oil

State Department spokesperson says US sees 'no evidence' to support Russian accusation Turkey 'in league with' ISIS.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/2/2015, 10:52 PM

Weak US response to Iran executing American

Watch spokesperson give lackluster answer to report Iran executed dual citizen despite US requests, promising only to 'raise concerns.'Ari Yashar, 12/1/2015, 11:02 PM

US 'troubled' by Russian ban on Soros fund

Open Society Foundations threaten state security, says Russian Prosecutor-General. In Israel, they operate more freely.Gil Ronen, 12/1/2015, 2:02 PM

USA terror alert – this is not a test

Nu? How afraid do you want us to be? And of what? Jack Engelhard, 11/26/2015, 8:23 AM

State Department issues worldwide travel alert

State Department warns terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions, urges Americans to be vigilant.Ben Ariel, 11/24/2015, 4:45 AM

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

U.S. offers $5 million for info on ISIS leader

State Department announces reward for information leading to the location or identification of key ISIS leader Muhammad al-Shimali.Ben Ariel, 11/19/2015, 4:44 AM

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

United States cutting PA's economic aid

United States cutting economic aid for the Palestinian Authority because of 'unhelpful actions' by the Palestinians, says American diplomat.Ben Ariel, 10/25/2015, 1:51 AM

Trump: How Can Israel Be Happy with the US?

In TV interview Republican candidate slams State Dept. for criticizing Israeli 'excessive force,' saying 'we're not taking care of Israel.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/16/2015, 11:38 AM

How 'NGO Tactics' Shape US Condemnation of Israel

New report reveals anti-Israeli NGO actions to delegitimize Israeli self-defense, which has led to US and UN 'excessive force' claims.Ari Yashar, 10/15/2015, 8:50 PM

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

Yaalon: 'Excessive Force' Accusation is 'Nonsense'

Incredulous Defense Min. asks State Dept.: How is neutralizing someone 'wielding a knife and killing people' excessive?Cynthia Blank, 10/15/2015, 12:56 PM

Erdan: State Dept. Has 'Always Been Hostile' to Us

Internal Security Minister blasts US State Dept. for 'accepting lies' about Israel's use of force without proper investigation.Yaakov Levi, 10/15/2015, 9:17 AM

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. Can't Explain Israel Double-Standards

State Dept. official left speechless when questioned why US army doesn't live up to the high standards it sets for Israeli forces.Ari Soffer, 10/6/2015, 9:53 AM

State Department Urges Calm Following Stabbing

State Department condemns stabbing attack in Jerusalem, urges all sides to avoid escalating the situation.Ben Ariel, 10/4/2015, 5:47 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

State Dept.: Iran Not Inspecting its Own Sites

State Department spokesman John Kirby rejects AP report that Iran will inspect the Parchin site on its own.Ben Ariel, 8/21/2015, 6:45 AM

'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

State Dept. Condemns Attack on Arab Village

United States condemns attack in Duma as a "vicious terrorist attack", calls on both sides to "avoid escalating tensions".Elad Benari, Canada, 7/31/2015, 8:55 PM

State Dept 'Deeply Concerned' by Construction

State Department says Israel’s planned construction in Beit El and Jerusalem threatens the two-state solution.Elad Benari, 7/30/2015, 6:46 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

Clinton: I Did Not Send Classified Material

Hillary Clinton denies she used a private email account to send or receive classified information while she was secretary of state.Ben Ariel, 7/26/2015, 6:39 AM

Clinton Sent Four Emails with Classified Info

Internal government review finds that former Secretary of State sent at least four emails with classified information.Ben Ariel, Canada, 7/25/2015, 2:12 AM

Kerry 'Doesn't Agree' that Russia a Threat

State Department spokesman says Kerry doesn't agree with top general's assessment that Russia is an existential threat.Ben Ariel, Canada, 7/11/2015, 2:20 AM

Ode to Hillary, Barack and John

Depart-MENTAL diplomacy in action. A spoof that is too close to the truth for comfort.Rabbi Dr. David Nesenoff, 7/3/2015, 9:19 AM

Congressman: State Dept. Warped US Policy

Roskam slams State Dept. for not defending Israel from BDS in Judea-Samaria, accuses it of 'prejudging peace process outcomes.'Ari Yashar, 7/1/2015, 8:48 PM

US: Anti-BDS Bill Won't Protect Judea-Samaria

Obama's new trade bill, with anti-BDS amendment, does not apply to 'Israeli-controlled territories,' State Department says.Cynthia Blank, 7/1/2015, 12:58 PM

State Department: No Evidence Attacks Were Related

State Department spokesman says there is evidence that attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait were coordinated.Ben Ariel, Canada, 6/27/2015, 1:01 AM

State Dept. Can't Find 15 Hillary Clinton Emails

Rep. says work-related emails wiped from private server and revealed in Benghazi attack probe 'significant and troubling.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/26/2015, 11:19 AM

US Aid to Syria Hits $4 Billion

Latest installment of $360 million in humanitarian aid announced, as State Dept. warns needs will only grow in the coming year.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/26/2015, 8:55 AM

US Slams Iran for 'Inhuman' Rights Abuses

State Dept. folds to Cruz's threats, releases 4-month overdue report revealing Iran's rights violations days before nuclear deal deadline.Ari Yashar, 6/25/2015, 9:49 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

Terror Attacks Rose 35% in 2014; 81% More Deaths

US State Department report presents damning picture of terror in the Middle East and worldwide, with Syria at its epicenter.Tova Dvorin, 6/20/2015, 11:34 PM

Cruz to Fine State Dept. for Blocking Iran Report

Republican presidential candidate to fine Obama admin. for continuing to hide Iran human rights violation report that was due in February.Ari Yashar, 6/18/2015, 4:56 PM

State Department Denounces Oren's Assertions

State Department spokesman denounces former ambassador Michael Oren's comments that Obama abandoned Israel.Elad Benari, 6/18/2015, 2:14 AM

Washington 'Confident' Iran Talks Weren't Breached

State Department spokesman says the government confident there had been no security breach in the Iran-West talks.Ben Ariel, 6/12/2015, 5:46 AM

State Dept. Dances Around EU 'Settlement' Labeling

Spokesperson Rathke avidly refuses to answer question on EU plan to label Judea-Samaria products in boycott move.Ari Yashar, 6/10/2015, 11:35 AM

American Ambassador Met Houthis in Oman

State Department confirms for the first time that Anne Patterson held talks with Yemen’s Houthi militia in Oman.Ben Ariel, 6/3/2015, 5:43 AM

State Dept.: No Decision on French UN Initiative

State Department spokeswoman says Washington hasn't yet decided how it would vote on UN resolution for Israel-PA peace.Ben Ariel, 6/2/2015, 6:13 AM

State Department Rules Out Extension of Iran Talks

The United States says it will not consider an extension beyond June 30 to reach an agreement on curbing Iran's nuclear program.Elad Benari, 5/28/2015, 12:13 AM

Washington Blacklists Suspects in Burgas Attack

State Department announces that three Hezbollah members have been placed on a special terror watch list.Elad Benari, 4/29/2015, 3:15 AM

United States Concerned Over S-300 to Iran

The United States voices concern after Russian President lifts a ban on shipments of advanced missile systems to Iran.Elad Benari, 4/14/2015, 4:16 AM

Russian Hackers Breach White House System

US officials reveal hackers for Russian govt. have 'owned' State Department site for months, have access to Obama's real-time schedule.Ari Yashar, 4/8/2015, 8:29 AM

US Rejects PM's Call for Iran to Recognize Israel

State Dept. says deal with Iran 'only about the nuclear issue', refuses to address Israeli concerns over bolstered Iranian aggression.Ari Soffer, 4/5/2015, 1:31 PM

US Willing to Work Past Iran Nuclear Deal Deadline

State Dept. says it will push into Wednesday to try and seal a deal, but will leave talks before June deadline if they go nowhere.Ari Yashar, 3/31/2015, 9:46 PM

State Dept.: We Expect 'Actions' from Netanyahu

Deputy State Department spokeswoman not impressed by Netanyahu's apology to Arab Israelis.Elad Benari, 3/24/2015, 6:13 AM

Kerry Mocked for Over the Top Condolences to Iran

'Are you sending flowers as well?' AP's Matt Lee rips into White House for 'laying it on thick' after Iranian president's mother dies.Ari Soffer, 3/23/2015, 3:50 PM

Bibi Strategist: Obama Meddling More Than is Known

John McLaughlin reveals how State Department trained Israeli Arabs to boost turnout and replace Netanyahu, interfering with democracy.Ari Yashar, 3/23/2015, 9:32 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