US voices concern over new Israeli coalition

'Most right-wing coalition in Israel's history raises legitimate questions', says State Department spokesman.David Rosenberg, 5/25/2016, 10:44 PM

'PA envoy likening Israeli soldiers to Nazis deeply concerning'

State Department: PA UN envoy’s likening of Israeli soldiers confronting stone throwers to Nazis is concerning.JTA, 5/9/2016, 4:09 AM

Revealed: State Department delayed special Benghazi unit

Documents exposed by Fox News show State Dept. missed its own date for investigation of scandal clouding Clinton's run.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/6/2016, 2:16 PM

United States 'doesn't consider the Golan a part of Israel'

State Department spokesperson rejects Netanyahu's comments that the Golan will forever remain under Israeli sovereignty.Nitsan Keidar, 4/18/2016, 11:18 PM

Washington 'keeps options open' on PA's 'settlement' 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

US criticized over backing illegal EU building for Palestinians

Regavim: 'State Department should condemn EU for blatant disregard of international law, creating illegal facts on ground.'Matt Wanderman, 4/4/2016, 11:15 AM

MK: State Dept. criticism causes Palestinians to avoid talks

MK Michael Oren says American criticism of Israel weakens the confidence of Israelis and also causes the PA to avoid peace talks.Nitsan Keidar, 4/4/2016, 6:14 AM

US State Department protests demolition of illegal Arab homes

US State Department criticizes Israel for enforcing building laws on Arabs in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria.David Rosenberg, 4/2/2016, 8:33 PM

US 'appalled' by Syrian regime's breach of truce

State Department slams airstrikes on a school and hospital near Damascus that killed over 30 people, including 12 children.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/1/2016, 7:09 AM

State Department condemns UNHRC 'blacklist' of Israeli companies

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 Assad 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 State Department webpage erases Israel

US visa application website lists other countries by name including Iran, but avoids any mention of Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/16/2016, 10:54 PM

Washington condemns 'outrageous' attack in Yafo

State Department condemns Jaffa attack in which American tourist was killed. Victim identified as Taylor Allen Force.Ben Ariel, 3/9/2016, 6:14 AM

State Department: We take North 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 Department 'aware' of reports of Syria chemical attacks

State Department spokesman: Washington is aware of reports that chemical weapons were used in Syria, but can't confirm them.Elad Benari, 3/3/2016, 4:46 AM

Clinton aides to be questioned in private email probe

Federal judge rules that aides to former Secretary of State should be questioned under oath.Ben Ariel, 2/24/2016, 3:12 AM

Who rejected United States-North Korea peace talks?

Wall Street Journal reports North Korea rejected American offer for peace treaty. State Department says the opposite happened.Ben Ariel, 2/22/2016, 5:15 AM

State Department condemns Sha'ar Binyamin attack

State Department issues statement condemning attack in which American citizen Tuvia Yanai Weissman was murdered.Ben Ariel, Canada, 2/19/2016, 11:02 PM

State Department: Russian sale of jets to Iran violates arms ban

State Department's Mark Toner denounces reported Russian sale of Sukhoi-30 jets to Iran.Ben Ariel, 2/19/2016, 5:46 AM

Two classified Clinton e-mails deal with Israel

State Department releases two e-mails on Israel as part of latest batch of former Secretary of State's messages.Ben Ariel, 2/15/2016, 5:44 AM

American official 'unsure' where Iran's uranium was stored

State Department official says Washington doesn't know the precise location of the uranium Iran shipped out to Russia.Elad Benari, 2/12/2016, 4:45 AM

US insists new bid for Israeli-Arab peace not on the agenda

US State Dept. denies reports John Kerry traveling soon to Israel to broker new peace talks with Palestinians.Nitsan Keidar, 2/7/2016, 9:38 AM

Watch: State Dept. spox loses patience with anti-Israel 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

State Dept. Spokesman: Judea-Samaria labeling not a new policy

State Department's Mark Toner says the reissued guidelines on labeling Judea and Samaria products do not supersede prior rulings.Ben Ariel, 1/29/2016, 6:13 AM

Washington urges Syria rebels to drop demands for joining talks

United States says Syrian opposition should attend peace talks and drop its demands for aid to besieged areas.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/29/2016, 1:13 AM

Global condemnation floods in for Jericho land demarcation

US State Dept. says Israeli acquisition of 15 dunams 'calls into question' its commitment to two states; UN's Ban says he is 'worried.'Raphael Poch, 1/21/2016, 8:01 AM

State Department backs Shapiro's criticism of Israel

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 against Israelis

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 confirms Americans were abducted in Baghdad

Embassy, State Department reveal efforts to locate missing civilians, with Iraqi official saying they were kidnapped at interpreter's home.Ari Yashar, 1/18/2016, 12:29 PM

State Department: Concrete poured into Arak nuclear reactor

State Department confirms that concrete has been poured into the core of Iran's heavy water nuclear reactor.Ben Ariel, 1/15/2016, 3:14 AM

US tongue-lashes Israel for its strategic '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

State Department discussing Iran sanctions over missile test

State Department in discussions with other agencies on imposing sanctions against Iran for an October 10 ballistic missile test.Ben Ariel, 1/6/2016, 6:13 AM

State Department: Saudi Arabia 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

Newly released Clinton emails reveal 'reckless' security risk

State Department releases new batch of private emails including 275 classified ones, exposing her confusion and faulty devices.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/1/2016, 11:36 AM

State Department: Russian strikes in Syria killing civilians

State Department spokesman says Russia's indiscriminate air strikes in Syria have killed hundreds of civilians.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/30/2015, 1:42 AM

State Department rejects call to close down 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 Abbas on 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 charge that 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

State Dept. gives weak 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

Days later, 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

United States offers $5 million for info on ISIS smuggler

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 Distortion' Shapes 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. Backtracks: No Violation of Temple 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

'Nonsense'; Yaalon Slams State Dept. 'Excessive Force' Claim

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 Department Backtracks on Kerry's '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', Says Spokesman

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

State Dept.: 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

Priceless: US 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