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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

State Department Urges Calm Following Stabbing Attack

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

Watch: State Department 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 Department: Iran 'In No Way' 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

State Dept.: Too Soon to Tell if Bangkok Explosion Was Terrorism

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 Department Condemns 'Vicious' 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 Department 'Deeply Concerned' by Israeli 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 Nor Receive 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 At Least Four Emails with Classified Information

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 is an Existential 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

State Dept: 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 Three 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 Benghazi 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