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Hamas Calls United States 'Rude and Racist'

Hamas takes exception with the United States' expression of dissatisfaction over Turkey’s contacts with the group.Ben Ariel, 1/11/2015, 5:01 AM

US: 'Palestine' Not a State, So Can't Join ICC

State Department spokeswoman says PA not a country so can't sign up to Rome Statute, as Congress threatens to cut all funding to PA.Ari Soffer, 1/7/2015, 9:19 PM

Washington Reviewing Financial Aid to PA

The United States reviewing its annual $440-million aid package to the PA because of its effort to join the ICC, says State Department.Elad Benari, 1/6/2015, 6:16 AM

US Slams Freeze on PA Tax Revenues

State Department says retaliatory freeze for ICC bid 'raises tensions.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/5/2015, 9:08 PM

US 'Strongly Opposes' PA ICC Request

Washington calls Abbas's unilateral move 'counterproductive,' says it 'does nothing' for the Palestinian people.Tova Dvorin, 12/31/2014, 9:28 PM

State Department: PA Resolution Not Constructive

State Department spokesman says PA's unilateral resolution does not advance peace or addresses Israel's security needs.Ben Ariel, 12/30/2014, 4:13 AM

US Finally Says it Opposes Unilateral PA UN Bid

After fence sitting with Kerry saying he was open to resolution, State Department says it 'can't support' demand for Israeli withdrawals.Ari Yashar, 12/18/2014, 10:01 PM

US Slams EU Removal of Hamas from Terror Blacklist

Washington urges the EU to maintain sanctions on the terror organization as Hamas spokesman declares 'victory' in ruling.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/17/2014, 10:04 PM

Iran Condemns 'Assassination' of PA Minister

Iran says "assassination" of Ziad Abu Ein proves Israel's "criminal nature". Washington, meanwhile, calls for a "fair probe".Ben Ariel, 12/11/2014, 6:15 AM

State Dept: Position on 'Settlements' Won't Change

State Department spokeswoman responds to Minister Ya'alon's comment that Obama is responsible for construction freeze.Elad Benari, 12/11/2014, 5:13 AM

State Dept: Reports of Sanctions 'Unfounded'

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki denies Washington is considering sanctions against Israel over its construction plans.Ben Ariel, 12/9/2014, 5:16 AM

U.S. Expects Israel to 'Stick to Democracy'

Responding to the controversial Jewish State Law, State Department spokesman says Israel should "stick to its democratic principles".Elad Benari, 11/25/2014, 12:16 AM

Washington Stresses Opposition to Construction

As expected, the United States condemns Israel's approval of new homes for Jews in Jerusalem.Ben Ariel, 11/20/2014, 4:42 AM

State Dept: Our View on 'Settlements' is Clear

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki responds to Netanyahu's declaration that Israel will continue to build in Jerusalem.Ben Ariel, 10/29/2014, 3:12 AM

Edelstein: 'American Critics Are Out of Touch'

Jewish neighborhoods in Jerusalem are not up for grabs, says Edelstein, calling to 'end discrimination against Judea and Samaria.'Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 10/28/2014, 3:54 PM

State Dept. Condemns Attack, Calls for Calm

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki urges all sides to "avoid escalating tensions" in the wake of Jerusalem terror attack.Ben Ariel, 10/23/2014, 6:13 AM

State Dept: Bennett 'Distorted' Kerry's Comments

Marie Harf apparently misses reaction from Gilad Erdan, accuses Bennett of 'politics of distortion' for reacting to Kerry comments.Tova Dvorin, 10/18/2014, 8:48 PM

Kerry Urged to Investigate UNRWA

Congressman Brian Higgins and Representative Doug Collins call to investigate use of UNRWA facilities to maintain rocket stockpiles.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/8/2014, 3:13 AM

U.S. to Netanyahu: We Have the Facts

State Department spokeswoman dismisses Netanyahu's statement that Washington didn't have the facts when it condemned Jerusalem construction.Elad Benari, 10/3/2014, 4:14 AM

U.S.: Construction 'Poisons' the Atmosphere

State Department uses unusually harsh language when criticizing Israel’s approval of 2,610 homes in Jerusalem.Ben Ariel, 10/2/2014, 2:47 AM

PA Rejects U.S. Criticism of Abbas's Speech

Senior PLO member Saeb Erekat says State Department reaction to Abbas's UN speech was "irresponsible, indecent and rejected".Ben Ariel, 9/29/2014, 4:45 AM

Report: US Seeking Int'l Coalition Against IS

40 countries reportedly interested in joining forces to stop Islamists from spreading; Israel allegedly sending US information to help.Tova Dvorin, 9/8/2014, 10:52 PM

EU, U.S. Condemn State Land Designation

European Union and State Department issue condemnations over Israel's decision to declare land in Gush Etzion as state land.Elad Benari, 9/3/2014, 12:13 AM

U.S. Accuses Al-Nusra of Kidnapping Peacekeepers

The United States accuses the Al-Qaeda-affiliate Al-Nusra Front of detaining 43 members of the UN peacekeeping force in the Golan Heights.Elad Benari, 8/29/2014, 4:44 AM

US, UN 'Strongly Support' Israel-Hamas Ceasefire

Kerry calls deal 'an opportunity, not a certainty,' says in next stage 'our eyes are wide open,' UN's Ban urges peace deal.Ari Yashar, 8/27/2014, 1:16 AM

U.S. Opposes Abbas's 'Withdrawal Deadline' Plan

State Department says Abbas's plan to go to international organizations will "badly damage the atmosphere".Elad Benari, 8/26/2014, 5:12 AM

US Condemns Gaza Rocket Fire as Hamas Blame Israel

As State Dept. spokeswoman says blame for scuppering of talks lies with Hamas, Islamist terror group says Israel at fault.Ari Soffer and AFP, 8/19/2014, 9:34 PM

US Designates Gaza IS-Linked Terror Group

Majlis Shura al-Mujahidin recognized by US State Dept. as terror organization, prohibiting support to group.Ari Yashar, 8/19/2014, 8:33 PM

US Blacklists IS Leader as 'Global Terrorist'

State Department blacklists Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, senior Islamist in IS Caliphate.Tova Dvorin, 8/19/2014, 1:06 PM

Israel, U.S. Reject UN's Gaza Panel

Israel’s Foreign Ministry blasts UNHRC panel on Gaza, says panel members have already made up their minds.Hezki Baruch and Elad Benari, 8/12/2014, 3:14 AM

U.S. Blasts Israel for Attack on UN School

Israel once again criticized for an attack on a United Nations school in Gaza.Elad Benari, 8/4/2014, 12:13 AM

Kerry 'Makes Progress' in Ceasefire Bid

State Department says Kerry has "made some progress" in talks to reach a ceasefire in Gaza, but "we're not there yet".Elad Benari and AFP, 8/1/2014, 12:14 AM

State Department Hits Back at Israeli Criticism

Spokeswoman Marie Harf calls criticism at Kerry's cease-fire proposal 'offensive and absurd,' says US giving Israel 'unprecedented support.'AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/30/2014, 9:49 PM

U.S., Canada Criticize UNHRC

United States and Canada criticize the United Nations Human Rights Council over its intention to investigate the IDF's operations in Gaza.Elad Benari, 7/24/2014, 4:16 AM

Kerry, Aides Checked with Metal Detector in Cairo

Egyptian security officers checked Kerry and his aides as they arrived for a meeting with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.Elad Benari, 7/23/2014, 3:42 AM

Erdogan 'Not Talking' to Barack Obama

Turkish Prime Minister lashes back at US over foreign policy in Syria, Gaza. US: his comments are 'offensive and awful.'AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/22/2014, 2:51 PM

US Warns Israel Over Civilian Casualties

State Department urges Israel 'redouble efforts to prevent civilian casualties.' But with Hamas encouraging deaths, what more can be done?AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/17/2014, 10:05 PM

US Remains Committed to Israel-Hamas Ceasefire

Sec. of State John Kerry to 'remain engaged with the parties' to broker truce, opposes IDF ground op. but supports 'right to self-defense'.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/15/2014, 10:51 PM

State Dept: Hamas Responsible for Casualties

State Department spokeswoman reminds reporters that Israel is defending itself against endless rocket attacks by Hamas.Elad Benari, 7/11/2014, 1:14 AM

Kerry Urges Netanyahu, Abbas to Exercise Restraint

Secretary of State holding talks with Mideast leaders in a bid to halt escalating violence.Elad Benari, 7/10/2014, 3:43 AM

US Unsure if Hamas is Responsible for Murders

US State Dept. admits investigation indicates Hamas is behind the abduction but doesn't point fingers, reiterates call for 'restraint.'Ari Yashar, 7/1/2014, 10:17 PM

U.S.: Israel Has the Right to Defend Itself

Deputy State Department spokeswoman says U.S. supports Israel’s "right to self-defense" in the wake of Israel's airstrikes in Syria.Elad Benari, 6/25/2014, 6:15 AM

U.S. Concerned Over Missing Yeshiva Boys

State Department says it is working with Israel and PA to locate missing yeshiva students.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/14/2014, 1:18 AM

U.S.: Not Much Abbas Can Do About Rockets

State Department condemns rocket fire from Gaza, but says Abbas cannot do much to stop the attacks despite pact with Hamas.Elad Benari, 6/12/2014, 2:15 AM

U.S.: No Hamas Members in Unity Government

State Department rejects Israel’s disappointment over its intent to cooperate with the Hamas-Fatah government.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/3/2014, 11:13 PM

Israel Disappointed with U.S. Reaction

Israel says it is "deeply disappointed" by the United States’ readiness to work with the new PA unity government.Elad Benari, 6/3/2014, 12:05 AM

U.S. Suspends Military Assistance to Thailand

United States suspends $3.5 million in military assistance for Thailand, a response to the army staging a coup in the country.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/24/2014, 12:40 AM

U.S. Not Planning to Present New Peace Initiative

Kerry is preoccupied with "everything from Ukraine to South Sudan" and not dealing with Israel-PA peace, says spokeswoman.Elad Benari, 5/22/2014, 4:16 AM

State Dept Dismisses Bennett's Annexation Plan

State Department spokeswoman says Bennett's plan to annex Area C doesn't reflect the Israeli government's position.Elad Benari, 5/21/2014, 5:15 AM

Psaki Gets Defensive When Asked About Indyk's Rant

State Department spokeswoman gets defensive when reporters ask her about Martin Indyk's alleged rant against Israel.Elad Benari, 5/21/2014, 2:16 AM

Iran Angry Over State Dept. Terrorism Report

Iran blasts U.S. for naming it a state sponsor of terrorism in annual report.Elad Benari, 5/2/2014, 1:15 AM

Erdan: US In No Position to Grade Us on Price Tag

A US report that slams Israel for failing to prevent 'price tag' attacks is unfair, Communications Minister Gilad Erdan said.Yaakov Levi, 5/1/2014, 8:04 AM

Livni Slams 'Price Tag' Attacks as 'Hate Crimes'

Livni takes advantage of U.S. report that criticized “price tag” attacks to slam these incidents as “hate crimes” that “destroy Israel.”Hezki Baruch, 5/1/2014, 1:14 AM

US State Dept. Report Targets Israel

Report calls on UN, NGOs to prosecute 'settlers' for ruining property - but not Palestinian Arab terrorists for trying to kill Israelis.Tova Dvorin, 4/30/2014, 10:58 PM

Spokeswoman Can't Explain Apartheid' Comments

Jen Psaki stumbles when asked about Kerry’s remarks that Israel risks becoming an "apartheid state".Elad Benari, 4/29/2014, 12:13 AM

United States Denies Peace Talks Have Failed

Peace talks haven't failed but are in a "moment of transition", claims State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki.Elad Benari, Canada, 4/25/2014, 10:59 PM

State Dept: Israel, PA Made 'Unhelpful' Steps

United States lays the blame on both Israel and the PA for failure of peace talks, says efforts to salvage them will continue.Elad Benari, 4/25/2014, 4:45 AM