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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

Clinton: Private Emails Used 'Out of Convenience'

Former Secretary of State says she used private emails out of "convenience", admits it "would have been better" to have two accounts.Ben Ariel, 3/11/2015, 2:44 AM

NIF Received More than $1M from US State Dept.

US directly involved in million-dollar MEPI program - which organizes 'strikes and protests' from the Arab community.Edwin Black, 3/10/2015, 7:21 AM

Clinton in Hot Water for Using Personal E-mail

Benghazi Committee to subpoena in the wake of report that Clinton used a personal address for diplomatic purposes.Ben Ariel, 3/5/2015, 3:16 AM

US State Dept. Slams Netanyahu's 'Magic Formula'

Harf condemns Congress address 'fantasy world,' dismisses 'scary hypotheticals' - like an Iranian nuclear arsenal in weeks.Ari Yashar, 3/4/2015, 4:18 PM

US Claims it will 'Confront' Iran's Regional Grab

State Dept official says US will oppose expansion regardless of nuclear talks, in apparent response to Netanyahu's warnings.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/3/2015, 9:51 PM

State Dept. ;Concerned' Over PA Electricity

State Department spokeswoman expresses concern over the IEC temporarily cutting off power in the PA because of its huge debt.Ben Ariel, 2/24/2015, 4:46 AM

State Dept. Official: Get ISIS Jobs

Marie Harf repeatedly defends her statement that unemployment and poverty are the main ISIS motivators.Hillel Fendel, 2/22/2015, 4:00 AM

State Dept.: Kerry Will be 'Out of Town'

Where will Kerry be when Prime Minister Netanyahu addresses Congress? "Probably out of town", says his spokeswoman.Elad Benari, 2/20/2015, 12:12 AM

No Coordination with Assad, Says State Dept.

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki says her country isn't coordinating airstrikes against ISIS in Syria.Ben Ariel, 2/11/2015, 12:14 AM

US Blacklists German Rapper Who Joined ISIS

Denis Cuspert, or 'Deso Dogg,' listed as a 'global terrorist' after over two years of involvement with the terror group.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/10/2015, 7:40 AM

Obama Requests $8.8 Billion for Fight Against ISIS

President Barack Obama requests $8.8 billion to fund the fight against ISIS in his budget for 2016.Ben Ariel, 2/3/2015, 5:13 AM

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