Hamas Calls United States 'Rude and Racist'Hamas takes exception with the United States' expression of dissatisfaction over Turkey’s contacts with the group.
US: 'Palestine' Not a State, So Can't Join ICCState Department spokeswoman says PA not a country so can't sign up to Rome Statute, as Congress threatens to cut all funding to PA.
Washington Reviewing Financial Aid to PAThe United States reviewing its annual $440-million aid package to the PA because of its effort to join the ICC, says State Department.
US Slams Freeze on PA Tax RevenuesState Department says retaliatory freeze for ICC bid 'raises tensions.'
US 'Strongly Opposes' PA ICC RequestWashington calls Abbas's unilateral move 'counterproductive,' says it 'does nothing' for the Palestinian people.
State Department: PA Resolution Not ConstructiveState Department spokesman says PA's unilateral resolution does not advance peace or addresses Israel's security needs.
US Finally Says it Opposes Unilateral PA UN BidAfter fence sitting with Kerry saying he was open to resolution, State Department says it 'can't support' demand for Israeli withdrawals.
US Slams EU Removal of Hamas from Terror BlacklistWashington urges the EU to maintain sanctions on the terror organization as Hamas spokesman declares 'victory' in ruling.
Iran Condemns 'Assassination' of PA MinisterIran says "assassination" of Ziad Abu Ein proves Israel's "criminal nature". Washington, meanwhile, calls for a "fair probe".
State Dept: Position on 'Settlements' Won't ChangeState Department spokeswoman responds to Minister Ya'alon's comment that Obama is responsible for construction freeze.
State Dept: Reports of Sanctions 'Unfounded'State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki denies Washington is considering sanctions against Israel over its construction plans.
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".
Washington Stresses Opposition to ConstructionAs expected, the United States condemns Israel's approval of new homes for Jews in Jerusalem.
State Dept: Our View on 'Settlements' is ClearState Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki responds to Netanyahu's declaration that Israel will continue to build in Jerusalem.
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.'
State Dept. Condemns Attack, Calls for CalmState Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki urges all sides to "avoid escalating tensions" in the wake of Jerusalem terror attack.
State Dept: Bennett 'Distorted' Kerry's CommentsMarie Harf apparently misses reaction from Gilad Erdan, accuses Bennett of 'politics of distortion' for reacting to Kerry comments.
Kerry Urged to Investigate UNRWACongressman Brian Higgins and Representative Doug Collins call to investigate use of UNRWA facilities to maintain rocket stockpiles.
U.S. to Netanyahu: We Have the FactsState Department spokeswoman dismisses Netanyahu's statement that Washington didn't have the facts when it condemned Jerusalem construction.
U.S.: Construction 'Poisons' the AtmosphereState Department uses unusually harsh language when criticizing Israel’s approval of 2,610 homes in Jerusalem.
PA Rejects U.S. Criticism of Abbas's SpeechSenior PLO member Saeb Erekat says State Department reaction to Abbas's UN speech was "irresponsible, indecent and rejected".
Report: US Seeking Int'l Coalition Against IS40 countries reportedly interested in joining forces to stop Islamists from spreading; Israel allegedly sending US information to help.
EU, U.S. Condemn State Land DesignationEuropean Union and State Department issue condemnations over Israel's decision to declare land in Gush Etzion as state land.
U.S. Accuses Al-Nusra of Kidnapping PeacekeepersThe United States accuses the Al-Qaeda-affiliate Al-Nusra Front of detaining 43 members of the UN peacekeeping force in the Golan Heights.
US, UN 'Strongly Support' Israel-Hamas CeasefireKerry calls deal 'an opportunity, not a certainty,' says in next stage 'our eyes are wide open,' UN's Ban urges peace deal.
U.S. Opposes Abbas's 'Withdrawal Deadline' PlanState Department says Abbas's plan to go to international organizations will "badly damage the atmosphere".
US Condemns Gaza Rocket Fire as Hamas Blame IsraelAs State Dept. spokeswoman says blame for scuppering of talks lies with Hamas, Islamist terror group says Israel at fault.
US Designates Gaza IS-Linked Terror GroupMajlis Shura al-Mujahidin recognized by US State Dept. as terror organization, prohibiting support to group.
US Blacklists IS Leader as 'Global Terrorist'State Department blacklists Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, senior Islamist in IS Caliphate.
Israel, U.S. Reject UN's Gaza PanelIsrael’s Foreign Ministry blasts UNHRC panel on Gaza, says panel members have already made up their minds.
U.S. Blasts Israel for Attack on UN SchoolIsrael once again criticized for an attack on a United Nations school in Gaza.
Kerry 'Makes Progress' in Ceasefire BidState Department says Kerry has "made some progress" in talks to reach a ceasefire in Gaza, but "we're not there yet".
State Department Hits Back at Israeli CriticismSpokeswoman Marie Harf calls criticism at Kerry's cease-fire proposal 'offensive and absurd,' says US giving Israel 'unprecedented support.'
U.S., Canada Criticize UNHRCUnited States and Canada criticize the United Nations Human Rights Council over its intention to investigate the IDF's operations in Gaza.
Kerry, Aides Checked with Metal Detector in CairoEgyptian security officers checked Kerry and his aides as they arrived for a meeting with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Erdogan 'Not Talking' to Barack ObamaTurkish Prime Minister lashes back at US over foreign policy in Syria, Gaza. US: his comments are 'offensive and awful.'
US Warns Israel Over Civilian CasualtiesState Department urges Israel 'redouble efforts to prevent civilian casualties.' But with Hamas encouraging deaths, what more can be done?
US Remains Committed to Israel-Hamas CeasefireSec. of State John Kerry to 'remain engaged with the parties' to broker truce, opposes IDF ground op. but supports 'right to self-defense'.
State Dept: Hamas Responsible for CasualtiesState Department spokeswoman reminds reporters that Israel is defending itself against endless rocket attacks by Hamas.
Kerry Urges Netanyahu, Abbas to Exercise RestraintSecretary of State holding talks with Mideast leaders in a bid to halt escalating violence.
US Unsure if Hamas is Responsible for MurdersUS State Dept. admits investigation indicates Hamas is behind the abduction but doesn't point fingers, reiterates call for 'restraint.'
U.S.: Israel Has the Right to Defend ItselfDeputy State Department spokeswoman says U.S. supports Israel’s "right to self-defense" in the wake of Israel's airstrikes in Syria.
U.S. Concerned Over Missing Yeshiva BoysState Department says it is working with Israel and PA to locate missing yeshiva students.
U.S.: Not Much Abbas Can Do About RocketsState Department condemns rocket fire from Gaza, but says Abbas cannot do much to stop the attacks despite pact with Hamas.
U.S.: No Hamas Members in Unity GovernmentState Department rejects Israel’s disappointment over its intent to cooperate with the Hamas-Fatah government.
Israel Disappointed with U.S. ReactionIsrael says it is "deeply disappointed" by the United States’ readiness to work with the new PA unity government.
U.S. Suspends Military Assistance to ThailandUnited States suspends $3.5 million in military assistance for Thailand, a response to the army staging a coup in the country.
U.S. Not Planning to Present New Peace InitiativeKerry is preoccupied with "everything from Ukraine to South Sudan" and not dealing with Israel-PA peace, says spokeswoman.
State Dept Dismisses Bennett's Annexation PlanState Department spokeswoman says Bennett's plan to annex Area C doesn't reflect the Israeli government's position.
Psaki Gets Defensive When Asked About Indyk's RantState Department spokeswoman gets defensive when reporters ask her about Martin Indyk's alleged rant against Israel.
Iran Angry Over State Dept. Terrorism ReportIran blasts U.S. for naming it a state sponsor of terrorism in annual report.
Erdan: US In No Position to Grade Us on Price TagA US report that slams Israel for failing to prevent 'price tag' attacks is unfair, Communications Minister Gilad Erdan said.
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.”
US State Dept. Report Targets IsraelReport calls on UN, NGOs to prosecute 'settlers' for ruining property - but not Palestinian Arab terrorists for trying to kill Israelis.
Spokeswoman Can't Explain Apartheid' CommentsJen Psaki stumbles when asked about Kerry’s remarks that Israel risks becoming an "apartheid state".
United States Denies Peace Talks Have FailedPeace talks haven't failed but are in a "moment of transition", claims State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki.
State Dept: Israel, PA Made 'Unhelpful' StepsUnited States lays the blame on both Israel and the PA for failure of peace talks, says efforts to salvage them will continue.