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Blinken to counterparts:

'Dissuade Iran from attacking Israel'

US Secretary of State speaks to his Chinese, Turkish, Saudi and European counterparts on Iranian plans to retaliate for attack on its consulate in Damascus.

'Dissuade Iran from attacking Israel'

Blinken to Gallant:

'The US will stand with Israel against any threats by Iran'

US Secretary of State speaks with Defense Minister amid speculations Iran is planning an imminent attack.

'The US will stand with Israel against any threats by Iran'

Death of aid workers:

Blinken urges Israel to conduct a swift investigation

Secretary of State says US urged Israel to conduct a swift, thorough and impartial investigation into strike that killed seven aid workers with the World Central Kitchen charity in Gaza.

Blinken urges Israel to conduct a swift investigation

Report:

US lambasts Israel's Rafah evacuation plan

Jake Sullivan, Antony Blinken reject, harshly criticize Israeli proposals for Rafah operation in 2-hour phone call with Israeli officials, demand 'day-after' plan to maintain US support.

US lambasts Israel's Rafah evacuation plan

In conversation with Abbas

Blinken urges further PA reforms

Secretary of State welcomes new PA cabinet, says revitalized PA is essential to delivering results for the Palestinian people.

Blinken urges further PA reforms

'Constructive engagement'

US and Israeli officials discuss Rafah operation

Monday’s meeting was initially supposed to take place in person last week, but Netanyahu cancelled it after the US did not veto a UN Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza and the release of all hostages.

US and Israeli officials discuss Rafah operation

Blinken to Gallant:

'Alternatives exist to a ground invasion of Rafah'

US Secretary of State meets Defense Minister Gallant, reiterates US opposition to a major ground operation in Rafah.

'Alternatives exist to a ground invasion of Rafah'

Blinken:

'Ceasefire res. paired ceasefire with hostage release'

US Secretary of State explains why US abstained and allowed the UN Security Council to pass a resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza during Ramadan.

'Ceasefire res. paired ceasefire with hostage release'

Blinken’s Rafah blunder

The U.S. secretary of state’s warnings to Israel are music to Hamas chief Yahya Sinwar’s ears. Opinion.

Blinken’s Rafah blunder

After Israel visit:

Blinken again warns against Rafah operation

Secretary of State speaks to reporters after meeting Netanyahu: We share Israel’s goal of defeating Hamas, but a major military ground operation in Rafah is not the way to do it.

Blinken again warns against Rafah operation

PM Netanyahu meets with Antony Blinken

Israeli PM Netanyahu, US Sec. of State Blinken, meet in Tel Aviv; expanded meeting expected later on Friday.

PM Netanyahu meets with Antony Blinken

Blinken:

'Good progress on Israel-Saudi normalization'

US Secretary of State says the United States and Saudi Arabia have made "good progress" in talks on normalizing ties between the kingdom and Israel.

'Good progress on Israel-Saudi normalization'

Blinken:

'Hostage release deal is very much possible'

Secretary of State optimistic that deal is close: If Hamas cares about the people it purports to represent, then it would reach an agreement.

'Hostage release deal is very much possible'

State Department:

Blinken to discuss hostages, aid to Gaza in Israel

US Secretary of State adds Israel to Middle East trip, will visit for a few hours on Friday.

Blinken to discuss hostages, aid to Gaza in Israel

Blinken to visit Israel on Friday

US Secretary of State's Mideast trip will include a short visit to Israel, reports say.

Blinken to visit Israel on Friday

Blinken, Bahrain Crown Prince discuss hostage deal

US Secretary of State meets Bahraini Crown Prince in Manama to discuss potential ceasefire-hostage release deal between Israel and Hamas.

Blinken, Bahrain Crown Prince discuss hostage deal

Blinken:

'We have yet to see Israel's plan for Rafah'

US Secretary of State Antony says Israeli plan needs to ensure civilians in Rafah are appropriately cared for once they are out of harm's way.

'We have yet to see Israel's plan for Rafah'

Secretary Blinken:

'Deal on the table, question is will Hamas take it'

Secretary of State Antony Blinken discussed humanitarian efforts in Gaza and said that they will improve once there is a ceasefire. 'Does Hamas want to end the suffering that it's provoked?'

'Deal on the table, question is will Hamas take it'

Love thy enemy - Jewishly

Those even peripherally connected to an ideology bent on exterminating us don’t deserve our compassion, Mr. Blinken. Follow the Megillah, not the New Age.

Love thy enemy - Jewishly

Blinken to Gantz:

'Humanitarian plan needed before operation in Rafah'

Minister Benny Gantz meets US Secretary of State in Washington. State Department: The Secretary underscored the importance of reaching an agreement to achieve the release of Israeli hostages held by Hamas.

'Humanitarian plan needed before operation in Rafah'

Secretary Blinken on 'settlements' – 'the facts

According to Prof. Eugene Rostow, the co-author of the November 22, 1967 UN Security Council Resolution 242: “Jews have the same right to settle in the 'West Bank' as they have in Haifa.” Op-ed.

Secretary Blinken on 'settlements' – 'the facts

Blinken to Saudi FM:

'US committed to two-state solution'

US Secretary of State reiterates the Biden administration’s commitment to a Palestinian state in conversation with Saudi Foreign Minister.

'US committed to two-state solution'

Op-ed:

Biden and Blinken, face reality that peace is hard

It may be tempting to try to force the creation of a Palestinian state now because of the US presidential elections, but the only path to peace requires years of hard work, not easy ‘solutions’ that will only lead to more violence if implemented now. Op-ed.

Biden and Blinken, face reality that peace is hard

'Shameful decision'

Blinken under fire for reversing 'settlement' policy

Figures from the Republican Party blast Secretary of State who reversed predecessor Mike Pompeo's policy on Israel's presence in Judea and Samaria.

Blinken under fire for reversing 'settlement' policy

Blinken:

'Settlements inconsistent with international law'

Secretary of State reverses policy set by predecessor Mike Pompeo, says Washington views the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria as “inconsistent with international law”.

'Settlements inconsistent with international law'

The two-state delusion, next round

That President Biden and his fumbling foreign policy team led by Secretary of State Antony Blinken can make this type of declaration is consistent with the way the administration and its policies have been run over the last three years. Opinion.

The two-state delusion, next round

Blinken to Brazilian Pres.:

'We do not agree with your comments on Gaza'

Secretary of State tells Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva during meeting that the US does not agree with his comparing Israel's actions in Gaza to those of Hitler.

'We do not agree with your comments on Gaza'

Munich Security Conference:

Foreign Ministers call to increase aid to Gaza

Secretary of State Antony Blinken, alongside the Foreign Ministers of India and germany, said that Israel's attempts to ease humanitarian suffering in Gaza have been insufficient.

Foreign Ministers call to increase aid to Gaza

Blinken:

'An extraordinary opportunity for normalization'

US Secretary of State: Virtually every Arab country now genuinely wants to integrate Israel into the region to normalize relations.

'An extraordinary opportunity for normalization'

Blinken to Herzog:

No operation in Rafah without plan for the residents

US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with Israeli President Isaac Herzog in Munich

No operation in Rafah without plan for the residents

What fuels the Biden and IJC attacks on Israel?

What is really on trial at the IJC - and what does Biden mean by "over the top"? After all, if israelis are really mass murderers, they are pretty bad at it. Op-ed.

What fuels the Biden and IJC attacks on Israel?

Finance Min. cancels UNRWA tax benefits

The move comes as Prime Minister Netanyahu urged the US to find alternatives for the organization in light of its participation in the October 7th massacre.

Finance Min. cancels UNRWA tax benefits

PM promised: No operation in Rafah without Egypt

Prime Minister Netanyahu told Secretary of State Antony Blinken that Israel would not launch an operation in Rafah before coordinating with Egypt.

PM promised: No operation in Rafah without Egypt

Blinken:

'Pathway to Palestinian state needed for Saudi ties'

Secretary of State says Saudi Arabia is still willing to normalize ties with Israel, but is demanding that a path be found for the establishment of a Palestinian state.

'Pathway to Palestinian state needed for Saudi ties'

Abbas:

'Gaza an inseparable part of the State of Palestine'

PA chairman urges the Biden administration to allow humanitarian aid, food and medicine to enter the Gaza Strip and to provide water, electricity and fuel.

'Gaza an inseparable part of the State of Palestine'

Blinken:

'Daily toll on innocent civilians is still too high'

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken addresses the press in Tel Aviv after meeting with President Herzog, Prime Minister Netanyahu, and members of Israel's war cabinet.

'Daily toll on innocent civilians is still too high'

Herzog to Blinken:

'Biden following footsteps of giants such as Truman'

President Herzog met with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken who is in Israel for the 6th time since the October 7th massacre.

'Biden following footsteps of giants such as Truman'

Blinken and Saudi Crown Prince discuss Gaza war

The US Secretary of State is on a trip to the Middle East which will include a stop in Israel.

Blinken and Saudi Crown Prince discuss Gaza war

State Department confirms:

Blinken to visit Israel next week

State Department spokesperson says Secretary of State will continue diplomatic efforts to reach hostage release deal during his next visit.

Blinken to visit Israel next week

Blinken to visit Israel on Friday

US Sec. of State says situation in Middle East most volatile 'since at least 1973,' announces trip to Israel.

Blinken to visit Israel on Friday

Israel optimistic about deal despite Hamas demands

A prisoner exchange deal could still be possible despite Hamas demanding a complete end to the war and Israeli withdrawal, something Israel has already defined as a deal-breaker.

Israel optimistic about deal despite Hamas demands

Blinken:

'UNRWA needs to address allegations against it'

Secretary of State calls on UN agency for “Palestinian refugees” to address allegations its staff were involved in October 7 attack.

'UNRWA needs to address allegations against it'

Blinken:

'There is real hope for a hostage release deal'

US Secretary of State says "important, productive work has been done" on a deal to free the hostages still being held by Hamas.

'There is real hope for a hostage release deal'

Ahead of ICJ ruling:

Blinken speaks to South African foreign minister

Secretary of State and South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation discuss the conflict in Gaza.

Blinken speaks to South African foreign minister

‘Even-handed’ was once considered a terrible thing

Israel needs to stop suffering its many delusions about the United States now that the Biden/Blinken Administration – despite the lip service that it provides Israel as it fights its war in Gaza, has exposed its own agenda. Op-ed.

‘Even-handed’ was once considered a terrible thing

What could go wrong?

After all, Israel signed the Oslo Accords, left Gaza, signed a peace treaty with the country that allowed Hamas to smuggle weaponry into Gaza, and reduced the size of the IDF, so why not give Blinken's plan a try? Satire.

What could go wrong?

Sec. Blinken in Davos:

'Israel must choose what direction it wants to take'

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken discussed Israel among other topics in an on-stage conversation with NYT journalist Thomas Friedman.

'Israel must choose what direction it wants to take'

Blinken:

'We work to secure the release of every hostage'

Secretary of State in message to families of hostages: We will not rest until you are reunited with your loved ones.

'We work to secure the release of every hostage'

Chilling winds towards Israel from the UK and US

Obsessional hostility has even infected counterterrorism experts. Op-ed.

Chilling winds towards Israel from the UK and US

Blinken surprises War Cabinet with decision on Gaza

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken shocked the Cabinet ministers by announcing a decision regarding aid to Gaza that they had not made themselves.

Blinken surprises War Cabinet with decision on Gaza

Victory is more important than US support

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his ministers must remember that Israel is not an American vassal state. Op-ed.

Victory is more important than US support

'You're not welcome here'

Blinken 'welcomed' in Ramallah by protesters

Blinken met with PA Chairman Abbas and told him that he supports steps that would lead to an independent Palestinian state.

Blinken 'welcomed' in Ramallah by protesters

Blinken:

'US hopeful that Hamas will resume negotiations'

Secretary of State tells NBC News the US remains hopeful Hamas will resume negotiations on hostage releases even after elimination of its second-in-command.

'US hopeful that Hamas will resume negotiations'

Antony Blinken:

Claim Israel committing genocide meritless, galling

Secretary of State Blinken speaks to press after meeting Israeli leaders to discuss the war with Hamas, says Gazans must be allowed to return to their homes.

Claim Israel committing genocide meritless, galling

Gallant to Blinken:

'Increasing pressure on Iran critical'

Israeli Defense Minister meets US Secretary of State in Tel Aviv, emphasizes pressure on Iran can prevent a regional escalation.

'Increasing pressure on Iran critical'

Herzog to Blinken:

'We're doing the maximum to protect Gaza civilians'

Pres. Isaac Herzog calls out 'hypocrisy of South Africa,' says Israel will 'proudly present our case of using self-defense under our most inherent right under international humanitarian law' in ICJ.

'We're doing the maximum to protect Gaza civilians'

Blinken:

'Saudi Arabia has clear interest in normalization'

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken discusses Saudi-Israel normalization during meeting with Saudi Crown Prince.

'Saudi Arabia has clear interest in normalization'

The fifth time since October:

Blinken lands in Israel

Secretary of State expected to push Israeli officials on the need to do more to protect civilians in the Gaza Strip.

Blinken lands in Israel

During meeting with Blinken:

Jordan's King calls for immediate ceasefire in Gaza

King Abdullah II warns Secretary of State of "catastrophic consequences of the continuing war in Gaza”.

Jordan's King calls for immediate ceasefire in Gaza

State Department:

'We will have tough conversations about the day after the war'

State Department spokesperson confirms Blinken's latest Israel visit, says he will have tough conversations on the day after the war.

'We will have tough conversations about the day after the war'