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State Department:

'We have very serious concerns about a Rafah operation'

State Department Spokesperson Matthew Miller tells reporters the administration continues to have concerns about a potential Israeli operation in Rafah.

'We have very serious concerns about a Rafah operation'

State Department:

'We're close to agreement on security pact with Saudis'

US officials say Biden administration and Saudi Arabia are finalizing agreement for US security guarantees which would be part of broader agreement which includes Israeli-Saudi normalization.

'We're close to agreement on security pact with Saudis'

State Department:

'No progress on hostage talks, Hamas the only obstacle'

US State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller says current deal on table meets many of Hamas's previous demands.

'No progress on hostage talks, Hamas the only obstacle'

State Dep. compares murder of Jewish teen to 'settler violence'

US State Department spokesman Matthew Miller condemns murder of Benjamin Achimair and 'violence against Arabs' at the same time.

State Dep. compares murder of Jewish teen to 'settler violence'

State Department:

PA should seek statehood through talks, not at UN

State Department spokesman says establishing an independent Palestinian state should happen through direct talks with Israel, as PA seeks UN vote on the issue.

PA should seek statehood through talks, not at UN

US: Hamas had response prepped before UN vote

US State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller dismisses Netanyahu's claim that America's refusal to veto a UN Security Council resolution yesterday calling for a ceasefire in Gaza during Ramadan led to a hardening of Hamas's positions.

US: Hamas had response prepped before UN vote

State Department:

'Israel not violating international law in Gaza'

State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller says US does not find Israel to be in violation of international law in conducting the Gaza war or blocking humanitarian aid under Biden policy requiring assurances from all recipients of US military aid.

'Israel not violating international law in Gaza'

US says new settlement units are illegal

State Department condemns approval of 3,500 new housing units in Maaleh Adumim, Efrat, and Kedar as 'illegal,' claims they weaken Israel's security.

US says new settlement units are illegal

State Department:

'Our efforts are focused on a Palestinian state'

US State Department Spokesman Matthew Miller reiterated the Biden Administration's goal of the establishment of a Palestinian state, but says Israel will make its own decisions as a sovereign state.

'Our efforts are focused on a Palestinian state'

State Department:

'We urge Israel to investigate UN allegations'

US State Department spokesperson UN allegations that IDF soldiers raped Palestinian Arab women: I cannot independently confirm, we urge Israel to thoroughly and transparently investigate.

'We urge Israel to investigate UN allegations'

State Department:

US reviewing reports of civilian harm by Israel

State Department spokesman says US reviewing reports that Israel harmed civilians in Gaza, under guidelines aimed at ensuring countries receiving US arms conduct military operations in line with humanitarian law.

US reviewing reports of civilian harm by Israel

State Department:

'Palestinian state is the best way to bring peace'

State Department spokesperson says the United States is “actively pursuing” the establishment of an independent Palestinian state.

'Palestinian state is the best way to bring peace'

US officials:

'UNRWA needs to make fundamental changes'

US Ambassador to the UN says US is seeking more detail from Israel about the allegations against UNRWA. State Department spokesperson: US needs to see accountability from UNRWA.

'UNRWA needs to make fundamental changes'

'Counterproductive':

White House blasts South Africa's lawsuit against Israel

John Kirby says Washington thinks South Africa's lawsuit at ICJ is "meritless, counterproductive, and without any basis".

White House blasts South Africa's lawsuit against Israel

'Irresponsible statements':

US criticizes Smotrich and Ben Gvir over Gaza comments

State Department spokesperson criticizes Smotrich and Ben Gvir for advocating for the resettlement of Palestinian Arabs outside of Gaza.

US criticizes Smotrich and Ben Gvir over Gaza comments

State Department:

Sanctions on settlers who attack Arabs 'under consideration'

US State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller says govt. won't announce any sanctions before they are implemented after Biden op ed.

Sanctions on settlers who attack Arabs 'under consideration'

US officials welcome release of two hostages by Hamas

Biden’s National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan: We continue to do everything possible to secure the release of all remaining hostages.

US officials welcome release of two hostages by Hamas

State Department spokesman:

'Iran must take de-escalatory steps on its nuclear program'

State Department spokesman Matthew Miller calls on Iran to resume cooperation with IAEA if it wants to make space for diplomacy with the US.

'Iran must take de-escalatory steps on its nuclear program'

State Department spokesman:

'We'll continue to express our concerns about Israel'

State Department spokesperson responds to Minister Ben Gvir who, in response to Biden's criticism, said Israel is an independent country.

'We'll continue to express our concerns about Israel'

Likud MK:

'US shouldn't be concerned when Jews return to their homeland'

MK Amit Halevi responds to US spokesperson's statement of being 'deeply troubled' by Israel's construction in ancestral homeland.

'US shouldn't be concerned when Jews return to their homeland'

US condemns attack near Eli:

'We will continue to work towards de-escalation'

State Department spokesperson also expresses concern about "the continuation of violence in Israel and the West Bank in recent weeks".

'We will continue to work towards de-escalation'

US:

'We are deeply troubled by new Judea and Samaria construction'

State Department on approval of 4,500 housing units: US opposes unilateral actions that make two-state solution difficult to achieve.

'We are deeply troubled by new Judea and Samaria construction'

'A serious threat':

US condemns Iran's latest ballistic missile test

State Department spokesman: An Iran with a nuclear weapon would likely act even more provocatively.

US condemns Iran's latest ballistic missile test

US condemns Ben Gvir's 'provocative' visit to Temple Mount

State Department also criticizes order allowing Israelis to visit the site of the destroyed town of Homesh in northern Samaria.

US condemns Ben Gvir's 'provocative' visit to Temple Mount

US welcomes Gaza ceasefire:

'It will prevent the further loss of civilian lives'

State Department spokesperson thanks Egypt's role in brokering ceasefire, affirms US commitment to Israel’s security.

'It will prevent the further loss of civilian lives'