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Iranian opposition activist:

Only Israel can stop IRGC

Vahid Beheshti, an Iranian anti-regime activist, claims in a conversation with Arutz Sheva that Israel attacking IRGC strongholds will give the Iranian people the strength to overthrow the regime.

Only Israel can stop IRGC

Smotrich:

'Invade Rafah with or without American consent'

Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich claims that invading Rafah must be done regardless of US support.

'Invade Rafah with or without American consent'

Ron Dermer:

'Israel will defeat Hamas even if US turns its back'

Strategic Affairs Minister Ron Dermer says in podcast interview that Israel must go into Rafah to crush the last of Hamas's' military strength even if the world and the US opposes this.

'Israel will defeat Hamas even if US turns its back'

US considering legislation package against Israel

The proposed changes would roll back Trump administration decisions benefiting Israel and is intended to exert additional pressure against the invasion of Rafah.

US considering legislation package against Israel

Finance Minister denies additional funds were sent to PA

Sources close to Smotrich deny reports of hundreds of millions of shekels moving to the Palestinian Authority.

Finance Minister denies additional funds were sent to PA

No more US aid to Israel?

Nikki Haley blasts GOP candidate on Israel: 'Completely wrong'

US presidential candidate Nikki Haley sharply attacked fellow GOP presidential hopeful who called to end security aid to Israel.

Nikki Haley blasts GOP candidate on Israel: 'Completely wrong'

US-Israeli advanced technology groups meet

US and Israeli advanced technology working groups held a meeting to discuss innovations in a variety of fields.

US-Israeli advanced technology groups meet

Ron DeSantis in Israel: His words

DeSantis spoke clearly about his policies re Saudi Arabia, Iran, Israeli defense, Judea and Samaria, on his fourth visit to Israel. Op-ed.

Ron DeSantis in Israel: His words

Fmr. Israeli Consul General:

'Israel is an American protectorate'

Asaf Zamir, who resigned as Consul General to New York, said he is worried about losing US support, calling Israel a US protectorate.

'Israel is an American protectorate'

Lapid: Israel is no longer America's closest ally

Opposition leader lashes out at govt. over judicial reforms, says govt. destroyed the US-Israel relationship.

Lapid: Israel is no longer America's closest ally

Former US Amb Dan Shapiro:

'Smotrich's comments harm US-Israel relations'

Ex-Obama Administration Ambassador to Israel reacts to reports US considering barring Smotrich from entering country.

'Smotrich's comments harm US-Israel relations'

Prime Minister Netanyahu meets with US Senate delegation

The Prime Minister told Sen. Mitch McConnell he appreciated the fact that he and his colleagues were among Israel's best friends.

Prime Minister Netanyahu meets with US Senate delegation

Lapid: Israel losing the US

Opposition leader warns 'damage to democracy' caused by judicial reforms could undermine US-Israel alliance.

Lapid: Israel losing the US

Watch: What do US Jews think of Israel's new government?

Malcolm Hoenlein, vice chairman of the Conference of Major American Jewish Organizations, says we have to 'rise above' our differences.

Watch: What do US Jews think of Israel's new government?

US Secretary of State Blinken:

'We will object to any move to annex the West Bank'

Secretary of State Antony Blinken a conference organized by the left-wing J-Street that he will judge the new government by its policy

'We will object to any move to annex the West Bank'

Report:

US Amb. warns Netanyahu against making Smotrich Defense Minister

Ambassador Tom Nides tells Netanyahu appointment of defense minister should take Israel's 'intimate' relationship with US into account.

US Amb. warns Netanyahu against making Smotrich Defense Minister

US ambassador Nides:

'We will fight against any attempt at annexation'

The ambassador stated that the US is against the annexation of Judea and Samaria, says he intends on working closely with new government.

'We will fight against any attempt at annexation'

Nikki Haley: Reentering Iran deal a 'death wish' for Israel

Trump's U.S. ambassador to the U.N. lambasts Biden's foreign policy as she visits Israel.

Nikki Haley: Reentering Iran deal a 'death wish' for Israel

The first 100 days of Biden

Worrying trends, especially for Israel. Op-ed.

The first 100 days of Biden

Two US groups back bill restricting use of US aid to Israel

J Street and Americans for Peace Now back bill that restricts Israeli spending of US aid.

Two US groups back bill restricting use of US aid to Israel

US and Israel working on widespread Coronavirus screening

PM Netanyahu says Israel, US government working together on technological solutions for screening for the Coronavirus.

US and Israel working on widespread Coronavirus screening

Pelosi:

'US and Israel: Two nations, one destiny'

US House Speaker meets MKs, says 'it's hard to imagine' 2 nations having stronger ties than Israel and the US.

'US and Israel: Two nations, one destiny'

The unique story behind the Balfour Declaration

Michael Oren discusses the state of Israeli-US relations and shares the story of the US's role in the historic Balfour Declaration.

The unique story behind the Balfour Declaration

"Israel-US defense pact will not limit the IDF"

Advocate of US-Israel defense pact addresses concerns, saying IDF's freedom won't be restricted, pact only relates to "extreme" situations.

"Israel-US defense pact will not limit the IDF"

Israel cannot be judged like an American suburb

Jay Shapiro claims that Israel is often judged by standards that are not appropriate.

Israel cannot be judged like an American suburb

Trump to host Netanyahu next week

PM netanyahu to meet President Trump in Washington for 2-say meeting next week.

Trump to host Netanyahu next week

Arutz Sheva conference on US-Israel relations

Senior Fox News anchor Pete Hegseth, dignitaries and guests gather in Jerusalem to discuss bilateral relations, media and Jerusalem.

Arutz Sheva conference on US-Israel relations

Hotovely to Arutz Sheva:

'US understands Israel's decision not to negotiate with PA'

Deputy Foreign Minister sees cabinet's decision to freeze diplomatic negotiations as long as Hamas does not reform as a breakthrough.

'US understands Israel's decision not to negotiate with PA'

'Next 4 years will be much better than Obama years'

MK Amir Ohana says that while Obama years were not truly bad, the Trump years will be better for the US-Israel relationship.

'Next 4 years will be much better than Obama years'

'For first time in years no daylight between Israel and US'

Ambassador Ron Dermer: 'For the first time in many years, perhaps in many decades, there is no daylight between our two governments.'

'For first time in years no daylight between Israel and US'

Trump reaffirms 'unbreakable bond' with Israel

In his weekly address, President Trump discusses meeting with Netanyahu, stresses the bond between the countries.

Trump reaffirms 'unbreakable bond' with Israel

Watch: Trump says parties must decide about two-state solution

US President and PM Netanyahu give joint press conference before first meeting since Trump's inauguration.

Watch: Trump says parties must decide about two-state solution

Trump will not use term 'two states' during meeting with PM

White House sources say US President will not mention two states or pressure PM on construction during meeting

Trump will not use term 'two states' during meeting with PM

'I will ask Congress to help move US embassy to Jerusalem'

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein travels to Washington DC tonight to meet with Congressmen, speak on Iranian threat and US embassy.

'I will ask Congress to help move US embassy to Jerusalem'

AIPAC: Uniting in support for US-Israel relations

Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike come together to strengthen ties and proclaim support for Israel.

AIPAC: Uniting in support for US-Israel relations

Obama official to PM: Make peace if you want funeral like Peres

Former diplomat Dore Gold recounts story of Obama Administration using funeral of Shimon Peres to pressure PM into making concessions.

Obama official to PM: Make peace if you want funeral like Peres

Trump aide says administration favors Judea and Samaria

Trump aide tells Samaria Council head thatadministration looks to open new page in US-Israel relations, including on Judea and Samaria.

Trump aide says administration favors Judea and Samaria

Republican Congressman: Trump will support the Israeli people

Republican Congressman tells Israeli delegation to Trump inauguration that President-elect will not repeat Obama's mistakes on Israel.

Republican Congressman: Trump will support the Israeli people

Trump Cabinet candidate: I look forward to visiting settlements

Trump associate who invited Samaria Regional Council head Yossi Dagan to Trump inauguration sends warm message to Israel.

Trump Cabinet candidate: I look forward to visiting settlements

Likud MKs Haskel and Glick to attend Trump inauguration

Likud MKs Sharren Haskel and Yehuda Glick may be first Israeli lawmakers ever to attend US Presidential inauguration.

Likud MKs Haskel and Glick to attend Trump inauguration

Obama: UN abstention didn't cause rupture in ties with Israel

Outgoing president insists his abstention on UN Resolution 2334 did not trigger a significant crisis in relations with Israel.

Obama: UN abstention didn't cause rupture in ties with Israel

'Trump family is close to the 'settlements''

Mayor of Efrat invited to inauguration of Donald Trump, says President-elect likely not behind invitation.

'Trump family is close to the 'settlements''

MK Oren: We do not depend on the US

MK Michael Oren tells students at pre-IDF academy that Israel must rely on itself despite importance of alliance with US.

MK Oren: We do not depend on the US

Dershowitz:

'Obama's presidency will go into the dustbin of history'

Despite being a longtime Democrat, Professor Alan Dershowitz has scathing criticism of Obama's conduct vis-a-vis Israel.

'Obama's presidency will go into the dustbin of history'

Bennett: How dare anyone call the land of Israel occupied?

Education Minister clarifies on CNN: Jews have lived in Judea and Samaria for thousands of years, and they aren't going anywhere.

Bennett: How dare anyone call the land of Israel occupied?

Ambassador Shapiro: US was not behind anti-Israel UN resolution

US ambassador to Israel says US never colluded with PA to pass anti-Israel UN resolution.

Ambassador Shapiro: US was not behind anti-Israel UN resolution

PM: US-Israel alliance remains strong

PM tells graduates of pilots course US-Israel relationship strong and enduring despite dispute with Obama Administration.

PM: US-Israel alliance remains strong

Official: Israel asked Trump to talk to Obama

Senior Israeli official says the government reached out to Trump for help in pressuring Obama to veto UN Security Council resolution.

Official: Israel asked Trump to talk to Obama

Obama planned to abstain on anti-Israel resolution

Diplomats say the United States was planning to abstain on UN resolution condemning Israeli “settlement building”.

Obama planned to abstain on anti-Israel resolution

Trump will be 'pro-Israel', most Israelis believe

Some 83 percent of Israelis believe that President-elect Donald Trump will be a "pro-Israel president," according to a new poll.

Trump will be 'pro-Israel', most Israelis believe

MK Shai: Knesset Caucus promotes US-Israel relations

US-Israel Caucus Chairman Nachman Shai, in interview, affirms the importance of supporting relations with American Jewish communities.

MK Shai: Knesset Caucus promotes US-Israel relations

Israelis still lining up to visit Trump’s America

Israeli tourists still want to visit America after the election of Donald Trump, despite some Americans wanting to move to Canada.

Israelis still lining up to visit Trump’s America

Kerry to Netanyahu: We need to protect the two-state solution

Prime Minister Netanyahu meets Secretary of State, who highlights his country's concern over the security of the region.

Kerry to Netanyahu: We need to protect the two-state solution

Republican senators seek to give Israel more in defense aid

Senators Graham, Ayotte, McCain and Cruz say they want to add a measure giving Israel an additional $1.5 billion in military aid.

Republican senators seek to give Israel more in defense aid

Netanyahu: Israel will remain neutral in U.S. election

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu stresses Israel will avoid any intervention on behalf of any candidate in the American election.

Netanyahu: Israel will remain neutral in U.S. election

Netanyahu hails partnership with the United States

Netanyahu thanks the United States for its friendship with Israel but also for “making the world a much better place”.

Netanyahu hails partnership with the United States

Rivlin: We're committed to relations with the United States

President Reuven Rivlin speaks at Fourth of July celebration at the home of Ambassador Dan Shapiro.

Rivlin: We're committed to relations with the United States

Israeli official optimistic about American aid agreement

Israeli official says gaps between United States and Israel on military aid package are not significant.

Israeli official optimistic about American aid agreement

House approves defense aid to Israel despite veto threat

House of Representatives passes defense spending bill which includes $635.7 million for U.S.-Israel missile defense programs.

House approves defense aid to Israel despite veto threat

MK Dichter to leftist MKs: Stop the hysterics

Likud MK Avi Dichter urges leftists to calm down over dispute with the Americans on missile defense aid.

MK Dichter to leftist MKs: Stop the hysterics