United States Denies Peace Talks Have Failed

Peace talks haven't failed but are in a "moment of transition", claims State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki.Elad Benari, Canada, 4/25/2014, 10:59 PM

State Department: Both Israel, PA Have Made 'Unhelpful' Steps

United States lays the blame on both Israel and the PA for failure of peace talks, says efforts to salvage them will continue.Elad Benari, 4/25/2014, 4:45 AM

U.S. Backs Israel's Move to Cancel Talks with PA

State Department says Israel can't be expected "to negotiate with a government that does not believe in its right to exist."Elad Benari, 4/24/2014, 1:16 AM

US to Revoke Aid to PA Over Threats to Dismantle?

State Department official hints that financial aid, political support for the Palestinian Arabs to be 'seriously harmed' if PA disbanded.Tova Dvorin, 4/21/2014, 10:53 PM

U.S. Criticizes PA Moves, Israel's Sanctions

White House says the PA's unilateral moves hurt peace, as State Department says Israel's sanctions on the PA are "unfortunate".Elad Benari, Canada, 4/12/2014, 1:01 AM

State Department: Talks Continue, but No Progress

Jen Psaki says a new round of talks between Israel and the PA but says "any speculation about an agreement are premature."Elad Benari, 4/11/2014, 1:12 AM

State Department: Cutting Contacts with PA is 'Unfortunate'

State Department spokeswoman denounces Netanyahu's order to limit his cabinet's contacts with their counterparts in the PA.Elad Benari, 4/10/2014, 1:16 AM

US Claims Kerry Didn't Blame Israel

State Department spokesperson quickly declares that Kerry didn't meant to blame Israel, laid responsibility on both sides.Ari Yashar, 4/8/2014, 10:34 PM

White House: No Plans to Free Pollard

State Department stops short of clearly denying report that it offered Israel a deal in which Pollard will be freed.Hezki Baruch, 3/26/2014, 11:29 AM

Naftali Bennett Lauds Defense Minister for Speaking Out

Jewish Home Chairman defends Ya'alon for criticizing the US, noting 'his mouth and heart are the same' and in Israel's best interests.Uzi Baruch and Elad Benari, 3/22/2014, 7:59 PM

U.S. Still Waiting for Apology from Ya'alon

United States dissatisfied with Defense Minister's clarification that he had not meant to insult the U.S.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/21/2014, 9:44 PM

Kerry 'Protests' to Prime Minister Over Criticism from Ya'alon

In rare move, State Department issues strong complaint after Defense Minister slams US policy on Iran.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/19/2014, 8:47 PM

US Condemns 'Reprehensible' Rocket Attacks

State Department spokewoman Jen Psaki joins British PM David Cameron's condemnation of Islamic Jihad onslaught on southern Israel.Ari Soffer, 3/12/2014, 10:40 PM

U.S.: No Need for PA to Recognize Israel

State Department spokeswoman says the U.S. believes there is no need for the PA to recognize Israel as a Jewish state.Elad Benari, 3/9/2014, 3:00 AM

Liberman: I'm willing to be Evicted – for Peace

Foreign Minister said that there is 'a huge and substantial difference' between his views and Bennett'sGil Ronen, 2/9/2014, 8:58 AM

State Department Welcomes Liberman's Comments on Kerry

State Department spokeswoman welcomes Liberman's remarks that Kerry "is a true friend of Israel".Elad Benari, 2/9/2014, 2:17 AM

State Department Criticizes New Jerusalem Construction

State Department spokeswoman: New construction in Jerusalem is a "unilateral action" that "prejudges issues."Elad Benari, 2/6/2014, 5:43 AM

State Department: Attacks on Kerry Are Unacceptable

Israeli criticism of Kerry's peace efforts "distort his records and distract from key issues," says State Dept. spokeswoman.Elad Benari, 2/6/2014, 12:13 AM

State Department: Kerry 'Frustrated' by Claims He's Anti-Israel

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki says Kerry has "proud record of over three decades of steadfast support for Israel’s security."Elad Benari, 2/4/2014, 3:46 AM

'Kerry Never Meant to Threaten Israel,' State Department Claims

US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki denies Kerry threatened Israel with boycotts.Tova Dvorin, 2/2/2014, 2:28 PM

United States Welcomes Netanyahu-Abdullah Meeting

State Department spokeswoman says U.S. was aware in advance of PM Netanyahu's trip to Jordan.Elad Benari, 1/17/2014, 6:40 AM

State Department Refuses to Comment on PA Incitement

State Department Spokeswoman refuses to "give an analysis of every action" when asked by reporter about PA incitement.Elad Benari, 1/8/2014, 5:13 AM

US Condemns Murders of IDF Soldiers

"Such violence and terror...undermine efforts to establish the positive atmosphere the parties need to progress in peace negotiations."Gil Ronen, 9/23/2013, 8:39 AM

U.S.: No Decision Yet on Freezing Aid to Egypt

State Department says it has yet to make a decision on whether to freeze assistance to Egypt, says the matter is being reviewed.Elad Benari, 8/20/2013, 12:14 AM

U.S.: 'Settlements' Are Illegitimate

United States says it disapproves of construction in Judea and Samaria, after Israel approves construction of more than 800 units.Elad Benari, 8/9/2013, 3:13 AM

Kerry Finalizing U.S. Team for Peace Talks

No confirmation on whether Martin Indyk has been chosen to head the U.S. negotiating team.Elad Benari, 7/23/2013, 3:14 AM

U.S.: We Support Israel’s Ability to Defend Itself

The United States reiterates that Israel has the right to defend itself, even if Russia sells advanced missiles to Syria.Elad Benari, 5/30/2013, 5:44 AM