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US Sec. of State Blinken makes surprise visit to Afghanistan

US Sec. of State Blinken makes surprise visit to Afghanistan

Antony Blinken, US Sec. of State, visits Afghanistan, speaking with local officials, US troops. 'The partnership is changing but enduring.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/04/2021 16:13
'The United States and Israel stand united on our guiding principles'

'The United States and Israel stand united on our guiding principles'

Ambassador Gilad Erdan hosts key US political leaders, highlights strong Israel-US bond in virtual Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/04/2021 04:25
Blinken: Iran's uranium enrichment is 'provocative'

Blinken: Iran's uranium enrichment is 'provocative'

Secretary of State blasts Iran’s announcement that it intends to begin enriching uranium at 60% purity.Elad Benari, 15/04/2021 03:58
Antony Blinken called the wrong guy

Antony Blinken called the wrong guy

Sec. of state needs to be calling the PA to talk about lack of democracy, not reflexively assume that Israel is somehow to blame. Opinion.Stephen M. Flatow, 06/04/2021 01:39
US Sec. Blinken tells Israeli FM: 'Israelis and Palestinians should enjoy equal freedoms'

US Sec. Blinken tells Israeli FM: 'Israelis and Palestinians should enjoy equal freedoms'

US Sec. of State Antony Blinken holds talk with Israeli FM Gabi Ashkenazi, focusing on regional and 'Palestinian' issues.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/04/2021 20:46
US lifts sanctions on ICC Chief Prosecutor

US lifts sanctions on ICC Chief Prosecutor

Secretary of State Blinken says US lifting sanctions imposed by Trump on ICC Chief Prosecutor and another official.Elad Benari, Canada, 02/04/2021 22:26
Mahmoud Abbas turned down call from US Secretary of State Antony Blinken

Mahmoud Abbas turned down call from US Secretary of State Antony Blinken

Palestinian Authority chairman turned down phone call from US Secretary of State six weeks ago, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/04/2021 14:14
“We don’t get no respect”

“We don’t get no respect”

A nation that has so much contempt for itself is always open to scorn, ridicule, and belittlement from the outside. Op-ed.Jack Engelhard, 21/03/2021 15:00
US blacklists two Iranians for violations of human rights

US blacklists two Iranians for violations of human rights

Secretary of State Antony Blinken announces sanctions against two IRGC members for "their involvement in gross violations of human rights".Elad Benari, 10/03/2021 01:02
Blinken: We will continue to uphold our strong commitment to Israel

Blinken: We will continue to uphold our strong commitment to Israel

Secretary of State says US firmly opposes ICC decision to launch a war crimes probe against Israel.Elad Benari, 04/03/2021 07:53
The insanity of political naivete

The insanity of political naivete

History shows that hate groups are only emboldened when given legitimacy, and Biden's return to the UNHRC will be a current example. Op-ed.Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, 01/03/2021 11:29
Is the two-state solution an anti-Semitic whistle?

Is the two-state solution an anti-Semitic whistle?

During Trump’s presidency, we seldom heard that refrain…two-state-solution…and it was a pleasure to have it gone like a bad tooth. Op-ed.Jack Engelhard, 28/02/2021 12:00
US to restrict entry of 76 Saudis

US to restrict entry of 76 Saudis

Secretary of State Antony Blinken announces "Khashoggi ban" which denies entry to foreigners who threaten dissidents.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 26/02/2021 22:45
Blinken: US will seek to strengthen and extend Iran deal

Blinken: US will seek to strengthen and extend Iran deal

Secretary of State: US remains committed to ensuring that Iran never acquires a nuclear weapon. Diplomacy is the best path.Elad Benari, 23/02/2021 06:02
Blinken to Ashkenazi: Two-state solution is the best way to ensure Israel’s future

Blinken to Ashkenazi: Two-state solution is the best way to ensure Israel’s future

Secretary of State speaks to Israeli Foreign Minister, tells him the US believes in a two-state solution.Elad Benari, 22/02/2021 23:16
Blinken to counterparts: US prepared to talk to Iran

Blinken to counterparts: US prepared to talk to Iran

Secretary of State tells European counterparts that the US is prepared to engage in discussions with Iran.Elad Benari, 19/02/2021 00:58
Blinken: Path to diplomacy with Iran is open

Blinken: Path to diplomacy with Iran is open

Secretary of State says path to diplomacy with Iran over 2015 nuclear deal is open, but won't specify say if contacts have already begun.Elad Benari, 17/02/2021 00:39
US 'outraged' by Baghdad attack but will it act?

US 'outraged' by Baghdad attack but will it act?

US Sec of State Blinken voiced 'outrage' at rocket attack on US forces, but will Biden administration take concrete action?i24NEWS, 16/02/2021 16:30
US to remove terrorist designation of Yemen's Houthi rebels

US to remove terrorist designation of Yemen's Houthi rebels

Secretary of State Blinken announces reversal of decision made by Trump administration in its final days in office.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/02/2021 21:01
Blinken stops short of recognizing Golan Heights as Israeli territory

Blinken stops short of recognizing Golan Heights as Israeli territory

Secretary of State to CNN: Control of the Golan important to Israel’s security. Legal questions are something else.Elad Benari, 09/02/2021 02:19
US Secretary of State Blinken: US will rejoin Human Rights Council - despite its flaws

US Secretary of State Blinken: US will rejoin Human Rights Council - despite its flaws

US Secretary of State acknowledges 'flaws' of UN Human Rights Council, but vows US will rejoin it to 'ensure it fulfills its mandate'Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/02/2021 14:45
Blinken speaks to UAE Foreign Minister

Blinken speaks to UAE Foreign Minister

Conversation takes place days after Biden administration halted sale of F35 to UAE.Elad Benari, 04/02/2021 02:01
Blinken: Our commitment to Israel’s security is sacrosanct

Blinken: Our commitment to Israel’s security is sacrosanct

US Secretary of State speaks with Israel's Foreign Minister, tells reporters that Iran must resume complying with the Iran deal.Elad Benari, 28/01/2021 05:37
Blinken: We very much support the Abraham Accords

Blinken: We very much support the Abraham Accords

Secretary of State explains halt of F-35 sale to UAE is a typical move when a new administration comes in.Elad Benari, 27/01/2021 23:30
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken participates in Holocaust memorial ceremony

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken participates in Holocaust memorial ceremony

"Remembering, Perpetuating, and Pursuing Justice" - special online event in commemoration of the International Holocaust Remembrance DayYoni Kempinski, 27/01/2021 19:17
Israeli officials congratulate new US Secretary of State

Israeli officials congratulate new US Secretary of State

Antony Blinken confirmed as new US Secretary of State by Senate vote of 78-22.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/01/2021 21:57
Senate Foreign Relations Committee approves Blinken nomination

Senate Foreign Relations Committee approves Blinken nomination

Senate Foreign Relations Committee votes 15 to 3 to approve nomination of Antony Blinken to serve as secretary of state.Elad Benari, 26/01/2021 02:25
Secretary of State-designate: Jerusalem is Israel's capital, the embassy will remain there

Secretary of State-designate: Jerusalem is Israel's capital, the embassy will remain there

Antony Blinken says in confirmation hearing the Biden administration will not reverse Trump's decision to relocate US embassy to Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 20/01/2021 01:31
Antony Blinken: An Israel fan or the new problem in the State Department?

Antony Blinken: An Israel fan or the new problem in the State Department?

What kind of foreign policy is possible for the United States after four years under President Trump?Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/12/2020 23:49
Antony Blinken's track record

Antony Blinken's track record

A person's track record is usually essential for predicting his behavior. Blinken's Middle East policies do not bode well for Israel. Op-ed/Amb. (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, 25/11/2020 08:00
'US preparing biggest aid package ever'

'US preparing biggest aid package ever'

Despite talk of funding cuts, Dep. Secretary of State pledges 'unparalleled' aid, but demands Israel halt construction in 'settlements'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/06/2016 22:54
State Dept Interferes in Favor of PLO Terrorists

State Dept Interferes in Favor of PLO Terrorists

Washington asks a judge presiding over terror victims' compensation case to reduce money paid to Israelis injured during Second Intifada.Tova Dvorin, 11/08/2015 14:13
US Justifies Iran Deal, Challenges Israel

US Justifies Iran Deal, Challenges Israel

Official insists US, Israel share views on Iran - but also challenges to 'tell the American people exactly what you would do differently.'Tova Dvorin, 09/06/2015 15:24
More than 10,000 ISIS Jihadis Killed in Airstrikes

More than 10,000 ISIS Jihadis Killed in Airstrikes

US Deputy Secretary of State dismisses criticism of air campaign, insists 'significant progress' has been made in fight against ISIS.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/06/2015 14:39
Yemen: US to Increase Aid to Anti-Houthi Coalition

Yemen: US to Increase Aid to Anti-Houthi Coalition

End of US-Iranian rapprochement? US Deputy Secretary of State says weapons and intel backing to Saudi-coalition will be boosted.Ari Yashar, 07/04/2015 19:05