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Israel seeks US help in efforts against Polish restitution law

Israel seeks US help in efforts against Polish restitution law

Israel asks Biden administration to support effort against legislation restricting restitution claims by survivors and their families.Ben Ariel, 23/07/2021 02:09
US seeking to improve ties between Israel and PA

US seeking to improve ties between Israel and PA

US envoy concludes visit to Israel and PA which included "productive engagements" with Israelis and Palestinian Arabs.Elad Benari, Canada, 16/07/2021 23:35
House committee approves funding for Iron Dome

House committee approves funding for Iron Dome

House Appropriations Committee approves Department of Defense funding bill for 2022, which includes aid to Israel.Elad Benari, 14/07/2021 02:58
Top US official to visit Israel, PA

Top US official to visit Israel, PA

State Department's top official on Israeli-Palestinian Arab issues, Hady Amr, will travel to Jerusalem on Sunday.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 10/07/2021 01:39
Biden made clear that Israel has the right to decide how to proceed with Iran

Biden made clear that Israel has the right to decide how to proceed with Iran

Senior official present at Biden-Rivlin meeting: The American representatives were very interested in the Israeli information on Iran.Yoni Kempinski, Washington, 29/06/2021 06:00
Pelosi to Rivlin: Support for Israel will always be bipartisan

Pelosi to Rivlin: Support for Israel will always be bipartisan

President Rivlin meets House Speaker at the Capitol: Israel has no greater friend than the United States of America.Yoni Kempinski, Washington, 29/06/2021 01:42
Rivlin following meeting with Biden: We found a real great friend to Israel

Rivlin following meeting with Biden: We found a real great friend to Israel

Rivlin after meeting Biden: I’m very much satisfied that he’s going to ensure that there will be no nuclear weapons in the Middle East.Yoni Kempinski, Washington, 29/06/2021 01:03
Lapid meets US Secretary of State: I know we can count on you

Lapid meets US Secretary of State: I know we can count on you

Lapid to Blinken: We believe the way to discuss disagreements is through direct conversations.Ido Ben Porat, 28/06/2021 03:06
Report: Israel joined statement criticizing China following US pressure

Report: Israel joined statement criticizing China following US pressure

Israel supported a statement criticizing China at UN Human Rights Council after being pressured to do so by the Biden administration.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/06/2021 05:03
Biden admin gives Israel a reprieve on PA issue

Biden admin gives Israel a reprieve on PA issue

Report: US has conveyed a message to Israel that it will not bother the new government on Palestinian Arab issue until a budget is passed.Elad Benari, Canada, 19/06/2021 02:18
VP Harris congratulates new Israeli government

VP Harris congratulates new Israeli government

VP Kamala Harris: We look forward to working closely with Israel’s new government to build on the strong bonds between our two countries.Elad Benari, 14/06/2021 02:28
Blinken invites Lapid to Washington

Blinken invites Lapid to Washington

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid speaks to US Secretary of State, thanks him for the United States' unwavering support for Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/06/2021 00:24
Report: Biden administration seeking to expand Abraham Accords

Report: Biden administration seeking to expand Abraham Accords

Biden administration reportedly planning to encourage more Arab countries to sign accords with Israel.Elad Benari, 10/06/2021 06:06
Blinken: US committed to replenishing Iron Dome

Blinken: US committed to replenishing Iron Dome

Secretary of State reiterates Biden administration's position that Israel has a right to defend itself against rockets.Elad Benari, 08/06/2021 06:14
White House: US policy toward Israel will not change

White House: US policy toward Israel will not change

White House Press Secretary asked about government change in Israel, says Israel will remain an important strategic partner.Elad Benari, 04/06/2021 06:03
House lawmakers to Defense Secretary: Replenish Iron Dome

House lawmakers to Defense Secretary: Replenish Iron Dome

At least 55 House members write to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, urge action on restocking Israel's supply of Iron Dome interceptors.Elad Benari, 03/06/2021 03:29
Cruz: Biden showed weakness and emboldened Hamas

Cruz: Biden showed weakness and emboldened Hamas

Texas Senator says President Joe Biden was soft on Israel’s foes and invited further violence during recent fighting.Elad Benari, 01/06/2021 02:11
Sanders: Israeli government has 'overt racists'

Sanders: Israeli government has 'overt racists'

Senator Bernie Sanders: We have to be pro-Israel, but we have to be pro-Palestinian.Elad Benari, 24/05/2021 05:58
Biden: There is no shift in my commitment to the security of Israel

Biden: There is no shift in my commitment to the security of Israel

US President committed to Israel's security. "Until the region acknowledges the right of Israel to exist, there will be no peace."Elad Benari, Canada, 22/05/2021 01:20
Sanders leads resolution blocking weapons sales to Israel

Sanders leads resolution blocking weapons sales to Israel

Senator Bernie Sanders introduces resolution blocking a $735 million weapons sale to Israel.Elad Benari, 21/05/2021 05:13
Haley rips AOC over criticism of Israel

Haley rips AOC over criticism of Israel

Former Ambassador blasts Congresswoman who accused Israel of targeting schools and civilians in Gaza.Elad Benari, 20/05/2021 05:04
Erdan thanks Biden for supporting Israel

Erdan thanks Biden for supporting Israel

Israel’s Ambassador to the US and the UN thanks Biden: May the rest of the international community follow your lead.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/05/2021 05:41
White House Press Secretary: Gazans are suffering because of Hamas

White House Press Secretary: Gazans are suffering because of Hamas

Jen Psaki: Israel has the right to self-defense. Our focus remains de-escalating the situation on the ground.Elad Benari, Canada, 15/05/2021 02:00
US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State arrives in Israel

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State arrives in Israel

Deputy Assistant US Secretary for Israel-Palestinian Affairs, Hady Amr, will hold talks aimed at ending escalation.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 14/05/2021 22:54
"Squad" member Ayanna Pressley attacks Israel in speech

"Squad" member Ayanna Pressley attacks Israel in speech

Pressley accuses Israel of "police brutality and state-sanctioned violence" while making no mention of rockets from Hamas and other groups.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 14/05/2021 22:46
Democrat accuses US of funding IDF to “police and kill Palestinians”

Democrat accuses US of funding IDF to “police and kill Palestinians”

Cori Bush, a member of "the Squad," gives speech in Congress accusing Israel of a "system of violent oppression and trauma."Dan Verbin, Canada, 14/05/2021 22:13
House lawmaker seeks to call out Hamas as a terror group

House lawmaker seeks to call out Hamas as a terror group

Rep. Carlos Gimenez introduces resolution to call out Hamas as a terrorist group and to double down on support for Israel.Elad Benari, 14/05/2021 06:41
AOC accuses Biden of siding with 'occupation'

AOC accuses Biden of siding with 'occupation'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticizes Biden after he says Israel has the right to defend itself against rocket attacks.Elad Benari, 13/05/2021 06:09
'Israel has a legitimate right to defend itself and its people'

'Israel has a legitimate right to defend itself and its people'

US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan speaks to Israeli counterpart, condemns rocket attacks against Israel.Elad Benari, 12/05/2021 01:29
Report: Biden shortlist for ambassador to Israel down to two candidates

Report: Biden shortlist for ambassador to Israel down to two candidates

Sources say Tom Nides and Robert Wexler are the two finalists for the post of US ambassador to Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/05/2021 03:37
US disagrees with report accusing Israel of 'apartheid'

US disagrees with report accusing Israel of 'apartheid'

State Department spokesperson: It is not the view of this administration that Israel's actions constitute apartheid.Elad Benari, 29/04/2021 05:44
Biden's security adviser: US and Israel have a policy of 'no surprises'

Biden's security adviser: US and Israel have a policy of 'no surprises'

White House national security adviser: US and Israel disagree about Iran deal but have an understanding to ensure there are "no surprises".Elad Benari, 29/04/2021 04:39
US, Israeli officials discuss concerns over Iran's nuclear program

US, Israeli officials discuss concerns over Iran's nuclear program

US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan meets Israeli counterpart Meir Ben-Shabbat and Israeli Ambassador Gilad Erdan.Elad Benari, 28/04/2021 00:53
US lowers travel advisory rating for Israel

US lowers travel advisory rating for Israel

State Department lowers travel advisory rating for Israel to “Level 3: Reconsider Travel”.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/04/2021 03:07
Israeli officials to stress objection to US return to Iran deal

Israeli officials to stress objection to US return to Iran deal

Netanyahu instructs Israeli delegation that will visit Washington next week to stress Israel’s objection to US return to 2015 nuclear deal.Elad Benari, 22/04/2021 23:52
Sanders: Restrict aid to Israel if it undermines peace process

Sanders: Restrict aid to Israel if it undermines peace process

Senator Sanders at J Street conference: American people do not want to see US aid being used to support policies that violate human rights.Elad Benari, 20/04/2021 05:09
Senator Warren: Netanyahu is driving Israel to crisis to protect himself

Senator Warren: Netanyahu is driving Israel to crisis to protect himself

Massachusetts Senator launches scathing attack on PM, calls on his opponents to work together to oust him.Elad Benari, 20/04/2021 00:29
Report: US asked Israel to cut down 'chatter' on Iran

Report: US asked Israel to cut down 'chatter' on Iran

US officials reportedly demanded that Israel cut down the "chatter" concerning alleged attacks on Iran's nuclear facilities.Elad Benari, Canada, 17/04/2021 00:23
'After 73 years, the US-Israel bond remains unbreakable'

'After 73 years, the US-Israel bond remains unbreakable'

US Vice President Kamala Harris wishes Israel a happy Independence Day: We look forward to building on our friendship.Elad Benari, 16/04/2021 04:28
'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
US, Israeli officials to hold second round of talks on Iran

US, Israeli officials to hold second round of talks on Iran

Top national security officials from the US and Israel will convene virtually on Tuesday for strategic talks on Iran.Elad Benari, 13/04/2021 04:04
Pentagon confirms Defense Secretary's visit to Israel

Pentagon confirms Defense Secretary's visit to Israel

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will visit Israel as part of an overseas trip, meet Netanyahu and Gantz.Elad Benari, 09/04/2021 03:58
Report: US Defense Secretary to visit Israel next week

Report: US Defense Secretary to visit Israel next week

Lloyd Austin is expected to meet Prime Minister Netanyahu, Defense Minister Gantz and Foreign Minister Ashkenazi.Elad Benari, 07/04/2021 03:07
State Department: We consider Israel to be 'occupying' Judea and Samaria

State Department: We consider Israel to be 'occupying' Judea and Samaria

State Department spokesman: Annual report on human rights uses term 'occupation' in context of the current status of the West Bank.Elad Benari, 01/04/2021 06:04
Is an exemption from US visas on the horizon?

Is an exemption from US visas on the horizon?

Ambassador Erdan, US Secretary of Homeland Security agree to form joint team to promote the exemption from visas for Israelis.Nitsan Keidar, 25/03/2021 00:12
Israel and US join forces in fight against domestic violence

Israel and US join forces in fight against domestic violence

Israel’s Ambassador to UN and US Ambassador to UN to co-host joint event on global fight against domestic violence. Gal Gadot will speak.Nitsan Keidar, 12/03/2021 03:57
Netanyahu speaks to US Vice President Harris

Netanyahu speaks to US Vice President Harris

Vice President praises Israel's successful vaccination campaign, says US is opposed to ICC decision to investigate Israel for war crimes.Elad Benari, 05/03/2021 03:55
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
US: ICC has no jurisdiction to probe Israel

US: ICC has no jurisdiction to probe Israel

State Department spokesperson says the Biden administration opposes and is disappointed by ICC decision to investigate Israeli "war crimes".Elad Benari, 04/03/2021 00:10
Ambassador Erdan speaks to US counterpart

Ambassador Erdan speaks to US counterpart

Israel’s Ambassador to the UN and the US speaks to US Ambassador to the UN, Linda Thomas-Greenfield: The first of many no doubt.Elad Benari, 03/03/2021 01:33
Pelosi speaks to Netanyahu

Pelosi speaks to Netanyahu

US House Speaker says she spoke to PM "to reaffirm the unbreakable bond between our nations".Elad Benari, 24/02/2021 23:34
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
Omar implores Biden to support Israel's referral to ICC

Omar implores Biden to support Israel's referral to ICC

Muslim Congresswoman says US undermining ICC's ability to "investigate justice" after it ruled it can investigate Israel for "war crimes".Elad Benari, 18/02/2021 05:58
Erdan: Biden-Netanyahu friendship will strengthen our alliance

Erdan: Biden-Netanyahu friendship will strengthen our alliance

Israeli envoy to UN and US: Strong alliance between Israel and United States was reaffirmed again in call between Netanyahu and Joe Biden.Elad Benari, 18/02/2021 03:10
Biden affirms 'steadfast commitment to Israel’s security' in call with Netanyahu

Biden affirms 'steadfast commitment to Israel’s security' in call with Netanyahu

White House following conversation between Biden and Netanyahu: They discussed the importance of consultation on regional security issues.Elad Benari, 18/02/2021 00:50
'Biden wants to prove to Netanyahu that there's a new boss in town'

'Biden wants to prove to Netanyahu that there's a new boss in town'

Prof. Eytan Gilboa, an expert on US-Israel relations, does not buy the White House's explanations for Biden not yet having called Netanyahu.Shimon Cohen, 16/02/2021 06:13
Gantz: Netanyahu harmed US-Israel relations

Gantz: Netanyahu harmed US-Israel relations

Blue and White chairman: Very concerning that Biden hasn't called Netanyahu yet, this is the result of Israel's quarreling with the US.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/02/2021 23:08