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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, Tuesday, 4:04 AM
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, 4/9/2021, 3:58 AM
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, 4/7/2021, 3:07 AM
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, 4/1/2021, 6:04 AM
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, 3/25/2021, 12:12 AM
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, 3/12/2021, 3:57 AM
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, 3/5/2021, 3:55 AM
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, 3/4/2021, 7:53 AM
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, 3/4/2021, 12:10 AM
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, 3/3/2021, 1:33 AM
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, 2/24/2021, 11:34 PM
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, 2/22/2021, 11:16 PM
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, 2/18/2021, 5:58 AM
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, 2/18/2021, 3:10 AM
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, 2/18/2021, 12:50 AM
'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, 2/16/2021, 6:13 AM
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, 2/12/2021, 11:08 PM
White House press secretary: Biden is not intentionally ignoring Netanyahu

White House press secretary: Biden is not intentionally ignoring Netanyahu

White House press secretary Jen Psaki clarifies that Biden will speak with Netanyahu "soon".Elad Benari, Canada, 2/12/2021, 9:56 PM
Former US Ambassador: There's no crisis between Biden and Netanyahu

Former US Ambassador: There's no crisis between Biden and Netanyahu

Former Ambassador Dan Shapiro explains why Biden hasn't yet called Netanyahu: He's focused on what he was elected for.Ben Ariel, 2/12/2021, 5:34 AM
Minister Eli Cohen: Gideon Sa'ar linked his fate to Lapid

Minister Eli Cohen: Gideon Sa'ar linked his fate to Lapid

Minister of Intelligence discusses the dialogue with the Americans on the Iran deal and also the political issues ahead of the election.Nitsan Keidar, 2/9/2021, 5:34 AM
Netanyahu says he expects to speak to Biden soon

Netanyahu says he expects to speak to Biden soon

Prime Minister notes US President hasn't yet spoken to Middle East leaders, says he expects to speak with him soon.Elad Benari, 2/9/2021, 4:36 AM
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, 2/9/2021, 2:19 AM
US: UNHRC has 'disproportionate focus' on Israel

US: UNHRC has 'disproportionate focus' on Israel

State Department spokesman says US seeks to change UNHRC's attitude towards Israel.Elad Benari, 2/9/2021, 12:07 AM
'It's not surprising Biden hasn't called Netanyahu yet'

'It's not surprising Biden hasn't called Netanyahu yet'

White House press secretary downplays fact that Biden hasn't yet spoken to PM: He hasn't called every foreign leader yet.Elad Benari, 2/3/2021, 1:07 AM
Biden's UN envoy pledges to stand by Israel

Biden's UN envoy pledges to stand by Israel

Linda Thomas-Greenfield at confirmation hearing: I look forward to standing with Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/28/2021, 3:29 AM
'Israel should be in close dialogue with the US on Iran'

'Israel should be in close dialogue with the US on Iran'

INSS director Amos Yadlin: It would be better to work toward interim agreement with Iran to maintain sanctions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/28/2021, 2:40 AM
Erdan doesn't anticipate crisis with US over Iran deal

Erdan doesn't anticipate crisis with US over Iran deal

Israel’s ambassador to the US to Washington Post: Not every disagreement should lead to a crisis. We can agree to disagree.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/24/2021, 6:04 AM
Ambassador Dermer says goodbye to Washington

Ambassador Dermer says goodbye to Washington

Israel’s outgoing ambassador to the US wishes his successor luck, says US-Israel relations are stronger than ever.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/21/2021, 4:30 AM
Smotrich: Thank you President Trump

Smotrich: Thank you President Trump

Religious Zionist Party chairman says goodbye to outgoing US President: He will go down in history as one of Israel's greatest friends.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/20/2021, 1:03 AM
US Central Command's mission to include Israel

US Central Command's mission to include Israel

Israel will be included in the military sphere managed by the head of US Central Command in wake of normalization with Arab states.Elad Benari, Canada, 1/15/2021, 9:04 PM
Israeli Intelligence Minister urges Biden to maintain current policy on Iran

Israeli Intelligence Minister urges Biden to maintain current policy on Iran

Minister Eli Cohen to i24NEWS: If you want to maintain regional stability it is important that the policy vis-à-vis Iran continues.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/8/2021, 5:21 AM
Report: Pompeo to visit town in Judea and Samaria

Report: Pompeo to visit town in Judea and Samaria

According to Axios, Secretary of State planning to visit Golan Heights as well as Israeli town in Judea and Samaria next week.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/13/2020, 12:59 AM
Former Amb. to US: Biden is pro-Israel, policies will be different

Former Amb. to US: Biden is pro-Israel, policies will be different

Dr. Michael Oren, former Israeli Ambassador to the US: Israel must enter into immediate and intimate discussion with Biden about IranYoni Kempinski, 11/9/2020, 6:41 AM
Rep. Omar accuses Israel of 'ethnic cleansing'

Rep. Omar accuses Israel of 'ethnic cleansing'

Muslim Congresswoman criticizes Israel after security forces demolish homes built illegally by Bedouin.Elad Benari, Canada, 11/6/2020, 10:42 PM
Source: Biden will not reverse recognition of Golan Heights

Source: Biden will not reverse recognition of Golan Heights

Senior Biden campaign official says he will likely not reverse recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights if elected.Elad Benari, 11/3/2020, 6:16 AM
Maryland Senator: Biden will always stand by Israel

Maryland Senator: Biden will always stand by Israel

Senator Ben Cardin speaks to members of Orthodox Jewish community, says Biden would be a "true trusted ally".Elad Benari, 10/20/2020, 5:49 AM
'Israel must maintain a qualitative military edge'

'Israel must maintain a qualitative military edge'

US Rep. Brad Schneider: There's bipartisan consensus in Washington, Israel's security concerns are a top priority on Capitol Hill.Elad Benari, 10/14/2020, 1:00 AM
Gantz, US Defense Secretary discuss Israel's military edge

Gantz, US Defense Secretary discuss Israel's military edge

Defense Minister Benny Gantz meets US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper at the Pentagon.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/22/2020, 11:32 PM
Pelosi vows to ensure Israel can maintain its qualitative military edge

Pelosi vows to ensure Israel can maintain its qualitative military edge

House Speaker welcomes agreements with Bahrain and UAE, but also expresses concern over potential sale of F-35 jets to the UAE.Elad Benari, 9/16/2020, 6:46 AM
Kamala Harris: Biden will not condition aid to Israel

Kamala Harris: Biden will not condition aid to Israel

Democratic VP nominee speaks to Jewish donors, says Biden administration would "sustain our unbreakable commitment to Israel’s security".Elad Benari, 8/27/2020, 6:21 AM
Israel's UN Ambassador meets Pompeo

Israel's UN Ambassador meets Pompeo

Ambassador Gilad Erdan meets US Secretary of State, expresses support for the move to "snapback" the UN sanctions on Iran.Elad Benari, Canada, 8/21/2020, 8:06 PM
Danon: We have bipartisan support in the US

Danon: We have bipartisan support in the US

Former Israeli ambassador to the UN dismisses notion that Israel would pay a price for ties to Trump should he be defeated.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/29/2020, 6:41 AM
Career bureaucrats are undermining Israel’s global standing

Career bureaucrats are undermining Israel’s global standing

Career bureaucrats embedded throughout the State Department continue to undermine Israel’s standing among the nations. OpinionDouglas Lamborn, 7/27/2020, 1:30 AM
US Jewish leaders welcome Senate passage of military aid to Israel

US Jewish leaders welcome Senate passage of military aid to Israel

Conference of Presidents welcomes Senate approval of 2021 National Defense Authorization Act.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 7/25/2020, 12:46 AM
Democratic Party's platform opposes sovereignty

Democratic Party's platform opposes sovereignty

Democratic Party releases draft 2020 platform which includes language opposing sovereignty and supporting rights of Palestinian Arabs.Elad Benari, 7/23/2020, 4:11 AM
Senate bill would ban US funding from being used for sovereignty

Senate bill would ban US funding from being used for sovereignty

Amendment to bill introduced Democrat Chris Van Hollen would ban US assistance to Israel from being used for sovereignty move.Elad Benari, 7/8/2020, 5:58 AM
Report: US pushing Israel to make gesture to PA

Report: US pushing Israel to make gesture to PA

US administration reportedly pressing Israel to make a significant gesture towards the Palestinian Authority in exchange for sovereignty.Elad Benari, 7/1/2020, 6:11 AM
Sanders signs letter calling for halting of aid to Israel

Sanders signs letter calling for halting of aid to Israel

Vermont Senator adds his name to letter spearheaded by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez against Israel's sovereignty plans.Elad Benari, 7/1/2020, 12:14 AM
Pompeo: So proud that Israel is part of my story and America’s story

Pompeo: So proud that Israel is part of my story and America’s story

Secretary of State speaks at virtual CUFI summit: Israel lives and our two countries have never been closer.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/30/2020, 4:34 AM
Four House Democrats to Pompeo: Cut aid to Israel if it applies sovereignty

Four House Democrats to Pompeo: Cut aid to Israel if it applies sovereignty

Ocasio-Cortez and Tlaib among signatories to letter to Pompeo calling for cutting of aid to Israel should it go through with sovereignty.Elad Benari, 6/30/2020, 2:01 AM
Democratic Senators warn: Sovereignty 'could undermine regional stability'

Democratic Senators warn: Sovereignty 'could undermine regional stability'

Senators Schumer, Menendez and Cardin express opposition to Israeli plans to apply sovereignty over Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/19/2020, 9:04 PM
Pompeo: The US will always support Israel's right to defend itself

Pompeo: The US will always support Israel's right to defend itself

Secretary of State speaks at 2020 AJC Global Forum, condemns anti-Semitism and PA incitement.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/14/2020, 11:33 PM
Omar: Saudi Arabia and Israel have too much influence on Trump

Omar: Saudi Arabia and Israel have too much influence on Trump

Minnesota Democrat claims Saudi Arabia and Israel rely in part on money to bring about their preferred outcomes.Elad Benari, 5/27/2020, 4:43 AM
Biden adviser: He would keep disagreements with Israel private

Biden adviser: He would keep disagreements with Israel private

Biden's senior policy adviser touts his relationship with Netanyahu: Biden believes in keeping differences between friends behind doors.Elad Benari, 5/19/2020, 6:10 AM
Senate legislation would expand US-Israeli partnerships on COVID-19

Senate legislation would expand US-Israeli partnerships on COVID-19

Bill submitted by Senator Ted Cruz would enhance partnerships on COVID-19 projects and lessen dependence on China.Ben Ariel and JTA, 5/15/2020, 5:45 AM
US lawmakers urge continued support for Israel at ICC

US lawmakers urge continued support for Israel at ICC

AIPAC commends US lawmakers who signed letters encouraging continued support for Israel as the ICC probes alleged "war crimes".Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/13/2020, 11:44 PM
Democratic senators back down from threat to Israel over sovereignty

Democratic senators back down from threat to Israel over sovereignty

Group of Democratic Senators back down from threat to end bipartisan support for Israel if it applies sovereignty over Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 5/11/2020, 6:02 AM