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News and updates about Israel-US

US officials confirm:

Arms shipments from the US decreased by 50%

In the first months of the war, about 240 arms shipments were transferred from the US, recently the number dropped to 120.

Arms shipments from the US decreased by 50%

Israeli Embassy to Biden:

'We will not allow Hezbollah to terrorize the people of Israel'

The Israeli Embassy published a video highlighting Hezbollah's attacks on Israel and stating that the responsibility for the repercussions falls on Lebanon. The Embassy wrote: 'Since October 7, thousands of rockets, missiles, and explosive drones have been launched from Lebanon toward Israel. Make no mistake: We will not allow Hezbollah to terrorize the people of Israel.'

'We will not allow Hezbollah to terrorize the people of Israel'

Immigration from Israel to the USA:

How many do, and how can it be done legally?

What is the right way for an Israeli looking to move to the USA to make the trip?

How many do, and how can it be done legally?

Netanyahu:

'Quiet conversation with US didn't solve the problem'

Prime Minister Netanyahu explains reasoning for his video on US military aid which raised the ire of the Biden administration: I felt that airing it was absolutely necessary after months of quiet conversation that did not solve the problem.

'Quiet conversation with US didn't solve the problem'

Sen. Tom Cotton to Biden:

'You’re playing politics with our ally’s security'

Senator Tom Cotton writes letter to Biden, criticizing his administration for withholding weapons and ammunition from Israel as it continues to battle Hamas.

'You’re playing politics with our ally’s security'

Blinken to Israeli officials:

It is important to avoid further escalation in Lebanon

US Secretary of State meets Israel’s National Security Advisor Tzachi Hanegbi and Strategic Affairs Minister Ron Dermer, reiterates "the United States’ ironclad commitment to Israel’s security."

It is important to avoid further escalation in Lebanon

US worried:

Israel's aerial defense system won't stand Hezbollah attack

A US official said that in the event of a full-blown war, the support Israel will need most is additional air defense systems and Iron Dome replenishments, which the US would provide.

Israel's aerial defense system won't stand Hezbollah attack

US officials:

Sullivan will meet Israeli officials on Thursday

Senior US administration officials say Israel’s national security adviser Tzachi Hanegbi and Minister of Strategic Affairs Ron Dermer will meet with national security adviser Jake Sullivan at the White House.

Sullivan will meet Israeli officials on Thursday

US officials:

'Netanyahu's video hindering de-escalation efforts in the north'

An American official noted that the video which claimed the Biden admin. is withholding munitions would weaken Israel's deterrence against Hezbollah.

'Netanyahu's video hindering de-escalation efforts in the north'

Prime Minister Netanyahu meets US Congressional delegation

The Prime Minister expressed appreciation for the bipartisan support for Israel and said that he hopes that the munitions issue will be resolved soon.

Prime Minister Netanyahu meets US Congressional delegation

Human rights expert:

UNHRC report a 'case-study in antisemitism'

Professor Anne Bayefsky, the Director of the Touro Institute on Human Rights, criticizes UN Human Rights Council for report that attacks Israel and whitewashes Hamas atrocities.

UNHRC report a 'case-study in antisemitism'

Gantz accuses:

'Netanyahu harming unity and ties with US for political gain'

MK Benny Gantz (National Unity) said at a conference in Tel Aviv that Prime Minister Netanyahu is missing out on an opportunity to form a regional alliance against Iran.

'Netanyahu harming unity and ties with US for political gain'

'Hamas is emboldened'

Pro-Israel congressman calls out Netanyahu

Rep. Ritchie Torres criticized the Israeli Prime Minister for a video in which the latter accused the US of withholding arms shipments.

Pro-Israel congressman calls out Netanyahu

Report:

White House cancels high-level meeting following Netanyahu video

Officials tell Barak Ravid the White House canceled a high-level US-Israel meeting on Iran that was scheduled for Thursday after Netanyahu released a video claiming the US was withholding military aid.

White House cancels high-level meeting following Netanyahu video

Senator Jim Risch:

'Let’s get out of Israel’s way'

US Senator Jim Risch calls on the Biden administration to release aid to Israel: Micromanagement of Israel’s war on terror must end.

'Let’s get out of Israel’s way'

Ready to confront antisemitism

US mayors and state legislators return from Israel

Two bipartisan delegations of American mayors and state lawmakers visited Israel this month on missions led by the Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM).

US mayors and state legislators return from Israel

State Department spokesman:

'Our fundamental assessment of the war hasn't changed'

State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller says Netanyahu’s dissolution of the War Cabinet does not change the Biden administration’s “fundamental assessment” of the war in Gaza.

'Our fundamental assessment of the war hasn't changed'

Gallant to US Representatives:

'Iranian proxies are fighting a war against Western civilization'

Minister of Defense Yoav Gallant met with a bipartisan delegation of US members of Congress and provided a situation assessment of operational and strategic developments on Israel’s borders.

'Iranian proxies are fighting a war against Western civilization'

Democrats split on how to protest Netanyahu's speech

While some Dems plan on activly disupting the Israeli PMs address to Congress, others have chosen to boycott it to maintain decorum in the chamber.

Democrats split on how to protest Netanyahu's speech

Report:

Blinken pressed Netanyahu to release frozen PA tax revenues

The Biden administration is furious with Finance Minister Smotrich's decision to freeze tax revenues collected for the Palestinian Authority.

Blinken pressed Netanyahu to release frozen PA tax revenues

US official:

Successful rescue operation complicates efforts to reach a deal

Ahead of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s visit to Israel, the Biden administration seems to see the successful operation, which rescued four hostages, in a negative light.

Successful  rescue operation complicates efforts to reach a deal

Netanyahu's Congress address:

White House won't say if Biden will meet Netanyahu

"I don't have anything to announce today," says national security adviser Jake Sullivan when asked whether the President will meet Netanyahu while he is in Washington next month.

White House won't say if Biden will meet Netanyahu

Nancy Pelosi:

'Netanyahu Congress speech is wrong'

Former House Speaker says she would not have invited Netanyahu to address Congress had she still been serving as Speaker.

'Netanyahu Congress speech is wrong'

Blinken to visit Israel for the eighth time since October 7

Blinken, who will also visit Egypt, Jordan and Qatar, is expected to push the outline for a ceasefire and hostage release deal which President Joe Biden unveiled last week.

Blinken to visit Israel for the eighth time since October 7

Biden to ABC News:

'I think Netanyahu is listening to me'

US President tells ABC News that Israel agreed to his three-state ceasefire proposal and that Netanyahu is "publicly" supportive of it.

'I think Netanyahu is listening to me'

Date set:

Netanyahu to address Congress on July 24

Netanyahu: I am very moved to have the privilege of representing Israel before both Houses of Congress and to present the truth about our just war against those who seek to destroy us.

Netanyahu to address Congress on July 24

Israel opposes Biden's ceasefire deal

Israeli officials have been working with their American counterparts to express the Israeli opposition to the resolution calling to adopt the ceasefire deal, which Israel claims does not match its offer.

Israel opposes Biden's ceasefire deal

Trump:

'Weak Biden is scrambling to fix the disaster he created'

Former US President blasts Biden’s weak strategy on the Israel-Hamas war: We can have peace in the Middle East, but it won’t be with Joe Biden in office.

'Weak Biden is scrambling to fix the disaster he created'

Report:

Netanyahu to address Congress next Thursday

President Joe Biden is not scheduled to be in Washington that day, as he will be attending the G7 summit in Italy. PM's office clarifies that no date has yet been set for the speech.

Netanyahu to address Congress next Thursday

Bernie Sanders:

'I will not attend Netanyahu's Congress speech'

Senator Bernie Sanders blasts invitation for Netnayahu to address Congress, calls him a “war criminal”.

'I will not attend Netanyahu's Congress speech'

Officially:

Netanyahu invited to address Congress

Netanyahu sent a letter signed by all four Congressional leaders inviting him to deliver an address to Congress.

Netanyahu invited to address Congress

Netanyahu vs Biden admin.:

Disappointed with Biden's decision not to back sanctioning ICC

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he thought there was a bipartisan consensus against the ICC.

Disappointed with Biden's decision not to back sanctioning ICC

Blinken:

'Israel must come up with a post-war plan for Gaza'

US Secretary of State warns that the absence of a post-war plan could trigger lawlessness, chaos and a comeback by Hamas.

'Israel must come up with a post-war plan for Gaza'

Netanyahu to Haley:

'Our victory is your victory'

The Prime Minister thanked the former US Ambassador to the UN for her support of the State of Israel, 'especially at this time.'

'Our victory is your victory'

John Kirby:

'Israel's strike in Rafah didn't cross Biden's red line'

White House National Security Council spokesperson tells reporters Washington hasn't yet seen a major Israeli ground operation in Rafah.

'Israel's strike in Rafah didn't cross Biden's red line'

AOC charges:

'Israeli strike in Rafah - an indefensible atrocity'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasts Israel over IDF strike against senior Hamas terrorists in Rafah, calls on Biden to stop military aid shipments to Israel.

'Israeli strike in Rafah - an indefensible atrocity'

Tlaib blasts Biden on Israel:

'You're an enabler, where's your red line?'

Rep. Rashida Tlaib hints that voters will make Biden pay for his support of Israel.

'You're an enabler, where's your red line?'

Human rights expert on ICJ:

'When genocidal terrorists praise ruling, justice was not served'

Human Rights Voices President Professor Anne Bayefsky tells Arutz Sheva that the IJC order on Rafah part of a 'cycle of violence' where terrorists murder Jews and then turn to the UN for justification and cover.

'When genocidal terrorists praise ruling, justice was not served'

House Speaker:

'Netanyahu will be invited to address Congress'

US House of Representatives Speaker Mike Johnson says Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer agreed to invite Netanyahu to speak before Congress.

'Netanyahu will be invited to address Congress'

Pentagon spokesman:

'No final decision on paused weapons shipment'

Pentagon Press Secretary Patrick Ryder tells Channel 13 News: We’re going to continue to provide Israel with the munitions it needs to defend itself.

'No final decision on paused weapons shipment'

House Speaker:

'We're working on date for Netanyahu to address Congress'

House Speaker Mike Johnson says he expects Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to be co-signing his letter inviting Netanyahu to speak before Congress.

'We're working on date for Netanyahu to address Congress'

Austin to Gallant:

'Urgent need to increase humanitarian assistance to Gaza'

US Defense Secretary speaks to Defense Minister, reiterates "strong US objections to the International Criminal Court prosecutor's outrageous application for arrest warrants against Israeli leaders."

'Urgent need to increase humanitarian assistance to Gaza'

Defense expert:

'Biden is telling Israel to lose the war, we won't do that'

IDSF founder and chairman Brig. Gen. Amir Avivi tells Arutz Sheva that to win the war and bring back the hostages, Israel must tell the US 'thank you' and do what it needs to do in Rafah. Amir Avivi will be addressing the Arutz Sheva-Israel National News Jerusalem conference in New York City on Sunday, June 2nd.

'Biden is telling Israel to lose the war, we won't do that'

US official:

'Israel has addressed many of Biden's concerns on Rafah'

Senior Biden administration official says Israeli officials incorporated many changes into their plan that seem to meet Biden's concerns about deepening the operation.

'Israel has addressed many of Biden's concerns on Rafah'

Senator Schumer:

'ICC prosecutor’s decision is unfair and reprehensible'

Senate Majority Leader denounces ICC decision to seek arrest warrants for Israeli leaders: There never can be any equivalency between Israel’s right to defend itself against terror and Hamas’s barbarity.

'ICC prosecutor’s decision is unfair and reprehensible'

House Democratic Leader:

'ICC decision is shameful and unserious'

House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries criticizes ICC Chief Prosecutor's request for arrest warrants against Israeli leaders: America’s commitment to Israel’s security is ironclad.

'ICC decision is shameful and unserious'

Biden:

'US stands with Israel in its efforts to take out Hamas butchers'

Biden speaks at event in honor of Jewish Heritage Month: Contrary to allegations made against Israel by the ICC, Israel is not committing genocide.

'US stands with Israel in its efforts to take out Hamas butchers'

Human rights expert:

'Biden Admin. stands for mass murderer at Security Council'

Human Rights Voices President Professor Anne Bayefsky speaks to Arutz Sheva about the moment of silence held for the 'butcher of Tehran' at the UN Security Council.

'Biden Admin. stands for mass murderer at Security Council'

Human Rights expert:

'ICC warrants an attempt to destroy Israel dressed as intl. law'

Human Rights Voices President Professor Anne Bayefsky tells Arutz Sheva the Biden Administration's questioning of Israel's right to defend itself led to ICC prosecutor's decision to pursue arrest warrants against Netanyahu and Gallant.

'ICC warrants an attempt to destroy Israel dressed as intl. law'

Human rights expert:

'UN Security Council refused to hold meeting on Israeli hostages'

Human Rights Voices President Professor Anne Bayefsky tells Arutz Sheva reports that the Security Council met to discuss the hostages' plight last week are misinformation and the meeting was held outside the Security Council, which refused to hold it.

'UN Security Council refused to hold meeting on Israeli hostages'

White House to Stefanik:

'There has been no better friend to Israel than President Biden'

White House fires back at at Rep. Elise Stefanik after she criticized Biden during her speech at the Knesset.

'There has been no better friend to Israel than President Biden'

Sullivan updates Netanyahu on Saudi normalization efforts

White House says that US National Security Advisor, who met with Netanyahu in Jerusalem, "reiterated the President’s longstanding position on Rafah.”

Sullivan updates Netanyahu on Saudi normalization efforts

'No excuse for Biden aid cut'

Rep. Elise Stefanik to address Knesset today

House Republican Conference Chair to visit sites of Hamas massacre, address Knesset in trip to Israel.

Rep. Elise Stefanik to address Knesset today

Weapons shipment delayed by US arrives in Israel

Report: Biden administration decided to resume the weapons transfer after Israel committed to informing the United States in advance before expanding ground maneuvers in Rafah.

Weapons shipment delayed by US arrives in Israel

16 Democrats vote in favor

House rebukes Biden for withholding Israel aid

Israel Security Assistance Support Act, which condemns Biden's posture on Israel’s military action in Gaza, passes in a 224 to 187 vote. Biden has already said he will veto the bill if it clears the Senate.

House rebukes Biden for withholding Israel aid

US official:

'We share Gallant's concern on Gaza'

Senior US official responds to Defense Minister's call for Palestinian Arab rule in Gaza after the war: Israel has not developed plans for holding and governing territory the IDF clears, thereby allowing Hamas to regenerate.

'We share Gallant's concern on Gaza'

Secretary of State Blinken:

'We do not and will not support Israeli reoccupation of Gaza'

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Israel must work to find an alternative for Hamas since 'it cannot – and says it does not want responsibility for Gaza.'

'We do not and will not support Israeli reoccupation of Gaza'

Human rights expert:

'The UN parrots bogus Hamas casualty figures'

Human Rights Voices President Professor Anne Bayefsky speaks to Arutz Sheva about the UN's revision of women and children casualty figures in Gaza by nearly half.

'The UN parrots bogus Hamas casualty figures'

White House:

Biden will veto GOP bill on aid to Israel

White House criticizes Israel Security Assistance Support Act, which would pressure President Biden to send weapons to Israel.

Biden will veto GOP bill on aid to Israel

After pausing bomb shipment

Biden moving forward with new weapons deal for Israel

Biden administration notifies Congress it is moving forward with more than $1 billion in new weapons deals for Israel, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Biden moving forward with new weapons deal for Israel