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"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
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, 12/02/2021 21:56
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, 12/02/2021 05:34
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, 09/02/2021 05:34
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, 09/02/2021 04:36
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: 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, 09/02/2021 00:07
'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, 03/02/2021 01:07
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, 28/01/2021 03:29
'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, 28/01/2021 02:40
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, 24/01/2021 06:04
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, 21/01/2021 04:30
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, 20/01/2021 01:03
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, 15/01/2021 21:04
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, 08/01/2021 05:21
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, 13/11/2020 00:59
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, 09/11/2020 06:41
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, 06/11/2020 22:42
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, 03/11/2020 06:16
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, 20/10/2020 05:49
'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, 14/10/2020 01:00
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, 22/09/2020 23:32
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, 16/09/2020 06:46
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, 27/08/2020 06:21
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, 21/08/2020 20:06