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US Ambassador to Israel: I’m working on visa issue day and night

Ambassador Tom Nides urges Knesset to approve the laws required to add Israel to Visa Waiver Program.

'I’m working on visa issue day and night'

US Ambassador to Israel: The US firmly believes that Israel has a right to protect itself

US Ambassador to Israel Tom Nides responds to Operation Breaking Dawn: We urge all sides for calm.

'Israel has a right to protect itself'

Conference of Presidents commends Biden for strengthening US-Israel relationship

Conference of Presidents praises Biden visit to Israel: "The bilateral relationship is broad and could not be stronger."

Jewish leaders commend Biden after Israel visit

Iran: No regional security as long as US protects the security of fake Israel

Iran fires back after Biden and Lapid sign declaration pledging to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.

'No regional security as long as US protects fake Israel'

Blinken speaks to Bennett: We're committed to strong US-Israeli strategic relationship

Secretary of State speaks to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, hours after conversation with Foreign Minister Lapid.

'We're committed to strong US-Israeli strategic relationship'

Texas Republican platform 'prohibits' Palestinian state

Texas Republican Party approves platform that supports the “prohibition” of a Palestinian state in lands that Israel now controls.

Texas Republican platform 'prohibits' Palestinian state

State Department: US will maintain its strong support for Israel

State Department spokesperson: Political developments in Israel won't affect what we are trying to accomplish.

'US will maintain its strong support for Israel'

Source: White House to announce Biden's Israel trip this week

Source confirms to Reuters Biden will travel to Saudi Arabia and Israel next month.

White House to announce Biden's Israel trip this week

Joe Biden expected to visit Israel in mid-July

Biden expected to arrive in Jerusalem on July 14 and also meet PA chairman during the visit.

Biden expected to visit Israel in mid-July

UN Commission report is a declaration of war on the Jews

It outrageously finds no Palestinian Arab terrorist, no Palestinian terrorist organizations and no Palestinian terrorism. Op-ed.

UN Commission report is a declaration of war on the Jews

White House on Biden visit to Israel: There's no trip to announce right now

White House Press Secretary says Biden's planned visits to Israel and Saudi Arabia are still hypothetical at the moment.

'There's no trip to announce right now'

Blinken calls for probe into death of Al Jazeera journalist

Secretary of State also notes US support for "two-state solution" in conversation with Foreign Minister Yair Lapid.

Blinken calls for probe into death of Al Jazeera journalist

Foreign Ministry chief: US needs to explain leak on elimination of IRGC official

Foreign Ministry Director General Alon Ushpiz discusses anger in Israel over leaked reports on elimination of top IRGC official.

'US needs to explain leak on elimination of IRGC official'

Bennett: Biden's decision to leave IRGC on terror list is correct and justified

Prime Minister comments on Biden administration's decision to keep Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps on US list of terrorist organizations.

'US decision to leave IRGC on terror list is justified'

Progress in process of eliminating need for US visas for Israelis

Israel is trying to complete the bureaucratic procedures to enable Israel to join Visa Waiver program by September.

Progress in process of eliminating need for US visas

US National Security Advisor: Excellent meeting with Gantz at the White House

During his visit to Washington, Gantz is also expected to meet with Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.

'Excellent meeting with Gantz at the White House'player

Blinken: The bonds between our two countries are unshakeable

Secretary of State wishes Israel a Happy Independence Day: The United States remains steadfast in its commitment to Israel’s security.

'The bonds between our two countries are unshakeable'

Report: US mulling regional leaders' meeting during Biden's Middle East visit

Israeli officials say White House and Bennett’s office discussed regional leaders' meeting as part of Biden’s visit to the Middle East.

US mulling regional leaders' meeting during Biden's visit

Blinken: Israel would support our rejoining UNESCO

Secretary of State claims Israel has no objections to a US return to UN cultural agency from which Trump withdrew.

'Israel would support our rejoining UNESCO'

Pro-Israel groups submit 2 million complaints to UN Commission of Inquiry

Human Rights Voices, Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust make unprecedented submissions to UN Commission of Inquiry.

Pro-Israel groups submit 2 million complaints to UN Commission

US officials to travel to Israel amid Jerusalem tensions

Senior State Department officials will seek to de-escalate the crisis in Jerusalem.

US officials to travel to Israel amid Jerusalem tensions

Blinken: Americans are once again grieving with the Israeli people

Secretary of State condemns Tel Aviv attack: We will continue to be in regular contact with our Israeli partners.

'Americans are once again grieving with the Israeli people'

State Department: We have 'tactical differences' with Israel on Iran

State Department spokesperson Ned Price says there is no strategic disagreement between the US and Israel regarding to Iran.

'We have tactical differences with Israel on Iran'

US Ambassador to Israel: If there's a deal with Iran, Israel's hands won't be tied

US Ambassador to Israel Tom Nides: Israel can do and take whatever actions needed to protect the State.

'If there's a deal with Iran, Israel's hands won't be tied'player

Biden speaks to Bennett, offers condolences following terror attacks

Biden speaks to Bennett, offers "all appropriate assistance to our Israeli allies as they confront threats to their citizens".

Biden speaks to Bennett following terror attacks

Blinken condemns Bnei Brak attack: This violence is unacceptable

President Biden’s National Security Advisor: We are appalled by the terrorist attack and stand with our Israeli allies.

'This violence is unacceptable'

US Ambassador to UN: Our commitment to Israel’s security remains ironclad

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield condemns shooting attack in Hadera in which two Border Police officers were murdered.

'Our commitment to Israel’s security remains ironclad'

Next summit: US, Israel and the United Arab Emirates

Israel seeks to bring US and UAE closer amid tensions between the sides.

Next summit: US, Israel and the United Arab Emirates

Gantz speaks to US Defense Secretary Austin

Defense Minister speaks to US Secretary of Defense as talks on reviving Iran nuclear deal continue.

Gantz speaks to US Defense Secretary Austin

Senate approves Iron Dome funding for Israel

US Senate approves spending package which includes defense aid for Israel. The bill will now go to Biden, who will sign it.

Senate approves Iron Dome funding for Israel

House approves funding for Iron Dome

House of Representatives passes spending package which includes $1 billion in emergency funding for Iron Dome.

House approves funding for Iron Dome

Another step towards US visa exemption for Israelis

Israel, US sign agreement to share information on civilians convicted of serious criminal offenses.

Another step towards US visa exemption for Israelis

US protests Israel's refusal to back UN resolution on Russia

US protests to Israel over refusal to join 87 countries in backing resolution condemning Russia at Security Council.

US protests Israel's refusal to back UN resolution on Russia

Report: Senior Israeli officials blast Biden over Iran deal

Senior Israeli officials reportedly say Biden "has turned diplomacy into a religion" as talks with Iran advance.

Senior Israeli officials blast Biden over Iran deal

Israel sends envoy to nuclear talks in Vienna

Israeli envoy meets US and other officials as talks with Iran reach crunch time.

Israel sends envoy to nuclear talks in Vienna

White House: Biden will visit Israel 'later this year'

White House says President Biden accepted Prime Minister Bennett’s invitation to Israel and will visit later this year.

'Biden will visit Israel later this year'

Amnesty International: US Government should pressure Israeli authorities

Amnesty International dismisses criticism of its anti-Israel report, urges US to pressure Israel.

'US Government should pressure Israeli authorities'

US Ambassador to Israel: Amnesty International report is absurd

Ambassador Tom Nides denounces Amnesty International report accusing Israel of apartheid.

'Amnesty International report is absurd'

Blinken speaks to Foreign Minister Yair Lapid

Secretary of State says "strong U.S.-Israel bilateral relationship is important in the face of common challenges".

Blinken speaks to Foreign Minister Yair Lapid

US and Israel hold strategic talks on Iran

US National Security Adviser tells Israelis the US is committed to diplomacy on Iran, but is preparing other options.

US and Israel hold strategic talks on Iran