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US national security adviser:

'We don't view killings of Gazans by Israel as genocide'

US national security adviser Jake Sullivan to reporters: We still believe it would be a mistake to launch a major military operation into the heart of Rafah.

'We don't view killings of Gazans by Israel as genocide'

In phone conversation:

Sullivan, Israeli counterpart discuss alternatives to Rafah

US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan speaks with Israeli counterpart Tzachi Hanegbi, expresses condolences on behalf of President Biden and the American people on Israel’s Memorial Day.

Sullivan, Israeli counterpart discuss alternatives to Rafah

House Democrats:

'We cannot undermine our ally Israel'

26 Democratic members of Congress urge White House to deliver security aid to Israel, after the Biden administration cancelled a shipment over Rafah operation.

'We cannot undermine our ally Israel'

US national security adviser:

'Saudi defense pact not possible without Israel deal'

National security adviser Jake Sullivan says defense agreement with Saudi Arabia goes hand-in-hand with the kingdom and Israel normalizing ties: You can’t disentangle one piece from the others.

'Saudi defense pact not possible without Israel deal'

Biden meets 4-year-old freed hostage Abigail Idan

US President meets young US citizen who was kidnapped on October 7 and spent her fourth birthday in captivity in Gaza.

Biden meets 4-year-old freed hostage Abigail Idan

After Iranian attack

US: We will impose new sanctions on Iran

US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan announces that the US will impose new sanctions on Iran's missile and drone program and expects its allies to follow suit.

US: We will impose new sanctions on Iran

Report:

US lambasts Israel's Rafah evacuation plan

Jake Sullivan, Antony Blinken reject, harshly criticize Israeli proposals for Rafah operation in 2-hour phone call with Israeli officials, demand 'day-after' plan to maintain US support.

US lambasts Israel's Rafah evacuation plan

In push for mega deal:

Biden adviser to visit Saudi Arabia, meet MBS

Report: White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan will travel to Saudi Arabia, meet Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman about a potential mega-deal that would include Saudi normalization with Israel.

Biden adviser to visit Saudi Arabia, meet MBS

'Constructive engagement'

US and Israeli officials discuss Rafah operation

Monday’s meeting was initially supposed to take place in person last week, but Netanyahu cancelled it after the US did not veto a UN Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza and the release of all hostages.

US and Israeli officials discuss Rafah operation

Gallant meets US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan

Defense Minister and US National Security Advisor hold private conference for about 90 minutes about the efforts to release the hostages and defeat Hamas.

Gallant meets US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan

Gallant:

'We have no right to stop the war'

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant stated before his meetings with American officials that Israel must, and would, destroy Hamas.

'We have no right to stop the war'

US confirms Hamas number 3 Marwan Issa eliminated

US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan says America 'helping to ensure' Hamas leaders hiding in tunnels face justice for October 7.

US confirms Hamas number 3 Marwan Issa eliminated

White House walks back Biden's comments on Israel

National Security Adviser asked about Biden's comments that a Rafah operation would be a red line: The President didn't make any declarations or pronouncements.

White House walks back Biden's comments on Israel

House Intel Chair warn:s

Congress aware of ‘serious national security threat'

House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence chairman Mike Turner calls on Pres. Biden to declassify info on national security threat 'so that Congress, the Administration, and our allies can openly discuss the actions necessary to respond to this threat.'

Congress aware of ‘serious national security threat'

US national security adviser:

'We will take further action in Iraq and Syria'

National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan says the US strikes over the weekend were "the beginning of our response" to drone attack which killed three US service members.

'We will take further action in Iraq and Syria'

Amid negotiations on deal

Hostages' families meet US National Security Advisor

Family members of eight hostages with US citizenship meet Jake Sullivan in Washington: Every day that the hostages remain in Gaza, they are at risk.

Hostages' families meet US National Security Advisor

US National Security Adviser:

'Peace for Israel possible in near term'

At World Economic Forum, US National Security Adviser: Jake Sullivan claims peace with normalization and security for Israel and a Palestinian state in immediate aftermath of war 'not impractical.'

'Peace for Israel possible in near term'

Dermer, US national security adviser discuss 'day after war'

White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan meets Strategic Affairs Minister Ron Dermer in Washington.

Dermer, US national security adviser discuss 'day after war'

Israeli Pres. meets Jake Sullivan to discuss hostages' release

Israel's Pres. Herzog, US adviser Jake Sullivan, meet in Tel Aviv to discuss return of hostages, Houthis' attacks in Red Sea.

Israeli Pres. meets Jake Sullivan to discuss hostages' release

Jake Sullivan: Israel has a right to defend itself against Hamas

Watch live: Jake Sullivan, US security adviser, holds press conference in Tel Aviv.

Jake Sullivan: Israel has a right to defend itself against Hamas

Mossad chief lights Hanukkah candles with Jake Sullivan

In meeting at Mossad headquarters, chief David Barnea tells US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan of challenges in returning hostages.

Mossad chief lights Hanukkah candles with Jake Sullivan

Gallant to US NSA:

'Dismantling Hamas will take more than a few months'

Defense Minister meets US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan as war in Gaza, attacks from Lebanon continue.

'Dismantling Hamas will take more than a few months'

US national security adviser to visit Israel

US national security adviser Jake Sullivan expected to meet senior government officials and discuss humanitarian aid to Gaza Strip.

US national security adviser to visit Israel

US national security adviser:

'We're working on appropriate action in response to Houthis'

White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan: The Houthis are the ones with their finger on the trigger but Iran is responsible.

'We're working on appropriate action in response to Houthis'

US national security adviser:

'We're working to bring back hostages held by other groups'

US national security adviser Jake Sullivan says other groups in Gaza are holding hostages and efforts are underway to bring them back.

'We're working to bring back hostages held by other groups'

US officials welcome release of two hostages by Hamas

Biden’s National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan: We continue to do everything possible to secure the release of all remaining hostages.

US officials welcome release of two hostages by Hamas

Benny Gantz meets US National Security Advisor Sullivan

The meeting's goal was reportedly to update Gantz on the components of the normalization agreement with Saudi Arabia.

Benny Gantz meets US National Security Advisor Sullivan

Sources:

Top Biden aides interviewed in classified documents probe

Special counsel investigating Biden’s classified documents has interviewed members of the upper levels of the White House and the cabinet.

Top Biden aides interviewed in classified documents probe

White House confirms:

Biden and Netanyahu to meet in New York next week

White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan confirms Biden will meet Netanyahu at the UN General Assembly.

Biden and Netanyahu to meet in New York next week

US official:

'Still much work to do on Israeli-Saudi normalization'

White House national security adviser says many elements of normalization are on the table but there is still much work to do.

'Still much work to do on Israeli-Saudi normalization'

US National Security Adviser:

'Israeli-Saudi normalization not imminent'

National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan says Blinken's calls with Netanyahu and PA chairman Abbas do not indicate Saudi deal is near.

'Israeli-Saudi normalization not imminent'

US to Israel:

'Deal with Saudis must include concessions to PA'

Biden administration told Israeli government it would have to make significant concessions as part of any deal with Saudi Arabia.

'Deal with Saudis must include concessions to PA'

Report:

Mossad chief secretly met with US officials in Washington

US officials confirmed that David Barnea met with Jake Sullivan and other officials to discuss normalization and other regional issues.

Mossad chief secretly met with US officials in Washington

US to move ahead with transfer of F-16s to Turkey

The announcement comes after Turkey agreed to drop its opposition to Sweden’s bid to join NATO.

US to move ahead with transfer of F-16s to Turkey

US to provide Ukraine with cluster munitions

National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan confirms US will send cluster munitions to Ukraine as part of a new military aid package.

US to provide Ukraine with cluster munitions

Amid concerns over Iran:

Biden's security adviser meets Israeli officials

Jake Sullivan hosts Tzachi Hanegbi and Minister Ron Dermer, discusses enhanced coordination to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.

Biden's security adviser meets Israeli officials

Secret Service probing invasion of security adviser's home

US Secret Service investigating how intruder entered US national security adviser Jake Sullivan’s home last month.

Secret Service probing invasion of security adviser's home

US National Security Advisor:

'Israel has the right to defend itself from rocket attacks'

Biden’s National Security Advisor, Jake Sullivan, speaks to Israeli counterpart, reaffirms ironclad support for Israel’s security.

'Israel has the right to defend itself from rocket attacks'

Biden's national security adviser meets Saudi Crown Prince

Saudi state-run media says the men reviewed "strategic relations" during the meeting.

Biden's national security adviser meets Saudi Crown Prince

National Security Advisor:

'Normalization with Saudis is one of our central goals'

Tzachi Hanegbi welcomes US counterpart's comments on Saudi normalization: We hope there will be a breakthrough soon.

'Normalization with Saudis is one of our central goals'

US national security adviser:

'We are still working towards Israeli-Saudi normalization'

Biden’s national security adviser Jake Sullivan: I spoke to Netanyahu this week. We will ensure Iran doesn't achieve a nuclear weapon.

'We are still working towards Israeli-Saudi normalization'

Netanyahu promised Sullivan:

'The judicial reform will pass with broad agreement'

Prime Minister reportedly conveyed a message of reassurance to the US administration regarding the judicial reform.

'The judicial reform will pass with broad agreement'

Sullivan joins Hanegbi for digital summit with UAE, Bahrain

US and Israeli National Security Advisors meet in Jerusalem, with their UAE and Bahrain counterparts joining virtually for summit.

Sullivan joins Hanegbi for digital summit with UAE, Bahrain

Report:

Sullivan brought up judicial reform in meeting with Netanyahu

White House national security adviser raised Israeli government’s plan to overhaul the country's judicial system. PM's office won't comment.

Sullivan brought up judicial reform in meeting with Netanyahu

Abbas demands US open consulate to PA in Jerusalem

PA chairman meets US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan in Ramallah, begs Biden Admin. to take anti-Israel measures.

Abbas demands US open consulate to PA in Jerusalem

Defense Minister meets with US National Security Advisor

Defense Minister Yoav Galant met with National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan to discuss ongoing cooperation between Israel and the USA.

Defense Minister meets with US National Security Advisor

Herzog meets US NSA: You came at the right time

President Isaac Herzog met with US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan.

Herzog meets US NSA: You came at the right time

US National Security Adviser:

Iran nuclear deal 'set aside' for the meantime

"We'll work through our differences with Israel," says Jake Sullivan.

Iran nuclear deal 'set aside' for the meantime

Ron Dermer meets WH officials, Jake Sullivan to visit Israel

US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan announces he will visit Israel next week as Strategic Affairs Minister arrives in DC.

Ron Dermer meets WH officials, Jake Sullivan to visit Israel

White House official:

Biden's national security adviser planning Israel trip

Dates for Jake Sullivan's meetings have not been set yet, says administration official.

Biden's national security adviser planning Israel trip

Bennett urges US to judge Netanyahu government 'by its actions'

Bennett meets with US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, says Netanyahu government should be given a chance to prove itself.

Bennett urges US to judge Netanyahu government 'by its actions'

IDF Chief of Staff meets US National Security Advisor

US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan to Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi: Biden committed to ensuring Iran never acquires a nuclear weapon.

IDF Chief of Staff meets US National Security Advisor

Report:

US National Security Adviser held secret talks with Putin aides

The report comes amid tensions following Putin's threats to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine.

US National Security Adviser held secret talks with Putin aides

US official:

'No sign of imminent use of nuclear weapons by Putin'

US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan: We take Putin's threats seriously but don't see indications of use of nuclear weapons right now.

'No sign of imminent use of nuclear weapons by Putin'

US official:

'We'll respond decisively to Russian use of nuclear weapons'

US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan: If Russia uses nukes against Ukraine, there will be catastrophic consequences.

'We'll respond decisively to Russian use of nuclear weapons'

US National Security Council:

'US committed to ensure Iran never obtains a nuclear weapon'

US National Security Council: Sullivan stressed to Gantz that the US is committed to ensuring Iran never obtains a nuclear weapon.

'US committed to ensure Iran never obtains a nuclear weapon'

Gantz tells Sullivan:

We must advance offensive and defensive options to face Iran

Defense Minister Benny Gantz Meets with US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan

We must advance offensive and defensive options to face Iran

No new Mideast peace initiative, says top Biden aide

Biden not planning new peace initiative, says National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan ahead of president's arrival in Israel.

No new Mideast peace initiative, says top Biden aide

US National Security Advisor:

'Iran planning to provide Russia with UAVs to use in Ukraine'

Jake Sullivan says President will work to promote Israel-Saudi relations but "normalization will be a long process."

'Iran planning to provide Russia with UAVs to use in Ukraine'

US National Security Adviser tests positive for COVID-19

US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan is asymptomatic and has not been in close contact with Biden.

US National Security Adviser tests positive for COVID-19