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State Department okays use of expired US passports

State Department okays use of expired US passports

US citizens abroad will be able to use expired passports to return home, State Department says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/05/2021 08:20
US condemns Erdogan's 'anti-Semitic' remarks on Israel

US condemns Erdogan's 'anti-Semitic' remarks on Israel

State Department spokesman says "anti-Semitic language has no place anywhere" after Turkish President refers to Israel as a "terror state".Elad Benari, 19/05/2021 05:03
US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State arrives in Israel

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State arrives in Israel

Deputy Assistant US Secretary for Israel-Palestinian Affairs, Hady Amr, will hold talks aimed at ending escalation.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 14/05/2021 22:54
US warns citizens to 'reconsider travel to Israel'

US warns citizens to 'reconsider travel to Israel'

State Department raises travel advisory for Israel due to the rocket fire from Gaza and the riots in Israeli cities.Elad Benari, 14/05/2021 03:10
State Department draws parallels between Israel & terrorists

State Department draws parallels between Israel & terrorists

State Department spokesman Ned Price calls on all sides to 'exercise restraint and calm' as Hamas launches rockets on Tel Aviv.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/05/2021 22:57
State Department spokesman: We recognize Israel’s legitimate right to defend itself

State Department spokesman: We recognize Israel’s legitimate right to defend itself

State Department spokesman Ned Price “in the strongest” terms the barrage of rocket attacks against Israel.Elad Benari, 11/05/2021 03:03
State Department 'extremely concerned' about 'confrontations in Jerusalem'

State Department 'extremely concerned' about 'confrontations in Jerusalem'

Ned Price, US State Dep't spokesman, expresses 'extreme concern' over 'confrontations,' urging Israel to preserve 'historic' status quo.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/05/2021 20:46
US calls on Israel to 'deescalate' tensions in Jerusalem

US calls on Israel to 'deescalate' tensions in Jerusalem

State Department spokeswoman says Washington is “deeply concerned about the heightened tensions in Jerusalem”.Elad Benari, Canada, 07/05/2021 22:01
State Department: Talks with Iran not on cusp of a breakthrough

State Department: Talks with Iran not on cusp of a breakthrough

State Department spokesperson Ned Price says there is no agreement yet regarding a US return to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.Elad Benari, 30/04/2021 06:11
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
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
Official: US presented Iran with roadmap on sanctions relief

Official: US presented Iran with roadmap on sanctions relief

Senior State Department official says the US provided Iran with outline of sanctions it is prepared to remove.Elad Benari, 22/04/2021 05:19
US plays down expectations for talks with Iran

US plays down expectations for talks with Iran

State Department spokesman: Talks with Iran were positive but we should not allow expectations to outpace where we are.Elad Benari, 09/04/2021 06:12
State Department: US prepared to remove sanctions on Iran

State Department: US prepared to remove sanctions on Iran

State Department spokesman: We are prepared to take the steps necessary to return to compliance with the Iran nuclear deal.Elad Benari, 08/04/2021 06:41
'Palestinian elections are ultimately a matter for the Palestinian people'

'Palestinian elections are ultimately a matter for the Palestinian people'

State Department spokesman responds to presence of convicted terrorists in Fatah election slate.Elad Benari, 02/04/2021 06:03
US report: PA tortured attendees at 2019 Bahrain workshop

US report: PA tortured attendees at 2019 Bahrain workshop

State Department report on human rights finds PA took action against Palestinian Arabs who took part in peace workshop in Bahrain in 2019.Elad Benari, 02/04/2021 05:21
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
Biden administration resumes use of 'Occupied Territories'

Biden administration resumes use of 'Occupied Territories'

State Department’s annual report on human rights violations refers to Judea and Samaria as territories “occupied” by Israel.Nitsan Keidar, 31/03/2021 00:03
State Department: Visa applicants denied due to Trump 'Muslim ban' can reapply

State Department: Visa applicants denied due to Trump 'Muslim ban' can reapply

State Department: Most visa applicants who were denied because of Trump’s travel ban on Muslim-majority countries can reapply.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/03/2021 04:03
Trump's former envoy to State Department: Condemn the Houthis, unequivocally

Trump's former envoy to State Department: Condemn the Houthis, unequivocally

Jason Greenblatt criticizes State Department spokesman's weak condemnation of Houthi attacks on Saudi Arabia.Elad Benari, 09/03/2021 02:07
State Department: Biden policy is to support 2-state solution

State Department: Biden policy is to support 2-state solution

State Department says US is committed to sending humanitarian aid to the PA.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/03/2021 22:33
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
The change in tone of the US State Department

The change in tone of the US State Department

State Department spokesman hints at press briefing what the new administration's positions would be on Iran, Israel-PA.Nitsan Keidar, 01/03/2021 23:43
State Department employee:'Jewish ideas poison people'

State Department employee:'Jewish ideas poison people'

‘Jewish ideas poison people,’ State Department official writes on Christian nationalist blog.Asaf Shalev, JTA, 27/02/2021 18:39
US: Our patience with Iran is 'not unlimited'

US: Our patience with Iran is 'not unlimited'

State Department spokesman says Iran’s moves away from compliance with 2015 deal make the issue an “urgent challenge” for the United States.Elad Benari, 25/02/2021 04:43
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
US concerned about ICC ruling on Israel

US concerned about ICC ruling on Israel

State Department spokesman says US is concerned about the ICC taking steps against Israeli personnel as part of potential war crimes probe.Elad Benari, Canada, 05/02/2021 22:27
Report: State Department to hire Israel critic

Report: State Department to hire Israel critic

Washington Free Beacon reports State Department will hire Sanders aide Matt Duss, who has been blasted for anti-Israel activism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/02/2021 04:11
US: Too early to accept Iran's proposal on nuclear deal

US: Too early to accept Iran's proposal on nuclear deal

State Department spokesperson responds to Iranian proposal for the EU to help revive 2015 nuclear deal.Elad Benari, 03/02/2021 04:29
Biden formally nominates Wendy Sherman to State Department

Biden formally nominates Wendy Sherman to State Department

Sherman was a lead negotiator of the 2015 nuclear deal that was signed during the Obama administration.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/01/2021 04:34
Trump Admin. knows anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism

Trump Admin. knows anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism

State Department official Ellie Cohanim speaks to Arutz Sheva about the Trump Administration's fight against anti-SemitismYoni Kempinski, 13/01/2021 21:15
Who changed Trump and Pence's bios on State Dept. website?

Who changed Trump and Pence's bios on State Dept. website?

Biographies of Trump and Pence on State Department website change to say their term ended on Monday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/01/2021 04:59
State Department designates Cuba a state sponsor of terror

State Department designates Cuba a state sponsor of terror

State Department says Cuba is providing safe harbor to malicious actors and engaging in "malign behavior" in the region.Elad Benari, 12/01/2021 04:02
Biden to nominate Iran deal negotiator as deputy Secretary of State

Biden to nominate Iran deal negotiator as deputy Secretary of State

Wendy Sherman, who served as a lead negotiator of the 2015 nuclear deal, expected to be nominated as deputy Secretary of State.Elad Benari, 06/01/2021 05:03
State Department approves sale of munitions to Saudi Arabia

State Department approves sale of munitions to Saudi Arabia

US State Department approves potential sale of 3,000 precision guided munitions to Saudi Arabia in a deal valued at up to $290 billion.Ben Ariel, 30/12/2020 05:38
US setting up consulate in Western Sahara

US setting up consulate in Western Sahara

The move comes after Trump recognized Morocco's sovereignty over the region as part of normalization agreement with Israel.Elad Benari, 25/12/2020 02:14
Pompeo quarantining after coming in contact with COVID carrier

Pompeo quarantining after coming in contact with COVID carrier

US Secretary of State quarantining but has been tested and is negative for coronavirus, says State Department.Elad Benari, 17/12/2020 03:29
State Department informs staff that transition process has begun

State Department informs staff that transition process has begun

In internal e-mail, State Department says a team has been assigned to support a handover to the Biden administration.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/11/2020 04:33
US declares: Anti-Zionism is Anti-Semitism

US declares: Anti-Zionism is Anti-Semitism

Read the offical State Department declaration on "identifying organizations engaged in anti-Semitic BDS activities"Arutz Sheva, 19/11/2020 14:10
Is State Department preventing Biden from accessing messages from foreign leaders?

Is State Department preventing Biden from accessing messages from foreign leaders?

State Department sources claim that the Trump administration is preventing Joe Biden from accessing messages from foreign leaders.Yoni Kempinski, 12/11/2020 07:40
Report: US planning to sell drones to UAE

Report: US planning to sell drones to UAE

Reuters report: State Department notified Congress it plans to sell 18 sophisticated armed aerial drones to the United Arab Emirates.Elad Benari, 06/11/2020 06:41
'We look forward to more states recognizing Israel'

'We look forward to more states recognizing Israel'

US Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs affirms US is committed to Israel's qualitative military edge in the Middle East.Nitsan Keidar, 22/10/2020 23:26
State Department official reveals extent of Hezbollah terrorism in Europe

State Department official reveals extent of Hezbollah terrorism in Europe

At AJC program, State Department Coordinator for Counterterrorism says Hezbollah weapons caches have been discovered across Europe.Elad Benari, 18/09/2020 01:06
US sells ambassador to Israel's residence

US sells ambassador to Israel's residence

Sale of official ambassador's residence finalized in latest step in transfer of embassy to Jerusalem. Identity of buyer still unknown.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/09/2020 19:27
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, 27/07/2020 01:30
Why did State Department lie about terror attacks against Israelis?

Why did State Department lie about terror attacks against Israelis?

Boomerang asks President Trump to make changes to State Department after report under-counts terror attacks by 800.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/07/2020 16:38
Here's how the State Department cut Palestinian terror

Here's how the State Department cut Palestinian terror

New State Department report claims 'Palestinian' Arabs acted violently towards Jews just 101 times in 2019. Here's the truth.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/07/2020 11:17
Israel gets top rank for fighting human trafficking

Israel gets top rank for fighting human trafficking

US State Department releases annual report on global efforts to combat human trafficking. Israel places in top tier for 9th straight year.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/06/2020 08:19
State Department: Abbas inconsistent on commitment to non-violence

State Department: Abbas inconsistent on commitment to non-violence

Annual US State Department report says PA chairman has failed to consistently maintain a stance regarding non-violence.Elad Benari, 25/06/2020 03:07
State Department: Sovereignty should be part of Israel-PA talks

State Department: Sovereignty should be part of Israel-PA talks

State Department spokeswoman says Israeli move to apply sovereignty over Judea and Samaria should be part of talks with PA on Trump plan.Elad Benari, Canada, 15/05/2020 20:14
Confirmed: Pompeo to visit Israel next week

Confirmed: Pompeo to visit Israel next week

State Department confirms Secretary of State will travel to Israel on May 13 and meet Netanyahu and Gantz.Elad Benari, Canada, 08/05/2020 20:00
PA condemns State Department comments on sovereignty

PA condemns State Department comments on sovereignty

PA “foreign ministry”: US willingness to accept Israeli sovereignty is "an extension of the US bias" in favor of Israel.Elad Benari, 29/04/2020 05:45
US official: We're ready to recognize Israeli application of sovereignty

US official: We're ready to recognize Israeli application of sovereignty

State Dept. spokesperson: US would be ready to recognize Israeli sovereignty over Judea and Samaria but negotiations with PA also required.Elad Benari, 28/04/2020 02:58
State Department changes description of Arabs residing in eastern Jerusalem

State Department changes description of Arabs residing in eastern Jerusalem

State Department now calls Palestinian Arabs residing in eastern Jerusalem “Arab residents” or “non-Israeli citizens”.Elad Benari, 12/03/2020 06:32
US State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus' remarks on Middle East peace plan

US State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus' remarks on Middle East peace plan

State Dept. Spokeswoman tells i24NEWS: If Palestinians agree to no longer fund terrorism, there is path towards eventual Palestinian state.i24NEWS, 28/01/2020 23:23
Assistant US Secretary of State to visit Israel

Assistant US Secretary of State to visit Israel

David Schenker, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, will meet Israeli government officials.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/01/2020 01:45
US State Department: Morgan Ortagus addresses US-Iran escalation

US State Department: Morgan Ortagus addresses US-Iran escalation

US committed to 'deescalation' as Iran threatens massive retaliation for killing of top general.i24News, 06/01/2020 21:13