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State Department staff call on Blinken to fire employee behind offensive blog

State Department staff call on Blinken to fire employee behind offensive blog

Letter by over 70 Jewish staff members of State Department decries colleague's blog that contains hateful statements about Jews.Dan Verbin, 01/09/2021 22:56
Israelis to be exempted from US visas soon?

Israelis to be exempted from US visas soon?

State Department spokesman says Secretary of State and PM Bennett agreed on the importance of Israel's inclusion in Visa Waiver Program.Elad Benari, 26/08/2021 02:45
Report: State Department targeted by cyberattack

Report: State Department targeted by cyberattack

The extent of the breach and the perpetrators behind the attack remain unclear at this time.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/08/2021 06:07
Report: Blinken was warned last month about collapse of Kabul

Report: Blinken was warned last month about collapse of Kabul

State Department cable last month warned top officials of the potential collapse of Kabul after US withdrawal from Afghanistan.Elad Benari, 20/08/2021 03:44
State Department Spokesman: Kabul airport 'safe & secure'

State Department Spokesman: Kabul airport 'safe & secure'

Spokesman for State Department said the Taliban had promised safe passage of American civilians as well as those from other countries.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/08/2021 07:17
US: Relations with Afghan government depend on Taliban's actions

US: Relations with Afghan government depend on Taliban's actions

State Department says US will only recognize a Taliban government if it respects the rights of women and shuns movements such as Al-Qaeda.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/08/2021 06:09
US State Department refusing to meet with Iranian pro-democracy activists

US State Department refusing to meet with Iranian pro-democracy activists

National Union for Democracy in Iran pens letter directly to President Biden after State Department again rebuffs request for meeting.Dan Verbin, 16/08/2021 16:46
International community 'ready to assist' people of Afghanistan

International community 'ready to assist' people of Afghanistan

US State Department releases joint statement with international signatories, calling for Taliban to allow departure of those who wish it.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/08/2021 08:24
US congratulates Israel and UAE on normalization anniversary

US congratulates Israel and UAE on normalization anniversary

State Department congratulates Israel and the UAE "for their efforts to build a more peaceful and prosperous region."Elad Benari, Canada, 14/08/2021 01:06
Israeli to serve as State Department’s Energy Security adviser

Israeli to serve as State Department’s Energy Security adviser

Blinken appoints Amos Hochstein, born and raised in Israel, to serve as the State Department’s Senior Advisor for Energy Security.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/08/2021 23:48
US condemns rocket attacks from Lebanon on Israel

US condemns rocket attacks from Lebanon on Israel

State Department spokesman says Washington will remain engaged with Israeli and Lebanese partners to de-escalate the situation.Elad Benari, 05/08/2021 03:05
US 'deeply concerned' by attack on Israeli-managed ship

US 'deeply concerned' by attack on Israeli-managed ship

US says it is closely monitoring the situation following attack on an Israeli-managed tanker off Oman.Elad Benari, Canada, 31/07/2021 01:37
State Department approves sale of heavy lift helicopters to Israel

State Department approves sale of heavy lift helicopters to Israel

State Department says it has approved potential sale of 18 CH-53K heavy lift helicopters to Israel.Elad Benari, Canada, 31/07/2021 00:34
US condemns Iran's crackdown on protesters

US condemns Iran's crackdown on protesters

State Department spokesperson: The Iranian people have a right to voice their frustrations and hold their government accountable.Elad Benari, 29/07/2021 04:44
Biden: There is no place for anti-Semitism

Biden: There is no place for anti-Semitism

President condemns swastika that was carved into an elevator at the State Department building.Elad Benari, 28/07/2021 04:58
Swastika carved into State Department elevator

Swastika carved into State Department elevator

Nazi symbol carved near office of special envoy to combat anti-Semitism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/07/2021 21:34
Can anyone explain the US State Department "illegality statement?"

Can anyone explain the US State Department "illegality statement?"

A former  Israeli Justice Minister writes that he is “mystified” by a US State Department spokeperson's recent illegality statement. Op-ed.Rochel Sylvetsky, 19/07/2021 09:00
US will not impose deadline on talks with Iran

US will not impose deadline on talks with Iran

State Department spokesman: It is up to Iran to determine when nuclear talks will resume.Elad Benari, 13/07/2021 05:22
Top US official to visit Israel, PA

Top US official to visit Israel, PA

State Department's top official on Israeli-Palestinian Arab issues, Hady Amr, will travel to Jerusalem on Sunday.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 10/07/2021 01:39
'The home of a family should not be demolished for the actions of one individual'

'The home of a family should not be demolished for the actions of one individual'

State Department spokesman says Blinken has raised concerns with Israel over demolition of the home of a terrorist's family.Elad Benari, 09/07/2021 09:36
State Department: US policy on Golan Heights has not changed

State Department: US policy on Golan Heights has not changed

A media report had quoted a State Dep. official saying that the US was walking back recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan.Dan Verbin, 25/06/2021 17:49
US: Iranians were denied a free and fair electoral process

US: Iranians were denied a free and fair electoral process

State Department says indirect talks with Iran will continue despite Iranians not getting a "free and fair electoral process".Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/06/2021 05:57
State Department shuns the term 'Abraham Accords'

State Department shuns the term 'Abraham Accords'

Biden State Department discourages employees from referring to peace agreements between Israel and its Arab neighbors by official name.Elad Benari, Canada, 05/06/2021 00:52
US expects sixth round of indirect talks with Iran

US expects sixth round of indirect talks with Iran

State Department spokesman says hurdles remain in talks to return Iran to compliance with 2015 agreement.Elad Benari, 04/06/2021 05:01
State Department: Syrian elections are illegitimate

State Department: Syrian elections are illegitimate

Despite two other candidates running, election in Syria is widely expected to give President Bashar Al-Assad a fourth seven-year term.Elad Benari, 26/05/2021 06:41
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