Tags

US State Department

News and updates about US State Department

State Department:

PA should seek statehood through talks, not at UN

State Department spokesman says establishing an independent Palestinian state should happen through direct talks with Israel, as PA seeks UN vote on the issue.

PA should seek statehood through talks, not at UN

State Department official resigns due to US support for Israel

Annelle Sheline goes on media tour accusing US of "horrific policy," Israel of "genocide" after resigning from State Department, does not criticize genocidal actions or ideology of Hamas.

State Department official resigns due to US support for Israel

State Department:

'Israel not violating international law in Gaza'

State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller says US does not find Israel to be in violation of international law in conducting the Gaza war or blocking humanitarian aid under Biden policy requiring assurances from all recipients of US military aid.

'Israel not violating international law in Gaza'

Destroying Hamas is the only goal that makes sense

There is a lot more at stake here than another October 7th. Op-ed.

Destroying Hamas is the only goal that makes sense

Report:

White House asks for list of Israel-bound weapons

The White House recently asked the State Department and the Pentagon for a list of all weapons transfers to Israel that are planned or are up for approval in the coming weeks.

White House asks for list of Israel-bound weapons

US says new settlement units are illegal

State Department condemns approval of 3,500 new housing units in Maaleh Adumim, Efrat, and Kedar as 'illegal,' claims they weaken Israel's security.

US says new settlement units are illegal

The Left's CIA-supported inversion of democracy

What's happened with the rise of the web censorship industry is a total inversion of the idea of democracy itself, backed covertly by the US State Department. It can happen here. Op-ed.

The Left's CIA-supported inversion of democracy

State Department:

'Our efforts are focused on a Palestinian state'

US State Department Spokesman Matthew Miller reiterated the Biden Administration's goal of the establishment of a Palestinian state, but says Israel will make its own decisions as a sovereign state.

'Our efforts are focused on a Palestinian state'

State Department:

'We urge Israel to investigate UN allegations'

US State Department spokesperson UN allegations that IDF soldiers raped Palestinian Arab women: I cannot independently confirm, we urge Israel to thoroughly and transparently investigate.

'We urge Israel to investigate UN allegations'

State Department:

US reviewing reports of civilian harm by Israel

State Department spokesman says US reviewing reports that Israel harmed civilians in Gaza, under guidelines aimed at ensuring countries receiving US arms conduct military operations in line with humanitarian law.

US reviewing reports of civilian harm by Israel

State Department:

'US will redirect UNRWA funds to other agencies'

State Department says the Biden administration will redirect any funds for UNRWA to other aid agencies in Gaza if Congress passes legislation barring funding of UNRWA.

'US will redirect UNRWA funds to other agencies'

State Department confirms:

Blinken to visit Israel next week

State Department spokesperson says Secretary of State will continue diplomatic efforts to reach hostage release deal during his next visit.

Blinken to visit Israel next week

State Department:

'Palestinian state is the best way to bring peace'

State Department spokesperson says the United States is “actively pursuing” the establishment of an independent Palestinian state.

'Palestinian state is the best way to bring peace'

US pauses funding for UNRWA

State Department's announcement comes after UNRWA launched investigation into employees alleged to have been involved in Hamas October 7 attack.

US pauses funding for UNRWA

State Department:

'Qatar is an integral key regional partner'

US State Department responds to Netanyahu’s comments criticizing Qatar’s role as “problematic.”

'Qatar is an integral key regional partner'

US launches fifth round of sanctions against Hamas

The move was joined by Australia and the United Kingdom imposing sanctions of their own against the terrorist organization.

US launches fifth round of sanctions against Hamas

$10 million:

US offers reward for info on Hamas financial networks

State Department offering a reward of up to $10 million for information leading to disruption of Hamas' financial mechanisms.

US offers reward for info on Hamas financial networks

State Department:

'We will have tough conversations about the day after the war'

State Department spokesperson confirms Blinken's latest Israel visit, says he will have tough conversations on the day after the war.

'We will have tough conversations about the day after the war'

'Counterproductive':

White House blasts South Africa's lawsuit against Israel

John Kirby says Washington thinks South Africa's lawsuit at ICJ is "meritless, counterproductive, and without any basis".

White House blasts South Africa's lawsuit against Israel

US official:

'Explosions in Iran look like an ISIS terrorist attack'

State Department spokesman says neither the US nor Israel are behind the explosions that killed more than 100 in Iran.

'Explosions in Iran look like an ISIS terrorist attack'

'Irresponsible statements':

US criticizes Smotrich and Ben Gvir over Gaza comments

State Department spokesperson criticizes Smotrich and Ben Gvir for advocating for the resettlement of Palestinian Arabs outside of Gaza.

US criticizes Smotrich and Ben Gvir over Gaza comments

US working to prepare PA to rule Gaza

The attempt faces an uphill battle to replace many PA officials and convince a reluctant Israeli government to agree.

US working to prepare PA to rule Gaza

State Department:

Some women not released because Hamas doesn't want them to talk

State Department spokesman Mathew Miller says Hamas is afraid of what some of its hostages will say about how they were treated.

Some women not released because Hamas doesn't want them to talk

State Department:

Sanctions on settlers who attack Arabs 'under consideration'

US State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller says govt. won't announce any sanctions before they are implemented after Biden op ed.

Sanctions on settlers who attack Arabs 'under consideration'

State Department:

'Blinken will visit Israel, reiterate US support'

State Department releases details of Secretary of State's upcoming trip, which includes a stop in Israel.

'Blinken will visit Israel, reiterate US support'

State Department:

'US citizens in Lebanon should leave now'

State Department advises US citizens in Lebanon to leave right away amid tensions between Israel and Hezbollah.

'US citizens in Lebanon should leave now'

State Department issues travel advisory to Americans abroad

State Department advises US citizens worldwide “to exercise increased caution” in various locations around the world.

State Department issues travel advisory to Americans abroad

State Department:

29 US citizens murdered in Hamas attacks in Israel

State Department spokesperson says Washington is working to determine whereabouts of American citizens missing after the attacks.

29 US citizens murdered in Hamas attacks in Israel

DeSantis orders rescue operation to bring Floridans from Israel

State Department announces charter flights to bring US citizens and their families back from Israel to start tomorrow.

DeSantis orders rescue operation to bring Floridans from Israel

Amid Israel-Hamas war:

State Department raises travel advisory to Israel

US State Department raises travel advisory to Israel to Level 3 – Reconsider Travel.

State Department raises travel advisory to Israel

State Department:

'There is still work to be done on Israeli-Saudi deal'

Deputy State Department spokesperson: Many key elements of normalization are on the table, but we don’t have a formal framework yet.

'There is still work to be done on Israeli-Saudi deal'

Unusual statement.

US reacts to Yom Kippur prayer violence in Tel Aviv

Biden admin says it supports right of worshipers to pray, protestors to demonstrate, is concerned by violence in Dizengoff Square.

US reacts to Yom Kippur prayer violence in Tel Aviv

Blinken jams and sings Muddy Watters “Hoochie Coochie Man”

The Secretary of State got on stage at a State Department event to show off his musical talents.

Blinken jams and sings Muddy Watters “Hoochie Coochie Man”

State Department spokesman:

'Iran must take de-escalatory steps on its nuclear program'

State Department spokesman Matthew Miller calls on Iran to resume cooperation with IAEA if it wants to make space for diplomacy with the US.

'Iran must take de-escalatory steps on its nuclear program'

State Department:

'No decision yet about Israel and Visa Waiver Program'

State Department spokesperson says a determination on Israel's candidacy for the Visa Waiver Program will be made "in the coming days".

'No decision yet about Israel and Visa Waiver Program'

US bars Iranian FM from visiting Washington

Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian sought exemption from travel restrictions on Iranian officials in the US during UN General Assembly.

US bars Iranian FM from visiting Washington

US approves sale of spare parts to Saudi military

The $500 million sale will fund spare and repair parts for Saudi Arabia’s military.

US approves sale of spare parts to Saudi military

“We were wrong on Arafat,” Dennis Ross admits.

For decades, State Department officials, past and present, have been offering bad advice. Years later, they admit they were wrong. Op-ed.

“We were wrong on Arafat,” Dennis Ross admits.

US State Department:

'We recommit ourselves to the goal of expanding Abraham Accords'

State Department marks 3rd anniversary of peace accords between Israel and the countries of the UAE, Bahrain, Morocco, and Sudan.

'We recommit ourselves to the goal of expanding Abraham Accords'

State Dep't envoy speaks out against replacing Yad Vashem chief

US Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues praises Yad Vashem's director Dani Dayan, emphasizes importance of maintaining its independence.

State Dep't envoy speaks out against replacing Yad Vashem chief

Netanyahu clarifies:

'Israel allows freedom of movement, terrorists take advantage'

Netanyahu’s office issues English statement clarifying Ben Gvir’s comments which resulted in condemnation from the United States.

'Israel allows freedom of movement, terrorists take advantage'

US condemns Huwara attack:

'End the violence and incitement to violence'

State Department issues statement following shooting attack in Huwara in which a father and son were murdered.

'End the violence and incitement to violence'

State Dep. doubles down on Burqa incident as 'terror attack'

State Department spokesperson repeats Washington’s assertion that violent incident in Palestinian Arab village was a “terrorist attack”.

State Dep. doubles down on Burqa incident as 'terror attack'

US calls both Tel Aviv attack and Burqa incident 'terror attack'

US State Department denounces both death of 19-year-old Arab during attack on Jews as well as Tel Aviv shooting attack as terrorism.

US calls both Tel Aviv attack and Burqa incident 'terror attack'

Following US approval:

Israel to sell David’s Sling weapon system to Finland

US, Israel, and Finland to sign procurement agreement worth approximately 316 million Euros.

Israel to sell David’s Sling weapon system to Finland

Deputy US Secretary of State Wendy Sherman retires

Sherman was a lead negotiator of the 2015 nuclear deal that was signed between Iran and world powers, including the US.

Deputy US Secretary of State Wendy Sherman retires

State Department:

'No plans to cut military aid to Israel'

Deputy State Department spokesperson: Our commitment to Israel’s security is ironclad.

'No plans to cut military aid to Israel'

State Department spokesman:

'We'll continue to express our concerns about Israel'

State Department spokesperson responds to Minister Ben Gvir who, in response to Biden's criticism, said Israel is an independent country.

'We'll continue to express our concerns about Israel'

State Department:

'We're deeply troubled by new Israeli construction'

State Department spokesperson on approval of housing units in Judea and Samaria: Settlements are an impediment to a two-state solution.

'We're deeply troubled by new Israeli construction'

US announces resumption of research boycott of Judea and Samaria

Ariel U. grant request refused less than 3 years after Trump Admin. ended practice of refusing to cooperate with research over green line.

US announces resumption of research boycott of Judea and Samaria

Israeli National Security Adv. meets US Assistant Sec. of State

Tzachi Hanegbi meets US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Barbara Leaf in Jerusalem.

Israeli National Security Adv. meets US Assistant Sec. of State

US condemns 'extremist settler violence' following Eli attack

State Department Deputy Spokesperson calls for Israel to be held accountable following Israeli youth riots in Palestinian Arab cities.

US condemns 'extremist settler violence' following Eli attack

US condemns attack near Eli:

'We will continue to work towards de-escalation'

State Department spokesperson also expresses concern about "the continuation of violence in Israel and the West Bank in recent weeks".

'We will continue to work towards de-escalation'

US:

'We are deeply troubled by new Judea and Samaria construction'

State Department on approval of 4,500 housing units: US opposes unilateral actions that make two-state solution difficult to achieve.

'We are deeply troubled by new Judea and Samaria construction'

State Department:

'Blinken underscored ironclad commitment to Israel’s security'

Following conversation between Netanyahu and Blinken, Secretary of State says he and the PM discussed "areas of mutual interest".

'Blinken underscored ironclad commitment to Israel’s security'

State Department:

'Roger Waters has track record of using antisemitic tropes'

US government joins accusations of antisemitism against Roger Waters after he wore a Nazi-style uniform at a Berlin concert.

'Roger Waters has track record of using antisemitic tropes'

Normalization on the agenda?

State Department announces Blinken visit to Saudi Arabia

State Department says Secretary of State will discuss "US-Saudi strategic cooperation" during the June 6-8 trip.

State Department announces Blinken visit to Saudi Arabia

US criticizes relocation of Homesh Yeshiva

State Department spokesperson: The expansion of settlements undermines the geographic viability of a two-state solution.

US criticizes relocation of Homesh Yeshiva

'A serious threat':

US condemns Iran's latest ballistic missile test

State Department spokesman: An Iran with a nuclear weapon would likely act even more provocatively.

US condemns Iran's latest ballistic missile test

US condemns Ben Gvir's 'provocative' visit to Temple Mount

State Department also criticizes order allowing Israelis to visit the site of the destroyed town of Homesh in northern Samaria.

US condemns Ben Gvir's 'provocative' visit to Temple Mount