Susan Rice

Bibi's $10-Billion Blunder

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has dropped his threat to wait for the next president to make a better offer on a 10-year military aid bill if the Obama administration doesn't meet his demands.

That's the word from officials at the White House, the Congress and the Israeli government. 

Netanyahu ‘Regrets’ Partisan Perception Of Speech; Rice Calls Planned Address ‘Destructive’

02/24/2015 - 19:00

Washington — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told top Senate Democrats he regretted that his planned address to the U.S. Congress is being perceived as partisan, as President Barack Obama’s top security adviser said the speech was “destructive.”

Hagel Out; 'True Friend Of Israel'

Chuck Hagel's nomination to be secretary of defense two years ago was met with considerable angst on the part of many friends of Israel. His resignation today was met with regret, especially at the Israeli Defense Ministry.

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon called him "a true friend of Israel" who made "large and significant" contributions to the two nations' security ties. 

That's a far cry from the initial response to nomination of the maverick former Republican senator from Nebraska. 

Susan Rice Defends Kerry’s Israel Cred

02/04/2014 - 19:00

National Security Advisor Susan Rice decried “personal attacks” on Secretary of State John Kerry as “unacceptable.”

It was the latest salvo in increasingly testy exchanges between the Netanyahu and Obama governments.

Kerry Briefs Jewish Leaders On Peace Talks

08/08/2013 - 20:00

Secretary of State John Kerry and National Security Adviser Susan Rice briefed Jewish leaders on resumed Palestinian-Israeli peace talks.

The meeting Thursday evening in the White House lasted 90 minutes, participants said, and was characterized mostly by Kerry’s enthusiasm for the resumed talks, and the serious commitment he said saw from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

U.S. Reiterates Opposition To "Israeli Settlement Activity"

United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice also rejects new bid to upgrade Palestinians' status at the UN.
10/15/2012 - 20:00

During a speech at the United Nations Security Council’s Open Debate on the Middle East, U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Susan Rice outlined the Obama administration’s stance on key Middle East issues including Israeli building in the West Bank, peace efforts and the Palestinian bid for statehood.

Rice emphasized that the U.S. “does not accept the legitimacy of Israeli settlement activity, and will continue to oppose any efforts to legalize outposts.”

U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Susan Rice. State Department

Trading Charges, Not Olive Branches

By ramping up the incendiary rhetoric with accusations of Israeli racism, ethnic cleansing, targeted assassinations, waging a war of aggression, apartheid and threatening Islamic holy places, Mahmoud Abbas was fanning the flames of a Third Intifada he claims he doesn't want. 
 

U.N. Ambassador: Shalit Captivity Violates 'Basic Decency'

09/07/2011 - 20:00

Gilad Shalit's continued detention is a violation of "basic decency," Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said after meeting with his father.

U.S. Vetoes U.N. Resolution on Settlements

02/17/2011 - 19:00
JTA

NEW YORK (JTA) -- The United States vetoed a U.N. resolution that would have condemned Israeli settlements as illegal.

The Security Council resolution, which was brought to a vote Friday afternoon, earned the support of the council's other 14 members.

The Obama administration, which opposes Israeli settlements, said raising the issue at the United Nations would only complicate efforts to reach a negotiated settlement.

Rice Calls for Removal of U.N.’s Palestine Rapporteur

01/25/2011 - 19:00

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations called for the removal of its special rapporteur on the Palestinians.

Susan Rice issued the call after the rapporteur, Richard Falk, wrote on his personal blog that an independent investigation of the Sept. 11 attacks is in order.

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