U.S. State Department

Bibi Campaigning On Clash With U.S.?

New ad's comparison with ’48 raises fresh questions.

Contributing Editor

It was a stretch, but we were trying to believe it — that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Congress speech is all about safeguarding Israel and not motivated by electioneering. But in 30 seconds on Saturday, this all went out of the window.

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U.S. Raps Israel’s Decision To Freeze Palestinian Tax Revenues


The Obama administration came out against Israel’s decision to freeze some $125 million in Palestinian tax revenues in response to the Palestinian Authority’s request to join the International Criminal Court.

U.S. State Department Issues New Warning Against Travel To Israel


The U.S. State Department has issued a new warning on travel to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza.

It is the first warning to be issued since the cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in the 50-day conflict in Gaza. The warning, issued on Wednesday, acknowledges that the cease-fire continues to hold.

State Department Warns Americans To Defer Israel Travel


The U.S. State Department has issued a warning to American citizens, calling on them to defer non-essential travel to Israel and the West Bank.

State Dept. Condemns Tel Aviv Bus Bombing; No Casualties In Attack


(JTA) — The United States government “strongly” condemned the bombing of a bus near Tel Aviv.

“Violent acts targeting civilians are deplorable,” read the State Department statement late Sunday night, hours after the public bus exploded in the coastal city of Bat Yam, near Tel Aviv. The bus had originated in Bnei Brak.

Police and rescue personnel at the scene of an explosion evacuated passenger bus in Bat Yam. Gideon Markowitz/Flash 90

Report: U.S. Rejected Iranian Proposal On Nukes


Iranian officials reportedly offered a nine-step plan to defuse the nuclear crisis with the West that was rejected by U.S. officials.

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