U.S.-Israel relations

Obama To Jews: Shared Values Compel Support For Israel

05/26/2015

Washington - President Obama came to Washington’s most politically connected synagogue Friday (May 22)  with a dual mission — to celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month and to mark the first “Solidarity Sabbath,” a campaign against anti-Semitism.

President Obama speaks at Adas Israel Congregation in Washington as part of Jewish American Heritage Month. RNS

Obama Administration ‘Deeply Concerned’ About Netanyahu Arab Comments

03/19/2015

The Obama administration is “deeply concerned” about Likud Party rhetoric marginalizing Arab Israelis during the recent elections.

How Bad Is The Rift?

With Israel now a wedge issue, observers split on possible fallout as Netanyahu’s Congress speech approaches.

02/27/2015
Staff Writer

The top professional of a major Jewish organization has expressed confidence that the rift between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will have no impact on U.S.-Israel relations.

Benjamin Netanyahu via Wikipedia Commons.

Biden: U.S. Will ‘Not Sign A Bad Deal’ With Iran

11/11/2014

Oxon Hill, Md. – With the Nov. 24 deadline for negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program looming, Vice President Joe Biden vowed that the United States “will not sign a bad deal.”

U.S. Officials: No Change In Procedure For Arming Israel

08/15/2014

U.S. officials denied reports of a change in the procedure through which their government supplies arms to Israel.

Speaking to reporters on Thursday, State Department Deputy Spokeswoman Marie Harf said: “Let me be clear: There has been no change in policy, period.” But she also said that,  “Given the crisis in Gaza, it is natural that agencies take additional care with deliveries as part of an inter-agency process.”

Report: Israel Rejects John Kerry's Gaza Ceasefire Plan

Full details not yet available; Hamas has not responded to the proposal, according to Reuters.

07/25/2014

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s security cabinet has rejected proposals for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and is seeking changes to the plans, a government source told Reuters on Friday.

Full details of the proposed truce have not been released, Reuters said, but the government official, who declined to be named, said Israel wanted modifications before agreeing to any end to hostilities. Hamas has yet to respond to the proposed ceasefire, according to Reuters.

Kerry addressed AIPAC's policy convention in March. Getty Images

Netanyahu Raises FAA Ban On Israel Flights With Kerry

07/23/2014

Washington -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu raised with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry the Federal Aviation Administration’s indefinite ban on U.S. flights to Israel.

Poll Shows 57 Percent Of Americans Back Israel In Gaza Conflict

07/23/2014

Washington — A majority of Americans back Israel’s actions in the Gaza Strip, according to a poll.

Focus On The Tunnels, Kerry Tells Netanyahu

07/18/2014

Washington — Expressing concern about civilian casualties, U.S. State Secretary John Kerry said Israel’s operation in the Gaza Strip should be a “precise” one, targeting Hamas tunnels.

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