U.S.-Israel relations

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

11/10/2014 - 19:00

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

08/14/2014 - 20:00

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.

07/24/2014 - 20:00

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

07/22/2014 - 20:00

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

07/22/2014 - 20:00

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

Focus On The Tunnels, Kerry Tells Netanyahu

07/17/2014 - 20:00

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.

Netanyahu Among 13 Leaders Obama Calls Post-Election

11/08/2012 - 19:00

-- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was one of 13 world leaders that President Obama called to thank for congratulatory messages following his reelection.

"In each call, he thanked his counterpart for their friendship and partnership thus far and expressed his desire to continue close cooperation moving ahead," the White House said Thursday in a statement.

In his own statement, Netanyahu said he told Obama that his reelection was "a vote of confidence in your leadership."

Rules Of Jewish Political Engagement

Over the course of history, Jews would operate in the public sector adopting various political behaviors.

In contemporary times, several of these competing ideas remain in play, influenced by different elements of Jewish experience and practice. Five of them are being introduced here:

Obama And Netanyahu To Meet In New York

09/17/2011 - 20:00
JTA

President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are set to meet on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meeting.

Netanyahu is scheduled to arrive Wednesday in New York for the General Assembly meeting. He told his Cabinet Sunday that he will meet with Obama, as well as other world leaders, upon his arrival.

White House National Security Council spokesman Ben Rhodes confirmed the scheduled meeting to reporters over the weekend. Obama is not scheduled to meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, according to the White House.

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