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US-Israel Relationship

US ‘to move embassy to Jerusalem on May 14’ — day of Independence Declaration

US ‘to move embassy to Jerusalem on May 14’ — day of Independence Declaration

Friday, February 23, 2018

The US is planning to officially move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem on May 14, 2018 — the 70th anniversary of Israel’s declaration of independence, as well as Washington’s recognition of the Jewish state — Channel 10 and Hadashot news reported Friday. According to Hadashot the embassy will officially announce the plans later in … Read More

Haley to Abbas: US wants a peace deal but will not ‘chase after you’

Haley to Abbas: US wants a peace deal but will not ‘chase after you’

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

WASHINGTON — US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Tuesday said Washington would not “chase” the Palestinians to the negotiating table with Israel, following Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s speech to the UN Security Council. Speaking in front of US President Donald Trump’s top two Middle East peace negotiators — Jared Kushner and … Read More

Members of Congress Urge ‘Immediate’ Passage by Senate of Legislation Targeting PA Terrorism Payments

Members of Congress Urge ‘Immediate’ Passage by Senate of Legislation Targeting PA Terrorism Payments

Monday, February 19, 2018

As the US Senate prepares for an imminent vote on the Taylor Force Act targeting Palestinian Authority payments to terrorists, 63 members of Congress have written to House Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer urging its “immediate consideration.” “March 8, 2018, will mark two years since Taylor Force was murdered, … Read More

New York Sen. Charles Schumer Predicts ‘Unanimous’ Support in US Congress For Taylor Force Act Targeting PA Terror Payments

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

US Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) has told an audience in New York that he expects new legislation targeting Palestinian Authority payments to terrorists to pass with overwhelming bipartisan support. “The House could pass this bill by unanimous consent,” Schumer said at a Sunday breakfast meeting of the Jewish Community Relations Council in New York … Read More

US troops arrive for drill simulating massive missile attack on Israel

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

US forces are deploying in Israel ahead of a large-scale joint Israel-US military exercise, due to start next week, which will simulate a major conflict in which Israel is attacked with thousands of missiles. The biennial Juniper Cobra military exercise, which is being held for the ninth time, will take place amid an escalation of … Read More

Nikki Haley skewers Mahmoud Abbas at UN Security Council meeting

Friday, January 26, 2018

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley launched a broadside Thursday at Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, accusing him of indulging in “outrageous” conspiracy theories about Israel and lacking what is needed to secure peace in the region. Haley made the remarks at a meeting of the U.N. Security Council on the Middle East. She … Read More

Pence visits Western Wall, says it’s a ‘great honor’

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

US Vice President Mike Pence visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem on Tuesday, wrapping up a two-day visit to Israel, amid an escalating dispute with the Palestinians over the status of the city. Pence, whose visit to the Western Wall lasted all of 10 minutes, read a short prayer from the Book of Psalms, placed … Read More