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US-Israel Relationship

Netanyahu: US envoys offered ‘complete support’ for handling of Gaza clashes

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said he received “complete support” from the US peace team during their meetings over the weekend regarding Israel’s response to clashes on the Gaza border. Netanyahu met with Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, and peace envoy Jason Greenblatt on Friday and Saturday as they … Read More

On eve of Israel visit, Greenblatt blasts Hamas, criticizes PA

Thursday, June 21, 2018

A day before arriving in Israel for talks, US Mideast envoy Jason Greenblatt wrote a blistering Twitter post against Hamas – translated into Arabic and Hebrew – asking how the world can help when “murderous Hamas leaders continue to squander the resources of Gaza.” Writing that Hamas continues to “fail the Palestinians of Gaza” through … Read More

The ‘Haley effect’

Thursday, June 21, 2018

In many Jewish households on Friday nights, parents bless their daughters in the names of our matriarchs: Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and Leah. We do so to hold our highest role models to our girls. Lately though, I’ve had the creeping inclination to consider another name to this list of women in whose footsteps I hope my … Read More

Israel welcomes ‘courageous’ US pullout from UN Human Rights Council

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Israel on Tuesday night welcomed an announcement that the United States will withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council, praising the move as a “courageous decision against the hypocrisy and the lies” of the international body that UN ambassador Nikki Haley said harbors bias against the Jewish state. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed the US move, … Read More

U.S. Announces Its Withdrawal From U.N.’s Human Rights Council

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

After more than a year of complaints and warnings — some subtle and others a little less so — the Trump administration has announced that the United States is withdrawing from the United Nations Human Rights Council. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley announced the decision in a joint … Read More

Source: US to Withdraw From UN Human Rights Body

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley will announce on Tuesday that the United Sates is withdrawing from the United Nations Human Rights Council, a Trump administration source told Reuters. The United States is half-way through a three-year term on the main UN rights body and had … Read More

US Senate approves $500m for Israel’s missile defense program

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act passed by the US Senate yesterday allocates $500 million for Israeli missile programs and $50 million for a joint US-Israeli program for combating the tunnels threat. This is the first time that military aid to Israel has been determined under the memorandum of understanding between Israel and the US … Read More

US may leave UN Human Rights Council

Friday, June 15, 2018

A US source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters the withdrawal appeared to be “imminent” but had no details. Diplomatic sources said it was not a question of if but of when the United States retreats from the Human Rights Council, which is holding a three-week session through July 6. A separate US official … Read More

Netanyahu praises Nikki Haley for strong defense of Israel at U.N.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Even before the UN passed a General Assembly condemning Israel for “excessive use of force” in Gaza, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised US ambassador Nikki Haley for Wednesday night her spirited defense of Israel in the U.N. and her efforts to get an amendment to the resolution added that would condemn Hamas for violence. “Israel … Read More

UN to vote on resolution bashing Israel, with US pushing for Hamas condemnation

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

WASHINGTON — The United Nations General Assembly is slated to vote on a resolution Wednesday condemning Israel for Palestinian deaths in Gaza, a move fiercely opposed by the United States, which is pushing for Hamas to face condemnation. The 193 nations that make up the world body will vote on an Arab-backed measure that deplores … Read More