Issues

U.S. – Israel Relationship

The United States was the first country to recognize Israel’s independence in 1948, and the first country to recognize Israel’s right to claim Jerusalem as its capital. Israel’s close relationship with the United States has benefited both countries tremendously. Our countries strengthen each other through national security cooperation, joint military training and shared military technology, mutual economic investment, and scientific research and development. More than a pragmatic alliance, the close friendship between our countries is based on shared democratic values. The Judeo-Christian worldview emphasizes personal freedom, universal civil rights and places a deep value on all human life. This is the value system upon which America was founded and it is reflected in Israel’s vibrant society. Support for Israel has historically been one of the only issues that generates consistent bipartisan agreement amongst elected officials.

US Ambassador Haley: Israel acted with restraint

US Ambassador Haley: Israel acted with restraint

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The United Nations Security Council met Tuesday afternoon for an emergency session regarding events at the Gaza border, following the deadliest day since Operation Protective Edge. Kuwait called for the UN Security Council meeting after 61 Palestinians were killed and more than 1,200 wounded. The IDF said 24 of those killed were terrorists. US Ambassador … Read More

On 70th anniversary, Trump says US has ‘no better friends anywhere’ than Israel

‘You have made history’: Netanyahu hails Trump at Jerusalem embassy opening

Monday, May 14, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday praised Donald Trump for “making history by recognizing history” at a ceremony dedicating the new US embassy in Jerusalem, while President Reuven Rivlin thanked the US president for “keeping his promise.” “What a glorious day,” Netanyahu told the crowd at the new embassy building in the Jerusalem neighborhood of … Read More

Nikki Haley

US asks UN Security Council to reject ‘vile’ Abbas Holocaust remarks

Friday, May 4, 2018

UNITED NATION — The United States on Friday asked the UN Security Council to reject the “unacceptable” and “deeply disturbing” remarks by Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas about the Holocaust that included “vile anti-Semitic slurs.” Abbas apologized over the remarks delivered in an address to the Palestinian National Council, but a US-drafted statement called on the … Read More

Mattis, receiving Liberman

Mattis, receiving Liberman, warns of ‘likely’ conflict between Israel and Iran

Saturday, April 28, 2018

WASHINGTON —  Direct conflict between Israeli and Iranian forces is increasingly likely in Syria as Tehran pursues a permanent military presence there, US Secretary of Defense James Mattis warned on Thursday. Addressing a congressional panel before hosting his Israeli counterpart, Avigdor Liberman, at the Pentagon, Mattis said it was “very likely” from his perspective, “because … Read More

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet PM Netanyahu for talks on Iran

Saturday, April 28, 2018

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will arrive in Israel on Sunday to talk with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about Iran’s regional aggression and the nuclear deal with Tehran. The former CIA director, who was sworn in as Rex Tillerson’s replacement on Thursday, left immediately for a Friday meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels. He … Read More

Pompeo heads to Israel, Mideast, Europe after taking oath

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Newly sworn in US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will head from this week’s NATO meeting in Brussels directly on to high-level talks in Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan, his spokeswoman said Thursday. Speaking on the tarmac of Joint Base Andrews in front of the secretary’s government jet as he arrived from his Supreme Court … Read More

Trump and Bibi

On 70th anniversary, Trump says US has ‘no better friends anywhere’ than Israel

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

WASHINGTON — The United States has “no better friends anywhere” than Israel, US President Donald Trump said Wednesday while congratulating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israelis on the country’s 70th anniversary. “Best wishes to Prime Minister @Netanyahu and all of the people of Israel on the 70th Anniversary of your Great Independence,” Trump tweeted. “We have no better … Read More

READ: President Trump’s statement for Holocaust Remembrance Day

Thursday, April 12, 2018

  THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 11, 2018 Days of Remembrance of Victims of the Holocaust, 2018 – – – – – – – By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation   On Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, and during this week of … Read More

Nikki Haley

US blocks UN resolution condemning Israel for deaths in Gaza clashes

Saturday, March 31, 2018

The United States on Saturday blocked a draft UN Security Council statement urging restraint and calling for an investigation of clashes on the Gaza-Israel border, diplomats said. Kuwait, which represents Arab countries on the council, presented the proposed statement, which called for an “independent and transparent investigation” of the violence. The draft council statement also … Read More

Cabinet Meeting

PM Netanyahu’s Remarks at the Start of the Cabinet Meeting

Monday, March 26, 2018

PM Netanyahu at the start of the weekly Cabinet meeting made the following remarks: “Today we will mark two events that – in the perspective of time – will be seen as historic. The first is the fact that a few days ago Air India flew directly to Israel, on a straight line from India … Read More