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.

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

Nikki Haley

Top US Diplomat Haley Slams UN Human Rights Council as ‘Foolish and Unworthy of Its Name’ After Passage of More Anti-Israel Resolutions

Friday, March 23, 2018

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley slammed the UN Human Rights Council on Friday after it approved a slew of anti-Israel decisions within the framework of its infamous “Agenda Item 7.” “Today, the UN Human Rights Council adopted five resolutions condemning Israel,” Haley said in a statement. “At the same time, the council adopted … Read More

US slams Abbas over ‘outrageous’ insult of its Israel envoy

US slams Abbas over ‘outrageous’ insult of its Israel envoy

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

US President Donald Trump’s envoy to the peace process slammed Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday for having called the American ambassador to Israel a “son of a dog,” urging him to abandon his “hateful rhetoric” and instead focus on improving the lives of his people. At the same time, Jason Greenblatt said the … Read More

TV report: Netanyahu tells cabinet Trump is likely to exit Iran deal by May

TV report: Netanyahu tells cabinet Trump is likely to exit Iran deal by May

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told members of his cabinet this week that US President Donald Trump will likely walk away from the Iran nuclear deal this May, Channel 10 news reported Thursday. Netanyahu reportedly made the remarks during the cabinet meeting on Sunday when he relayed the details of his meeting with Trump in Washington … Read More

Americans’ Support For Israel Among Highest Ever Recorded

Americans’ support for Israel among highest ever recorded

Thursday, March 15, 2018

In a study headlined “Americans remain staunchly in Israel’s corner,” the Gallup company published the findings of a major national poll that found backing for Israel among Americans remains extremely high, with some measures of support matching the highest previously recorded figures. “Americans’ stance on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is as strongly pro-Israel as at any … Read More

Israeli specialists provide post-trauma training to Parkland community members

Israeli specialists provide post-trauma training to Parkland community members

Friday, March 2, 2018

As the community in Parkland, Fla., works to recover from the tragic Valentine’s Day shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 people dead, a team sent by the Israeli government has been helping out. The Israel Trauma Coalition arrived in Broward County this week and has been holding training sessions for community members, … Read More