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  • Israel’s US ambassador ‘regrets’ timing of remarks criticizing Israel

    2 weeks ago

    The U.S. ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro, says he regrets the timing of his criticisms of Israel’s policies in the West Bank — the day Dafna Meir, a murdered West Bank mother of six, was buried.

    “I understand the timing was not ideal,” Shapiro told Army Radio on Monday morning,...

  • NGO law: US ambassador meets Israel justice minister to voice ‘concerns’

    3 weeks ago

    The U.S. ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro, met with Israel’s justice minister and expressed reservations about her proposed law requiring NGOs to prominently announce substantial foreign funding.

    “Ambassador Shapiro sought more information about the draft legislation from the...

  • Israeli prime minister determined to speak in Washington

    February 9, 2015 | 11:16 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    More than two weeks after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accepted an invitation from Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner, Netanyahu insists he will not back out despite a wave of criticism in both the US and...

  • Amid uncertainty of an open-ended war, U.S.-Israel tensions rise

    July 29, 2014 | 3:23 pm

    The dramatic developments in the war between Hamas and Israel have been accompanied by sharp ups and downs in U.S.-Israel relations.

    On Monday, the Israeli ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, made nice with the U.S. national security adviser, Susan Rice, before an...

  • U.S. envoy to Israel visits Frenkel family

    June 19, 2014 | 10:01 am

    U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro visited the family of Naftali Frenkel, one of three Israeli teens kidnapped a week ago.

    Frenkel is a dual American-Israeli citizen.

    “I visited Naftali Frenkel’s parents. I offered the strong support of the U.S. government, our people and my...

  • Amb. Shapiro: Israelis welcome in the United States

    April 22, 2014 | 10:30 am

    The U.S. State Department is working to make tourist visas available for as many Israelis as possible, especially young people, U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro said.

    “Although two-thirds of young Israeli applicants receive visas, some people have a misconception that young...

  • Israel tests Arrow missile shield, sees Hezbollah threat

    January 3, 2014 | 10:02 am

    Israel successfully tested its upgraded Arrow missile interceptor for the second time on Friday, pushing forward work on a U.S.-backed defense against ballistic threats it sees from Lebanon's Hezbollah guerrillas as well as from Iran and Syria.

    One of several elements of an...

  • Israel’s Netanyahu meets Obama, will urge no let-up on Iran

    September 30, 2013 | 8:38 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will warn President Barack Obama in White House talks on Monday that Iran's diplomatic "sweet talk" cannot be trusted and will urge him to keep up the pressure to prevent Tehran from being able to make a nuclear bomb.

    While Obama...

  • Kerry putting Israel in ‘impossible situation,’ Israeli lawmaker writes

    August 15, 2013 | 9:19 am

    John Kerry has put Israel in an “impossible situation,” Knesset member Ayelet Shaked wrote in a letter to the U.S. secretary of state.

    “You have forced us into peace talks during a period of time that the entire Middle-East is in chaos, without realizing that by doing so, you...

  • Peres praises U.S. at 4th of July celebration

    July 5, 2013 | 10:16 am

    The United States “remains a beacon of hope for the values of freedom, peace and justice around the globe,” Israeli President Shimon Peres said at a Fourth of July celebration.

    US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro hosted his annual Independence Day party Thursday in the backyard...

  • Middle East gay pride and LGBT safety exist only in Israel

    June 10, 2013 | 10:59 am

    Tel Aviv just hosted its 15th annual Gay Pride Festival, attended by a record-breaking 100,000 spectators and participants, including some of Israel’s most powerful politicians. Here is The Times of Israel report on the event:

    “Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai kicked off the...

  • U.S., Israel coordinated on steps against Iran, U.S. envoy says

    February 23, 2012 | 5:57 pm

    The United States and Israel are coordinated on steps being taken to combat Iran’s perceived nuclear threat and the two allies have been planning to ensure “all other options” are available, the U.S. ambassador to Israel said on Thursday.

    Ambassador Dan Shapiro said both countries...

  • Shapiro pledges U.S. security cooperation with Israel

    August 10, 2011 | 12:10 pm

    Dan Shapiro, the U.S. ambassador to Israel, said the United States will continue security cooperation with Israel “to even greater levels.”

    Shapiro made the pledge Tuesday as he toured a battery of Israel’s Iron Dome short-range missile defense system near the Gaza Strip.

    “We are...

  • Obama taps Shapiro for U.S. envoy to Israel

    March 10, 2011 | 10:09 am

    President Obama nominated Daniel Shapiro to be the U.S. ambassador to Israel, signaling an intensification of American involvement in the region.

    Obama made the formal announcement Wednesday; it had been rumored for weeks. Shapiro, currently the top National Security Council...

  • Dan Shapiro to be America’s new face in Tel Aviv?

    March 9, 2011 | 12:28 pm

    When Middle East peace envoy George Mitchell sat down for an interview before a crowd of nearly 1,000 in Washington, D.C., last year, his interlocutor, New York Times columnist David Brooks, wondered why the political heavyweight had agreed to openly discuss a matter as sensitive as...

  • ANALYSIS: Who advises McCain and Obama?

    By Ron Kampeas

    October 28, 2008 | 5:50 pm

    WASHINGTON (JTA) -- When the question of recognizing Israel landed on President Harry Truman's desk in May 1948, he had to balance the advice of his old friend, Clark Clifford, against the general he deeply admired, George Marshall.

    In the end Truman went with his friend,...