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  • Netanyahu asks Kerry to help resume U.S. flights to Israel

    July 22, 2014 | 5:24 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday to help restore U.S. commercial flights to Israel that had been canceled over the Gaza fighting, an Israeli official said.

    The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a 24-hour...

  • U.S. asks Israel to do more to protect Gaza civilians

    July 17, 2014 | 2:00 pm

    The United States on Thursday called on Israel to do more to prevent Palestinian civilian casualties in its conflict with Hamas militants after four children were killed on a beach in the Gaza Strip.

    Even while stepping up U.S. pressure for Israeli restraint, State Department...

  • U.S. calls on Israel, Palestinians to de-escalate Gaza tensions

    July 9, 2014 | 11:06 am

    The United States on Wednesday urged Israel and the Palestinians to de-escalate tensions in Gaza and expressed concern for the safety of civilians on both sides as Israel pressed a campaign of air strikes and militants kept up rocket fire at Israel's heartland.

    State Department...

  • Israel frees jailed Palestinian-American boy, places him under house arrest

    July 7, 2014 | 8:25 am

    An Israeli judge on Sunday released from jail and placed under house arrest a 15-year-old American of Palestinian descent whose apparent beating by Israeli police in East Jerusalem has drawn U.S. concern.

    Tariq Khdeir from Tampa, Florida, is a cousin of Mohammed Abu Khudeir, 16,...

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  • Israel investigating police beating of Palestinian rioter

    July 5, 2014 | 2:22 pm

    The United States called for speedy investigation of an incident in which it said a U.S. citizen of Palestinian descent appeared to have been badly beaten by Israeli paramilitary police during riots in East Jerusalem this week.

    A video clip circulated on the internet on Saturday...

  • U.S. will work with Fatah-Hamas unity government

    June 2, 2014 | 2:10 pm

    The United States plans to work with the new Palestinian unity government and will continue to disburse aid to the Palestinian Authority, the State Department said.

    State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Monday that the U.S. “will be watching closely to ensure that [the...

  • U.S. says it has indications toxic chemical used in Syria this month

    April 21, 2014 | 1:05 pm

    The United States has indications that a toxic chemical, probably chlorine, was used in Syria this month and is examining whether the Syrian government was responsible, the U.S. State Department said on Monday.

    "We have indications of the use of a toxic industrial chemical" in...

  • State Dept.: Yaalon attack on Kerry ‘offensive’

    January 14, 2014 | 11:37 am

    The Israeli defense minister’s reported description of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry as “messianic and obsessive” is “offensive and inappropriate,” the State Department said in a rare and sharp rebuke to Israel.

    “The remarks of the Defense Minister, if accurate, are...

  • U.S.: Six-month clock on Iran hasn’t started

    November 27, 2013 | 1:12 pm

    State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters Tuesday that the six-month interim agreement with Iran has not yet started.

    The next step is “a continuation of technical discussions at a working level so that we can essentially tee up the implementation of the agreement,”...

  • Kerry postpones trip to Israel ahead of Geneva Iran talks

    November 19, 2013 | 10:53 am

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry postponed a trip to Israel scheduled for this week.

    Kerry hopes to visit Israel “in the coming weeks,” U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters on Monday afternoon.

    Kerry had indicated earlier in the day during a joint news...

  • U.S. ‘concerned’ about Israeli plans to build in settlements

    August 9, 2013 | 7:10 am

    The United States raised concerns with Israel over its approval of 147 new West Bank settler homes and its decision to advance plans for 949 other units.

    “We are speaking to the government of Israel and making our concerns known,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on...

  • State Department: No announcement of restarted peace talks

    July 18, 2013 | 10:28 am

    A U.S. State Department official said there are no plans to announce a resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks after the Israeli government denied that it agreed to base new talks on the 1967 lines.

    “There are currently no plans for an announcement for the resumption of...

  • Kerry presses Netanyahu on Jerusalem building

    June 3, 2013 | 8:03 am

    Secretary of State John Kerry in a phone call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu raised U.S. unhappiness with Israel’s announcement of new building in eastern Jerusalem.

    Jen Psaki, a spokeswoman for Kerry, was asked about such a conversation during the daily briefing...

  • U.S. calls on Hezbollah to pull fighters out of Syria

    May 29, 2013 | 12:54 pm

    The U.S. State Department called on Lebanon's Hezbollah militia on Wednesday to withdraw its fighters from Syria immediately, saying their involvement on the side of President Bashar al-Assad signaled a dangerous broadening of the war.

    State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki...

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