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  • White House derides report of no Rice-Dermer meetings

    3 weeks ago

    The White House denied an Israeli newspaper report suggesting that U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice and Israel’s U.S. ambassador, Ron Dermer, have never met.

    “Ambassador Rice and Ambassador Dermer have met multiple times before last week,” Rice’s spokesman, Alistair...

  • Beneath the ‘chickenshit,’ political and diplomatic uncertainty fuel U.S.-Israel divide

    3 weeks ago

    What lies beneath “chickenshit”?

    The coarseness of the epithet for cowardice used by an anonymous Obama administration official to describe Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has seized the attention of Jerusalem and Washington. The snipe, reported by The Atlantic’s...

  • Kerry says reported U.S. slur of Israel’s Netanyahu ‘damaging’

    October 30, 2014 | 3:20 pm

    The description of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a "chickenshit" by an anonymous U.S. official as quoted in a U.S. magazine this week was disgraceful and damaging, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday.

    Netanyahu on Wednesday condemned the comment from an...

  • Yaalon denied meetings with senior U.S. officials

    October 27, 2014 | 10:39 am

    Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon was denied meetings with senior Obama administration officials during his U.S. visit, according to media reports citing senior U.S. officials.

    While in Washington last week Yaalon requested and was denied meetings with  Vice President Joe...

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  • 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...

  • Dermer: Attacks on Kerry ‘unwarranted’

    July 28, 2014 | 6:29 pm

    Israeli criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry is “unwarranted,” the Israeli ambassador to Washington said, as U.S. officials made public their unhappiness with the attacks.

    “Israel appreciates that President Obama, Secretary Kerry, and National Security Advisor Susan Rice,...

  • Obama expresses concern for missing Israeli teens

    June 25, 2014 | 3:06 pm

    President Barack Obama expressed “deep concern” about three missing Israeli teenagers during a meeting with Israeli President Shimon Peres and American Jewish leaders.

    “They expressed their deep concern and reiterated our support for efforts to find the teens,” National Security...

  • Rice, U.S. delegation meet with Israeli officials in Jerusalem

    May 8, 2014 | 2:52 pm

    U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice and a delegation of U.S. officials met with senior Israeli officials in Jerusalem to discuss bilateral and regional security issues.

    The meeting Thursday was part of the regular U.S.-Israel Consultative Group meetings.

    The U.S....

  • Israel, U.S. divided over Iranian nuclear enrichment deal

    May 7, 2014 | 10:36 am

    Israel insists Iran be denied uranium enrichment capabilities under a potentially imminent nuclear deal, a demand that risks opening a new Israeli-United States rift, officials said on Wednesday.

    The dispute, a major topic for a visit to Jerusalem by U.S. National Security...

  • Iran on agenda for White House aide talks in Israel

    May 6, 2014 | 3:40 pm

    National Security Adviser Susan Rice will travel to Israel on Wednesday and Thursday for meetings with Israeli officials in which nuclear talks with Iran will be on the agenda, the White House said on Tuesday.

    Rice's visit, the first in her role as national security adviser,...

  • White House aide Susan Rice to visit Israel for talks

    May 6, 2014 | 10:12 am

    National Security Adviser Susan Rice will travel to Israel on Wednesday and Thursday for regularly scheduled meetings with Israeli counterparts, the White House said on Tuesday.

    Rice's visit, the first in her role as national security adviser, comes as peace talks between Israel...

  • Susan Rice decries ‘personal attacks’ on Kerry

    February 4, 2014 | 8:51 am

    National Security Advisor Susan Rice decried “personal attacks” on Secretary of State John Kerry as “unacceptable.”

    It was the latest salvo in increasingly testy exchanges between the Netanyahu and Obama governments.

    “Personal attacks in Israel directed at Sec Kerry totally...

  • Rice: Settlement plans caused ‘tensions’

    November 15, 2013 | 10:47 am

    U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice said Israeli settlement expansion announcements helped spur recent tensions between Israel and the Palestinians.

    In a speech Thursday to a Washington think tank, the Middle East Institute, Rice said the United States remained committed to...

  • U.S. Senate confirms Samantha Power as new U.N. ambassador

    August 1, 2013 | 2:43 pm

    Human rights advocate Samantha Power easily won U.S. Senate confirmation as President Barack Obama's next ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday.

    The Senate voted 87-10 in favor of Power, a former White House national security staffer and former journalist who won a...

  • Oren praises Power as caring deeply about Israel

    June 10, 2013 | 10:27 am

    Samantha Power, President Obama’s nominee for United Nations envoy, cares deeply about Israel’s security needs, the Israeli ambassador to Washington said.

    “Samantha Power and I have worked closely over the last four years on issues vital to Israel’s security,” Michael Oren...

  • June 6, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 6, 2013 | 3:26 am

    The US

    Headline: Obama’s Choices Reflect Change in Foreign Tone

    To Read: Here is (Ambassador?) Samantha Power's classic article about US and UN inaction during the 1994 Rwandan genocide, an article which features a disturbing cameo performance by her colleague and new NSA Susan...

  • In new White House role, Israel will still keep Susan Rice busy

    June 5, 2013 | 10:05 am

    Susan Rice has said that a “huge” portion of her work at the United Nations was defending Israel’s legitimacy. Her new job will likely be no less Israel-centric.

    President Obama plans Wednesday to name Rice his national security adviser and replace her at the U.N. with Samantha...

  • Rice: Attacks on Israel at UN undercut peace

    May 10, 2013 | 9:24 am

    The barrage of attacks on Israel at the United Nations undercuts the quest for peace, said Susan Rice, the U.S. envoy to the body.

    "At its best, the U.N. does extraordinary things such as: keep the peace, help save untold civilians from Qaddafi in Libya, midwife the new nation of...

  • Obama video message opens BBYO conference

    February 15, 2013 | 5:08 am

    President Obama launched this year's BBYO international convention with a video greeting.

    "This gathering gives you a chance to affirm your faith and recommit yourselves to the enduring values this organization represents," Obama said in the video screened Thursday night at the...

  • Rice: U.S. does not recognize use of ‘Palestine’

    January 23, 2013 | 1:55 pm

    Participation in United Nations forums that refer to a "State of Palestine" does not constitute U.S. recognition of Palestinian statehood, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice said.

    "Any reference to the 'State of Palestine' in the United Nations, including the use of the term 'State of...

  • Obama to nominate Kerry for sec. of state

    December 21, 2012 | 9:45 am

    President Obama is set to nominate Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) as secretary of state.

    A White House official said Obama would make the announcement Friday afternoon.

    Kerry, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, chairs the Senate Foreign Relations committee and would likely be...

  • Rice pulls name from State Dept. bid

    December 13, 2012 | 4:39 pm

    Susan Rice, the front-runner to succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton as U.S. secretary of state, dropped her bid for the post.

    Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, was caught up in a controversy over her explanation of the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi,...

  • Susan Rice wins Jewish plaudits

    December 5, 2012 | 4:51 pm

    The very quality that helped get Susan Rice in hot water with some in Washington is what pro-Israel groups have come to appreciate — she is a vigorous and reliable defender of the Obama administration’s foreign policies.

    Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations who is...

  • Violence in Eastern Congo is our problem

    December 5, 2012 | 3:26 pm

    We’re staring down the barrel of another full-scale war in Congo. The M23 rebellion, launched in March 2012, last week stormed and seized Goma, a crucial town in eastern Congo. The M23 rebels already had been responsible for the displacement of more than half a million civilians —...

  • Lieberman: No problem with Rice

    November 29, 2012 | 10:18 am

    Departing U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman said he would not object to the nomination of Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, as secretary of state.

    Tuesday's apparent endorsement by Lieberman (I-Conn.) of Rice is largely symbolic, as he is retiring as senator and likely...

  • Gordis vs. Brous is not about ‘values’, and other notes

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 29, 2012 | 8:52 am

    1.

    If Israel is indeed somewhat nervous about a Secretary of State Susan Rice – as you can see here – it would be far more nervous about a Secretary of State or Defense Chuck Hagel. Josh Rogin reports that "Hagel is being vetted for a possible top national security post" and that...

  • A call from the shelter, and other stories

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 18, 2012 | 10:52 am

    A. Worried father in Santa Monica

    Here’s a link to my IHT-NYT article from Friday:

    My five-year-old daughter Yael just called from Tel Aviv to say that she’s doing fine. She’s a bit scared, but that’s only because I’m not there to watch her — if I were home, she would not be...

  • U.S. wins re-election to U.N. Human Rights Council

    November 12, 2012 | 11:40 am

    The United States succeeded on Monday in its bid for re-election to the 47-nation U.N. Human Rights Council, a Geneva-based watchdog that has been criticized by Washington and Israel for singling out the Jewish state for criticism.

    The 193-nation U.N. General Assembly also...

  • Rice at U.N. echoes Obama on Palestinians’ unilateral statehood bid

    October 16, 2012 | 1:55 pm

    Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, reiterated President Obama's comments to the world body on unilateral Palestinian efforts toward statehood jeopardizing the peace process.

    "Unilateral actions, including initiatives to grant Palestinians non-member state...

  • Factor favorite for Secretary of State: Joe Biden

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 16, 2012 | 9:18 am

    It is really very early in the 2012 game: We don’t yet know who’s going to be the Republican nominee, we don’t know who’s more likely to win between President Obama and the GOP nominee, so talking about the next administration is premature - but still hard to resist. That is,...

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