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  • U.S. considers air strikes, action with Iran to halt Iraq rebels

    June 16, 2014 | 9:25 am

    The United States said it could launch air strikes and act jointly with its arch-enemy Iran to support the Iraqi government, after a rampage by Sunni Islamist insurgents across Iraq that has scrambled alliances in the Middle East.

    Militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the...

  • U.S. Treasury to discuss funding for Iraq militant group

    June 13, 2014 | 3:00 pm

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will discuss counterterrorism financing during his visit to the Middle East, including the funding network of the group fomenting an insurgency in Iraq, Treasury officials said on Friday.

    President Barack Obama on Friday said the United States was...

  • Obama does not rule out air strikes against Iraq insurgents

    June 12, 2014 | 4:08 pm

    The United States is not ruling out air strikes to assist the Iraqi government fight a growing radical Islamist insurgency, President Barack Obama said on Thursday, raising the possibility of the first American military intervention in Iraq since the end of the U.S.-led war.

    ...
  • Why higher Iran oil exports are not roiling nuclear deal

    June 12, 2014 | 3:05 pm

    At first glance, Iran appears to have exported more oil than allowed under a nuclear agreement with major powers, but rather than complaining, U.S. officials argue Tehran is skating just inside the deal's ambiguous limits.

    Iran's higher exports reflect its exploitation of a...

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  • Obama warns of U.S. action as jihadists push on Baghdad, Iraq

    June 12, 2014 | 1:33 pm

    President Barack Obama threatened U.S. military strikes in Iraq on Thursday against Sunni Islamist militants who have surged out of the north to menace Baghdad and want to establish their own state in Iraq and Syria.

    Iraqi Kurdish forces took advantage of the chaos to take...

  • J Street still strong at national summit

    June 12, 2014 | 9:06 am

    The latest round of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks may have broken down, and the gap between the parties might be wider than ever, but that’s no reason not to try, try again — and it’s still up to the United States to take the lead.

    That was the message opening night at J...

  • Sen. Ted Cruz: Israel could strike Iran in months

    June 11, 2014 | 10:38 am

    An Israeli strike against Iran “could happen in a matter of months,” Sen. Ted Cruz reportedly told a U.S. Jewish security group.

    Cruz (R-Texas) at a meeting of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, or JINSA, said Tuesday that Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei...

  • Kerry says U.S. to work with, monitor new Palestinian government

    June 4, 2014 | 1:16 pm

    Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday the United States would work with the new Palestinian unity government "as we need to" but would be monitoring its commitment to continued cooperation with Israel.

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas swore in a government of...

  • 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...

  • Educating the next generation to care

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 28, 2014 | 8:47 am

    "World Peace" – a lifetime wish we all carry in our hearts. Every day when we read the news, we pray for a hate-free world, but how can we achieve this world when we are the ones pushing it further away?! Furthermore, how can more attention dedicated to educating the younger...

  • Putin seeks better ties with West but blasts U.S. over Ukraine

    May 23, 2014 | 8:48 am

    President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he wanted better ties with the West but fiercely criticized U.S. policy on Ukraine and the global economy – and acknowledged that sanctions were hurting Russia.

    In a speech to foreign and Russian businessmen gathered at Russia's answer to...

  • Israel’s David’s Sling missile shield unlikely to be ready in 2015

    May 21, 2014 | 11:31 am

    Israel's U.S.-backed David Sling missile shield is unlikely to be deployed by next year as originally scheduled, an Israeli defence official said on Wednesday, citing budget shortfalls.

    David's Sling, which is designed to shoot down various aerial threats using interceptor...

  • Key State Dept. official discusses Gross with Cuban counterpart

    May 20, 2014 | 10:35 am

    The top U.S. State Department official dealing with Latin America brought up the plight of Alan Gross in a rare meeting with her Cuban counterpart.

    Roberta Jacobson, the assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs, met in Washington last week with Josefina Vidal,...

  • White House official: We will work with Palestinian unity government

    May 20, 2014 | 10:25 am

    A senior official in the White House said the United States would cooperate with a soon-to-be-formed Palestinian unity government, despite Israeli opposition.

    A unity government is set to be established within a week by Fatah, which controls the West Bank’s Palestinian areas, and...

  • Illinois MERS patient ‘not infectious’; Florida patient released

    May 19, 2014 | 4:02 pm

    An Illinois man who had tested positive for antibodies to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus in his blood is no longer infectious, state health officials said on Monday.

    The case in Illinois was the first direct transmission of the MERS virus on U.S. soil. The two prior...

  • Hagel says he is not aware of Israel spying on U.S

    May 15, 2014 | 11:36 am

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said on Thursday he was unaware of any truth to a media report that Israel has been spying on the United States.

    Asked during a press conference in Tel Aviv about a Newsweek magazine story quoting unnamed U.S. officials as saying Israel was...

  • The Blame Game

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 14, 2014 | 8:22 am

    Lately, the so-called “peace talks,” aimed to resolve the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, changed their course from trying to negotiate the terms of ending this very complicated situation. It seems that in the past few weeks, all sides involved are...

  • No nuclear deal with Iran unless actions ‘verifiable,’ Obamas aide says

    May 13, 2014 | 1:26 pm

    Iran must agree to "verifiable action" to satisfy U.S. concerns about its nuclear program or else there will be no final deal, President Barack Obama's top national security aide said on Monday on the eve of a new round of talks between Iran and world powers in Vienna.

    Addressing...

  • Israel/PA negotiations stalled –– What should be done now?

    By Morton A. Klein

    May 7, 2014 | 11:11 am

    Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah-controlled Palestinian Authority (PA) has now concluded a reconciliation agreement with Hamas, the United States- and European Union-recognized terrorist organization that controls Gaza and calls for the destruction of Israel (Article 15) and the murder of Jews...

  • On visa waiver issue, U.S. wants to know: What’s Israel doing?

    May 7, 2014 | 10:51 am

    The question U.S. officials have about Israel’s quest to get into the visa waiver program is: If Israel wants in so badly, what steps is it taking?

    The question comes up in this Newsweek piece by Jeff Stein about how allegations of Israeli spying on U.S. soil inhibit...

  • 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...

  • U.S. negotiators blame Israel for collapse of talks

    May 5, 2014 | 11:27 am

    U.S. negotiators said Israel’s settlement policy was the primary reason the peace talks failed.

    At least two officials speaking anonymously to Yediot Acharonot in a report May 2 by longtime senior correspondent Nahum Barnea said multiple factors were at play in last month’s...

  • Ukraine separatists seize second provincial capital, fire on police

    April 30, 2014 | 9:34 am

    Hundreds of pro-Moscow separatists stormed government buildings in one of Ukraine's provincial capitals on Tuesday and fired on police holed up in a regional headquarters, a major escalation of their revolt despite new Western sanctions on Russia.

    New U.S. and EU sanctions...

  • Kerry stands by record, wishes for ‘apartheid’ rewind

    April 29, 2014 | 9:30 am

    Secretary of State John Kerry defended his Israel record, but also agreed that his use of the word “apartheid” to describe the dangers of a failed peace process was not appropriate in a U.S. context.

    “I have been around long enough to also know the power of words to create a...

  • U.S. says it is ‘disappointed’ by Palestinian unity deal

    April 23, 2014 | 11:27 am

    The United States said on Wednesday it was disappointed by a unity pact agreed between the Gaza-based Islamist group Hamas and P.A. President Mahmoud Abbas' Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and said it could seriously complicate peace efforts.

    "The timing was troubling and...

  • Russia says it will respond if Ukraine interests attacked

    April 23, 2014 | 11:15 am

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the United States of being behind the political upheaval in Ukraine and said Moscow would respond if its interests came under attack.

    Lavrov's comments came a day after U.S. Vice President Joe Biden was in the Ukrainian capital with...

  • 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...

  • U.S., Israel teaming to push Israel into visa waiver program

    April 22, 2014 | 9:56 am

    The United States and Israel are creating a working group to help Israel advance toward joining the visa waiver program.

    “This is a goal of both the United States and Israel, and it would make travel easier for citizens of both countries,” Julia Frifield, the assistant secretary...

  • U.S. says will act ‘in days’ if no Russian action in Ukraine

    April 21, 2014 | 3:43 pm

    The United States government said on Monday it will decide "in days" on additional sanctions if Russia does not take steps to implement an agreement to ease tensions in Ukraine.

    In a telephone call with his Russian counterpart, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged Russia to...

  • 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...

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