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Biden’s Ghosting of Netanyahu Raises Concern for U.S.-Israel Ties

In the three weeks since taking office, President Joe Biden has called the leaders of several key allies around the world — except, conspicuously, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, leading to speculation the frosty start is a sign of things to come for Israel-U.S. ties.

Joe Biden and Benjamin Netanyahu (Debbie Hill / AFP / Getty)

Netanyahu Taps Likud’s Erdan as Israeli Envoy to Both U.S., U.N.

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appointed erstwhile Likud rival Gilad Erdan as Israel’s ambassador both to the United Nations and to the United States, marking only the second time in Israel’s history that one man was tapped for the double role. 

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Abbas Rages Against Trump Peace Plan in U.N. Speech

TEL AVIV – The map featured in President Donald Trump’s recently unveiled peace plan for a Palestinian state side by side with Israel is nothing more than “Swiss cheese,” Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday in a damning condemnation of the proposal which he said obliterated Palestinian rights. 

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during the 66th General Assembly Session at the United Nations on September 23, 2011 in New York City. The annual event, which is being dominated this year by the Palestinian's bid for full membership, gathers more than 100 heads of state and government for …

Report: Trump Peace Plan Likely Won’t Include Palestinian State

TEL AVIV – President Donald Trump’s long -awaited peace plan will include major economic and other incentives for Palestinians, but is likely stop short of realizing the vision for the establishment of a Palestinian state, The Washington Post reported on Sunday.

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Report: Netanyahu Failed to Persuade Trump to Reverse Syria Decision

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is said to have tried in vain to persuade President Donald Trump to walk back his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, a move that was met with significant “disappointment” in Jerusalem, Israeli media reported. 

US President Donald Trump poses for a photo with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and in the Rose Garden of the White House on March 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump said he 'may' attend the opening of a controversial new US embassy in Jerusalem, a fraught prospect …

Israel: Trump’s UN Speech ‘On the Right Side of History’

TEL AVIV – Israeli officials on Tuesday lauded President Donald Trump’s address to the UN General Assembly, with Israel’s envoy to the international body praising Trump for being “on the right side of history.” Palestinians and leftwing American Jews, meanwhile, slammed the speech as harmful.

President Donald Trump addresses the 73rd United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly on September 25, 2018 in New York City. The United Nations General Assembly, or UNGA, is expected to attract 84 heads of state and 44 heads of government in New York City for a week of speeches, talks and …

Arab MKs Collude With PA to Censure Israel at UN

TEL AVIV – Arab Israeli Knesset members are collaborating with the Palestinian Authority in a smear campaign against the Jewish state at the United Nations, Israel’s envoy to the international body in New York Danny Danon said on Sunday.

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Israel’s UN Envoy Hails General Assembly Condemnation of Human Shields Used by Terror Groups

TEL AVIV – Israel’s Ambassador the UN Danny Danon welcomed the General Assembly’s newly adopted amendment of its Global Counter Terrorism Strategy to include a condemnation of the use of civilians as human shields by terror groups as well as the use of “schools and hospitals for military purposes such as launching attacks and storing weapons.”

Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon speaks to reporters outside the Security Council chambers, Monday, July 24, 2017 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

U.S. Blocks UN Statement Supporting Gaza Rioters

The United States for a second week in a row blocked a UN Security Council statement supporting the right of Palestinians to “demonstrate peacefully” and endorsing Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ call for an independent investigation into deadly protests in Gaza.

Palestinian protesters burn an American flag during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, Friday, April 6, 2018.