Israel-US relations

UN Envoy Nikki Haley Calls Western Wall Visit ‘Life-Changing’

TEL AVIV – U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley called her visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem on Wednesday “life-changing.” “My heart is full, and my life will change after the visit,” she wrote in the holy site’s visitors book.

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U.S. Approves Possible Sale Of $440m In Arms To Israel

TEL AVIV – The State Department approved a proposal to sell Israel military equipment to the tune of $440 million, according to a Defense Security Cooperation Agency press release published on Friday.

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Lawmakers Renew Bid to Extend Israeli Sovereignty to Ma’ale Adumim

TEL AVIV – Now that President Donald Trump’s meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in the past, Israeli lawmakers are planning to reintroduce the annexation bill extending Israeli sovereignty to the Jerusalem-area settlement of Ma’ale Adumim.

A picture shows the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim near Jerusalem on March 2, 2009. Israel's housing ministry has plans for West Bank construction that would nearly double the number of settlers in the occupied territory, the anti-settlement group Peace Now said. AFP PHOTO/ AHMAD GHARABLI (Photo credit …

Biden Heading To Israel To Discuss US Military Aid

Ynetnews reports: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will land in Israel on Tuesday afternoon, six years after his last visit. Biden’s main objective for the visit is working to convince Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to sign a new Memorandum of Understanding

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Israeli Legal NGO Accuses U.S. of Changing Stance on Settlements by Labeling West Bank Goods

TEL AVIV – A report on Israeli television on Tuesday night charged that the recently enacted U.S. Customs policy to label products from the West Bank was an “under the radar” policy change with regard to the settlements. Last month, the U.S. issued a reminder that products imported from the West Bank or Gaza Strip should not be labeled “Made in Israel,” in accordance with a 1995 law. The reminder sparked accusations that Washington was hardening its position against Israeli settlement activity, a claim that U.S. officials rejected.

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Paper: Hillary Plans to Attack Sanders on Israel

TEL AVIV – After losing in New Hampshire, there are indications Hillary Clinton will use Sen. Bernie Sanders lack of significant support for the Jewish state as a campaign tactic to woo Jewish and pro-Israel voters.

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Pentagon Budget Requests $146 million in Support for Israel Defense

The U.S. Defense Department’s fiscal year 2017 budget requests $145.8 million in support for Israel, including Iron Dome and other cooperative defense programs, according to Pentagon documents released Tuesday. The Iron Dome system is designed to defeat short-range missiles and

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U.S. Ambassador to Israel Admits His Criticism Was Poorly Timed

JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Israel (above left) has acknowledged “the timing was not the best” after criticizing Israel’s approach to settler violence in remarks delivered on the day an Israeli woman fatally stabbed by a Palestinian was

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Israel Plays Down U.S. Spying Scandal

Jerusalem (AFP) – An Israeli minister and close ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought Wednesday to play down revelations the United States monitored the premier’s private communications.  “I didn’t fall off my chair from The Wall Street Journal report,”

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Iran Sees Israeli Lobby Behind U.S. Visa Waiver Changes

Iran’s foreign ministry said on Monday that Israeli lobbying was behind a new measure passed by the U.S. Congress that will prevent visa-free travel to the United States for people who have visited Iran or hold Iranian nationality. The U.S.

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Israeli Spy Pollard Released From US Prison

After 10,956 days behind bars in the US, convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard left his prison in North Carolina in the early hours of Friday morning. “The people of Israel welcome Jonathan Pollard’s release,” said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in

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