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White House Orders Closure of Russian Consulate, 2 Annexes in US

The State Department said Washington is “prepared to take further action as necessary and as warranted.”

‘Difficult 2 Weeks’ Brings Greenblatt Back to The Wall

"We believe calm and security will create the best opportunity to return to dialogue and the pursuit of peace."

Trump Cuts State Dept. Budget by 28%, Israel’s Share Intact

Trump originally wanted a 37% reduction in the State Department's budget, but gave in to pressure from Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

DM Liberman to Secy of State Tillerson: Settlements No Obstacle to Peace

"Even the uprooting of 21 blossoming communities in Gaza didn't lead to peace, but rather, to rocket fire aimed at Israel."

State Dept. Calls on Iran to Return Missing American Robert Levinson

"Over the last decade his family has suffered from his absence... We will not rest until the Levinson family is whole again."

Iran Among Main Issues on Netanyahu-Trump Agenda

This is not the first time these two have met; but it's likely one of their most important meetings.

US: Condemns Terrorism by Nameless Murderer From Non-Entity

A deputy spokesperson for the US State Department condemned the murderous terror attack that left four Israelis dead in Jerusalem.

Full Text: Reaction by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Secy Kerry’s Speech [video]

"Israeli families have made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our country and advance peace. My family has been one of them."

Full Text: Speech by Secretary of State John Kerry at State Department

"I believe the negotiations did not fail because the gaps were too wide, but because the level of trust was too low."

Kerry Defends Obama Decision to Abstain at UNSC Vote Condemning Israel

US Secy of State John Kerry attacked the Netanyahu administration in his farewell speech at the State Department.

Ex-MK, Accused Spy for Hezbollah, Got A Visa to Speak in Washington DC

Accused Israeli Arab spy and ex-MK Azmi Bishara is slated to speak in Washington DC, and got a US visa to do it.

Israel, US Seal MOU: ‘Largest Pledge of Military Assistance in US History’

Israel and the US have closed their Memorandum of Understanding on a 10-year defense funding deal: Israel gets the funds with which to buy product from America.

US 2nd Circuit Appeals Court Reverses Anti-Terror Verdict Against Palestinian Authority, PLO

The court case involving the families of terror victims against the Palestinian Authority takes a new turn, and further appeal may be required.

US Denies Conditioning $400 Million Payment on Prisoner Release Was Ransom

The Obama administration still insists it paid "no ransom" to Iran in order to get back four hostages held by Tehran. But where is Bob Levinson, the only Jew?

Israel: Okay to Demolish 30 Illegal Structures in “Arab” Susiya

As the US and EU double down on Israel, the state says it can take down 30 illegal shacks in Arab Susiya, but won't decide yet.

FBI Backs Down, Hillary Clinton Not Charged on Personal Server Use at State Dept.

The FBI will not recommend criminal charges against Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

State Dept. Says Liberman Appointment ‘Raises Legitimate Questions’ About Direction of Israeli Govt

The US is less that pleased that Israel's new defense minister will be Yisrael Beytenu's Avigdor Liberman, making the expanded coalition stronger on the right.

Bill Introduced to Undo US Ban on Label ‘Made in Israel’ if Beyond Green...

Bill introduced to rescind administration's rule banning "made in Israel" label for goods made in Judea and Samaria.

Israel Condemned for Preparing to Designate State Land in Jordan Valley

The last time Israel designated a lot as state land was in August 2014, after 3 yeshiva teens were murdered.

Saudi Arabia Cuts Ties with Iran, Gives 48 Hours for Iranian Diplomats to Leave...

The Muslim Middle East continues unraveling: Saudis cut relations with Iran, Iranians torch Saudi Embassy

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