Israel and the US

Biden accepts Bennett invitation to visit Israel

Biden accepts Bennett invitation to visit Israel

U.S. President Joe Biden will visit Israel following an invitation from Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, according to Al Jazeera. While both governments confirmed that Biden had accepted the invitation to visit Israel in the …

Biden to visit Israel 'later this year'

Biden to visit Israel 'later this year'

U.S. President Joe Biden will visit Israel "later this year" after Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett invited him to the country, according to a readout of a call between the two on Sunday released by the White House. …

U.S. affirms 'endurance' of bilateral ties with Israel

U.S. affirms 'endurance' of bilateral ties with Israel

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris reaffirmed the "strength and the endurance" of the bilateral relationship between Washington and Tel Aviv during a meeting with Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid.  Speaking ahead of …

Biden congratulates new Israeli president on election

Biden congratulates new Israeli president on election

U.S. President Joe Biden congratulated Israel's new president Isaac Herzog on his election on Wednesday amid the potential ouster of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Israel’s parliament …

Biden tells Netanyahu he supports ceasefire

Biden tells Netanyahu he supports ceasefire

U.S. President Joe Biden, in a call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, expressed his support for a ceasefire in the fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants, the White House said. "The President …

Blinken speaks to Israel FM, discusses violence in Jerusalem

Blinken speaks to Israel FM, discusses violence in Jerusalem

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday spoke to Israel's Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi and expressed his concerns over the escalating violence between Israel and Palestine, including the rocket attacks by the latter. …

Blinken says he supports Israel controlling Golan Heights,

Blinken says he supports Israel controlling Golan Heights,

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that under current conditions he supports Israel controlling the Golan Heights, but appeared to question the legality of the Trump administration’s decision regarding the strategic …

Pentagon vows to help Israel keep military superiority

Pentagon vows to help Israel keep military superiority

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper pledged to help maintain Israel's military superiority in the Middle East, amid its concerns over a possible US sale of F-35 fighters to the United Arab Emirates. "A cornerstone of our …

Israel approves 'Trump Heights' settlement

Israel approves 'Trump Heights' settlement

Israel began preparations for a new settlement in the Golan Heights named after US President Donald Trump, following Israeli government approval on Sunday. "We will start today with practical steps to construct Ramat Trump in …

Pompeo travels to Israel amid coronavirus outbreak

Pompeo travels to Israel amid coronavirus outbreak

U.S. secretary of state Mike Pompeo has arrived in Israel amid the coronavirus pandemic to discuss U.S.-backed plans to annex large parts of the Palestinian territories. The single-stop visit – Pompeo’s first in nearly …

Netanyahu and Trump to discuss future of Israel

Netanyahu and Trump to discuss future of Israel

U.S. President Donald Trump will hold talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his political opponent, Blue and White leader Benny Gantz on January 28, the White House's press …

Netanyahu comments on his phone talks with Trump

Netanyahu comments on his phone talks with Trump

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Jordan Valley as Israel's eastern border was among the topics discussed in a recent phone call with U.S. President Donald Trump. Speaking at a …

Trump speaks with Netanyahu about Iran

Trump speaks with Netanyahu about Iran

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about Iran and other issues, the White House said in a brief statement. "The leaders discussed the threat from …

Israel bars Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from visiting

Israel bars Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from visiting

Israel is blocking two US Democratic lawmakers and prominent critics of Israel from visiting, BBC reports. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib were due to visit the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem next week. Both have supported …