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U.S. State Department
Religious leaders visit US for first-time interfaith program
The goal is to engage in conversation and explore how to protect the rights of religious minorities.
State Department: No ‘Jerusalem, Israel’ on US passports
The Trump administration may be withholding recognition of Israel’s capital on passports for the time being because of its much-anticipated Mideast peace plan.
Trump administration ‘fully supports’ Israel’s right to defend itself
“It’s a very concerning situation that has taken place in Gaza,” said State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert. “We condemn the launching of missile attacks into Israel and call for an end to the destructive violence.”
Watchdog group sues U.S. government to obtain records of BDS groups under Obama administration
Judicial Watch filed the FOIA lawsuit in order to obtain records from 2015 of groups affiliated with BDS movement, which lobbied "the Obama administration to adopt policies to harm companies doing business with Israel,” the group said in a statement.
Jonathan S. Tobin
We shouldn’t believe all the ‘experts’
Why those claiming to know everything about Iran have a shakier understanding of the subject than Donald Trump or John Bolton.
Jonathan S. Tobin
How to separate chaos from policy
The Trump circus has become the media narrative, but like a lot of what this administration has done, replacing Tillerson with Pompeo makes sense.
Trump cites Iran-deal wrangles in Tillerson firing, Iran hawk Pompeo in at State
In a not-so-surprising move, Trump ousts U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, citing disagreements on the Iran nuclear deal as a contributing factor.
Report: U.S. plans to open Jerusalem embassy in May for Israel’s 70th anniversary
According to the preliminary plans, U.S. ambassador to Israel David Friedman will move his office, along with a small staff of around four to five people, to a building in Jerusalem known as the Diplomat Hotel, which the State Department acquired in 2014.
State Department designates Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh as ‘global terrorist’
The U.S. State Department has listed Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh and two Egyptian terrorists—Liwa al Thawra and Harakat Sawa’d Misr—as “specially designated global terrorists.”
US State Department denies report of UNWRA aid freeze
The U.S. State Department has denied a report that $125 million in American funding to UNRWA has been frozen.