us israel relations

Iron dome
Congress removes Israeli missile defense funds from US wartime budget

On Thursday Congress approved the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act to include $705 million for US-Israel missile defense cooperation.

Palestinian children commemorate Nakba Day.
Congress bill seeks to prevent US funding of Israel's detention of Palestinian children

"The purpose of this act is... to ensure that United States taxpayer funds shall not be used to support the military detention of Palestinian children."

By JTA
15/11/2017
The balfour declaration
US lawmakers to introduce resolution marking Balfour Declaration

"Israel is one of our closest friends and allies, and it is important that we stand with her and honor this important milestone," say the initiators of the resolution.

Jared Kushner meets Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, June 21 2017.
Kushner rejects ‘history lessons’ while still reliving them

Jared Kushner may be confounded by Israeli-Palestinian history, but the events of July may have shown him this history is inescapable.

Donald Trump Jerusalem
Lawmakers urge Trump to appoint White House Jewish liaison

A special White House envoy to combat antisemitism is another position US President Donald Trump has not filled as of yet, to the dismay of many in the Jewish community.

By JTA
24/06/2017
Retiring Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Ros-Lehtinen, an Israel advocate, retires from Congress

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen is considered to be one of Israel's most loyal advocates and has announced her retirement after close to three decades of serving the public.

jerusalem ramming
Israel left out of White House's ‘underreported’ terror acts list

The list includes 78 terrorist acts from September 2014 to December 2016 which the White House deems underreported by the media.

By JTA
08/02/2017
F35 Adir fighter jet
US defense secretary orders immediate review of F-35C program

Any cut in the number of aircraft the US Navy purchases might mean an increase in the cost for Israel.

US REP. Keith Ellison speaks during the first session at the Democratic National Convention in Phila
Ralph Nader pans Keith Ellison for 'toning down' Israel stance

Former US presidential candidate accuses DNC chair contender of shifting his stance on the Jewish state.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
23/01/2017
US Vice President Joe Biden speaks during an appearance in Boston
Watch Live: Biden addresses prestigious forum days before leaving office

US vice president speaks at World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
18/01/2017
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