Israel Congratulates Obama

In response to Israel extending a warm welcome to President Obama’s re-election, the US Ambassador Shapiro said: “Thank you. Mr. Prime Minister, on behalf of the President, Vice President and the American people, thank you for those good wishes. Americans are very proud of our democratic system and values and our free elections. Obviously Israelis […]

By |July 27th, 2014|Current News|0 Comments

US Supports Israel Iron Dome

WASHINGTON — US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel sent a letter to congressional leadership on Tuesday requesting $225 million in additional US funding to accelerate production of Iron Dome missile-defense components to ensure Israel will have adequate stockpiles to protect itself from rockets launched by Hamas militants in Gaza.

Israel requested the extra components in recent days, […]

By |July 25th, 2014|Current News|0 Comments

Travel Warning for Israel

U.S. Department of State –

Just 12 hours after the travel ban to Israel on US flights to and from Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport, the Federal Aviation Authority on Thursday withdrew the ban, setting the stage for US and international carriers to resume flights. Europe’s Aviation Safety Agency, which had issued a “strong recommendation” against flights to […]

By |July 23rd, 2014|Current News|0 Comments

Obama, Israel, Gaza

Washington DC-

President Obama pledged strong support Friday for Israel’s right to defend itself against rocket attacks from Hamas militants, but urged the Jewish state to try to minimize civilian deaths in its ground push into Gaza.

Obama said he spoke to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Friday about the escalating situation. “We support their military efforts to […]

By |July 18th, 2014|Current News|0 Comments

GAZA WAR UPDATE, Day #11

UPDATED AT 11:30am EASTERN, FRIDAY: (Washington, D.C.) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Friday his government’s intention to expand the scope of the IDF ground campaign in Gaza. The top priority is not so much to topple Hamas but to restore calm. To do that, Netanyahu says, one vital thing Israel must do […]

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