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US lawmakers: Add Israel to Visa Waiver Program

US lawmakers: Add Israel to Visa Waiver Program

Group of Senators sign letter urging Israel’s addition to the US Visa Waiver Program.

Sullivan stressed need to avoid steps that can inflame tensions

White House: Sullivan stressed need to avoid steps that can inflame tensions

White House summarizes National Security Advisor's Israel visit: He encouraged efforts to advance towards two-state solution.

Herzog to US National Security Advisor: Iran needs to be stopped

Herzog to US National Security Advisor: Iran needs to be stopped at any price

President Isaac Herzog holds working meeting with US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, who is visiting Israel.

'There's engagement with Israeli government on settlements'

Senior US official: There's engagement with Israeli government on settlement issue

Ahead of US National Security Advisor's visit, senior US official blames previous administration for Iran's intensification.

Sen. Paul again blocks Iron Dome funding

Sen. Paul again blocks Iron Dome funding

Kentucky Senator blocks vote on Iron Dome funding bill on the grounds that there is a need to find a financial source.

Minister Michaeli meets US Ambassador to Israel

Minister Michaeli meets US Ambassador to Israel

Transportation Minister meets Ambassador Tom Nides: Looking forward to working together to advance US-Israel relations.

Netanyahu: I highly appreciate Trump’s contribution to Israel

Netanyahu: I highly appreciate Trump’s big contribution to Israel

Former PM on Trump's criticism: I appreciate Trump’s contribution to Israel but also importance of US-Israel alliance.

Gantz meets US Secretary of State Blinken

Gantz meets US Secretary of State Blinken

Defense Minister stresses need for measures to stop Iran’s nuclear program and its regional aggression.

Gantz and Austin to discuss military drills for Iran scenario

Report: Gantz and Austin to discuss military drills for Iran scenario

Senior US official says Defense Secretary and Israeli DM will discuss military exercises to prepare for worst-case scenario regarding Iran.

Gantz to make official visit to US

Gantz to make official visit to US

Defense Minister will take off from Israel early on Thursday morning. His meetings will center on policy and security issues.

Blinken urged Bennett to halt 'settlement activity'

Blinken urged Bennett to halt 'settlement activity'

State Department spokesperson says that Secretary of State urged PM to refrain from unilateral steps during their conversation.

Ambassador Herzog: Happy Thanksgiving!

Ambassador Herzog: I wish the American people a Happy Thanksgiving!

Israel’s Ambassador to the US launches new Twitter account, wishes the American people a Happy Thanksgiving.

Report: US warned Israel Iran attacks are 'counterproductive'

Report: US warned Israel that Iran attacks are 'counterproductive'

New York Times: US officials warned Israelis that repeated attacks on Iranian nuclear facilities encourage Iran to speed up nuclear program.

Shaked: Exemption from US visas as of February 2023player

Minister Shaked in Washington: Exemption from US visas as of February 2023

Interior Minister meets US Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, agrees on orderly procedure to promote exemption from visas.

US floats idea of interim Iran nuclear deal

US floats idea of interim Iran nuclear deal

US National Security Adviser raised with Israeli counterpart the idea of interim agreement with Iran to buy more time for negotiations.

New Israeli Ambassador to US takes office

New Israeli Ambassador to the United States of America takes office

Ambassador Mike Herzog landed in Washington on Friday and officially assumed office as Ambassador of Israel to the United States on Monday.

Shaked: There's no 'consulate for visa' deal with the US

Shaked: There's no consulate for visa exemption deal with the US

Interior Minister to meet US Homeland Security Secretary, discuss visa waiver program: There is a real chance to succeed.

US and Israel to combat ransomware

US and Israel to combat ransomware

Treasury Department announces bilateral partnership with Israel to combat ransomware.

Israeli official: Talks with Iran 'a serious mistake'

Israeli official: Talks with Iran 'a serious mistake'

Senior Israeli diplomatic official criticizes resumption of nuclear talks with Iran, says Israel preparing for all options.

Bennett meets two US Congressional delegations

Bennett meets two US Congressional delegations

Bennett meets delegations led by US Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT).

Report: US seeks Israel's help in ending Sudan coup

Report: US seeks Israel's help in ending Sudan coup

Biden administration reportedly asks Israeli officials to urge Sudan's military to restore the civilian government.

'At least Bennett is a straightforward leader'

Former Obama adviser: At least Bennett is a straightforward leader

Ben Rhodes asserts Netanyahu wanted to pick fights with Obama, says Bennett is "straightforward" despite being a nationalist.

US considering adding Israel to visa waiver program

US considering adding Israel to visa waiver program

US Homeland Security Secretary says Israel is one of four countries the US is considering adding to its visa waiver program.

US insists: Israel gave no warning before terror designation

US insists: Israel gave no warning before terror designation

State Department again says US was not provided with advance notice of plans to designate PFLP affiliates as terrorist organizations.

Did Israel coordinate declaring PFLP groups as terror with US?

Did Israel coordinate declaring PFLP groups as terror with US?

State Dept: Israel didn't give us prior warning about designation of 6 organizations as terror. Israeli officials: We did.

US and Israel to form team to discuss Palestinian consulate

US and Israel to form team to discuss Palestinian consulate

Israeli officials say team will hold discreet negotiations on the reopening of the US Consulate for Palestinian Arabs in eastern Jerusalem.

Israeli official: US made clear its opposition to 'settlements'

Israeli official: US made clear its opposition to 'settlements'

Senior Israeli official said the US made clear to Israel its opposition to building on land that Palestinian Arabs want for a future state.

'One of the best friends Israel has in Washington'

Lapid meets Vice President Harris: One of the best friends Israel has in Washington

Foreign Minister meets US Vice President: Thank you for long lasting years of supporting Israel’s security and Israeli democracy.

'If diplomacy with Iran fails, US prepared for other options'

'If diplomacy with Iran fails, the US is prepared to turn to other options'

US National Security Advisor to Israeli counterpart: Biden believes diplomacy is the best path with Iran, but there are other options.

VP Harris' office stresses her unwavering commitment to Israel

VP Harris' office stresses her unwavering commitment to Israel

US VP's office working to mend relations with pro-Israel Democrats after incident with student who accused Israel of “ethnic genocide”.

Gantz thanks Pelosi for Iron Dome funding

Gantz thanks Pelosi for Iron Dome funding

Defense Minister thanks House Speaker after the House approved $1 billion to Israel to resupply the Iron Dome missile defense system.

Bennett to US Ambassador to the UN: I value your friendship

Bennett to US Ambassador to the UN: I value your friendship

Bennett meets US Ambassador to the UN: I think the new spirit between America and Israel can bear fruit and do good things together.

'We have many friends on Capitol Hill'

Barkat meets Senator Cruz: We have many friends on Capitol Hill

Likud MK meets Texas Senator as part of public diplomacy campaign he is holding in the United States.

Lapid to meet Blinken in Washington

Lapid to meet Blinken in Washington

Foreign Minister announces plans to visit Washington in October to meet US Secretary of State.

Lapid praises Bennett and Biden after their meeting

Lapid praises Bennett and Biden after their meeting

Foreign Minister Lapid: The Prime Minister's successful visit contributed to Israel's security, its future and its diplomatic strength.

US official warns against Judea and Samaria construction

US official warns against Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria

US official says that Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria will impede efforts to achieve a two-state solution.

Bennett's security advisor meets US counterpart

Bennett's security advisor meets US counterpart

White House says the two discussed the strategic challenges and exchanged views about the opportunities in the region.

US, Israel to work together to investigate attack on ship

US, Israel to work together to investigate attack on ship

State Department on Blinken-Lapid conversation: They agreed to work with the United Kingdom, Romania, and other international partners.

State Department approves sale of helicopters to Israel

State Department approves sale of heavy lift helicopters to Israel

State Department says it has approved potential sale of 18 CH-53K heavy lift helicopters to Israel.

Israeli officials to visit US, prepare for Biden-Bennett meeting

Israeli officials to visit US, prepare for Biden-Bennett meeting

Bennett’s foreign policy advisers will travel to Washington to begin preparations for a planned meeting between Bennett and President Biden.