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IDF Releases Shireen Abu Akleh Report

NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON SEPTEMBER 5, 2022 Today, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reported that it had concluded its investigation into the circumstances surrounding Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh’s death, and stated there is a high possibility that Ms. Abu Akleh was accidentally hit by IDF gunfire. We welcome Israel’s review of this tragic incident, and again underscore the importance of ...
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Readout of President Joe Biden’s Call with Prime Minister Yair Lapid of Israel

AUGUST 31, 2022 STATEMENTS AND RELEASES President Joseph R. Biden Jr. spoke today with Prime Minister Yair Lapid of Israel to consult on global and regional security challenges, including threats posed by Iran. The President underscored U.S. commitment to never allow Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon. The President expressed appreciation for the warm reception ...
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Assistant Secretary Leaf’s Travel to Tunisia, Israel, the West Bank, Jordan, and Iraq

Office of the Spokesperson Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs Barbara A. Leaf is traveling to Tunisia, Israel, the West Bank, and Jordan from August 29 to September 4. Assistant Secretary Leaf is on travel to Tunisia from August 29-31 to meet senior government officials and leading Tunisian experts, including economic analysts, to hear their views on a path forward to ...
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Press Release: Ambassador Nides Visits Haifa, Meets Local Leaders

August 22, 2022 Today, U.S. Ambassador to Israel Tom Nides visited the port city of Haifa to engage with local leaders and various communities. During his one-day visit to the city, Ambassador Nides met with Haifa Mayor Einat Kalisch Rotem and underscored the strong bond between the United States and Israel.  The visit to Haifa ...
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