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Posts Tagged: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

December 9, 2017 11:00 am

European States Push US for Detailed Israeli-Palestinian Peace Proposals

Britain, France, Germany, Sweden and Italy called on the United States on Friday to put forward detailed proposals for peace between Israel and the Palestinians...

December 8, 2017 12:04 pm

At State Department Briefing, Taboo Words on Jerusalem Are Finally Said Aloud

For the first time since Israel's creation in 1948, a senior US State Department official has uttered the six words concerning the city of Jerusalem...

November 22, 2017 9:22 am

State Department Says US Wants PLO’s Washington Office to Stay Open

The United States wants the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to keep its Washington office open and is in talks with Palestinian officials about the issue...

November 21, 2017 10:14 am

Palestinian Authority Freezes Contacts With Visiting US Officials Over Threatened Closure of PLO Office in DC

JNS.org – Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas announced that he has frozen all contact with the US over the Trump administration’s move to shutter the...

October 25, 2017 9:37 am

Secretary of State Tillerson: US Sanctions Target Iran’s ‘Malign Behaviors’

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that US sanctions against Iran targeted the country’s “malign behaviors” and were aimed at helping the Iranian people...

September 20, 2017 10:14 am

Secretary of State Tillerson: Iran Nuclear Deal Must Be Changed for the US to Remain in Pact

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday the Iran nuclear agreement must be changed or the United States could not remain part of...

September 12, 2017 10:39 am

Trump Considering a More Aggressive US Approach on Iran, Sources Say

President Donald Trump is weighing a strategy that could allow more aggressive US responses to Iran’s forces, its Shi‘ite Muslim proxies in Iraq and Syria,...

June 14, 2017 10:36 am

Tillerson Declares Palestinian Authority Will No Longer Pay Families of Terrorists

JNS.org - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced Tuesday the Palestinian Authority (PA) will no longer pursue its policy of paying the families of convicted terrorists,...

May 26, 2017 2:39 pm

In Defiance of Trump Administration, Iran Vows to Forge Ahead With Ballistic Missile Development

The Islamic Republic will forge ahead with its development of ballistic missiles despite American pressure, an Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman declared on Thursday, the Tehran...

May 25, 2017 9:44 am

Tillerson Says Trump Put ‘Pressure’ on Netanyahu and Abbas to Revive Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks

JNS.org - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said President Donald Trump put “a lot of pressure” on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority...

May 15, 2017 9:46 am

Secretary of State Tillerson: Trump ‘Being Very Careful’ in Assessing Jerusalem Embassy Move

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday that the president is being "careful" in assessing his campaign promise to move the U.S. embassy in Israel...

May 8, 2017 10:31 am

US Lawmakers Call on State Department to Allow Listing of Jerusalem as Part of Israel on Passports

JNS.org - Dozens of members of Congress have signed a letter urging Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to reverse the longstanding US policy of not allowing...

April 19, 2017 10:10 am

US Secretary of State Tillerson: Iran’s Links to Terrorism Could Scuttle Nuclear Deal

JNS.org - The White House notified the US Congress Tuesday that Iran is complying with the 2015 nuclear accord negotiated by former President Barack Obama, and...

March 15, 2017 10:38 am

Secretary of State Tillerson Threatens US Will Leave UNHRC If There’s No ‘Considerable Reform’

JNS.org - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has warned that without “considerable reform” of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), the US might withdraw from that body. Addressing...


BBC Follows Blind British Backpacker as He Visits Israel’s Western Wall

Cameras from a BBC travel series followed a blind British backpacker who is on...

‘Bachelor’ Star Has Jewish Wedding at Synagogue in Texas

A "Bachelor" alum had a traditional Jewish wedding in Houston, Texas on Sunday. Reality television star...


How Jerusalem Is Reacting to Trump’s Change in US Policy

JNS.org - Opinions in Jerusalem about President Donald Trump’s landmark policy change there is vast -- reflecting the diversity of the Israeli capital itself. In an...

Europeans Violently Protest Jerusalem Changes as Netanyahu Visits Continent

JNS.org - Anti-Israel and anti-Semitic demonstrations pervaded Europe last weekend as Israeli Prime Minister...

Trump, Often Polarizing, Draws Broad Jewish and Christian Support on Jerusalem

JNS.org - It’s not often that the American Jewish community is united on issues...


White House: Palestinians ‘Walking Away’ From Peace Talks by Snubbing P...

JNS.org - The Trump administration said Sunday that the Palestinian Authority (PA) is “walking away” from peace talks after PA President...


Netanyahu: Most European Countries Will Follow US Precedent on Jerusalem

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday expressed confidence that most European countries will follow the precedent set by the Trump administration’s policy changes on Jerusalem. “I believe that all...

Middle East

German Chancellor Leads Condemnation of Antisemitic Outrages in Wake Of US ...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday condemned the angry antisemitic demonstrations that broke out in various cities in her country...