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Posted byon August 1, 2013 at 8:49 AM EDT
At the invitation of Secretary of State John Kerry, Israeli and Palestinian negotiators traveled to Washington this week to formally resume direct final status negotiations. Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and Yitzhak Molcho represented the Israelis, and Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat and Mohammad Shtayyeh represented the Palestinians.
Posted byon April 26, 2013 at 5:30 PM EDT
The main topic on today's agenda was the ongoing crisis in Syria, including the impact it is having on Jordan and the reports that chemical weapons may have been used on Syrian citizens.
Posted byon April 23, 2013 at 8:04 PM EDT
Posted byon March 21, 2013 at 7:29 PM EDT
On the second day of his Middle East trip, President Obama spent the morning at the Israel Museum before traveling to the West Bank for the first time since 2008, then returning to Israel to speak to young people.
President Obama Tells Israeli People: The U.S Is Proud to Be "Your Strongest Ally and Your Greatest Friend"Posted byon March 20, 2013 at 3:19 PM EDT
The first stop on President Obama's trip to the Middle East marks the first time the President has visited Israel since taking office, and comes as its citizens celebrate the 65th anniversary of a free and independent State of Israel.
Promises Kept: Ending the Iraq War and Supporting Our Service Members, Military Families and VeteransPosted byon March 19, 2013 at 11:00 AM EDT
Ten years after the start of the Iraq War, President Obama remains committed to our service members, military families and veterans.
Posted byon March 18, 2013 at 2:04 PM EDT
President Obama sends best wishes to the Iranian people as they celebrate Nowruz. In his video message, the President speaks directly to the people and leaders of Iran about the opportunity to begin a new relationship between our two countries.
Posted byon March 15, 2013 at 5:20 PM EDT
In the first foreign trip of his second term in office, President Obama will meet with the new Israeli government and speak to the Israeli people, as well as meet with the Palestinian leadership and the King of Jordan.
Posted byon March 7, 2013 at 12:13 PM EDT
The U.S. Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation shares some observations from a recent trip to Sana'a, where he was impressed by the passion and optimism of Yemen’s vibrant civil society, and by the determination and sincerity of its people.
Posted byon January 29, 2013 at 10:09 AM EDT
President Obama announced today that he has approved a new round of humanitarian assistance, an additional $155 million to provide for the urgent and pressing needs of civilians in Syria and refugees forced to flee the violence of the Assad regime. This brings America’s contribution to date to $365 million, making the United States the largest single donor of humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people.