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US-Israel Relations

US lashes out after Israeli officials targeted with arrest warrants

US President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken went on the offensive Monday after the International Criminal Court (ICC) filed arrest warrants against two top Israeli leaders over the war in the Gaza Strip which has so far killed more than 35,500 Palestinians.

US claims there is no genocide in Gaza

US President Joe Biden has dismissed arguments that Israel’s military operation in the Gaza Strip can be described as genocide, reiterating Washington’s support for Tel Aviv as he hosted an event for Jewish American Heritage month at the White House.

Sixteen Democrats join Republicans to override White House’s halt on bomb transfers to Israel amid Gaza war

Sixteen Democratic lawmakers have joined Republicans to pass a bill that would force the administration of President Joe Biden to expedite all approved arms shipments to Israel, including those that the White House has delayed over concerns about its attack on Rafah in the Southern Gaza Strip.

Another Biden admin. staffer quits over US stance on Gaza war

Another staffer in United States President Joe Biden’s administration has publicly resigned in protest against the US’s continued support for Israel amid its war on Gaza which has so far killed more than 35,000 Palestinians.

White House begins lengthy process to approve $1bn arms for Israel

The administration of US President Joe Biden has started the early stages of a process to move ahead with a new $1 billion weapons shipment for Israel, according to two congressional sources.

Vast majority of US campus pro-Palestine demonstrations peaceful, police bias towards Israel: Study

The NGO Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED) has examined 553 campus protests in the US focused on the war in Gaza and found that the vast majority of them - 97% - did not include violence or property damage.

US top diplomat believes Israel’s ‘total victory’ over Hamas not ‘likely or possible

A top Biden Administration official has stated the United States does not believe Israel’s “total victory” over the Palestinian group Hamas is “likely or possible".

US army officer resigns, protesting support for Israel’s Gaza ‘ethnic cleansing’

A US army officer has publicly resigned from the Department of Defence in protest against the Joe Biden administration’s support for Israel’s war on the Gaza Strip which has so far killed more than 35,000 people.

Hamas criticizes Biden for linking Gaza cease-fire to captive swap

Hamas slammed US President Joe Biden for linking a Gaza cease-fire to the release of Israelis held hostages by the Palestinian group.

US says no ‘red lines’ for Israel but warns against Rafah invasion

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has stated there are no "red lines" that would prompt Washington to cease backing Tel Aviv in its war with Hamas but warned the Israeli army against launching a full-scale ground offensive against the southern Gaza city of Rafah.

Majority of US college students back pro-Palestine campus demonstrations: Survey

A new opinion poll has shown that the majority of US college students support pro-Palestine protests on campuses across the country as Israel’s war on the besieged Gaza Strip continues to rage for over seven months.

Biden faces impeachment for stalling arms transfer to Israel amid Gaza war

A Republican congressman filed articles of impeachment against US President Joe Biden for withholding deliveries of weapons to Israel amid the war in the Gaza Strip, that has so fare left 35,000 Palestinians dead.

Majority of US Democrats say Israel committing genocide in Gaza Strip

A new survey suggests the administration of US President Joe Biden is largely at odds with its voters on Israel's war on the Gaza Strip, with the poll showing a majority of Democrats believe Israel is committing genocide against Gazans.

Biden says will stop sending bombs and artillery shells to Israel if it launches major invasion of Rafah

US President Joe Biden stated for the first time Wednesday he would halt some shipments of American weapons to Israel – which he acknowledged have been used to kill civilians in the Gaza Strip – if Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu orders a major invasion of the city of Rafah.

Americans concerned US campus protests will lead to violence: Poll

More than two-thirds of Americans fear pro-Palestinian demonstrations at college campuses in the US will result in violent confrontations, according to a new survey.

US says paused shipment of bombs to Israel amid concerns over Rafah offensive

Washington has paused a shipment of bombs to Israel amid concerns over their potential use by Tel Aviv in the Rafah incursion in southetn Gaza, according to a US official.

US could suspend funding for UN over Palestine: Report

The US government could stop all funding for UN agencies if a resolution recognizing Palestine as qualifying for UN full membership is adopted, Reuters has reported.

Washington delays report on whether Israel violated international law with US weapons

The White House has delayed sending a report to Congress ruling whether Israel has violated US and international humanitarian law during its war on Gaza, Politico reported, citing unnamed Congressional sources.

US says completed humanitarian pier construction off Gaza shore

The US military has finished building a temporary pier off the coast of Gaza to deliver humanitarian aid, the Pentagon has announced. Washington has been Israel's staunch supporter in its war on the Gaza Strip that has so far killed around 35,000 Palestinians.

US delays sending Joint Direct Attack Munitions to Israel amid Gaza war: Report

The United States government has delayed the sale of thousands of precision weapons to its ally Israel amid its war on the Gaza Strip, a report claimed quoting current and former US officials.

US senators threaten ICC with sanctions if they seek Netanyahu’s arrest

A dozen US senators threatened the International Criminal Court (ICC) with sanctions if the body moves forward with an arrest warrant against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or other Israeli leaders over the war in the Gaza Strip.

Around 2,500 arrested at pro-Palestinian rallies at US universities

Nearly 2,500 people have been detained at pro-Palestinian rallies at college and university campuses across the US, according to reports.

Iran Leader: Israel would not dare to commit savage crimes without US support

The Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Israel would not and did not have the power to show such savage behavior if it were not for the United States’ help.

Over 2,300 arrested in US in pro-Palestinian campus demos

Pro-Palestinian activists have launched encampments at more than 70 campuses to bring attention to Israel’s months-long military onslaught on the Gaza Strip. The nationwide movement has led to clashes with police and more than 2,300 protesters have been detained in the past few weeks, according to an NBC News tally.

38% of Americans say US doing too much to support Israel: Poll

Nearly four in 10 Americans have stated that the United States is doing too much to support Israel in the onslaught against the Gaza Strip.

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