“There is Hamas that attacks and fires over 460 missiles at civilians, and there is Israel that protects its people,” Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon said. “The Security Council must condemn Hamas for its aggressive assault and finally designate it as a terrorist organization.”
“We are aware of reports of ongoing rocket and mortar attacks from Gaza against targets in Israel,” a State Department official said “We condemn these attacks and call for their immediate halt. We stand with Israel as it defends itself against these attacks.”
Since 2012, Tehran has spent billions to support terrorist groups, prop up Syrian regime during the civil war: Syrian President Bashar Assad has so far received some $4.6 billion from Iran; Hezbollah gets $700 million a year, report says.
The Trump administration issued a new policy effective Monday, in which domestic partners of foreign diplomats and UN officials posted in the United States must show the State Department proof of marriage by December 31, or leave the country within 30 days. This means that same-sex partners of foreign staffers who are not legally married will no longer be eligible for a spousal visa allowing them to remain in the U.S.
Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon said requirements would be waived for the US State Department to obtain necessary local building permits for building the new US embassy in Jerusalem.
‘When you look at the Iran deal, I think it’s terrible. I guess he thought it was OK. So we were not really thinking the same,’ Trump said on Tillerson.
A U.S. State Department report from May 15, 1946 found ‘evidence that Poles persecuted the Jews as vigorously as did the Germans.’
The designation seeks to prevent these individuals from obtaining the resources they need to carry out terror attacks.
In its annual report on religious freedoms, the US State Department called for the Israeli government to strengthen the ban on Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount.
The State Department initially refused the request but later agreed to discuss the matter after receiving pressure “from above”—an apparent reference to the White House.