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Thomas Nides. Credit: U.S. Department of State.

Nides advances to final stage of confirmation for US ambassador to Israel

U.S. President Joe Biden’s pick for the role of U.S. ambassador to Israel, Thomas Nides, this week cleared the second-to-last hurdle before official confirmation. Nides, who was officially nominated in July, was reported favorably from the Senate Foreign Relations...
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett greets House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Gregory Meeks Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.). Also pictured is U.S. embassy charge d'Affaires Michael Ratney. Credit: U.S. Embassy Jerusalem.

At US embassy in Jerusalem, Bennett reiterates return of bipartisan support for Israel

A bipartisan group of members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Israeli officials celebrated Independence Day on Tuesday at a small event hosted by the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem. Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett...
Thomas Nides. Credit: U.S. Department of State.

Biden officially nominates Thomas Nides as ambassador to Israel

U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday officially announced the nomination of Thomas Nides to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Israel. Nides, 60, has held prominent roles in the private and public sectors. From 2010-2013, he served...
Thomas Nides in Islamabad April 4, 2012. Credit: U.S. Embassy Pakistan/Flickr.

Thomas Nides expected pick for ambassador to Israel

U.S. President Joe Biden is expected to announce the nomination of Tom Nides as the next U.S. Ambassador to Israel in the coming weeks. White House and other Biden officials told NBC News that Nides has been offered the...
Thomas R. Nides. Credit: U.S. Department of State.

Report: Thomas Nides likely to be US ambassador to Israel

Former U.S. State Department official Thomas R. Nides is likely going to be nominated by the Biden administration to be the next U.S. ambassador to Israel, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday. Nides, an executive at Morgan...
A view of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem’s Arnona neighborhood, Feb. 24, 2018. Credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Senate votes 97-3 to keep US embassy in Jerusalem

The U.S. Senate voted late Thursday night in favor of an amendment to the COVID-19 budget resolution to keep the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem. The final tally was 97-3. The three opposing votes were Sens....
U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman addresses attendees at the opening of the "Pilgrimage Road" renovated by the City of David and excavated by the Israel Antiquities Authority, extending from the Siloam Pool to the Temple Mount. Credit: Ronen Tupelberg, City of David.

US embassy in Jerusalem recognizes city’s link to America’s founding values

The U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, along with the United States Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad, held a special ceremony at the City of David on Monday in recognition of the “seminal...
U.S. businessman and philanthropist Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Dr. Miriam Adelson, at the opening ceremony of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Report: US ambassador’s Herzliya residence sold to Sheldon Adelson

The U.S. State Department confirmed on Tuesday that it had selected a buyer for the former Chief of Mission Residence in Herzliya. “The buyer was selected solely on the basis of having submitted the highest and best...
Trump administration adviser Kellyanne Conway talks to reporters and answers questions on May 1, 2019, outside the West Wing entrance of the White House. Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour.

Kellyanne Conway calls out ‘scare tactics’ used by critics of Israel’s sovereignty plan

White House adviser Kellyanne Conway on Wednesday criticized the “scare tactics” employed by critics of Israel’s plan to apply its sovereignty to the Jordan Valley, and parts of Judea and Samaria. Asked during a press...
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden. Credit: Flickr.

How much of Trump’s foreign policy would Biden preserve?

Democrats can’t wait until next January. They’re hoping that the next inauguration day will be the end of their long nightmare, and they can put the presidency of Donald Trump in the rear-view mirror....