Tag Archive for Dan Shapiro

Largest military aid package to Israel in US history delayed by White House


Whereas US Ambassador Dan Shapiro said the US aid package demonstrates US commitment to Israel’s qualitative military edge in the region, President Obama is delaying the signing of the agreement due to a conflict with the US Senate, that thinks it’s inadequate.

By Itamar Eichner


US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro said that the US will be singing its largest ever aid package to Israel, and that the aid package will cover all of Israel’s security needs until 2029.

He was speaking at the opening of the 15th World Summit of International Institute for Counter Terrorism at the Herzeliya Interdisciplinary Center on Sunday. Continue Reading »

WATCH VIDEO: US Amb Shapiro follows White House lead in delegitimization of Israel speech

view videoOn the day a pregnant Jewish woman was seriously stabbed, & the funeral for a mother of 6, who was butchered to death in front of her 17yr-old daughter, U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro could not have done a better job in twisting reality to suit the Palestinian agenda & Obama policy.

By Ruthie Blum


U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro did his administration proud on Monday. His boss, Secretary of State John Kerry, couldn’t have done a better job of twisting reality to suit fantasy.

At the annual Institute for National Security Studies conference in Tel Aviv, Shapiro delivered an address worthy of note in its content and timing.

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Ignoring PM’s clarification, US envoy to Israel says Obama to ‘reexamine policy towards Israel’

Dan Shapiro, the US ambassador to Israel said that the White House has no choice but to reexamine US policy towards Israel after a comment made by Netanyahu during his campaign differed from his former policy on the 2-state solution.

By Ynet


US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro said on Sunday that in light of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent comments denouncing his support for a Palestinian state, the US has no choice but to examine its next steps when it comes to its policy towards Israel: “This was not Israel’s stance until those comments. It is confusing and raises doubts regarding Israel’s true stance. Continue Reading »

U.S. Will Back Israel Should Jerusalem Decide on Ground Assault on Gaza

US Ambassador to Israel said on Israel’s Army Radio Friday morning that ‘no one wants a ground operation,’ but Washington backs Israel in any case.

By Ari Yashar


US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro spoke to Galei Tzahal (IDF Radio) on Friday morning, and committed America’s firm support for Israel if it decides to launch a ground offensive on the Hamas stronghold of Gaza.

The statement comes after the IDF on Thursday afternoon sent telephone warnings to 100,000 residents of Gaza, telling them to evacuate the area near the security border in an indication of an imminent ground entry. Continue Reading »

US Framework is Demanding of Abbas a PA Recognition of Israel as Jewish State

US Ambassador Dan Shapiro has reported that despite their open opposition, the PA must recognize Israel as the Jewish State under the American framework agreement.

By Tova Dvorin


US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro declared Friday that the Palestinian Authority (PA) will be obligated to recognize Israel as a Jewish state under the US framework agreement – despite the PA’s ongoing defiance over the issue.

“[The PA] recognizing Israel as Jewish state is a key sign that the conflict is ending,” Shapiro stated on Reshet Bet radio. “The United States has always believed that Israel is a Jewish state and that it should stay that way.” Continue Reading »

U.S. Amb. Shapiro explains: Kerry’s proposal came from Israeli & Palestinian demands


Comments by US envoy to Israel contradict with Prime Minister’s assertion that Kerry’s framework peace agreement demands reflect “American positions”.

Amb. Shapiro reports “very little” of framework paper will be purely authored by Americans.



The paper Secretary of State John Kerry is developing to form the basis for further Israeli-Palestinian negotiations is not solely composed of American ideas, but is drawn from what the Israelis and Palestinians presented, US Ambassador Dan Shapiro said on Wednesday.

Ambassador Dan Shapiro - Photo: Courtesy of US embassy Israel

Ambassador Dan Shapiro – Photo: Courtesy of US embassy Israel

“As we continue our work at this stage to shape a framework proposal, it is very much drawn from ideas the parties have put on the table themselves,” he said in Tel Aviv at the annual international conference of the Institute for National Security Studies. Continue Reading »

US envoy to Israel: Soon Kerry to Present Draft on Israel-Palestinian Deal


Ambassador Shapiro relayed that the U.S. proposal will include security arrangements,  Jerusalem borders, & including other ‘core issues’

Associated Press

The US ambassador to Israel says a framework proposal on all issues at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will be presented to both sides soon.

Kerry and Abbas last week (Photo: AP)

Kerry and Abbas last week – Photo: AP

Dan Shapiro told Israel Radio on Tuesday that the proposal will include security arrangements, borders, Jerusalem and all the other “core issues.”

He said it will be presented to the Israelis and the Palestinians in a few weeks’ time.

US Secretary of State John Kerry has been visiting the region often since talks resumed last July, shuttling between Israel and Palestinian leaders to mediate talks. Continue Reading »