At the State Department’s press briefing on Wednesday, spokesperson Matthew Miller criticized the thesis of Thomas L. Friedman’s July 11 New York Times essay, which stated that “The U.S. Review of Netanyahu’s Administration Has Started.
Miller responded, “No, there hasn’t been any discussion of any type of formal reevaluation.
“The United States and Israel have a unique relationship, and we remain steadfastly committed to ensuring Israel’s security.”
Miller noted that Washington and Jerusalem cooperate “based on shared democratic values and shared interests,” but added that there are some areas of contention between the US and Israel.
“I don’t believe you share my ideals, said Arikat, the head of Al-Quds’ Washington bureau, who frequently asks pretextual questions at the end of anti-Israel tirades. She questioned the State Department spokeswoman about whether Foggy Bottom supported the attack.
Miller claimed that Israel did not fulfill U.S. standards on a different subject. Program for Visa Waiver requirements.
He declared, “We support actions that would be advantageous for the US and Israel.” Working together for Israel to meet all Visa Waiver Program standards is one such step. But that’s not the case.
He was also questioned about the possibility of the US relocating its embassy to Tel Aviv. Miller said it’s not a move we’ve taken right now, but I don’t want to speculate on what we might or might not do in the future.
We think the embassy belongs where it is right now.