WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House fence will start to get a spiked top on Wednesday in a short-term bid to thwart intrusions at the U.S. executive mansion, authorities said.
One of America’s oldest organizations meant to combat anti-Semitism has joined an Obama administration campaign to discredit former Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren, whose new memoir documents how the White House fought behind the scenes to undermine the historically close U.S.-Israel alliance.
On Tuesday, the White House briefing room was cleared in the middle of a press conference due to a bomb threat. The risk was managed by the Secret Service, despite many of the agents not having received national security clearance.
The White House and the Iraqi government disagree about both the extent and the effectiveness of the Obama administration’s efforts to assist in the fight against the Islamic State.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House said on Wednesday that it is very concerned that the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons continues to receive credible allegations on the use of chemical weapons in Syria.
A White House official confirmed that the Obama administration’s national security team recently met with an American-Palestinian teenager who garnered international headlines after a video of him being beaten by Israeli police during a protest in East Jerusalem emerged on the Internet.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The black iron fence surrounding the White House will be topped with a row of “sharp metal points” in July, the U.S. Secret Service said on Thursday, part of a series of security upgrades for the famous mansion where the president and his family live.