To Save Gaza, Turn on the Lights

The Kerem Shalom border crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip has long been a flashpoint for conflict. In April 2008, Palestinian suicide bombers drove three explosives-laden vehicles through the crossing, wounding 13 Israeli soldiers. In 2012, the checkpoint was attacked by masked gunmen attempting to infiltrate Israel after killing at least 15 Egyptian soldiers ...
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Escalation of Violence Over Israel

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC February 10, 2018 The United States is deeply concerned about today’s escalation of violence over Israel’s border and strongly supports Israel’s sovereign right to defend itself. Iran’s calculated escalation of threat and its ambition to project its power and dominance, places all the people of the‎ region ...
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The first U.S. Ambassador to Israel, James McDonald

As part of the 70th anniversary to U.S.-Israel relations, the  American Center, Jerusalem  will hold a special FREE screening of the fascinating documentary about the first U.S. Ambassador to Israel, James McDonald whose role was pivotal in aiding Israel and shaping U.S.–Israeli friendship. McDonald was one of the first Americans to meet face to face with Hitler in ...
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State Department Terrorist Designations of Ismail Haniyeh, Harakat al-Sabireen, Liwa al-Thawra, and Harakat Sawa’d Misr (HASM)

For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE January 31, 2018 The Department of State has designated Ismail Haniyeh, Harakat al-Sabireen, Liwa al Thawra, and Harakat Sawa’d Misr (HASM) as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) under Section 1(b) of Executive Order (E.O.) 13224. In announcing these designations, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson emphasized that “these designations target key ...
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Remarks by Special Representative Jason Greenblatt at 2018 INSS Conference

Remarks As Delivered January 30, 2018 Good evening, and thank you for inviting me to join you. In Judaism, the word “peace” is found in the common greeting Shalom Aleichem. In the Muslim world, As-Salaam-Alaikum, or “peace be with you,” is similarly used. And yet, despite the similar emphasis and articulation of peace in their ...
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The president’s State of the Union speech: Why it matters

By ShareAmerica  – Jan 26, 2018 Millions of people around the world are expected to tune in to catch President Trump’s State of the Union address on January 30. The speech to a joint session of Congress is an opportunity for the president to review the past year’s accomplishments and preview his agenda for the coming ...
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Statement of Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt

Sunday, January 28, 2018 Today I toured the area surrounding the Gaza Strip and received a comprehensive security briefing. I am deeply angered by Hamas’ continued terror activity, including the digging of tunnels that facilitate terrorist activities. Such activities show Hamas’ continued exploitation of the people of Gaza and Hamas’ threats to stability and security ...
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The Holocaust memorialized throughout the world

By Mark Trainer  – Jan 25, 2018 In the U.S, and other nations, memorials stand as continual reminders of the horror of the Holocaust and the importance of confronting the evils that brought it about. The United Nations designated January 27 — the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps — as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. “This is ...
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Vice president’s wife attends Holocaust remembrance ceremony in Israel

In a ceremony in Jerusalem, Karen Pence, the wife of the vice president of the United States, honored two Israelis who are active in ensuring the world never forgets the horror of the Holocaust. The ceremony, in commemoration of  International Holocaust Remembrance Day , was held shortly after Vice President Pence’s January 22 speech at the Knesset, Israel’s legislative ...
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SelectUSA Investment Summit in the Washington, DC area on June 20–22, 2018!

We’re thrilled to announce the fifth SelectUSA Investment Summit in the Washington, DC area on June 20–22, 2018! Check out the SelectUSA Investment Summit 2018 Flyer If you represent a business and you are considering opening or expanding operations, the SelectUSA Summit will help you find the answers you need more efficiently, saving you time and money. You’ll discover more about how, where, and ...
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REMARKS BY VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE AND PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU OF ISRAEL IN JOINT PRESS STATEMENTS

Prime Minister’s Residence Jerusalem, Israel PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU:  Vice President Pence, Mike, Sara and I want to welcome, again, you and Karen to Jerusalem.  We’ve known each other for a good many years.  And from the day I met you, I knew you were a true friend. I remember vividly, one day in 2009, when ...
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Remarks by Vice President Mike Pence in Special Session of the Knesset

The Knesset Jerusalem, Israel VICE PRESIDENT PENCE: President Rivlin, Prime Minister Netanyahu, Speaker Edelstein, Leader Herzog, members of the Knesset, justices of the Supreme Court, citizens of Israel — (applause) — it is deeply humbling for me to stand before this vibrant democracy — (applause) — to have the great honor to address this Knesset, ...
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Welcome to Israel, Vice President of the United States Mike Pence

Join us @U.S.EmbassyTelAvivIsrael for the visit of Vice President Mike Pence- all the speeches, events and photos here: Facebook  YouTube Twitter Flickr Vice President Pence and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu deliver remarks, January 22, 2018. Remarks by Vice President Mike Pence in Special Session of the Knesset Vice President Pence meets Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu – 22 Jan 2018  
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Students embrace the words of Martin Luther King Jr. [video]

By Mark Trainer Jan 11, 2018 Freedom of speech is a core American value.  Martin Luther King Jr.  used that freedom in his quest for racial equality in the United States. To honor King’s January 15 birthday, fifth-grade students at Watkins Elementary School in Washington go to the Lincoln Memorial each year to recreate King’s famous “I Have a Dream” ...
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U.S. and Israeli companies join to build a better bike

by Mary Jane Maxwell Jan 5, 2018 Designers at a bike factory in Michigan are gaining a fresh perspective from wheel engineers in Israel. “Working with a new team to bring a new product to the table helps us see things differently,” said Zak Pashak, founder and president of Detroit Bikes. Pashak’s Detroit Bikes is working with ...
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Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, prosperous, meaningful and peaceful 2018

From  President Donald J. Trump ‘s historic visit, through the nomination of Ambassador David Friedman, the visit of  USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77)  in Haifa, to the formal recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, this was our 2017. How do you think 2018 will look like? FollowingFollowing @USAmbIsrael Great year in review video released by the . Hope you all enjoy it and wishing everyone ...
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Ambassador Haley: U.S. will not be told where to put embassy

Our Ambassador to the UN  Nikki Haley  explains to the Security Council why the U.S. has the sovereign right to place its embassy wherever it desires. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = 'https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.11'; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); ניקי היילי במועצת הביטחון על השגרירות בירושלים השגרירה שלנו באו"ם ניקי היילי מסבירה ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

The U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem advises U.S. citizens in, or considering travel to, Jerusalem, the West Bank or Gaza to maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness in light of the current environment. Individuals and groups opposed to the recent announcement that the U.S. government recognizes ...
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Statement by President Trump on Jerusalem

Diplomatic Reception Room 1:07 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  When I came into office, I promised to look at the world’s challenges with open eyes and very fresh thinking.  We cannot solve our problems by making the same failed assumptions and repeating the same failed strategies of the past.  Old challenges demand new approaches. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: December 5, 2017

With widespread calls for demonstrations beginning December 6 in Jerusalem and the West Bank, U.S. government employees and their family members are not permitted until further notice to conduct personal travel in Jerusalem’s Old City and in the West Bank, to include Bethlehem and Jericho. Official travel by U.S. government employees in Jerusalem’s Old City ...
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Israel and the U.S. sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) allowing Israel to join USAID’s Power Africa Partnership

Israel and the U.S. sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) allowing Israel to join USAID’s Power Africa Partnership. The signing ceremony will be attended by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, U.S. Power Africa Coordinator Andrew Herscowitz, Ambassadors and representatives from several African nations, and other dignitaries. Power Africa Fact Sheet Press Release – MOU Announcement between Israel and Power Africa.
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