Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Jerusalem

Location: Worldwide Event: On October 25, President Biden announced the United States will adopt a global air travel policy.  This policy prioritizes public health, protecting U.S. citizens and residents as well as those who come to visit us.  Effective November 8, all non-citizen, nonimmigrant (not a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, lawful permanent resident, or traveling to ... Read More»

Joint Statement of the United States, the Kingdom of Bahrain,and the State of Israel

President Donald J. Trump, His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa bin Salman al-Khalifa of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel spoke today and agreed to the establishment of full diplomatic relations between Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain. This is a historic breakthrough to further peace in the Middle East. ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Jerusalem

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Jerusalem (July 9, 2020) Location:  West Bank Event: COVID-19 – PA Extends West Bank Lockdown Until July 13 The Palestinian Authority (PA) declared an extension of the current lockdown in the West Bank for five additional days, through July 13, in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.  During the lockdown, all ... Read More»

Urgent information for visa applicants regarding novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Any individuals with pending consular appointments who (1) were physically present within the People’s Republic of China, excluding the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, within the last 14 days, (2) are experiencing flu-like symptoms, or (3) believe they have may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, are strongly encouraged to postpone ... Read More»

Remarks by Former Vice President Pence and Prime Minister Netanyahu of the State of Israel After Bilateral Meeting | Jerusalem, Israel

U.S. Embassy Jerusalem Jerusalem, Israel 8:19 P.M. IST VICE PRESIDENT PENCE:  Well, thank you all for being here, and it is my great privilege to be on my second visit to Israel as Vice President of the United States.  But to have the honor to welcome Prime Minister Netanyahu to the American Embassy here in ... Read More»

Remarks by Former Vice President Pence at the Fifth World Holocaust Forum | Jerusalem, Israel

Yad Vashem Jerusalem, Israel 3:24 P.M. IST VICE PRESIDENT PENCE:  President Rivlin, Prime Minister Netanyahu, Your Majesties, Presidents, Excellencies, honored survivors and distinguished guests: It is deeply humbling for me to stand before you today, on behalf of the American people, as we mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. On this occasion, ... Read More»

Starting November 4, the parking lot at the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem will no longer be available to the public.

Starting November 4, the parking lot at the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem will no longer be available to the public. Public parking in the surrounding area will continue to be available. If you choose to drive, please allow sufficient time to find parking and walk to the Embassy.  You may also use public transportation, including ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Israel – May 21, 2018

Location: Golan Heights Event:  The U.S. Embassy has lifted the prohibition on U.S. government employee personal travel to the Golan Heights (announced in the Security Alert of May 10, 2018).  A previous requirement that U.S. government employees observe additional security requirements if traveling east of Route 98 in the Golan Heights remains in effect. Assistance U.S. Embassy ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Updated Travel Restrictions for Consulate General Employees & Family Members

December 27, 2017 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 U.S. policies may target U.S. ... Read More»

Celebrating The Dream – Black History Month With the Blues singer Roy Young.

Over 500 students sang and danced along with the international Soul and Blues singer Roy Young and his band at a program to celebrate Black History Month. Throughout the performance, Roy demonstrated the deep connection between African- American music and the struggle for equal rights as illustrated during the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s ... Read More»

December 23, 2016 – U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv Message for U.S. Citizens

  Fee Change for Applications for Citizenship under the “Grandparent Clause” American citizens living abroad should note that a new fee schedule will apply to applications for U.S. citizenship through Section 322 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), also known as the “Grandparent Clause,” that are postmarked or filed on or after December 23, ... Read More»

November 23, 2016 – Remarks by former U.S. Ambassador Daniel B. Shapiro at the Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference (As Prepared)

U.S. Ambassador Daniel B. Shapiro. (photo credit:MARC ISRAEL SELLEM) Thank you and also a belated “Mazal Tov” to Yaakov Katz, who recently took over as Editor-in-Chief of the Jerusalem Post. I want to thank Yaakov, and also David Brinn, the Managing Editor, and all those who worked on this year’s conference. I am starting to ... Read More»

November 22, 2016 – Remarks by former Ambassador Dan Shapiro at the Israel Energy & Business Convention

A U.S. Perspective on Regional Gas Connections [AS DELIVERED]  Thank you Dr. Mor.  It is a pleasure to speak again at the Israeli Energy and Business Convention.  I commend you and the other organizers of this conference who have put together another wonderful agenda that is insightful and extremely relevant.  I also wish to extend ... Read More»

October 6, 2016 – U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv Message for U.S. Citizens

Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States.  The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 8.  U.S. citizens who want to participate in ... Read More»

Applications for the 2017-2018 Youth Exchange and Study program are now Open!

The US Embassy is pleased to announce the opening of the application for the Youth Exchange and Study(YES) Program for the 13th year in Israel. The program is seeking 20 Arab secondary school students, with Israeli citizenship, to participate in a Study-in-the-USA initiative for high school students during the 2017-2018 school year. YES Program scholarships, funded ... Read More»

Exploring Perspectives through Negotiation

NGO PATHWAYS Institute for Negotiation Education, implemented an intensive, four-day negotiation skills workshop for 23 Jewish and Arab English Language educators, at the Alon Tavor Field School, August 8-11, 2016. The program was supported and funded by the U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv. The goal of the workshop was to build an understanding of negotiation practices ... Read More»

Students’ Achievements Inspire Former U.S. Ambassador

Ambassador Shapiro visited the AMIT Network’s Gogya Center in Kfar Batya youth village to see how this center for excellence in teacher training is revolutionizing the future of education in Israel.  Inspired by educational experts in the U.S., the Center is equipped with colorful modern architecture and multi-media interactive technology for enhancing the learning experience ... Read More»

June 30, 2016 – Remarks of Former Ambassador Daniel B. Shapiro at the Embassy’s Fourth of July Reception

A TRIBUTE TO OUR FOUNDERS Good evening everyone, and welcome! Tonight is a celebration, but before I begin my remarks, I must acknowledge the terrible tragedy and outrage that is on all of our minds.  The murder of 13-year-old Hallel Ariel, z”l, was an unspeakable act of terrorism.  I want to restate my government’s and ... Read More»

June 29, 2016 – Remarks of Former Ambassador Daniel B. Shapiro at the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Taube Family Campus at Hebrew Union College

Mayor Barkat, Chairman Sharansky, President Panken, Dean Kelman, and to all the faculty, staff and students of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, and to representatives of the Union of Reform Judaism, it is a great honor to join you tonight. Thank you for the generous invitation to join this historic gathering, which I ... Read More»

ORT students Crossing the bridge with Google Hangouts

Former Ambassador Daniel Shapiro met with Jewish and Arab 10th grade students from the ORT Network who participated in a State Department-funded English innovative grant “Hangouts for Negotiation.”  One hundred and forty-four Jewish and Arab students from six ORT high schools came together for their final gathering at Google, where the students exhibited their final ... Read More»

June 23, 2016 – Former Ambassador Daniel B. Shapiro’s Remarks at the F-35 Adir Unveiling Ceremony

Thank you and welcome. It’s an honor to be here. To our Israeli guests: bruchim haba’im. This fine day has been a long time coming. It’s first and foremost a day to celebrate and offer congratulations to all who helped make it possible. To the members of the U.S. armed services, led by General Bogden, ... Read More»

Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Former U.S. Ambassador Daniel B. Shapiro met with heads and beneficiaries Israeli NGOs

On June 16, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken and U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro met with heads and beneficiaries of several Israeli NGOs who are partnering with the U.S. Embassy and, through U.S. Government funding, are providing hi-tech training programs and English courses in order to promote economic empowerment within Israeli minority ... Read More»

June 15, 2016 – Former Ambassador Daniel B. Shapiro’s Remarks at the 2016 Herzliya Conference

During my five years in Israel one of the annual highlights has been visiting IDC and participating in the Herzliya Conference. Within Israel, few institutions have done more than IDC to develop new platforms for promoting open discourse and solving real-world problems. Few institutions have done more to train the next generation of policymakers and ... Read More»

May 25, 2016 – Former Ambassador Daniel B. Shapiro’s Remarks at the Knesset Ceremony honoring 100 years of American Jewry’s

Mr. Prime Minister, Mr. Speaker, Opposition leader Herzog, Member of Knesset Nachman Shai, Jewish Agency Chair Sharansky, JNFA Chair Sandler, Members of Knesset and to all those who have gathered today in this magnificent hall – this cradle of Israel’s vibrant democracy. I am grateful to all the leaders of the Knesset who are honoring ... Read More»

Former Ambassador Dan Shapiro visited the “Sorek” desalination plant today operated by IDE Technologies

Fascinating visit to IDE’s Sorek desalination plant, the world’s largest using reverse osmosis technology. IDE has also opened a plant near San Diego, bringing Israeli technology to help solve California’s water challenges. Thanks to CEO Avshalom Felber for the tour, and for the delicious water! Water is the essence of life, especially if you know ... Read More»

March 28, 2016 – Former Ambassador Daniel B. Shapiro’s Remarks at the Yediot Aharonot/Ynet “Stop the Boycott” Conference

Thank you, Dana. Since President Obama sent me to Israel to serve as the Ambassador of the United States, I have done myself a big favor by starting my day with Yediot Aharonot and checking YNET throughout the day and into the night, including, in my case, the wee hours. To the sponsors of the ... Read More»


From the UN in New York to Model UN in Israel   U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Samantha Power, concluded a four day visit to Israel this week, aimed at discussing a range of regional and bilateral issues. During her visit, Ambassador Power tour Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, met with Israeli Prime Minister ... Read More»

January 26, 2016 – Former Ambassador Daniel B. Shapiro’s Address to the 3rd Annual CyberTech Conference and Exhibition

Good afternoon distinguished guests. I’m pleased to be here today, and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who organized this conference and exhibition.  It is my honor to address the 3rd Annual CyberTech Conference and Exhibition, one of the world’s very largest cyber events. I regret having to announce that our Deputy ... Read More»

January 18, 2016 – Former Ambassador Daniel B. Shapiro’s Remarks at the Institute for National Security Studies 9th International Conference

Thank you very much Marcia for that kind introduction. It’s always a pleasure and an honor to join INSS for all its sessions. Let me begin by also thanking General Amos Yadlin, General Udi Dekel, Chairman Frank Lowy, Orly Ha’yardeny and the entire INSS staff for putting together a terrific conference as always. And I ... Read More»

Listen With Your Eyes! – Photography workshops with John Stanmeyer

Celebrated U.S. photographer John Stanmeyer, recipient of numerous awards, and whose work has graced the covers of National Geographic and TIME Magazine, gave a series of workshops to Jewish and Arab youth. High school students from Beit Shemesh, and Access Program students from Baqa El Gharbiyeh, Kseifeh, Tel Sheva, Ramleh and Um Batin learned how ... Read More»

January 11, 2016 – Information on the U.S. Foreign Agents Registration Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 11, 2016 Information on the U.S. Foreign Agents Registration Act In the interest of clarifying understandings of relevant U.S. law, the U.S. Embassy offers the following information on the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), and notes where this U.S. law differs from the draft Israeli NGO law in certain respects. As ... Read More»

January 11, 2016 – Ambassador Shapiro’s Meeting with Justice Minister Shaked

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 11, 2016 Ambassador Shapiro’s Meeting with Justice Minister Shaked The United States and Israeli governments maintain a robust dialogue and open consultation on a wide range of issues of mutual concern and interest. In this context, Ambassador Shapiro met with Minister Shaked yesterday, and deeply appreciated their respectful and productive discussion. ... Read More»


Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter visited Israel this week, his first visit since becoming Secretary in February of this year. During the trip, Secretary Carter met with Prime Minister Netanyahu and Minister of Defense Yaalon, took part in an Honor Guard ceremony at the Ministry of Defense, received a briefing at Hussein Outlook in northern ... Read More»
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