U.S. Embassy Jerusalem

Location: Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza Event: The U.S. Embassy has lifted the prohibition on U.S. government employee travel to Jerusalem’s Old City (announced in the Security Alert of November 18, 2019), with the exception of the areas near and inside Damascus Gate, Herod’s Gate, Lion’s Gate, and Chain Gate.  U.S. government employees are also now …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Jerusalem

Location:  Gaza, Southern Israel Event:  Rockets continue to impact the Gaza periphery, the cities of Ashdod and Ashkelon, and areas across southern Israel.  U.S. government employees and their family members are temporarily restricted from personal travel to and through areas with active red alert sirens or rocket activity, as the situation remains unpredictable.  Personnel currently …

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Branch Office Tel Aviv – Limited Staffing on November 13, 2019

Location:  Gaza, Southern and Central Israel Event:  Due to ongoing rocket fire in Gaza and southern and central Israel, the U.S. Embassy Branch Office in Tel Aviv will operate at limited staffing on November 13, 2019.  As a result, visa services and non-emergency U.S. citizen services will be cancelled for the day.  Services will remain …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Branch Office Tel Aviv

Location:  Gaza, Southern and Central Israel Event:  Due to ongoing rocket fire in Gaza and southern and central Israel, the U.S. Embassy Branch Office in Tel Aviv released non-essential personnel at 10:00 a.m.  Visa services and non-emergency U.S. citizen services are suspended for the remainder of the day (November 12, 2019).  Services remain open at …

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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 …

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The American Citizen Services will suspend non-emergency appointments, Oct 2 to Nov 1

The American Citizen Services Unit in Tel Aviv will suspend non-emergency appointments from October 2 – November 1, 2019, for building renovations.  During this period, please contact TelAvivACS@state.gov for emergency service requests or go to our website to schedule an appointment for routine services in Jerusalem. Federal Benefits Unit appointments (including Social Security Numbers) will be suspended …

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Demonstration Alert, U. S. Embassy Jerusalem

Location:  Anti-American demonstrations may take place in city centers in the West Bank and Gaza.   Demonstrations may also occur in other locations in the West Bank, Gaza, and Israel. Event: Anti-American demonstrations are expected to take place on June 24, 25, and 26, 2019.  Previous demonstrations have sometimes encountered a strong security force presence and …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Jerusalem

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Jerusalem (May 13, 2019) Location:  Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza Event:  May 14, 2019, is the anniversary of the U.S. Embassy opening in Jerusalem, as well as related protests along the Gaza periphery.  Terrorist groups may choose the anniversary, which coincides with the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv (May …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Jerusalem

Location:  Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, Gaza and city centers in the West Bank.  Locations throughout Israel and the West Bank could also be settings for demonstrations, protests, and police, military, and/or civilian response.  Security incidents, including rocket fire, can occur well beyond Gaza and its periphery and at any time, …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Jerusalem

Location: Lebanese Border Areas and Golan Heights Region Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem has lifted the temporary travel restrictions on U.S. government employees and their family members conducting personal travel to northern Israel that were put in place on December 18, 2018.  U.S. government employees and their family members can resume personal travel to the …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Jerusalem

December 14, 2018 Location: Northern Israel Event: Due to increased tensions along Israel’s northern border, until further notice, U.S. government employees and their family members are prohibited from personal travel to northern Israel in the area north of Route 89 and west of Route 90, as well as north of Route 99, except for Safed and Rosh …

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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 …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Israel (May 10, 2018)

Location: Golan Heights Event: Due to the recent military action and regional tensions, until further notice, U.S. government employees are prohibited from personal travel to the Golan Heights. Actions to Take: · Carefully consider deferring travel to the Golan Heights until the situation stabilizes. · Visit the website of the Government of Israel’s Home Front …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Israel

Location: Golan Heights Event:  Due to the recent tensions in the region, until further notice, U.S. government employees are required to obtain advance approval if they wish to travel to the Golan Heights. Actions to Take: Consider carefully travel to the Golan Heights until the situation stabilizes. Visit the website of the  Government of Israel’s Home Front Command  for further emergency preparedness guidance. Maintain situational …

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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. …

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