Diversity in the workplace

Diversity in the workplace is a noble objective wich strengthens Israeli society and helps companies recruit top-notch employees. Last week Ambassador Friedman gave the “Leading in Diversity 2018” prize during an Itworks event to Citibank Nokia and Procter & Gamble (P&G) for their extraordinary work on promoting workforce diversity in high-tech in Israel. Head of ...
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Amb. Freidman Commends MEPI-Supported Organization for Its Work to Increase Employment Diversity in Israel

On July 9th, Ambassador David Freidman hosted the closing ceremony for the “Diversity Works” project – a joint initiative led by the itworks nonprofit organization and  supported by the U.S. Embassy’s Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI).  Diversity Works contributed to a dramatic 150% increase in employment diversity in the 47 participating companies by integrating various ...
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Women’s History Month

About Women’s History Month Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in ...
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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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Listen to this story: Daryl Davis

Listen to this story: Daryl Davis is an extraordinary African-American musician who played rock-n-roll with some of the greatest. But Daryl is not just a musician. He has a hobby: to befriend members of the KKK and other racist groups in the U.S. and… simply talk with them person to person. Throughout the years, many ...
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Sweet and Happy New Year to All!

Ambassador David Friedman and Mrs. Tammy Friedman hosted an interfaith Rosh HaShanah (Jewish New Year) reception at their residence. Among the distinguished guests were members of Knesset, prominent figures from the Israeli military, NGOs, think tanks, and heads of religious communities. The Ambassador wished a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year to representatives of all ...
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American Diplomats handle a couple of the dishes most-closely associated with the holiday

Ahead of Rosh Hashana, we decided to see how brave American Diplomats handle a couple of the dishes most-closely associated with the holiday: Gefilte fish and Regel Krusha (p’tcha). Their reactions you DON’T WANT TO MISS! Wishing the Israeli people and Jews around the world a happy holiday and Shana Tova U’Metuka!
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Iftar Gathering event June 2017

The Annual Iftar Gathering at the U.S. Embassy’s Deputy Chief of Mission Residence On June 22nd Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Leslie Tsou hosted the U.S. Embassy’s annual shared society and interfaith Iftar gathering. Joined by Ambassador David Freidman, DCM Tsou welcomed leaders from all faiths and diverse Arab and Jewish communities, Israelis and Palestinians, ...
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Jewish American Heritage Month, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims May 2017 as Jewish American Heritage Month By the President of the United States of America During Jewish American Heritage Month, we celebrate our Nation’s strong American Jewish heritage, rooted in the ancient faith and traditions of the Jewish people.  The small band of Dutch Jews who first immigrated in ...
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FIRST Finals: Lego League and Tech Challenge 2017

The U.S. Embassy was pleased to support students participating in FIRST Lego League, FIRST Lego League Junior, and FIRST Tech Challenge, March 1-2, 2017, in Tel Aviv. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Israel is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring youth to pursue learning and careers in engineering, science, and technology. ...
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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 ...
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Remembering September 11, 2001

This upcoming Sunday we will gather for the official Embassy commemoration, in partnership with KKL/  Jewish National Fund – JNF , marking 15 years to the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. This year we will broadcast the ceremony LIVE on our Facebook page starting at 10 a.m. (Israel time) from the 9/11 Living Memorial site in the Jerusalem Hills. Join us for ...
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Embassy Tel Aviv invites artists to submit proposals

Description: The U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv invites artists to submit proposals for an approximately  5 by  3 meter  mural ( see attachment for exact dimensions of available space) to be installed at the entrance of the American Center Jerusalem, Keren Hayesod 19, which has served as the Embassy’s premier cultural center since 1968 in this same location.  ...
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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 ...
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AXIS Dance Company Changes the Face of Dance and Disability

The U.S. Embassy in Israel initiated a program on the integration of people with disabilities in dance, featuring the celebrated American AXIS Dance Company. The Company integrates professional dancers with and without disabilities, creates beautiful art, and works with communities to promote integration and break stereotypes about disabilities. In Israel AXIS gave workshops, master classes, ...
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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 ...
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