“The Day After Peace” project trailer

אנחנו שומעים שוב ושוב על המציאות המורכבת של היחסים בין ישראלים לפלסטינים, אבל האם זה באמת כל הסיפור? חברנו ל Docaviv דוקאביב ולקרן גשר לקולנוע רב תרבותי – Gesher Multicultural Film Fund וביקשנו מיוצרים יהודים וערבים הצעות לסרטים תיעודיים המאירים את הצד הפחות מדובר ביחסים אלה. מתוכם בחרנו לפרויקט “היום שאחרי השלום” שבעה סרטים קצרצרים ...
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Ambassador Friedman Visits Beit Jimal Monastery

Today Ambassador Friedman visited the beautiful and historical Beit Jimal Monastery, together with the NGO Tag Meir, to strongly condemn multiple vandalism attacks on the monastery and its cemetery in recent years. All those who believe in religious freedom have a duty to stand up to protect and defend religious minorities. The monastery is built ...
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United States-Israel Diplomatic Efforts Underpin First Israeli Spacecraft Landing on the Moon

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 22, 2019 The United States congratulates the Government of Israel and our respective commercial space industries for the historic SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch of  SpaceIL’s Lunar Lander  named Beresheet. The mission  launched yesterday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station , Florida, at 8:45 p.m. EST and will land on the Moon in about two months. The ...
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The Embassy of the United States in Israel Announces Seven Summer Study of the United States Institutes for Scholars

What Is It? Study of the United States Institutes for Scholars are intensive six-week post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours whose purpose is to provide foreign university faculty and other scholars the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions. The ultimate goal of the Institutes is to strengthen curricula and ...
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An Investment in Israel’s Arab Community, An Investment in Israel’s Future

Ambassador David Friedman’s op-ed in Al-Quds newspaper In the short span of its 70 years as an independent nation, Israel has transformed itself into one of the most robust world economies.  With per capita Gross National Product nearing $40,000, a dynamic start-up culture and the third-most educated population in the world, Israel is a success ...
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The Camp David Accords, 40 years later

By  Lauren Monsen Oct 2, 2018 Forty years ago, President Jimmy Carter hosted Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin at a U.S. presidential retreat, Camp David, in rural Maryland. Modern Egyptians and Israelis continue to reap the benefits of the progress made there. After 12 days of negotiations between Sadat and Begin with ...
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Sports for Social Change in Israel

 The U.S. Embassy Jerusalem’s Public Diplomacy Section, together with the Department of State and the organization World Learning are inviting you to apply for a unique international program emphasizing the use of sports as way to counter racism and promote conflict resolution. This exchange program is meant to expose young sports professionals at the ...
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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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Save the Earth – Protect ‎Marine Species from Ocean Debris

U.S. Embassy promoted environmental awareness and combating plastic debris with U.S. expert Dr. Jenna Jambeck, Associate Professor, College of Engineering, University of Georgia‎. This Earth Day 2018 program was organized in cooperation with The Ruppin Academic Center, and brought together experts and 150 marine science college students. IIP speaker Dr. Jambeck focused on “Plastic Waste ...
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Yom HaShoah: Honoring Holocaust Victims, Survivors, and Heroes

By  Thomas K Yazdgerdi Samuel D. Brownback  on April 11, 2018 The United States Congress established the Days of Remembrance as the nation’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust. Each year, all across the United States, individuals and organizations host observances and remembrance activities for their communities during the  Week of Remembrance , which runs from the Sunday before  Holocaust Remembrance and Heroism Day  (Yom Hashoah) through the following ...
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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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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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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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40th anniversary of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat’s

On November 28, at IDC Herzliya Charge d’Affaires Leslie Tsou delivered a greeting at a conference on Israel-Egypt relations that honored the 40th anniversary of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat’s historic visit to Jerusalem. Sadat’s visit paved the way for the Camp David Accords, the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty that remains a durable framework for peace and ...
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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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Embassy building in pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Ambassador David Friedman and his wife Tammy illuminated the Embassy building in pink today (Thursday) October 19, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, in partnership with the Mariam Foundation and “One in Nine.” The Embassy will be illuminated in pink on the seaside promenade from tonight until Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 7 p.m. to ...
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LIVE BROADCAST: 9/11 Ceremony in Israel

כמו בכל שנה נתאסף באנדרטת התאומים שבהרי ירושלים לזכור את קורבנות פיגועי ה-11 בספטמבר 2001. הצטרפו לשידור החי מהטקס ביום שני ה-11 בספטמבר 2017, החל מהשעה 10:00 בבוקר כאן בדף הפייסבוק שלנו. שבת שלום As we do every year, this upcoming Monday we will gather at the 9-11 Living Memorial in the Jerusalem Hills to ...
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Jason Greenblatt visited a mixed Arab and Jewish soccer club

The President’s Special Representative for International Negotiations, Jason Greenblatt visited a mixed Arab and Jewish soccer club in Mevasseret Zion, which is the recipient of a US Embassy grant. He greeted the players, the club founders Ambassador Alon Liel and Abu Ghosh Mayor Issa Jabber, gave them hats and ‎commended them for their participation in ...
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U.S. Embassy Welcomes U.S.-Israel Educational Foundation Law

Press Section U.S. Embassy, Tel Aviv July 27, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. Embassy Welcomes U.S.-Israel Educational Foundation Law The U.S. Embassy and Ambassador David Friedman welcome the passing of the “United States – Israel Educational Foundation Law, 5776-2016” in its second and third readings in the Knesset on Monday. The law codifies the official ...
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President Donald J. Trump Proclaims Memorial Day, May 29, 2017, as a Day of Prayer for Permanent Peace

PRAYER FOR PEACE, MEMORIAL DAY, 2017 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Memorial Day is our Nation’s solemn reminder that freedom is never free.  It is a moment of collective reflection on the noble sacrifices of those who gave the last measure of ...
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President Donald J. Trump Proclaims May 2017 as Jewish American Heritage Month

Jewish American Heritage Month, 2017 – – – – – – – By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation 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 ...
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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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How does Senate confirmation work?

By Mark Trainer - Jan 12, 2017   Before President-elect Trump’s Cabinet choices can start work, their appointments must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Somewhere between 1,200 and 1,400 government positions require confirmation. While presidents make replacement appointments throughout their term of office, new presidents make many appointments right away. This obliges the Senate to hold ...
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First Lady Melania Trump

  First Lady of the United States Melania Trump is the wife of President Donald J. Trump, and was born on April 26, 1970 in Slovenia. Melania Knavs began her modeling career at the age of sixteen. She would pursue a degree at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, but pause her studies to advance ...
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Vice President Mike Pence

Michael R. Pence is the 48th and current Vice President of the United States. Michael R. Pence was born in Columbus, Indiana, on June 7, 1959, one of six children born to Edward and Nancy Pence. As a young boy he had a front row seat to the American Dream. After his grandfather immigrated to ...
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Telling the Story of U.S. Diplomacy

The U.S. Diplomacy Center’s (USDC) goal is to demonstrate the ways in which diplomacy matters now and has mattered throughout American history.  Diplomacy and the work of our diplomats in over 250 embassies, consulates, and other diplomatic missions are vital to our nation’s power, image, and ability to advance its interests around the globe. One ...
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Fulbright post-doctoral fellowships in the U.S. for 2017/18

Sixteen post-doctoral grants will be awarded to outstanding postdoctoral scholars who are planning to begin a program of research during the 2017/2018 academic year at an accredited university or non-profit research institute in the United States. The amount of the award is $37,500 for a period of nine to twelve months. More:  Fulbright post-doctoral fellowships in the U.S. for 2017/18
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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 ...
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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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