Secretary Antony J. Blinken at a Ceremony to Commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks

REMARKS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE AMBASSADOR BONNIE DENISE JENKINS, UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY DEAN ACHESON AUDITORIUM WASHINGTON, D.C. SEPTEMBER 10, 2021   AMBASSADOR JENKINS: Good morning. Welcome to State Department staff (inaudible), our diplomatic and foreign policy community, both those here in person and those participating virtually. I want to …

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Chargé d’Affaires Michael Ratney remarks at the Reichman University’s Memorial Ceremony for the Victims of 9/11 and Terrorism (as prepared)

  Professor Reichman, Mr. Shavit, Professor Ganor, thank you for your kind invitation. Allow me to start by thanking the Institute for Counterterrorism for making this memorial ceremony an integral part of its annual international conference. I am not an expert on counterterrorism. But many of you most definitely are, and the work you are …

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Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett Before Their Meeting

REMARKS TO THE PRESS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE NAFTALI BENNETT, ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER WASHINGTON, D.C. AUGUST 26, 2021 PRIME MINISTER BENNETT:  Mr. Secretary, I appreciate you taking time on a pretty active day here (inaudible).  It means a lot (inaudible). Israel has no stronger and more reliable ally than the United States of …

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Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.’s Meeting with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett of Israel

AUGUST 27, 2021 President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. met today at the White House with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett of Israel to reaffirm the historic partnership between the United States and Israel and consult on the full range of global and regional challenges facing the two countries. The President expressed appreciation for Israel’s condolences for …

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Notice for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Jerusalem Announces “Passport Sundays” in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv during August

U.S. Embassy Jerusalem is pleased to announce that in order to provide increased services to the U.S.-citizen public, we are holding “Passport Sundays” during August 2021, on days when the Embassy would normally be closed.  If you require an in-person appointment for your passport renewal, you can apply to be randomly and fairly selected for an appointment on a Sunday in August. This is our effort to give everyone faster and …

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Secretary of State Blinken to Host the 2021 Trafficking in Persons Report Launch Ceremony

NOTICE TO THE PRESS OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JUNE 30, 2021 Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will release the 2021 Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP Report) at 1 p.m. EDT on Thursday, July 1, 2021, in the Benjamin Franklin Room at the U.S. Department of State. As required by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, …

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Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Meeting with President Reuven Rivlin of Israel

JUNE 28, 2021 • STATEMENTS AND RELEASES President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. met today with President Reuven Rivlin of Israel to honor President Rivlin as he approaches the conclusion of his term and to demonstrate the enduring strength of the U.S.-Israel partnership. President Biden conveyed his unwavering support for Israel’s security and his commitment to …

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Fulbright exchanges honor excellence!

תוכנית פולברייט מוקירה מצוינות! תוכנית פולברייט, תוכנית הדגל של ארצות הברית לחילופי סטודנטים ומרצים, ערכה ערב מיוחד לציון 75 שנים לייסודה ו-65 שנים לפועלה בישראל דרך ארגון פולברייט ישראל. מאז 1956, 3,500 מילגאים, סטודנטים, כותבים, אמנים ומורים השתתפו בתוכניות החילופים של פולברייט בין ארה”ב וישראל. במהלך הערב, סגן שגריר ארה”ב ג’ונתן שרייר זכה להכיר עמיתי …

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Secretary Antony J. Blinken Meet and Greet with Embassy Jerusalem Staff

REMARKS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE EMBASSY JERUSALEM JERUSALEM, ISRAEL MAY 25, 2021 MR SHRIER: We have – we are honored with a very special guest, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and I just want to say in introduction, sir, that you’re looking at a very small part of our embassy staff of nearly …

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Secretary Antony J. Blinken on Release of the 2020 International Religious Freedom Report

REMARKS TO THE PRESS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE PRESS BRIEFING ROOM WASHINGTON, DC MAY 12, 2021 MR PRICE: Good morning, everyone, and thank you for joining us today. I’m very pleased to have the opportunity to introduce Secretary Blinken, who will speak to the Department’s International Religious Freedom Report. We will then hear …

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A Proclamation on Jewish American Heritage Month, 2021

APRIL 30, 2021 • PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS The Jewish American experience is a story of faith, fortitude, and progress. It is a quintessential American experience — one that is connected to key tenets of American identity, including our Nation’s commitment to freedom of religion and conscience. This month, we honor Jewish Americans — past and present …

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World Press Freedom Day

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MAY 2, 2021 Tomorrow, the United States joins the international community in celebrating World Press Freedom Day. Information and knowledge are powerful tools, and a free and independent press is the core institution connecting publics to the information they need to advocate for themselves, make informed decisions, …

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Statement by President Joe Biden on the Occasion of Orthodox Easter

MAY 02, 2021 • STATEMENTS AND RELEASES Jill and I extend warm wishes to all our friends in the Orthodox Christian community observing Easter. On this occasion of joy and renewal, Orthodox Christians worldwide rejoice in the miracle of the Resurrection and affirm commitments to spiritual disciplines and service to those in need. This is …

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Earth Day 2021

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE APRIL 22, 2021 Today, the 51st Earth Day, we must work together to combat the climate crisis and restore our Earth for the benefit of everyone. Each year, an estimated one billion people around the world mobilize for action on Earth Day, and this year, the United …

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Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry to Participate in the Leaders Summit on Climate

NOTICE TO THE PRESS OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON APRIL 21, 2021 Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry will join President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and several U.S. cabinet secretaries and private sector and civil society leaders at the Leaders Summit on Climate. President Biden will host …

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Israel’s National Day

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE APRIL 14, 2021 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I offer best wishes and congratulations to all Israelis as you mark the 73rd anniversary of Israel’s independence. As long-standing partners with shared democratic values, our countries stand united, whether in meeting the …

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Secretary of Defense Austin Remarks With Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu in Jerusalem

APRIL 12, 2021 Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU: Secretary Austin, welcome to Jerusalem. Your visit here so soon after assuming office is a testament to the importance you attach to our friendship and to our alliance. You just said a — a moment …

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To all our Muslim friends observing the holy month of Ramadan, we wish you and your families a meaningful and peaceful Ramadan

To all our Muslim friends observing the holy month of Ramadan, we wish you and your families a meaningful and peaceful Ramadan. #RamadanKareem إلى جميع أصدقائنا المسلمين الذين يحتفلون بشهر رمضان المبارك ، نتمنى لكم ولعائلاتكم رمضان كريم ومبارك רמדאן כרים לכל החוגגים!

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Austin Says U.S. Commitment to Israel Remains ‘Ironclad’

APRIL 11, 2021 | BY  JIM GARAMONE , DOD NEWS The United States’ commitment to Israel’s existence and security began moments after Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion proclaimed the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948. Then-President Harry S. Truman recognized the nation immediately, and the United States has become a strong strategic partner through U.S. administrations of …

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Secretary Austin Travels to Israel, Germany, NATO HQ and United Kingdom

APRIL 8, 2021 Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III embarks on an overseas trip Saturday, April 10, to meet with government and military leaders in Israel, Germany, NATO Headquarters in Belgium, and the United Kingdom. Secretary Austin will meet with his counterparts and other senior officials to discuss the importance of international defense relationships, …

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Secretary Blinken Delivers Remarks for 2021 Days of Remembrance Commemoration

Secretary Blinken: On #YomHashoah , we remember to honor the lives of the six million Jews, as well as the Roma and Sinti, Slavs, disabled persons, LGBTQ+ individuals, and others, who were murdered by the Nazis. We remember to recognize the dignity of those killed and those who survived. We remember not only what happened, but …

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A Proclamation on Days of Remembrance of Victims of the Holocaust, 2021

APRIL 04, 2021 • PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS On Yom HaShoah — Holocaust Remembrance Day — we stand in solidarity with the Jewish people in America, Israel, and around the world to remember and reflect on the horrors of the Holocaust. An estimated six million Jews perished alongside millions of other innocent victims — Roma and Sinti, …

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Trans-Atlantic Webinar Features Educators on the Holocaust 

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MARCH 31, 2021 Teachers and community educators from 32 countries gathered virtually March 18 for the U.S. Department of State’s second in a series of international webinars on Holocaust education. The session, entitled “Trans-Atlantic Dialogues II: Teaching the Holocaust in Challenging Times,” was hosted by U.S. Special Envoy for …

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2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

MARCH 30, 2021 The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – the Human Rights Reports – cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreements. The U.S. Department of State submits reports on all countries receiving assistance and all United …

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Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in the Middle East

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield U.S. Representative to the United Nations New York, New York March 25, 2021 AS DELIVERED Let me start by thanking Special Coordinator Wennesland for your informative briefing. Today, I’d like to talk about three aspects of the Middle East peace process: First, the United States’ continued support for Israel. Secondly, our desire …

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Women in politics: A timeline

(State Dept./D. Thompson) March is Women’s History Month. Here’s a look at political milestones for U.S. women. (© Universal History Archive/UIG/Getty images) 1851–1920. Women’s suffrage started out as an anti-slavery movement, with Elizabeth Cady Stanton (right) and Susan B. Anthony leading the way. Women got the vote in 1920. Getting elected to Congress Congresswoman Jeannette Rankin …

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A Proclamation on Women’s History Month, 2021

MARCH 01, 2021 • PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS Each year, Women’s History Month offers an important opportunity for us to shine a light on the extraordinary legacy of trailblazing American women and girls who have built, shaped, and improved upon our Nation. Throughout American history, women and girls have made vital contributions, often in the face of …

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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken participated in Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs International Holocaust Memorial Day

Today is my first day as U.S. Secretary of State. And recording this message is one of the first things I’m doing. Because Holocaust Remembrance Day matters a great deal. It matters to me personally, as the stepson of a Holocaust survivor. My stepfather was just a boy when he lost his entire family to …

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Launch of United Women’s Economic Development Network

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE January 14, 2021 Launch of United Women’s Economic Development Network Women business leaders and entrepreneurs from the United States, Bahrain, Morocco, Israel, United Arab Emirates, Sudan, Uzbekistan, and Kosovo convened today for the virtual launch of the United Women’s Economic Development Network, …

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Former Secretary Pompeo’s Trilateral Meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON NOVEMBER 18, 2020 The below is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown: Former Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani in Jerusalem, Israel. The three leaders discussed the historic Abraham Accords, which …

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Former Secretary Michael R. Pompeo with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani

MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE PRIME MINISTER’S RESIDENCE JERUSALEM, ISRAEL NOVEMBER 18, 2020 MODERATOR:  Excellencies, welcome.  Please take your seats.  Prime Minister, please. PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU:  Thank you.  Secretary of State Pompeo, my dear friend Mike, it’s always a pleasure to see you in Jerusalem.  Foreign Minister Dr. Al Zayani, it’s a pleasure to …

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International Education Week 2020 programs

International Education Week 2020 is just a few days away and we have so many events planned for you!! Monday, November 16, 2020, 17:30-19:00 Inside Tips to Undergraduate Admissions and Scholarship Opportunities with American University International Admissions director Evelyn Levinson . Register here Tuesday November 17, 2020, 16:30-20:30 Access MBA Event- MBA representatives from around the world will …

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Wrongful Detention by the Houthis of Levi Salem Musa Marhabi

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE NOVEMBER 10, 2020 The United States stands with the Yemeni Jewish community in calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Levi Salem Musa Marhabi.  Mr. Marhabi has been wrongfully detained by the Houthi militia for four years, despite a court ordering his release in September 2019.  His health continues to deteriorate as he …

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Joint Statement on the Israel-Lebanon Maritime Talks     

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE November 11, 2020 The following statement was released by the Government of the United States and the Office of the UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon – Today, representatives from the governments of Israel and Lebanon held productive talks mediated by the United States and hosted by …

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Former Special Representative for Iran and Venezuela Elliott Abrams

Media Roundtable with Israeli Journalists November 9, 2020 Jerusalem MR ABRAMS:  I am very happy to be back in Israel.  It’s not my first visit and I’ve been very pleased to see a lot of old friends and acquaintances in the government and in the IDF.  We had very useful discussions yesterday and today about …

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U.S. Citizens Born in Jerusalem

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE OCTOBER 29, 2020 Consistent with President Trump’s Jerusalem Proclamation of December 6, 2017, and the historic opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018, today I am announcing updates to the Department’s guidance on passports and other consular documents issued to U.S. citizens.  …

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BIRD/BARD SPEECH AT ARIEL UNIVERSITY – AS Delivered  

Mr. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Minister of Science and Technology Yizhar Shai, Mayor of Ariel Eli Shaviro, Minister of Regional Cooperation Ofir Akunis, Ariel University President Yehuda Danon, so many other distinguished guests in attendance and of course all those who are participating virtually:   In the early 1970’s, nearly 50 years ago, the United States of America and the State of Israel began to formalize academic, research and technological cooperation in the fields of science, industry and …

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Access MBA Online Tour – Israel, November 17th 

Looking to boost your business skills and re-invent your career? The MBA gives you a fresh start.  Join fellow business professionals for this virtual MBA event wherever you’re based in Israel. Business schools from Israel, the US and around the world look forward to meeting you online on November 17th from 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM (Tel Aviv time).  Register early …

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Joint Statement of the United States, the Republic of Sudan, and the State of Israel

Former President Donald J. Trump, Sudanese Chairman of the Sovereignty Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke today to discuss Sudan’s historic progress towards democracy and opportunities to advance peace in the region. After decades of living under a brutal dictatorship, the people of Sudan are …

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Statement from the Press Secretary on Sudan

Issued on: October 23, 2020 Former  President Donald J. Trump has informed Congress of his intent to formally rescind Sudan’s designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism. This follows on Sudan’s recent agreement to resolve certain claims of United States victims of terror and their families. Yesterday, in fulfillment of that agreement, the transitional government …

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US, Israel, UAE announce establishment of Abraham Fund following Accords commitment 

TEL AVIV, October 20th – The United States, Israel, and the United Arab Emirates are proud to announce the establishment of the Abraham Fund, which fulfils a commitment made in the Abraham Accords. Through this fund, the US International Development Finance Corporation, the UAE, and Israel will mobilize more than $3 billion in private sector-led …

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Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin To Lead U.S. Delegation to Israel, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates in Support of the Abraham Accords 

October 16, 2020 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced that a U.S. delegation led by Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin will travel to Israel, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates from October 17 to October 20 to support expanded economic cooperation under the Abraham Accords signed by the three countries last month. …

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Joint Statement on the Launch of the Israel-Lebanon Maritime Talks

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON OCTOBER 14, 2020 The text of the following statement was released by the Government of the United States and the Office of the UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon. Begin text: Representatives from the governments of Israel, Lebanon, and the United States met on October 14 to launch discussions aimed …

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Former Secretary Pompeo to Host [pre-recorded] Virtual Conference on Combatting Online Anti-Semitism

NOTICE TO THE PRESS OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON OCTOBER 7, 2020 Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will host and deliver opening remarks during the first-ever U.S. Government conference focused on combatting online anti-Semitism.  Organized by the Office of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, the virtual conference aims to explore the threats posed by anti-Semitism on the internet and social media and to consider practical responses for governments and civil society. The [pre-recorded] conference, titled “Ancient Hatred, …

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Former President Trump promotes peace with Bahrain-Israel agreement

By ShareAmerica Sep 17, 2020 Prospects for Middle East peace are gaining momentum as the United States has brokered an agreement to normalize relations between Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain. The deal is the second in a month after the United Arab Emirates agreed to normalize ties with Israel in August. President Trump announced …

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Former Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with United Arab Emirates Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Al Nahyan

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 he following is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met with United Arab Emirates Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan today in Washington, D.C. The Secretary commended the Foreign Minister for the monumental accomplishment of …

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The Abraham Accords

Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu of the State of Israel Before Bilateral Meeting Abraham Accords Peace Agreement: Treaty of Peace, Diplomatic Relations and Full Normalization Between the United Arab Emirates and the State of Israel The Abraham Accords Declaration  Abraham Accords: Declaration of Peace, Cooperation, and Constructive Diplomatic and Friendly Relations President Trump and the First Lady participate in the Abraham Accords signing ceremony!

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Historic Agreement Between Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 11, 2020 On the 19th anniversary of 9/11, we usher in a new era of peace. It’s humbling when the course of history changes seemingly overnight. In less than one month, under President Trump’s leadership, we have another historic agreement, this time between Israel and …

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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. …

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Remarks by President Trump on the Announcement of Normalization of Relations Between Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain

Issued on: September 11, 2020 Oval Office 1:02 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.  Just a few moments ago, I hosted a historic call between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and King Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain.  Both leaders expressed their condolences as well to the American people on this very, very …

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The first direct El-Al flight to the United Arab Emirates departs Ben Gurion Airport today!

LIVE: The first direct El-Al flight to the United Arab Emirates departs Ben Gurion Airport today! NSA Robert O’Brien, Senior Advisor Jared Kushner and a delegation of Israeli officials headed by NSA Meir Ben-Shabbat travel to Abu-Dhabi to advance the – peace accord. #LY971 #TLVtoAUH #AbrahamAccord צפו: הטיסה הישירה הראשונה של אל על לאיחוד האמירויות ממריאה מבן …

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Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in the Middle East (via VTC)

Ambassador Kelly Craft Permanent Representative U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York, New York August 25, 2020 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Djani. Thank you, Mr. Mladenov, for your briefing. As always, we appreciate you and your team’s impartiality as you work to address this conflict. It is not often that I have the opportunity …

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Joint Statement of the United States, the State of Israel, and the United Arab Emirates

Former President Donald J. Trump, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates spoke today and agreed to the full normalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. This historic diplomatic breakthrough will advance peace in …

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Unalienable Rights and the Securing of Freedom

SPEECH MICHAEL R. POMPEO, FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA NATIONAL CONSTITUTION CENTER JULY 16, 2020 AMBASSADOR GLENDON: I am Mary Ann Glendon. I’m chair of the Commission on Unalienable Rights, and on behalf of my fellow commissioners, some of whom are here today, I want to welcome you to this presentation of our  report . I …

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Trafficking in Persons Report 2020

We are presenting the report in a PDF version only at this time. We will provide a 508-compliant PDF and an HTML version as soon as they are available.   View the report  → Former Secretary Pompeo, joined by Ivanka Trump and Ambassador John Cotton Richmond, unveiled the 2020 Trafficking in Persons Report and honored TIP Report Heroes on June …

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World Oceans Day

Plastic pollution is suffocating the oceans, us, our planet. Join the U.S. Embassy in our efforts to protect the sea in Israel, and the oceans around the world. Watch the video to see how you can help, and share this post. Together we’ll raise awareness around this critical issue.  #WorldOceansDay  🌊

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10 Designers WANTED!  Apply Now!  

10 Designers WANTED! The U.S. Embassy in Israel is pleased to offer an international virtual fashion and design boot camp on Repurposed and Upcycled Design facilitated by New York-based designer Noor Bchara, founder of the sustainable fashion brand “ Noorism ”. Apply Now!   Program details: Free! Virtual Boot Camp is fully funded by the U.S. Department of State. Starts on July 6, 2020, for a duration of one month. Instruction language will be English. Virtual instruction, readings and …

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2nd anniversary of the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem

Today is the 2nd anniversary of the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem. Please enjoy the video linked below which captures some of the highlights, and shares some reflections, of that historic day. Thank you President Trump for keeping a sacred promise to an ancient people. היום אנחנו מציינים שנתיים להעברת שגרירות ארצות הברית …

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Former Secretary Michael R. Pompeo And Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Before Their Meeting

REMARKS MICHAEL R. POMPEO, FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE PRIME MINISTER’S RESIDENCE JERUSALEM MAY 13, 2020 PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU: Good morning. Mr. Secretary, Mike, welcome once again to Jerusalem. This visit comes a few days after the loss of your late father, Wayne. I want to express the condolences of my family to your family and …

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Proclamation on Jewish American Heritage Month, 2020

Issued on: April 29, 2020 In 1654, the first Jewish settlers arrived in New Amsterdam, present day New York City, seeking the freedom to practice their faith. In the centuries since, Jewish Americans have contributed in countless ways to our country’s culture and character. From the arts and sciences to business and public service, nearly …

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American Medical students studying in Israel decided to remain apart from their U.S. families

עשרות סטודנטים אמריקאים לרפואה הלומדים בישראל, בחרו לוותר על הקרבה למשפחותיהם ולתרום למאבק המקומי נגד הקורונה. הם חברו לסטודנטים הישראלים ויצאו להתנדב במתחמי הבדיקות של  מגן דוד אדום – Magen David Adom . נעבור את זה יחד! 🇺🇸🇮🇱 Dozens of American Medical students studying in Israel decided to remain apart from their U.S. families, and do their best to contribute to the local …

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Human Rights Report for 2019

From the time we declared our independence as a free nation, the United States has committed itself to the ideals of democracy, individual freedom, equal protection under the rule of law, and the protection of human rights.  Our nation was founded on the premise that all human beings are created equal in rights and in …

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Happy International Women’s Day!

Happy  #InternationalWomensDay ! Meet Nagin Cox. She’s dreamed of working for NASA since she was 14. In 1993, after serving in the  United States Air Force  and obtaining a degree in Engineering, she made her dream come true and joined NASA as a spacecraft engineer. We had the honor of hosting her in Israel and introducing her to high school …

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United States and Israel Host Joint Fintech Dialogue in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv, Israel – On February 26, 2020, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and Israeli authorities, including the Ministry of Finance, Bank of Israel, Israel Securities Authority, the Capital Markets, Insurance and Savings Authority, Ministry of Economy, Israel Innovation Authority, Ministry of Justice, and Israel Money Laundering and Terror Financing Prohibition held a joint …

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Israel: Central to the Middle East’s Future

MICHAEL R. POMPEO, FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE WASHINGTON, D.C. MARCH 2, 2020 SECRETARY POMPEO:  Wow, good evening, everyone.  (Cheers.)  What a crowd.  What a crowd.  It’s great to be here.  It is wonderful to be with you all tonight.  I want to say a few thank yous.  My thanks to AIPAC board chairman Mort Fridman, …

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Planted an olive tree at the Ambassador’s Residence in Jerusalem with KKL-JNF

“Planted an olive tree at the Ambassador’s Residence in Jerusalem with KKL-JNF today. Joined President Donald J. Trump’s “trillion tree” initiative, commemorated Tu Bishvat and strengthened our presence in this Holy City. Just like the tree, may our relationship with Israel grow bigger & stronger.” – Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, February 12, …

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Remarks by Former President Trump in State of the Union Address

U.S. Capitol Washington, D.C. 9:06 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.  Thank you.  Thank you very much. Madam Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States — (applause) — and my fellow citizens: Three years ago, we launched the great American comeback.  Tonight, I stand before you …

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Peace to Prosperity – A Vision to Improve the Lives of the Palestinian and Israeli People

Overview The White House is pleased to share President Trump’s Vision for a comprehensive peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. This Vision is the most realistic solution to a problem that has plagued the region for far too long. It creates a path to prosperity, security, and dignity for all involved. If the parties …

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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 …

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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, …

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Former Vice President of the United States Visit – World Holocaust Forum to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

Remarks by Vice President Pence and Prime Minister Netanyahu of the State of Israel After Bilateral Remarks by Vice President Pence at the Fifth World Holocaust Forum | Jerusalem, Israel Mike Pence, Vice President of the United States, disembarks his airplane after landing in Ben Gurion Airport in Israel, on January 23, 2020. VPOTUS was met by the U.S. Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman. On the Israeli side, he was greeted by Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz, the Foreign Ministry Director-General Yuval Rotem and Ambassador …

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Remarks by Former U.S. Ambassador David M. Friedman at the Kohelet Forum

January 8, 2020 Jerusalem A couple of words before I begin: We are all watching closely events taking place in the region, and we will hear in a few hours President Trump’s assessment of the reported Iranian missile strikes on bases where we have American military personnel stationed. Initial assessments are positive, and we pray …

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Remarks by Former President Trump on Iran – January 8, 2020

THE PRESIDENT:  As long as I am President of the United States, Iran will never be allowed to have a nuclear weapon. Good morning.  I’m pleased to inform you: The American people should be extremely grateful and happy no Americans were harmed in last night’s attack by the Iranian regime.  We suffered no casualties, all …

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Happy Chanukah, Merry Christmas, and a very happy new year to all from Former Ambassador David Friedman

Happy Chanukah, Merry Christmas, and a very happy new year to all from Ambassador David Friedman. May it be a year that unites us in acts of good will, generosity and kindness. חנוכה שמח, חג מולד שמח, ושנה אזרחית חדשה טובה לכולם מהשגריר דוד פרידמן. מי ייתן ששנה זו תאחד אותנו במעשים של רצון טוב, …

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Presidential Message on Hanukkah

Melania and I send our warmest greetings to our Jewish brothers and sisters in the United States, in Israel, and around the world celebrating Hanukkah. For eight nights, Jewish families and friends will come together to engage in the lighting of the menorah. This special tradition started more than 2,000 years ago during the rededication …

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Former Secretary Michael R. Pompeo And Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Before Their Meeting

REMARKS MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE INTERCONTINENTAL LISBON LISBON, PORTUGAL DECEMBER 4, 2019 QUESTION: Mr. Secretary, will the U.S. oppose Israel annexing the Jordan Valley? PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU: Yes. So I’m delighted again to see Secretary Pompeo. The first subject that I will raise is Iran, the second subject is Iran, and so is the third, …

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Former Secretary Pompeo Comments on Israeli Civilian Settlement Activity

Secretary Pompeo: After carefully studying all sides of the legal debate, this Administration agrees with President Reagan. The establishment of Israeli civilian settlements in the West Bank is not per se inconsistent with international law. The full video of Secretary Pompeo’s remarks to the media today can be viewed here and on YouTube at  https://youtu.be/iS_Xe3BcK80?t=1691 . …

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the F-35 aircraft

US and Israeli military officials gathered in Nevatim Airbase to inaugurate new hangars built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the F-35 aircraft. Shabbat Shalom! בכירים מחילות האוויר של ארה”ב וישראל התכנסו בבסיס  #נבטים  לחניכת ההאנגרים החדשים שבנה חיל ההנדסה האמריקני למטוסי F-35. שבת שלום!

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Shana Tova from all of us at U.S. Embassy Jerusalem!

שנה טובה משגרירות ארה”ב בירושלים! השגרירל שעבר  פרידמן יצא לחפש אחר הדבש הטרי ביותר לחגיגות ראש השנה, וצוות השגרירות נחלץ לעזרתו. נחשו מה היינו צריכים לעשות?! 🎶🍯 Shana Tova from all of us at U.S. Embassy Jerusalem! This year Former Ambassador Friedman was on the lookout for the freshest honey for Rosh Hashanah celebrations, so …

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Former Ambassador Friedman and U.S. Special Representative Jason Greenblatt met this afternoon with the chairman of Israel’s Blue and White Party

Ambassador David Friedman and U.S. Special Representative Jason Greenblatt met this afternoon with the chairman of Israel’s Blue and White Party, General Benny Gantz. They had a cordial discussion on various topics, including the importance of the U.S.-Israel relationship, security challenges within the region and efforts to promote peace. I met with Ambassador David Friedman …

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Americans mark September 11

ShareAmerica – Sep 5, 2019 On each anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans gather at memorials and events across the country. They pause to remember the nearly 3,000 people who died in New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania on that day. Besides the three memorials  built at the sites  where each attack took place, other …

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USAID Administrator Mark Green and Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz signed a Memorandum

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 USAID Administrator Mark Green and Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen the global partnership in development between the two countries.  USAID – US Agency for International Development  and  MASHAV  – Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation, established the framework for increased cooperation for the development of partner countries in areas such as …

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Joint Statement from the meeting of United States Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and the Minister of Energy Yuval Steinitz of Israel 

Today (Monday, July 22, 2019) Secretary Perry and Minister Steinitz committed to further advancing the high level of strategic cooperation between the United States and Israel in energy. Our two countries share a history of friendship based on common efforts and mutual respect.  For decades, the energy bonds between our great nations have strengthened, reinforcing …

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4th of July Speech by Former Ambassador David M. Friedman‏

Good Evening.  Tammy and I warmly welcome you to Jerusalem, the capital of the State of Israel.It’s my pleasure to welcome PM Netanyahu and Sara Netanyahu President Reuven Rivlin (who honored us earlier this evening with his attendance) Deputy President of the Supreme Court, The Honorable Hanan Melcer Special Envoy to Combat Anti-Semitism, Elan Carr …

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4th of July Party – Join us live on U.S. Embassy Jerusalem Facebook page

Even if you’re not going to be attending our first ever Independence Day Party in Jerusalem, you can still join us live on  U.S. Embassy Jerusalem Facebook page. Looking forward to being with you, virtually or in person. גם אם לא תשתתפו במסיבת ה-4 ביולי הראשונה בירושלים, עדיין תוכלו לצפות בה בשידור חי בעמוד הפייסבוק שלנו . מצפים לחגוג איתכם, דרך …

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Peace To Prosperity | The White House

Peace to Prosperity is a vision to empower the Palestinian people to build a prosperous and vibrant Palestinian society. It consists of three initiatives that will support distinct pillars of the Palestinian society: the economy, the people, and the government. With the potential to facilitate more than $50 billion in new investment over ten years, Peace to …

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Official ceremony naming a community in the Golan Heights after Former U.S. President Donald Trump

Former Ambassador David M. Friedman, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, ministers and officials from the Golan Regional Council take part in an official ceremony naming a community in the Golan Heights after U.S. President Donald Trump, on June 16, 2019.

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“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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Former U.S. Ambassador David Friedman hosted a Ramadan Iftar

Last night U.S. Ambassador David Friedman hosted a Ramadan Iftar meal at his home with many Muslim, Christian and Jewish friends. As he mentioned in his remarkes at the Iftar: “There is far more that unites us than divides us.”  #RamadanKareem استضاف السفير الأمريكي ديفيد فريدمان الليلة الماضية إفطاراً رمضاني رائع في منزله مع العديد من …

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Former US Ambassadors and US Special Envoy for Combatting Anti-Semitism Elan Carr

שגרירים אמריקאים והשליח המיוחד של הנשיא טראמפ למאבק באנטישמיות המבקרים בישראל פרסמו הצהרה משותפת שמביעה תמיכה בישראל Honored to host a visiting delegation of US ambassadors and US Special Envoy for Combatting Anti-Semitism Elan Carr. Please see our joint statement below in support of Israel as the country faces yet another barrage of missile attacks …

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Ambassador Friedman To Participate in March of the Living with Other U.S. Ambassadors

JOINT RELEASE OF THE CO-CHAIRS OF THE US DELEGATION TO THE MARCH OF THE LIVING On May 2 in Krakow, Poland, eight U.S. government officials will come together to lead, for the first time ever, an official delegation to the annual March of the Living at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps.  The three co-chairs of this delegation …

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Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel David M. Friedman delivers remarks at the 2019 @AIPAC Policy Conference

“as delivered” Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Thank you so much. It’s so great to be back with you and I bring you greetings from my boss, my friend, and Israel’s greatest ally ever to reside in the White House, President Donald Trump. I want to start today on an outrageous, a sad, and ultimately a …

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Proclamation on Recognizing the Golan Heights as Part of the State of Israel

The State of Israel took control of the Golan Heights in 1967 to safeguard its security from external threats.  Today, aggressive acts by Iran and terrorist groups, including Hizballah, in southern Syria continue to make the Golan Heights a potential launching ground for attacks on Israel.  Any possible future peace agreement in the region must …

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“Hand in Hand” school supported by USAID

Former  U.S. Ambassador David Friedman toured “Hand In Hand” bilingual school in Jerusalem this morning and was greeted by it’s first graders with Hebrew and Arabic songs 🎼 Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel Spent the day in Jerusalem meeting with Christian, Muslim and Jewish residents. Loved the “Hand in Hand” school supported by USAID, where all faiths and backgrounds study together …

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U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham and Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman toured the Israel-Gaza border area

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham and U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman toured the Israel-Gaza border area today. Senator Graham and Ambassador Friedman were briefed by Israel Defense Forces Southern Command Commander Maj.-Gen. Herzi Halevi and also visited an unearthed cross-border Hamas terror tunnel accompanied by Brig.-Gen. Eliezer Toledano, commander of the IDF’s Gaza division. (No …

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Former U.S. Ambassador, Israeli PM Visit THAAD Deployment Site

U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traveled yesterday to a site where the U.S. European Command (EUCOM) deployed a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system. The two officials received a briefing from the commanders in the field, and held a tour at the site. This afternoon I toured …

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Merger of U.S. Embassy Jerusalem and U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem

STATEMENT BY ROBERT PALLADINO, DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON March 3, 2019 Merger of U.S. Embassy Jerusalem and U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem On March 4, 2019, U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem will merge into U.S. Embassy Jerusalem to form a single diplomatic mission. This step follows Secretary Pompeo’s October 18, 2018 announcement that the two missions and teams would …

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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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NASA is Aboard First Private Moon Landing Attempt

Editor’s note: SpaceIL’s lander  launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida  the evening of Feb. 21, 2019 (1:45 UTC Feb. 22). The last screw is tightened and a private Moon lander is packed in the fairing atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. It took eight years to get there, plus significant dedication by a small …

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Ministerial To Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East

The “Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East,” held jointly by the United States and Poland, will take place in Warsaw, Poland on February 13-14. This Ministerial will be an opportunity for countries to share their perspectives both from within and outside the region. This includes a conversation on …

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Global Entrepreneurship Summit, 2019- Application Deadline Extended to March 1

The Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) is the preeminent annual gathering that convenes entrepreneurs, investors, and their supporters globally. An estimated 20,000 emerging leaders have participated in Global Entrepreneurship Summits since 2010. At previous GES summits, governments and the private sector have committed to provide over $1 billion in new capital to entrepreneurs worldwide. On November …

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Remarks With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Before Their Meeting

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Melia Hotel Brasilia, Brazil January 1, 2019 PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU: I’m delighted to see Secretary of State Pompeo, our good friend Mike. The second time, I think, in about a month. We have a lot to discuss. We’re going to discuss our – the intense cooperation between Israel and …

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Stark evidence of Iranian missile threat

By  ShareAmerica  Dec 18, 2018 American officials showed the world stark evidence of the escalating threat from Iran’s ballistic missiles. Standing in front of an Iranian Sayyad 2C surface-to-air missile and fragments of a Qiam ballistic missile that Houthi rebels in Yemen fired at Saudi Arabia, Brian Hook, the U.S. special representative for Iran, called them …

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Former Presidential Message on Hanukkah

Melania and I send our warmest greetings to our Jewish brothers and sisters in the United States, in Israel, and around the world celebrating Hanukkah. For eight nights, Jewish families and friends will come together to engage in the lighting of the menorah.  This special tradition started more than 2,000 years ago during the rededication …

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Former U.S. Ambassador, Israeli PM Light Hanukkah Candles at Western Wall, December 6, 2018

U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Mr. David M. Friedman and his wife Tammy joined Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu at Jerusalem’s Western Wall this evening (December 6, 2018) for a candle-lighting ceremony marking the fifth night of Hanukkah. Today marks one year since President Trump’s December 6, 2017 declaration on moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.

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Remarks by Vice President Pence at the 5th Israeli-American Council National Conference

Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood, Florida Issued on: November 30, 2018 1:55 P.M. EST THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Miriam and Sheldon Adelson, everyone.  (Applause.)  To Miriam and Sheldon, to Ambassador Dermer, to Speaker Edelstein, to Minister Shaked, Dr. Shai, Mayor Levy, to all the friends of Israel who have traveled to be here, far and wide, it is …

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Former Ambassador Friedman’s Remarks at the JFNA General Assembly

Canadian Ambassador to Israel, Deborah Lyons, Chair of the JFNA Board of Trustees, my friend Richard Sandler, incoming Chair Mr. Mark Wilf, co-chairs of the GA Danna Azrieli and Marius Nacht, CEO of the JFNA, my friend and fellow rabbi’s son, Jerry Silverman, my wife, Tammy just returning from the birthday party of our eldest …

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Former Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo At the 36th Annual Jewish Institute for National Security of America Awards Dinner

October 10, 2018 Grand Hyatt Hotel Washington, D.C. SECRETARY POMPEO:  Tom, thank you for the kind introduction.  Catherine, it’s great to see you.  Catherine Herridge is my favorite reporter, but you should know that’s a low bar.  (Laughter.)  I — MS HERRIDGE:  You were my favorite congressman.  (Laughter.) FORMER SECRETARY POMPEO:  I – (laughter).  Fair …

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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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Remarks by President Trump in Rosh Hashanah National Press Call with Jewish Faith Leaders and Rabbis

Issued on: September 6, 2018 Via Telephone 12:18 P.M. EDT MR. KUSHNER: Thank you very much. I want to welcome everybody. And thank you for joining us today to celebrate the High Holidays. And it’s my honor to introduce in a few minutes the President. As we enter the final days of the month of Elul …

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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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4th of July Speech by Former Ambassador David M. Friedman‏

(Speech as prepared) July 3, 2018 Ladies and Gentlemen, Gvirotai V’rabotai, for the first time in its 242 year history, the United States of America is proud and grateful to receive happy birthday wishes from its Embassy in Jerusalem, the capital of the State of Israel! What a difference a year makes! Last year we …

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The United States and Israel Establish Joint Center of Excellence in Energy

JUNE 25, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy and the Israeli Energy Ministry signed the Implementation Agreement to establish the U.S.-Israel Center of Excellence in Energy, Engineering and Water Technology (“the Center”). In March 2018, the United States Congress appropriated $4 million for the Department of Energy to establish the Center …

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U.S. Presidential Delegation for Jerusalem Embassy dedication ceremony arrived in Israel a short while ago. Welcome!

המשלחת הנשיאותית האמריקאית לטקס חנוכת השגרירות בירושלים נחתה לפני זמן קצר בישראל. ברוכים הבאים! U.S. Presidential Delegation for Jerusalem Embassy dedication ceremony arrived in Israel a short while ago. Welcome!

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President announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to the State of Israel

President Trump Announces Presidential Delegation to the State of Israel to Attend the Opening of the United States Embassy in Jerusalem, Israel  Issued on: May 7, 2018 President Donald J. Trump today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to the State of Israel to attend the opening of the United States Embassy on May 14, …

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Secretary Pompeo Travel to Brussels, Riyadh, Jerusalem, and Amman

For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON Add a translation in עברית April 26, 2018 Secretary Pompeo Travel to Brussels, Riyadh, Jerusalem, and Amman U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Brussels, Riyadh, Jerusalem, and Amman, April 26-30. The Secretary looks forward to meeting key Allies and partners on his first official trip as Secretary of State. …

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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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U.S. Embassy Welcomes U.S.-Israel Cooperation on Protection of Cultural Heritage

The U.S. Embassy and Ambassador David Friedman welcome the signing of a Joint Declaration of Cooperation Between the United States  Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad (CPAHA) and the Israeli Ministry of Diaspora Affairs on the preservation of certain cultural properties. Under the declaration of cooperation, the CPAHA and Ministry of Diaspora Affairs …

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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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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 Former 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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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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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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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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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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