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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Message for U.S. Citizens: Temporary Suspension of Public Non-Emergency Consular Services at U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem (May 9-15, 2018)

This a joint message from the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem and the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv. In preparation for the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, May 14, 2018, the Consular Section of the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem (located at 14 David Flusser Street) is temporarily suspending all public ...
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Escalation of Violence Over Israel

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC February 10, 2018 The United States is deeply concerned about today’s escalation of violence over Israel’s border and strongly supports Israel’s sovereign right to defend itself. Iran’s calculated escalation of threat and its ambition to project its power and dominance, places all the people of the‎ region ...
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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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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

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 the recent announcement that the U.S. government recognizes ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: December 5, 2017

With widespread calls for demonstrations beginning December 6 in Jerusalem and the West Bank, U.S. government employees and their family members are not permitted until further notice to conduct personal travel in Jerusalem’s Old City and in the West Bank, to include Bethlehem and Jericho. Official travel by U.S. government employees in Jerusalem’s Old City ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Extension of Old City Jerusalem Restrictions for Consulate General Employees & Family Members

United States Consulate General Jerusalem July 31, 2017 Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Extension of Old City Jerusalem Restrictions for Consulate General Employees & Family Members While tensions in and around the Old City have decreased in the past several days, due to the continued potential for unrest, the restriction on U.S. government employees ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Continuing Potential for Violence and Unrest in and Around Old City Jerusalem

United States Consulate General Jerusalem July 24, 2017   Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Continuing Potential for Violence and Unrest in and Around Old City Jerusalem  Due to ongoing tensions and the potential for clashes in and around the Old City, the restriction on U.S. government employees and their family members from entering the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Ongoing Potential for Violence and Unrest in and Around Old City Jerusalem

United States Consulate General Jerusalem July 17, 2017  Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Ongoing Potential for Violence and Unrest in and Around Old City Jerusalem Based on continued tensions and the potential for clashes in the Old City, the restriction on U.S. government employees and their family members from entering the Old City is extended ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Continued Potential for Violence and Unrest in and Around Old City Jerusalem

United States Consulate General Jerusalem July 15, 2017 Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Continued Potential for Violence and Unrest in and Around Old City Jerusalem Based on continued tensions and the potential for clashes in the Old City, the restriction of U.S. government employees and their family members from entering the Old City is ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Potential for Violence and Unrest in and Around Old City Jerusalem

United States Consulate General Jerusalem July 14, 2017 Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Potential for Violence and Unrest in and Around Old City Jerusalem Due to a major security incident that occurred in the vicinity of the Lion’s Gate of the Old City, U.S. government employees and their family members are restricted from entering ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Jerusalem Light Rail Recommendation

October 11, 2016 Following the October 9, 2016, shooting at the Ammunition Hill Light Rail station, the U.S. Consulate General is restricting the use of the Jerusalem Light Rail north of the City Hall (Safra Square) stop for all U.S. citizen employees and their family members through the month of October. The U.S. Consulate General ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem

Beginning the evening of September 27, Israeli Security Forces have deployed roadblocks with additional security checks in and around Jerusalem following an alert.  Expect traffic delays and congestion.  Please exercise caution. The U.S. Consulate General reminds U.S. citizens to avoid areas where there is a heavy police presence, as this is often an indicator of ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Update to Jerusalem Old City Advisory

A recent uptick in stabbing attacks in and around the Old City of Jerusalem has led the U.S. Consulate General to recommend that all U.S. government employees and their family members avoid the Damascus, Herod’s, and Lions gates and the surrounding vicinity.  This restriction may be lifted at the end of October based on the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel to the Golan Heights

Due to multiple mortar rounds launched from Syria and landing in the northern Golan Heights in recent days, we urge U.S. citizens to carefully consider and possibly defer travel to that area until the situation stabilizes.  The United States Embassy in Tel Aviv continues to closely monitor the security situation and advises U.S. citizens to ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Maintain Heightened Personal Situational Awareness

During the last few months, and in particular over the past several days, there have been a number of attacks in Israel, Jerusalem, and the West Bank that have resulted in injury and death to multiple individuals, including to U.S. citizens.  Given these recent events and the continuing dynamic security environment in these areas, the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Defer Travel to Bethlehem and surrounding communities

The U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem advises U.S. citizens to defer travel to Bethlehem and surrounding communities until further notice due to ongoing clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinian residents, and security incidents in and around Bethlehem. The Consulate General recommends U.S. citizens review the Department of State’s Travel Warning for Israel, the West ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Additional Security Recommendations for Jerusalem and Old City

This is in addition to the Security Messages issued on October 13 & 15, 2015, the recommended restrictions of which remain in effect except as noted below. The U.S. Consulate has prohibited U.S. government employees and their dependents from using the Jerusalem Light Rail north of the City Hall stop along Jaffa Road. U.S. government ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Potential for Violence in Old City Jerusalem on Friday, October 16

This is in addition to the Security Message issued on October 13, 2015 , the recommended restrictions of which remain in effect. The U.S. Consulate has declared the Old City to be off limits to all U.S. government employees on Friday, October 16. This restriction will be lifted at 8:00 a.m. Saturday, October 17. We recommend that private U.S. citizens take into ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Continued Potential for Violence and Unrest in and Around Jerusalem and the West Bank

The U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem advises U.S. citizens to exercise heightened security awareness in East and West Jerusalem, the Old City and the West Bank due to an increase in political violence and unrest that has resulted in multiple deaths and injuries since early October. The potential for additional violence throughout this area remains high. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Potential for Violence and Unrest in and Around Jerusalem Old City

Due to heightened security conditions and the potential for violence in the Old City, U.S. government employees are restricted from entering the Old City from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 a.m. through Tuesday, October 13 without prior approval from the U.S. Consulate.  U.S. government employees are permitted to be in the Old City outside these hours.  ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Potential for Violence and Unrest in and Around Jerusalem Old City

Due to heightened security conditions and the potential for violence in the Old City, U.S. government employees are restricted from entering the Old City from Sunday, October 4 through Tuesday, October 6 without prior approval from the U.S. Consulate.  Similarly, U.S. government employees are restricted from the West Bank for other than Mission-critical business, subject ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Unrest in and Around Jerusalem Old City

Recent clashes in East Jerusalem and around the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif compound amidst calls for a “day of rage” mark an increase in tensions in and around the Old City of Jerusalem. Age restrictions have also been put in place for today’s prayers at the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif compound which creates the potential for demonstrations ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel to Northern Israel, Upper Galilee and Golan Heights

Due to the launching of rockets from Syria toward Israel and other cross-border activity in northeastern Israel and northern Golan Heights on August 20 and 21, we urge U.S. citizens to carefully consider and possibly defer travel in the Upper Galilee area of northern Israel and the northern part of Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, until the ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Stay Safe and Healthy during Outdoor Activities U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv

Extreme heat, such as what we witnessed this week, is a regular occurrence in Israel during the summer months and can be dangerous. Travelers should pay close attention to information provided by local authorities, such as the Israel Ministry of Health and Magen David Adom , particularly when visiting the Dead Sea, the Negev desert, and Masada.  Israeli authorities routinely take steps ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem

The U.S. Consulate advises U.S. citizens to exercise caution near the Knesset due to a possible demonstration on Monday afternoon and evening. The Consulate reminds U.S. Citizens that protests can turn violent. Citizens should follow police instructions and avoid areas of heavy police presence‎. We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Central Tel Aviv Today U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv

The Israel National Police advises the U.S. Embassy that a demonstration planned by members of the Ethiopian Israeli community is scheduled for today, Sunday, May 3, at 15:00 in the vicinity of haKirya, Kaplan Street, and Azrieli Towers in central Tel Aviv, near district government offices and the Israeli Defense Forces headquarters. This demonstration has ...
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Travel in Golan and northern Galilee Region Restricted for U.S. Government Personnel; Public Bus Restriction Continues

Because of concerns about security on Israel’s northern borders, U.S. government personnel are currently required to obtain advance approval if they wish to travel within 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) of the Lebanon border, or travel on or east of Route 98 in the Golan Heights.  Click on this link to view a map of the area. ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Inclement Weather Forecast in Israel January 5-10

From January 5 – 10, 2015, the Israel Meteorological Services is warning of stormy weather conditions (to include snow accumulation) in various parts of Israel (specifically Jerusalem, the Golan Heights, and the Galilee region).  We advise you to monitor the weather conditions, plan ahead, and prepare for any scheduled travel accordingly.   Similar weather conditions at ...
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