Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu After Their Meeting

PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU:  Secretary of State Blinken, Tony, welcome once again to Jerusalem. SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Thank you. PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU:  Your visit is another expression, a continual expression, of the unbreakable bond between Israel and the United States.  It’s one of the great alliances of modern history.  We share common interests, which are growing by the …

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ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE – BEN GURION AIRPORT

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Condemning the Terrorist Attack in Jerusalem

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JANUARY 27, 2023 The United States condemns in the strongest terms the horrific terrorist attack that occurred today outside of a synagogue in Jerusalem. We mourn those killed in the attack, and our thoughts are with the injured, including children. The notion of people being targeted as …

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Remarks by Ambassador Michèle Taylor United States Permanent Representative to the UN Human Rights Council

January 27, 2023 The Massuah Institute for the Study of the Holocaust Tel Yitzhak, Israel  Good morning, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen. It is an honor to be here with you today. We gather on International Holocaust Remembrance Day to preserve the legacy and honor the memory of both those who were murdered during the Holocaust and …

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Statement from President Joe Biden on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

JANUARY 26, 2023 Tomorrow, Jill and I will pause to mourn the six million Jews who were systematically and savagely murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators during the Holocaust — and to grieve the Roma and Sinti, Slavs, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ individuals, and political dissidents who were also killed. As we join nations …

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Secretary Blinken’s Travel to Egypt, Israel, and the West Bank

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CENTCOM and Israel Defense Forces Conduct Exercise Juniper Oak 23.2

TAMPA, Fla. – Today, U.S. Central Command and the Israel Defense Forces begin Exercise Juniper Oak 23.2 in Israel and the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. This exercise strengthens collective U.S.-Israeli readiness and improves the interoperability of both forces, thereby contributing to regional stability. Exercises like Juniper Oak show that interoperability and integration represent the improved security in the …

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Readout from NSC Spokesperson Adrienne Watson on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Travel to Israel and the West Bank

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Joint Statement by the National Security Advisors of the United States of America, Israel, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates

JANUARY 19, 2023 Today, the National Security Advisors of the United States, Israel, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates met to discuss ways to deepen regional integration, including in the areas of clean energy, emerging technology, regional security, and commercial relations. Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs Jake Sullivan and Israeli National Security …

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The Negev Forum Working Groups and Regional Cooperation Framework

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JANUARY 10, 2023 I welcome the inaugural meeting of the Negev Forum Working Groups hosted by the United Arab Emirates on January 9-10, in Abu Dhabi. Senior officials from the Governments of Bahrain, Egypt, Israel, Morocco, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States discussed opportunities to …

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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Israeli Foreign Minister Cohen

OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JANUARY 2, 2023 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen to congratulate him on his appointment and underscore the United States’ abiding commitment to the U.S.-Israel partnership and to Israel’s security. Secretary Blinken discussed continued U.S. …

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Statement from President Joe Biden on the New Government of the State of Israel

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Ambassador Robert A. Wood to Travel to UAE and Israel

United States Mission to the United Nations Office of Press and Public Diplomacy For Immediate Release December 5, 2022 Media Note: Ambassador Robert A. Wood to Travel to UAE and Israel Ambassador Robert A. Wood, Alternate Representative of the United States for Special Political Affairs in the United Nations, will travel to the United Arab …

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Secretary Antony J. Blinken At the J Street National Conference

ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE OMNI SHOREHAM HOTEL WASHINGTON, D.C. DECEMBER 4, 2022 SECRETARY BLINKEN: Thank you. Please take a seat. Thank you so much. Thank you. Good morning, J Street. Now, it’s Sunday, the World Cup is on, New York Times probably awaits, and yet you’re all here, and I am grateful for …

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U.S. Fire Administrator Visits Israel to Sign Agreement with the Israel Fire and Rescue Authority

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STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN – Terrorist Attacks in Jerusalem

November 23, 2022 Terrorist Attacks in Jerusalem The United States stands resolutely with the people of Israel in the face of the terrorist attacks that occurred this morning in Jerusalem. We express our condolences to the family of the deceased and wish all victims a speedy recovery. We remain in close contact with our Israeli …

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Joint Statement on the U.S. – Israel Joint Economic Development Group 

The following is the joint statement on the U.S. – Israel Joint Economic Development Group:  On November 15, the United States and Israeli officials gathered in Jerusalem to participate in the 37th forum of the U.S. – Israel Joint Economic Development Group (JEDG), the annual economic policy dialogue between the two nations, first held in …

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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Israeli Prime Minister Lapid

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON NOVEMBER 3, 2022 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Prime Minister Yair Lapid to commend Israel for its free and fair elections, and to thank the Prime Minister for his partnership.  The Secretary reaffirmed the strength of the U.S.-Israel bilateral relationship. He also …

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Remarks by President Biden and President Herzog of the State of Israel Before Bilateral Meeting

OCTOBER 26, 2022 Oval Office 12:53 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT BIDEN: I warned the Israeli press about how you guys come in with your boom mics, so they — they’re all ready for you. PRESIDENT HERZOG: They’re not any easier, Mr. President, in Israel either. PRESIDENT BIDEN: (Laughs.) Anyway, Mr. President, welcome. It’s great to have …

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Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Israeli President Herzog

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON OCTOBER 25, 2022 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today with President Isaac Herzog in Washington, D.C. The Secretary and President Herzog reaffirmed the strength of the U.S.-Israel bilateral relationship and discussed shared security concerns, including Russia’s war of aggression in …

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Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Israeli President Isaac Herzog Before Their Meeting

ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE WASHINGTON, DC OCTOBER 25, 2022 PRESIDENT HERZOG:  So first of all, thank you, Mr. Secretary.  We hosted you in Israel and we hosted President Biden in Israel, and I want to be – I want to be very – I want to express my gratitude to the administration, to the …

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Statement from Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on the Visit of President Isaac Herzog of Israel

OCTOBER 17, 2022 STATEMENTS AND RELEASES President Biden looks forward to welcoming President Isaac Herzog of Israel to the White House on October 26, a visit that underscores the enduring partnership and friendship between the United States and Israel. They will consult on key issues, including regional and global challenges of mutual concern, opportunities to …

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Statement by President Joe Biden on Breakthrough Diplomacy in the Middle East

Today, I am pleased to announce a historic breakthrough in the Middle East.  After months of mediation by the United States, the Governments of Israel and Lebanon have agreed to formally end their maritime boundary dispute and establish a permanent maritime boundary between them.  I have just spoken with the Prime Minister of Israel, Yair Lapid, …

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Statement by President Joe Biden on Yom Kippur

OCTOBER 04, 2022 STATEMENTS AND RELEASES For Jewish communities across the United States and around the world, Yom Kippur is a sacred and solemn occasion. During this holiest of days, Jews come together to fast, reflect, and repent; to take stock of their actions in the past year, seek forgiveness, and commit to doing better …

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FACT SHEET: U.S.-Israel Strategic High-Level Dialogue on Technology

SEPTEMBER 30, 2022 President Biden and Prime Minister Lapid launched the U.S.-Israel Strategic High-Level Dialogue on Technology in July to establish a partnership on critical and emerging technologies to bring the cooperation between the countries to new heights.  On September 28, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and Israeli National Security Advisor Dr. Eyal Hulata led …

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A Proclamation on Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, 2022

On September 11, 2001, ordinary Americans performed extraordinary acts of heroism.  Firefighters and police officers rushed into crumbling buildings and raging fires to save others.  EMTs, construction workers, colleagues, and strangers tended to the wounded.  Passengers and crewmembers gave their lives to thwart another attack.  And a generation of women and men answered the call …

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Readout of President Joe Biden’s Call with Prime Minister Yair Lapid of Israel

AUGUST 31, 2022 STATEMENTS AND RELEASES President Joseph R. Biden Jr. spoke today with Prime Minister Yair Lapid of Israel to consult on global and regional security challenges, including threats posed by Iran. The President underscored U.S. commitment to never allow Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon. The President expressed appreciation for the warm reception …

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Press Release: Ambassador Nides Visits Haifa, Meets Local Leaders

August 22, 2022 Today, U.S. Ambassador to Israel Tom Nides visited the port city of Haifa to engage with local leaders and various communities. During his one-day visit to the city, Ambassador Nides met with Haifa Mayor Einat Kalisch Rotem and underscored the strong bond between the United States and Israel.  The visit to Haifa …

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Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Call With Israeli Minister of Defense Benjamin “Benny” Gantz

AUG. 16, 2022 Today in Washington, D.C., Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke with Israeli Minister of Defense Benjamin “Benny” Gantz by phone. Secretary Austin condemned the August 14 terrorist attack in Jerusalem that wounded Israeli and U.S. citizens. The leaders exchanged views on regional security issues, including Iran, and Secretary Austin also …

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Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Call With Israeli Minister of Defense Benjamin “Benny” Gantz

Today in Washington, D.C., Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke with Israeli Minister of Defense Benjamin “Benny” Gantz. The Secretary received updates on Israel Defense Forces (IDF) strikes targeting Palestinian Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip and steps the Government of Israel is taking to protect its citizens from rockets launched into Israel …

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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Israeli Defense Minister Gantz

OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JULY 30, 2022 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz to discuss a range of shared security challenges, including the threats posed by Iran and U.S. support for Israel’s security. Secretary Blinken reiterated the administration’s belief that Israelis and …

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The Jerusalem U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership Joint Declaration

JULY 14, 2022 STATEMENTS AND RELEASES The leaders of the United States and Israel, President Biden and Prime Minister Lapid, met in Jerusalem on 14 July 2022, and adopted the following Joint Declaration on the US-Israel Strategic Partnership: The United States and Israel reaffirm the unbreakable bonds between our two countries and the enduring commitment …

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Remarks by President Biden at Arrival Ceremony

JULY 13, 2022 SPEECHES AND REMARKS Ben Gurion Airport Tel Aviv, Israel 3:44 P.M. IDT THE PRESIDENT: President Herzog, Mr. Prime Minister Lapid, it’s an honor to once again stand with friends and visit the independent, Jewish State of Israel. President Nixon was the first American president to visit Israel in 1974. I was actually …

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Statement by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on President Biden’s Travel to Israel, the West Bank, and Saudi Arabia

JUNE 14, 2022 • STATEMENTS AND RELEASES President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. will visit the Middle East region from July 13-16 to reinforce the United States’ iron-clad commitment to Israel’s security and prosperity and attend a Summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council plus Egypt, Iraq, and Jordan (known as the GCC+3). He will also meet …

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, U.S. EMBASSY JERUSALEM NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

U.S. Embassy Jerusalem announces new funding opportunities for grants on civic engagement, network building for art institutions, English language, deepening the Abraham Accords, tech and soft skills to integrate in Israel’s high-tech sector and more… *download the file to your computer and open in ADOBE REDER “ https://get.adobe.com/reader/ ” We are offering funding in seven areas:  …

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Remarks at The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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Memorial Day

On Israel’s Memorial Day, U.S. Embassy Jerusalem mourns all those who perished in the defense of Israel and the victims of terrorism, and embraces the families who lost their loved ones. May their memory be a blessing. ביום הזיכרון לחללי מערכות ישראל וחללי פעולות האיבה, שגרירות ארצות הברית מרכינה ראש לזכרם של אלה שנפלו בקרב …

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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Israeli Foreign Minister and Alternate Prime Minister Lapid

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON APRIL 19, 2022 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Israeli Foreign Minister and Alternate Prime Minister Yair Lapid regarding the importance of Israelis and Palestinians working to end the cycle of violence in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza by exercising restraint and …

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Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with Israeli Minister of Regional Cooperation Esawi Frej

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON APRIL 1, 2022 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman met with Israeli Minister of Regional Cooperation Esawi Frej earlier today in Washington and expressed her condolences regarding the recent wave of terrorist attacks in Israel. They discussed efforts to strengthen Israeli-Palestinian economic …

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Readout of President Biden’s Call with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett of Israel

MARCH 30, 2022 • STATEMENTS AND RELEASES President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett of Israel to express his deepest condolences following the horrific terrorist attacks that have killed 11 people in three Israeli cities. The President emphasized that the United States stands firmly and resolutely with Israel in the …

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Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Israel and Palestinian Affairs Hady Amr Visit to Amman, Ramallah, Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv, March 13-17, 2022

March 17, 2022 Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Israel and Palestinian Affairs Hady Amr Visit to Amman, Ramallah, Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv, March 13-17, 2022 On March 17, 2022, Deputy Assistant Secretary Hady Amr concluded a trip to Amman, Ramallah, Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv, where he met with Israeli, Jordanian, and Palestinian officials as well as members …

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Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Israeli Foreign Minister and Alternate Prime Minister Lapid

OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MARCH 7, 2022 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today in Riga, Latvia with Israeli Foreign Minister and Alternate Prime Minister Yair Lapid to exchange views regarding how to stop the premeditated, unprovoked, and unjustified attack by Putin’s military forces on Ukraine …

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

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Remarks by Ambassador Tom Nides – International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 27, 2022 ~Zoom event hosted by Massuah~ [as prepared for delivery] Thank you, Prime Minister Bennett, for your remarks, and most importantly for your leadership. The coalition you lead is something we all should be proud of. Its diversity and leadership makes Israel stronger. And thank you to our many other participants today from …

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Joint Statement on the Virtual Meeting of the U.S.-Israel Strategic Consultative Group

JANUARY 26, 2022 STATEMENTS AND RELEASES U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and Israeli National Security Advisor Dr. Eyal Hulata convened a virtual meeting on January 26 of the U.S.-Israel Strategic Consultative Group (SCG). They were joined by senior representatives from their respective foreign policy, defense, and intelligence agencies. The two sides discussed upcoming military …

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Joint Statement on the U.S.-Israel Economic Development Group

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON DECEMBER 15, 2021 The following is the Joint Statement on the U.S.-Israel Economic Development Group. Begin text. On December 15, U.S. and Israeli officials met virtually to participate in the 36th meeting of the U.S.–Israel Joint Economic Development Group (JEDG), the premier bilateral economic policy dialogue between the two …

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ISRAELI PARTNERS INVEST $5.48 MILLION IN COOPERATIVE CLEAN ENERGY PROJECTS

DOE, Israeli Ministry of Energy, and Israel Innovation Authority Fund Six Projects Through BIRD Energy to Help Increase Battery Efficiency, Ramp Up Energy Storage Commercialization, Increase Global Economic Opportunities WASHINGTON, D.C.— The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Israel’s Ministry of Energy (MoE) along with the Israel Innovation Authority today announced the six clean energy projects …

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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Thomas R. Nides Following Presentation of Credentials to President Isaac Herzog Jerusalem, Israel

December 5, 2021 Thank you Mr. President. It’s a great honor to be here this afternoon to present my credentials to President Herzog as the 21st Ambassador of the United States to Israel. I am humbled to have been asked by President Biden to represent my country before the State of Israel and, in the …

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Remarks by Ambassador Thomas Nides – Hannukah Candle Lighting Western Wall Plaza, Jerusalem, Israel

Remarks by Ambassador Thomas Nides Hannukah Candle Lighting Western Wall Plaza, Jerusalem, Israel Saturday, December 4, 2021   Rabbi, it is a great honor to join you here at the Western Wall as we light the seventh candle of Hanukkah. This has been an incredibly meaningful Hanukkah season for me, both personally and professionally. When …

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Special Envoy Malley’s Regional Travel

11/11/2021 08:43 AM EST Office of the Spokesperson Special Envoy for Iran Robert Malley will lead an interagency team to the United Arab Emirates, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain from November 11-20 to hold consultations with partners and attend a series of regional engagements.  He will coordinate our approaches on a broad range of concerns with …

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Chargé d’Affaires Michael Ratney remarks at the Knesset Abraham Accords Caucus – One-Year Commemoration Event October 11, 2021

Good afternoon everyone. I’m really delighted to be here in Jerusalem to celebrate the Abraham Accords. I want to acknowledge our gracious hosts, Knesset members Ofir Akunis and Ruth Wasserman Lande, for this initiative. And let me say how wonderful it is to be here with Israeli leaders, and of course with my diplomatic counterparts …

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U.S.-Israel Strategic Consultative Group

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Statement by President Joe Biden on Rosh Hashanah

SEPTEMBER 05, 2021 STATEMENTS AND RELEASES On Rosh Hashanah, Jewish communities around the world celebrate the world’s birth and commemorate the creation of humankind. Rosh Hashanah and the Days of Awe that follow charge those who celebrate to pause, look inward, and reflect on the past year. It is a time to undertake an inventory …

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U.S. Central Command Statement on the Realignment of the State of Israel

STATEMENT | Sept. 1, 2021 By U.S. Central Command Public Affairs U.S. Central Command Communication Integration TAMPA, Fla. – Today, U.S. Central Command assumed combatant command responsibility for U.S. forces in the State of Israel. The realignment, announced by the Defense Department in January strengthens the strategic U.S-Israeli defense relationship and offers opportunities to deepen …

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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 Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Meeting With Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett

AUG. 25, 2021 Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby provided the following readout: Today in Washington, D.C., Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III met with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett to reaffirm the U.S. commitment to the strategic partnership and addressing regional security challenges together. Additionally, Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks met with …

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Statement by Press Secretary Jen Psaki on the Visit of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett of Israel

AUGUST 18, 2021 STATEMENTS AND RELEASES President Biden will welcome Prime Minister Naftali Bennett of Israel to the White House on August 26, 2021. Prime Minister Bennett’s visit will strengthen the enduring partnership between the United States and Israel, reflect the deep ties between our governments and our people, and underscore the United States’ unwavering …

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Readout of Vice President Kamala Harris Call with President Isaac Herzog of Israel

For Immediate Release August 9, 2021 Readout of Vice President Kamala Harris Call with President Isaac Herzog of Israel Vice President Harris spoke with President Isaac Herzog of Israel today to congratulate him on his recent inauguration as Israel’s 11th president. The two leaders discussed the importance of continuing to deepen the U.S.-Israel bilateral relationship …

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Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman’s Meeting with Israeli National Security Advisor-designate Dr. Eyal Hulata..

Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman’s Meeting with Israeli National Security Advisor-designate Dr. Eyal Hulata and Senior Foreign Policy Advisor Shimrit Meir   READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 3, 2021 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman met today with Israeli National Security Advisor-designate Dr. Eyal Hulata …

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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Israeli Foreign Minister and Alternate Prime Minister Lapid

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JULY 31, 2021 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Israeli Foreign Minister and Alternate Prime Minister Yair Lapid today. Secretary Blinken and FM Lapid discussed the attack on the Mercer Street, a commercial ship which was peacefully transiting through the …

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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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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Israeli Alternate Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Lapid

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JUNE 17, 2021 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Israeli Alternate Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid today to continue conversations with the new Israeli government and to discuss the opportunities and ongoing challenges for Israel and the region. …

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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Israeli Alternate Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Lapid

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JUNE 13, 2021 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken warmly congratulated Yair Lapid today on Israel’s government formation and his appointment as Alternate Prime Minister and Foreign Minister. The Secretary and the Minister discussed the U.S. commitment to Israel’s security, the importance …

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Statement from President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on the Election of Isaac Herzog as the 11th President of the State of Israel

JUNE 02, 2021 STATEMENTS AND RELEASES On behalf of the people of the United States, I extend my warm congratulations to Isaac Herzog on his election to serve as the 11th President of the State of Israel. Throughout his career, President-elect Herzog has demonstrated his unwavering commitment to strengthening Israel’s security, advancing dialogue, and building …

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Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi Before Their Meeting

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Remarks by President Biden on the Middle East

MAY 20, 2021 • SPEECHES AND REMARKS Cross Hall THE PRESIDENT: Folks, I’ve just spoken with Prime Minister Netanyahu. Earlier today, I spoke with President Al Sisi of Egypt. And Minister — Prime Minister Netanyahu informed me that Israel has agreed to a mutual, unconditional ceasefire to begin in less than two hours. The Egyptians …

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Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Phone Call With Israeli Minister of Defense Benjamin “Benny” Gantz

MAY 20, 2021 Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby provided the following readout: Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke this afternoon with Israeli Minister of Defense Benjamin “Benny” Gantz. Secretary Austin welcomed the Israeli Cabinet’s decision to agree to a ceasefire, and shared Minister Gantz’s hope that there will be a complete restoration of …

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Secretary Blinken’s Calls with Israeli Foreign Minister Ashkenazi

OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MAY 20, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi this morning and again in the afternoon. During their afternoon conversation, the Secretary welcomed the Foreign Minister’s confirmation that the parties had agreed to a ceasefire. Both …

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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu

May 12, 2021 Secretary Blinken’s Call with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The Secretary expressed his concerns regarding the barrage of rocket attacks on Israel, his condolences for the lives lost as a result, …

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Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with National Security Advisor Meir Ben Shabbat of Israel

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke today with Israeli National Security Advisor Meir Ben Shabbat. He condemned the ongoing rocket attacks by Hamas and other terrorist groups, including against Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. He conveyed the President’s unwavering support for Israel’s security and for its legitimate right to defend itself and its people, while protecting …

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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Israeli Foreign Minister Ashkenazi

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MAY 11, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Israel’s Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi. The Secretary expressed his concerns regarding rocket attacks on Israel and his condolences for the lives lost as a result. The Secretary and the Foreign …

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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Israeli Foreign Minister Ashkenazi

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON APRIL 30, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: ‎ Secretary Antony J. Blinken spoke with Israeli Foreign Minister Ashkenazi today. Secretary Blinken noted that he is deeply saddened by the tragedy at Mount Meron. He conveyed his heartfelt condolences for the lives lost, and he extended his …

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Statement from President Joe Biden on the Tragedy in Israel

APRIL 30, 2021 • STATEMENTS AND RELEASES The United States stands with the people of Israel, and with Jewish communities the world over, in mourning the terrible tragedy at Mount Meron. I spoke with Prime Minister Netanyahu today to offer my profound condolences on behalf of the American people to our friends in Israel. The …

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Readout of Jake Sullivan’s Bilateral Meeting with Israeli NSA Meir Ben-Shabbat

APRIL 27, 2021 Today, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met in Washington with Israeli National Security Advisor Meir Ben-Shabbat to continue the close bilateral consultations between the two governments on a range of regional issues. The U.S. and Israeli officials discussed their serious concerns about advancements in Iran’s nuclear program in recent years. The United …

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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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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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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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Op-Ed: A year after opening the Jerusalem Embassy: On the right side of history

Read the op-ed Ambassador David Friedman wrote for ‘Israel Hayom’ ahead of the first anniversary of the U.S. Embassy move to Jerusalem Contrary to all the negative predictions, the Jerusalem embassy has been an extraordinary success, advancing peaceful coexistence, bilateral cooperation and cultural exchange between and among Israelis, Palestinians and Americans. by   David M. Friedman On May 14, 2018, the United States finally opened its embassy in …

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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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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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The Former Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo – Travel to Beirut, Jerusalem, and Kuwait City, March 19-23, 2019

From March 19-23, Secretary Pompeo will travel to Beirut, Jerusalem, and Kuwait City. In Beirut, the Secretary will meet with Lebanese leaders to discuss the political, security, economic, and humanitarian challenges facing Lebanon. The Secretary’s visit will underscore U.S. support for the Lebanese people and Lebanon’s legitimate state institutions. In Jerusalem, the Secretary will meet …

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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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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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An Investment in Israel’s Arab Community, An Investment in Israel’s Future

Former  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 …

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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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Ambassador Haley Delivers Remarks at a UN Security Council Meeting on the Middle East

New York City November 19, 2018 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President. I thank Mr. Mladenov for his briefing. His presentations on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are always detailed and well-considered. But, as we have pointed out, as a survey of the threats to peace and security in the Middle East, Mr. Mladenov’s briefings are, by …

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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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On the Merging of U.S. Embassy Jerusalem and U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Former Secretary of State Washington, DC October 18, 2018 I am pleased to announce that following the May 14 opening of the U.S. Embassy to Israel in Jerusalem, we plan to achieve significant efficiencies and increase our effectiveness by merging U.S. Embassy Jerusalem and U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem into a …

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Prime Minister Netanyahu and Former Ambassador Friedman on board USS ROSS (DDG 71)

U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman hoster  The Prime Minister of Israel  Benjamin Netanyahu on board the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer  USS ROSS (DDG 71)  at the Port of Ashdod. During the visit, Prime Minister Netanyahu and Ambassador Friedman toured the ship, met the Sailors and officers who command the vessel, and gave remarks at a celebration marking the 243rd birthday of the  U.S. Navy . (function(d, s, …

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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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Ten-Year Memorandum of Understanding Between the United States and Israel

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON October 1, 2018 Ten-Year Memorandum of Understanding Between the United States and Israel Today, as we enter the new fiscal year, the ten-year period of the $38 billion Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by the United States and Israel in …

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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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Former Ambassador Friedman went down to Sderot to thank the Israel Fire & Rescue Authority and 10 of their American counterparts

Real solidarity is measured with deeds, and there’s no better way to show such solidarity than fighting shoulder to shoulder against the fires raging on the Gaza border. This morning Ambassador Friedman went down to Sderot to thank the  כבאות והצלה לישראל Israel Fire & Rescue Authority  and 10 of their American counterparts who volunteered to come to Israel through the  Emergency Volunteer Project  to help …

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Ambassador Haley Delivers Remarks at a UN Security Council Meeting on the Middle East

Ambassador Nikki Haley U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City July 24, 2018 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President. Thank you, Mr. Mladenov for your briefing. Before I go to the main point of my remarks, I do want to emphasize one item that Mr. Mladenov …

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For Gaza peace, tell the truth about Hamas – Op-Ed CNN

  The world is growing tired of Hamas and its culture of hate and violence. Even the United Nations is changing. Attached is the article I co-wrote with Ambassador Haley, Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt. 12:59 AM – 22 Jul 2018

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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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Remarks With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu After Their Meeting

PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU: Good afternoon. Secretary Pompeo, Mike, it’s wonderful to welcome you. This is your first visit to Israel as Secretary of State. I think it’s significant that you chose, as did the President, to include Israel on this important itinerary. I think it’s symbolic of our friendship, which is deep, and getting even deeper …

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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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Memorial day יום הזכרון לחללי מערכות ישראל

ארה״ב עומדת לצד עם ישראל ומשתתפת בצער המשפחות השכולות, ביום הזכרון לחללי מערכות ישראל ונפגעי פעולות האיבה. יהי זכרם ברוך. The U.S. Stands by the people of Israel and the bereaved families in remembrance, on this Memorial day for Israel’s Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism. May Their Memories be Blessed. David M. …

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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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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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Opening of U.S. Embassy Jerusalem

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC February 23, 2018 In May, the United States plans to open a new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. The opening will coincide with Israel’s 70th anniversary. The Embassy will initially be located in the Arnona neighborhood, in a modern building that now houses consular operations of U.S. Consulate …

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Ambassador Haley Delivers Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in the Middle East

02/20/2018 “You can choose to denounce the United States, reject the U.S. role in peace talks, and pursue punitive measures against Israel in international forums like the UN. I assure you that path will get the Palestinian people exactly nowhere toward the achievement of their aspirations. Or, you can choose to put aside your anger …

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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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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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Statement of Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt

Sunday, January 28, 2018 Today I toured the area surrounding the Gaza Strip and received a comprehensive security briefing. I am deeply angered by Hamas’ continued terror activity, including the digging of tunnels that facilitate terrorist activities. Such activities show Hamas’ continued exploitation of the people of Gaza and Hamas’ threats to stability and security …

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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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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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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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U.S. and Israeli companies join to build a better bike

by Mary Jane Maxwell Jan 5, 2018 Designers at a bike factory in Michigan are gaining a fresh perspective from wheel engineers in Israel. “Working with a new team to bring a new product to the table helps us see things differently,” said Zak Pashak, founder and president of Detroit Bikes. Pashak’s Detroit Bikes is working with …

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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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Ambassador Haley: U.S. will not be told where to put embassy

Our Ambassador to the UN  Nikki Haley  explains to the Security Council why the U.S. has the sovereign right to place its embassy wherever it desires. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = ‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.11’; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’)); ניקי היילי במועצת הביטחון על השגרירות בירושלים השגרירה שלנו באו"ם ניקי היילי מסבירה …

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Statement by Former President Trump on Jerusalem

Diplomatic Reception Room 1:07 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  When I came into office, I promised to look at the world’s challenges with open eyes and very fresh thinking.  We cannot solve our problems by making the same failed assumptions and repeating the same failed strategies of the past.  Old challenges demand new approaches. …

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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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