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Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Jerusalem

November 20, 2023 10:53pm Location:  The West Bank Event:  Security Alert (November 20, 2023) The U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem continues to closely monitor the security situation in the West Bank, where there have been escalated levels of violence since October 7. U.S. citizens should exercise increased caution, remain vigilant, and take appropriate steps to increase their security ... Read More»

Ambassador to Israel Jacob J. Lew

Jacob J. Lew Ambassador to Israel Jack Lew is Ambassador of the United States to Israel.  Nominated by President Biden, he was sworn in on November 2, 2023.  Ambassador Lew previously served as the 76th Secretary of the Treasury, White House Chief of Staff and twice as Director of the Office of Management and Budget ... Read More»

U.S. Citizens in the West Bank Needing an Emergency Passport or Assistance to Depart

Location: West Bank Event: The U.S. Embassy continues to provide assistance to U.S. citizens in the West Bank.  U.S. citizens who need an emergency passport but cannot make it to the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem or Branch Office in Tel Aviv or who would like to request Embassy assistance to depart the West Bank should complete ... Read More»

Security Alert #11: Rafah Border Crossing

We have received information that the Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt will open on Saturday, 21 October at 10:00 AMlocal time. If the border is opened, we do not know how long it will remain open for foreign citizens to depart Gaza. We anticipate that many people would attempt to cross should the border ... Read More»

Worldwide Caution

Due to increased tensions in various locations around the world, the potential for terrorist attacks, demonstrations or violent actions against U.S. citizens and interests, the Department of State advises U.S. citizens overseas to exercise increased caution.  U.S. citizens should: Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists. Enroll in the  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program ( STEP ) to receive information and ... Read More»