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Former Ambassador Daniel Shapiro’s Remarks at the Memorial Service for Gil-Ad, Eyal, and Naftali (in Hebrew, with translation)

(Translation) Good evening. Mayor Bielski, Rabbi Benny Lau, General Gantz, friends: To the Ifrach, Shaer, and Fraenkel families, my humble thanks for the honor of speaking tonight honoring your sons’ memories. Last Friday marked one year since Gil-Ad, Eyal, and Naftali, were kidnapped. Three young men’s lives were cut tragically short, robbing their mothers and ...
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Remarks of Former Ambassador Shapiro at the 15th Annual Herzliya Conference

It is a great pleasure to return to this distinguished forum, which has few peers in the Israeli national security and policy community. I am proud to be the latest in a long series of American ambassadors who have participated in the Herzliya Conference. The Embassy is also proud to support this year’s program and ...
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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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Former Ambassador Shapiro’s Remarks at the Israel Bar Association Annual Conference Eilat (as prepared)

REFLECTIONS ON THE U.S.-ISRAEL ALLIANCE A shared commitment to the rule of law As Prepared Let me begin by thanking the Israel Bar Association leaders and my hosts, Doron Barzilay, Zaki Kamal, Gideon Fischer, and the association’s dedicated cadre of staff. Thank you for inviting me again to this invaluable meeting. Let me also acknowledge ...
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