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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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Former Ambassador’s Remarks at a Sukkot Reception in Honor of Special Olympics Israel

Welcome and chag sameach to all. It is a distinct honor for Julie and me to be hosting the athletes of the Israeli Special Olympics team, along with your families and coaches today in our Sukkah.  I met many of you at the Embassy before your departure to the United States, and it is wonderful ...
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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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Former Ambassador’s Remarks at the U.S. Embassy 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

  Ambassador Dore Gold; MK Dr. Anat Berko; Our new U.S. Consul General in Jerusalem, my colleague Don Blome; Mr. Efi Stenzler, KKL-JNF World Chairman; Dean of the diplomatic corps Ambassador Etoundi Essomba and Ambassadors; Family members of the victims of 9/11; First responders and all those who help victims of terror; Distinguished guests; Ladies ...
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