Security Message for U.S. Citizens

The Consulate General advises U.S. citizens that Jerusalem’s annual March for Pride and Tolerance will take place in the evening of July 21st. The event will commence at Liberty Bell Park in central Jerusalem at about 5:00 p.m. Participants will march to Independence Park at about 6:30 p.m. Up to 5,000 people are expected to participate. The Israeli National Police will close roads along the route of the march which will increase congestion and disrupt traffic. The Consulate advises U.S. citizens participating in the march to exercise caution and to be aware that gatherings of large crowds can be a target for criminals, terrorists, and individuals motivated by nationalistic and political beliefs.

For additional information about security and safety issues in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, the Consulate reminds citizens to review the Department of State’s travel warning and country specific consular information sheet.

For further information:

  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Contact the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem, located at 14 David Flusser, telephone (972) (2) 622-7230. Contact the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, located at 71 Hayarkon, telephone (972) (3) 519-7575. If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance outside of business hours, you may call the emergency after-hours number either in Tel Aviv at (972) (3) 519-7551 or Jerusalem at (972) (2) 622-7250.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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