1,306 Students Graduate from the Access Program to Improve Skills for the Future

Jerusalem – Over the last month, 1,306 Palestinian students from the West Bank, Jerusalem, and Gaza graduated from the English Access Microscholarship Program, which aims to empower ambitious Palestinian students and prepare them for the future by improving their English and building their skills that will help them succeed in their future studies and professions. ...
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IIE Announced Winners of 2018 Goldberg Prize

JERUSALEM – June 13, 2018 – IIE awarded the 14th annual IIE Victor J. Goldberg Prize for Peace in the Middle East to three pairs of Jewish Israelis and Muslim Arabs working to advance peace and reduce tensions in the region. Harb Amara, Sheikh Raed Badir, Dor Dayan, Shadi Khatib, Roie Ravitsky and Dr. Nava ...
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National Police Week

Forty Eight U.S. Consulate Jerusalem and U.S. Embassy Jerusalem staff and family members participated in the National Police Week run to honor the sacrifices of our law enforcement officials. Learn more here:   
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International Women’s Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day, the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem organized an event entitled “Empowering Women – Empowering Humanity.” The event included remarks from female staff members, a panel on work-life balance, and group discussions.  
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Joint Statement by U.S. Special Representative Greenblatt and Prime Minister Netanyahu following their meeting.

The Prime Minister met tonight in Jerusalem for over five hours with Jason Greenblatt, U.S. President Donald J. Trump’s Special Representative for International Negotiations. They reaffirmed the joint commitment of both Israel and the United States to advance a genuine and lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians that strengthens the security of Israel and ...
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Consul General Donald Blome visits Mizra Sharqiya village

Consul General Donald Blome visited the town of Mizra Sharqiya, where there are a very large number of Palestinian-American residents. The Consul General thanked the community for deepening the bonds that tie Americans and Palestinians together. Check out this selfie of the Consul General with Sheikha Fatima’s impressive teachers
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U.S. Visa

In line with the U.S. federal court ruling barring the U.S. government from enforcing certain provisions of Executive Order 13769, residents of the seven countries affected by the executive order who possess visas that were not physically cancelled may now travel if the visa is otherwise valid. Neither Palestinian nor Israeli travelers were affected by ...
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American Consulate Celebrates International Education Week throughout the West Bank, Jerusalem, and Gaza

JERUSALEM – This week marks the 17th annual International Education Week (IEW), a worldwide initiative by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of State to celebrate the importance of international education as a means of empowering young people. At an inaugural event on Monday, the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem and the ...
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Palestinian Women Entrepreneurs from Jerusalem, West Bank and Gaza Launch Seventh Annual Bazaar

JERUSALEM – On November 15, the American Consulate General launched the Seventh Annual Women’s Microenterprise Bazaar with an inaugural event and fashion presentationof the handmade products available for sale. The bazaar will be open to the public from November 16-17 at the Ambassador Hotel in Sheikh Jarrah, Jerusalem. It brings together Palestinian women artists, merchants, designers, and manufacturers ...
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Press Release: Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots 6 October 2016

Don’t wait; return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places.  Same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States.  The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 8.  U.S. citizens who want to participate in ...
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Remarks by President Obama at Memorial Service for Former Israeli President Shimon Peres

Mount Herzl Jerusalem, Israel 11:14 A.M. IDT PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Zvia, Yoni, Chemi and generations of the Peres family; President Rivlin; Prime Minister Netanyahu; members of the Israeli government and the Knesset; heads of state and the government and guests from around the world, including President Abbas, whose presence here is a gesture and a reminder ...
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Palestinian Delegation Travels to U.S. to Foster American-Palestinian Academic Partnerships

JERUSALEM – On September 24, eight high-level Palestinian university leaders, along with representatives from the Palestinian Ministry of Education and Higher Education and the local private sector, traveled to the United States to take part in a two-week International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) and the first ever U.S.-Palestinian Higher Education Dialogue.  This U.S. Consulate General ...
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The 7th Annual Women’s Micro-Enterprise Bazaar November 16-17, 2016

  Micro-enterprise bazaar recruitment letter 2016 The 7th Annual Women’s Micro-Enterprise Bazaar November 16-17, 2016 (Sponsored by the Public Affairs Section at the American Consulate General in Jerusalem)     Application forms should be submitted only by email to JerusalemPDJApplications@state.gov   Gaza applications deadline: September 25, 2016 Jerusalem/West Bank applications deadline: October 4, 2016   Name(s) of Applicant: _________________________________________________________ Address: ____________________________________________________________________ ...
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U.S. Consul General Donald Blome Congratulates Al-Quds Bard College Graduates

On Tuesday, 45 Palestinian students graduated with bachelor’s degree and 63 with Masters Degrees from the Al Quds Bard College (AQB) – a joint U.S.-Palestinian educational partnership providing enhanced opportunities for students to study fields in the liberal arts. The U.S. government is a leading supporter of the Al Quds Bard partnership – providing more ...
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Professional American Basketball Players Teach Palestinian Kids the Love of the Game

JERUSALEM – Two professional American basketball players from the U.S. National Basketball Association (NBA) are traveling July 13-16 through Jerusalem and the West Bank – a trip made possible by the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem. The delegation includes players Kelenna Azubuike and Temeka Johnson , as well as three NBA trainers and administrators, who will run clinics for ...
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Report of the Middle East Quartet

At its meeting in Munich on 12 February 2016, the Middle East Quartet reiterated its concern that current trends are imperiling the viability of the two-state solution. Under- lining its commitment to supporting a comprehensive, just, and lasting resolution to the Palestinian–Israeli conflict, the Quartet agreed to prepare a report on the situation on the ...
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U.S. Consulate General Brings Gospel Music to Jerusalem and the West Bank

The Jones Family gospel group is touring Jerusalem and the West Bank this week to share American gospel music with the Palestinian public – a trip made possible by the U.S. State Department’s Arts Envoy program and the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem.  The Jones Family Singers, consisting in part of five sisters, two brothers and their father, have been ...
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1,200 Palestinian Students Graduate from the U.S. Consulate’s English-language Access Program

Over the last month, 1,261 Palestinian students from the West Bank, Jerusalem, and Gaza graduated from the U.S. Consulate General’s English Access Microscholarship Program – an 18-month program that empowers ambitious Palestinian students to improve their English and build skills for the future. The Access program, funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered ...
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U.S. Consul General hosts “Grown in Gaza” and Announces New Gaza Recovery Program

  On May 9, U.S. Consul General in Jerusalem Donald A. Blome hosted “Grown in Gaza”, an event bringing together policy-makers, Palestinian farmers, and journalists to highlight the potential of Gaza’s agricultural sector. The event featured Jamal Sobeh, a prominent chef from Gaza, fresh Gaza produce, and food using traditional Gaza recipes.  In remarks to ...
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An Open Letter to Palestinian Women: Be Bold! When Women Succeed, Societies Flourish

JERUSLAEM – The American Consulate General in Jerusalem conducted numerous activities in the month of March to commemorate the Women’s History Month. Deputy Principal Officer Dorothy Shea wrote this open letter to Palestinian women as a conclusion to those activities. This open letter was published by multiple Palestinian news organizations on March 31, 2016: As ...
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Middle East Partnership Initiative’s Leaders for Democracy Fellowship Program

The U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem, the Office of the U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) are pleased to announce the eighth year of the Leaders for Democracy Fellowship (LDF) project. This project provides young and mid-career civic activists and democratic reform leaders ...
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American Consul General Travels to Nablus to Deepen Cooperation

Jerusalem- January 21, 2016 American Consul General Donald Blome traveled to Nablus today to meet with the Governor and deepen the U.S. Government’s engagement with Palestinians in this important West Bank city and governorate. He and Governor Akram Rajoub discussed the range of U.S. Consulate General programs in Nablus which include  USAID investments in water, ...
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U.S. Consulate Helps Palestinian Law Students, Invests in Palestinian Justice Sector

Over the last two days Palestinian law students from six West Bank universities competed in Ramallah at the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition – the largest moot court competition in the world with over 550 participating universities in over 80 countries. With support from the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem, the two ...
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Ambassador Sepulveda Delivers Remarks to Palestinian Officials on the Impact of the 3G

On February 3, 2016, the Palestinian-American Chamber of Commerce hosted a dinner with the Palestinian Information and Communications Technology (ICT) community in Ramallah in order to meet Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda during his visit to the Palestinian territories. Ambassador Sepulveda, who serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs ...
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Palestinian American Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Partnership with U.S. Consulate to Support Palestinian businesses

For Immediate Release; 22 January 2016   Ramallah – On Thursday, January 21, American Consul General Donald Blome addressed the Palestinian American Chamber of Commerce during a welcome reception and dinner hosted in his honor in Ramallah.   In his remarks, Consul General Blome lauded the work of the Chamber in promoting U.S.-Palestinian business activity and ...
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