Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Jerusalem for the West Bank

Location: Anti-American protests or demonstrations are expected throughout the West Bank on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Event Due to anticipated protests/demonstrations, the U.S. Consulate General is prohibiting official travel into the West Bank on February 28, 2018. Employees of the U.S. Consulate General and their family members continue to be prohibited from personal travel into the ...
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Statement of Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt

Sunday, January 28, 2018 Today I toured the area surrounding the Gaza Strip and received a comprehensive security briefing. I am deeply angered by Hamas’ continued terror activity, including the digging of tunnels that facilitate terrorist activities. Such activities show Hamas’ continued exploitation of the people of Gaza and Hamas’ threats to stability and security ...
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U.S. Special Representative Jason Greenblatt Lauds 3G Deal

I am pleased to mark this week’s launch of 3G cellular services by Palestinian mobile phone operators Jawwal and Wataniya in the West Bank. The U.S. government is proud to have worked closely with the Palestinian Authority, the Government of Israel, the operators, and the Office of the Quartet to encourage this tangible improvement in ...
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Transcription for Telephonic Press Briefing with Acting Assistant Secretary David Satterfield

December 10, 2017 Transcription for Telephonic Press Briefing with Acting Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs David Satterfield Moderator:  Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by.  Welcome to the Jerusalem briefing with Assistant Secretary Satterfield.  At this time, all participants are in a listen only mode.  Should you require any assistance ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: With widespread calls for demonstrations

Security Message for U.S. Citizens December 5, 2017 With widespread calls for demonstrations beginning December 6 in Jerusalem and the West Bank, U.S. government employees and their family members are not permitted until further notice to conduct personal travel in Jerusalem’s Old City and in the West Bank, to include Bethlehem and Jericho. Official travel ...
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USAID Inaugurates New Bethlehem Stone and Marble Facility

West Bank – Today, USAID inaugurated Arts of Carved Stone, a new stone and marble company at the Bethlehem Multidisciplinary Industrial Park. USAID’s investments provided the company, also known as Techno Founoun, with the latest technology to maintain a competitive edge in global markets such as Moscow and Sao Paulo. The new facility, completed in ...
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U.S. Consul General Launches Conservation Project at Solomon’s Pools in Bethlehem

U.S. Consul General Launches Conservation Project at Solomon’s Pools in Bethlehem JERUSALEM – Consul General Donald Blome joined Palestinian officials and dignitaries to launch a major conservation project to protect and preserve the famous Solomon’s Pools archaeological site in Bethlehem. The USD $750,000 project consists of a $500,000 grant from the State Department’s Ambassador Fund ...
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U.S. Launches $10 Million Water Investment in Jericho City to Benefit Palestinian Farmers

JERUSALEM – Today, the United States government announced a $10 million USAID investment to increase Palestinian access to agricultural water by expanding the Jericho wastewater collection system to an additional 10,000 residents. The new water lines will expand the existing pipes installed by USAID in 2015 to connect a total of 70% of Jericho residents ...
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U.S. Deputy Consul General Michael Hankey Congratulates Al-Quds Bard College Graduates, Emphasizes U.S. Support for Palestinian Students

JERUSALEM – On Tuesday, 44 Palestinian students graduated with bachelor’s degree and nine 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 – ...
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Celebrating Achievements of Master’s Scholarship Alumni

West Bank – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development celebrated alumni achievements of the Master’s Scholarship Program. The event, jointly presented via simulcast in Ramallah and Gaza, celebrated 20 scholarship recipients who successfully completed their graduate studies in the United States. Upon their return home, the scholars have engaged in activities to make positive ...
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U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem Celebrates American Independence Day

JERUSALEM – Consul General Donald Blome and his wife, Debbie, welcomed nearly 700 guests to their official residence for the Consulate General’s annual American Independence Day celebration.  The Palestinian Authority was represented by His Excellency, Prime Minister Dr. Rami Hamdallah.  U.S. Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt attended the event as part of his ...
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