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    PM Netanyahu's Visit to the US will Focus on Iran

    "In another week-and-a-half I will travel to the UN General Assembly and meet with US President Obama. I intend to focus on the issue of stopping Iran's nuclear program."
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    Statements by PM Netanyahu and Sec. Kerry

    Netanyahu: "We have been closely following – and support – your ongoing efforts to rid Syria of its chemical weapons. The Syrian regime must be stripped of all its chemical weapons, and that would make our entire region a lot safer."
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    Virtual Exhibit marks 100 years for Begin's Birth

    ​PM Netanyahu launched the exhibit, marking the centenary of late PM Menachem Begin's birth. The exhibit is a joint initiative of the Google Cultural Institute and the Menachem Begin Heritage Center.
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    Yom Kippur

    Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the holiest and most important holiday in Judaism. It will be observed this year from sundown on Friday, Sept 13.
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    Spielberg, Wiesel to Receive Presidential Medal

    Steven Spielberg, Elie Wiesel, Rabbi Elimelech Firer, and Brig. General (reserves) Avigdor Kahalani are among the recepients of this year's Presidential Medal of Distinction.
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    Amb. Oren: Israelis Commemorate 9/11

    "On this somber day, the people of Israel stand shoulder to shoulder with the American people in recalling the ruthless terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001."
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    PM Netanyahu's Greetings for Rosh Hashana

    "​I want to wish Jewish communities around the world a very happy Rosh Hashanah. I hope the New Year will bring the Jewish people everywhere security, prosperity and peace."
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    Shana Tova from Ambassador Oren

    Ambassador Michael Oren refelcts on his four years of service and wishes a year of "security, joy, and fulfillment, to Jews everywhere."
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    Shana Tova - Happy New Jewish Year!

    Rosh Hashanah, the holiday that marks the beginning of the Jewish year is celebrated this year on September 4-5.
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    Video: Shana Tova from President Peres

    "I am happy to extend my warmest good wishes to the Jewish Communities around the world for the New Year – a new beginning – which I pray will bring peace, stability, economic growth and opportunities leading to great achievements."
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    Comments on the situation in Syria

    PM Netanyahu: "The IDF is ready to defend against any threat and to respond strongly against any attempt to harm Israeli citizens."
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    Infographic: Map of Threats Facing Israel

    ​Threats and turmoil in the Middle East have collectively reached one of the highest peaks in recent history with no stopping or slowing in sight. Here's a map detailing the threats Israel is facing today.
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    The Jerusalem Food Truck Experience

    Ethnic restaurants abound in Israel's capital city, but a new project aims to bring their authentic and varied cuisines to the people - via food trucks.
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    Groner at Israel Bonds Young Investors Event

    Minister for Economic Affairs Eli Groner spoke at the annual Israel Bonds Young Investor Society event at a Washington Nationals game.
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    PM Netanyahu's Comments on Recent Events in Syria

    "The reported use of chemical weapons against innocent civilians is terribly disturbing...These events prove yet again that we simply cannot allow the world's most dangerous regimes to acquire the world's most dangerous weapons."
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