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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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    Over a million Palestinians in Israel for Ramadan

    Thanks to a series of steps and gestures taken by Israel through the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories towards the civilian population, during the month of Ramadan over a million Palestinians entered Israel.
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    2700 year-old Hebrew inscription in City of David

    While not complete, the inscription presents us with the name of a seventh century BCE figure, providing us with a connection to the people living in Jerusalem at the end of the First Temple period.
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    Embassy Hosts Children of Fallen Soldiers

    "I had the extraordinary opportunity to host children of fallen IDF and American soldiers at the Embassy," said Ambassador Michael Oren. "Their strength and resolve are truly inspiring."
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    PM Netanyahu Meets UN Sec. General

    ​PM Netanyahu: “The root cause of the instability in the Middle East and beyond has to do with the convulsion that is historic and cultural in nature, of which the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is merely one of many, many such manifestations."
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