Rss - News9/2/2014 4:15:39 PM60en-USShana Tova - Happy New Jewish Year!http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Rosh-Hashana.aspxRosh Hashanah, the holiday that marks the beginning of the Jewish year is celebrated this year on September 4-5.Tue, 03 Sep 2013 17:41:45 GMTYom Kippurhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Yom-Kippur.aspxYom 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.Mon, 16 Sep 2013 14:08:10 GMTNobel Chemistry Shechtmanhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Nobel-Laureate-Shechtman.aspxTechnion Professor Dan Shechtman, has been awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his research on quasicrystals.Wed, 02 May 2012 09:25:08 GMTHappy Hanukkah!http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Hanukkah.aspxThe Jewish Holiday of Hanukkah lasts eight days, marking the liberation of Jerusalem from Greek rule, under the leasership of the Macabees.Fri, 06 Dec 2013 16:23:22 GMTHappy Tu B'Shvat!http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Tu-BShvat.aspxToday Israelis celebrate Tu B'shvat, (in Hebrew: ט"ו בשבט), a Jewish holiday that occurrs on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shvat.Wed, 22 Jan 2014 22:11:54 GMTHappy Passover!http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Passover.aspxPassover, the holiday of freedom, commemorating the Jewish exodus from Egypt, will be celebrated this year starting April 12. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:10:33 GMTPresident Obama's Working Visit Schedulehttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Obama's-Schedule.aspxThu, 14 Mar 2013 16:33:11 GMTTour Israeli Sites from Pres. Obama's Triphttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Sites-of-the-Visit.aspxFollow U.S. President Barack Obama's trip to Israel with a virtual tour of Israel.Tue, 19 Mar 2013 18:54:59 GMTPM Netanyahu to meet in Davos with Yahoo and Google officershttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-to-meet-Yahoo-and-Google-corporate-officers-19-January-2014.aspxThe Prime Minister will emphasize Israeli innovation and the technological leadership of the Israeli high-tech industry in order to expand economic cooperation with the two companies. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 21:21:45 GMTCanadian PM Visits Israel, Addresses Knessethttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Canadian-PM-Harper-addresses-the-Knesset-20-Jan-2014.aspx"Canada finds it deplorable that some in the international community still question the legitimacy of the existence of the State of Israel. Our view on Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state is absolute and non-negotiable."Thu, 23 Jan 2014 16:02:00 GMTPartition Plan: 65 years laterhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Partition-Plan-64-years-later1130-9536.aspxOn November 29, 1947 the UN General Assembly voted on the partition plan, and UNGA Resolution 181 was adopted by a vote of 33 to 13.Mon, 09 Jul 2012 12:53:13 GMTAmbassador's July 4 Greetinghttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Ambassador-Greetings-July-4-2012.aspxWith much of the MidEast in turmoil and Iran striving to make nuclear weapons, Americans know that there is one state in the region that is relentlessly democratic, economically and militarily robust, remarkably innovative and unequivocally pro-America.Mon, 09 Jul 2012 19:46:40 GMTNetanyahu's July 4 Greetingshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Greeting-July-4-2012.aspxNetanyahu: "I appreciate deeply all that America has done for Israel. I appreciate all the great sacrifices that America has made in order to advance liberty and democracy throughout the world."Thu, 12 Jul 2012 13:12:42 GMTHonoring US Wounded Warriorshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Embassy-Honors-Wounded-Warriors.aspxOn Sunday, May 20th, the Israeli Defense and Armed Forces Attaché to the United States, Major General Gadi Shamni and his wife hosted the second annual dinner honoring American wounded warriors.Mon, 09 Jul 2012 16:28:12 GMTCongress Passes E-2 Visa Billhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/E2-Visas.aspxThe Embassy of Israel welcomes the passage by the U.S. Senate of bill S.921 that will allow Israeli nationals to apply for E-2 investor visas to the United States.Mon, 09 Jul 2012 17:40:01 GMTPM greeting for July 4thhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Netanyahu-.aspxPrime Minister Netanyahu's wishes the American people happy independence day on behalf of the people of IsraelMon, 09 Jul 2012 14:17:17 GMTIsrael US Global Entry Programhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/US-Global-Entry-Program.aspxIsrael's entry into the U.S. Global Entry program will expedite clearance for Israeli citizens who frequently visit the United States...Mon, 09 Jul 2012 14:40:20 GMTYom Hashoah 2012http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Yom-Hashoah-2012.aspxHolocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah in Hebrew) is a national day of commemoration in Israel, on which the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust are memorialised.Mon, 09 Jul 2012 15:24:43 GMTPres. Peres Yom Hashoa Addresshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Peres-at-Har-Herzl-Yom-Hashoa-2012.aspxPresident Shimon Peres' address at Har Herzl on the occasion of Yom Hashoah.Mon, 09 Jul 2012 18:25:13 GMTIsrael's Resilient Democracyhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israels-Resilient-Democracy.aspxAt 64, Israel is older than more than half of the democracies in the world. The Jewish state, moreover, belongs to a tiny group of countries never to have suffered intervals of non-democratic governance.Mon, 09 Jul 2012 18:36:59 GMTCommemorate PM Shamir http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Shamir-Commemoration-Book.aspxThe Embassy of Israel's Jerusalem Hall will be open to the public for the signing of a Commemoration Book for PM Shamir, and for those who wish to pay their respectsMon, 09 Jul 2012 16:14:22 GMT"Mark the Munich '72 murder"http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Senate-calls-for-moment-of-silence.aspxU.S. Senate passed a resolution calling the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to mark the 1972 Olympic games murder with one minute of silence during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.Mon, 09 Jul 2012 17:44:38 GMTIsrael at the UN Earth Summithttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-at-RIO--20.aspxIsrael an important player at this year's Earth Summit, RIO+20, to take place in Rio de Janeiro on 20-22 June. Mon, 09 Jul 2012 18:08:41 GMTIsraeli Wins World Food Prize http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israeli-Wins-World-Food-Prize-for-Pioneering-Micro-Irrigation-.aspxDr. Daniel Hillel was awarded the 2012 World Food Prize for pioneering work in micro-irrigation. Mon, 09 Jul 2012 18:26:51 GMTAmb. Prosor on Syriahttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Amb--Ron-Prosor's-Statement-on--Syria.aspxStatement of Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor to the United Nations UN General Assembly on the situation in Syria.Mon, 09 Jul 2012 18:45:15 GMTPres. Peres' Passover Greetinghttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-Passover-Greeting-2012.aspxHappy Holidays everyone! I truly enjoy Passover, not only because it symbolizes the exodus from Egypt and the coming of spring, but it reminds us of the fundamental values in each of our lives.Mon, 09 Jul 2012 18:55:42 GMTPM Netanyahu Visits Congresshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-Visits-Congress.aspxOn his visit to Washington, Prime Minister Netanyahu visited the United States Congress to meet with House Speaker John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.Mon, 09 Jul 2012 19:28:22 GMTTechnion, Cornell NYC Hi-Techhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Technion,-Cornell-Hi-Tech-NYC-Grad-School-.aspx​A partnership between Cornell University and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology will establish a world-class, high-tech graduate school in New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced. Mon, 09 Jul 2012 20:15:27 GMTArtists 4 Israel do Warhol at UPitt http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Artists-4-Israel-do-Warhol-at-UPitt.aspxIsraeli advocacy organization re-creates famed subway mural Honoring Warhol, at the University of Pittsburgh, PAThu, 06 Sep 2012 13:18:11 GMTRIO+20 June 2012 http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-an-important-player-at-RIO-20.aspxIsrael attaches great importance to this year's Earth Summit, RIO+20, to take place in Rio de Janeiro on 20-22 June.Mon, 27 Aug 2012 13:56:47 GMTIsrael's green branding on TVhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-launches-green-branding-TV-campaign.aspxThe State of Israel is, for the first time, launching an international television campaign on CNN to brand itself as a green country which pioneers "green technology".Mon, 27 Aug 2012 13:56:48 GMTIsrael and sustainabilityhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-Superpower-sustainability.aspxLast month, in Brazil, the Rio+20 Conference met to discuss sustainable development, attracting over 100 heads of state and 50,000 participants. For Israel the conference was a considerable success.Mon, 27 Aug 2012 13:56:48 GMTAlgae productshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Carbon-munching-algae-turn-pollution-into-products.aspxIsrael’s Seambiotic helps power plants funnel smokestack gas to algae ponds, where the CO2 is transformed into biofuel or nutraceuticalsMon, 27 Aug 2012 13:56:47 GMTInsect-free grocerieshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Insect-free-groceries.aspxIsrael’s Bio[pack] is marketing a packaging compound derived from plants’ own natural pest repellents to keep bugs out of food, warehouses and supermarketsTue, 16 Oct 2012 12:29:39 GMTCoaxing crops from the sandhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Coaxing-crops-from-the-sand.aspxIsrael’s most productive vegetable farms are located in the Arava desert. How did this inhospitable environment become so fertile? Tue, 16 Oct 2012 12:29:39 GMTThe secret to longevityhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/The-secret-to-longevity.aspxIsraeli researchers pinpoint a gene that slows the aging process in male lab mice. Can it work on people? Tue, 16 Oct 2012 12:29:38 GMTIsraeli app helps students improve gradeshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israeli-app-helps-students-improve-grades.aspxThe application 'gives hope to struggling students, enabling them to focus on learning and developing their skills.' Fri, 19 Oct 2012 18:39:38 GMTPM Netanyahu meets EU High Representative Ashtonhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-meets-EU-High-Representative-Ashton-20-Jun-2013.aspxThe elections in Iran will be tested by whether Iran changes its policies and stops all enrichment. It is important that Europe joins the United States, Israel and the international community, and demand a cessation of the Iranian nuclear program.Thu, 20 Jun 2013 16:14:29 GMTContest IDs the next big Israeli startuphttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Contest-IDs-the-next-big-Israeli-startup.aspxStartup Weekend comes to Jerusalem for the first time and creates promising new businesses within 54 hoursFri, 19 Oct 2012 13:44:51 GMTArab-Israeli firm developes a solar energy sourcehttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Double-“Eureka”-for-Arab-Israeli-energy-company.aspxYafa Energy uses a prestigious grant to further develop a solar fuel source for cash-strapped industrial countries.Thu, 27 Dec 2012 23:05:33 GMTOp-Ed in the NY Times: No choice but to strikehttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/NYT-Hamas-Left-Israel-No-Choice-but-to-Strike.aspxHamas targets Israeli civilians while hiding behind its own. in 2005, Israel uprooted 21 of its Gaza settlements and their 9,000 Israeli residents, and received terrorism in return.Wed, 21 Nov 2012 16:13:19 GMTAmb Prosor at UNGA on Syriahttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Amb-Prosor-UNGA-Syria-Feb2012.aspxBashar al-Assad is systematically murdering civilians. It is high time for this organization to start doing something meaningful to stop him from killing his own people.Mon, 13 Aug 2012 16:54:17 GMTOp-Ed: The Iron Dome Military Revolutionhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/The-Iron-Dome-Military-Revolution.aspxAmbassador Oren's Op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal: "By neutralizing most rockets headed for populated areas, the Iron Dome gives decision makers invaluable time to find diplomatic solutions."Wed, 12 Dec 2012 21:13:13 GMTPres Peres statement on Iranhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Pres-Peres-on-Iran-Feb2012.aspxPeres: A nuclear Iran is a strategic threat, not only to Israel but to the world at large. Iran is a center of moral corruption and it feeds and arms world terrorism.Mon, 13 Aug 2012 17:04:00 GMTPres Peres meets US Pres Obamahttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Peres-meets-US-Pres-Obama-Mar2012.aspxThey discussed ways to prevent Iran from attaining nuclear weapons, advancing the Israel-Palestinian peace process and bilateral diplomatic and security cooperation.Mon, 13 Aug 2012 17:03:58 GMTNetanyahu: Obama AIPAC speechhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/-PM-Netanyahu-Obama-AIPAC-speech.aspxI very much appreciated the fact that President Obama reiterated his position that Iran must not be allowed to develop nuclear weapons and that all options are on the table.Mon, 13 Aug 2012 17:03:59 GMTPM Netanyahu meets Pres Obamahttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-meets-Pres-Obama-Mar2012.aspxNetanyahu: When it comes to security, Israel has the sovereign right to make its own decisions.Mon, 13 Aug 2012 17:03:58 GMTPM Netanyahu at AIPAC Conf2012http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-AIPAC-Conf-2012.aspxWe are determined to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons; we leave all options on the table; and containment is definitely not an option.Mon, 13 Aug 2012 17:03:58 GMTIsrael under fire March 2012http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-under-fire-March-2012.aspxSince Friday, March 9, 2012, more than 200 rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip, striking major population centers in southern Israel.Mon, 13 Aug 2012 16:54:19 GMTCabinet marks Intl Women's Dayhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Cabinet-Women-Day-2012.aspxThe Cabinet discussed the recommendations of the committee appointed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on preventing the exclusion of women.Mon, 09 Jul 2012 20:25:50 GMTCelebrating Christmas in Israelhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Christmas-2013-festivities-in-the-Holy-Land.aspxChristmas celebrations and services will be held in Jeruslaem, BethLehem and Nazareth with 75,000 visitors expected to arrive in Israel for the Christmas period. Tue, 24 Dec 2013 17:13:50 GMTResponse to UNHRC decisionhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Response-UNHRC-decision-Mar2012.aspxWhile all over the Middle East human rights are violated in an unprecedented scale, the HRC ridicules itself by dedicating its time and resources to establish a superfluous and extravagant body.Mon, 13 Aug 2012 17:04:00 GMTFalling for Hamas' Media Manipulationhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Falling-for-Hamas'-Media-Manipulation.aspxWhich stories best serve the terrorists' interest?Thu, 13 Dec 2012 18:51:18 GMTIndependence Day greetingshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Independence-Day-greetings-5-May-2014.aspxPresident Peres: "I am pleased to invite you, our extended family, to join us on this day of festivity, as together we take pride in Israel’s achievements and prepare to build a brighter tomorrow for Israel and the Jewish people."Thu, 08 May 2014 18:23:54 GMTNetanyahu on the Iranian issuehttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu's-remarks-on-the-Iranian-nuclear-issue.aspxPM Netanyahu's remarks about the talks on the Iranian nuclear issue, at the start of his meeting with US Sen. Joe Lieberman Mon, 13 Aug 2012 17:04:00 GMTNetanyahu meets Palestinianshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Netanyahu-meets-with-Palestinians-Apr2012.aspxIsraeli PM Netanyahu met with representatives from the Palestinian side who gave him a letter from President Abbas.Mon, 13 Aug 2012 16:54:20 GMTYom Hashoah - President Pereshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Yom-Hashoah-2012-President-Peres.aspxHolocaust deniers negate the deeds of their predecessors so as to cover their own crimes. The falsehood of negation will not extinguish the fire of the inferno.Mon, 13 Aug 2012 17:04:01 GMTYom Hashoah - PM Netanyahuhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Yom-Hashoah-2012-PM-Netanyahu.aspxThose who dismiss Iran's threats as exaggerated or as mere idle posturing have learned nothing from the Holocaust.Mon, 13 Aug 2012 17:04:01 GMTMASHAV and USAID sign MOU http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/MASHAV-and-USAID-sign-MOU.aspxMASHAV and USAID have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to increase cooperation on food security to Africa Mon, 13 Aug 2012 16:54:20 GMTAmb Prosor to UNSC on Mideasthttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Amb-Prosor-addresses-UNSC-23Apr2012.aspxI would like to use today's debate as an opportunity to address just a few of the myths that have become a permanent hindrance to our discussion of the Middle East here at the United Nations. Mon, 13 Aug 2012 16:54:16 GMTAmb Prosor to UNSC: Smugglinghttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Amb-Prosor-to-UNSC-25Apr2012.aspxIllicit smuggling is made possible by an increasingly linked network of smuggling rings, transnational criminals, and terrorists. These groups are working together around the world like never before.Mon, 13 Aug 2012 16:54:16 GMTPres. Peres meets Sen. Kerryhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Peres-meets-US-Sen-Kerry-May2012.aspxPresident Peres is convinced that the President of the United States is serious and will stand by his commitment to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.Tue, 10 Jul 2012 12:43:42 GMT2011 financial statementshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Accountant-General-publishes-government-financial-statements-for-2011.aspxFor the first time, the land owned by the State has been appraised. The scope of assets in respect to projects in cooperation with the private sector stands at approximately NIS 19 billion in 2011, and fixed assets at approximately NIS 290 billion Mon, 09 Jul 2012 20:23:45 GMTIsrael and UN sign agreementhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-and-UN-sign-aid-cooperation-agreement-May2012.aspxIsrael and the United Nations are cooperating on development, a central topic on the international agenda.Mon, 13 Aug 2012 16:54:19 GMTPM Netanyahu on Baghdad talkshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-on-Baghdad-talks-May2012.aspxNetanyahu: "I have seen no evidence that Iran is serious about stopping its nuclear weapons program."Mon, 13 Aug 2012 17:03:59 GMTPM Netanyahu on Iranhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-on-Iran-May2012.aspxIran's goals are clear. It wants to annihilate Israel and is developing nuclear weapons to realize this goal.Mon, 13 Aug 2012 17:03:59 GMTMerck signs cooperation agreement with the Chief Scientist of Israelhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Merck-signs-cooperation-agreement-with-the-Chief-Scientist-of-Israel-21-May-2014.aspxU.S. pharmaceutical company Merck signed a commercial cooperation agreement with the Chief Scientist at the Ministry of Economy to support Israeli life science companies. Thu, 22 May 2014 16:39:03 GMTCrusader gold cache foundhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Crusader-gold-cache-found.aspxMore than 100 gold coins were found hidden in a partly broken pottery vessel at the Apollonia National Park, where archaeologists say the former Crusader town of Apollonia-Arsuf once thrived.Mon, 13 Aug 2012 16:54:18 GMTAyalon meets David Cohenhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/DFM-Ayalon-meets-with-US-Under-Secretary-David-Cohen.aspxDFM Ayalon: We have reached a critical point in time that requires intensive and uncompromising action in the coming monthsMon, 13 Aug 2012 16:54:18 GMTIsrael-US Dialoguehttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-US-Dialogue-on-counter-terrorism-held-in-Jerusalem.aspxThe Israeli delegation presented on terrorist threats, core challenges it faces, Iran’s involvement in terrorism, Hizballah, Hamas and Palestinian Islamic JihadMon, 13 Aug 2012 16:54:19 GMTAmb Prosor to UNGA on Syriahttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Amb-Prosor-UNGA-Syria-Jun2012.aspxProsor to UN General Assembly: "The people of Syria are the deliberate targets of a brutal regime that will commit any crime to cling to power."Mon, 13 Aug 2012 16:54:17 GMTPeres and Clinton at Brookingshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Peres-Clinton-Brookings-Institution.aspxPeres, in Washington to receive the Medal of Freedom from President Obama, participated in an event at the Brookings Institution together with US Secy of State Clinton.Mon, 13 Aug 2012 17:03:58 GMTPeres awarded Medal of Freedomhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Peres-awarded-Medal-of-Freedom.aspxOn Tuesday evening, June 13, 2012, at the White House, President Barack Obama awarded Israel President Shimon Peres with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.Mon, 13 Aug 2012 17:03:57 GMTFourth Presidential Conferencehttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Fourth-Israel-Presidential-Conference-begins-tomorrow-in-Jerusalem.aspxThe fourth Israel Presidential Conference Facing Tomorrow 2012, under the auspices of President Shimon Peres, will begin tomorrow in Jerusalem.Mon, 13 Aug 2012 16:54:18 GMTTerror attack in southhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Terror-attack-in-south-Jun2012.aspxA civilian working on the Israel-Egypt security fence was killed and two others were wounded Monday morning (18 June), in a terror attack on the southern border.Mon, 13 Aug 2012 17:04:00 GMTPMO on Egyptian electionshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PMO-on-Egyptian-presidential-elections-Jun2012.aspxIsrael looks forward to continuing cooperation with the Egyptian government.Mon, 09 Jul 2012 20:46:11 GMTPeres, Juppe Denounce Terrorhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Peres-Juppe-Denounce-Toulouse-Terror.aspxPresident Shimon Peres and French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe met in Jerusalem, denounced the horrific terrorist attack in Toulouse and honored the victimsMon, 09 Jul 2012 21:42:24 GMTFirst Temple period water reservoir http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/First-Temple-period-public-water-reservoir-uncovered-in-Jerusalem.aspxThe extraordinary water reservoir, exposed in recent weeks, was treated with several layers of plaster, and probably dates to the First Temple periodMon, 10 Sep 2012 13:34:01 GMTIsraeli Veterans Help US Veterans Healhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israeli-vets-help-US-vets-heal.aspxHeroes to Heroes takes combat veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress to find concrete solutions in Israel.Mon, 10 Sep 2012 14:07:28 GMTNew Stone Age finds at Ein Zipporihttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/New-Stone-Age-finds-Ein-Zippori.aspxExtensive archaeological excavations carried out by the Israel Antiquities Authority prior to the widening of Highway 79 in northern Israel led to the uncovering of a treasure of impressive prehistoric finds.Tue, 16 Oct 2012 12:29:38 GMTIsrael shocked at UNESCO Chairhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-shocked-UNESCO-Gaza-Chair.aspxUniversity tied to Hamas, has called for Islamic conquest of Vatican and SpainMon, 13 Aug 2012 16:54:19 GMTU.S.-Israel Strategic Dialoguehttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/US-Israel-Strategic-Dialogue-Jul2012.aspxThe Strategic Dialogue, the highest level regularly scheduled diplomatic meetings between the two countries, highlights the strong alliance and deep ties that bind Israel and the United States.Thu, 12 Jul 2012 20:40:05 GMTClinton visits Israelhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/US-Secretary-of-State-Clinton-visits-Israel.aspxAt their meeting, the two discussed the strengthening of cooperation between Israel and the United States, and held an in-depth discussion concerning Middle Eastern eventsMon, 13 Aug 2012 17:04:00 GMTAttack on Israelis in Burgashttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Attack-on-Israelis-in-Burgas.aspxSix people, five Israelis and the Bulgarian bus driver, were killed and over 30 wounded on Wednesday (July 18) in a suicide bombing attack on a bus carrying Israelis in Burgas.Mon, 13 Aug 2012 16:54:17 GMTIAA launches Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Libraryhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/IAA-launches-Dead-Sea-Scrolls-Digital-Library.aspxHundreds of manuscripts made up of thousands of fragments discovered from 1947 and until the early 1960's in the Judean Desert are now available to the public online.Thu, 20 Dec 2012 15:48:44 GMTLollapalooza Coming to Israel!http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/lollapalooza2013.aspxWhile it’s been held in Chicago since 2005, Lollapalooza is going global. In addition to previously announced expansions to Brazil and Chile, Lollapalooza’s founder announced he will be bringing the festival to Tel Aviv in 2013!Mon, 13 Aug 2012 16:54:20 GMTSharing Israel's Knowledgehttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/TraumaVictims.aspx​Learning from Israel's experience: Last week 26 doctors, nurses and hospital administrators from 20 countries arrived at Rambam Health Care Campus to share Rambam's rich experience and knowhow in treating trauma victimsMon, 13 Aug 2012 21:32:35 GMTAmb Waxman statement to UNSChttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Amb-Waxman-statement-UNSC-Jul2012.aspxA clear line of terror runs from the bombing in Argentina to the attack in Bulgaria. It begins and ends in Iran. The Iranian campaign of terrorism is a plague that threatens not only Israelis and Jews, but innocent people all over the globe. Mon, 13 Aug 2012 16:54:17 GMTPM Netanyahu meets Romneyhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-meets-Romney-Jul2012.aspxNetanyahu: Strengthening the relationship between America and Israel is in the interest of peace, in the interest of both our countries, and I believe that your visit is an expression of that desire on both of our peoples.Mon, 13 Aug 2012 17:03:58 GMTTour Jerusalem with a New Smartphone Apphttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Tour-Jerusalem-Old-City-with-smart-phone.aspxTourists and visitors to the Old City of Jerusalem can now download a free app that offers 16 walking tours complete with maps, photos, recorded and written explanations.Fri, 08 Feb 2013 16:03:44 GMTNetanyahu meets US Sec Panettahttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-meets-US-Sec-Panetta-Aug2012.aspxNeither sanctions nor diplomacy have yet had any impact on Iran's nuclear weapons program. America and Israel have also made clear that all options are on the table. Mon, 13 Aug 2012 17:03:59 GMTMichael Oren Hosts Iftar Feasthttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Jews-and-Muslims-Break-Bread-Together-at-Iftar-Feast.aspxAmbassador Michael Oren hosted a traditional Iftar dinner at his residence bringing together members of the Muslim and Jewish community. Ambassdor Oren: "Israel's Muslim community is a dynamic and vibrant community."Mon, 20 Aug 2012 16:46:53 GMTIDF thwarts infiltrationhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/IDF-thwarts-infiltration-from-Sinai-Aug2012.aspxTerrorists in armored vehicles hijacked by a terrorist cell in an Egyptian base in north Sinai tried to infiltrate into Israel near the Kerem Shalom crossing.Mon, 13 Aug 2012 16:54:18 GMTIsrael's condolences to Egypthttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-expresses-condolences-to-Egypt.aspxIsrael conveys its condolences to Egypt and to the Egyptian people on the killing of Egyptian security forces personnel in the barbaric terrorist attack last nightMon, 13 Aug 2012 13:25:09 GMTTime Is Short For Diplomacyhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Time-Is-Short-For-Iran-Diplomacy.aspxIran is the world's leading terror sponsor without nuclear weapons. With them, it can commit incalculable atrocities.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 16:22:20 GMTSea of Galilee: Perfect for a Christian pilgrimagehttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Christian-pilgrimage.aspxJesus of Nazareth grew up in the verdant area near the Sea of Galilee. Modern visitors can see the places where his ministry flourished. Thu, 04 Apr 2013 14:33:27 GMTWorld Humanitarian Day 2012http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-frontline-international-aid.aspxOn August 19, the world marks World Humanitarian Day, celebrating the efforts of those who provide assistance to those who are suffering.Mon, 27 Aug 2012 14:01:03 GMTRecent Iranian statementshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Recent-Iranian-statements-Aug2012.aspxAhmadinejad: "In the new Middle East there will be no trace of the American presence and the Zionists. The very existence of the Zionist regime is an insult to the humankind and an affront to all world nations."Mon, 27 Aug 2012 14:01:03 GMTIsrael to UN: Iran statementshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-to-UN-on-Iranian-statements-Aug2012.aspxIran - a member state of the United Nations - continues to declare that it seeks the destruction of Israel, another UN Member State.Mon, 27 Aug 2012 14:01:02 GMTNetanyahu condemns violencehttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-condemns-acts-of-violence-and-racism-that-occurred-over-the-weekend.aspxPM Netanyahu: In the State of Israel, we are not prepared to tolerate racism; neither are we prepared to tolerate the combination of racism and violence.Mon, 27 Aug 2012 14:01:02 GMTIsrael's Paralympic Athleteshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-Paralympic-athletes-2012.aspxThe 25 Paralympic athletes who will represent Israel in London will compete in nine sports: Road Cycling, Rowing, Sailing, Wheelchair Tennis, Table Tennis, Shooting, Swimming, Equestrian and Athletics.Thu, 06 Sep 2012 13:18:12 GMTIsraeli Cycles Across U.S. For Cancer Researchhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israeli-Tom-Peled-Cycles-Across-North-America-For-Cancer-Research.aspxIn a cancer fundraising effort called Bike for the Fight, Israeli athlete Tom Peled is cycling from Los Angeles to New York to raise money for the Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF), Thu, 06 Sep 2012 14:58:37 GMTHolocaust files digitizationhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Dutch-government-to-contribute-to-digitization-of-Holocaust-material.aspxYad Vashem and the Netherlands to sign agreement for Dutch contribution to digitization of Righteous Among the Nations material Tue, 04 Sep 2012 19:21:32 GMT40 Years Later: The Munich Olympics Massacrehttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Germany-Israel-40th-anniversary-Munich-Olympics-massacre.aspxOn the 40th anniversary of the abduction and massacre of the 11 Israeli athletes by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympics, commemoration ceremonies will be held in Germany.Thu, 06 Sep 2012 13:18:12 GMTAmbassador Prosor at UN GA debate on Syriahttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Ambassador-Prosor-UNGA-debate-Syria-Sept2012.aspxLong before Assad’s planes demolished major cities, long before his thugs murdered entire families in their homes, long before the death count rose well above 20,000, the dangers of inaction were unmistakableThu, 06 Sep 2012 13:18:11 GMTPresident Peres Rosh Hashana greeting Sept 2012http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-Rosh-Hashana-greeting-Sept-2012.aspxWe look upon the Jewish communities around the world not only as our extended family, but also as our full partners.Mon, 10 Sep 2012 14:07:29 GMTIsrael-Nepal joint stamp issuehttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-Nepal-joint-stamp-issue.aspxIsrael and Nepal issued a joint stamp dedicated to the lowest place on earth - the Dead Sea - and the highest - Mount Everest.Thu, 06 Sep 2012 13:53:55 GMTDFM Ayalon visits Latrun Trappist Monasteryhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/DFM-Ayalon-visits-Latrun-Trappist-Monastery.aspxDFM Ayalon at Latrun Monastery: “The attack on you is terrorism against all of us. This is not the way of Zionism or of Judaism. We will not allow freedom of religion in Israel to be compromised.” Thu, 06 Sep 2012 13:28:15 GMTPM Netanyahu on Canada's decision on Iranhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-Canada-decision-Iran-Sept2012.aspxI would like to commend Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper for taking a step that showed leadership and daring and which sends a clear message to Iran and the entire world.Mon, 10 Sep 2012 14:07:29 GMTPM Netanyahu Orders Transfer of $63M to PAhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-Orders-the-Transfer-of-60-million-to-the-Palestinian-Authority.aspxPrime Minister Netanyahu prders the transfer of NIS 250 Million, about $63 million U.S. dollars, to the Palestinian Authority due to its financial crisis.Wed, 12 Sep 2012 13:39:52 GMT"Innovate. Invest. Israel." http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Innovate-Invest-Israel.aspxA one-day conference in New York City discussed Israel's global impact as a leading exporter of technologies, ideas, innovations, and entrepreneurial spirit.Fri, 21 Sep 2012 15:23:06 GMTIsrael condemns attacks on US diplomatic missionshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-condemns-attacks-US-diplomatic-missions.aspxThe US, which is the leader of the free world, has long stood in the firing line of radical Islamist terrorism.Fri, 21 Sep 2012 18:23:18 GMTThe untold story of the Middle Easthttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/The-untold-story-of-the-Middle-East.aspxAmbassador Prosor: "Our purpose is clear: plain and simple justice for nearly one million Jewish refugees, whose stories have been hidden - whose history has been left untold."Thu, 27 Sep 2012 14:32:25 GMTDepFM Ayalon addresses Ad Hoc Liaison Committeehttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/DepFM-Ayalon-addresses-AHLC-Sept-2012.aspxIsrael submitted to the committee an updated report on measures taken by Israel in support of developing the Palestinian economy and socio-economic structure. Thu, 27 Sep 2012 14:32:25 GMTIsraeli economic steps in West Bank and Gaza Striphttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israeli-economic-steps-West-Bank-and-Gaza-Strip-Sept-2012.aspxIsrael has recently approved additional permits for workers and merchants to enter Israeli territory from the West Bank. 16 projects in the Gaza Strip funded by the international community have been approved.Thu, 27 Sep 2012 14:32:25 GMTEthiopian Jew Triumphs in Israelhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Ethiopia-Jew-Tells-Triumphant-Tale.aspxDeputy Speaker of the Knesset Shlomo Molla shared his triumphant tale of leaving his small village in Ethiopia for Israel with nothing but his faith to become Israel's first Deputy Speaker of the Knesset. Fri, 21 Sep 2012 15:23:06 GMTPM Netanyahu departs to address UNGAhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-departs-to-address-UNGA-Sept-2012.aspxOn the eve of Yom Kippur, which is sacred to the Jewish people, the Iranian tyrant chose to publicly call for our disappearance. In my remarks to the UN General Assembly, they will hear my response.Thu, 11 Oct 2012 05:22:26 GMTPM Netanyahu's Speech to the 67th UNGAhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Prime-Minister-Netanyahu's-Speech-to-the-67th-United-Nations-General-Assembly.aspxPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the United Nations General Assembly: "At this late hour, there is only one way to peacefully prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons - by placing a clear red line."Wed, 10 Oct 2012 16:34:34 GMT2700 year-old Hebrew inscription in City of Davidhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/2700-year-old-Hebrew-inscription-found-in-City-of-David.aspxWhile 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.Thu, 22 Aug 2013 16:18:28 GMTRefuel with Tom Peled and Bike For the Fighthttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Refuel-with-Tom-Peled-and-Bike-For-the-Fight1004-1942.aspxThe Embassy of Israel will be co-hosting a ReFuel welcome brunch for Bike for the Fight on Sunday, October 7. Bike For the Fight is an international organization founded by Tom Peled to raise money for the Israel Cancer Research Fund. Thu, 04 Oct 2012 18:02:05 GMTPM Netanyahu's statement on early electionshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu's-statement-on-early-elections.aspxPM Netanyahu announces elections to be held within three months. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 16:33:25 GMTAmb Prosor addresses UN Security Council debatehttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Amb-Prosor-addresses-UN-Security-Council-Open-Debate-on-the-Middle-East.aspxAt this time of turmoil and transition for our region, the stakes are very high. The decisions that you make in these halls in the coming weeks could echo for years to come, well, well beyond the Middle EastTue, 16 Oct 2012 12:29:38 GMTBank of Israel report: recent economic developmenthttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Bank-of-Israel-report-recent-economic-developments,-May---August-2012.aspxThe growth rate during the second quarter of 2012 was 3.4 percent, lower than the economy's long-term growth rate and near a rate consistent with Bank of Israel's forecast for 2012. Tue, 16 Oct 2012 12:29:38 GMTRockets hit southern Israelhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Barrage-rocket-fire-southern-Israel-Oct-2012.aspxOver 70 rockets have been fired at southern Israel from Gaza since early Wednesday morning (Oct 24). Israel holds Hamas responsible for all rocket fire from Gaza.Wed, 24 Oct 2012 19:07:17 GMTPM Netanyahu at Yitzhak Rabin memorial 2012http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-Yitzhak-Rabin-memorial-2012.aspxThree things we must preserve - teaching tolerance and anti-violence, strengthening security as the basis for our existence, and striving pragmatically for peace with our neighbors. These are the three things Yitzhak Rabin believed in.Mon, 05 Nov 2012 16:09:10 GMTPM Netanyahu meets with Microsoft CEO Ballmerhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-meets-Microsoft-CEO-Ballmer.aspxThe combination of the State of Israel and Microsoft is natural since the Israeli high-tech industry is among the world's leaders.Mon, 05 Nov 2012 16:53:06 GMTIsraeli leaders congratulate US President Obamahttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israeli-leaders-congratulate-US-Pres-Obama-election.aspxPM Netanyahu: "I will continue to work with President Obama in order to assure the interests that are vital to the security of the citizens of Israel."Tue, 13 Nov 2012 16:26:38 GMTSouthern Israel under fire from Gazahttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-under-fire-November-2012.aspxOver 120 rockets have been fired at southern Israel from Gaza since Saturday evening (Nov 10), after an anti-tank missile struck a military jeep near the Karni crossing wounding four soldiers, two seriously.Wed, 14 Nov 2012 18:41:33 GMTPM Netanyahu's statement to the foreign presshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu's-statement-to-the-foreign-press.aspxIsrael has made it clear that it will not tolerate rocket and missile attacks on its civilians. I hope that the terror organizations in Gaza got the message. If not, Israel is prepared to take whatever action is necessary to defend our people Thu, 15 Nov 2012 20:27:56 GMTUNGA adopts Israeli-sponsored resolutionhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/UNGA-adopts-Israeli-sponsored-resolution-Entrepreneurship.aspxThe UN General Asembly adopted an Israeli-sponsored resolution on Entrepreneurship for Development in the developing world. Thu, 13 Dec 2012 18:51:19 GMTHamas head Mashaal calls for continued resistancehttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Hamas-head-Mashaal-continued-resistance.aspxKhaled Mashaal, chief of Hamas' political bureau, spoke in Gaza in praise of "the resistance" - a Palestinian code name for terrorism - and condemning Israel.Thu, 13 Dec 2012 18:51:19 GMTIsrael's concern over N. Korea missile launchhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-expresses-concern-over-North-Korea-missile-launch.aspxIsrael is deeply concerned by the latest launching of a long-range missile by North Korea in defiance of the relevant UN Security Council Resolutions. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 21:33:11 GMTIsraeli Leaders' Condolences on Newtown Tragedyhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israeli-leaders-extend-condolences-American-people.aspxOur hearts are with the bereaved families of the victims, the mourning community in Newtown, Connecticut and the people of the United States of America.Tue, 26 Feb 2013 16:35:08 GMTIsrael joins UNICEF Executive Boardhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-joins-UNICEF-Board-of-Directors.aspxThis is the third time that Israel has served on the UNICEF Executive Board.Fri, 04 Jan 2013 16:47:04 GMTPM Netanyahu meets with US Senate delegationhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-meets-with-US-Senate-delegation.aspxPM Netanyahu: My priority, if I'm elected for a next term as Prime Minister, will be first to stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons. I think that was and remains the highest priority for both our countries. Wed, 16 Jan 2013 17:13:21 GMTInternational Holocaust Remembrance Day 2013http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/-International-Holocaust-Remembrance-Day-2013.aspxThe 2013 observance of the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust is built around the theme "Rescue during the Holocaust: The Courage to Care".Mon, 28 Jan 2013 18:10:48 GMTIsrael disappointed by Argentina-Iran dealhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-disappointed-Argentina-Iran-deal-Jan-2013.aspxThis agreement undermines the investigation of the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish Community Center and the 1992 bombing of the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires.Thu, 31 Jan 2013 19:22:14 GMTNetanyahu charged with forming governmenthttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/-President-Peres-charges-Benjamin-Netanyahu-with-forming-next-government.aspxRepresentatives of 82 members of the 19th Knesset recommended to me that I should task the current Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, with forming the government.Mon, 04 Feb 2013 16:05:13 GMTIsrael's New Knesset Sworn In http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Opening-session-19th-Knesset.aspxThe 19th Knesset opened in a special session attended by President Shimon Peres, at which the 120 MKs declared allegiance to the State of Israel.Fri, 08 Feb 2013 16:32:09 GMTStatements regarding Hezbollah attack in Burgashttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu's-statement-on-the-investigation-into-the-terrorist-bombing-in-Burgas.aspxWhite House: Bulgaria’s investigation exposes Hizballah for what it is – a terrorist group... that poses a real and growing threat not only to Europe, but to the rest of the world.Tue, 05 Feb 2013 22:29:21 GMTHarvard's JFK Forum http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Harvard's-JFK-Forum.aspx​Consul General of Israel to New England Shai Bazak and Deputy Consul General Ronit Nudelman Perl attended Harvard's JFK Forum event titled "The Middle East: U.S. and Israeli Perspectives". Tue, 16 Oct 2012 17:44:32 GMTPM Netanyahu on US-Iran Direct Negotiation Reportshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-direct-negotiations-US-Iran.aspxThe international community needs to set very clear demands to Iran: Halting uranium enrichment, removing all enriched uranium and dismantling the underground installation in Qom. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 12:57:28 GMTIsrael condemns North Korean nuclear testhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-condemns-North-Korean-nuclear-test.aspxIsrael joins the international community in expressing the grave danger that this act poses to regional stability and international peace and security.Tue, 12 Feb 2013 16:25:08 GMTPoll: Americans love Tel Avivhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Poll-Americans-love-Tel-Aviv.aspxAmericans view Tel Aviv as an attractive brand just like Twitter, the Rolling Stones, and Nintendo.Wed, 24 Oct 2012 13:03:26 GMTUS-Israel Sign MOU For Extended Loan Guaranteehttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/U-S-Israel-Sign-MOU-Outlining-Framework-for-Extended-Loan-Guarantee-Program.aspxIsraeli Finance Ministry Director-General Doron Cohen and U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner signed a Memorandum of Understanding earlier today, outlining a framework for the recently extended U.S.-Israel Loan Guarantee program. Wed, 24 Oct 2012 20:41:23 GMTJerusalem Street Named After Egyptian singerhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Jerusalem-names-street-after-renowned-singer-Umm-Kulthum.aspxIn a ceremony held in Jerusalem, a street was dedicated in memory of renowned Egyptian singer, Umm Kulthum, by the Mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat.Fri, 26 Oct 2012 14:06:44 GMTCardboard bicycle designed by Israeli inventorhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Cardboard-Bicycles.aspxA cardboard bicycle designed by an Israeli inventor may change transportation habits in some of the world's busiest cities.Mon, 05 Nov 2012 16:58:45 GMT17th anniversary of PM Rabin's assassinationhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Yitzhak-Rabin-1922-1995.aspxOn Sunday, October 28, 2012 (12 Heshvan on the Jewish calendar), Israel marked the 17th anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin on November 4, 1995. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 16:39:33 GMTIsraelis pitch in for Hurricane Sandy victimshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israelis-pitch-in-for-Hurricane-Sandy-victims.aspxIsraeli NGOs have been busy delivering fuel, food and generators to the hardest-hit areas in New York and New JerseyFri, 09 Nov 2012 17:24:06 GMTIsrael Responds to Hamas Rocket Attackshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/IDF-Targets-Hamas-militants-and-facilities-in-Gaza.aspx​The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) launched Wednesday afternoon a defensive strike on a significant number of long range rockets sites owned by Hamas.Thu, 15 Nov 2012 15:55:09 GMTPeres updates Obama regarding the Gaza operationhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Peres-updates-Obama-regarding-the-Gaza-operation.aspx​President Peres spoke to President Obama this afternoon about the situation in southern Israel and Gaza. "Our intension is not to raise the flames, but already for days, day and night, they are shooting rockets at Israel." ​Wed, 14 Nov 2012 19:01:45 GMT3 Israelis Killed, Millions under rocketshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Update-Three-Israeli-Killed.aspxThree Israelis were killed and three children wounded when a missile hit Kiryat Malachi. Rockets hit Beer Sheba and an area near Rishon Lezion. Millions of Israelis under rocket threat.Fri, 16 Nov 2012 14:46:02 GMTSenators, Congressmen support Israelhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Congressional-Reactions-to-Operation-Pillar-of-Defense.aspxRecent statements of Members of Congress show support for Israel and operation "Pillar of Defense."Mon, 19 Nov 2012 19:08:14 GMTNetanyahu and Peres discuss operation (video)http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-and-President-Peres-discuss-operation.aspxPeres: "– We cannot abandon women and children to the madness of Hamas." Netanyahu: "We do anything in our power to minimize civilian casualties." Fri, 16 Nov 2012 15:46:20 GMTTaking Every Measure to Avoid Civilian Casualtieshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/IDF-minimizes-civilian-casualties.aspx​Israel and the IDF does its utmost to avoid civilian casualties when striking back against the Hamas terror organization: placing recorded telephone calls and dropping warning leaflets.Mon, 19 Nov 2012 19:08:47 GMT550 Rockets launched at Israel in the last 3 dayshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Update-550-rockets-launched-in-the-past-three-days.aspxIn the last three days, more than 550 rockets have been fired from Gaza at Israel. Operation's objective is to restore peace on Israel's borders and protect Israeli citizens.Fri, 16 Nov 2012 22:01:16 GMTMore than 3 Million Israelis Under Rockets Threathttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/More-than-3-million-Israelis-under-Rockets-Threat.aspxMore than 820 rockets have been fired at Israel since last Saturday. Israel appreciates the support of the international community.Sun, 18 Nov 2012 17:45:45 GMTMedical supplies in Gaza during Pillar of Defensehttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Medical-Supplies-in-Gaza.aspxMinistry of defence update regarding the medical supplies in Gaza during operation Pillar of Defense.Sat, 17 Nov 2012 22:42:16 GMTPillar of Defense Update for Nov. 18http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Pillar-of-Defense-Update-Nov--18.aspxNetanyahu: Israel is making every effort to avoid hitting civilians while Hamas and other terrorist organizations are making every effort to hit civilian targets in Israel.Mon, 19 Nov 2012 19:06:46 GMTHamas firing from Gaza population centershttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Pillar of Defense Nov 19.aspxHamas firing rockets from densely populated areas in Gaza while the IDF is taking the utmost care to protect uninvolved civilians during the operation.Tue, 20 Nov 2012 23:00:16 GMTNov. 20: Two Israelis killed by rocketshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Nov--20-Two-Israelis-killed-by-rockets.aspxTwo Israelis were killed by Hamas rockets fired into southern Israel. RocketS hit also Be’er Sheva and Rishon LeZion.Wed, 21 Nov 2012 15:56:28 GMTNov. 20: PM Netanyahu's Statementshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Nov--20-PM-Netanyahu's-Statements.aspxStatements by PM Netanyahu, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton , and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon today after their meetings.Wed, 21 Nov 2012 16:04:48 GMTBus bombed in Tel Avivhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Bus-bombed-in-Tel-Aviv.aspxAround noon (Israel time) today, city bus no. 61 was bombed in Tel Aviv. The attack left three moderately to seriously injured and over 20 hurt by shrapnel, blast effect, burns and shock. Wed, 21 Nov 2012 20:58:27 GMTNov. 21: Cease-fire agreement achievedhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Cease-fire-agreement-achieved.aspxPM Netanyahu accepted the recommendation of President Obama to give the Egyptian proposal for a ceasefire a chance. If Hamas and the rest of the terrorist groups in Gaza violate the ceasefire, the IDF will respond forcefully.Mon, 26 Nov 2012 18:14:43 GMTIranian-Israeli Singer Rita Rocks the Residence http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Rita-sings-at-the-Ambassador-house.aspxThe Iranian-Israeli singing superstar performed some of her hits prior to her performance at the Strathmore. (video)Thu, 13 Dec 2012 18:51:19 GMTPM Netanyahu's remarks on the Palestinian UN bidhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-remarks-on-the-Palestinian-move-at-the-UN.aspx"The only way to achieve peace is through agreements that are reached by the parties directly... and not through UN resolutions that completely ignore Israel’s vital security and national interests."Mon, 03 Dec 2012 15:54:36 GMTTel Aviv Rollerblading http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Tel-Aviv-Rollerblading.aspx300 rollerbladers hit the streets of Tel Aviv for a fast ride through the city's nightlife hotspotsTue, 04 Dec 2012 15:59:46 GMTPresident Peres to Pope: Welcome to Twitterhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Peres-to-Pope-Welcome-to-Twitter.aspxPeres: "Your holiness, welcome to Twitter. Our relations with the Vatican are at their best & can form a basis to further peace everywhere."Fri, 07 Dec 2012 17:15:44 GMTPM Netanyahu speaks with Turkish PM Erdoganhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Netanyahu-speaks-with-Erdogan.aspxPrime Minister Netanyahu expressed Israel's apology to the Turkish people for any mistakes that might have led to the loss of life or injury following the Mavi Marmara incidentMon, 25 Mar 2013 15:12:41 GMTGood Friday in Jerusalemhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Good-Friday.aspxIsrael's Ministry of Tourism expects 150,000 tourists to descend upon Israel for the holidayWed, 03 Apr 2013 18:40:50 GMTPresident Peres at the Rememberence Day ceremonyhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Peres-remarks-at-opening-ceremony0415-6473.aspxPresident Peres at the opening of the commemoration ceremony of Remembrance Day for Fallen of Israel's Wars and Victims of TerrorismMon, 15 Apr 2013 16:36:30 GMTPM Netanyahu’s remarks at the IDF Memorial Servicehttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Netanyahus-remarks-at-IDF-Memorial-Service.aspxToday, the entire people and I salute the courage of our finest sons and daughters, who are worthy of glory for all eternity.Mon, 15 Apr 2013 16:36:43 GMTPresident Peres’ greetings to Jewish communities http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-greetings.aspxGreetings from the President of the State of Israel to the Jewish Communities in the Diaspora on the occasion of Israel’s 65th Independence DayWed, 17 Apr 2013 15:09:49 GMTDM Moshe Ya'alon meets Defense Secretary Hagelhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/DM-Ya'alon-meets-US-Secy-of-Defense-Hagel.aspxThe United States and Israel face common threats and challenges in the Middle East, above all from Iran. Iran not only threats the security and stability of the Middle East but of the entire world.Tue, 23 Apr 2013 14:59:53 GMTPresident Peres meets with Defense Secretary Hagelhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-meets-with-US-Defense-Secy-Hagel.aspxPresident Peres held a diplomatic-security working meeting with US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.Tue, 23 Apr 2013 14:57:30 GMTPresident Peres meets Pope Francis and Italian PM http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-meets-Pope-Francis-and-Italian-PM-Letta.aspxYour appointment as Pope is a welcome message to the whole world. Your leadership is characterized by humility, the pursuit of peace and not by force. Mon, 06 May 2013 14:35:16 GMTIsraeli App turns your life into reality TV http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Turn-your-life-into-a-reality-TV-series.aspxVidoco enables users to seamlessly upload personal videos, arrange them in time sequence and share with your friends.Fri, 07 Dec 2012 17:38:51 GMTEmbassy Honors Career of Sen. Joe Liebermanhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Embassy-of-Israel-Honors-Career-of-Sen--Joe-Lieberman-with-Retirement-Dinner.aspxAmb. Michael Oren and Mrs. Sally Oren held a reception at their residence last Thursday celebrating the longtime friendship of Senator Joe Lieberman, who is retiring in January.Fri, 07 Dec 2012 17:35:12 GMTHappy Hanukkah from Ambassador Oren (Video)http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Happy-Hanukkah-Israel-Ambassador-Michael-Oren.aspxAmbassador Oren wishes you and yours a very Happy Hanukkah from the Embassy in Washington.Fri, 07 Dec 2012 22:15:01 GMTGoogle launches start-up incubator in Tel Avivhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Google-launches-start-up-incubator-in-Tel-Aviv.aspxThis week, Google announced plans to establish a start-up incubator in Tel Aviv. Thu, 13 Dec 2012 18:51:19 GMTAmbassador Oren Remembers Senator Daniel K. Inouyehttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Ambassador-Oren-Remembers-Senator-Daniel-Inouye.aspx​Words cannot convey the profound sadness and sense of loss on the passing of Senator Daniel K. Inouye. A hero of World War II, Senator Inouye devoted his life to serving not only the people of Hawaii, but the entire United States.Tue, 18 Dec 2012 01:05:57 GMTPM Netanyahu's Christmas Greetings 2012http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Benjamin-Netanyahu's-Christmas-Greetings-2012.aspxAs Christians around the world and in Israel prepare to celebrate Christmas, I want to wish you all the merriest of holidays.Mon, 31 Dec 2012 17:23:14 GMTWinter surfing in Israeli Beacheshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Winter-surfing-in-Israel.aspxIsraelis and tourist surfers enjoy the waves on Israeli beaches during the winter. Wed, 26 Dec 2012 20:10:09 GMTRecord-Breaking Year for Tourism to Israelhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Record-Breaking-Year-for-Tourism-to-Israel.aspx3.5 million visitors to Israel will have arrived by the end of 2012, 4% more than in 2011.Fri, 28 Dec 2012 20:55:42 GMT7 Major Israeli Moments from 2012http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/7 Major Israeli Moments from 2012.aspxFrom President Peres receiving the Medal of Honor to the Oscar nominated film Footnote, here are seven major stories about Israel from 2012.Thu, 03 Jan 2013 22:38:43 GMTParties competing in the 2013 Electionshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Elections-2013---Parties-Running-for-Office.aspx34 parties are competing in the upcoming Israeli national election. Here are the major parties competing this election, their leaders and their current status on national polls.Thu, 10 Jan 2013 21:25:48 GMTA Guide to Elections in Israelhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/A-Guide-to-Elections-in-Israel.aspx​National elections will be held in Israel on Tuesday, January 22, 2013. Here is a quick guide to the election process in Israel.Fri, 11 Jan 2013 15:59:10 GMTA new Facebook app encourages Israelis to votehttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/A-new-Facebook-app-encourages-Israelis-to-vote.aspxPresident Shimon Peres launched a Facebook app that allows users to invite four friends to pledge that they will vote election day.Thu, 10 Jan 2013 21:18:48 GMTIsraeli teens help out after Hurricane Sandyhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israeli-teens-flew-to-help-out-after-Hurricane-Sandy.aspx‘Sunshine Journey’ brought Israeli teens to New York to continue relief efforts following the devastating superstorm. Tue, 08 Jan 2013 16:59:45 GMTThis Week: The Washington Jewish Film Festivalhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/This-week-Washington-Jewish-Film-Festival.aspx55 films at 14 different venues will be screened during the DCJCC’s 23rd Annual Washington Jewish Film Festival.Tue, 08 Jan 2013 21:19:45 GMTDiplomats Voted in the Israeli Electionshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Today-Diplomats-vote-in-the-Israeli-elections.aspx​Elections in Israel are held January 22, but diplomats posted around the world voted on Thursday. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 17:34:52 GMTIsrael Elections 2013http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-Elections-2013.aspx3.7 million Israelis voted in the elections. Election results show 31 seats for Netanyahu's Likud, 19 for Lapid's new party. Netanyahu: "We need the broadest government possible."Fri, 25 Jan 2013 16:53:46 GMTNetanyahu Joins Birthright "Mega Party"http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Netanyahu-Joins-the-Birthright-Mega-Party.aspxPM Netanyahu spoke Monday evening before young Jews visiting Israel as part of the Tag​lit- Birthright program. Fri, 11 Jan 2013 15:56:45 GMThttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/All-news.aspxWed, 10 Jul 2013 13:01:37 GMTTuesday: Idan Raichel comes to DChttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Idan-Raichel-Concert-in-DC.aspxIsraeli singer and songwriter will perform in Howard Theater on Tuesday, Jan. 15.Mon, 14 Jan 2013 17:27:52 GMTIn search of new ways to fight desertificationhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/In-search-of-new-ways-to-fight-desertification.aspxIsrael’s Fourth International Conference on Drylands, Deserts and Desertification drew more than 500 participants from 60 countries. Wed, 16 Jan 2013 18:08:33 GMTComparing the Israeli and US Electoral Systemshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-Elections-2013-Differences-between-Israeli-and-US-Electoral-System.aspxIsraeli Elections will be held on Monday, Janury 22, 2013. Here are the major differences between the Israeli and the US electoral systems.Tue, 22 Jan 2013 22:03:47 GMTAmb. Oren Analyzes Elections Results on MSNBChttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Amb--Oren-on-Elections-Results.aspxOren: Broad understanding in Israel that direct negotiations for peace are important, a position held by Likud and most major parties in Israel.Wed, 23 Jan 2013 20:53:48 GMTInternational Business Week in Tel Avivhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/International-Business-Week-in-Tel-Aviv.aspxInternational Business Week, organized by Tel Aviv University's Entrepreneurship center will expose potential entrepreneurs from around the world to Israel's unique innovative start-up eco-system.Tue, 29 Jan 2013 20:38:54 GMTTAU Prof. awarded Israel Prize for Earth Sciences http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-Prize-Awarded-to-TAU-Scientist-for-Innovations-in-Water-Research.aspxProf. Gideon Dagan of Tel Aviv University is the recipient of the 2012 Israel Prize for Earth Science. Dagan's work helps in dealing with groundwater pollution and understanding of available groundwater resources.Fri, 25 Jan 2013 19:00:24 GMTTu B'Shvat: Celebrating Green Israelhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Tu-B'Shvat0125-9744.aspxTu B'shvat is a Jewish holiday Known in Israel as “The New Year for the Trees." It is a custom on Tu B’Shvat to eat Israeli fruits and plant trees. Tue, 29 Jan 2013 15:09:17 GMTJanuary 27:International Holocaust Remembrance Dayhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/International-Holocaust-Remembrance-Day.aspxJanuary 27, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, was designated by the UN as the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.Fri, 25 Jan 2013 19:20:18 GMTLecture: The Bedouin Society in Israelhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Al-Krenawi-at-Georgetown.aspxGeorgetown University will host (Jan. 28) Professor Alean Al-Krenawi, President of Achva Academic College and Professor of Social Work at Ben Gurion University for a lecture on the Bedouin society in Israel.Fri, 25 Jan 2013 19:16:28 GMTIlan Ramon Film Airs Next Week on PBShttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Film-about-Ilan-Ramon-airs-next-week.aspxThe film tells the inspiring story of Israel's first astronaut, Ilan Ramon, who was on the ill fated Columbia shuttle as well as the story of the miniature holocaust Torah which accompanied Ramon on the mission.Mon, 28 Jan 2013 18:13:51 GMTPM Netanyahu Meets with Congressional Delegationhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-Meets-Bipartisan-Congressional-Delegation.aspxPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, met with a bipartisan delegation from the US House of Representatives led by Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA). Thu, 31 Jan 2013 18:28:37 GMTAnnual International Space Conference in Israelhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Annual-International-Space-ConferenceThe-8th-Annual-International-Ilan-Ramon-Space-Conference-in-Israel-.aspx14 heads of space agencies from prominent countries will attend the 8th Annual International Ilan Ramon Space Conference, jointly organized by the Israel Space Agency and the Fischer Institute for Air and Space Strategic Studies.Fri, 01 Feb 2013 21:21:34 GMTCNN lists 10 of Israel's Best Museumshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/CNN-10-of-Israel's-Best-Museums.aspxWith more than 200 museums, Israel has the highest number of museums per capita in the world. CNN Travel recommends some of the best ones.Tue, 05 Feb 2013 15:57:19 GMT"Bezalel on Tour" at the Corcoran Gallery of Arthttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Corcoran-Gallery-of-Art-Celebrates-Bezalel-on-Tour-with-Embassy-of-Israel.aspxThe Corcoran Gallery of Art celebrated the opening of "Bezalel on Tour" in a reception held January 31, 2013).Fri, 01 Feb 2013 21:07:08 GMTIlan Ramon: 10 Years laterhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Ilan-Ramon-10-Years-later.aspxToday (February 1, 201) marks the 10th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, a tragic accident that claimed the lives of seven astronauts, including an Israeli named Ilan Ramon. Mon, 04 Feb 2013 16:07:40 GMTRare Species in Jerusalem's Biblical Zoo http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Jerusalem's-Biblical-Zoo-offers-a-glimpse-at-rare-species.aspxFrom Persian fallow deer to blind shrimp, the Biblical Zoo in Jerusalem is a world leader in conserving rare species.Fri, 15 Feb 2013 15:34:05 GMTIsrael Chief of Staff Awarded U.S. Legion of Merithttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israeli-Chief-of-Staff-Awarded-U-S--Legion-of-Merit.aspxLt. Gen. Gantz received the award on behalf of the President of the United States for his outstanding and noteworthy command and for his military service.Wed, 06 Feb 2013 15:03:15 GMTPresident Obama to Visit Israelhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Obama-to-Visit-Israel.aspxThis will be Obama's first visit to Israel as a President and will be part of a wider tour of the Middle East. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 15:23:15 GMTAmb. Oren Joins Pop Band on Drumshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Amb--Oren-Joins-Band-on-the-Drums.aspx"My Favorite Enemy", a band that blends Middle Eastern music with pop and rock, performed at the Ambassador's Residence. Ambassador Oren Joined for the encore.Tue, 12 Feb 2013 15:09:19 GMTPresident Peres meets with Jewish Leadershttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-meets-with-Delegation-of-Jewish-Leaders.aspxThe President met with a delegation from the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. "There is no more important link than our relations with the United States of America, it's essential that we maintain it," Peres Said.Mon, 11 Feb 2013 18:57:16 GMTPresident Peres on Pope Benedict's Resignation http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Shimon-Peres-reacted-to-the-resignation-of-Pope-Benedict-XVI-.aspxPresident Peres: "I am saddened by the decision of Pope Benedict XVI to step down and wish him a long and healthy life. Pope Benedict has the depth of great thinker."Mon, 11 Feb 2013 19:03:30 GMTIran's Global Business Is Murder Inc.http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Iran's-Global-Business-Is-Murder-Inc.aspxAmbassador Michael Oren writes in the Wall Street Journal. Bombings in capital cities, kidnappings, trade in drugs and guns—Iranian exports, all. Now Tehran wants nukes.Fri, 15 Feb 2013 19:05:26 GMTPM Netanyahu addresses Conference of Presidentshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-addresses-Conference-of-Presidents-of-Presidents-Feb2013.aspxUnity is what we are trying to achieve here because we're facing enormous external challenges and great internal challenges. The three external challenges: Iran, Syria, and establishing peace with the Palestinians.Tue, 12 Feb 2013 15:31:47 GMT10 Most Innovative Companies in Israelhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Fast-Company-10-Most-Innovative-Companies-in-Israel.aspxFast Company ranks the 10 Israeli most innovative companies. Soda Stream and Waze ranked 1 and 3 respectively.Tue, 12 Feb 2013 18:48:39 GMTOverseas Volunteers Join Israeli Ambulance Corpshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Overseas-youth-volunteer-in-Israel's-ambulance-corps-(Video).aspxFor the past 12 years, Overseas Volunteers from the ages of 18 to 27 are trained as first responders and join the Israeli medical servicesFri, 15 Feb 2013 15:27:01 GMTWorld’s first King Herod exhibitionhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/World’s-first-King-Herod-exhibition.aspxThe Herod the Great exhibition that opened to the public on Wednesday at the Israel Museum portrays this ancient figure through the monumental architecture he created and the art and objects with which he surrounded himself.​​​​Tue, 19 Feb 2013 17:30:38 GMTMSNBC: Amb. Oren on Iron Dome, Iranhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/MSNBC-Amb--Oren-on-Iron-Dome-and-the-Peace-Process.aspxOn Iran: Sanctions have taken a huge chunk out of the economy but haven't stopped nuclear program; On Peace Process: We call for immediate resumption of direct talks with the palestinians. Thu, 21 Feb 2013 18:06:44 GMTPM Netanyahu addresses the Jewish Agency Boardhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-addresses-Jewish-Agency-Feb2013.aspxIran's development of nuclear weapons will make the Middle East a nuclear tinderbox. It will change the world. Sanctions alone will not stop the nuclear program of Iran. They have to be coupled with a robust, credible military threat.Tue, 19 Feb 2013 17:41:15 GMT5 Israeli Actors Working in Hollywoodhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/5 Israelis in Hollywood.aspxIn recent years Israeli actors succeeded in getting in on some of the action in American movies. Here are 5 Israeli actors working in Hollywood.Tue, 26 Feb 2013 16:14:12 GMTPM Netanyahu Meets with Sen. Rubio in Jerusalemhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-Meets-with-Sen--Rubio-in-Jerusalem.aspxNetanyahu: "I appreciate the tremendous support of the American people." Sen. Rubio: the Israeli-American relationship is one of the most important ones we have...our commitment to that partnership is bipartisan."Thu, 21 Feb 2013 19:35:37 GMTThe Atlantic: Spotlight on Sally Oren http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/The-Atlantic-Spotlight-on-Sally-Oren.aspxThis week The Atlantic wrote a piece detailing Ambassador Oren's wife, Sally Oren, and her connection to the Grateful Dead, Jefferson's Airplanes, Janis Joplin, and other psychedelic-rock stars of the 1960's. Thu, 21 Feb 2013 19:33:50 GMTIsrael, US Successfully Conduct First Arrow 3 Testhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel--United-States-Successfully-Conduct-First-Arrow-3-Interceptor-Flight-Test.aspxIsrael and the U.S. completed a successful flight test of the Arrow 3 interceptor missile. This is the first flight test of the Arrow 3 interceptor and was conducted at an Israeli test range over the Mediterranean Sea.Tue, 26 Feb 2013 16:29:41 GMTPurim Street Party in Tel Avivhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Purim-Street-Party.aspxThousands of Israelis celebrated Purim in a Tel Aviv Street Party.Wed, 27 Feb 2013 19:08:00 GMTVideo: Amb. Oren on Pres. Obama's Visit to Israelhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/USA-Today-Amb--Oren-on-President-Obama's-Visit-to-Israel.aspxIn an interview to USA Today, Ambassador Oren discusses President Obama's upcoming visit to Israel, Iran's nuclear program and the Israeli Palestinian relations.Mon, 04 Mar 2013 16:39:22 GMTAmb. Oren hosts Hellenic-Israel Caucushttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Ambassador-hosts-congressional-Hellenic-Israel-caucus.aspxThe Israeli embassy in Washington hosted a launch of a new congressional grouping called the Hellenic-Israel Caucus, dedicated to improving Israeli-Greek-Cypriot ties.Thu, 28 Feb 2013 22:26:46 GMTPresident Peres meets with Undersecretary Shermanhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-meets-with-Undersecretary-of-State-Sherman.aspxPeres: "I disagree with the skepticism surrounding Hagel – I have no doubt of his deep commitment to Israel's security. I am sure that the new Secretary of Defense will continue the current administration's deep commitment to the State of Israel."Thu, 28 Feb 2013 21:04:44 GMT20,000 runners in the Jerusalem Marathonhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/20,000-runners-from-52-countries-in-the-Jerusalem-Marathon.aspxrunners from 52 countries around the world participated in the third annual Jerusalem marathon held on Friday.Fri, 01 Mar 2013 19:37:56 GMTMinister Barak's Remarks at AIPAC Conferencehttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Minister-Barak-remarks-on-the-AIPAC-Conference.aspxOn Iran:"Sanctions are hurting but I do not believe will lead Ayatollahs to give up nuclear aspirations; all options must remain on the table."Mon, 04 Mar 2013 17:52:06 GMTPM Netanyahu's Speech at AIPAChttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu's-Speech-at-AIPAC-.aspxPM Netanyahu: The president and I agreed to discuss three main issues: "first, Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons; second, the deteriorating situation in Syria; and third, the need to find a responsible way to advance the peace with the Palestinians." Fri, 08 Mar 2013 21:00:50 GMTVice President Biden's Speech at AIPAChttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Vice-President-Biden's-Speech-at-AIPAC.aspx"Iran's dangerous nuclear weapons program and its continued support of terrorist organizations like Hezbollah and Hamas not only endanger Israel but endanger the world." Mon, 04 Mar 2013 20:56:25 GMTSec. Hagel Meets with Minister Barakhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Sec--Hagel,-Minister-Barak-US-Israeli-Defense-Relationship-Has-Never-Been-Stronger’.aspxDuring His first meeting with a foreign counterpart since taking office as a Secretary fo Defense, Hagel expressed the US strong commitment for missile and rocket defense systems in spite of fiscal constraints.Tue, 05 Mar 2013 18:19:28 GMTAmb. Oren on the Colbert Reporthttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Amb--Oren-on-the-Colbert-Report.aspxAmb. Oren sits with Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert to chat about President Obama's upcoming visit to Israel. Thu, 07 Mar 2013 14:21:40 GMTRita Performs at the U.N. Hallhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Rita-Performs-at-the-UN.aspxIranian born Israeli singing Rita Rocked the U.N. General Assembly Hall on Tuesday night.Fri, 08 Mar 2013 20:59:48 GMTNetanyahu to Peres: I have formed a government http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Netanyahu-to-Peres-I-have-formed-government.aspxPM Netanyahu: "As you know, I formed a government. We face a decisive year in the fields of security and economy, in efforts to promote peace and in Israelis' desire to effect change."Tue, 19 Mar 2013 17:49:57 GMTIsraeli Innovations Highlighted in Obama's Visithttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israeli-Innovation.aspxPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will show US President Barack Obama a series of technological products by Israel's high-tech industries in the framework of a special exhibit.Tue, 19 Mar 2013 17:48:21 GMTObama in Israel: Photo Galleryhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Obama-in-Israel-Photos.aspxPresident Obama's Israel Trip in Photos. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 14:30:24 GMTFive Rockets fired At Israel from Gazahttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Five-Rockets-fired-from-Gaza-During-Obama's-Visit.aspxAs U.S. President Obama Visits Israel, Five Rocekts Were Fired This morning (March 21) at Israel from Gaza. Two Rockets Hit Israel, One Damaged a Home in Sderot. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 19:10:33 GMTPresident Obama's Speech to the People of Israelhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Obama's-Speech.aspx"Israel has established a thriving democracy – with a spirited civil society, proud political parties, a tireless free press, and a lively public debate."Thu, 21 Mar 2013 19:04:42 GMTObama in Israel: Speeches and Remarkshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Obama-in-Israel-Speeches-and-Remarks.aspxFull Transcripts of All Speeches and Remarks made by U.S. President Obama, Prime Minister Netanyahu And President PeresThu, 21 Mar 2013 19:08:45 GMTHappy Passover!http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Happy-Passover.aspxThe Passover holiday is celebrated in the Spring, highlighting the Jewish people's exodus from Egypt and their liberation from bondage. Wed, 03 Apr 2013 18:42:40 GMTEmbassy Hosts Lieutenant Governors Associationhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Lieutenant-Governors-Event.aspxOn March 21, the Embassy hosted the National Lieutenant Governors Association, with more than 25 LG’s, their staff, state troopers, and business leaders from across the U.S.Mon, 25 Mar 2013 17:13:31 GMTA Marriage Proposal at the Embassy of Israelhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/A-Marriage-Proposal-at-the-Embassy-of-Israel.aspxIn a private moment next to the Israeli Flag, Ari Stern got down on one knee and popped the question to long-time girlfriend, Lea Ben-Akiva, at the Embassy of Israel.Fri, 29 Mar 2013 18:09:06 GMTSymphony of Brotherhood: Miri Ben-Arihttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Miri-Ben-Ari-Symphony-of-brotherhood--Israeli-American-violinist-making-history.aspxThe classically trained musician, who has been called the "Hip-Hop violinist" collaborated with artists from Alicia Keys to Kanye West. Miri Ben-Ari will be performing at the 6th and I Synagogue on April 27th. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 18:06:41 GMTLieutenant Governors at the Embassyhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/National-Lieutenant-Governors-Association-at-the-Embassy.aspx​We were delighted to welcome the National Lieutenant Governors Association to the Embassy during President Obama’s visit to Israel. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 18:24:19 GMTCreated in Israel - Part of your lifehttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Created-in-Israel---Part-of-your-life.aspx"Created in Israel" may not be stamped on all the Israeli innovations that pop up during your average day, but this short video shows a small sample of these anonymous inventions.Mon, 08 Apr 2013 13:25:21 GMTPM Netanyahu meets with Israel's National Under-21 Teamhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-meets-with-Israel's-National-Under-21-Team-2-Jun-2013.aspxPM Netanyahu: "I am pleased by UEFA President Michel Platini's strong stand that the tournament take place here; this is important for a country that loves sports."Tue, 04 Jun 2013 14:16:52 GMTHolocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Holocaust-Remembrance-Day.aspxDefiance and Rebellion during the Holocaust: 70 Years Since the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Tue, 09 Apr 2013 20:14:48 GMTPresident Peres meets with Secretary Kerryhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-meets-with-Secretary-Kerry.aspxThe two conducted a diplomatic work meeting dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and the threat of a nuclear Iran. Kerry: "We understand the threat of Iran and as the president has said many times, he doesn't bluff."Mon, 08 Apr 2013 19:01:29 GMTPM Netanyahu and Secretary Kerry Meet in Jerusalemhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-Meets-with-Secretary-Kerry.aspxKerry: "Iran cannot have and will not have a nuclear weapon... we stand not just with Israel, but with the entire international community in making it clear that we are serious, we are open to negotiation, but it is not an open-ended, endless negotiation.Fri, 12 Apr 2013 16:19:50 GMTEmbassy Commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Dayhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Embassy-Commemorates-Yom-HaShoah.aspxOn Tuesday, April 9th, the Embassy of Israel brought young professionals from the Washington, D.C. area together to commemorate Yom HaShoah. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 20:33:18 GMT​The World Must Not Be Latehttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Amb--Oren's-Holocaust-Memorial-Speech.aspx"In contrast to our solitude during the Holocaust, the Jewish people today have a friend-the most powerful democracy on earth: USA"Thu, 11 Apr 2013 15:29:35 GMTIsrael celebrates 65 Years of Independencehttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-celebrates-65.aspxIsrael's 65th Independence Day celebrations will commence on Monday evening, April 15. Israelis will celebrate 65 years to Israel's establishment with festivities, barbecues and nature trips.Mon, 15 Apr 2013 16:57:23 GMTRemembering the Fallen of Israel's Warshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Remembrance-Day-for-the-Fallen-of-Israel's-Wars.aspxOn April 14 -15, Israelis will commemorate Yom Hazikaron, the Israeli Remembrance Day, a day of collective and personal anguish mingled with awe and honor for the fallen. Mon, 15 Apr 2013 16:39:03 GMTThe Miracle of Number 65http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/The-Miracle-of-Number-65.aspx"For us, on this, our most joyous moment, celebrating our independence is inextricably linked with our love and admiration for America." Wed, 17 Apr 2013 20:31:42 GMTIsrael 65 Independence Day Celebrationhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-65th-Independence-Day-Celebration.aspx​On Tuesday April 16, The Embassy of Israel hosted its annual Independence Day Celebration, in honor of Israel's 65 years of Independence. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 20:35:20 GMT"Boston reminds us of best and worst of humanity"http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Amb--Oren-Boston-reminds-us-of-best-and-worst-of-humanity.aspxAmb. Oren in an Op-ed written for CNN: "Our experience in Israel has taught us that communities and caregivers, police and security forces, elected leaders and volunteers can unite at such times and block the terrorists from achieving their objectives."Tue, 23 Apr 2013 13:18:42 GMTPM Netanyahu Meets With Sec. Hagel in Israelhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Prime-Minister-Netanyahu-Meets-With-Defense-Secretary-Hagel.aspxPM Netanyahu: In the last four years, we’ve greatly enhanced the defense and security relationship between Israel and the United States.Thu, 25 Apr 2013 20:49:50 GMTVideo: Tel Aviv through Instagramhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Video-Tel-Aviv-through-Instagram.aspxOn April 12th 2013, a group of Instagrammers gathered at Tel aviv's harbor for a photowalk to celebrate 65 years of Israeli independence & to share Israel together. Thu, 25 Apr 2013 15:13:34 GMTIsraelis Celebrating Lag Ba'Omerhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israeli-Celebrating-Lag-Baomer.aspxThis Saturday, April 27, Israelis will light bonefires all around Israel to celebrate Lag Ba'Omer.Mon, 29 Apr 2013 15:32:49 GMTAmb. Oren on the Situation in Syriahttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Amb--Oren-on-the-Situation-in-Syria.aspxAmb. Oren was on MSNBC Friday April 26 to discuss the situation in Syria. Oren: "We will not remain passive if Bashar Al-Assad tries to transfer chemical weapons to hezbolla and other groups."Mon, 29 Apr 2013 15:04:48 GMTMaryland Governor Martin O'Malley Visits Israelhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Maryland-Governor-Martin-O'Malley-Visits-Israel.aspxGovernor O'Malley met with top Israeli officials and businesses as part of an eight day economic development trip he is leading with 30 business, civic, and higher education leaders.Wed, 01 May 2013 15:39:25 GMThttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Storify_Test.aspxThu, 09 May 2013 15:39:40 GMTU.N Sec. General and Justice Min. Livni Meet in NYhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/UN-Sec-General-and-Justice-Minister-Tzipi-Livni-Meet-at-the-UN.aspxOn May 2, ​UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with Justice Minister Tzipi Livni at UN Headquarters in New York. The two discussed regional stability in the Middle East and the prospect of renewed peace talks. Wed, 08 May 2013 14:33:33 GMTPM Netanyahu Meets Congress Delegationhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-Meets-Congress-Delegation.aspx​PM Netanyahu met last week with a delegation of senior members of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, led by Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA).Mon, 06 May 2013 15:07:00 GMTEmbassy Hosts Christian-Israel Solidarity Eventhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Embassy-hosts-the-12th-Annual-Christian-Israel-Solidarity-Event.aspxOn Friday, May 3, 2013 the Embassy hosted nearly 300 Christian leaders from around the United States at its 12th Annual Christian Israel Solidarity Event. Tue, 07 May 2013 15:13:03 GMTHappy Jerusalem Day!http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Jerusalem-Day.aspxOn May 8, Israelis mark Jerusalem Day, celebrating the Israeli capital's reunification in 1967Mon, 13 May 2013 16:44:19 GMTSec. Kerry and Justice Min. Livni Meet in Italyhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Sec--Kerry-and-Justice-Min--Livni-Meet-in-Italy.aspxU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni Met in Rome on May 8, 2013. The two expressed interest in reigniting Israeli - Palestinian peace talks.Wed, 08 May 2013 17:13:41 GMTCoexistence in Israel: Ulfat, Arab-Israeli Athletehttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/co-existence-in-Israel-Ulfat.aspx​Ulfat Khaider, an Arab-Israeli athlete and a project manager in a Jewish-Arab cultural center, uses extreme sports, mountain climbing and nature programs to install positive values in young Israelis. Tue, 14 May 2013 15:11:21 GMTHappy Shavuot!http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Happy-Shavuot!.aspxShavuot is the last of the pilgrimage festivals, celebrated at the end of the barley harvest and the beginning of the wheat harvest. It also marks the ripening of the first fruits, including the seven species mentioned in the Bible.Mon, 20 May 2013 15:09:17 GMTSec. Kerry to visit Israel This Weekhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Kerry-Visiting-Israel.aspxU.S. Sec. of State John Kerry will visit Israel in an effort to renew the Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations. Kerry will be joined by Amb. Oren on his visit.Thu, 23 May 2013 15:34:35 GMTPM Offers Condolences on the Oklahoma Tornadohttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-Offers-Condolences-on-the-Oklahoma-Tornado.aspxPM Netanyahu wrote to President Obama: "I offer our heartfelt condolences to you and to the people of the United States on the massive tornado that struck in Oklahoma and exacted such a horrific toll in human life."Tue, 21 May 2013 14:33:58 GMTPM Netanyahu and Sec. Kerry Meet in Jeruslaemhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-and-Sec--Kerry-Meet-in-Jeruslaem.aspxNetanyahu: "We’ll discuss Iran, we'll discuss the terrible carnage and instability in Syria, but above all, what we want to do is to restart the peace talks with the Palestinians."Tue, 28 May 2013 16:12:39 GMTIran’s nuclear designs are a threat to Middle Easthttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Iran’s-nuclear-designs-are-the-greater-Middle-East-threat.aspx"An Iran with military nuclear capabilities will dominate the Persian Gulf and its vast oil deposits... Iranian rulers must not only hear about the policy of all options on the table, they must fear it."Tue, 28 May 2013 16:16:13 GMT"Israel is Truly a Start-Up Nation"http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-is-Truly-a-Start-Up-Nation.aspxIsrael's Minister of Economic Affairs to the U.S., Eli Groner spoke at the L.A. Jewish Communiry Foundation about the Israeli entrepreneurial spirit and its contribution to the state's economic development.Wed, 29 May 2013 18:27:20 GMTPM Netanyahu and Sen. Menendez Meet in Jerusalemhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-Meets-with-Sen--Menendez.aspxPrime Minister Netanyahu met today (May 29) with Senator Menendez and thanked him for his efforts to support Israel against the Iranian nuclear threat.Wed, 29 May 2013 19:54:25 GMTIsrael hosts European Under-21 Soccer Championshiphttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Next-Week-Israel-hosts-European-Under-21-Football-Championship.aspxBetween June 5-18, 2013, Israel will host UEFA's European Under-21 Soccer Championship. National soccer teams from all over Europe will compete.Thu, 30 May 2013 18:38:15 GMT35,000 Celebrate in New York's Israel Day Paradehttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/35,000-Celebrate-in-New-Yorks-Israel-Day-Parade.aspx35,000 marchers, including New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Israel in New York and many others, were among the guests who walked down Fifth Avenue in New York City yesterday at the Celebrate Israel Parade.Wed, 05 Jun 2013 19:00:43 GMTThis Sunday: Israel@65 Food and Music Festivalhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/This-Week-Israel@65-Food-and-Music-Festival.aspxFestival will include Israeli singers performing on two stages, Israeli Beer and Wine Garden, and cooking demonstrations by local chefs. Wed, 05 Jun 2013 19:54:15 GMT100,000 in Tel Aviv's Annual Gay Pride Paradehttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Tel-Aviv-Hosts-Annual-Gay-Pride-Parade.aspxOver 100,000 participants from around the world participated in Tel Aviv's 16th annual Gay Pride Parade on FridayץMon, 10 Jun 2013 16:01:04 GMTPM Netanyahu to Abu-Mazen: "Give Peace a Chance"http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-Give-Peace-a-Chance.aspx​PM Netanyahu addressed the Knesset plenary on Wednesday and called on the Palestinian leadership to abandon preconditions to peace negotiations based on a two-state solution and appealed to Abu Mazen to “give peace a chance”. Thu, 06 Jun 2013 18:09:13 GMTAll-Time Record for Incoming Tourism in May 2013http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/All-Time-Record-for-Incoming-Tourism-in-May-2013-.aspx​May 2013 has registered an all-time record for incoming tourism both in terms of tourists and visitors. 336,000 visitors entered Israel in May 2013, and of these, 283,000 were tourists.Tue, 11 Jun 2013 14:44:46 GMTGoogle Acquires Waze for $1 Billionhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Google-Acquires-Waze-for-$1-Billion.aspxGoogle announced on Tuesday that it will acquire Waze, the Israeli navigation startup based in Ra’naana for approx. $1 billion. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 19:28:05 GMTIsraelis Help in Oklahoma Tornado Relief Effortshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israeli-nonprofit-helps-Oklahoma-Tornado-relief-efforts.aspx​IsraAID, an Israeli-based international non-governmental aid agency, is on the ground in Moore, Oklahoma helping the victims of the tornado clean up and rebuild their lives.Wed, 12 Jun 2013 16:56:39 GMTPres. Peres Hosts Israeli Presidential Conferencehttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-the-Israeli-Presdiential-Conference-.aspxThe 2013 Israeli Presidential Conference, led by President Shimon Peres will be held on June 18-20. Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, PM Benjamin Netanyahu and singer Barbara Streisand, among others, will be speaking at the conference.Wed, 19 Jun 2013 14:36:13 GMTBirmingham Celebrates U.S.-Israel Cooperationhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Birmingham,-Alabama-Celebrates-U-S--Israel-Cooperation.aspxEli Groner, Israel’s Minister for Economic Affairs to the United States, traveled to Birmingham, Alabama to highlight the increasing economic cooperation between the United States and Israel. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 19:30:41 GMTPresident Peres' 90th Birthday Celebrationhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres'-90th-Birthday-Celebration.aspxPhotos and videos from President Peres' 90th Birthday Celebration.Wed, 19 Jun 2013 17:06:42 GMTTel Aviv Named #9 Beach City in the World http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Tel-Aviv-Named-9-Beach-City-in-the-World.aspxTel Aviv was named by National Geographic as the #9 best beach city in the world. Thu, 20 Jun 2013 14:33:05 GMTPM Netanyahu: Both Nations Deserve a Nation-Statehttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-Israelis-and-Palestinians-Deserve-a-Nation-State-of-Their-Own.aspxPrime Minister Netanyahu told the Washington Post last week about his support and acceptance of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's initiative to return to direct talks.Mon, 24 Jun 2013 15:50:12 GMTPart of Ancient Roman Road Found in Jerusalemhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Section-of-an-1,800-year-old-Roman-road-exposed-in-Jerusalem.aspxA section of an ancient road leading from Jaffa to Jerusalem, which dates 1,800 years back to the Roman period (second-fourth centuries CE) was discovered recently in the Beit Hanina neighborhood in northern Jerusalem. Tue, 25 Jun 2013 17:57:47 GMTIsraeli Beauty Queen Linor Abargil Visits D.C.http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israeli-Beauty-Queen-and-Miss-World-1998-Linor-Abargil-Visits-Washington.aspxTwo months before she was crowned Miss World in 1998, Linor Abargil, an Israeli beauty queen, was raped. Ten years later, filmmaker Cecelia Peck created the documentary “Brave Miss World” which follows Linor’s journey throughout the world.Thu, 27 Jun 2013 14:35:50 GMTIsrael Receives first C-130J Super Herculeshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-Receives-First-C-130J-Super-Hercules-‘Shimshon’.aspxLockheed Martin delivers the State of Israel’s first C-130J Super Hercules airlifter during a ceremony.Mon, 08 Jul 2013 18:57:07 GMTEntrepreneurship for Development High-Level Debatehttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Entrepreneurship-for-Development.aspxToday belongs to those who are not afraid to fail, to question, and to dream. Fri, 28 Jun 2013 18:11:01 GMTNetanyahu: Our Fervent Hope is for Peacehttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Netanyahu-Our-Fervent-Hope-is-for-Peace.aspxPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday in Jerusalem to discuss ways of bringing the Palestinians back to the negotiating table.Wed, 03 Jul 2013 15:48:07 GMTNew Israeli Investing Opportunity Launcheshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/New-Israeli-Investing-Opportunity-Launches.aspxA new composite of leading Israeli companies was launched last Wednesday, signifiying a new opportunity to invest in Israel and is designed to provide investors with broad exposure to Israel's dynamic equity market. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 20:04:31 GMTHappy Fourth from Ambassador Orenhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Happy-Fourth-from-Ambassador-Oren.aspxWe are proud to join with the United States of America in celebrating its 237th birthday. The democracy and freedom upon which this great nation was founded are the same values that help form the foundation of the unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 19:42:31 GMTRon Dermer Appointed Next Israeli Ambassador http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-Appoints-Ron-Dermer-as-Israel's-Next-Ambassador-to-the-U-S.aspxPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided to appoint Ron Dermer as Israel's next Ambassador to the U.S.Mon, 15 Jul 2013 19:03:37 GMTIsraeli Companies Employed 23,000 Americanshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israeli-Owned-Companies-Employed-Over-23,000-Americans-and-Contributed-$256-million-to-U-S--Exports-in-2010-.aspxIsraeli Owned Companies Employed Over 23,000 Americans and Contributed $256 million to U.S. Exports in 2010Tue, 09 Jul 2013 18:00:34 GMTPM Netanyahu: "Iran edging closer to 'red line'" http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-Iran-edging-closer-to-'red-Line'-.aspxPrime Minister Netanyahu, in an interview on Sunday on CBS's Face the Nation, warned that Iran is getting closer to building a nuclear bomb, and that it must be stopped.Thu, 18 Jul 2013 18:25:54 GMTYad Vashem Named Fourth Best Museum in the Worldhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Yad-Vashem-Named-Fourth-Best-Museum-in-the-World.aspxYad Vashem, Israel’s official Holocaust memorial museum was ranked fourth recently on the popular travel website TripAdvisor’s list of the Top 25 Museums in the world.Wed, 17 Jul 2013 15:26:06 GMTAmbassador Michael Oren's Interview with Haaretzhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Ambassador-Michael-Oren's-Interview-with-Haaretz.aspxAmbassador Michael Oren, in an interview with Haaretz last week, spoke to his job as ambassador, his appreciation of President Obama as a true friend of Israel, the Iranian nuclear program, and the peace process.Wed, 17 Jul 2013 19:39:35 GMT2013 Maccabiah Games Begin in Jerusalemhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/2013-Maccabiah-Games-Begin-in-Jerusalem.aspxThe 19th Maccabiah Games began on Thursday in Jerusalem’s Teddy Stadium, as more than 9,000 athletes, coaches, and staff from over 70 countries traveled to Israel to take part in the Jewish Olympics. Thu, 25 Jul 2013 18:59:46 GMTPres. Peres Meets with NBA Star Amar'e Stoudemirehttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-Meets-with-NBA-Star-Amar'e-Stoudemire.aspxPresident Shimon Peres hosted the New York Knicks NBA all-star player Amar’e Stoudemire at his residence in Jerusalem this morning. Stoudemire is in Israel to take part in the Maccabiah Games as part of the Canadian basketball team’s staff. Mon, 22 Jul 2013 14:10:05 GMTIftar Dinner at the Ambassador's Residencehttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/An-Israeli-Tradition,-Iftar-Dinner-at-the-Ambassador's-Residence-.aspxAmbassador Michael Oren reflects on the third annual Iftar dinner he hosted at his residence this week for Ramadan. Fri, 19 Jul 2013 18:33:29 GMTIsrael responds to resumption of negotiationshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-responds-to-resumption-of-negotiations.aspxPM Netanyahu: "I view the resumption of the diplomatic process at this time as a vital strategic interest of the State of Israel."Mon, 22 Jul 2013 15:02:55 GMTJuniper Stallion 2013http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Juniper-Stallion-2013.aspxThe U.S. European Command and the Israel Defense Forces are in the midst of the Juniper Stallion 13, a bilateral aerial exercise held between the U.S. and Israeli air forces.Mon, 29 Jul 2013 13:46:08 GMTPM Netanyahu's Open Letter to Israeli Citizens http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu's-Open-Letter-to-Israeli-Citizens-Ahead-of--the-Proposal-to-Resume-the-Diplomatic-Process.aspx"It is important for the State of Israel to enter a diplomatic process that will continue for at least nine months – in order to check if it is possible to reach an agreement with the Palestinians during this time."Tue, 06 Aug 2013 14:25:48 GMTPeace Negotiations Resume in Washingtonhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Peace-Negotiations-Resume-in-Washington.aspxPeace negotiations began at the State Department on Monday night with an Iftar dinner hosted by Secretary of State John Kerry and Ambassador Martin Indyk. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 18:03:54 GMTRemarks on the Middle East Peace Process Talkshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Remarks-on-the-Middle-East-Peace-Process-Talks.aspxRemarks on the Middle East Peace Process Talks by Secretary of State John Kerry, Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and Palestinian Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 14:52:23 GMTHouse Passes Nuclear Iran Prevention Acthttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/House-Passes-Nuclear-Iran-Prevention-Act.aspxThe U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed The Nuclear Iran Prevention Act on Wednesday.Thu, 01 Aug 2013 15:31:57 GMTAmb. Barukh Binah: A Partial Goodbyehttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Amb--Barukh-Binah-A-partial-goodbye.aspxAmbassador Barukh Binah, former Deputy Head of Mission at the embassy, writes a personal op-ed about his past experiences in the U.S. as he assumes his new position as Israel's Ambassador to Denmark.Fri, 02 Aug 2013 17:35:06 GMTIsraeli House Opens - הבית הישראלי נפתחhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israeli-House-Opens-in-Washington.aspxהבית הישראלי בוושינגטון יקיים פעילויות תרבות וקהילה לישראלים באזור וכן ייעץ לישראלים המעוניינים לשוב לישראל. The Israeli House will hold cultural events for Israelis and will provide guidance for Israelis who have decided to return to Israel.Tue, 06 Aug 2013 15:07:27 GMTSoccer Team FC Barcelona Visits Israel http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/FC-Barcelona-Visits-Israel-as-‘Messengers-of-Peace’-.aspxSoccer team FC Barcelona visited Israel on Sunday as part of their two-day peace tour to the region. President Peres welcomed the team at his Jerusalem residence, after the President personally invited the team to Israel. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 15:43:22 GMTCongressional Delegation Visits Israelhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Congressional-Delegation-Visits-Israel.aspx36 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives arrived in Israel on Monday as part of a U.S. Congressional Delegation to the region from August 5 to August 11. Wed, 07 Aug 2013 19:41:27 GMTNetanyahu: Iranian atomic quest toward acceleratedhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Netanyahu-Iranian-quest-toward-atomic-weapons-accelerated.aspxIran is determined to get the bomb and we must be even more determined to prevent them from getting it.Thu, 08 Aug 2013 15:00:50 GMTGeneral Dempsey Visits Israelhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Gen--Dempsey-visits-Israel.aspx​Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the U.S. Armed Forces met with IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz and with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss military cooperation and mutual security challenges.Wed, 28 Aug 2013 16:02:25 GMTGroner on Israeli Innovation and Start Up Scenehttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Groner-on-Israeli-Innovation-and-Start-Up-Scene.aspxMinister of Economic Affairs Eli Groner gave an overview of the Israeli business scene and the local High Tech industry in Hadassah's National Business Meeting.Mon, 19 Aug 2013 20:12:29 GMTEmbassy Hosts Children of Fallen Soldiershttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Children-of-Fallen-Israeli--American-Soldiers-Hosted-at-the-Embassy-.aspx"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."Mon, 19 Aug 2013 14:37:24 GMTPM Netanyahu Meets UN Sec. Generalhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-Meets-UN-Sec--General.aspx​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." Mon, 19 Aug 2013 14:53:51 GMTOver a million Palestinians in Israel for Ramadanhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Over-a-million-Palestinians-entered-Israel-during-month-of-Ramadan-2013.aspxThanks 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.Thu, 22 Aug 2013 16:00:07 GMTPM Netanyahu's Comments on Recent Events in Syriahttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Netanyahu-Comments-on-Recent-Events-in-Syria.aspx"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."Mon, 26 Aug 2013 18:24:13 GMTThe Jerusalem Food Truck Experiencehttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Jerusalem-Food-Truck-.aspxEthnic 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. Wed, 28 Aug 2013 17:57:31 GMTGroner at Israel Bonds Young Investors Eventhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Groner-Speaks-at-Annual-Israel-Bonds-Young-Investor-Society--.aspxMinister for Economic Affairs Eli Groner spoke at the annual Israel Bonds Young Investor Society event at a Washington Nationals game.Tue, 27 Aug 2013 14:38:58 GMTComments on the situation in Syriahttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Comments-onthe-Situation-in-Syria.aspxPM Netanyahu: "The IDF is ready to defend against any threat and to respond strongly against any attempt to harm Israeli citizens."Tue, 03 Sep 2013 15:48:10 GMTInfographic: Map of Threats Facing Israelhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Threats-Facing-Israel-Map.aspx​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.Wed, 28 Aug 2013 17:35:55 GMTVideo: Shana Tova from President Pereshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres'-Rosh-Hashana-Greeting.aspx"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."Wed, 04 Sep 2013 14:18:01 GMTPM Netanyahu's Greetings for Rosh Hashanahttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Video-PM-Netanyahu's-Rosh-Hashana-Greetings.aspx"​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."Wed, 04 Sep 2013 14:05:26 GMTShana Tova from Ambassador Orenhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Shana-Tova-from-Amb--Oren.aspxAmbassador Michael Oren refelcts on his four years of service and wishes a year of "security, joy, and fulfillment, to Jews everywhere."Wed, 11 Sep 2013 17:09:10 GMTAmb. Oren: Israelis Commemorate 9/11 http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Amb--Oren-People-of-Israel-commemorate-911.aspx"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."Fri, 13 Sep 2013 15:28:19 GMTSpielberg, Wiesel to Receive Presidential Medalhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Spielberg,-Weisel-among-Presidential-Medal-of-Distinction-Recepients.aspxSteven Spielberg, Elie Wiesel, Rabbi Elimelech Firer, and Brig. General (reserves) Avigdor Kahalani are among the recepients of this year's Presidential Medal of Distinction.Thu, 12 Sep 2013 17:18:29 GMTStatements by PM Netanyahu and Sec. Kerryhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-and-Sec--Kerry-in-Joint-Press-Conference.aspxNetanyahu: "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."Tue, 17 Sep 2013 14:29:34 GMTPM Netanyahu's Visit to the US will Focus on Iran http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Remarks-by-PM-Netanyahu-at-start-of-Cabinet-meeting-17-Sept-2013.aspx"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."Tue, 24 Sep 2013 18:18:49 GMTVirtual Exhibit marks 100 years for Begin's Birthhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/New-Virtual-Exhibit-to-mark-the-centenary-of-Begins-birth.aspx​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.Tue, 17 Sep 2013 16:28:54 GMTEmbassy Hosts Visiting Israeli Professorshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Embassy-Hosts-Visiting-Israeli-Professors.aspxGeorgetown University President John DeGioia was the keynote speaker at the event celebrating Israeli-American academic cooperation.Wed, 18 Sep 2013 14:22:16 GMTHappy Sukkot!http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Sukkot.aspxSukkot, the Jewish holiday commemorating the portable dwellings in which the Jewish people lived for 40 years in the wilderness after liberation from slavery in Egypt, will be celebrated this year from September 19-26. Wed, 18 Sep 2013 17:03:49 GMTPM Netanyahu's Response to Rouhani's UN Speech http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu's-Statement-On-the-opening-of-the-UNGA.aspx"Rouhani spoke of human rights even as Iranian forces are participating in the large-scale slaughter of innocent civilians in Syria. The speech lacked any practical proposal to stop Iran's military nuclear program."Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:42:10 GMTWhy We Created the LinkedIn Pagehttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Why-We-Created-the-LinkedIn-Page.aspxIn public diplomacy, sometimes you need to make a splash in order to open a dialogue.Wed, 25 Sep 2013 18:46:28 GMTPM Netanyahu's Visit to the UShttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu's-Visit-to-the-US.aspxPM Netanyahu's visit to the US included a speech at the UN General Assembly and meetings with President Obama, Secretary Kerry and Jewish leaders.Thu, 03 Oct 2013 14:59:22 GMTRemarks by Pres. Obama and PM Netanyahuhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Pres--Obamas-and-PM-Netanyahus-Remarks.aspxFull Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu after their Bilateral Meeting at The Oval Office on Monday, September 30, 2013.Tue, 01 Oct 2013 17:09:29 GMTPM Netanyahu's Speech at the UNhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-Speech-at-the-UN.aspxFull Video and text of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech at the United Nations General Assembly on October 1, 2013. Fri, 08 Nov 2013 20:27:41 GMTPM Netanyahu's Interviews with US mediahttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahus-Interviews-with-US-Media.aspxVideos of PM Benjamin Netanyahu's interviews with US media during his recent trip to the US.Wed, 09 Oct 2013 12:31:54 GMTIsraeli Cyclist Raises Funds to Fight Cancerhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Tom-Peled-Bike-for-the-Fight.aspx​The embassy hosted today the Israeli cyclist Tom Peled and his team for a special event highlighting their efforts to raise funds for cancer research in Israel.Fri, 04 Oct 2013 18:08:20 GMTStart Ups Coming to Tel Avivhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Start-Ups-Coming-to-Tel-Avvi.aspxWinners of Start Tel-Aviv 2013, an international startup competition, will be hosted in Israel for an intensive 5-day startup experience to learn from the startup ecosystem in Tel Aviv. Wed, 16 Oct 2013 16:31:25 GMTIsraelis Win Nobel Prizes in Chemistry and Physicshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israelis-Win-Nobel-Prizes-in-Physics-and-Chemistry.aspxProf. François Englert was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of Higgs boson. Prof. Arieh Warshel and Prof. Michael Levitt won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems.Wed, 09 Oct 2013 14:07:21 GMTIsrael Invests Agricultural Expertise in Americashttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel's-Mashav,-Development-Bank-for-Central-America-Sign-Cooperation-Agreement.aspxThe Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) signed an agreement with MASHAV, Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation, with the purpose of broadening ties in agricultural and economic development. Fri, 11 Oct 2013 17:35:06 GMTYitzhak Rabin 1922-1995http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Yitzhak-Rabin-1922-19951016-7908.aspxOn Wednesday, October 16, 2013 (12 Heshvan on the Jewish calendar), Israel marks the 18th anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin on November 4, 1995.Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:15:59 GMT$1M Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Million-Prize-for-Innovation-in-Alternative-Fuels-for-Transportation-.aspxTwo USC Professors were announced as winners for the $1 Million Prime Minister's Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation, the largest prize in the world in the field of alternative fuels.Wed, 16 Oct 2013 19:35:13 GMTPM Netanyahu at Knesset session in honor of Rabinhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-at-Knesset-session-in-honor-of-Yitzhak-Rabin-2013.aspxEven those who disagreed with him from time to time, always appreciated his profound loyalty to the State of Israel. Rabin knew how to stand determinedly for Israel's interests as he understood them, and he represented the country with pride.Thu, 17 Oct 2013 16:48:19 GMTPM Netnayhu: Pressure on Iran Must Be Maintainedhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-Netanyahu-on-@MeetThePress-Pressure-on-Iran-must-be-maintained.aspxIn an Interview on Meet the Press on Sunday, PM Netanyahu stressed the importance of maintaining international pressure on Iran, and even increasing it until Iran stops its nuclear weapons program. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 18:07:07 GMTGroner on Relations with Greece and Cyprushttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Emerging-Strategic-Relationship-of-Israel,-Greece,-and-Cyprus-.aspxIn a panel shared with the Greek and Cypress ambassadors, Minister of Economic Affairs Eli Groner stressed the importance of the relations between the three countries, and Israel's recent natural gas findingsTue, 22 Oct 2013 19:45:15 GMTPM meets with US Sec. of State Kerry in Romehttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-meets-with-US-Secretary-of-State-Kerry-in-Rome-23-Oct-2013.aspxPM Netanyahu: It is essential that Iran be made to live up to Security Council resolutions that demand an end to enrichment and enrichment capability and an end to plutonium heavy water capability toward fissile material for nuclear weapons.Thu, 24 Oct 2013 20:01:25 GMTTexas A&M to open a campus in Israelhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Texas-AM-to-Open-a-campus-in-Israel.aspxTexas A&M University will open the "Peace Campus" in the city of Nazareth by October 2015. The school will be funded by private donations and courses will be taught in English. Thu, 24 Oct 2013 17:14:31 GMTVideo: Israeli Innovations in Life Scienceshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Inventing-Health-Israeli-Innovations-in-Life-Sciences.aspxA smartphone app that tests body temperature and blood sugar or the use of copper in textiles to reduce hospital infections are just two examples of Israeli innovations in life sciences.Tue, 05 Nov 2013 20:37:19 GMTThe Bedouin in the Negev: Hoping for Changehttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/The-Bedouin-in-the-Negev-Hoping-for-Change.aspxKamel Abu Nadi, a Bedouin from the Negev in southern Israel, speaks about the Israeli government's new plan of community and economic development for the Bedouin.Thu, 31 Oct 2013 19:16:02 GMTThe Bedouin in the Negev and the Begin Planhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/The-Bedouin-in-the-Negev-and-the-Begin-Plan.aspxIsrael is promoting a comprehensive policy aimed at improving the Bedouin's economic, social and living conditions, as well as resolving long-standing land issues. Tue, 05 Nov 2013 20:42:21 GMTVideo: Innovations Combining Health and Sciencehttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israeli-Innovations-in-Life-Sciences-2.aspxIsrael is a world leader in innovative medical technology. Israeli inventions help to prevent, heal, and monitor some of the world’s most pressing health conditions. Wed, 06 Nov 2013 16:47:21 GMTPM Netanyahu meets with Secretary Kerryhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-meets-with-Secretary-Kerry-6-Nov-2013.aspxPM Netanyahu: I believe that the pressure should be maintained and even increased on the Iranian regime, because they're increasing enrichment, and I believe that it's possible with intense pressure to get Iran to fully dismantle its nuclear weapons Mon, 11 Nov 2013 17:09:33 GMTPM Netanyahu's remarks regarding Iranhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/-PM-Netanyahu's-remarks-regarding-Iran-11-November-2013.aspxPM Netanyahu: “The time that was achieved over the weekend must be utilized to achieve a much better deal. The target date for this deal is – the date on which a good deal will be achieved that will deny Iran a military nuclear capability.”Mon, 18 Nov 2013 19:46:22 GMTPM Netanyahu addresses Jewish Federations GAhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-addresses-Jewish-Federations-of-North-America-Nov-2013.aspxIn the deal being proposed now, Iran does not roll back its nuclear weapons-making capacities at all, but the P5+1 are rolling back sanctions. That's a bad deal. It's a dangerous deal because it keeps Iran as a nuclear threshold nation. Mon, 11 Nov 2013 17:08:20 GMTIsraeli aid to Philippines in wake of typhoonhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israeli-aid-to-Philippines-in-wake-of-typhoon.aspxThe Israeli field hospital has already treated hundreds of patients, including many children. The name chosen by the grateful parents of the first Philippine baby born in the field hospital was "Israel".Mon, 25 Nov 2013 15:16:02 GMTFrench President Hollande on state visit to Israelhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/French-President-Hollande-on-state-visit-to-Israel-Nov-2013.aspxPresident Peres: "France stands at the forefront in its steadfast opposition to Iran's attempt to acquire nuclear weapons and its development of long range missiles."Mon, 18 Nov 2013 19:45:42 GMTIsrael at 66: A statistical glimpsehttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-at-66-A-statistical-glimpse.aspxIsrael stands at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa. Geographically, it belongs to the Asian continent. Its western border is the Mediterranean Sea.Mon, 05 May 2014 14:37:16 GMTIsrael under fire July-August 2014 - A Diaryhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-under-fire-Aug-2014-A-Diary.aspxSince the start of Operation Protective Edge, more than 3,250 rockets have been launched at Israel, striking at the civilian population throughout the country, from north to south. Three civilians have been killed.Mon, 04 Aug 2014 19:35:10 GMTHamas' terror tunnelshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Hamas-terror-tunnels.aspxThe Hamas tunnel industry used to be a well-known conduit for smuggling weapons, goods, funds and terrorists into the Gaza Strip. Now Hamas is using their tunneling know-how and resources for terrorist attacks on Israeli territory.Mon, 04 Aug 2014 19:35:12 GMTHamas' use of civilians as human shieldshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Hamas-use-of-civilians-as-human-shields.aspxHamas takes advantage of the fact that the IDF avoids attacking targets where it is know there are civilians. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 19:35:12 GMTPM Netanyahu on the Geneva Agreementhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu's-remarks-at-the-start-of-the-weekly-Cabinet-meeting-24-Nov-2013.aspx"What was achieved in Geneva is not an historic agreement; it is an historic mistake.”Mon, 25 Nov 2013 21:11:11 GMTWatch: Israel, US launch Joint Air Force Exercisehttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-and-US-Joint-Air-Force-Exercise.aspxIsrael's largest Air force training exercise includes participants from the US, Italian and Greek air forces and aims to improve Israel’s general air defense capabilities while learning together and cooperating with global allies.Wed, 27 Nov 2013 20:13:24 GMTIsraeli Music Legend Arik Einstein Dieshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Arik-Einstein-Dies.aspx​The Israeli singer, songwriter and actor,Arik Einstein, widely considered to be one of the greatest singers in Israeli history has died today. Einstein Died from heart complications at age 74. Tue, 26 Nov 2013 21:58:31 GMTIsraeli Startup Creates Clip for Dylan's Classichttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israeli-Start-Up-Creates-Clip-for-Dylans-Rolling-Stone.aspxInterlude's interactive video for “Like A Rolling Stone” includes 16 different channels, and was produced based on the company's unique technology.Tue, 03 Dec 2013 20:08:45 GMTAmb Dermer Presents His Credentials to Pres. Obamahttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Amb-Dermer-Presents-His-Credentials-to-Pres--Obama.aspxThis week, Ambassador Ron Dermer officially became Israel's 18th ambassador to the U.S., when he presented his ​credentials to US Presidnet Barack Obama at the White HouseWed, 18 Dec 2013 16:08:44 GMTPM Netanyahu and Sec. Kerry meet at Jerusalemhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-and-Sec-Kerry-meet-at-Jerusalem.aspxPM Netanyahu: "We believe that, in a final deal, unlike the interim deal, it is crucial to bring about a final agreement about the termination of Iran's military nuclear capability"Fri, 06 Dec 2013 16:54:29 GMTVideo: Jerusalem In the Snowhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Video-Jeruslaem-in-the-Snow.aspxSnow covered Jerusalem and its surrounding villages last weekend.Tue, 24 Dec 2013 21:00:39 GMTPresident Peres extends Christmas greetingshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-extends-Christmas-greetings-22-Dec-2013.aspxI came to offer my greetings on behalf of the State of Israel where Jews, Christians and Muslims live together. It is my pleasure to bring you the greetings of the whole people of Israel; a holiday for one religion is a holiday for the whole country.Mon, 23 Dec 2013 18:47:14 GMTMerry Christmas!http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Celebrating-Christmas-in-Israel.aspxMerry Christmas and happy holidays to all our friends from all of us at the Israeli Embassy. PM Netanyahu: "I extend the warmest Christmas greetings to all of you. Merry Christmas."Tue, 24 Dec 2013 20:59:08 GMT'Israel Committed to Freedom of Worship, Religion'http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Shimon-Peres-Israel-Committed-to-Freedom-Worship,-Religion.aspxPresident Peres in Jerusalem, "My prayers for the coming year are that harmony and coexistence reign in this Holy City, as an example and an inspiration for the togetherness of faiths across the world."Mon, 30 Dec 2013 20:00:40 GMTHappy New Year from the Embassy of Israel!http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Happy-New-Year!-Wishing-You-a-Joyous-2014!.aspxWishing you a happy, healthy and joyous New Year!Tue, 31 Dec 2013 20:08:00 GMTNetanyahu: "I Am Committed to Peace"http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Ramallah-President-Abbas-Terrorists-Heroes-Peace.aspx"How can President Abbas say that he stands against terrorism when he embraces the perpetrators of terrorism and glorifies them as heroes?," said Prime Minister Netanyahu in a meeting with Secretary Kerry in Jerusalem.Thu, 02 Jan 2014 17:58:43 GMTIsrael Mourns Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharonhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-mourns-former-Prime-Minister-Ariel-Sharon.aspxIsrael's 11th Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon (Served in office 2001-2006) has passed away. May his memory be for a blessing. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:21:03 GMTAriel Sharon Commemoration Book http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Commemoration-Book-for-PM-Sharon.aspxMon, 13 Jan 2014 22:36:02 GMTIsraeli Singer David Broza in DChttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/David-Broza.aspxA vibrant singer/songwriter, David Broza's energetic performance offers a fusion of Israeli and Spanish music styles. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 19:40:03 GMTPM Netanyahu Highlights Israel Innovation in Davoshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-at-the-World-Economic-Forum.aspxVideo: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the 2014 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos addressed conference of global information technology leaders.Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:37:01 GMTWashington Jewish Film Festival Onlinehttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Washington-Jewish-Film-Festival.aspxThe Washington Jewish Film Festival (WJFF) is offering early screenings of some of this year's movies online. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 17:03:23 GMTInternational Holocaust Remembrance Dayhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/International-Holocaust-Remembrance-Day0127-3149.aspxOn January 27, ceremonies all around the world mark the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 20:16:55 GMTWashington Jewish Film Festivalhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Washington-Jewish-Film-Festival-.aspxMon, 03 Feb 2014 14:47:55 GMTPalestinian incitement - An Obstacle to Peacehttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Palestinian-Incitement---An-Obstacle-to-Peace.aspxDuring this decisive period of negotiations, which Israel hopes will lead to peace, incitement to hatred and violence cannot be allowed to continue. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:02:07 GMTVideo: Amb. Dermer on the Iran's Nuclear Programhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Video-Amb--Dermer-on-Iran.aspxIn an Interview to USA Today, Ambassador Ron Dermer stressed the importance of keeping strong sanctions on Iran as a way to promote a diplomatic solution to dismantle its nuclear program. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 20:00:06 GMTVideo: Sunshine Across Israelhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Sunshine-Across-Israel.aspxIsraelis lip-dub Matisyahu's hit "Sunshine" on the background of some of Israel's most beautiful sites.Tue, 18 Feb 2014 20:54:30 GMTVideo: The Healing Powers of the Dead Seahttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Healing-powers-of-the-Dead-Sea.aspxAt 400 meters below sea level, the Dead Sea is famous for being the lowest point on earth. It is also famous for its amazing healing powers.Mon, 03 Mar 2014 21:40:20 GMTPM Netanyahu addresses Conference of Presidentshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-addresses-the-Conference-of-Presidents.aspxRemarks by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations' 40th annual Israel Leadership Mission, held in Jerusalem (February 17, 2014).Tue, 18 Feb 2014 20:59:20 GMTMiss Israel Visits the UShttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Miss-Israel-Visits-the-US.aspx​​Yityish “Titi” Aynaw, the First Miss Israel of Ethiopian descent, visited in Washington DC, New York and Philadelphia.Fri, 21 Feb 2014 20:52:35 GMTPM Netanyahu Visits the UShttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-Visits-the-US.aspxPM Netanyahu will meet with President Obama to discuss the Iranian Nuclear Progran and the Palestinian-Israeli peace process. the PM will also attend the AIPAC conference and visit Silicone Valley. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 21:32:22 GMTPM Netanyahu's Speech at the 2014 AIPAC Conferencehttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu---Full-Remarks-at-the-2014-AIPAC-Conference.aspxPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu'S remarks at the American Israeli Political Action Committee (AIPAC) 2014 Policy Conference, Tuesday, March 4, 2014 Wed, 05 Mar 2014 18:09:35 GMTAmb. Dermer's Interview with CBNhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Amb--Dermer-Interview-with-CBN.aspxIn an interview to the Chritian Broadcasting Network news, Amb. Dermer emphasized that "the only way to stop Iran's nuclear weapons program is through crippling sanctions and a credible military threat." Tue, 04 Mar 2014 21:48:27 GMTIran's Military Nuclear Program Must Be Stoppedhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/The-Real-Iran.aspx​During negotiations on Iran’s military nuclear program, the world must remember the true, brutal nature of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei’s regime, and the enmity it feels towards the United States and its allies. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 21:50:58 GMTSuspension of Diplomatic and Consular Operationshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel's-Diplomats-Escalate-Labor-Dispute.aspxAs of March 3, 2014, Israel's diplomats will no longer engage with foreign representatives, take care of official visits, or provide any consular services. These steps are part of a year-long labor dispute with the Israeli Ministry of Finance.Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:12:42 GMTFM Liberman to Visit the UShttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/-FM-Liberman-to-leave-on-US-visit.aspxThe Minister of Foreign Affairs will meet in Washington with US Secretary of State John Kerry, and with high rankimg maembers of Congress. In New York, He will meet with NYC mayor and with Jewish LeadersTue, 08 Apr 2014 18:10:05 GMTIsrael: A Vibrant Entrpreneurial Communityhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Find-Your-Hi-Tech-Creativity-in-Israel.aspxVideo: Israel is a world leader in the number of startups per-capita, with a smart and vibrant hi-tech entrepreneurship community.Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:34:07 GMTMemorial Ceremony Honoring Fallen Service Members http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Memorial-Ceremony.aspxThe ceremony honoring fallen service members and victims of terror will be held on May 4 in the presence Ambassador Ron Dermer and Defense Attache Major General Yaacob Ayish. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 20:38:25 GMTHappy Passover from Ambassador Dermerhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Happy-Passover-from-Ambassador-Dermer.aspx"To the Jewish people, Passover is the story of our own national liberation. But that same story has inspired countless revolutions and movements across the world to expand liberty, including the American Revolution."Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:26:32 GMTPM Netnayahu, Amb. Dermer on the Kansas Shootingshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-and-Ambassador-Dermer-on-the-shootings-at-the-JCC-in-Kansas.aspxAmbassador Dermer: "My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and the Jewish community of Kansas."​Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:10:16 GMTFM Liberman meets with US Secretary of State Kerryhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/FM-Liberman-meets-with-Secretary-Kerry-9-April-2014.aspxFM Liberman: “The question is whether the Palestinians too are sincere and have a genuine desire to achieve an agreement rather than play a game of blame.”Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:16:46 GMTPM Netanyahu: Abbas has to choose: Peace or Hamashttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Hamas-Fatah-Agreement.aspxThe Israeli Security Cabinet decided that Israel will not negotiate with a Palestinian government backed by Hamas, a terrorist organization that calls for Israel's destruction. PM Netanyahu: Whoever chooses the terrorism of Hamas does not want peace."Fri, 25 Apr 2014 19:19:01 GMTHolocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Dayhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Holocaust-Remembrance-Day-2014.aspxThe Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah in Hebrew) is a national day commemorating the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust. This Year's theme will mark the realities of of Jews in Europe of 1944. Ceremonies will be held on April 27-28.Mon, 28 Apr 2014 18:31:38 GMTAmb. Speech for Holocoasut Remembrance Dayhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Amb-Dermer-Speech-Holocaust-Memorial-at-the-Capitol.aspx"The rebirth of the Jewish people also owes a deep great debt of gratitude to the United States of America...The force that has driven this rebirth has been the indomitable spirit of the Jewish people." Thu, 08 May 2014 17:20:18 GMTAmb. Dermer's Independence Day Speechhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Amb-Dermers-Independence-Day-Speech.aspx"I believe Israel will be America's most important ally in the 21st century. Israel's importance as a strong, stable, reliable, democratic ally in the heart of a very dangerous region will become more and more critical for our common security."Tue, 13 May 2014 17:26:32 GMTIsrael celebrates 66 years of independencehttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-celebrates-66-years-of-independence.aspxRemembrance Day for the Fallen of Israel's Wars and Israel Independence Day - May 2014Mon, 05 May 2014 14:37:16 GMTIsrael Celebrates 66 Years of Independence http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-Celebrates-66-Years-of-Independence0508-7481.aspxIndependence Day is a celebration of the renewal of the Jewish state in the Land of Israel, the birthplace of the Jewish people. On May 14, 1948, the day the British Mandate expired, the new Jewish state - the State of Israel - was formally established.Thu, 08 May 2014 18:11:21 GMTPresident Peres meets with US National Security Advisor Ricehttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/President-Peres-meets-with-US-National-Security-Advisor-Rice-7-May-2014.aspxPresident Peres: My estimate is that Abu Mazen wants to achieve peace; I don't think he changed on the basic issues, namely the two state solution and opposition to terror. He is someone that we can negotiate with.Mon, 19 May 2014 20:11:32 GMTPope Francis in Israel - May 2014http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Pope-Francis-in-Israel-May-2014.aspxPope Francis will be the fourth Pope to come to the Holy Land. He will visit Israel on May 25-26, 2014 - the 50th anniversary of the historic visit of Pope Paul VI.Tue, 20 May 2014 19:51:49 GMTJuniper Cobra 14 US-Israel Joint Exercisehttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-US-Military-Cooperation.aspxOver 700 U.S. Service members are cooperating with their Israeli counterparts in Juniper Cobra 14, a ballistic missile defense exercise between the U.S. and Israel. Wed, 21 May 2014 20:03:57 GMTSecurity Cabinet Decision on Fatah-Hamas Unityhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Security-Cabinet-Decision-Following-Fatah-Hamas-Unity.aspxToday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said yes to terrorism and no to peace. Israel will not conduct diplomatic negotiations with a Palestinian government that relies on Hamas, a terrorist organization that calls for the destruction of Israel.Mon, 02 Jun 2014 18:53:38 GMTDeveloping: Three Israeli Teens Kidnappedhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Three-israeli-teens-kidnapped-hamas.aspxThree Israeli teens who went missing Thursday June 12 on the way back to school in the West Bank were kidnapped by Hamas terrorists.Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:44:40 GMTPM Netanyahu on Meet the Press, NPRhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-NE.aspxPrime Minister Netanyahu spoke publicly this weekend about the kidnappings of Eyal, Gilad, and Naftali as well as the long-term consequences of President Abbas’s unity government with Hamas, a terrorist organization that calls for Israel’s destruction. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:50:47 GMTPresident Peres in Washingtonhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Peres-in-USA.aspxPresident Peres arrives in DC on Wednesday for his last trip to the US as President. Follow along on social media using #PeresUSAMon, 23 Jun 2014 21:26:18 GMTBREAKING: Bodies of Kidnapped Boys Foundhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Kidnapped-Boys-Bodies-Found.aspxIt is with great sadness that we report that the IDF has found the bodies of Eyal, Gil-ad and Naftali. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the three boys. We will continue to update as we get more information.Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:43:10 GMTAmbassador Dermer Speaks Out on Kidnappingshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Amb--Dermer-Interviews.aspxAmb. Dermer spoke to many reporters yesterday and today about the terrorist actions taken by members of Hamas that resulted in the death of three Israeli teens. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 15:49:00 GMTCondolence Book for Eyal, Gilad and Naftalihttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Condolence-Book-Eyal-Gilad-Naftali.aspxOn Tuesday, July 1, Gilad Shaar, Eyal Yifrach and Naftali Frankel were laid to rest in Modi'in. Messages entered into the form below will be included in the Embassy of Israel's condolence book on their behalf.Tue, 08 Jul 2014 19:07:30 GMTPM Netanyahu: Objective is to Restore Quiethttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/PM-Netanyahu-Israel-Objective-Restore-Quiet.aspxPrime Minister Netanyahu outlined the objective of Operation Protective Edge on CBS Face the Nation: to restore long term quiet and security to Israeli civilians by seriously degrading Hamas and other terrorist groups' capabilities in Gaza.Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:41:01 GMTHamas Encourage Use of Human Shields: Amb. Dermerhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Hamas-Gaza-Encourages-Human-Shields.aspxAmbassador Dermer discusses Hamas' use of civilians as human shields, "This is the difference between Israel and Hamas – we use our missiles to protect our people, they use their people to protect missiles."Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:22:17 GMT#AskDermer Twitter Q&Ahttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/AskDermer-Twitter-QA-With-Ambassador-Dermer.aspxQuestion and answers from Ambassador Ron Dermer's #AskDermer Twitter Q&A on July 17.Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:11:05 GMTHamas uses Gaza schools for terrorist purposeshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Hamas-uses-Gaza-schools-for-military-terrorist-purposes.aspxDuring Operation Protective Edge, UNRWA announced that 20 rockets were discovered hidden in a vacant school in the Gaza Strip. This case of placing rockets in an UNRWA school was not the first incident of its kind in Gaza.Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:46:04 GMTHamas uses Gaza mosques as terrorist facilitieshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Hamas-uses-holy-places-in-Gaza-as-terrorist-facilities.aspxHamas uses mosques as command centers and to store weapons and hide infiltration tunnels.Mon, 04 Aug 2014 19:35:11 GMTFighting Hamas terrorism within the lawhttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Fighting-Hamas-terrorism-within-the-law.aspxHamas and other terrorist organizations' actions are in clear violation of the most fundamental principles of international humanitarian law. Their grave violations amount to war crimes. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:01:53 GMT72-hour ceasefire came into effect at midnighthttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Rise-in-rocket-fire-from-Gaza-Aug-2014.aspxPM Netanyahu: "We said Israel would not negotiate under fire and we stand behind these words. We will achieve the goal of Operation Protective Edge militarily or diplomatically, or by a combination of both." Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:01:52 GMTHamas' exploitation of civilian facilitieshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Hamas-exploitation-of-civilian-and-medical-facilities-for-terror.aspxHamas intentionally operates in civilian areas, including kindergartens, hospitals and mosques to carry out military activity, turning the civilian population into human shields so that Israel will be blamed for any injury and loss of life.Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:36:31 GMTSimilarities between Hamas and ISIShttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Similarities-between-Hamas-and-ISIS.aspxBoth terrorist organizations view jihad and suicide attacks as primary tools. Both terrorist organizations persecute and oppress non-Muslim minorities. Both organizations execute people who are suspected of supporting their opponents.Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:36:30 GMTWhat you can't see on the UN maps of Gazahttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/What-you-cant-see-on-UN-maps-of-Gaza.aspxThe red dots on the UN’s maps represent more than destruction. They show the many cases in which terrorists attacked Israel from heavily populated areas in Gaza.Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:36:31 GMTOperation Protective Edge - Q&Ahttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Operation-Protective-Edge-QA.aspxThe main objective of Operation Protective Edge is to re-establish stability for the citizens of Israel. Israel cannot accept a reality in which millions of its citizens are subject to the whims of radical Islamic terrorist organizations.Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:42:00 GMTEgyptian FM announces ceasefirehttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Rise-in-rocket-fire-from-Gaza-Aug-18-2014.aspxOn Tuesday evening (Aug 26), the Egyptian Foreign Minister announced a ceasefire, which entered into effect at 7 pm. Since July 8th, 4,562 rockets have been fired at Israel from Gaza, killing six civilians and wounding 127. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:42:00 GMTIsraeli Humanitarian Aid to Gaza Continueshttp://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Under-rocket-fire-from-Gaza-Israeli-humanitarian-aid-continues.aspxIsrael continues to facilitate the entrance of goods and aid to the Gaza Strip, as well as the transfer of patients requiring treatment to Israeli hospitals through the Erez Crossing.Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:42:00 GMT