President Rivlin hosts event marking Chaim Herzog’s historic UN speech
We will not allow terrorism to dictate our lives; we will neither rest nor be silent until we return the calm to the streets and to all the citizens of Israel.Read More
PM Netanyahu speaks with French President Hollande
Prime Minister Netanyahu expressed Israel's solidarity with France in the fight against terrorism, and said that both the problem and the solution are international.Read More
Dep FM Hotovely extends condolences to the people of France
The entire world is awakening to the reality of Islamic terrorism, which is motivated by an ideology that challenges the very foundations of the free world.Read More
PM Netanyahu and President Rivlin on the terrorist attacks in Paris
Terrorism is the deliberate and systematic targeting of civilians. It can never be justified. I call on the entire civilized world to unite to defeat the plague of worldwide terrorism. An a ...
President Rivlin addresses Ha’aretz Israel Conference on Peace
We must strive for broad agreement. We must not allow our harsh feelings to get the better of our common sense, or to derail efforts to reach a breakthrough where the potential exists – her ...
MFA opens International Conference on Countering Radicalization and Violent Extremism
Delegates from 41 countries and 10 regional and international organizations will attend. The conference is being hosted in cooperation with the UN Terrorism Prevention Branch and the Organi ...
PM Netanyahu addresses Jewish Federations of North America
I remain committed to a vision of two states for two peoples where a demilitarized Palestinian state recognizes the Jewish state, and Israel will continue to work for peace in the hope that ...
PM Netanyahu meets with US President Obama at the White House
PM Netanyahu: I want to make it clear that we have not given up our hope for peace. I remain committed to a vision of peace of two states for two peoples, a demilitarized Palestinian state ...
Yitzhak Navon, Israel's 5th President, Passes Away
The State of Israel has today lost a beloved son, a president of the people, one who never saw himself above the people, but to whom we all looked up in love and admiration. Read More
President Rivlin meets with former US President Clinton
The two spoke at length about the shared challenges posed by recent regional developments, and the impact of the situation on daily life in Israel. Read More
Defense Minister Ya'alon meets with US Secretary of Defense Carter
Secretary Carter: "For Israel, the current regional situation presents daily threats to the state, its economy, and its democracy. As we have since its founding, the United States stands wi ...
Dep FM Hotovely addresses 29th Women Leaders' Conference
"Political leadership and economic empowerment are key factors for the advancement of gender equality. Israel has been a pioneer in terms of gender equality."Read More
President Rivlin addresses official memorial ceremony for Yitzhak Rabin
Zionism without Zion is an empty shell. Jerusalem has, and will always be, in need of those who are unafraid, who are strong enough to endure the troubled path and the difficult times. Toda ...
29th International Women Leaders Conference
Head of MASHAV Amb Haskel: "I am happy to see a hall filled wall-to-wall with women leaders who have come to Israel from all over the world to learn, together with us and from our experienc ...
PM Netanyahu at special Knesset session in memory of Yitzhak Rabin
Peace must be anchored in security because it is the foundation for peace. The Palestinians' hope - that one day they will defeat us through the power of the sword - must be denounced. Rabi ...
President Rivlin hosts memorial ceremony for Prime Minister Rabin
We must ensure that the day upon which we remember Rabin's murder, will be a day belonging to all Israel; all its camps, all its sectors, a day of self-examination for the Israeli people, a ...
PM Netanyahu meets with US Secretary of State Kerry
To generate hope, we have to stop terrorism. To stop terrorism, we have to stop the incitement. It's time that the international community told President Abbas to stop the incitement and ho ...
Israel rejects UNESCO Executive Board decision on 'Occupied Palestine'
The deep Jewish ties to the holy sites in Jerusalem and its surroundings are undeniable and no decision of UNESCO can alter that. The resolution aims to transform the Israeli-Palestinian co ...
Israel sends humanitarian aid to Vanuatu
Powdered porridge enriched with nutrients will help supply food to the population following the tropical cyclone last March which decimated 70% of the country's crops.Read More
PM Netanyahu meets with UN Sec. Gen. Ban Ki-moon
Netanyahu: President Abbas has not condemned a single one of the 30 terrorist attacks on Israelis over the last month. In the face of this terrorism Israel is acting as any democracy would ...
PM Netanyahu addresses the 37th Zionist Congress
The physical assaults on the Jews are always preceded and accompanied by an assault on the truth, campaign of defamation and slander. And what I would like to examine with you today are the ...
MFA on Palestinian attempt to declare the Western Wall a Muslim holy site
This is a clear endeavor to distort history, in order to erase the connection between the Jewish people and its holiest site, and to create a false reality.Read More
Statement by MFA DG Gold on Joseph's tomb arson
The Palestinian attack on Joseph's tomb reminds us of the actions of the most extreme Islamist elements, from Afghanistan to Lybia. Only Israel can protect the sites holy for all religions ...
PM Netanyahu meets with US Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff General Dunford
The two men discussed strategic cooperation between the two countries and the strategic challenges that we face. Read More
PM Netanyahu holds press conference for international media
Yesterday, President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of putting to death, executing an innocent Palestinian boy. First of all, he's not dead - he's alive. Second, he's not innocent. The only w ...
PM Netanyahu addresses Knesset on security situation
I say to the Chairman of the Palestinian Authority: Do not turn murderers into heroes. If there is further deterioration due to the incitement by Hamas and the Islamic Movement and the Pale ...
PM Netanyahu at press conference on wave of terrorism
We are in the midst of a wave of terrorism with knives, firebombs, rocks and even live fire, the result of mendacious incitement by Hamas, the Palestinian Authority, several countries in th ...
President Rivlin addresses Foreign Press Association
Partnership must begin with dialogue. Dialogue is not just words, it is the building of mutual understanding and respect. We and the Palestinians will not be able to reach an agreement with ...
PM Netanyahu on the security situation in Jerusalem
The status quo does not allow bringing pipebombs into the al-Aqsa Mosque. We also demand sharp action against incitement, including its sources, Hamas, the Palestinian Authority - but first ...
PM Netanyahu on CNN: Palestinian incitement and terrorism
The problem is that Mahmoud Abbas is inciting to terrorism. There's only one way to get a peace process going, peace negotiations going – you've got to sit down and negotiate.Read More
PM Netanyahu meets US Secretary of State Kerry
PM Netanyahu: "Any path forward requires one thing: you have to fight terror. But when we hear incitement - worse, when we hear praise for the terrorists from our supposed peace partners, w ...
PM Netanyahu addresses the UN General Assembly
Seventy years after the murder of six million Jews, Iran's rulers promise to destroy my country. Murder my people. And the response from this body, from nearly every one of the governments ...
Statements by President Rivlin and PM Netanyahu on terror attack
Tonight, bloodthirsty murderers claimed the lives of a mother and a father, leaving their young children orphaned. The heart breaks at the magnitude of such cruelty and hatred. Read More
Response of PM Netanyahu's Office to Abu Mazen's speech
Abu Mazen's speech was deceitful and encourages incitement and lawlessness in the Middle East. We call on the Palestinian Authority and its leader to enter into direct negotiations with Isr ...
PM Netanyahu departs for UN General Assembly
Israel desires peace with the Palestinians who are continuing to spread gross lies about our policy on the Temple Mount. Israel is committed to the status quo. It is the Palestinian rioters ...
Israel welcomes Egyptian President's call to expand peace with Israel
The Government of Israel welcomes Egyptian President Abdul Fatah al-Sisi's call to expand the peace with Israel to include additional Arab countries.Read More
Chief Rabbis of Israel call on religious leaders to halt violence
They called on Islamic religious leaders and others to work together to end the violence in Jerusalem and its surrounding area and to prevent riots and violations of public order in the hol ...
PMO statement on results of the IAEA vote
This is a great victory for Israel in the international arena. In recent weeks, there has been a combined national effort, led by the Prime Minister, the National Security Council, the Fore ...
PM Netanyahu speaks with UN SG Ban Ki-moon
Israel is acting against the violence on the Temple Mount and is strictly maintaining the status quo, Palestinian incitement to the contrary notwithstanding.Read More
Security situation in and around Jerusalem
PM Netanyahu: "We intend to give soldiers and police officers the tools necessary to act very firmly against those who throw stones and firebombs. We are changing our policy to declare war ...
PM Netanyahu’s statement marking anniversary of 9/11 terror attacks
We remain committed to fighting the forces of militant Islam that have caused so much death and destruction both before and since that terrible day. Read More
President Rivlin's greetings for the New Year 5776
On behalf of all the people in Israel, I send you my best wishes for a sweet new year. Israel faces many challenges both internally and externally which we can and will overcome - as we hav ...
Israel reopens its embassy in Egypt
Director General Dore Gold: "Under the leadership of PM Netanyahu and Egyptian President el-Sisi, we succeeded in driving away the threats, and we’re working together for the sake of stabil ...
PM Netanyahu expresses condolences on death of Riham Dawabsha
PM Netanyahu expresses his condolences to the Dawabsha family following the death of Riham Dawabsha who was critically wounded in the act of terrorism in Duma.Read More
President Rivlin welcomed to Vatican
The President expressed his distress over the wave of anti-Semitism which has swept the world. The Pope agreed with the President on the issue, noting that those who seek to threaten Israel ...
President Rivlin departs for visit to Rome and the Vatican
President Rivlin departed today on his first official visit to the Vatican and to Rome. He will express to the Pope the importance that the State of Israel places on the preservation of fre ...
President Rivlin hosts diplomatic corps for Rosh Hashanah
President Rivlin: Iran continues to threaten stability in the region and around the world. Their backing of terror makes Iran's nuclear ambitions, truly terrifying - not just for Israel, bu ...
President Rivlin visits Tabgha and Christian sites in Jordan Valley
President Rivlin: "I am here today, to make clear that the State of Israel - as a Jewish and democratic state, democratic and Jewish - holds dear its responsibility to protect, the freedom ...
PM Netanyahu meets with Nobel laureates on the occasion of the WSCI Conference
We are in the vortex of a battle between modernity and medievalism that is being waged around us. We have to be powerful for peace and for the prosperity of our people; the core of that pow ...
Emergency aid to Myanmar
Ambassador Zonshine headed the Israel embassy's delegation to the hard-hit Thayarwaddy delta area, with a truck loaded with food, medicines, mosquito nets and hygiene packs. Read More
President Rivlin meets delegation of Republican members of Congress
Israelis are deeply concerned about the recent nuclear deal signed with Iran. We fear that this agreement is a first step in the legitimization of Iran's policies and strategies, and only a ...
President Rivlin meets with Democratic congressional delegation
The Iranian regime is a dangerous combination of aggressiveness, fundamentalism, and state sponsored terrorism. We fear the agreement is a first step in the legitimization of Iran's policie ...
PM Netanyahu visits victim of firebomb attack
Our policy is zero tolerance for terrorism and it does not matter where it comes from. There is no law above the laws of the state, which apply to everyone. Against those who violate them, ...
PM Netanyahu addresses Jewish Federations on Iran
The nuclear deal with Iran doesn't block Iran's path to the bomb. It actually paves Iran's path to the bomb. It gives Iran two paths to the bomb. Iran can get to the bomb by keeping the dea ...
President Rivlin addresses solidarity rally in Jerusalem
The flames are spreading in our land: flames of violence, flames of hatred, flames of twisted beliefs, flames which permit the shedding of blood in the name of the Torah, in the name of mor ...
Arson terror attack in Duma
Dep FM Hotovely: "Judaism sanctifies life. The taking of innocent life and the defilement of Jewish morals is an unforgiveable act of terror." PM Netanyahu to PA Chairman Abbas: "We must fi ...
Statements on Gay Pride stabbing in Jerusalem
PM Netanyahu: "A despicable hate crime was committed this evening in Jerusalem. In Israel everyone, including the gay community, has the right to live in peace, and we will defend that right."Read More
Israeli response to Amnesty International report
The methodology the report is based upon is fundamentally flawed, evidence that Amnesty has a flawed understanding of international law, and further reveals the organization’s compulsive ob ...
PM Netanyahu on UNSC endorsement of Iranian accord
The UN Security Council has given its approval to a country that has systematically violated the UNSC's decisions and which calls for the destruction of Israel, a member of the UN. The hypo ...
PM Netanyahu interviewed on American networks
Within 10 to 15 years Iran will become a threshold state with full international legitimacy, unrestricted number of centrifuges to build a nuclear arsenal in a very short time. And to boot, ...
PM Netanyahu wishes PA Chairman happy Eid al-Fitr
The Prime Minister told Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas that the citizens of Israel want peace and added that Israel would continue to act toward regional stability.Read More
PM Netanyahu interviewed on NBC News
The Iranians can cheat on the deal, because inspections are not instantaneous. You have 24 days before you can inspect any site that you find suspicious in Iran.Read More
Statement by PM Netanyahu
The bottom line of this very bad deal is exactly what Iran's President Rouhani said today: 'The international community is removing the sanctions and Iran is keeping its nuclear program.'Read More
Security Cabinet rejects nuclear deal with Iran
The Cabinet unanimously rejected the agreement and it determined that Israel is not bound by it. PM Netanyahu spoke with US President Barack Obama and expressed Israel's two major concerns ...
PM Netanyahu's remarks in the Knesset
Our commitment is to prevent Iran from arming itself with nuclear weapons and it is valid today more than ever. I call on all those who care about Israel's security to unite behind this com ...
PM Netanyahu addresses the state memorial ceremony for Theodor Herzl
Iran is the greatest threat to world peace. The concessions agreement that Iran is about to receive from the major powers paves the way for it to arm itself with nuclear weapons and deliver ...
President Rivlin hosts Iftar meal
Ramadan is based on the values of compassion, mercy, and grace. But unfortunately, there are those who seek to exploit the sanctity of Ramadan, and distort its meaning in favor of criminal ...
PM Netanyahu responds to the UNHRC decision
The UN Human Rights Council is not interested in the facts and is not really interested in human rights. The UNHRC condemns the State of Israel for no fault of its own, for acting to defend ...
PM Netanyahu and Pres Rivlin on Sir Nicholas Winton
The Jewish people and the State of Israel owe an eternal debt to Nicholas Winton who singlehandedly saved hundreds of Jewish children from the Nazis.Read More
PM Netanyahu and DM Yaalon visit victims of Jerusalem terror attacks
PM Netanyahu: We join with Egypt and with many other countries in the struggle against the extremist Islamic terrorism that is guided by Iran and the Shiite extremists and by ISIS and the S ...
PM Netanyahu at US Independence Day celebrations
The Middle East is imploding all around us. The forces of militant Islam are rushing to fill the void. Yet in this turbulent and violent Middle East, Israel stands out as a beacon of freedo ...
Israeli response to the UNHRC Commission of Inquiry
It is regrettable that the report fails to recognize the profound difference between Israel’s moral behavior during Operation Protective Edge and the terror organizations it confronted.Read More
Government approves National Authority for Technology and Innovation
The authority will reinforce the government's long-term goals for the hi-tech industry of maintaining and increasing Israel's global leadership in the face of growing competition while conn ...
Ramadan greetings and easing of restrictions
The Islamic world is marking the month of Ramadan even as the Middle East burns in the wake of civil wars and religious wars between Sunnis and Shi'ites. Israel will continue to be an islan ...
Cabinet Secretary Mandelblit presents PM Netanyahu with Israel's Position on Operation Protective Edge
PM Netanyahu received the report on the State of Israel's position regarding Operation Protective Edge, which proves unequivocally that the actions carried out by the IDF and security force ...
Briefing on publication of Israeli Report: 2014 Gaza Conflict
Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely and Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Dore Gold, together with an interministerial legal team, held a briefing on the publicati ...
PM Netanyahu Meets with chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff
PM Netanyahu: We know we have no better friends than the American people, the American governments, the American fighting men and women. You fight for America, but you also fight for freedom.Read More
President Rivlin meets with chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff
President Rivlin: It was commonly thought that the enemy of your enemy was your friend; this this is no longer necessarily the case. For us this is not a hypothetical issue - there is a ver ...
On the decision to exclude Israel from the UN List of Shame
The State of Israel acted to protect its citizens from attacks by a murderous terror organization, which has no qualms about placing Palestinian civilians, including children, in the firing ...
PM Netanyahu meets with Google Executive Chairman Schmidt
At the meeting, Eric Schmidt pointed out that Israel was second only to Silicon Valley in terms of the number of start-ups, and added that Google's commitment to invest in Israel would cont ...
PM Netanyahu addresses the Herzliya Conference
I remain committed to a solution of two states for two peoples as I said at Bar-Ilan - a demilitarized Palestinian state that recognizes the Jewish state. These are the foundations of an en ...
Pres Rivlin meets UN Middle East Envoy Mladenov
We are doing all in our power to improve the situation in Gaza, and to rebuild, as long as it is not used by Hamas to rearm. We recognize the importance of the UN as a mediator in internati ...
PM Netanyahu's statement on FIFA decision
This Palestinian provocation joins the unilateral steps that the Palestinians are taking at other international institutions. So long as they take these steps they will only push peace furt ...
PM Netanyahu meets with US Senator Bill Cassidy
As horrific as ISIS is, once Iran, the preeminent terrorist state of our time, acquires nuclear weapons, it will be a thousand times more dangerous and more destructive than ISIS. ISIS shou ...
PM Netanyahu speaks with US Secretary Kerry
PM Netanyahu conveyed his appreciation to President Barack Obama and the Secretary for the efforts of the American team at the Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Prol ...
PM Netanyahu and 34th Government convene at President's Residence
PM Netanyahu: The threats in the region also create opportunities. We will take every opportunity to translate regional cooperation into processes for stability and peace.Read More
Jerusalem Day ceremony
PM Netanyahu: Islamic fanaticism threatens Jerusalem, the Middle East and the entire world. We oppose the nuclear deal with Iran, and believe it is possible to achieve a better one. Read More
Global Forum for Combating Antisemitism closes
Among the steps adopted by the Forum: Removing Internet sites which deny the Holocaust, and establishing a national body in every country to enforce legislation and require Internet provide ...
PM Netanyahu addresses 5th Global Forum for Combating Antsemitism
Today's antisemitism is not limited to the various sects of militant Islam, nor is it limited just to the xenophobic elements on the fringes of European society. Because today it often wear ...
Israel to host mobile technologies conference for tourism
Israel's reputation as the Start-Up Nation led to the choice of the conference theme of innovation and technology in tourism, and will showcase the best interactive apps, tourism augmented ...
President Rivlin meets bipartisan US Congress delegation
The relationship between our peoples and our governments are of the highest priority, in each and every field - though first and foremost in the field of securityRead More
PM Netanyahu meets with bipartisan US Congressional delegation
Our relationship has been based on two pillars, and even when we have disagreements, they are based on our common need and desire to maintain our alliance and to maintain Israel's security.Read More
5th Global Forum for Combating Antisemitism to convene in Jerusalem
Seventy years after the victory over Nazi Germany, we are unfortunately witnessing the renewed growth of antisemitism and of voices denying the Holocaust. Against this background, the Globa ...
PM Netanyahu meets with US Sen. Rob Portman
We think that the goal of the Iran deal should be to block Iran's path to the bomb. And to block Iran's path to the bomb, we need a deal that prevents Iran from having what is given to it i ...
Israel sets up field hospital in Kathmandu
As part of the IDF's humanitarian mission to Nepal, a field hospital was set up near Kathmandu. People affected by the earthquake receive the same treatment offered in the most high-tech me ...
Israel responds to earthquake in Nepal
President Rivlin: "This delegation of 'messenger angels' represents the universal values, in the spirit of our people and our country." PM Netanyahu: "This is the true face of Israel - a co ...
Israel receives summary of UN report on Gaza conflict
The executive summary of the report clearly documents the exploitation by terrorist organizations of UN facilities in the Gaza Strip. Allof the incidents attributed by the report to Israel ...
Amb. Dermer's remarks on Israeli Independence Day
Ambassador Ron Dermer's remarks at the Embassy of Israel's celebration of Israel's 67th Independence Day in Washington, D.C.Read More
Israel celebrates 67 years of independence
The proximity of Remembrance Day and Independence Day reminds people of the heavy price paid for independence. With the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, Jewish independence was ...
President Rivlin addresses Remembrance Day for the Fallen of Israel's Wars ceremony
President Rivlin: “The struggle for our existence is still not a matter of choice. Our obligation, to ourselves, our children and grandchildren, is to be sure to do everything in our power ...
Ambassador Dermer's Remarks on Yom Hazikaron
On Memorial Day, the people of Israel experience a depth of agony rarely experienced elsewhere.Read More
Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day 2015
Holocaust 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 memorialized. Read More
President Rivlin visits Christian leaders in Jerusalem
President Rivlin: "An attack on your holy sites is like an attack on our holy sites, and such crimes must never be allowed to happen."Read More
Iran: Statements by PM Netanyahu
The deal leaves Iran with the ability to arm itself with nuclear weapons, fills its coffers with money and enables it to continue terrorism and aggression in the Middle East and the world. ...
Iran: PM Netanyahu speaks with President Obama
A deal based on this framework would threaten the survival of Israel. It would legitimize Iran's nuclear program, bolster Iran's economy, and increase Iran's aggression and terror throughou ...
Palestinian Authority joins the ICC - Israel's response
The PA has established a partnership with Hamas, a terrorist organization that commits war crimes similar to those of ISIS. Its decision to join the ICC, in order to initiate proceedings ag ...
Memorial Day Service
The Memorial Day service for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terrorism, in the presence of Ambassador Ron Dermer and the Military Attache Ya'acov AyishRead More
The Long Arm of Iran
Would Iran be less aggressive when sanctions are removed and its economy is stronger? Would Iran fund less terrorism when it has mountains of cash with which to fund more terrorism?Read More
PM Netanyahu meets with delegation of US senators
PM Netanyahu: I think the most important thing is to make sure that Iran doesn’t get a path to the bomb and that Iran’s aggression in Yemen and elsewhere, including around Israel’s borders, ...
President Rivlin receives official election results
President Rivlin appointed outgoing PM Benjamin Netanyahu with the task of forming the 34th Government of Israel. Netanyahu: The next government will be faced with two challenges: Building ...
Amb Prosor adresses UN Security Council on Children and Armed Conflict
Across the Middle East, terrorists and extremists are poisoning the minds of the next generation, teaching them to hate, vilify, and dehumanize Israelis and Jews. We have lost an entire gen ...
20th Knesset to be sworn in March 31, 2015
Forty new MKs will serve in the incoming Knesset. Of the 120 Knesset members, 29 will be women. This marks a new record in the number of female lawmakers, two more than the 19th Knesset.Read More
President Rivlin begins consultations with elected parties
In a democracy the majority rules, and the majority expressed its will clearly. The role of the President after the elections is to initiate the process of forming a coalition government in ...
With 99 percent of the ballot boxes counted, results indicate that the Likud has won 30 seats and the Zionist Camp 24. Voter turnout: 71.8%. Final results will be published on Thursday, whe ...
Israeli resolution adopted at UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs
This is a landmark achievement - the first resolution that Israel has initiated and which was successfully passed outside of the United Nations General Assembly. It was co-sponsored by no ...
Amb Prosor addresses 59th session of Commission on the Status of Women
When it comes to women's rights, Israel is leading by example. We understand that empowered women are the foundation of thriving societies. Israeli women haven't just broken the glass ceili ...
PM Netanyahu's speech to Congress
The transcript of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before a joint session of the US Congress.Read More
PM Netanyahu's speech at the AIPAC Policy Conference
If Iran develops nuclear weapons, it would have the means to annihilate Israel, as it has vowed to do. As prime minister of Israel, I have a moral obligation to speak up in the face of thes ...
Israel and Jordan sign 'Seas Canal' agreement
Minister Shalom: This is the most important and significant agreement since the peace treaty with Jordan. This is the peak of fruitful and very good cooperation between Israel and Jordan.Read More
President Rivlin meets with Apple CEO Tim Cook in Jerusalem
President Rivlin: Your contribution to humanity is unprecedented. Even for me as one who prefers to write with a pen and paper, it is clear to me what a great miracle you have created.Read More
Amb Prosor addresses UN Security Council
If the Oscars for Maintenance of International Peace and Security were given at the UN, I would not be surprised if Iran, Hezbollah, Saudi Arabia and the Palestinian Authority were awarded ...
FM Liberman on the US court decision
The decision of the court in New York to order the Palestinian Authority to compensate the terror victims of the second intifada is first and foremost a moral victory for the State of Israe ...
PM Netanyahu addresses Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations
I think the greatest danger facing humanity is the possibility that any movement or any regime of militant Islam will arm itself with the weapons of mass destruction.
President Rivlin meets with Israeli diplomats to North America
Our friendships are above political parties and opinions, they are friendships borne out of trust and shared values. Even such close friends can have a difference of opinion, and even agree ...
PM Netanyahu participates in ceremony in memory of the Paris victims
PM Netanyahu: I share not only in the grief of the families, but in the feelings of the entire Jewish People who understand that the attack in Paris was an attack on all Jews wherever they ...
FM Liberman praises King Abdullah for strong action against terrorism
King Abdullah should be praised for his prompt and forceful action this morning against this act of terror. The leaders of the world must follow King Abdullah's example in combatting terror ...
PM Netanyahu speaks with UN Sec Gen Ban Ki-moon
The international community has yet to point an accusatory finger at Iran which was behind the attack on the northern border and is exporting terrorism around the world. Read More
International Holocaust Remembrance Day – 27 January 2015
On 27 January, Israeli missions around the world will mark 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz and ten years since the UN resolution to establish an international Holocaust Remembran ...
President Rivlin meets with UN Sec. Gen. Ban Ki-moon
President Rivlin: Religious hatred is on the rise, the poison of fundamentalism and terrorism has left no corner of the globe immune, and the need to fight this threat is a primary internat ...
President Rivlin begins New York visit
President Rivlin: “I also have a dream, I believe that Jerusalem, which is a microcosm of the whole world, will serve as an example of coexistence between different religions and communitie ...
PM Netanyahu accepts invitation by US House of Representatives Speaker Boehner
PM Netanyahu: I look forward to being able to share with the joint session Israel's vision for working together to address our common challenges and to reiterate Israel's commitment to the ...
Grand Challenges Israel announces 10 global health innovations
Innovators from Israel receive seed grants for bold ideas, to steer Israeli entrepreneurs towards finding solutions for developing nations - those markets in which there’s a real need for u ...
PM Netanyahu on decision of the ICC prosecutor
It is the democracy of Israel, a world leader in fighting terrorism, which is to be hauled to the dock in The Hague, while the terrorist war criminals of Hamas are the ones who are going to ...
New President of the Supreme Court, Justice Miriam Naor
Justice Naor: "Israel can take pride in the fact that its judges are independent, and not pressured by anything but the law and truth."Read More
Israel sends condolences after Paris terrorist attack
The people of Israel send their condolences to the people of France over the brutal acts of savagery in Paris today. The attacks of radical Islam know no boundaries - these are internationa ...
FAQ: Elections in Israel
A bill to dissolve the 19th Knesset passed its first reading in the Knesset plenum on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 by unanimous vote. Elections are expected to be held on March 17, 2015. Read More
Terror attack in Jerusalem synagogue
The victims: Rabbis Moshe Twersky, 59, Aryeh Kupinsky, 43, Avraham Shmuel Goldberg, 68, and Kalman Levine, 55. PM Netanyahu: "This is the direct result of the incitement being led by Hamas ...
Terrorist attacks in Tel Aviv and Alon Shvut
Young woman and IDF soldier killed in separate stabbing attacks.
PM Netanyahu: "The terrorism against us knows no borders. The terrorists and those who incite to it want to get rid of us w ...
Terror attack in Jerusalem kills one, injures 14
A Palestinian terrorist used his car to deliberately drive into a crowd of Israelis near a light-rail train station in Jerusalem shortly after noon. Three Israeli soldiers were injured Wedn ...
Baby killed, eight wounded in Jerusalem terror attack
Prime Minister Netanyahu: "This is how Abu Mazen's partners in government act, the same Abu Mazen who - only a few days ago - incited toward a terrorist attack in Jerusalem."Read More
Help the fight against Ebola
MASHAV, in the name of the Foreign Ministry and the government of Israel, calls upon Israelis to join in the global effort to assist the Western African countries in combating the outbreak ...
Israel and UNWomen: Economic Empowerment of Women
MASHAV and UNWomen partnered for a workshop aimed at empowering women through the establishment of small enterprisesRead More
PM Netanyahu's remarks to Jewish Federation leaders in New York
To defeat ISIS and leave Iran as a threshold nuclear power is to win the battle and lose the war. We have to defeat ISIS, but we also have to prevent Iran from getting the capability to pr ...
PM Netanyahu and FM Liberman meet with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
PM Netanyahu: There is no justice in the fact that the standard applied to Israel is different than that applied to other countries. Israel did not direct its attacks against civilians and ...
PM Netanyahu addresses the UN General Assembly
ISIS and Hamas share a fanatical creed, which they both seek to impose well beyond the territory under their control. ISIS must be defeated. But to defeat ISIS and leave Iran as a threshold ...
PM Netanyahu leaves on working visit to the US
"In my address to the UN General Assembly, I will refute all of the lies being directed at us and I will tell the truth about our state and about the heroic soldiers of the IDF, the most mo ...
MFA Spokesman on IAEA vote
The vote by the IAEA states expresses a rejection of the repeated Arab attempt to condemn and isolate Israel within the IAEA, and to deflect attention of the international community from th ...
PM Netanyahu's Rosh Hashana greeting to Jewish communities abroad
PM Netanyahu: Israel will remain a source of pride and strength for Jews, no matter where they live and I have no doubt that the future of the Jewish people is one of hope and promise.
Israeli Humanitarian Aid to Gaza Continues
Israel 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.Read More
Hamas' exploitation of civilian facilities
Hamas intentionally operates in civilian areas, including kindergartens, hospitals and mosques to carry out military activity, turning the civilian population into human shields so that Isr ...
Similarities between Hamas and ISIS
Both terrorist organizations view jihad and suicide attacks as primary tools. Both terrorist organizations persecute and oppress non-Muslim minorities. Both organizations execute people who ...
What you can't see on the UN maps of Gaza
The 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.Read More
Egyptian FM announces ceasefire
On 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, killi ...
Operation Protective Edge - Q&A
The 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 ...
72-hour ceasefire came into effect at midnight
PM 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 com ...
Fighting Hamas terrorism within the law
Hamas 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. Read More
Israel under fire July-August 2014 - A Diary
Since 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 ci ...
Hamas uses Gaza mosques as terrorist facilities
Hamas uses mosques as command centers and to store weapons and hide infiltration tunnels.Read More
Hamas uses Gaza schools for terrorist purposes
During 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 fi ...
Hamas' terror tunnels
The 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 f ...
Hamas' use of civilians as human shields
Hamas takes advantage of the fact that the IDF avoids attacking targets where it is know there are civilians. Read More
#AskDermer Twitter Q&A
Question and answers from Ambassador Ron Dermer's #AskDermer Twitter Q&A on July 17.Read More
PM Netanyahu: Objective is to Restore Quiet
Prime 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 Hama ...
Hamas Encourage Use of Human Shields: Amb. Dermer
Ambassador 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 ...
Condolence Book for Eyal, Gilad and Naftali
On 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 b ...
Ambassador Dermer Speaks Out on Kidnappings
Amb. 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. Read More
BREAKING: Bodies of Kidnapped Boys Found
It 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 ...
Ambassador Dermer Honors President Peres
You came here to honor Israel’s President, Shimon Peres. You honor him not just because of the office he holds but also because of the leader he is -- A leader whose life represents in so m ...
President Peres in Washington
President Peres arrives in DC on Wednesday for his last trip to the US as President. Follow along on social media using #PeresUSARead More
PM Netanyahu on Meet the Press, NPR
Prime 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 ...
Developing: Three Israeli Teens Kidnapped
Three Israeli teens who went missing Thursday June 12 on the way back to school in the West Bank were kidnapped by Hamas terrorists.Read More
Security Cabinet Decision on Fatah-Hamas Unity
Today, 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 terro ...
Merck signs cooperation agreement with the Chief Scientist of Israel
U.S. pharmaceutical company Merck signed a commercial cooperation agreement with the Chief Scientist at the Ministry of Economy to support Israeli life science companies.
Juniper Cobra 14 US-Israel Joint Exercise
Over 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. Read More
Pope Francis in Israel - May 2014
Pope 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.Read More
Amb. Dermer's Independence Day Speech
"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 ...
Amb. Dermer's Independence Day Speech
"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 ...
Video: Amb. Dermer on FDD Washington 2014 Forum
Keynote address by Ambassador Ron Dermer to the 2014 Washington Forum, presented by the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies "Allies, Adversaries and Enemies."Read More
President Peres meets with US National Security Advisor Rice
President 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 th ...
Independence Day greetings
President 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 to ...
Israel celebrates 66 years of independence
Remembrance Day for the Fallen of Israel's Wars and Israel Independence Day - May 2014Read More
Israel Celebrates 66 Years of Independence
Independence 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 ne ...
Video: Happy 66th Independence Day, Israel!
"This is my first Yom Haatzmaut as Israel's Ambassador to the United States, and I could not be more proud than to represent Israel in this great country, a country that has restored our ho ...
Amb. Dermer Remarks on Israel's Memorial Day
"Sixty six years after Israel was established, there are few who remember what life was like for the Jewish people before there was an Israel... Think about the sovereignty we have restored ...
Israel at 66: A statistical glimpse
Israel stands at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa. Geographically, it belongs to the Asian continent. Its western border is the Mediterranean Sea.Read More
Amb. Speech for Holocoasut Remembrance Day
"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 Je ...
Amb. Speech for Holocoasut Remembrance Day
"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 Je ...
Memorial Ceremony Honoring Fallen Service Members
The 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. Read More
Amb. Dermer's Speech at the 2014 ADL Summit
"Israel's capacity for self-defense has enabled us for 66 years to defy odds & build the remarkable country Israel has become today."Read More
Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day
The 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 ...
PM Netanyahu: Abbas has to choose: Peace or Hamas
The 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 Netanyah ...
Happy Passover from Ambassador Dermer
"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, includi ...
PM Netnayahu, Amb. Dermer on the Kansas Shootings
Ambassador Dermer: "My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and the Jewish community of Kansas."Read More
FM Liberman meets with US Secretary of State Kerry
FM 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.”Read More
Passover, the holiday of freedom, commemorating the Jewish exodus from Egypt, will be celebrated this year starting April 12. Read More
FM Liberman to Visit the US
The 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 ...
Israel: A Vibrant Entrpreneurial Community
Video: Israel is a world leader in the number of startups per-capita, with a smart and vibrant hi-tech entrepreneurship community.Read More
Suspension of Diplomatic and Consular Operations
As 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-lo ...
PM Netanyahu's Speech at the 2014 AIPAC Conference
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu'S remarks at the American Israeli Political Action Committee (AIPAC) 2014 Policy Conference, Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Iran's Military Nuclear Program Must Be Stopped
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 U ...
PM Netanyahu Visits the US
PM 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 ...
Amb. Dermer's Interview with CBN
In 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 mil ...
Video: The Healing Powers of the Dead Sea
At 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.Read More
Miss Israel Visits the US
Yityish “Titi” Aynaw, the First Miss Israel of Ethiopian descent, visited in Washington DC, New York and Philadelphia.Read More
PM Netanyahu addresses Conference of Presidents
Remarks 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, 2 ...
Video: Sunshine Across Israel
Israelis lip-dub Matisyahu's hit "Sunshine" on the background of some of Israel's most beautiful sites.Read More
Video: Amb. Dermer on the Iran's Nuclear Program
In 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.
Palestinian incitement - An Obstacle to Peace
During this decisive period of negotiations, which Israel hopes will lead to peace, incitement to hatred and violence cannot be allowed to continue. Read More
International Holocaust Remembrance Day
On January 27, ceremonies all around the world mark the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust. Read More
Washington Jewish Film Festival Online
The Washington Jewish Film Festival (WJFF) is offering early screenings of some of this year's movies online. Read More
PM Netanyahu Highlights Israel Innovation in Davos
Video: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the 2014 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos addressed conference of global information technology leaders.Read More
Canadian PM Visits Israel, Addresses Knesset
"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 s ...
PM Netanyahu to meet in Davos with Yahoo and Google officers
The 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.
Israeli Singer David Broza in DC
A vibrant singer/songwriter, David Broza's energetic performance offers a fusion of Israeli and Spanish music styles.
Happy Tu B'Shvat!
Today 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.Read More
Israel Mourns Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon
Israel's 11th Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon (Served in office 2001-2006) has passed away. May his memory be for a blessing. Read More
Netanyahu: "I Am Committed to Peace"
"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 ...
Happy New Year from the Embassy of Israel!
Wishing you a happy, healthy and joyous New Year!Read More
'Israel Committed to Freedom of Worship, Religion'
President 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 acros ...
Celebrating Christmas in Israel
Christmas celebrations and services will be held in Jeruslaem, BethLehem and Nazareth with 75,000 visitors expected to arrive in Israel for the Christmas period. Read More
Merry 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."Read More
President Peres extends Christmas greetings
I 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 ...
Video: Jerusalem In the Snow
Snow covered Jerusalem and its surrounding villages last weekend.Read More
Amb Dermer Presents His Credentials to Pres. Obama
This 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 HouseRead More
PM Netanyahu and Sec. Kerry meet at Jerusalem
PM 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"Read More
Israeli Startup Creates Clip for Dylan's Classic
Interlude's interactive video for “Like A Rolling Stone” includes 16 different channels, and was produced based on the company's unique technology.Read More
The Jewish Holiday of Hanukkah lasts eight days, marking the liberation of Jerusalem from Greek rule, under the leasership of the Macabees.Read More
Israeli Music Legend Arik Einstein Dies
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 ...
PM Netanyahu on the Geneva Agreement
"What was achieved in Geneva is not an historic agreement; it is an historic mistake.”Read More
Watch: Israel, US launch Joint Air Force Exercise
Israel'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 tog ...
Israeli aid to Philippines in wake of typhoon
The 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 ...
French President Hollande on state visit to Israel
President 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."Read More
PM Netanyahu's remarks regarding Iran
PM 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 ...
PM Netanyahu addresses Jewish Federations GA
In 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 becau ...
PM Netanyahu meets with Secretary Kerry
PM 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 ...
The Bedouin in the Negev and the Begin Plan
Israel is promoting a comprehensive policy aimed at improving the Bedouin's economic, social and living conditions, as well as resolving long-standing land issues. Read More
Video: Innovations Combining Health and Science
Israel 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. Read More
The Bedouin in the Negev: Hoping for Change
Kamel 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.Read More
Video: Israeli Innovations in Life Sciences
A 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.Read More
Texas A&M to open a campus in Israel
Texas 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. Read More
PM meets with US Sec. of State Kerry in Rome
PM 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 cap ...
Groner on Relations with Greece and Cyprus
In 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 n ...
PM Netnayhu: Pressure on Iran Must Be Maintained
In 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 ...
Yitzhak Rabin 1922-1995
On 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.Read More
$1M Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels
Two 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 ...
PM Netanyahu at Knesset session in honor of Rabin
Even 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 unders ...
Amb. Dermer's Speech to AIPAC in Napa
Ambassador Ron Dermer's speech at the AIPAC National Summit in Napa, California (10/15/13).Read More
Israel Invests Agricultural Expertise in Americas
The 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 ...
Israelis Win Nobel Prizes in Chemistry and Physics
Prof. 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 develop ...
Start Ups Coming to Tel Aviv
Winners 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. Read More
PM Netanyahu's Interviews with US media
Videos of PM Benjamin Netanyahu's interviews with US media during his recent trip to the US.Read More
Israeli Cyclist Raises Funds to Fight Cancer
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.Read More
PM Netanyahu's Speech at the UN
Full Video and text of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech at the United Nations General Assembly on October 1, 2013. Read More
PM Netanyahu's Visit to the US
PM Netanyahu's visit to the US included a speech at the UN General Assembly and meetings with President Obama, Secretary Kerry and Jewish leaders.Read More
Remarks by Pres. Obama and PM Netanyahu
Full Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu after their Bilateral Meeting at The Oval Office on Monday, September 30, 2013.Read More
Why We Created the LinkedIn Page
In public diplomacy, sometimes you need to make a splash in order to open a dialogue.Read More
PM Netanyahu's Response to Rouhani's UN Speech
"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 ...
Embassy Hosts Visiting Israeli Professors
Georgetown University President John DeGioia was the keynote speaker at the event celebrating Israeli-American academic cooperation.Read More
Sukkot, 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 th ...
PM Netanyahu's Visit to the US will Focus on Iran
"In another week-and-a-half I will travel to the UN General Assembly and meet with US President Obama. I intend to focus on the issue of stopping Iran's nuclear program."Read More
Statements by PM Netanyahu and Sec. Kerry
Netanyahu: "We have been closely following – and support – your ongoing efforts to rid Syria of its chemical weapons. The Syrian regime must be stripped of all its chemical weapons, and tha ...
Virtual Exhibit marks 100 years for Begin's Birth
PM Netanyahu launched the exhibit, marking the centenary of late PM Menachem Begin's birth. The exhibit is a joint initiative of the Google Cultural Institute and the Menachem Begin Herita ...
Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the holiest and most important holiday in Judaism. It will be observed this year from sundown on Friday, Sept 13.Read More
Spielberg, Wiesel to Receive Presidential Medal
Steven Spielberg, Elie Wiesel, Rabbi Elimelech Firer, and Brig. General (reserves) Avigdor Kahalani are among the recepients of this year's Presidential Medal of Distinction.Read More
Amb. Oren: Israelis Commemorate 9/11
"On this somber day, the people of Israel stand shoulder to shoulder with the American people in recalling the ruthless terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001."Read More
PM Netanyahu's Greetings for Rosh Hashana
"I want to wish Jewish communities around the world a very happy Rosh Hashanah. I hope the New Year will bring the Jewish people everywhere security, prosperity and peace."Read More
Shana Tova from Ambassador Oren
Ambassador Michael Oren refelcts on his four years of service and wishes a year of "security, joy, and fulfillment, to Jews everywhere."Read More
Shana Tova - Happy New Jewish Year!
Rosh Hashanah, the holiday that marks the beginning of the Jewish year is celebrated this year on September 4-5.Read More
Video: Shana Tova from President Peres
"I am happy to extend my warmest good wishes to the Jewish Communities around the world for the New Year – a new beginning – which I pray will bring peace, stability, economic growth and op ...
Comments on the situation in Syria
PM Netanyahu: "The IDF is ready to defend against any threat and to respond strongly against any attempt to harm Israeli citizens."Read More
Infographic: Map of Threats Facing Israel
Threats and turmoil in the Middle East have collectively reached one of the highest peaks in recent history with no stopping or slowing in sight. Here's a map detailing the threats Israel ...
The Jerusalem Food Truck Experience
Ethnic restaurants abound in Israel's capital city, but a new project aims to bring their authentic and varied cuisines to the people - via food trucks.
Groner at Israel Bonds Young Investors Event
Minister for Economic Affairs Eli Groner spoke at the annual Israel Bonds Young Investor Society event at a Washington Nationals game.Read More
PM Netanyahu's Comments on Recent Events in Syria
"The reported use of chemical weapons against innocent civilians is terribly disturbing...These events prove yet again that we simply cannot allow the world's most dangerous regimes to acqu ...
Over a million Palestinians in Israel for Ramadan
Thanks to a series of steps and gestures taken by Israel through the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories towards the civilian population, during the month of Ramadan ove ...
2700 year-old Hebrew inscription in City of David
While not complete, the inscription presents us with the name of a seventh century BCE figure, providing us with a connection to the people living in Jerusalem at the end of the First Templ ...
Embassy Hosts Children of Fallen Soldiers
"I had the extraordinary opportunity to host children of fallen IDF and American soldiers at the Embassy," said Ambassador Michael Oren. "Their strength and resolve are truly inspiring."Read More
PM Netanyahu Meets UN Sec. General
PM Netanyahu: “The root cause of the instability in the Middle East and beyond has to do with the convulsion that is historic and cultural in nature, of which the Israeli-Palestinian confl ...
Groner on Israeli Innovation and Start Up Scene
Minister 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.Read More
General Dempsey Visits Israel
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 a ...
Congressional Delegation Visits Israel
36 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. Read More
Netanyahu: Iranian atomic quest toward accelerated
Iran is determined to get the bomb and we must be even more determined to prevent them from getting it.Read More
Israeli House Opens - הבית הישראלי נפתח
הבית 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 g ...
Soccer Team FC Barcelona Visits Israel
Soccer 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 person ...
Amb. Barukh Binah: A Partial Goodbye
Ambassador 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 t ...
House Passes Nuclear Iran Prevention Act
The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed The Nuclear Iran Prevention Act on Wednesday.Read More
Peace Negotiations Resume in Washington
Peace negotiations began at the State Department on Monday night with an Iftar dinner hosted by Secretary of State John Kerry and Ambassador Martin Indyk. Read More
Remarks on the Middle East Peace Process Talks
Remarks on the Middle East Peace Process Talks by Secretary of State John Kerry, Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and Palestinian Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat.
PM Netanyahu's Open Letter to Israeli Citizens
"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 Pales ...
Juniper Stallion 2013
The 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.Read More
Israel responds to resumption of negotiations
PM Netanyahu: "I view the resumption of the diplomatic process at this time as a vital strategic interest of the State of Israel."Read More
Iftar Dinner at the Ambassador's Residence
Ambassador Michael Oren reflects on the third annual Iftar dinner he hosted at his residence this week for Ramadan. Read More
2013 Maccabiah Games Begin in Jerusalem
The 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 ...
Pres. Peres Meets with NBA Star Amar'e Stoudemire
President 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 Gam ...
Yad Vashem Named Fourth Best Museum in the World
Yad 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.Read More
Ambassador Michael Oren's Interview with Haaretz
Ambassador 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, ...
PM Netanyahu: "Iran edging closer to 'red line'"
Prime 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.Read More
Ron Dermer Appointed Next Israeli Ambassador
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided to appoint Ron Dermer as Israel's next Ambassador to the U.S.Read More
Israeli Companies Employed 23,000 Americans
Israeli Owned Companies Employed Over 23,000 Americans and Contributed $256 million to U.S. Exports in 2010Read More
New Israeli Investing Opportunity Launches
A 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 Israe ...
Happy Fourth from Ambassador Oren
We 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 fo ...
Netanyahu: Our Fervent Hope is for Peace
Prime 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.Read More
Israel Receives first C-130J Super Hercules
Lockheed Martin delivers the State of Israel’s first C-130J Super Hercules airlifter during a ceremony.Read More
Israeli Beauty Queen Linor Abargil Visits D.C.
Two 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” w ...
Entrepreneurship for Development High-Level Debate
Today belongs to those who are not afraid to fail, to question, and to dream. Read More
Part of Ancient Roman Road Found in Jerusalem
A 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 neighb ...
PM Netanyahu: Both Nations Deserve a Nation-State
Prime 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.Read More
PM Netanyahu meets EU High Representative Ashton
The 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 communi ...
President Peres' 90th Birthday Celebration
Photos and videos from President Peres' 90th Birthday Celebration.Read More
Tel Aviv Named #9 Beach City in the World
Tel Aviv was named by National Geographic as the #9 best beach city in the world. Read More
Birmingham Celebrates U.S.-Israel Cooperation
Eli 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. Read More
Pres. Peres Hosts Israeli Presidential Conference
The 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, a ...
Israelis Help in Oklahoma Tornado Relief Efforts
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.Read More
Google Acquires Waze for $1 Billion
Google announced on Tuesday that it will acquire Waze, the Israeli
navigation startup based in Ra’naana for approx. $1 billion.
PM Netanyahu to Abu-Mazen: "Give Peace a Chance"
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 t ...
35,000 Celebrate in New York's Israel Day Parade
35,000 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 y ...
This Sunday: Israel@65 Food and Music Festival
Festival will include Israeli singers performing on two stages, Israeli Beer and Wine Garden, and cooking demonstrations by local chefs.
Israel hosts European Under-21 Soccer Championship
Between June 5-18, 2013, Israel will host UEFA's European Under-21 Soccer Championship. National soccer teams from all over Europe will compete.Read More
"Israel is Truly a Start-Up Nation"
Israel'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 econ ...
PM Netanyahu and Sen. Menendez Meet in Jerusalem
Prime Minister Netanyahu met today (May 29) with Senator Menendez and thanked him for his efforts to support Israel against the Iranian nuclear threat.Read More
Iran’s nuclear designs are a threat to Middle East
"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 ...
PM Netanyahu and Sec. Kerry Meet in Jeruslaem
Netanyahu: "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."Read More
PM Offers Condolences on the Oklahoma Tornado
PM 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 hor ...
Sec. Kerry to visit Israel This Week
U.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.Read More
Shavuot 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, includin ...
Coexistence in Israel: Ulfat, Arab-Israeli Athlete
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 youn ...
Happy Jerusalem Day!
On May 8, Israelis mark Jerusalem Day, celebrating the Israeli capital's reunification in 1967Read More
Sec. Kerry and Justice Min. Livni Meet in Italy
U.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.Read More
U.N Sec. General and Justice Min. Livni Meet in NY
On 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 ...
PM Netanyahu Meets Congress Delegation
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).Read More
Embassy Hosts Christian-Israel Solidarity Event
On Friday, May 3, 2013 the Embassy hosted nearly 300 Christian leaders from around the United States at its 12th Annual Christian Israel Solidarity Event.
President Peres meets Pope Francis and Italian PM
Your 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. Read More
Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley Visits Israel
Governor 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.Read More
Amb. Oren on the Situation in Syria
Amb. 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."Read More
Video: Tel Aviv through Instagram
On 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.
Israelis Celebrating Lag Ba'Omer
This Saturday, April 27, Israelis will light bonefires all around Israel to celebrate Lag Ba'Omer.Read More
PM Netanyahu Meets With Sec. Hagel in Israel
PM Netanyahu: In the last four years, we’ve greatly enhanced the defense and security relationship between Israel and the United States.Read More
DM Moshe Ya'alon meets Defense Secretary Hagel
The 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 entir ...
President Peres meets with Defense Secretary Hagel
President Peres held a diplomatic-security working meeting with US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.Read More
"Boston reminds us of best and worst of humanity"
Amb. 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 ...
"Boston reminds us of best and worst of humanity"
Amb. 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 ...
The Miracle of Number 65
"For us, on this, our most joyous moment, celebrating our independence is inextricably linked with our love and admiration for America." Read More
Israel 65 Independence Day Celebration
On Tuesday April 16, The Embassy of Israel hosted its annual Independence Day Celebration, in honor of Israel's 65 years of Independence. Read More
PM Netanyahu’s remarks at the IDF Memorial Service
Today, the entire people and I salute the courage of our finest sons and daughters, who are worthy of glory for all eternity.Read More
President Peres’ greetings to Jewish communities
Greetings from the President of the State of Israel to the Jewish Communities in the Diaspora on the occasion of Israel’s 65th Independence DayRead More
Israel celebrates 65 Years of Independence
Israel'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.Read More
Remembering the Fallen of Israel's Wars
On 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. Read More
President Peres at the Rememberence Day ceremony
President Peres at the opening of the commemoration ceremony of Remembrance Day for Fallen of Israel's Wars and Victims of TerrorismRead More
The World Must Not Be Late
"In contrast to our solitude during the Holocaust, the Jewish people today have a friend-the most powerful democracy on earth: USA"Read More
Embassy Commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day
On Tuesday, April 9th, the Embassy of Israel brought young professionals from the Washington, D.C. area together to commemorate Yom HaShoah.
PM Netanyahu and Secretary Kerry Meet in Jerusalem
Kerry: "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 ...
President Peres meets with Secretary Kerry
The 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 presiden ...
Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day
Defiance and Rebellion during the Holocaust: 70 Years Since the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
Sea of Galilee: Perfect for a Christian pilgrimage
Jesus of Nazareth grew up in the verdant area near the Sea of Galilee. Modern visitors can see the places where his ministry flourished.
Created in Israel - Part of your life
"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.Read More
Good Friday in Jerusalem
Israel's Ministry of Tourism expects 150,000 tourists to descend upon Israel for the holidayRead More
Symphony of Brotherhood: Miri Ben-Ari
The 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 Syna ...
A Marriage Proposal at the Embassy of Israel
In 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.Read More
Lieutenant Governors at the Embassy
We were delighted to welcome the National Lieutenant Governors Association to the Embassy during President Obama’s visit to Israel. Read More
The Passover holiday is celebrated in the Spring, highlighting the Jewish people's exodus from Egypt and their liberation from bondage. Read More
PM Netanyahu speaks with Turkish PM Erdogan
Prime 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 incidentRead More
Embassy Hosts Lieutenant Governors Association
On 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.Read More
Obama in Israel: Photo Gallery
President Obama's Israel Trip in Photos.
President Obama's Speech to the People of Israel
"Israel has established a thriving democracy – with a spirited civil society, proud political parties, a tireless free press, and a lively public debate."Read More
Obama in Israel: Speeches and Remarks
Full Transcripts of All Speeches and Remarks made by U.S. President Obama, Prime Minister Netanyahu And President PeresRead More
Five Rockets fired At Israel from Gaza
As 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. Read More
Israeli Innovations Highlighted in Obama's Visit
Prime 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.Read More
Netanyahu to Peres: I have formed a government
PM 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."Read More
Tour Israeli Sites from Pres. Obama's Trip
Follow U.S. President Barack Obama's trip to Israel with a virtual tour of Israel.Read More
Rita Performs at the U.N. Hall
Iranian born Israeli singing Rita Rocked the U.N. General Assembly Hall on Tuesday night.Read More
Amb. Oren on the Colbert Report
Amb. Oren sits with Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert to chat about President Obama's upcoming visit to Israel.
Sec. Hagel Meets with Minister Barak
During 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 o ...
Minister Barak's Remarks at AIPAC Conference
On Iran:"Sanctions are hurting but I do not believe will lead Ayatollahs to give up nuclear aspirations; all options must remain on the table."Read More
PM Netanyahu's Speech at AIPAC
PM 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 ...
Vice President Biden's Speech at AIPAC
"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."
20,000 runners in the Jerusalem Marathon
runners from 52 countries around the world participated in
the third annual Jerusalem marathon held on Friday.Read More
Amb. Oren hosts Hellenic-Israel Caucus
The Israeli embassy in Washington hosted a launch of a new congressional grouping called the Hellenic-Israel Caucus, dedicated to improving Israeli-Greek-Cypriot ties.Read More
President Peres meets with Undersecretary Sherman
Peres: "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 ...
Video: Amb. Oren on Pres. Obama's Visit to Israel
In an interview to USA Today, Ambassador Oren discusses President Obama's upcoming visit to Israel, Iran's nuclear program and the Israeli Palestinian relations.Read More
Purim Street Party in Tel Aviv
Thousands of Israelis celebrated Purim in a Tel Aviv Street Party.Read More
Israel, US Successfully Conduct First Arrow 3 Test
Israel 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 rang ...
5 Israeli Actors Working in Hollywood
In recent years Israeli actors succeeded in getting in on some of the action in American movies. Here are 5 Israeli actors working in Hollywood.Read More
The Atlantic: Spotlight on Sally Oren
This 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 s ...
PM Netanyahu Meets with Sen. Rubio in Jerusalem
Netanyahu: "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 par ...
MSNBC: Amb. Oren on Iron Dome, Iran
On 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.
PM Netanyahu addresses the Jewish Agency Board
Iran'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 cou ...
Rare Species in Jerusalem's Biblical Zoo
From Persian fallow deer to blind shrimp, the Biblical Zoo in Jerusalem is a world leader in conserving rare species.Read More
World’s first King Herod exhibition
The 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 objec ...
Iran's Global Business Is Murder Inc.
Ambassador 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.Read More
Overseas Volunteers Join Israeli Ambulance Corps
For the past 12 years, Overseas Volunteers from the ages of 18 to 27 are trained as first responders and join the Israeli medical servicesRead More
Israel condemns North Korean nuclear test
Israel joins the international community in expressing the grave danger that this act poses to regional stability and international peace and security.Read More
PM Netanyahu addresses Conference of Presidents
Unity 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 pea ...
10 Most Innovative Companies in Israel
Fast Company ranks the 10 Israeli most innovative companies. Soda Stream and Waze ranked 1 and 3 respectively.Read More
Iran's Global Business Is Murder Inc.
Ambassador 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.Read More
Amb. Oren Joins Pop Band on Drums
"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.Read More
President Peres meets with Jewish Leaders
The 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 A ...
President Peres on Pope Benedict's Resignation
President 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."Read More
Tour Jerusalem with a New Smartphone App
Tourists 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.Read More
President Obama to Visit Israel
This will be Obama's first visit to Israel as a President and will be part of a wider tour of the Middle East.
Israel Chief of Staff Awarded U.S. Legion of Merit
Lt. 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.Read More
Israel's New Knesset Sworn In
The 19th Knesset opened in a special session attended by President Shimon Peres, at which the 120 MKs declared allegiance to the State of Israel.Read More
Statements regarding Hezbollah attack in Burgas
White 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.Read More
CNN lists 10 of Israel's Best Museums
With more than 200 museums, Israel has the highest number of museums per capita in the world. CNN Travel recommends some of the best ones.Read More
Netanyahu charged with forming government
Representatives of 82 members of the 19th Knesset recommended to me that I should task the current Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, with forming the government.Read More
"Bezalel on Tour" at the Corcoran Gallery of Art
The Corcoran Gallery of Art celebrated the opening of "Bezalel on Tour" in a reception held January 31, 2013).Read More
Ilan Ramon: 10 Years later
Today (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. Read More
Annual International Space Conference in Israel
14 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 Instit ...
International Business Week in Tel Aviv
International 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 ec ...
Israel disappointed by Argentina-Iran deal
This 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.Read More
PM Netanyahu Meets with Congressional Delegation
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, met with a bipartisan delegation from the US House of Representatives led by Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA). Read More
International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2013
The 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".Read More
Ilan Ramon Film Airs Next Week on PBS
The 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 ...
Tu B'Shvat: Celebrating Green Israel
Tu 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. Read More
January 27:International Holocaust Remembrance Day
January 27, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, was designated by the UN as the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.Read More
TAU Prof. awarded Israel Prize for Earth Sciences
Prof. 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 availab ...
Lecture: The Bedouin Society in Israel
Georgetown 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 ...
Israel Elections 2013
3.7 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."Read More
Amb. Oren Analyzes Elections Results on MSNBC
Oren: Broad understanding in Israel that direct negotiations for peace are important, a position held by Likud and most major parties in Israel.Read More
Comparing the Israeli and US Electoral Systems
Israeli Elections will be held on Monday, Janury 22, 2013. Here are the major differences between the Israeli and the US electoral systems.Read More
PM Netanyahu meets with US Senate delegation
PM 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 b ...
In search of new ways to fight desertification
Israel’s Fourth International Conference on Drylands, Deserts and Desertification drew more than 500 participants from 60 countries.
Tuesday: Idan Raichel comes to DC
Israeli singer and songwriter will perform in Howard Theater on Tuesday, Jan. 15.Read More
Netanyahu Joins Birthright "Mega Party"
PM Netanyahu spoke Monday evening before young Jews visiting Israel as part of the Taglit- Birthright program.
Diplomats Voted in the Israeli Elections
Elections in Israel are held January 22, but diplomats posted around the world voted on Thursday.
This Week: The Washington Jewish Film Festival
55 films at 14 different venues will be screened during the DCJCC’s 23rd Annual Washington Jewish Film Festival.Read More
A new Facebook app encourages Israelis to vote
President Shimon Peres launched a Facebook app that allows users to invite four friends to pledge that they will vote election day.Read More
A Guide to Elections in Israel
National elections will be held in Israel on Tuesday, January 22, 2013. Here is a quick guide to the election process in Israel.Read More
Israeli teens help out after Hurricane Sandy
‘Sunshine Journey’ brought Israeli teens to New York to continue relief efforts following the devastating superstorm.
Parties competing in the 2013 Elections
34 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.Read More
Israel joins UNICEF Executive Board
This is the third time that Israel has served on the UNICEF Executive Board.Read More
7 Major Israeli Moments from 2012
From President Peres receiving the Medal of Honor to the Oscar nominated film Footnote, here are seven major stories about Israel from 2012.Read More
Record-Breaking Year for Tourism to Israel
3.5 million visitors to Israel will have arrived by the end of 2012, 4% more than in 2011.Read More
Winter surfing in Israeli Beaches
Israelis and tourist surfers enjoy the waves on Israeli beaches during the winter. Read More
PM Netanyahu's Christmas Greetings 2012
As Christians around the world and in Israel prepare to celebrate Christmas, I want to wish you all the merriest of holidays.Read More
IAA launches Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library
Hundreds 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.Read More
Ambassador Oren Remembers Senator Daniel K. Inouye
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 peopl ...
Israeli Leaders' Condolences on Newtown Tragedy
Our hearts are with the bereaved families of the victims, the mourning community in Newtown, Connecticut and the people of the United States of America.Read More
Israel's concern over N. Korea missile launch
Israel is deeply concerned by the latest launching of a long-range missile by North Korea in defiance of the relevant UN Security Council Resolutions.
Google launches start-up incubator in Tel Aviv
This week, Google announced plans to establish a start-up incubator in Tel Aviv. Read More
Hamas head Mashaal calls for continued resistance
Khaled Mashaal, chief of Hamas' political bureau, spoke in Gaza in praise of "the resistance" - a Palestinian code name for terrorism - and condemning Israel.Read More
UNGA adopts Israeli-sponsored resolution
The UN General Asembly adopted an Israeli-sponsored resolution on Entrepreneurship for Development in the developing world. Read More
Op-Ed: The Iron Dome Military Revolution
Ambassador 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."Read More
Israeli App turns your life into reality TV
Vidoco enables users to seamlessly upload personal videos, arrange them in time sequence and share with your friends.Read More
Happy Hanukkah from Ambassador Oren (Video)
Ambassador Oren wishes you and yours a very Happy Hanukkah from the Embassy in Washington.Read More
The Iron Dome Military Revolution
By neutralizing most rockets headed for populated areas, the Iron Dome gives decision makers invaluable time to find diplomatic solutions.Read More
Embassy Honors Career of Sen. Joe Lieberman
Amb. 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.Read More
President Peres to Pope: Welcome to Twitter
Peres: "Your holiness, welcome to Twitter. Our relations with the Vatican are at their best & can form a basis to further peace everywhere."Read More
Tel Aviv Rollerblading
300 rollerbladers hit the streets of Tel Aviv for a fast ride through the city's nightlife hotspotsRead More
Falling for Hamas' Media Manipulation
Which stories best serve the terrorists' interest?Read More
Iranian-Israeli Singer Rita Rocks the Residence
The Iranian-Israeli singing superstar performed some of her hits prior to her performance at the Strathmore. (video)Read More
PM Netanyahu's remarks on the Palestinian UN bid
"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 i ...
Falling for Hamas’s media manipulation
Hamas media strategy's purpose is "to portray Israel’s unparalleled efforts to minimize civilian casualties in Gaza as indiscriminate firing at women and children."Read More
Arab-Israeli firm developes a solar energy source
Yafa Energy uses a prestigious grant to further develop a solar fuel source for cash-strapped industrial countries.Read More
Nov. 21: Cease-fire agreement achieved
PM 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 ceasefi ...
Bus bombed in Tel Aviv
Around 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. Read More
Op-Ed in the NY Times: No choice but to strike
Hamas 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.Read More
Nov. 20: Two Israelis killed by rockets
Two Israelis were killed by Hamas rockets fired into southern Israel. RocketS hit also Be’er Sheva and Rishon LeZion.Read More
Nov. 20: PM Netanyahu's Statements
Statements by PM Netanyahu, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton , and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon today after their meetings.Read More
NYT: Hamas Left Israel No Choice but to Strike
Hamas 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.Read More
Taking Every Measure to Avoid Civilian Casualties
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.Read More
Hamas firing from Gaza population centers
Hamas firing rockets from densely populated areas in Gaza while
the IDF is taking the utmost care to protect uninvolved civilians during the operation.Read More
Senators, Congressmen support Israel
Recent statements of Members of Congress show support for Israel and operation "Pillar of Defense."Read More
Pillar of Defense Update for Nov. 18
Netanyahu: 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.Read More
More than 3 Million Israelis Under Rockets Threat
More than 820 rockets have been fired at Israel since last Saturday. Israel appreciates the support of the international community.Read More
Medical supplies in Gaza during Pillar of Defense
Ministry of defence update regarding the medical supplies in Gaza during operation Pillar of Defense.Read More
Netanyahu and Peres discuss operation (video)
Peres: "– We cannot abandon women and children to the madness of Hamas." Netanyahu: "We do anything in our power to minimize civilian casualties." Read More
550 Rockets launched at Israel in the last 3 days
In 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.Read More
PM Netanyahu's statement to the foreign press
Israel 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 t ...
3 Israelis Killed, Millions under rockets
Three 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.Read More
Israel Responds to Hamas Rocket Attacks
The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) launched Wednesday afternoon a defensive strike on a significant number of long range rockets sites owned by Hamas.Read More
Peres updates Obama regarding the Gaza operation
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, the ...
Southern Israel under fire from Gaza
Over 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 soldie ...
Israelis pitch in for Hurricane Sandy victims
Israeli NGOs have been busy delivering fuel, food and generators to the hardest-hit areas in New York and New JerseyRead More
Israeli leaders congratulate US President Obama
PM 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."Read More
PM Netanyahu meets with Microsoft CEO Ballmer
The combination of the State of Israel and Microsoft is natural since the Israeli high-tech industry is among the world's leaders.Read More
17th anniversary of PM Rabin's assassination
On 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. Read More
Cardboard bicycle designed by Israeli inventor
A cardboard bicycle designed by an Israeli inventor may change transportation habits in some of the world's busiest cities.Read More
PM Netanyahu at Yitzhak Rabin memorial 2012
Three 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 a ...
Jerusalem Street Named After Egyptian singer
In a ceremony held in Jerusalem, a street was dedicated in memory of renowned Egyptian singer, Umm Kulthum, by the Mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat.Read More
Rockets hit southern Israel
Over 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.Read More
Poll: Americans love Tel Aviv
Americans view Tel Aviv as an attractive brand just like Twitter, the Rolling Stones, and Nintendo.Read More
US-Israel Sign MOU For Extended Loan Guarantee
Israeli 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 ...
PM Netanyahu on US-Iran Direct Negotiation Reports
The international community needs to set very clear demands to Iran: Halting uranium enrichment, removing all enriched uranium and dismantling the underground installation in Qom. Read More
Contest IDs the next big Israeli startup
Startup Weekend comes to Jerusalem for the first time and creates promising new businesses within 54 hoursRead More
Amb Prosor addresses UN Security Council debate
At 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 beyo ...
Bank of Israel report: recent economic development
The 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.
Harvard's JFK Forum
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". Read More
Israeli app helps students improve grades
The application 'gives hope to struggling students, enabling them to focus on learning and developing their skills.'
PM Netanyahu's statement on early elections
PM Netanyahu announces elections to be held within three months.
Should Israel have a red line on Iran?
By marking a clear red line now, we will gain time to explore further diplomatic options, intensify sanctions, and reinforce military credibility.Read More
Refuel with Tom Peled and Bike For the Fight
The 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 rai ...
The secret to longevity
Israeli researchers pinpoint a gene that slows the aging process in male lab mice. Can it work on people?
PM Netanyahu's Speech to the 67th UNGA
Prime 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 cl ...
PM Netanyahu departs to address UNGA
On 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 ...
New Stone Age finds at Ein Zippori
Extensive 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 ...
Israeli economic steps in West Bank and Gaza Strip
Israel 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 ...
DepFM Ayalon addresses Ad Hoc Liaison Committee
Israel submitted to the committee an updated report on measures taken by Israel in support of developing the Palestinian economy and socio-economic structure. Read More
The untold story of the Middle East
Ambassador 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."Read More
Coaxing crops from the sand
Israel’s most productive vegetable farms are located in the Arava desert. How did this inhospitable environment become so fertile?
Ethiopian Jew Triumphs in Israel
Deputy 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 ...
Israel condemns attacks on US diplomatic missions
The US, which is the leader of the free world, has long stood in the firing line of radical Islamist terrorism.Read More
PM Netanyahu Orders Transfer of $63M to PA
Prime Minister Netanyahu prders the transfer of NIS 250 Million, about $63 million U.S. dollars, to the Palestinian Authority due to its financial crisis.Read More
"Innovate. Invest. Israel."
A one-day conference in New York City discussed Israel's global impact as a leading exporter of technologies, ideas, innovations, and entrepreneurial spirit.Read More
Israeli Veterans Help US Veterans Heal
Heroes to Heroes takes combat veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress to find concrete solutions in Israel.Read More
PM Netanyahu on Canada's decision on Iran
I 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.Read More
First Temple period water reservoir
The extraordinary water reservoir, exposed in recent weeks, was treated with several layers of plaster, and probably dates to the First Temple periodRead More
Israeli Cycles Across U.S. For Cancer Research
In 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), Read More
DFM Ayalon visits Latrun Trappist Monastery
DFM 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 compro ...
President Peres Rosh Hashana greeting Sept 2012
We look upon the Jewish communities around the world not only as our extended family, but also as our full partners.Read More
Israel-Nepal joint stamp issue
Israel and Nepal issued a joint stamp dedicated to the lowest place on earth - the Dead Sea - and the highest - Mount Everest.Read More
Israel’s Bio[pack] is marketing a packaging compound derived from plants’ own natural pest repellents to keep bugs out of food, warehouses and supermarketsRead More
40 Years Later: The Munich Olympics Massacre
On 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.Read More
Ambassador Prosor at UN GA debate on Syria
Long 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 inactio ...
Artists 4 Israel do Warhol at UPitt
Israeli advocacy organization re-creates famed subway mural Honoring Warhol, at the University of Pittsburgh, PARead More
Israel's Paralympic Athletes
The 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 an ...
Holocaust files digitization
Yad Vashem and the Netherlands to sign agreement for Dutch contribution to digitization of Righteous Among the Nations material
Israel’s Seambiotic helps power plants funnel smokestack gas to algae ponds, where the CO2 is transformed into biofuel or nutraceuticalsRead More
Netanyahu condemns violence
PM 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.Read More
Recent Iranian statements
Ahmadinejad: "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 ...
Israel to UN: Iran statements
Iran - a member state of the United Nations - continues to declare that it seeks the destruction of Israel, another UN Member State.Read More
World Humanitarian Day 2012
On August 19, the world marks World Humanitarian Day, celebrating the efforts of those who provide assistance to those who are suffering.Read More
Michael Oren Hosts Iftar Feast
Ambassador 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 dyna ...
Time Is Short For Diplomacy
Iran is the world's leading terror sponsor without nuclear weapons. With them, it can commit incalculable atrocities.Read More
Lollapalooza Coming to Israel!
While 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 bri ...
Sharing Israel's Knowledge
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 kno ...
Time Is Short For Iran Diplomacy
A combination of truly crippling sanctions and a credible military threat—a threat that the ayatollahs still do not believe today—may yet convince Iran to relinquish its nuclear dreams. Read More
Israel's condolences to Egypt
Israel conveys its condolences to Egypt and to the Egyptian people on the killing of Egyptian security forces personnel in the barbaric terrorist attack last nightRead More
Israel and sustainability
Last 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 ...
IDF thwarts infiltration
Terrorists 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.Read More
Netanyahu meets US Sec Panetta
Neither 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. Read More
PM Netanyahu meets Romney
Netanyahu: 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 th ...
Amb Waxman statement to UNSC
A 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 Israel ...
Attack on Israelis in Burgas
Six 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.Read More
Clinton visits Israel
At their meeting, the two discussed the strengthening of cooperation between Israel and the United States, and held an in-depth discussion concerning Middle Eastern eventsRead More
Israel shocked at UNESCO Chair
University tied to Hamas, has called for Islamic conquest of Vatican and SpainRead More
U.S.-Israel Strategic Dialogue
The 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.Read More
Crusader gold cache found
More 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.Read More
Ambassador's July 4 Greeting
With 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 militar ...
Netanyahu's July 4 Greetings
Netanyahu: "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 wo ...
Commemorate PM Shamir
The 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 respectsRead More
"Mark the Munich '72 murder"
U.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 ...
PMO on Egyptian elections
Israel looks forward to continuing cooperation with the Egyptian government.Read More
Israel's green branding on TV
The 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".Read More
Israel at the UN Earth Summit
Israel an important player at this year's Earth Summit, RIO+20, to take place in Rio de Janeiro on 20-22 June.
Fourth Presidential Conference
The fourth Israel Presidential Conference Facing Tomorrow 2012, under the auspices of President Shimon Peres, will begin tomorrow in Jerusalem.Read More
Terror attack in south
A 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.Read More
RIO+20 June 2012
Israel attaches great importance to this year's Earth Summit, RIO+20, to take place in Rio de Janeiro on 20-22 June.Read More
Peres awarded Medal of Freedom
On Tuesday evening, June 13, 2012, at the White House, President Barack Obama awarded Israel President Shimon Peres with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.Read More
Israeli Wins World Food Prize
Dr. Daniel Hillel was awarded the 2012 World Food Prize for pioneering work in micro-irrigation. Read More
Peres and Clinton at Brookings
Peres, 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.Read More
Amb. Prosor on Syria
Statement of Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor to the United Nations UN General Assembly on the situation in Syria.Read More
The Israeli delegation presented on terrorist threats, core challenges it faces, Iran’s involvement in terrorism, Hizballah, Hamas and Palestinian Islamic JihadRead More
Amb Prosor to UNGA on Syria
Prosor 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."Read More
Ayalon meets David Cohen
DFM Ayalon: We have reached a critical point in time that requires intensive and uncompromising action in the coming monthsRead More
Congress Passes E-2 Visa Bill
The 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.Read More
Honoring US Wounded Warriors
On 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 warr ...
Israel US Global Entry Program
Israel's entry into the U.S. Global Entry program will expedite clearance for Israeli citizens who frequently visit the United States...Read More
PM Netanyahu on Iran
Iran's goals are clear. It wants to annihilate Israel and is developing nuclear weapons to realize this goal.Read More
PM Netanyahu on Baghdad talks
Netanyahu: "I have seen no evidence that Iran is serious about stopping its nuclear weapons program."Read More
WSJ: May 15, 2012
What Happened to Israel's Reputation? How in 40 years the Jewish state went from inspiring underdog to supposed oppressor.Read More
Israel and UN sign agreement
Israel and the United Nations are cooperating on development, a central topic on the international agenda.Read More
2011 financial statements
For 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 ...
Pres. Peres meets Sen. Kerry
President 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.Read More
Amb Prosor to UNSC: Smuggling
Illicit 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 nev ...
Amb Prosor to UNSC on Mideast
I 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. Read More
MASHAV and USAID sign MOU
MASHAV and USAID have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to increase cooperation on food security to Africa
Yom Hashoah 2012
Holocaust 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.Read More
Pres. Peres Yom Hashoa Address
President Shimon Peres' address at Har Herzl on the occasion of Yom Hashoah.Read More
Yom Hashoah - President Peres
Holocaust 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.Read More
Yom Hashoah - PM Netanyahu
Those who dismiss Iran's threats as exaggerated or as mere idle posturing have learned nothing from the Holocaust.Read More
Netanyahu meets Palestinians
Israeli PM Netanyahu met with representatives from the Palestinian side who gave him a letter from President Abbas.Read More
Netanyahu on the Iranian issue
PM Netanyahu's remarks about the talks on the Iranian nuclear issue, at the start of his meeting with US Sen. Joe Lieberman
Israel's Resilient Democracy
At 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-democrat ...
Pres. Peres' Passover Greeting
Happy 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.Read More
Foreign Policy: April 5, 2012
Founded by individuals from dissimilar, often illiberal cultures, democracy in Israel is today more robust than ever. Against incalculable odds, Israel remains unflaggingly -- even flagrant ...
Response to UNHRC decision
While 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 ...
Peres, Juppe Denounce Terror
President Shimon Peres and French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe met in Jerusalem, denounced the horrific terrorist attack in Toulouse and honored the victimsRead More
Israel under fire March 2012
Since Friday, March 9, 2012, more than 200 rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip, striking major population centers in southern Israel.Read More
Politico: March 18, 2012
For America, as well as for Israel, an investment in the Iron Dome system is an investment in diplomacy — helping to create the conditions conducive to peace.Read More
Cabinet marks Intl Women's Day
The Cabinet discussed the recommendations of the committee appointed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on preventing the exclusion of women.Read More
WSJ: March 9, 2012
Just as Jews were once expelled from Arab lands, Christians are now being forced from countries they have long inhabited.Read More
PM Netanyahu meets Pres Obama
Netanyahu: When it comes to security, Israel has the sovereign right to make its own decisions.Read More
PM Netanyahu at AIPAC Conf2012
We are determined to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons; we leave all options on the table; and containment is definitely not an option.Read More
Pres Peres meets US Pres Obama
They discussed ways to prevent Iran from attaining nuclear weapons, advancing the Israel-Palestinian peace process and bilateral diplomatic and security cooperation.Read More
Netanyahu: Obama AIPAC speech
I 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.Read More
Pres Peres statement on Iran
Peres: 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.Read More
Amb Prosor at UNGA on Syria
Bashar 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.Read More
Technion, Cornell NYC Hi-Tech
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 annou ...
Partition Plan: 65 years later
On 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.Read More
Washington Post: Oct. 14, 2011
Despite repeated Palestinian efforts to isolate us, Israel is not alone. And we have a great many friends, especially in the U.S., who we know would not want to imply that Israel stands alo ...
Nobel Chemistry Shechtman
Technion Professor Dan Shechtman, has been awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his research on quasicrystals.Read More
WSJ: September 24, 2011
Mr. Netanyahu is ready to negotiate today—if only Mr. Abbas is willing. By accepting the Jewish State, the Palestinians can have their own.Read More
Forward: September 11, 2011
On the anniversary of the horrendous attack, Israelis will stand with the people of America and lower our heads in silence.Read More
USA Today: August 16, 2011
Young Israelis, like young Arabs, are stirred by the spirit of change sweeping the region and insist on a better future. But for all the seeming similarities, far more than a single season ...
PM greeting for July 4th
Prime Minister Netanyahu's wishes the American people happy independence day on behalf of the people of IsraelRead More
PM Netanyahu Visits Congress
On 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 ...
PM Netanyahu meets with Israel's National Under-21 Team
PM 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."Read More