Tag Archive for US Embassy

Kerry’s Dept. of State is Severely Restricting Entry Visas for Israelis

US embassy announces Tourist visa process for Israelis cancelled until further notice.

Is it a matter of security, or punishment for not accepting US demand to stop Operation Protective Edge?

By Tova Dvorin


The US embassy in Tel Aviv has cancelled tourist visa applications for Israelis, according to a statement on its official website, in a move it claims is a matter of staffing and security.

US Entry Visa

US Entry Visa

“Due to the current security situation in Tel Aviv, U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv remains open but is operating at reduced staffing until further notice, and has canceled routine visa application processing and American Citizen services,” the statement says.  Continue Reading »

U.S. Keeps Embassies Closed


U.S. Embassies in the Middle East will remain closed due to ‘caution’ & not because of ‘new threat.

By Reuters and DPA



The United States extended the closures of some embassies and consulates in the Middle East – which had been closed Sunday due to an Al-Qaida threat – through Aug. 10 due to “caution” but not the emergence of a “new threat stream,” the State Department said.

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U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv – Photo: Ariel Schalit


The expansion through to next Saturday in some cases also was in keeping with local custom during the Eid celebrations of the final week of Ramadan, which had already been planned before the terrorist warnings, the State Department sai

Other U.S. Continue Reading »

Congressmen circulated bill to move US Embassy to Jerusalem


New Bipartisan bill now being circulated highlights cost savings to U.S. Gov’t

Congressman ‘committed to unity of Jerusalem as Israel’s undivided capital for historical, biblical & moral reasons’

By Ynetnews


Members of Congress have introduced legislation that would transfer the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, sending a message of commitment and resolve to Israel and also presenting the US government with a cost-saving measure at a time of major budget cuts.


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U.S. Embassy building on Hayarkon Street in Tel Aviv, – Photo: Ariel Schalit

The bipartisan bill, known as the Recognition of Jerusalem as the Capital of the State of Israel Act (H.R. Continue Reading »

WATCH: U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv closed over terror threat

US State Department instructs 14 Middle East missions/embassies to remain closed on Sunday based on security intel concerns.

By Reuters



U.S. embassies that would normally be open this Sunday – including those in Tel Aviv, Cairo and Amman – will be closed that day because of unspecified security concerns, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday.

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U.S. Embassy building on Hayarkon Street in Tel Aviv, – Photo: Ariel Schalit

CBS News reported that the embassy closings were tied to U.S. intelligence about an Al-Qaida plot against U.S. diplomatic posts in the Middle East and other Muslim countries. CBS said the intelligence did not mention a specific location. Continue Reading »

Bipartisan Congressmen urge Obama to relocate embassy to Israel’s capital, Jerusalem

Marking 46 years since Israel’s reunification of Jerusalem, heads of the bipartisan Israel Allies Caucus in Washington say moving US Embassy to Israel’s capital a ‘no brainer’

By Ynet news


The heads of the bipartisan Congressional Israel Allies Caucus on Tuesday urged the Obama administration to move the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv, Israel - Facebook profile Photo

U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv, Israel – Facebook profile Photo

“We strongly believe that Jerusalem should be recognized as the capital of Israel with no waivers and no caveats,” said Congressman Doug Lamborn (CO-05), in an event on Capitol Hill Tuesday marking 46 years since the reunification of Jerusalem. Continue Reading »

US Embassy’s Facebook Contest is Giving Away 20 Tickets to see Obama

If You Want to hear U.S. President Barack H. Obama speak, live & in person, You may just become 1 of the 20 Israelis chosen for the honor…

By David Lev


Want to hear U.S. President Barack H. Obama speak, live and in person? You could be one of 20 Israelis chosen for the honor – with a (practically) front-row seat to Obama’s speech at Binyanei Ha’uma (Israel Convention Center), set to be the centerpiece of his visit to Israel.


The Israelis will be chosen from among entries on the Facebook page of the U.S. Embassy in Israel, which wants to hear why Israelis think they deserve to have an opportunity to get an “audience” with Obama. Continue Reading »

US Blames Israel for Endangered Americans in PA

The US blamed Israel for endangered American citizens in the PA-controlled areas of Judea and Samaria in a travel warning issued Friday.

The United States bluntly told its citizens it is risky to travel to “Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip,” citing “threats to themselves and the U.S. interests in those locations.”

Although the U.S. trained and equipped the Palestinian Authority’s military police force several years ago – which “resulted in a marked decrease in violence in recent years” – the State Department nevertheless warned that Americans would still not be safe there.

One year ago, PA police gunned down a group of Israelis who were visiting the Tomb of the Prophet Joseph near Shechem, killing one and wounding four others. Continue Reading »