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    U.S. Announces $75 Million to Support the PA

    In Bethlehem, Secretary Kerry announced an additional $75 million to support the Palestinian Authority in making infrastructure investments that will bring real improvement to Palestinian communities and lives.

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    Secretary Kerry's remarks after meeting with Abbas

    On November 6 Secretary Kerry said that the U.S. objective, and what it will continue to work for, is to find the "goodwill and a good purpose and a good faith to make progress on behalf of two proud peoples who deserve, each of them, to live in their states in peace."

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    President Obama UN Speech

    In President Obama's address to the 68th United Nations General Assembly he said, "the United States remains committed to the belief that the Palestinian people have a right to live with security and dignity in their own sovereign state."

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    MEPI Local Grants

    Is your organization interested in applying for a MEPI Local Grant? Attend one of the Informational sessions with MEPI Jerusalem. For more information click the Story link (PDF 108 KB).

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    American Consul General Hosts Jerusalem Students for Afternoon of Classical Music

    On December 15, American Consul General Michael Ratney hosted young Palestinians from local schools in Jerusalem for a Baroque music concert at his residence 

  • American Consul Marks Wildlife Conservation Day
    American Consul Marks Wildlife Conservation Day

    In observance of Wildlife Conservation Day, American Consul General Michael Ratney joined Palestinian naturalists on December 7 for a hike in Wadi Qelt to observe local flora and fauna in one of the West Bank’s most vibrant natural habitats 

  • American Consulate Supports Women Economic Empowerment
    American Consulate Supports Women Economic Empowerment

    America House, the American Consulate General’s cultural center in Jerusalem, hosted the Third Annual Women’s Micro-Enterprise Bazaar at the Ambassador Hotel in Sheikh Jarrah, Jerusalem. The event featured local handicrafts produced by Palestinian women entrepreneurs from Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza. 

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    U.S. Consulate Celebrates International Education Week

    From November 12-16, representatives from the American Consulate General in Jerusalem, AMIDEAST, and USAID hosted outreach activities across the West Bank and Gaza in commemoration of the 13th annual International Education Week (IEW).  

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    U.S. Supports Tourism and Education in Bethlehem

    American Consul General Michael Ratney visited Bethlehem on November 13 and met with Palestinian Authority and local officials and business leaders. He noted the efforts that officials have made to strengthen the local business environment, specifically in the tourism sector.  

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    Consul General Participates in Olive Harvest

    On October 24, American Consul General Michael Ratney, USAID Mission Director Mike Harvey and Palestinian Deputy Minister of Agriculture Zakaria Salawdeh joined farmers in Salfit to launch this year’s olive harvest. 

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    Consul General Celebrates Women in Science

    On October 15, American Consul General Michael Ratney visited An-Najah University in Nablus to celebrate the achievements of women in science. “Together, An-Najah University and the Consulate General are identifying new ways to support Palestinian women who have chosen to work in scientific fields,” said Mr Ratney