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May 14: U.S. Embassy Moves to Jerusalem as Ramadan Begins
On May 14, the U.S. plans to hold an official opening for the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem in follow-up to the December 2017 U.S. recognition of…

U.S. Recognition of Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel: Security Implications
On November 28, U.S. media sources began to report that President Donald Trump was considering officially recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital,…

Jerusalem Holy Site Issues Escalate Israeli-Palestinian Tensions
Within the past month, several developments have shifted the security environment for travelers in Israel and the Palestinian Territories. This…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Jerusalem, Updated Travel Restrictions for Consulate…
The U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem advises U.S. citizens in, or considering travel to, Jerusalem, the West Bank or Gaza to maintain a high level…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Jerusalem, General Security Reminder
The U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem advises U.S. citizens in, or considering travel to, Jerusalem, the West Bank or Gaza to maintain a high level…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Baghdad (Iraq), Temporary Movement Restriction
The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel may spark violent protests. In response, the U.S.…