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    President Obama on the Resumption of Negotiations

    President Obama: "The most difficult work of these negotiations is ahead, and I am hopeful that both the Israelis and Palestinians will approach these talks in good faith and with sustained focus and determination."

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    Resumption of Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations

    On Sunday July 28, Secretary Kerry spoke with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and personally extended an invitation to send senior negotiating teams to Washington to formally resume direct final status negotiations.

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    U.S. Delivery of Medical Supplies to Gaza

    Palestinian Authority Minister of Health Dr. Hani Abdeen, American Consul General Michael Ratney and USAID Mission Director Michael Harvey discuss U.S. assistance to the health sector in Gaza, including a shipment of medical kits which arrived in Gaza on Monday, November 26 to respond to Palestinian needs in Gaza.



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    PalConnect Sparks Innovation and Networking

    The U.S. Consulate General-sponsored social media conference “PalConnect” concluded on December 6. PalConnect provided a forum for Palestinians from the West Bank, Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip to discuss the Palestinian social media landscape and the potential roles and uses of social media in Palestinian society.  

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    Oscar-Nominated Director Meets Local Filmmakers

    Oscar-Nominated American Film Director Debra Granik conducted film screenings and discussions with professional Palestinian filmmakers and film students in Ramallah and Jerusalem about her film Winter's Bone, the role of women in the film industry, and the challenges they face.  

  • Secretary Clinton's Ramadan Message
    Secretary Clinton's Ramadan Message

    "On behalf of the people of the United States, I wish all Muslims around the world a happy and blessed Ramadan... millions around the world will commemorate this month with acts of service and volunteerism to their communities... I wish the 1.6 billion Muslims around the world Ramadan Kareem." 

  • Camp Discovery Promotes Love of Learning in Youth
    Camp Discovery Promotes Love of Learning in Youth

    the fifth consecutive year, with funding from the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem, AMIDEAST has implemented "Camp Discovery" - a multi-faceted summer camp experience benefitting 630 Palestinian youth aged 8-14 from the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and East Jerusalem.  

  • Observing Ramadan Worldwide
    Observing Ramadan Worldwide

    Many of the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims will observe the month of Ramadan in different ways, blending their own cultural customs with Islamic traditions of prayer and fasting. In this photo gallery, see Ramadan celebrations in the United States and around the world.  


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Special Podcasts

  • Black History Month 2010
    Black History Month 2010

    Each February, Black History Month honors the struggles and triumphs of millions of American citizens over the most devastating obstacles — including slavery, prejudice, and poverty — as well as their contributions to the nation’s cultural and political life.

  • African-American activist promotes Muslim culture
    African-American activist promotes Muslim culture

    Back in 2000, Okolo Rashid had an activist moment — one of many she’s had in her life as a community organizer. Inspired by her Muslim faith, Rashid organized an exhibition in Jackson, Mississippi about Muslim culture in the Iberian Peninsula. More than a year later, Rashid’s exhibition turned into the International Museum of Muslim Cultures, the first museum in the United States dedicated to educating Americans about Muslim culture. Today, she is the museum’s executive director.

  • Focusing on Economic Empowerment
    Focusing on Economic Empowerment

    Economic Empowerment.” This month, events and organizations around the country are recognizing the lives of successful black men and women as a tribute to the contributions of African-Americans.