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Shareable facts on the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, Israel

Download these shareable graphics about the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, Israel.
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U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, Israel: A promise kept [video]

The U.S. marks Israel's 70th anniversary by delivering on a promise the U.S. Congress made in 1995: moving the U.S. Embassy to Israel’s capital city of Jerusalem.
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The U.S. and Israel: 70 years of friendship [video]

With the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, Israel, the United States marks 70 years of a steadfast alliance.
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The United States and Israel: A history in pictures

The United States recognized Israel as an independent state 70 years ago. Here's a photo essay of U.S.-Israeli relations over the years.
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The first U.S. president set his own term limit

More than 200 years ago, George Washington voluntarily gave up the office of the presidency of the United States. Find out why the speech he gave announcing his departure is still so important that it is read aloud every year in the Senate.
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Americans mark Holocaust Remembrance Day

Americans honor the victims of Nazism during Holocaust Remembrance Day in April through events in schools, workplaces, military bases, religious organizations and civic centers.
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America’s first self-made female millionaire [video]

Want to learn about Madam C.J. Walker, who built a business empire and became America's first self-made female millionaire? Check out this video.
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Marveling at Michelle Obama’s portrait, this girl captures hearts

A photo of Parker Curry, who is 2 years old, in front of a new portrait of Michelle Obama electrified social media and captured hearts around the globe.
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Americans honor Billy Graham, pastor to presidents

President Trump led a grateful nation in paying tribute February 28 to “America’s Pastor,” the Reverend Billy Graham, in the solemnity of the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.