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28 May
Fulbright Annual Dinner
May 28, 2015 -
19:00 to 21:00
- Ambassador Residence

Ambassador Shapiro Celebrates with Fulbright Awardees and Leading Israeli Academics

Group gathers to mark Fulbright’s contributions to the U.S.-Israel relationship


U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro hosted the  recipients of the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship at his residence yesterday evening. The annual celebration marked the end of the school year, but was also a sendoff for the scholars, who will travel to the United States for the 2015/2016 school year. The event was also attended by senior representatives of Israeli academic institutions, many Fulbright alums themselves.

“We continue to believe that the contacts made through educational exchange programs are essential to the deep relations between the U.S. and Israel,” Ambassador Shapiro noted. “The Fulbright program brings together the greatest minds from the United States with the very best of Israel.”


Artistic Performance of American Fulbright Fellows

Fulbright Post Graduate students in Israel Casey Thorne and Liliana Carrizo performance at the Fulbright Annual dinner.


06 Nov
Fulbright Alumnus Sheikh Ghassan Manasra Honored by Temple University
November 6, 2014 -
02:00 to 03:00
- Tel Aviv, USIEF Office

Sheikh Ghassan Manasra (Fulbright Interfaith Community Action Program, ’08) was awarded the 2014 Outstanding Leader in Interreligious Dialogue Award from Temple University in a ceremony held at the USIEF’s office. The renowned Dialogue Institute at Temple University honored Sufi Sheikh Manasra with this prize, which recognizes outstanding individuals engaged in interreligious dialogue in areas where it is resisted and often under significant risk. Manasra is the director of Anwar il-Salaam, “Lights of Peace,” also known as the Islamic Cultural Center, a Nazareth-based NGO dedicated to spreading the message of a tolerant, moderate Islam within the Muslim world, and interreligious dialogue within Israel, the West Bank, and the region. See the video of the event: