Secretary Travels to Israel

Name Locale Remarks Date
John Foster Dulles Tel Aviv, Jerusalem Met with Prime Minister Ben Gurion and Foreign Minister Sharett. May 13-​14, 1953
William Pierce Rogers Tel Aviv Met with Prime Minister Meir, Foreign Minister Eban, and senior Israeli officials. Discussed the Jarring peace initiative. May 6-​8, 1971
Henry A Kissinger Tel Aviv Met with Prime Minister Meir to discuss the Middle East war October 22, 1973
Henry A Kissinger Jerusalem, Tel Aviv Met with Prime Minister Meir to discuss the Middle East peace process. December 17, 1973
Henry A Kissinger Tel Aviv, Jerusalem Negotiations leading to the Egyptian-Israeli ("Kilometer 101") disengagement agreement. Was in Israel January 12-13, 14-15, 16-17. January 12-​17, 1974
Henry A Kissinger Tel Aviv, Jerusalem Presented the Syrian position on military disengagement. January 20, 1974
Henry A Kissinger Jerusalem Met with Prime Minister Meir. February 27-​28, 1974
Henry A Kissinger Tel Aviv Discussed the peace process with Foreign Minister Eban. May 2-​3, 1974
Henry A Kissinger Jerusalem Shuttle negotiations leading to an Israeli-Syrian disengagement agreement. Kissinger was in Jerusalem May 4-5, 6-7, 7-8, 8-9, 10-12, 12-14, 14-16, 17-18, 18-20, 21-22, 22-23, 23-25, 25-26, 27-28, and 29-30. May 4-​31, 1974
Henry A Kissinger Tel Aviv, Jerusalem Accompanied President Nixon. June 16-​17, 1974
Henry A Kissinger Tel Aviv Reviewed the Middle East peace process with Prime Minister Rabin and Foreign Minister Allon. October 12-​13, 1974
Henry A Kissinger Jerusalem Discussed the Middle East peace process with Prime Minister Rabin and Foreign Minister Allon. November 7-​8, 1974
Henry A Kissinger Jerusalem Official visit. Discussed prospects for a second Egyptian-Israeli disengagement agreement. February 10-​12, 1975
Henry A Kissinger Tel Aviv, Jerusalem Discussed prospects for a second Egyptian-Israeli disengagement agreement. February 13-​14, 1975
Henry A Kissinger Tel Aviv, Jerusalem Egyptian-Israeli disengagement. Discussions continued in Jerusalem March 9-10, 12, 14, 16-17, 18, and 20-23. March 9-​23, 1975
Henry A Kissinger Jerusalem Negotiated a second Egyptian-Israeli disengagement agreement. August 21-​31, 1975
Henry A Kissinger Jerusalem Attended the signing of a second Egyptian-Israeli disengagement agreement. September 1, 1975
Cyrus Roberts Vance Jerusalem Met with Prime Minister Rabin and Foreign Minister Allon; reviewed the Middle East peace process. February 15-​17, 1977
Cyrus Roberts Vance Jerusalem Reviewed the Middle East peace process with Prime Minister Begin and Foreign Minister Dayan. August 9-​11, 1977
Cyrus Roberts Vance Jerusalem Reviewed the Middle East peace process. December 10-​12, 1977
Cyrus Roberts Vance Jerusalem Attended the opening session of the Egyptian- Israeli Political Committee. January 16-​20, 1978
Cyrus Roberts Vance Jerusalem Met with Prime Minister Begin and delivered an invitation to meet with Presidents Carter and Sadat at Camp David. August 5-​7, 1978
Cyrus Roberts Vance Tel Aviv, Jerusalem Discussed the Egyptian-Israeli peace process and attended the funeral of former Prime Minister Meir. December 11-​12, 1978
Cyrus Roberts Vance Tel Aviv Discussed the Egyptian-Israeli peace process. December 13-​14, 1978
Cyrus Roberts Vance Jerusalem Accompanied President Carter on a State visit. March 10-​13, 1979
Cyrus Roberts Vance Tel Aviv, Beersheva, El Arish Attended opening session of Egyptian-Israeli autonomy talks on the West Bank and Gaza at Beersheva, and the exchange of ratifications of the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty. May 25-​27, 1979
Alexander Meigs Haig Jerusalem Reviewed the Middle East peace process with Prime Minister Begin and Foreign Minister Shamir. April 5-​6, 1981
Alexander Meigs Haig Jerusalem Discussed the Egyptian-Israeli peace process with Prime Minister Begin. January 14-​15, 1982
Alexander Meigs Haig Jerusalem Discussed prospects for Palestinian autonomy talks with Israeli officials. January 27-​28, 1982
George Pratt Shultz Jerusalem Attempted to negotiate the withdrawal of foreign forces from Lebanon. April 27-​28, 1983
George Pratt Shultz Jerusalem Attempted to negotiate the withdrawal of foreign forces from Lebanon. April 28-​30, 1983
George Pratt Shultz Jerusalem Attempted to negotiate the withdrawal of foreign forces from Lebanon. May 1-​3, 1983
George Pratt Shultz Jerusalem Attempted to negotiate the withdrawal of foreign forces from Lebanon. May 4-​6, 1983
George Pratt Shultz Jerusalem, Tel Aviv Discussed the proposed Israeli-Lebanon agreement. May 8, 1983
George Pratt Shultz Tel Aviv Discussed means of withdrawing foreign forces from Lebanon. July 6-​7, 1983
George Pratt Shultz Tel Aviv, Jerusalem Discussed the Middle East peace process with Foreign Minister Shamir. May 10-​12, 1985
George Pratt Shultz Jerusalem, Tel Aviv Met with Prime Minister Shamir and Foreign Minister Peres. October 16-​17, 1987
George Pratt Shultz Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Rehovot Further meetings with Israeli officials. Received an honorary degree from the Weizmann Institute. October 17-​19, 1987
George Pratt Shultz Tel Aviv, Jerusalem Met with Prime Minister Shamir and senior Israeli officials. Discussed a Middle East peace initiative. February 25-​27, 1988
George Pratt Shultz Tel Aviv, Jerusalem Briefed Israeli officials on his visits to Jordan and Syria. February 28, 1988
George Pratt Shultz Tel Aviv, Jerusalem Discussed a Middle East peace initiative. February 28, 1988
George Pratt Shultz Tel Aviv, Jerusalem Discussed a Middle East peace initiative. February 29-​March 1, 1988
George Pratt Shultz Jerusalem Discussed a Middle East peace initiative. March 3-​4, 1988
George Pratt Shultz Tel Aviv, Jerusalem Discussed a Middle East peace initiative. April 3-​4, 1988
George Pratt Shultz Tel Aviv, Jerusalem Discussed a Middle East peace initiative. June 5, 1988
James Addison Baker Jerusalem, Karmeil Discussed the Middle East peace process with President Herzog, Prime Minister Shamir, Foreign Minister Levy, and Palestinian representatives. March 11-​13, 1991
James Addison Baker Jerusalem Discussed the Middle East peace process with Prime Minister Shamir, Israeli officials, and a Palestinian delegation. April 8-​10, 1991
James Addison Baker Jerusalem Discussed the Middle East peace process with senior Israeli officials and Palestinian representatives. April 18-​20, 1991
James Addison Baker Jerusalem Discussed the Middle East peace process with Prime Minister Shamir. April 25-​26, 1991
James Addison Baker Jerusalem Discussed the Middle East peace process with Prime Minister Shamir and senior Israeli officials. May 14-​16, 1991
James Addison Baker Jerusalem Discussed a Middle East peace conference with Prime Minister Shamir, senior Israeli officials, and Palestinian representatives. July 21-​22, 1991
James Addison Baker Jerusalem Discussed a Middle East peace conference with senior Israeli officials and Palestinian representatives. August 1-​2, 1991
James Addison Baker Jerusalem Discussed a Middle East peace conference with senior Israeli officials and Palestinian representatives. September 16-​17, 1991
James Addison Baker Jerusalem Discussed a Middle East peace conference with senior Israeli officials and Palestinian representatives. Also met with Soviet Foreign Minister Pankin and announced a Middle East Peace Conference. October 16-​19, 1991
James Addison Baker Jerusalem Discussed the Middle East peace process with Prime Minister Rabin, Israeli officials, and Palestinian representatives. July 19-​21, 1992
Warren Minor Christopher Jerusalem Discussed the Middle East peace process with senior Israeli officials and Palestinian representatives. February 22-​25, 1993
Warren Minor Christopher Jerusalem Discussed the Middle East peace process. August 3-​4, 1993
Warren Minor Christopher Jerusalem Discussed the Middle East peace process. August 5-​6, 1993
Warren Minor Christopher Tel Aviv, Jerusalem Discussed the Middle East peace process with senior Israeli officials. December 3-​5, 1993
Warren Minor Christopher Jerusalem Discussed the Middle East peace process with senior Israeli officials and Palestinian representatives. December 6-​8, 1993
Warren Minor Christopher Jerusalem Discussed the Middle East peace process with senior Israeli officials. December 9, 1993
Warren Minor Christopher Jerusalem Discussed the Middle East peace process with Prime Minister Rabin. April 28-​30, 1994
Warren Minor Christopher Jerusalem Discussed the status of the Golan Heights with Prime Minister Rabin. May 1-​3, 1994
Warren Minor Christopher Jerusalem Discussed the future status of the Golan Heights with Prime Minister Rabin. May 16-​18, 1994
Warren Minor Christopher Jerusalem Discussed the Middle East peace process with Prime Minister Rabin and Foreign Minister Peres. July 18-​19, 1994
Warren Minor Christopher Tel Aviv, Jerusalem Discussed the Middle East peace process with Prime Minister Rabin. July 21-​22, 1994
Warren Minor Christopher Jerusalem Discussed the Middle East peace process with Prime Minister Rabin and Foreign Minister Peres. August 6-​7, 1994
Warren Minor Christopher Jerusalem Discussed the Middle East peace process with Prime Minister Rabin and Foreign Minister Peres. August 8-​9, 1994
Warren Minor Christopher Jerusalem Discussed the Middle East peace process with senior Israeli officials. October 9-​11, 1994
Warren Minor Christopher Tel Aviv, Jerusalem Discussed the Middle East peace process with senior Israeli officials. October 12-​13, 1994
Warren Minor Christopher Jerusalem Accompanied President Clinton to meetings with senior Israeli officials. October 27-​28, 1994
Warren Minor Christopher Jerusalem Discussed the Middle East peace process with Prime Minister Rabin. December 6-​7, 1994
Warren Minor Christopher Jerusalem Discussed the Middle East peace process with senior Israeli officials. March 9-​12, 1995
Warren Minor Christopher Jerusalem Discussed the Middle East peace process with senior Israeli officials. March 13-​14, 1995
Warren Minor Christopher Tel Aviv, Jerusalem Discussed the Israel-Syrian peace process with Prime Minister Rabin and Foreign Minister Peres. June 8-​9, 1995
Warren Minor Christopher Jerusalem Discussed the Israel-Syrian peace process with Prime Minister Rabin. June 10-​11, 1995
Warren Minor Christopher Jerusalem Accompanied President Clinton to the funeral of Prime Minister Rabin. November 5-​6, 1995
Warren Minor Christopher Jerusalem Discussed the Israel-Syrian peace process. December 15-​17, 1995
Warren Minor Christopher Jerusalem Discussed the Israel-Syrian peace process with senior Israeli officials and King Hussein of Jordan. January 10-​11, 1996
Warren Minor Christopher Jerusalem Discussed the Israel-Syrian peace process with Prime Minister Peres. February 5-​7, 1996
Warren Minor Christopher Jerusalem, Tel Aviv Accompanied President Clinton and held further discussions with Israeli officials on cooperation against terrorism. March 13-​16, 1996
Warren Minor Christopher Jerusalem Attempted to resolve the Israel-Lebanon conflict. April 21, 1996
Warren Minor Christopher Jerusalem Attempted to resolve the Israel-Lebanon conflict. April 22-​23, 1996
Warren Minor Christopher Jerusalem Attempted to resolve the Israel-Lebanon conflict. April 23-​24, 1996
Warren Minor Christopher Jerusalem Attempted to resolve the Israel-Lebanon conflict. April 24-​25, 1996
Warren Minor Christopher Jerusalem Attempted to resolve the Israel-Lebanon conflict. April 25-​26, 1996
Warren Minor Christopher Jerusalem Announced Israel-Lebanon cease-fire agreement. April 26, 1996
Warren Minor Christopher Jerusalem Met with Prime Minister Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Levy June 25-​26, 1996
Warren Minor Christopher Jerusalem Discussed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with Prime Minister Netanyahu. October 6-​7, 1996
Madeleine Korbel Albright Tel Aviv, Jerusalem Met with Prime Minister Netanyahu and senior Israeli officials. September 9-​12, 1997
Madeleine Korbel Albright Jerusalem Discussed the Middle East peace process with Prime Minister Netanyahu. January 31-​February 1, 1998
Madeleine Korbel Albright Jerusalem Discussed the Middle East peace process with Prime Minister Netanyahu. October 6-​7, 1998
Madeleine Korbel Albright Jerusalem, Masada Accompanied President Clinton. December 12-​15, 1998
Madeleine Korbel Albright Tel Aviv, Jerusalem Discussed the Israeli-Palestinian peace process with senior Israeli officials. September 2-​4, 1999
Madeleine Korbel Albright Jerusalem Overnight stop before traveling to Turkey. September 4-​5, 1999
Madeleine Korbel Albright Jerusalem Met with Prime MInister Barak and senior Israeli officials. December 7-​9, 1999
Madeleine Korbel Albright Jerusalem Discussed the Middle East peace process with Prime Minister Barak and senior Israeli officials. June 5-​7, 2000
Madeleine Korbel Albright Jerusalem Discussed the Middle East peace process with Prime Minister Barak and senior Israeli officials. June 27-​29, 2000
Colin Luther Powell Tel Aviv and Jerusalem Met with Prime Minister-elect Sharon and senior Israeli officials. February 24-​25, 2001
Colin Luther Powell Jerusalem Met with Prime Minister Sharon and Foreign Minister Peres. June 27-​28, 2001
Colin Luther Powell Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Safed Met with Prime Minister Sharon, Foreign Minister Peres, and senior Israeli officials. April 12-​15, 2002
Colin Luther Powell Jerusalem Continued meetings with Israeli officials and Palestinian representatives. April 16-​17, 2002
Colin Luther Powell Jerusalem Met with Prime Minister Sharon and senior Israeli officials; attended a Quartet working group meeting. May 10-​12, 2003
Colin Luther Powell Jerusalem Met with Prime Minister Sharon and senior Israeli officials. June 20, 2003
Colin Luther Powell Jersusalem Attended APEC Summit meeting. Met with Prime Minister Sharon and Foreign Minister Shalom. November 21-​22, 2004
Condoleezza Rice Jerusalem Met with Prime Minister Sharon and Foreign Minister Shalom. February 6-​7, 2005
Condoleezza Rice Jerusalem Met with Prime Minister Sharon and senior Israeli officials. June 17-​19, 2005
Condoleezza Rice Jerusalem Met with Prime Minister Sharon and senior Israeli officials. July 21-​23, 2005
Condoleezza Rice Jerusalem Attended the Saban Forum meeting and a memorial service for the late Prime Minister Rabin; took part in negotiating a border crossing agreement with the Palestinian Authority November 13-​15, 2005
Condoleezza Rice Jerusalem Met with Prime Minister Olmert and Foreign Minister Livni. July 24-​25, 2006
Condoleezza Rice Jerusalem Met with senior Israeli officials. July 29-​31, 2006
Condoleezza Rice Jerusalem Met with Prime Minister Olmert and Foreign Minister Livni. October 4-​5, 2006
Condoleezza Rice Jerusalem Met with Prime Minister Olmert and Foreign Minister Livni. November 30, 2006
Condoleezza Rice Jerusalem Met with Foreign Minister Livni and Defense Minister Peretz. January 13-​14, 2007
Condoleezza Rice Jerusalem Met with Prime Minister Olmert. January 14-​15, 2007
Condoleezza Rice Jerusalem Met with Prime Minister Olmert and Foreign Minister Livni.  Met with Prime Minister Olmert and Palestinian President Abbas on February 19. February 17-​20, 2007
Condoleezza Rice Jerusalem Met with Prime Minister Olmert and Foreign Minister Livni. March 25-​27, 2007
Condoleezza Rice Jerusalem Met with President Peres and Foreign Minister Livni. August 1-​2, 2007
Condoleezza Rice Jerusalem Met with President Peres, Prime Minister Olmert, and Foreign Minister Livni. September 19-​20, 2007
Condoleezza Rice Jerusalem Met with Prime Minister Olmert.  Also met with religious leaders. October 14-​15, 2007
Condoleezza Rice Jerusalem Met with Foreign Minister Livni. October 17-​18, 2007
Condoleezza Rice Tel Aviv, Jerusalem Discussed proposed Middle East peace conference with Prime Minister Olmert and Foreign Minister Livni.  Addressed the Saban Forum. November 3-​5, 2007
Condoleezza Rice Tel Aviv, Jerusalem Accompanied President Bush. January 9-​11, 2008
Condoleezza Rice Jerusalem Met with Prime Minister Olmert and Foreign Minister Livni to discuss the Gaza crisis. March 4-​5, 2008
Condoleezza Rice Jerusalem Met with Foreign Minister Livni and Defense Minister Barak and with Palestinian President Abbas and Prime Minister Fayyad. March 29-​30, 2008
Condoleezza Rice Jerusalem Met with Prime Minister Olmert, Foreign Minister Livni, and other senior officials. May 3-​5, 2008
Condoleezza Rice Tel Aviv, Jerusalem Accompanied President Bush. May 14-​16, 2008
Condoleezza Rice Jerusalem Met with Foreign Minister Livni and Prime Minister Olmert. June 14-​16, 2008
Condoleezza Rice Jerusalem Met with Prime Minister Olmert and Foreign Minister Livni. August 25-​26, 2008
Condoleezza Rice Tel Aviv, Jerusalem Met with Foreign Minister Livni. November 6-​8, 2008
Hillary Rodham Clinton Tel Aviv, Jerusalem Met with President Peres, Prime Minister Olmert, and Foreign Minister Livni. March 3-​5, 2009
Hillary Rodham Clinton Jerusalem Met with Prime Minister Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Lieberman. October 30-​November 2, 2009
Hillary Rodham Clinton Jerusalem Met with President Peres and participated in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. September 15-​16, 2010
Hillary Rodham Clinton Jerusalem Met with President Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman, Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Palestinian Authority President Salam Fayyad, and Quartet Representative Tony Blair. July 16, 2012
Hillary Rodham Clinton Jerusalem Discussed the Gaza Crisis with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. November 20-​21, 2012
John Forbes Kerry Jerusalem Accompanied President Obama. March 20-​22, 2013
John Forbes Kerry Jerusalem, Tel Aviv Met with President Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad. April 7-​9, 2013
John Forbes Kerry Jerusalem Met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres. May 23-​24, 2013
John Forbes Kerry Jerusalem Met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. June 27-​30, 2013
John Forbes Kerry Jerusalem Met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. September 15-​16, 2013
John Forbes Kerry Tel Aviv, Jerusalem Wreath-laying ceremony at the Yitzhak Rabin Memorial. Met with President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. November 5-​7, 2013
John Forbes Kerry Jerusalem Met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. November 8, 2013
John Forbes Kerry Jerusalem Met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Yair Lapid. December 5-​6, 2013
John Forbes Kerry Jerusalem, Tel Aviv Met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. December 12-​13, 2013