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  • Clinton warns Russia, Iran of Syria conflict spreading

    February 1, 2013 | 10:45 am

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Iran and Russia on Thursday to rethink their support for Syria, saying the most dire scenarios of the conflict spilling beyond its borders could come to pass.

    Clinton told reporters there are signs Iran is sending more people and...

  • Obama vows justice after U.S. envoy killed in Libya

    September 12, 2012 | 9:40 am

    President Barack Obama vowed on Wednesday to bring to justice the killers of the U.S. ambassador and three other diplomats in Libya as he sought to avoid election-year fallout from an attack that cast a spotlight on his administration's handling of "Arab Spring" unrest.


  • Discouraging S. African visits to Israel constitutes boycott, envoy says

    August 15, 2012 | 10:24 am

    Israel’s envoy to South Africa said a government minister’s statement that South Africans would be “discouraged” from visiting Israel represents a boycott of his country.

    “The cat is out of the bag,” said Dov Segev-Steinberg, Israel’s ambassador to South Africa.

    Taken together with...

  • Non-Aligned meeting in Ramallah canceled after Israel stops some envoys

    August 8, 2012 | 10:24 am

    A meeting of representatives of the Non-Aligned Movement of countries was canceled after Israel would not allow the states with which it has no diplomatic relations to enter.

    Israel would not allow delegates from Malaysia, Indonesia, Bangladesh and Cuba to travel from Israel to the...

  • U.S. says Syria envoy’s defection shows Assad losing grip

    July 12, 2012 | 11:28 am

    The White House said on Thursday that the defection of a Syrian ambassador showed that desperation was growing within President Bashar Assad’s government and was a further sign that he was losing his grip on power.

    “Those around him, both in his inner circle and more broadly in the...

  • JFNA rabbis talk Israel with U.N. envoys

    June 18, 2012 | 11:39 am

    A cadre of 60 rabbis from the Rabbinic Cabinet of the Jewish Federations of North America discussed Israel’s treatment at the United Nations with delegations from 12 countries.

    The Cabinet’s annual meeting, which took place last week in New York, included talks with U.N....

  • Israel summons South African envoy over product labeling

    May 21, 2012 | 2:52 pm

    Israel’s Foreign Ministry summoned the South African ambassador to Israel over the publication of a notice announcing a ban on labeling as Israeli products that originate from the West Bank.

    Ismail Coovadia was scheduled to visit the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem on Monday; no...

  • Druze professor appointed Israeli envoy to New Zealand

    April 24, 2012 | 10:14 am

    A Druze professor was appointed Israel’s chief diplomat in New Zealand.

    Naim Araidi, who teaches Hebrew literature at Haifa University and Bar-Ilan University, was named to the post by Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, Yediot Achronot reported.

    “After years of representing...

  • Remove Israeli envoy, stop gas exports, Egyptian parliament demands

    March 13, 2012 | 10:20 am

    The Egyptian parliament voted unanimously on a statement calling for the deportation of Israel’s ambassador and stopping gas exports to Israel.

    The People’s Assembly passed the resolution Monday night stating that the halting of gas exports is in protest against attacks by Israel on...

  • Israel taps first Ethiopia-born envoy

    February 29, 2012 | 10:38 am

    Israel has appointed its first Ethiopia-born ambassador.

    The appointment of Belaynesh Zevadia as Israel’s envoy to Ethiopia was announced Tuesday.

    Zevadia also was the first Ethiopian Foreign Ministry cadet. She made aliyah at the age of 17 and studied at the Hebrew University in...

  • U.S., Israel coordinated on steps against Iran, U.S. envoy says

    February 23, 2012 | 5:57 pm

    The United States and Israel are coordinated on steps being taken to combat Iran’s perceived nuclear threat and the two allies have been planning to ensure “all other options” are available, the U.S. ambassador to Israel said on Thursday.

    Ambassador Dan Shapiro said both countries...

  • Palestinian official in Canada apologizes for offensive tweet

    October 19, 2011 | 11:17 am

    The Palestinian envoy in Ottowa has apologized for tweeting a link to a video that was deemed offensive to Jews.

    “I regret the unfortunate incident and it was a retweet unintentional and very unfortunate,” Linda Sobeh Ali, the charge d’affaires of the Palestinian delegation in...

  • Jordanians protest at Israeli embassy in Amman

    September 15, 2011 | 3:55 pm

    Several hundred Jordanian protesters on Thursday called on their government to close the Israeli embassy in Amman and scrap an unpopular peace treaty with the Jewish state.

    Dozens of demonstrators chanting: “No Zionist embassy on Arab land” gathered near a mosque in the Rabia...

  • Anti-Semitism envoy speaks to U.S. Muslim group

    September 8, 2011 | 3:56 pm

    Hannah Rosenthal, the Obama administration’s anti-Semitism envoy, in an address to a U.S. Shia Muslim umbrella group said the Jewish and Muslim communities have much in common.

    “While we Jews and Muslims may have highly educated communities, we also have fears about perceptions that...

  • Egypt is not withdrawing Israel envoy, diplomat says

    August 23, 2011 | 10:31 am

    Egypt is not preparing to withdraw its ambassador to Israel, an Egyptian diplomat said on Tuesday, playing down an earlier threat to bring home the envoy in protest at the killing of five Egyptian security personnel near the Israeli border.

    The deaths, which Egypt blamed on Israel,...

  • Haiti legacy project recognizes U.S. anti-Semitism envoy

    August 11, 2011 | 12:37 pm

    Hannah Rosenthal, the State Department envoy on anti-Semitism, was recognized for her work by the Haiti Jewish Refugee Legacy Project.

    Rosenthal received the project’s Tikkun Olam Award for her efforts to combat hate and intolerance.

    The award, which Rosenthal received on Aug. 3,...

  • New U.S. envoy to Israel: Obama hoping to visit

    August 3, 2011 | 4:57 pm

    The new U.S. ambassador to Israel, Daniel Shapiro, said President Obama hopes to visit the country.

    Shapiro, 42, presented his credentials Wednesday to Israeli President Shimon Peres. He was appointed as ambassador in July.

    Shapiro said no details of a visit to Israel have been...

  • Envoy compares terror in Israel, Norway

    July 26, 2011 | 10:11 am

    Norway’s ambassador to Israel drew distinctions between the Oslo and Utoeya massacres and Palestinian terrorism.

    Svein Sevje said in an Israeli newspaper interview Tuesday that while the Norwergian bomb and gun rampages that killed 76 people and Palestinian attacks should both be...

  • Obama taps Shapiro for U.S. envoy to Israel

    March 10, 2011 | 10:09 am

    President Obama nominated Daniel Shapiro to be the U.S. ambassador to Israel, signaling an intensification of American involvement in the region.

    Obama made the formal announcement Wednesday; it had been rumored for weeks. Shapiro, currently the top National Security Council...

  • Israel envoy in Geneva: Gaza flotilla activists linked to terror groups

    June 1, 2010 | 7:16 pm

    From HAARETZ.com:

    Israel, in the dock at the top United Nations human rights body over its bloody raid on a humanitarian aid flotilla en route to the Gaza Strip, accused the activists on Tuesday of being a “lynch mob” with ties to terror groups including the Islamist Hamas.

    But Israel appeared isolated at the UN Human Rights Council, where even its closest ally the United States said it expected a credible, transparent investigation into Monday’s attack in which nine activists died.

    Read the full article at HAARETZ.com.

  • Oren tapped as envoy

    May 4, 2009 | 1:41 pm

    Israel’s new government has selected Michael Oren as its ambassador to Washington.

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Oren Sunday night to inform him that he had been selected, according to a statement released Monday from the Prime Minister’s Office.

    Oren, a dual...

  • Palestinian Angst

    By Eric Silver

    May 1, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Despite its propaganda success in the United Nations General Assembly, where 134 countries last weekend denounced Israeli construction on the disputed Har Homa site in East Jerusalem, the Palestinian Authority is in despair over the stagnant peace process.

    Despite the fact that the...