An ad showcasing Israeli innovations featuring Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli aired despite protests from the military.
Israel said on Tuesday that the international community must make clear to North Korea after its latest nuclear test that such activities cannot be tolerated.
A U.N. report on the impact of Jewish West Bank settlements on Palestinians said Israel immediately should begin withdrawing all settlers from the territory.
Israel's Foreign Ministry has instructed its diplomats to refuse to accept any official mail that uses "problematic terminology" such as the "state of Palestine."
Israel and UNESCO have signed an agreement to promote Holocaust education and combat its denial.
Israeli lawmaker Tzipi Livni canceled a scheduled trip to South Africa due to a strike by her country's Foreign Ministry workers, the ministry said. Palestinian activists' groups on Wednesday disputed the reason given by the Israeli Foreign Ministry to the South African media, saying that the threat of being arrested on war crimes charges for her role in the Gaza war is what made Livni decide to nix her trip. Livni, Israel's opposition leader and head of the Kadima Party, was scheduled to visit South Africa at the end of the month as a guest of the Jewish Board of Deputies, according to the South African Press Association. She was scheduled to give several speeches and hold meetings in Cape Town and Johannesburg.
With image almost as important in the Israeli-Palestinian struggle as the actual fighting on the ground, American Jewish activists note with approval the strides Israel's public relations machine has made.
Uri Savir may not have won a Nobel Peace Prize, but far more than the three national leaders who did, he is Mr. Oslo. For three long months in 1993, the then director-general of the Israeli Foreign Ministry sat secretly in the Norwegian capital and hammered out an agreement with the Palestine Liberation Organization that kindled hopes of an end to a century of belligerence.