Tag Archive for Ambassador

President Trump picks Heather Nauert as Nikki Haley’s replacement to UN

U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert, who just 18 months ago was a Fox News anchor, is President Trump’s choice to replace Nikki Haley as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, if confirmed by the Senate.

By News Agencies and Israel Hayom Staff


U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to announce he will nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, officials familiar with the plans said Thursday.

Two administration officials confirmed Trump’s plans. A Republican congressional aide said the president was expected to announce his decision by tweet on Friday morning. Continue Reading »

Denied Diplomatic Protocols, Expelled Israeli Envoy Humiliated at Turkish Airport

Having been expelled from Turkey, Israeli Amb. Eitan Na’eh was required to endure a strict security check at the Istanbul airport in front of especially invited Turkish press strategically placed to film a choreographed humiliating departure.
– Israel’s Foreign Ministry summoned the no.2 Turkish diplomat in Israel for official reprimand.

By Itamar Eichner


Israel’s Ambassador to Ankara Eitan Na’eh, who was expelled at the orders of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, was humiliated at the Istanbul International Airport on Wednesday as he was made to undergo a strict security check in front of media cameras.

The Turkish media teams were invited to the airport to cover Na’eh’s departure from the country and filmed him removing his jacket at the request of security personnel. Continue Reading »

Jerusalem rejects New Zealand’s new envoy to Israel


Israeli Foreign Ministry’s policy is to not accept ambassadors who are also serving as envoys to the Palestinian Authority.

Israeli Embassy in New Zealand: Decision is not at all connected to the good working relationship between the 2 countries.

The Associated Press and Israel Hayom Staff


Israel has rejected New Zealand’s new ambassador because he is also an envoy to the Palestinian Authority, officials said Monday.

New Zealand diplomat Jonathan Curr – Photo: AP

New Zealand officials said that since 2008, its ambassadors in Turkey have been responsible for covering a large swath of territory. But Israel has refused to accept their latest appointment to the post, Jonathan Curr, who was due to travel to Jerusalem in the coming days to present his papers.

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Israel’s Foreign Minister retaliates: Summons EU ambassadors for rebuke



After Israeli ambassadors to France, Britain, Spain and Italy were summoned to receive official protest regarding West Bank housing construction, Israeli Foreign Minister summons envoys from same countries to be reprimanded in Jerusalem over ‘biased and unbalanced’ stance from their perspective governments.

By Moran Azulay

Following the summoning of several Israeli ambassadors to European countries to express protest at Israel’s plan to build additional settlements, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman ordered Friday morning to convene the ambassadors from Britain, France, Italy and Spain for a talk in Jerusalem, in order to clarify they are taking a constant one-sided stance against Israel. Continue Reading »

Daughter: Safe bomb killing Palestinian ambassador ‘not an accident’


Contrary to the Czech police report, the daughter of a Palestinian envoy killed in a bomb blast Wednesday speaks out, saying her father’s death ‘was not an accident’.




A blast that killed the Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic this week “was not an accident,” despite an official theory to the contrary, the envoy’s daughter said Saturday.

The diplomat's apartment in Prague (Photo: idnes.cz)

The diplomat’s apartment in Prague – Photo: idnes.cz

“What is certain is that it was not an accident,” Rana al-Jamal, who lives in the Palestinian city of Ramallah, told the Czech newspaper Dnes in an interview.

Her father, Jamal al-Jamal, the 56-year-old ambassador to Prague since October, was fatally wounded on New Year’s day by an explosion in the Palestinian diplomatic mission’s premises. Continue Reading »

Turkmenistan Accepts 1st Ever Israeli Ambassador

Mazel Tov!! The Central Asian secular Muslim state of Turkmenistan, which is Iran’s neighbor, has accepted the credentials of their 1st ever Israeli ambassador.

By Rina Tavi


The Central Asian state of Turkmenistan, which shares a 1,000 kilometer border with Iran, has accepted the credentials of the first ever Israeli ambassador to the country, state media said Wednesday.

Turkmenistan flag

Turkmenistan flag

President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov received the ambassadorial credentials of senior Israeli diplomat Shemi Tzur, the government newspaper Neutral Turkmenistan said, according to the AFP news agency.

The paper said that Tzur presented Berdymukhamedov with a greeting from President Shimon Peres who expressed interest in establishing a full dialogue with the overwhelmingly Muslim but strongly secular desert nation. Continue Reading »