Tag Archive for Davos

Sara & Bibi Walk 2 Km. in DavosTo Honor the Sabbath

Prime Minister, his wife Sara & entourage walk back to hotel after Friday evening ‘kabbalat Shabbat’ with Davos Jewish community.

By Gil Ronen


Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, his wife Sarah and members of the staff of the Prime Minister’s Office who are currently visiting Davos, Switzerland, chose to respect the Sabbath and walk back to their hotel from the Friday evening ‘kabbalat shabbat’ reception held in their honor by the Jewish community of Davos.

Netanyahu had been driven to the hotel that hosted the ceremony before the Sabbath began.

The walk was estimated at two kilometers in length. Continue Reading »

Israel’s President honored with ‘Spirit of Davos’ award at Swiss ceremony


‘I would say I’m an insatiable optimist,’ President Shimon Peres tells audience in special ceremony, and that he will continue to work for benefit of the world.

By Noam (Dabul) Dvir

President Shimon Peres continued with his diplomatic actions in the World Economic Conference in Switzerland, as he was awarded a special honor Friday morning: A special plenary of the convention’s participants saluted Peres for his activity in the past two decades to promote the global forum.

Peres in Davos - Photo courtesy

Peres in Davos – Photo courtesy

“If you ask of me to describe myself – I would say I am an insatiable optimist. Continue Reading »

PM Netanyahu Advances Israel-China Alliance in Davos

In a fruitful meeting with the Chinese FM at the World Economic Forum, Netanyahu urged deeper cooperation.

The Chinese FM relayed to Netanyahu that his country has held 5 joint committee meetings last month on Israel.

By Ari Yashar


Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The two discussed the budding alliance between the nations, which has developed rapidly since Wang’s first visit to Israel last December.

Netanyahu commented that the meeting expressed the advanced state of relations between the two nations, adding that Israel wants to further develop bilateral cooperation in technology and foreign affairs. Continue Reading »

Israel’s PM to talk numbers at Davos economics conference


Justice Minister Tzipi Livni will hype peace talks warning that lack of agreement with Palestinians will be negative on country’s prosperity

By Yuval Karni

For the first time in 16 years, a sitting Israeli prime minister will participate in an economic conference in Davos. The last time it happened it was also Benjamin Netanyahu, during his first term as prime minister.

A protester at the Davos forum last year (Photo: AP/Archive)

A protester at the Davos forum last year – Photo: AP/Archive

But an even rarer sight will be seen at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos in the coming days – the prime minister and President Shimon Peres, together, representing Israel outside of the country’s borders. Continue Reading »