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Dore Gold tells US Congress: Palestinian have consistently destroyed Jewish historical sites

Testifying before the US congress, Israel’s former U.N. ambassador details the historic failures of the UN & Palestinians in protecting religious sites in Jerusalem, and pointed out “arrangements for the holy city that plainly have not worked in the past, will undoubtedly fail in the future… Only a free and democratic Israel will protect Jerusalem for all the great faiths.”

By Shlomo Cesana and Israel Hayom Staff


Dr. Dore Gold, president of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs and former Israeli ambassador the United Nations, addressed the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on National Security on Wednesday under the title of “Moving the American Embassy to Jerusalem: Challenges and Opportunities.” Continue Reading »

Dore Gold: UNRWA “perpetuates the Palestinian refugee problem rather than solves it.”


More than any other issue, leaving the UNRWA problem intact for yet another generation of refugees undermines any possibility of reaching reconciliation between the parties. You cannot resolve a conflict while feeding UNRWA to perpetuate it at the same time.



Last July, the Middle East Quartet was groping to find an explanation for why the Israeli-Palestinian conflict had not yet been resolved.

Ann Dismorr, Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon, with a map that shows all of Israel as “Palestine”.- Photo: Palestinian Media Watch.

Israel, which had gone through an escalation of knifing attacks on its citizens rightfully stressed in its briefings the twin problems of continuing Palestinian violence and the state-sponsored incitement that promoted it. Continue Reading »

Warriors for Israel get posted on Twitter having dinner in Herzliya


Israel’s former Foreign Ministry director Dore Gold posted a photo on Twitter with actor & martial artist Chuck Norris, at a restaurant in Herzliya on Saturday.



Chuck Norris is so tough, he’s taken on the Middle East.

Well, perhaps.

The actor and martial artist who spurred an Internet craze of pop culture satirical factoids about his persona was in Israel this weekend.

Former Foreign Ministry director-general Dore Gold posted a photograph of himself alongside the Walker, Texas Ranger star at a restaurant in Herzliya on Saturday.

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Israel responds to Palestinian challenging UK on legality of Balfour Declaration


Israel’s Ambassador to the U.K. Mark Regev and former Director General of Israel’s Foreign Ministry, Dore Gold will be attending a House of Commons event in defense of the historic Balfour Declaration, which is being challenged by the Palestinian leadership.

By Shlomo Cesana


Former Foreign Ministry Director General Dore Gold (pictured above) and Israeli Ambassador to the U.K. Mark Regev were expected to speak in the House of Commons on Tuesday at an event called “Refuting Balfour’s Detractors.” The event comes 99 years after British Foreign Secretary Lord Arthur James Balfour wrote his historic letter stating that his government views “with favor the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.” Continue Reading »

It’s Official: Israel and Guinea Finalize Diplomatic Ties!


With the intentions of supporting each other in world forums and on the war on terror, Israel’s Foreign Ministry Director General met with Guinea’s president to finalize ambassadorial appointments, a formality not undertaken since Guinea cut ties with Israel in 1967.

By Shlomo Cesana


Israeli Foreign Ministry Director General Dore Gold met with Guinean President Alpha Conde and 10 of his ministers, including the foreign, defense, finance, energy, and development ministers, in the West African country’s capital of Conakry on Monday.

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During the meeting, they finalized the process of appointing mutual ambassadors with government officials.

The meeting also focused on the war on terror and the two countries’ commitments to support each other in international forums. Continue Reading »

The Muslim African country of Guinea signs diplomatic relations with Israel


In a bi-lateral agreement signed in Paris, the sub-Saharan Muslim state of Guinea commenced diplomatic relations with Israel on Wednesday after severing ties in 1967.

By Michael Zeff/TPS


Foreign Ministry Director General Dore Gold and the secretary of the Guinean president signed an official agreement establishing diplomatic ties on Wednesday evening in Paris.

Foreign Ministry Chairman Dore Gold opened relations with the African nation of Guinea

The Republic of Guinea, a Muslim country in sub-Saharan West Africa, used to be a territory within French West Africa. The state was established in 1958 after it gained independence from France. Continue Reading »

Israel reports to UN: Hamas steals 95% of cement sent to Gaza civilians for terror-tunnels


view videoAt the UN World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Dr. Dore Gold spoke about Israel’s extensive role in providing humanitarian aid, noting the task is made more complicated when Gaza’s rulers confiscate aid sent to Palestinian civilians then uses it for Hamas’ military agenda.



Hamas is stealing 95% of the cement transferred into Gaza for the purpose of rebuilding homes so that it can use it for military purposes, Foreign Ministry Director-General Dore Gold said on Tuesday.

“From our own investigations we found that out of every 100 sacks of cement that come into the Gaza Strip [from Israel], only five or six are transferred to civilians,” Gold said as he addressed the UN World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul. Continue Reading »

Jerusalem rejects French ‘peace’ initiative ahead of FM visit to Israel


Prior to the French FM’s visit with PM Netanyahu on Sunday, Dr. Dore Gold, the Foreign Ministry director general, explains Israel’s opposition to the French initiative.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


A top Israeli official on Friday reiterated the country’s opposition to a French attempt to resurrect the peace process with the Palestinian Authority (PA), ahead of a visit by France’s foreign minister on Sunday.

Paris will hold an international ministerial meeting on May 30 to try to revive peace talks that have been frozen since a US-brokered initiative was torpedoed by the PA in April 2014, when it signed a unity agreement with Hamas. Continue Reading »

EU reverses Israeli settlement product-labeling decision 


Under the new agreement, the EU said it will leave product-labeling decisions up to each individual member country and promised to oppose any boycott or isolation campaigns against Israel.

By Shlomo Cesana, News Agencies & Israel Hayom Staff


The Foreign Ministry reported that relations with the European Union are “close and friendly” again after tensions arose last year over the bloc’s decision to label Israeli exports manufactured beyond the Green Line.

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Israel’s Egyptian embassy reopened after being ransacked 4 years ago by mob


As part of ongoing ties with Sisi, Cairo’s appointment of an ambassador to Israel in June and the Israeli flag back in Cairo today demonstrate the strengthening ties in the region.

By i24news


Israel’s Embassy in Egypt re-opened Wednesday following a four-year closure.

In 2011, following the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Israeli diplomats were forced to leave the embassy when protesters stormed the building .

The Israeli delegation led by Director General of the Foreign Ministry, Dr. Dore Gold, arrived in Cairo today to mark event. The ceremony was attended by Egyptian officials, the US Ambassador to Egypt, as well as employees of the Israeli embassy headed by Ambassador Haim Koren. Continue Reading »

Israel outs UNESCO for ignoring Jewish & Christian historical bond to Jerusalem

Israel’s Foreign Ministry director denounces UN body saying, typically, “The resolution is full of distortions & is totally disconnected from reality on the ground.”



Israel slammed the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Tuesday for adopting a “completely one sided resolution” on the Old City of Jerusalem that “deliberately ignores the historical connection between the Jewish people and their ancient capital.”

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China seeks to publish Dore Gold’s book on Israel’s legal rights to a unified Jerusalem


PM Natanyahu’s adviser, Dore Gold’s best-selling book, “The Fight for Jerusalem,” details Israel’s historical links & legal rights to a unified Jerusalem, is being translated to Chinese.

By Shlomo Cesana


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Dore Gold on Jerusalem and US politics

Jerusalem had a profound influence on Carter’s re-election campaign: On March 1, 1980, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 465, which also called for dismantling Jewish neighborhoods that had been built in Jerusalem. Carter lost the Jewish vote.

One of the strangest episodes at the Democratic Party convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, was the controversy that erupted over how Jerusalem would appear in the party’s platform. Unlike the Democratic party platform in the last three presidential elections, the platform initially this year dropped any reference to Jerusalem being the capital of Israel. New York Senator Charles Schumer said that it was a mistake to take Jerusalem out of the platform.

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