On Sunday, President Isaac Herzog will travel to Abu Dhabi and Dubai and hold official meetings with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed in his first official visit.
– “We are peaceful peoples, and together we will expand the historic circle of peace of the Abraham Accords”
By Yossi Aloni
For the first time in history, the president of the State of Israel will make an official presidential visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). President Isaac Herzog, and his wife Michal, will leave on Sunday, January 30, 2022 for Abu Dhabi at the invitation of Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed. Continue Reading »
The delegation’s visit, headed by the Kremlin’s Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman and Defense Committee Chairman, is viewed by Jerusalem as highly important as it symbolizes Moscow’s intention to leave behind the crisis over the plane that was downed in Syria during an IAF strike.
By Itamar Eichner
A special Russian delegation arrived in Israel on Wednesday, as part of Moscow’s efforts to ease tensions between the two countries following the downing of a Russian plane by Syrian forces in September, during an attempt to repel an Israeli airstrike.
The Russian delegation, headed by Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Konstantin Koschev and Defense Committee Chairman Victor Bondar, was to discuss the Hezbollah terror tunnels that the IDF is working to uncover dug under the Israel-Lebanese border. Continue Reading »
In bid to strengthen Israel-Diaspora ties, President Rivlin says a ‘Reverse Birthright’ will facilitate truly honest conversations between Israelis and the Jewish diaspora communities worldwide, “We need to talk, we have to talk, and we need to listen. We are not ‘strategic allies’; we are family.”
Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin at JFNA GA, 22. October 2018 – Photo: Mark Neiman (GPO) the establishment of a ‘Reverse Taglit-Birthright’ program during his address to the General Assembly (GA) of the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) on Monday, in what appeared to be an effort to bolster ties with Jewish diaspora communities abroad. Continue Reading »
The previous opposition leader in Israel’s Knesset, MK Isaac Herzog tells a Saudi internet publication that he believes, “the Saudis have a great responsibility and role for the holy places of Islam,” and it should include the Temple Mount.
By BEN LYNFIELD
Riyadh should be given a “central role” in future arrangements for al-Aksa Mosque, opposition leader Isaac Herzog told a Saudi publication, according to a transcript released by his office on Tuesday.
“We will arrive at talks on Jerusalem and the holy places like al-Aksa,” Herzog told the Saudi-owned, London-based Elaph website, referring to Islam’s third holiest shrine. “I think the Saudis have a great responsibility and role for the holy places of Islam.” Continue Reading »
Causing friction with Egyptian President al-Sissi, the PA autocrat Abbas rejected the Arab led regional peace summit, using Israel as an excuse, spouting, ‘Israel wasn’t serious about peace’.
Some Arab Quartet states stopped their donations in mid-2016 in order to pressure PA President Mahmoud Abbas to initiate political reforms that will lead to peace with Israel. – IsraelandStuff/PP
Palestinian President Mahmuod Abbas opposed attempts made last year to hold a regional peace summit hosted by Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi with the participation of other Arab leaders, Haaretz reported Sunday.
Palestinian sources told Haaretz that an offer made by President Sissi to host a summit in Egypt angered President Abbas as he thought the Israeli government would not be serious about the peace initiative in negotiations. Continue Reading »
France’s special envoy for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process says his country’s initiative will test Israel’s resolve to reach a solution.
By Itamar Eichner
Pierre Vimont, France’s special envoy for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, said at a conference in Tel Aviv on Sunday that it was his government’s intention to move forward on the French peace initiative by the end of this year.
The conference was held by the Macro Center for Political Economics and the Institute for National Security Studies. Vimont said that the current status quo was distancing the two-state solution and necessitating intervention: “We want to revive the two-state solution in this window of opportunity and return it to the international agenda.” Continue Reading »
In an Israel TV10 report, the Zionist Union chief signed a secret agreement to divide Jerusalem, accepts ‘right of return’ for Palestinian Arabs into Israel, and the surrender of Judea and Samaria.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Opposition leader and Zionist Union chief Isaac Herzog agreed to far reaching concessions on the eve of the 2015 election, a report by Channel 10 on Sunday revealed.
Herzog, who prior to the election was seen as a viable candidate for Prime Minister, signed a secret letter of understanding with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, agreeing to a number of long-standing Arab demands. Continue Reading »
Prime Minister Netanyahu said the IDF is working to keep Iran from opening yet another front against Israel, in the Golan Heights.
• Opposition leader Herzog accuses Natanyahu of diverting funds meant for the Negev & Galilee to West Bank settlements.
By Attila Somfalvi
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu admitted on Tuesday that Israel operates in Syria. “We’re operating in Syria from time to time in order to stop the country from becoming a front against Israel,” he said at the Galilee Conference in Acre.
Netanyahu at the Galilee Conference – Photo: Kobi Gideon, GPO
“We’re operating against another terror front that Iran is trying to build in the Golan, and in order to thwart the transfer of particularly deadly weapons from Syria to Lebanon. Continue Reading »
Jordan’s King Abdullah expressed hope that a way to stop the peace talks from collapsing will be found.
MK Herzog takes the opportunity to apologize for unfortunate death of Jordanian judge, killed by IDF fire.
Opposition leader Isaac Herzog (Labor) met Jordan’s King Abdullah II in Amman on Monday to discuss the peace process.
“There is an opportunity that won’t repeat itself to reach an arrangement in the Middle East, and a formula must be found to stop the talks from blowing up,” Abdullah said.
Herzog stressed to the Jordanian king that the Labor party, and the rest of the opposition parties, all support the peace process and understand that this opportunity must not be missed. Continue Reading »