A Jordanian gov’t official reported on Thursday that Israel has sent an official apology with a promise “to follow up legal proceedings against the guard” known as ‘Ziv’ who killed 2, sparking a tense diplomatic stand off since July 2017.
Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has officially apologized to Jordan over a July 2017 incident in which an Israeli security guard shot dead two people at the country’s embassy in Amman, a spokesman for the Jordanian government said on Thursday.
Israel’s PM Netanyahu embraces Ziv, a guard at the Israeli embassy in Jordan who fatally shot 2 locals after being attacked with a screwdriver.
In a meeting held shortly after President Trump’s historic announcement, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, discussed potential locations for which the U.S. embassy may be moved to.
By UDI SHAHAM
In a meeting two weeks ago, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman discussed potential locations for which the US embassy might set up camp in the capital, Barkat said.
The meeting was held a week after US President Donald Trump announced the United States recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Nir Barkat, Mayor of Jerusalem – Wikimedia
Barkat did not specify which places were discussed, but stressed the initiative was discussed at the request of the Americans. Continue Reading »
Jordanian Media Affairs Minister says neither the Israeli envoy may return to Amman, nor the reopening of Israel’s embassy will happen until the security guard who killed two Jordanians is returned to stand trial for murder.
By DIMA ABUMARIA/THE MEDIA LINE
Jordan will not allow the reopening of the Israeli embassy in Amman or the return of Israel’s ambassador unless the Israeli security guard involved in the killing of two Jordanians in July is brought to trial, a Jordanian government minister said Thursday.
Jordanian Media Affairs Minister Mohammed Momani issued a press release to this effect, in which he added that Jordan’s position on the issue was very firm. Continue Reading »
Working alongside staff from the the Israeli humanitarian aid organization IsraAid and Movers 495, an American-Israeli-owned removals firm, the Israeli embassy in Washington began sending aid to Hurricane Harvey victims.
The US embassy in Washington DC on Tuesday packed up a truck with several tons of supplies and donations to send to the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas.
The Times of Israel reports that staff from the embassy worked alongside staff from the the Israeli humanitarian aid organization IsraAid and Movers 495, an American-Israeli-owned removals firm.
With volunteers from Movers 495, an American-Israeli-owned removals firm, the Israeli embassy in Washington sends aid to Hurricane Harvey victims.
After the Israeli security guard was stabbed with a screwdriver at the Israeli embassy in Amman, the guard shot the 17 yr-old assailant and another man, as tensions over the Temple Mount continue to worsen.
An Israeli security officer at the Israeli embassy in Jordan was stabbed in the stomach in Amman by a man with a screwdriver moving furniture in one of the residences in the embassy compound Sunday night, as tensions over the Temple Mount spilled over to the east side of the Jordan River.
According to a Foreign Ministry statement, the guard shot the assailant – identified as Mohammed Zakaria al-Jawawdeh, 17– in self defense. Continue Reading »
With the Jewish State closing representative offices last year, it’s now lagging behind the Palestinian Authority as they have more diplomatic missions than Israel around the world.
By Yossi Aloni
In light of the damage to the Israeli Foreign Service and the closing of embassies – for the first time since the establishment of the State, the Palestinian Authority has more diplomatic missions from Israel around the world.
This symbol adorns all the Palestinian embassies. Pay attention to the map. Does it show only Judea, Samaria and Gaza as the claimed Palestinian state?
The Palestinian Authority has 98 embassies, consulates and other diplomatic missions in 95 countries. Continue Reading »
Italian authorities successfully thwarted an ISIS attack on the Israeli Embassy in Rome & the Vatican, but 2 members of the cell have left Italy & entered ISIS controlled territory.
By Associated Press
Arrest warrants were issued for six people affiliated with ISIS on Thursday evening, four of which planned to attack the Israeli Embassy in Rome and the Vatican.
Two of the Muslim terrorists who planned to carry out an attack on the Israeli Embassy in Rome – Photo: EPA
Milan prosecutor Maurizio Romanelli told reporters that investigators intercepted communications from within ISIS held territory ordering attacks in Italy, “with particular attention to the city of Rome” and focusing on the Holy Year pilgrimage now underway. Continue Reading »
As part of ongoing ties with Sisi, Cairo’s appointment of an ambassador to Israel in June and the Israeli flag back in Cairo todaydemonstrate the strengthening ties in the region.
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 »
New Delhi police detained a 45-year-old man after “he failed to give a proper reason for loitering around the Israel embassy in the national capital’s high security area” on Wednesday, the Indo Asian News Service reported.
Indian forensics experts investigate after a blast tore through a car belonging to the Israel Embassy, in New Delhi, India, Feb. 13, 2012. – Photo: AP
The man, who was spotted outside the embassy around noon, started running after security personnel asked him what he was doing, according to the news service.
While responding to a bomb threat against Rome’s main synagogue, Italian police make a grisly discovery.
By Arutz Sheva Staff and AFP
Boxes containing pigs’ heads have been sent to the Israeli embassy in Rome and the city’s synagogue, Italian media reported Saturday.
The package mailed to the embassy in the wealthy Parioli area of the Italian capital was intercepted by police after other similar parcels were sent to the synagogue and the Jewish Museum of Rome.
Bomb disposal experts who rushed to the scene discovered the grisly head, which they believe came from a slaughterhouse.
A letter inside contained derogatory comments about the Holocaust and references to Theodor Herzl, considered to be the founder of modern political Zionism, the Repubblica daily said. Continue Reading »
Egypt summoned Czech ambassador after their president discussed moving embassy to Israel’s capital.
By Associated Press
The Cairo-based Arab League has condemned remarks by the Czech president about moving his country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, calling them a violation of Palestinian rights and international resolutions.
Czech President Milos Zeman – Photo: Reuters
In its Wednesday’s statement, the 22-nation organization called for summoning the Czech ambassador in Cairo to express “dangers of these remarks.”
The United Nations proposed an international jurisdiction for Jerusalem when it wrote the mandate for a Jewish Israel state in 1947, but a 1948 war divided the city between Israeli and Jordanian control. Continue Reading »
Czech President Milos Zeman’s proposal to move the Czech Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem prompted Saeb Erekat, chief negotiator in the peace talks with Israel, to send a letter of protest to Prague stating that such a move would undermine the peace process.
Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat at construction site for Route 4, March 14, 2013. – Photo: TOVAH LAZAROFF
Zeman publicly voiced his views on the subject at the opening of the annual Days for Israel forum in Hradec Kralove in East Bohemia last week.
The former head of the Counter Terrorism Bureau, Nitzan Nuriel, says Iran and their proxy Hezbollah could retaliate for Israel’s reported strikes in Syria by targeting Israeli & Jewish institutions abroad.
Israeli embassies and institutions around the world raise level of alert.
By Ilan Gattegno, Daniel Siryoti, Lilach Shoval & Shlomo Cesana
Israeli embassies and major Jewish institutions around the world raised their levels of alert on Sunday over fears of terror attacks related to recent events in Syria. This step was also taken during prior periods of tension along the country’s northern borders.
Haifa-Eilat flights were cancelled due to the closure of Israel’s northern airspace to civilian air traffic on Sunday – Photo: Moshe Shai
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