President Rivlin meets with UN Sec. Gen. Ban Ki-moon

​There is growing cooperation between Israel and many of our neighbors, which shows, I believe, a regional desire to bring an end to the conflict with the Palestinians.   Copyright: GPO/Mark Neiman ​(Communicated by the President’s Spokesperson) During United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s last scheduled visit to Israel while in office, President Reuven welcomed him Full Article … [Continue reading]

Knesset holds bar and bat mitzvah ceremony for 50 teenagers

Fifty children from welfare families celebrated their bar and bat mitzvahs during a ceremony held in the Knesset`s auditorium on Monday in the presence of Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein and Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef. The ceremony was held on behalf of MK David Amsalem (Likud), chairman of the Internal Affairs and Environment Committee, and Full Article … [Continue reading]

Justice Committee approves NGO-foreign funding bill for final vote

After it rejected dozens of objections, the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee on Wednesday approved for its second and third readings in the Knesset plenum a bill which would require nongovernmental organizations that get more than half their funding from foreign governments or governmental agencies to make the public servants and elected officials they meet Full Article … [Continue reading]

PM Netanyahu meets with Italian PM Renzi

Italian PM Renzi told Prime Minister Netanyahu that he welcomes Israel’s agreement with Turkey and added that it was very important for stability in Europe and the region. ​   Copyright: GPO/Amos Ben Gershom ​(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)   Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today (Monday, 27 June 2016), in Rome, met with Full Article … [Continue reading]

Speaker Edelstein: I`ll discuss with the PM the possibility of including the return of IDF soldiers` bodies from Gaza in the reconciliation deal with Turkey


(Edelstein with the bereaved families) Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein met in his office on Monday with the families of St.-Sgt. Oron Shaul and Lt. Hadar Goldin, the killed IDF soldiers whose bodies have not been returned to Israel for burial … [Continue reading]

PM Netanyahu Meets with Italian PM Matteo Renzi


Photo by Amos Ben Gershom, GPO      Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in Rome, met with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, after being welcomed with an honor guard and the national anthems of both countries. Italian Prime … [Continue reading]

PM Netanyahu meets with US Secretary of State Kerry in Rome


PM Netanyahu: We discussed not only American-Israeli security cooperation, but security cooperation in a larger regional context – how to advance the process with the Palestinians, as well as regional implications for stabilizing the Middle … [Continue reading]

Statements by PM Netanyahu and US Secretary of State John Kerry before Their Meeting in Rome


Photo by Amos Ben Gershom, GPO       Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US Secretary of State John Kerry, in Rome, issued the following statements before their meeting: US Secretary of State John Kerry:  "Good morning, … [Continue reading]