Joint Declaration of the Regional Summit on Counter-Terrorism

Following is the corrected version of the Joint Declaration of the Regional Summit on Counter-Terrorism that was issued on Monday, 4 July 2016, in Entebbe, Uganda: "At the invitation of His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda, the first Israel-Ethiopia-Kenya-Rwanda-South Sudan-Tanzania-Zambia-Uganda summit meeting took place in Entebbe on Monday 4 July 2016. Full Article … [Read more...]

MKs to host foreign journalists, diplomats for Shabbat dinner in joint initiative with The Israel Project

(Launch of ”I Understand” project) The Knesset and The Israel Project launched on Tuesday a project to deepen the connection and dialogue between MKs and foreign diplomats and journalists who are stationed in Israel. In the framework of the ”I Understand” project, Knesset members will host foreign journalists or ambassadors for Friday night dinner at Full Article … [Read more...]

Summary of editorials from the Hebrew press

MFASummaryNewHaaretzJerusalem PostYediot AharonotMa’arivGlobesIsrael Hayom   ​The Jerusalem Post comments on a Channel 2 report of the ongoing investigation by the Police and the State Attorney’s Office of allegations that PM Netanyahu illegally received funds from foreign businessmen during his current tenure as premier, and declares: “if it turns out that Channel 2’s report is accurate and Netanyahu comes under investigation, we call on the attorney-general to conduct a speedy and … [Read more...]

PM Netanyahu and his Wife Arrive in Kigali, Rwanda

 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara landed in Kigali, Rwanda. Rwandan President Paul Kagame and his wife welcomed them at the airport along with an honor guard of over 100 soldiers. The Israeli and Rwandan national anthems were played. The Prime Minister and his wife, accompanied by the Rwandan President, are currently visiting the Full Article … [Read more...]

Speaker Edelstein to the attorney general: ”Conclude examination of police document detailing suspected criminal activity by MKs”

Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein turned to Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit on Wednesday and demanded that he conclude the examination of a secret Israel Police dossier which reportedly details evidence regarding alleged offenses committed by Knesset members. In his letter to the Attorney General, Edelstein said: ”On June 22, 2016 a meeting was held in my Full Article … [Read more...]

World Zionist Organization reps to Diaspora Committee: ”Liberal Jewish teens abroad becoming more and more alienated from Israel”

During Tuesday`s meeting of the Committee for Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs, representatives of the World Zionist Organization (WZO) warned that liberal Jewish teenagers across the Diaspora are becoming more and more alienated from Israel and Jewish identity. Committee Chairman MK Avraham Neguise (Likud) called on the Ministry of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs to Full Article … [Read more...]

Former NSC chief Uzi Arad to State Control Committee: PM Netanyahu prevented a serious discussion on Gaza flotilla

Was the Cabinet included in the decision to sign a reconciliation deal with Turkey, or was it finalized without the ministers` involvement? Tuesday`s meeting of the State Control Committee raised concerns that, as Committee Chairwoman MK Karin Elharrar (Yesh Atid) put it: ”It appears as though the cabinet`s decisions are made by a coin toss.” Full Article … [Read more...]

PM Netanyahu Meets with Kenyan Christian Supporters of Israel

Photo by Kobi Gideon, GPO  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today in Nairobi, met with Christian supporters of Israel. Following is an excerpt from his remarks: "I am glad, I am glad I have the opportunity, the privilege really of coming to Africa to meet you. We appreciate this friendship and we’re expanding it to the continent of Full Article … [Read more...]