Responding to march on Kotel by non-Orthodox rabbis – which ended in clashes – prime minister's office says he told Reform and Conservative movements to be patient.
Barak Ravid is the diplomatic correspondent for Haaretz newspaper. He joined Haaretz in April 2007, covering the Prime Minister's Office, the Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Defense, dealing with issues such as U.S.-Israeli relations, EU-Israeli relations and the peace process.
Before joining Haaretz, Barak Ravid worked for two years for Maariv daily newspaper, spending a year covering the Palestinian Authority and a year as a diplomatic correspondent.
Ravid has a BA in the history of the Middle East from the University of Tel Aviv. He served for six years as an officer in the Israel Defense Forces, and concluded his service with the rank of captain. He and his wife live in Tel Aviv.
State watchdog report cites agency infighting and widespread failure to act, issues a wake-up call. Most serious shortcomings found in areas under the National Cyber Bureau, a part of Prime Minister Netanyahu's office.
Bill retroactively legalizing illegal Israeli construction on Palestinian land would endanger settlement enterprise, harm Israel internationally, Begin says; Netanyahu says bill has been dropped for now.
A senior Russian diplomat visiting Israel is critical of Jerusalem’s 'over the top' response to the resolution, which disregards Judaism’s connection to the Temple Mount.
Government's proposed solution to crisis over Amona, slated for evacuation by year's end, is contrary to international law and would lead to diplomatic damage, senior ministry official says.
Yoel Nitzani, 18, was trying to fix the power in his beach hut, which was disrupted when rains flooded the area.
Israel apologizes for incident hours before the Italian President Sergio Mattarella is due to arrive in Jerusalem for an official visit.
Hard-right Minister Uri Ariel demands a full cabinet debate of secretly made security cabinet decision to allow Palestinian construction in West Bank's Area C, where settlers also live.
Security cabinet kept vote on Area C secret, hoping to prevent settlers from exerting political pressure to undermine the plan, initiated by Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman.
Israel's decision to abstain made in conjunction with U.S., which also abstained for the first time amid warming relations between Washington and Havana.