Fearing post-election UN peace push by Obama, 88 Democratic and Republican senators tell president even well intentioned initiatives could make it more difficult to resolve conflict.
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.
In meeting on sidelines of UN General Assembly, both agree to continue working to advance peace process; Netanyahu, Obama to meet Wednesday.
Israeli prime minister to meet U.S. president on Wednesday on UN General Assembly sidelines, where they will also discuss implementation of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
U.S., Israeli leaders may meet on sideline of UN General Assembly this Wednesday, which would be their first meeting in 10 months.
'The assessment that $7b could have been added to aid agreement utterly lacks a factual basis,' National Security Adviser Jacob Nagel says in response to criticism, first and foremost by former PM Ehud Barak.
Republican senator who pushed for additional U.S. military aid to Israel attacks prime minister for inking deal with Obama administration. 'I think Bibi is in a bad spot, politically.'
Aid deal prompts a scathing Washington Post op-ed by Barak and no less than seven interviews in three hours to Israeli media, slamming Netanyahu for getting far less than Israel could from U.S.
UN chief says settlements are against international law and an obstacle to peace during UN Security Council meeting. Also at meeting, New Zealand's FM says 'appalled' by Lieberman's boycott of UN Mideast envoy.
With only a few months left before Obama leaves the White House, the president may step up the pressure on Israel on the Palestinian issue, possibly through a UN Security Council resolution.
Netanyahu's conduct over the Iran nuclear pact had no impact on the 'historic' defense package, acting national security adviser says. The deal 'isn’t an American compensation for the agreement with Iran. It never was.'