Erdogan names Kemal Okem to the post, one day after Israel named Eitan Na'eh to the parallel position in Ankara.
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.
'It's complicated,' prime minister says, calling for 'quiet diplomacy among Jews' for deal to be struck.
The deputy ambassador in Britain, Eitan Na’eh, will take over − the latest improvement since the fallout after the 2010 Gaza flotilla incident.
Amona residents said Monday that they would build a tent city housing 'thousands' of people to fight the court-ordered evacuation of the illegal West Bank outpost.
Defense Minister tells Israeli soldiers that Israel has no preference in U.S. elections, but hopes to open channels of communication with new government soon.
State Department spokesperson says Obama administration hopes the bill doesn't become law, declines to comment on a potential UN Security Council resolution.
Analysis With Bill to Legalize Settlements, Israeli Ministers Are Pushing Obama to the Security Council
If the Palestinians put forth their own Security Council resolution declaring the settlements illegal, all Obama has to do is refrain from vetoing it.
Prime minister calls Education Minister Bennett, who sponsored the bill, 'childish and irresponsible' for vow to push legislation through despite legal and political issues.
The proposed law claims that loudspeakers used to call Muslims to prayer damage quality of life due to noise.
After right wing minister says Trump's win puts an end to 'notation of Palestinian state,' prime minister urges government ministers to 'work together quietly… not through interviews.'