Diplomats say Israel is more interested in creating 'public diplomacy buzz' than resolving case of World Vision's Mohammed El Halabi, whom Israel accuses of diverting millions of dollars to Islamist group in Gaza.
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.
Deputy State Department spokesperson Mark Toner says the U.S. opposes any expansion of settlement activity and considers this step to erode peace efforts.
Kremlin says Israeli premier initiated the call days after Egypt's Sissi said Moscow was willing to host Netanyahu-Abbas meeting.
Dore Gold and a Foreign Ministry delegation met with senior officials during secret visit - the first by Israeli diplomats to the Muslim state. Due to security considerations, delegation stayed in the country for several hours.
'The normalization of our relations with Turkey does not mean that we will remain silent in the face of its baseless condemnations,' Foreign Ministry spokesperson says.
The attack hit when a large group of people from a Kurdish wedding party took to the streets in celebration in Gaziantep, on the Syrian border.
The Palestinians want a preliminary meeting between chief negotiators ahead of the peace summit that Paris aims to convene by the year's end, but the Israelis insist on going straight to the main event.
Prime Minister's Office says move clears way for appointment of new ambassadors in Ankara and Jerusalem.
Vote in Turkey's parliament paves way forward to normalization of ties.
Exceptional directive, issued in wake of Haaretz report that Arab states won't seek vote on Israeli nuclear arms at UN watchdog gathering, doesn't include the foreign press.