Peace plan that originated in Saudi Arabia and would see normalization of ties between Israel and Arab countries shouldn't be 'watered down' to accommodate the Israelis, says Adel al-Jubei.
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.
Summit participants agree to hold an international peace conference by the end of the year; French FM says a package of financial incentives and security guarantees will be presented to the sides at the conference; Israel says Paris summit will only push peace away.
Through lack of preparation and a ludicrous stance, Israel ended up completely out of the picture, as if Paris were talking about the Syrian civil war instead of about issues that affect the lives of every Israeli.
As 29 foreign ministers convene in Paris to debate stalemate in Israeli-Palestinian peace process, Jerusalem will be applying diplomatic pressure in effort to prevent significant decisions from being made.
Israeli prime minister added that he is not ceasing efforts to find ways to advance the peace process, including using the assistance of other countries in the region.
Document circulated by France proposes that talks with foreign ministers Friday focus on formulating parameters for a solution to the core issues of a final peace deal.
Israeli official details tense and difficult meeting in which the EU expressed opposition to 'home demolition and forced evacuation of populations.'
Reassuring words of peace without deeds won't improve relations with the U.S., stop the French initiative or get Netanyahu a photo-op with an Arab leader. Why? Kerry, Mogherini and Sissi just don't believe him.
In meeting with visiting lawmakers, PM is highly optimistic over normalization of ties with former close ally Turkey, sources say; crucial meeting between negotiating teams expected to be held in Europe next week.
The approval comes after a proposal for security cabinet reform was accepted by the prime minister and Bennett late Sunday night. Knesset vote slated for Monday afternoon.