Palestinian president reiterates support of French peace initiative; Netanyahu slams Abbas for 'paying the salary' of the Palestinian police officer behind Sunday terror attack.
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.
Several days after Hamas leader admits group is rebuilding tunnels in preparation of future conflict, Israeli prime minister warns of 'very forceful' response to an attack.
Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai, coordinator of government activities in the territories, says Palestinian president's succession has become an open discussion in Palestinian Authority.
Israeli Tourism Minister Blasts U.S. Reform Jews, Says Chelsea Clinton's Wedding Shows Extent of Assimilation
During government hearing on non-Orthodox prayer space at the Western Wall, Yariv Levin slams the U.S. largest Jewish movement, saying prayer space unnecessary since Reform Jews will be all but gone in three generations.
France's Fabius said that should its new initiative to organize an international peace summit fail, it would recognize a Palestinian state.
It appears that the foreign minister raised the idea of an international conference on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict knowing that it would fail, thus paving the way for French recognition of a Palestinian state.
'Perhaps France will push for peace process with ISIS next,' says official in latest remarks rejecting peace talks.
Senior Israeli officials say Biden, who met with Netanyahu in Davos last week, relayed messages from Israel to Ankara.
Israel Rejects French Peace Bid, Saying Threat of Recognition Incentivizes Palestinians Not to Negotiate
'This is no way to negotiate,' Israeli officials say, but Palestinians 'welcome French call to end occupation.'
Foreign Minister Fabius announces new French-led international peace summit, saying France has a 'responsibility' to not let two-state solution die.