Netanyahu confirms at least two Israelis killed and several wounded in suicide attack; Israeli victims were part of 14-member group touring central Istanbul.
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 a letter to Netanyahu, Davutoglu calls for resolute international action against terrorist groups and wishes speedy recovery to Israelis wounded in the attack.
At least 36 were wounded in the second bombing to rock Turkey in the past week; Turkish official: Evidence suggest bomber may have been ISIS or PKK.
Netanyahu announces probe after Channel 2 reports group milks former soldiers for information about military activity; group fires back, saying testimonies it publishes are in line with IDF censorship guidelines.
Dagan, who headed the spy agency for unprecedented eight years, underwent a liver transplant in Belarus in 2012. Netanyahu: 'He led the organization in daring, pioneering and groundbreaking operations.'
Israeli official says Russian leader heard Israel's concerns ‘with great understanding’ and reiterated support for Israel's security amid concerns Russian pullout could strengthen Iran, Hezbollah.
Prior to meeting, Russian leader tells Israeli president that he has spoken with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and that the latter will travel to Moscow soon.
Tzipi Hotovely tells Knesset that Indonesian foreign minister was barred from visiting Ramallah because she violated understandings reached during Israeli official's secret visit to Jakarta.
Iran is just as dangerous to Israel as ISIS, Israeli president says ahead of his meeting with the Russian president – the first with a foreign leader since the withdrawal from Syria was announced.
Israeli chief of staff tells Knesset members the Russian move caught Israel off guard, sources say.