Leaders tell Netanyahu the Reform movement expects the Israeli government to advance the values of pluralism, religious freedom and equality.
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.
Other ministers were dismayed over comments made by education minister at cabinet meeting focused on deterring Palestinian youths from committing stabbings.
International conference on conflict with Israel, UN Security Council bid to condemn settlements among issues raised in Amman.
Israel's army chief faced implicit criticism from the right after he said he doesn’t 'want a soldier to empty a magazine on a girl with scissors.'
Since the downing of a Russian jet over Syria, Russia's ties with Ankara have deteriorated, and Putin is concerned by Turkish influence in Gaza and possible gas ties with Israel.
American diplomat's criticism was followed by similar concerns by Germany's Merkel; Netanyahu's response: legislation would promote transparency and therefore strengthens democracy.
Transport Minister Levin to lead viability study, as Shas, Habayit Hayehudi and United Torah Judaism express strong opposition to construction of casino.
Netanyahu congratulates Britain for 'taking the side of the one and only democracy in the Middle East.'
Prime Minister asks German chancellor to assist in mediating the return of soldiers' bodies from Hamas in Gaza.
'Democracy must defend itself,' prime minister says after Constitution, Law and Justice Committee suspends planned meeting on controversial legislation.