Silvan Shalom announces stepping down from public office; six women accused minister of sexual misconduct, following a Haaretz investigative report.
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.
Strike reportedly killed several people, among them Hezbollah field commanders; Kuntar was imprisoned in Israel for murder of Nahariya family, but was freed in prisoner swap.
The move is intended to stabilize the party and the coalition and does not indicate any intention of bringing forward the elections for the Knesset, reports claim.
While Israel has apologized for the deaths of Turkish nationals during Gaza flotilla incident, it has yet to pay out compensation or lift the blockade on Gaza, as Erdogan has demanded.
Israel formally requested Brazil to accept Dani Dayan as ambassador four months ago; Brazilian officials say they will not reject appointment outright, but hope Jerusalem 'gets the hint.'
Although deal is not concluded, 'diplomatic damage is already done,' says Lieberman; Herzog welcomes a resolution to the five-year-old crisis.
Netanyahu's envoy and incoming Mossad chief met with Turkish foreign ministry official to finalize principles for agreement; main stumbling block remains the lifting of the Gaza siege.
The prospects that the Quartet will succeed in creating a substantial package of trust-building measures are extremely slim. Only two weeks ago, a similar attempt by Kerry failed.
Opposition leader demands prime minister condemn 'incitement campaign' against Rivlin. In response, Netanyahu challenges Herzog to condemn Breaking the Silence.
A senior Obama administration official tells Haaretz Obama has no intention of altering the terms of Pollard's parole.