The EU joins Washington in its call to spare Sussia while criticizing construction in the settlements and Israel’s role in the stalled peace process.
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.
Netanyahu in message to U.S. lawmakers: As long as Congress sanctions in place, Iran will be forced to make concessions
U.S. Congress receives Vienna accord for review; Kerry defends nuclear agreement, says likely alternative is war.
Premier tells ministers that Iran is not even trying to hide the fact that it will exploit the money that will flow in following the lifting of sanction to arm its terrorist machines.
The face-off between Kerry and Netanyahu over the nuclear deal will become an open battle for U.S. public opinion on Sunday as the two give interviews on U.S. networks.
Yesh Atid chairman accuses Netanyahu of the greatest foreign policy failure in Israeli history; MK Zehava Galon also calls for investigation into poor U.S.-Israel ties, says 'nuclear deal should be given a chance.'
Iranian leader says Iran is not seeking a nuclear weapon, and developing one violates the principles of Islam.
Netanyahu, who phoned Abbas to wish him happy Eid al-Fitr, said citizens of Israel want peace. Abbas reportedly called for an agreement within a year.
Appeal comes after prosecutor closed case, saying there were no grounds for a criminal investigation into the 2010 incident in which Israeli soldiers killed ten members of a flotilla.
PM says it is wrong to suggest Israel wants permanent standoff with Iran, but that deal is a diplomatic failure; Foreign Secretary Hammond: We're not naive.