Israel’s ambassador to the UN has to deal with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on an almost daily basis - but the opinions Danny Danon brings with him are a red flag for many of Israel's allies.
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.
Move widely slammed as preferring narrow party concerns over Israel’s diplomatic standing.
Israel's current science minister strongly opposes a two-state solution and has expressed support for the annexation of the West Bank. He is also an ally of Rick Perry, one of Obama's most outspoken critics.
Mark Regev, current PMO spokesman for foreign media, served in various media-related posts in the Foreign Ministry for over 20 years.
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Zionist Union co-leader demands Knesset panel be convened to examine what influence the PM's initiative could have on U.S.-Israel relations.
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Rep. Steny Hoyer says members of U.S. delegation met with current and ex-senior officials in Israeli defense establishment, whose judgment about deal was ‘more reserved’ than that of prime minister.
Despite White House rhetoric, it's hard to believe that the two leaders battling over the deal with Iran won't have a lasting affect on the bilateral relations.