Israeli government hired lawyers to counter BDS; nature of work is kept a secret, and defined as 'extremely sensitive'
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.
A diplomatic agreement between Netanyahu and Rwanda's president would help circumvent a Supreme Court ruling viewed as sympathetic to migrants' rights
Israeli prime minister's move backfired, Janice Schakowsky says, and made agreement into a bi-partisan issue that helped rally Democrats and civil society
U.S. Sees Possible Opportunity in Palestinian Reconciliation Led by Egypt, White House Official Says
Senior White House officials say that although the administration's position is that Hamas must disarm, there is no expectation that it will 'happen overnight'
While Israeli sources report that a revised MOU has been given the go-ahead, Israeli media has reported that the deal includes an opt-out clause if any wrongdoing is discovered
Jason Greenblatt will cooperate with Egypt to 'help facilitate an enduring peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians,' White House official says
In Unprecedented Move, Eight European Countries to Demand Compensation From Israel for West Bank Demolitions
In a letter, the countries seek $35,000 in compensation for confiscating and demolishing structures they had built in Area C, under full Israeli control
In first U.S. response to reconciliation agreement, U.S. envoy Jason Greenblatt says any government must also accept previous agreements and commit to peace
The talk comes after Iran's military chief warned against Israeli incursions in Syria
Israel cannot 'violate Syria anytime it wants' said Iranian General Baqeri in Syria, pledging to deepen cooperation with Assad regime against 'Zionist enemy'
Security cabinet also sets conditions for negotiations, including disarming Hamas, severing its ties with Iran and returning Israeli citizens held in Gaza and bodies of soldiers
Iran 'needs to understand' that Israel will not allow its forces to garrison in Syria, Netanyahu tells Russia's Sergey Shoygu
Netanyahu tells security cabinet that Israel will not try to thwart the reconciliation pact, but will not recognize it either ■ Told Egypt, U.S. that deal doesn't change Israel's stance regarding peace talks
Despite close relations between Israel and Trump administration, incident exposes a grave lack of coordination between the two countries
Bennett has called for Israeli sanctions on the Palestinian Authority following the Hamas-Fatah deal, though it remains unclear whether Netanyahu wants to promote such a move
Faction leaders unanimously decide to form parliamentary inquiry committee into funding for 'political organizations and activities meant to hurt Israeli soldiers' ■ Netanyahu likens probe to U.S. investigation into Russian election interference
Trump opened a window of opportunity for Israel to influence American policy on Iran, but Netanyahu must put aside his emotional conduct and engage with Trump and the world like a professional
Netanayhu says Trump has created an 'opportunity to fix this bad deal, to roll back Iran's aggression and to confront its criminal support of terrorism'
Analysis With Trump and al-Sissi Watching, Netanyahu Can Only Hope the Palestinians Will Thwart the Reconciliation Deal
The cautious restraint and diplomatic language of the Israeli response to the reconciliation deal between Fatah and Hamas are nothing less than amazing
Netanyahu welcomes Trump's decision to withdraw from UNESCO as 'brave and moral decision', saying: 'UNESCO has become a theater of the absurd'
Israel Responds With Restraint to Palestinian Unity: 'We'll Follow Developments and Act Accordingly'
New Palestinian unity government must recognize Israel, disarm Hamas, as stipulated by Quartet, Israeli officials say, noting: 'Israel objects to any reconciliation that does not include these components'
Close examination of the list of construction plans expected to be approved next week reveals that the number of units presented to the public inflated and recycled
Israeli official says Netanyahu told May that the deal, as it currently stands, does not allow real oversite of Iran's nuclear program
Relatives of Oron Shaul say they will petition the High Court of Justice unless the prime minister appoints a new coordinator for missing and captured Israelis
For first time since 2013, the countries pulled the resolutions following talks between the Israeli and Jordanian ambassadors to UNESCO, in which the U.S. was also involved
According to Western diplomats, Trump nevertheless told Guterres he was optimistic about achieving a peace deal: Netanyahu, he said, knows he'll never have a more understanding president, and Abbas needs a legacy to leave behind
Netanyahu Slams Palestinian Unity: We Won't Accept Reconciliation at the Expense of Israel's Existence
Reconciliation efforts must account for recognizing Israel as a Jewish state, dismantling Hamas' military wing and cutting ties with Iran, PM says
Responding to PA's election to Interpol and reconciliation process, Education Minister Naftali Bennet calls for the cabinet to stop transferring tax funds to PA
Culture minister Miri Regev's office said she left for a private family trip to Cuba, a country that severed relations with Israel in 1973
Israeli officials say some of the companies responded to the UN human rights commissioner by saying they won't renew their contracts in Israel