'I hope that we'll be able to reach certain understandings to lessen the possible friction between our forces and their forces, as we've successfully done so far,' Netanyahu says ahead of Moscow visit.
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.
The request comes against the backdrop of concern over a humanitarian crisis in the coastal strip that could spark a renewed violence conflagration.
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Netanyahu and Herzog reached dramatic understandings six months ago; a joint declaration in Cairo, including readiness for territorial compromise and curb on settlement building, was set to be followed with announcement of unity government. But Amona crisis crashed talks.
The Israeli government did almost nothing to address Gaza's humanitarian crisis, which worsened then and is worsening now. The next war is just a matter of time.
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Security cabinet kept in the dark until last minute about possible casus belli posed by Islamist group, state comptroller says in caustic report on Operation Protective Edge.
'Desecration shocking, source of worry,' Israel says in first such statement since Trump elected. Incident comes less than a week after vandalism occurred at a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis.
Those hurt in the minibus crash sustained mild to moderate injures, none of which are considered life-threatening.
Flip flop follows orders from Netanyahu, source says; investigator's work visa request was initially denied 'due the NGO's extreme, hostile and anti-Israel agenda.'
Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot accuses politicians of lying about his conduct in the case of Sgt. Elor Azaria, who shot and killed a prone Palestinian attacker in Hebron.