Before flying back from Moscow, the prime minister said he told Russia's leader in their talks in Moscow that Iran's efforts to establish a naval base on Syria's shores would have 'serious implications' for Israeli security; 'I think the message was internalized.'
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.
Disturbed by a report a few months ago from the ambassador to Amman, IDF chief Eisenkot has said behind closed doors that Israel ought to consider helping out its eastern neighbor.
According to Netanyahu's bureau, the call was initiated by Trump and dealt mainly with the Iranian threat. Netanyahu also commended Trump on his remarks against anti-Semitism.
Amid Annexation Talk, U.S. Official Tells Haaretz: Trump Expects Israel to Act Reasonably on Palestinian Issue
Israel should give the U.S. time to consider the best way to move forward with the peace process, U.S. official says after Lieberman tells Knesset committee Washington warned Israel against West Bank annexation.
Defense chief scheduled to hold meetings with Vice President Mike Pence, Defense Secretary James Mattis and State Secretary Rex Tillerson.
Prime minister stresses continued threats from Iran at memorial marking 25 years since attack on Israeli embassy in Argentina.
'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.
The request comes against the backdrop of concern over a humanitarian crisis in the coastal strip that could spark a renewed violence conflagration.
EXCLUSIVE Netanyahu Offered Opposition Leader to Push Together for Regional Peace Initiative – and Then Backtracked
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.