Israeli prime minister instructs Foreign Ministry to make plans for treating Syrian women, children and non-combatant men in Israeli hospitals.
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 wounded Israeli is on a ventilator and under sedation after two operations. Twelve people died and 48 were injured as truck plows into crowd at Christmas market.
Netanyahu made remarks at several closed meeting since Mossad chief met Trump adviser Gen. Flynn. In their meeting, Flynn told Israeli spymaster that president-elect was serious about moving U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.
Andrey Karlov, Russia's envoy to Turkey, shot at Ankara art exhibit by gunman, a police officer who allegedly shouted 'Allahu Akbar' and 'Don't forget Aleppo' before being fatally shot by police. Turkish official: Gulen ties investigated.
'The Azeris want to make an example of Lapshin,' a senior official tells Haaretz, saying Baku will not give up on bid to extradite blogger from Belarus.
Israel allocates 130 million shekels to cover evacuation of illegal outpost, biggest chunk will go for building settlement near Shvut Rachel. Another 40 million will go toward personal compensation of Amona settlers.
Alexander Lapshin facing extradition over his visits and comments about Nagorno-Karabakh. Israel quietly negotiating for his release: 'We are asking the Azeris to forget about it, but it's not easy,' official says.
The plan is to double the number of trailers to be set up on a nearby hilltop, which is considered by the state to be Palestinian absentee property.
Funds will go toward establishment of new settlements near Shvut Rachel and compensation for those being evacuated from Amona and nearby Ofra.
Analysis With Friedman as Trump's Israel Envoy, Netanyahu No Longer Has the American Excuse for Settlers
If after Trump’s victory there were enthusiastic cries of joy among the settlers, after the appointment of Friedman they're experiencing genuine messianic euphoria.