Before signing aid deal with Israel, U.S. says could increase budget in case of emergency. The deal does not prevent Israel from requesting Congress for aid on issues such as tunnels or cyber defense development. Netanyahu: Israel, U.S. have differences from time to time, but those are within the family.
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.
Israel's nonagenarian Nobel laureate in stable condition, being taken to intensive care unit, doctor says, after showing signs of attentiveness following induced coma: 'He shook our hand.'
Israeli officials don't deny Israel has been lobbying on Sudan's behalf in U.S. and Europe, as exposed by Haaretz, but say Jerusalem will never accept genocide.
Shimon Peres, Israel's elder statesman, hospitalized in very serious condition at Tel Hashomer hospital with massive brain hemorrhage. His son: 'Family will have make decisions later on.'
Israeli, American officials to sign the 'largest pledge of bilateral military assistance in U.S. history' on Wednesday.
Palestinian Authority will repay $130 million to Israel Electric Corporation immediately, but a further $130 million of the $530 million debt will be erased.
Ambassador Shapiro's remarks were the first public comments on the aid package by any official, Israeli or American, in several weeks; despite the great anger at Netanyahu, the Obama administration is determined to sign the deal.
Last week, Haaretz reported that Jerusalem has turned to Washington in bid to improve the administration's relations with the Arab-African country following its break in relations with Iran.
White House was again reminded that Netanyahu has no qualms about attacking them, even when he needs them. PM's comments were almost word-for-word on hasbara talking-points penned by far-right political strategist.
Leader of Arab party says PM trying to 'rewrite history' while Labor MK accuses Netanyahu of undermining two-state solution and damaging U.S.-Israel ties.