U.S. Vice President Joe Biden may visit Israel in the coming weeks, prime minister says.
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.
Shas MK Yakov Margi violated Ukrainian law by meeting with the leader of the Russian puppet government in the peninsula without Kiev's consent.
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Israeli lawmaker Yakov Margi allegedly violated Ukrainian law by meeting with the president of the Russian-installed government without Kiev's permission.
55-year-old Argaman, currently deputy Shin Bet chief, to replace Yoram Cohen in May 2016.