Speaking in Berlin, Netanyahu says French threat to recognize Palestinian state 'ensures failure'; Merkel voices support for two-state solution.
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.
French official presented three-step French peace initiative at Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem. France has already begun informing world powers of the plan's details.
Israeli president warns against danger of Knesset taking on the role of punishing elected officials, which he says is the realm of the state attorney general.
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Cohen, who assumed new position last month, met with CIA chief John Brennan and National Security Adviser Susan Rice, among others, 10 days ago.
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden may visit Israel in the coming weeks, prime minister says.
Shas MK Yakov Margi violated Ukrainian law by meeting with the leader of the Russian puppet government in the peninsula without Kiev's consent.
U.S. agreed to increase support by $400m annually, though Israel expects between $1-2b; top officials in Jerusalem say Israel could have received more if Netanyahu had agreed to hold talks after Iran deal.