Obama administration officials rebuffs Netanyahu’s suggestion, saying it undermines Washington’s policy in Syria and could harm ties with Syrian opposition.
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.
Prime minister says move hypocritical and will only harm Palestinians working in Israeli factories; Defense Minister Ya'alon, Justice Minister Shaked also slam the move.
Senior Foreign Ministry officials tell EU's ambassador to Israel that cancellations include some strategic dialogues and meetings on human rights and international organizations.
Bennett Blasts Netanyahu: Talk About Ceding Territory in Midst of Terror Wave Is Reward for Terrorists
Education Minister reacts to PM's speech at Center for American Progress, where he said he does not rule out unilateral steps in the West Bank; Likud says PM's comments misunderstood.
EU Ambassador to Israel Lars Faaborg-Andersen was summoned to the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem to be reprimanded over the decision.
At Center for American Progress, prime minister does not rule out 'unilateralism' on Israel's part, but says Israel will need 'broad international' support.
Speaking at the Jewish Federations of North American General Assembly, prime minister says he will ensure all Jews feel at home in Israel; Israel's ultra-Orthodox blast PM for statements.
'Israel has no better friend than America,' Netanyahu tells hundreds of Jewish community leaders in Washington D.C. on the third day of the GA.
At their Monday meeting, prime minister hinted Israel would like to hear U.S. position on Israel's annexation of the territory, a move which was never recognized by international community.
When the PM spoke after his meeting with Barack Obama, it was hard to believe that he was the same man who, up until a few weeks ago, refused any dialogue with the U.S. administration and branded Obama a bitter enemy.