“I understand why those who support Hamas want to see the Mossad in every uncomfortable place, but Israel had no part in the referendum of the Kurdish people, apart from the deep, natural, longstanding sympathy of the people of Israel for the Kurdish people and their yearnings”.
‘’This murderous attack is the result of – inter alia – systematic incitement by the Palestinian Authority and other elements and I expect Abu Mazen to condemn it and not attempt to justify it,’’ said Israeli Prime Minister at a cabinet meeting, following the killing of three Israelis in a shooting attack by a Palestinian in Har Adar near Jerusalem.
Over the last fives months, the European Union has convened its Association Council with Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt… but still not its Association Council with Israel, a high-level bilateral ministerial body which is normally due to be held every year in the EU Council premises in Brussels.
''Freedom of the press is one of the cornerstones of the Government Press Office (GPO),’’ said its director, Nitzan Chen, as he explained his decision to not revoke the media credentials of the correspondent in Israel of the Qatari-funded Al Jazeera channel.
In the aftermath of the events in Charlotesville where neo-Nazis groups demonstrated, shouting anti-Semitic slogans and waving Nazi flags and symbols, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin conveyed his support and solidarity to the American Jewish community, in a letter sent to the leader of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjain Netanyahu made it clear that Israel would take all necessary actions to maintain security on the Temple Mount, without changing the status quo, in a phone call Friday with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.
Avi Gabbay, a former environment protection minister, won the race for the leadership of the Labor party which he joined only six months ago. In a runoff election, he beat the former Labor chairman Amir Peretz, a former Defence Minister.