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January, 2016

January, 2014

  • 13 January

    Vershbow to Visit Israel

    NATO Deputy Secretary General, Alexander Vershbow. Image courtesy NATO

    NATO’s Deputy Secretary General is set to visit Israel on 15th – 16th January 2014. Ambassador Alexander Vershbow will meet with the Deputy Foreign Minister, Mr Ze’ev Elkin, the Defence Minister Moshe Ya’alon, the National Security Advisor, Mr Yossi Cohen and other top officials. Ambassador Vershow is scheduled to give a speech at Israel’s Institute for National Security Studies. He …

November, 2013

  • 5 November

    President of Poland Visits Bethlehem and Meets President Mahmoud Abbas

    Photo: Lukasz Kaminski

    The President of Poland, Bronislaw Komorowski has visited Bethlehem today as part of a three day state visit to Israel. President Komorowski met with the leader of the Palestinian National Authority and underlined the commitment of Poland to the two-state solution and to continuing development assistance for the Palestinian people. In an earlier meeting with the Israeli President, Shimon Peres, …

August, 2013

  • 7 August

    Israeli Soldiers Injured on Lebanese Border

    Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, with military advisors on 7th August 2013.

    A patrol of Israeli soldiers have been involved in a blast on the border with Lebanon. Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu sent his regards and those of the Ministry of Defence to the wounded, wishing them “a speedy recovery”. Meanwhile, the Lebanese Army has insisted that the Israeli patrol violated the UN mandated blue line. In a statement, the Lebanese …

May, 2013

  • 30 May

    World Competitiveness Rankings: Eurozone Lags Behind United States


    The results of the 25th annual World Competitiveness Rankings have been released from the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland. The United States is back on top spot, with Germany (9th) the only Eurozone country in the top 10. Ireland (17th) is currently beating the United Kingdom (18th), in the IMD’s study of economy, government efficiency , infrastructure …

December, 2012

  • 20 December

    Israel Approves Over 4000 New Settlements Near Jerusalem

    Benjamin Netanyahu lights Chanukah candle at the Western Wall

    Plans for over 4,000 new settlements near Jerusalem have been approved by the government of Israel. 2,610 housing units in the settlement of Givat Hamatos have been approved – hot on the heels of announcements made at the end of November and Monday’s approval of 1500 new units in Ramat Shlomo. The EU has denounced the move as “jeopardizing the …

November, 2012

  • 22 November

    Secretary of State Clinton Statement on Gaza Ceasefire, November 21 2012


    The US Secretary of State, Hilary Rodham Clinton, made an announcement following a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in Gaza (video above, courtesy U.S. Department of State). Speaking in Cairo, Egypt, on November 21 2012, Secretary Clinton said: Thank you very much, Foreign Minister Amr. I want to thank President Morsi for his personal leadership to de-escalate the situation in …

September, 2012

  • 11 September

    “The Birth of a Pacifist” – Mark Manson

    Palestinian children fly kites to mark the the anniversary of Japan's earthquake. March 2012. Image courtesy UN Photo/Shareef Sarhan

    In 2003, when the United States invaded Iraq, I found myself in the awkward position of defending the war to my liberal friends and family. I was majoring in International Relations at the time and I argued with ferocity typical of a college student who thought he knew far more than he really did. The geo-political significance of the region, …

July, 2012

  • 19 July

    Israeli Flights Cancelled Following Blast in Bulgaria

    Sarafovo Airport after the explosion which killed seven people

    Sarafovo airport in Bulgaria remains closed on Thursday 19th July and flights from Israel to several countries in the East of Europe have been diverted while security forces and medical assistance pour in to deal with a blast which killed several passengers on a bus at the airport. According to the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, five of those killed …