Tag: Middle East diplomacy

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (not pictured) speak to the media during a visit by Netanyahu at the Chancellery on June 4, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. Netanyahu is travelling this week to Berlin, Paris and London in an effort to convince European leaders to adopt …

Netanyahu to Hamas: Whoever Hurts Israel Will Be Hit With ‘Great Strength’

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday sent a warning message to Hamas that “whoever hurts Israel” would be targeted swiftly and harshly and that Israel would respond to any and all provocations, including the launching of incendiary kites and balloons into Israeli territory. 

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Putin and Netanyahu Meet for Syria Talks in Moscow

MOSCOW — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Wednesday for talks focusing on Iranian presence in Syria — an issue that is expected to top the agenda of the upcoming U.S.-Russian summit.

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Jordan and Russia to Hold Talks Over Syria

Jordan will hold talks with Russia this week over a ceasefire in southwestern Syria and alleviating the humanitarian situation there, the Jordanian foreign minister said on Monday.

"The Syrian regime's violations of the ceasefire in southwest Syria need to stop," US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said in a statement

Haley: Iran Violating UN Resolutions by Shipping Weapons, Supporting Terrorists

The UN secretary-general’s latest report on the implementation of the sanctions against Iran mandated by Security Council Resolution 2231 features “troubling, but not surprising, evidence that Iran has‎ and continues to violate UN Security Council resolutions by shipping weapons across the Middle East, blatantly defying travel bans, and providing support to terrorist organizations destabilizing the region,” American UN envoy Nikki Haley said on Wednesday.

Jared Kushner is seen at the Royal Court after US President Donald Trump received the Order of Abdulaziz al-Saud medal in Riyadh on May 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Jared Kushner in Saudi Arabia to Discuss Mideast Peace Push

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince on Wednesday hosted US President Donald Trump’s special envoy Jason Greenblatt and adviser Jared Kushner to discuss the Palestinian-Israeli peace process, following a new flare-up of hostilities in Gaza.

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Australia’s FM Rules Out Moving Embassy to Jerusalem

Australia will not follow U.S. President Donald Trump’s lead and move its embassy to Jerusalem, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has said, defying her own governing Liberal Party’s request to do so.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu brief the media after bilateral talks at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany. A day before German chancellor Angela Merkel and nearly her entire Cabinet arrive in Israel, her foreign minister published an op-ed in an Israeli newspaper Sunday encouraging Israel …

Merkel: Germany Will Act to Push Iran from Syria

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and German Chancellor Angela Merkel emerged from their 90-minute meeting in Berlin on Monday still disagreeing about the merits of the Iranian nuclear agreement, but in accord about the need to push Iran out of other countries in the Middle East.

A picture taken from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights shows armed men, reportedly rebel fighters, driving a motorcycle near an abandoned UN building in the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, at an abandoned UN base at the Quneitra border crossing, on November 28, 2016. Israel's air force targeted gunman linked …

Israel Rejects Reports of Deal Reached to Vacate Iran from Southern Syria

Jerusalem and Damascus rejected reports that a deal had been reached under which foreign forces, including Iran and Hezbollah, would withdraw from southern Syria near Israel’s border. “Israel denies reports that an understanding has been reached,” a diplomatic source said on Saturday.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, in the West Bank Town of Ramallah, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. (Atef Safadi/Pool Photo via AP)

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas Still in Hospital

JERUSALEM — The Palestinian president’s condition has seen a “clear improvement” after he was taken to hospital with a fever, an Arab lawmaker in Israel’s parliament with close ties to Mahmoud Abbas said on Monday.