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Michael Herzog. Photo by Danny Kitri.

Herzog begins tenure as US ambassador, vows to shore up bipartisan support for Israel

Israeli Ambassador to the United States Michael Herzog officially took office on Monday, replacing Gilad Erdan, who will continue as Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations. “The United States is the most important ally of...
Thomas Nides in Islamabad April 4, 2012. Credit: U.S. Embassy Pakistan/Flickr.

Senate confirms Thomas Nides as US ambassador to Israel

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed U.S. President Joe Biden’s nominee for ambassador to Israel, making banking executive Thomas Nides the United States’ top envoy to its closest ally in the Middle East. Nides, who...
Thomas Nides. Credit: U.S. Department of State.

Nides advances to final stage of confirmation for US ambassador to Israel

U.S. President Joe Biden’s pick for the role of U.S. ambassador to Israel, Thomas Nides, this week cleared the second-to-last hurdle before official confirmation. Nides, who was officially nominated in July, was reported favorably from the Senate Foreign Relations...
Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan addressing the Security Council. Oct. 19, 2021. Credit: Screenshot.

Erdan blasts UN Security Council for ignoring Iran’s behavior, stirring conflict

Israel’s Ambassador to the United States and the United Nations Gilad Erdan sharply criticized the U.N. Security Council for not holding the Palestinian leadership accountable for its actions, including its decision to invite former...
Michael Herzog. Credit: Danny Kitri

Israel’s new ambassador to US seeks to heal rifts and build bipartisan support

The Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI) bid farewell last week to its longtime senior fellow Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Michael Herzog, who was recently appointed Israeli’s Ambassador to the United States. Participating in the event were former...
Ambassadors to the UN from Israel, UAE, the United States, Bahrain and Morroco attend an event marking the one year anniversary of the Abraham Accords. Source: Screenshot.

UN ambassadors gather in New York to mark anniversary of Abraham Accords

Ambassadors to the United Nations representing Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Morocco marked one year since the signing of the Abraham Accords at a ceremony on Monday in New York. The historic agreement...
Bahrain's first ambassador to Israel, Khaled Yousif Al-Jalahmah (right), on his arrival to the country, Aug. 31, 2021. Photo by Shlomi Amsalem/GPO.

First Bahraini ambassador takes up appointment in Israel

Bahrain’s first ambassador to Israel, Khaled Yousif Al-Jalahmah, landed in Ben Gurion Airport on Tuesday. Upon arrival he tweeted, “A historic journey in the making accompanied by my wife. We are both very excited!” https://twitter.com/BahrainAmbIsr/status/1432747025062375424 The Israeli...
Khaled Al Jalahma, the first-ever Bahraini ambassador to Israel. Source: Twitter.

First-ever Bahraini ambassador to Israel announces arrival in Hebrew

Khaled Al Jalahma, the first-ever Bahraini ambassador to Israel, kicked off his tenure on Tuesday with a trilingual social-media post. “I am honored to announce that I will be arriving in Tel Aviv today to...
Michael Herzog. Credit: Courtesy.

Brother of Israel’s president leading candidate for next Israeli ambassador to US

Michael Herzog, a former peace-process negotiator and the older brother of new Israeli President Isaac Herzog, was reported on Thursday as a leading candidate to become Israeli ambassador to the United States, according to The...
Ambassadors from several nations pose at the Aish HaTorah Center in the Old City of Jerusalem overlooking the Western Wall. Photo by Josh Hasten.

Ambassadors tour Israel to better comprehend its multifaceted security challenges

Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan is back on his home turf, leading 16 of his colleagues—ambassadors to the United States and the United Nations—from countries around the world, along with some...