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International delegation of ambassadors begins diplomatic visit to Israel

A delegation of foreign ambassadors to the United States and United Nations began a week-long visit in Israel on Friday, hosted by Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan and sponsored by the...
Ron Prosor (pictured), Israel's former ambassador to the United Nations, addresses the U.N. General Assembly in January 2015. Credit: U.N. Photo/Eskinder Debebe.

‘Every diplomatic mission is a frontline command center’

It was during Operation Cast Lead in December 2008. The Israeli Embassy in Britain was surrounded by demonstrators, some of whom became violent. They climbed the fence, threw firebombs and rocks. Tension was running...
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz with U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan. June 3, 2021. Credit: Shmulik Almoni/Israel Defense Ministry.

Gantz meets with Biden officials as US lawmakers encourage Iron Dome replenishment

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz arrived in Washington on Wednesday as part of his two-day trip to shore up support for Israel’s security and request $1 billion to help Israel replenish its Iron Dome...
Israel Defense Forces Artillery Corps seen firing into the Gaza Strip in response to more than 4,000 rockets launched towards the Jewish state in the past two weeks, May 19, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

After 11 days of hostilities, Israel and Hamas agree to ceasefire

Israel and Hamas, the Palestinian terrorist group that runs the Gaza Strip, have agreed to a ceasefire after 11 days of hostilities. According to a statement from the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office, the security cabinet...
Nikola Selaković speaks to the press on March 12, 2014, prior to his current position as Serbia's foreign minister. Source: Screenshot.

Serbia ‘not happy’ with Israel’s recognition of Kosovo

Serbia expressed displeasure on Tuesday with Israel’s establishment of diplomatic relations with Kosovo, which took place via a Zoom ceremony the day before. Kosovo is a former Serbian province and not recognized as a state by Belgrade,...
Israeli Ambassador to India Ron Malka and his Bhutanese counterpart Vetsop Namgyel at a ceremony establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries at Malka's residence in New Delhi, India, on Dec. 12, 2020. Credit: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bhutan.

Israel and Bhutan establish diplomatic relations

Israel and the Kingdom of Bhutan established full diplomatic relations on Saturday, in the latest of a series of normalization deals to be signed by the Jewish state. “The circle of those who recognize Israel...
Protesters in Turkey demonstrate against the Trump administration's “Peace to Prosperity” conference and Mideast peace plan in Bahrain, July 2019. Credit: TRT Arabic, Turkey.

Arabs states draw closer to Israel to counter non-Arab powers Turkey and Iran

The decision by three Arab states to make peace with Israel can be credited both to efforts by the Trump administration and the recognition by these Sunni states that their security would improve against...
Flag of Sudan. Credit: Wikipedia.

Jewish, Israel-related groups react to Sudan agreeing to normalize ties with Israel

Jewish and pro-Israel groups immediately reacted to U.S. President Donald Trump announcing on Friday that Sudan has agreed to begin the process of normalizing ties with Israel. Sudan follows the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain,...
Flag of Sudan. Credit: Wikipedia.

US to delist Sudan as state sponsor of terror, paving way for normalization with...

U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Monday that the United States will remove Sudan from the U.S. list of State Sponsors of Terrorism, paving the way for the African nation to normalize ties with Israel. “GREAT news!...
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Reports: Serbia won’t move embassy to Jerusalem if Israel recognizes Kosovo

Serbia has stated that it will not move its embassy to Jerusalem if Israel recognizes Kosovo, according to reports from The Jerusalem Post and The Times of Israel on Wednesday, each citing an anonymous source. “Serbia will not move...