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Israel rejects State Department criticism

Foreign Ministry clarifies that construction of homes in Shilo is not "new settlements".Nitsan Keidar, 10/6/2016, 12:08 AM

Foreign Ministry blasts Norwegian video: 'Like Nazi propaganda'

Apparently fake video in the name of National Theater of Norway condemning the 'occupation' elicits comparisons to Goebbels' propaganda.Shai Landesman, 9/25/2016, 7:14 AM

France took part in illegal construction in Israel

Israeli Foreign Ministry clarifies that the French citizens who condemned Israel for demolishing illegal structures in Area C should have reArutz Sheva Staff, 9/15/2016, 1:54 PM

Foreign Ministry: Avoid Ethiopia

The Foreign Ministry issued a warning against visiting Ethiopia, as regional violence continues to escalate.Orli Harari, 9/1/2016, 3:11 PM

New Czech atlases write Jerusalem out of Israel

After PA ambassador to Prague complained, Czech authorities ordered their atlases to mark Tel Aviv as Israel's capital.Rachel Kaplan, 8/30/2016, 7:24 PM

Israel dismisses UN's 'unfounded' claims

Foreign Ministry dismisses UN's demand that employee arrested for assisting Hamas be released on the grounds of diplomatic immunity.Nitsan Keidar, 8/26/2016, 12:15 AM

Foreign Ministry reportedly bans contact with journalists

Foreign Ministry director general instructs diplomats not to hold contacts with Israeli journalists over Haaretz report on IAEA conference.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/19/2016, 5:14 AM

Israel: Criticism of construction 'lacks factual basis'

Foreign Ministry rejects criticism of planned construction in Gilo, says the real obstacle to peace is Palestinian rejection of Israel.Elad Benari, Canada, 7/29/2016, 9:05 PM

French FM meets Hezbollah lawmakers in Lebanon

Foreign Ministry in Israel criticizes French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault's meeting with Hezbollah members in Lebanon.Elad Benari, 7/13/2016, 1:09 AM

Good news for yeshiva students coming from abroad

Yeshiva students to be given official 'student' status at Israeli consulate in their native countries.Shai Landesman, 6/22/2016, 4:09 PM

Foreign Ministry: International conferences distance peace

Foreign Ministry rejects EU decision to adopt the French peace initiative.Nitsan Keidar, 6/21/2016, 3:44 AM

Watch: Israelis send Ramadan messages to the Muslim world

Israeli Jews from all walks of life send their Ramadan greetings in foreign ministry viral video.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/20/2016, 7:28 PM

‘Tel Aviv attack is just like the terror in Europe’

FM Director sent a letter to 38 foreign ministers worldwide noting how Palestinians encourage terrorism rather than suppressing violence.Nitsan Keidar, 6/9/2016, 10:46 PM

Watchdog: Netanyahu hobbled foreign ministry, hindered BDS fight

State Comptroller describes how PM stripped foreign ministry of vital resources, replicated authorities, to placate senior Likudniks.Ari Soffer, 5/24/2016, 6:24 PM

A "Liberals in the Likud" member writes the outgoing Defense Minister

The "Liberals in the Likud" is a faction of Likud members within the Likud Party, that promotes individual freedom and free markets. This is an open letter to Min. Moshe Ya'alon from one of its members, sent to Arutz Sheva. Noam Rotem, 5/22/2016, 7:01 AM

Bennett gives up on Foreign Ministry

In response to source saying Yisrael Beytenu's entry will see Bennett as FM, Jewish Home announces it won't change any portfolios.Ari Yashar, 5/19/2016, 9:50 AM

Foreign Ministry reprimands consul over remarks on Turkey-Israel

Foreign Ministry says the Israeli consul in Istanbul did not reflect the government's view in discussing Turkey-Israel reconciliation.Ben Ariel, 5/11/2016, 4:13 AM

Jerusalem returns fire at UN over the Golan Heights

In response to Security Council rejection of Golan staying Israeli, Foreign Ministry retorts: 'they're disconnected from Syrian reality.'Nitsan Keidar, 4/27/2016, 8:09 AM

Passover travelers: check for bullets in your bag

Amid increase of Israelis arrested in airports, Foreign Ministry urges travelers to ensure they have no ammunition when packing.Shoshana Miskin, 4/11/2016, 9:44 AM

Israel calls for 'decisive action' against Iran's missiles

Foreign Ministry issues statement condemning Iran's latest ballistic missile test and threats against Israel.Nitsan Keidar, 3/10/2016, 3:15 AM

Drought-ravaged villagers to receive Israeli aid

In the midst of a catastrophic drought, villagers in Papua New Guinea receive relief from an unlikely source.David Rosenberg, 3/2/2016, 4:06 PM

Iran: $7,000 to every terror family

Foreign Ministry publishes condemnation after Iran promises to pay families of Palestinian terrorists.Matt Wanderman, 2/24/2016, 8:57 PM

The Israeli government and public diplomacy; a national disgrace.

Officials and politicians don't want to lost control. Meanwhile, they have neither the time or the talent to do the job. Barry Shaw, 2/10/2016, 10:04 PM

'Dayan will not be Israel's envoy to Brazil'

'Let's not delude ourselves,' asserts MK Berko at Knesset meeting after six months of silence from Brazil over the appointment.Hezki Baruch, 2/7/2016, 2:50 PM

Rivlin slams France for 'going above our heads'

President urges Foreign Ministry to defend Israel against French threats to recognize 'Palestine'; PM predicts French will 'sober up.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/31/2016, 7:24 PM

'Open a Door to Israel' exhibit opens in Rome

A new interactive exhibit to educate the world about Israeli society launched in Rome with Deputy Foreign Minister in attendance.Yoni Kempsinki, 1/24/2016, 12:26 PM

Foreign Ministry displays 'Bridge to the World' art exhibition

Foreign Ministry hosts 'Bridge to the World' exhibit, artwork made entirely by autistic adults.Talia Blatman, 1/19/2016, 8:45 PM

Outrage in Israel over EU's resolution

Officials in Israel warn the EU is helping out the PA's anti-Israel efforts with its latest resolution on Judea and Samaria.Nitsan Keidar, 1/19/2016, 12:12 AM

New bill proposes ‘settlers’ can't be appointed as ambassadors

Leftist MK suggests amending Civil Service Law so those who live beyond the Green Line cannot represent Israel internationally.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/17/2016, 4:20 PM

Netanyahu and Bennett spar over 'unpatriotic' foreign ministry

The ongoing saga of Bennett versus the Foreign Ministry interferes with cabinet meeting.Uzi Baruch, 1/17/2016, 3:00 PM

Foreign Ministry workers threaten Naftali Bennett

Jewish Home head angers Foreign Ministry workers with hint they're not patriotic. They respond: 'We won't work with Bennett.'Uzi Baruch, 1/16/2016, 6:56 PM

Israel reprimands Swedish envoy for FM's 'execution' charge

Foreign Ministry tells Carl Magnus that Swedish FM will play no role in 'foreseeable future' with regard to Israeil-Palestinian relations.Cynthia Blank, 1/13/2016, 8:18 PM

Deputy FM bans Swedish officials from visiting Israel

Hotovely takes Foreign Ministry cadets on Samaria tour, says after Swedish FM's outburst that 'Israel has closed doors on official visits.'Yoni Kempinski, 1/13/2016, 1:39 PM

How long will Israel wait for Dayan appointment to be approved?

Dani Dayan and PM to hold face-to-face meeting Thursday over Brazil's delay in approving his ambassadorial appointment.Nitsan Keidar, 12/31/2015, 9:44 AM

Israel apologizes to Singapore after diplomat 'misuses' flag

Singapore outraged after junior Israeli diplomat used city-state's flag as a table cloth but nonetheless accepts Israel's apology.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/31/2015, 7:24 AM

On the need for a new and independent Israeli advocacy authority

Barry Shaw lays out a plan at the Haifa Conference on Israel's public relations - or the lack thereof. Barry Shaw, 12/29/2015, 7:00 AM

Ambassador to Switzerland compares Israel to Nazis

Caspi summoned for disciplinary procedures after posting quote from Herman Goering on Facebook with words: 'we're on the right path.'Ari Yashar, 12/28/2015, 1:15 PM

Israeli dead in Chile; circumstances unclear

Foreign Ministry is in touch with family and embassy in Santiago is seeing to returning 22-year-old's body to Israel.Cynthia Blank, 12/27/2015, 12:05 PM

Israel to act to approve Dayan's appointment in Brazil

Deputy Foreign Minister to present plan to convince Brazil to accept the appointment of former Yesha Council head as Israeli ambassador.Nitsan Keidar, 12/27/2015, 6:22 AM

Quartet: Talks only way to achieve 'peace with security'

Middle East Quartet envoys meet with senior Israeli officials in Jerusalem on ways to end Arab terror wave.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/16/2015, 9:09 PM

Foreign min. slams UN spokeswoman's 'alleged attackers' remarks

Israeli foreign ministry condemns UN human rights spokeswoman for criticizing Israeli forces shooting 'alleged attackers.'Ari Soffer, 12/16/2015, 4:54 PM

Israel seeking to change new Jordan policy on visas

Jordan is tightening restrictions on entering the country via land crossings from Israel.Yaakov Levi, 12/13/2015, 10:35 PM

Israeli killed in accident in Argentina

Bariloche's Chabad House says Amir Gueta, 23, was on a post-army trip to South America with three friends.Cynthia Blank, 12/13/2015, 8:35 AM

Brazil continues to snub request to appoint Dani Dayan envoy

Israel approved the former Yesha Council chairman's appointment two months ago, so why has Brazil yet to reply to an official request?Cynthia Blank, 12/6/2015, 10:01 AM

Israel denounces Swedish minister's anti-Israel remarks

Israel's foreign ministry denounces Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom's claims that Israel executes terrorist stabbers.Ben Ariel, 12/6/2015, 2:15 AM

New Foreign Ministry document: 'Settlements' are legal

Foreign Ministry to distribute new legal opinion which clearly states that communities in Judea and Samaria are perfectly legal.Nitsan Keidar, 12/4/2015, 4:13 AM

Israel 'marks' hostile EU countries after labeling row

Foreign Ministry aims to create 'obstacles' in work with Palestinians for European countries who pushed hard for 'settlement' labeling.Cynthia Blank, 12/3/2015, 10:14 AM

PM: We stand on our right to live in Jewish, democratic state

On 68th anniversary of UN voting to recognize a Jewish state in Israel, Netanyahu announces plans to resume work on Jewish State Law.Cynthia Blank, 11/29/2015, 1:09 PM

Israel's Foreign Ministry takes on social media incitement

New bureau will tackle online incitement by locating content harmful to Israel while also engaging in advocacy and dialogue.Nitsan Keidar, 11/29/2015, 9:22 AM

Germany slams EU labeling as a 'mistake'

'Decision to label products from West Bank will create stigma against Israel,' German parliamentarian Jurgen Hardt asserts.Cynthia Blank, 11/11/2015, 9:43 PM

Israel suspends meetings with EU over 'settlement' labeling

EU envoy to Israel informed Jewish state will not participate in several scheduled talks because of EU's new 'discriminatory' practice.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/11/2015, 8:28 PM

Foreign Ministry cadets headed to Samaria

Changes to Foreign Ministry cadet course will enable future ambassadors to better defend Israel in the international sphere.Nitsan Keidar, 11/1/2015, 9:18 AM

Israel shoots down New Zealand resolution for peace talks

Wellington's envoy to Israel told in no uncertain terms to back off from initiative to impose negotiations on Israel and Palestinians.Cynthia Blank, 10/29/2015, 12:42 PM

South Africa Hosts Hamas Despite Israeli Protests

ANC chairman accuses Israel of 'state-sponsored crime on Palestine' at Hamas rally in Cape Town.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/21/2015, 8:28 PM

'UNESCO Cannot Alter Jewish Connection to Holy Sites'

Israeli Foreign Ministry blasts UNESCO's decision to have Rachel's Tomb, Cave of the Patriarchs listed as Muslim sites.Cynthia Blank, 10/21/2015, 8:17 PM

'Arafat's Legacy of Lies Continues with Abbas'

Foreign Ministry officials confirm to Arutz Sheva an active fight against the PA's push to claim the Kotel as their own.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/19/2015, 7:07 PM

South African President Meets with Hamas; Foreign Ministry Livid

Foreign Ministry summons deputy ambassador in outrage over the meeting, hours after Hamas calls for suicide bombings.Tova Dvorin, 10/19/2015, 5:10 PM