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Foreign Ministry Blasts 'Immoral' Church Boycott

'People of faith and religion should work to facilitate peace,' Foreign Ministry says after United Church of Christ joins BDS movement.Cynthia Blank, 7/1/2015, 10:21 AM

Foreign Ministry Removes Gaza Cartoon

Foreign Ministry takes down video that mocked foreign press coverage of Gaza, says it had been misinterpreted.Ben Ariel, 6/22/2015, 5:42 AM

Foreign Press Fumes Over Foreign Ministry Cartoon

Foreign Ministry clip shows how foreign journalists were 'blind' when it came to Hamas in Gaza, hits a raw nerve with foreign press.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/16/2015, 11:08 PM

'World Wants to Tie Both Our Hands'

Deputy minister Hotovely and foreign ministry director Dore Gold present report vindicating IDF's fight against Hamas terror last summer.Ari Yashar, 6/15/2015, 12:47 PM

Hotovely: Israeli Weakness Provokes World Pressure

Deputy FM promises no flip-flop of views under int'l pressure, outlines policy moving focus from security to justice of Israel's cause.Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, Yoni Kempinski, 6/8/2015, 4:39 PM

Polish Exhibit Shows Nude Tag Game in Gas Chamber

Museum exhibit with video of nude men and women playing tag receiving patronage from Israel embassy; 'repulsive and offensive.'Ari Yashar, 6/5/2015, 1:47 PM

Zurich Claims Anti-IDF Event is 'Very Balanced'

MFA files formal complaint over Breaking the Silence's exhibit on 'life in the West Bank' to Bern; Zurich: this starts dialogue.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/3/2015, 5:38 PM

Hotovely Takes On Anti-IDF Exhibit in Switzerland

Deputy FM orders ministry to snap into action against Breaking the Silence exhibit presenting 'testimony' besmirching the IDF.Nitsan Keidar, Ari Yashar, 6/2/2015, 3:53 PM

Lapid: Netanyahu Managing Kindergarten, Not Gov't

Yesh Atid chair blames Prime Minister for dividing Foreign Ministry duties, making Israel vulnerable to those who wish to delegitimize it.Cynthia Blank, 6/1/2015, 5:42 PM

Yesh Atid Submits No-Confidence Vote Over MFA

Second no-confidence vote against the current government over the division of the Foreign Ministry responsibilities among 6 ministers.Hezki Baruch, 5/31/2015, 1:24 PM

Report: MK Hazan Demands Deputy Foreign Minister

According to associates of the freshman Likud MK, Oren Hazan will be demanding rotation of deputy foreign minister with Tzipi Hotovely.Cynthia Blank, 5/31/2015, 12:05 PM

Campaign Against Israel in 2016 Olympics?

Foreign Ministry officials already preparing ahead of an anticipated fight by PA to have Israel ousted from the pinnacle of world sports.Tova Dvorin, 5/31/2015, 9:09 AM

Likud: No One Offered Lapid the Foreign Ministry

Likud again denies that Netanyahu offered the Foreign Ministry to Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid.Elad Benari, 5/31/2015, 6:42 AM

Lapid Reveals Netanyahu Offered Foreign Ministry

Yesh Atid head confirms surprising reports given his 'putsch' attempt against PM that led to elections, vows to be next prime minister.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 5/30/2015, 9:38 PM

Report: Netanyahu Offered Lapid Foreign Ministry

Unnamed sources tell Channel 2 that PM Netanyahu offered Yair Lapid to join his coalition and become Foreign Minister.Elad Benari, 5/29/2015, 3:15 AM

'Dividing Foreign Ministry Will Harm Israel'

Foreign Ministry diplomats warn that more authorities have been removed than in Liberman's term, results can be catastrophic.Nitsan Keidar, Ari Yashar, 5/26/2015, 6:55 PM

Bill to Centralize All Foreign Ministry Powers

MK to propose bill to stop making the MFA 'a bank for spare parts for frustrated ministers,' halt division of responsibilities.Hezki Baruch, 5/26/2015, 2:36 PM

Officials: Foreign Ministry Powers too Fragmented

Israel unable to fight delegitimization and present clear strategy with Foreign Ministry powers divided up, officials argue Monday.Cynthia Blank, 5/25/2015, 10:18 PM

Liberman: Appointments No Substitute for Policy

Former FM Liberman attacks Netanyahu for abandoning policy in favor of a revolving door of Foreign Ministry appointments.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 5/25/2015, 5:15 PM

Dore Gold Appointed Foreign Ministry Director

Gold, a longterm advisor to Netanyahu and former UN Ambassador, will replace present director, Nissim Ben Sheetrit.Arutz Sheva, 5/25/2015, 2:10 PM

Hotovely to Foreign Ministry: Quote Torah to World

Deputy FM in speech tells Israeli envoys worldwide to reference Torah in arguing Israel's right to all of the land.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/22/2015, 2:57 PM

Hotovely: Foreign Ministry Must Show it is Right

Vowing to work to bring Foreign Ministry back to former glory as 'spearhead' of diplomacy, Hotovely argues policy change is needed.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 5/21/2015, 1:09 PM

Surrogate Infant of Israeli Parents Dies in Nepal

Newborn dies in field hospital in Kathmandu, two days after Israel rescinded order to speed up process of bringing surrogates to Israel.Cynthia Blank, 5/21/2015, 10:58 AM

Foreign Ministry to Fight Anti-Semitism on Google

Ministry establishes huge global experts' forum to so take down anti-Semitic websites, block access through searches.Gil Ronen, 5/17/2015, 4:17 PM

French-Israeli Relationship Hits Snag

Strategic talks between Israel and France deteriorated as Israeli anger grew over planned UN resolution on Palestinian statehood.Cynthia Blank, 5/14/2015, 8:31 AM

Paris Mayor: Against Anti-Semitism in Anti-Zionism

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo condemns 'anti-Semitism disguised in anti-Zionism' at Global Forum for Combating AntisemitismMatt Wanderman, 5/12/2015, 9:42 PM

Foreign Ministry Officials Want Minister, Not Bibi

Officials say they don't want PM to 'weaken' ministry, while former deputy FM Ayalon talks about the pitfalls and possible solutions.Nitsan Keidar, Ari Yashar, 5/8/2015, 1:42 PM

Next Foreign Minister: Binyamin Netanyahu

Tension raises in Likud as senior members fight for limited handful of ministerial posts, with some already decided and some up for grabs.Ari Yashar, 5/8/2015, 9:23 AM

Report: PM Refuses to Give Jewish Home FM

Likud sources say Bennett offered Justice Ministry instead; all talks have ground to a halt.Tova Dvorin, 5/5/2015, 11:06 AM

Foreign Ministry Issues Travel Advisory for Nepal

Israelis encouraged to reconsider travel plans as the country takes time to rebuild.Tova Dvorin, 5/5/2015, 10:03 AM

Report: Jewish Home to Demand Foreign Ministry

After Yisrael Beytenu backs out of talks, Jewish Home reportedly weighing demanding the Foreign Ministry ahead of deadline.Tova Dvorin and Cynthia Blank, 5/4/2015, 10:58 PM

With Liberman Gone, Who Will Be Foreign Minister?

In past, Minister Erdan and Jewish Home head Bennett were desirous for foreign portfolio, now Steinitz and Hanegbi throw hats into ring.Cynthia Blank, 5/4/2015, 6:58 PM

Yisrael Beytenu Once Again Demands An End to Hamas

Yisrael Beytenu demands that Israel's new government make it a strategic objective to remove Hamas from its position as ruler of Gaza.Moshe Cohen, 4/30/2015, 11:40 AM

Foreign Ministry Urges Israelis to Leave Nepal

After Israeli rescue helicopters were attacked by desperate locals, citizens told to evacuate the area immediately.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/29/2015, 3:25 PM

Parents Demand Answers from MFA About Nepal

Small protest erupts in front of the Foreign Ministry as parents state that the only information they receive is from the media.Tova Dvorin, 4/27/2015, 8:49 PM

4 Israelis Rescued in Nepal, Others Still Stranded

Helicopter mission gets stuck tourists out of Everest area; mother of one tourist gets panicked message from mountain-locked daughter.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 4/27/2015, 2:51 PM

Jewish Home MK: Coalition Deal is Good for Us

Education Minister perhaps even more important than Foreign Minister, claims MK Yinon Magal as coalition coalesces.Moshe Cohen, 4/26/2015, 5:11 PM

IDF Rescue Team Departs for Nepal; 1,900 Dead

Foreign Ministry still looking for 250 unaccounted-for Israelis after the worst earthquake in 81 years.Tova Dvorin, 4/26/2015, 10:44 AM

Jewish Home: Netanyahu Still Giving Us 'Runaround'

A source in Jewish Home says it appears that Likud wants a government with its “natural allies” - but not with Jewish Home.Moshe Cohen, 4/9/2015, 8:51 AM

Foreign Ministry: PA's ICC Bid 'Hypocritical'

Israeli Foreign Ministry lashes back at Palestinian Authority's ICC membership, noting it violates the Oslo accords.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/1/2015, 7:37 PM

Israeli Killed in German Plane Crash

Foreign Ministry confirms that Israeli was on the Germanwings plane that crashed in the French Alps.Eliran Aharon, 3/24/2015, 9:51 PM

Livni Tops the Race for Foreign Minister

TNS poll for Walla! finds 24% of respondents prefer Livni as foreign minister, Likud minister Erdan trails with 17%.Cynthia Blank, 3/8/2015, 1:55 PM

Israel Summons French Ambassador Over PA UN Vote

Foreign ministry summons Amb. Patrick Maissonnave over Paris's supporting vote for the PA draft resolution for 'Palestine.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/31/2014, 7:36 PM

Foreign Min.: Spanish Resolution Distances Peace

Officials in the Foreign Ministry say that Spain's recognition of "Palestine" will achieve the opposite of a return to peace talks.Ben Ariel, 11/19/2014, 6:14 AM

'IKEA Furniture Without Screws Doesn't Help'

Foreign Ministry spokesman gives a crushing comeback to Sweden FM's IKEA comments over 'Palestine' recognition.Cynthia Blank, 10/31/2014, 8:40 AM

Israel and EU to Discuss Terror Against Jews

Part of the dialogue in the meeting with Israeli Foreign Ministry and EU will be the threat of jihad on Jewish communities in Europe.Nathaniel Katz, Cynthia Blank, 10/26/2014, 1:10 PM

Israel Condemns Latvia's 'Butcher of Riga' Musical

Herberts Cukurs took part in Nazi atrocities against Latvia's Jews - now the country is turning a 'heinous criminal to cultural hero.'Ari Yashar, 10/23/2014, 6:44 PM

Israel Welcomes EU's Call on Gaza Groups to Disarm

Israel’s Foreign Ministry welcomes the call by the European Union for terrorist groups in Gaza to disarm.Elad Benari, Canada, 8/16/2014, 12:26 AM

Israel, U.S. Reject UN's Gaza Panel

Israel’s Foreign Ministry blasts UNHRC panel on Gaza, says panel members have already made up their minds.Hezki Baruch and Elad Benari, 8/12/2014, 3:14 AM

EU Strongly Condemns Rocket Fire

Israel pleased as EU takes strong stance on Hamas’ rocket fire, use of civilian shields.Shlomo Pyoterkovsky, M. Miskin, 7/22/2014, 10:33 PM

Ya'alon Says Turkey Doesn't Want Normalization

Defense Minister denounces 'political' court ruling asking Interpol to arrest Israeli military; FM sources downplay request.Ari Yashar, 5/28/2014, 3:02 PM

Israel Calls For Reinstatement of Thai Democracy

Foreign Ministry statement expresses concerns after army takes over government, promises to guard Israelis in Thailand.Ari Yashar, 5/27/2014, 10:05 PM

'Mass Exodus' of Foreign Ministry Officials

Yigal Palmor, veteran MFA spokesman, reportedly considering retirement. Is this the latest in a string of resignations?Tova Dvorin, 5/27/2014, 10:42 AM

Foreign Ministry Strike Ends

Dramatic 10-day strike ends with agreement between Foreign Ministry employees, Finance Ministry.Tova Dvorin, 4/2/2014, 9:16 PM

Foreign Ministry Strike Close to an End

Agreement between employees' union, Finance Ministry very close after intense negotiations in Tel Aviv.Tova Dvorin, 4/2/2014, 5:32 PM

Strike Or No, Chabad's Nepal Seder Will Happen

Despite reports that Foreign Ministry strike threatens to cancel world's largest seder, Chabad clarifies it will not be stopped.Ari Yashar, 3/25/2014, 7:56 PM

World's Largest Seder Threatened by MFA Strike

Strike cancels cargo shipments of kosher-for-passover food to Chabad in Nepal, threatening to foil planned Seder for hundreds of tourists.Tova Dvorin and AFP, 3/25/2014, 2:41 PM