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1st South American country declares Hamas terrorist organization

President Javier Milei's Argentina has become the first South American country to declare Hamas a terrorist organization.

1st South American country declares Hamas terrorist organization

Energy Minister:

'No chance of weeks-long power outages'

Energy Minister Eli Cohen addresses rumors of potential months-long blackouts if the war expands, says these rumors are baseless and Israeli energy production has many redundancies.

'No chance of weeks-long power outages'

Minister Cohen:

'If US doesn't back Israel it has nothing to do in the Mideast'

Minister of Energy Eli Cohen says the US changed its stance because of the upcoming elections.

'If US doesn't back Israel it has nothing to do in the Mideast'

Ex-Foreign Minister:

'Give up on normalization if price is a PA state'

Former Foreign Minister and current Energy Minister Eli Cohen tells Arutz Sheva Israel must disagree with US even while being grateful for American support, Palestinian state cannot be created after October 7.

'Give up on normalization if price is a PA state'

Knesset approves:

Israel Katz appointed Foreign Minister

Knesset approves the appointment of MK Israel Katz as Israel's Foreign Minister. The appointment will take effect immediately.

Israel Katz appointed Foreign Minister

Israel grants initial approval for Cyprus-Gaza sea corridor

Foreign Minister: 'The world promised us they were building a new Singapore – they used the money to build terror tunnels.'

Israel grants initial approval for Cyprus-Gaza sea corridor

For the first time ever:

Honorary consulate to be opened in Judea and Samaria

Papua New Guinea decides to appoint honorary consul in Judea and Samaria and open an honorary consulate in the city of Ariel.

Honorary consulate to be opened in Judea and Samaria

Ambassador Erdan:

'Security Council has not yet condemned the October 7 massacre'

Israel's UN Ambassador criticizes Security Council after vote on Gaza resolution.

'Security Council has not yet condemned the October 7 massacre'

Foreign Minister Cohen:

'Swapping ministerial roles during a war is not right'

Foreign Minister is expected to swap roles with Minister Israel Katz and become Minister of Energy: I will do so if asked.

'Swapping ministerial roles during a war is not right'

Foreign Minister instructs:

Oppose the budget for UNRWA at the UN

Foreign Minister Eli Cohen instructs Israeli delegation to the UN to oppose the budget of the UN agency for "Palestinian refugees".

Oppose the budget for UNRWA at the UN

France's message to Lebanon: The rules of the game have changed

French Pres. Macron sent message to Lebanon pushing for diplomatic solution to distance Hezbollah from border with Israel, report says.

France's message to Lebanon: The rules of the game have changed

Foreign Minister:

'UNRWA is part of the problem - not part of the solution'

Foreign Min. Eli Cohen thanks Swiss for ending funding for UNRWA, says organization only makes situation of Gaza residents worse.

'UNRWA is part of the problem - not part of the solution'

Foreign Minister bashes London agency for ending hostage ads

Minister Eli Cohen denounces a London advertising agency for that cancelled an ad campaign for the return of the hostages.

Foreign Minister bashes London agency for ending hostage ads

With a kippah on his head:

Argentinian President-elect meets with families of hostages

Javier Milei met with families of the hostages in Argentina, and reiterated his plans to have Hamas declared a terrorist organization.

Argentinian President-elect meets with families of hostages

FM Cohen blasts UN chief:

'His tenure is a danger to world peace'

Foreign Minister Eli Cohen criticizes Antonio Guterres who invoked rarely used UN Charter article to force a ceasefire in Gaza.

'His tenure is a danger to world peace'

Israeli Foreign Minister:

Colombian President's remarks are antisemitic

Minister Cohen called out President Petro after he equated Israel's operation in Gaza to Nazism.

Colombian President's remarks are antisemitic

Foreign Min.: 'UN Women's announcement both feeble and late'

Nine weeks after brutal October 7 massacre and kidnapping, UN Women issues weak condemnation of Hamas brutality against women.

Foreign Min.: 'UN Women's announcement both feeble and late'

Israeli FM to Irish PM:

'You have lost your moral compass'

Foreign Minister Eli Cohen reacts to Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar's claim 8-year-old girl kidnapped by Hamas was merely 'lost.'

'You have lost your moral compass'

'Giving a tailwind to terror'

Belgian and Spanish ambassadors to be reprimanded

Netanyahu and FM Cohen criticize Belgian and Spanish Prime Ministers who levelled accusations at Israel hours before hostage release.

Belgian and Spanish ambassadors to be reprimanded

Israel's warning to the UN:

'A regional war must be prevented'

Foreign Minister Eli Cohen uses diplomatic efforts alongside the military fight against Hezbollah on the Lebanese border.

'A regional war must be prevented'

Minister of Foreign Affairs:

'Belgium turning a blind eye to Hamas’ crimes'

Turning a blind eye to Hamas’ crimes is disregarding Israel's right to defend itself against a terrorist organization worse than ISIS.

'Belgium turning a blind eye to Hamas’ crimes'

Foreign Min. meets new US Amb.

'Israel has no closer friend than the US'

Foreign Min. Cohen holds 1st meeting with newly-appointed US Amb. Jack Lew. 'We won't stop or rest until every single hostage comes home.'

'Israel has no closer friend than the US'

FM Cohen:

'Red Cross must visit the hostages in Gaza'

Foreign Minister speaks to President of the Red Cross, demands the organization visit hostages being held by Hamas in Gaza.

'Red Cross must visit the hostages in Gaza'

FM Cohen to UN Sec. Gen:

'What world do you live in? Certainly not our world'

Foreign Minister Eli Cohen announces boycott of UN Secretary-General after Guterres blames Israel for Hamas massacre.

'What world do you live in? Certainly not our world'

China 'sympathizes with the Palestinian people'

The Chinese foreign minister commented that his country is especially sympathetic to the residents of Gaza.

China 'sympathizes with the Palestinian people'

Watch:

Blinken arrives in Israel for solidarity visit

Foreign Min. Cohen receives US Sec. of State, thanks him for unambiguous support. 'We will win this war.'

Blinken arrives in Israel for solidarity visit

Solidarity visit with Israel:

British Foreign Secretary tours city of Ofakim

British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly, together with Minister Eli Cohen, speaks with residents who were held hostage by Hamas.

British Foreign Secretary tours city of Ofakim

US to announce Israel's joining Visa Waiver Program this week

Foreign Minister Eli Cohen: This is good news for all Israelis. In weeks, Israelis will be able to visit US without waiting at embassy.

US to announce Israel's joining Visa Waiver Program this week

FM Cohen meets Turkish counterpart

Foreign Minister Eli Cohen meets Turkish counterpart Hakan Fidan in New York: The warming of relations is important for regional stability.

FM Cohen meets Turkish counterpart

Netanyahu remembers 9/11:

'We stand with the United States against terrorism'

Israeli officials pay tribute to the victims of the World Trade Center attacks on the 22nd anniversary of the incident.

'We stand with the United States against terrorism'

During Israel visit:

British Foreign Secretary to warn of threat from Iran

British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly to meet Netanyahu and Cohen, give speech at international security conference.

British Foreign Secretary to warn of threat from Iran

Foreign Minister heads to Bahrain to inaugurate embassy

Minister Eli Cohen to make first visit to Abraham Accords signatory, sign several memoranda of understanding between Israel and Bahrain.

Foreign Minister heads to Bahrain to inaugurate embassy

Libya to probe Minister's meeting with Israeli counterpart

Libya’s chief prosecutor establishes fact-finding mission to investigate how the meeting "damaged Libya's interests".

Libya to probe Minister's meeting with Israeli counterpart

Foreign Minister Cohen to INN:

'Agreement with Saudi Arabia - in the next six months'

Cohen comments on uproar following his meeting with the Libyan minister: We are working to break through and bring diplomatic achievements.

'Agreement with Saudi Arabia - in the next six months'

Netanyahu knew of meeting with Libyan minister in advance

Prime Minister Netanyahu knew of the meeting that caused an uproar in the Libyan government before it happened.

Netanyahu knew of meeting with Libyan minister in advance

FM responds to criticism:

'Shame that political opponents rush to react'

Foreign Minister Eli Cohen responds to criticism directed at him after his meeting with the Foreign Minister of Libya was made public.

'Shame that political opponents rush to react'

Report:

Biden Admin. furious over publication of Libya meeting

US officials say publication of meeting between Israeli, Libyan foreign ministers makes normalization agreement more difficult.

Biden Admin. furious over publication of Libya meeting

Libyan PM fires foreign minister after meeting with Israeli FM

Firing of Najla Mangoush comes despite Libyan Foreign Ministry's claims that the prime minister approved the meeting.

Libyan PM fires foreign minister after meeting with Israeli FM

Libyan Foreign Ministry:

'Meeting with Israeli minister was approved by Prime Minister'

Ministry says the Italians promised Lybian PM al-Dbeibah a direct air route in return for a meeting between the Foreign Ministers.

'Meeting with Israeli minister was approved by Prime Minister'

After meeting FM Cohen:

Libyan Foreign Minister suspended, leaves country

Libya’s Foreign Ministry says the meeting between the two ministers “was accidental, unofficial, and not planned in advance.”

Libyan Foreign Minister suspended, leaves country

Sierra Leone Pres.: Willing to establish embassy in Jerusalem

Pres. Julius Bio of Sierra Leone speaks with Israel's Foreign Min. Eli Cohen, expresses readiness to establish embassy in Jerusalem.

Sierra Leone Pres.: Willing to establish embassy in Jerusalem

Foreign Minister:

'There will be no problem for Israelis to visit Uman'

Despite concerns, Foreign Minister Eli Cohen clarifies there will be no problem for Israelis who wish to visit Uman on Rosh Hashanah.

'There will be no problem for Israelis to visit Uman'

Israeli man to be released after 5 years in Turkish prison

President Herzog, Foreign Minister Cohen work with Turkish govt. to secure release of Israeli sentenced to 10 years for smuggling.

Israeli man to be released after 5 years in Turkish prison

Uruguay to open diplomatic office in Jerusalem

Uruguayan President Lacalle Pou notified FM Cohen that he would open a diplomatic office for innovation in the Israeli capital.

Uruguay to open diplomatic office in Jerusalem

Paraguay to open an embassy in Jerusalem

Foreign Minister Eli Cohen meets President of Paraguay and the two agree that an embassy in Jerusalem will open before the end of the year.

Paraguay to open an embassy in Jerusalem

Foreign Minister Cohen to INN:

'We will not allow anyone to open a consulate for the PA'

Foreign Minister Eli Cohen says the government would not advance a normalization deal with Saudi Arabia that would harm Israeli security.

'We will not allow anyone to open a consulate for the PA'

Foreign Minister:

'Israel won't allow Saudi consulate for PA in Jerusalem'

Minister Eli Cohen dismisses importance of appointment of first Saudi ambassador to the PA amidst ongoing normalization talks/

'Israel won't allow Saudi consulate for PA in Jerusalem'

Foreign Minister Cohen:

'Normalization with Saudi Arabia just a matter of time'

According to Cohen, American, Saudi, and Israeli interests have become one.' He agrees with the assumption a deal would come in 9-12 months.

'Normalization with Saudi Arabia just a matter of time'

Watch:

The Ghanaian who named his children after Israeli leaders

Local priest named his children after Israeli Prime Ministers Benjamin Netanyahu, David Ben-Gurion, and Golda Meir.

The Ghanaian who named his children after Israeli leaders

Foreign Minister:

'Palestinians not an obstacle to Israel-Saudi peace'

Minister Eli Cohen tells Arabic newspaper a visit by his Saudi counterpart to Israel would be a "day of celebration."

'Palestinians not an obstacle to Israel-Saudi peace'

Foreign Minister Cohen:

'Israel is closer than ever to a deal with Saudi Arabia'

Foreign Minister Eli Cohen says Israel is close to agreement with Saudis, but won't say whether it would agree to a construction freeze.

'Israel is closer than ever to a deal with Saudi Arabia'

Minister Cohen's initiative:

Negev Forum will convene in Morocco in the coming months

Minister Eli Cohen meets US special envoy for the Abraham Accords, Dan Shapiro.

Negev Forum will convene in Morocco in the coming months

Ma'ale Adumim Mayor Benny Kashriel tapped as Ambassador to Italy

Kashriel has served as Mayor of Ma'ale Adumim since 1992 and serves as the head of the Likud faction in the Federation of Local Authorities.

Ma'ale Adumim Mayor Benny Kashriel tapped as Ambassador to Italy

Foreign Minister's trip to Bahrain cancelled

Foreign Minister Eli Cohen will not be visiting Bahrain due to alleged scheduling conflicts.

Foreign Minister's trip to Bahrain cancelled

Israel, Ivory Coast sign framework agreement

Foreign Minister Eli Cohen signs agreement with Ivory Coast in the fields of agriculture, water and technology.

Israel, Ivory Coast sign framework agreement

Will Joe Zevuloni be appointed a special envoy in the US?

Foreign Minister considering appointing businessman and pro-Israel activist Joe Zevuloni as a special envoy in the fight against BDS.

Will Joe Zevuloni be appointed a special envoy in the US?

Minister Eli Cohen:

'Nairobi visit has regional and strategic importance'

Foreign Minister Eli Cohen concludes quick visit to Nairobi during which he met with the Kenyan Foreign Minister and other leaders.

'Nairobi visit has regional and strategic importance'

Liberian President George Weah receives Friends of Zion Award

'Excited to receive the Friends of Zion Award, one of the most prestigious awards,' Liberian President George Weah says.

Liberian President George Weah receives Friends of Zion Award

Liberia to open embassy in Israel

Liberia announces intention to establish an embassy in Israel during meeting between FM Cohen and Liberian President and FM.

Liberia to open embassy in Israel

Foreign Minister reveals:

'I'll meet reps. of countries with which we have no relations'

Minister Eli Cohen estimates that several new embassies of foreign countries will be opened in Jerusalem by the end of 2023.

'I'll meet reps. of countries with which we have no relations'