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Foreign Minister canceled diplomatic visits due to coalition crisis

Foreign Min. Lapid canceled diplomatic visits in at least three countries due to instability in the coalition, report says.

Foreign Min. canceled diplomatic visits due to coalition crisis

Report: State pays more than a million shekels a year for offices not used by Lapid

The state pays more than a million shekels a year for offices, but Lapid chooses to hold meetings at party headquarters or in luxury hotels.

Lapid not using offices for which the state is paying

Foreign Min. holds memorial service for the Righteous Among the Nations' diplomats

Israel has applied for the chairmanship of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, Foreign Min. official says.

Memorial service for the Righteous Among the Nations' diplomats

Foreign Ministry tweet blames 'settlers' for recent violence

Foreign Ministry quotes Mahmoud Abbas in blaming settlers for recent terror attacks in which 11 people were murdered.

Foreign Ministry tweet blames 'settlers' for recent violence

Historic diplomatic summit of five FMs will take place in Israel

Israel to host historic two-day summit of five FMs, attended by US and three Arab states.

Historic diplomatic summit of five FMs will take place in Israel

Foreign Minister announces that Israel will comply with international sanctions on Russia

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid declares: 'Israel will not be a route to bypass sanctions on Russia'

Israel will comply with international sanctions on Russia

Israeli Amb. to Ukraine: 'Hundreds of Israelis waiting at the borders'

Amb. Michael Brodsky, who urged Israelis to leave Ukraine before fighting started, says Foreign Min. 'has no way of helping' those trapped.

'Hundreds of Israelis waiting at the borders'

Israeli ambassador to depart for Poland next week

Foreign Ministry thanks Polish authorities for assistance to Israelis exiting Ukraine, says it will send ambassador on Sunday.

Israeli ambassador to depart for Poland next week

Embassy personnel in Ukraine will help Israelis at border with Poland

Embassy personnel to spend days in Ukraine, nights across the border, Foreign Ministry says.

Embassy personnel will help Israelis at border with Poland

Foreign Ministry: Israeli Embassy will remain in Lviv - for now

Foreign Ministry debates moving embassy in Ukraine to Poland, since Russian forces have already moved into Kyiv.

Foreign Ministry: Israeli Embassy will remain in Lviv - for now

Foreign Ministry helping Israelis leave Ukraine

Three buses bring Israelis from Lviv to outside Ukrainian territory, diplomats help another 500 cross the border out of Ukraine.

Foreign Ministry helping Israelis leave Ukraine

'Leave Ukraine immediately by means of land crossings'

Foreign Ministry publishes list of emergency hotlines for Israelis in Ukraine.

'Leave Ukraine immediately by means of land crossings'

Israel issues travel warning to Ukraine

Lapid orders evacuation of families of Israeli diplomats from Ukraine amid fears that Russia will launch a military offensive.

Israel issues travel warning to Ukraine

Foreign Ministry reprimands Ukrainian Ambassador

Ukraine’s Ambassador to Israel writes Facebook post criticizing Lapid over remarks on Ukraine-Russia tensions.

Foreign Ministry reprimands Ukrainian Ambassador

Israel Public Relations advice

Israel’s FM Yair Lapid warned that Israel will face intense campaigns to label it an apartheid state in 2022. Here is how to fight. Op-ed.

Israel Public Relations advice

Foreign Min. official gets into shouting match with EU diplomats

16 EU diplomats and ambassadors come to Foreign Ministry with list of complaints, leading to shouting match at the ministry.

Foreign Min. official gets into shouting match with EU diplomats

Foreign Ministry: Church leaders' claims baseless

Israeli Foreign Ministry rejects claim by church leaders Christian community in Old City of Jerusalem under threat from 'fringe groups.'

Foreign Ministry: Church leaders' claims baseless

TV, internet stars awarded at 'Israel Light' ceremony

Foreign Ministry presents award to personalities who represented Israel by excelling in their professional arena or on social media.

TV, internet stars awarded at 'Israel Light' ceremony

Belgium to label products from Judea and Samaria

'Decision to label products harms both Israelis and Palestinians,' Israel's Foreign Min. says. Dep. FM Roll cancels meetings with Belgians.

Belgium to label products from Judea and Samaria

Who is blocking Netanyahu from meeting foreign diplomats?

Likud accuses Foreign Min. of violating long-standing practice by not holding meeting between visiting US delegation and opposition leader.

Who is blocking Netanyahu from meeting foreign diplomats?

Israel warns Israelis in Ethiopia to come home

Israel, US, warn citizens not to travel to Ethiopia, and to leave the country if they are already there.

Israel warns Israelis in Ethiopia to come home

Foreign Ministry issues travel warning to Ethiopia

Foreign Ministry recommends that Israeli citizens consider avoiding non-essential travel to Ethiopia at this time.

Foreign Ministry issues travel warning to Ethiopia

Foreign Ministry: 'Butcher of Tehran' continues to fool intl. community'

Israel responds to speech by Iranian president at UN General Assembly. 'Intl. community must prevent any possibility of them getting nukes,'

''Butcher of Tehran' continues to fool intl. community'

Israel, European Union, agree to recognize coronavirus vaccine certificates

New agreement will allow vaccinated Israelis to access European Green Pass, allowing access to restaurants, cultural centers, and more.

Israel, European Union, agree to recognize vaccine certificates

Israel names first ambassador to Bahrain

Supreme Appointments Committee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs names Eitan Na’eh as Israel’s first ambassador to Bahrain.

Israel names first ambassador to Bahrain

Israeli woman jailed in Peru to return home after two years

Hodaya Monsonego, who was arrested in Peru on charges of drug smuggling, released by local court from house arrest.

Israeli woman jailed in Peru to return home after two yearsplayer

Foreign Ministry: 'Iran murdered two British and Romanian citizens'

Israel's Foreign Ministry issues statement regarding the attack on a ship managed by an Israeli company.

'Iran murdered two British and Romanian citizens'

Three Israelis arrested in Nigeria arrive in Israel

Three Israeli filmmakers arrested in Nigeria arrive in Israel after being released thanks to help from the Embassy.

Three Israelis arrested in Nigeria arrive in Israel

Vice President of Equatorial Guinea visits Israel

During his visit, the Vice President will sign a memorandum of understanding on political consultations between the two countries.

Vice President of Equatorial Guinea visits Israel

Moroccan Foreign Minister invited to visit Israel

Foreign Ministry Director General hands letter from Foreign Minister Yair Lapid to his Moroccan counterpart.

Moroccan Foreign Minister invited to visit Israel

Lapid appoints Assaf Zamir as Consul General in New York

Former Tourism Minister and Tel Aviv Deputy Mayor Assaf Zamir to be new Israeli Consul General in New York.

Lapid appoints Assaf Zamir as Consul General in New York

Ukraine: Parade celebrates founding of SS 'Galicia' Division

Israel demands Ukrainian government condemn parade celebrating establishment of division of Nazi collaborators.

Ukraine: Parade celebrates founding of SS 'Galicia' Division

Foreign Ministry: Israel will not interfere in PA elections

Foreign Ministry Political Director Alon Bar tells EU ambassadors Israel is concerned by Hamas strength in PA elections.

Foreign Ministry: Israel will not interfere in PA elections

Israel's Foreign Ministry commemorates those who fell during diplomatic service

Ahead of Memorial Day, Foreign Ministry announces live broadcast of ceremony commemorating those who fell during diplomatic service.

Foreign Ministry commemorates its fallen

Diplomats to cast votes for Knesset tomorrow

Israelis working at 99 missions around the world to cast early votes ahead of the March 23 elections for the 24th Knesset.

Diplomats to cast votes for Knesset tomorrow

Foreign Ministry: A terrible message to Europe's Jews

Israeli Foreign Ministry says it will work to reverse the European court's ruling upholding ban on kosher slaughter in Belgium.

Foreign Ministry: A terrible message to Europe's Jews

'Peace is made between peoples, not between leaders'

President Rivlin and Foreign Minister Ashkenazi light Hanukkah candles with heads of Israeli missions abroad who participated via Zoom.

'Peace is made between peoples, not between leaders'

Russia's ambassador to Israel summoned to Foreign Ministry for reprimand

Russia's ambassador summoned following interview in which he said 'Israel is a major problem in the Middle East.'

Russia's ambassador to Israel summoned for reprimand

Years of secret ties with Bahrain now in the open

Following arrival of first-ever Bahraini delegation to Israel, Arutz Sheva speaks with the head of the Middle East Bureau, Eliav Benjamin.

Years of secret ties with Bahrain now in the openplayer

Government approves first Bedouin as Israeli ambassador

Gov't approves appointments of 11 heads of diplomatic missions, including first Bedouin to be Israeli ambassador.

Government approves first Bedouin as Israeli ambassador