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Israeli woman jailed in Peru to return home after two years

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/08/2021 23:12
Foreign Ministry: 'Iran murdered two British and Romanian citizens'

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/08/2021 00:04
Three Israelis arrested in Nigeria arrive in Israel

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/07/2021 09:52
Vice President of Equatorial Guinea visits 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.Ido Ben Porat, 12/07/2021 00:07
Moroccan Foreign Minister invited to visit Israel

Moroccan Foreign Minister invited to visit Israel

Foreign Ministry Director General hands letter from Foreign Minister Yair Lapid to his Moroccan counterpart.Nitsan Keidar, 08/07/2021 05:42
Lapid appoints Assaf Zamir as Consul General in New York

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/06/2021 20:03
Ukraine: Parade celebrates founding of SS 'Galicia' Division

Ukraine: Parade celebrates founding of SS 'Galicia' Division

Israel demands Ukrainian government condemn parade celebrating establishment of division of Nazi collaborators.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/04/2021 21:16
Foreign Ministry: Israel will not interfere in PA elections

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/04/2021 19:37
Israel's Foreign Ministry commemorates those who fell during diplomatic service

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/04/2021 11:14
Diplomats to cast votes for Knesset tomorrow

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/03/2021 17:41
Foreign Ministry: A terrible message to Europe's Jews

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.Nitsan Keidar, 18/12/2020 06:37
'Peace is made between peoples, not between leaders'

'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.Nitsan Keidar, 14/12/2020 06:09
Russia's ambassador to Israel summoned to Foreign Ministry for reprimand

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.'Mordechai Sones, 09/12/2020 15:36
Years of secret ties with Bahrain now in the open

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.Yoni Kempinski, 20/11/2020 11:47
Government approves first Bedouin as Israeli ambassador

Government approves first Bedouin as Israeli ambassador

Gov't approves appointments of 11 heads of diplomatic missions, including first Bedouin to be Israeli ambassador.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/07/2020 12:57
12 diplomats and foreign ambassadors tour northern border

12 diplomats and foreign ambassadors tour northern border

IDF and Foreign Ministry host 12 diplomats and ambassadors on a tour of Israel’s northern border ahead of renewal of UNIFIL mandate.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 10/07/2020 20:57
Israel joins board of UN's Food and Agriculture Organization

Israel joins board of UN's Food and Agriculture Organization

Israel to begin serving three-year term in board of FAO as of July 12.Orli Harari, 10/07/2020 04:25
UN High Commissioner 'politicizing' office against Israel

UN High Commissioner 'politicizing' office against Israel

Foreign Ministry: 'Israel has lost any faith in High Commissioner's abilities to promote human rights in our region in fair manner.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/06/2020 17:32
Alon Ushpiz appointed Director-General of the Foreign Ministry

Alon Ushpiz appointed Director-General of the Foreign Ministry

Ushpiz will replace current Director-General Yuval Rotem, who asked Minister Ashkenazi to leave the post after a lengthy term in office.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/06/2020 01:02
Government approves new ambassador to Egypt

Government approves new ambassador to Egypt

Government approves appointment of Amira Oron as Israeli ambassador to Egypt and of Bat-Eden Kate as Israeli ambassador to Turkmenistan.Ben Ariel, 08/06/2020 04:03
Half a million Persian-language followers for Israeli foreign ministry

Half a million Persian-language followers for Israeli foreign ministry

Foreign Ministry's Persian language Instagram account reaches half a million followers, with many inquiries about immigrating to Israel.Nitzan Keidar, 31/05/2020 13:50
Israeli initiative promotes fight against coronavirus

Israeli initiative promotes fight against coronavirus

Foreign Ministry and National Emergency Authority initiate international conference on transition strategies following coronavirus pandemic.Nitsan Keidar, 04/05/2020 04:40
'No place for anti-Semitism at UNESCO or in the world'

'No place for anti-Semitism at UNESCO or in the world'

Israel's Foreign Ministry responds to decision to remove Belgian carnival from list of UNESCO events.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/12/2019 18:43
Israel will attend Dubai Exhibition 2020

Israel will attend Dubai Exhibition 2020

Israel's participation in international event agreed in secret visit by Foreign Ministry Director; FM Katz: 'Upgrade in Israel's status.'Mordechai Sones, 10/12/2019 17:25
Israeli embassies, consulates go on strike

Israeli embassies, consulates go on strike

Israeli offices overseas close 'until further notice' after workers declare strike amid dispute with Finance Ministry.Nitsan Keidar, 30/10/2019 08:39
Israeli Consul in Moscow visits Naama Issachar

Israeli Consul in Moscow visits Naama Issachar

Israeli Consul in Moscow visits Naama Issachar in Russian prison, forwards a letter from her mother.Ido Ben Porat, 24/10/2019 05:29
Israeli diplomats go on strike

Israeli diplomats go on strike

Israel's Foreign Ministry and employees of the Defense Ministry go on strike over financial dispute with Treasury.Marcy Oster, JTA, 26/09/2019 15:13
Flying to Uman? Don't forget travel insurance

Flying to Uman? Don't forget travel insurance

Foreign Ministry provides safety tips to those who plan on being in Uman for Rosh Hashanah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/09/2019 14:12
Poll: Israel's foreign relations are a success

Poll: Israel's foreign relations are a success

Most Israelis think that Israel has succeeded in its diplomatic activities in the US, Europe and the Arab countries.Nitsan Keidar, 11/09/2019 05:27
Foreign Ministry halts diplomatic activity over budget shortfall

Foreign Ministry halts diplomatic activity over budget shortfall

Israeli Foreign Ministry freezes diplomatic activity worldwide - after running short on cash.Marcy Oster, JTA, 08/09/2019 22:53
Ukraine and Israel prepare for Uman pilgrimage

Ukraine and Israel prepare for Uman pilgrimage

Israeli consulate hosts meeting of Israeli, Ukrainian, agencies in preparation for annual pilgrimage to Uman.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/09/2019 13:22
Transfer of embassies to Jerusalem to be 'national priority'

Transfer of embassies to Jerusalem to be 'national priority'

Foreign Ministry approves NIS 50 million budget to meet demands countries make to move their embassies to Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/07/2019 09:09
Journalists from Saudi Arabia, Iraq to visit Israel

Journalists from Saudi Arabia, Iraq to visit Israel

The Foreign Ministry is hosting a delegation of journalists from Arab countries this week.Nitzan Keidar, 21/07/2019 19:15
Why didn't Pompeo meet Israel's Foreign Minister?

Why didn't Pompeo meet Israel's Foreign Minister?

Foreign Minister Katz visited Washington, but US Sec. of State Pompeo did not have time to meet him. Here's what happened.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/07/2019 22:16
'We didn't agree to Palestinian accompaniment on Temple Mount'

'We didn't agree to Palestinian accompaniment on Temple Mount'

Chilean embassy in Israel clarifies President's visit to Temple Mount in which PA officials were present.Nitsan Keidar, 27/06/2019 02:37
'Historic opportunity that won't come back'

'Historic opportunity that won't come back'

Foreign Ministry cadets tour Samaria. Hotovely: Israel in new era when idea of applying Israeli law to Judea and Samaria becomes practical.Mordechai Sones, 11/06/2019 20:56
Foreign Ministry warns Sinai vacationers

Foreign Ministry warns Sinai vacationers

Signs posted at Egyptian border crossing warning Israelis about possible terrorist attacks in Sinai.Nitsan Keidar, 16/04/2019 05:13
Will diplomats' votes not be counted?

Will diplomats' votes not be counted?

Foreign Ministry workers' committee announces it will not transfer votes of diplomats abroad in protest against Finance Ministry moves.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/04/2019 15:18
Voting begins in Israel's general election - for overseas staff

Voting begins in Israel's general election - for overseas staff

Israeli diplomats and foreign ministry employees serving overseas cast first ballots in Israel's elections.Nitzan Keidar, 28/03/2019 20:21
Katz against the UNHRC: Theater of the absurd

Katz against the UNHRC: Theater of the absurd

Acting Foreign Minister asks foreign ministers of 26 countries not to support an anti-Israeli resolution at UN Human Rights Council.Elad Benari, 20/03/2019 06:37
Chile: 11 Israelis still hospitalized

Chile: 11 Israelis still hospitalized

Situation of 2 very difficult, 1 seriously injured, rest in moderate condition. Some will soon be flown to Israel for further treatment.Mordechai Sones, 26/02/2019 22:40
Report: Two Likud ministers are top picks for Foreign Minister

Report: Two Likud ministers are top picks for Foreign Minister

Transportation Minister, Energy Minister, are PM Netanyahu's top candidates for Foreign Ministry post.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/02/2019 23:49
Netanyahu to select new Foreign Minister Sunday

Netanyahu to select new Foreign Minister Sunday

Too many ministries: PM to tap new Foreign Minister on Sunday, after ruling that he cannot serve as PM, Defense Minister, and FM.Nitsan Keidar, 14/02/2019 18:14
Jordanian minister tramples on Israeli flag

Jordanian minister tramples on Israeli flag

Foreign Ministry lodges protest after Jordanian Information Minister tramples on an Israeli flag.Tzvi Lev, 29/12/2018 21:38
The controversy surrounding the visit of the President of Chad

The controversy surrounding the visit of the President of Chad

Foreign Ministry sought to condition visit of Chad President Idriss Deby on immediate renewal of relations between Chad and Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/11/2018 20:03
Israelis arrested after bullet found in luggage

Israelis arrested after bullet found in luggage

2 Israelis arrested in Georgia after bullet found in luggage. Pair were released - on condition they not return to Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/11/2018 14:48
Netanyahu: Iran deal had one positive factor

Netanyahu: Iran deal had one positive factor

Prime Minister Netanyahu says Iran nuclear deal brought Israel closer to the Arab world.Ben Ariel, 04/09/2018 04:15
Surprise strike at Israeli embassies around the world

Surprise strike at Israeli embassies around the world

600 local staff members at Israeli diplomatic missions around the world to strike in protest over pay conditions, halting diplomatic work.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/08/2018 17:43
Israel demanded - and BBC changed its headline

Israel demanded - and BBC changed its headline

Foreign Ministry points out BBC title is a 'lie,' news site responds by changing title to reflect reality.Nitsan Keidar, 09/08/2018 10:54
Foreign Ministry: Turkish group entered on forged visa

Foreign Ministry: Turkish group entered on forged visa

Israel denies 90 Turkish citizens entry for tour of Islamic holy places.JTA, 30/07/2018 16:40
Bestselling Israeli history professor boycotting Jewish State?

Bestselling Israeli history professor boycotting Jewish State?

'Sapians' author Yuval Noah Harrari refuses offer by LA Consulate to host a reception in his honor due to Israel's erosion of liberal norms.Tzvi Lev, JTA, 30/07/2018 10:32
PA Foreign Affairs condemns Women in Green annual Tisha bAv walk

PA Foreign Affairs condemns Women in Green annual Tisha bAv walk

Calls march 'extension of extremism dominating political arena in Israel and settlers, since Trump’s ominous declaration on Jerusalem.'Mordechai Sones, 16/07/2018 20:29
Irish ambassador summoned for reprimand

Irish ambassador summoned for reprimand

Foreign Ministry summons Irish ambassador to Israel after Irish Senate passes BDS bill. Further steps to be determined when PM returns.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/07/2018 21:45
Foreign Ministry casts doubt on result of Trump-Kim summit

Foreign Ministry casts doubt on result of Trump-Kim summit

Foreign Ministry report notes gaps between pre-summit statements and the agreement published by the two leaders afterwards.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/06/2018 22:17
Uproar in Israel as PA appeals to The Hague

Uproar in Israel as PA appeals to The Hague

PA seeks ICC investigation of Israeli 'war crimes' against Gaza rioters. Foreign Ministry: 'Cynical move without legal validity.'Nitzan Keidar, 22/05/2018 14:32
Security threat to 70th anniversary celebrations in New York

Security threat to 70th anniversary celebrations in New York

Security officials at NY Israeli consulate in forbids Foreign Ministry representatives to participate in celebration for fear of attack.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/05/2018 20:41
Israel turns directly to Iraqi citizens

Israel turns directly to Iraqi citizens

Foreign Ministry receives enthusiastic responses: 'Digital embassy will promote productive, positive dialogue.'Mordechai Sones, 06/05/2018 19:54