Tags

Foreign Ministry

News and updates about Foreign Ministry

Tragedy:

Israeli girl killed during a trip to Thailand

Five-year-old Israeli girl killed in an ATV accident while traveling with her family in Thailand. The Foreign Ministry is assisting in bringing her body to Israel.

Israeli girl killed during a trip to Thailand

Foreign Ministry:

South Africa continues to be Hamas's legal arm

A statement by Israel's Foreign Ministry denounced the South African appeal against Israel's conduct since the last hearing in the Hague, claiming that the country was once again serving Hamas's ends.

South Africa continues to be Hamas's legal arm

Report:

Leaked doc. claims Israel in violation of aid commitments to US

USAID officials sent a report to the State Department saying that Israel is not honouring the requirement for US arms deals that it allow humanitarian aid efforts.

Leaked doc. claims Israel in violation of aid commitments to US

UN probe on UNRWA:

'Israel didn't provide evidence staff were terror group members'

Foreign Ministry fires back after UN probe says UNRWA is irreplaceable: UNRWA-Gaza is a rotten and poisonous tree whose roots are Hamas.

'Israel didn't provide evidence staff were terror group members'

Following UNSC vote:

Foreign Min. to summon ambassadors, including from France, Japan

Foreign Ministry to summon ambassadors of countries which voted in favor of upgrading Palestinian Authority to full member status at the UN.

Foreign Min. to summon ambassadors, including from France, Japan

'The wrong side of history'

Israel blasts new Irish PM's comments on Gaza

Foreign Ministry criticizes Ireland’s new Prime Minister, Simon Harris, after he fails to mention the hostages being held by Hamas while criticizing Israel's actions in Gaza.

Israel blasts new Irish PM's comments on Gaza

Foreign Ministry:

'Shocking Norway won't call Hamas terrorists after Oct. 7'

Foreign Ministry spokesman Lior Haiat says Norway is the only like-minded nation' that maintains relations with Hamas, continues to favor Hamas over Israel despite massacre.

'Shocking Norway won't call Hamas terrorists after Oct. 7'

Foreign Ministry on ICJ ruling:

'Israel places no limitations on the aid to Gaza'

Israel’s Foreign Ministry responds to ICJ decision ordering Israel to allow unlimited aid into Gaza: South Africa has failed yet again in its cynical attempts to exploit the ICJ.

'Israel places no limitations on the aid to Gaza'

Israel's Foreign Ministry:

'Recognition of Palestinian state a reward to terrorism'

Israel’s Foreign Ministry criticizes plan by Ireland, Malta, Slovenia and Spain to recognize a Palestinian state, as the four countries announced last week.

'Recognition of Palestinian state a reward to terrorism'

Israel to Canada & Sweden:

Reinstating funding to UNRWA is a serious mistake

Decision to reinstate funding to UNRWA 'constitutes tacit agreement and support' by Canadian and Swedish governments for UNRWA employees' involvement in Oct. 7 massacre, Foreign Ministry says.

Reinstating funding to UNRWA is a serious mistake

Due to role in YESHA:

Italy refuses appointment of Israeli ambassador

Italy refuses to accept Benny Kashriel as ambassador, due to his role as the mayor of Maaleh Adumim in Judea and Samaria.

Italy refuses appointment of Israeli ambassador

Foreign Ministry:

'Convene the Security Council immediately'

Following UN report on Hamas' sexual violence on October 7, Israel’s Foreign Ministry calls for Security Council to convene with the aim of designating Hamas as a terrorist organization.

'Convene the Security Council immediately'

'You are our soldiers on the digital battlefield'

The head of digital operations in the Israeli Foreign Ministry calls for the public to join in telling the stories of the October 7th massacre.

'You are our soldiers on the digital battlefield'

Foreign Min.:

'Since 7/10 massacre, UN has cooperated with Hamas'

Foreign Min. Israel Katz slams UN Human Rights Council for 'cooperating with Hamas terrorists,' 'trying to undermine Israel's right to defend itself,' in wake of October 7 massacre.

'Since 7/10 massacre, UN has cooperated with Hamas'

Israel foils diplomatic attack in African Union

An expansive diplomatic effort by the Foreign Minister prevented the AU from stripping Israel of its observer status and declaring that Israel had committed genocide.

Israel foils diplomatic attack in African Union

Foreign Min. promises:

'We will fight South Africa's blood libel'

'Through its actions, South Africa is serving as the legal arm of Hamas,'Israel's Foreign Ministry says.

'We will fight South Africa's blood libel'

Foreign Minister Israel Katz:

'There is no room for the UNRWA in Gaza'

On a state trip to Germany, Foreign Minister Israel Katz delivered a speech denouncing the UNRWA and calling for the world to join together against Iran.

'There is no room for the UNRWA in Gaza'

Foreign Ministry:

'Russia harming the victims of the Holocaust'

Foreign Ministry blasts Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, who criticized Germany for supporting Israel in the lawsuit against it at the International Court of Justice.

'Russia harming the victims of the Holocaust'

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'

'Antisemitic hypocrite':

Israeli officials blast UN rapporteur's anti-Israel comment

Foreign Ministry officials criticize UN official Francesca Albanese's post accusing Israel of genocide against Palestinian Arabs.

Israeli officials blast UN rapporteur's anti-Israel comment

'Believe Israeli women'

'Silence of international orgs a mark of condemnation of UN'

Israel's Foreign Ministry holds event marking fight against violence against women with participation of over than 100 foreign diplomats.

'Silence of international orgs a mark of condemnation of UN'

'Gives Hamas a green light':

Israel blasts UNESCO's one-sided resolution on Gaza

Israel’s Foreign Ministry blasts UN’s cultural agency over resolution which was critical of Israel but failed to condemn Hamas.

Israel blasts UNESCO's one-sided resolution on Gaza

Foreign Ministry:

'We regret Jordan's decision to recall its ambassador'

Foreign Ministry responds to Jordan’s decision to recall its ambassador: Israel is targeting Hamas terrorists.

'We regret Jordan's decision to recall its ambassador'

Foreign Min. condemns Bolivia's decision to cut ties with Israel

Decision to cut diplomatic ties over Gaza war 'is a surrender to terrorism and the Ayatollah's regime in Iran,' Israel's Foreign Min. says.

Foreign Min. condemns Bolivia's decision to cut ties with Israel

Israel summons Russian ambassador for reprimand

Foreign Ministry summons Russian ambassador after Moscow hosted a Hamas delegation.

Israel summons Russian ambassador for reprimand

Foreign Min.:

IDF found instructions for cyanide on Oct. 7 terrorist's body

IDF soldiers discover USB device containing instructions for homemade cyanide on body of Hamas terrorist who took part in massacre.

IDF found instructions for cyanide on Oct. 7 terrorist's body

Tragic:

Israeli killed in ATV accident in Romania

A 24-year-old Israeli man was killed in an accident just a few hours from Bucharest, Romania.

Israeli killed in ATV accident in Romania

All Israelis accounted for after deadly Morocco earthquake

Director of the Department for Israelis Abroad at the Foreign Ministry calls on Israelis traveling for High Holidays to obey local law.

All Israelis accounted for after deadly Morocco earthquake

Cleared for publication:

Flight carrying Israelis unexpectedly lands in Malaysia

During their stay in Malaysia, the passengers were not required to disembark from the plane, and after five ours, the plane took off again.

Flight carrying Israelis unexpectedly lands in Malaysia

Israeli pilot killed in helicopter crash in USA

The pilot was alone in a helicopter that crashed near Princeton airport. The cause of the crash is still being investigated

Israeli pilot killed in helicopter crash in USA

Following remarks by minister:

Israel summons Belgian ambassador for reprimand

Belgian Minister Caroline Gennez claimed during an interview that "entire Palestinian villages are being wiped off the map by Israelis."

Israel summons Belgian ambassador for reprimand

Chabad Hassid who was arrested in Sinai released

Nehorai Yitzhak, 18-year-old Chabad Hassid who was arrested at local hospitality complex, released to Israel after midnight.

Chabad Hassid who was arrested in Sinai released

Ethiopia clashes:

Foreign Ministry to evacuate stranded Israelis to Addis Ababa

The Foreign Ministry has been holding regular emergency assessments to ensure the well-being of all Israelis in Ethiopia.

Foreign Ministry to evacuate stranded Israelis to Addis Ababa

Amid battles in Jewish area:

Israeli Foreign Ministry issues travel warning to Ethiopia

The ministry recommended avoiding travel to the Amhara Provence or neighboring cities.

Israeli Foreign Ministry issues travel warning to Ethiopia

FM sends embassies talking points on Judicial Reform

The document states that the protests are an example of Israeli democracy and that the reform is meant to strengthen the legislative branch.

FM sends embassies talking points on Judicial Reform

Foreign Ministry to Israelis:

'Don't travel to Rhodes'

Foreign Ministry warns Israelis against travel to Rhodes and Sicily due to extreme weather in those areas.

'Don't travel to Rhodes'

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'

Report:

Oman's FM in talks with Israel about Temple Mount visit

Oman's Foreign Minister contacted Israeli Foreign Ministry to coordinate a visit to Temple Mount in the coming weeks.

Oman's FM in talks with Israel about Temple Mount visit

PR project:

Foreign Ministry to provide high school students with new skills

Foreign Minister Cohen: 'Our youth can make a big contribution to improving Israel's image globally.'

Foreign Ministry to provide high school students with new skills

Israel drops actress as envoy over criticism of judicial reform

Actress Noa Tishby stripped of title as Israel's special envoy for combating antisemitism and delegitimization of Israel.

Israel drops actress as envoy over criticism of judicial reform

After warning about reform:

Consul General in New York summoned by Foreign Ministry

Israel's Consul General in New York, Asaf Zamir, had warned US Jewish donors against the Israeli government’s planned judicial reform.

Consul General in New York summoned by Foreign Ministry

Israeli Foreign Ministry:

Docking of Iranian warships in Brazil: 'dangerous and regretful'

The Iranian IRIS Makran and IRIS Dena warships arrived in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday morning, despite pressure from the United States.

Docking of Iranian warships in Brazil: 'dangerous and regretful'

'This must end now':

Israel blasts UN rights commissioner over criticism

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights condemns Israel's response to terrorism, fails to condemn PA incitement which led to these attacks.

Israel blasts UN rights commissioner over criticism

Israel and Spain strengthening ties

Foreign Minister Eli Cohen and Spanish counterpart agree on strengthening ties between the countries and on an official visit in May.

Israel and Spain strengthening ties

Former diplomats raise concerns over new government

105 former ambassadors and retired senior officials from the Foreign Ministry ask Netanyahu "not to abandon the international arena."

Former diplomats raise concerns over new government

Two Foreign Ministers?

Creative proposal made in bid to solve Likud disagreements

Former Ambassador Ron Dermer wants to be Foreign Minister, but Netanyahu fears that would alienate senior Likud MKs.

Creative proposal made in bid to solve Likud disagreements

Israeli Amb. to France threatens to resign over new government

Foreign Ministry silent after Ambassador Yael German violates regulations by making political statement on makeup, policies of incoming govt

Israeli Amb. to France threatens to resign over new government

Peru:

Tens of Israelis to be evacuated as protests rip through country

Israel's Foreign Ministry is warning Israeli tourists to stay away from areas where protests and confrontations are taking place.

Tens of Israelis to be evacuated as protests rip through country

Report:

Netanyahu considering rotation in Foreign Ministry

PM-designate considering appointing senior Likud member as Foreign Minister for two years, to be followed by former Ambassador Ron Dermer.

Netanyahu considering rotation in Foreign Ministry

Israeli delegation in Doha:

'Qatar is doing everything for the World Cup to go peacefully'

INN spoke with the spokesperson for the delegation helping Israeli visitors in the Arab country

'Qatar is doing everything for the World Cup to go peacefully'

Fury in Likud:

Former ambassador set to be appointed Foreign Min.?

'If Netanyahu appoints Ron Dermer to the Foreign Ministry, he will be deriding Likud voters.'

Former ambassador set to be appointed Foreign Min.?

Is Ron Dermer poised to become Foreign Minister?

Former ambassador to US is Netanyahu's "closest friend"

Is Ron Dermer poised to become Foreign Minister?

Israel's ambassador to New Zealand is first to vote

4,500 Israeli representatives around the world begin voting in diplomatic missions abroad, starting with the embassy in New Zealand.

Israel's ambassador to New Zealand is first to vote

One week later:

Israel issues statement on results of Italian election

Foreign Ministry spokesperson says Israel looks forward to continued cooperation with Italy's Prime Minister elect, Giorgia Meloni.

Israel issues statement on results of Italian election

Foreign Ministry warns against conscription to Russian army

Israel's Foreign Ministry has warned individuals in or intending to travel to Russia against conscription into the Russian army.

Foreign Ministry warns against conscription to Russian army

Efforts ongoing to persuade Lev Tahor families to move to Israel

Following Mexico raid, efforts are ongoing to persuade families of children in Lev Tahor to come to Israel.

Efforts ongoing to persuade Lev Tahor families to move to Israel

Foreign Min. asks Israelis to attend funeral of childless man

Working with multiple other bodies, Israel's Foreign Ministry brings body of 57-year-old childless Israeli home from Bulgaria for burial.

Foreign Min. asks Israelis to attend funeral of childless man

Israel to Oman:

'Allow Israeli planes to fly over your territory'

Oman reportedly in no rush to follow in the footsteps of Saudi Arabia and permit Israeli flights to fly over its airspace.

'Allow Israeli planes to fly over your territory'

2 Israelis killed in car crash in Sinai

Foreign Ministry says lives of other 5 victims of deadly crash are not in danger.

2 Israelis killed in car crash in Sinai