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Israel, India, to recognize each others' vaccination certificates

Israel, India, to recognize each others' vaccination certificates

Israel joins International Solar Alliance, agrees with India to mutually recognize coronavirus vaccine certificates.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/10/2021 13:53
Lapid and Bennett’s old-new diplomacy

Lapid and Bennett’s old-new diplomacy

Last year Israel had a reality-based foreign policy, but it now seems bent on reinstating the PA veto and glorifying its enemies.Op-ed.Caroline Glick, 17/10/2021 17:23
Lapid to Blinken: 'Conflict over the consulate could break up the new government'

Lapid to Blinken: 'Conflict over the consulate could break up the new government'

FM Lapid: 'Conflict over the consulate could dissolve the new government.' Bennett in strong opposition to its reopening.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/10/2021 10:10
Diplomatic source: Lapid misled Americans

Diplomatic source: Lapid misled Americans

Lapid acted independently from Bennett and misled the Americans. The US intends to reopen its consulate for the PA in Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/10/2021 08:18
Swedish FM: Israeli government interested in 2-State Solution

Swedish FM: Israeli government interested in 2-State Solution

Minister Ann Linde says Swedish relations with Israel much better under Bennett-Lapid govt. than under Netanyahu.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/10/2021 20:54
Israeli official: US made clear its opposition to 'settlements'

Israeli official: US made clear its opposition to 'settlements'

Senior Israeli official said the US made clear to Israel its opposition to building on land that Palestinian Arabs want for a future state.Elad Benari, 15/10/2021 06:10
Blinken: We're prepared to turn to other options if Iran doesn't change course

Blinken: We're prepared to turn to other options if Iran doesn't change course

"We are getting close to a point at which returning to compliance with the JCPOA will not in and of itself recapture the benefits."Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/10/2021 19:34
Lapid: Israel reserves right to act in any way against Iran

Lapid: Israel reserves right to act in any way against Iran

US Secretary of State holds a press conference with Lapid and UAE Foreign Minister at Dept. of State.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/10/2021 18:24
US pushing Israel to allow opening of consulate for PA in Jerusalem

US pushing Israel to allow opening of consulate for PA in Jerusalem

US continues to push to reopen consulate for Palestinian Authority in Jerusalem. Nuclear deal with Tehran and the US in discussion.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/10/2021 10:33
Biden administration to press Israel to limit trade with China

Biden administration to press Israel to limit trade with China

Report: US Secretary of State expected to ask Yair Lapid to limit Israel's trade ties with China.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/10/2021 09:33
Yair Lapid’s foreign-policy follies

Yair Lapid’s foreign-policy follies

Lapid has operated without much criticism, but has overseen highly questionable diplomatic moves that harm national-security interests.Op-edAlex Traiman, 13/10/2021 07:38
Lapid meets Vice President Harris: One of the best friends Israel has in Washington

Lapid meets Vice President Harris: One of the best friends Israel has in Washington

Foreign Minister meets US Vice President: Thank you for long lasting years of supporting Israel’s security and Israeli democracy.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/10/2021 04:52
Lapid meets US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan

Lapid meets US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan

Israeli Foreign Minister, US National Security Advisor meet to discuss Iranian threat, economic plan for Gaza.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/10/2021 21:37
Lapid to PA: Join Abraham Accords, our hand is extended in peace

Lapid to PA: Join Abraham Accords, our hand is extended in peace

Knesset marks 1-year anniversary of Abraham Accords. 'To those who would wage war on us, we are stronger than you think.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/10/2021 16:01
Reconciliation between Bennett, Gantz, Shaked, and Lapid

Reconciliation between Bennett, Gantz, Shaked, and Lapid

Government ministers attempt to end feuds after week of infighting in the government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/10/2021 23:59
Watch: Bahrainis chant 'Death to Israel', attack police during Lapid's visit to the state

Watch: Bahrainis chant 'Death to Israel', attack police during Lapid's visit to the state

Just 20% of locals openly support 'normalization' with Israel.ILTV, 05/10/2021 21:00
Iran: Lapid's visit to Bahrain 'left a stain' on the kingdom

Iran: Lapid's visit to Bahrain 'left a stain' on the kingdom

Iran denounces Foreign Minister's visit to Bahrain, accuses Bahraini rulers of ignoring "the Zionist regime’s daily crimes".Elad Benari, Canada, 01/10/2021 23:07
'A historic day for Israel, Bahrain, and Bahrain's Jewish community'

'A historic day for Israel, Bahrain, and Bahrain's Jewish community'

Jewish community of Bahrain welcomes Foreign Minister Lapid who became the first Israeli leader to meet the King of Bahrain today.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/09/2021 21:48
Historic meeting between Yair Lapid and Bahraini king

Historic meeting between Yair Lapid and Bahraini king

Israeli Foreign Minister lands in Bahrain to inaugurate Israeli embassy, becomes first Israeli official to meet the King of Bahrain.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/09/2021 17:42
Senior PA official: We're waiting for Yair Lapid to become Prime Minister

Senior PA official: We're waiting for Yair Lapid to become Prime Minister

'Of course Bennett is ignoring the Palestinian issue. But we're getting ready for the day after.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/09/2021 08:44
Foreign Minister Yair Lapid met the King of Jordan

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid met the King of Jordan

Channel 12 News reveals that the meeting took place last month in Amman, and the two discussed the tension on the Temple Mount.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/09/2021 03:56
The baleful significance of the Democrats’ Iron Dome fiasco

The baleful significance of the Democrats’ Iron Dome fiasco

Jewish defenders should target their enemies’ Achilles heel—their narcissism and belief in their own unimpeachable virtue.Op-ed.Melanie Phillips, 24/09/2021 05:04
Lapid: I don't know how Bennett smiles when he's called a traitor

Lapid: I don't know how Bennett smiles when he's called a traitor

Yesh Atid chairman: The opposition wants the state to fail, just so that we do not succeed. It will not help them.Hezki Baruch, 23/09/2021 05:20
Lapid: Israel rebuilding relations with Congress after years of neglect

Lapid: Israel rebuilding relations with Congress after years of neglect

Foreign Minister speaks to US House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer about US aid to replenish Iron Dome.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/09/2021 23:32
Lapid speaks to Swedish counterpart

Lapid speaks to Swedish counterpart

This is the first time in seven years that the foreign ministers of Israel and Sweden have spoken.Elad Benari, Canada, 20/09/2021 21:54
FM Lapid speaks to Egyptian counterpart

FM Lapid speaks to Egyptian counterpart

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry express desire to advance the relationship between the countries.Elad Benari, 20/09/2021 02:08
Watch: Video conference marking Abraham Accords anniversary

Watch: Video conference marking Abraham Accords anniversary

The US State Department will hold a video conference today to mark one year since the historic agreements.Arutz Sheva Staff , 17/09/2021 15:36
Yair Lapid: 'Naftali Bennett is prime minister with 61 seats, not six'

Yair Lapid: 'Naftali Bennett is prime minister with 61 seats, not six'

Foreign Min. Lapid says he's certain rotation deal will be kept, brushes off claims that PM Bennett has just 6 Knesset seats supporting him.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/09/2021 14:29
Bennett pledges to step down when Lapid's time as PM comes

Bennett pledges to step down when Lapid's time as PM comes

PM: I will transfer responsibility for Israel to Yair Lapid on the day of the rotation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/09/2021 21:36
Hadar Goldin's family blasts Lapid's Gaza plan

Hadar Goldin's family blasts Lapid's Gaza plan

Family of soldier whose body is held by Hamas: In Protective Edge, they abandoned the fighters, now they are abandoning their families.Ben Ariel, 13/09/2021 03:58
Lapid unveils 'economy for security' plan for Gaza, PA

Lapid unveils 'economy for security' plan for Gaza, PA

Plan grants PA control of Gaza crossings, offers 'transportation link' across Israel connecting Gaza to PA, artificial island for Gaza port.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/09/2021 19:35
Lapid: An attack on America is an attack on us all

Lapid: An attack on America is an attack on us all

Israel marks 20th anniversary of September 11 attacks. 'We share the same values of freedom. Of equality. Of tolerance.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/09/2021 15:01
FM Yair Lapid: 'Israel won't sit quietly by, while Iran builds terror bases on our border'

FM Yair Lapid: 'Israel won't sit quietly by, while Iran builds terror bases on our border'

'We will maintain our ability to defend ourselves in the face of threats from Syria and elsewhere,' FM Lapid promises after Russia meeting.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/09/2021 15:12
FM Lapid visiting Moscow for talks with Russian counterpart

FM Lapid visiting Moscow for talks with Russian counterpart

Lapid is to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on behalf of the State of Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/09/2021 20:31
Lapid to meet Blinken in Washington

Lapid to meet Blinken in Washington

Foreign Minister announces plans to visit Washington in October to meet US Secretary of State.Elad Benari, Canada, 07/09/2021 00:41
Lapid to visit Moscow, meet Russian counterpart

Lapid to visit Moscow, meet Russian counterpart

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid to take off for Russia after Rosh Hashanah, meet Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.Ido Ben Porat, 06/09/2021 04:31
Analyst: 'Lapid doesn't believe his turn in rotation for PM will happen'

Analyst: 'Lapid doesn't believe his turn in rotation for PM will happen'

MK Yair Lapid, currently Alternate Prime Minister, isn't banking on taking power via coalition deal promising him turn as PM, analyst says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/09/2021 10:14
Bahrain's first ambassador to Israel meets with Foreign Minister Lapid

Bahrain's first ambassador to Israel meets with Foreign Minister Lapid

Bahrain's first ambassador to Israel arrives in Jerusalem, meets with Foreign Minister Lapid in the Knesset.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/09/2021 17:07
Lapid: Opening US consulate in eastern J'lem could harm coalition

Lapid: Opening US consulate in eastern J'lem could harm coalition

FM says opening consulate in eastern Jerusalem is 'a bad idea'. "Jerusalem is the sovereign capital of Israel and Israel alone".Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/09/2021 15:36
Lapid: Hotovely to remain UK ambassador for 2 years

Lapid: Hotovely to remain UK ambassador for 2 years

Foreign Minister gives up on efforts to replace ambassador to the UK due to contract she signed with Foreign Ministry.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/08/2021 15:32
Lapid praises Bennett and Biden after their meeting

Lapid praises Bennett and Biden after their meeting

Foreign Minister Lapid: The Prime Minister's successful visit contributed to Israel's security, its future and its diplomatic strength.Elad Benari, Canada, 27/08/2021 20:50
Algeria cuts ties with Morocco, is angry with Lapid

Algeria cuts ties with Morocco, is angry with Lapid

Algeria severs ties with Morocco due to "hostile actions", blasts "aggressive message" against it by Minister Lapid when he visited Rabat.Ido Ben Porat, 25/08/2021 03:59
Shaked: If Lapid promotes a Palestinian state he won't have a government

Shaked: If Lapid promotes a Palestinian state he won't have a government

Interior Minister responds to Foreign Minister Yair Lapid's stated support for 2-state solution, willingness to promote it as prime ministerArutz Sheva Staff, 22/08/2021 10:09
Lapid: No urgency in resuming talks with PA

Lapid: No urgency in resuming talks with PA

The foreign minister said he opposed lockdowns and supported opening the school year on time; does not regret Poland row.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/08/2021 22:26
Foreign Min. Yair Lapid to Egyptian Intelligence Minister: Israel won't accept rocket fire

Foreign Min. Yair Lapid to Egyptian Intelligence Minister: Israel won't accept rocket fire

Egypt and Israel should advance partnerships in civilian and economic issues, Israeli Foreign Min. Yair Lapid and Egypt's Abbas Kamel agree.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/08/2021 16:33
Hodaya Monsonego's brother relates: We were fighting for her for two years

Hodaya Monsonego's brother relates: We were fighting for her for two years

'A gang of criminals took advantage of my sister and used her to smuggle drugs. I can't describe my feelings now that she's coming home.'Ido Ben Porat, 19/08/2021 10:41
Polish Dep. Foreign Minister answers Lapid: There is no reason to talk this way

Polish Dep. Foreign Minister answers Lapid: There is no reason to talk this way

Poland's deputy foreign minister says that his country is worried that Israel's negative reaction to a new Polish law will only intensify.Arutz Sheva Staff , 16/08/2021 22:56
Israel turns to international aid for firefighting assistance

Israel turns to international aid for firefighting assistance

FM Lapid asks Greek counterpart for aid in battling Jerusalem mountains fire, ministry turns to numerous countries for help.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/08/2021 19:23
Foreign Ministry officials: Lapid's approach to Poland is misguided

Foreign Ministry officials: Lapid's approach to Poland is misguided

Poland is only doing what the rest of Europe has already done, albeit with more fanfare, say Israeli diplomats who now fear reprisals.Y Rabinovitz, 16/08/2021 10:28
Polish PM attacks Israeli response to restitution law: 'Irresponsible and unjust'

Polish PM attacks Israeli response to restitution law: 'Irresponsible and unjust'

Polish PM decries decision of Foreign Minister Lapid to downgrade diplomatic relations in wake of law restricting Holocaust-era restitution.Y Rabinovitz, 15/08/2021 20:29
Foreign Min. Yair Lapid: 'Poland approved an anti-Semitic and unethical law'

Foreign Min. Yair Lapid: 'Poland approved an anti-Semitic and unethical law'

'This evening, Poland became an anti-democratic, anti-liberal country,' Foreign Minister Yair Lapid says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/08/2021 20:57
Lapid: Israel, Morocco to open embassies within 2 months

Lapid: Israel, Morocco to open embassies within 2 months

Foreign Minister Lapid attends opening of Israeli mission to Morocco, presents king with President Herzog's invitation to visit Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/08/2021 18:20
US welcomes Lapid's historic visit to Morocco

US welcomes Lapid's historic visit to Morocco

Blinken: Lapid’s trip is significant for Israel, Morocco, and the broader region.Elad Benari, 12/08/2021 06:01
Polish parliament approves restitution law

Polish parliament approves restitution law

Israel outraged over law that will affect 90 percent of restitution claims.Nitsan Keidar, 12/08/2021 01:58
Historic visit to Morocco

Historic visit to Morocco

Foreign Min. Yair Lapid to leave with delegation on historic visit to Morocco, inaugurate Israel's diplomatic mission in Rabat.Ido Ben Porat, 10/08/2021 18:55
Foreign Minister Lapid to attend Coronavirus Cabinet meetings

Foreign Minister Lapid to attend Coronavirus Cabinet meetings

Following criticism at his lack of attendance at Coronavirus Cabinet meetings, FM Yair Lapid announces he will attend 'as much as possible.'Hezki Baruch, 06/08/2021 12:14
Following uproar, Liberman to attend Coronavirus Cabinet meetings

Following uproar, Liberman to attend Coronavirus Cabinet meetings

Finance Minister to attend the Coronavirus Cabinet discussions after it was revealed that both he and Lapid had chosen not to take part.Ben Ariel, 06/08/2021 05:00