Noa Tishby appointed Israel’s first ever Special Envoy for Combating Antisemitism and the Delegitimization of Israel

April 13, 2022 by  
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Israel’s Foreign Minister Yair Lapid has announced the appointment of the country’s first-ever Special Envoy for Combating Antisemitism and the Delegitimization of Israel. Israeli artist, author and model Noa Tishby will be the first person to fill the newly-established position. Read more

Iran has accumulated 40 kg of 60% enriched uranium in past year

April 7, 2022 by  
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Defence Minister Benny Gantz and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid held a briefing on Wednesday for 80 foreign ambassadors stationed in Israel, against the background of the wave of terrorism, the Iranian threat and the remerging nuclear deal, and other issues on the agenda. Read more

A Ramadan intifada?

April 6, 2022 by  
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The Muslim month of Ramadan, which began on Friday night, is already proving to be the challenge that Israeli authorities had anticipated. Palestinians and radicalized Arab Israelis swarming the Old City of Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate on Saturday and Sunday attacked police, who were stationed at the site to keep the peace. Read more

Must Bennett wave the white flag on a new Iran deal?

As far as Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is concerned, there’s no point in getting into a fight you can’t win. Read more

Israel continues Russia-Ukraine diplomacy efforts

March 16, 2022 by  
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Foreign Minister Yair Lapid spoke with Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on Tuesday, the latest in a series of conversations between Israeli and Russia and Ukraine officials in an attempt to mediate between the two sides. Read more

Israel to support UN resolution condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

March 1, 2022 by  
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Israel will co-sponsor and vote in favour of a resolution at the United Nations condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine, “together with a decisive majority of the world’s countries,” Israel’s Foreign Minister Yair Lapid announced Monday during a briefing to reporters. Read more

Will Israel find itself on the wrong side of the ‘changing’ world order?

March 1, 2022 by  
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With fighting raging in Ukraine, Israel finds itself torn between supporting independent Ukrainian sovereignty and not wishing to anger a newly belligerent world power in Russia. Read more

Yair Lapid on Holocaust Remembrance Day: ‘The Jewish State is the future and Mauthausen is a museum’

January 30, 2022 by  
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Israel’s Foreign Minister Yair Lapid made a special visit to the Mauthausen Concentration Camp in Austria to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which is held on the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp Auschwitz. He was joined by the Chancellor of Austria, Karl Nehammer. Read more

FM Lapid: pushing for renewed diplomatic process

January 26, 2022 by  
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Foreign Minister Yair Lapid will “continue to make an effort” to restart the defunct diplomatic process with the Palestinian Authority (PA), he stated, a day after meeting a possible successor to PA head Mahmoud Abbas.

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Government approves commission of inquiry into submarine purchase affair

January 24, 2022 by  
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Israel’s government voted on Sunday in favour of the establishment of a state commission of inquiry into the purchase of submarines for the Navy, which was allegedly entangled with corruption. Read more

IDF cancels training, malls scale back operations, amid spike in Omicron cases

January 13, 2022 by  
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The ministerial committee on fighting the coronavirus convened on Tuesday night for the first time in three weeks to discuss “the continued effort to combat the Omicron strain” as the virus continued to cause disarray in the country. Read more

Lapid and French President Macron discusses Iran nuclear talks, Israel’s demand to ‘put pressure on Iran’

January 10, 2022 by  
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Israel’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Yair Lapid held “a long conversation” on Saturday night with French President Emmanuel Macron on the “regional challenges, the nuclear talks and Israel’s demand to put pressure on Iran, and relations between Israel and the European Union.” Read more

With Bennett watching, Gantz and Lapid are bringing Israel back towards a two-state paradigm

January 7, 2022 by  
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Israel may have a right-wing prime minister, but Naftali Bennett is not positioning Israel’s diplomatic priorities. Read more

Lapid: ‘Without peace talks, 2022 will likely see Israel designated apartheid state’

January 5, 2022 by  
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Israeli Foreign Minister has called for a diplomatic dialogue with the Palestinians, citing concerns that otherwise international organizations may designate Israel an apartheid state. Read more

‘Important interest for Israel’: FM Lapid meets with Egypt’s president El-Sisi in Cairo

December 10, 2021 by  
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Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi hosted Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Yair Lapid on Thursday at the Al-Ittihadiya Palace in Cairo for what was described by the Lapid’s office as “a long and warm meeting.” Read more

Lapid to Turkey: Shut down Hamas offices on your soil

November 24, 2021 by  
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Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid on Monday evening responded to the recent discovery of a Hamas terrorist network in Judea and Samaria and in eastern Jerusalem by delivering a message to Turkey. Read more

Political life after the budget

November 11, 2021 by  
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For the first time in three years, the State of Israel has a budget. Read more

Lapid meets with J Street-led Democrat trip, including vocal critics of Israel

November 10, 2021 by  
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Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid met with a visiting congressional delegation of Democrats on Monday organized by J Street. Read more

Lapid inaugurates embassy in Bahrain, Iran calls visit ‘stain that cannot be erased’

October 3, 2021 by  
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Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid inaugurated the Jewish state’s embassy in Bahrain on Thursday, a year after the two countries signed the Abraham Accords to normalize ties. Read more

Israeli Foreign Minister: Delay in US aid to Iron Dome – ‘technical’

September 23, 2021 by  
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The Israeli government, led by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, experienced a significant diplomatic setback on Tuesday when the US Congress decided to withhold military aid from Israel and refused to vote on funding for its Iron Dome defence system. Read more

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid in a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

September 10, 2021 by  
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Israel’s Foreign Minister Yair Lapid met yesterday in Moscow with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. After the meeting, Lapid spoke about Russia and Israel’s connections and the Iranian threat to the world. Read more

Bennett’s goals, Israel’s goals

August 30, 2021 by  
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Three weeks ago, Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and Defence Minister Benny Gantz convened the ambassadors from all the U.N. Security Council member nations in Jerusalem. Read more

Fighting antisemitism should not be Israel’s primary concern

August 23, 2021 by  
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Antisemitism is a phenomenon at least two thousand years old. Read more

PM Bennett visits Israel police and fire and rescue service forward command centre, Defense Minister tries to lease more planes to fight Jerusalem forest fires

August 17, 2021 by  
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Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has visited the Israel Police and Fire and Rescue Service forward command centre, near the wildfire in the Jerusalem Hills. Read more

Israel to dispatch aid to earthquake-stricken Haiti

August 16, 2021 by  
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Israel will deliver “immediate humanitarian support” to Haiti after it was hit by a powerful earthquake, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid announced. Read more

‘Unlawful and callous attack’: US, UK condemn Iran’s attack on Israeli-owned ship

August 2, 2021 by  
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Israel expressed satisfaction over the strong international condemnation of Iran following its apparent attack on an Israel-owned ship in the Gulf of Oman last week, as world powers guaranteed a powerful response against the Islamic Republic. Read more

Israeli FM: Iran is ‘exporter of terrorism that harms entire world’

August 1, 2021 by  
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Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid spoke on Saturday night with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken about the attack on the Israeli-owned ship in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday night, in which an Iranian drone killed two crewmen. Read more

The cost of Israel’s partisan games on security

July 10, 2021 by  
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Like so much of what happens in the Knesset, the aftermath of a recent vote on a law that would prevent a possible flood of Palestinian immigrants into Israel was not a very edifying spectacle. Read more

Bennett and the Religious Zionist elite

July 5, 2021 by  
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The biggest media story in Israel last week was the fall of the town of Evyatar in Samaria. Read more

Israel and UAE sign economic and trade agreement

June 30, 2021 by  
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Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the United Arab Emirate (UAE) Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, met in Abu Dhabi yesterday where they signed an economic agreement between the two countries. Read more

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