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Israeli PM in Mexico and Colombia

Israeli PM in Mexico and Colombia Categories: Israel, Updates     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

Last week Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made history as the first Israeli PM to visit Latin America. My earlier blog post looked at Netanyahu's historic visit to Argentina - this one reviews the Israeli PM's subsequent travels to Colombia and Mexico where friendships were reinforced and

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Israeli PM’s historic visit to Latin America

Israeli PM’s historic visit to Latin America Categories: Israel, Updates     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Argentina on Monday - the first visit by an Israeli leader to the region since Israel's creation in 1948. Netanyahu is also visiting Colombia and Mexico before travelling to New York, where he will address the UN General Assembly. 

Israel and the UN: A new page?

Israel and the UN: A new page? Categories: Israel, Palestinians, United Nations, Updates     Author: Gareth Narunsky

In September 2016, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu stood at the podium of the United Nations General Assembly and declared that "Israel has a bright future at the UN". He also declared "the war against Israel at the UN is over" and that "a decade from now an Israeli prime minister will st

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Is an independent Kurdistan finally about to be born? And if so, what does it mean for Israel?

Is an independent Kurdistan finally about to be born? And if so, what does it mean for Israel? Categories: International Jewry, Iraq, Israel, Turkey, Updates     Author: Shmuel Levin

Despite being delayed several times before, Iraqi Kurdistan is now set to vote in an independence referendum on 25 September 2017. The Kurdish people are the fourth-largest ethnic group in the Middle East, at approximately 30 million people. They speak "various dialects of their own language, Kurdi

Israeli secrets of longevity

Israeli secrets of longevity Categories: Israel, Updates     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

Israel was home to the world's oldest living man, Israel Kristal, who passed away on Friday August 11 aged 113 years and 330 days. Mr Kristal was a Holocaust survivor who was born in Poland on 15 September 1903. The secret to Mr Kristal's longevity is a mystery - but it could possibly be Israel itse

What’s happening in the Qatar Crisis - and what is Israel’s perspective?

What’s happening in the Qatar Crisis - and what is Israel’s perspective? Categories: Gulf states, Hamas, Israel, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Updates     Author: Shmuel Levin

Israeli officials have generally stayed out of the fray since the crisis began. One exception is comments from Israel's Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman in early June that the crisis "opens many opportunities for cooperation in the war against terror" and that "the State of Israel is more than ope

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