Jul 11 '16 / EIPA Updates

For first time since 2007, Egyptian Foreign Minister visits Israel, highlighting warming ties between two governments Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for two hours in Jerusalem, prior to a dinner at Netanyahu’s official residence. Netanyahu said: “I welcome President al-Sisi’s recent offer of Egyptian leadership in efforts to advance peace with the Palestinians and a broader peace in our region.” He added: …

Jul 5 '16 / EIPA Updates

By Yossi Lempkowicz, Senior Media Advisor Europe Israel Press Association (EIPA) Israel is displaying renewed interest in Africa, after the extensive ties that developed in the 1960s had crumbled. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was Monday in Uganda, the first stop of a four-day trip that will also include visits to Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia Prior to his departure, he declared, “I am now leaving on an …

Jul 1 '16 / EIPA Updates

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to continue to fight terror wherever it may be and called on the world to condemn the murder of a 13 year-old girl by a Palestinian terrorist in Kiryat Arba, near Hebron,a‘’ just as they condemned the terror attacks in Brussels and Orlando.’’ Hillel Yafa Ariel died of her wounds after the terrorist, identified as 17-year-old Mohammed Taraireh from …

Mar 11 '16 / EIPA Updates

Days after the Gulf Cooperation Council stated that Hezbollah is a terrorist organisation, two members of US Congress urged the European Union to follow path and designate the Lebanese Shiite group as terrorist. In a letter addressed to EU Ambassador in Washington David O’Sullivan, U.S. Representatives Grace Meng (Democrat from New York) and Peter Roskam (Republican from Illinois) pointed out that so far the EU labeled …

Jul 31 '15 / EIPA Updates

By Yossi Lempkowicz, Senior Media Advisor Europe Israel Press Association (EIPA) Will Benjamin Netanyahu address EU leaders in Brussels following a Cypriot initiative ? Will the EU play a role in reviving peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians ?   Will Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu address EU leaders in Brussels for the first time as part of a new push by the international community to restart the peace …

Mar 18 '15 / EIPA Updates

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on his way to a fourth mandate after elections for the 20th Knesset, the 120-member Israeli parliament, took a dramatic turn in the early morning hours on Wednesday. With almost all the ballots counted for Israel’s general election held Tuesday, Netanyahu’s Likud scored a decisive victory over the rival Zionist Union party 99% of votes have been counted from a total …

Aug 23 '14 / EIPA Updates

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Hamas would pay a “heavy price” for the killing of a four-year-old Israeli boy by a mortar shell fired from the Gaza Strip on Friday afternoon in a kibbutz of the Shaar Hanagev region, close to the border with Gaza. The boy was at home with his parents and did not manage to make it into the home’s protected …

Jul 7 '14 / EIPA Updates

Israel’s PM Netanyahu speaks with father of Muhammad Abu Khdeir : ‘The murder of your son is abhorrent and cannot be countenanced by any human being’ Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday spoke with Hussein Abu Khdeir, the father of Muhammad Abu Khdeir who was abducted and murdered last week in Jerusalem. In the wake of intelligence and operational information, the Israel Police and the Israel …

Feb 13 '14 / EIPA Updates

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said European Parliament President Martin Schulz “suffers from the same selective listening as many Europeans” in repeating a Palestinian claim that they use 17 liters of water for every 70 Israel uses per capita, adding that “even the Palestinian Water Authority says the discrepancy is much smaller.” “Europeans jump to criticize Israel without checking facts”, Netanyahu said. In a speech …

Jan 17 '14 / EIPA Updates

Israel’s Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu met Thursday with King Abdullah of Jordan in Amman, a meeting that has not been announced in advance. The two leaders, who last met in March 2013, reportedly discussed recent developments in the peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. Netanyahu stressed the important role played by Jordan in the efforts to bring about an agreement. He further emphasized that …