Oct 10 '16 / EIPA Updates

A police officer and a 60-year-old woman were killed and five injured Sunday morning in a shooting attack by a Palestinian terrorist near a police station next to the Ammunition Hill light rail station in Jerusalem. According to a police report released shortly after the incident, the terrorist opened fire from within his vehicle on people standing by the station situated opposite police headquarters. The terrorist—identified as


Sep 19 '16 / EIPA Updates

A number of Israeli civilians and soldiers were wounded over the weekend following five separate attacks by Palestinians in the West Bank and Jerusalem. The attacks followed several weeks of quiet. A year ago, a wave of Palestinian violence began, consisting mainly of knife and vehicle attacks, killing at least 40 people. However, such violence had appeared to recede to just a few incidents over the summer. On


Sep 13 '16 / EIPA Updates

30,000 new homes will be built in 15 Arab towns in Israel as part of a huge construction plan for Arab communities announced by the Israeli government and aimed at significantly increasing housing in these communities. Israel’s Housing and Construction Minister Yoav Galant signed an agreement with the heads of 15 local Arab authorities in the Arab town of Baka al-Gharbiya, including local leaders from Nazareth,

Dr. Carmit Levy

Aug 26 '16 / EIPA Updates

“Our study is an important step on the road to a full remedy for the deadliest skin cancer,” said Dr Carmit Levy from the Tel Aviv University’s Department of Human Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry at the University’s Sackler School of Medicine, as he announced they have discovered how to stop melanoma from spreading. “We hope that our findings will help turn melanoma into a nonthreatening, easily


Aug 5 '16 / EIPA Updates

By Yossi Lempkowicz A senior official at World Vision, a Christian humanitarian aid NGO, diverted millions of dollars intended for Gaza’s population to the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas. He also stole food and health packages, according to an indictment filed on Thursday against Muhammad Halabi, a Hamas member and manager of operations for World Vision in Gaza, in a Beersheba court, for


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 8 '16 / EIPA Updates

Prestigious American magazine Conde Nast Traveler has named Tel Aviv as one of the top 15 culinary cities in the world. The magazine’s list comprises major cultural giants like London, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro, Vancouver, Buenos Aires, Sydney and Singapore. This is not the first time the top travel publication has lauded the Tel Aviv food scene. In November 2015, it ran an article titled “Why

kenyatta netanyahu

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

Sans titre 2

Jun 29 '16 / EIPA Updates

Israel’s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, Major General Yoav Mordechai, blasted an adviser to Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas after his declared that ‘’wherever you find an Israeli, cut off his head.’’ Abu al-Einein, who is also a senior Fatah party official, made the comments in an interview with the Palestinian news site Donia al-Watan about building peaceful and normal relations with Israel. He explained

Tamar, The Natural Gas Production Platform Off The Israeli Coast, Is To Begin It's Natural Gas Production

Jun 29 '16 / EIPA Updates

By Yossi Lempkowicz, Senior Media Advisor Europe Israel Press Association (EIPA) The formal annoucement of a reconciliation agreement between Israel and Turkey will see the two countries renew official diplomatic ties and exchange ambassadors next month. The agreement, which had been hinted at by diplomats for weeks following ongoing talks, ends a six-year feud between Jerusalem and Ankara – after years of warm relationship- that began with

Israel happiness

Mar 18 '16 / EIPA Updates

Israel ranks 11th in the 2016 World Happiness Report of 156 countries following Denmark (number one), Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, Finland, Canada, Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia, and Sweden. It is two spots ahead of the United States. The bottom 10 were Madagascar, Tanzania, Liberia, Guinea, Rwanda, Benin, Afghanistan, Togo, Syria and Burundi. The United States came in at 13, the United Kingdom at 23, France at 32, and

EU ambassador to Israel Lars-Faaborg Andersen and Israeli National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Minister Yuval Steinitz

Mar 18 '16 / EIPA Updates

The European Union has expressed interest in buying natural gas from Israel. Israeli National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Minister Yuval Steinitz met with EU Ambassador to Israel Lars Faaborg-Andersen on Wednesday to discuss possible export of newly found natural gas to Europe. According to a statement issued by the ministry, Steinitz updated the EU ambassador ‘’on the timeline regarding the development of gas reservoirs and the possibility

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R)  with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Mar 16 '16 / EIPA Updates

Russia’s Ambassador to Israel Alexey Drobinin has assured that Moscow will do everything to guarantee Israel’s interests during the process of Russia’s military withdrawal from Syria. Russian President Vladimir Putin surprised the world on Monday, announcing that Moscow’s six-month military presence in Syria will come to an end with immediate effect, as “the task put before … Russian armed forces has, on the whole, been fulfilled.” Although

Peter Roskam Republican, Illinois

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

    29-year-old American Taylor Force who was killed by a Palestinian terrorist in Jaffa. He was on a trip to expand his understanding of global entrepreneurship and also to share his insights and knowledge with start-ups in Israel.

Mar 9 '16 / EIPA Updates

Three terror attacks hit the cities of Jaffa, Jerusalem and Petah Tikvah within an hour and a half on Tuesday afternoon and early evening, with one person murdered and 14 wounded. A 29-year-old American tourist, Taylor Force, from Lubbock, Texas, was murdered and eleven others were wounded, three of them seriously, in a terror attack at the Jaffa Port area early Tuesday evening. Force was a

Israel and Turkey flags

Mar 7 '16 / EIPA Updates

By Yossi Lempkowicz, Senior Media Advisor Europe Israel Press Association (EIPA) Reports in the Turkish media suggested this week that talks Turkey and Israel are conducting since January in order to normalise their diplomatic relations are nearing an agreement. Turkish daily newspaper Hürriyet wrote that Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stated, in a cabinet meeting attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, that “Israel and Turkey will publish a

Israeli Minister of Economy Moshe Kahlon

Mar 3 '16 / EIPA Updates

Israel has decided to take a series of steps meant to help improve the economic situation of the Palestinian Authority (PA) in an effort to create hope on the Palestinian street that would mitigate the current wave of violence. The measures include the transfer of NIS 500 million in withheld tax money to the PA. Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, after consulting with Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon,

Terrorist Tunnel

Feb 25 '16 / EIPA Updates

By Yossi Lempkowicz, Senior Media Advisor Europe Israel Press Association (EIPA) Concerns for renewed violence over the Israel-Gaza border have risen in recent weeks as evidence emerges of the extent of Hamas’s efforts to rebuild its tunnels to launch terrorist attacks against Israeli border communities. Although there has been periodic rocket fire from the Gaza Strip into Israel since Operation Protective Edge against Hamas in 2014, the

Israel’s UN ambassador, Danny Danon, and his colleagues display what he calls ‘terror dolls,’ right, which he says are being used to teach hatred among Palestinian children, on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, at the UN

Feb 25 '16 / EIPA Updates

Israel condemned a statement made by Iran’s ambassador in Lebanon in which he announced that Iran would give financial support to Palestinian terrorists and their families. “This is further proof of Iran’s deep involvement in encouraging terrorism against Israel. Following the signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with the world powers, Iran is allowing itself to be once again a central player in global