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Public Policy & Politics, Israel

05.05.2014

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who arrived in the capital of Azerbaijan on an official visit, spent a number of important negotiations. The most important of them were the talks between the Head of the Israeli Foreign Ministry and the President Ilham Aliyev.  As noted in the official press service of the Head of Azerbaijan, "during the meeting of President Ilham Aliyev with Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, deep satisfaction with the development of bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and Israel in various activities was expressed".

06.11.2013

Israeli negotiators have told their Palestinian counterparts that the Separation Wall that cuts through the occupied West Bank will serve as the border of a future Palestinian state, local media reports said Al JAzeera reported.

Just hours before US Secretary of State John Kerry's arrival for top-level talks on ongoing direct peace negotiations on Tuesday, two press reports said the Israeli team had made the proposal.

30.10.2013

Israel's Foreign Ministry will hold a unique inter-ministerial workshop in Tbilisi on October 30-31.

Head of the Department for the Central Europe and Eurasia Anna Azari, Israeli ambassadors in Tbilisi, Baku, Astana and Ashgabat, diplomats and experts on the South Caucasus and Central Asia - around 20 people will attend the event.

The purpose of the event is to allow diplomats to get acquainted with the Caspian region, as well as with the countries bordering with Iran and China.

The ambassadors will deliver speech.

30.10.2013

Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Pandzhikidze took part in the regional assembly of the Israeli Foreign Ministry.

Pandzhikidze addressed the assembly participants in connection with the Georgian-Israeli relations. He stressed the importance of developing and intensifying the cooperation between the two countries in various spheres and also spoke about the current processes and priorities of Georgia's foreign policy.

The representatives of the Israeli diplomatic missions in the region and experts attended the assembly in Tbilisi.

15.10.2013

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu called President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on October 14.

The Israeli Premier congratulated the Head of Azerbaijani State on his victory at the presidential election, and wished him successes in his presidential activities.

President Ilham Aliyev expressed gratitude to Benjamin Netanyahu for his congratulations and attention.

During the conversation, President Ilham Aliyev and PM Benjamin Netanyahu also discussed prospects for bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and Israel.

15.10.2013

It would be a "historic mistake" to ease pressure on Iran over its nuclear programme right now, according to Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, BBC reported.

Opening parliament's winter session, Mr Netanyahu said Israel must "keep up the pressure" on Iran, "particularly at this moment".

His speech came on the eve of nuclear talks in Geneva between Iran and international negotiators.

Iran's foreign minister said he hoped a "roadmap" could be reached.

"Tomorrow is the start of a difficult and relatively time-consuming way forward," Mohammad Javad Zarif posted on his Facebook page.

24.09.2013

Azerbaijan and Israel are preparing to sign an agreement in December on the avoidance of double taxation, Israeli Ambassador to Azerbaijan Rafael Harpaz told journalists on Tuesday.

The signing of this agreement will strengthen cooperation between the two countries, the ambassador said.

To date Azerbaijan has signed agreements on avoidance of double taxation with 43 countries.

"Visits and events are expected in the coming year which will strengthen cooperation between our countries. Israel will be represented by a large delegation at the Bakutel 2013 exhibition," Harpaz said.

02.09.2013

Israeli and Palestinian negotiating teams held a round of talks in Jerusalem yesterday and another session is planned for Tuesday, Israeli radio reported Sunday.

Palestinians had cancelled a round nearly a week ago after Israeli soldiers shot dead three Palestinians in clashes following a raid at the Qalandia refugee camp north of Jerusalem. A fourth Palestinian died Saturday in a hospital in Nablus from wounds suffered during an August 20 raid at Jenin refugee camp.

05.08.2013

Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan, Abdulaziz Kamilov received the Israeli ambassador Hillel Newman at the end of last week, who completed his diplomatic mission in the republic, Uzbek Foreign Ministry reported.

"During the conversation, the parties discussed current issues of bilateral relations, as well as international and regional issues," the report said.

The parties also approved mutual interest in implementation of joint projects for attracting the advanced technologies of Israel in the sphere of agriculture, water conservation and energy.

30.07.2013

The Israeli and Palestinian negotiating teams were together late Monday at the US State Department for a dinner hosted by Secretary of State John Kerry, dpa reported.

The sides were due to have relaunched peace talks Monday evening in Washington almost three years after negotiations stalled over Jewish settlement building on occupied land.

A State Department spokeswoman confirmed that the envoys were dining with Kerry but gave no confirmation of the planned meeting before the meal, which was scheduled after dark to accommodate Palestinian negotiators observing Ramadan.