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President Rivlin sends letter of condolence on the death of former President of Egypt Hosni Mubarak

President Rivlin: President Mubarak was one of the brave leaders who forged a new relationship of peace between our countries. In doing so, they created the possibility of further reconciliation across the region and the benefits it could bring to us all.President Reuven Rivlin sent a letter of condolence this morning, (Wednesday, 26 February 2020), to President Abel Fattah el-Sisi on the death of former President of Egypt Hosni Mubarak. The letter reads: “On behalf of the State of Israel and personally, I would like to extend my deepest condolences on the passing of President Hosni Mubarak to you, to…
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PM Netanyahu holds conference call with European leaders

We can help our countries by sharing information and coordinating activities. I suggest that we form a forum that will continue with contacts from each of our countries, in order to be able to continue with things that will arise in this conversation.PM Netanyahu holds Coronavirus conference call with European leaders at the MFA in Jerusalem PM Netanyahu holds Coronavirus conference call with European leaders at the MFA in JerusalemCopyright: GPO/Kobi Gideon​ (Communicated by the Prime Minister's Media Adviser) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this morning, (Monday, 9 March 2020), at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem, held a video…
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President Rivlin speaks with the Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas

President Rivlin stressed in his call with Abbas that he is constantly updated on the Coronavirus crisis and is ready to help with any coordination required.President Reuven Rivlin today (Wednesday, 18 March 2020), spoke with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, in light of the Coronavirus crisis and its effects on the region.The president said that “The world is dealing with a crisis that does not distinguish between people or where they live,” adding “the cooperation between us is vital to ensure the health of both Israelis and Palestinians.”The president added that “our ability to work together in times of crisis…
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PM Netanyahu at joint statements with Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon

PM Netanyahu: While there has been a moderate increase in morbidity, the State of Israel is continuing to be ahead of the vast majority of countries in taking determined and responsible steps and in cooperation with you, citizens of Israel.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, this evening (Monday, 16 March 2020), at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem, at the joint statements with Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon following a consultation on the Coronavirus, made the following remarks: "Our struggle against the Coronavirus is continuing all the time. In many countries, there has been a sharp increase in the number of patients and…
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PM Netanyahu meets with doctors from the Arab sector

This is an epidemic that hits everybody. We can take all the steps that we have, and it will not help if the general public does not respond accordingly. The public must implement the directives in order to ensure that we are in control of the epidemic.​Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, last night (Wednesday, 18 March 2020), at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem, held a meeting with senior doctors from the Arab sector to discuss efforts to increase awareness in the sector about the spread of the Coronavirus. Haifa District Deputy Physician Dr. Suniyeh Habib, Clalit HMO adviser to the…
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President Rivlin addresses the Bundestag

President Rivlin: The threat posed today by the Iranian leadership is not theoretical. We will not turn a blind eye when they give terrorist organizations dangerous weapons which have one target - to hit Tel Aviv and Jerusalem and other Israeli cities.As part of the events marking 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, and at the invitation of the President of Germany, President Reuven Rivlin today (Wednesday 29 January, 2020), spoke to a special sitting of the Bundestag in memory of the victims of Nazism. The families of Hadar Goldin ז"ל and Oron Shaul ז"ל were also present, at…
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MFA initiates national emergency rescue plan to bring Israelis back from abroad

FM Katz: The closures taking place around the world at a growing pace and the number of Israelis abroad have created a national emergency. The principle of mutual responsibility will continue to lead us until all Israelis return home.​Minister of Foreign Affairs Israel Katz has instructed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to prepare for the implementation of a national emergency plan to repatriate Israelis stranded abroad. According to the plan, Israeli diplomatic missions around the world will map concentrations of Israelis wishing to return home. The MFA Situation Room will monitor the situation around the clock and will establish a…
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PM Netanyahu orders establishment of national command center for Coronavirus medical procurement

The national command center will integrate additional elements from the Health, Finance and Justice ministries, along with others, in the procurement effortsPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, held a comprehensive discussion on procurement and acquisition regarding the coronavirus. Following the discussion, the Prime Minister instructed the Director of the Mossad and the Director General of the Defense Ministry – along with SAREL​ – to establish a command center and be responsible for the necessary procurement. The national command center will integrate additional elements from the Health, Finance and Justice ministries, along with others, in the procurement efforts. Prime Minister Netanyahu also instructed…
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3rd Diplomatic Race to celebrate Israel's special needs community

Ahead of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Israel MFA is proud to partner with Israeli organization Shalva, to promote a more inclusive and tolerant society for persons with disabilities around the world. ​​On December 3rd, millions around the world will mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities and commit to protecting and enhancing the rights of those with disabilities and special needs. Ahead of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Israel MFA is proud to host the 3rd Diplomatic Race on Sunday, November 11, and partner with Shalva,​ a revolutionary Israeli organization dedicated to providing transformative care…
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