‘’Israel is concerned over the rise of anti-Semitism in recent years among political elements from the right and left and among Islamic elements,’’ Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a phone call one day after the German parliament elections showed the right-wing extremist AfD (Alternative for Germany) party winning seats in the parliament.
''It is an utter disgrace that a convicted terrorist is given a platform in the European Parliament to spew her hateful message,’’ said the AJC Transatlantic Institute over the appearance on Tuesday in the European Parliament in Brussels of convicted terrorist Leila Khaled.
‘’We must all work together to stop the attacks on Israel’s legitimacy,’’ said Israeli President Reuven Rivlin as he hosted a Rosh Hashanah reception for foreign ambassadors and members of the diplomatic corps serving in Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has refused a request from his Swedish counterpart Stefan Löfven to meet at the United Nations General Assembly in New York because Sweden’s recognition of a Palestinian state , the Israeli media reported.
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair expressed optimism that the new leadership emerging in the Middle East among the Sunni states could create new alliances in the region, new opportunities and positive long term change.
‘’This is truly the dawn of a new era in the ties between Israel and Argentina,’’ stressed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he met with Argentinian President Mauricio Macri in Buenos Aires.
An Africa-Israel summit, which was due to take place next month in Lomé, Togo, has been postponed at the request of the President of Togo, Faure Gnassingbé, and after mutual consultations with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli foreign ministry announced.