Turkey has appointed a new ambassador to Israel after a two-year absence, reports say. In May 2018, Ankara withdrew its envoy over deadly attacks against Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip who were protesting US President Donald Trump’s decision to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The[…]
The Chinese ambassador to Israel, Du Wei, has been found dead in his home north of Tel Aviv, according to the Israeli foreign ministry and police. No cause of death was given, and Israeli police on Sunday said it had opened an investigation. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld confirmed that Du[…]
South Africa’s ambassador to Tel Aviv is back in the country, and there is no political or trade mandate for SA’s Liaison Office in Israel, SA Minister of International Relations, Lindiwe Sisulu, said on Wednesday. South Africa has already completed stage one in the process of the downgrading of South[…]
Saudi Arabia has said it is freezing all new trade with Canada and expelling its ambassador over its “interference” in the kingdom’s domestic affairs. A Saudi foreign ministry statement said it considered Canada’s call last week for the release of detained civil society and women’s rights activists a violation of[…]
South Africa has withdrawn its Ambassador to Israel following Israel’s deadly attack in the Gaza Strip. The South African government condemns the latest act of violent aggression carried out by Israeli armed forces along the Gaza border, which has led to the deaths of over 40 civilians. The victims were[…]
OPINON by Iqbal Jassat Recalling South Africa’s ambassador to Israel as has been announced by the Department of International Relations (DIRCO), will qualify as an important decision if it is part of a strategy to break all ties. If not, then for all intents and purposes, the recall will be[…]
Turkish authorities have detained seven people after the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey, while Russia is sending more than a dozen investigators to join the inquiry. Andrey Karlov, 62, died from bullet wounds after a 22-year-old off-duty Turkish policeman shot him in the back as he gave a[…]
Russia’s ambassador to Turkey was shot dead in front of a crowd at a posh art gallery in the capital Ankara as the angry gunmen screamed “don’t forget Aleppo”. Police later killed the assailant on Monday night, Turkish station NTV reported. Andrey Karlov, 62, was several minutes into a speech[…]
US president-elect Donald Trump’s choice of ambassador to Israel has said he is looking forward to strenghtening US-Israeli relations “from the US embassy in Israel’s eternal capital, Jerusalem. David Friedman, a bankruptcy lawyer, made the comment hours after he was confirmed as ambassador to Israel on Thursday. He said he[…]
Saudi Arabia has recalled its ambassador to Sweden after a diplomatic row between the two countries, Sweden’s foreign minstry has said. “We have received information that Saudi Arabia has called its ambassador home,” Erik Boman, spokesman for Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom, said on Wednesday. He said the reason given[…]
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