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Dec 1, 2018, 2:55 PM
Changing of the guard in southern Syria: Latest threat to Israel
Developing reports indicate that Israeli planes attacked Iranian targets in Syria on Thursday night, allegedly near areas with a heavy Hezbollah presence close to the Golan Heights, and that Syria retaliated. During the past few months, there have been fewer...
Oct 31, 2018, 9:46 PM
A rising power: Putin’s eyes on the Middle East
The recent summit in Istanbul, where Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, and French President Emmanuel Macron held hands, was more than a gathering to focus on the settlement of the on-going Syrian...
Jul 18, 2018, 10:58 PM
Montenegro’s foreign minister on an official visit to Israel
Recently I interviewed the new Foreign Minister of Montenegro, Prof. Dr. Srdjan Darmanovic, who is on a state visit to Israel. He has been Montenegro’s Foreign Minister since late November 2016. Darmanovic was the Founding Father and the First...
Dec 26, 2017, 9:51 PM
Israel Advances Relations with Bosnia-Herzegovina through a New Honorary Consul
Israel’s Foreign Ministry celebrated the recent appointment of Alexander Nikolić as Honorary Consul of Bosnia-Herzegovina. This follows a gala diplomatic reception at the Bosnia-Herzegovina Embassy in Tel Aviv last month, in which several attended from the diplomatic community. Israel’s...
Oct 11, 2017, 5:52 PM
Faith-based diplomacy creates increased support for Israel
The Israel Allies Foundation (IAF) hosted its annual Chairman’s Conference at the Mamilla hotel in Jerusalem this week, bringing 27 Members of Parliament together from 15 countries, who toured Israel and signed a declaration of support for the state....
Jul 26, 2017, 10:45 AM
“The Story of the Things” and the memories of the people that shared them
It was July 26, 1963. Berta Abravanel was at her home in Bitola/Monastir, Macedonia. The night before she had just finished sewing the final touches on a special dress she had made for her seven year old granddaughter Shelley...
Jun 30, 2017, 11:53 PM
Israel’s ties with Macedonia’s new government forge ahead
After a long time of political upheaval that brought months of instability and turmoil to the citizens of Macedonia, a change of government took place in early June. The new government, run by Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, has 62...
May 23, 2017, 7:30 AM
Re-setting Israeli and American relations: The Trump visit
Israel’s President’s Residence, Jerusalem US President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel has already reached historic proportions. When Air Force One touched down at Ben Gurion Airport on May 22, 2017, he not only received a warm welcome from Israeli Prime...
Mar 8, 2017, 10:30 AM
Creating deeper bonds between Diaspora communities and their homelands
More than 70 representatives from 31 countries gathered in Jerusalem March 6-8, 2017 for a strategic international conference on Homeland-Diaspora relations. Hosted by Israel’s Jewish Agency, in partnership with the Knesset and Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the participants...
Carrie Hart is a news analyst reporting on political, diplomatic, military and social issues as they relate to Israel, the Middle East, and the international community.