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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Monday, June 26, 2017

Israel

He is expected to be accompanied by massive entourage who will take over most hotels in west Jerusalem

President Donald Trump is considering delivering a speech from the ancient desert fortress of Masada during an upcoming visit to Israel, i24NEWS has learned.

A source told i24NEWS that some Israeli officials have expressed reservations over the choice of Masada for an address by a US President, but added that the site — an ancient fortress situated atop a 400 meter (1,300 foot) high rock cliff — seems in line with Trump's grandiose style.

Israel's Channel 2 news first reported that Trump was considering a speech from the Negev wonder, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but it is yet to be confirmed whether the US president will make any

President Reuven (Ruby) Rivlin met with his German counterpart, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, over the weekend on the occasion of Steinmeier’s three-day visit to Jerusalem. Rivlin’s warm welcome followed the diplomatic squabble that took place two weeks ago between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel over the latter’s meeting with Breaking the Silence.  

“I was not at all surprised that you, as a true of friend of Israel, chose Israel as your first visit

At Har Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem on Monday evening, a torch lighting ceremony was held that opened the stream of events celebrating Israel’s 69th birthday. Also known as Israel Independence Day (Yom Ha’atzmaut), the annual high spirited celebration traditionally attracts a seemingly infinite number of people from across Israel and beyond.

Each year, Israel commemorates Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day) and Yom Ha’atzmaut on back to back days on the 4th and 5th days of the Hebrew month of

Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev submitted a formal demand to the cabinet last Wednesday to shut down the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) compound in Jerusalem following the controversial resolution that it passed, which denied Israeli sovereignty over the city.

“Ben-Gurion used to say ‘Umm Shmum’ [to express Israel’s contempt for the UN],” explained Minister Regev prior to Wednesday’s cabinet meeting. “And on that note I will reiterate that the

Israel and the U.S. share many values and traditions—including holding national days of commemoration for fallen soldiers. Yet there are sharp cultural differences marking the Memorial Day observances in each nation.    

“Yom Hazikaron (Israel’s Memorial Day) is so meaningful to Israelis, because everyone is directly connected to it. You’re never more than one person away from someone who was killed in battle, or someone who was killed by a terrorist. No one’s removed from it,” said Ari