Israeli envoy to discuss Iran nuke deal with US officials in Washington

Israeli envoy to discuss Iran nuke deal with US officials in Washington

Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Monday that an Israeli envoy would soon meet with President Barack Obama to discuss the recently signed Iranian nuclear agreement.
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No direct dialogue between Israel and the Palestinians

No direct dialogue between Israel and the Palestinians

JERUSALEM, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- The year 2012 saw no advance in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, and chances of talks resuming in 2013, appear slimmer than ever, Israeli and Palestinian experts say.
Iran offers aid escorts to Gaza

Iran offers aid escorts to Gaza

GAZA, June 7 (UPI) -- Pictures of pro-Palestinian activists overpowering Israeli troops as they stormed a Gaza-bound aid ship surfaced as Iran offered to escort other relief ships.

Israel seeks Lebanon peace talks

JERUSALEM, June 18 (UPI) -- The Israeli government, after reaching a cease-fire with Hamas in Gaza, now says it's ready for direct peace talks with Lebanon.
Olmert rejects Gaza Strip invasion

Olmert rejects Gaza Strip invasion

JERUSALEM, June 11 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Wednesday he has shelved plans to launch an invasion of the Gaza Strip and will give truce talks with Hamas more time.

No agreement near on Jerusalem status

JERUSALEM, June 8 (UPI) -- Negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians are unlikely to produce an agreement on the future of Jerusalem any time soon, an Israeli official said Sunday.
U.N.: West Bank roadblocks increase

U.N.: West Bank roadblocks increase

JERUSALEM, May 30 (UPI) -- The number of Israeli-ordered checkpoints in the West Bank has grown in past months, restricting Palestinian travel in the area, a United Nations report says.

Israel moves on settlement expansion

JERUSALEM, March 9 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert reportedly has approved a plan to build up to 750 new settlement homes in the West Bank, an official said.

Abbas aide: Let's declare independence

JERUSALEM, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- A top Palestinian official, arguing that Israel is stalling peace negotiations, said the Palestinian Authority should declare independence as Kosovo did.

Olmert, Abbas begin peace talks

JERUSALEM, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Israeli and Palestinian leaders agreed Tuesday to begin negotiations aimed at creating a Palestinian state.

Israel to raise Iran in U.S. peace talks

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The issue of Iran's influence in the Middle East was on Israel's agenda in Israeli-Palestinian peace discussions in Washington Wednesday.

300 Palestinian police sent to Nablus

NABLUS, West Bank, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- The Palestinian Authority deployed 300 police officers Friday in an effort to gain control in Nablus, a West Bank hotbed of sectarian violence.

Rice to work on Palestinian state document

JERUSALEM, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice headed to the Middle East Tuesday, where she plans to work on establishing a Palestinian state.

Israel to release prisoners for Ramadan

JERUSALEM, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has agreed to release an unspecified number of Palestinian prisoners for the Ramadan holiday.

Israel: 3rd parties relay info to Syria

JERUSALEM, July 18 (UPI) -- Israel has confirmed third parties are being used to convey messages between its government and Syria's, Haaretz reported Wednesday.
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Mark Regev (formerly Freiberg) (Hebrew: מרק רגב‎) is an Israeli diplomat and media spokeperson. He is currently the spokesman for the Prime Minister of Israel and an advisor on foreign press and public affairs, a position he has held since his appointment by the former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in 2007.

Regev was born Mark Freiberg in Melbourne, Australia in 1960 to Martin and Freda Freiberg. He graduated from Mount Scopus Memorial College, received his Bachelor's degree in Political Science and History at Melbourne University, and a Master's degree in Political Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, as well as a Master of Science in Management from Boston University.

In his youth Regev was a prominent member of the Socialist-Zionist youth movement, Ichud Habonim and was active in the Melbourne University Jewish Students Society. In 1982 he emigrated to Israel and worked at kibbutz Tel Katzir. In Israel he changed his name from Freiberg to Regev, adopting the Israeli family name of his adoptive kibbutz parents. He is married and has three children.

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