I don't believe that there's a logical expectation in the international community that Israel unilaterally cease fire while Hamas would continue to target cities, trying to kill our peopleTime running out for Israel in Gaza conflict Jan 16, 2009
There is broad international consensus that the residents of the south of Israel must have a real and sustainable solution and not a Band-AidIsrael rejects humanitarian truce in Gaza Dec 31, 2008
We hope these releases will be seen as an important confidence-building measure designed to strengthen the trust and the confidence in the (peace) negotiationsIsrael begins freeing 227 Palestinians Dec 15, 2008
If the cease-fire is just a front for extremists in Gaza to rearm and regroup, of course we have the right to actGaza militants show off new rocket Aug 14, 2008
We will outline a methodology for an agreed framework on how to deal with Jerusalem in the futureNo agreement near on Jerusalem status Jun 08, 2008
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.