When the polling stations close in just a few hours, Israeli TV will release the results of the 2015 election's exit polls. At time of writing, the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem had no information about Israeli missions abroad that are planning to host election parties — the kind of traditional diplomatic event to which top journalists, politicians and opinion-shapers are invited, so that together they can watch the celebration of democracy at the end of election day.
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg has described the Israeli prime minister’s pledge that he will not agree to the creation of an independent Palestinian state as “alarming”, saying it may lead a future British government to formally recognise Palestinian sovereignty.
Participating in a recent UN Security Council debate on the Middle East situation Pakistan's Permanent Representative to the world body, Ambassador Maliha Lodhi, urged the UNSC to adopt a resolution establishing the parameters of Palestinian state, set timeline for ending Israeli occupation and launch a new peace process to take negotiations forward.
He has spent his entire political career preaching about threats to Israel’s security. When it was not “Palestinian terrorism” it was the Iranian nuclear programme. Now, Israelis are waking up to the dreadful reality that it is really their own Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, who poses the main “existential threat” to their security.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Tuesday urged Israel Premier Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas to meet Quartet representatives "within days" in the hope of kick-starting stalled peace talks.