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23/07/2014
The FPA strongly condemns official and unofficial incitement against journalists covering the current warfare.
28/06/2014
The FPA wishes members, friends and colleagues Ramadan Kareem.
20/06/2014
Deliberate violence and intimidation against professional journalists carrying out their work anywhere is totally unacceptable.
29/05/2014
A change in policy appears to be the reason for unprecedented aggressive behaviour by the authorities against journalists covering demonstrations in Jerusalem
16/05/2014
The FPA condemns the violent attack on journalists in the Ramallah environs and demands that steps be taken to prevent such incidents in the future.
28/04/2014
The FPA has a new chairman and Board.
25/03/2014
Former FPA chairman and TIME correspondent Robert Slater passed away in Jerusalem this morning after a long illness. See "Former Chairmen"
24/03/2014
An AP cameraman "encouraged" to leave the site of a demonstration by shooting at his car at the entrance to the Aida refugee camp yesterday. See "Statements"
23/03/2014
The FPA protests multiple SMS and emailed threats made to foreign journalists and demands the Hamas takes steps to stop this.
17/03/2014
The well known veteran Dutch correspondent Adriaan Bloemendaal passed away in Tel Aviv yesterday. See "In Memoriam" as he is remembered by his friends.
11/03/2014
Photojournalists from Reuters and AP injured by border police at the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem this evening.
28/02/2014
The FPA condemns the violent and unprofessional behavior of an Israeli policeman during disturbances on Feb. 28 in East Jerusalem
20/12/2013
Newly arrived correspondents - useful pointers. NB The regulations re drivers licenses for foreign journalists based in Israel are about to change. Members will be updated as soon as we have some clarity.
02/12/2013
The FPA replies to the IDF response re Qualandia events on 29th November. See Statements
01/12/2013
The FPA strongly protests last Friday's attempt by the IDF forces to clear Qalandia of photojournalists by firing rubber bullets and stun grenades directly at them. See Statements.
27/07/2013
The FPA deplores the closure of Al Arabiyeh's offices in Gaza by Hamas.
04/07/2013
The FPA protests unacceptable behavior by the border police against journalists on assignment yet again
17/05/2013
FPA members congratulated on receiving Overseas Press Club photography awards for 2012
02/04/2013
Unwanted photojournalists, this time at Qalandia Crossing Saturday March 30th. See "Statements"
11/03/2013
This past Saturday Hizmeh junction near Jerusalem was the conflict zone - against the photojournalists again ! See Statements.
10/02/2013
Saturday showdown, this time in the South Hebron Hills. Photographers not welcome !
06/02/2013
Journalists get in the way of security again, this time in Burin.
16/01/2013
The FPA yet again calls on Israel refrain from barring access to news worthy events by manhandling journalists. See "Statements"
28/02/2012
For regional updates on safety issues see Bulletin Board

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ISRAEL  

State President, Mr. Shimon Peres 

Spokesperson: Ayelet Frish: 02-6707251  050-6235555

Assistant: Meital Jaslovitz :  02- 6707223  0504 205230
Foreign Press Coordinator: Yair Zivan 0523 450061


Prime Minister’s Office: media@it.pmo.gov.il     www.pmo.gov.il  

Foreign Media Spokesman:  Mark Regev 050 6203264   
Office: 02-6705354, Fax: 02-6705394   mark.regev@pmo.gov.il  

Foreign Press Coordinator: David Baker:  0506 205061 

Office: 02-6705465, Fax: 02-5669245   davidb@pmo.gov.il
                                                        
Cabinet Secretary:
  02-6705532, 050-6205190



Ministry of Defense 
03-6975750, Fax:03-6916940 mediasar@mod.gov.il 

Head of International Media Dept. Yaacov Havakook. 03 6975339, 0506 299349

Spokesperson Joshua Hantman  03 6977808 0544 848438  dover@mod.gov.il

 

Ministry for Foreign Affairs: www.mfa.gov.il
Press Section  Admin:     02-5303343, fax: 02-5303408

Spokesman:YigalPalmor 0506203277 palmor.yigal@mfa.gov.il 

Deputy: Paul Hirshson 0506 203096 paulh@mfa.gov.il
                                                        
Deputy: Ilana Stein     0506 203118  ilana.stein@mfa.gov.il
                                                         
Arabic Media: Lior Ben Dor  0506203398  bendor@mfa.gov.il
                       Adel Hino 0506203746 hino.adel@mfa.gov.il
                                                         
Visiting Media Delegations:  02 5303336
Galit Laroche galit.laroche@mfa.gov.il



Government Press Office:  02-5007516 Fax: 02 6257886
Nitzan Chen, Director of the Government Press Office  0506 236213
Dr. Hila Tal, Senior Assistant to the Director, 02-5007507, 050-6205199
Economic Press Coordinator: Ron Paz 02 5007517, 0525 795756 


Foreign Press Department
Coordinator for Visiting Delegations 050-6205288, Sharon@press.pmo.gov.il  
   


Arabic Press Department
Dr. Fawaz Kamal, Director of the Arabic Press Department, 02-5007504, 050-6205427, fawaz@press.pmo.gov.il  
Roula Manassa-Basal – Branch Head, Arabic Press Department, 02-5007506, 050-6205380, roula@press.pmo.gov.il  , 02-6233036 (fax)


English News Department
Andy Luterman, Acting Department Head, 02-5007524, 050-6205432, gponews@netvision.net.il  
Efraim Roseman, Senior English Editor, 02-5007512, efraimr@press.pmo.gov.il  
02-62233388 (fax)

 
Chief Censor Lt. Col. Sima Waknin Gil  057 8189051
General Office exchange:03-7605800/1, Designated Fax to submit articles: 03-7605879

IDFSpokesman: Head of Foreign Press Branch: Lt. Col. Peter Lerner 0529 452966 Twitter: https://twitter.com/LTCPeterLerner    Office: 02-5485800 Fax: 02-5485825 News Desk 03-6080245   Head of European Desk: Major Arye Shalicar 0529 457410  Head of North America Desk: Captain Eytan Buchman 0529 433584 Head of Arabic Desk: Major Avichay Adree 0529 454973 Head of Russian Desk: Captain Anna Ukolov 0529 207469 Head of Latin American  & Pacific Desk: Captain Roni Kaplan 0529 207464 

 

IDF Official Website: www.idf.il/English

IDF Spokesperson's Twitter: www.twitter.com/IDFSpokesperson

IDF Spokesperson's Blog: www.IDFSpokesperson.com

IDF Spokesperson's YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/IDFNADesk                    

 

Coordinator of  Government Activities in the Territories: COGAT 03-6977611, Fax: 02-6977674  
 

Maj.Guy Inbar: 0506 234053 cogatspokesman@gmail.com
Health OPS Capt. Amir Koren 0506 234081
Gaza DCO, LT. Shir Mishali 0505 246417 08-6741415, Fax: 08-6741625,
                                                            
Erez Crossing                                       08-6741418,
Erez :Shlomo Saban                              054-6622607

Israel Police Headquarters:                   
Foreign Media Spokesman:                  02-5428190
Insp. Mickey Rosenfeld                         0506 275870 Beeper 6106666/55385

 
Israel Airport Authority: www.iaa.gov.il 03-9710575, Fax 03-9721722

Spokesperson:  dover_iaa@iaa.gov.il   lizad@iaa.gov.il  
                                        
Ben Gurion Airport Security  03-9752250, Fax: 03-9752260
Duty Officer 03 9752253
                                    
Airport Duty Officer ( Security)             03-9756111  
                            
Foreign Ministry Rep at Airport: 
Hanoch Shemtov 0506 203679 (from 08.30am to 23.00 only!)
Customs and VAT: 02- 6664117 
Spokesperson: Idit Lev Zarhiya              050-5294309 doveret@taxes.mf.gov.il
www.mof.gov.il/taxes
Tax Authority http://ozar.mof.gov.il/customs/eng/mainpage.htm
 
PALESTINIAN CONTACT NUMBERS
President & PLO Chairman, Mahmoud Abbas:

Ramallah 02-2409642/34, Fax 02-2409648

Assistant Intisar 059-9657234
Presidential HQ Mukataa 
Ramallah 02-2981370-5

Prime Minister Salam Fayad
Ramallah 02-2950970-3/7, Fax 02-2950975/79
Cabinet Secretary, 
Ramallah 02-2950977-8/985, Fax 02-2950983-4
PLO Executive Committee Member: 
Ramallah 02-2986465, 02-2981031, Fax: 02-2954043; 059-434055
PNC Speaker: 
Gaza 08-2824489/5941, Fax: 08-2824164
 
President’s office Secretary General, Tayyeb Abdul Rahim: 
Gaza 08-2824171, Fax 08-2824604
Presidential Advisor Nabil Abu Rudaineh:
Ramallah 02-2981370-7, Fax: 02-2963303, 08-2822365 
PLC Speaker: 
Ramallah 02-2987716, 02-2959595, Fax: 02-2987712

Head of PLO Negotiations, Dr. Sa’eb Erekat:
02-2322304, 059-675999

Minister of Foreign Affairs 
Gaza 08-2867334, 059-606000 
Minister of Inernational Cooperation,
02-2967423, 050-5246112, 059-9246112

Minister of Finance, 059-9411392

Minister of Justice 
Gaza 08-2836993/ 08-2822927,  Fax 08-2829286/197

Ministry of Information,
02-2322304, 059-9370590 
postmaster@minfo.gov.ps 
Jerusalem Affairs, 
Tel /Fax: 02-6282159, pij@palnet.com 
Political Commissioner for Jerusalem Affairs, Prof. Sari Nusseibeh: 
 02-6281822, 02-6274335.

Mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh Ekrima Sabri:  Tel/Fax: 02-6260582
				           050-311489

Palestinian Legislator Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, 059-201207

Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation,
Ramallah 02-2959893, Fax: 02-2959894, 059-644222 
Voice of Palestine
02-2959891, 059-544333
 
Palestine Media Center, 
02- 2407721/2/3/9, 054-4265199 
 info@pmcc-rm.com;  pmc@palestine-pmc.com
WAFA, Pal. News Agency:
02-2980115, 08-2824056

PHRMG, (Human Rights Monitoring Grp.) Bassem Eid:  02-5823372/3.

 

 

 


 
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