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The repeated assaults by IDF forces on camera crews out on assignment covering protests in Hebron is totally unacceptable.
AP video cameraman Simone Camilli who died in Beit Lahiya in Gaza on August 13 was laid to rest in Italy this afternoon.
The FPA protests Hamas attempts to actively intervene or direct reporting by visiting international journalists in Gaza over the past month.
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The FPA strongly condemns official and unofficial incitement against journalists covering the current warfare.
The FPA wishes members, friends and colleagues Ramadan Kareem.
Deliberate violence and intimidation against professional journalists carrying out their work anywhere is totally unacceptable.
A change in policy appears to be the reason for unprecedented aggressive behaviour by the authorities against journalists covering demonstrations in Jerusalem
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.
The FPA has a new chairman and Board.
Former FPA chairman and TIME correspondent Robert Slater passed away in Jerusalem this morning after a long illness. See "Former Chairmen"
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"
The FPA protests multiple SMS and emailed threats made to foreign journalists and demands the Hamas takes steps to stop this.
The well known veteran Dutch correspondent Adriaan Bloemendaal passed away in Tel Aviv yesterday. See "In Memoriam" as he is remembered by his friends.
Photojournalists from Reuters and AP injured by border police at the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem this evening.
The FPA condemns the violent and unprofessional behavior of an Israeli policeman during disturbances on Feb. 28 in East Jerusalem
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.
The FPA replies to the IDF response re Qualandia events on 29th November. See Statements
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.
The FPA deplores the closure of Al Arabiyeh's offices in Gaza by Hamas.
The FPA protests unacceptable behavior by the border police against journalists on assignment yet again
FPA members congratulated on receiving Overseas Press Club photography awards for 2012
Unwanted photojournalists, this time at Qalandia Crossing Saturday March 30th. See "Statements"
This past Saturday Hizmeh junction near Jerusalem was the conflict zone - against the photojournalists again ! See Statements.
Saturday showdown, this time in the South Hebron Hills. Photographers not welcome !
Journalists get in the way of security again, this time in Burin.
The FPA yet again calls on Israel refrain from barring access to news worthy events by manhandling journalists. See "Statements"
For regional updates on safety issues see Bulletin Board

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State President’s Office 
President Reuven ( Ruby) Rivlin  

Spokesperson  02-6707251 02-6707211

Foreign Press Coordinator: 

Knesset Spokesman : 02-6753444 0506 230007  

Prime Minister’s Office:
List of Ministries and relevant Ministers:    www.pmo.gov.il

Media Section:

Foreign Press Spokesman: Mark Regev 02-6705354, 0506 203264
Fax: 02-6705394

Senior Foreign Press Coordinator: David Baker 050-6205061

Ministry of Defense Communications 03 6975750

Head of International Media Department:
Yaacov Havakook , 03-6975339, 0506 299349
Spokesperson: Jonathan Mosery  0543025043  


Ministry for Foreign Affairs:

Press Section: 02 5303343, Fax 02-53033408
Spokesman: Yigal Palmor 0506 203277

Deputy Spokespersons International Media:
Paul Hirschson 0506 203096

Ilana Stein 0506 203118  

Director Arabic media: 02 5303352
Adel Hino 02-5303201, 0506 203746  

Press Section Admin 02-5303343, Fax: 02-5303408 

Visiting Media Delegations 02-5303336
Galit Laroche  

Government Press Office:  GPO
Director: Nitzan Chen 0506 236213

Liaison Visiting Media 02-5007514
Fax: 02-6235897

Asia, Latin America, Africa, Economic affairs: Ron Paz 02 5007517

North America,UK, Australia: Efraim Roseman 02-5007512, 0506 205442  

GPO News: Andy Luterman 02-5007524, 0506 205432     

Central Europe: Vered Kopolovich 0503 161205 

Eastern Europe and Russia: Maria Elkin 0506201984 

Middle East and Arabic Press Dept: Dr. Fawaz Kamal 02-5007504, 0506 205427
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GPO Photo Dept. 02-5007526/7 Fax: 02-6241407 

Chief Censor: Lt. Col. Sima Waknin Gil: 057 8189051
General office exchange: 03-7605800/1
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IDF Spokesman: 02 5485800
Head of Foreign Media Branch
Peter Lerner 03-6080517

International News Desk 03-6080245
Foreign Press Branch Media Desks (media requests, queries)
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European Desk 02-5485804
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Latin America & Asia 02 5485800
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Arab Media Desk 02-5485802
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Russian Desk 02 5485803
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New Media Desk ………………………….. 03-6080541
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Spokesman: Maj. Guy Inbar 0506 234053
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Gaza Coordination & Liaison Admin. 08-6741415, Fax: 08-6741625
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Erez Crossing (Gaza) 08-6741418
Shlomo Saban 0546 622607

Israel Police Headquarters:
Foreign Press Spokesman: 02-5428190
Insp. Mickey Rosenfeld 0506 275870
Fax: 02 5429666 Beeper 6106666 / 55385

Israel Airports Authority www.iaa.gov.il  
Spokesperson: 03 9710575
Fax 03-9721722
Liza Dvir lizad@iaa.gov.il

Ben Gurion Airport Security: 03-9752250 Fax: 03-9752260
Duty Officer (security) 03-9752253
Ben Gurion Airport Police: 03-9715444, Fax: 03-9715450
Foreign Ministry Representative at Ben Gurion Airport
Hanoch Shemtov (08:30 – 23:00 only) 0506 203679

Customs and VAT

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Tax Authority Website 

Israel Broadcasting Authority 1599 509-510

IBA NEWS (English) 02-5302229 englishradio@iba.org.il  
NEWS (Hebrew): 02-5383311 02-5313200 Radio1@iba.org.il  
NEWS (Arabic): 02-5302505 radioarab@iba.org.il  

IDF Radio: 03-5126261, 03-5126767
News: 03-6814136

Channel Two TV: 02-6556222
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Channel Ten TV: 03-7331600, Fax: 03-7331666

Haaretz: 03-5121798 
Jerusalem Post 02-5315666  
Jerusalem Report 02-5315440
Y-net 03-6932424  news@y-i.co.il
Israel Hayom 




President’s Office Ramallah

President Mahmoud Abbas: 02-2959928/81370,Fax 02-2963179
Assistant Intisar: 059-9657234

Chief of Staff: Dr. Hussein Al-Araj
02 –2959928 ext. 248
Spokesperson: Nabeel Abu Rudaynah 02-2959928 ext. 105

Chief of Presidential Protocol, Hussein Hussein: 02 2950770 0599696204 Fax: 022969740

President’s Press Office,

Mohammed Odwan 0599764488


Prime Minister and Minister of Finance: Tel: 02 2968989, Fax: 2950981
Director General of PM’s Office:
Muhannad Jarrad Tel: 02 2950978, 0599111981 Fax: 2950981 pm@pmo.gov.ps

Cabinet Secretary 02 2950979
Dr. Naim Abu Hommos 0599 205590, 02 2969775

Political Adviser: Jamal Zakout 0599 408500

Government Media Center:
Nour Odeh Spokesperson, 0595677522 nour@pgmc.ps Tel: 02 2954064, Fax: 02 2954035

Foreign Affairs:
Minister Dr. Riyad Almalki 059 8675675
Director of Media Unit Hassan Balawi, 0595 404777


Head of PLO Negotiations, Dr. Sa’eb Erekat: 02-2963743, 0599 919299

Communications Department International Media:
Xavier Abu Eid 0598 950300

PLO Culture & Information: Hanan Ashrawi, 02 5851842


PLO Jerusalem Affairs: Ahmad Qrei’a 0599 642666
Tel: 02 2790666, 02 24240521

PLC Secretary General: Ibrahim Khreisha 0599 566317


Palestinian Broadcasting Corp.Director Riad al Hassan 0599 605522
Tel: 02 2959891

PR Director, Palestine Media Center,
Mohammed Mar'i 0599767611, 0569767611
02- 2407721/2


WAFA, Pal. News Agency, Riyad Al-Hassan 0599 605522
Chief Editor Ali Hussein 0599 403213

Islamic Affairs:
Mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh Mohammad Hussein,0505748584
Tel: 02-6260042 Fax: 6262495

Islamic WAQF: 02 6281222


Prime Minister’s Office media.pm@gov.ps

Taher al-Nono, Spokesman 0599 401337

Interior Ministry, Director of Media Department: Ihab Al-Ghussien
pr@moi.gov.ps info@moi.gov.ps

Minister of Telecommunications: Dr. Yousef Al Mansi 08 2829400, 08-2828065, Fax: 08-2889704





Adalah: The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel 04-9501610
LAW: Tel: 02-5833430, Fax: 02-5833317
Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights: info@mezan.org
B’Tselem, Sarit Michaeli:050-5387230 saritm@btselem.org
Musaawa – The Palestinian Center for the Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession 02 2424870
PHRMG, (Human Rights Monitoring Grp.)Bassem Eid, Mobile: 0544258594, Mobile: 0599852023

Physicians for Human Rights: Tel: 03-6873718, Fax: 03-6873029
Palestinian Center for Human Rights Gaza



Tel Aviv University
Dayan Center, Tel Aviv University, Prof. Asher Sussar: 03-6409100
Institute for National Security Studies: Director, Amos Yadlin, 03-6400401 03 5765733
Ben Gurion University
University of Haifa, Communications Dept. Polina Petruhin + 972-4-8288722 | +972-54-3933092
Hebrew University Jerusalem
H.U. Foreign Press Liaison 02-5882904/11
Interdisciplinary Center Hertzlia
Institute for Policy and Strategy, 09-9527389 ips@ac.il
Global Research in International Affairs, Tel:09-9602736l.

Al-Quds University, 02 6287517
Bir Zeit University, 02 2982198



Israel Peace Initiative
Minds of Peace

Givat Haviva Center for Peace
Ir Amim
Institute for Contemporary Affairs, 02-5619281
Israel-Asia Center
Israel Resource News Agency, 02-6236368,
Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies JIMS, 02-5611689
www.jims-israel.org contact@jims-israel.org
MEMRI, MEMRI TV The Middle East Media Research Institute, Washington: (202)9559070
MIFTAH: Tel: 02-5851842,
Palestinian Media Watch

Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, 02-6282323
World Council of Churches, 054-7379766;

Delegation of the European Union 03 6000906

UNICEF, 074-7034449
UNRWA, 059-9428008,
UNSCO - 02 568 7289




Committee to Protect Journalists: media@cpj.org
International Federation of Journalists: ifj@ifj.org
International News Safety Institute: sarah.dejong@newssafety.org
International Press Institute: ipi@freemedia.at
Reporters Without Borders
Middle East Desk: moyen-orient@rsf.org






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