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24/09/2014
The FPA wishes members, friends and colleagues a happy, peaceful and quiet Jewish New Year.
15/08/2014
The repeated assaults by IDF forces on camera crews out on assignment covering protests in Hebron is totally unacceptable.
13/08/2014
AP video cameraman Simone Camilli who died in Beit Lahiya in Gaza on August 13 was laid to rest in Italy this afternoon.
11/08/2014
The FPA protests Hamas attempts to actively intervene or direct reporting by visiting international journalists in Gaza over the past month.
30/07/2014
See special offers to foreign correspondents by Service Providers
23/07/2014
The FPA strongly condemns official and unofficial incitement against journalists covering the current warfare.
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.
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.
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.
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

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ISRAEL  

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
Roula Manassa Basal 02-5007506, 0506 205380 

GPO Photo Dept. 02-5007526/7 Fax: 02-6241407 

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

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)
JCS, 206 Jaffa Street, Jerusalem 91342…. 02 5485800 Fax: 02-5485825

North America Media Desk 02-5485806
Lt. Libby Weiss 052 9433584

European Desk 02-5485804
Capt. Arye Sharuz Shalicar 052 9457410

Latin America & Asia 02 5485800
Capt. Ronnie Kaplan 057 8105428

Arab Media Desk 02-5485802
Maj. Avichay Adraee 052 9454973

Russian Desk 02 5485803
Capt. Anna Ukolov 057 8162279

New Media Desk ………………………….. 03-6080541
Lt. Sacha Dratwa…………………………….057 8180273
newmedia@idf.gov.il  

IDF Spokesman:Israel Defense ForcesTelephone: +972-3-6080245

IDF Spokesperson's Twitter: 

IDF Spokesperson's Blog:


 

COGAT Coordinator of Activities
in the Territories:

Spokesman: Maj. Guy Inbar 0506 234053
03-6977611/0 Fax: 03-6977674
cogatspokesman@gmail.com  

Gaza Coordination & Liaison Admin. 08-6741415, Fax: 08-6741625
Lt. Shir Mishali 0505 246417

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
050-9750080
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

Spokesperson: 02-6664117
 
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
Channel Two TV Archive: 02-5339900
 
Channel Ten TV: 03-7331600, Fax: 03-7331666
news10@10.tv

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

 

                     

PALESTINIAN CONTACT NUMBERS

 
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

 

PLO
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

OFFICIAL MEDIA:

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

MAAN News



WAFA, Pal. News Agency, Riyad Al-Hassan 0599 605522
Chief Editor Ali Hussein 0599 403213
Suhaali73@hotmail.com

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

Islamic WAQF: 02 6281222



GAZA

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

 

 

GENERAL BACKGROUND CONTACTS

 

CIVIL RIGHTS
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

 

UNIVERSITIES


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
 

 

GENERAL


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

 

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA ORGANIZATIONS

 

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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