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14/04/2014
The FPA wishes members, friends and colleagues a happy Passover, Easter and a peaceful and enjoyable spring break. The FPA office will be closed until April 22nd.
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’s Office 02-6707211
Spokesperson: Ayelet Frish 02-6707251, 0506 205111
Asst. Spks. Meital Jaslovitz 02-6707223, 0504 205230
Foreign Press Coordinator: Yair Zivan 0523 450061
spokesperson@president.gov.il  

Knesset Spokesman Yotam Yair : 02-6753444 0506 230007
doverd@knesset.gov.il  

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

List of Ministries and relevant Ministers: 
 

Foreign Press Spokesman: Mark Regev 02-6705354, 0506 203264
Markr@pmo.gov.il  Fax: 02-6705394

Senior Foreign Press Coordinator: David Baker 050-6205061
davidb@pmo.gov.il

Ministry of Defense Communications 03 6975750
Head of International Media Department:
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: 02 5303343, Fax 02-53033408
Spokesman: Yigal Palmor 0506 203277
palmor.yigal@mfa.gov.il  

Deputy Spokespersons International Media:
Paul Hirschson 0506 203096
paulh@mfa.gov.il

Ilana Stein 0506 203118 Ilana.stein@mfa.gov.il  

Director Arabic media: 02 5303352
Lior Ben-Dor 0506203398   bendor@mfa.gov.il  
Adel Hino 02-5303201, 0506 203746  Hino.adel@mfa.gov.il

Press Section Admin 02-5303343, Fax: 02-5303408
Visiting Media Delegations 02-5303336
Galit Laroche  galit.laroche@mfa.gov.il

Government Press Office:
Director: Nitzan Chen 0506 236213
Assistant Director: Dr. Hila Tal 02 5007507, 0506 205199
Foreign Press Dept:
Permanent Media 02-5007516 Fax: 02-6257886

Liaison Visiting Media 02-5007514
Fax: 02-6235897

Economic Press Coordinator: Ron Paz 02 5007517 ron.paz@press.pmo.gov.il

Acting Head English News Department:
Andy Luterman 02-5007524, 0506 205432  gponews@netvision.net.il   
Senior Editor: Efraim Roseman 02-5007512, 0506 205442  efraim@press.pmo.gov.il

Arabic Press Dept:
Dr. Fawaz Kamal 02-5007504, 0506 205427
Roula Manassa Basal 02-5007506, 0506 205380 roula@press.pmo.gov.il

GPO Photo Dept. 02-5007526/7 Fax: 02-6241407 gpophoto@press.pmo.gov.il

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
Twitter: @IDF Spokesperson
U Tube: youtube.com/idfnadesk
Blog: idfspokesperson.com
Facebook: Israel Defense Forces

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
Capt. Eytan Buchman 057 8178874
nadesk@idfspokesperson.com

European Desk 02-5485804
Capt. Arye Sharuz Shalicar 052 9457410
europeandesk@idfspokesperson.com

Latin America & Asia 02 5485800
Capt. Ronnie Kaplan 057 8105428
europeandesk@idfspokesperson.com

Arab Media Desk 02-5485802
Maj. Avichay Adraee 052 9454973
arabmediadesk@idfspokesperson.com

Russian Desk 02 5485803
Capt. Anna Ukolov 057 8162279
russiandesk@idfspokesperson.com

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

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

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: Idit Lev-Zerahia 02-6664117
doveret@taxes.mf.gov.il dover@customs.mof.gov.il
Tax Authority Website http://ozar.mof.gov.il/customs/eng/mainpage.htm

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 rikuz@cha2news.tv  
 
Channel Ten TV: 03-7331600, Fax: 03-7331666
www.10.tv  news10@10.tv

Haaretz: 03-5121798 www.haaretz.com  
Jerusalem Post 02-5315666 www.jpost.com  
Jerusalem Report 02-5315440
Y-net 03-6932424 http://www.ynetnews.com/home/0,7340,L-3082,00.html  news@y-i.co.il
Israel Hayom http://www.israelhayom.com

 

                     

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
Pmo-media@pmo.gov.ps
www.palestinecabinet.gov.ps

 

Prime Minister and Minister of Finance: Tel: 02 2968989, Fax: 2950981
pm@pmo.gov.ps

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 nhommos@pmo.gov.ps

Political Adviser: Jamal Zakout 0599 408500 zakout.jamal@gmail.com



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 hbalawi@mofa-gov.ps

 

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

Communications Department International Media:
Xavier Abu Eid 0598 950300 xabueid@nad-nsu.ps http://www.nad-plo.org/


PLO Culture & Information: Hanan Ashrawi, 02 5851842 info@miftah.org

 

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
info@pmcc-rm.com pmc@palestine-pmc.com

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
pmofficegaza@gmail.com

Taher al-Nono, Spokesman 0599 401337 taher211@hotmail.com

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

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

 

 

GENERAL BACKGROUND CONTACTS

 

CIVIL RIGHTS
Adalah: The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel
04-9501610, www.adalah.org
LAW: Tel: 02-5833430, Fax: 02-5833317, law@lawsociety.org
Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights:http://wwwmezan.org/en/ 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 www.musawa.ps
PHRMG, (Human Rights Monitoring Grp.)
Physicians for Human Rights: Tel: 03-6873718, Fax: 03-6873029
Palestinian Center for Human Rights: info@pchrgaza.org

 

UNIVERSITIES


Tel Aviv University: http://english.tau.ac.il/
Dayan Center, Tel Aviv University, Prof. Asher Sussar: 03-6409100
Institute for National Security Studies: Director, Amos Yadlin, 03-6400401 03 5765733 www.inss.org.il
Ben Gurion University: www.bgu.ac.il
University of Haifa, Communications Dept. Polina Petruhin + 972-4-8288722 | +972-54-3933092
Hebrew University Jerusalem: www.huji.ac.il
H.U. Foreign Press Liaison 02-5882904/11 jerryb@savion.huji.ac.il
Interdisciplinary Center Hertzlia www.idc.ac.il
Institute for Policy and Strategy, 09-9527389 ips@ac.il
Global Research in International Affairs, Tel:09-9602736l.
www.gloria.idc.ac.il
Al-Quds University, 02 6287517 www.jerusalem.studies.alquds.edu
Bir Zeit University, 02 2982198 http://mdc.birzeit.edu
 

 

GENERAL


Israel Peace Initiative http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israeli_Peace_Initiative
Minds of Peace http://mondsofpeace.org
Peace Child Israel www.mideastweb.org/peacechild
Givat Haviva Center for Peace www.givathaviva.org.il
Ir Amim, http://www.ir-amim.org.il/eng
Institute for Contemporary Affairs, 02-5619281 www.jcpa.org
Israel-Asia Center www.israelasiacenter.org
Israel Resource News Agency, 02-6236368, media@actcom.co.il
Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies JIMS, 02-5611689
www.jims-israel.org contact@jims-israel.org
MEMRI, The Middle East Media Research Institute, Washington: (202)9559070, www.memri.org www.memritv.org
MIFTAH: Tel: 02-5851842, http://www.miftah.org
Palestinian Media Watch: reports@pmw.org.il www.pmw.org.il

Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, 02-6282323, latinpat@actcom.co.il
World Council of Churches, 054-7379766; media@wcc-coe.org

Delegation of the European Union 03 6000906 www.eeas.europa.eu/delegations/israel

UNICEF, 074-7034449 www.unicef.org.il
UNRWA, 059-9428008, unrwa-pio@unrwa.org
UNSCO - 02 568 7289 www.unco.org

 

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 www.rsf.org
Middle East Desk: moyen-orient@rsf.org


 

 

 

 



 

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