Tagged Yisrael Katz

Another fight over Holocaust memory threatens warming ties between Israel and Poland

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, meets with President Andrzej Duda of Poland, at U.N. headquarters in New York, Sept. 26, 2018. Netanyahu has cultivated diplomatic relations with Israel's Eastern and Central European allies over objections that he has downplayed concerns over anti-Semitism and Holocaust memory. (GPO)

JERUSALEM (JTA) — It was meant to be a diplomatic triumph for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: a much-touted diplomatic summit here on Monday with four Central European states. Instead, harsh words from Israel’s acting foreign minister opened a diplomatic rift threatening to severely damage Israeli-Polish relations, and the… Read more »

A futuristic Israeli peace plan — minus the peace

A map of Israeli Cabinet minister Yisrael Katz's proposed regional railway. (Courtesy of the Intelligence Ministry)

  TEL AVIV (JTA) – Gaza is rebuilt. The West Bank is flourishing. And the trains run from Tel Aviv to Riyadh, the Saudi Arabian capital. This is the peaceful future being pitched by Israeli Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz. In recent months, he has been shopping around a pair of ambitious economic… Read more »