"Land in Israel"

Herzog to the Airlines: "Start Returning to Land in Israel"

President Isaac Herzog participated in a situation assessment at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and called on the foreign airlines to "start returning to landing in Israel, to demand it from them. It's time to see them here."

(Photo: Amos Ben Gershom / GPO)

In the shadow of the ongoing fighting, President Issac Herzog participated this morning (Sunday) in the daily state of affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which was held accompanied by Foreign Minister Eli Cohen and senior officials of the Ministry.

First, the president received an overview of the ministry's activities and said that "there is no doubt that Israel's security concept is deeply involved in the country's foreign policy concept, and the ability to obtain a political visa to carry out military operations is exactly the same as the political purpose defined here. I thank the ambassadors and representatives who are at the front, they work around the clock, hard and professional work. I would like to convey my gratitude from the bottom of my heart to all employees of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs."

Following his remarks, Herzog addressed the issue of the foreign airlines and said that "It is important for me to say that we are in a very difficult and very complex campaign, and along with our ability to overcome the enemy and return the abductees, we need the political legitimacy and not only for the campaign but also for the day after."

"From here we are issuing a call to the foreign airlines - to start returning to land in Israel, to demand it from them" he added. "The time has come for us to see them here, the time has come to start moving the wheels of the economy in order to stimulate economic activity, to strengthen Israel's economic ties, and of course to continue to support the brave, important and determined activities of the IDF forces and the security forces wherever they are, to allow us peace within the borders and eventually bring a political horizon to the entire region."

(Photo: Amos Ben Gershom / GPO)

Foreign Minister Eli Cohen said that "the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stands at the forefront of the international arena. More than 54 delegations have made solidarity visits to Israel since October 7, including more than 30 visits by heads of state and foreign ministers, which indicates the unprecedented support that Israel receives from the world in its fight against the terrorist organization Hamas."

According to him, "Israeli embassies held more than 7,000 interviews and briefings for the international media and the ministry's digital content received exposure of more than 2.2 billion views. In addition, Israeli embassies around the world promote support rallies, including an unprecedented rally in Washington with more than a quarter of a million participants. Israel's embassies accompanied dozens of visits to families of kidnapped individuals, among others in my visits to the United Nations in New York, Geneva and Brussels. I thank President Issac Herzog for his blessed activity and his great contribution to strengthening international political activity."


Do not send comments that include inflammatory words, defamation, and content that exceeds the limit of good taste.

Israel-Gaza War, Northern Front

Watch: IDF strikes Hezbollah infrastructure

The IDF struck a chain of compounds used by Hezbollah's Aeriel Defense Array against Israeli aircraft in southern Lebanon.

Avi Woolf | 17.05.24

Israel-Gaza War

Watch: Air Force strikes targets in Gaza Strip

The Air Force struck some 60 targets in the Gaza Strip, including weapons warehouses, terrorist squads, and various terrorist infrastructures.

Avi Woolf | 17.05.24

Israel-Gaza War

Watch: 7th Brigade launches offensive in Jabaliya

During under a week of operations, the IDF has eliminated over 60 terrorists and destroyed a large weapons warehouse containing multiple rockets.

Avi Woolf | 17.05.24

Humanitarian Aid

Smotrich reveals: Goods entered Gaza contrary to the cabinet's decision

Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich is demanding a clarification from the Prime Minister and the war cabinet about the resumption of trade between PA-controlled territories and Gaza contrary to the cabinet's decision.

JFeed Staff | 16.05.24


Israel's payback: 100% customs taxes on products from Turkey

Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich is pushing for tariffs on imports from Turkey in response to Erdogan's dramatic measures against Israel.

Yehuda Klein, JFeed Staff | 16.05.24

US-Israel Relations

Report: Delayed weapons shipment has landed in Israel

After the extensive crisis between Israel and the US, it was reported that the arms shipment that was delayed by US President Biden has now landed in Israel.

JFeed Staff | 16.05.24

Israel-Gaza War, Hostages

IDF Spokesperson: Two Thai hostages were murdered in Gaza

IDF Spokesperson Daniel Hagari also addressed the serious incident in Jebaliya, in which soldiers were killed by friendly fire, saying "we will learn the lessons."

Liran Vainshtain, Uriel Beeri, JFeed Staff | 16.05.24

Israel-Gaza War, Humanitarian Aid

Tzav Tesha protest movement says it's not done yet

The movement, which disrupts or tries to block aid going into Gaza while there are still hostages, says it intends to keep going: "The nation has awoken and is unwilling to supply goodies to Nukhba terrorists at the expense of our hero fighters."

JFeed Staff | 16.05.24

Israel-Gaza War

Watch: IDF locates and destroys multiple rocket launchers in raid on Rafah area

In addition to individual launchers, the IDF discovered an extensive rocket firing system with connected launchers in the Rafah area.

Avi Woolf | 16.05.24

Israel-Gaza War

Over 150 terrorists killed in Jebaliya

In addition, the IDF located and destroyed a number of launchers and located dozens of rockets, some of them long-range rockets.

Avi Woolf, JFeed Staff | 16.05.24

Israel-Gaza War, Humanitarian Aid

Israel says floating pier ready; aid to start entering within a few days

While the pier itself was put together at Ashdod, the IDF's engineering unit worked with COGAT to make the needed preparations on land.

Avi Woolf | 16.05.24

Israel-Gaza War

Number of killed from October 7 and the war now more than 1,500

Israel's Public Diplomacy Directorate published data summarizing 223 days of fighting in the north and south, including the dead - over 800 civilians and 600 IDF soldiers.

Arye Yoeli, Uriel Beeri, JFeed Staff | 16.05.24