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"I think that there is much more to do. Relations are like a muscle, you have to practice and work every day. But you have to know that we like you very much."
The prime minister and president will be globe-trotting this year as Israel's international relations grow.
For the first time ever, Israel appoints a woman to serve as ambassador to an Arab country. Einat Schlein is posted to Jordan.
Perhaps if Western states studied its policies rather than endlessly criticized them they might gain from the experience.
Rather than ask why Minister Baird met with Minister Livny in the eastern Jerusalem office, why not ask why Minister Livny agreed to meet there with Minister Baird?
The civil servants at Israel's foreign ministry seem to believe it is their job to shape government policy rather than to be faithful to it.
Ayalon's new position on the Palestinian statehood doesn't quite match his prior criticism of the Palestinian's bid for statehood at the UN.
I fear that if Israel ever faces existential danger such as that threatened by Iran, Hagel might just say that he is not the Defense Minster of Israel.
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