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Posts Tagged ‘Israeli Foreign Ministry’

Foreign Ministry Requesting Russians to Rescue Israelis Stuck in Mongolia Blizzard

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Two Israeli and two Russian trekkers are stuck in a blizzard at the Shumakskie Istochniki trek on the border of Mongolia and Russia. The four travelers are located in a rocky area some 6,600 feet above sea level and cannot get out of there on their own..

A spokesperson for rescue company Magnus told Israeli media that the Israeli trekkers are well and healthy, but said that plans to send a long distance rescue team after them were scrapped in favor of reaching out to local rescuers.

Magnus teams are on call to carry out policies issued by five leading Israeli insurance companies that offer its services. Founded to provide Israeli travelers and their families with solutions in case of loss of contact and emergency while abroad, Magnus’ skilled teams plan and launch rescue operations at short notice.

Magnus expert in vertical rescue and climbing Eyal Naor told Israeli media that “from the moment we received the signal we’ve been working to effect a quick and safe rescue of the group. The group members are exposed to extreme cold, which is why we must get them out of there quickly.”

The four trekkers started broadcasting a distress signal via satellite phone early Tuesday morning, reporting that they are stuck in the snow, unable to advance, that their equipment is drenched and that the gas in their single burner is about to run out.

The Israeli consul in Russia Jacob Rosh has been in phone contact with Russian authorities in order to receive their assistance in the rescue effort. A spokesperson for the Israeli Foreign Ministry said in a statement that “we are working in tight cooperation and mutual notification with the Magnus company.”

JNi.Media

Senior Official: Israel’s EU Embassy Failed

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

A senior official at the Israeli Foreign Ministry criticized the Israeli embassy in the European Union, calling its conduct a failure.

In the coming days Deputy Foreign Minister Ze’ev Elkin intends to call in the Embassy representatives in Brussels to receive clarifications.

A senior diplomatic source told Reshet Bet that embassy staff were supposed to be aware several months ago of the EU document banning all contact with Israeli entities in Judea, Samaria, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. The source emphasized that such vital intelligence “should have reached us two months ago, so that we could prepare accordingly.”

Finance Minister Yair Lapid said that the controversial EU directive undermines the efforts of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to bring both parties to the peace negotiation table. According to Lapid, the EU move signals to the Palestinians that there is no diplomatic or economic cost to their continued refusal to return to negotiations, causing them to believe that Israel will have to give in to political and economic pressure.

Nevertheless, says Lapid, the decision joins a long line of decisions that have lead to the isolation of Israel in the world, and every day when Israel is not in negotiations for peace further damaged our international standing.

The Foreign Ministry intends to ask the EU to suspend their directive until after the Kerry efforts to reach a breakthrough in reviving the talks have run their course.

On the right, many have been telling Prime Minister Netanyahu to consider severing the European involvement in the peace process with the Palestinians, as well as any economic initiatives by the EU in the area. They also suggest rescinding any gesture to the Palestinians that may have been considered in support of Kerry’s efforts.

Yori Yanover

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/senior-official-israels-eu-embassy-failed/2013/07/17/

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