Rina Bassist

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a Likud Party meeting at the Knesset in Jerusalem, Jan. 2, 2017.  (photo by REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun)

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What's in store at Paris peace conference?

Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 | Rina Bassist, Contributor

Three working groups for the Paris Middle East conference are preparing an incentive package for Israelis and Palestinians with the hope of enticing them to reopen negotiations.

Why the Rivlin-Abbas meeting didn't take place

Friday, Jun. 24, 2016 | Rina Bassist, Contributor

European Union leaders consider President Reuven Rivlin one of the only liberal voices within the Israeli right-wing camp.

Why Israel rejected Paris peace conference

Friday, Jun. 3, 2016 | Rina Bassist, Contributor

Israel had hoped that the Paris conference initiative will fade away, the way the French initiative for a UN resolution on Palestinian statehood was sidelined.

Why Bibi used Paris climate talks to focus on terrorism, not environment

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 | Rina Bassist, Contributor

In Paris for the COP21 climate summit, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu devoted his talks mostly to the issue of combating terror.

South African Jews, not Israel, suffer from boycott

Wednesday, Jun. 10, 2015 | Rina Bassist, Contributor

The BDS movement has been active in South Africa for years, but it's the local Jewish community, not Israel-South Africa bilateral trade relations, that are paying the price of the boycott calls.

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Rina Bassist is an Israeli journalist and works on the Israel Pulse editorial team for Al-Monitor. She has been serving for many years as international correspondent for the Israel Broadcasting Authority, having been stationed in Paris, Brussels, New Orleans and Pretoria. She also contributes to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Jerusalem Post and Ynet. Prior to her journalistic career, she served as an Israeli diplomat at the post of deputy ambassador in Bogotá.

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