February 16, 1991 |
While agreeing with the U.S. view that Iraq's conditional offer to withdraw from Kuwait is a ruse, Israeli officials further warned that a pullout that leaves Iraq's army intact would endanger Israel, and it would be better if Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's military force were destroyed and he were ousted from power. Most Israeli reaction to the Iraqi plan was dismissive. "I wouldn't even call them proposals," said Avi Pazner, a spokesman for Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir.
August 13, 1990 |
Israel's Cabinet on Sunday appointed right-wing member of Parliament Zalman Shoval to be ambassador to the United States. Shoval is a member of the Ometz (Courage) party, which agreed to join Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir's government in return for the U.S. appointment.
October 27, 1999 |
David Ivri, a former air force commander and senior Defense Ministry official, will be Israel's next ambassador to Washington, the Foreign Ministry announced Tuesday. Over the years, Ivri has been closely involved in Israel's purchases of American weapons and other aspects of security cooperation with Washington.
June 23, 1991 |
Israel's ambassador to Washington said the Jewish state must choose between U.S. aid to absorb a wave of Soviet immigrants or more settlements in the occupied territories. Ambassador Zalman Shoval said the continued building of settlements--which the United States has condemned as an obstacle to Mideast peace--has made Israel's efforts to obtain $10 billion in guaranteed housing loans difficult.
September 6, 1991 |
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir on Thursday rejected any linkage between a proposed Middle East peace conference and Israel's request for $10 billion in U.S. loan guarantees to resettle Soviet Jewish immigrants. Israel is seeking the loan guarantees to help raise funds to absorb Soviet Jewish immigrants. Some 300,000 Soviet Jews arrived since 1989. Secretary of State James A. Baker III asked Congress on Wednesday to delay considering the aid package.
February 6, 1992 |
Secretary of State James A. Baker III, preparing to resume negotiations over terms for $10 billion in housing loan guarantees for Israel, said Wednesday that he is determined to prevent the government in Jerusalem from using the money to defy U.S. opposition to Jewish settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.