Progress on Israel-Cypriot gas dispute

Israel and Cyprus are advancing steps to resolve their dispute over the offshore Aphrodite natural gas field in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. While the two countries hold warm bilateral relations…

Israel, Greece sign tourism pact

Israel and Greece are hoping to spearhead a “green passport” program to enable the resumption of international travel for people who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus. Israeli Prime Minister…

Germany warns Turkey: Stop EastMed drilling

Tensions are flaring between Europe and Turkey over Ankara’s activity in the east Mediterranean Sea, as well as its involvement in Libya. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas proclaimed in no…

Israel holds defense talks with Cyprus, Greece

Israel has signed a defense agreement with Greece and Cyprus to collaborate on mutual challenges and threats in 2021, while advancing common interests in the Eastern Mediterranean. The reaffirmation of…

IDF unveils new missile ship

The Israeli Defense Forces has announced that three more Sa’ar 6 ships will be transferred to Israel from Germany within the coming year. The next vessel is slated to be…

Israel signs regional EastMed deal

Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz, together with his counterparts from Egypt, Italy, Greece, Jordan, Cyprus and the Palestinian Authority, signed a charter for the East Mediterranean Gas Forum, giving formal…

Turkey sends mixed signals on EastMed

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sent mixed signals about his intentions vis-à-vis the Eastern Mediterranean – amid heightened tensions with the European Union. After both his Defense and Foreign Ministers…

Turkey issues new EastMed threat

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has repeated his nation’s readiness to negotiate its dispute over maritime rights in the East Mediterranean Sea with Turkey. "Mutual respect and trust are the…