Should Lithuania choose between Palestine and Israel?

We should not sit on two chairs, we must clearly choose our partners – Israel and the USA, conservative MP Žygimantas Pavilionis stated upon the Foreign Ministry declaring that it could consider the opening of […]

Foreign affairs

Lithuanian embassy asks Israel to explain deportation of Lithuanian activist

Lithuania‘s Embassy to Israel on Tuesday handed a note to the Israeli Foreign Ministry with a request to specify the reasons behind the denial of entry to Lithuanian citizen Gabrielė Tervidytė who was working on humanitarian projects in Palestine. […]

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Lithuanian in Israel detained in relation to national security threat

Lithuanian citizen Gabrielė Tervidytė has been detained in Tel Aviv, Israel, as a threat to national security, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told BNS on Thursday. […]

Dalia Grybauskaitė, Mahmoud Abbas
Foreign affairs

Could Lithuania mediate in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks?

During a meeting with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė stressed the need for Israelis and Palestinians to go back to peace talks. She also hinted that Lithuania could serve as a broker in the negotiations. However, with Lithuania’s record of supporting Israel and opposing any Palestinian moves to establish themselves in the international community, Vilnius would not be a likely choice for a mediator, a political scientist says. […]

President Grybauskaitė meets with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin
Foreign affairs

President Grybauskaitė: Difficult challenges for Lithuania and Israel

President Dalia Grybauskaitė, who is in Israel on an official visit, met with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin. The meeting – the first between the Lithuanian president and the president of Israel, who was elected last year – focused on the most relevant issues relating to regional security and bilateral cooperation. The Israeli president, who emphasizes his Litvak roots, and Dalia Grybauskaitė also discussed measures to strengthen Israel’s ties with Lithuania, the presidential press service said. […]

President Grybauskaitė meets with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin
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President Grybauskaitė says her visit to Israel to give new momentum to relations

President Dalia Grybauskaitė is making an official visit to Israel on 19-21 October. She will be accompanied by the ministers of foreign affairs and economy as well as by Chair of the Jewish Community of Lithuania, Faina Kukliansky, the presidential press service said. […]