Israel-Georgia relations

Israel prepares to turn away asylum seekers from Georgia and Ukraine

By | November 18th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Israel might begin rejecting asylum requests from citizens of Georgia and Ukraine, Tel Aviv-based newspaper Haaretz reports. The past two years have seen a surge in asylum requests by Ukrainians and Georgians, as citizens of these countries […]

Georgian parliament speaker visiting Israel

By | July 22nd, 2014|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: , |

Speaker of Parliament Davit Usupashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Georgian speaker of parliament is Tuesday visiting Israel. Davit Usupashvili will meet with Yuli-Yoel Edelstein, Speaker of the Knesset, as well as with the head of the Israel-Georgia Parliamentary Friendship Group, Avraham Michaeli. Usupashvili […]

Georgian PM visited Israel

By | January 31st, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Georgia’s Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze (left), Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili, and Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (Photo published by Georgia’s Foreign Ministry.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili has visited Israel to meet with his colleague Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres. The meeting with Peres was about the good bilateral relations between the two countries and confirmed an intention to deepen […]

Georgia and Israel agree on visa rules

By | November 19th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia and Israel have formed an agreement which allows Georgian citizens to stay in Israel for 90 days without a visa. Acting Interior Minister Irakli Gharibashvili and Israel’s Deputy Interior Minister Faina Kirshenbaum on Monday signed an […]

Improved relations between Israel and Georgia

By | November 8th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Zeev Elkin, the Deputy Israeli Foreign Minister. (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The deputy foreign minister of Israel says relations with Georgia have warmed during the last year. Zeev Elkin, Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister of Israel, also says that the agreement about visa free travel between the two states will soon […]

Israel and Georgia considering visa free travel

By | June 26th, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: , |

Prime Minister of Georgia, Bidzina Ivanishvili (left), and Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu. (Photo published on Ivanishvili’s Facebook page.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili says Israel and Georgia may enter an agreement about visa free travel. Ivanishvili said this after meeting with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday. He said that they also discussed establishing […]

Israel and Georgia sign economic cooperation agreement

By | June 25th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili (left) and Israeli President Shimon Peres. (Photo published on Ivanishvili’s Facebook page.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia and Israel will create a common commission to enhance economic cooperation. Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili will sign the agreement in Israel Tuesday. On Monday, the first day of a two-day working visit, the Georgian leader met Israeli […]

Israel’s ambassador to Georgia offers cooperation

By | January 19th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

Yuval Fuchs, Israel’s Ambassador to Georgia. (DF Watch photo.) TBILISI, DFWatch — Yuval Fuchs, Israel’s Ambassador to Georgia, tells DF Watch that cooperation between Israeli and Georgia should be strengthened and he thinks Israel is able to help Georgia in terms of economic development, especially in agriculture. But there was […]

Georgian worshipers denied entry to Israel

By | January 4th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — Georgia’s Foreign Ministry is looking into why the Israel has denied a group of Georgian worshipers entry visa. Foreign Affairs Minister Maia Panjikidze responded to reports that Georgian worshipers were denied entry into Israel for Christmas. […]

Georgian patriarch hosts Israeli ambassador

By | December 6th, 2012|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch — Georgian Patriarch Ilia II hosted Israeli Ambassador Yuval Fuchs and his wife at the Patriarch’s residence in Mtskheta, close to the capital. Fuchs thanked Illia II for his merits in deepening relations between the two states in regards to […]

UN vote on Palestine causes controversy in Georgia

By | December 3rd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch — It has caused great controversy in Georgia that its representatives at a session of the United Nations General Assembly voted in favor of Palestine being given observer status in the world organization. The vote comes amidst a time of criticism […]

Israel contradicts Georgia’s account of visa negotiations

By | March 16th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – A report from an Israeli news agency contradicts what the Georgian government is saying about negotiations over visa rules between the two countries. New agency Izrus writes that Israeli officials acknowledge that there are going to be negotiations […]

Georgian parliamentary speaker visits Israel

By | March 12th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Georgian Speaker of Parliament, Davit Bakradze, March 12 began an official visit to Israel. Bakradze has been invited by Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin, according to the parliament press office. During his stay, Bakradze will have meetings with Israeli […]

Israel to establish visa-free travel with Georgia

By | February 15th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Israel’s transport minister proposes to establish visa-free travel with the former Soviet republic of Georgia. The proposal was put forth during a visit to Israel February 13 by Georgia’s minister of economic development Vera Kobalia and is reported on […]