Center for Political Research
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Foreign Ministry formulates, implements and presents the foreign policy of the Government of Israel. It represents the state vis-a-vis foreign governments and international organizations, explains its positions and problems throughout the world, endeavors to promote its economic, cultural, and scientific relations, and fosters cooperation with developing countries. Israel currently maintains diplomatic relations with 160 countries. The Ministry promotes relations with Diaspora communities and safeguards the rights of Israeli citizens abroad.
The Center for Political Research, which has ten departments, monitors events, developments, and political processes, mainly in the Middle East, including international involvement therein. The Center's main tasks include gathering, analyzing and evaluating political information, as required by the Ministry; regular political briefings and guidance to Israel's missions throughout the world; and assisting the political information network, in Israel and overseas, with its expertise in Middle East affairs.
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