Gantz names six Palestinian NGOs as terror groups, US asks Israel to clarify

October 24, 2021 by  
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Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz said on Friday that six Palestinian NGOs will be listed as terror organizations for their close ties with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). Read more

Israel’s Ministry of Defence grants legal status to 4,000 Arabs living in Judea and Samaria

October 20, 2021 by  
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Israel has officially recognized the legal status of 4,000 Arabs living in Judea and Samaria, the first time the state has done so in a decade. Read more

Bennett’s goals, Israel’s goals

August 30, 2021 by  
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Three weeks ago, Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and Defence Minister Benny Gantz convened the ambassadors from all the U.N. Security Council member nations in Jerusalem. Read more

First time in ten years: a senior Israeli leader meets with Abbas

August 30, 2021 by  
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Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz met on Sunday night in Ramallah with Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and discussed “security-political, civilian and economic issues.” Read more

Israel’s Defence Minister to Ambassadors: Iran very close to bomb, take action

August 26, 2021 by  
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Defence Minister Benny Gantz held on Wednesday a briefing for more than 60 foreign ambassadors on the security situation under the title “Challenges and opportunities for Israel and its allies,” during which he underscored Iran’s threat to global peace. Read more

Gantz says Lebanon crisis is “devastating”

August 11, 2021 by  
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Israel’s Minister of Defence Benny Gantz toured IDF Northern Command has conducted a situation assessment with the senior commanders following which he was then briefed in the northern town of Shlomi. Read more

After 21 years, Israel honours South Lebanon Army troops

July 5, 2021 by  
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Twenty-one years after the IDF withdrew from the security zone in south Lebanon and after the South Lebanon Army (SLA) disbanded, the state of Israel inaugurated a memorial dedicated to the soldiers of the SLA. Read more

The price of friendship with Biden’s Washington

June 7, 2021 by  
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In a week of unprecedented political upheaval, it’s hard to pay attention to anything other than what is before our face. Read more

Gantz meets with Biden officials as US lawmakers encourage Iron Dome replenishment

June 4, 2021 by  
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Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz arrived in Washington on Wednesday as part of his two-day trip to shore up support for Israel’s security and request $1 billion to help Israel replenish its Iron Dome interceptor rockets. Read more

Netanyahu: Israel will get rid of Iran’s existential threat, even if US opposes

June 2, 2021 by  
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If faced with the difficult situation of having to choose between an Iran armed with nuclear weapons or a diplomatic clash with Washington following an attack on Iran, Israel would choose the latter, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared. Read more

Biden and Israel’s unsteady right

December 7, 2020 by  
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In an interview with the New York Times on Tuesday, presumptive President-elect Joe Biden reaffirmed his plan to return the United States to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. Read more

“Restoring Jewish sovereignty” is not “West Bank annexation”

April 6, 2020 by  
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Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz have reached a critical point in their negotiations to form a Government of National Unity: whether to seize the opportunity presented by President Trump to restore Jewish sovereignty in Judea and Samaria – the heartland of the ancient and biblical Jewish National Home – after an absence of 3000 years. Read more

Stop the madness! National Unity Government Now!

March 24, 2020 by  
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We are experiencing a global nightmare that could result in millions of deaths. Read more

Gantz promises chaos and confusion in Israel for next six weeks

March 18, 2020 by  
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Benny Gantz’s decision to do a deal with the Joint List to influence President Rivlin into giving Gantz first bite at forming Israel’s next Government is reprehensible, unconscionable and against Israel’s national interest. Read more

Netanyahu rival Gantz to get first chance to form a government

March 17, 2020 by  
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Despite the coronavirus pandemic firmly on most Israelis’ minds, the country’s political mayhem continued to unfold on Sunday as party leaders met with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin for consultations in the wake of the March 2 election. Read more

Unrestrained hatred endangering our democracy

March 10, 2020 by  
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confounded his adversaries and proved that he may be the world’s most consummate politician. Read more

Netanyahu builds momentum in final days of third campaign

March 1, 2020 by  
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After 11 years of Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, many Israelis have claimed that they are tired of Benjamin Netanyahu. Or are they? Read more

Netanyahu goes into Judea and Samaria where Gantz fears to tread

February 19, 2020 by  
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The formation of a joint America-Israel committee to map out the areas of Judea and Samaria within which Israel’s sovereignty will be recognized by America  – has presented Israeli voters with a real choice between the policies of Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu and his rival Benny Gantz at the upcoming elections on 2 March. Read more

Gantz faces moment of truth after meeting Trump

January 28, 2020 by  
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Blue and White Party leader – Benny Gantz – could well see his dream of becoming Israel’s next Prime Minister on 2 March implode after meeting with President Trump at the White House this coming week. Read more

Netanyahu lauds elimination of Soleimani by US forces

January 4, 2020 by  
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed the elimination on Thursday of the head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force, Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, by the United States. Read more

Gantz’s ‘internal war’ rhetoric is insulting and dangerous

November 28, 2019 by  
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Blue and White Party chairman and former Israel Defence Forces Chief of Staff Benny Gantz has insulted the decency and morality of Israel’s public, drawing false and dangerous comparisons between Israel’s current political dysfunction and the contentious period during which Israel entered into the highly controversial Oslo Accords in the early 1990s. Read more

Netanyahu: Gantz’s plan to form minority government with Arab parties is ‘madness’

November 18, 2019 by  
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Likud lawmakers during an emergency conference call on Saturday that the Blue and White Party intends to form a minority government supported by the Arab parties, something he said would be an “unprecedented disaster” for the State of Israel. Read more

Israeli party leaders lament stalling of movement towards government coalition

November 17, 2019 by  
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With a tenuous ceasefire taking hold across southern Israel, politics has again returned to centre stage. Read more

If Israeli prime minister, Gantz promises to ‘embrace all streams of Judaism’

October 31, 2019 by  
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Blue and White leader Benny Gantz has said that if he succeeds in becoming Israeli’s next premier, he will “embrace all streams of Judaism.” Read more

Rivlin tasks Netanyahu with forming government, again

September 26, 2019 by  
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President Reuven Rivlin has tasked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with forming the next government. Read more

In a class of his own

August 28, 2019 by  
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We are seeing a rerun of the April 2019 Israeli elections but with one big difference, this time round we will have a government formed. Read more

Facing tensions on multiple fronts, is Israel on the verge of an all-out war?

August 28, 2019 by  
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The big news in Israel is not that Iran attempted to send kamikaze drones into Israeli territory last week or that Israel targeted that terrorist cell in Syria; these are not completely out of the ordinary or even unexpected. Read more

Will a secular surge spark a revolution in Israeli politics?

In an interview with The New York Times published this week, new Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh warned Israel that it might experience “a very hot summer.” Read more

Considering the national interest in the forthcoming elections

March 27, 2019 by  
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Despite the high-pitched abuse being exchanged between the principal contenders, Likud and Blue and White, paradoxically this election highlights the unity of the nation. Read more

Can Gantz unseat Netanyahu?

February 4, 2019 by  
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Political parties in Israel have recently kicked off their campaigns ahead of the April 2019 elections, a time in which public tension is rising rapidly and which appears to be becoming increasingly contentious. Read more

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