Iran has accumulated 40 kg of 60% enriched uranium in past year

April 7, 2022 by  
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Defence Minister Benny Gantz and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid held a briefing on Wednesday for 80 foreign ambassadors stationed in Israel, against the background of the wave of terrorism, the Iranian threat and the remerging nuclear deal, and other issues on the agenda. Read more

Amid tensions, Defence Minister Gantz talks with PA head Abbas

April 6, 2022 by  
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Defence Minister Benny Gantz spoke Tuesday evening with Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, as security tensions are high following a series of terror attacks in Israel that claimed the lives of 11 people. Read more

Government approves commission of inquiry into submarine purchase affair

January 24, 2022 by  
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Israel’s government voted on Sunday in favour of the establishment of a state commission of inquiry into the purchase of submarines for the Navy, which was allegedly entangled with corruption. Read more

With Bennett watching, Gantz and Lapid are bringing Israel back towards a two-state paradigm

January 7, 2022 by  
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Israel may have a right-wing prime minister, but Naftali Bennett is not positioning Israel’s diplomatic priorities. Read more

Israeli defence minister meets with King Abdullah in Jordan

January 6, 2022 by  
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Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz travelled to Jordan yesterday [Wed] to meet with Jordan’s King Abdullah. Read more

Mahmoud Abbas plays Benny Gantz for a fool

January 5, 2022 by  
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Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz must have known that hosting Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas at his home in Rosh Ha’ayin would arouse the ire of the right. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have cloaked the outcome of his tête-à-tête last Tuesday night with the octogenarian honcho in Ramallah in typically euphemistic language. Read more

Benny Gantz defends his meeting with Abbas: ‘My job is to act to prevent war’

January 4, 2022 by  
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Defence Minister Benny Gantz has been forced to explain his decision to hold a face to face meeting last week with Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. Read more

Abbas runs rings around Biden & Bennett

January 3, 2022 by  
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It didn’t take long for President Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett to be shown up as inept political leaders following the much-publicised visit by President of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) and Chairman of Fatah its largest faction – Mahmoud Abbas – to the home of Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz. Read more

Israeli Defence Minister Gantz hosts PA head Abbas

December 29, 2021 by  
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Defence Minister Benny Gantz has met with Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. Read more

Drawing the borders first: ahead of the Abu Mazen Benny Gantz meeting

December 13, 2021 by  
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Israel’s Minister of Defence Benny Gantz and the chairman of the Palestinian Authority Abu Mazen are expected to soon meet for new negotiations. Read more

Israel’s Minister of Defence meets his US counterpart

December 10, 2021 by  
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Israel’s Minister of Defence Benny Gantz flew to Washington on Wednesday where he met with his American counterpart, the US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin. Read more

Defence Minister Benny Gantz speaks on Iranian threat

November 30, 2021 by  
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Israel’s Minister of Defence Benny Gantz on Monday issued a strongly worded statement calling once again on world nations to recognize the growing threat of a nuclear powered Iran. Read more

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

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