Bennett’s coalition experiences ‘meltdown,’ loses eight votes at the Knesset

January 14, 2022 by  
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The Coalition, head by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, suffered several significant political defeats on Wednesday evening at the Knesset’s plenum when it lost by eight votes to the Opposition. Read more

Israeli PM Bennett talks ‘regional security’ with Russian President Putin

January 14, 2022 by  
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Prime Minister Naftali Bennett spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday, in a conversation described by Bennett’s office as “good.” Read more

IDF cancels training, malls scale back operations, amid spike in Omicron cases

January 13, 2022 by  
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The ministerial committee on fighting the coronavirus convened on Tuesday night for the first time in three weeks to discuss “the continued effort to combat the Omicron strain” as the virus continued to cause disarray in the country. Read more

“Seniors do not need to go to crowded places” – Israel offering 4th jab to over 60s and medical workers

January 3, 2022 by  
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Israel’s Health Ministry’s  Director General Prof. Nachman Ash has decided to allow a fourth dose of the vaccine to be given to all adults over 60 and medical crews who received the previous dose at least four months ago. Read more

Bennett: ‘We’re not knee-jerk naysayers’ about a deal with Iran

December 29, 2021 by  
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Israel will not automatically oppose any deal reached between Iran and world powers, but will judge any agreement on its merits, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett told Army Radio on Tuesday morning, a day after nuclear negotiations resumed in Vienna. Read more

Political life after the budget

November 11, 2021 by  
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For the first time in three years, the State of Israel has a budget. Read more

Israel passes first new budget in three years

November 5, 2021 by  
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After a marathon session, lasting through the night, Israel’s Knesset was finally able to pass a new state budget, albeit by the slimmest of margins, for the first time in more than three years. At 5:30 A.M. local time a new budget was passed by a vote of 61 – 59. Read more

PM Bennett meets with Bill Gates and world leaders at climate conference

November 3, 2021 by  
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Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has met with Bill Gates, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland. Read more

Bennett addresses UN Climate Change Conference

November 2, 2021 by  
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Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has told the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow that “history will judge our generation’s response to this threat not by how ambitious we are, but by the actions we take”. Read more

Bennett recycles Netanyahu’s pledge on Israel’s zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

November 1, 2021 by  
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Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Energy Minister Karine Elharrar announced their decision to raise the threshold for reducing greenhouse gas emissions so that by 2050, Israel will reach zero emissions, essentially recycling similar pledges made by former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Read more

Naftali Bennett, Environment Minister Zandberg and others headed to Glasgow

October 25, 2021 by  
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Ahead of the UN Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, the cabinet of Israel today approved a new plan to encourage climate innovation, to develop technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to prepare for the future problems caused by climate change. Read more

Angela Merkel visits Yad Vashem

October 11, 2021 by  
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Chancellor Angela Merkel has visited Yad Vashem for the sixth and final time as leader of Germany.

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Iran’s bombs at centre of German Chancellor Merkel’s visit to Jerusalem

October 11, 2021 by  
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel attended an Israeli government meeting on Sunday in Jerusalem, held especially for her at the King David Hotel, her seventh visit to the Jewish state as she steps down as chancellor after 16 years. Read more

Knesset’s winter session opens amid raucous showdown

October 6, 2021 by  
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The Knesset commenced with the Winter Assembly of the 24th Knesset amid a raucous confrontation between Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and the opposition. Read more

Bennett cautiously declarers victory over 4th COVID-19 wave in Israel

October 4, 2021 by  
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The Corona Cabinet, the ministerial committee on fighting the Coronavirus (COVID-19) headed by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, met on Sunday night and lauded their supposed success in fighting the virus in Israel. Read more

Bennett: Israel at ‘Critical Stage’ in Battle with COVID-19

October 4, 2021 by  
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Israel is at “a critical stage” in its battle with the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said, while expressing satisfaction at the decline in the number of serious cases in the country. Read more

Senior PA official: ‘We are paying price for Bennett’s weakness’

September 30, 2021 by  
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“We eulogized [Benjamin] Netanyahu, but now we find that we are required to pay a heavy price for [Prime Minister Naftali] Bennett’s political weakness and lack of progress on the Palestinian issue,” a senior Palestinian Authority official told Israel TPS in response to Bennett’s speech at the 76th UN General Assembly. Read more

At UN, Bennett warns world Iran’s nuclear program at a ‘watershed moment’

September 28, 2021 by  
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Demarking a clear distinction between himself and his predecessor, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said that one of the most dangerous problems in the world today is political polarization. Read more

Departing words as PM Bennett leaves to address the United Nations General Assembly

September 26, 2021 by  
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Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett addressed the media before flying to New york where he will address the United Nations General Assembly. Read more

Bennett says he won’t sit down with Mahmoud Abbas, rules out Palestinian state

September 16, 2021 by  
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Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Tuesday that for now, he has ruled out a meeting with Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas and the creation of a Palestinian state. Read more

Bennett meets with Egyptian President El-Sisi in Sinai

September 14, 2021 by  
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Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in Sharm El-Sheikh yesterday. Read more

PM Bennett: world powers should not be fooled by Iran on nuclear weapons

September 13, 2021 by  
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Prime Minister Naftali Bennett made a number of remarks at the start of the weekly Cabinet meeting yesterday. Read more

P.M. Bennett addresses nation before Rosh Hashanah — Defends IDF, condemns people who “politicize IDF in wake of Shmueli killing on Gaza border

September 6, 2021 by  
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Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, has sent his best wishes for a good year to the citizens of Israel. He did so in a formal declaration, as well as in remarks made in the presence of the press at today’s cabinet meeting, the last of the Jewish year 5781. Read more

Prime Minister at first day of school

September 2, 2021 by  
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Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Education Minister Dr Yifat Shasha-Biton and Yerucham Mayor Tal Ohana, yesterday opened the 2021-2022 school year. at the Eli Cohen Meuchad School in Yerucham. Read more

P.A. issues included in the Bennett-Biden meeting

August 30, 2021 by  
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The Palestinian issue was discussed during the Israeli Prime Minister’s meeting with the President of the United States in Washington last Friday. Read more

Bennett heads home

August 29, 2021 by  
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The Israeli delegation to Washington took off for Israel Sunday morning after multiple delays, including a delay of an entire day in Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s meeting with President Joe Biden.
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Samaria leader: Bennett’s limiting of construction to natural growth ‘unacceptable’

August 26, 2021 by  
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Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s policy of limiting Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria is “unacceptable” and harmful to Israel’s presence in the region, Samaria Regional Council head Yossi Dagan warned. Read more

‘Reliable Friend’: PM Bennett meets with Secretary of State Blinken

August 26, 2021 by  
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Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met on Wednesday in Washington with Secretary of State Antony Blinken as part of a series of meeting with President Joe Biden and top US defence officials. Read more

PM Bennett flies to Washington to meet President Biden

August 25, 2021 by  
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Prime Minister Naftali Bennett left on his first diplomatic visit to Washington yesterday. Read more

COVID-19 abating in Israel? Decrease in number of serious cases

August 22, 2021 by  
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The Israeli health system expressed cautious optimism over the weekend after the fast climb in the number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) patients in serious condition slowed down, apparently, the result of the third booster shot being administered to Israelis aged 40 and above. Read more

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