‘Difficult days yet before us’: PM Bennett appeals to the public, details plan to fight COVID-19

August 15, 2021 by  
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Prime Minister Naftali Bennett published on Saturday night what he described as a “national plan to fight the Delta wave,” while warning that “difficult days are yet before us.” Read more

PM Bennett calls on Arab citizens of Israel: “Get vaccinated today”

August 9, 2021 by  
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Prime Minister Naftali Bennett today made a sincere and heartfelt personal and public appeal to all Israeli Arabs who have not yet been vaccinated against the Coronavirus to go out and do so now. Read more

Israel’s PM Naftali Bennett personally calls on Israelis to observe Coronavirus restrictions

August 6, 2021 by  
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The Prime Minister of Israel Naftali Bennett has made a personal appeal to the Israeli public to observe all the new regulations and to protect people over the age of 60 from contracting the Delta variant of the Coronavirus. Read more

Israel authorizes deducting $180 million from Palestinian Authority over ‘pay for slay’

July 20, 2021 by  
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The Israeli government led by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has deducted more than $180 million from the funds it collects for the Palestinian Authority over its refusal to cease payments to prisoners and families of terrorists as part of a long-running campaign called “pay for slay.” Read more

The cost of Israel’s partisan games on security

July 10, 2021 by  
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Like so much of what happens in the Knesset, the aftermath of a recent vote on a law that would prevent a possible flood of Palestinian immigrants into Israel was not a very edifying spectacle. Read more

Bennett’s coalition suffers set back after major motion voted down

July 6, 2021 by  
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Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s coalition suffered a significant defeat Tuesday morning when a motion it put forward and fought for to extend a provision order pertaining to citizenship for Arabs failed to garner the proper support. Read more

In first phone call, Bennett thanks Putin for Russia’s role in ‘regional stability’

July 6, 2021 by  
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Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Monday thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for the role that his country is playing in maintaining regional stability, his office said in a statement. Read more

Bennett and the Religious Zionist elite

July 5, 2021 by  
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The biggest media story in Israel last week was the fall of the town of Evyatar in Samaria. Read more

Israel hits Hamas targets in Gaza in response to ongoing arson attacks

July 5, 2021 by  
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Israeli warplanes struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip early on Saturday morning in response to the launch of airborne incendiary devices into Israeli territory, the Israeli military reported. Read more

Israel dispatches aid delegations to Miami disaster site

June 27, 2021 by  
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The State of Israel and the IDF have dispatched a team of specialists to help the rescue teams operating at the site of the collapse of the Champlain Towers at Surfside, just outside Miami. Read more

PM Bennett: ‘We do not want to return to days of lockdowns’

June 24, 2021 by  
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Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced during a Coronavirus (COVID-19) assessment and tour of Ben Gurion Airport on Tuesday that he will re-establish a corona cabinet and implement tighter restrictions in response to the recent spike in cases across the country and the Delta (Indian) variant spreading rapidly. Read more

Bennett set to shake-up global consensus on two-state solution

June 21, 2021 by  
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Israeli Prime Minister – Naftali Bennett – seems set to challenge the decades-long failure by the international community to achieve its called-for two-state solution: Creating a second Palestinian Arab state, in addition to Jordan, for the first time in recorded history. Read more

Change of leadership: Congratulations for Bennett

June 14, 2021 by  
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World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has reacted to the formation of the new Israeli government. Read more

Bennett and Biden: early conversation

June 14, 2021 by  
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Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and US President Joe Biden spoke by telephone last night. 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

What can a sceptical world expect from Naftali Bennett?

This isn’t the way he planned on becoming prime minister of Israel. Read more

Shin Bet head warns of political violence

June 6, 2021 by  
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Shin Bet head Nadav Argaman issued an unusual warning on Saturday against the intense political climate in the country which he claims may lead to political violence. Read more

Israel’s dysfunctional Government cannot survive

June 6, 2021 by  
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An amalgam of eight leaders trading insults and denigrating each other – whilst their parties have adopted policies that are totally irreconcilable on critical issues – is not the foundation for any stable Government – especially in Israel – whose enemies will become increasingly emboldened following the announcement of a cobbled-together Israeli Government comprising very different bedfellows. Read more

Netanyahu calls emergency meeting of right-wing bloc

June 4, 2021 by  
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday called an emergency meeting of the right-wing bloc after Yesh Atid Party head Yair Lapid informed Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin late on Wednesday night that he had managed to form a coalition. Read more

Israel: What happens next

June 3, 2021 by  
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The Knesset is expected to convene as soon as possible to ratify the government with the government is expected to be sworn in 12 days on Monday. Read more

What does a Bennett-Lapid government mean?

June 3, 2021 by  
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Yesh Atid Party head Yair Lapid and Yamina Party head Naftali Bennett announced on Wednesday that they have secured an agreement to form Israel’s next government, thereby likely ending the 12-year consecutive term of Benjamin Netanyahu as the country’s prime minister…writes David Isaac. Read more

The tragedy of Benjamin Netanyahu

It didn’t have to end this way. In what may be only a matter of days, Benjamin Netanyahu’s unprecedented 12-year-run as prime minister of Israel looks to be coming to an end. Read more

Official announcement: Chairperson of Yesh Atid MK Yair Lapid informed President Rivlin that he has been able to form

June 3, 2021 by  
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In accordance with paragraph 13(b) of Basic Law: The Government (2001), Chairperson of Yesh Atid MK Yair Lapid informed President of Israel Reuven Rivlin that he has been able to form a government with Naftali Bennett as alternate Prime Minister Read more

The strategic consequences of Bennett’s megalomania

June 1, 2021 by  
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There is little point at this stage of the game in mentioning the depths of moral depravity and treachery into which Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked have descended. Read more

Netanyahu slams Bennett for joining opposition: ‘Scam of the century’

June 1, 2021 by  
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sharply attacked Yamina Party chairman Naftali Bennett on Sunday, condemning the right-wing leader’s decision to join with opposition parties in forming a government. Read more

Israel reels from rockets, riots and arm-wrestles

April 27, 2021 by  
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Rockets from Gaza indiscriminately targeting Israel’s civilian population and Arab riots targeting Israel’s Jewish population in the streets of Jerusalem seem to have not moved Israel’s politicians to stop engaging in arm-wrestles in pursuit of their own personal political power. 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

Bennett takes office as Defence Minister amid escalating conflict with Gaza terrorists

November 13, 2019 by  
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Naftali Bennett has begun his term as Minister of Defence as the security situation in Israel presents him with difficult decisions. Read more

Netanyahu offers Bennett defence ministry job

November 10, 2019 by  
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday offered New Right Party leader Naftali Bennett the spot of the country’s defence minister in a move perceived as a way to stop Bennet from joining a coalition led by the rival Blue and White Party. Read more

Netanyahu’s brilliant victory and the challenges ahead

April 18, 2019 by  
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Israeli voters have chosen Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in what was essentially a referendum over whether he should be re-elected to a fifth term of office. Read more

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