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Stupid, Stupid, Stupid UN Security Council Honors Killed Hamas Members

Israel’s Education Minister Naftali Bennett slams the UN Security Council for holding a ‘moment of silence’ for the violent rioters killed in Gaza, after a Hamas official revealed 50 of the dead were its members.

By Arutz Sheva


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Palestinian leader “Drenched in Antisemitism” spews revisionist history

Monday’s diatribe at a meeting of the PLO Central Council by Mahmoud Abbas, was drenched in hateful allegations from the ‘reasons’ why Jews were massacred by Christians, to arguing Israel was a “colonial project with no relationship to Judaism.”
• Israel’s Education Minister Naftali Bennett: The Palestinian leader is “drenched in antisemitism from head to toe.”



Reacting angrily to a controversial speech made by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday, Education and Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett (Bayit Yehudi) said Wednesday that the Palestinian leader was “drenched in antisemitism from head to toe.”

“Abbas’s body is drenched with antisemitism, from head to toe. Continue Reading »

Jerusalem to snub UNESCO prize honoring Israel’s innovative Volcani Institute

In light of UNESCO’s overtly anti-Israel character, Jerusalem has decided not to attend the 2017 Life Sciences ceremony, awarding this year’s prize to the Israeli research center, which is part of the Agriculture Ministry.
• “The prize awarded to the Volcani Institute will not serve as a fig leaf to legitimize the political resolutions of this organization, which harm the State of Israel,” commented an Israeli gov’t official.

By Itamar Eichner


The United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO) has chosen to honor the Israeli Volcani Institute, but the Israeli government has decided to snub the event.

Minister of Education Naftali Bennett and Minister of Agriculture Uri Ariel have decided, in conjunction with the Prime Minister’s Office, that the institute would not accept the prize as part of steps Israel is taking against UNESCO for its anti-Israel resolutions. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Education Minister: IDF needn’t apologize for killing terrorists who planned massacre

Following the IDF’s statement denying Monday’s terror-tunnel demolition was an intentional assassination, Minister Bennett repudiates ‘apology’: “We must not apologize for the successful elimination of terrorists….who were digging a tunnel into Israel that was intended to kill Israeli women and children.”

By Moran Azulay


Cabinet member and Education Minister Naftali Bennett expressed disapproval over a statement made by the IDF following the deaths of 7 terrorists in the detonation of the terror tunnel on Monday—which denied any intention to kill senior militants in the operation—suggesting it was made as an apology for the incident. “We must not apologize for the successful elimination of terrorists. Continue Reading »

Several Israeli Cabinet Members Seek Death Penalty for Palestinian Mass-Murderer


Opposing the death penalty, MK Shelly Yacimovich of the Zionist Union suggests the ministers’ call for the death penalty is a “populist” ploy to replace decision-making.



Several ministers in the Security Cabinet called for the terrorist who massacred a family Halamish Friday night to be executed ahead of Sunday’s cabinet meeting.

ZAKA members clean up aftermath of terror attack in Halamish home. – Photo: ZAKA

Military courts can sentence someone to death, though the option has not been used since 1962, when senior Nazi Adolf Eichmann was hanged after being convicted of genocide and crimes against humanity. Continue Reading »

Israel to seek replacing Palestinian curriculum in East Jerusalem with Israeli syllabus


Israel’s cabinet approved a plan to encourage schools in East Jerusalem to begin teaching the Israeli curriculum instead of the current Palestinian curriculum to “influence the future youth in the Arab neighborhoods in Jerusalem and their integration into Israeli society in the long term.”



The cabinet on Sunday approved a plan submitted by Education Minister Naftali Bennett and Jerusalem Affairs Minister Ze’ev Elkin to encourage schools in east Jerusalem to teach an Israeli curriculum as opposed to the Palestinian school curriculum.

Education Minister Naftali Bennett visiting Israeli classroom – Photo source: Naftali Bennett/Facebook

“The time has come that also in east Jerusalem [pupils] will learn the Israeli curriculum from first grade,” Bennett said. Continue Reading »

As Trump settles in, Israel plans development of ‘disputed territories’


Since the inauguration of US President Donald Trump, right-wing members of Knesset press for new development in east Jerusalem and the annexation of Ma’ale Adumim.
– Education Minister Naftali Bennett tweets, ‘For the first time in 50 years, the Prime Minister can decide: Either sovereignty or Palestine.’

By The Associated Press & Reuters


The city of Jerusalem granted final approval Sunday for the construction of hundreds of new homes in east Jerusalem, while Education Minister Naftali Bennett (Bayit Yehudi) pushed the government to annex a major West Bank settlement as emboldened Israeli nationalists welcomed the presidency of Donald Trump. Continue Reading »

Poll: ‘Forgotten’ right-wing extremist, Liberman, deemed “the most capable leader” in Israel


Although having been written off by many Israeli commentators 6 months ago, a recent TV2 poll showed that, perhaps unsurprisingly, the Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman is the best man to end current wave of Palestinian terrorist attacks.

By Ari Soffer


When Yisrael Beytenu party leader Avigdor Liberman declared last April that he would not be joining Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s coalition, many commentators saw it as the final, vengeful act of a political has-been.

“A political suicide bombing” was how some in the Israeli press described it, noting how in the process of ostensibly making his much-reduced party irrelevant, Liberman had also left his political nemesis Netanyahu in the incredibly uncomfortable position of being held hostage by a mere 1-MK majority, in a government with more than one source of political dysfunction. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Left can’t win: Religious won’t sit with Lapid, Arabs won’t sit with Herzog

Headlined by both Bibi & Bennett, Tel Aviv’s right-wing rally seemed optimistic, even as final polls have Natanyahu’s Likud trailing the Zionist Union by 4 seats.


Polls may show the Zionist Union’s Isaac Herzog on his way to defeating the Likud’s Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday, but there were tens of thousands of people in Rabin Square in the heart of Tel Aviv Sunday night who apparently didn’t get the memo.

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Right-wing rally in Tel Aviv, March 15, 2015. – Photo: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST

Headlined by Netanyahu and Bayit Yehudi head Naftali Bennett, the right-wing rally seemed optimistic, maybe even victorious, even as the final polls have the Likud trailing the Zionist Union by four seats just hours before the election. Continue Reading »

Bennett tells Europeans: Israel on front lines in war against radical Islam


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Watch: Channel 2 Anchor’s Body Language Demonstrates Obvious Personal Opposition

Yonit Levy’s exaggerated posture in overly callous interview appeared to be telling viewers she finds Naftali Bennett extremely objectionable.

By Gil Ronen


Channel 2 evening news anchor Yonit Levy’s body language appeared to disclose her contempt for Jewish Home Chairman Naftali Bennett in an abrasive interview Sunday night.

Left-leaning media? – Screenshot

Levi appeared to be leaning as far away from Bennett as possible, even as she grilled him over statements about rampant crime and anti-Jewish violence in the Arab sector that she found “racist.” The interview is embedded below.

Israel has three television news channels: Channel 1 public television, and the commercial channels 2 and 10, which are government supervised to a certain degree.

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Bennett Reprimands EU Ambassadors For Upcoming Sanctions on Jewish Communities in Judea-Samaria

In a leaked recording, Minister Bennett is heard saying to roomful of EU envoys, ‘To isolate Israel and tie its hands economically, hoping we commit suicide, is immoral.’

By Orly Harari and Tova Dvorin


Economics Minister and Jewish Home Chairman Naftali Bennett reprimanded EU ambassadors to Israel Monday, during a series of closed meetings at Jerusalem’s King David Hotel.

“To isolate Israel and tie its hands economically, hoping we commit suicide, is immoral,” Bennett is heard saying on audio recordings published on Army Radio. “Instead of understanding that we are the dam to a river of terrorism…  Support us, help us – don’t tie our hands.”



 EU Ready to Strike Israel with Sanctions One Day After Elections


The meeting included Bennett and 26/28 EU ambassadors.

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Israel Economy Minister Boosts Arab Hi-Tech Employment In $2.5 million Training Program

Economy Ministry has enacted strategic goal to expand hi-tech employment among Israel’s Arabs, especially the women.

By Israel Today Staff


Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett this week awarded tenders totaling $2.5 million to two organizations tasked with training and integrating more local Arabs into the hi-tech industry.

Arab women in high-tech

The two companies, Tsofen and ITworks, will examine hi-tech manpower needs around the country, and accordingly train and provide job placement services for Arab hi-tech students.

“There is a skilled and high-quality workforce in Israel in the form of hundreds of male and female academics from the Arab, Druze and Circassian sectors, available for employment,” said Michal Tzuk, deputy director-general at the Ministry of Economy.

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Bennett: Paris victims’ families won’t be burdened with costs of plots & funeral


After Jewish burial association planned to charge Paris Jewry 40,000 shekels per burial plot and 10,000 per funeral for each victim of the kosher market terror attack, Minister Naftali Bennett decided Israel would cover the costs.

By Akiva Novik



Minister of Religious Services Naftali Bennett announced Tuesday night that the Jewish community of Paris will not have to pay for the burial plots and funerals of the Hyper Cacher victims.

Each of the families of the four Paris kosher market victims, laid to rest Tuesday in Jerusalem, was asked to pay 50,000 shekels to the Chevra Kaddisha for the burial plot and funeral, Ynet was told, after refusing to bury their loves ones in multi-storey tombs. Continue Reading »

WATCH: A Conversation With Naftali Bennett, Israel’s Minister of Economy

Minister Naftali Bennett criticizes ‘peace-making industry’ for trying to solve an ‘unsolvable problem’ at the 11th annual Saban Forum, as interviewer Indyk accuses Israel’s right of treating American officials with lack of respect.

By Yitzhak Benhorin


“You are living in a different reality,” former US Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations Martin Indyk told Economy Minister Naftali Bennett on Saturday night at the 11th annual Saban Forum held by the Brookings Institute Center for Middle East Policy in Washington DC.

Bennett (R) and Indyk (L) – Photo: Peter Halmagyi

The tensions were evident between Bennett and his interviewer Indyk, who now serves as the Brookings Institute’s Foreign Policy director. Continue Reading »