In New Year interview with Ynet, Israel’s PM reiterates his opposition to the establishment of a Palestinian state, declaring publicly that the Palestinian Authority a ‘failed entity’ and ruled out any direct meeting with Palestinian autocrat Mahmoud Abbas.
By Attila Somfalvi
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Tuesday ruled out meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to promote a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
“My perception is different than that of the defense minister although we work in harmony. I oppose a Palestinian state and I think it would be a grave mistake to import the failed Gaza model of Hamas which shoots rockets at us, and turn the entire West Bank to that,” he told Ynet in an interview. Continue Reading »
Analysis: – The Biden White House will have to overcome Jerusalem’s skepticism over the current administration, in the wake of the deadly & politicly humiliating situation in Afghanistan. – The President will likely avoid pressuring Bennett given the fragile nature of his diverse coalition. – Israel’s PM will have to ensure that the White House do more than just make empty promises regarding Iran.
On September 4, 1975, following intense negotiations led by President Gerald Ford and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Israel and Egypt signed the Sinai Interim Agreement. One of the principle stumbling blocks on the way to the agreement was Israel’s concern that the administration wouldn’t honor its commitment to set up an early warning station at Um Hashiba in the Sinai Peninsula manned by 200 American technicians (the station was aimed at providing Israel with up-to-date intelligence on any Egyptian violation of the agreement). Continue Reading »
Israel’s Chief of Staff tells reporters that the approved defense budget increase for the IDF will cover all operational plans for military action on Iran’s nuclear facilities, along with a dedicated intel unit assigned to the mission.
The Israeli military was accelerating plans for a possible strike on Iran, IDF Chief of staff Aviv Kochavi said in a press briefing on Wednesday.
“The progress in the Iranian nuclear program has led the IDF to speed up its operational plans, and the defense budget that was recently approved is meant to address this,” Kohavi said, speaking to military correspondents ahead of the Jewish New Year. Continue Reading »
Israel’s new gov’t has signaled Hamas that it has lost all patience and is prepared to launch a fresh campaign if needed, should Gaza terror groups continue violating Israeli sovereignty.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Sunday warned the Hamas terrorist organization against periodic rocket fire on Israel, saying that his government would not tolerate even sporadic attacks from the Gaza Strip.
Speaking at a state ceremony at the military cemetery on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem honoring the soldiers killed during the 2014 war with Hamas, dubbed Operation Protective Edge, Bennett gave his first public address as prime minister, saying that Israel’s patience for rocket attacks has been exhausted. Continue Reading »
According to a statement by Israel’s Defense Ministry, the Israel Institute for Biological Research “is the first institution to achieve a scientific breakthrough that meets all three” of the parameters needed.
– Collaborating with the town of Yeroham, a planned vaccine production facility will ensure Israeli self-sufficiency for both regular routine vaccinations and in cases of a pandemic.
The Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR) has completed a groundbreaking scientific development, identifying an antibody that neutralizes the coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, according to a statement by the Defense Ministry.
“I am proud of the Biological Institute staff, who have made a major breakthrough,” said Defense Minister Naftali Bennett on Monday after visiting the Ness Ziona-based lab. Continue Reading »
Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett’s warning that the IDF is not lowering its guard in the face of the pandemic and is even “more determined” than Iran, by ‘reminding’ them how bad its been for Iran, Hezbollah and Syria recently.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
It was just a few hours after Israel’s Defense Minister Naftali Bennett warned Iran that it was not in their best interest to remain in war-torn Syria, where a Monday airstrike blamed on the Jewish state targeted infrastructure belonging to the Islamic Republic.
While Iran has been busy contending with the deadly coronavirus which has killed thousands, including senior military officials, Tehran has not forgotten it’s goal of regional hegemony and has therefore continued with it’s malign activities. Continue Reading »
At least four Iranian militants and three civilians were killed and another four people were wounded, including a child, after Syrian air defense systems were activated in response to an alleged Israeli airstrike targeting the Damascus area from Lebanese airspace early Monday morning, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).
The attack marks the second airstrike in Syria blamed on Israel in the past week.
The civilian deaths and injuries were caused after shrapnel from Israeli missiles hit homes in the towns of Al-Hujaira and Al-Adliya in the Damascus area, according to Syria’s state news agency SANA. Continue Reading »
Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett signed an order to seize $4 million transferred from Iran to Hamas, saying, “We will pursue anyone who harms us, in order to make killing Israelis an unprofitable business.”
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Defense Minister Naftali Bennett on Thursday signed an order to seize $4 million transferred from Iran to Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
The money is intended to develop Hamas terrorist infrastructure in Gaza, including the production of weapons and payment to the organization’s terrorists, and originates from the Iranian government working against the State of Israel.
Israel’s Defense Minister Naftali Bennett – Screenshot: Twitter @naftalibennett
The order signed today by the defense minister is directed against a Gaza money exchange company which is owned by Gaza businessman Zuhir Shamalah and his family. Continue Reading »
Israeli PM Netanyahu clearly promises the Palestinian terror leaders in Gaza, in response to the continued rocket attacks and escalation on the Gaza border. “If the quiet doesn’t return, you’re next in line.”
By Mordechai Sones
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu today inspected an Iron Dome Battery in the Ashdod area.
“Yesterday we attacked in several arenas; we attacked in Syria, we attacked in Gaza, and we are now hitting with planes, tanks, and helicopters. We’ll continue to strike until the quiet returns. I have a message to the leaders of the terror organizations: If the quiet doesn’t return, you’re next in line,” the Prime Minister said. Continue Reading »
“Tonight and the coming weekend will serve as a test of stability,” an Israeli Defense official said, adding that if the quiet is preserved, Israel will extend the Gaza fishing zone to 15 nautical miles for their fishing boats and restore 500 work permits for Gaza’s businessmen to enter Israel.
Head of the Israel Defense Ministry’s Directorate of Research & Development, said: “We are entering a new age of energy warfare in the air, land and sea. The R&D investments …in recent years have placed the State of Israel among the leading countries in the field of high-energy laser systems.”
Israel’s Minister Naftali Bennett has called on Poland to prevent UK court decreed racist & Holocaust denier, David Irving, from leading a 9-day tour group to Poland in September, with visits to Nazi death camps and the headquarters of SS chief Heinrich Himmler.
Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett has called on the Polish government to refuse British Holocaust denier David Irving entry into Poland following reports that he is scheduled to lead a tour of Nazi death camps in the country.
David Irving, the UK court decreed British Holocaust-denier, racist and anti-Semite is being deported from Canada, 1992.
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.
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By Arutz Sheva
Share the Truth on Gaza from Naftali Bennett YouTube channel
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.”
By JPOST.COM STAFF
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.”
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 »
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