Tag: Israel

Liberman: Netanyahu would form coalition with Hamas if it meant immunity

In a broadside against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Yisrael Beytenu party chairman Avigdor Liberman claimed on Saturday the Israeli leader would be willing to build a coalition with the Hamas terror group if it meant he could clinch parliamentary immunity from prosecution. “The madness today is twofold,” the leader of the secular, right-wing party said […]

Israeli intel helped the US assassinate Soleimani – report

Israeli intelligence was instrumental in the successful US assassination of the head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force, Maj.-Gen. Qasem Soleimani, NBC News reported on Sunday. Soleimani wielded immense power and influence in his position and was crucial as the architect who spread and maintained Iran’s influence in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Yemen […]

Israeli strikes kill several Hashd al-Shaabi members near Iraq-Syria border: Reports

Air strikes against trucks and weapons depots in eastern Syria killed eight fighters of Iraq’s Hashd al-Shaabi militia force overnight, according to a UK-based activist group. Lebanon’s Al-Mayadeen news outlet said Israel was responsible for the strikes early on Friday in Albu Kamal on the Iraqi-Syrian border. Through a spokesman contacted by the AFP news […]

Bennett Promoting Merger of Right-wing Parties Ahead of Third Israeli Election

The heads of two right-wing parties are negotiating over a joint ticket that would include all the parties to the right of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud ahead of Israel’s March 2 general election. Hayamin Hehadash Chairman Naftali Bennett and Habayit Hayehudi Chairman Rafi Peretz met on Wednesday and on Thursday to discuss the issue. […]

‘What’s in It for Trump?’: White House Debating Release of Mideast Peace Plan Before Third Israeli Election

Despite Israel being in the midst of another election campaign, the Trump administration is once again considering whether to publish its Middle East peace plan. While no decision has been made, there is real debate within the White House about releasing the plan in the next few weeks. Some in the administration believe this is […]

Iranian official: We’ll turn Tel Aviv and Haifa to dust

A former head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards on Sunday threatened his country would turn the Israeli cities of Haifa and Tel Aviv “to dust” if the US attacks targets in Iran. “If America takes any measures after our military response, we will turn Tel Aviv and Haifa to dust,” Mohsen Rezai, who currently heads the […]

High Court rejects petition seeking to bar Netanyahu from forming government

The High Court of Justice threw out a petition on Thursday that urged it to bar Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from forming a government after the upcoming March election due to the charges against him in three criminal cases. The court said it would not make a decision on the matter, because the timing was […]

Netanyahu tells Supreme Court AG should not be able to disqualify him

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the High Court of Justice on Sunday that it was “inconceivable” for Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit to decide who will be the next prime minister. In a letter to the top legal body ahead of a Tuesday hearing on whether a lawmaker facing criminal indictment can be tapped to form […]

Netanyahu promises U.S. recognition of Israeli settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised to deliver U.S. recognition of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and Jordan Valley if his party secures a majority in national elections slated for March. He made the pledge Thursday in a victory speech after winning the primary contest for leadership of his political party. Netanyahu, who is […]

Benjamin Netanyahu crushes challenger for party leadership in Israeli election

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared a great victory in a primary election over a challenge to his leadership of the Likud party. Challenger Gideon Sa’ar conceded the election and said that he would back Netanyahu and the party in the general election after poll results indicated a landslide for his rival. “This is a […]