Tag: Israel

Likud officials: If High Court meddles with deal, we’ll go to 4th elections

Senior officials from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party on Friday warned that if the High Court intervenes next week over the coalition deal signed by Netanyahu and Blue and White party chief Benny Gantz, Israel would be dragged into a fourth round of elections. The officials told Channel 12 news that, because the agreement […]

PM: Trump will honor pledge to recognize Israeli sovereignty on Jewish settlements

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised US President Donald Trump on Sunday in a video message marking the 100th anniversary of the San Remo Resolution in which the world powers recognized the national rights of the Jewish people on the Land of Israel. Netanyahu said that the US President should be praised for his willingness to […]

Netanyahu: I’m confident annexation will happen in a couple of months

Israel will be able to apply its laws to the West Bank in a couple of months following a pledge from US President Donald Trump, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday, at an online conference of pro-Israel Christians marking the centennial of the San Remo Conference that recognized Jews’ right to self-determination in their […]

PA warns against annexation in Judea and Samaria

Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ bureau condemned on Tuesday what it called the “provocative” decision of the Israeli Attorney General ordering the expropriation of land in the Ibrahimi Mosque (the Arabic name for the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron -ed.) belonging to the Islamic Waqf. The announcement said that the plot of land […]

Praising government-to-be, Pompeo says West Bank annexation is up to Israel

Lauding Israel’s newly announced deal for a unity government, which is slated to begin advancing measures to annex large parts of the West Bank in July, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that the matter is not something for Washington to interfere with. “The Israelis will ultimately make those decisions. That’s an Israeli […]

Ins and outs of Israel’s unprecedented national emergency unity government

Israel’s 15-month political stalemate, which led to three election cycles within the course of a year, has come to a close with the signing of a unity government deal between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, head of the Likud Party, and Blue and White Party head Benny Gantz. The two sides are calling it a […]

The deal is done: Netanyahu, Gantz ink coalition pact

Israel will soon have a new coalition government after an agreement was signed on Monday evening between Likud and Blue and White, putting an end to a 17-month political stalemate that resulted in three elections. As part of the deal, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has served as caretaker prime minister since December 2018, will […]

Iran shows off drones that can reach Israel, threat increases

Iran’s Defense Ministry unveiled a mass of new drones over the weekend for the Islamic Republic’s army and air force. According to Tehran the drones have new capabilities, and can fly more than 1,000 km., which means they could reach Israel from Iran. Iran has been producing drones since the 1980s and is an innovator […]

The peace process will have to wait

I believe we Jews must confront an uncomfortable truth: As long as Islam does not reform in the Middle East, there can never be peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors. The extreme theology holds not only that the State of Israel is an affront to Islam, but also in Islamic lands, Jews must be […]

Rivlin gives Knesset 21 days to agree on the PM it wants, or go to new election

President Reuven Rivlin informed Knesset Speaker Benny Gantz on Thursday morning that his mandate to form a government had ended, after the Blue and White party leader failed to present a government to the parliament by Wednesday night’s midnight deadline. Rivlin announced earlier this week he would not hand the mandate to Gantz’s rival, Likud […]