Tag: Israel

Thousands Throng Central Jerusalem To Protest Against Netanyahu

Thousands of people gathered on Saturday to protest against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu outside his official residence. According to The Times of Israel, as many as 15,000 people were present at the protest site while organisers estimated the crowd at 32,000 people (based on the number of armbands given out by them), as per […]

Netanyahu: Annexation still on the agenda

The prime minister said the matter is currently in the Trump administration’s hands. The coalition agreement between Blue and White set July 1 as the earliest possible date at which Netanyahu could bring extending Israeli sovereignty, in accordance with the Trump administration’s peace plan, to a vote. US President Donald Trump’s Special Representative for International Negotiations Avi […]

Netanyahu: West Bank annexation ‘not off the table’; issue ‘is in Washington’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday told his Likud faction meeting that Israel’s planned annexation of West Bank land is not off the table, but is being held up by the US administration. “The issue of applying sovereignty is in Washington. It’s not off the table, the option still exists,” he said. Netanyahu had declared […]

In dramatic policy shift, Israel to hold Lebanon accountable for Hezbollah attack

Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Thursday instructed the IDF to bomb Lebanese infrastructure if Hezbollah harms Israeli soldiers or civilians. A senior defense official told Israel Hayom that Gantz issued the order to prepare such a response during meetings on Thursday with IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi and other members of the general staff. […]

Israel’s unique methods against the Iranian threat

For the better part of the 21st century, Israel has been trying to circumvent Iran’s regional ambitions in the Middle East to become a nuclear state and spread its military power to neighboring countries. By exploiting the disarray in Syria, Iran routinely sends convoys through Syria to arm its Lebanese proxy, Hezbollah, with precision-guided munitions (PGMs) […]

Iran military drill shows off missiles to threaten US and Israel

Iran’s “Great Prophet” military drill is a serious affair in some ways, yet comical in others. For instance, Iran had its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps fast boats do circles around a model of a US aircraft carrier, which looked more like people doing antics on spring break in Lake Havasu than a serious military exercise. […]

Israel, Hezbollah playing war game, but avoid real conflagration

Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi has turned the term “lethality” into a central theme of his tenure. Kochavi is investing great efforts in improving the military’s lethal combat abilities — its capacity to hit as many targets as possible in the shortest time by virtue of the IDF’s decisive technological superiority in terms of intelligence, […]

Guaidó’s Venezuela wants embassy in Jerusalem, ambassador says

Venezuela under Acting President Juan Guaidó’s wants to set up an embassy in Jerusalem, its ambassador to Israel Rabbi Pynchas Brener told The Jerusalem Post on Monday, as members of Guaidó’s party and others formed a pro-Israel caucus in the Venezuelan national assembly. The Venezuelan Parliamentary Israel Allies Caucus held its inaugural meeting on Monday as a […]

‘The government ignores and the Palestinian Authority takes over’

The Palestinian Authority paved a new road in an illegal settlement in the heart of the Har Hevron Regional Council and all this took place under the watchful eye of the Netanyahu-Gantz government, and not for the first time. Yochai Damri, head of the Har Hevron Regional Council, is furious at the incompetence of the […]

Netanyahu to Iran: IDF ‘Prepared to Respond to Any Threat’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu conveyed a harsh warning on Sunday to Iran and its Lebanon-based proxy Hezbollah. Speaking at the weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said: “Lebanon and Syria bear the responsibility for any attack against Israel emanating from their territories. We will not allow our security to be undermined; neither will we allow our citizens […]