Tag: Israel

Democrats might skip Benjamin Netanyahu speech

The speech was devised by House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Israeli ambassador Ron Dermer to provide Netanyahu a prominent Washington platform to warn about the dangers of the proposed deal with Iran. But it also appeared to be based on an Israeli perception that Obama was weakened after midterm elections gave control of both […]

Hamas restoring missile arsenal at rate of hundreds per week

Military Intelligence has determined that Hamas and such allies as Islamic Jihad and Popular Resistance Committees have refurbished their weapons production facilities in wake of their war with Israel in mid-2014. MI has assessed that Iran supplied funding, training and components that could replenish their arsenal by the summer of 2015. “They are assembling new […]

Israeli prime minister calls for scrapping UN Gaza war probe

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday called for scrapping a U.N. commission, which is tasked with investigating potential war crimes committed last summer in Gaza, after the inquiry’s chief resigned amid accusations from Israel that he was biased against the country.   Netanyahu said the commission, set up by the Geneva-based U.N. Human Rights […]

‘Zionism created the Palestinian nation,’

Yoav Galant, the retired top general who is running for Knesset as part of Moshe Kahlon’s centrist Koolanu faction, told a gathering of potential voters on Monday that Israel “created the Palestinian nation” and that it would “make no sense for us to remain in heavily populated Palestinian areas.”   “We must recognize what the […]

Peace deal impossible until Benjamin Netanyahu departs, Peri says

There will be no peace agreement with the Palestinians, whether regional or bilateral, if Benjamin Netanyahu remains prime minister, former Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) chief and Yesh Atid MK Yaakov Peri said in an interview with The Jerusalem Post on Monday.   Speaking as part of the Election Arena, an online video series in […]

US and Iran moving closer to nuclear deal, EU diplomats tell Israeli officials

European diplomats have told Israeli officials in recent days that the United States and Iran are moving closer to an agreement that would allow the Islamic Republic to keep a large number of centrifuges in return for guaranteeing regional stability, Army Radio is reporting on Tuesday.   According to EU officials, US Secretary of State […]

U.S.-Iran nuke deal could isolate Israel

Middle East sources told WND the prospect may be a reason why Netanyahu’s ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, quietly did an end-run around the Obama White House to work with House Majority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, to appear before a joint session of Congress March 3 to discuss the Iranian nuclear crisis.   […]

No immunity for anyone planning attacks on Israel

In an apparent reference to the air strike on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights last month that killed Hezbollah’s Jihad Mughniyeh and a ranking Iranian general, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Israel has proven “nobody is immune from our intention to foil attacks against us.”   Taking action against those planning […]

We can reduce Israeli-Palestinian conflict to Israel-Gaza conflict

Famous author Amos Oz said on Sunday that “in a few short months we can reduce the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to an Israel-Gaza conflict.”   In a speech on the IDF and Israeli society at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Oz was explaining that he believes peace could be reached quickly with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud […]

‘Israel knew about the Gaza tunnel threat but did nothing about it’

Heavy criticism has been directed against the political and security establishments regarding the IDF being unprepared for the scope of the Hamas tunnel threat during last year’s Operation Protective Edge.   On Saturday, former OC Southern Command Maj.-Gen. (res.) Yoav Galant, who is also the number two candidate for the Knesset on the Koolanu list, […]