Tag: Israel

THIRD ELECTION WILL BE NETANYAHU’S FAULT, LIBERMAN SAYS

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is leading the country to a third election in less than a year, Yisrael Beytenu chairman Avigdor Liberman warned in a Facebook post on Sunday. “The nation will not forgive him,” Liberman wrote. Liberman pointed out that his party has called for a national-unity government since the September 17 election. Netanyahu […]

‘Iranian attack on Israel is just a matter of time’

As Iranians took to the streets this week to commemorate 40 years since the US embassy takeover in 1979, Iran announced new violations of the nuclear deal it signed in 2015. The rogue Islamic Republic admitted that it now operates 60 advanced IR-6 centrifuges and is working on a new type of centrifuge that will […]

‘Unity government is dead – Israel headed for another election’

Senior political source says gap between Blue and White and Likud, particularly over issue of PM’s legal situation, is unbridgeable. A senior political source is quoted in Israel Hayom as stating that in the current situation – especially after last week’s interrogation of government spokespeople and the reactions it has provoked in both camps – […]

HAMAS THREATENS TO SHOWER ISRAEL WITH ROCKETS FOR 6 MONTHS

Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar on Monday threatened that his group would fire rockets at Israel for six months continuously if the blockade on the Gaza Strip continues. Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar said in a speech on Monday that, “we have a military force in the [Gaza] Strip that the enemy is making a big deal […]

LIBERMAN WEIGHS RETURN TO A RIGHT-WING COALITION

Shaked mediating between Yisrael Beytenu head, haredim, PM says Gantz snubbing him after awkward encounter. Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman is considering a return to the right-wing bloc, which would give Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a 63-seat governing majority and a coalition similar to the one he had before this election year. New Right co-chairwoman […]

Gantz: I’m determined to have broad unity government, not third elections

Blue and White and Likud continued to disparage one another and express extreme skepticism about the possibility of building a coalition, even as the parties held talks to form a unity government. The negotiating teams for the two large parties met on Thursday morning in Ramat Gan and plan to meet again on Sunday. Blue […]

Senior Israeli Minister Says Israel May Have to Go to War in Gaza After Tense Weekend

Yuval Steinitz says Israel might be forced to set out on a ground operation, which will ‘come at a price’. Hamas leader says no talks are held with Jerusalem because of Israeli political deadlock. Israeli Energy Minister and security cabinet member Yuval Steinitz said on Sunday that in light of the uptick in tensions between […]

IRAN’S KHAMENEI BLAMES U.S. AND ISRAEL FOR PROTEST IN IRAQ AND LEBANON

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has blamed the protests in Iraq and Lebanon on the United States, Israel and some Western countries. “The biggest blow that enemies can wield to any country is to rob them of security, which they started in some countries in the region,” Khamenei said. “I recommend that those keen […]

Kushner urges PM, Gantz to unite to seize ‘tremendous opportunities’ in region

Trump adviser tells Israeli TV that Washington is eager to advance peace plan, believes PA will be ‘rational’; reassures Israel of US backing after ditching of Kurdish allies. US presidential adviser Jared Kushner urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz in separate meetings to work together to form a […]

Third election looking likely with coalition talks at a deadlock

A unity government looked highly unlikely as of Wednesday night, with both the Likud and Blue and White saying negotiations are at an impasse with no chance of a breakthrough. The parties’ negotiating teams are expected to meet on Thursday morning, despite their skepticism. While the parties have said publicly that they want a unity […]