Tag: Israel

In show of support for PM, settler leaders give sovereignty bid green light

As Israel moves closer to applying sovereignty in the Jordan Valley and parts of Judea and Samaria, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Blue and White leader Defense Minister Benny Gantz and Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi on Sunday evening to discuss the Trump administration’s outline for peace. The two former IDF chiefs of staff presented […]

Gantz in separate dialogue with Washington on annexation

PM Binyamin Netanyahu is talking through endless disputes and international flak in an all-out effort to clear the way for partial West Bank annexation by his July 1 deadline. On Sunday night, June 7, he admitted he does not have a green light from Washington. When the unity government was formed last month by Likud […]

Chabad rabbis hear the dangers of the US peace plan

Members of the Chabad Rabbinical High Court visited the city of Hevron last night to hold a prayer at for the health of Jews throughout the world in wake of the coronavirus. During the visit, the rabbis met with the heads of the local Jewish community, who presented them with the map of the “Deal […]

Shaked: Trump is a true friend of Israel

Yamina MK Ayelet Shaked emphasized that US President Donald Trump “is a true friend of Israel.” “We deeply appreciate all that he has done for Israel in the diplomatic, security & legal arenas- & so much more,” Shaked tweeted Wednesday evening. “We can debate when & how Israel should apply sovereignty. But Trump’s friendship & […]

Netanyahu urges doubtful settler chiefs to get behind ‘historic’ West Bank plan

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told recalcitrant settler leaders Tuesday they should get behind the “historic opportunity” to annex parts of the West Bank under the Trump administration’s peace plan. Netanyahu also said he is committed to negotiating with the Palestinians on the basis of the US proposal, his office said. The sides met at the […]

Can PM Netanyahu move on sovereignty without the Trump peace plan?

“The prime minister reiterates that he is committed to conducting negotiations on the basis of the Trump plan, and at the same time will continue with his sovereignty plan.” This statement was put out by Binyamin Netanyahu’s office on Wednesday, June 2. On Tuesday, he met with Judea and Samaria settlement leaders and other critics […]

Settler mayor: If Netanyahu won’t reveal annexation plan, we’ll ‘blow it up’

A prominent settler leader told The Times of Israel Wednesday that he and his colleagues are prepared to “blow up” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to annex their towns in the West Bank — if the premier persists in refusing to share a map a joint US-Israeli committee is currently drawing up to delineate the […]

Behind the US peace plan: Why Mahmoud Abbas is in the ‘hot seat’

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has been meeting with leaders of the Yesha Council in an attempt to resolve disagreements over the proposed map outlining the borders of a prospective Palestinian state. Netanyahu’s efforts come among stark interim opposition to the US peace plan, by some settler leaders, led by David Elhayani, Yesha Council Chairman, […]

Gantz orders IDF to prepare for annexation at once

Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Monday instructed Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi to accelerate preparations for the possibility that Israel will apply its laws to parts of the West Bank after he and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with Trump administration officials. Gantz updated Kochavi on diplomatic developments after the calls and told him to speed […]

Netanyahu talks annexation with Kushner; US said to want to ‘slow the process’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Benny Gantz held separate talks Monday with top US officials about West Bank annexation plans. Netanyahu has stated repeatedly in recent weeks that he intends to move ahead with the annexation of parts of the West Bank, beginning next month. Netanyahu held a conference call with Jared Kushner, […]