Tag: Israel

Knesset dissolves, sets unprecedented third election in under a year

Israelis will return to the ballot box for the third consecutive national election in 11 months on March 2 after its top politicians again failed to build a governing coalition, in the latest twist in a sprawling and unprecedented crisis that has left the country in political limbo for a year. The Knesset was automatically […]

Netanyahu: I will quit all my ministerial duties by January 1

Under the gun by a High Court of Justice petition, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Thursday that he will be dropping all of his portfolios by January 1 – besides his role as premier. Currently, besides being prime minister, Netanyahu is health minister, social welfare minister, Diaspora minister and acting agricultural minister. Pressure for […]

‘Labelling only Israeli products is against international law’

Arutz Sheva spoke to MP Joel Voordewind from the Netherlands, who was the first to oppose the EU’s recent law requiring the labelling of products from Israeli communities in Judea, Samaria and the Golden Heights. Voordewind is in Israel for the annual Israel Allies Foundation Chairman’s Conferencetaking place at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Jerusalem. […]

Knesset votes on expedited bill to dissolve, hold fresh elections

The Knesset Arrangements Committee approved on Wednesday the dispersal bill for the 22nd Knesset for a first call and vote in the plenum. The rest of the required readings set to be fast-tracked through parliament by the end of the day, as a midnight deadline to either form a new government or hold fresh elections […]

Nikki Haley: Canada made a ‘deal with the devil’

Former US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley condemned Canada for voting in favor of an anti-Israel General Assembly resolution claiming that in their actions the government made a “deal with the devil.” Haley made the proclamation at the UN Watch Gala in New York City on Thursday, adding that Canada is “trading its integrity […]

Trump tells pro-Israel conference that some US Jews don’t love Israel enough

US President Donald Trump told a pro-Israel conference Saturday night that some American Jews don’t love Israel enough. He also noted that he did not have to worry about getting his audience’s votes, because they would cast ballots with business interests in mind. Those comments, to the Israeli American Council advocacy group in Florida, drew […]

Israeli aircraft bomb Hamas positions in Gaza after rocket attack

Israeli planes and helicopters carried out strikes inside the Gaza Strip early Sunday, hours after three rockets were shot from the Palestinian enclave, authorities said. At least three rounds of airstrikes were reported in the northern Gaza Strip, according to the Hamas-linked Shehab news agency and other Palestinian news outlets. The IDF confirmed that it […]

Gantz: This time I will not agree to a rotation with Lapid

Blue and White chairman MK Benny Gantz told his associates that he does not intend to run again under the same rotation agreement between him and Yair Lapid. According to Channel 12 News reporter Daphna Liel, Gantz said in a conversation with his associates, “The next few days will be days of crucial and difficult […]

No talks set as coalition deadline approaches

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Blue and White leader Benny Gantz and their parties’ coalition negotiating teams will all be at the Knesset on Monday, but sources close to them all said there would be no negotiations to end the political quagmire. An agreement must be reached by Wednesday at midnight to prevent the Knesset from […]

Hamas official says no move for long-term ceasefire with Israel

Hamas deputy chief in the Gaza Strip, Khalil al-Hayya, has denied that the terror group is moving to achieve a long-term ceasefire deal with Israel. “The talk about a calming for ten years or a halt of the resistance’s actions against the enemy is completely untrue,” Hayya told the pro-Hezbollah al-Akhbar newspaper in an interview […]