Tag: Israel

Benny Gantz, Netanyahu readying compromises on unity

Blue and White leader Benny Gantz is prepared to join Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in making compromises ahead of the December 11 deadline to form a government and prevent a third election in under a year, sources close to Gantz said on Sunday. Netanyahu already compromised by dropping his insistence on serving as prime minister […]

Rabbis propose PM retire in exchange for pardon

A number of religious Zionist rabbis sent a letter to President Reuben Rivlin on Tuesday following what they define as “an unprecedented and dangerous political and legal crisis.” In a letter, the contents of which were published Tuesday by Channel 13 News, the rabbis wrote to the president, “This crisis threatens the ability of the […]

Israel taking credit for attacking Iran in Syria provoked retaliation

Israel’s decision to take credit for strikes against Iranian targets in Syria over the last year provoked the Islamic Republic to retaliate against Israel, a top former IDF general told The Jerusalem Post. “The prime minister and [Foreign Minister] Israel Katz started talking about the strikes,” Brig.-Gen. (res.) Zvika Haimovich, former commander of the IDF’s […]

Iran planning attacks on Israel: Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday accused Iran of planning attacks against the Jewish state and said everything possible would be done to prevent them. The premier, who was indicted on corruption charges on Thursday and is seen to be battling for his political life, made his remarks on a visit to an army […]

America has finally decided the Bible is not illegal

The U.S. State Department has announced that it will repudiate the Hansell Memorandum, the basis of the United States’ view that Israeli communities or “settlements” in Judea and Samaria (aka ‘West Bank’) are illegal. In my view, this decision means that the United States has decided that the Bible, in terms of Israel, is not illegal. […]

IDF shoots down Gaza drone flying near border fence

Israeli military troops shot down a small drone as it flew near the border fence in the southern Gaza Strip Saturday evening, the Israel Defense Forces said. The drone, which was not carrying any explosives or otherwise dangerous materials, was taken in for review. Channel 12 news reported that the drone had flown over the […]

Netanyahu faces first serious leadership challenge from his own party

The first public cracks in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party appeared over the weekend, days after the country’s attorney general indicted the longtime leader on charges of bribery and fraud in three criminal cases. The move comes after a year of political limbo that could send Israelis back to the polls for an unprecedented […]

High Court to NGO: Don’t jump the gun on firing Netanyahu

The High Court of Justice told an NGO Sunday evening that it had jumped the gun in asking the court to fire Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, following Thursday’s decision by Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit to indict him for corruption. The ruling by justices Yosef Elron, Menachem Mazuz and George Kara does not mean that Netanyahu is […]

Barkat proposes primary for Likud deputy to replace Netanyahu if he’s forced out

Amid growing tension within the ruling party over calls to hold an immediate internal leadership election, Likud MK Nir Barkat presented on Sunday a plan to instead hold primaries for a new position of deputy head of the party who would replace Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu if he is forced to take a leave of […]

In US, Netanyahu indictment seen as cross-Atlantic version of Trump saga

One is facing impeachment proceedings that could see him removed from office. The other is being charged with bribery and fraud, and fighting for his political life. As Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit announced Thursday that he would charge Prime Minister Netanyahu with criminal wrongdoing in three separate corruption cases, supporters and critics of US President […]