Tag: Israel

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 […]

U.N. INVESTIGATOR SAYS EXPECTATIONS LOW FOR TRUMP’S PEACE PLAN

Expectations for the success of the Trump administration’s peace plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict appear to be very low, UN special investigator Michael Lynk told reporters at the United Nations in New York ahead of US special envoy Jared Kushner’s arrival to Israel this week. Kushner, who has taken the lead on the Trump […]

Liberman: Likud, Blue and White must put egos aside, form unity government

Yisrael Beytenu chairman Avigdor Liberman on Saturday called again for the Likud party, headed by Benjamin Netanyahu, and Blue and White, led by Benny Gantz, to form a broad unity government, urging them to “stop the games” and to “put their egos aside.” Speaking in a Channel 12 interview Saturday, Liberman said a Likud-Blue and […]

NETANYAHU GIVES UP EFFORT TO FORM GOVERNMENT, RETURNS MANDATE

            Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu returned the mandate to form a government to President Reuven Rivlin minutes after the end of the Simhat Torah holiday on Monday night, and two nights before the deadline for him to build a coalition. Rivlin, who has received the message from  Netanyahu, will hold […]

With Hypersonic Missiles, Israel’s F-35s Are Upping The Ante In Syria

Israel will soon have a new precision-guided supersonic stand-off missile for its F-35s and other fighter jets. The new missile was announced on June 11, 2018 in a press release by two leading Israeli defense firms, Israeli Military Industries Systems (IMI Systems) and Israel Aerospace Industries, which jointly developed the missile. The so-called Rampage missile is a […]

ANTISEMITISM, IRAN THREAT HIGHLIGHT NEED FOR US-ISRAEL TIES

Republican Congresswoman Ann Wagner of Missouri spoke against BDS and promoted the necessity of joint Palestinian-Israeli business ventures over the Green Line. Growing global antisemitism and the dangers of Iran make it more important than ever that the US maintain close ties to Israel, leading Republican Representative Ann Wagner of Missouri said during a speech on […]

NETANYAHU TO PURSUE UNITY WITH BLUE AND WHITE

Likudniks say he’s even ready for rotation with Gantz Benjamin Netanyahu will push for Blue and White to join a national-unity government led by him, sources close to Netanyahu said Wednesday, following a meeting of the Likud faction at Jerusalem’s Orient Hotel. The sources who participated in the closed-door meeting said Netanyahu would publicly pursue […]

Netanyahu Vows to Annex Parts of West Bank

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has vowed to extend “Jewish sovereignty” to all Israeli communities located in the West Bank, a move effectively tantamount to annexation. Netanyahu made the same promise prior to Israel’s April 9 national election and is likely seeking to shore up right-wing support ahead of the September 17 do-over vote. There has […]

LEBANON’S AOUN SAYS ISRAELI DRONE STRIKES LIKE ‘A DECLARATION OF WAR’

Aoun met U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon Jan Kubis on Monday to discuss “the latest developments,” the president’s office said on Twitter. Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun said on Monday his country had a right to defend itself after Israeli drone strikes that were like a “declaration of war.” “What happened was similar to a declaration of […]

US officials say Israel behind bombing of Iranian militias in Iraq

Comments carried by NY Times come a day after Netanayhu intimated IDF responsible for series of strikes targeting training camps and arms depots Israel has recently carried out a series of airstrikes against Iranian-linked military targets in Iraq, two senior US officials told the New York Times on Friday. The officials said that Israel has […]