Search Results for : Benny Gantz

06 Oct
5:10

Dr. Hilla Dayan: Israel’s Benny Gantz Faces Dutch War Crimes Case

Ismail Ziada, a Dutch Palestinian who lost six family members when Israel bombarded his home in Gaza, is taking Benny Gantz, the leader of Israel’s Blue and White Party, to court for killing his family. Professor Hilla Dayan, who observed the proceedings, discusses the case and its impact on Israeli […]

01 Nov
11:24

Gantz Orders Gradual “Response” To Gaza Shells

November 1, 2011 11:24 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Army Chief of Staff, Benny (Benjamin) Gantz, ordered the army to start what he called “gradual retaliation” to counter the shells fired from the Gaza Strip into adjacent Israeli areas, Israeli TV reported.Gantz stated that Israel will not be committed to a truce with the resistance groups in the […]

17 Nov
6:13

Netanyahu Kills Palestinians to Keep Opposition From Forming Government

Provoking a conflict with Gaza led to the deaths of 32 Palestinians. But, was the real objective the creation of an emergency government so Netanyahu can remain in power? Jeff Halper is the co-founder and director of ICAHD, the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. He was born in 1946 in Minnesota […]

09 Nov
10:50

Opinion – Israel: Is it Really a Democratic State?

Motasem A Dalloul – Middle East Monitor Most global democracy indicators rate Israel as the most democratic state, or even the only democratic state, in the Middle East. Freedom House and many others have also given Israel high scores regarding human rights, political freedoms and the right of people to […]

22 Oct
5:47

Netanyahu Fails to Form Government: Now What?

PNN – Prime Minister Netanyahu announced, yesterday, that he’s officially handing back his mandate to President Rivlin after failing to form a new Israeli government. The mandate will now pass to his rival and Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz, who will no doubt face the same difficulties as […]

03 Oct
4:46

Netanyahu’s Pre-Indictment Hearings to Last Four Days

Starting today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has received the opportunity to defend himself against a series of severe accusations of fraud, breach in trust and bribery that have been following him for the last couple of years. PNN reports that the pre-indictment hearings, which will last four days in […]

01 Oct
6:17

Writers Support Author Kamila Shamsie, Denied Book Prize for Defending Palestine

Hundreds of authors have publicly denounced the revocation of a German literary prize, the Nelly Sachs Award for Literature, from esteemed writer Kamila Shamsie because of her support for the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign. An open letter entitled “The Right to Boycott,” published Sept. 23 in the London […]

27 Sep
1:55

Netanyahu Tasked with Forming New Government

September 27, 2019 1:55 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

PNN reports that Israeli president Reuven Rivlin has called on premier Benjamin Netanyahu to form the new coalition government within the next six weeks. With a divided Knesset, Netanyahu now faces an uphill battle to secure support from at least 61 of 120 lawmakers. If his attempts fail, Rivlin could […]

22 Sep
5:52

Euro-Med Condemns Stripping Author of German Award over Pro-Palestinian Positions

Author Kamila Shamsie stripped of her German prize due to her support of the Palestinian boycott of Israel movement, BDS. (Photo courtesy of Euro-Med)  The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor (Euro-Med), today, condemned a decision, by the Nelly Sachs Prize jury, to withdraw author Kamila Shamsie’s award over her support for […]

19 Sep
2:08

Netanyahu Trip to UN Cancelled Following Election Results

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has canceled his planned visit to the United Nations General Assembly, in New York, amid a political deadlock, following Tuesday’s general elections.   The decision was announced on Wednesday, after both Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud Party and the centrist Blue and White alliance, of former military chief […]

18 Sep
1:25

Election Tally: Likud and Blue White Win 32 Seats Each

September 18, 2019 1:25 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Unofficial results of the 22nd Knesset elections showed that the Likud party of incumbent prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the centrist White and Blue party, of opposer Benny Gantz, won 32 seats each, while the joint list received 13. At this time, 92% of the votes have been counted. Netanyahu, […]

17 Sep
4:44

Press Release: Ziada Case against Israeli Generals for Gaza War Crimes Heard in The Hague

The Hague, September 9th, 2019  On Tuesday 17th September, the District Court of The Hague will hold a hearing on the admissibility of a case brought by Dutch citizen Ismail Ziada against the former Chief of General Staff of the Israeli Defence Force (IDF), Benny Gantz and former Commander of the […]

15 Sep
1:07

Palestinians In Israel: Netanyahu’s Racism Makes Us Want To Vote

by Arwa Ibrahim Days ahead of a national parliamentary vote the streets of this Palestinian city, which was absorbed into the Tel Aviv municipality after 1948, were buzzing with election fervour. Campaign posters for the Arab Joint List, an electoral alliance of four Palestinian parties, are visible across the ancient port city. […]

10 Sep
2:44

Hague to Discuss Trial for Ex-Israeli Army Chief

Haaretz Israeli newspaper reported that the Dutch Central Court in The Hague will discuss, next Tuesday — which coincides with Israeli elections — whether it is within its competence to try Israeli politician Benny Gantz for war crimes committed during the 2014 Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip. A civil […]

05 Aug
9:46

Israeli Majority Opposes Netanyahu “Unity Government”

The majority of Israelis have expressed their opposition to the formation of a unity government headed by Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party and a member of the Benny Gantz’ Kahol Lavan (Blue and White) alliance, after the Knesset elections on September 17, according to a poll published by the Walla website […]

13 Apr
8:06

Netanyahu’s Election Strategy Overcomes Corruption Indictments

Israel’s election resulted in a tie for seats in the Knesset, between Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party and the Blue and White alliance, the center-left party led by Benny Gantz. The likely outcome is a coalition government formed by Likud and other far-right parties, and a fifth term for Netanyahu, as […]

11 Apr
4:14

Israeli Elections: Netanyahu Set to Serve Fifth Term As Prime Minister

April 11, 2019 4:14 AM Walid Falasha Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The polls for the 2019 Israeli elections closed on Wednesday evening with a very close finish between the two main candidates for Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz. Late Wednesday night, Gantz conceded to Netanyahu – although now the Likud bloc led by Netanyahu must form a government before […]

06 Apr
7:14

The Competing Parties in Upcoming Israeli Elections

RAMALLAH, Friday, April 5, 2019 (WAFA) – Israeli citizens go to the polls. Aside from the progressive Meretz party, the ailing Labor party, and Palestinian Israeli parties, all other competing lists oppose Palestinian rights, reject the two-state solution, and have vowed to ensure that the rights of the Palestinian people […]

27 Feb
3:47

War In Al-Aqsa: What Price Netanyahu’s Victory

Ramzy Baroud has been writing about the Middle East for over 20 years. He is an internationally-syndicated columnist, a media consultant, an author of several books the last of which is “My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza’s Untold Story.” While the blood of Palestinians is irrelevant in Netanyahu’s quest […]

25 Jan
11:34

PCHR: Belgium is Not Britain — Israeli War Criminals Under Prosecution (VIDEO)

Tzipi Livni, who was the Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs at the time of the Israeli 2008-2009 offensive on the Gaza Strip, has cancelled her scheduled visit to Brussels in Belgium when the Attorney General there announced that she would be arrested to question her about war crimes committed in […]

25 Aug
10:28

Netanyahu Opposes Formation of Council to Investigate 2014 Aggression

Families of Israeli soldiers killed during the 2014 military assault on the Gaza Strip said that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is still refusing to form a committee for the purpose of studying the outcome of the aggression. In a meeting with the families, Netanyahu devalued the importance of such a committee, and of […]

29 Jan
1:34

Netanyahu Convenes With Security Chiefs

January 29, 2015 1:34 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Lebanon war, News Report 0

Following the Wednesday attack on Israeli soldiers on the Lebanese border, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened in Tel Aviv with senior Israeli military and security commander to discuss the “Israeli Response.’Netanyahu said Israel will respond to the death of two of its soldiers, who were killed in a Hezbollah […]

11 Nov
1:10

Israeli Settler Killed; Israeli Soldier & Palestinian, Killed In Two Attacks

November 11, 2014 1:10 PM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli sources confirmed Monday that a 25-year-old settler woman and an Israeli soldier were killed in two separate stabbing attacks, in Tel Aviv and the West Bank, while at least two others were injured. A Palestinian man, allegedly the attacker, was shot and killed.Israeli daily Haaretz said Dalia Lamkus, 25, […]

19 Aug
11:27

UPDATED: Ceasefire Extended for Another 24 Hours — Indirect Talks To Resume Tuesday

August 19, 2014 11:27 AM IMEMC & Agencies International, News Report, Truce 0

According to initial reported, negotiators, on Monday, agreed to extend the temporary truce in Gaza for another 24 hours, according to a senior Palestinian official. Head of the Palestinian team denied progress. The previous ceasefire lasted for 5 days and was set to expire at midnight, local time. Palestinian sources […]

28 Jul
2:52

Israel Murders Soldier to Prevent His Capture

I’ve devoted a good deal of my life to Israel. I’ve studied, read, visited, lived, breathed it. Not in the way diehard pro-Israel fanatics do. But in a different way that matched my own intellectual and political proclivities. It’s a subject that is rich, varied, troubling, bedeviling, and exhilarating. But […]

17 Jun
4:17

Bennett: “Our Search Continues For Missing Israelis”

Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett stated that, as the search and investigation into the disappearance of the three settlers continue, Israel must end its policies of what he called “allowing prisoner-swap agreements”.Bennett said Israel does not accept the condemnation of Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, regarding the “kidnapping of the three […]

14 Jun
2:41

Three Teenage Israelis Missing In West Bank

[Friday, June 13, 2014] Israeli security officials stated that three teenage settlers, including one who reportedly holds a US citizenship, who have been missing since Thursday at night, are feared to have been kidnapped.The army and police initiated massive search campaign, while Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, held the Palestinian […]

23 Jan
8:22

Believed To Have Planned Attacks, Two Brothers Arrested In Negev

January 23, 2013 8:22 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

A gag order has been lifted Sunday on the arrest of two Arab brothers from the Negev believed to have planned attacks against Israeli targets, Israeli sources reported, the Arabs48 News Website reported.The two brothers were taken prisoner three weeks ago; the Israeli Security Agency, Shabak, claims that the two […]

16 Nov
5:29

Thousands March In the West Bank, In Solidarity With Gaza

November 16, 2012 5:29 PM Saed Bannoura Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Thousands of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank held massive protests expressing support with the Gaza Strip, subject to ongoing Israeli military aggression, and chanted slogans denouncing the Israeli assaults and the silence of the International Community.Massive protests were held in Beit Ummar, near Hebron, Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah, Bethlehem […]

15 Nov
6:36

Abbas Asks Security Council To Convene, Discuss Gaza Escalation

Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, sent on Wednesday at night an urgent letter to the Security Council, currently convening in India, asking the International Community to act on stopping the Israeli military escalation against the Gaza Strip. Eight Palestinians, including children, have been killed, and more than 85 have been injured, […]

15 Nov
5:01

War Officially Started; “Eight Palestinians killed In Gaza Wednesday, 60 Injured”

November 15, 2012 5:01 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israel continues its military offensive against the Gaza Strip, killing on Wednesday evening alone, eight Palestinians, and injuring more than 60, some seriously. Children and infants are among the casualties.The most recent escalation started when the Israeli Army assassinated Ahmad al-Ja’bary, the leader of the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing […]

13 Mar
3:50

Egypt Declares Truce in Gaza

Cairo announced on Tuesday that a ceasefire deal was reached between Israel and Palestinian resistance groups in Gaza ending five days of escalation in the coastal enclave.Egyptian officials announced that the deal took effect on Tuesday morning. The Egyptian government issued a statement saying that “a deal was reached to […]

10 Jan
4:54

Thousands Of USTroops To Arrive In Israel This Week

Accompanied by a US aircraft carrier, 9,000 US troops including airmen, missile interceptor teams, marines, technicians and intelligence officers are scheduled to land in Israel in the coming weeks. Many will stay up to the end of the year as part of the US-Israeli Army deployment in readiness for a […]

30 Nov
3:09

Gender Segregation and Inequality Inside Israel and Palestine

November 30, 2011 3:09 PM William Gibson Human rights, Israel, Opinion/Analysis 0

Gender equality is a hot issue, and one that inflames emotions on both sides of the aisle. Whilst sexist stereotypes and practices are thought to be all but eradicated in the Western world, they are still prevalent within our society and merely run deep under the surface.Gender inequality is of […]

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01 Nov
8:21

Palestine Today 11 01 2011

November 1, 2011 8:21 PM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 3 m 35s || 3.28 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Centre, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday November 1st, 2011 The US and Israel are set to impose sanctions after Palestine were voted in […]

30 Oct
2:21

Al Quds Brigades Rejects Ceasefire

October 30, 2011 2:21 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Al Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, rejected the declaration of truce with Israel, and stated that its fighters continued the firing of shells, Quds and Grad missiles and mortars into adjacent Israeli area. It stated that its fighters will continue the firing of shells and missiles […]

18 Oct
6:19

Prisoner-Exchange Deal Officially Kicks Off

October 18, 2011 6:19 PM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The prisoner-swap deal, signed between Hamas and Israel, has overcome the final hurdle after the Israeli High Court rejected all appeals filed against the deal by Israelis. Hundreds of detainees have been loaded onto buses and taken to various locations in preparation for their release, Egyptian sources have reported that […]

06 Sep
11:42

U.S Envoys In Israel To Discuss “The Day After UN Vote”

Israeli paper, Haaretz, reported on Monday evening that a number of senior American officials, headed by Dennis Ross, advisor to President Barack Obama, will be arriving in Israel Tuesday to meet with Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, for talks regarding the Palestinian UN move.The Palestinian Authority is heading to the […]

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19 Aug
5:03

Palestine Today 08 018 2011

August 19, 2011 5:03 AM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 4 m 33s || 4.16 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Centre, www.imemc.org for Thursday August 18th, 2011. 17 killed in clashes between Israeli troops and unknown armed men in southern Israel […]

19 Aug
2:51

Eight Israelis killed in two attacks in southern Israel

Although initial reports claimed that as many as 14 people were killed in two shooting attacks on Thursday afternoon, Israeli sources report that the official count in the attacks is 8 killed and 30 injured.The attacks were carried out by unknown gunmen against a bus of off-duty Israeli soldiers, an […]

04 Aug
9:42

Turkey Not Present For Annual Naval Exercises With Israel And US

For the second year in a row, Turkey is not participating in the naval drill, Reliant Mermaid, with Israel and the US. This action taken by Turkey is a result of the killing of nine Turkish activists from the 2010 Gaza Flotilla Raid.Greece has now replaced Turkey as a new […]

19 Jul
10:22

Israeli Navy Takes Over Dignity Ship

July 19, 2011 10:22 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Siege, International, News Report 0

Israeli sources reported that the Israeli Navy stopped, on Tuesday, the Dignity solidarity ship that was heading to deliver humanitarian supplies to the Gaza Strip, no clashes were reported. Israeli Radio, Reshet Bet, reported that around 10:30 in the morning, the Navy controlled the ship without any clashes, and that […]

20 Apr
4:35

Al Ahram: “New European Mediator In Shalit Talks”

April 20, 2011 4:35 PM Saed Bannoura Arab World, News Report, Prisoners 0

Egyptian Al Ahram Newspaper reported that a new European mediator has started mediation talks for the release of prisoner-of-war, corporal Gilad Shailt, captured by the resistance in Gaza since mid-June 2006.The paper quoted an anonymous Hamas source who refused to declare the nationality of the new mediator, but said that […]

08 Apr
5:59

Despite Ceasefire Declared by Palestinian Factions, Army Bombards More Areas In Gaza

April 8, 2011 5:59 PM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Despite the fact that the Palestinian factions, including the Hamas movement, in Gaza declared a ceasefire with Israel starting Thursday midnight, the Israeli army bombarded several areas, and carried out a number of aerial attacks in Gaza. The decision was made follow talks between different Palestinian factions in the Gaza […]

08 Apr
10:11

Palestinian Factions In Gaza Declare Ceasefire

Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip declared a ceasefire starting at 11 p.m. on Thursday. The declaration came following a day of escalation that led to the death of five Palestinians while dozens of residents, including children, were wounded. One student was seriously injured when a Palestinian shell hit a […]

08 Apr
9:03

Five Palestinians Killed, 40 Injured By Israeli Missiles In Gaza

Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip reported on Thursday that five Palestinians were killed and at least 40 residents, including children, were wounded in several Israeli air strikes and a ground attacks that were initiated on Thursday at noon. A fighter of the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of […]

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25 Mar
3:56

Palestine Today 03 24 2011

March 25, 2011 3:56 AM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 3 m 20s || 3.05 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Thursday, March 24, 2011. Palestinian news sources report two waves of air-strikes hitting the Gaza Strip. The first […]

24 Mar
7:35

Before Flying To Moscow, Netanyahu Approves Further Strikes In Gaza

March 24, 2011 7:35 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli sources reported Wednesday that Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, approved a series of strikes in the Gaza Strip before he headed to Russia.The decision came during a meeting he held at the Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, with Defense Minister, Ehud Barak, Deputy Defense Minister, Matan Vilnai, Army […]

13 Mar
4:58

Israeli forces abduct 20 Palestinians for interrogation following murder of settler family

After the stabbing deaths of five family members, including an 11-year old, 4-year old, and 3-month old baby on Friday night in the northern West Bank, Israeli troops set up checkpoints around the area and conducted raids on several villages and towns, abducting twenty.The Israeli military investigators have not indicated […]

13 Mar
2:40

Fayyad Denounces Stabbing That Led To The Death Of Settler Family

Palestinian Prime Minister, Dr. Salaam Fayyad, strongly denounced that stabbing attack that was carried out in Itamar settlement, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, leading to the death of five settlers; a father, mother and their three children.According to Israeli media reports, the victims were killed while sleeping […]

23 Jul
2:22

Israeli soldiers occupy a Lebanese village

As Israel continues its military attacks in Lebanon, Israeli soldiers occupied Maroun Al Ras village in southern Lebanon and claimed that the village was used by Hezbollah fighters. Major-General Benny Gantz, the spokesperson of the Israeli ground forces, said on Saturday that “after a fierce battle with Hezbollah fighters, the […]

30 May
3:30

Israel Warns Syria

Syria with paying a ‘heavy price’ if Hezbollah escalates militaryIMEMC Staff & Agencies, May 30, 2004 Israeli Army Northern Command General Benny Gantz on Saturday warned Syria with paying a ‘heavy price’ if Hezbollah escalates military activities along the Israel-Lebanon border. In an interview to Israeli TV Channel 2, Gantz […]

18 Nov
10:15

Netanyahu: “Government With Arab Coalition Partners Is A Serious Threat To Israel”

In a video message, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, “warned” that any government that has Arab (Palestinian) coalition partners “poses a serious threat to Israel.” In his message, Netanyahu stated that the Israeli President Reuven Rivlin asked him not to head to a new election. “We do not want a […]

28 Jan
10:25

Two Israeli Soldiers Killed, Seven Wounded, By Hezbollah Fighters

January 28, 2015 10:25 PM IMEMC & Agencies Arab World, Lebanon war, News Report 0

Israeli sources have reported, Wednesday, that two soldiers have been killed and seven injured in an attack carried out by fighters of the Lebanon-based Hezbollah party in the Shebaa farms, in southern Lebanon. A Spanish member of the UNIFIL was killed in the Israeli strike. The sources said that one […]