Search Results for : Naftali Bennett

13 Sep

Naftali Bennett: Hezbollah and Iran Greatest Threat to Israeli Security

By Emma Von Larsen and Bettina Boye/PNN Various Israeli officials joined the IDC institute of Counterterrorism annual conference to discuss the development of terrorism and ways to counter, where Israeli minister of education, Naftali Bennett  emphasized that “modern Zionism has created a safe haven for Jewish people, and Iran threatens this” […]

22 Nov

Shaked says Trump’s Peace Deal a Waste Of Time, Moves for Bennett to Replace Lieberman

November 22, 2018 4:34 AM IMEMC News & Agencies News Report 0

The Israeli-Palestinian peace plan being prepared by US President Donald Trump is “a waste of time,” extremist Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said, on Wednesday. Speaking before hundreds of ambassadors and attachĂ©s, at the Jerusalem Post Diplomats’ Conference, in Jerusalem, Shaked added that the differences between Israelis and Palestinians are too great. […]

24 Nov

Bennett: It’s time to recognize the West Bank as ‘Israel’

Israeli minister Naftali Bennett has reiterated his call for the occupied West Bank to be formally annexed, speaking on Monday evening at an event organised by pro-settler news site Arutz Sheva. Education Minister and Diaspora Affairs Minister, Bennett declared that Israel has “a very rare opportunity now”, referring to US […]

15 Oct

Bennett to Demand Cutting Ties with Palestinian Authority

Right-wing Israeli Education  Minister Naftali Bennet will demand, during a government on Sunday, to cut relations with the Palestinian Authority (PA), in light of the reconciliation agreement between Hamas and Fateh, Israeli Channel 2 reported Bennet  will demand the cancellation of all agreements signed with the PA, including the abolition […]

04 Oct

Bennett Demands Halt of PA Revenue Transfer as Netanyahu Condemns Reconciliation

Israeli right wing Education Minister Naftali Bennett called on Israel to terminate the transfer of tax revenue to the Palestinian Authority (PA), in response to both Palestine’s new membership in the INTERPOL and to the current reconciliation process between Hamas and the PA. In yet another extremist statement, he said […]

12 Feb

Israeli Transportation Minister: ‘Bennett wants to drag the entire country into a war’ (VIDEO)

Israeli Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz, on Sunday, slammed the Education Minister Naftali Bennett, saying that he wants to drag the “entire country into a war.” “Cabinet members should not criticize things just to gain political points. Here is a Cabinet minister and the head of a small party who wants […]

09 Jul

Bennett Calls for ‘Kidnapping’ of Palestinians

Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett advocated, on Thursday, for Israelis to kidnap Palestinians, to be used as leverage to obtain the release of two Israeli civilians and the bodies of two soldiers held in the besieged Gaza Strip, Israeli media reported. In an interview with Radio Darom, Bennett — who […]

19 Nov

Bennett: ‘We should have killed more terrorists’ (VIDEO)

November 19, 2015 12:38 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Minister of Education MK Naftali Bennett said, on Wednesday, that “[Israelis] should have killed more terrorists,” in response to the Arab MK (Member of Knesset), Hanin Zoabi’s condemnations of boasting about killing innocent civilians.PNN reports that Bennett’s statement came during the cabinet meeting, where MK Hanin Zoabi, from the […]

17 May

Bennett Wants to See Palestinians Become ‘Water Carriers and Wood Hewers’ for Jews

If you think that the UN was wrong in labeling Zionism as a racist movement, think again.Of course, Zionist crimes, committed in the name of Judaism and the Jewish people, have not stopped ever since Zionist supremacists declared their plans to create an exclusive Jewish state in Palestine in the […]

05 Sep

Bennett: “Palestinian State Is Not An Option”

September 5, 2014 2:21 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Economy Minister of the extremist Jewish Home Party, Naftali Bennett, said that establishing a Palestinian State is not an option, or a viable solution, and called on Netanyahu to shift his policies.Bennett said that the past two months “should push every person, politician, who believes a two-state solution is […]

17 Jun

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 […]

25 May

Bennett Proposes to Demolish Wall and Annex Area C

Israeli newspaper, Hayom, reports that Naftali Bennett, Israeli Minister of Economy and head of the Jewish Home Party, has suggested in an article he wrote for the Wall Street Journal to demolish a portion of the Israeli ‘separation wall’, in a move to annex Area C to the state of […]

24 May

Bennett Suggests ‘Stability Plan’ Over Peace Talks

Israeli minister of economy and leader of the Jewish Home Party, Naftali Bennett, has suggested a new plan for peace in Palestine, calling for dismantling the security barrier in the West Bank and letting Palestinians govern themselves. According to Al Ray, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal on […]

02 Dec

Bennett: “No Palestinian State, No To Any Withdrawal”

December 2, 2013 12:51 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israel’s Economy Minister, Naftali Bennett, stated that Israel should never allow the establishment of a Palestinian State, and should never “give the Palestinians any piece of land”.Bennett, who is also the head of the Jewish Home Party, told Israeli TV that “President Mahmoud Abbas does not want peace”, and alleged […]

17 Oct

Bennett: “We Will Leave Coalition Should Government Grant Concessions to Palestinians”

October 17, 2013 4:01 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Leader of the Jewish Home Party, Israeli Economy and Trade Minister, Naftali Bennett, threatened that his party would withdraw from the government coalition with Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, of the Likud Party, should Israel “grant any concession to the Palestinians in peace talks”.Israeli daily Maariv said that Bennett, who […]

13 Apr

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 […]

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27 Mar

Israeli Escalation Continues for Second Night; Egyptian Mediators Arrive in Gaza

After Israel’s assault on Gaza Monday night, Israel’s Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan, told Israeli army radio on Tuesday morning that Israel will “continue to exact a very heavy price from Hamas for its attacks on Israeli citizens”, Israel’s Haaretz reported. Erdan acknowledged that Hamas was willing to agree to […]

27 Feb

US Supporting Settlement Expansion as Israeli Elections Draw Near

by Madeeha Araj/ NBPRS/ The National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements said, in its latest weekly report, that  the ruling Israeli right-wing in Israel is racing time in order to get the votes of the Israelis, particularly those of the settlers. It escalates land confiscation campaigns throughout the […]

10 Feb

Israeli Ministers Move Forward with Historic West Bank Settlement Plan

Dozens of Israeli ministers and senior officials from the Likud political party and other right-wing parties have signed a petition to settle two million Jews across the occupied West Bank. Israeli Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein and ministers Gilad Erdan, Miri Regev, Yisrael Katz of the Likud party, Ayelet Shaked and […]

25 Dec

PCHR Strongly Condemns Israeli Knesset’s Approval of First Preliminary Reading of Bill to Expel Families of Palestinians Involved in Attacks

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR): On Wednesday, 19 December 2018, the Israeli Knesset approved the first preliminary reading of a bill to expel families of Palestinians involved in attacks to other areas in the West Bank. Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) denounces in the strongest terms the approval of […]

22 Dec

Gideon Levy Has No Sympathy for Colonists as a Group

Veteran Israeli journalist Gideon Levy says all colonists and all Israelis share responsibility for the occupation and apartheid system in Palestine. There is sympathy for individuals, but there is no symmetry: the power is on the Israeli side. TRNN Video & Transcript SHIR HEVER: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m […]

17 Dec

Families of Palestinian Attackers to be Expelled under New Israeli Law

Israeli Minister of Education from the right-wing “Jewish Home” party, Naftali Bennett, will present a law to expel the families of Palestinians who carried out anti-Israeli attacks, the Maariv daily reported on Saturday. The newspaper quoted senior officials of the Shin Bet (General Security Service) who strongly support the law, […]

04 Sep

Report: Israel Using Judicial System to Facilitate Settlement Project

Madeeha Araj/ NBPRS/PNN (photo: The illegal settlement of Ofra, Reuters) The National Bureau for Defending the Land and Resisting Settlement stated that the Israeli Central Court’s resolution on keeping hundreds of settlement units in the occupied West Bank, under an Israeli judicial procedure called “market regulations,” is a dangerous precedent […]

19 Aug

Tension Mounts Over Truce Deal between Israel and Hamas: Report

Disagreements within the Netanyahu administration have increased tensions between Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Education Minister Naftali Bennett, Israeli media reports. Yedioth Ahronoth daily writes, according to the PNN, that Education Minister Bennett, head of the Jewish House Party, thinks Lieberman’s surrender to Hamas would lead to war, while […]

10 Apr

Israeli Officials Commend Soldier Cheering after Sniping Palestinian Boy (VIDEO)

Several Israeli ministers and Knesset Members praised an Israeli sniper who cheered after shooting an unarmed Palestinian boy near Gaza’s borders. (See video below.) Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that the soldier “deserves an appreciation certificate” for doing his job properly. Education Minister Naftali Bennett came “Anyone who was […]

30 Mar

Israel’s Annexation Crusade in Jerusalem: The Role of Ma’ale Adumim and the E1 Corridor

by Zena Agha Overview In recent months, Israel has made a series of relentless attempts to annex settlements bordering Jerusalem. The most ambitious: The Greater Jerusalem bill, which sought to annex Ma’ale Adumim, Givat Zeev, Beitar Illit, and the Etzion bloc – a settlement cluster between Jerusalem and Hebron –and which was […]

11 Mar

When Left is Right: How Palestinians Can Burst Israel’s Political Bubble

by Amjad Iraqi on March 11, 2018 Overview Although no indictments have been issued yet, Israelis are speculating whether the latest developments in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption scandals finally mark the beginning of his political demise. The second-longest serving prime minister after David Ben-Gurion, Netanyahu has had a profound impact on Israel’s political scene […]

03 Mar

Right Wing Parties Politicize Israeli Judiciary to Legitimize Illegal Settlements

Israel’s judiciary system reportedly did not, and still does not, act in isolation from Israeli political considerations in many stations related to Palestinian lives and the ongoing conflict on the ground, between settlers, the government of Israel and Palestinian citizens. The judicial system usually intervenes under the direction of the […]

16 Feb

Netanyahu Could Fall for Corruption, Not War Crimes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political future is in jeopardy, but his most serious crimes have nothing to do with the corruption charges that he may face, says Shir Hever. Shir Hever is an economist working at The Real News Network. His economic research focuses on Israeli occupation of the Palestinian […]

10 Jan

Israeli Settler Shot and Killed in Drive-By Shooting

An Israeli settler, identified as 35-year old Rabbi Raziel Shevach, was shot and killed Tuesday while driving on an Israeli settler-only road near a colonial outpost in the northern part of the West Bank, near Nablus. update 9:40 am January 10th 2018: Israeli Education Minister, Naftali Bennett, the head of […]

04 Jan

First Reading of Death Penalty Bill for Palestinian Prisoners Approved

The Israeli Knesset approved, on Wednesday, a first reading of death penalty bill, which would allow Israel to execute Palestinian prisoners accused of taking part in “operations” against an Israeli target. Right-wing leader of the Jewish Home party Naftali Bennett proposed the bill, which was approved by a vote of […]

03 Jan

“United Jerusalem Bill” Approved by Israeli Parliament

The Israeli Knesset approved, on Monday night, the second and third readings of the so-called United Jerusalem Bill, which takes occupied Jerusalem from any future deal with Palestinians. Sources said, according to Days of Palestine, that 64 extremist Jewish MKs voted in favour of the bill, while 51 voted against […]

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20 Dec

Second Young Woman from Tamimi Family Abducted by Israeli Soldiers in Nabi Saleh

Following the highly-publicized abduction of 16-year old Ahed Tamimi on Tuesday, along with her mother, Israeli soldiers entered the town of Nabi Saleh again early Wednesday morning and abducted Noor Tamimi, one of Ahed’s relatives, from her bed. Noor and Ahed are apparently being targeted for a video that went […]

09 Dec

After Trump’s Jerusalem H-Bomb: Weighing Options for Palestinians

by Nadia Hijab Protests around the world are planned against US president Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. In so doing, Trump dispensed with such details as boundaries and borders – indeed with international law itself – and repeated the long hollowed-out US commitment to facilitate “a lasting peace agreement.” Given […]

26 Sep

UN Chief to Submit Third Report on 2334 Settlement Resolution as Israel Prepares to Build Thousands of New Housing Units

The Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations, Dr. Riyad Mansour, announced that the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, will submit his third report on the resolution 2334 related to denouncing the Israeli settlements in Palestine, and considering them a violation of the international law. Mansour said, in an interview […]

04 Sep

Palestinian Who Was Shot Last Month By Israeli Forces Dies of His Wounds

September 4, 2017 3:23 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, Prisoners 0

A 21-year old Palestinian, Raed As’ad Salhi, who was shot on August 9th during an Israeli military raid of Deheishe refugee camp in Bethlehem died of his wounds on Sunday. Salhi had been shot multiple times in the chest and abdomen, puncturing his liver and landing him in critical condition […]

24 Jul

Israeli Cabinet Convenes to Discuss Al-Aqsa Gates

The Israeli cabinet is to convene Monday, for the second time, to discuss the electronic gates that are erected at the Al-Aqsa mosque, Hebrew channel 10 reported. According to the site, the cabinet decided to convene today as the last meeting went on for six hours, without any results. There […]

21 Jul

Israeli Bill to Annex Jerusalem Passes Knesset Reading

View of Jerusalem’s Old City district,  seen on April 14, 2014. (AFP/Thomas Coex/File) A bill claiming to be about stopping divisions of Jerusalem by requiring a two-third majority in Israel’s parliament in order to do so, passed its preliminary reading in the Knesset, on Wednesday. The bill, titled “Basic Law: […]

12 Jul

UNESCO Decision on Hebron Praised by Council for International Relations, Scorned by Israel

Palestine appreciated the UNESCO decision of designating Hebron and the two adjoined shrines at its heart –  Tomb of the Patriarchs and the Muslim Ibrahimi Mosque – as a “Palestinian World Heritage Site in Danger”. The Council for International Relations said, in a press release, that  the decision halts the […]

06 Jul

Report: Netanyahu Vows to Continue Settlement Construction as Jerusalem Municipality Schemes to Judaize the City

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, in a most provocative way, recently visited the illegal Ariel settlement, and laid the foundation stone for new settlement units at the local university, asserting that Ariel will remain a main part of Israel, adding that building in it and other settlements of the Palestinian territories […]

04 Jul

Netanyahu Vetoes Bill to Prevent Division of Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday blocked a legislation that would prevent the division of Jerusalem, Israeli media reported, according to Al Ray. According to the Jerusalem Post, the Prime Minister’s office explained the reason as Netanyahu wanting the coalition to reach a consensus on what the bill would […]

23 Jun

Lieberman: No Return to Israel for Palestinian Refugees

During a speech at Israel’s Herzliya conference, aimed at discussing the country’s national policies, ultraright Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman rejected the possibility of Palestinian refugees from historic Palestine, which Israel was built on, being able to return to their lands within the 1967 borders, a right that is upheld […]

21 Jun

Report: Settlement Expansion Unprecedented amidst International Failure to End It

~ Madeeha Araj/ nbprs/pnn Since the beginning of the year, the West Bank, and especially East Jerusalem, is witnessing an acceleration of settlement construction, the largest in 25 years. Minister of Defense in Israel, Avigdor Lieberman, said that permits for building settlements in the West Bank, during the first half of […]

29 May

Israeli Curriculum to be Taught in Palestinian Schools

The Israeli cabinet approved, on Sunday, a plan to expand the teaching of Israeli curriculum in East Jerusalem Palestinian schools for the next five years. According to Al Ray, the plan proposed an increase within the first grade, along with an increase in the number of those eligible for the Israeli “Bagrut” […]

09 Mar

BDS Ban Passes, Foreign Boycott Supporters Forbidden from Entering Israel

The Israeli parliament of the Knesset passed an amendment into law, Monday evening, which forbids entry into Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory by foreigners calling for a boycott of Israel, Israeli media reported. According to Israeli newspaper Haaretz, the amendment, which passed its final readings with 46 MKs voting […]

26 Feb

(VIDEO) Sentencing of Israeli Soldier for Killing of Palestinian Exposes Contradictions of Occupation

Shir Hever is an Economist working at The Real News Network. His economic research focuses on Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory; international aid to the Palestinians and to Israel; the effects of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories on the Israeli economy; and the boycott, divestment and sanctions […]

06 Feb

Netanyahu Asks for Deferment on Settlement Vote

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made a request to defer a Knesset vote that would legalize settler homes built on privately owned Palestinian land, Israeli media reported Sunday. The request, which was made at a weekly meeting of coalition party leaders, came after Netanyahu said that the bill is expected […]

25 Jan

Settler Living in Illegal Outpost Orders Demolition of Palestinian Homes

~ Madeeha Araj/ National Bureau for the Defending of Land and Resisting Settlement/PNN The racism in Israel is reflected in every aspect of life, the most recent of which comes within the context of disclosing that the head of the Regional Unit for enforcing laws of planning and building at the […]

28 Dec

Committee Cancels Vote to Approve East Jerusalem Settlements

Israel’s Jerusalem municipality has reportedly cancelled plans to vote on approving the construction of new Israeli settlement units, in occupied East Jerusalem, that were initially put forward to defy a new United Nations Security Council resolution, which has reaffirmed that Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory are illegal under international […]

17 Dec

Amona Settlers Reject Plan to Relocate

Israeli media, on Wednesday, said that 40 Israeli families have rejected a government plan to be relocated from their houses. PNN reports that, according to Israeli media, the offer proposed by Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett, and approved by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was to “relocate the homes to abandoned Palestinian […]

27 Nov

As firefighters try to control wildfires, Israeli troops abduct 23 Palestinians for ‘arson’

Despite a total lack of evidence of any human cause of the wildfires that have burned in Israel for nearly a week, Israeli troops have detained 23 Palestinians. This follows a statement Thursday by Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett, who claimed “only someone who this land does not belong to […]

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26 Nov

This Week in Palestine Week 47 2016

November 26, 2016 12:14 AM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for November 19, to the 25, 2016. This week a Palestinian child and a man were killed by Israeli troop in separate attacks in the West Bank meanwhile the Israeli […]

20 Nov

With Trump in Power, Israel to Resume Construction of Thousands of “Frozen” Settlement Units

The Israeli Planning and Construction Committee, on Sunday, announced that Israel intends to build thousands of new settlement units in the occupied West Bank, now that Donald Trump has been elected to the United States presidential office, saying that the settlement project was “frozen for years, for fear of angering Obama.” […]

19 Nov

Israel Consolidates Grip on Golan Under Cover of Syria’s Chaos

Israeli landmines in the occupied Golan Heights pose a lethal risk to farmers. ~Matt Broomfield, Electronic Intifada “Listen,” Salman Fakherldeen said. “Do you hear?” Below the drone of a farmer’s tractor, the distant clatter of automatic gunfire steadily increased in volume and intensity. Fakherldeen is an activist in the Israeli-occupied […]

14 Nov

Palestinian Leadership to Approach UN Security Council over New Israeli Laws

Palestinian presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina warned of the danger of Israel’s latest procedures of establishing legislation outposts and preventing prayer call through mosque loudspeakers, which is said will drag the region into a disaster. Abu Rudeina , on Sunday evening, said that these measures are completely unacceptable, adding that […]

11 Nov

Settlements Aren’t an Obstacle to Peace says Top Trump Advisor

Jason Greenblatt, prospective advisor to Donald Trump on Israel, emboldens Israeli hopes of annexing the West Bank.  ~Sergio Yahni, Alternative Information Center (AIC) The U.S. election results, on Wednesday, were welcomed with excitement in Israel. Israeli minister of education Naftali Bennett (Habait Hayehudi) called the election of Donald Trump a […]

17 Oct

Israelis Exert Pressure to Cancel UNESCO Vote

Chairman of UNESCO’s Executive Board, Michael Worbs, says that communications have been underway to reach a consensus over a recent resolution denying Jewish ties to al-Aqsa Mosque, in annexed East Jerusalem. Worbs said, according to the PNN, that more time and dialogue between the members of the board are needed […]

01 Aug

An Interview with Badran Jabber

August 1, 2016 12:17 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Hebron, Interview 0

‘There is the idea that a nation that oppresses another nation is not free. I would say that in the case of Israel, even the beneficiaries of the occupation are not free.’ Badran Jabber is a veteran progressive activist, politician, and freed political prisoner living in the West Bank city […]

02 Jul

Hebron Blockade Continues, Thousands of Permits Revoked

The Israeli-imposed blockade on the occupied southern West Bank district of Hebron (al-Khalil) remained in effect, on Saturday, after Israeli forces sealed the entire district while maintaining a complete lock-down on the village of Bani Naim, and revoking travel permits to Israel for some 2,700 of its residents, and reportedly […]

01 Jul

Hebron City under Blockade, Escalation

The entire city of Hebron was placed under a general closure, on Friday, while transfers of tax collected by Israel on behalf of the Palestinians were also cut, following a series of deadly incidents that left three Palestinians and two Israelis killed in two days. An Israeli army spokesperson told […]

07 Apr

Israeli Government To Approve Millions Of Dollars In Aid To West Bank Colonies

The Israeli Government, headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is set to approve more than 45 Million Israeli Shekels in aid to Jewish colonies, in the occupied West Bank, under the pretext of “helping families impacted by terrorism.” The government will be holding its weekly cabinet meeting this Sunday, and […]

13 Jan

Disclosure: Settlers’ Plan to Create ‘Messianic Kingdom’

Israel decided to use torture against it’s own, as the internal intelligence service, last year, struggled with the uncovering of a murder case against the Palestinian baby Ali Dawabsha and his parents, Riham and Saad. They were killed on July 31, last year, in their home, in the village of […]

02 Jan

Israeli-Palestinian Love Story Banned

The Israeli Ministry of Education has banned “Borderline” from use in high schools.The Ministry explained its decision to ban Dorit Rabinya’s “Borderline” from high schools as to maintain “the identity and heritage of students in every sector” and out of concern that “intimate relations between Jews and non-Jews threatens the […]

24 Dec

Former Shin Bet Chief Backs ‘Breaking the Silence’

December 24, 2015 6:00 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The former head of Israel’s Shin Bet intelligence agency has publicly backed a group of former soldiers under fire for whistle blowing on alleged abuses by the Israeli army. Former Shin Bet head Major General Ami Ayalon and retired senior police official Elik Ron published an advert, in Haaretz, supporting […]

07 Dec

Netanyahu to Kerry: Israel Will Not Be A ‘Bi-national’ State

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Sunday, rejected statements made by US Secretary of State, John Kerry, that Israel is shifting towards being a “bi-national state”.According to Jpost Israeli news outlet, Netanyahu said “I want to make clear, Israel will not be a bi-national state,” under claims that the Palestinian […]

06 Oct

Attackers’ Homes Demolished at Netanyahu’s Urging

Israeli forces, on Tuesday, demolished two homes belonging to the families of Palestinians who carried out attacks on Israelis last year, just hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for a new process to expedite home demolitions.Locals in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabal al-Mukabbir told Ma’an News Agency […]

25 Jul

This Week in Palestine Week 30 2015

July 25, 2015 4:04 AM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Audio Link After Text Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for July 18th, to the 24th, 2015. Two Palestinians are killed this week by Israeli army gunfire meanwhile Israel continues to put obstacles in the path of peace by increasing […]

24 Jul

New Israeli Panel Formed to Legalize West Bank Outposts

The Israeli justice ministry established a committee Tuesday that ‘legalize’ the settlements set up on the West Bank lands.Israeli cabinet secretary Avichai Mendelblit will head the committee, which had been called for in the coalition agreement between Naftali Bennett’s Habayit Hayehudi and Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud. It will submit its conclusions […]

09 May

PLO Challenges Netanyahu’s ‘Government of War’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new right-wing religious ‘government of war’ is a blow to an already stagnating peace process, PLO officials said Thursday, vowing to fight it on the international stage.The PLO blasted Israel’s ‘extremist’ cabinet, after Netanyahu announced a coalition government that gave him a slim parliamentary majority […]

08 May

New Israeli Government To Legalize Random Outposts

Israeli sources reported Friday that an agreement was reached between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the “Jewish Home” Party, to legalize random colonial outposts, built on Palestinian lands, in the occupied West Bank.Israeli Channel 7 has reported that the agreement came following pressure from the head of the Jewish […]

26 Jan

Israel to Expand Efrat Settlement Beyond Apartheid Wall

The Israeli Housing and Construction Ministry has designated some $215,000 for expansion of the illegal settlement of Efrat, near Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, said Israeli daily Haaretz, Monday.According to WAFA, it said that former Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, earlier, ordered the establishment of a farm on the […]

15 Dec

Israeli and American Academics Demand US and EU to Sanction Israeli Leaders

PNN reports that a group of Israeli and American academics calling themselves ‘genuine Zionists’ have sent written demands to the US government and European countries insisting that they impose sanctions on Israeli politicians Naftali Bennett, Uri Ariel, Moshe Feiglin and PM Benjamin Netanyahu.This demand, according to Haaretz, comes as a […]

19 Nov

Israel to Admit 6,000 Ukrainian Jewish Refugees

The Israeli government plans to provide shelter to 6,000 Jews who were internally displaced by the Western-backed conflict in the Ukraine, according to Israeli newspaper Maariv.Al Ray correspondence reports that the plan comes in light of the domestic infighting taking place in Ukraine, which is leading to the displacement of […]

18 Nov

Abbas Denounces Jerusalem Attack, Netanyahu: Abbas And Hamas Responsible

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas denounced the Jerusalem yeshiva attack that led to the death of four Israelis, and demanded Israel to stop its provocative attacks and invasions into the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the occupied City.Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, said, “Incitement by Abbas and Hamas movement” led to the attack. […]

04 Nov

Obama Threatening to Lift Ban on US-Israeli Veto?

According to recent Israeli and UK media releases, US President Barack Obama has threatened to drop the veto at the United Nations Security Council.The United States has a long history of using this power to block anti-Israel measures and has, in response to continued Israeli rejection of US demands regarding […]

27 Oct

4 Palestinian Homes Demolished Near Hebron

Israeli forces, on Monday, demolished four Palestinian homes belonging to the al-Hazaleen family in the Hebron village of Yatta, in the occupied West Bank.Ibrahim Hazaleen, who monitors settlement activity in the area said, according to Al Ray, that a large group of Israeli soldiers and a bulldozer stormed the village, […]

02 Oct

Bennet Says Taking Over Palestinian Houses a ‘Historic Achievement’

October 2, 2014 6:24 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israel’s Minister of Economy Naftali Bennett has described the recent settler takeover of Palestinian houses, in the neighborhood of Silwan, occupied East Jerusalem, as a ‘historic achievement.’ On Wednesday morning, Israeli settlers stormed al-Aqsa Mosque again, under police protection.According to Al Ray Palestinina Media Agency, Bennett welcomed what he described […]

28 Sep

Tel Aviv, Washington: “Abbas’s UN Speech, Unilateral And Provocative”

September 28, 2014 5:16 AM Saed Bannoura International, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The United States and Tel Aviv strongly denounced the Friday speech of President Mahmoud Abbas at the UN General Assembly calling for ending the ongoing Israeli occupation and violations, dubbing it as “counterproductive,’ a “unilateral move” and “provocative.”During his speech, Abbas called for a resolution to ensure Israel’s complete withdrawal […]

27 Aug

Half of Israeli Political-Security Cabinet Opposes Ceasefire Agreement

August 27, 2014 4:57 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

According to Israeli National Radio, Avigdor Lieberman (Foreign Minister), Naftali Bennett (Industry, Trade and Labor Minister), Gilad Erdan (Home Front Defense Minister) and Yitzhak Aharonovich (Internal Security Minister) oppose the Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire agreement.The PNN reports that Naftali Bennett has requested that PM Benjamin Netanyahu hold a cabinet session, in order […]

31 Jul

Netanyahu Rejected Plan to Assassinate Hamas Leaders

According to Israeli media, Benjamin Netanyahu rejected a proposal to kill Hamas political leaders in response to the ongoing firing of rockets by resistance fighters from Gaza to Israel.Newspaper Israel Today said, Wednesday morning, that a proposal was presented to the Israeli prime minister regarding a plan to kill Hamas […]

28 Jul

Netanyahu Stops Pretending to Support Sovereign Palestinian State

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opposes the creation of a sovereign Palestinian state in the West Bank, he told reporters last week in remarks that largely have been overlooked. “There cannot be a situation, under any agreement, in which we relinquish security control of the territory west of the River […]

27 Jul

During Sunday ‘Ceasefire’, Israel Kills 10 Palestinians, 4 Others Die of Earlier Wounds

Update: Around 6 pm, another Palestinian was shot and killed by Israeli forces, this time in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip. He has been identified as: Essam Ibrahim Abu Shab 42. This brings the total so far Sunday to 10 Palestinians killed – in what was claimed to […]

10 Jul

Israel claims 117 shells fired by Palestinian resistance since Tuesday; no injuries reported

In contrast to the Israeli attack on Gaza, which escalated on Tuesday and has resulted in 79 Palestinians killed and over 500 injured, including entire families wiped out while sleeping in their homes; the Israeli government has claimed that Palestinian fighters fired 117 shells toward Israel in the same time […]

09 Jun

Rocket Fired from Gaza to Ashkalon

According to Israeli media, a Palestinian rocket was fired from Gaza at midnight, this morning, into open area in Ashkelon. In related news, Israeli Minister of Economy Naftali Bennett has stated that the failure of peace in the region is due to Gaza rocket fire.The sources stated that an alarm […]

06 Jun

Ya’alon Demands Abbas To Disarm Hamas, Control Gaza

June 6, 2014 12:55 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Defense Minister, Moshe Ya’alon, called on the Israeli Government of Benjamin Netanyahu to act on controlling the Gaza Strip, and to disarm the Hamas movement, along with other armed resistance groups in the coastal region.Ya’alon claimed that Abbas cannot control Gaza, and that Israel wants to disarm the Hamas […]

04 May

Yair Lapid: Israel May Still Negotiate with Hamas

Israeli finance minister and chairman of the Yesh Atid Party, Yair Lapid, has stated to the Wall Street Journal that there is a chance for Israel to potentially conduct talks with Hamas if the group ‘renounces terror’ and ‘recognizes Israel’.He added that this is not the first time something of […]

21 Apr

PLO Delegation to Head to Gaza for Reconciliation Meetings

A delegation from the PLO will visit the Gaza Strip, within the next two days, for meetings to discuss reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas, a member of the delegation said.Bassam al-Salhi told Ma’an News Agency that the visit to Gaza is part of an effort to implement reconciliation agreements reached […]

13 Apr

Peretz: Time to Settle Netanyahu Government’s Position

Via Hebew radio, Israeli Minister of Environmental Protection, Amir Peretz, strongly criticized, on Saturday evening, the right-wing ‘Jewish Home’ party, describing it as ‘the party of national hypocrisy’, with accusations of empathetic support for settlers, if even indirectly.According to a report by the Palestinian News Network (PNN), Peretz expressed, in […]

09 Apr

Israeli Minister Slams Kerry’s Statements

April 9, 2014 1:08 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, News Report, Peace process 0

Israeli Minister of Economy and head of the Jewish Home Party, Naftali Bennett, denounced statements by US Secretary of State, John Kerry, which criticized Israel’s settlement construction and expansion activities.On his Facebook page, Bennett said that Israel’s construction and expansion of Jewish settlements “is not a boom in construction, it’s […]

27 Mar

Uncertainty Over Fourth Palestinian Prisoner Release

March 27, 2014 4:29 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israel’s Economy Minister, Naftali Bennett, said that Israel will reconsider the fourth and final release of Palestinian prisoners.Bennett said, on Tuesday, that the release of the 104 prisoners detained before the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993, on four stages, was a gesture for resuming peace talks, which have […]

20 Mar

Israeli Minister Threatens to Resign if Any More Palestinians are Released from Imprisonment

March 20, 2014 12:05 PM Celine Hagbard Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

A day after the Israeli government announced a delay in the promised release of 30 long-term Palestinian prisoners, Israeli Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon threatened, on Wednesday, to resign from his position if the release is carried out – a move which his critics claim is a political maneuver and […]

10 Feb

Israeli PM, Top Ministers Meet Over Boycott Threat

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with three of his top ministers to discuss ways to deal with the threat of economic boycotts against Israel, media reported Monday.(Ma’an/AFP) The meeting on Sunday night was attended by Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, Economy Minister Naftali Bennett and Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz, […]

25 Oct

Israel To Vote on Draft Law Preventing Release Of Detainees

October 25, 2013 11:30 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli daily, Maariv, has reported that the Israeli cabinet will be holding a vote on a new law meant to prevent the government from releasing Palestinian political prisoners. The votes only comes a few days before Israel implements second phase of releasing detainees.The Jewish Home party, a fundamentalist coalition partner […]

19 Jul

This Week in Palestine Week 29 2013

July 19, 2013 9:20 PM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 08 m 15s || 7.55 MB || Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for July 13th to the 19th 2013. U.S Secretary of State visit to the region attempting to […]

19 Aug

Israeli settlers expand campaign to manipulate entries on Wikipedia

The internet’s open-source, user-edited encyclopedia called ‘Wikipedia’ has been targeted by Israeli governmental and non-governmental partisans since its inception, who have attempted to manipulate its contents to promote a Zionist agenda. This week, Israeli settlers launched a course for right-wing Israelis interested in helping to manipulate the contents of entries […]

22 Aug

Israeli Police Bar Entry of Books to Al-Aqsa Mosque

On Tuesday, Israeli police stationed at the gates leading to Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, in Jerusalem’s Old City, prevented the entry of textbooks destined for three Palestinian schools located inside the Muslim holy compound. The books were going to two high schools and a kindergarten. The police prevented the entry of […]