Gantz: I told the US I’ve ordered the IDF to prepare a strike against Iran

Defense minister says US still aligned with Israel, but has ‘broader priorities’ in region; senior defense official says attack on Iran will be hard without coordinating with US Defense Minister Benny Gantz said Friday that he notified US officials during meetings this week in Washington that he had instructed the Israel Defense Forces to prepareContinue reading “Gantz: I told the US I’ve ordered the IDF to prepare a strike against Iran”

Iranian commander says Israel can start the war, but Iran will end it – Tasnim

A top Iranian commander said on Thursday that if Israel starts a war, Iran will be the one to end it. “Any mistake by Israel in dealing with Tehran will accelerate its destruction,” IRGC Commander of Aerospace Force Amir Ali Hajizadeh was reported as saying by semi-official media Tasnim. Israel has pressed for a tougherContinue reading “Iranian commander says Israel can start the war, but Iran will end it – Tasnim”

Israeli spyware company NSO Group placed on US blacklist

Decision against company at heart of Pegasus project reflects deep concern about impact of spyware on US national security interests NSO Group has been placed on a US blacklist by the Biden administration after it determined the Israeli spyware maker has acted “contrary to the foreign policy and national security interests of the US”. The finding byContinue reading “Israeli spyware company NSO Group placed on US blacklist”

Israeli campaign aims to whip up US protests against Ben & Jerry’s — report

Cable includes instructions for working with pro-Israel groups to foment demonstrations outside corporate offices as part of pressure campaign seeking to reverse boycott decision A report Tuesday detailed plans for a campaign by Israel’s diplomatic corps to stir popular sentiment in the US and elsewhere against Ben & Jerry’s and Unilever, which announced this monthContinue reading “Israeli campaign aims to whip up US protests against Ben & Jerry’s — report”

Benjamin Netanyahu Feels ‘Cheated,’ Won’t Give ‘the Slightest Legitimacy’ to New Government, Lawmaker Says

Aformal ceremony was not held as Naftali Bennett took over as Israel’s prime minister due to Benjamin Netanyahu feeling “cheated” by the new government, the Associated Press reported. David Bitan told Kan public radio Netanyahu “doesn’t want to give even the slightest legitimacy to this matter.” The Sunday election ended Netanyahu’s 12-year rule with a close voteContinue reading “Benjamin Netanyahu Feels ‘Cheated,’ Won’t Give ‘the Slightest Legitimacy’ to New Government, Lawmaker Says”

Far-right politician would be Israel’s next PM in proposed deal

Yair Lapid says Naftali Bennett would serve first in proposed post-Netanyahu power-sharing deal The far-right Israeli politician Naftali Bennett will be the country’s next prime minister under a proposed power-sharing deal intended to oust Benjamin Netanyahu, the head of the opposition has confirmed. Yair Lapid said in a speech on Monday that his efforts to forgeContinue reading “Far-right politician would be Israel’s next PM in proposed deal”

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