U.S. anti-Hamas proposed resolution rejected by UNGA

An attempt by the United States to pass a resolution at the United Nations General Assembly, which sought to condemn the Islamist Hamas for its indiscriminate firing of rockets toward Israel’s civilian communities has failed. While a majority of the world-body’s General Assembly voted in favor, the draft resolution did not receive the necessary two-thirds … Read more

Netanyahu warns of consequence to Hezbollah’s aggression

In a conference call, which was obtained by TV7, former commander of the IDF’s elite engineering unit, Colonel in Reserve Atai Shelach, explained that the Hamas tunnel-network on Israel’s southern frontier with the Gaza Strip is far inferior to the capacity of Hezbollah’s underground operation. Colonel (Res.) Atai Shelach said, “You can’t compare it, it’s … Read more

Russia’s Putin invites Hamas’ leader for official meeting

The Russian ambassador to the Palestinians visited the Gaza Strip yesterday, during which he met with the Hamas Political Bureau Director Ismail Haniya. According to several statements by the Islamist Hamas and a Kremlin source, the Russian ambassador provided Haniya with an invitation from President Vladimir Putin to come to Moscow for an official meeting. … Read more

Czech President does not believe two-state solution possible

Czech President Milos Zeman visited his Israeli counterpart Reuven Rivlin at his residence in Jerusalem, during which he underscored that while for decades the international community discussed the inception of two independent states as the only solution to the decades old Israeli-Palestinian conflict; Prague could not share this position, as he does not see an … Read more

Israel’s core threats: Gaza, West Bank and Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attended a meeting of the IDF General Staff as Jerusalem’s top defense official for the first time, during which he emphasized his resolve “to guard the security of Israel in all arenas.” Netanyahu listed three major fronts, which are the core challenges Israel deals with, including: the Gaza Strip, the … Read more

Coalition crisis ends amid Israel’s regional challenges

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that the coalition crisis has ended, after reaching an agreement with his partners to preserve the government for its remaining duration, under Israeli law. In his words, “Over the past several days I spoke with the Chairmen of our coalition partners, I told them that at this time, we cannot … Read more

Hamas vows to target Tel Aviv in next round of fighting

While Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to have managed to salvage his government, following his decision to pursue an arrangement with the Islamist organizations in Gaza; the enclave rulers Hamas, together with they powerful allies Islamic jihad, continue to voice threats against Israel. During a memorial service for Hamas militants killed in the fire-fight that … Read more

Netanyahu: Southern Israel as important as Tel Aviv

Pressure on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continues to mount, after his Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi was strongly rebuked, after calling the over 460 rockets fired by Islamist terrorists from the Gaza Strip toward Israel’s southern communities this week “minor,” while noting that there is a difference between attacking the South of Israel and attacking … Read more

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman tenders his resignation

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman tendered his letter of resignation this morning, which will go into effect within 48 hours. A close confidant of the outgoing Defense Minister told TV7 that Lieberman’s decision to resign and withdraw his Yisrael Beiteinu faction from the coalition originated from ongoing frustration over the Prime Minister’s indecisive decision making vis-à-vis … Read more