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Shaked, Gantz to meet today to discus 'young settlements'

Shaked, Gantz to meet today to discus 'young settlements'

Defense, Interior Ministers to discuss connecting 'young settlements' to water, electricity grids.

Grovelling before Abbas

Grovelling before Abbas

Abbas runs rings around Biden and Bennett. Op-ed.

Gantz: We need US for Iran issue

Gantz: We need US for Iran issue

DM promises legal advances regarding young communities, but says that, at the moment, he doesn't want tensions with US.

Defense Minister Gantz meets with King Abdullah of Jordan

Defense Minister Gantz meets with King Abdullah of Jordan

Gantz and King Abdullah II meet and discuss the importance of maintaining ties between Jordan and Israel for security in the region.

Mahmoud Abbas plays Benny Gantz for a fool

Mahmoud Abbas plays Benny Gantz for a fool

Israel’s defense minister's latest session with the Palestinian Authority leader was certainly not “confidence-building.” Opinion.

'Abbas pays money to terrorists thanks to Gantz'

Bereaved families: Abbas pays money to terrorists thanks to Gantz

Families of terrorist victims protest outside Gantz home following his meeting with PA chairman.

Gantz: It is my duty to prevent war

Gantz: It is my duty to prevent war

Defense Minister dismisses criticism of his meeting with PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

Bennett: I have no intentions of meeting Abbas

Bennett: I have no intentions of meeting Abbas

Prime Minister says he approved not only the meeting between Defense Minister and PA chairman, but also the location.

Gantz 'views with gravity activities of Lehava'

Defense Minister Benny Gantz 'views with gravity activities of Lehava'

Lehava head Bentzi Gopstein: "Gantz should support us, not our enemies."

No afterglow from Gantz’s meeting with Abbas

No afterglow from Gantz’s meeting with Abbas

Did Gantz know he was being played? What’s it all about? Opinion.

Palestinian leaders are burying their own dream

Palestinian leaders are burying their own dream

At this rate, 2022 could wind up becoming the year that puts paid to what little remains of idea of Palestinian nationalism. Opinion.

Gantz promotes 'Equality Law' & IDF reform

Gantz promotes 'Equality Law' & IDF reform

DM Gantz intends to promote 2 new Basic Laws meant to complement Nationality Law of 2018, and promote reform in IDF. Shaked opposes.

Justice Minister: Meeting with Abbas was unnecessary

Justice Minister: Meeting with Abbas was unnecessary

'Meeting between DM Gantz and PA chief not very important,' Justice Min. Sa'ar says.

Blow to Hamas: IDF confiscates NIS 2.6 million in cryptocurrency

Blow to Hamas: IDF confiscates NIS 2.6 million in cryptocurrency

Defense Minister Benny Gantz leads a massive operation, seizing virtual wallets of companies in Gaza that are funding terrorist activity.

US welcomes Gantz-Abbas meeting

US welcomes Gantz-Abbas meeting

State Department spokesperson: US very pleased Gantz hosted Abbas at his home in Israel.

Israel to transfer 100M NIS to PA, grant VIP entry permits

Israel to transfer 100M NIS to PA, grant VIP entry permits

Gantz vows 'confidence-building' package for Palestinian authority include cash transfers, status approvals for thousands of Palestinians.

'I wouldn't invite someone who pays murderers to my home'

'I wouldn't invite someone who pays those who murderer Israelis to my home'

Defense Min. Gantz's behaviors aren't contributing to coalition's stability, ministers say.

Hamas condemns Gantz-Abbas meeting

Hamas condemns Gantz-Abbas meeting

Hamas says meeting between Gantz and PA chairman "is a stabbing in the back of the intifada".

Benny Gantz hosts PA chairman Abbas at his home

With Bennett's consent: Benny Gantz hosts PA chairman Abbas at his home

Defense Minister meets PA chairman at his home in Rosh HaAyin. Meeting was coordinated with Prime Minister Bennett's office.

Gantz seeks to relocate Homesh yeshiva to Eviatar

Gantz seeks to relocate Homesh yeshiva to Eviatar

Yeshiva rejects plan to move institution to another community in Samaria, calling it a 'reward for terrorism.'

Israel holds bodies of 80% of terrorists

Israel holds bodies of 80% of terrorists

Defense Ministry responds to criticism after bodies of 3 terrorists returned in recent months.

Gantz: Achievement of the year - replacing Netanyahu

Gantz: The achievement of the year - replacing Netanyahu

Defense Minister: I would be happy if the haredim were partners in the government.

Minister of Defense wishes Israel's friends a Merry Christmasplayer

Minister of Defense wishes Israel's friends a Merry Christmas

On Christmas Eve, Minister of Defense Benny Gantz wishes Israel’s friends around the world a Merry Christmas.

Defense Minister: Prepare for 5,000 new COVID-19 cases daily

Defense Minister: Prepare for 5,000 new COVID-19 cases daily

DM Gantz orders Home Front Command to expand activities of coronavirus headquarters.

Gantz: It is possible to put an end to Iran's strategy

Gantz: It is possible & necessary to put an end to Iran's time-dragging strategy

Defense Minister Gantz: "Iran does not have real bargaining chips. Both overt and covert actions will be expanded”

Likud MK: 'Government will fall in six months'

Likud MK: 'Government will fall in six months'

Likud MK David Bitan says current government won't last, option to form government with DM Benny Gantz still on the table.

Bennett: Israel will catch the terrorists

Bennett: Israel will catch the terrorists

PM vows to 'settle the score' as leaders react to deadly shooting attack.

Hundreds of police to be added to fight alleged settler crime

Hundreds of police to be added to fight alleged settler crime

MK Smotrich: Speed with which Omer Barlev's attacks on settlers turned into actions is frightening.

Shas MK claims Gantz violated quarantineplayer

Shas MK claims Gantz violated quarantine

MK Moshe Arbel claims Defense Minister, who returned from the US, violated isolation by meeting MK from his party.

Interior Min.: 'We're completely committed to protecting Area C'

Interior Min. Shaked: 'We are completely committed to protecting Area C'

'Defense Minister intends to fight an all-out war against illegal construction in Judea and Samaria,' Interior Min. Shaked promises.

Source reveals PM's true position on Judea, Samaria construction

Senior source reveals PM Bennett's true position on construction in Judea, Samaria

Senior source who accompanied Defense Min. Gantz to Washington says Israel 'wants a diplomatic solution with supremacy on security issues.'

Defense Min.: 'Iran close to a nuclear weapon, IDF is preparing'

Defense Min. Gantz: 'Iran is close to a nuclear weapon, IDF is preparing'

Top security officials, including Defense Minister Gantz, say that Israel and the US are readying a military option against Iran.

Gantz: Iran seeks to destroy Israel, I won't allow itplayer

Gantz: Iran seeks to destroy Israel, I won't allow it

Defense Minister at IAC National Summit: The international community must stand together and act forcefully against Iran’s nuclear program.

Gantz meets US Secretary of State Blinken

Gantz meets US Secretary of State Blinken

Defense Minister stresses need for measures to stop Iran’s nuclear program and its regional aggression.

Israeli Defense Minister meets with Biden's Defense Secretary

Israeli Defense Minister meets with Biden's Defense Secretary

'I look forward to deepening Israel-US cooperation against Iran,' says Gantz during meeting with US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.

Gantz to meet Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah - again

Gantz to meet Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah again

Meeting comes against backdrop of spate of terrorist attacks in Jerusalem.

Dozens of warplanes to take part in Iran attack simulation

Dozens of IAF warplanes to take part in simulated attack on Iran

Exercise will take place over Mediterranean Sea. "The aim is to prepare for every eventuality; we will not allow Iran to go nuclear."

Gantz and Austin to discuss military drills for Iran scenario

Report: Gantz and Austin to discuss military drills for Iran scenario

Senior US official says Defense Secretary and Israeli DM will discuss military exercises to prepare for worst-case scenario regarding Iran.

Regavim slams Gantz's 'ridiculous comparison between Israel, PA

Regavim slams Gantz's 'ridiculous comparison between Israel, PA

Defense Minister slammed for comparing PA takeover of Area C lands to Israeli actions.

Watch: Gantz holds aerial tour of Judea and Samariaplayer

Watch: Gantz holds aerial tour of Judea and Samaria

Defense Minister views points of friction in Judea and Samaria from the air, then holds situation assessment with top defense leaders.