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'Netanyahu threatened me - but I don't want to see him in jail'

Prime Minister calls Religious Zionist Party chief's comments on late Supreme Court president 'despicable'. 'He hijacked Religious Zionism.'

'Netanyahu threatened me, I don't want him in jail'

Bennett on Holocaust Rem. Day: Indifference is silent acceptance

PM delivers speech on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. 'We Jews made the world safer for ourselves.'

Bennett on Holocaust Rem. Day: Indifference is silent acceptanceplayer

PM meets 94-year-old Holocaust survivor

Menachem was 16-years-old when Mengele separated him from his parents at Auschwitz. Bennett met him in honor of International Holocaust Day.

PM meets 94-year-old Holocaust survivorplayer

Bennett, ministers agree to add 45 ICU beds

PM, Ministers Hororitz and Liberman agree on measure to relieve burden on hospitals as Omicron wave rages.

Bennett, ministers agree to add 45 ICU beds

Teachers Union cancels classes in protest against new COVID policy

Union urges teachers not to come to school tomorrow in protest against canceling of quarantine regulations for students.

Teachers Union cancels classes to protest new COVID policy

Bennett decides: Isolation rules for students removed

PM makes final decision to end current quarantine rules for students. New testing rules to be put in place tomorrow.

Bennett decides: Isolation rules for students removed

PM holding talks on elimination of quarantine for children

PM Bennett calls meeting of Health, Education, ministry officials to discuss delaying quarantine cancellation for children exposed to COVID.

PM holding talks on elimination of quarantine for children

Bennett responds to Netanyahu: He's back to sowing chaos, as usual

Bennett responds to Netanyahu's criticism of pandemic response: We’ll continue to run the country calmly and responsibly.

'Netanyahu back to sowing chaos, as usual'

Bennett refusing to meet with families of Meron victims

PM's office has been denying, for five months, the request of the families of the victims of the Meron disaster to meet Bennett.

Bennett refusing to meet with families of Meron victims

Deputy Minister: I don't understand Yamina's arguments in opposing submarine inquiry

Deputy Economy Minister Yair Golan wonders why Bennett and Shaked did not support committee of inquiry into submarine affair.

'I don't understand Yamina's arguments'

Bennett: Israel to increase funding for fight against BDS

PM at Cabinet meeting: Good that world remembers the Holocaust, but modern antisemitism must be fought as well.

Bennett: Israel to increase funding for fight against BDS

Bennett to abstain in vote on submarine inquiry

PM intends to abstain during vote in the Cabinet on establishment of commission of inquiry into the submarine affair.

Bennett to abstain in vote on submarine inquiry

Bennett speaks to Abu Dhabi Crown Prince

PM speaks to Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, expresses condolences, support after terror attack in Abu Dhabi.

Bennett speaks to Abu Dhabi Crown Prince

Bennett: Israeli children return to continuous study next week

PM, Health and Education Ministers present new plan to reduce number of students in quarantine which will be implemented next Thursday.

Israeli children return to continuous study next week

PM to haredi MK: 'Drawback' that haredim aren't in government

'We won't always agree, but we're not trying to be contrarian to you,' PM Bennett tells MK Meir Porush.

PM to haredi MK: 'Drawback' that haredim aren't in government

Report: Bennett proposed Russia-Ukraine summit in Jerusalem

Russian President reportedly rejected Israeli PM's offer to mediate between Russia and Ukraine.

Bennett proposed Russia-Ukraine summit in Jerusalem

Bennett to World Economic Forum: Don't invest in Iranian 'octopus'

Israeli PM addresses 2022 Davos World Economic Forum, warns against investing in Iran which would lead to more terrorism.

Bennett to Economic Forum: Don't invest in Iranian 'octopus'player

Israel to distribute 25-30 million free antigen tests

Health Minister Horowitz urges: 'Use the tests, safeguard those at risk - it's the social responsibility of each and every one of us.'

Israel to distribute 25-30 million free antigen tests

Bennett government will look to recruit new parties, says PM

Yamina gearing up for Netanyahu's possible departure from politics as part of plea bargain, aims to enlist additional parties to government.

Bennett government will look to recruit new parties, says PM

Bennett decides: Quarantine to be reduced to 5 days

Education Ministry warns children suffering depression at increased rates due to lack of normal routine during COVID crisis.

Bennett decides: Quarantine to be reduced to 5 days

Bennett invites Texas Governor to visit Israel

PM Bennett speaks with Texas Governor Greg Abbott following hostage incident at Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville.

Bennett invites Texas Governor to visit Israel

Bennett to World Jewry after Texas hostage crisis: You are not alone

Israeli PM responds to hostage crisis at Texas synagogue: Stark reminder dark forces of antisemitism still exist.

Bennett to World Jewry after hostage crisis: You are not aloneplayer

'The PA strangles us and Bennett is silent'

Binyamin Regional Council chairman Yisrael Gantz addresses right-wing rally outside PMO, accuses Bennett of abandoning Yesha residents.

'The PA strangles us and Bennett is silent'

PM Bennett, Russia's Pres. Putin, discuss global security issues

In conversation with Russia's Pres. Putin, PM Bennett emphasizes importance of firm stance against Iran.

PM Bennett, Russia's Pres. Putin, discuss global security issues

Bennett: Beware of Iranian attempts to recruit Israelis

"It is possible that behind the information that you consume or share on social media are the Iranians," says PM.

Bennett: Beware of Iranian attempts to recruit Israelis

Elkin, Bennett argue at Coronavirus Cabinet meeting

PM Bennett silences Minister Elkin after he tries to ask questions at COVID Cabinet meeting.

Elkin, Bennett argue at Cabinet meetingplayer

PM calls Netanyahu 'anti-patriotic' for mocking antigen tests

Likud responds: Israelis being forced to pay for unreliable tests; Bennett has lost control of the situation.

PM calls Netanyahu 'anti-patriotic' for mocking antigen tests

Bennett: Israel world leader in protecting elderly from Omicron

PM says Israel prepared for Omicron wave despite record high infection numbers, aim is to keep economy open.

Bennett: Israel world leader in protecting elderly from Omicronplayer

Likud: Bennett govt. reaches new anti-Zionist lows

Likud criticizes govt. after Ra'am opposes planting of trees in the government.

Likud: Bennett govt. reaches new anti-Zionist lows

Bennett: We are moving to continued offensive against Iran

'Israel is not a party to the nuclear talks and not committed to the agreement,' PM Bennett warns.

Bennett: We are moving to continued offensive against Iranplayer

'She loved her people and her country': Bennett eulogizes Aura Herzog

Prime Minister Bennett eulogizes Aura Herzog, mother of Israel's president, and wife of sixth president, Chaim Herzog.

'She loved her people and her country': PM eulogizes Aura Herzog

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett: We're in this together

"I understand the frustration; I know how hard this is. We will all need a lot of patience and staying power to get through this."

Bennett: We're in this together

Diaspora rabbis, communal leaders thank PM for reopening Israel

350 rabbis and community leaders thank Prime Minister Bennett for reopening Israel to travel.

Diaspora rabbis, communal leaders thank PM for reopening Israel

Bennett's makeup artist: 'I'm so proud that he's my Prime Minister'

Noa Gavish from Netanya has been doing PM Bennett's makeup for the past six months. 'He makes me feel at home, he's an amazing person.'

Bennett's makeup artist: 'I'm so proud he's my PM'

PM Bennett confronts Opposition MKs during stormy Knesset vote

'Get out! Shame on you!' Opposition lawmakers chant at Bennett, prompting PM to get out of his seat and confront Opposition MKs.

PM Bennett confronts Opposition MKs during stormy Knesset voteplayer

Shouting match in Knesset as 'Electricity Law' passes final vote

Opposition MKs jeer Prime Minister Bennett on Knesset floor, Bennett responds by castigating Opposition Leader Netanyahu.

Shouting match in Knesset as 'Electricity Law' passes final voteplayer

Bennett: 4th shot caused 5-times greater antibody response

PM visits Sheba Medical Center, says results of first uses of 4th vaccine dose are very encouraging.

Bennett: 4th shot caused 5-times greater antibody responseplayer

PM Bennett speaks with Boris Johnson

Israeli, British PMs speak about Iranian nuclear issue, fight against Omicron variant.

PM Bennett speaks with Boris Johnson

PM Bennett eulogizes pilots: 'A difficult night for Israel, we lost our best sons'

Prime Minister Bennett eulogizes helicopter pilots killed in crash off the coast of Haifa: 'We lost our best sons in an accident at sea.'

Bennett: 'A difficult night for Israel, we lost our best sons'

Bennett and Shaked Prank Yamina Party

Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked pranks Yamina that she was positive with corona. Bennett took the prank one step further.

Bennett and Shaked Prank Yamina Party