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Did Israel coordinate declaring PFLP groups as terror with US?

Did Israel coordinate declaring PFLP groups as terror with US?

State Dept: Israel didn't give us prior warning about designation of 6 organizations as terror. Israeli officials: We did.Arutz Sheva, 23/10/2021 19:03
Gantz: Israel needs larger defense budge to strike Iran nuclear program

Gantz: Israel needs larger defense budge to strike Iran nuclear program

Defense Minister defends NIS 5 billion package to build capability to strike Iran's nuclear program to Foreign Affairs and Defense CommitteeArutz Sheva Staff, 19/10/2021 18:07
Israel approves residency status for 4,000 Palestinian Authority Arabs

Israel approves residency status for 4,000 Palestinian Authority Arabs

With Defense Ministry's approval, thousands of PA Arabs receive Israeli residency status.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/10/2021 14:10
'Gantz remains the coalition's biggest headache'

'Gantz remains the coalition's biggest headache'

Political commentator Amit Segal says internal conflict between PM Bennett and DM Gantz is worse than has been reported.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/10/2021 20:24
Gantz responds to attack on Border Police: Violence won't be tolerated

Gantz responds to attack on Border Police: Violence won't be tolerated

Gantz tours the 98th Division after Jews attack Border Police force near Yitzhar..Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/10/2021 19:23
Gantz: Iran a threat to whole region, not just Israel

Gantz: Iran a threat to whole region, not just Israel

Defense Minister Gantz says international community must unite to confront 'global challenge' of Iran, and not only to defend Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/10/2021 18:40
Gantz: Dropping sovereignty paved way for Abraham Accords

Gantz: Dropping sovereignty paved way for Abraham Accords

Defense Minister says former PM Netanyahu's decision to drop 'unilateral' push for sovereignty in Judea and Samaria was necessary.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/10/2021 16:31
Reconciliation between Bennett, Gantz, Shaked, and Lapid

Reconciliation between Bennett, Gantz, Shaked, and Lapid

Government ministers attempt to end feuds after week of infighting in the government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/10/2021 23:59
Gantz, Bennett spar over reveal of operation to find Ron Arad

Gantz, Bennett spar over reveal of operation to find Ron Arad

Defense Minister furious at PM's decision to reveal operation to find information on fate of Ron Arad,Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/10/2021 09:44
Gantz to Abbas: I want to be the new Rabin

Gantz to Abbas: I want to be the new Rabin

Defense Minister reportedly told PA chairman he believes in the two-state solution, but "this government has limitations."Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/10/2021 06:07
Gantz thanks Pelosi for Iron Dome funding

Gantz thanks Pelosi for Iron Dome funding

Defense Minister thanks House Speaker after the House approved $1 billion to Israel to resupply the Iron Dome missile defense system.Elad Benari, 30/09/2021 05:21
Gantz visits fighters wounded in clashes with terrorists

Gantz visits fighters wounded in clashes with terrorists

Defense Minister visits two fighters who were seriously wounded in clashes with terrorists: We will continue to pray for their recovery.Elad Benari, Canada, 27/09/2021 18:31
Gantz responds to Abbas: It will be difficult to get off that ledge

Gantz responds to Abbas: It will be difficult to get off that ledge

Defense Minister criticizes PA chairman's threat to Israel, but adds he would continue to meet with him if necessary.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/09/2021 04:39
'Those who oppose US support for Israel got their answer today'

'Those who oppose US support for Israel got their answer today'

Israeli leaders praise US Congress for passing bill to provide $1 billion to resupply Iron Dome.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/09/2021 21:30
Defense Minister Benny Gantz: I'm not afraid of having a haredi Prime Minister

Defense Minister Benny Gantz: I'm not afraid of having a haredi Prime Minister

"If you want to get an idea of what Israel's going to look like in 50 years, take a look at Beit Shemesh."Hezki Baruch, 19/09/2021 20:33
'Security of Israeli citizens first and foremost'

'Security of Israeli citizens first and foremost'

DM Gantz speaks at Yom Kippur War memorial ceremony on Mount Herzl.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/09/2021 13:51
Barkat criticizes Likud's attempts to court Gantz

Barkat criticizes Likud's attempts to court Gantz

MK Nir Barkat: I do not think Gantz should be Prime Minister, certainly not with eight seats.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/09/2021 04:35
Likud MK: We all made mistakes, including myself

Likud MK: We all made mistakes, including myself

MK Miki Zohar in TV interview: The only way Gantz can be PM is if he joins with the Likud.Elad Benari, Canada, 17/09/2021 23:35
Netanyahu during meeting with Gantz: You can be appointed PM immediately

Netanyahu during meeting with Gantz: You can be appointed PM immediately

TV report: During recent meeting, Netanyahu proposed to Gantz that he be appointed as PM in a right-wing coalition.Elad Benari, Canada, 17/09/2021 22:11
DM Benny Gantz: Israel won't evacuate settlements

DM Benny Gantz: Israel won't evacuate settlements

In an interview with Foreign Policy magazine, Gantz asserted that Israel was no longer willing to evacuate settlements 'for peace.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/09/2021 14:06
DM Benny Gantz: Iran has to fear American punishment for talks to work

DM Benny Gantz: Iran has to fear American punishment for talks to work

Gantz accused Netanyahu's regime of allowing Iran to develop a wide-ranging nuclear program and misleading the public.Eitan Divinsky, 15/09/2021 12:27
Gantz: If terror orgs rear their heads we'll take them down

Gantz: If terror orgs rear their heads we'll take them down

Defense Minister tours IDF Central Command and holds situational assessment with senior commanders. 'Security forces ready for any threat.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/09/2021 18:57
Gantz: Time has come for snapback against Iran

Gantz: Time has come for snapback against Iran

Defense Minister says Iran using airbase to train proxies from across Middle East to use drones.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/09/2021 11:26
Gantz: Sooner or later, we'll catch the escaped terrorists

Gantz: Sooner or later, we'll catch the escaped terrorists

Defense Minister says nabbing escaped terrorists in PA is like 'finding six needles in a haystack', but adds their capture is inevitable.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/09/2021 13:15
MK Gafni: 'Everything this government is responsible for has no success'

MK Gafni: 'Everything this government is responsible for has no success'

UTJ's MK Moshe Gafni slams 'abnormal failures' in guarding security prisoners. DM Gantz: 'IDF using all its forces to capture terrorists.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/09/2021 23:07
Abbas speaks to Herzog and Gantz ahead of Rosh Hashanah

Abbas speaks to Herzog and Gantz ahead of Rosh Hashanah

PA chairman wishes Israeli citizens a happy new year in conversations with President and Defense Minister.Elad Benari, Canada, 06/09/2021 23:23
Benny Gantz visits Rabbi Kanievsky for holiday blessing

Benny Gantz visits Rabbi Kanievsky for holiday blessing

Israel's Defense Minister visits senior haredi rabbi for a blessing ahead of the Rosh Hashanah holiday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/09/2021 11:19
PA seeks to bring Gantz to ICC

PA seeks to bring Gantz to ICC

About a week after Gantz's meeting with Abbas, PA attacks Gantz and calls for an investigation into Israel in The Hague.Dalit Halevi, 05/09/2021 04:18
Gantz meets IDF disabled org:  We will fight and win together

Gantz meets IDF disabled org: We will fight and win together

Defense Minister holds pre-Rosh Hashannah meeting with IDF organization for disables soldiers and veterans. 'Soldiers fight on all fronts.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/09/2021 16:45
Gantz: Bennett approved my meeting with Abbas

Gantz: Bennett approved my meeting with Abbas

Defense minister defends his meeting with PA chairman, decision to loan NIS 500 million to the PA.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/09/2021 22:58
Gantz: Soldiers have full backing to neutralize threats

Gantz: Soldiers have full backing to neutralize threats

Defense Minister responds to criticism of IDF's rules of engagement after soldier shot and killed at close range on Gaza border.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/09/2021 19:16
MK Smotrich: 'Where is the budget for a 500m loan to the Palestinian Authority?

MK Smotrich: 'Where is the budget for a 500m loan to the Palestinian Authority?

MK Smotrich, chair of the Religious Zionism party, demands to know source of 500 million promised to the Palestinian Authority by DM Gantz.Hezki Baruch, 31/08/2021 14:02
Senior government official: Gantz behaving like a government within a government

Senior government official: Gantz behaving like a government within a government

Senior official in the government speaks out against Defense Minister following his meeting with PA chairman.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/08/2021 06:08
Islamic Jihad, Hamas rip Abbas for meeting Gantz

Islamic Jihad, Hamas rip Abbas for meeting Gantz

Islamic Jihad and Hamas criticize PA chairman for "shaking Benny Gantz's blood-stained hands".Dalit Halevi, 31/08/2021 04:36
Likud: Bennett sells out Israel's security

Likud: Bennett sells out Israel's security

Right-wing parties furious at govt. for loaning NIS 500 million to PA. Shurat Hadin to petition Supreme Court against loan.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/08/2021 21:58
'Gantz acting as a government within the government'

'Gantz acting as a government within the government'

Senior source says it will be Defense Minister Gantz's fault if the government falls after he agrees to many steps to strengthen the PA.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/08/2021 20:24
Israel to lend PA 500 million shekels

Israel to lend PA 500 million shekels

Minister Benny Gantz announces numerous steps to strengthen PA following meeting with Mahmoud Abbas.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/08/2021 17:23
'Bennett has no red lines when it concerns his political survival'

'Bennett has no red lines when it concerns his political survival'

Religious Zionism party blasts Bennett for Gantz-Abbas meeting "restoring Abu Mazen to relevance after years in the wilderness."Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/08/2021 13:20
Yoaz Hendel: 'Abbas is a terror supporter and pays terrorists'

Yoaz Hendel: 'Abbas is a terror supporter and pays terrorists'

Communications Min. says Israel has interest in supporting Palestinian Authority economy. YESHA leader: Would you meet a Holocaust denier?'Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/08/2021 10:31
Gantz meets Abbas: Israel seeks to strengthen PA’s economy

Gantz meets Abbas: Israel seeks to strengthen PA’s economy

Defense Minister meets PA chairman to discuss security-policy, civilian and economic issues.Elad Benari, 30/08/2021 00:29
Gantz: Iran threatens the entire world

Gantz: Iran threatens the entire world

Defense Minister calls for international mobilization against Iran and its nuclear ambitions.Ben Ariel, 30/08/2021 00:02
Israel's Defense Minister, Benny Gantz, 'won't rule out' action against Iran

Israel's Defense Minister, Benny Gantz, 'won't rule out' action against Iran

Defense Min. Benny Gantz tells 60 foreign ambassadors that Israel 'has options for action, and has known to act against Iran in the past.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/08/2021 17:14
Gantz: Heavy price will be paid for harm to our civilians, soldiers, sovereignty

Gantz: Heavy price will be paid for harm to our civilians, soldiers, sovereignty

Defense Minister Benny Gantz conducts a situation assessment in the Southern Command.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/08/2021 16:59
Missing soldier's father: I wish Gantz would fight as hard for soldiers' lives

Missing soldier's father: I wish Gantz would fight as hard for soldiers' lives

Father of Hadar Goldin visits soldier who was critically wounded in Gaza riot. 'Same people brought us the same situation.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/08/2021 15:47
Gantz: Qatari money transfers to Gaza to resume

Gantz: Qatari money transfers to Gaza to resume

Defense Minister says new mechanisms will ensure aid money goes to needy families in Gaza and will not be siphoned off by Hamas.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/08/2021 19:43
Gantz thanks PA for offering to help with Jerusalem fire

Gantz thanks PA for offering to help with Jerusalem fire

Defense Minister thanks Mahmoud Abbas for sending firefighters to assist in battle against massive blaze in Jerusalem mountains.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/08/2021 16:52
IDF medical staff to boost hospital services to home-care patients

IDF medical staff to boost hospital services to home-care patients

Mild COVID cases to be transferred to home care, with medical teams making home visits, in order to take pressure off hospitals.Ido Ben Porat, 17/08/2021 15:08
Gantz military secretary diagnosed with COVID-19

Gantz military secretary diagnosed with COVID-19

Defense Ministry announces Brig. Gen. Yaakov Dolf to go into quarantine after testing positive for COVID.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/08/2021 14:23
Gantz approves 1,000 PA units in Area C

Gantz approves 1,000 PA units in Area C

Israel allows PA to build 1,000 housing units in Area C, according to sources in Ramallah briefed on the matter.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/08/2021 18:09
Gantz: The crisis in Lebanon is devastating

Gantz: The crisis in Lebanon is devastating

“Israel will not stand by while Iran advances its nuclear program," Gantz says after touring northern command.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/08/2021 20:14
Gantz updates Secretary Austin on rocket launches toward Israel

Gantz updates Secretary Austin on rocket launches toward Israel

Minister of Defense, Benny Gantz spoke to US Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin.Arutz Sheva, 06/08/2021 18:20
Defense Min. Benny Gantz calls emergency meeting to discuss rocket fire

Defense Min. Benny Gantz calls emergency meeting to discuss rocket fire

Defense Minister Gantz holds emergency meeting at headquarters, discussing rocket fire from Lebanon and the IDF's response.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/08/2021 13:23
Defense Minister Gantz: Iran is 10 weeks away from being capable of nuclear weapon

Defense Minister Gantz: Iran is 10 weeks away from being capable of nuclear weapon

Defense Min. Gantz, Foreign Min. Lapid, tell UNSC ambassadors: 'This is the man responsible for the terror attacks in the Gulf of Oman.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/08/2021 15:25
Gantz visits south: The State of Israel is prepared for any scenario

Gantz visits south: The State of Israel is prepared for any scenario

Defense Minister tours southern Israel, receives operational briefing and participates in discussion with commanders in the Gaza division.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/08/2021 01:10
Gantz and Kochavi hold assessment following attack on Israeli-managed ship

Gantz and Kochavi hold assessment following attack on Israeli-managed ship

Israeli official: Iran is sowing violence and destruction in every corner of the region. Our campaign against them will continue.Elad Benari, Canada, 30/07/2021 20:27
Gantz concludes trip to France

Gantz concludes trip to France

10-hour trip to France during which he met with Minister of the Armed Forces, Head of the DGSE, and leaders of the French Jewish community.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/07/2021 22:48
Gantz meets with leaders of French Jewish community in Paris

Gantz meets with leaders of French Jewish community in Paris

DM Gantz: “an attack on any Jew in the world is an attack on us as a nation.”Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/07/2021 17:23