For the first time since their union, the Blue and White alliance – headed by former IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz and former finance minister Yair Lapid – has fallen below 30 seats, according to a poll published by Walla! News. The poll shows Netanyahu’s Likud party outperforming the centrist Blue & White alliance,… Read more »
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Monday that he will not renew the mandate of the international observers in Hebron, leading a similar group to announce its departure as well. The Israeli government claims the groups exacerbate the tensions in the city by advancing a pro-Palestinian biased image of the situation in the city.
In the wake of Israeli airstrikes targeting Iranian military sites in Syria, Russia released what seemed to be conflicting statements; decrying “arbitrary Israeli airstrikes” on one hand while at the same time claiming they were deeply concerned about “ensuring a very strong security of the State of Israel.” With a major military presence in Syria, it is essential to understand Russia’s intentions for the region.