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We'll provide a security net for a hostage deal

Opposition leader MK Yair Lapid says Yesh Atid won't join emergency government, but may provide government with security net for hostage deal - under certain conditions.

We'll provide a security net for a hostage deal

MK Elkin: 'Long ways to go before we defeat Hamas'

MK Ze'ev Elkin stresses: Israel's central goal is to defeat Hamas, so it will no longer be able to rule Gaza - we must not stop on the way there.

MK Elkin: 'Long ways to go before we defeat Hamas'

'If the war is stopped; we’re out of the government'

Minister for Cultural Heritage, Amichai Eliyahu, states that his party will not approve a stop in fighting: 'If the war stops, not only will there be no government, there will be no state.'

'If the war is stopped; we’re out of the government'

'We need to remove everyone from Gaza'

Avida Becher, resident of Kibbutz Be'eri who lost his wife and son in the October 7 massacre, says he is 'a bit disappointed' by the fighting: 'We need to clean out the Gaza Strip.'

'We need to remove everyone from Gaza'

Mother of hostage: 'All I want is unity amongst the people'

'They took my heart, I only sleep with a sleeping pill,' mother of hostage Guy Gilboa-Dalal tells radio station.

Mother of hostage: 'All I want is unity amongst the people'

Former UN Amb.: 'Increase the force, be less humanitarian'

MK Danny Danon calls on Israel to clarify red line to the US. 'Trucks entering Gaza through Kerem Shalom are a mistake and wrong.'

Former UN Amb.: 'Increase the force, be less humanitarian'

'They will not come back the same people'

Oriyah Yahbas, cousin of Jordan Bibas, who was abducted to Gaza together with wife Shiri & their children, speaks about the prisoner swap.

'They will not come back the same people'

'In the end, we'll need to conquer all of southern Gaza'

HaBithonistim's Amir Avivi doesn't see alternative other than for southern Gaza's population to move to Sinai. 'Egypt must open its border.'

'In the end, we'll need to conquer all of southern Gaza'

Hamas uninterested in releasing hostages

Min. Gideon Sa'ar says war has not yet been decided, Hamas uninterested in releasing hostages.

Hamas uninterested in releasing hostages

Supreme Court does not need to interfere in everything

Former Justice Minister warns: 'This is a Basic Law - the Supreme Court does not have a source giving it the authority to intervene.'

Supreme Court does not need to interfere in everything

UN Amb.: 'We must not allow the Palestinians the right to veto'

Gilad Erdan, Israeli Amb. to the UN, discusses Saudi-Israel normalization, PM Netanyahu's talk with US Pres. Biden.

UN Amb.: 'We must not allow the Palestinians the right to veto'

Public outrage after radio host calls haredim 'cancer'

103FM is facing massive backlash after broadcaster Ron Koffman called the haredi public 'cancer' on air.

Public outrage after radio host calls haredim 'cancer'

Legal expert estimates: Supreme Court will invalidate Basic Law

Prof. Barak Medina estimates Supreme Court will invalidate amendment to reasonableness standard - but it won't change things significantly.

Legal expert estimates: Supreme Court will invalidate Basic Law

'Current protest grants approval to refusal to serve'

Former minister Haim Ramon compares current anti-government protests to protests against Oslo Accords, says current protests 'illegitimate.'

'Current protest grants approval to refusal to serve'

Israeli who landed in Saudi Arabia: 'We were in shock'

Emanuel Carmel, an Israeli on the flight that landed in Saudi Arabia, tells about the unexpected end to her trip.

Israeli who landed in Saudi Arabia: 'We were in shock'

Danny Danon: Our enemies are preparing for the next conflict

'We are at the height of a crisis, we can't ignore that, and there's harm to every system,' Likud's MK Danny Danon says.

Danny Danon: Our enemies are preparing for the next conflict

'We will respect every decision of the court'

Likud MK: Invalidation of reasonableness law will lead into a significant constitutional crisis.

'We will respect every decision of the court'

'No agreement with Saudi Arabia during this government's term'

Coalition 'barely able to control Ben Gvir and his band,' yesh Atid's MK Merav Ben Ari says.

'No agreement with Saudi Arabia during this government's term'

Pro-compromise advocate: 'Justices mustn't listen to the street'

Prof. Yuval Elbashan warns against possibility Supreme Court will invalidate reasonableness standard amendments. 'There will be chaos here.'

Pro-compromise advocate: 'Justices mustn't listen to the street'

'The Supreme Court has no authority to invalidate laws'

Heritage Min. Amichai Eliyahu clarifies: 'Invalidation of Basic Law has not yet been done, it's a very, very dangerous thing.'

'The Supreme Court has no authority to invalidate laws'

IDF preparing for 'significant fighting' within Jenin

Goal is to hit a number of terror centers in Jenin, IDF spokesman says.

IDF preparing for 'significant fighting' within Jenin

'Override Clause not off the table'

'Override Clause is not off the table, there are a lot of parameters which have not yet been examined,' Culture Min. Miki Zohar says.

'Override Clause not off the table'

Area is flooded with weapons, price of M-16s has dropped

'We have a really big issue now, and the question is whether it will lead to a regional war,' analyst Zvi Yehezkeli warns.

Area is flooded with weapons, price of M-16s has dropped

'Israel needs a unity government that relies on moderates'

MK Kahana expresses concern that the coalition will unilaterally promote legislation of the judicial reform.

'Israel needs a unity government that relies on moderates'

'Judicial reform doesn't hurt the economy - the protests do'

Former Finance Min. official says claim judicial reform hurts Israeli economy is 'fairy tale,' notes dollar-shekel rate has remained stable.

'Judicial reform doesn't hurt the economy - the protests do'

Opposition MK: 'Worried the government will last a while'

MK Ze'ev Elkin says despite passage of State budget, government 'will continue to be squabbling and divided.'

Opposition MK: 'Worried the government will last a while'

Likud MK: 'Judicial reform is alive and kicking'

MK Hanoch Milwidsky promises, 'There will be a reform, we hope it passes with agreement from the opposition.'

Likud MK: 'Judicial reform is alive and kicking'

Hamas invests in Islamic Jihad, directs terror attacks

'Hamas is nearly the size of Hezbollah, Hezbollah is already a semi-army,' analyst Zvi Yehezkeli says.

Hamas invests in Islamic Jihad, directs terror attacks

'Not flustered by polls, elections aren't on the horizon'

'Coalition is stable, previous government didn't take the public into consideration,' MK Boaz Bismuth says.

'Not flustered by polls, elections aren't on the horizon'

'Netanyahu wants the judicial reform, it solves his problems'

MK Ze'ev Elkin blasts the coalition: This is no longer the Levin reform, this is the Deri reform.

'Netanyahu wants the judicial reform, it solves his problems'

'A pardon for Deri? He agreed to the punishment'

Former Justice Minister Dan Meridor comments on the possibility that President Herzog will decide to pardon Shas chairman Aryeh Deri.

'A pardon for Deri? He agreed to the punishment'

'Ben Gvir thinks he is a superman'

Ra'am on the judicial reform: We know what the judicial system looks like in non-democratic countries.

'Ben Gvir thinks he is a superman'

'Politicians allowed to demand IDF support the soldiers'

MK Rabbi Amichai Eliyahu criticizes IDF Chief of Staff, says it's 'illogical' that an official should lecture elected figures.

'Politicians allowed to demand IDF support the soldiers'

'Concerned incoming gov't will cause us to pay very high price'

MK Ram Ben Barak: 'Very concerned' that Israel will have a 'greater escalation' if diplomatic echelon tells professional echelon what to do.

'Concerned incoming gov't will cause us to pay very high price'

'Our partners understand there's no choice but to form a gov't'

'The direction is positive, we want to complete the negotiations this week, ' Likud MK Miki Zohar says.

'Our partners understand there's no choice but to form a gov't'

Chief of Staff drew conclusions about soldier in Hebron incident

Attorney for IDF soldier filmed attacking leftist activist says, 'This is not an attack, but a use of force during an arrest.'

Chief of Staff drew conclusions about soldier in Hebron incident

'The crisis is real - if we need to, we'll be in the opposition'

MK Tzvika Fogel explains why party stopped negotiations with Likud, says it will keep its promises to the voters, or sit in the opposition.

'The crisis is real - if we need to, we'll be in the opposition'

Shas MK: 'Don't worry, Aryeh Deri will be a senior minister'

'New government must make real reforms to entire judicial system,' Shas MK Michael Malkieli stresses.

Shas MK: 'Don't worry, Aryeh Deri will be a senior minister'

Shas MK: Aryeh Deri could be a successful Defense Minister

Shas MK Uriel Busso says he believes party chief Aryeh Deri will be Finance Minister, but says he could succeed with 'any portfolio.'

Shas MK: Aryeh Deri could be a successful Defense Minister

Likud MK on Defense Ministry: 'Netanyahu won't be extorted'

'Likud will have a large number of portfolios, we insist on at least two of the three senior portfolios,' MK Miki Zohar says.

Likud MK on Defense Ministry: 'Netanyahu won't be extorted'

'We'll have right-wing government soon, there's mutual respect'

Otzma Yehudit MK-elect Rabbi Amichai Eliyahu says coalition negotiations nearing their end, new government will heal rifts.

'We'll have right-wing government soon, there's mutual respect'

MK-elect: 'Murderous delegitimization campaign against Smotrich'

Almog Cohen, MK-elect from Otzma Yehudit, emphasizes: 'This is what the people chose, Bezalel Smotrich will be an excellent minister.'

MK-elect: 'Murderous delegitimization campaign against Smotrich'

'Not concerned about Smotrich serving as Defense Minister'

Former MK Ofer Shelah believes defense establishment can benefit from Smotrich holding the position of Defense Minister.

'Not concerned about Smotrich serving as Defense Minister'

'The one pretending to lead the bloc bears responsibility'

Alon Schuster, outgoing Dep. Defense Min., says PM Yair Lapid should have pushed Meretz, Labor, parties to unite ahead of elections.

'The one pretending to lead the bloc bears responsibility'

'Shas made gains in most cities in the periphery'

Shas MK Michael Malkieli says party made significant gains in Jerusalem, periphery. 'We will need to prove ourselves.'

'Shas made gains in most cities in the periphery'

IVF mixup: 'Declare expectant mother as infant's legal mother'

'The one who gave this fetus life is my client,' attorney for pregnant couple says.

IVF mixup: 'Declare expectant mother as infant's legal mother'

'I am the only one who can move parties from bloc to bloc'

National Unity Party leader explains why he thinks he has the highest chance of forming a government.

'I am the only one who can move parties from bloc to bloc'

'Government with Ahmadinejad is more likely than with Gantz'

MK Yitzhak Pindrus rejects possibility of government with National Unity: If we don't have 61 seats, we will go to another election.

'Government with Ahmadinejad is more likely than with Gantz'

Debating between Gantz and Shaked? 'Better to vote for Shaked'

'I am not like Netanyahu, I did not release terrorists with blood on their hands,' Interior Min. Ayelet Shaked insists.

Debating between Gantz and Shaked? 'Better to vote for Shaked'

National Unity MK: 'We can have unity with the Likud as well'

'Benjamin Netanyahu can be part of the government, but we've exhausted our faith in him,' National Unity's MK Michael Biton says.

National Unity MK: 'We can have unity with the Likud as well'

Likud candidate slams Finance Min.: 'Shocked at his language'

'Avigdor Liberman has no problem putting the country into a spiral,' former Israel Hayom editor Boaz Bismuth says.

Likud candidate slams Finance Min.: 'Shocked at his language'

'Some religious Zionists don't want Ben Gvir and Smotrich'

Minister Yoaz Hendel targets religious Zionist voters and is unfazed by the polls.

'Some religious Zionists don't want Ben Gvir and Smotrich'

'We all know Shaked won't pass the electoral threshold'

Minister Ze'ev Elkin believes the National Unity Party is an alternative for the national religious public.

'We all know Shaked won't pass the electoral threshold'

'When our backs are against the wall, we will protect ourselves'

Former minister Galant: If you bring the Jews to the threshold of crossing a red line, we will have to use the most significant weapons.

'When our backs are against the wall, we will protect ourselves'

'Netanyahu wrote the book himself, in Hebrew and English'

Publisher Rotem Sella on Netanyahu's book: There is no serious publisher in Israel that would not want to publish the book.

'Netanyahu wrote the book himself, in Hebrew and English'

'Zionist Spirit is a right-wing party'

Communications Min. Yoaz Hendel stresses party won't join right-wing government. 'We only want a unity government.'

'Zionist Spirit is a right-wing party'

'Not starting school year on time is completely reckless'

Head of Students Council urges: 'Improve teachers', principals', status within schools.'

'Not starting school year on time is completely reckless'

Education Min.: 'There's money for an agreement with teachers'

Parents' representative slams Education Min.: 'She needs to tell teachers' unions to be flexible.'

Education Min.: 'There's money for an agreement with teachers'

'Hamas ended this round stronger than after other rounds'

'This was one of the more effective operations I remember,' former Shabak chief Avi Dichter says.

'Hamas ended this round stronger than after other rounds'

'We had a government of 61 members, it crashed before our eyes'

MK Hauser from Zionist Spirit is convinced that a unity government will be established after the elections.

'We had a government of 61 members, it crashed before our eyes'