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Netanyahu:

'Rafah battle critical, will decide many things in the campaign'

PM conducts aerial tour over Gaza, tells soldiers they are 'the generation of victory.'

'Rafah battle critical, will decide many things in the campaign'

Statement by PM Binyamin Netanyahu

There is no alternative to military victory

The full translated text of PM Netanyahu's statement in response to Defense Min.Gallant's talk with Antony Blinken, after which, despite Netanyahu's request for victory before announcements, Gallant called on the PM to declare that Israel won't rule Gaza after the war.

There is no alternative to military victory

Netanyahu responds to Gallant:

'I won't replace Hamastan with Fatahstan'

PM responds to Defense Minister's demand he declare that Israel will not assume civilian or military governance of Gaza after the war.

'I won't replace Hamastan with Fatahstan'

Prime Minister Netanyahu:

'There is no alternative for military victory'

The Prime Minister explained that as long as Hamas is still intact there is no reason to discuss post-war plans for the Gaza Strip.

'There is no alternative for military victory'

Netanyahu:

'Rafah operation will last weeks, not months or years'

PM says in interview with CNBC that despite disagreement with US government on Rafah operation, Israel has no choice but to proceed with the operation.

'Rafah operation will last weeks, not months or years'

PM Netanyahu revives Draft Law submitted by MK Gantz

PM Netanyahu revives Draft Law approved in first Knesset reading in January 2022, calls on all parties which supported it then to stand behind it now as well.

PM Netanyahu revives Draft Law submitted by MK Gantz

Netanyahu on UN resolution:

‘We will not give a reward for Oct. 7 massacre'

Israeli government rejected UN decision to upgrade Palestinian Authority’s status. Netanyahu attacked: "We will not give a reward for Oct. 7 massacre. We will not let them establish a terrorist state."

‘We will not give a reward for Oct. 7 massacre'

PM visits wounded soldiers at Sheba Hospital

On Israel's 76th Independence Day, PM Netanyahu visits soldiers wounded during war, hears their desire for Israel to achieve complete victory.

PM visits wounded soldiers at Sheba Hospital

Netanyahu:

'We'll fight until the end, until victory'

PM says at Independence Day ceremony that 'at the moment of truth, an entire nation mobilized,' calls this 'the generation of the victorious heroes.'

'We'll fight until the end, until victory'

PM Netanyahu not ruling out exiling Hamas leaders from Gaza

The Prime Minister reiterated that if Hamas lays down its arms the war will end immediately.

PM Netanyahu not ruling out exiling Hamas leaders from Gaza

Cabinet meeting

Ministers mocked Ben-Gvir's tweet, Netanyahu laughed

Ministers mocked Ben-Gvir's post in which he attacked President Biden. Ben-Gvir: 'There should be more Tweets like that, I expect you all to join me.'

Ministers mocked Ben-Gvir's tweet, Netanyahu laughed

Netanyahu:

'We will do what we have to do to protect our country'

Speaking to Dr. Phil, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he hopes he and Biden can overcome their disagreements, "but we will do what we have to do to protect our country".

'We will do what we have to do to protect our country'

Netanyahu responds to US:

'If we have to fight alone, we will'

PM responds to President Biden's threat to halt arms shipments to Israel over Rafah operation, says Israelis will fight 'with our nails' if necessary.

'If we have to fight alone, we will'

PM Netanyahu answers Biden:

'If Israel is forced to stand alone, Israel will stand alone'

The Prime Minister shared a video of his Holocaust Remembrance Day address in which he pledged that nothing would stop Israel from defending itself, even if it would have to stand alone.

'If Israel is forced to stand alone, Israel will stand alone'

Finance Min. to PM:

Don't block plan to lower cost of living in Israel

Finance Min. Smotrich pens letter to Prime Minister Netanyahu, demanding PM keep agreement to use confiscated terror funds to lower cost of living for Israelis.

Don't block plan to lower cost of living in Israel

'Until an overwhelming victory'

Message from fallen soldier’s widow to Netanyahu

Family of soldier Yossi Hershkovitz, who fell in Gaza, met with Netanyahu. ‘I begged him to continue the war until an overwhelming victory,’ shared widow Hadas.

Message from fallen soldier’s widow to Netanyahu

Netanyahu:

'Hamas proposal is very far from Israel's vital demands'

PM addresses IDF's actions in Rafah over the last day, says it will crush the last of Hamas's military and political power in Gaza and eliminate the terrorist organization's threat.

'Hamas proposal is very far from Israel's vital demands'

Biden, Netanyahu discuss Rafah operation

As IDF begins preparations for evacuation of Rafah, US President reiterates to Israeli PM that he believes a hostage deal is the best way to avoid an operation in Rafah.

Biden, Netanyahu discuss Rafah operation

PM's Office responds:

Hamas, not Netanyahu, torpedoed hostage deal talks

'Hamas torpedoed the deal, with its refusal to budge on conditions that no Israeli government would accept,' Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says, negating words of Hamas' Moussa Abu Marzouk and the Israeli official who backed him.

Hamas, not Netanyahu, torpedoed hostage deal talks

Hamas official:

'Netanyahu is running a military campaign without goals'

Senior Hamas official says the organization is determined to reach a ceasefire agreement and an exchange deal "but not at any cost."

'Netanyahu is running a military campaign without goals'

PM Netanyahu to the world:

'We will fight alone if we have to. Never again is now'

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday addressed the opening ceremony of Holocaust Remembrance Day.

'We will fight alone if we have to. Never again is now'

Netanyahu:

'Surrendering to Hamas demands would be a terrible defeat'

PM addresses the negotiations for a hostage deal, blames Hamas intransigence for lack of deal and says surrendering to its demands would invite repeats of October 7.

'Surrendering to Hamas demands would be a terrible defeat'

Ben Gvir's message to Netanyahu

Minister of National Security: Netanyahu promised not to agree to a reckless deal and say yes to an operation in Rafah - he knows very well the price of not fulfilling the commitment.

Ben Gvir's message to Netanyahu

Hostages' families:

'Stand up to the pressures or stand up and resign'

Families of the hostages wrote to the Prime Minister Saturday evening to demand that he resist international pressure for a ceasefire or vacate his position for someone who would.

'Stand up to the pressures or stand up and resign'

After his criticism:

Schumer poised to invite Netanyahu to address Congress

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says he is ready to sign House Speaker Mike Johnson's invitation to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to deliver an address to Congress.

Schumer poised to invite Netanyahu to address Congress

Smotrich to Netanyahu:

Government freezing construction permits in Judea, Samaria

De facto freeze on construction in Judea and Samaria 'unacceptable,' offers prize to October 7 terrorists, Minister Bezalel Smotrich argues.

Government freezing construction permits in Judea, Samaria

Netanyahu to torchlighters:

'If we need to stand alone – we will stand alone'

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes' Remembrance Day Torchlighters: "."

'If we need to stand alone – we will stand alone'

Blinken on Netanyahu:

'People say things, let's focus on what they're doing'

US Sec. of State Antony Blinken answers questions on Israel-Hamas war, urges focus on PM Benjamin Netanyahu's actions, instead of on his promises to invade Rafah.

'People say things, let's focus on what they're doing'

Netanyahu's place in history is tied to a Rafah invasion

Will Netanyahu make the decision that puts Israel on the road to destruction or the one that gives it hope for the future? Opinion.

Netanyahu's place in history is tied to a Rafah invasion

Netanyahu to Blinken:

'We will not accept a deal that ends war'

Secretary of State Antony Blinken made to the Prime Minister clear that the US objects to an operation without an executable plan to protect the civilian population and evacuate civilians.

'We will not accept a deal that ends war'

PM Netanyahu meets US Sec. of State Blinken in Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, hold private meeting at Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem, to be followed by expanded meeting.

PM Netanyahu meets US Sec. of State Blinken in Jerusalem

Bereaved families meet PM:

'Determined PM who has not changed the goals of the war'

Father of fallen IDF soldier, spoke to Israel National News - Arutz Sheva about his meeting with PM: ‘I met a determined prime minister who is committed to the goals of the war and is ready to pay a personal price for the sake of the nation.’

'Determined PM who has not changed the goals of the war'

Netanyahu on ICC investigation:

'Historic outrage and antisemitic hate crime'

PM says Israel will complete its objectives in the war regardless of international pressure, ICC has 'no jurisdiction' over Israel.

'Historic outrage and antisemitic hate crime'

Trump to TIME: 'I had a bad experience with Bibi'

Former US Pres. Trump says two-state solution would be 'very, very, tough,' blames PM Netanyahu for October 7 massacre.

Trump to TIME: 'I had a bad experience with Bibi'

White House:

'Biden reiterated his clear position on Rafah incursion'

Following Biden-Netanyahu phone call, White House says Biden "reaffirmed his ironclad commitment to Israel’s security" and stressed the need for progress in delivery of humanitarian aid to Gaza.

'Biden reiterated his clear position on Rafah incursion'

Israeli official:

ICC warrants against Israelis will not proceed without US support

A source in Israel said that if the US government expresses opposition to issuing arrest warrants against the Prime Minister, Defense Minister, and Chief of Staff, the ICC will not do so.

ICC warrants against Israelis will not proceed without US support

Sanders to Netanyahu:

'It is not antisemitic to criticize your government'

Vermont Senator criticizes Israel's conduct in Gaza: Do not insult the intelligence of the American people by attempting to distract us from the immoral and illegal war policies of your extremist and racist government.

'It is not antisemitic to criticize your government'

Netanyahu:

'Campus antisemitism reminiscent of 1930s Germany'

The Prime Minister condemned the antisemitic incidents and protests currently occurring on university campuses in the US and called on administrators to stop them.

'Campus antisemitism reminiscent of 1930s Germany'

Nancy Pelosi: Netanyahu an 'obstacle' to the two-state solution

Former US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi demands Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu resign his position, calls him 'obstacle' to two-state solution.

Nancy Pelosi: Netanyahu an 'obstacle' to the two-state solution

PM Netanyahu:

'Hamas refused all deals, we will soon hit them hard'

In a pre-Passover address, the Prime Minister commented on US threats to sanction the Netzach Yehuda Battalion: 'I will fight it with all my might.'

'Hamas refused all deals, we will soon hit them hard'

Government approves plan to rebuild Gaza envelope

A sum of NIS 19 billion will be invested into housing, infrastructure, education, employment, health, and more in the area ravaged by the October 7th massacre.

Government approves plan to rebuild Gaza envelope

Erdogan:

'Netanyahu to blame for Iranian attack on Israel'

Turkish President says Netanyahu "and his bloody administration" are the main ones to blame for Iran's first direct attack on Israel.

'Netanyahu to blame for Iranian attack on Israel'

PM Netanyahu:

'Iran is behind Hamas and Hezbollah - we are determined to win'

PM Netanyahu meets new recruits to Golani, Givati brigades, offering encouragement and support. 'The most important thing we have is our spirit, and I see it in your eyes.'

'Iran is behind Hamas and Hezbollah - we are determined to win'

Opposition leader:

'Philadelphi Corridor first, then Rafah'

Asked by Arutz Sheva whether Israel should enter Rafah, opposition leader Yair Lapid replied, 'Four of the weakest Hamas battalions are in Rafah and we will have to deal with them, but it is a long process.'

'Philadelphi Corridor first, then Rafah'

Ret. Brigadier General:

'Netanyahu must show accountability and resign after the war'

Effi Eitam spoke about accountability and said that PM Netanyahu and Chief of Staff Halevi must vacate their seats at the end of the war – but not before.

'Netanyahu must show accountability and resign after the war'

Report:

Netanyahu has decided to postpone the operation in Rafah

TV report: A week after the Prime Minister announced that "there is a date" for the operation in Rafah, he has decided to postpone the operation.

Netanyahu has decided to postpone the operation in Rafah

PM's office denies cabinet opposed response to Iran

Ministers Benny Gantz and Gadi Eisenkot reportedly demanded an immediate response to Iran's attack, while others in the War Cabinet opposed it.

PM's office denies cabinet opposed response to Iran

Netanyahu:

'We intercepted. We blocked. Together we will win'

Prime Minister posts short message to social media vowing victory after Iran launches hundreds of projectiles at Israel.

'We intercepted. We blocked. Together we will win'

Biden:

'I condemn the Iranian attacks in the strongest possible terms'

US President issues statement after speaking to Netanyahu: Israel demonstrated a remarkable capacity to defend against and defeat even unprecedented attacks.

'I condemn the Iranian attacks in the strongest possible terms'

PM Netanyahu: We're prepared for every scenario

'Our defensive systems are deployed; we are ready for any scenario, both defensively and offensively,' PM Netanyahu says.

PM Netanyahu: We're prepared for every scenario

Member of negotiation team:

'The government is not doing everything to return the hostages'

Anonymous officials from the negotiating team for the release of the hostages claim Netanyahu is thwarting a deal.

'The government is not doing everything to return the hostages'

PM Netanyahu: Israel is prepared for challenges in other sectors

Israel 'prepared to meet all security needs, both defensively and offensively,' PM Netanyahu says during visit to air base.

PM Netanyahu: Israel is prepared for challenges in other sectors

Deri's wife:

'Netanyahu is not motivated by political considerations'

Yaffa Deri, wife of Shas chairman Aryeh Deri, denies claims that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is motivated by political considerations when he mulls a deal for the release of hostages.

'Netanyahu is not motivated by political considerations'

Biden:

'I think what Netanyahu is doing is a mistake'

US President ups his criticism of Netanyahu over the war in Gaza: I don’t agree with his approach.

'I think what Netanyahu is doing is a mistake'

Netanyahu:

'No force on Earth can stop us from defeating Hamas'

PM meets new IDF recruits, says Israel will destroy the last Hamas battalions in Rafah regardless of any international pressure not to do so.

'No force on Earth can stop us from defeating Hamas'

Ahead of hostage release deal

Likud members demand Netanyahu hold a discussion

Seven members of Knesset from the Likud write letter to Netanyahu in which they demand that he hold a discussion in preparation for a hostage release deal.

Likud members demand Netanyahu hold a discussion

'Prime Minister, don't stop'

Sderot Mayor opposes end of military maneuver

Alon Davidi, the mayor of Sderot, criticizes end of the maneuver phase in the Gaza Strip: Have the goals of the war been achieved?

Sderot Mayor opposes end of military maneuver

Netanyahu:

'There's a date set for Rafah operation'

PM says victory over Hamas and return of hostages requires a military operation in Rafah amid reports of progress in ceasefire talks.

'There's a date set for Rafah operation'

Smotrich to Netanyahu:

'Only the cabinet has the authority to make decisions in war'

Finance Minister sent a letter to the Prime Minister calling on him to meet with the expanded Security Cabinet to discuss the current situation of the war.

'Only the cabinet has the authority to make decisions in war'

Prime Minister chooses new Military Secretary

BG Roman Gofman appointed Military Secretary to the Prime Minister, IDF announces.

Prime Minister chooses new Military Secretary