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News and updates about Cabinet

Ben Gvir:

'There's a great opportunity after Gantz left the government'

National Security Minister on his demand to be included in the War Cabinet: It is appropriate that the person who demanded to bomb Gaza and stop the entry of the workers would be a member of the War Cabinet.

'There's a great opportunity after Gantz left the government'

War Cabinet instructs:

Continue negotiations on hostage release deal

Major General Nitzan Alon, who is responsible for the issue of the hostages on behalf of the IDF, compiled a document with amendments to the Israeli response to the hostage deal proposal.

Continue negotiations on hostage release deal

We need to fix this

To our leaders in the War Cabinet: Win the war. We do not want to hear about anything else. Opinion.

We need to fix this

Government approves closure of Al Jazeera

The Cabinet unanimously voted to close the channel's Israeli station earlier today.

Government approves closure of Al Jazeera

For the first time since Hamas's response:

War Cabinet will discuss the hostage deal

At the request of Ministers Benny Gantz and Gadi Eisenkot, the cabinet will convene to discuss the deadlock reached in the deal after Hamas's response to the mediators' proposal.

War Cabinet will discuss the hostage deal

'Victory is getting further away'

Ben Gvir calls for War Cabinet to be disbanded

National Security Minister blasts the conduct of the War Cabinet, demands it be disbanded.

Ben Gvir calls for War Cabinet to be disbanded

Hostages' families skip Netanyahu, speak to Cabinet

Ministers Gallant, Gantz, Eisenkot, and MK Aryeh Deri were urged not to allow PM Netanyahu to hinder a deal for the return of hostages. Ben-Gvir and Smotrich were verbally attacked.

Hostages' families skip Netanyahu, speak to Cabinet

Ex-brass dominance in the War Cabinet does not reassure me

Civilian "common sense" has more than a few times trumped decades of military training and experience. Smotrich viewpoint may be another example. Opinion.

Ex-brass dominance in the War Cabinet does not reassure me

Cabinet approves:

Mandate for Israeli negotiating team

Political-Security Cabinet meeting concludes after more than three hours. Cabinet approves departure of Israeli delegation to Doha for talks on hostage release deal.

Mandate for Israeli negotiating team

Govt. unanimously rejects imposition of PA state

Cabinet uninanimously approves declaration brought by PM Netanyahu rejecting foreign attempts to impose a Palestinian state in the aftermath of October 7.

Govt. unanimously rejects imposition of PA state

At conclusion of discussion:

Likud MK's conspiracy theory reaches the Cabinet

Minister Miri Regev asks Shin Bet chief Ronen Bar if conspiracy theory spread by MK Tally Gotliv was true. Bar: There is no truth to it. She caused a red line.

Likud MK's conspiracy theory reaches the Cabinet

Deri on cabinet discussions:

'The responsibility is enormous'

Shas chairman provides a glimpse into the War Cabinet's deliberations.

'The responsibility is enormous'

Dudi Amsalem claims:

'Two ministers leaked info from Cabinet meetings'

Minister Dudi Amsalem names two ministers who, he claims, leaked details from Cabinet meetings to the media.

'Two ministers leaked info from Cabinet meetings'

'Stop interfering with my work'

Minister Yoav Gallant walks out of Cabinet meeting

Tensions in the War Cabinet continue: Minister Gallant leaves discussion after his chief of staff was not allowed to participate, later returns.

Minister Yoav Gallant walks out of Cabinet meeting

Innovation Minister:

'The day after must be decided by the full Cabinet'

Minister Ofir Akunis says that all decisions on the future of Gaza must be made by the full Cabinet, not by the more limited War Cabinet.

'The day after must be decided by the full Cabinet'

Following criticism:

Netanyahu cancels discussion on 'the day after the war'

The cancellation of the discussion came after the Religious Zionist Party announced it would meet to discuss measures in response.

Netanyahu cancels discussion on 'the day after the war'

Cabinet approves:

Humanitarian aid to enter Gaza through Kerem Shalom crossing

Cabinet cites "urgent security need" to increase the number of aid trucks entering Gaza in approving the move.

Humanitarian aid to enter Gaza through Kerem Shalom crossing

Sderot Mayor:

'Residents will return when Hamas is destroyed'

Mayor Alon Davidi tells the Cabinet the first step they must take to rehabilitate Sderot and the Gaza region.

'Residents will return when Hamas is destroyed'

Smotrich and Ben Gvir oppose

Cabinet approves increase in supply of fuel to the Gaza Strip

Following US pressure, Political-Security Cabinet approves increase in supply of fuel entering the Gaza Strip during the war.

Cabinet approves increase in supply of fuel to the Gaza Strip

'Hamas' list is unacceptable'

Cabinet discussing extension of ceasefire

Mediators submit list of hostages to be freed that violates the agreement. Israeli official: They have until 7:00 to amend it.

Cabinet discussing extension of ceasefire

Will hostage release continue?

Cabinet discusses extension of ceasefire

Mediators discussing the possibility of extending the truce in exchange for the release of at least 20 more women and children.

Cabinet discusses extension of ceasefire

Ben Gvir, Zohar argued at Cabinet meeting on hostage deal

Ministers Itamar Ben Gvir and Miki Zohar clashed at Cabinet meeting to approve hostage deal. Ben Gvir: This isn't Likud Central Committee.

Ben Gvir, Zohar argued at Cabinet meeting on hostage deal

Cabinet discusses hostage deal with some ministers opposed

Religious Zionist parties to oppose deal to fee terrorists and pause fighting in exchange for 50 hostages, haredi parties to support deal.

Cabinet discusses hostage deal with some ministers opposed

Ben Gvir at Cabinet meeting:

'We cannot give Gaza fuel. What's next, soccer and sports?'

National Security Minister against entry of fuel into the Gaza Strip: We cannot give them these conditions.

'We cannot give Gaza fuel. What's next, soccer and sports?'

Minister suspended from govt. meetings over 'atom bomb' comment

Heritage Minister Amichai Eliyahu indefinitely suspended from Cabinet meetings after saying dropping a nuclear bomb on Gaza a 'possiblity.'

Minister suspended from govt. meetings over 'atom bomb' comment

Cabinet decides:

PA funds will be transferred - without money intended for Gaza

Israel will transfer money to the Palestinian Authority during the war, but will offset the amounts intended for the Gaza Strip.

PA funds will be transferred - without money intended for Gaza

Report:

How the US interferes in Israel's decisions

Blinken demands concessions to Gaza but the cabinet opposes.

How the US interferes in Israel's decisions

Despite the attack:

Cabinet decides on relief measures for PA

Among the concessions: Equating tolls, promoting an industrial area near Hebron and freezing the PA's tax debts for a year.

Cabinet decides on relief measures for PA

Cabinet convenes in Tel Aviv

Netanyahu: We can deal with every threat by ourselves

Security Cabinet convenes in the framework of the “Firm Hand” military exercise, at the IDF command center at the Kirya in Tel Aviv.

Netanyahu: We can deal with every threat by ourselves

Netanyahu:

'I believe the judicial reform negotiations can bear fruit'

PM leads round of applause for Transportation Minister Miri Regev for Independence Day ceremony during weekly Cabinet meeting.

'I believe the judicial reform negotiations can bear fruit'

Netanyahu: We'll get the terrorists wherever they are

PM tells Cabinet Israel faces 3 struggles: Against Iran's nuclear program, against terrorism, and against internal anarchy.

Netanyahu: We'll get the terrorists wherever they are

Government passes budget for 2023-2024

The Cabinet has approved a budget for the state of Israel through the year 2024.

Government passes budget for 2023-2024

Ministerial Committee on Civilian Emergency Preparedness formed

Cabinet approves PM Netanyahu's request to form committee on home front preparedness for disasters, including earthquakes.

Ministerial Committee on Civilian Emergency Preparedness formed

Lapid: Whoever harms Israeli citizens has nowhere to hide

PM responds to shooting attack near the Western Wall in which 8 were wounded.

Lapid: Whoever harms Israeli citizens has nowhere to hide

Lapid: We will respond forcefully to every rocket and balloon

PM says govt. policy on retaliation has not changed following firing of 4 rockets from Gaza.

Lapid: We will respond forcefully to every rocket and balloon

Cabinet cancels Green Pass except at 'high-risk' events

COVID Cabinet terminates previous Green Pass outline, makes Green Passes permanent for people with 3 or more vaccine doses.

Cabinet cancels Green Pass except at 'high-risk' events

Bennett losing control of Cabinet

Political analyst Israel Bachar says that Bennett has no way of going against the consensus of his cabinet.

Bennett losing control of Cabinet

Israel eyes broad reduction in carbon emissions

The Cabinet is considering a plan that would slash Israel's carbon emissions by more than 80% by 2050,.

Israel eyes broad reduction in carbon emissions

Cabinet approves further reopening

Up to 5,000 people to be allowed to gather outdoors in 4th step of exit from lockdown.

Cabinet approves further reopening

No agreement reached on reopening of schools

After a lengthy debate, cabinet fails to agree on outline to reopen schools, meaning the plan to reopen on Tuesday is in question.

No agreement reached on reopening of schools

Cabinet gives Air Force multibillion dollar blank cheque

Over strong opposition from the Finance Ministry, the Security Ministry will be bringing the Air Force a wave of new armament and aircraft.

Cabinet gives Air Force multibillion dollar blank cheque

Lockdown extended until Friday morning

Cabinet reaches compromise after lengthy argument between Netanyahu and Gantz over how long to extend the lockdown.

Lockdown extended until Friday morning

Fourth lockdown in the works?

Coronavirus czar Prof. Nachman Ash says that another lockdown is likely to be needed just when Israelis are supposed to head to the polls.

Fourth lockdown in the works?

Buttigieg as Transportation Czar means: Dangerous curve ahead

Buttigieg would consider withholding U.S. aid to Israel if it attempts to annex the West Bank and Kerry's wife is a big donor to CAIR. Op-ed

Buttigieg as Transportation Czar means: Dangerous curve ahead

Cabinet to decide on offsetting terrorists' salaries

Defense officials will present report on money paid by PA to terrorists and their families in 2019 - amounting to over 600 million shekels.

Cabinet to decide on offsetting terrorists' salaries

Gantz reveals: Cabinet never discussed Judea/Samaria sovereignty

Briefing MKs, defense minister indicates it's up to Netanyahu to advance approval of move.

Gantz reveals: Cabinet never discussed Judea/Samaria sovereignty

Israel's presumed scenario: 2,000 patients requiring ventilator

Coronavirus Cabinet approves 'reference scenario' for which Israel is preparing, but said it is not forecast of what is expected to occur.

Israel's presumed scenario: 2,000 patients requiring ventilator

Cabinet approves resumption of cultural events

Number of participants in cultural events may not exceed 250. Tickets will be sold in advance.

Cabinet approves resumption of cultural events

Cabinet approves establishment of Ramat Trump

Cabinet approves proposal to establish the community of Ramat Trump in the northern Golan Heights, named after the US President.

Cabinet approves establishment of Ramat Trump

Cabinet approves further relief measures

Returnees from abroad will be permitted to spend their 14-day isolation home. Synagogues and museums will open.

Cabinet approves further relief measures

Parks to reopen, but use of equipment will be prohibited

New relief measures: Activity in fitness facilities will be permitted while maintaining physical distancing.

Parks to reopen, but use of equipment will be prohibited

Cabinet to discuss new relief measures for the economy

Cabinet to discuss opening of markets, shopping malls and parks, among other things.

Cabinet to discuss new relief measures for the economy

Cabinet approves: Lockdown starting Tuesday evening

Cabinet unanimously approves lockdown for Seventh Day of Passover.

Cabinet approves: Lockdown starting Tuesday evening

Committee to declare 'restricted area' in Judea and Samaria

Cabinet authorizes ministerial committee to approve the declaration of a "restricted area" by the military commander in Judea and Samaria.

Committee to declare 'restricted area' in Judea and Samaria

Shouts and accusations at Cabinet meeting

TV report: Cabinet meeting in which strict coronavirus restrictions were approved included loud arguments among participants.

Shouts and accusations at Cabinet meeting

Cabinet meeting on coronavirus restrictions postponed

Cabinet postpones discussion of approval of stricter restrictions on movement.

Cabinet meeting on coronavirus restrictions postponed

Cabinet to hold meeting discussing Iranian threat

Cabinet meeting to focus on Iranian retaliation for Qassem Soleimani's death. 'All organizations have joined together to threaten Israel.'

Cabinet to hold meeting discussing Iranian threat

For Cabinet approval:

Details of ceasefire with Hamas to be presented to Cabinet

The ceasefire includes expansion of fishing zone, advancing gas pipeline and increased medical aid. Hamas promises to hold rocket fire.

Details of ceasefire with Hamas to be presented to Cabinet

Cabinet approves appointment of Bennett as defense minister

Minister Galant only one to oppose appointment, which does not need Knesset approval.

Cabinet approves appointment of Bennett as defense minister

Cabinet dispute over transfer of funds to PA

Ministers Smotrich, Elkin wonder why government transferred tax revenues to the PA.

Cabinet dispute over transfer of funds to PA