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MK plays massacre video for hundreds in Nashville

MK Ohad Tal play the video of the abduction of surveillance post operators on October 7th for hundreds of supporters at a rally in Nashville, Tennessee.

MK plays massacre video for hundreds in Nashville

ZOA National President:

'They're demanding Israel allow Hamas to survive'

Zionist Organization of America President Morton Klein and foreign policy analyst Christian Whiton slam the Biden administration's pressures on Israel regarding the continuation of the war in Gaza.

'They're demanding Israel allow Hamas to survive'

Blinken:

'Shared values have forged a strong friendship'

Secretary of State Antony Blinken has published a special congratulatory message for Israel's 76th Yom Ha'atzmaut in the shadow of the war.

'Shared values have forged a strong friendship'

South Africa Chief Rabbi calls out Biden’s betrayal

Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein denounces President Biden's decisions to reduce support for Israel.

South Africa Chief Rabbi calls out Biden’s betrayal

Arms shipment freeze

Trump: 'The worst betrayal in the history of our country'

Former president Donald Trump denounced the recent limitations on US weapons shipments to Israel in a recent speech in New Jersey.

Trump: 'The worst betrayal in the history of our country'

Cabinet approves:

Israel to expand Rafah operation

A new report claims that the Cabinet has approved additional IDF operations in Rafah, without violating the boundaries set by the Biden administration.

Israel to expand Rafah operation

Trump:

'Crooked Joe is taking the side of these terrorists'

The former president insisted on social media that he would have prevented the war and backed Israel's efforts to win it.

'Crooked Joe is taking the side of these terrorists'

Ben-Gvir:

'Hamas ❤️ Biden'

In a tweet he posted Thursday morning, Ben Gvir attacked Biden over his remarks against supplying ammunition to Israel and wrote 'Hamas ❤️ Biden.'

'Hamas ❤️ Biden'

Netzah Yehuda CEO:

'US sanctions an Islamic public relations ploy'

Yossi Levy believes that the saga of American sanctions threats is behind us after the intervention of the president and other factors, and addresses the challenge of recruiting in the Haredi sector.

'US sanctions an Islamic public relations ploy'

$290,000 for students who protected American flag

GoFundMe raises $290,000+ for UNC students who protected American flag during protests.

$290,000 for students who protected American flag

US legislators:

We will act against the ICC if warrants are issued for Israelis

Senators and members of Congress announced that they will pressure the court in The Hague to prevent the issuance of arrest warrants for senior Israelis due to the war in Gaza.

We will act against the ICC if warrants are issued for Israelis

Watch:

American pier established off the coast of Gaza

The US Central Command released the first photos of the American pier built off the coast of Gaza in coordination with Israel.

American pier established off the coast of Gaza

Hostages' families:

'We welcome joint declaration, call for continued efforts'

The Hostages Families responded to the joint statement calling for the release of the hostages, but said that it needed to be expanded.

'We welcome joint declaration, call for continued efforts'

President Biden:

Freed 4-year-old former hostage "is remarkable"

US President posted a photo from his meeting with 4-year-old Avigail Idan, who was freed from Hamas captivity. "She is recovering from unspeakable trauma."

Freed 4-year-old former hostage "is remarkable"

The sanctions on 'Netzach Yehuda'

Lapid accused, but forgot one detail

Lapid addressed the sanctions the US is expected to impose on 'Netzach Yehuda' and blamed the ministers Smotrich and Ben-Gvir for responsibility. Online, they reminded him of a detail he forgot on the subject

Lapid accused, but forgot one detail

Labor leader in favor of sanctions: "Dismantle Netzach Yehuda"

MK Merav Michaeli denounced 'Netzach Yehuda' as a 'battalion of 'hilltop youth who see religion as an excuse to attack Arabs'.

Labor leader in favor of sanctions: "Dismantle Netzach Yehuda"

Lapid:

'Sanctions against the IDF are the result of government failures'

Opposition leader Yair Lapid claims the sanctions against the Netzach Yehuda battalion are a political failure, not a military one.

'Sanctions against the IDF are the result of government failures'

Report:

The organization responsible for sanctions on 'Netzach Yehuda'

An organization named DAWN has been active in recent months imposing sanctions on Israeli military personnel. Some of its senior employees are connected to the Muslim Brotherhood.

The organization responsible for sanctions on 'Netzach Yehuda'

Report:

USA to sanction IDF battalion

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is expected to sanction the heavily haredi Netzach Yehuda battalion.

USA to sanction IDF battalion

MK Tali Gottlieb:

'Netanyahu must reject pressures not to attack Iran'

Likud MK Tali Gottlieb claims that the world, and Gaza in particular, are beginning to disdain as well as a USA colony.

'Netanyahu must reject pressures not to attack Iran'

Former ambassador:

'The US doesn't understand what its pressures cause'

Former Israeli ambassador to the USA Zalman Shoval tells Arutz Sheva that the Biden administration doesn't properly consider the implications of pressure on Israel.

'The US doesn't understand what its pressures cause'

Ben-Gvir:

Vote on aid to Gaza was stolen

National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir claims that the vote to allow increased humanitarian aid to Gaza was held in his absence to prevent him from objecting.

Vote on aid to Gaza was stolen

Gallant briefs US on deaths of Gaza aid workers

Defense Min. Yoav Gallant briefs US Defense Sec. Lloyd Austin on incident which led to deaths of World Central Kitchen employees, notes daily Iranian attacks on Israel.

Gallant briefs US on deaths of Gaza aid workers

Matisyahu to Arutz Sheva:

Oppositional force lights my spark, my Jewish flames

The singer Matisyahu tells how antisemitism in the world has brought Jews to identify even more strongly with Israel.

Oppositional force lights my spark, my Jewish flames

Smotrich vs. Sanctions:

A second victory for Israel's Finance Minister

The clarification from the USA weakening the sanctions against Israelis in Judea and Samaria is the second time that Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich has outmaneuvered American policy.

A second victory for Israel's Finance Minister

Gallant:

'We have no right to stop the war'

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant stated before his meetings with American officials that Israel must, and would, destroy Hamas.

'We have no right to stop the war'

The archive doesn't forget

When a younger Biden blasted pressure on Israel

The Joe Biden of 1992 denounces the Bush administration at the time for pressuring the Shamir government regarding peace negotiations.

When a younger Biden blasted pressure on Israel

Bennett To CNN:

'US lost 2400 at Pearl Harbor and killed 3 million'

Former Prime Minister Naftali Bennett defends the ongoing war in Gaza during an interview with Erin Burnett.

'US lost 2400 at Pearl Harbor and killed 3 million'

Foreign Minister Katz:

'USA supports war goals'

Foreign Minister Israel Katz stated that despite criticism, the US still supports the war in Gaza, and its alliance with Israel will carry on.

'USA supports war goals'

Gallant briefs US Defense Secretary on war progress

Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant called USA Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin last night to discuss the war in Gaza.

Gallant briefs US Defense Secretary on war progress

Ben-Gvir:

'I hope Netanyahu chooses the path of Otzma Yehudit'

Itamar Ben-Gvir responds to backash from criticizing US government.

'I hope Netanyahu chooses the path of Otzma Yehudit'

Netanyahu:

'I don't need help with international relations'

Prime Minister Netanyahu rebuked National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir for criticizing US President Joe Biden in a recent interview.

'I don't need help with international relations'

Biden Admin asks Israel to end war before 2024

US officials say President Biden has asked that Netanyahu conclude the large-scale campaign in Gaza before the new year.

Biden Admin asks Israel to end war before 2024

Israel and USA hold joint missile defense drill

A series of simulations was held to enhance operational competence with all layers of Israel's missile systems.

Israel and USA hold joint missile defense drill

US boycott continues:

Senior Israeli ministers not invited to embassy New Year toast

Invitations to the event were withheld from Ministers from Religious Zionism and Otzma Yehudit, including Smotrich and Ben-Gvir.

Senior Israeli ministers not invited to embassy New Year toast

A new phase in U.S.-Israel relations

The Biden crew's statements and actions this week, and its policies towards Israel since entering office, indicate a sea change.Op-ed.

A new phase in U.S.-Israel relations

US Ambassador Nides:

'It's not our job to tell Israelis what to do'

US Ambassador to Israel Tom Nides tells Israeli radio he admires Israel's democracy and doesn't believe it's in danger.

'It's not our job to tell Israelis what to do'

Trump's National Security Advisor: Israel protects America

Ambassador Robert O'Brien explains why anyone who supports the US should be wholeheartedly on the side of Israel.

Trump's National Security Advisor: Israel protects America

Jews don’t control America’s foreign policy

Belief in the myth of Jewish power haunts the U.S.-Israel relationship. Op-ed.

Jews don’t control America’s foreign policy

Israeli F-15s escort American B-52 bomber

IDF fighter jets escort American bomber craft through Israel skies on its way from the Gulf.

Israeli F-15s escort American B-52 bomber

"Generational damage"

Miss Universe is ok but visiting Jews are not?

Rabbi Elchanan Poupko questions why Israel is not allowing American Jews to enter but makes exceptions for events such as Miss Universe.

Miss Universe is ok but visiting Jews are not?

Passover and the mutually beneficial US-Israel bond

Heine said that since the Exodus, freedom has always spoken with a Hebrew Accent - and America was founded as the land of freedom. Op-ed.

Passover and the mutually beneficial US-Israel bond

Will Israel-US relations continue to be good after Trump's term?

Former Israel Amb. in Washington, Danny Ayalon, talks about the future of the relationship between Israel and American Jewry.

Will Israel-US relations continue to be good after Trump's term?

'We take the best of Israeli innovation and bring it to NJ'

Andrew Gross, Executive Director of the New Jersey-Israel Commission, says that NJ is leading the way in its relationship with Israel.

'We take the best of Israeli innovation and bring it to NJ'

US Secretary of State Pompeo arrives in Israel.

U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo lands at Ben Gurion airport, greeted by Ambassador Friedman.

US Secretary of State Pompeo arrives in Israel.

Clinton says she will impose peace talks if elected

Clinton touts 'peace record' and vows to 'never stop working' for two state solution as president; gives equal blame for terror wave.

Clinton says she will impose peace talks if elected

'US Public Agrees with Israel's Opposition to Iran Deal'

Obama may have secured congressional support for nuclear deal, Jerusalem says, but majority of US supports Israel's opposition.

'US Public Agrees with Israel's Opposition to Iran Deal'

Israeli Official: We Will Continue to Criticize the Nuclear Deal

Israeli official tells The New York Times that Israel will not be pressured to stop voicing its objections to the deal with Iran.

Israeli Official: We Will Continue to Criticize the Nuclear Deal

US, Israel Air Forces Sign Strategic Agreement

Israel and the U.S. have signed an important strategic air force agreement, the Israel Air Force revealed Monday.

US, Israel Air Forces Sign Strategic Agreement

CIA Chief: Cooperation with Israel Still Very Strong

CIA Director John Brennan says intelligence cooperation with Israel has not been harmed despite differences on Iran.

CIA Chief: Cooperation with Israel Still Very Strong

Obama and Netanyahu in Public Diplomacy War

Despite wanting otherwise, President Obama will likely have to confer with Prime Minister Netanyahu on final Iran deal, says expert.

Obama and Netanyahu in Public Diplomacy War

Obama Advisor: Iran Will Not Be Able to Manufacture Nuclear Bomb

Speaking on Israeli networks, security adviser Ben Rhodes says US will consider all action - including military - if Iran violates deal.

Obama Advisor: Iran Will Not Be Able to Manufacture Nuclear Bomb

Clinton: Relations with Israel Must Not Become a Partisan Issue

Former Secretary of State speaks with American Jewish leader, calls for relations with Israel to return to "constructive footing".

Clinton: Relations with Israel Must Not Become a Partisan Issue

White House Backs Rice's Comments on Bibi Speech

White House spokesman says Susan Rice's comments are "entirely consistent with what the President has already said".

White House Backs Rice's Comments on Bibi Speech

Officials Deny Reports that White House Will Boycott AIPAC

Contrary to reports, Israeli officials say the United States has no intention of boycotting the AIPAC conference next week.

Officials Deny Reports that White House Will Boycott AIPAC

Washington Post: Obama Thinks Netanyahu Authorized Leaks on Iran

Journalist David Ignatius: Obama suspects Netanyahu authorized leaks of details about the nuclear talks with Iran.

Washington Post: Obama Thinks Netanyahu Authorized Leaks on Iran

American Officials Deny Obama Admin is 'Punishing' Israel

Senior officials in Washington deny Channel 2 report that the Obama administration stopped sharing information with Israel on Iran.

American Officials Deny Obama Admin is 'Punishing' Israel

Biden Will Not Attend Netanyahu's Congress Speech

Vice President "expected to be travelling abroad" when Netanyahu addresses Congress next month, says official.

Biden Will Not Attend Netanyahu's Congress Speech

Senior White House Official to Visit Israel Despite Tensions

Despite tensions surrounding PM Netanyahu’s speech to Congress, senior White House advisor Phil Gordon will visit Israel later this month.

Senior White House Official to Visit Israel Despite Tensions

McCain: Relations With Israel 'the Worst I've Ever Seen'

Republican Senator John McCain says President Obama has had "unrealistic expectations" of Israel.

McCain: Relations With Israel 'the Worst I've Ever Seen'