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Submarine Affair commission sends warning letters to PM, others

The commission sent warnings to five current and senior officials who may be hurt by the inquiry.

Submarine Affair commission sends warning letters to PM, others

Former Defense Minister:

'Smotrich, Ben Gvir and Sinwar have the same interests'

Former Defense Minister attacked ministers Smotrich and Ben Gvir, saying that, 'The two have the same interest as Yahya Sinwar and that is starting a war of Gog and Magog.'

'Smotrich, Ben Gvir and Sinwar have the same interests'

Former Defense Minister:

'Netanyahu is sacrificing hostages for politics'

Former Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon claims that Netanyahu is preventing the IDF from operating due to political considerations.

'Netanyahu is sacrificing hostages for politics'

Ben-Gvir sues former Defense Minister for 200,000 shekels

The lawsuit was filed over claims that Itamar Ben-Gvir used the slogan 'Death to Arabs'.

Ben-Gvir sues former Defense Minister for 200,000 shekels

Security detail of Barak, Ya'alon and Ashkenazi reduced

Ministerial Committee on National Security Affairs approves reduction of security details for the three individuals.

Security detail of Barak, Ya'alon and Ashkenazi reduced

The Jerusalem rally was a reminder-the left, not democracy, lost

The Orwellian doublespeak of the Israeli left is so blatant that it’s putting regular propaganda to shame. Op-ed

The Jerusalem rally was a reminder-the left, not democracy, lost

The ruling class must regain its senses

The Golani Brigade rebelled and is getting away with it because the IDF Gen. Staff has lost its moral power to discipline soldiers.

The ruling class must regain its senses

Ex-Defense Minister:

'Israel has gone off the rails into racism, fascism, Messianism'

Former army chief and ex-defense minister accuses Netanyahu of 'taking over Israel, like a gang', warns of Netanyahu's return to power.

'Israel has gone off the rails into racism, fascism, Messianism'

Ya'alon:

'Itamar Ben Gvir should be outlawed'

Former DM "allows" Bezalel Smotrich to remain in the Knesset but Ben Gvir? "I would take him out of the Knesset altogether."

'Itamar Ben Gvir should be outlawed'

Former DM: 'We're at the height of a new wave of terror'

Former Defense Min. Ya'alon speaks out on terror wave, says Iran must be forced to choose between nuclear bomb and survival.

Former DM: 'We're at the height of a new wave of terror'

Ya'alon criticizes Bennett: We mustn't openly confront the US

Former Defense Minister: I think we should not confront the Americans. We should say what we want to say behind closed doors.

Ya'alon criticizes Bennett: We mustn't openly confront the US

Ya'alon: Cabinet watched 'hate wedding' video

Former defense minister testifies in trial of attendees at wedding where weapons were brandished, picture of Duma murder victim stabbed.

Ya'alon: Cabinet watched 'hate wedding' video

Ya'alon: Channels 12 and 13 give Netanyahu favorable coverage

Telem leader claims Netanyahu receives sympathetic coverage on channels 12 and 13 because of the owners' interest in him staying in power.

Ya'alon: Channels 12 and 13 give Netanyahu favorable coverage

Moshe Ya'alon backs Yair Lapid's run for prime minister

In first since Knesset dissolution, Telem leader Moshe Ya'alon announces support for a candidate.

Moshe Ya'alon backs Yair Lapid's run for prime minister

Telem chief Moshe Yaalon drops out of Knesset race

Former Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon announces withdrawal from race, calls on voters to back the 'change bloc'.

Telem chief Moshe Yaalon drops out of Knesset race

'A mistake for US to return to pre-Trump Mideast policies'

Telem party leader shares his thoughts on the new governments in America and Israel.

'A mistake for US to return to pre-Trump Mideast policies'

Ya'alon: Lapid is great, but we had no chance against Netanyahu

Head of Telem, Moshe Ya'alon discussed his split from Yesh Atid in an interview with Reshet Bet Radio.

Ya'alon: Lapid is great, but we had no chance against Netanyahu

Ya'alon removes candidate who is under criminal investigation

Telem chairman disqualifies candidacy of Attorney Ayman Abu Raya after it was reported that he is under a still open criminal investigation.

Ya'alon removes candidate who is under criminal investigation

Moshe Ya'alon announces split from Yesh Atid

Former Defense Minister's 'Telem' faction to run independently of Yesh Atid in coming elections, Ya'alon announces.

Moshe Ya'alon announces split from Yesh Atid

Blue and White minister to join Ya'alon's 'Telem' party

Two new faces have announced their intent to join Ya'alon's Telem party.

Blue and White minister to join Ya'alon's 'Telem' party

Ya'alon quits Yesh Atid, will run alone

Yair Lapid wishes Ya'alon well on his continued journey.

Ya'alon quits Yesh Atid, will run alone

Eizenkot as Ya'alon's No. 2? 'I haven't decided yet'

Former Chief of Staff rejects statement by Ya'alon that he will be number 2 on the Telem slate in the next election.

Eizenkot as Ya'alon's No. 2? 'I haven't decided yet'

Lapid: Blue & White made too many sacrifices – hope they learned

Lapid called on Yesh Atid - Telem to stay united - 'We're seeing one protracted disaster from an administrative & ethical point of view.'

Lapid: Blue & White made too many sacrifices – hope they learned

Ya'alon: I will run with former Chief of Staff Eizenkot

Telem chairman: Eizenkot will be my no. 2 in the next election. It looks like Lapid and I will have to run separately.

Ya'alon: I will run with former Chief of Staff Eizenkot

Ya'alon: Netanyahu will continue to rule

Yesh Atid-Telem leader says his party's vote to dissolve the Knesset will not succeed because Blue and White is not brave enough.

Ya'alon: Netanyahu will continue to rule

Gantz accuses: PM's conduct is a crime against State & citizens

According to Gantz, "continuing like this without a budget will cause more damage than elections would."

Gantz accuses: PM's conduct is a crime against State & citizens

The deal that could make Ya'alon prime minister

Constructive no-confidence vote and replacing it with government led by Ya'alon. Yamina: 'We won't join; you don't switch bad for worse.'

The deal that could make Ya'alon prime minister

MK Yaalon briefs US Congress on recent peace deals

MK Yaalon briefs Congressional Israel Allies Caucus on security implications of recent peace deals and steps toward normalization.

MK Yaalon briefs US Congress on recent peace deals

Yaalon's provocative comparison

Telem party leader says Israeli police should read book which compares incidents in Israeli history to Nazi Germany's 'Final Solution.'

Yaalon's provocative comparison

Watch: Moshe Ya'alon's mistake

MK Ya'alon comes to social workers' protest, but to his surprise discovers that he is at the wrong demonstration.

Watch: Moshe Ya'alon's mistake

Former IAF pilot detained during protest

Hundreds protest against government corruption outside Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem.

Former IAF pilot detained during protest

Ya'alon to Gantz: It's not too late to join us

MK Moshe Ya'alon speaks at leftist demonstration against unity government, urges Gantz to stop contacts with Netanyahu.

Ya'alon to Gantz: It's not too late to join us

Left-wingers demonstrate outside Gabi Ashkenazi's home

Protesters demand Ashkenazi cease negotiations with Netanyahu to form unity government.

Left-wingers demonstrate outside Gabi Ashkenazi's home

Gantz: I won't badmouth Bogie and Yair despite what I know

Blue and White chairman explains why he went for unity government: Minority government wasn't an option; I didn't want a fourth election.

Gantz: I won't badmouth Bogie and Yair despite what I know

INTO THE FRAY: Back from the brink!

INTO THE FRAY: Back from the brink!

Gantz: Israel must not be dragged into a fourth election

Newly elected Knesset Speaker says goodbye to Yair Lapid and Moshe Ya'alon: Thank you for the path we went down together over the past year.

Gantz: Israel must not be dragged into a fourth election

Political drama

Blue and White party to break apart

Lapid, Ya'alon request to break off from Blue and White as Netanyahu supports Gantz's candidacy for Knesset Speaker.

Blue and White party to break apart

'They're murdering us for a second time'

Guy Yehezkel, husband of Kim who was murdered in Barkan attack, blasts Blue and White's intention to form government with Arab parties.

'They're murdering us for a second time'

Ya'alon opposes emergency government

Senior Blue and White official attacks Netanyahu, accuses him of making cynical use of the coronavirus crisis.

Ya'alon opposes emergency government

Ya'alon demands Hendel and Hauser resign

Telem leader demands MKs Zvi Hauser and Yoaz Hendel resign instead of voting against formation of minority govt. with Joint List support.

Ya'alon demands Hendel and Hauser resign

Anger in Blue and White over lack of support for minority govt.

Benny Gantz, Moshe Ya'alon reportedly furious with Telem MKs Zvi Hauser and Yoaz Hendel for opposing minority government with Joint List.

Anger in Blue and White over lack of support for minority govt.

Ya'alon and Liberman endanger Israel's security

A government that depends on Tibi and Ayman Odeh would usher the State of Israel to a terrible new era.

Ya'alon and Liberman endanger Israel's security

Ya'alon in Gush Etzion: 'We will not sit with Bibi or with Tibi'

MK Moshe Ya'alon visits Gush Etzion with his colleagues from the Blue and White party.

Ya'alon in Gush Etzion: 'We will not sit with Bibi or with Tibi'

Ya'alon:

'Trump plan fits with Israeli national consensus'

Blue and White MK Ya'alon praises content of 'Deal of the Century.' Lapid: 'Anyone who is not extreme Left or Right will understand it.'

'Trump plan fits with Israeli national consensus'

Gantz to tour Northern Dead Sea - will he support sovereignty?

Blue and White chairman to visit Megilot Regional Council with MKs Moshe Ya'alon, Yoaz Hendel, Orna Barbivay and Alon Schuster.

Gantz to tour Northern Dead Sea - will he support sovereignty?

Blue and White, Likud negotiating teams to meet Sunday

Knesset Speaker meets with representatives of the Blue and White, Likud parties in attempt to form unity government.

Blue and White, Likud negotiating teams to meet Sunday

Ya'alon: We will not sit with Netanyahu until he is cleared

Moshe Ya'alon spoke to the Knesset Speaker, saying that in the current situation no joint government will be formed

Ya'alon: We will not sit with Netanyahu until he is cleared

Blue and White leaders set terms for accepting minority gov't

Senior Blue and White leaders agree to form minority government relying on Arab Joint List - but only if Avigdor Liberman joins.

Blue and White leaders set terms for accepting minority gov't

Ya'alon:

"If we'd had a mutual defense treaty, Syria would have nukes"

Former DM dismisses report Netanyahu, Trump negotiating mutual defense treaty as 'political spin.'

"If we'd had a mutual defense treaty, Syria would have nukes"

'Netanyahu using US administration for political spin'

'Mutual defense treaty between US and Israel just another dead rabbit PM pulled out of his hat," Blue and White leader Moshe Ya'alon says.

'Netanyahu using US administration for political spin'

"Trump's firing of Bolton was a victory for Iran"

'This is bad news for Israel', says former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, following Trump's decision to fire NSA John Bolton

"Trump's firing of Bolton was a victory for Iran"

Ya'alon: Deterrence not achieved with money

Former defense minister slams government policy on terror. "I was offended in the name of the state of Israel from Sinwar's statements."

Ya'alon: Deterrence not achieved with money

'Likud becoming like North Korea'

Moshe Yaalon compares Likud loyalty oath to North Korean regime. 'Does North Korea have primary elections?' Netanyahu fires back.

'Likud becoming like North Korea'

Darkness according to Bogie Ya'alon

Darkness according to Bogie Ya'alon

Ya'alon: 'Darkness' coming out of Religious Zionism

Blue and White leader calls for firing of Education Minister Rabbi Rafi Peretz over comments endorsing conversion therapy.

Ya'alon: 'Darkness' coming out of Religious Zionism

Ya'alon: 'Only Lapid supports rotation agreement'

Leaked recording reveals ongoing split within Blue and White party over Lapid's demands to share premiership with Gantz.

Ya'alon: 'Only Lapid supports rotation agreement'

Blue and White: 'No need to join with new parties'

Blue and White's MK Ya'alon says Gaza is a humanitarian-economic issue, Blue and White will run 'exactly as it did in April.'

Blue and White: 'No need to join with new parties'

Ya'alon: Lapid a burden on Blue and White

Ex Defense Minister reportedly says rotation agreement between Benny Gantz, Yair Lapid scares off voters concerned about Lapid.

Ya'alon: Lapid a burden on Blue and White

Ya'alon calls for unity government

Blue and White leader welcomes Liberman's pledge to force unity government, but says such government cannot include Netanyahu.

Ya'alon calls for unity government

Ya'alon compares Likud to Hamas, Netanyahu to dictator

Blue and White leader Moshe Ya'alon attacks the Likud. The Likud responds, 'Bogie Ya'alon has long since lost it.'

Ya'alon compares Likud to Hamas, Netanyahu to dictator