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Bennett:

ICC starvation accusation an "absolute lie"

Former PM pushes back on ICC Chief Prosecutor's claim Netanyahu and Gallant have a "starvation policy" against the people of Gaza.

ICC starvation accusation an "absolute lie"

Fmr. PM Bennett:

'The ICC is a joke'

Former Prime Minister Naftali Bennett released a video with a sweeping denunciation of the request for the ICC to issue arrest warrants for Israeli officials.

'The ICC is a joke'

Former PM Bennett:

If we want to defeat Hamas, then let’s do it.

"US should support Israel and if anything, urge its leadership to act more decisively and faster so we finish this ASAP", the former Prime Minsiter writes.

If we want to defeat Hamas, then let’s do it.

'Childish and infantile'

Bennett asked about Ben Gvir on CNN

Former Prime Minister asked about Ben Gvir's post in which he wrote "Hamas ❤️ Biden", and replies: "I’m not going to defend every stupid thing that any minister says."

Bennett asked about Ben Gvir on CNN

Former Minister:

'Bennett wanted to kill Sinwar, Chief of Staff stopped it'

Former Minister Haim Ramon says after the deadly axe attack in Elad 2 years ago, then-PM Naftali Bennett wanted to assassinate Hamas leader responsible for October 7. but then-Chief of Staff Kochavi stopped it.

'Bennett wanted to kill Sinwar, Chief of Staff stopped it'

Bennett responds to Biden:

'If Hamas given immunity, all jihadists will use human shields'

Former PM Naftali Bennett responds on CNN to President Biden's threat to halt weapons shipments over Rafah op. 'Profound mistake. Is Israel using bombs to target civilians, absolutely not.'

'If Hamas given immunity, all jihadists will use human shields'

Poll:

Religious Zionists to receive 7 seats if election was today

The poll found that if a new center-right party, led by fmr. PM Bennett, Fmr. Mossad Chief Cohen and MK Sa'ar were formed it would receive 32 seats.

Religious Zionists to receive 7 seats if election was today

Fmr. PM Bennett presents:

The history of Israel in under three minutes

During a talk with students at the University of Michigan, former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett was asked about 'Zionist colonialism,' he answered the question by giving a quick summary of the Zionist story - from Biblical times until today.

The history of Israel in under three minutes

U. of Michigan:

Naftali Bennett address moved online over security concerns

Former Israeli PM addresses students online after campus event canceled due to threats by anti-Israel and pro-Hamas activists. Tickets bought under names such as 'kill Jews.'

Naftali Bennett address moved online over security concerns

Bennett:

'Iran has been at war with Israel since October 7th'

Former Prime Minister Naftali Bennett explains why the attack in Damascus will not lead to escalation - and what else the future holds for the region.

'Iran has been at war with Israel since October 7th'

Bennett eulogizes fallen soldier:

'To the last drop of blood - literally'

Former Prime Minister Naftali Bennett recounts Captain Daniel Perez's battle to save the town of Nahal Oz on October 7th.

'To the last drop of blood - literally'

Kan pollster:

'A third of Israel has become more right-wing'

A new poll shows a widespread shift among Israeli political views due to the October 7th massacre.

'A third of Israel has become more right-wing'

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'

Poll:

Sa'ar wins 5 seats after splitting from Gantz

Poll examines scenario in which Sa'ar teams up with Naftali Bennett and Yossi Cohen. Such a party wins 17 seats and tips the scales in the next elections.

Sa'ar wins 5 seats after splitting from Gantz

Bennett to Fox News:

Shame on people sitting in LA saying we're doing bad

Naftali Bennet claims that "President Biden has been a great friend to Israel. But now is the real time. Now is the time to stand behind Israel. If this was done to the US, the equivalent would be about 36,000 Americans murdered, burned, raped. What would the US do?”

Shame on people sitting in LA saying we're doing bad

Bennett responds to Biden:

'Real problem with humanitarian aid is Hamas'

Former PM rejects US President's accusation that Israel is using humanitarian aid as a "bargaining chip" when Hamas steals the aid and sells it at massively inflated prices.

'Real problem with humanitarian aid is Hamas'

New poll:

Bennett - 9 seats, Yoaz Hendel - 5, Yossi Cohen - 5

New poll examines what would happen if three separate parties led by Naftali Bennett, Yossi Cohen and Yoaz Hendel, run in the election. All of them cross the threshold.

Bennett - 9 seats, Yoaz Hendel - 5, Yossi Cohen - 5

Bennett: Stop comparing Israel to Hamas

Piers Morgan claimed that Israel's response to the Hamas invasion had been disproportionate. Former Prime Minister Naftali Bennett sharply rebuffed the assertion.

Bennett: Stop comparing Israel to Hamas

Bennett on CNN:

'If Bin Laden was in hospital you’d go and kill him'

Former Prime Minister Bennett spoke to CNN and was asked about the special operation in a Jenin hospital to eliminate three terrorists.

'If Bin Laden was in hospital you’d go and kill him'

Bennett on Al Arabiya:

'We destroy terrorist bases threatening our people'

Former Prime Minister when asked why Israel exposes Gazan civilians to its strikes: When someone fires upon your family and hides in a house, that home becomes a terrorist base.

'We destroy terrorist bases threatening our people'

Bennett:

'Shame on you, Turkish government'

Former Prime Minister rips Turkey's government following the arrest and questioning of Israeli soccer player who expressed support for hostages held in Gaza.

'Shame on you, Turkish government'

Poll:

Parties led by Bennett, Yossi Cohen change the map

Parties led by former Prime Minister and former Mossad chief would win 16 seats combined.

Parties led by Bennett, Yossi Cohen change the map

Otzma Yehudit MK: Bennett irresponsible, dangerous

MK Almog Cohen denounced former Prime Minister Naftali Bennett for revealing Israeli operations in Iran.

Otzma Yehudit MK: Bennett irresponsible, dangerous

Gallant criticizes Bennett:

'The roar of the jets should drown out the unnecessary chatter'

Defense Minister criticizes former Prime Minister who admitted in op-ed that he authorized attacks on Iranian soil while in office.

'The roar of the jets should drown out the unnecessary chatter'

A soldier's last words:

'Internal conflicts weaken us'

A wounded soldier told his father how internal conflicts influence the battlefield, just a few hours before his death.

'Internal conflicts weaken us'

Bennett admits: Israel attacked Iran in 2022

Former PM Naftali Bennett admits in WSJ op-ed that Israel attacked Iran in 2022, hints at successful assassination in Tehran.

Bennett admits: Israel attacked Iran in 2022

Poll:

Lapid collapses, Gantz gains strength

New poll finds the Yesh Atid Party is falling to 10 seats. A party led by Naftali Bennett wins 12 seats.

Lapid collapses, Gantz gains strength

Channel 13 News poll:

How many seats will Yossi Cohen and Naftali Bennett win?

A party led by Bennett will win 19 seats and change the political map. A party led by Cohen, according to the poll, will win 12 seats.

How many seats will Yossi Cohen and Naftali Bennett win?

Bennett: 'Allowing fuel shipments injects energy to Hamas'

Former PM Naftali Bennett denounces the decision to increase the amount of fuel allowed into Gaza.

Bennett: 'Allowing fuel shipments injects energy to Hamas'

'Some people like us weak. I don't want their sympathy.'

Former PM Bennett says that Israel will do anything necessary for its security - however painful that might be.

'Some people like us weak. I don't want their sympathy.'

Bennett:

'We will not tolerate a terrorist state next to us'

Former Prime Minister in interview on Fox News: We've got a job to do, to eliminate Hamas.

'We will not tolerate a terrorist state next to us'

Bennett: What does 'eradicate Hamas' actually mean?

Former PM speaks to i24NEWS about what the goals of the war against Hamas are.

Bennett: What does 'eradicate Hamas' actually mean?

Bennett to CNN:

'Why don’t you ask “why is Hamas still holding babies hostage?"

Former Israeli PM says deaths in Gaza are Hamas' fault, asks why interviewers do not focus on the hundreds of Hamas hostages.

'Why don’t you ask “why is Hamas still holding babies hostage?"

Bennett's plan to defeat Hamas: Cut Gaza in half

Former Prime Minister Naftali Bennett presented his plan for the next phases of the war against Hamas.

Bennett's plan to defeat Hamas: Cut Gaza in half

Bennett to CNN:

'Sec. General's 'vacuum' comments prove again UN is a sham'

Former PM of Israel says Antonio Guterres' remarks blaming Israel for Hamas massacre 'tantamount to understanding Nazis or Al Qaeda.'

'Sec. General's 'vacuum' comments prove again UN is a sham'

Bennett to BBC interviewer:

'The BBC has taken the Gazan side, shame on you'

Former Prime Minister confronts BBC interviewer who only asked him questions concerning the citizens of Gaza.

'The BBC has taken the Gazan side, shame on you'

Bennett:

Prior to ground incursion, open the gates of hell on the enemy

'Before a single soldier sets foot in Gaza, we need to open the gates of hell on the enemy from above,' former PM Naftali Bennett says.

Prior to ground incursion, open the gates of hell on the enemy

No, there aren’t two 'narratives' to the Gaza hospital blast

Former Prime Minister Naftali Bennett denounces CNN's report over the Gaza hospital explosion.

No, there aren’t two 'narratives' to the Gaza hospital blast

'Shame on you!'

Bennett vs. New York Times

Former PM responds to New York Times initial headlines on Gaza hospital explosion.

Bennett vs. New York Times

Ex-PM Bennett: 'We will hit back at Hamas until we destroy them'

Former PM Naftali Bennett says that all of Israel is prepared for a campaign against Hamas.

Ex-PM Bennett: 'We will hit back at Hamas until we destroy them'

Bennett:

'Everyone must participate in the diplomacy effort'

Former PM Naftali Bennett calls for every Israeli to share every video of the invasion they can - even the most painful.

'Everyone must participate in the diplomacy effort'

Bennett spars with British interviewer: 'Shame on you'

Ex-PM becomes furious as Sky News interviewer keeps asking about Gaza casualties. 'When you bombed the Nazis you didn't ask such questions.'

Bennett spars with British interviewer: 'Shame on you'

Bennett to govt.

'Give Israeli towns and cities guns now'

Former PM says it was armed local groups of citizens who were the most successful in fighting off Hamas invaders on Saturday.

'Give Israeli towns and cities guns now'

Gaza:

Terrorists make purchases with credit cards stolen from Israelis

Families of kidnapped, murdered Israelis report purchases made from Gaza; credit card companies promise to block cards.

Terrorists make purchases with credit cards stolen from Israelis

Bennett to Fox News:

'It's time for Israel to destroy Hamas'

Former PM says this is one of the hardest days in Israel’s history, Israelis fed up with hypocrisy of Israel's critics.

'It's time for Israel to destroy Hamas'

Bennett to CNN:

'We need to go out and and hit back very severely'

Former Israel Prime Minister, Naftali Bennet, speaks with CNN following the massive terror attack on Israel. "We are all one today"

'We need to go out and and hit back very severely'

Watch:

Former PM Naftali Bennett reports for reserve duty during war

Ex-PM returns to IDF as Israel faces massive terrorist attack from Hamas.

Former PM Naftali Bennett reports for reserve duty during war

Religious Zionism MK: 'Where is Bennett?'

MK Ohad Tal calls on former PM and Rabbi Benny Lau to condemn Tel Aviv prayer disruptions.

Religious Zionism MK: 'Where is Bennett?'

Report:

Senior US official held secret meetings with Bennett and Gantz

US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs met with Bennett and Gantz in secret to discuss normalization with Saudi Arabia.

Senior US official held secret meetings with Bennett and Gantz

Court to hear Bennett defamation case

The former Prime Minister is suing two individuals he claims spread deceit about him.

Court to hear Bennett defamation case

Naftali Bennett:

'Burning a Torah is not free speech, it's hatred and incitement'

Former PM interviewed on Swedish television, explains why Israel is against the Swedish decision to allow a Torah to be burned in public.

'Burning a Torah is not free speech, it's hatred and incitement'

Netanyahu takes credit for Bennett's decision

PM Netanyahu claimed that his gov. decided to classify the YAMAM as the national counterterrorism unit, but Bennett gov. signed it.

Netanyahu takes credit for Bennett's decision

Poll:

Netanyahu again the preferred candidate for PM

For the first time in two months, Netanyahu has passed Gantz on the question of "who is best suited for the position of Prime Minister?"

Netanyahu again the preferred candidate for PM

Due to backlash?

BBC reporter closes Twitter account after anti-Israel remarks

BBC journalist Anjana Gadgil, who told former PM Bennett that "Israeli forces are happy to kill children", shuts down her Twitter account.

BBC reporter closes Twitter account after anti-Israel remarks

BBC interviewer stuns Bennett:

'Israeli forces are happy to kill children'

Former PM responds to BBC interviewer who asserted that the IDF is happy to kill children: We’re doing the right thing.

'Israeli forces are happy to kill children'

Bennett denounced as 'war criminal' in Toronto

A pro-Palestinian group protested a fundraising event in Toronto where the former PM was the guest of honor.

Bennett denounced as 'war criminal' in Toronto

Poll:

Party led by Bennett and Hendel could win 9 seats

Party headed by Naftali Bennett with Yoaz Hendel as a member will take seats from the Likud and the Religious Zionist Party.

Party led by Bennett and Hendel could win 9 seats

Canadian organizations seek to ban former Israeli Prime Minister

Several Canadian organizations have appealed to ban former PM Naftali Bennett from Canada, claiming he is a war criminal.

Canadian organizations seek to ban former Israeli Prime Minister

Rabbi apologizes for claiming former PM Bennett not Jewish

Former PM achieves first victory in defamation lawsuits after Rabbi Ronen Shaulov admits to falsely claiming his parents were not Jewish.

Rabbi apologizes for claiming former PM Bennett not Jewish

Bennett holds "marathon" of economic meetins in South Korea

Former PM attends Korea-Israel Conference, meets South Korean politicians and business leaders.

Bennett holds "marathon" of economic meetins in South Korea