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Former NSC chief:

IDF is prepared for Radwan Force invasion of northern Israel

'Hezbollah will know that if they continue attacking - we will do what we need to do,' former National Security Council chief Dr. Eyal Hulata says.

IDF is prepared for Radwan Force invasion of northern Israel

NSC and Foreign Ministry to ICJ:

'Charges of genocide are false, outrageous, morally repugnant'

Head of the National Security Council and Spokesperson of Foreign Ministry respond to ICJ ruling on Gaza: Israel will not conduct military actions in Rafah which will harm the civilian population.

'Charges of genocide are false, outrageous, morally repugnant'

Post-war planning

NSC advisor on strategic planning resigns

Yoram Hemo, who is charged with drafting the official policy on the 'day after' in Gaza will resign amid the lack of decision-making by the political echelon concerning the day after the war.

NSC advisor on strategic planning resigns

Post-war plan:

Israel to assume civil administration of Gaza for at least a year

A new plan for the day after the war calls for Israel to assume control of civilian life in Gaza for at least a year when the military operation when the military operation ends.

Israel to assume civil administration of Gaza for at least a year

National Security Council:

Increased threat to Israelis abroad ahead of Passover

Counterterrorism official advises Israelis traveling abroad not to reveal they are Israelis due to increased threat level during war and ahead of Passover.

Increased threat to Israelis abroad ahead of Passover

IDF transfers Palestinian orphans to Bethlehem

A large IDF force was assigned to bring a group of more than 70 orphans and adult chaperones from the Gaza Strip to Palestinian Authority territory.

IDF transfers Palestinian orphans to Bethlehem

National Security Council opposes victims suing PA

The National Security Council added a paragraph to a law regarding reparations for victims of terror, saying that the PA can only be forced to pay from money Israel had frozen already.

National Security Council opposes victims suing PA

National Security Council:

Israelis must exercise caution in India following embassy blast

NSC issues advisory after IED explodes outside Israeli embassy in New Delhi.

Israelis must exercise caution in India following embassy blast

Travel warnings for dozens of countries, many attacks folied

National Security Council rises travel warnings for 80 countries in Europe, South America, Australia, and South Africa.

Travel warnings for dozens of countries, many attacks folied

National Security Council:

All Israelis in Turkey must leave now due to terror threat

Travel warning to Turkey raised to the highest possible level.

All Israelis in Turkey must leave now due to terror threat

Amid Hamas calls to riot:

Israelis abroad asked to take caution

Israel's National Security Council and Foreign Ministry warn that Hamas has called supporters worldwide to hold a "Day of Rage".

Israelis abroad asked to take caution

NSC:

Simchat Torah gatherings liable to become targets for attack

National Security Council issues travel warnings following the Hamas attack on Israel.

Simchat Torah gatherings liable to become targets for attack

NSC Chief Hanegbi:

'Israel not yet part of normalization negotiations'

National Security Council Chief Tzachi Hanegbi said that if Iran reaches 60% uranium enrichment, Israel would have no choice but to act.

'Israel not yet part of normalization negotiations'

National Security Council:

Terror organizations working to kidnap Israelis abroad

The NSC released a summary of terror threats against Israelis and Jews outside of Israel.

Terror organizations working to kidnap Israelis abroad

Israeli businessman arrested in Beirut

Israeli citizen arrested in Beirut after landing there to transfer to a connecting flight.

Israeli businessman arrested in Beirut

MK Tzvi Sukkot:

'Stop considering anyone who fires a gun a criminal'

Civilians recounted how they needed to use their personal weapon in life-threatening cases and were questioned with a warning by the police.

'Stop considering anyone who fires a gun a criminal'

Fmr National Security adviser:

Israel’s main objectives are met; now it must secure victory

The Gaza strike bolstered Israeli deterrence and showed that Israel’s domestic strife won’t impact its actions on national security. Op-ed.

Israel’s main objectives are met; now it must secure victory

Israel's 2023 key national security challenge

This may apply to other Western democracies. Op-ed.

Israel's 2023 key national security challenge

Surprising appointment:

Netanyahu taps Hanegbi as head of National Security Council

Former minister Tzachi Hanegbi, who did not enter the Knesset, to serve in one of the most sensitive and central positions.

Netanyahu taps Hanegbi as head of National Security Council

National Security Council urges Israeli tourists to avoid Turkey

Israeli security officials drop directive advising Israelis visiting Turkey to remain in their hotels, but maintains level 3 travel warning.

National Security Council urges Israeli tourists to avoid Turkey

US National Security Council:

'US committed to ensure Iran never obtains a nuclear weapon'

US National Security Council: Sullivan stressed to Gantz that the US is committed to ensuring Iran never obtains a nuclear weapon.

'US committed to ensure Iran never obtains a nuclear weapon'

Israel’s National Security Council tasked with gender equality?

My conservative soul is a little tired of government clerks who wake up in the morning on a mission to fix the world.Op-ed.

Israel’s National Security Council tasked with gender equality?

Threat level lowered for Israelis traveling to Istanbul

National Security Council lowers travel warning from level 4 to level 3 after Iranian cells seeking to harm Israelis arrested.

Threat level lowered for Israelis traveling to Istanbul

National Security Council issues travel warning to Turkey

Israeli tourists staying in Turkey advised to leave the country as soon as possible.

National Security Council issues travel warning to Turkey

Israeli official to present sensitive info on Iran

Top security officials to discuss Iran intelligence with US counterparts, present Israel's demands for 'Iran deal.'

Israeli official to present sensitive info on Iran

Maher Bitar and Israel’s ideological elections

Biden’s naming an anti-Israel activist as senior director for Intelligence at the National Security Council is precarious for Israel.Op-ed

Maher Bitar and Israel’s ideological elections

NSC proposes night lockdown over Hanukkah

National Security Council calls for 3-step plan to reduce morbidity rates ending in a full lockdown in January if numbers continue to rise.

NSC proposes night lockdown over Hanukkah

Increased threat to Israelis in countries surrounding Iran

National Security Council warns Israelis abroad face threat of Iranian retaliation for killing of nuclear scientist.

Increased threat to Israelis in countries surrounding Iran

National Security Council: Close the synagogues

NSC recommends to prime minister that synagogues, yeshivot be closed entirely to prevent spread of coronavirus.

National Security Council: Close the synagogues

Government considering full closure on Lag B'Omer

National Security Council recommends full closure on Lag B'Omer holiday to prevent coronavirus outbreak during festivities.

Government considering full closure on Lag B'Omer

Security council warns Israelis to leave Sinai

National Security Council warns of ISIS, Al-Qaeda activity in Sinai, urges Israelis in the area to get out, come home.

Security council warns Israelis to leave Sinai

Permits to be revoked from UNRWA schools

Barkat suggests Jerusalem Municipality take over health, education, welfare, sanitation services to all Jerusalem Arabs.

Permits to be revoked from UNRWA schools

Did National Security Council, rabbi stop Bennett resignation?

Head of NSC reportedly visits Rabbi Chaim Druckman, who contacted Jewish Home leader to tell him not to resign.

Did National Security Council, rabbi stop Bennett resignation?

New travel warnings ahead of the High Holidays

National Security Council warns Israelis of dangers of traveling to several countries, including India, Turkey, and Chechnya.

New travel warnings ahead of the High Holidays

NSC: Report that Trump offered Abbas a meeting 'untrue'

NSC spokesman blasts Israeli report that Trump offered PA chairman a meeting, urges PA to engage with US 'positively and constructively.'

NSC: Report that Trump offered Abbas a meeting 'untrue'

Israel to punish PA for 'Kite Terror'

PM orders National Security Council to deduct money from Israel's tax transfers to PA to compensate farmers affected by 'kite terror'.

Israel to punish PA for 'Kite Terror'

ZOA: Trump administration's new aide is pro-Hamas

Pro-Israel group claims new Trump administration National Security Council advisor hostile to Israel, sympathetic to Hamas terror regime.

ZOA: Trump administration's new aide is pro-Hamas

Stephen Bannon removed from National Security Council

Stephen Bannon, senior adviser to President Donald Trump, removed from the National Security Council as part of a reorganization.

Stephen Bannon removed from National Security Council

IDF, National Security Council defend submarine acquisition

The IDF and National Security Council responded to Channel 10 allegations of conflicts of interest regarding the acquisition of submarines.

IDF, National Security Council defend submarine acquisition

U.S. calls for Assad to be held accountable for chemical attacks

White House says it is "impossible to deny" that Syria launched chemical weapon attacks.

U.S. calls for Assad to be held accountable for chemical attacks

Cabinet orders counter-terror measures

In 5-hour meeting, National Security Cabinet passes new measures to counter terrorist incitement.

Cabinet orders counter-terror measures

The 'strange saga' of Bennett's security demands

Elkin puzzled by ultimatum to media on cabinet matters; security source reveals Bennett had access to info but didn't pick it up.

The 'strange saga' of Bennett's security demands

Pesach travel guidelines: Israelis at heightened risk of attack

National Security Council issues Passover travel warnings; Turkey, Sinai out-of-bounds for Israelis.

Pesach travel guidelines: Israelis at heightened risk of attack

'Israel is fighting terror the right way'

Ex-National Security Council deputy head compares terror wave with Second Intifada, says world is coming to understand Israel.

'Israel is fighting terror the right way'

State to intervene in anti-Israel sports boycotts

PM orders National Security Council to directly intervene in discrimination against Israelis at global events, following judo fiasco.

State to intervene in anti-Israel sports boycotts

Terror Alert

Counter-Terrorism Agency Warns Israelis Traveling to Europe

ISIS and Iran head list of threats published by National Security Council's Counter-Terrorism Bureau, spanning 41 countries

Counter-Terrorism Agency Warns Israelis Traveling to Europe

White House 'Confident' IAEA Can Investigate Iran

White House downplays report that UN's atomic agency may allow Iran to self-inspect some suspected nuclear sites.

White House 'Confident' IAEA Can Investigate Iran

White House Decries ISIS 'Atrocities' After Bombing Kills 90

ISIS bombing on Muslim holiday leaves 16-ft wide crater and 90 dead. White House condemns 'purposeful and vicious' civilian targeting.

White House Decries ISIS 'Atrocities' After Bombing Kills 90

Top Security Official: Nothing in Deal Stops Iran Going Nuclear

National Security Council deputy chief warns government that loophole-ridden deal won't stop 'Iran's vision of nuclear arms power.'

Top Security Official: Nothing in Deal Stops Iran Going Nuclear

Top US Officials Briefed by Radical Anti-Israel NGO

In a first, Breaking the Silence briefs White House and State Dept. officials on its allegedly false testimony against the IDF.

Top US Officials Briefed by Radical Anti-Israel NGO

Obama's Iran Adviser Worked for Pro-Tehran Regime Lobby?

Investigative report reveals NSC Iran Director who briefed Obama on talks used to work for NIAC, thought to be Iranian mouthpiece.

Obama's Iran Adviser Worked for Pro-Tehran Regime Lobby?

White House Releases List of What Obama's Done for Israel

Document posted two days before PM's speech outlines five aspects of US-Israel relationship, possibly in hopes of refuting anti-Israel bias.

White House Releases List of What Obama's Done for Israel

Amidror: Iran Must be Stopped, One Way or Another

National Security Council director Yaakov Amidror said that Iran's nuclear program is the single existential threat Israel faces today.

Amidror: Iran Must be Stopped, One Way or Another

Cabinet Confirms Yossi Cohen to Head NSC

Cohen is the outgoing deputy director of Mossad spy agency.

Cabinet Confirms Yossi Cohen to Head NSC

Netanyahu Reappoints Shoval as Special Envoy

Zalman Shoval will visit Washington next week for meetings with U.S. media figures.

 Netanyahu Reappoints Shoval as Special Envoy

IDF Tracks Google Street View Cars

Google Street View Project vehicles not allowed to steer away from predetermined routes.

IDF Tracks Google Street View Cars