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In phone conversation:

Sullivan, Israeli counterpart discuss alternatives to Rafah

US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan speaks with Israeli counterpart Tzachi Hanegbi, expresses condolences on behalf of President Biden and the American people on Israel’s Memorial Day.

Sullivan, Israeli counterpart discuss alternatives to Rafah

Israel nearly succeeded in eliminating Yahya Sinwar

IDF forces were 'very close' to Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar, sources say.

Israel nearly succeeded in eliminating Yahya Sinwar

'Constructive engagement'

US and Israeli officials discuss Rafah operation

Monday’s meeting was initially supposed to take place in person last week, but Netanyahu cancelled it after the US did not veto a UN Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza and the release of all hostages.

US and Israeli officials discuss Rafah operation

Israel to defend itself against South Africa's case

Israel plans to present its case at ICJ, aiming to dismiss South Africa's petition against it.

Israel to defend itself against South Africa's case

Security Council chair:

'We thought like rational people - we needed to think like ISIS'

Israel may find itself in a situation where the IDF has located Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar - and there are hostages near him, NSC chair says.

'We thought like rational people - we needed to think like ISIS'

NSC head:

Hostage release will not take place before Friday

Tzachi Hanegbi says implementation of hostage release deal is being delayed and will not happen before Friday.

Hostage release will not take place before Friday

Smotrich responds to NSC head:

'I don't know who he represents'

Minister Smotrich responds to Hanegbi's statement that talks are underway with the PA on concessions as part of a deal with Saudi Arabia.

'I don't know who he represents'

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 Adv. appears to say protestors saved democracy

Tzachi Hanegbi, close ally of PM, says anti-judicial protestors stopped original plan, and so Israel will not become a dictatorship.

National Security Adv. appears to say protestors saved democracy

Security official: Hezbollah encampment is 'a children's game'

National Security Council chief: 'We see a weakening of the restraint Hezbollah has implemented since 2006.'

Security official: Hezbollah encampment is 'a children's game'

Israeli National Security Adv. meets US Assistant Sec. of State

Tzachi Hanegbi meets US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Barbara Leaf in Jerusalem.

Israeli National Security Adv. meets US Assistant Sec. of State

Amid concerns over Iran:

Biden's security adviser meets Israeli officials

Jake Sullivan hosts Tzachi Hanegbi and Minister Ron Dermer, discusses enhanced coordination to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.

Biden's security adviser meets Israeli officials

Report: Saudi Arabia nowhere near reaching deal with Israel

Diplomatic sources say Riyadh's demands that the US back a Saudi nuclear program place chances of Israel-Saudi normalization in jeopardy.

Report: Saudi Arabia nowhere near reaching deal with Israel

NSC Chief:

'Our enemies joyfully watched the protests'

NSC Chief Tzachi Hanegbi says the judicial reform plan has security implications but adds that Gaza op made Israel's enemies' joy die down.

'Our enemies joyfully watched the protests'

Did Israel agree to ceasefire?

'Quiet will be answered with quiet'

'If Israel is attacked or threatened, it will to do everything necessary to protect itself,' NSC chief Tzachi Hanegbi tells Egypt.

'Quiet will be answered with quiet'

US National Security Advisor:

'Israel has the right to defend itself from rocket attacks'

Biden’s National Security Advisor, Jake Sullivan, speaks to Israeli counterpart, reaffirms ironclad support for Israel’s security.

'Israel has the right to defend itself from rocket attacks'

National Security Advisor:

'Normalization with Saudis is one of our central goals'

Tzachi Hanegbi welcomes US counterpart's comments on Saudi normalization: We hope there will be a breakthrough soon.

'Normalization with Saudis is one of our central goals'

National Security Advisor:

'If Iran's uranium enrichment continues - Israel will act'

National Security Advisor Tzachi Hanegbi: If there had been no judicial reform - Netanyahu would have already visited the White House.

'If Iran's uranium enrichment continues - Israel will act'

National Security Advisor:

'There's no disconnect between Israel and the US'

National Security Advisor Tzachi Hanegbi: When Biden realizes he won't be criticized for inviting Netanyahu, he will do it.

'There's no disconnect between Israel and the US'

Israeli National Security Advisor:

'There's a rather unusual US involvement in Israel's affairs'

Tzachi Hanegbi comments on Israel-US tensions, says other friends of Israel in the world have also expressed concerns.

'There's a rather unusual US involvement in Israel's affairs'

National Security Advisor:

'Israel committed to uphold peace treaty with Jordan'

National Security Advisor Tzachi Hanegbi speaks to Jordanian Foreign Minister following uproar over Smotrich's comments in Paris.

'Israel committed to uphold peace treaty with Jordan'

Prime Minister Netanyahu meets with AIPAC senior leaders

Netanyahu praises AIPAC for bolstering bond between Israel and US, stresses need for unified front against Iranian nuclear ambitions.

Prime Minister Netanyahu meets with AIPAC senior leaders

Sullivan joins Hanegbi for digital summit with UAE, Bahrain

US and Israeli National Security Advisors meet in Jerusalem, with their UAE and Bahrain counterparts joining virtually for summit.

Sullivan joins Hanegbi for digital summit with UAE, Bahrain

National Security Council

'If Israel is abandoned, Netanyahu will bomb Iran'

National Security Council head and long-time Netanyahu ally Tzachi Hanegbi says PM is prepared to bomb Iranian nuclear facilities.

'If Israel is abandoned, Netanyahu will bomb Iran'

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

Hanegbi:

'There will be enough ministries, positions for Likud members'

Former Likud MK Tzachi Hanegbi tells current party MKs not to worry about number of prominent ministries being given to other parties.

'There will be enough ministries, positions for Likud members'

Likud MK estimates:

'Netanyahu will attack Iran's nuclear facilities'

Outgoing MK Tzachi Hanegbi: Based on my 35-year acquaintance with Netanyahu, I believe he will act to thwart Iran's nuclear program.

'Netanyahu will attack Iran's nuclear facilities'

Likud MK: Netanyahu will also lead us in the next election

MK Tzachi Hanegbi discusses his new book in which he talks about his desire to be Prime Minister: That's a reference to the distant future.

Likud MK: Netanyahu will also lead us in the next election

Hanegbi: Netanyahu will be here for another 9 years

Former Minister Tzachi Hanegbi: Our leadership has forgotten that we are right. They think the enemy is right.

Hanegbi: Netanyahu will be here for another 9 years

Senior Likud member: Not sure Bennett government is left-wing

Senior Likud member Tzachi Hanegbi: If Bennett had agreed to direct election of PM, a right-wing government could have been formed.

Senior Likud member: Not sure Bennett government is left-wing

Hanegbi: We will try to bring in defectors from other parties

Minister Tzachi Hanegbi on what Likud will do in the event of an election loss. "The people of Israel will pay for it."

Hanegbi: We will try to bring in defectors from other parties

Govt. takes action against illegal takeover of Yesha land

Settlement Affairs Minister Tzachi Hanegbi announces new vehicle, drone patrols to monitor for illegal activity in Area C.

Govt. takes action against illegal takeover of Yesha land

Govt. commits to regulating Judea and Samaria communities

Settlement Affairs Minister Tzachi Hanegbi announces decision to regulate 'young settlements' in Judea and Samaria.

Govt. commits to regulating Judea and Samaria communities

Minister Hanegbi: In the end, we will have to take over Gaza

Settlement Affairs Minister says one day rocket fire from Gaza will be so intense Israel will have no choice but to take enclave over.

Minister Hanegbi: In the end, we will have to take over Gaza

Likud minister: 'I take my statement back'

Minister Tzachi Hanegbi apologizes for saying 'notion people have nothing to eat is nonsense.' 'I take my statement back.'

Likud minister: 'I take my statement back'

'The notion that people have nothing to eat is nonsense'

Likud Minister dismisses claims that there are Israelis who are starved for food after losing their jobs due to COVID-19.

'The notion that people have nothing to eat is nonsense'

Likud minister: We vehemently oppose Palestinian state

Minister Hanegbi: "I can promise that the PM’s and government’s position is to adopt the topics which are good for Israel’s security.”

Likud minister: We vehemently oppose Palestinian state

Two MKs and two ministers go into isolation

Ministers Hanegbi and Deri and MKs Ben Barak and Schuster were with the head of the Merhavim Regional Council who contracted COVID-19.

Two MKs and two ministers go into isolation

Min. Hanegbi: 'Netanyahu here to stay'

Likud MK says the left needs to forget about replacing the Prime Minister, unity gov't only alternative to partnership with Joint List.

Min. Hanegbi: 'Netanyahu here to stay'

'Unprecedented to force Knesset discussion in temporary gov't'

Min. Tzachi Hanegbi says Knesset Speaker is in catch-22, forcing immunity discussion has 'never' happened in temporary government.

'Unprecedented to force Knesset discussion in temporary gov't'

Former MK Geulah Cohen dead at 94

Former MK and Israel Prize Laureate served in the Knesset for nearly 20 years as a member of the Likud and Tehiya parties.

Former MK Geulah Cohen dead at 94

Hanegbi admits: We approached Blue and White

"We approached Blue and White about a unity government and the answer was no," says Likud minister.

Hanegbi admits: We approached Blue and White

Hanegbi, Iran trade barbs on Twitter

After Iranian TV blasts Likud minister for remarks on killing Iranians, Hanegbi fires back.

Hanegbi, Iran trade barbs on Twitter

Israeli minister: We're the only ones killing Iranians

Tzachi Hanegbi boasts that Israel is the only country "killing Iranians", referencing Israeli airstrikes on Iranian military sites in Syria.

Israeli minister: We're the only ones killing Iranians

Hanegbi: We might form a government with Benny Gantz

Tzachi Hanegbi: I suggest that Gantz not personally disqualify Netanyahu because we might form a unity government after the elections.

Hanegbi: We might form a government with Benny Gantz

Netanyahu confidant says Benny Gantz not a threat to the Likud

After former IDF chief reveals name of new faction, Likud and Yesh Atid dismiss Gantz's chances in upcoming election.

Netanyahu confidant says Benny Gantz not a threat to the Likud

Netanyahu allies say new elections on the way

Ministers Tzachi Hanegbi, Yariv Levin predict that coalition will fall apart, say that Israel is going to elections.

Netanyahu allies say new elections on the way

'I did not distinguish between Gaza-area, Tel Aviv residents'

Minister Hanegbi publishes statement apologizing if his remarks were misunderstood.

'I did not distinguish between Gaza-area, Tel Aviv residents'

'Differentiating between Tel Aviv blood and southern blood'

Likud minister's remarks on latest Hamas attacks arouse political firestorm.

'Differentiating between Tel Aviv blood and southern blood'

Likud minister: Hamas attacks were 'minor'

Minister Tzachi Hanegbi says attacks on Israel were not particularly severe because Tel Aviv was not attacked. 'Hamas had reason to attack.'

Likud minister: Hamas attacks were 'minor'

Meretz chairman defends hecklers at Rabin rally

MK Zandberg defends heckling and booing of Likud Minister Hanegbi. 'An authentic feeling of those who feel they are not being understood.'

Meretz chairman defends hecklers at Rabin rally

Netanyahu: Shame that Rabin memorial became a political rally

Netanyahu criticizes leftist activists who heckled and booed Minister Tzachi Hanegbi at Rabin memorial.

Netanyahu: Shame that Rabin memorial became a political rally

Bennett: Rabin memorial a disgrace

After Likud MK Tzachi Hanegbi loudly booed during speech, Bennett says memorial rally deteriorated into a 'shameful leftist demonstration'.

Bennett: Rabin memorial a disgrace

Likud minister to speak at Rabin memorial

Minister Tzachi Hanegbi will speak at the memorial ceremony for assassinated Prime Minister. Meretz not pleased.

Likud minister to speak at Rabin memorial

Minister: Crossing closure a warning to Hamas

Regional Cooperation Minister Tzahi Hanegbi says Hamas lessening violence due to Israeli response, but not enough.

Minister: Crossing closure a warning to Hamas

Minister Hanegbi: 'I'm alive thanks to Jabotinsky'

On 78th anniversary of Betar and Irgun leader's passing, Tzachi Hanegbi tells of his teachings and personal connection he feels to figure.

Minister Hanegbi: 'I'm alive thanks to Jabotinsky'

'We will drink up their seats with a straw'

Likud minister says his party is not intentionally pushing for elections, but is also not afraid of the fall of the government.

'We will drink up their seats with a straw'

'Gov't working on alternative Western Wall plan'

Likud minister says government preparing alternative to Reform-backed Western Wall plan cancelled in January.

'Gov't working on alternative Western Wall plan'

Coalition chairman: Lapid is a 'sneaky tattletale'

Coalition Chairman David Amsalem says Yesh Atid Chairman Lapid is 'not a great saint,' police cannot overthrow government in a democracy.

Coalition chairman: Lapid is a 'sneaky tattletale'

'The left is trying to create a virtual reality'

Minister Tzachi Hanegbi clarifies there is no connection between Netanyahu's investigations and the Recommendations Law.

'The left is trying to create a virtual reality'