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News and updates about sanctions

Trump adviser:

'US should sanction top ICC officials'

Trump's former National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien to Reuters: The US should slap sanctions on ICC officials who seek an arrest warrant for Netanyahu.

'US should sanction top ICC officials'

Rep. Elise Stefanik:

'Congress must sanction ICC over Israel arrest warrants'

Republican rep. calls on US Congress to punish International Criminal Court after Chief Prosecutor announced he is pursuing arrest warrants against PM Netanyahu and Defense Minister Gallant.

'Congress must sanction ICC over Israel arrest warrants'

Left-wing organization to compensate farmer

The court ruled that the 'Kerem Navot' organization will compensate Tzvi Bar-Yosef for alleging that he is a "violent person" and rejected an attempt to use the sanctions imposed on him as evidence.

Left-wing organization to compensate farmer

Following suit

Canada imposes sanctions on four Israelis

Global Affairs Canada announced sanctions against four Israeli citizens accused of being extremist Israeli settlers.

Canada imposes sanctions on four Israelis

EU expands sanctions on Iran for supplying UAVs to Russia

EU sanctions can now target those supplying or involved in transferring Iranian missiles and drones to Russia for use in its war against Ukraine or to armed groups in the Middle East.

EU expands sanctions on Iran for supplying UAVs to Russia

Due to war in Gaza:

Belgian PM calls for sanctions on Israel

Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo calls for coordinated action within the European Union to impose trade sanctions on Israel, particularly on products originating from “settlements”.

Belgian PM calls for sanctions on Israel

Sanctioned Israeli:

'I have been included in the new White Paper'

Elisha Yered, one of the individuals sanctioned today by Britain for alleged abuses of Palestinians, reacted to the news: 'Just like it was eighty years ago'.

'I have been included in the new White Paper'

UK sanctions Lehava and individuals for 'settler violence'

The sanctions target two groups and four individuals alleged to have committed abuses of Palestinian human rights.

UK sanctions Lehava and individuals for 'settler violence'

Iran sanctions 12 US entities and citizens connected to Israel

Among those sanctioned are Lockheed Martin, Chevron, fmr. Trump advisor Jason Greenblatt, and US military generals.

Iran sanctions 12 US entities and citizens connected to Israel

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'

Report:

Biden Admin. won't sanction Netzach Yehuda Battalion

US Secretary of State Blinken writes to House Speaker Johnson that in light of Israeli commitment to fix issues in battalion accused of human rights abuses, the battalion will not be sanctioned.

Biden Admin. won't sanction Netzach Yehuda Battalion

New US sanctions target Iranian drones

United States issues new sanctions on Iran, targeting Iranian drones, including their use by Russia in the war in Ukraine.

New US sanctions target Iranian drones

After massive attack on Israel:

European Parliament calls for extended sanctions against Iran

The European Jewish Congress welcomed the decision of the European Parliament to call for extended sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran following its attacks on Israel.

European Parliament calls for extended sanctions against Iran

Marco Rubio:

'Biden Admin sanctions on Netzah Yehudah helps Israel's enemies'

Republican Senator accuses administration of 'an effort by President Biden to appease Israel’s enemies, including the antisemitic mobs terrorizing college campuses across America.'

'Biden Admin sanctions on Netzah Yehudah helps Israel's enemies'

Rabbinate member to US Amb.

'Sanctions on Netzah Yehuda will increase anti-Semitism'

Rabbi Eliezer Simcha Weisz sent a letter to Ambassador Jack Lew petitioning the US plan to impose sanctions on the Netzah Yehuda battalion.

'Sanctions on Netzah Yehuda will increase anti-Semitism'

Israel's cautious prediction:

US to back down from Netzah Yehuda sanctions

According to Israeli sources, the Americans were surprised by the Israeli's angry response to reports of the sanctions, and the Israeli pressure is expected to convince the US not to impose them, at least for now.

US to back down from Netzah Yehuda sanctions

Blinken:

'No announcement on Netzach Yehuda today, but stay tuned'

US Secretary of State tells reporters an announcement is expected “in the days ahead” on whether to restrict assistance to the IDF's Netzach Yehuda Battalion.

'No announcement on Netzach Yehuda today, but stay tuned'

Foreign Minister Israel Katz:

'We will not allow Khamenei to undermine regional stability'

The Foreign Minister congratulated the EU on the decision to impose new sanctions against Iran.

'We will not allow Khamenei to undermine regional stability'

Following attack on Israel:

EU foreign ministers to discuss sanctions on Iran

European Union foreign ministers to meet in Luxembourg and discuss expanding sanctions on Iran.

EU foreign ministers to discuss sanctions on Iran

Minister Gantz to Blinken:

'Sanctions on Netzach Yehuda - a double mistake'

The National Unity Party chair asked the US Secretary of State to reconsider sanctions on the IDF unit since they would hurt Israel's legitimacy and have no justification since Israel has a strong and independent judiciary.

'Sanctions on Netzach Yehuda - a double mistake'

US Rep. Stefanik:

'Biden choosing to appease pro-Hamas faction of Democratic Party'

House Republican Conference Chair Rep. Elise Stefanik said House Republicans will investigate reports that sanctions on the Netzach Yehuda Battalion stem from anti-Israel NGOs.

'Biden choosing to appease pro-Hamas faction of Democratic Party'

PM Netanyahu:

'Hamas refused all deals, we will soon hit them hard'

In a pre-Passover address, the Prime Minister commented on US threats to sanction the Netzach Yehuda Battalion: 'I will fight it with all my might.'

'Hamas refused all deals, we will soon hit them hard'

IDF Spokesman:

'Netzach Yehuda operates bravely and professionally'

The IDF Spokesman clarified that reports of planned sanctions against the haredi battalion were not known to the IDF and that all incidents were and will be investigated.

'Netzach Yehuda operates bravely and professionally'

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

EU announces new sanctions on Israelis

Two Israelis, as well as the Israeli groups Hilltop Youth and Lehava, have been targeted for European sanctions including an asset freeze and travel ban.

EU announces new sanctions on Israelis

Over Gaza war:

PA seeks FIFA sanctions against Israel

Palestinian Authority’s soccer association planning to call on FIFA to sanction Israel due its “international law violations".

PA seeks FIFA sanctions against Israel

US sanctions Iranian steel industry, automobile companies

After massive Iranian attack on Israel, US Treasury announces sanctions on 16 individuals and two entities that are enabling Iran’s UAV production and testing.

US sanctions Iranian steel industry, automobile companies

Foreign Minister thanks Biden for new sanctions on Iran

Minister Israel Katz: 'I commend President Biden for his ironclad commitment to Israel's security and his announcement of new sanctions on leaders and entities affiliated with Iran's IRGC, the Iranian Defense Ministry, and Iran's missile and drone program.'

Foreign Minister thanks Biden for new sanctions on Iran

UK and US sanction leading Iranian military figures

UK government announces sanctions on 7 individuals and 6entities who have enabled Iran to conduct destabilizing regional activity, including Iran's recent attack on Israel.

UK and US sanction leading Iranian military figures

G7 to coordinate on Iran sanctions in wake of attack on Israel

Finance leaders from the Group of Seven pledge to coordinate measures to diminish Iran's ability to acquire, produce, or transfer weapons.

G7 to coordinate on Iran sanctions in wake of attack on Israel

Following attack on Israel:

EU leaders agree to step up sanctions against Iran

EU leaders condemn Iran's attack on Israel, say they will take further restrictive measures against Iran.

EU leaders agree to step up sanctions against Iran

In response to attack on Israel:

EU to expand its sanctions on Iran

EU top diplomat Josep Borrell says EU members plan to discuss sanctions regime that seeks to curb the supply of Iranian drones to Russia to include the provision of missiles and cover deliveries to Iranian proxies.

EU to expand its sanctions on Iran

After Iranian attack

US: We will impose new sanctions on Iran

US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan announces that the US will impose new sanctions on Iran's missile and drone program and expects its allies to follow suit.

US: We will impose new sanctions on Iran

US sanctions Hamas spokesperson, leaders of its drone unit

US Treasury announces sanctions on Hamas spokesperson Abu Obeida and leaders of the group's drone unit.

US sanctions Hamas spokesperson, leaders of its drone unit

EU sanctions Palestinian terror organizations

The European Union has added three Palestinian terrorist organizations to its list of sanctions for their part in the October 7th massacre.

EU sanctions Palestinian terror organizations

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

Smotrich vs. Sanctions:

USA reduces sanctions against Judea and Samaria residents

The USA has significantly reduced the sanctions it imposed on residents of Judea and Samaria following Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich's threats of economic sanctions against Palestinian Authority banks.

USA reduces sanctions against Judea and Samaria residents

US to Israel:

Banks don't need to close accounts of sanction targets

US letter to Finance Ministry says Biden Admin. sanctions against 7 settlers over alleged violence were not meant to seize all of their assets or close their bank accounts.

Banks don't need to close accounts of sanction targets

UK imposes sanctions on Hamas media network

Sanctions target two individuals active in promoting Hamas's public relations efforts.

UK imposes sanctions on Hamas media network

US and Britain sanction Hamas fund-raising network

US Treasury Department says the punitive measures target two individuals and three entities described as key financial facilitators involved in fundraising for Hamas.

US and Britain sanction Hamas fund-raising network

Dr. Shuki Friedman:

'Sanctions are because of internal American politics'

The vice-president of the Jewish People Policy Institute says that the American government is sanctioning Israel not for either Israel or the Palestinians, but for the upcoming Presidential elections.

'Sanctions are because of internal American politics'

US sanctions Iran weapons-procurement networks

US imposes new sanctions on three procurement networks that are supporting Iran’s ballistic missile, nuclear and defense programs.

US sanctions Iran weapons-procurement networks

EU imposes sanctions on 'violent' settlers

Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Albares says EU foreign ministers agreed to impose sanctions barring entry of Jewish settlers who 'harass' Arabs, doing business with them.

EU imposes sanctions on 'violent' settlers

2nd round:

US sanctions 3 more Israelis, 2 outposts

US Treasury says sanctions target outposts and individuals implicated in violence against Arabs, a month and a half after imposing sanctions on 4 other Israelis.

US sanctions 3 more Israelis, 2 outposts

Report:

US to impose sanctions on Judea & Samaria outposts

The US is reportedly expected to impose a second round of sanctions on three Israeli citizens and two outposts in Judea and Samaria.

US to impose sanctions on  Judea & Samaria outposts

Joins other countries

Spain sanctions 12 residents of Judea and Samaria

Spanish Foreign Minister announces that Spain has initiated a process of sanctioning 12 residents of Judea and Samaria who it claims committed violent acts against Palestinian Arabs.

Spain sanctions 12 residents of Judea and Samaria

Navalny's lawyer arrested in Russia

The attorney representing Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who died suddenly while in prison, has been arrested by Russian authorities.

Navalny's lawyer arrested in Russia

US and Britain sanction Houthi supporters

Iranian-backed Houthi rebels targeted in sanctions imposed by the US and the UK.

US and Britain sanction Houthi supporters

After Navalny's death:

US sanctions more than 500 Russian targets

President Joe Biden says the measures aim to ensure Russian President Vladimir Putin "pays an even steeper price for his aggression abroad and repression at home."

US sanctions more than 500 Russian targets

German FM:

'Iran is the worst violator of human rights'

The German Foreign Minister explains why Iran is still not listed as a terrorist country in the EU, and what the European Union has done against it instead.

'Iran is the worst violator of human rights'

Yesha Council to PM:

Hold urgent meeting on foreign intervention

Yesha Council chair Shlomo Ne’eman says the sanctions recently imposed on Israelis constitute a severe oversight of Israeli sovereignty and severe political disregard based on blood libel.

Hold urgent meeting on foreign intervention

Target of US sanctions:

'I couldn't believe it, Biden is occupied with me?'

Ever since Yinon Levi, a farmer from south of Hebron, found out he was subject to US sanctions, he and his wife Sapir's bank account has been blocked and they can't purchase necessities at the grocery store.

'I couldn't believe it, Biden is occupied with me?'

Germany lobbying for EU sanctions against settlers

After US, UK, and France all imposed sanctions on Jewish settlers accused of extremism or violence, German Foreign Minister announced in Jerusalem her government is pushing the EU to do the same.

Germany lobbying for EU sanctions against settlers

Following the US

UK to sanction four Israeli citizens

UK has announced sanctions against four Israelis it referred to as 'extremist settlers' accusing them of 'human rights abuses' against Palestinian Arabs.

UK to sanction four Israeli citizens

Rabbi to banks:

'Freeze Joe Biden's accounts'

Rabbi Shimon Ben-Tzion demands that banks worldwide freeze any accounts held by Joe Biden in retaliation for the sanctions leveled at Israeli citizens.

'Freeze Joe Biden's accounts'

MK Bismuth to Arutz Sheva:

'99.9% of settlers are heroes fighting in Gaza'

Likud MK Boaz Bismuth says the term 'settler violence' was invented to find symmetry between Israel and Hamas and explains how he is working to close UNRWA's offices in Jerusalem.

'99.9% of settlers are heroes fighting in Gaza'