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'Give up on normalization if price is a PA state'

Former Foreign Minister and current Energy Minister Eli Cohen tells Arutz Sheva Israel must disagree with US even while being grateful for American support, Palestinian state cannot be created after October 7.

'Give up on normalization if price is a PA state'

Soldiers return to war after mental health therapy

On Thursday the IDF Medic Corps will inaugurate a new mental health services center, which will provide accessible and high-quality treatment.

Soldiers return to war after mental health therapy

Missile hits Meron air traffic control base

IDF forces continue to advance through southern and central Gaza and terrorists continue launching rockets at the Jewish state from Lebanon and Gaza as war enters 21st week.

Missile hits Meron air traffic control base

Hebrew house sign found in Khan Yunis returned

Soldiers in Khan Yunis found a house sign in Hebrew, and in short order located the Israeli couple to whom it had belonged as well.

Hebrew house sign found in Khan Yunis returned

Humanitarian aid - and fuel - air-dropped into Gaza

Large supply of food and medical equipment is air-dropped into Gaza for the benefit of civilians in southern Gaza.

Humanitarian aid - and fuel - air-dropped into Gaza

IDF strikes Hezbollah weapons manufacturing site

IDF strikes source of launches towards Kiryat Shmona, hits Hezbollah weapons storage site, manufacturing facility.

IDF strikes Hezbollah weapons manufacturing site

Watch: Bereaved sister fumes at leftist protesters

Rotem Greenglick, whose brother Shauli was killed in Gaza, chastises anti-Israel protesters: 'Gazans not worthy of mercy so long as our hostages are being held by barbarians who have lost all semblance of humanity.'

Watch: Bereaved sister fumes at leftist protesters

Salt of the earth. One story.

Entire worlds lie behind the terse words Israelis pray not to hear when they turn on the news each morning since the start of the Swords of Iron War: “The IDF has cleared for publication …” This time it was at the end of Shabbat.

Salt of the earth. One story.

The Ramadan Ruse

Perhaps good Muslims should use this Ramadan for soul searching on how best to uproot savage evil from their midst. And we should show as much concern for Ramadan as our enemies showed for our Simchat Torah. Opinion.

The Ramadan Ruse

IDF strikes 8 major targets near Gaza launch site

IDF troops continue to eliminate terrorists and locate weapons in Khan Yunis and Zaytun.

IDF strikes 8 major targets near Gaza launch site

243 soldiers have heroically fallen in the war

These are the 243 soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice fighting terror.

243 soldiers have heroically fallen in the war

US announces humanitarian aid for Palestinian Arabs

USAID says the aid will go through the World Food Program and non-governmental groups rather than UNRWA, whose employees took part in October 7 massacre.

US announces humanitarian aid for Palestinian Arabs

Two soldiers fell in battle in Gaza

IDF Spokesperson's Unit clears for publication that Major Iftah Shahar and Captain Itai Seif fell in battle in the northern Gaza Strip. Seven soldiers seriously injured.

Two soldiers fell in battle in Gaza

'If we don't finish the job, it'll happen again'

Thomas Hand, father of nine-year-old Emily who was freed from Hamas captivity after 50 days, says Israel must “finish the job” against Hamas.

'If we don't finish the job, it'll happen again'

US wants written assurances on weapons in Gaza

Officials tell Axios that Biden administration gave Israel until mid-March to sign letter that provides assurances that it will abide by international law while using US weapons in Gaza.

US wants written assurances on weapons in Gaza

'I thought it was right to eliminate Sinwar'

Tamir Hayman, former head of the Military Intelligence Directorate, says he wanted to eliminate Hamas leader after Operation Guardian of the Walls.

'I thought it was right to eliminate Sinwar'

US deal would free 40 hostages for 400 terrorists

Leaked document from Paris talks shows proposal in which Israel would free 10 terrorists for each hostage freed from Hamas' clutches, 90 hostages would remain in captivity.

US deal would free 40 hostages for 400 terrorists

Major Yiftah Shahar killed in battle in Gaza Strip

The Middle Arava Regional Council announced that Major Yiftah Shahar, resident of Moshav Paran, a company commander in the Givati Brigade, was killed in battle in the Gaza Strip.

Major Yiftah Shahar killed in battle in Gaza Strip

Hezbollah to stop shelling Israel during ceasefire

Sources tell Reuters Hezbollah will abide a temporary ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas after months of constant attacks on the north.

Hezbollah to stop shelling Israel during ceasefire

'Israel risks losing intl. legitimacy with Ben-Gvir'

US President laments right-wing nature of current Israeli government in NBC interview, says country's survival depends on creation of a Palestinian state.

'Israel risks losing intl. legitimacy with Ben-Gvir'

Chief Rabbinate refuses to give easier tests

Students for Rabbinical Ordination will not be given any leniencies on their tests due to lengthy periods of reserve service.

Chief Rabbinate refuses to give easier tests

'We'll get Sinwar, dead or alive'

Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari attends WZO conference on challenges facing global Jewry in Jerusalem, addresses whereabouts of Hamas' Gaza leader.

'We'll get Sinwar, dead or alive'

Report: Hamas examining proposed prisoner swap deal

Second stage of hostage deal to be negotiated separately from first stage; first stage to see release of just 40 hostages.

Report: Hamas examining proposed prisoner swap deal

IDF soldiers kill terrorists who tried to hit them

After intensive combat with terrorists, IDF soldiers recovered footage from a Hamas terrorist’s camera, raid building from which terrorists fired at them.

IDF soldiers kill terrorists who tried to hit them

IDF destroys Hezbollah military site

IDF destroys Hezbollah military site, military infrastructure, following missile barrage on northern Israel.

IDF destroys Hezbollah military site

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

Israel limits UNRWA aid shipments

The majority of aid to Gaza is now being directed to other organizations.

Israel limits UNRWA aid shipments

Hezbollah: We attacked Israeli military base

Dozens of rockets fired towards Meron in northern Israel, Hezbollah claims responsibility for 'retaliatory' attack.

Hezbollah: We attacked Israeli military base

IDF arrests terrorists trying to flee with civilians

IDF troops continue operations against Hamas terrorist operatives and infrastructure in Gaza.

IDF arrests terrorists trying to flee with civilians

Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar hiding in Gaza

In Israel's estimation, Hamas leader Yahya SInwar is still hiding in tunnels beneath Khan Yunis, but killing him risks lives of 'human shields' hostages.

Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar hiding in Gaza

Israel holding municipal elections

Over 11,000 polling stations will operate in 242 municipalities across the country. Voting among soldiers and reservists began already last week.

Israel holding municipal elections

'Yellow badge in the Knesset crosses a red line'

Chairman of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on his decision not to allow the brother of a hostage to speak after wearing a yellow badge: I oppose the comparison between October 7 and the Holocaust.

'Yellow badge in the Knesset crosses a red line'

'I hope for a ceasefire by next Monday'

US President speaks to reporters in New York: My national security adviser tells me that they’re close. My hope is by next Monday we’ll have a ceasefire.

'I hope for a ceasefire by next Monday'

Israel submits report on war to ICJ

Following hearing on South Africa's lawsuit against Israel, Israel submits report to International Court of Justice, detailing the steps it is taking to minimize harm to Gaza civilians.

Israel submits report on war to ICJ

PA official rejects Netanyahu's Gaza plan

Nabil Abu Rudeineh, Palestinian Authority information chief, calls Netanyahu's 'day after' plan an attempt to exile 'Palestinians' from Gaza, insists it lacks a political future.

PA official rejects Netanyahu's Gaza plan

'I will physically prevent residents from returning'

Avichai Stern, mayor of the northern Israel city of Kiryat Shmona, says that his residents will not be allowed to return to the city without a change in the security situation.

'I will physically prevent residents from returning'

IAF aircraft strike Hezbollah launch site in Lebanon

IDF strikes Hezbollah site from which dozens of missiles were launched towards Israel.

IAF aircraft strike Hezbollah launch site in Lebanon

Ben-Gvir denies intention to leave government

The National Security Minister claims he is not currently planning to leave the government, but there are reasons for which he would.

Ben-Gvir denies intention to leave government

Tunnel went under hospital, university

10-kilometer long tunnel from northern to southern Gaza uncovered by the IDF.

Tunnel went under hospital, university

Hundreds of terrorists changed to Israeli SIM cards

Just hours before the surprise attack on Israel on the morning of October 7th, hundreds of terrorists switched their phones to Israeli SIM cards

Hundreds of terrorists changed to Israeli SIM cards

I am here also on behalf of victims of Schalit deal

During a discussion in the Knesset committee, bereaved families called to continue fighting until the defeat of Hamas and to avoid agreeing to a deal that would endanger more civilians.

I am here also on behalf of victims of Schalit deal

UNRWA employees participated in 7/10 atrocities

Ayelet Samerano, whose son Yonatan's body was kidnapped by an UNRWA social worker, will address the 'Future Beyond UNRWA' summit in Geneva, Switzerland.

UNRWA employees participated in 7/10 atrocities

Missile hit IDF UAV, downing it in Lebanon

Interceptor missile fired towards suspicious target crossing into Israel from Lebanon; video clip from Kfar Tavor shows fragments of interceptor near synagogue.

Missile hit IDF UAV, downing it in Lebanon

IDF: Over 30 terrorists killed in a neighborhood

IDF activities in Zaytun continue, as troops killed over 30 terrorists in one day, continue intensifying activities in Khan Yunis area.

IDF: Over 30 terrorists killed in a neighborhood

IDF weighing yeshiva for haredi soldiers near border

New initiative aims to allow haredi soldiers to maintain religious lifestyle, regular Torah study, while protecting Israel's borders.

IDF weighing yeshiva for haredi soldiers near border

The legacy of this Jerusalem school principal

Yossi Hershkowitz, who fell in Gaza, leaves a legacy with his students. 'Thank you Yossi for educating us. Thank you for making us who we are. Thank you for being our father, friend and principal. '

The legacy of this Jerusalem school principal

Officer and four soldiers seriously injured in Gaza

IDF Spokesperson's Unit clears for publication that an officer and four soldiers were seriously injured in Gaza battles. They were evacuated to hospital for medical treatment.

Officer and four soldiers seriously injured in Gaza

'I'm in favor of early elections, but after the war'

Minister Gideon Sa'ar speaks at the 21st Jerusalem Conference on the issue of control of Gaza after the war: We must realize the goal of destroying Hamas in order to have an alternative.

'I'm in favor of early elections, but after the war'

'From the river to the sea means murder of Jews'

Arab peace activist Loay Alshareef peaks at 'No To Terror' rally in London: "I know that this war can end, not today, not in the next hour, but in the next second, if all the hostages are released and Hamas lays down its weapons."

'From the river to the sea means murder of Jews'

'Our mission is to bring our hostages home'

IDF Spokesperson Daniel Hagari publishes op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, outlines the difference between Hamas, which uses civilians as human shields, and the IDF which tries to prevent harm to civilians.

'Our mission is to bring our hostages home'

'The cycle of death, hatred and trauma must end'

British Palestinian activist John Aziz speaks at 'No To Terror' rally in London: "Hatred is not the cure for hatred. Death is not the cure for death. Dehumanization is not the cure for dehumanization."

'The cycle of death, hatred and trauma must end'

Dozens of Nukhba terrorists arrested in Khan Yunis

The terrorists were interrogated by IDF intelligence and Shin Bet and provided information on how they held the hostages in Gaza.

Dozens of Nukhba terrorists arrested in Khan Yunis

Merchandise to northern Gaza? Only as part of a deal

Harsh criticism leads War Cabinet to rescind decision to approve humanitarian aid to northern Gaza, instead tying it to a prisoner swap deal.

Merchandise to northern Gaza? Only as part of a deal

Muslims and 7/10 survivors hold 'No To Terror' rally

Muslim leaders unite with Oct. 7th massacre survivors from the Nova music festival to say 'No To Terror.'

Muslims and 7/10 survivors hold 'No To Terror' rally

Establishing Palestinian state would endanger Israel

At NRB conference, MK Ohad Tal appeals to hundreds of media members in the USA, urging them to stand by Israel and help her protect her borders and win the war against Hamas.

Establishing Palestinian state would endanger Israel

IDF captain tells how Hamas abused a 4-year-old girl

Captain Yigal Dilmoni tells how Hamas abuses Gaza civilians: ‘They pulled a little girl out of a shaft to test our alertness. They sacrificed her.’

IDF captain tells how Hamas abused a 4-year-old girl

We will increase firepower against Hezbollah

Hezbollah is seeking replacements for their operatives - and not finding any, Defense Min. Yoav Gallant says.

We will increase firepower against Hezbollah

'Unthinkable that during a war, haredim won't serve'

Former Justice Min. Ayelet Shaked says that passing humanitarian aid to Gaza is 'mother of all sins,' haredim should serve in IDF during wartime.

'Unthinkable that during a war, haredim won't serve'

‘Hostage deal? Only under better terms’

Minister Bezalel Smotrich spoke at the Jerusalem Conference about the attempt to pressure Israel into agreeing to a Palestinian state: ‘I would like to hear Benny Gantz object to this.’

‘Hostage deal? Only under better terms’

'Declare UNWRA a terrorist organization'

Housing Min. Yitzhak Goldknopf asks PM Netanyahu why the National Security Council (NSC) objects to any proposal to declare UNWRA a terrorist organization and demanded that the PM intervene.

'Declare UNWRA a terrorist organization'