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Senior defense official claims:

'Netanyahu setting new conditions for hostage release deal'

Senior defense official says "this is the moment of truth for the hostages" but asserts Netanyahu is delaying a deal. PM's office: The claim is false and fundamentally unfounded.

'Netanyahu setting new conditions for hostage release deal'

White House confirms to PMO:

Biden will meet Netanyahu during his Washington visit

TV report: The Prime Minister's Office has received confirmation from the White House that Netanyahu and Biden will meet in about two weeks when Netanyahu is scheduled to visit Washington for his address to Congress.

Biden will meet Netanyahu during his Washington visit

Netanyahu:

'Only clarity & determination will get the hostages back'

PM attends Officers Course Graduation Ceremony, reiterates Israel remains determined to achieve all goals of the war and return all remaining hostages.

'Only clarity & determination will get the hostages back'

PM to Chabad Emissaries:

'Don't bend, don't cower, don't surrender to antisemitic lies'

Netanyahu meets Chabad emissaries from Israel and around the world to mark 30 years since the passing of the Lubavitcher Rebbe.

'Don't bend, don't cower, don't surrender to antisemitic lies'

Islamic Jihad spox:

Netanyahu only cares about staying in power

Abu Hamza claims that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his government are avoiding a deal with Hamas so they can stay in power and avoid elections.

Netanyahu only cares about staying in power

Netanyahu meets Biden Special Envoy Brett McGurk

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today, at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem, met with US President Joe Biden's special envoy for the Middle East, Brett McGurk.

Netanyahu meets Biden Special Envoy Brett McGurk

Israel's Amb. to US:

'If there’s a deal, Biden will want to take credit for it'

Israel's ambassador to the US, Mike Herzog, claims that if a deal is reached with Hamas to release the hostages, US President Joe Biden will try to take credit for it.

'If there’s a deal, Biden will want to take credit for it'

New poll:

Liberman gaining steam, voters prefer Bennett to Netanyahu

New survey published by i24NEWS shows opposition gaining majority if elections were held today, significant support for Naftali Bennett if he returns to politics.

Liberman gaining steam, voters prefer Bennett to Netanyahu

Report:

French President scolded Netanyahu for 'election interference'

President Emmanuel Macron reportedly took issue with open support for Marine Le Pen's right-wing National Rally by Diaspora Minister Amichai Chikli who said a La Pen presidency would be good for Israel.

French President scolded Netanyahu for 'election interference'

Netanyahu vs. Ben-Gvir:

'We must empty the Sde Teiman detention facility'

PM Netanyahu believes that all means must be taken so that Sde Teiman remains a temporary holding facility for detainees for investigation and sorting purposes before they are transferred to detention facilities.

'We must empty the Sde Teiman detention facility'

Hamas attempts to blame Netanyahu for failure to reach deal

Terrorist organization claims it has demonstrated 'flexibility' in hostage negotiations, but Israeli leader is torpedoing chances for a ceasefire with red lines.

Hamas attempts to blame Netanyahu for failure to reach deal

Lapid:

'Opposition will give 'safety net' for hostage deal'

Opposition leader Yair Lapid has declared that his party will support a prisoner exchange agreement even if it means preserving the coalition.

'Opposition will give 'safety net' for hostage deal'

Report:

Defense establishment heads were 'stunned' by PM's statement

Senior members of the defense establishment criticized Prime Minister Netanyahu for laying out his conditions for a hostage deal before discussing them with them.

Defense establishment heads were 'stunned' by PM's statement

Avigdor Liberman:

'Without defeating Iran, Israel will not survive'

MK Avigdor Liberman spoke to Arutz Sheva: 'We cannot afford to lose this battle. If we manage to defeat Iran, everything else will fit into place, even the release of the hostages.'

'Without defeating Iran, Israel will not survive'

Prime Minister Netanyahu's red lines for a hostage deal

The Prime Minister's Office laid out Netanyahu's conditions for a hostage deal and emphasized that without his steadfastness Hamas would not have agreed to negotiate.

Prime Minister Netanyahu's red lines for a hostage deal

UK Prime Minister speaks with PM Netanyahu and PA Chairman Abbas

UK Prime Minister, Keir Starmer, expressed his hope, 'to further deepen the close relationship between the two countries,' but emphasized, 'the urgent need for a ceasefire, return of hostages and immediate increase in the volume of humanitarian aid reaching civilians.'

UK Prime Minister speaks with PM Netanyahu and PA Chairman Abbas

'Not pikuach nefesh'

Gafni criticizes Netanyahu over statement on Shabbat

MK Moshe Gafni, chairman of Degel Hatorah Party, condemns statement on talks for a hostage release deal which was released by Netanyahu on Friday night, after the start of Shabbat.

Gafni criticizes Netanyahu over statement on Shabbat

White House:

Biden is likely to see Netanyahu this month

White House says President Biden will likely see Prime Minister Netanyahu when he is in Washington for his address to Congress this month.

Biden is likely to see Netanyahu this month

Gantz to Netanyahu:

Not the time for ego games when hostages are running out of time

‘It’s not all up to you. But you must show commitment, determination and true intentions this time also. Even when the prices are higher,’ Benny Gantz, Chairman of the National Unity party, addressed PM Netanyahu,

Not the time for ego games when hostages are running out of time

Prime Minister Netanyahu recites Kaddish by brother Yoni's grave

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his brother Ido participated in the memorial ceremony for their brother, Lt.-Col. Yoni Netanyahu, who fell during the hostage rescue mission at Entebbe in 1976.

Prime Minister Netanyahu recites Kaddish by brother Yoni's grave

Ben-Gvir to Netanyahu:

'You will stand alone'

Ben-Gvir warned the Cabinet that he had not been elected for another group to make decisions. 'We are not ornaments.'

'You will stand alone'

Biden:

'Netanyahu and I discussed hostage release deal'

Biden posts to social media site X about his conversation with Prime Minister Netanyahu: We discussed the deal I outlined and is endorsed by the UN Security Council, the G7, and countries around the world.

'Netanyahu and I discussed hostage release deal'

Netanyahu on Hezbollah attacks: Whoever harms us will pay price

PM visits IAF operations center in the Kirya, addresses 'difficult campaign regarding Lebanon' created by Hezbollah's attacks.

Netanyahu on Hezbollah attacks: Whoever harms us will pay price

Netanyahu to Biden:

'I will end the war only after its goals have been achieved'

Prime Minister Netanyahu congratulated the President and the American people on the occasion of US Independence Day. Biden replied: 'Without Israel, there would be no security for Jews in the world.'

'I will end the war only after its goals have been achieved'

Political source:

Netanyahu to dispatch team for more hostage talks

After reviewing Hamas's latest response, Israeli political echelon reportedly more optimistic that a deal to free the hostages can be reached.

Netanyahu to dispatch team for more hostage talks

Prime Minister Netanyahu meets US Rep. Josh Gottheimer

Netanyahu thanked Rep. Gottheimer for his consistent support of Israel, as well as for the American support for Israel since the start of the war.

Prime Minister Netanyahu meets US Rep. Josh Gottheimer

Journalist:

What Rabin suffered 'null and void' vs anti-Netanyahu incitement

Journalist and former politician Yinon Magal comments on anti-Netanyahu incitement, noting what former PM Yitzhak Rabin suffered was not even one-sixtieth of what PM Benjamin Netanyahu suffers. 'Yet the Attorney General simply keeps quiet.'

What Rabin suffered 'null and void' vs anti-Netanyahu incitement

Report:

Biden and Netanyahu to meet in Washington

Source tells CNN that President Biden and Prime Minister Netanyahu are expected to meet in Washington when Netanyahu visits for his address to Congress later this month.

Biden and Netanyahu to meet in Washington

Macron to Netanyahu:

'Prevent conflagration with Hezbollah in Lebanon'

French President speaks to Netanyahu, calls for diplomatic solution to end the conflict in Gaza.

'Prevent conflagration with Hezbollah in Lebanon'

NYT:

Israeli generals want ceasefire, clash with Netanyahu

PM again says war will only end after Israel fulfilled its goals in response to New York Times report stating IDF generals want to end the fighting even if it means leaving Hamas in power.

Israeli generals want ceasefire, clash with Netanyahu

Netanyahu:

'We're approaching end of stage of eliminating Hamas army'

PM meets with Israel National Defense College cadets, says Israel will fight until the objectives of the war are achieved.

'We're approaching end of stage of eliminating Hamas army'

Netanyahu:

Release of Shifa director 'serious mistake & moral failure'

Shin Bet director to present PM with result into investigation into how the director of hospital where Israeli hostages were held and murdered was released back into Gaza.

Release of Shifa director 'serious mistake & moral failure'

IPS reveals:

Shin Bet and IDF released director of Shifa Hospital

Officials and agencies across the board denied responsibility for the release of Muhammed Abu Salmiya from detention and blamed each other for the failure.

Shin Bet and IDF released director of Shifa Hospital

Netanyahu to skip US Embassy July 4th celebration

The Prime Minister's Office clarified that he will be absent due to the war, just as he did not attend the state events for Israel's Independence Day.

Netanyahu to skip US Embassy July 4th celebration

Netanyahu to volunteers:

'There is great strength of spirit here'

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara and Minister Orit Strock met with outstanding National-Civic Service volunteers.

'There is great strength of spirit here'

Netanyahu's punishment for ministers who miss meetings

PM seeks to crack down on ministers missing cabinet meetings without prior notice through punitive measures.

Netanyahu's punishment for ministers who miss meetings

Netanyahu:

'There is no substitute for victory'

Netanyahu opened this morning's Cabinet Meeting by stating: "We are committed to fighting until we achieve all our objectives. We will not end the war until we achieve all our objectives."

'There is no substitute for victory'

Violent demonstrations in Jerusalem and Caesarea

Several protesters in Jerusalem lit a fire in the middle of the street and others tried to break through a police checkpoint. In Caesarea, the police located a smoke grenade.

Violent demonstrations in Jerusalem and Caesarea

Grenade thrown at Netanyahu's Caesarea home

Likud says 'writing on the wall,' demands Attorney General and police investigate incitement against PM after smoke grenade found at Netanyahu home after left-wing protest.

Grenade thrown at Netanyahu's Caesarea home

Netanyahu:

'Defeating Hamas step 1 in stopping Iran from conquering MidEast'

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with a JINSA delegation of generals and admirals today at the Kirya in Tel Aviv, says Iran waging 7-front war against Israel in bid to conquer the Middle East.

'Defeating Hamas step 1 in stopping Iran from conquering MidEast'

Hostages' families to accompany Netanyahu during Congress speech

Netanyahu is scheduled to address Congress on July 24, will be accompanied by families of people held hostage in Gaza and of people who have been killed in the war.

Hostages' families to accompany Netanyahu during Congress speech

Hebrew media incorrectly translated WH spokesman’s statement

Israeli media quoted the White House spokesman who allegedly said that Netanyahu's video on an arms supply was "embarrassing." Guy Zohar found that the statement was mistranslated.

Hebrew media incorrectly translated WH spokesman’s statement

Report:

Netanyahu re-establishes working groups on Iran nuclear threat

Israeli officials say revival of working groups comes in light of intelligence that Iran intends to accelerate its nuclear program during the post-US election transition period.

Netanyahu re-establishes working groups on Iran nuclear threat

Netanyahu re-establishes working groups on Iran nuclear program

Officials tell Axios that Netanyahu two weeks ago re-established working groups made up of members of Israel's defense establishment, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the intelligence community to focus on Iran's nuclear program.

Netanyahu re-establishes working groups on Iran nuclear program

Netanyahu in north:

'Here too, we will achieve victory, nothing less'

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with soldiers participating in a brigade-level exercise in the Galilee to boost fitness and evaluate plans for an attack in Lebanon.

'Here too, we will achieve victory, nothing less'

Netanyahu:

'Israel has had no better friend than Senator John Fetterman'

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with US Senator John Fetterman and told him that his standing up to pro-Palestinian demonstrators while waving an Israeli flag, was both courageous and heart-warming.

'Israel has had no better friend than Senator John Fetterman'

PM Netanyahu demands explanations from key MK

PM Netanyahu demands MK Yuli Edelstein, head of key Knesset committee, to explain his demand for 'broad consensus' for passing Draft Law.

PM Netanyahu demands explanations from key MK

After abrupt cancellation:

Israel and US agree to reconvene joint meeting on Iran

Israel and the US have agreed to reconvene a joint meeting on Iran that was cancelled by the White House last week following Netanyahu’s video which raised the Biden administration's ire.

Israel and US agree to reconvene joint meeting on Iran

Netanyahu to reservists:

'The People of Israel trust you'

The Prime Minister met with reservists in northern Israel, thanked them for their service, and promised additional assistance.

'The People of Israel trust you'

Netanyahu visits family of fallen soldier Saadia Yaakov Dery

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paid a condolence visit to the family of the fallen soldier SFC (Res.) Saadia Yaakov Dery in the Binyamin Region town of Eli.

Netanyahu visits family of fallen soldier Saadia Yaakov Dery

Bereaved father to Netanyahu:

The people are in favor of finishing the job

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pays condolence visit to the family of fallen fighter Omer Smadja, praises his courage and sacrifice. 'Israel will win thanks to these heroes.'

The people are in favor of finishing the job

Poll:

Liberman at all-time high, Bennett supported more than Netanyahu

In Channel 12 News poll, more respondents say Minister Naftali Bennett is more suitable to be PM than Netanyahu.

Liberman at all-time high, Bennett supported more than Netanyahu

Sedition?

Former general:'Netanyahu is a traitor and enemy of the people'

Major General (Res.) Guy Tzur shockingly calls Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a "traitor" and adds: "He should be impeached as soon as possible." He later apologized after massive criticism.

Former general:'Netanyahu is a traitor and enemy of the people'

Netanyahu:

'War won't end until Hamas eliminated, residents return home'

PM tells Knesset Israel is 'committed' to Biden's latest ceasefire proposal, but its position on the need to eliminate Hamas and restore security has not changed.

'War won't end until Hamas eliminated, residents return home'

Submarine Affair commission sends warning letters to PM, others

The commission sent warnings to five current and senior officials who may be hurt by the inquiry.

Submarine Affair commission sends warning letters to PM, others

Hamas claims:

'Netanyahu is opposed to Biden's ceasefire proposal'

Hamas responds to Netanyahu's comments in Channel 14 interview, claims they prove he is opposed to the ceasefire and hostage release deal which was put forward by US President Joe Biden.

'Netanyahu is opposed to Biden's ceasefire proposal'

Netanyahu:

Jewish civilian presence in Gaza: 'Not realistic'

In his first interview with the Israeli press since the war in Gaza began, Prime Minister Netanyahu said the war in Gaza is winding down.

Jewish civilian presence in Gaza: 'Not realistic'

US officials confirm:

Arms shipments from the US decreased by 50%

In the first months of the war, about 240 arms shipments were transferred from the US, recently the number dropped to 120.

Arms shipments from the US decreased by 50%

Netanyahu appoints project manager for the north

Prime Minister Netanyahu has announced that Major General (Res.) Yiftach Ron-Tal will be appointed head of the Tekuma administration in the south, and Major General (Res.) Eliezer (Chayni) Marom as head of the northern administration.

Netanyahu appoints project manager for the north

Netanyahu:

'Dramatic decrease in US munitions shipments in last 4 months'

PM explains the reason for his video criticizing the US for holding up munitions shipments to Israel during the war.

'Dramatic decrease in US munitions shipments in last 4 months'