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News and updates about sanctions

MK Succot:

A solution to the sanctions - through the Bank of Israel

According to the bill submitted by MK Tzvi Succot, Israelis who have had their bank accounts blocked due to the sanctions will be eligible for banking services directly from the Bank of Israel.

A solution to the sanctions - through the Bank of Israel

Australia sanctions residents of Judea and Samaria, Hilltop Youth

Australia announces financial sanctions and travel bans on seven Israeli residents of Judea and Samaria as well as the Hilltop Youth group, claims they were involved in "grave violence against Palestinians".

Australia sanctions residents of Judea and Samaria, Hilltop Youth

In first, Japan sanctions Israelis

Four Israelis from Judea and Samaria were named by the Japanese Foreign Ministry as 'Israeli settlers involved in violent acts' and subjected to an asset freeze.

In first, Japan sanctions Israelis

'Attack on Israel's sovereignty'

Smotrich responds to reports of US sanctions against him

Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich warned that US sanctions against him and fellow Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir would have severe consequences for Israel-US relations.

Smotrich responds to reports of US sanctions against him

Sanctions against Israelis:

Ben-Gvir's demand from Netanyahu

'I asked the Prime Minister to notify the American administration that if sanctions are imposed against ministers in the government, the response will be the complete dismantling of the Palestinian Authority.'

Ben-Gvir's demand from Netanyahu

Report:

US weighing sanctions against two Israeli ministers

Three US officials say the Biden administration is weighing sanctions against Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich and National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir.

US weighing sanctions against two Israeli ministers

United front of MKs call on Biden to repeal sanctions on Tzav 9

MKs from both the coalition and opposition signed a letter to the US President calling on him to repeal sanctions on Tzav 9, a group that organizes protests against aid to Gaza.

United front of MKs call on Biden to repeal sanctions on Tzav 9

US bars Elor Azariya and his family from entering the country

Biden Administration announces sanctions on former soldier who was convicted for killing a wounded terrorist in 2016 and released 6 years ago as part of growing campaign of sanctions on right-wing Israelis and settlers.

US bars Elor Azariya and his family from entering the country

After embarrassing mistake:

US lifts sanctions wrongly imposed on Aviad Shlomo Sarid

US lifts sanctions imposed on Aviad Shlomo Sarid from Revava, which were imposed on him due to the fact that his name is similar to that of one of the leaders of the Tzav 9 organization.

US lifts sanctions wrongly imposed on Aviad Shlomo Sarid

Four Days Later:

US has not yet fixed incorrect sanctions

The State Department has admited the sanctions targeted the wrong Israeli but have yet to publish a correction.

US has not yet fixed incorrect sanctions

EU imposes sanctions on settlers, Tzav 9

After Biden Admin. imposed sanctions last week, the EU followed suit by imposing sanctions on right-wing groups and Jews in eastern Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria.

EU imposes sanctions on settlers, Tzav 9

US’ embarrassing mistake:

Sanctions imposed on the wrong person

Due to a mistake, the US imposed sanctions on Aviad Sarid from Revava, whose name is similar to one of the Tzav 9 leaders.

Sanctions imposed on the wrong person

US announces new sanctions on settlers, protest leaders

State Department announces a wave of sanctions against allegedly extremist Israelis and organizations in Judea and Samaria and the leaders of Tzav 9, the organization that leads protests against aid to Gaza while the hostages are held there.

US announces new sanctions on settlers, protest leaders

Britain condemns legitimization of towns

The UK has eleased a statement denouncing the new towns and calling for the cancellation of measures against the PA.

Britain condemns legitimization of towns

US sanctions Iran over 'nuclear escalations'

US sanctions three companies based in the United Arab Emirates and which are accused of being involved in the transport of Iranian petroleum or petrochemical products, as well as 11 associated vessels.

US sanctions Iran over 'nuclear escalations'

Yesha Council head:

'Canada's sanctions give support to terrorism and Hamas'

Yesha Council chairman and Binyamin Regional Council head Israel Ganz condemned the Canadian government's decision to impose additional sanctions on individuals and entities in Judea and Samaria.

'Canada's sanctions give support to terrorism and Hamas'

Canada announces more sanctions on 'extremist settlers'

7 people and 5 entities targeted in new round of sanctions as Canada seeks to combat what it calls 'extremist settlers' in Judea, Samaria, and Jerusalem.

Canada announces more sanctions on 'extremist settlers'

Canada sanctions Hamas supporters

Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs announces sanctions on nine individuals and two entities with roles in Hamas’ financial network. Those sanctioned funded the October 7 attack.

Canada sanctions Hamas supporters

US imposes sanctions on Iranian 'shadow banking' network

Treasury imposes sanctions on nearly 50 entities and people involved in network used by Iran and the IRGC to disguise the revenue they generate abroad.

US imposes sanctions on Iranian 'shadow banking' network

US sanctions suppliers of weapons parts for Houthis

Treasury announces new sanctions aimed at cutting off weapons, supplies and funding to the Iranian-backed Houthis rebels.

US sanctions suppliers of weapons parts for Houthis

USA imposes sanctions on anti-aid protest organization

The US State Department imposed sanctions today on the Tzav 9 protest organization, whose activists have been blocking aid trucks from Jordan to the Gaza Strip.

USA imposes sanctions on anti-aid protest organization

Behind multiple attacks

US imposes sanctions on Lions' Den terror group

The Shechem-based group has claimed responsibility for several shooting attacks on Jewish drivers and IDF soldiers in Samaria.

US imposes sanctions on Lions' Den terror group

US sanctions Iran's drone program

US announces sanctions against entities enabling Iran's drone program, in action seeking to disrupt the production and proliferation of UAVs used by Russia against Ukraine.

US sanctions Iran's drone program

Pro-Israel Democrats urge sanctions on ICC officials

A group of 19 pro-Israel House Democrats, led by Rep. Josh Gottheimer, pushing back on the White House's opposition to impose sanctions against ICC for seeking arrest warrants against senior Israeli officials.

Pro-Israel Democrats urge sanctions on ICC officials

White House officials:

'Sanctions on ICC are not the right answer'

Biden administration says it opposes sanctions being pushed by Republicans against ICC in response to its Chief Prosecutor's decision to seek arrest warrants against Israeli leaders.

'Sanctions on ICC are not the right answer'

'This is our war for our home'

Anti-Gaza aid group responds to sanctions reports

The Tzav 9 movmement called out the Biden administration for reportedly considering imposing sanctions on Israelis who block aid trucks.

Anti-Gaza aid group responds to sanctions reports

Report:

US considering sanctions against Israelis who block Gaza aid

The Biden Administration is considering imposing sanctions on Israelis who target trucks carrying humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip.

US considering sanctions against Israelis who block Gaza aid

Rabbis commend Blinken for commitment to sanction ICC

The Coalition for Jewish Values, representing over 2,500 traditional, Orthodox rabbis, praises US Secretary of State for saying he will work with Congress to sanction the ICC over Israel warrants.

Rabbis commend Blinken for commitment to sanction ICC

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