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Israeli Education to Pay for Summer War on Gaza

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has moved to slash government expenditures by two percent to offset the $2.52 billion cost of his 50 day military campaign against Gaza. Much of the money will come out of the nation’s education budget. The...Show More Summary

Israel agreed Gaza truce to focus on jihadist threat: Netanyahu

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel agreed to a permanent truce in its 50-day Gaza war with Hamas in order to keep focused on the threat from regional militants. "We fought for 50 days and we could have fought for 500 days,...Show More Summary

Netanyahu's Approval Sinks After Gaza Ceasefire

A new Israeli poll shows that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s job approval rating has suffered dramatically in the wake of the Gaza ceasefire, which many Israelis felt was premature. At the same time, another poll shows that Israel’s right-wing parties would gain if new elections were held now. Show More Summary

Israelis Skeptical of PM’s Gaza Victory Claim

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s claim that Israel achieved a “great military and political” victory over Hamas in the latest round of fighting in the Gaza Strip has met with skepticism from many Israelis, according to a poll published Thursday. MoreIsraelis and Palestinians Ask if the Latest Fight Was Worth ItIsraeli Leader Declares…

Poll: Israelis skeptical of PM Gaza victory claim

5 days agoNews : The Newsroom

JERUSALEM (AP) — A new poll has shown that a majority of Israelis are skeptical of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's claim that Israel achieved a "great military and political" victory over Hamas in the latest round of fighting in the Gaza Strip.

Israel PM: Hamas won none of its demands in Gaza truce

5 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that Islamist foe Hamas had achieved none of its demands in a truce ending 50 days of deadly conflict in Gaza. "Hamas was hit hard and got none of its demands," Netanyahu said at a news conference in Jerusalem.

Israeli Leader Declares Victory in Gaza War

(JERUSALEM) — Israel’s prime minister has declared victory in the Gaza war against Hamas, saying a cease-fire deal gave nothing to the Islamic militant group. In a news conference broadcast on national TV, Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that “Hamas was hit hard” during the seven weeks of fighting. He said that under the cease-fire deal,…

Israel’s Netanyahu under fire at home after Gaza truce

  An open-ended ceasefire in the Gaza war held on Wednesday as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced strong criticism in Israel over a costly conflict with Palestinian militants in which no clear victor emerged. On the streets of the...Show More Summary

Gaza truce holding but Israel's Netanyahu under fire at home

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By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Jeffrey Heller GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An open-ended ceasefire in the Gaza war held on Wednesday as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced strong criticism in Israel over a costly conflict with Palestinian militants in which no clear victor emerged. Show More Summary

Gaza ceasefire holding as focus turns to longer term

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Jeffrey Heller GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An open-ended ceasefire in the Gaza war between Israel and the Palestinians held on Wednesday as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced strong criticism in his country's newspapers over a campaign in which no clear victor emerged. Show More Summary

Netanyahu Has Staying Power Despite a Dip in the Polls

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yakub88 / Shutterstock.com The number crunchers at the relatively more conservative Jerusalem Post has taken a look at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s polling and determined that he was at his most popular (82 percent approval) when he sent ground troops into Gaza. Show More Summary

Israelis Grow Impatient with Netanyahu, Demand Victory

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is suffering a massive drop in his poll numbers as the war with Hamas rages on--and as impatience grows among the Israeli public for the military to bring quiet to the country by removing Hamas as a threat. Show More Summary

Gaza Ceasefire Deal Reached Say Palestinians

Palestinian officials say a Gaza ceasefire deal has been reached with the help of Egypt. There was no immediate confirmation from Israel, where a spokesman for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declined to comment. “An agreement has been reached between the two sides and we are awaiting the announcement from Cairo to determine the zero hour [...]

Israel’s decades-long effort to turn the word ‘terrorism’ into an ideological weapon

The Israeli discourse on “terrorism” has a long history, one in which Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s current Prime Minister, played a central role. Thirty years ago, at a major conference on “international terrorism” in Washington, D.C., Netanyahu insisted that “without a clear understanding of terrorism, the problem cannot be tackled” and proposed a clear, simple definition:

Here's Why Netanyahu's Poll Numbers Tanked Over The Past Week

Three weeks ago, 82 percent of Israelis supported Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's handling of Israel's confrontation with Hamas, the Palestinian terrorist group that had unleashed a steady rocket bombardment on Israeli cities, kidnapped...Show More Summary

NETANYAHU SIGNALS EXPANSION OF AIR OFFENSIVE IN GAZA

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said the battle with Hamas is likely to drag on into September and signaled that Israel plans to expand air attacks in Gaza in civilian areas, a sign that Israel is prepared for a war of attrition that could last for weeks. Click here to read the story.

Gaza offensive to continue as long as necessary: Netanyahu

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his ministers on Sunday that the military campaign against Gaza militants would continue until peace is restored to southern Israel. "Operation Protective Edge will continue until its aims are achieved... Show More Summary

Issa Meets Netanyahu in Jerusalem, Offers Support for War Effort

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday, the Times of Israel reports. Netanyahu reportedly said to Issa: The radical Islamic terrorism now threatens the entire world. Show More Summary

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Bloomberg: Israel Airstrike Kills Three Hamas Commanders in Gaza Strip. An Israeli airstrike killed three senior military commanders from the Gaza Strip’s ruling Hamas movement a day after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that forces would hunt militant leaders down. Show More Summary

Benjamin Netanyahu: ISIS and Hamas Part of 'the Same Savagery'

At a wide-ranging press conference Wednesday night, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu went on the offensive to describe Hamas as part of a network of Islamist terror groups, which include the Islamic State (IS), Hezbollah, and al-Qaeda. Show More Summary

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