Bennett speaks on the phone with Biden

Newly inaugurated Prime Minister Naftali Bennett spoke Sunday on the phone with U.S. President Joe Biden, according to a statement from the prime minister’s office. Bennett thanked Biden for his many years... Read more »

Palestinian Authority: new government an Israeli 'internal' affair

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ office Sundya said it had little to say about Israel’s new government headed by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, calling it an “internal Israeli affair.” Abbas spokesman Nabil Abu... Read more »

New government holds first cabinet meeting

The newly inaugurated government held its first cabinet meeting Sunday, with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, presiding over the gathering, opening it with the “Shehechiyanu” prayer of thanksgiving. “The difficulties of forming a... Read more »

Biden congratulates new Israeli government

U.S. President Joe Biden congratulated the new government, saying in an official statement he “looks forward to working with Prime Minister Bennett to strengthen all aspects of the close and enduring relationship... Read more »

Schumer hopes new gov't in Israel can help achieve two-state solution

U.S. Senate Majority leader Chuck Schumer said Sunday he hopes that the new government in Israel can help achieve a two-state solution to the Palestinian conflict. “So, there’s a new Administration in... Read more »

Hamas promises to maintain 'armed resistance'

Gaza’s Hamas rulers said on Sunday that they will confront the new Israeli government that is expected to take office. Fawzi Barhoum, a spokesman for the Islamic terror group, said Sunday any... Read more »

Netanyahu: For millions of Israeli citizens, I will continue to serve Israel

Speaking after Prime Minister-designate Naftali Bennett and Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid, Benjamin Netanyahu told Knesset that he will continue to serve the country as head of the opposition, vowing to return... Read more »

Bennett thanks Biden for unwavering support of Israel

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Bennett says renewal of nuclear deal with Iran would be a mistake

Prime Minister-designate Naftali Bennett said Sunday that a renewal of the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran “would be a mistake,” stressing that Israel will not allow the Islamic Republic to obtain nuclear... Read more »

Bennett: Elections have thrown us into a whirlwind of hate and civil strife

Speaking to the Knesset plenum at a special session that is set to approve the new government, Prime Minister-designate Naftali Bennett Sunday said “the endless election cycles have thrown us into a... Read more »