Tag Archives: Naftali Bennett

Israel Forms Task Force Over Ben & Jerry’s Boycott

Axios reports: The Israeli government has formed a special task force to pressure Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and its parent company Unilever to reverse their decision to boycott Israeli settlements in the West Bank, Israeli officials tell me. The Israeli government is concerned the move by Ben & Jerry’s will encourage other international companies to take similar steps to …

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Anti-Vaxxers Battle Cops Outside Israeli PM’s Home

The Times of Israel reports: Anti-vaccination activists held an unruly protest outside the private home of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, a day after the premier accused those refusing COVID shots of endangering the entire nation. Dozens of protesters blocked the road and chanted slogans against Bennett, eventually managing to reach the edge of the protected zone around the prime minister’s …

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Israel Bans Unvaccinated From Most Public Events

From Israel Prime Minister Naftali Bennett: Dear citizens, those who refuse vaccines are endangering their health, those around them and the freedom of every Israeli citizen. They are endangering our freedom to work, the freedom of our children to learn and the freedom to hold celebrations with the family. Those who refuse vaccines hurt us all because if all of …

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Biden Calls To Congratulate New Israeli Prime Minister

The Jerusalem Post reports: US President Joe Biden congratulated Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on forming a government with Alternate Prime Minister Yair Lapid on a phone call Sunday night after it was sworn in earlier that evening, and expressed his wishes to further strengthen ties between the two countries. “On behalf of the American people, I congratulate Prime Minister Naftali …

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BREAKING: Israeli Knesset Votes In New Government

The Washington Post reports: For the first time in 12 years, Israeli lawmakers voted Sunday to install a government led by someone other than Benjamin Netanyahu, breaking a two-year electoral deadlock, marking a likely shift toward the political center and ending — for now — the reign of the country’s longest-serving prime minister, and one of its most consequential. A …

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Israeli Opposition Parties Unify To Oust Netanyahu

The New York Times reports: An ultra-nationalist power-broker, Naftali Bennett [photo], said on Sunday that his political party was ready to join several other opposition parties in a coalition, opening the door to forming Israel’s first government since 2009 without Benjamin Netanyahu, the longest-serving prime minister in the country’s history. If the maneuvering, which followed two months of indecision by …

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