Author: Shilo Freid

The Knesset Votes Against Palestinian State The Knesset made a bold statement by voting against the establishment of a Palestinian state, just days before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Washington. The resolution, introduced by opposition MK Ze’ev Elkin, received a resounding majority of 68-9, with opposition from Arab parties. Although Netanyahu, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, and Shas party leader Aryeh Deri did not participate in the vote, the National Unity Party, led by Benny Gantz, showed strong support. This move reinforces the Knesset’s long-standing opposition to a Palestinian state west of the Jordan River. The decision aimed to express…

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IDF Deputy Chief of Staff Major General Amir Baram expressed concerns about Iran’s progress towards obtaining nuclear weapons, emphasizing the urgency of the situation. He warned that Iran is rapidly approaching the capability to assemble nuclear arms, posing a significant threat to global security. Baram’s remarks align with Defense Minister Yoav Gallant’s recent plea to the U.S. to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. With reports of Iran expanding its nuclear facilities and missile programs, Israel fears that the upcoming U.S. presidential election may distract from addressing Iran’s actions. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported Iran’s significant stockpile of…

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