Tag: Netanyahu


Israel’s Gantz demands Gaza day-after plan by June 8, threatens to quit cabinet – Times of India

JERUSALEM: Israeli war cabinet minister Benny Gantz demanded on Saturday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commit to an agreed vision for the Gaza conflict that would include stipulating who might rule the territory after the war with Hamas. Gantz told a press conference he wanted the war cabinet to form a six-point plan by June 8. If his expectations are not met, he said, he will withdraw his centrist party from the conservative premier's broadened emergency coalition. Gantz, a retired top Israeli general who opinion polls show is Netanyahu's most formidable political rival, gave no date for the prospective walkout but his challenge could increase strains on an increasingly unwieldy wartime government. Netanyahu appears outflanked in his own inner war cabinet, where he, Gantz an...

Israel will fight with its ‘fingernails’: Netanyahu defies Biden ultimatum – Times of India

NEW DELHI: In a bold declaration, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has affirmed that Israel will persist with its military operations against Hamas in Gaza, regardless of objections from international allies, including the United States. This statement comes in the wake of a warning from US President Joe Biden regarding potential repercussions if Israel launched a significant offensive in the Gazan city of Rafah.Netanyahu's commitment to continue the offensive underscores a potential rift with one of Israel's key allies at a time when the situation in Gaza is increasingly dire.Rafah, the southernmost city in the Gaza Strip and the last major population center not under Israeli control, has become a refuge for hundreds of thousands of internally displaced Palestinians. Reports i...

Netanyahu vows Israel will fight alone even without US help – Times of India

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu struck a defiant tone against President Joe Biden after the US withheld a shipment of bombs as a warning to its top Middle East ally not to invade the southern Gaza city of Rafah.In a first, punchy clip on the social media site X, Netanyahu said: “If we have to stand alone, we will stand alone” and “fight tooth and nail.” He then pivoted to a more conciliatory approach when chatting with Phil McGraw, the American talk show host known as Dr.Phil. “I’ve known Joe Biden for many years, 40 years and more,” Netanyahu said in the interview Thursday on “Dr. Phil Primetime” broadcast on Merit Street Media. “We often had agreements, but we’ve had our disagreements and we’ve been able to overcome them. I hope we can overcome them now.”Netanyahu said Israe...