Foreign Minister Yair Lapid set to become prime minister until next elections
June 22, 2022 — Foreign Minister Yair Lapid is set to become Israel’s prime minister until the next elections in the fall, as the Knesset is expected to vote on Wednesday to dissolve the current government.
Israel to dissolve Knesset, plan new elections for prime minister with Bennett to step down
June 21, 2022 — Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid announced on Monday that they plan to dissolve the Knesset in a move that would trigger a new election later this year.
Israel building regional air defense with US backing
June 20, 2022 — Israel is building a U.S.-sponsor air defense system, Israel Defense Minister Benny Gantz said on Monday, as the nation seeks to improve efforts against threats from Iran and its proxies.
Iran reportedly building network of tunnels to house nuclear program
June 17, 2022 — Iran’s government is reportedly building a new network of tunnels at its Natanz nuclear site to house its nuclear program, according to The New York Times on Thursday.
Russia summons Israeli ambassador after Damascus airport strike
June 16, 2022 — Russia summoned Israel’s ambassador Alexander Ben Zvi over concerns related to an airstrike at the Damascus International Airport last week.
Iran acknowledges rocket tests after satellite images revealed
June 15, 2022 — Iran acknowledged it is planning two rocket tests after revealed satellite images showed preparations underway in the Islamic Republic.
US, 21 other nations condemn UN Human Rights group over anti-Israel bias
June 14, 2022 — The U.S., along with 21 other nations, joined in condemning the U.N. Human Rights Council on Monday over its anti-Israel bias.
Israeli Prime Minister Bennett warns Iran is ‘dangerously close’ to having nuclear weapons
June 13, 2022 — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett warned during an interview on Saturday that Iran is “dangerously close” to obtaining nuclear weapons.
US Secretary of State Blinken warns Iran against camera shutdown, says it will ‘deepen’ crisis
June 10, 2022 — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday that Iran is deepening concerns by removing cameras designed to monitor the nation’s nuclear program.
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett makes unannounced visit to Abu Dhabi
June 9, 2022 — Prime Minister Naftali Bennett traveled to Abu Dhabi on Thursday in an unannounced visit with United Arab Emirates President Mohamed bin Zayed al Nahyan.
Daughter of Israeli city’s deputy mayor killed in car bombing
June 8, 2022 — The 28-year-old daughter of Shfaram Deputy Mayor Faraj Khnefess was killed in a car bombing on Tuesday night.
Iranian general threatens to ‘raze’ Tel Aviv, Haifa
June 7, 2022 — An Iranian general has threatened to raze Tel Aviv and Haifa following recent high-profile assassinations and mysterious deaths in his country.