Yair Lapid

The Americans sent reinforcements; All-out attack? "We are ready"

Although there were unofficial announcements that about 50 hostages would be released, Hamas released only two elderly women.
Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Galant again addressed the soldiers near Gaza, repeating that Israel will launch a ground offensive against the enclave. He added that the troops were ready and that it would be a "deadly" attack.

Macron in Tel Aviv

Israeli parliament takes first major step in Netanyahu's contentious overhaul

Israel's parliament on Monday approved the first major law in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's contentious plan to overhaul the country's justice system, triggering a new burst of mass protests and drawing accusations that he was pushing the country toward authoritarian rule.

Israelis press on with protests against new government

Tens of thousands of Israelis gathered in Tel Aviv on Saturday night to protest plans by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new government to overhaul the judicial system, measures that opponents say imperil the country's democratic foundation.

Israeli media, citing police, said some 100,000 people were out protesting.

Israel says ‘historic’ sea border deal struck with Lebanon

Israel's prime minister said Tuesday that the country has reached an "historic agreement" with neighboring Lebanon over their shared maritime border after months of U.S.-brokered negotiations.

Premier Yair Lapid called the deal an "historic achievement that will strengthen Israel's security, inject billions into Israel's economy, and ensure the stability of our northern border."

Israel, Turkish leaders to meet at UN next week

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid is to meet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, as relations between the two countries thaw.

Lapid's office said he would travel to New York on Monday night, ahead of an address to the General Assembly on Thursday.

A source said the meeting with Erdogan would take place on Tuesday.

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