automatically out of a job with the resignation of Yisrael Beytenu Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman last week.
A Saturday night poll showed that should Labor appoint Benny Gantz to head its Knesset list, the party could pick up 24 seats, compared with Likud's 26.
Kahlon confirms that security chiefs advised the cabinet not to escalate further with Gaza.
The decision was reached in consultation with El Al's medical officer and rabbi, and together with the permission of Israel's Chief Sephardic Rabbi.
"If we don't stop allowing [Hamas] to rearm and build its force, in one more year we'll have Hezbollah's twin, with all that entails."
The Netanyahu - Bennett meeting concluded with....
"It is time for the world to distinguish between those who stabilize the region and those who sow terror."
“Whoever comes within 100 meters of the [security] fence is putting himself at risk. You’ve been warned."
Both Kahlon and Interior Minister Aryeh Deri (Sephardic Shas party) called Thursday for new elections.
"The security of the residents of the south is just as important as the security of the rest of Israel."
74 percent of Israelis disapproved of how Prime Minister Netanyahu dealt with the confrontation with Hamas.
Hanegbi said there is a difference between the Gaza Belt Region and Tel Aviv.
Should Bennett take over as DM, he could make a powerful contribution to the settlements enterprise, seeing as the defense establishment is the sovereign in Judea and Samaria.
It is unclear how the child's father managed to bring his six-year-old into the department against hospital rules.
"We were not able to find a solution to the situation in Gaza," said Kuwait's ambassador, because the Council members could not agree on what to do.
"I see the overall picture of Israel's security, which I cannot share with the public. [...] it is mostly hidden from view."
Chairman of Habayit Hayehudi Knesset faction MK Shuli Mualem-Refaeli called on Netanyahu to appoint her party's chairman, Naftali Bennett, as defense minister.
Potential olim and returning citizens would be more reluctant to come to Israel if they foresee disputes with the Tax Authority.
Sources close to the defense minister said that since the last round of violence, he had been demanding "tough and decisive action against Hamas."
The truce was mediated by Egyptian security personnel.
In an open miracle, despite the awful damage, not one person was physically injured.
The IDF Armored Corps and infantry continues to gather at Israel's southern border along the Gaza Strip.
"The world has grown tired of Hamas' violence and the violence of other bad actors in Gaza.
More than 400 rockets, missiles and mortars have been fired at Israel by Hamas.
Hamas fired more than 300 rockets at Israel in the space of less than three hours.