Avi Woolf


Israel-Gaza War
PM Netanyahu calls recognition of Palestinian state "a reward for terrorism"

In response to the decision of Ireland, Norway, and Spain to recognize a Palestinian state, Netanyahu issued a statement saying that such a state would lead to a repeat of October 7, and that "we will not consent to this."

Avi Woolf | 22.05.24

Israel-Gaza War

FM Katz: Spanish, Norwegian, and Irish Ambassadors to watch video of Hamas abuses during reprimand

Foreign Minister Katz explained that he would impose this severe measure due to the ambassadors' countries giving a "gold medal" to the Hamas terrorists who committed the recorded acts during October 7.

Avi Woolf | 22.05.24

Israel-Gaza War, Economy

Globes: This is why the shekel is gaining on the dollar and the Euro

A combination of stock market increases and greater stability in the country have returned things to normal in Israeli trading, and the expectation of a Fed rate cut is weakening the dollar.

Avi Woolf | 22.05.24

Israel-Gaza War

Maariv: War cabinet to convene to approve expansion of Rafah operation

Five brigades, armored and infantry, are now operating in the Rafah area, as the IDF hopes the operation will take a few weeks.

Avi Woolf | 22.05.24

Israel-Gaza War

Watch: Terrorist flees to hospital in Jenin to avoid IDF

The IDF continues to operate in the city, killing terrorists and dismantling terrorist infrastructure.

Avi Woolf | 22.05.24

Israel-Gaza War, International Criminal Court

Attorney General and State Attorney: ICC has no authority to investigate Israel; warrants request "baseless"

Following the decision of ICC Prosecutor Karim Khan to file for warrants against Prime Minister Netanyahu and Defense Minister Gallant, the leaders of Israel's justice system clarified that they are responsible for investigating alleged crimes during war, not the ICC.

Avi Woolf | 22.05.24

Israel-Gaza War, Norway, Ireland, Spain

Smotrich to Netanyahu: To retaliate against states recognizing Palestine, you must do this

The Finance Minister appealed to the Prime Minister today demanding he take a number of immediate steps in retaliation for the decision by Norway, Ireland, and Spain to recognize a Palestinian state.

Avi Woolf | 22.05.24

Israel-Gaza War, Norway, Ireland

FM Katz to recall ambassadors from Ireland and Norway over recognition of Palestinian state

FM Katz: "Israel will not restrain itself in the face of those who undermine its sovereignty and endanger its security."

Avi Woolf | 22.05.24

Israel-Gaza War

Watch: IDF eliminates major Hamas anti-tank operative

The operative, Ahmed Yasser al-Qara, took part in the October 7 massacre and also directed attacks against IDF soldiers in the Gaza Strip.

Avi Woolf | 22.05.24

Israel-Gaza War, Associated Press

Karhi reverses course: AP equipment to be returned

Following American pressure, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu ordered the decision to confiscate AP equipment be reversed.

Avi Woolf | 21.05.24

Iran

Watch: Iranians burn billboard of Supreme Leader Khamenei in city of Karaj

The video is one of a number of signs that the accidental death of President Raisi may lead to further unrest in the country.

Avi Woolf | 21.05.24

Israel-Gaza War, International Criminal Court

Jewish Insider: "We as senators were misled about the status of the warrants" - Congress prepares to retaliate against the ICC

Jewish Insider reports a growing effort in Congress to retaliate against the ICC for filing for warrants against Netanyahu and Gallant - with little agreement on what that should be.

Avi Woolf | 21.05.24

Israel-Gaza War, IDF

IDF rebuilds aerial defense battalion in effort to reinforce protection of the country and the IDF

The 139th Battalion, closed down in 2021 after 53 years of service, has been reconstituted as part of a general effort to beef up Israeli aerial defense.

Avi Woolf | 21.05.24

Judea and Samaria, Terrorism

IDF launches anti-terror operation in Jenin

The operation was launched following intelligence pointing to the presence of armed Hamas and Palestinian Jihad terrorists and a significant amount of terror infrastructures.

Avi Woolf | 21.05.24

Israel-Gaza War

Rocket launchers found in mosque: IDF continues its operations in Jebaliya

Soldiers of the 460th Armored Brigade continue their operations in Jebaliya, seizing weapons and intelligence materials.

Avi Woolf | 21.05.24

Israel-Gaza War, Northern Front

Watch: IDF eliminates Hezbollah coastal missile commander

Last night, the IDF eliminated Qassem Saqlawi, the commander of Hezbollah's missile array on the Lebanese coast.

Avi Woolf | 21.05.24

Israel-Gaza War, United States

New Harvard/Harris Poll: Americans split on "day after" for Gaza Strip

79% of those polled support Israel over Hamas and 69% believe Israel is trying to avoid civilian casualties in the war in Gaza.

Avi Woolf | 21.05.24

Israel-Gaza War, International Criminal Court

Gallant: ICC Prosecutor's effort to deny Israeli self-defense must be summarily rejected 

Gallant also said that the State of Israel is not a party to the ICC and does not recognize its authority.

Avi Woolf | 21.05.24

Israel-Gaza War, International Criminal Court

"A complete moral failure": Opposition Leader Yair Lapid condemns ICC moves against Netanyahu

In a post for X, Lapid called the comparison between Netanyahu and Hamas in the ICC Prosecutor's move for arrest warrants "outrageous."

Avi Woolf | 20.05.24

Israel-Gaza War, International Criminal Court

Watch: Prime Minister Netanyahu releases statement condemning ICC filing for a warrant against him

Netanyahu called the decision "outrageous" and akin to morally comparing "FDR to Hitler."

Avi Woolf | 20.05.24