Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Minister of Finance Bezalel Smotrich  credit: Alex Kolomoisky, Yedioth Ahronoth

Gov't only partly cuts coalition funds in revised 2023 budget

Benny Gantz and the other National Unity minsters voted against the new budget, which includes an additional NIS 30 billion to cover war related expenditure.

OPINION & FEATURES
Adv. Lt. Col. (res) Avi Kalo credit: Amit Photogenim "Hamas may find other ways to delay hostage exchanges"

Former head of the IDF Intelligence Corps. MIA Department Lt. Col. (res.) Avi Kalo tells "Globes" why Hamas is playing games with the hostage return agreement.

Sam Lessin credit: YouTube screenshot Silicon Valley investor Sam Lessin: Ban TikTok

The outspoken former Facebook VP tells "Globes" that TikTok not only threatens Israel but also the US and slams Elon Musk for his antisemitism.

Meir Ben-Shabbat credit: Noam Moskowitz Knesset Spokesperson "The ceasefire will allow Hamas to reorganize"

Former National Security Advisor Meir Ben-Shabbat says the government has an enormous commitment to release every hostage possible, while understanding the risks of a pause in fighting.

Prof. David Passig credit: Cadya Levy "Hamas erred in its assessment of Israeli society"

Prof. David Passig believes that Hamas misunderstood Israeli society but warns that the pre-October 7 social rift will come back to haunt us.

Prof. Avi Simhon  credit: Alex Kolomoisky, Yedioth Ahronoth "The Israeli people didn't elect the Budgets Division"

National Economic Council chair Avi Simhon says Israel's economy will withstand the war, and stresses that policy belongs with politicians, not officialdom.

Guns credit: Reuters Ilia Yefimovich Israel gambles on guns

Since the October 7 atrocities, Israel’s gun laws have been eased, but some believe the proliferation of firearms could backfire.

Paris protest against anti-Semitism November 2023  credit: Brett Kline Israeli real estate developers prepare for wave of immigration

With anti-Semitic incidents soaring in Western Europe and North America, the Jewish Agency reports interest rising in immigrating to Israel.

Amos Yadlin credit: Alan Chapelski Amos Yadlin: No Hamas and no Israeli occupation

The former IDF Head of military intelligence Maj. Gen. (res.) Amos Yadlin sees Gaza being demilitarized with Israel retaining full security freedom of action.

Gaza credit: Shutterstock Could the Palestinian Authority control Gaza?

Under Mahmoud Abbas, the PA looks incapable of succeeding Hamas but after an interim regime, the PA under a new leader is the way forward preferred by the US.

Securiy cabinet meeting on October 7, 2023  credit: Haim Zach, Israel Government Press Office The other debacle: Israel's cyber front

From network hacking to disinformation, Israel is unprepared for combat in today's fourth dimension of warfare.

Hamas Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades  credit: Shutterstock The drug that stimulates, and finances, terrorists

Captagon was found in large amounts on Hamas terrorists killed in the October 7 attack. How did an attention deficit disorder treatment become the engine of Arab terrorism?

Knesset Finance Committee session on war damage compensation credit: Noam Moskowitz, Office of the Knesset Spokesperson What will it all cost?

Former Ministry of Finance director general David Brodet believes the war's economic impact can be kept within bounds, but doesn't trust the finance minister.

Mohammed bin Salman Credit: Shutterstock What Saudi Arabia really thinks of Hamas

Prof. Elie Podeh: The October 7 attack blew Saudi Arabia's diplomatic, economic, and defense strategy off course. It will pay back several times over.

Sima Shine credit: Rami Zarniger Iran expert sees anarchy in Gaza after Hamas toppled

INSS Iran program head Sima Shine, the Mossad's former head of Iran research, says Israel will be better placed to find a solution if the military campaign is more successful.

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