Elkin: We can't cave to pressure

Minister Ze'ev Elkin says Israel must not cancel the security measures on the Temple Mount, despite pressure to do so.Hezki Baruch, 7/20/2017, 3:05 AM

'We have to prepare for the day after Abbas'

Chaos is expected in the PA after the Abbas era ends. Elkin says Israel must be prepared.Shimon Cohen, 7/5/2017, 4:05 AM

'United Jerusalem Bill' not dead

Education Minister, Jerusalem Affairs Minister to work on revised bill to be resubmitted next week.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/2/2017, 10:51 PM

Elkin to Russians: This is your chance

Jerusalem Affairs Minister tells Rusian Ambassador Russia has a chance to become the first nation to move its embassy to Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/8/2017, 10:33 PM

Netanyahu back at work after kidney stone removal

PM resumes duties Friday morning after undergoing operation Thursday night.AFP, 5/26/2017, 12:12 PM

'Trump must move away from Obama's ideas'

Minister Elkin says President Trump improvement over Obama on Iran and peace process, but needs to let go of old ideas.Shimon Cohen, 5/23/2017, 8:28 PM

Justice Minister: They will not silence us

Likud Minister says Jewish Home party head has a 'political issue,' Justice Minister Shaked says her party will uphold its obligations.Ido Ben Porat, 5/15/2017, 2:20 PM

Elkin: Latest polls are appropriate for Purim

Likud Minister downplays poll which found that Lapid could form a coalition with help from Joint List party.Hezki Baruch, 3/12/2017, 3:22 AM

1800-year-old Hebrew inscriptions discovered in Galilee village

Limestone column from Roman period engraved with Hebrew inscriptions discovered in Peqi'in during restoration work on ancient synagogue.Yoel Domb, 2/21/2017, 11:38 AM

Ze'ev Elkin: Let's be honest and admit we failed

Minister Elkin tells Amona residents: 'Without your determination we would not have achieved the Regulation Law.'Benny Toker, 2/2/2017, 3:27 PM

Impeach Ghattas? Not so fast

Knesset Legal Adviser says request to impeach MK Basel Ghattas needs to include the reasoning for the request.Ben Ariel, 1/18/2017, 1:08 AM

Impeachment proceedings against MK Ghattas begin

Knesset Speaker receives 72 signatures from MKs required to begin first ever impeachment proceedings against Arab MK.Arutz Shev Staff, 1/16/2017, 9:23 PM

'Ukraine voted against us because of American pressure'

Minister Ze'ev Elkin speaks to Arutz Sheva about the recent UN resolution and Israel's appropriate response.Shimon Cohen, 12/26/2016, 5:54 PM

Elkin: The hands are American hands

Minister Ze'ev Elkin, currently in Ukraine, reports that Ukraine did not willingly vote for the recent anti-Israel UN resolution.Tal Polon, 12/25/2016, 10:38 AM

Cornerstone of massive Jerusalem Entrance project laid

Cornerstone laid on a massive project to construct a new financial district in Jerusalem as UNESCO votes to deny Jewish connection to city.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/26/2016, 10:59 PM

'Annex the communities of greater Jerusalem'

Minister Yisrael Katz: Israel should promote its own initiative in the region and not capitulate to foreign attempts to impose peace.Yoni Kempinski, 7/7/2016, 1:16 AM

Ministers demand government recognize Amona

Several ministers, MKs join Amona residents' protest tent in front of Prime Minister's office, declaring 'Amona won't fall again'.Hezki Baruch, 7/6/2016, 9:33 PM

Elkin: Building only for Arabs will be devastating

Minister Elkin calls for building homes in Givat HaMatos to prevent an entirely Arab enclave in Jerusalem.Shimon Cohen, 7/4/2016, 1:06 PM

'Netanyahu giving away entire neighborhood to Arabs'

Approval for massive extension of J-m Arab neighborhood paves way for future division of city, blocks Jewish development in key area.Ido Ben Porat, 7/4/2016, 8:34 AM

Likud Minister: Amona must not be destroyed

Minister of Jerusalem Affairs 'expects Defense and Justice ministers to push their ministries to do everything they can to protect Amona'.Shimon Cohen, 6/28/2016, 11:54 AM

Elkin: The Likud's victory saved Israel

Minister Ze’ev Elkin responds to secret letter between Herzog and Abbas in which opposition leader agreed to divide Jerusalem.Hezki Baruch, 6/20/2016, 3:12 AM

The 'strange saga' of Bennett's security demands

Elkin puzzled by ultimatum to media on cabinet matters; security source reveals Bennett had access to info but didn't pick it up.Hezki Baruch, 5/25/2016, 9:00 AM

Elkin to Netanyahu: Take up Liberman's offer

Likud Minister urges PM to seriously consider Yisrael Beytenu's conditions to join the coalition, instead of Zionist Union.Ari Yashar, 5/18/2016, 1:37 PM

Minister: Joining with Labor will destroy Likud's future

Likud's Elkin warns a unity government would be an 'historic mistake,' as Zionist Union would pull coalition leftward to justify itself.Ido Ben-Porat, 5/13/2016, 10:17 AM

'We can't give up our ideology in order to expand government'

Minister Ze'ev Elkin tells Arutz Sheva about importance of principles, eternal phenomenon of anti-Semitism, danger of withdrawals.Hezki Baruch, 5/3/2016, 2:11 PM

MKs left and right furious over 'Breaking the Silence' report

MKs demand investigation after TV report says leftist group may have gathered sensitive information.Ben Ariel, 3/18/2016, 4:16 AM

Elkin outraged over reported secret Israel-PA talks

Minister Ze'ev Elkin demands to know why Defense-Security Cabinet was not told about talks on transferring control of area A to PA.Hezki Baruch, 3/15/2016, 6:12 AM

Jerusalem Min: We all must support building throughout Jerusalem

Jerusalem Affairs Minister Ze'ev Elkin calls on opposition to show their concern for Jerusalem by supporting construction throughout city.Hezki Baruch, 3/2/2016, 6:17 PM

PA official: Israel wishes PA will collapse, but it won't happen

Palestinian security forces spokesman dismisses Minister Elkin's comments on PA's imminent collapse.Ben Ariel, 3/1/2016, 5:12 AM

Minister Elkin: PA collapse not a matter of 'if', but 'when'

Minister Ze'ev Elkin gives speech at Bar Ilan University: Wave of terror is preview for collapse of Palestinian Authority.Hezki Baruch, 2/29/2016, 11:17 AM

Elkin says religious Israelis will soon become the majority

At J'lem Conference, Jerusalem Affairs Minister insists that as religious sector grows stronger, Israel must try to prevent 'culture wars.'Yoni Kempinski, 2/9/2016, 6:28 PM

Government approves egalitarian prayer section at Western Wall

Government approves egalitarian prayer section near Robinson's arch, promises to make it respectable and accessible to all.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/31/2016, 3:05 PM

Heavy fallout over Ya'alon's eviction of Hevron Jews

Ya'alon defends action against 'squatters' - Jews who bought 2 homes, coalition members in uproar, Bennett told to act.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/22/2016, 12:38 PM

Druze Deputy Minister: 'Do not evict Jews'

Kara, together with Hazan and Smotrich, issue PM an ultimatum on Hevron eviction, Minister Elkin calls to 'deal with PA executions first.'Ido Ben-Porat, 1/22/2016, 10:31 AM

Kahlon and Barkat agree to avoid future cuts

Jerusalem city council and Finance Ministry formulate agreement to avoid future budget cuts and layoffs in the city.Reut Hadar, 1/18/2016, 7:56 AM

Netanyahu in no rush to implement Arab development plan

Arab MKs livid after PM appoints committee to ensure Arab localities meet certain to conditions to receive land development budgets.Ben Ariel, 1/5/2016, 1:15 AM

Likud ministers call to protest US spying on Israel

Katz demands an official protest on report of spying on Netanyahu, Elkin notes hypocrisy of Pollard case in light of report.Ari Yashar, 12/30/2015, 10:34 AM

Record-setting numbers of new olim arrived in 2015

30,000 people made aliyah this year, largest amount in more than decade. All-time high of 7,900 from France.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/29/2015, 2:20 PM

Aliyah to reach 'record high' of 30,000 in 2015

More Jews immigrated to Israel from France than any other country, with Ukraine as a close second.Tova Dvorin, 12/16/2015, 7:28 PM

100 million shekels to help terror-stricken Jerusalem businesses

Program aims to develop business sector, support tourism industry, and strengthen city's academic standing.Hezky Ezra, 11/29/2015, 3:31 PM

Elkin: I'll continue telling Tibi what I think of him

Minister Ze’ev Elkin not deterred by the reprimand from the Knesset's Ethics Committee, says he'll continue to tell Arab MKs the truth.Shimon Cohen, 11/5/2015, 3:46 AM

'Arab MK's light punishment is ridiculous'

Min. Ze'ev Elkin expected the Ethics Committee to punish rogue MK Tibi more severely for ejecting him from podium.Gil Ronen, 11/3/2015, 8:25 PM

Knesset punishes Arab MK for humiliating minister

MK Ahmd Tibi will not preside over plenum sessions for 2 weeks after he ejected Min. Elkin from podium.Gil Ronen, 11/3/2015, 6:50 PM

Ahmed Tibi Has Minister Thrown Out of Knesset

Ze'ev Elkin accuses Ahmed Tibi of having blood on his hands, prompting Deputy Speaker to remove him from the Knesset.Hezki Baruch , 10/21/2015, 7:31 PM

2015 Aliyah to Top 30,000 Jews

French olim to jump 118% to 7,500, followed closely by Ukraine with 7,100 new immigrants, 6,300 from Russia and 2,900 from the US.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/16/2015, 7:15 AM

Politicians Condemn Abbas's Incitement Speech

Minister Ze'ev Elkin says PA chairman is the chief instigator of terrorism and should be treated as such.Ben Ariel, 10/15/2015, 12:12 AM

Ministers Disagree Over Late Night Anti-Terror Rally

The morning after: public officials squabble over appropriateness of ministers speaking at mass rally in front of Prime Minister's House.Hezki Baruch, 10/6/2015, 10:26 AM

MK Zoabi: Israel More Like Nazi Regime Than I Am

If 'settlers' keep trying to 'invade' the Temple Mount, radical Arab MK asserts, 'resistance' will continue.Ido Ben Porat, 9/29/2015, 6:38 PM

Missing Israeli in Uman: Important Testimony Received

As ZAKA rescue teams redouble efforts with witness testimony, ministers Deri and Elkin work to get permits to expand tools for search.Reut Hadar, 9/18/2015, 1:20 PM

'Prisoner of Zion' Marc Dymshits Passes Away, Aged 88

Refusenik played a key role in one of the defining moments of the struggle to free Soviet Jewry with a daring plot to hijack a Soviet plane.Ari Soffer, 8/27/2015, 12:05 PM

Elkin Blasts Leftist Attacks on Israel's New UN Ambassador

'A right-winger can be appointed to the UN,' Ze'ev Elkin thunders in response to rampant leftist criticism of Danny Danon's new post.Netanel Katz, 8/16/2015, 10:56 AM

200 French Immigrants Arrive as French Aliyah Takes Off

French Aliyah up 11% since 2014; Israel expecting between 30,000 - 35,000 new immigrants this year - the most since 2005.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/28/2015, 1:41 PM

Lapid: Iran Deal 'Greatest Failure of Foreign Policy, Ever'

Lapid slams PM again as he pushes for an inquiry into Iran deal. Likud minister shoots back: Lapid never left the government over it.Hezki Baruch, 7/19/2015, 9:09 AM

Minister Elkin Calls for Repeal of 2005 Samaria Eviction

If Minister Ze'ev Elkin gets his way, residents of four Samaria towns uprooted in the Disengagement will be able to return and rebuild.Yoni Kempinski, 7/8/2015, 8:40 AM

Israeli Minister Urges French Aliyah Following Beheading Attack

Immigrant and Absorption Minister Ze'ev Elkin calls on French Jews to move to Israel following Friday's gruesome attack.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/26/2015, 6:32 PM

Jerusalem Mayor Livid at J'lem Affairs Appointment

'Jerusalem is not a consolation prize,' mayor Nir Barkat fires.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, Tova Dvorin, 5/26/2015, 11:54 AM

Cabinet Approves Erdan's Ministerial Appointment

With governmental approval, motion to make Erdan Internal Security and Strategic Affairs Minister will go before Knesset vote Monday.Cynthia Blank, 5/25/2015, 7:47 PM