Likud demands president give mandate to form government to Netanyahu

Ministers Katz and Levin write letter to President Rivlin protesting his decision to return mandate to Knesset and not give it to Netanyahu.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/12/2020, 3:32 PM

Hundreds of youths to Minister Levin: Do not forgo sovereignty in the government platform

Members of Sovereignty Youth Movement appeal to head of Likud negotiating team: Include sovereignty in guidelines for next government.Shimon Cohen, 4/1/2020, 5:55 AM

Minister Levin: 'Supreme Court is leading us to anarchy'

Tourism Min. Levin slams Supreme Court's Esther Hayut: 'She should involve herself in things she has authority over, not take over Knesset.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/24/2020, 11:07 AM

Tourism Minister Yariv Levin: Crisis shows importance of tourism to economy

'Unfortunately, it has taken a crisis like this to convince people of the importance of tourism for the entire economy,' says Levin.Shimon Cohen, 3/24/2020, 8:40 AM

'Gantz chooses Lapid over State of Israel'

Minister Levin strongly criticizes Blue and White conduct: 'Lapid's proposal to Netanyahu is poor excuse for refusing emergency government.'Shimon Cohen, 3/23/2020, 7:56 PM

Likud to Yisrael Beyteinu: Got the wrong address?

Minister Levin responds to B&W demands, saying if it's serious, Yisrael Beyteinu should undertake to recommend Netanyahu to President.Mordechai Sones, 3/10/2020, 10:53 PM

5,200 housing units for Jerusalem suburbs

PM together with Jerusalem Mayor and Minister Yariv Levin announce construction of 3,000 housing Units in Givat Hamatos, 2,200 in Har Homa.Mordechai Sones, 2/20/2020, 2:36 PM

'The Supreme Court spits in the faces of the bereaved families'

Tourism Minister criticizes Supreme Court's decision to allow MK Heba Yazbak to run for the Knesset despite her glorification of terrorists.Yariv Levin, 2/10/2020, 5:02 AM

Yariv Levin: We're preparing to apply sovereignty - but it won't be next week

Minister Yariv Levin says Israeli government won't be able to apply sovereignty next Sunday. 'But we want to do it as quickly as possible.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/29/2020, 10:10 AM

Minister Yariv Levin; 'Big win for Netanyahu and his policies'

Tourism Minister: 'No question about it that what we'll hear tomorrow will be different than the very, very bad programs we had in past.'Yoni Kempinski, Washington, 1/27/2020, 9:11 PM

European Union takes on planned Jerusalem cable car

Tourism Min. Levin sends angry letter to EU rep., criticizing 'gross and unacceptable' interference in Israel's internal affairs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/17/2019, 10:22 AM

Tourism up 16% in November

Revenue from incoming tourism since the beginning of the year is over $6 billion.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/4/2019, 2:47 PM

Likud negotiator: Gantz is afraid of Yair Lapid

Minister Yariv Levin says he hopes Blue and White party will show openness to real negotiations today.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/1/2019, 12:09 PM

'We will win'

The State of Israel owes Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu a huge debt of gratitude. The injustice done to him is crying out to the heavens.Tourism Minister Yariv Levin, 11/22/2019, 3:14 AM

'Blue and White not ruling out Arab-backed minority government'

'I asked Blue and White if they're in talks for minority government - they said everything is on the table,' says Likud's top negotiator.Shimon Cohen, 10/28/2019, 8:46 AM

Likud: We want answers from Blue & White

'Are the talks real - or are they a cover while the negotiations are actually held elsewhere with the Joint List?' asks top Likud negotiatorHezki Baruch, 10/27/2019, 5:14 PM

Blue and White invites Likud to negotiation meeting

Netanyahu agrees to meeting tomorrow. Heads of right-wing bloc decide not to hold separate negotiations with Gantz.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/23/2019, 6:31 PM

'Another record-breaking month' in tourism

About 405,000 tourist entries into Israel recorded in September 2019, 44% more than September 2018 and 46% more than September 2017.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/3/2019, 1:31 PM

Levin: We are prepared to accept President's arrangement

Likud negotiating team head: 'We understand if we go to unity government with Blue and White, Netanyahu won't be PM entire term.'Mordechai Sones, 9/26/2019, 11:30 AM

Gantz: 'We won't give up on principles or partnership'

Blue and White Chair Gantz on contacts for unity government: 'Way to such unity goes through substance, through things we promised public.'Mordechai Sones, 9/24/2019, 9:50 PM

Minister: Likud 'doesn't rule out any possibility'

Minister Yariv Levin, close associate of PM, makes clear Likud will also discuss order of rotation between Netanyahu and Gantz.Mordechai Sones, 9/23/2019, 6:33 PM

Yariv Levin to Gantz: Reveal the agreement with the Joint List

Tourism Minister: Israel's security policy cannot be determined by Ayman Odeh and Ahmed Tibi.Hezki Baruch, 9/23/2019, 4:44 AM

'We cannot behave irresponsibly again'

Minister Yariv Levin blasts United Right after submitting the Likud list to the Knesset.Hezki Baruch, 8/2/2019, 5:36 AM

Minister Levin: High Court always interferes in govt. decisions

Tourism Minister Yariv Levin slams High Court for intervening in hearing for Tiberias mayor.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/30/2019, 6:49 PM

Incoming tourism continues to break records

Israel's tourism industry continues growing, with revenue reaching 1.9 million in a single month.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/3/2019, 2:50 PM

Likud MK refuses PM's offer to appoint him Justice Minister

Tourism Minister Yariv Levin turns down offer from Netanyahu, following firing of New Right ministers Ayelet Shaked and Naftali Bennett.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/2/2019, 7:54 PM

'Liberman demanded 3 ministers, 5 ministries'

Head of Likud negotiating team slams Liberman for failure to form government. 'It was clear he was not interested in entering government.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/30/2019, 9:03 AM

'Agreement reached on maintaining status quo'

Likud ministers convened by PM for update on coalition negotiations. Minister Levin gives update on agreements reached so far.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/26/2019, 2:36 PM

Levin: Immunity issue is not part of coalition agreements

Chairman of Likud's coalition negotiating team seeks to dispel rumors that law granting immunity to Netanyahu is part of coalition talks.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/17/2019, 9:21 PM

'High Court judges think they run the state'

Politicians slam High Court decision to overrule government, allow 100 PA Arabs into Israel for joint memorial day ceremony.Hezki Baruch, 5/6/2019, 6:06 PM

'Declaration of war on the Supreme Court'

Officials in the justice system afraid of the next Justice Minister: We are going to have a particularly difficult time.Ben Ariel, 4/19/2019, 3:43 AM

Who will be Justice Minister: Bezalel Smotrich or Yariv Levin?

National Union leader demands justice portfolio as PM Netanyahu seeks to give position to Likud MK.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/17/2019, 10:09 PM

'Nothing will deter me from changing legal system'

Next coalition partners need to show flexibility and responsibility in negotiations; option of unity government nonexistent.Shimon Cohen, 4/16/2019, 7:18 PM

Will Likud's Yariv Levin take up Shaked's Judicial Revolution?

Tourism Minister has eyes set on Justice Ministry, should Shaked and the New Right fail to enter 21st Knesset.David Rosenberg, 4/16/2019, 12:03 PM

Minister Levin: Unity saved the right

Tourism Minister welcomes election results, says victory was achieved only thanks to creation of right-wing coalition by Netanyahu.Yoni Kempinski, 4/9/2019, 11:56 PM

'The split on the right endangers us all'

Tourism Minister Yariv Levin concerned about the many parties on the right, and especially about the Zehut party.Benny Tocker, 4/5/2019, 4:01 AM

'If there's no choice, we'll embark on military operation'

Minister Yariv Levin says Israel cannot remain complacent about Hamas provocations, believes extensive Gaza operation only matter of time.Eliran Aharon, 3/25/2019, 9:24 PM

Yariv Levin: Apply sovereignty - an excellent answer to terror

'Deepening settlement will increase security in Judea and Samaria; We've reservations about Trump plan, Palestinians see it as disaster.'Shimon Cohen, 3/19/2019, 8:33 PM

'Supreme Court is not above the Knesset or the people'

Tourism Minister criticizes Attorney General's conduct regarding the PM, calls on Netanyahu to leave the main portfolios in the Likud.Eliran Aharon, 3/14/2019, 4:40 AM

'The split on the right is very dangerous'

Tourism Minister Yariv Levin believes Likud will not be able to allow itself to win fewer than 35 seats in light of PM's investigations.Benny Tocker, 2/8/2019, 4:39 AM

'Two million Jews in Judea and Samaria'

Senior ministers and coalition MKs join call to bring Jewish population in Judea and Samaria into parity with Arab population.David Rosenberg, 2/5/2019, 9:22 AM

'Gantz will carry out a mega disengagement'

Tourism Minister Yariv Levin attacks Gantz: He is full of arrogance, thinking it is possible to lead a country without prior experience.Eliran Aharon, 2/4/2019, 12:15 AM

Amnesty against Jewish heritage sites

Amnesty report argues that tourism at these sites supports the "occupation" and is an attempt to erase Palestinian connection to the area.Ben Ariel, 1/29/2019, 11:44 PM

Record-breaking 4.12 million tourists visit Israel in 2018

Number of tourists visiting Israel in 2018 soars by 14% of previous year, hitting all-time record.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/6/2019, 5:20 PM

Yariv Levin to be appointed Minister of Aliyah and Integration

Netanyahu decides to appoint Minister Yariv Levin as Minister of Aliyah and Integration, in addition to his role as Minister of Tourism.Hezki Baruch, 12/23/2018, 11:31 PM

Airbnb backtracks on Yesha boycott

Online rental marketplace announces decision to boycott Jewish homes in Judea and Samaria 'will not be enforced in practice.'Gary Willig, 12/17/2018, 7:40 PM

'There need to be good reasons to dismantle government'

Yariv Levin explains why PM refrained from deciding on elections despite coalition difficulties and calls by some ministers to dismantle it.Mordechai Sones, 11/29/2018, 11:18 AM

'Airbnb disgracefully submitted to BDS'

Israelis protest Airbnb decision to drop Jewish homes in Judea and Samaria.Gary Willig, 11/19/2018, 7:36 PM

Netanyahu allies say new elections on the way

Ministers Tzachi Hanegbi, Yariv Levin predict that coalition will fall apart, say that Israel is going to elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/16/2018, 11:29 AM

'Supreme Court continues to act against democracy'

Tourism Minister blasts Supreme Court’s ruling permitting BDS activist Lara Alqasem to enter Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/19/2018, 3:35 AM

'No coalition crisis that can't be overcome'

Tourism Minister says no one in coalition wants early elections - but partners have to behave responsibly.Shimon Cohen, 10/14/2018, 7:09 PM

Further progress to appoint Chief of Staff, Police Commissioner

Public reps added to committee to appoint senior officials, allowing committee to discuss replacements of Chief of Staff and Commissioner.Mordechai Sones, 10/2/2018, 4:14 PM

First time: China to Israel in 8 hours

First flight of China's Sichuan Airlines lands at Ben-Gurion Airport; 'Line will lead to further growth in incoming tourism to Israel.'Mordechai Sones, 9/26/2018, 1:07 PM

Record year for tourism in Israel

20% increase in tourism over the previous year, including 115% in tourism from Poland.Gary Willig, 9/7/2018, 12:40 PM

Watch: Terror alert during opening of school year in Tekoa

Tourism minister says 'powerful' opening to school year 'proves nothing will prevent us from realizing our right to this land.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/2/2018, 1:11 PM

'This is treason - time to put Arab MKs on trial'

Likud minister blasts plan by Arab lawmakers to lobby UN to condemn Israel over Nationality Law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/27/2018, 10:30 AM

'Nationality Law will not be changed'

'Vital law places dam in face of ongoing Supreme Court erosion of State's identity as nation-state of Jewish People.'Hezki Baruch, 8/5/2018, 1:07 PM