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

'Ehud Barak has nothing but demagoguery and lies'

Tourism Minister says former PM cannot accept that his policies failed, resorts to fear-mongering to stay relevant.Shimon Cohen, 7/18/2018, 7:19 PM

Knesset rejects no-confidence motions

Plenum debates anti-government proposals submitted by opposition factions for last time this summer session, removes all from agenda.Mordechai Sones, 7/16/2018, 8:09 PM

Record number of tourists visit Israel in first half of 2018

2.1 million tourist entries were recorded in the first half of 2018, a 19% increase compared to same period last year.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/10/2018, 6:43 AM

Nationality Law to advance - despite AG's objections

Tourism Minister Levin ignores Attorney General, pushes Nationality Law in its totality.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/9/2018, 8:12 AM

Netanyahu orders coalition to fast-track Nationality Law

Prime Minister demands that bill defining Israel as a Jewish State pass final reading before end of Knesset's summer session.Tzvi Lev, 7/1/2018, 4:21 PM

UN infiltrators deal back on the table?

Tel Aviv Deputy Mayor says he met with minister, Netanyahu associate to discuss reopening UN deal allowing thousands of infiltrators to stayArutz Sheva Staff, 6/13/2018, 6:03 PM

Israel becoming more popular as a tourist destination

April stats show number of tourists jumped 61% in 2 years.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/9/2018, 2:00 PM

Honduras President examines moving embassy to Jerusalem

Tourism Minister Levin meets Honduras President Hernandez, agreeing to cooperate on tourism. Hernandez: We're looking into moving embassy.Nitsan Keidar, 4/25/2018, 9:01 AM

'Israelis are proud of their country'

Minister Yariv Levin congratulates Israel on its 70th Independence Day.Benny Tocker, 4/19/2018, 4:45 AM

Report: Tourism jumped 63% in two years

Israel's tourism industry continues to grow, injecting $577 into the economy.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/11/2018, 2:46 PM

'Netanyahu will lead Israel for many years to come'

Tourism Minister says investigations against PM show nothing, Israel has seen incredible achievements recently.Benny Toker, 3/29/2018, 10:30 PM

Airline to fly directly from Zurich to Israel

In a first, leading Swiss travel airline opens a new direct route from Zurich to Eilat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/16/2018, 8:37 AM

Watered-down version of 'Nationality Law' passes first reading

Bill to enshrine Israel's Jewish character as Basic Law advances after clause calling on courts to consider Jewish Law removed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/13/2018, 4:52 PM

No criminal charges for judge who colluded ahead of trial

Judge who coordinated her decision on upcoming trial will face disciplinary action - but no criminal charges.David Rosenberg, 2/27/2018, 6:27 PM

'Shaked, chief justice are whitewashing collusion scandal'

Yariv Levin blasts Jewish Home minister Ayelet Shaked, Supreme Court chief justice over handling of court collusion scandal.David Rosenberg, 2/26/2018, 12:03 PM

Netanyahu to discuss solution for Nativ Ha'avot residents

After return from Germany, PM to sit with coalition heads to approve NIS 70 million alternative housing budget for Gush Etzion evacuees.Mordechai Sones, 2/15/2018, 3:33 PM

Likud minister: Shorten judges terms

Tourism Minister Levin slams left's attempt to bring down PM Netanyahu, says Israel needs to subject judges to regular labor laws.Yoni Kempinski, 2/12/2018, 12:55 PM

'Tourism crucial for public relations'

Netanyahu congratulates Tourism Minister Levin on the record-breaking number of tourists that visited Israel in 2017.Tzvi Lev, 1/7/2018, 4:20 PM

Shaked: We'll remain in Judea & Samaria for another 5,000 years

Justice Minister: 'We're not in Judea & Samaria to disappear one day. We've been here for 50 years and we'll be here another 5,000 years.'Mordechai Sones, 1/3/2018, 2:39 PM

Likud minister: Moshe Ya'alon is trampling the rule of law

Tourism Minister Levin slams former Defense Minister Ya'alon, says he is not 'prosecutor, judge, and executor.'Chana Roberts, 12/21/2017, 4:35 PM

Knesset to vote on 'Nationality Law'

Revised version of bill officially defining Israel as a Jewish State will be voted on by the Knesset.Tzvi Lev, 12/17/2017, 4:58 PM

Tourism nets Israel $4.5 billion in 2017

Tourism rises nearly 24% during November, Tourism Minister Levin credits additional flights, airlines, and better infrastructure.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/11/2017, 8:07 AM

Israel leg of prestigious cycling event faces cancellation

Tourism and Culture Ministers threaten cancellation of touted race, after its website declares course passes through 'West Jerusalem.'Tal Polon, 11/30/2017, 10:21 AM

Israel Trail in Judea and Samaria hailed as 'historical justice'

Dr. Haggai Ben-Artzi hopes new Israel Trail will connect more Israelis to settlement; 'This is the original biblical Israel.'Benny Toker - Mordechai Sones, 11/26/2017, 2:39 PM

Netanyahu serves as tour guide for Israel's 3 millionth tourist

Record-setting visitor to Israel surprised to find Israeli Prime Minister serving as her tour guide in Tower of David museum.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/7/2017, 3:42 PM