Likud minister: We won't concede sovereignty of the Temple Mount

Likud minister says Cabinet, not police, decided to keep magnetometers at entrance to Temple Mount.Hezki Baruch, 7/21/2017, 11:53 AM

Ben Gurion Airport inaugurates its new Terminal 1

Israel's oldest terminal gets a revamp, Airport Authority head says results of 'open skies' agreements are exceeding expectations.Chana Roberts, 6/21/2017, 12:17 PM

'Trump expanding cooperation with Israel'

Likud minister says President Trump has increased intelligence sharing with Israel, cooperation in strategic security efforts.David Rosenberg, 6/13/2017, 11:28 AM

Minister Katz: EU chutzpah and hypocrisy

Transportation Minister slams EU representative in Israel for organizing boycott of tour of new train route due to small section in Area C.Gary Willig, 5/26/2017, 11:18 AM

Israeli officials concerned about US-Saudi military deal

Israel Ministers worry $110 billion deal between President Trump and Saudi Arabia could erode Israeli's qualitative edge.Gary Willig, 5/21/2017, 9:53 PM

'Open Skies' initiative gives Israelis cheaper flights

Israel signs agreement with Icelandic WOW airlines for direct flights to Iceland and cheaper flights to North America.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/14/2017, 6:52 PM

'US must recognize Israeli sovereignty on the Golan'

Intelligence Minister says US and Israel must develop a joint policy on dealing with Syria and Iran, starting with recognition of the Golan.Gary Willig, 5/7/2017, 6:08 PM

Minister calls for annexation of Jerusalem-area towns

'Extend Israeli sovereignty to surrounding communities of Greater Jerusalem: Ma’ale Adumim, Givat Ze’ev, Beitar Illit, and Etzion Bloc'.Mordechai Sones, 5/2/2017, 8:33 PM

Intelligence Minister hints: Israel behind airstrike in Syria

'The incident is totally consistent with our policy of preventing the transfer of weapons to Hezbollah.'Tal Polon, 4/27/2017, 9:52 AM

Disagreement in cabinet: Should Israel absorb Syrians?

Two ministers express support for increased humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees, but defense ministry staunchly opposed.Nitsan Keidar, 4/9/2017, 11:55 AM

'We need another 100,000 settlers in the Golan'

Likud MK praises US strike on Syria, says Israel needs to strengthen presence in Golan.Shimon Cohen, 4/9/2017, 7:45 AM

Likud minister: Syria strike made US regional leader once again

Transportation Minister says US strike in Syria 'restores US leadership' to the Mideast, fundamentally alters balance of power.Cnaan Liphshiz, 4/7/2017, 2:06 PM

'There's no reason to hold new elections'

Transportation Minister Katz says there are several issues which need to be dealt with, current issue does not justify new elections.Uzi Baruch, 3/19/2017, 9:00 AM

'I will contend for PM after Netanyahu - and I will win'

Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz wants to succeed Netanyahu, says he will 'preserve eternal nature of Jewish nation.'Ido Ben Porat, 2/21/2017, 3:26 PM

'Two-state solution is not on the agenda'

Minister Yisrael Katz opposes Liberman's statement that there is no alternative to the two-state solution.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/20/2017, 5:14 AM

'Golda' begins digging tunnel for Tel Aviv trains

First tunnel boring machine to work on building Tel Aviv light rail named after Israel's first female Prime Minister.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/19/2017, 7:21 PM

'The two-state solution is irrelevant'

Transportation Minister says meeting between Trump and Netanyahu marks new era in US-Israel relations, calls to annex Maaleh Adumim.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/16/2017, 4:26 PM

'Israel already coordinating construction with White House'

Transportation Minister tells Arutz Sheva relations with Trump Administration greatly improved, Israel coordinating building policy with WH.Yoni Kempinsky, 2/13/2017, 6:56 PM

'Trains from Tel Aviv will reach the Western Wall'

Transport Minister Yisrael Katz spoke about national infrastructure at the the 14th Jerusalem conference of the Besheva media group.Orli Harari, 2/13/2017, 5:07 PM

'Bennett wants to drag the entire country into a war'

Yisrael Katz slams Naftali Bennett for criticizing things 'to gain political points' and trying to escalate situation with Gaza.Yedidya Ben-Or, 2/12/2017, 8:58 AM

'Greater Paris in France, and Greater Jerusalem in Israel'

Transportation Minister calls for annexation of towns surrounding Jerusalem to form greater metropolitan area.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/29/2017, 7:06 PM

Minister Katz Presents: The Israeli Initiative

Transport and Intelligence Minister to present program to cabinet including Ma'aleh Adumim sovereignty and Gaza solution.Shlomo Pyotrovsky, 1/22/2017, 12:49 PM

Prosecutor closes investigation of farmer who killed intruder

Central District Prosecutor closes investigation of Beit Elazari resident who shot dead an intruder trying to steal his truck.Yoel Domb, 1/10/2017, 1:03 PM

'We will work so US will recognize Israel's rights to Golan'

Transportation Minister says Israel will work with Trump Administration so the US will recognize Israel's sovereignty over Golan Heights.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/14/2016, 10:03 PM

PA blasts plan for light rail to Ma'aleh Adumim

PA Foreign Ministry criticizes Transportation Minister Katz’s plan to connect the Jerusalem light rail to Ma'aleh Adumim and other towns.Ben Ariel, 11/3/2016, 6:15 AM

Yisrael Katz: I won't use Shabbat for political gain

4000 Likud members gather for a ceremonial meal at the Sukkah of Transportation Minister Katz this evening to show their support for him.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/18/2016, 10:46 PM

Will Israel's busiest highway be renamed after Peres?

Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz is considering renaming the Ayalon Highway after former president at the request of his family.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/2/2016, 9:21 PM

Slim chances of Katz dismissal

Netanyahu's new chief of staff met with Transport Minister for first time since dispute broke out in effort to mediate between the sides.Uzi Baruch, 9/4/2016, 3:05 PM

Netanyahu: Religious status quo will be maintained

'This crisis is completely unnecessary,' says PM. 'When there is no necessity to do work on Shabbat, it will not be done on Shabbat.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/4/2016, 1:11 PM

Egged adds more buses in lieu of train

The Egged bus company bolsters bus service following as Haifa-Tel Aviv train line temporarily shut down.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/4/2016, 10:02 AM

'Katz is playing a political game at the passengers' expense'

Yoav Horovitz addressed whether the Prime Minister would fire Yisrael Katz over recent tensions.Yedidya Ben-Or, 9/4/2016, 9:08 AM

Likud members urge Netanyahu not to fire Katz

Ministers and Knesset Members from the Likud urge Prime Minister not to dismiss Transportation Minister over Shabbat work.Hezki Baruch, 9/4/2016, 4:25 AM

'There is a good chance Katz could be fired'

Sources in Likud say that Prime Minister Netanyahu could fire Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz in light of recent tensions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/3/2016, 8:38 PM

Netanyahu cancels Shabbat railway work

PM Netanyahu orders cancellation of infrastructure work scheduled for Shabbat, accuses Minister Katz of causing coalition crisis.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 9/2/2016, 8:23 PM

Haredim continue to threaten 'Hexit'

Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz gave a stern warning to Israel Railways, while haredim continue to threaten to collapse the coalition.Rachel Kaplan, 8/28/2016, 2:02 PM

'Haredim will not decide who is a Likud minister'

Coalition chair MK David Bitan comes out strongly against a seeming 'haredi takeover,' after haredi politicians score Shabbat victory.Rachel Kaplan, 8/28/2016, 8:33 AM

Likud's haredi branch backs Katz on Shabbat work

Likud's haredi headquarters expresses support for Transportation Minister on issue of rail work on Shabbat.Chaim Lev, 8/28/2016, 4:44 AM

Transportation Minister: Shabbat violations - not my department

"I can't get involved in train works which take place on Shabbat"Hezki Baruch, 8/25/2016, 7:05 PM

Tel Aviv-Jerusalem fast train on track for 2018

Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz says fast train connection between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem on track to launch in early 2018.JTA, 8/22/2016, 6:00 AM

'No one is threatening me'

Minister Yisrael Katz denies reports that he and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu are feuding over Likud dealings.Hezki Baruch, 8/18/2016, 2:19 PM

Likud rebels, Prime Minister calls leader on the carpet

When the Likud secretariat voted on Tuesday to gut the Prime Minister's powers, Bibi called Minister Yisrael Katz for an urgent meeting.Michal Levi, 8/17/2016, 10:36 AM

'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

Israeli minister justifies profiling after Trump remarks

Yisrael Katz: 'There is a certain type of terror such as Islamic terror. You can only look for it among Muslims.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/20/2016, 5:49 PM

Likud ministers overjoyed at Liberman meeting

Outpouring of ministers and deputy ministers hail the coming of a 'wide, right-wing government' with Likud's 'natural partner.'Hezki Baruch, 5/18/2016, 2:09 PM

Vehicular restriction for trucks in South

Minister of Transport issues prohibition for trucks and large vehicles on the roads leading south to Gaza, Monday morning and afternoon.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/2/2016, 8:49 AM

Deepening ties: First Chinese commercial flight to Israel

Tourism, Transportation Ministers welcome first Chinese commercial flight to Israel in ceremony highlight strengthening ties.Hezki Baruch, 4/28/2016, 11:16 AM

Minister Katz warns ex-Mossad chiefs to keep quiet

After Efraim Halevy says in London: 'I broke the law,' Katz delivers a message to former Mossad heads who choose to bash the state.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/1/2016, 1:31 PM

Knesset fast-tracks bill to expel terrorists

Minister Katz tells Arutz Sheva about his new bill that is being sped up, says terrorists' families must know: 'you'll go flying to Syria.'Hezki Baruch, 3/23/2016, 12:31 PM

Liberman: We want a Jewish state, but not a haredi one

Yisrael Beytenu head submits bill to recognize civil marriage. 'There are soldiers who can die for the State of Israel but not marry.'Haim Lev, 3/16/2016, 3:33 PM

Attorney General partially OKs deporting terrorists' families

A-G Avichai Mandelblit says government can transfer families of terrorists under limited conditions, and only within Judea-Samaria.Matt Wanderman, 3/14/2016, 9:39 PM

Kids under 16 banned from electric bikes

Knesset committee raises age limit for electric bikes from 14 to 16, limits power for electric toy scooters.Matt Wanderman, 3/9/2016, 4:21 PM

Minister Galant: Don't blame Palestinians for attacks

Ex-IDF Chief of Staff says Israel should make Palestinian economy prosper as an 'Israeli security interest.'Chaim Lev, 3/9/2016, 12:37 PM

'Terrorists must not come out of attacks alive'

Minister Katz slams IDF Chief of Staff for dismissing Talmudic 'kill or be killed' maxim, worries it influenced response to attack.Hezki Baruch, 2/18/2016, 6:45 PM

Ministry to install system to remove human error on buses

New system which was regulated last week, will be installed on all buses by November.Yedidya Ben-Or, 2/15/2016, 9:38 AM

Katz calls to expel terrorists' families, gets heckled

Minister tells Jerusalem Conference that expulsion 'will save lives,' is reminded by audience: 'you're the government, why don't you do it?'Yoni Kempinski, 2/8/2016, 2:18 PM

Results of 'Likudiada' mock primaries

As part of Likud event in Eilat, mock primaries find Gila Gamliel most popular party member.Hezki Baruch, 1/30/2016, 7:59 PM

UBER-X in Israel? Netanyahu, transport minister collide

Prime Minister and Transport Minister exchange accusations over the service's possible effect on licensed taxi drivers.Gil Ronen, 1/25/2016, 1:36 PM