'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

Which minister are Israelis most satisfied with?

Special Channel 2 poll discovers what Israelis think about the job the current government ministers are doing.Ben Ariel, 1/10/2016, 1:58 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

Netanyahu working to move up Likud primaries

Prime Minister reportedly planning to hold primaries in February, possibly to prevent former minister Sa'ar from challenging him.Hezki Baruch, 12/20/2015, 4:18 AM

New security unit established in Jerusalem

Transport Ministry launches new security initiative to station guards aboard public transport in capital in effort to 'prevent attacks.'Hezki Baruch, 12/13/2015, 12:41 PM

'This is not an intifada; it's jihad'

Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz urges Israeli security officials to change their paradigm toward terror entirely. 'We are here to win.'Uzi Baruch, 11/25/2015, 2:51 PM

Gush Etzion to be revamped for security

In wake of attacks, Transportation Minister announces plans to improve road security have been completed, work to start soon.Hezki Baruch, 11/23/2015, 1:13 PM

New public transport discounts to roll out in December

The discounts cover minors, parents with strollers, recipients of National Insurance benefits, the disabled and blind, and unpaid soldiers.Cynthia Blank, 11/5/2015, 11:51 AM

Netanyahu Halts Controversial Jerusalem Wall

After ministers chew out PM for placing concrete barriers dividing the capital, extension of the wall canceled.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/19/2015, 10:16 AM

Minister: Build in Jerusalem in Response to Abbas' 'Lies'

PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas seeks to 'destroy our connection with Jerusalem,' Transport Minister Yisrael Katz slams.Moshe Cohen, 10/15/2015, 10:48 AM

Minister Yisrael Katz's Gaza Solution: Give Them a Seaport

The only 'feasible' plan in Gaza is for Israel to disassociate from it, Katz opines - and let the international community deal with it.Shimon Cohen, 9/30/2015, 1:02 PM

Uproar Over Train Shutdown for Shabbat

Israel rail workers aghast at Economy Ministry decision to shut down maintenance work on Shabbat noting travelers could be stranded.Tova Dvorin, 9/25/2015, 10:59 AM

'Open Skies over Bar Refaeli Wedding or Lose Your Job'

Transport Min. threatens to fire head of Civil Aviation Authority who went against his orders on no-fly zone over supermodel's nuptials.Cynthia Blank, 9/24/2015, 8:04 AM

'No-Fly Zone' over Bar Refaeli's Wedding Cancelled

Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz ruins supermodel's dream wedding by reversing order for cleared airspace over ceremony.Cynthia Blank, 9/20/2015, 9:27 AM

'Herzog Wants Syrian Refugees? Let Them Stay in His House'

Minister Yisrael Katz and Yariv Levin blast Herzog's 'lack of national responsibility' and suggest he let refugees stay in his home.Cynthia Blank, 9/6/2015, 12:18 PM

Deri: We Will Not Remain Silent on Shabbat Desecration

Shas chairman blasts Netanyahu and Katz for allowing Ma'ariv Bridge clean-up to continue throughout Jewish day of rest.Haim Lev, 8/23/2015, 8:06 AM