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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 new 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

'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: "I can't get involved"

"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 meets Katz

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 min. backs 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

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, 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

A-G 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: Palestinians are not guilty

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 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

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? PM, transport minister clash

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: 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 Dec.

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 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: Free Trade

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 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

Likud Slams Herzog's Call to Absorb Refugees

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 be 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

Tel Aviv History: Bridge Detonated for Light Rail

Transportation Minister Katz presses switch to blow up bridge and build new station, saying 'no turning back - until train bell is heard.'Elad Benari, 8/21/2015, 7:31 AM

Jordan, Israel Quietly Talk Over Timna Airport

Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz promises new airport to open despite opposition from Amman.Tova Dvorin, 8/14/2015, 12:58 PM

Intel Minister: Hamas Cooperates with Sinai ISIS

Katz says Hamas and Sinai Province cooperating in smuggling and attacks, even as ISIS challenges Hamas for control of Gaza.Ari Yashar, 6/30/2015, 12:44 PM

Threat Worked? Port Workers Going Back to Work

Histadrut labor federation head Nisenkorn intervenes after Transport Minister threatens to arrest striking workers.Yishai Karov, Gil Ronen, 5/28/2015, 7:43 PM

Minister Katz: Dock Workers Will be Arrested

Transportation minister lashes out at port workers over their sudden strike ignoring court, warns they are 'sabotaging economy.'Benny Moshe, Ari Yashar, 5/28/2015, 4:44 PM

Price Controls Set on Driving Tests

Good news for new drivers: official exam costs to be sliced in half compared to 2014 rates next week.Ido Ben-Porat, Tova Dvorin, 5/25/2015, 4:59 PM

Questions Remain Regarding Portfolios for Likud

Netanyahu says Katz will remain Transportation Minister but questions remain regarding other members of the Likud.Elad Benari, 5/14/2015, 3:14 AM

American Cars Set to 'Invade' Israeli Showrooms

Israelis could soon see a lot more American cars on their roads, as Israel and the U.S. sign a new cooperation agreement.Moshe Cohen, 4/19/2015, 6:43 PM

'EU Boycotts Israel, Not Syria or Gaza Murderers'

Minister Katz condemns EU 'settlement' label call as 'anti-Semitic,' asking 'what do Medjool dates have to do with politics?'Reut Hadar, Ari Yashar, 4/17/2015, 2:23 PM

Meretz MK Moves to Ban MKs from Driving on Shabbat

MK Tamar Zandberg says bill proposal is response to Transport Minister Yisrael Katz's prevention of public transport on Shabbat.Tova Dvorin, 4/13/2015, 6:04 PM

Druze Council Nominates Min. Katz for Israel Prize

Transportation Min. Yisrael Katz nominated for Israel Prize, protestors picket his home over no public transport on Shabbat.Cynthia Blank, 4/9/2015, 2:40 PM

Katz Attacks 'Leftist Hypocrite' on Facebook

After sarcastic message invites citizens to ask Yisrael Katz for rides, Katz retorts: public transportation on Shabbat? Ask Buji Herzog!Cynthia Blank, 4/6/2015, 4:06 PM

Katz to Kahlon: I Knew Begin, and You're No Begin

In a new video, Moshe Kahlon evokes the spirit of legendary Likud leader Menachem Begin - in vain, says Minister Yisrael Katz.Yaakov Levi , 3/2/2015, 12:15 AM