Trains across Israel halted due to 'illegal' strike

'This is a severe blow by the workers' union to Friday's train passengers, along with the many IDF soldiers who use the trains.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/12/2019, 9:15 AM

First step in embassy move? Brazil confirms J'lem office plans

Amid reports Brazil wavering on J'lem embassy plans, Brazilian FM says trade office in the capital would be first step towards embassy move.David Rosenberg, 3/31/2019, 6:29 PM

'Israel has no better ally in the world than the US'

Acting Foreign Minister at AIPAC Conference: When Israel is strong, AIPAC is strong. When AIPAC is strong, Israel is even stronger.Ben Ariel, 3/25/2019, 3:11 AM

Trump to sign Golan recognition order during Netanyahu visit

Israeli FM says Trump planning to sign order officially recognizing Golan Heights as Israeli territory during meeting with Netanyahu.David Rosenberg, 3/24/2019, 7:09 PM

Katz against the UNHRC: Theater of the absurd

Acting Foreign Minister asks foreign ministers of 26 countries not to support an anti-Israeli resolution at UN Human Rights Council.Elad Benari, 3/20/2019, 6:37 AM

Katz: Increase the pressure on Hezbollah

Acting Foreign Minister meets Norway's Foreign Minister, asks for her assistance in fighting anti-Semitism in Europe.Nitsan Keidar, 3/12/2019, 5:12 AM

PM Netanyahu eulogizes minister's mother

PM Netanyahu pays condolences to Transportation Minister Katz, praises his deceased mother.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/2/2019, 11:27 PM

Israel welcomes British move to ban Hezbollah 'political wing'

Foreign Minister Katz praises Britain's decision to outlaw Hezbollah terror organization in its entirety, calling on UN to follow suit.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/26/2019, 10:19 AM

'No difference between Nasrallah and Iranian threat'

Acting Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz praises British government decision to recognize all of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/25/2019, 4:04 PM

Israeli FM tries to defuse crisis with Poland - without apology

Yisrael Katz emphasizes cooperation with Polish government, but refuses Polish demands for apology in Holocaust censorship law row.David Rosenberg, 2/25/2019, 1:39 PM

US ambassador to Poland calls on FM to apologize to Poland

Ambassador calls on Minister Yisrael Katz to apologize to Poland for remarks on Polish anti-Semitism. 'We're too important to each other.'Marcy Oster, JTA, 2/20/2019, 5:29 PM

Poland demands Israeli apology

Aide to Polish PM warns of 'chill in relations' if Israel refuses to offer apology for Foreign Minister's comments on Polish anti-Semitism.David Rosenberg, 2/19/2019, 1:15 PM

Polish ambassador accuses Israeli lawmaker of racism

Polish Ambassador to Israel accuses acting Israeli Foreign Minister of racism over his comments on anti-Semitism in Poland.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/18/2019, 11:25 AM

Katz: Gantz now opposes things he once supported

Newly appointed Acting Foreign Minister criticizes former Chief of Staff, who once supported Iran deal and now opposes it.Elad Benari, 2/18/2019, 6:20 AM

Yisrael Katz to be appointed acting foreign minister

Appointment will be brought for cabinet approval this morning, in accordance with PM's notification to Supreme Court.Ido Ben Porat, 2/17/2019, 10:44 AM

Minister Yisrael Katz: 'The task: To double settlement'

Minister Katz tours Binyamin, inaugurates Adam interchange and traffic lights at Givat Asaf junction near Beit El to ease Route 60 traffic.Rafael Levy, 12/11/2018, 8:18 PM

'Israel must strike Hamas hard to restore deterrence'

Transportation Min. says Israel could be forced into war with Hamas, but says Iran's nuclear program remains 'greatest threat' to Israel.Minister Yisrael Katz, 11/21/2018, 11:58 AM

Minister Katz in Oman: Rail from Israel to Gulf 'makes sense'

Transport minister pitches plans for railway linking the Mediterranean to the Gulf via Israel.AFP, 11/8/2018, 8:44 AM

US backs Israel's Middle East railway initiative

US envoy Jason Greenblatt expresses support for plan to build railway between Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf.Elad Benari, 11/6/2018, 3:07 AM

Court demands gov't explain refusal to build on Shabbat

High Court wants State to justify decision not to work on Tel Aviv pedestrian bridge on the Sabbath.Tzvi Lev, 10/25/2018, 8:05 PM

Report shows cabinet face-off between Liberman, Katz

Liberman attacked by ministers during Wednesday's security cabinet meeting for not having operational plan, pandering to right-wing base.Tzvi Lev, 10/18/2018, 10:50 PM

Tel Aviv petitions Supreme Court over bridge

Municipality demands court rescind Transportation Minister's order to halt construction of pedestrian bridge over Shabbat work.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/3/2018, 6:13 PM

PM test runs Jerusalem-Tel Aviv train

'Historic moment in link between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/20/2018, 6:30 PM

Test runs for Jerusalem-Tel Aiv train line to begin

PM Netanyahu, Transportation Minister Katz, inaugurate test runs for new Jerusalem-Tel Aviv train line.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/20/2018, 9:57 AM

Likud minister: Trump peels Palestinian lie like an onion

Intelligence Minister Katz says US Pres. Trump's decisions reach the 'root' of Arab-Israeli conflict.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/12/2018, 3:50 PM

Ashdod Port to remain 'Sabbath observant' after haredi appeal

Transportation minister nixes maintenance work planned for Israel's only 'Sabbath observant' port after haredi deputy mayor intervenes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/5/2018, 9:47 AM

'Iran is the world's leading sponsor of terrorism'

Minister Yisrael Katz: We must focus on halting and reversing the Iranian threat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/5/2018, 3:13 AM

'We will not allow Iran to remain in Syria'

After Iran, Syria sign agreement, senior Israeli minister warns that Israel will not permit Iran to use Syria as base for attacks.David Rosenberg, 8/29/2018, 2:25 PM

Netanyahu now says he trusts Katz to handle bridge crisis

PM says he trusts Transportation Minister resolve Tel Aviv bridge crisis after criticizing him earlier over the handling of the issue.Tzvi Lev, 8/23/2018, 9:23 PM

'Anyone who criticized me has achieved nothing'

Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz is unafraid of criticism of his decision to cancel Shabbat work on Ayalon Highway.Mordechai Sones, 8/23/2018, 11:24 AM

'It's unreasonable to block the Ayalon Highway during the week'

Prime Minister Netanyhau does not back Transportation Minister's decision to cancel construction work planned on Shabbat.Nitsan Keidar, 8/23/2018, 3:46 AM

Israel cancels Shabbat work on Ayalon Highway

Transportation Minister orders construction halt for Yehudit Bridge as work expected to take place on Saturdays.Mordechai Sones, 8/22/2018, 11:04 AM

Clash in Cabinet: Why didn't you assassinate Haniyeh?

Transportation Minister demands Defense Minister Liberman explain why promise to kill Hamas leader unfulfilled after rocket barrage.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/12/2018, 9:36 PM

EU skips over Israel

EU plans connecting Judea and Samaria to Gaza airports, sea, and railways without informing Israel; Minister Katz rejects plan out of hand.Mordechai Sones, 8/8/2018, 12:57 PM

Likud minister: Gaza needs to be world's responsibility

Transportation Minister Katz says world, not Israel, needs to be responsible for Gaza.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/8/2018, 11:41 AM

'Condition all aid on the return of casualties'

Minister to present to cabinet his plan to sever all ties with Gaza, condition short-term aid on return of Israeli casualties and civilians.Nitzan Keidar, 8/5/2018, 8:57 AM

'Close to war, no policy for Gaza'

Minister Yisrael Katz harshly criticizes the defense minister's conduct against terrorism: tLiberman's policy is impossible and incorrect,'Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/27/2018, 12:18 PM

Intelligence minister: Hamas will be defeated in the next war

Intelligence Minister Katz: 'No reason a child living near Gaza border should grow up in the shadow of sirens and rockets.'Hezki Baruch, 7/24/2018, 3:56 PM

History at Israel's new Ramon Airport

First certification flight lands at Ramon Airport.Ido Ben Porat, 7/16/2018, 12:27 PM

How many haredim serve in the army? More than you thought

Minister Yisrael Katz reveals that the number of haredim who serve in the IDF is close to that of the general public.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/6/2018, 5:14 AM

'Israel is going to be digging many more tunnels'

PM Netanyahu and Transportation Minister Katz attend dedication ceremony for two new railway stations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/2/2018, 2:18 PM

Bennett, Liberman, or Kahlon to join the Likud?

Transportation Minister: Only those who have not left the party can lead the Likud.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/15/2018, 11:35 AM

Israel calls for 'military coalition' if Iran boosts enrichment

Katz: Western powers, Arab allies must form 'military coalition' with Israel to confront Iran if Tehran increases uranium enrichment.AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/5/2018, 11:52 AM

Next stop: Tapuah Junction

Transportation Minister Katz approves extension of train line connecting central Israel to Samaria.Ido Ben Porat, 5/31/2018, 10:21 AM

Intelligence minister: Our enemy will be surprised

Intelligence Minister Katz says Israel knows 'a lot more' than in 2014, says Israel won't attempt to bring down Hamas.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/30/2018, 12:41 PM

'Israel doesn't want war'

Naftali Bennett, member of Israel's security cabinet, denies reports of ceasefire.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/30/2018, 8:14 AM

'We are near the threshold of war'

Transportation Minister says situation with Gaza will get worse, Israel closer to war than any time since 2014.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/29/2018, 7:56 PM

US may recognize Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights soon

Intelligence Minister says talks with US currently centered on recognition of Golan Heights as part of Israel.Gary Willig, 5/23/2018, 10:13 PM

Intelligence Minister predicts Trump will leave nuclear deal

'The right way for Trump to promote his policy and stop Iran is to cancel the deal and return economic sanctions on Iran.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/8/2018, 10:31 AM

Will daily passes include both Friday and Saturday?

Yeshiva students tell haredi MK: Daily passes not usable on both Friday and Saturday.Michal Levi, 5/7/2018, 12:45 PM

No license or registration? No problem

Transportation Ministry drops requirement that drivers carry license and car registration with them while driving, nixing fines.David Rosenberg, 5/6/2018, 9:56 PM

'President Trump, let Jonathan Pollard come home to Israel'

Israeli Minister calls on President Trump to pardon paroled former spy Jonathan Pollard, allowing him to move to Israel.David Rosenberg, 4/29/2018, 5:24 PM

'Tunnels leading nowhere'

DM expresses satisfaction at destruction of the 'longest and deepest tunnel ever uncovered'; added call to Gaza residents under Hamas rule.Mordechai Sones, 4/15/2018, 1:33 PM

Light rail train to link Samaria with Central Israel?

Minister Katz instructs Netivei Israel company to go ahead with plans for light rail between Ariel, Petah Tikva, and Rosh Ha'ayin.Mordechai Sones, 3/15/2018, 6:41 PM

Opening of new Jerusalem-Tel Aviv train - delayed

Following warnings that new high-speed train linking Jerusalem to Tel Aviv may not be safe, Transportation Min. delays opening till Sukkot.David Rosenberg, 3/5/2018, 2:05 PM

Netanyahu: A great day for the people of Israel

Watch: Netanyahu hails U.S. announcement that it would move its embassy to Jerusalem in time for Israel's 70th Independence Day.Elad Benari, Canada, 2/23/2018, 10:13 PM

'We'll teach Iran a lesson it'll never forget'

In interview with Saudi newspaper, Minister Yisrael Katz warns Iran not to attack Israel from Syria again.Elad Benari, 2/12/2018, 1:08 AM