'Hamas is looking for a pragmatic way to ease its burden'

FM Katz explains why Israel wants agreement with Gaza: 'Israel needs to rid ourselves of this absurd responsibility.'103FM, 12/30/2019, 12:28 PM

Foreign Minister: 'Blue and White is a pathetic party'

FM Katz says talk of immunity legislation is 'baseless claims,' Blue and White not authorized to decide whether PM is allowed to run.103FM, 12/30/2019, 12:16 PM

Likud minister calls on Gideon Sa'ar to 'straighten out'

Gideon Sa'ar should not have called on PM Netanyahu to resign 'like they do in Blue and White,' FM Katz says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/28/2019, 6:38 PM

'Khamenei is a war criminal'

Israel's Foreign Minister slams Iranian spiritual leader, denounces International Criminal Court for probing Israel, but not Iran.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/24/2019, 12:26 PM

Israel officially opposes Turkey-Libya sea corridor deal

'But that doesn’t mean we're sending battleships to confront Turkey.' - Foreign Minister.Mordechai Sones, 12/23/2019, 10:26 PM

Evacuation of Khan al Omar would be 'last straw' for ICC

Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz says state afraid to deal with illegal Bedouin village as ICC launches war crimes' investigation.'Gary Willig, 12/22/2019, 8:48 AM

Katz: ICC decision is outrageous and against international law

Israeli officials denounce ICC chief prosecutor’s decision to investigate alleged Israeli “war crimes” in PA-controlled territories.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 12/20/2019, 8:49 PM

'No place for anti-Semitism at UNESCO or in the world'

Israel's Foreign Ministry responds to decision to remove Belgian carnival from list of UNESCO events.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/14/2019, 6:43 PM

'Corbyn's defeat is a victory in fight against anti-Semitism'

Israeli Foreign Minister lauds 'British values', calling Labour's defeat a 'milestone in the fight against hatred.'Arutz Sheva and AFP, 12/13/2019, 11:54 AM

Israel will attend Dubai Exhibition 2020

Israel's participation in international event agreed in secret visit by Foreign Ministry Director; FM Katz: 'Upgrade in Israel's status.'Mordechai Sones, 12/10/2019, 5:25 PM

Iranian official threatens to 'flatten' Tel Aviv

Senior adviser to IRGC threatens Israel in response to Foreign Minister Katz’s statement that an Israeli attack on Iran is a possibility.Elad Benari, 12/10/2019, 4:06 AM

Min Katz to Russia: Consider pardoning Naama Issachar

Foreign Minister Katz holds series of meetings at Med Dialogues conference.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/8/2019, 12:16 AM

Israel’s foreign minister says he hopes Corbyn loses

Yisrael Katz says Israeli government has not discussed steps it would take if Jeremy Corbyn becomes Prime Minister of Britain.Marcy Oster/JTA, 12/5/2019, 9:38 PM

Bennett: Look into project of artificial island opposite Gaza

Defense Minister instructs IDF to examine feasibility of the artificial island project in Gaza, initiated by Minister Yisrael Katz.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/1/2019, 6:05 AM

Katz to the UN: Disarm Hezbollah

Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz comments on UN Secretary General's report against Hezbollah: Fully implement all Security Council resolutions.Elad Benari, 11/28/2019, 5:38 AM

Katz: Sa'ar has crossed a red line, I support Netanyahu

"Sa'ar's efforts against the PM appear to be the beginning of an attempt to split Likud"Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/26/2019, 11:13 AM

'PM is an Israeli patriot who dedicated his life to our country'

Senior Likud lawmakers unite behind Netanyahu following indictment. 'I back Netanyahu, he can continue as PM despite indictment,' says FM.Hezki Baruch, 11/22/2019, 9:13 AM

FM calls for 'effective military threat against Iran regime'

Minister Yisrael Katz: 'No dispute about right of Jewish People to Land of Israel.'Mordechai Sones, 11/21/2019, 12:31 PM

'US corrects historic injustice on settlements'

Foreign Minister YIsrael Katz meets US Deputy National Security Adviser Victoria Coates following Pompeo's statements on settlements.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/19/2019, 5:31 PM

'Blue & White needs to understand: It's unity or new elections'

Foreign Minister Katz says there are only two viable options, rejects notion that political deadlock limits Israel's ability to act in Gaza.Shimon Cohen, 11/4/2019, 10:06 AM

'Declare Hezbollah a terrorist organization'

Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz visits Greece, asks it to condition aid to Lebanon on its ending its precise missile project.Nitsan Keidar, 11/1/2019, 5:29 AM

Minister Yisrael Katz: 'Time to continue to press Iran'

Foreign Minister hosts US Treasurer, discusses tightening heavy economic pressure on Teheran regime.Mordechai Sones, 10/28/2019, 9:46 PM

'Naama Issachar fell victim to something unrelated'

Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz comments on imprisonment of Naama Issachar in Russia.Ben Ariel, 10/13/2019, 6:09 AM

FM: Security discussion unconnected to politics

FM Katz says security cabinet discussions held in coordination with security forces, rejects claim of pressure on Blue and White.Shimon Cohen, 10/7/2019, 10:47 AM

'We are seeking non-aggression pacts with Arab states'

Minister Yisrael Katz says he presented idea for agreements with leaders of the Gulf states at the UN last month, work underway.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/6/2019, 8:59 AM

'No one can separate the Jewish People from their homeland'

Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz addresses UN General Assembly: We must stop Iran today, in order to prevent war tomorrow.Ido Ben Porat, 9/27/2019, 1:55 AM

Israel to Russia: Iran must withdraw from Syria

Israeli FM Yisrael Katz meets Russian FM Sergey Lavrov at UN, discuss how to restore stability to Middle East.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/26/2019, 5:31 PM

Trump to Katz: What will happen in Israeli politics?

Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz meets Trump, who expresses interest in the political situation in Israel.Nitsan Keidar, 9/26/2019, 6:40 AM

Foreign Minister: 'I, not Gantz, will be PM after Netanyahu'

FM Yisrael Katz defends revelation of secret Iranian site, says Blue & White's Benny Gantz won't be PM, since left doesn't have a majority.Shimon Cohen, 9/10/2019, 3:42 PM

Foreign Minister: 'World must unite to stop Iran'

Foreign Min. Katz urges world powers to cancel nuclear agreement, sanction Iran.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/9/2019, 5:26 PM

'In next campaign, top Gaza terror leaders will be eliminated'

Minister Yisrael Katz says Iranian influence pushing Israel towards decisive campaign in Gaza.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/8/2019, 10:46 AM

Foreign Minister sends Hezbollah a threatening message

German FM Heiko Maas speaks with Israeli counterpart, promises to weigh declaring Hezbollah a terror organization.Ido Ben Porat, 9/2/2019, 4:24 PM

'We'll continue to thwart Hezbollah's guided missile project'

Following missile attacks on IDF positions, Israeli FM touts 'military tactics' which tricked terrorists, says PM direct Israeli response.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/2/2019, 11:40 AM

'Declare Revolutionary Guards a terrorist organization'

Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz meets British counterpart, asks him to act against anti-Semitism as well as against the Iranian regime.Nitsan Keidar, 8/29/2019, 5:05 AM

'IDF only thing preventing Hamas takeover of Judea and Samaria'

Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz slams PA chairman Abbas for not condeming bombing in which teenage girl was murdered on Friday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/25/2019, 9:24 AM

'Allowing congresswomen entry was without PM’s blessing'

Foreign Minister says that Israel’s Ambassador to the US did not consult anyone when he said congresswomen could visitMarcy Oster, JTA, 8/20/2019, 8:06 AM

Paraguay recognizes Hamas, Hezbollah as terrorist organizations

Minister Katz praises Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benítez for decision to designate Hezbollah and Hamas as terror organizations.Gary Willig, 8/19/2019, 7:46 PM

Israel taking part in coalition to secure Persian Gulf

Foreign Minister reveals that Israel is taking part in a coalition led by the United States to secure the Persian Gulf.Ben Ariel, 8/7/2019, 5:45 AM

Will fans be allowed to wave the Israeli flag?

FM Katz orders Israeli Embassy in France to work towards cancelling restriction on Israeli flag by Maccabi Haifa fans at Strasbourg game.Mordechai Sones, 7/25/2019, 2:47 PM

Israeli minister's message to the Iraqi people

Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz records special message to Iraqi people.Nitsan Keidar, 7/25/2019, 2:37 AM

Why didn't Pompeo meet Israel's Foreign Minister?

Foreign Minister Katz visited Washington, but US Sec. of State Pompeo did not have time to meet him. Here's what happened.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/20/2019, 10:16 PM

Foreign Minister Katz, Bahraini counterpart meet in US

Meeting and joint photo coordinated by US State Department.Nitsan Keidar, 7/19/2019, 1:07 AM

Minister Katz's 'Jewish criterion'

Outgoing Transportation Minister gives incoming minister a small tip he had learned during the ten years in which he served in his post.Hezki Baruch, 6/24/2019, 5:12 AM

Israel will attend Bahrain economic peace summit, FM confirms

Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz says Israel will take part in US-led economic peace workshop in Bahrain.Marcy Oster, JTA, 6/16/2019, 10:52 PM

Minister Katz: US-Israel relations are stronger than ever!

Foreign Minister meets Trump envoy Jason Greenblatt during his visit to the US.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/14/2019, 8:32 PM

Retaking Gaza? 'Not serious, immoral'

Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz says policy is to respond forcefully to Gaza rocket fire without getting into a war.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/5/2019, 9:05 AM

'Israeli minister who made anti-Polish remarks a stupid idiot’

Prominent Holocaust survivor Ed Mosberg blasts Israeli FM over anti-Polish comments, advises Polish president not to visit Israel.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 5/2/2019, 4:10 PM

'Every train is a response to the trains that transported Jews'

Minister Yisrael Katz speaks at Yom Hashoah memorial, discusses the victory of the current generation over the Nazis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/2/2019, 1:06 AM

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