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Erdan: I Rejected Role Based on 'Principles'

The morning after: MK notes hours after rejecting Public Security role that he needed more tools to overhaul Israel's security systems.Ido Ben-Porat, 5/15/2015, 9:56 AM

Report: Erdan Threatening to Leave Government

PM's unwillingness to grant Erdan's request for interior and public security portfolios may see Likud #2 leave the government.Cynthia Blank, 5/14/2015, 7:43 AM

With Liberman Gone, Who Will Be Foreign Minister?

In past, Minister Erdan and Jewish Home head Bennett were desirous for foreign portfolio, now Steinitz and Hanegbi throw hats into ring.Cynthia Blank, 5/4/2015, 6:58 PM

Erdan: Legitimate for Netanyahu to Turn to Left

Presenting deal to Zionist Union may be only way to curb extravagant demands of nationalist partners, Likud minister Gilad Erdan asserts.Cynthia Blank, 4/27/2015, 10:58 PM

Likud Minister Denies Report Bibi, Herzog Met

Gilad Erdan says as far as he knows, the meeting did not occur, but warns if negotiations drag on, coalition with Labor could result.Gil Ronen, 4/14/2015, 11:51 AM

Biometric ID Closer to Becoming Mandatory

Interior Minister Gilad Erdan to advance legislation to phase the entire country into a biometric ID system to prevent fraud.Tova Dvorin, 4/13/2015, 4:55 PM

Barkat 'Puts Another Nail in Jerusalem's Coffin'

Councilman King warns plan up for debate to whitewash 3,000 illegal Arab housing units, build 7,000 new Arab units threatening city balance.Ari Yashar, 3/30/2015, 12:14 PM

Likud Lashes Out at Would-Be Coalition Partners

Desirous of their own ministerial posts, Likud MKs Regev and Erdan criticize Jewish Home, Kulanu, and Yisrael Beytenu for demands.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 3/26/2015, 11:42 AM

The Race for Ministerial Positions Begins

Fight for defense and foreign portfolios are the big draws, but Likud candidates are all eager to grab ministerial positions for themselves.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 3/19/2015, 10:58 AM

Min. Erdan Softens Stand on Temple Mount

Three days before the election, Interior Minister Erdan says criticism of policy on Jewish prayer is justified, says rules may change.Gil Ronen, 3/15/2015, 7:10 PM

Erdan: Jewish Home is Our First Pick for Coalition

Likud's Gilad Erdan says he prefers government with Jewish Home, haredim, Liberman and Kahlon, but victory is far from certain.Gil Ronen, 3/14/2015, 7:55 PM

Likud MKs Deny Existence of 'Concessions Document'

Likud MKs defend PM against damning concessions document, Bennett's verbal jabs; argue unity is crucial.Cynthia Blank, 3/8/2015, 2:57 PM

Livni Tops the Race for Foreign Minister

TNS poll for Walla! finds 24% of respondents prefer Livni as foreign minister, Likud minister Erdan trails with 17%.Cynthia Blank, 3/8/2015, 1:55 PM

Erdan: Herzog Doesn't Understand the Danger

Interior Minister blasts Herzog for his continued criticism of Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech, calls him to rise above politics.Hezki Baruch, 3/3/2015, 5:42 AM

Israeli Arab to Return After Joining ISIS

Marwan Khaldi, whose passport was frozen two weeks ago, will return to Israel on a temporary permit issued by the Interior Ministry.Cynthia Blank, 1/8/2015, 11:35 AM

Likud MKs: The Goal Now is to Win the Elections

Likud members tell Arutz Sheva that the party's main goal now is to win as many seats as possible and defeat the Herzog and Livni.Yoni Kempinski and Elad Benari, 1/6/2015, 4:13 AM

'Deport US Consulate Staff Who Threatened Jews'

Samaria Regional Council Head demands response from Israeli Interior Ministry following clash between US consulate, Israelis.Uzi Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 1/3/2015, 8:41 PM

Likud's New Knesset List Starts to Emerge

After 40% of the votes counted, Yuli Edelstein and Gilad Erdan likely to take second and third spots after Netanyahu. Miri Regev in fifth.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 1/1/2015, 11:04 AM

Erdan Freezes Passport of Israeli Who Joined ISIS

Erdan considering revoking citizenship of man who left Israel for ISIS; family threatens to petition against gov't in High Court.Tova Dvorin, 12/22/2014, 10:21 PM

Interior Minister: Herzog-Livni Pact 'Despicable'

Interior Minister Gilad Erdan criticizes political rivals at a conference of the Likud party.Ben Ariel, 12/17/2014, 5:12 AM

Motions Filed to Cancel Terrorists' Citizenship

Three terrorists' residency statuses at stake, Interior Minister Gilad Erdan says, including man responsible for 2012 Tel Aviv bus bomb.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, 12/16/2014, 2:10 PM

Erdan: Peace Only Possible with Mutual Concessions

Interior Minister Gilad Erdan discusses peace process, outlines two major challenges facing Israel today: security and illegal immigration.Yedida Ben Or, Cynthia Blank, 12/11/2014, 1:37 PM

Beachfront Saved from Private Developer's Claws

Planning Committee decided Monday that the famous Palmachim Beach shall continue to remain the secluded, natural area it has always been.Hillel Fendel, 12/1/2014, 9:30 PM

Wife of Synagogue Massacre Terrorist Expelled

Nadia Abu Jamal has permit of stay stripped after her husband and his cousin slaughter Jews at prayer and police officer.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 11/26/2014, 12:38 PM

'Terrorists Won't Receive Social Security'

PM Netanyahu will bring new law revoking rights of terrorists and their family members to a vote in the Cabinet.Orli Harari and Elad Benari, 11/25/2014, 6:16 AM

Interior Ministry Expels Terrorist from Jerusalem

Interior Minister Gilad Erdan revokes permanent Jerusalem residency status of the driver for 2001 Dolphinarium attacks.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, Tova Dvorin, 11/23/2014, 9:38 AM

Netanyahu to Present Bill Expelling Terrorists

PM expected to propose bill stripping residency status and social benefits from Arab terrorists and their families.Ari Yashar, 11/22/2014, 8:32 PM

Erdan: Expel Jerusalem Arabs Involved in Violence

Interior Minister says he is examining the possibility of revoking residency permits of those involved in terrorism, incitement.Orli Harari and Ari Soffer, 11/22/2014, 6:28 PM

Erdan Slams Ashkelon Mayor for Laying Off Arabs

Gilad Erdan warns decision to lay-off Arab workers as 'security precaution' discriminatory, could further tensions.Uzi Baruch, 11/20/2014, 11:58 AM

Gilad Erdan is Israel's New Interior Minister

Communications Minister takes over from Gidon Sa'ar after accepting prime minister's recommendation.Hezki Baruch, 11/4/2014, 8:58 PM

Erdan: Kerry Doesn't Understand the Middle East

Communications Minister adds voice to criticism of US Secretary of State's comments blaming Israeli-Palestinian conflict for rise of ISIS.Uzi Baruch, 10/17/2014, 3:49 PM

Erekat: '96% of Gaza Deaths Were Civilians'

Bizarre claim the latest by top PA negotiator, follows Abbas's UN attack on 'Israeli genocide'. Minister Erdan slams 'Palestinian lies.'Ari Yashar, 9/29/2014, 1:08 PM

MKs Unite to Condemn Abbas's UN Tirade

Politicians fume at PA's 'war crimes' accusations; even leftist MKs say 'true peace lovers' should reject Abbas mudslinging.Hezki Baruch, Tova Dvorin, 9/27/2014, 10:59 PM

Netanyahu Offers Interior Minister's Post to Erdan

PM has offered the position of Interior Minister, to be vacated by Gideon Sa’ar, to Communications Minister.Ben Ariel, Canada, 9/19/2014, 11:18 PM

Report: Erdan Serving as UN Ambassador

Communications Minister received an offer to be appointed as Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations and is seriously considering it.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, 9/9/2014, 3:12 AM

Erdan Praises 'Innovative' Offer for Pal. State

Alleged proposal by Egyptian President Sisi for Palestinian state in the Sinai desert has strategic importance, Minister says.Netanel Katz and Ari Soffer, 9/8/2014, 6:10 PM

Security Cabinet Was Split Over Ceasefire

Ministers from Jewish Home, Yisrael Beytenu and even Likud opposed truce - but PM circumvented cabinet vote on a legal technicality.Ari Soffer, 8/26/2014, 9:02 PM

Minister Says Israel Weighing Ground Incursion

Ground offensive could result in reoccupying Gaza, Gilad Erdan says, but no decisions have been made yet.Tova Dvorin, 8/23/2014, 9:45 PM

Israel 'Closer than Ever' to Full Gaza Invasion

Communications Minister and Security Cabinet member Gilad Erdan appeals to Israelis for patience, says Hamas will reach 'breaking point.'Shlomo Piotrokovski, 8/21/2014, 9:36 AM

Netanyahu: Israel Will Not Negotiate Under Fire

Security Cabinet meeting ends with assurance that the operation in Gaza will continue until quiet is achieved.Yoni Kempinski, Tova Dvorin, 8/10/2014, 12:02 PM

Minister Hints at Renewed IDF Ground Entry in Gaza

Gilad Erdan says Operation Protective Edge may soon move to topple Hamas regime; Minister Perry warns of 'war of attrition.'Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 8/10/2014, 7:54 AM

Minister Calls for Unity, Restraint Among MKs

Gilad Erdan urges MKs to unite, show 'strength and determination,' support Netanyahu - whether Israel accepts a cease-fire or not.Tova Dvorin, 7/28/2014, 10:10 PM

Ministers Express Support for Ground Operation

"Hamas left us no choice," says Minister Naftali Bennett.Ido Ben Porat and Elad Benari, 7/18/2014, 5:14 AM

Watch: Minister and Students Sing and Pray

Communications Minister Gilad Erdan visited the Makor Chaim yeshiva, where he joined the students in song and prayer.Hezki Baruch, 6/17/2014, 3:14 AM

Erdan Slams U.S. 'Naiveté' Over PA Government

"American naiveté is breaking all records," says Minister Erdan after Washington agrees to work with Hamas-Fatah coalition.Elad Benari, 6/3/2014, 3:14 AM

Channel One Off the Air, May Stay Off for Awhile

The Israel Broadcasting Authority went off the air Monday, in protest of a plan to close it down next year.Yosef Berger, 6/2/2014, 7:12 PM

Postal Strike Ends

Mail services resume after interim deal. Negotiations to continue for up to 60 days - but the future is bright, officials say.Tova Dvorin, 5/2/2014, 8:26 AM

Erdan: US In No Position to Grade Us on Price Tag

A US report that slams Israel for failing to prevent 'price tag' attacks is unfair, Communications Minister Gilad Erdan said.Yaakov Levi, 5/1/2014, 8:04 AM

Hundreds of Postal Workers Strike

'We are struggling for our livelihood,' Employees' Union chairman stresses, as postal service shut down across Israel.Oranit Etzer, 4/29/2014, 3:12 PM

Home Front Minister Hands in Resignation

Minister Erdan asked Netanyahu to be removed from post due to lack of authority, says Home Front Ministry should be closed.Ari Yashar, 4/22/2014, 10:37 PM

Minister Erdan: Kerry is Pressuring the Wrong Side

Kerry should ask Abbas why he refuses to recognize a Jewish state, says Minister Gilad Erdan.Elad Benari, 3/16/2014, 3:38 AM

'Samaria is Key to Keeping Israelis Safe'

Ministers and regional officials dedicate evacuation shelter in Samaria as part of long-term plan to use area as 'safe haven' for Israelis.Tova Dvorin , 3/4/2014, 2:12 AM

Liberman: Kerry Isn't an Anti-Semite

Liberman attacks critics of Kerry's pressure and boycott threats on Israel, defends Kerry as honest broker of peace.Ari Yashar, 2/9/2014, 4:44 PM

'Boycotting Israel Only Hurts Palestinian Arabs'

Res. Colonel and former MK Moshe Peled notes hypocrisy, ineffectiveness of boycott threats against Israel in Arutz Sheva interview.Tova Dvorin, 2/4/2014, 9:03 AM

Minister Says Kerry is a 'Biased Intermediary'

Communications Min. Gilad Erdan slams Kerry's boycott threats, asks why only Israel is threatened: 'Where's the Palestinian price to pay?'Ari Yashar, 2/3/2014, 12:32 PM

Homefront Minister Threatens to Quit

Gilad Erdan on Thursday struck back against Moshe Ya'alon, who on Wednesday implied that Erdan was “dead weight” on the government.David Lev, 1/23/2014, 11:16 AM

Ya'alon: Home Front Defense a Waste of Money

Ongoing dispute between Ya’alon and Erdan continues, as Ya'alon says Erdan's ministry is redundant.Elad Benari, 1/23/2014, 4:16 AM