Economic pressure could lead to Iranian collapse

Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz believes US determined to 'dry up' Tehran regime to force it to abandon nuclear program.Mordechai Sones, 7/11/2018, 4:36 PM

Energy Minister against Defense Ministry

Energy Minister Steinitz criticizes Defense Ministry conduct in attempts to solve water shortage, 'I couldn't understand their bureaucracy.'Eliran Aharon, 7/9/2018, 8:18 PM

Despite incomplete lineup, Western Wall committee convenes

Committee responsible for approving construction at mixed gender plaza meets despite resignation of another member - no decision expected.Nitzan Keidar, 7/8/2018, 1:14 PM

Energy Minister: Reform Kotel will be expanded by only one meter

Steinitz rejects criticism of expanding Western Wall Reform section. 'Protest and incitement from certain circles with no factual basis.'Mordechai Sones, 7/8/2018, 9:58 AM

Transfer of powers for Western Wall plan approved

Knesset approves transfer of authority in committee dealing with Western Wall plan from Regev and Shaked to Netanyahu and Steinitz.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/3/2018, 8:52 AM

'Canceling Western Wall compromise deal was a mistake'

Energy Minister says Israel must carry out an agreement with non-Orthodox movements and expand Kotel's mixed-gender prayer pavilion.Tzvi Lev, 7/1/2018, 8:29 PM

US, Israeli, energy ministers establish joint technology center

US and Israel team up to stop hackers from hitting critical sites.JTA, 6/27/2018, 7:34 AM

'The EU can go straight to hell'

Likud Minister responds to EU demands that Israel investigate use of force against Arab demonstrators in Haifa: 'Let them go to hell.'David Rosenberg, 5/23/2018, 12:26 PM

'We may have to eliminate Assad'

Senior Israeli minister warns Assad may be 'eliminated' if he continues to allow Iran to use Syria as base for attacks on Israel.David Rosenberg, 5/7/2018, 12:06 PM

'Assad will pay if he gives Iran platform to attack Israel'

Energy Minister speaks with Arutz Sheva about Iran's use of Syria as base for attacking Israel. 'This goes beyond chemical weapons issue.'Hezki Baruch, 4/15/2018, 12:56 PM

Will Jewish communities have no water during the summer?

Energy Minister holds urgent meeting with Yesha Council leaders after discovery that water infrastructure plans held up as summer approachesArutz Sheva Staff, 3/27/2018, 3:33 PM

'The Prime Minister makes decisions alone'

Likud Minister dismisses leaked accusations from state's witness that Netanyahu family affected PM's security-related decisions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/6/2018, 10:30 AM

Steinitz meets American official over gas row with Lebanon

Energy Minister meets Acting Assistant Secretary of State to discuss oil and gas dispute with Lebanon.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/19/2018, 6:16 AM

Likud Minister: Protest against Attorney General was 'terrorism'

Energy Minister calls on police to take action against leftist demonstrators who disturbed AG as he recited mourner's prayer for his mother.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/21/2018, 12:15 PM

Israel restores power transfers to Gaza

Despite ongoing attacks on Israel from Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, Israel restores 50 megawatt supply to Gaza.David Rosenberg, 1/7/2018, 6:11 PM

Steinitz: We have ties with 'many' Arab states

Amid reports of ties between Israel and Saudi Arabia, Energy Minister says Israel has covert ties with "many" Arab states.Elad Benari, 11/20/2017, 1:06 AM

Steinitz family member arrested in corruption probe

Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz's brother-in-law detained for questioning in police probe of submarine deal, nicknamed 'Case 3000.'Tzvi Lev, 9/12/2017, 10:27 AM

Turkish energy minister 'to visit Israel for pipeline deal'

As gas deal moves forward, Israel and Turkey work to conclude agrement and start construction.AFP, 7/12/2017, 3:08 PM

'The Palestinian Authority is responsible for terror attacks'

Energy Minister Steinitz says government wants united Jerusalem, PA must stop teaching youth to hate Israelis if it wants peace deal.Chana Roberts, 6/18/2017, 12:20 PM

'We need to minimize the risks'

Israel’s government takes climate change seriously. Here's how.JTA, 6/4/2017, 7:18 AM

Israeli officials concerned about US-Saudi military deal

Israel Ministers worry $110 billion deal between President Trump and Saudi Arabia could erode Israeli's qualitative edge.Gary Willig, 5/21/2017, 9:53 PM

'Jordan's response to terror attack is extreme and baseless'

Likud minister blasts Jordan, after it blamed Israel for shooting Jordanian national who carried out terror attack yesterday in J'lem.Tal Polon, 5/14/2017, 10:01 AM

'There's no one for Israel to negotiate with'

Likud Minister says PA chief Mahmoud Abbas too extreme to ever reach agreement with Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/13/2017, 9:56 AM

Likud Minister: The time has come to deal with Iran

Minister Steinitz says that talk between PM and Trump will focus on Iran, and that the PM won't retract support for a Palestinian state.Shimon Cohen, 2/14/2017, 8:20 AM

Steinitz: If Regulation Law cancelled- another draft is ready

Minister of Infrastructure Yuval Steinitz says that there are other alternatives to Regulation Law if Supreme Court disqualifies itHezki Baruch, 2/8/2017, 7:18 PM

Likud Minister: We are all praying for seriousness and courage

Likud Minister expresses optimism that Trump will stay true to promise to move embassy to J'lem. "If US acts, other countries will follow."Tal Polon, 1/20/2017, 9:30 AM

Speaker Ryan: Obama abstention 'absolutely shameful'

House Speaker, Senator McCain and Israeli lawmakers blast Obama administration for abstaining at the UN Security Council.Ben Ariel, Canada, 12/23/2016, 10:23 PM

Likud Minister: Abbas is our greatest enemy

'Mahmoud Abbas is even more of an enemy than Yasser Arafat was,' says senior Likud member.David Rosenberg, 12/1/2016, 3:51 PM

Minister Yuval Steinitz: UNESCO decision 'anti-Semitic'

In interview with Arutz Sheva, Energy and Infrastructure minister Yuval Steinitz describes UNESCO decision as anti-Jewish and anti-Semitic.Arutz Sheva, 10/19/2016, 3:10 PM

Israel and Turkey to discuss gas pipeline

Israel and Turkey agree to begin discussions on building a gas pipeline to pump Israeli gas to Europe.Elad Benari, 10/14/2016, 4:44 AM

Steinitz set to visit Turkey this week

Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz is set to visit Turkey later this week, in first Israeli visit to Turkey on the ministerial level in 6 years.AFP, 10/10/2016, 6:32 PM

Steinitz to meet Turkish counterpart in Istanbul

Israel's Energy Minister expected to meet his Turkish counterpart on Thursday.Elad Benari, 10/9/2016, 6:42 AM

Energy Minister: Arabs prefer monetary compensation to land

Minister Yuval Steinitz says destruction of Jewish homes is political, not legal; Arabs would prefer compensation and not the land itself.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/24/2016, 10:33 PM

Barak leaked information from top secret meeting

Ehud Barak retorts 'the rags who let Netanyahu wash the floor with them continue spouting nonsense.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/18/2016, 4:27 PM

'A boycott of Judea and Samaria is a boycott of all of Israel'

Minister Yuval Steinitz visits the industrial zone in northern Samaria, blasts Brussels Airlines boycott of Israeli halva.Reut Hadar, 8/26/2016, 5:16 AM

Minister: 'Bad Iranian deal' not a success yet

Yuval Steinitz acknowledges Iranians have respected deal during first year, but says it is too early to call it a success.AFP, 8/7/2016, 10:48 AM

End of the Samaria water crisis?

Water Minister Yuval Steinitz describes the emergency measures taken to break the water crisis in Samaria.Rachel Kaplan and Shimon Cohen, 7/28/2016, 10:00 PM

Steinitz's plan to save Amona

Minister Yuval Steinitz speaks about his plan to save Amona from demolition, and plans to solve water crisis in northern Samaria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/20/2016, 2:47 PM

'How can you evacuate an entire community?'

Government Minister asks Knesset members why Amona community that stands to be evacuated is any different from other places in IsraelUzi Baruch, 7/18/2016, 10:14 PM

Shaked 'won't let any rabbinic judges be disqualified'

Source close to Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked insists she won't give in to pressure against religious Zionist rabbinic judges.Shlomo Piotrokovsky, 7/12/2016, 1:52 PM

Political fight threatens to leave rabbinic courts half empty

Appointment committee meeting canceled after Chief Rabbis refuse to attend. Shas demands Sephardi majority on Supreme Court.Hezki Baruch, 7/6/2016, 3:59 PM

Steinitz in Amona: 'I'll work to avert tragedy'

Infrastructure Minister Yuval Steinitz visits Amona; 'It's unthinkable to simply evacuate entire towns for judicial reasons'.Eliran Aharon, 6/28/2016, 2:16 PM

‘Palestinians must learn to properly condemn terrorist attacks’

Israeli Ministers condemn Orlando nightclub massacre, call to fight radical Islam.Shoshana Miskin Perez, 6/13/2016, 5:20 PM

Israeli minister: Turkey reconciliation deal near completion

Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz says '90%' of Turkey's conditions have been met, possibly paving way for lucrative natural gas deal.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/2/2016, 1:37 PM

Netanyahu to minister: Thanks but...no thanks?

Humorous moment caught on the mics as PM reminds Energy Minister who he forgot to thank for fighting for the gas deal.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/22/2016, 7:25 PM

Minister admits: 'I eat bread on Passover'

Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz says he 'loves tradition,' but refuses to give up chametz on Passover.Tova Dvorin, 4/16/2016, 8:54 PM

US-Israel energy pact expands cooperation

Energy Minister meets with US counterpart in Jerusalem to increase cooperation on natural gas, clean energy, cyber protection and more.JTA, 4/5/2016, 2:22 PM

Minister: Brussels bombings did not wake up Europe

Energy Minister Steinitz warns EU vowed to stay the same after the attacks, but 'if it wants to fight terror, it has to change.'Ari Yashar, 3/23/2016, 10:54 AM

Report: Egypt cancels Netanyahu visit after minister's remarks

Are offhanded remarks on Israeli-Egyptian collaboration being as an excuse to cancel a meeting between Netanyahu and Sisi?Netanel Katz, 2/14/2016, 2:43 PM

Israel mulling twin gas pipelines to Turkey, Greece

Energy Minister Steinitz outlines plans of gas line to Cyprus and Greece, says if rapprochement goes through Turkey could also be hooked up.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/7/2016, 5:35 PM

Steinitz: Egypt flooded Hamas tunnels at our request

Energy Minister reveals details about security coordination between Israel and Egypt.Elad Benari, 2/7/2016, 5:59 AM

Steinitz 'disappointed' in 18-years of US spying

Minister responds to revelation of intelligence breach program, saying 'US spies on everyone, but we haven't spied on them for decades.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/29/2016, 1:55 PM

Steinitz returns to Israel after secret meetings in Abu Dhabi

Weeks after Israeli diplomatic mission established in Abu Dhabi, Energy Minister traveled to UAE capital to meet with top officials.Cynthia Blank, 1/18/2016, 11:00 PM

Israel reprimands Swedish envoy for FM's 'execution' charge

Foreign Ministry tells Carl Magnus that Swedish FM will play no role in 'foreseeable future' with regard to Israeil-Palestinian relations.Cynthia Blank, 1/13/2016, 8:18 PM

90 Israeli companies woo investors at Beijing conference

Economic conference was an initiative to strengthen economic cooperation between Israel and China.Shoshana Miskin, 1/11/2016, 2:30 PM

Senior minister plays down report US spied on Netanyahu

Senior Likud politician Yuval Steinitz says he 'didn't fall off his chair' reading WSJ spying revelations, plays down report's significance.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/30/2015, 5:50 PM

Steinitz: Erdogan wants normalization thanks to gas deal

Energy Minister says surprising call by Turkish president reveals desire by several regional states to buy natural gas from IsraelAri Yashar, 12/14/2015, 5:25 PM