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Steinitz: Iran Talks Moving in the Wrong Direction

Intelligence Minister suggests that choosing not to reach a deal with Iran might pave the way for a better deal down the road.Ben Ariel, 10/20/2014, 4:14 AM

Steinitz: Iran Conducted Nuclear Experiments

Intelligence Minister says "reliable information" shows Iran conducted experiments with nuclear weapons at the Parchin military base.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/24/2014, 11:30 PM

Minister Warns EU Against 'Bad Deal' on Iran

Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz says Iran nuclear talks 'going in the wrong direction,' hints EU is 'rushing' into agreement.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/17/2014, 3:25 PM

Steinitz 'Not Aware' of Egyptian Gaza-Sinai Plan

Strategic Affairs Minister says no diplomatic initiative is possible anyway until Mahmoud Abbas adheres to previous commitments.Yoni Kempinski, 9/10/2014, 3:19 PM

Minister Says Abbas Proposing 'Collective Suicide'

Livni and Lapid call for return to peace process even as Steinitz warns Abbas's plans threaten Israel's 'very existence.'Ari Yashar, 9/8/2014, 1:50 PM

'Iran is Closer to Nuclear Capabilities Than Ever'

Intelligence Minister Steinitz heads deligation to US as Iran talks renew, reveals Islamic regime has invested $200 billion on program.AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/3/2014, 7:02 PM

Likud Minister Says Operation was 'For Nothing'

Intelligence Minister Steinitz tells BBC that Israel paid a 'heavy price' in 50 day operation against Hamas, no 'significant' gains.Ari Yashar, 8/27/2014, 3:43 PM

Min. Calls for Unity, Claims Operation 'Complex'

Deflecting criticism at Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Intelligence Minister says the threat level is 'difficult to comprehend.'Tova Dvorin, 8/26/2014, 1:32 PM

Steinitz Skeptical Iran and West Can Reach Deal

Intelligence Minister says Israel does not expect world powers to reach a nuclear agreement with Iran by July 20 deadline.Elad Benari, Canada, 7/5/2014, 12:16 AM

Hamas: Egypt Mediating Ceasefire with Israel

Ceasefire 'not ready', Hamas official says, despite telling BBC that it would be ready 'within hours' earlier Friday. Is an assault ahead?AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/4/2014, 1:52 PM

Minister Says Gaza Operation is 'Inevitable'

After IDF 48 hour ultimatum, Steinitz says 'Gaza is growing an army with artillery,' says Israel should choose timing of operation.Tova Dvorin, Ari Yashar, 7/4/2014, 10:28 AM

Mike Huckabee Speaks at the Knesset

Former Republican presidential candidate and 'greatest friend of Israel in US' addresses the Knesset.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/23/2014, 2:46 PM

Steinitz: Unity Pact Responsible for Kidnapping

Fatah stopped monitoring Hamas activity since the new gov't was sworn in, Steinitz says - and laxity led to the kidnapping.Tova Dvorin, 6/15/2014, 2:59 PM

Iran, US Meet for Second Day of Talks

Israeli officials warn against rushing into a deal Tuesday as Washington and Tehran hammer out the terms of a permanent agreement.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/10/2014, 3:55 PM

Steinitz Slams US 'Self-Deception' on PA Gov't

Intelligence Minister notes that the PA will probably not give up on Gaza's missile arsenal, equating them with Hamas.Hezki Baruch, 6/5/2014, 2:20 PM

Steinitz Accuses Washington of Hypocrisy

'You cannot present it as a Hamas government internally, then publicly as a government of technocrats,' Intelligence Minister says.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/3/2014, 11:37 AM

Steinitz: Netanyahu Went Easy on Livni

Minister Steinitz says Livni broke the rules by meeting Abbas, but Netanyahu had gone easy on her.Hezki Baruch and Elad Benari, 5/25/2014, 6:13 AM

Minister: Who's Trying to Sabotage US-Israel Ties?

Intelligence and Strategy Minister Steinitz wants to know who is behind false publications like Newsweek air duct story.Gil Ronen, 5/10/2014, 9:21 PM

Minister: Arak Announcement an 'Iranian Deception'

Intelligence Minister hints that Arak water reactor announcement could be false, as West unlikely to accept proposed deal.Tova Dvorin and Gil Ronen, 4/20/2014, 9:23 AM

Minister Says Kerry is 'Surrendering' to Iran

Intelligence Minister Steinitz blasts John Kerry's statement favoring a deal leaving Iran 'months or a year' from a nuclear weapon.AFP and Arutz Sheva, 4/14/2014, 11:35 AM

Likud Minister Says Partners are 'Flexing Muscles'

Minister Steinitz reprimands Jewish Home, other Coalition partners, over threats to leave the Coalition.Hezki Baruch, 4/13/2014, 8:18 PM

Minister Says Talks are Doomed – Temporarily

Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz says Abbas 'torpedoing' talks; tells of a 'long and friendly' conversation with Turkish president.Hezki Baruch, 3/29/2014, 8:19 PM

Growing Calls for Israel to Retake Gaza

There's only one way to permanently end Gaza rocket attacks on Israel, say two ministers - going back into Gaza, at least temporarily.David Lev, 3/13/2014, 2:13 PM

Senate Heads 'Support Israeli Stance in PA Talks'

Minister Yuval Steinitz says demands to freeze settlement, free terrorists are not even on the agenda.Gil Ronen, 3/4/2014, 9:19 AM

Report: Congress to Deny Aid to PA Over Incitement

House Appropriations Committee weighing bill cutting off aid to the PA unless incitement stops, according to one report.Tova Dvorin, 2/22/2014, 11:17 PM

Steinitz: Approving Benefit Map Right Thing to Do

Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz praised the Treasury for approving his periphery benefit map, which includes the Golan Heights.David Lev, 2/16/2014, 7:12 PM

Steinitz: Jewish Home Was Wrong on Schulz

Strategic Affairs Minister says Jewish Home response to Martin Schulz's speech was "disproportionate".Elad Benari, 2/16/2014, 2:25 AM

Steinitz: Schulz Made a Serious Error

Minister of International Relations says EU Parliament head made a serious error; emphasizes Schulz is still a friend of Israel.Gil Ronen, 2/13/2014, 12:44 PM

PA Facebook Page Tells Parents to Raise Terrorists

'Teach them that we live in misery. Teach them that there is a seed in the soil; if you water it with blood, it will sprout a revolution.'Tova Dvorin, 2/5/2014, 7:37 PM

Galon: Netanyahu Using Incitement to Derail Talks

Meretz head attacks the government over its refusal to convene a committee with the PA to discuss incitement against Israel.Elad Benari, 2/5/2014, 5:44 AM

Israel Rejects Joint Committee on PA Incitement

Steinitz turns down offer to convene a committee to discuss PA incitement. "If they're serious, they should just stop it," he says.Elad Benari, 2/5/2014, 2:43 AM

Intel. Min. 'We Need To Enter Gaza, Destroy Hamas'

Yuval Steinitz responds to Friday rocket on Eilat, warns at this rate Israel will have to enter Gaza and replace Hamas with PA.Ari Yashar, 2/1/2014, 7:38 PM

'Abbas: Anti-Semitic Leader #1'

Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz, speaking at INSS, blames Abbas for ongoing incitement against Israel by the Palestinian Authority.Yoni Kempinski, Tova Dvorin, 1/29/2014, 7:43 PM

Public Most Satisfied with Education Minister

Education Minister Shai Piron is the minister with whose performance the Israeli public is most satisfied, finds new poll.Elad Benari, 1/29/2014, 4:42 AM

Steinitz: Ya'alon Comments Won't Hurt US Ties

Interior Minister Yuval Steinitz praised Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon for apologizing to U.S. Secretary of State John KerryDavid Lev, 1/16/2014, 10:40 AM

How PA Incitement is Morally Equivalent to Anything

When Is Palestinian incitement against Israel morally equivalent to just about anything?Prof. Phyllis Chesler, 1/8/2014, 7:21 AM

'How Can We Make Peace With Hitler Idolizers?'

Yoni Chetboun questions ongoing peace process in light of PA incitement revelations, including glorification of Nazism.Ari Yashar, 1/6/2014, 3:21 PM

MK: Israel Rejects US Plans for the Jordan Valley

Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz states on public radio Sunday that Israel has rejected the US's plans for the Jordan Valley.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/5/2014, 10:16 AM

'Palestinian Authority under Abbas: Anti-Semitic'

Minister Steinitz says Palestinian Authority is inciting its residents to annihilate the state of Israel.Gil Ronen, 1/4/2014, 6:25 PM

'If the Sanctions Persist, Iran Would Collapse'

Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz praises damage done to Iran through sanctions, declares that 'The Middle East has gone mad.'Tova Dvorin, 12/25/2013, 7:52 PM

Steinitz: Lapid is Like Mandela's Interpreter

Minister Yuval Steinitz slams Finance Minister Lapid, said he misled the public about the deficit.Elad Benari, 12/22/2013, 1:23 AM

MK: Palestinian Incitement Like Nazi Incitement

Strategic Affairs Minister calls on Abbas, Arab MKs to stop systemic incitement against Jews and Israelis.Tova Dvorin, 12/11/2013, 9:37 PM

Intel. Minister to Meet with UK's Iran Negotiator

Yuval Steinitz to meet with Britain's negotiatior on Iranian nuclear deal as Israel presses ahead to convey its concerns over final deal.Arutz Sheva Staff and AFP, 11/27/2013, 1:33 PM

EU Envoy Meets with Steinitz to Discuss Iran Deal

EU envoy to Israel meets with Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz, attempts to reassure him that P5+1 have 'Israel's security at heart.'AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/25/2013, 4:07 PM

Akunis: Arrogant PA Wants to Break Off Talks

The Palestinian Authority is looking for any excuse to withdraw from negotiations with Israel, MK Ofir Akunis said MondayDavid Lev, 11/4/2013, 7:17 PM

Ministers: PA Team Didn't Quit Over Building

If the PA team to the talks with Israel resigned, it wasn't because of Israel's new construction announcements, say two Israeli ministers.David Lev, 11/3/2013, 3:48 PM

Bayit Yehudi: Steinitz Shouldn't Preach to Bennett

Bayit Yehudi responds to criticism by Likud minister who said that Bennett was privy to the decision to free terrorists.Elad Benari, 11/3/2013, 3:34 AM

Steinitz: Bennett Knew of 'Terrorists for Homes'

Likud minister says Bayit Yehudi was privy to the decision to free terrorists and approve construction "in return."Gil Ronen, 11/2/2013, 9:32 PM

Steinitz: Small Differences with the U.S. on Iran

Minister Steinitz says Israel and the U.S. see eye to eye on the final objective in regards to Iran but not always on how to get there.Elad Benari, 10/25/2013, 3:14 AM

Steinitz Hopes Canada Can Influence West on Iran

Minister will meet with Prime Minister Harper and Foreign Affairs Minister Baird, before flying on to Washington.Adam Ross, 10/21/2013, 9:19 AM

Delegation en Route to US for Update on Iran

Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz, intelligence and security officials to participate in bi-annual strategic dialogue with US.Arutz Sheva, 10/20/2013, 9:31 PM

Steinitz: Iran Talks Must Not Be Another Munich

Strategic Affairs Minister warns West not to let history repeat itself.Adam Ross, 10/16/2013, 2:26 PM

Steinitz: Rouhani Speech Offers Zero New Steps

Iran's new president is trying "to cheat the world", says Strategic Affairs Minister after Rouhani's UN speech.Elad Benari, 9/25/2013, 4:45 AM

Iran Takes Aim at Israel on Chemical Weapons

Iranian foreign ministry spokeswoman says Israel should face international pressure to ratify the Chemical Weapons Convention.Adam Ross and Ari Soffer, 9/16/2013, 9:38 AM

'Hell on Earth'

At memorial ceremony commemorating the 12th year since 9/11 atrocity, Israeli Minister Steinitz says terrorism a global threat.Kochava Rozenbaum, 9/11/2013, 8:38 PM

Steinitz: We'll Defend Israel With Strong Hand

Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz said that if Israel was dragged into the Syrian conflict, it would respond 'appropriately'David Lev, 9/8/2013, 8:21 PM

Steinitz: If US Plans Attack, Israel Will Know

Israel’s Minister for Strategy says America will have to take action on Syria., 8/25/2013, 11:14 AM