Hamas Backs Qatar FM's 'Courage' in Spat with Israeli Minister

Qatari FM Khalid al-Attiyah and Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz exchanged verbal fire at Munich Security Conference.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/9/2015, 4:08 PM

Israeli Ministers Slam 'Failed PA Provocation at UN'

Foreign minister, defense minister and others say PA resolution shows it is committed to delegitimization not Oslo, suggest it be disbanded.Ari Yashar, 12/31/2014, 10:09 AM

Nationalist MKs Slam High Court's Decision on Amona

Nationalist MKs criticize High Court's decision that the new community of Amona be demolished within two years.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/26/2014, 3:45 AM

Steinitz: Hamas Risking Another War

Intelligence Minister warns Hamas that it risks the 'full demolition of its military and government infrastructure' by enflaming tensions.Hezki Baruch, 12/24/2014, 6:21 PM

Liberman, Steinitz: PA Move Will Only Bring War

Foreign Minister Avigdor Libeman condemned the PA for submitting a draft resolution to the UN Security Council to force Israel to withdraw.Moshe Cohen, 12/18/2014, 9:09 AM

After Syria Strikes, Israel Reiterates: No Arms for Terrorists

After airstrikes near Damscus, Intelligence Minister restates Israeli policy to prevent sophisticated weapons reaching terrorists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/8/2014, 10:58 AM

Steinitz Gaffe? 'Large Scale Intel Effort to Deny Iran Nukes'

Minister of Intelligence lets slip, perhaps on purpose, that Israel is not just taking diplomatic measures against the Iranian threat.Gil Ronen, 12/3/2014, 2:07 PM

Israel Cuts F-35 Purchase from 31 to 14 Jets

Intelligence Minister says other jets have much better maneuverability, weapons carrying capabilities.Gil Ronen, 12/1/2014, 1:06 PM

Netanyahu: If Crisis Not Resolved, We Will Draw Conclusions

Netanyahu opened Cabinet meeting addressing tensions between Ministers. 'There is no day that passes without threats and ultimatums.'Cynthia Blank, 11/30/2014, 12:24 PM

Steinitz on Iranian Deal: 'No Good Will Come From This'

Recording of Steinitz, broadcast on Army Radio Sunday, has the minister criticizing US about Israeli-Palestinian negotiations and Iran deal.Yedida Ben Or, Cynthia Blank, 11/2/2014, 10:11 AM

IAEA Says Iran Refusing to Answer Questions on Nuclear Program

IAEA chief says Iran refusing to share info on 'military dimensions' of nuclear program; only three IAEA members monitoring Iran.Ari Yashar, 11/1/2014, 6:51 PM

Steinitz: Swedish Move 'An Attack on Israel's Security'

Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz denounces Sweden's recognition of the "state of Palestine."Ben Ariel, 10/31/2014, 3:15 AM

Steinitz: British Vote for 'Palestine' Encourages Terrorism

Steinitz blasts UK for voting for 'Palestine,' saying vote marks apathy toward Israeli lives - and warns that an Iran deal is a 'mistake.'Tova Dvorin, 10/25/2014, 7:54 PM

Strategy Minister: Judea Pullout 'Like Committing Suicide'

Yuval Steinitz repeated three times in eight minutes that withdrawal from the Biblical heartland would spell death for Israel.Mark Langfan, 10/22/2014, 8:15 AM

Steinitz: Kerry's Comments Strengthened Political Deadlock

Intelligence Minister blasts 'unfortunate' link US made between peace talks and ISIS, in latest condemnation of Kerry's faux pas.Tova Dvorin, 10/20/2014, 1:51 PM

Steinitz: Talks with Iran Are 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 at Parchin

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

Intelligence 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

Min. Steinitz 'Not Aware' of 'Palestinian State in 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' for Israel

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 Gaza 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

Steinitz Calls for Unity, Claims Operation is '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 that 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

Report: Egypt Brokering Ceasefire Between Israel, Hamas

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

Intelligence 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

Former GOP Candidate 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

Intelligence Minister Blames Unity Pact 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

Stakes High as 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 Unity Government

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 over Hamas Gov't

'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 Asks: Who is 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 on Nukes

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 Just '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 with PA 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 Leaders '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 Until Incitement Stops

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 Golan, Jordan Valley 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 to Walk Out on Schulz

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

PA Water Consumption the Same as the Rest of Arab World

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

Fatah Facebook Page Tells Parents to Raise Children for Terror

'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 PA 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

Intelligence Min. Says Israel Must Invade 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

'Mahmoud Abbas: Number One Anti-Semite'

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, Poll Finds

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 Strong US-Israel 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 You Make Peace With a Group That Venerates Hitler?'

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

Steinitz: 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 is 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 Would 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 Sign Language Interpreter

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

Steinitz: 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