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

Intelligence Minister to Meet with Britain'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 Tries to Bridge Gap Between Israel, World on 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 After Releases

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

Steinitz, Shalom: 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 about 'Terrorists for Houses'

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: There Are 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 Western Powers 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

Senior Israeli 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, Outstretched Arm

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

Minister: Iran Nuclear Program Could be Destroyed in 'Hours'

Minister for Strategy says ‘a few hours of airstrikes’ would end Iran’s nuclear ambitions if pressure fails.Maayana Miskin, 8/9/2013, 11:45 AM

Min. Steinitz: Min. Lapid 'Arrogant, Supercilious'

Strategic Affairs Minister still upset over incident in which Finance Minister demanded his ejection from a discussion.Gil Ronen, 8/3/2013, 11:22 PM

Steinitz: Israel Willing to Make Concessions for Peace

Israel would be willing to make painful concessions in order to reach peace, Minister Yuval Steinitz told the British Daily Telegraph.Elad Benari, Canada, 7/26/2013, 10:49 PM

Nuclear Iran is 'Like 40 North Koreas' – Steinitz

No time for diplomacy, says Strategic Affairs minister. Rouhani is “a wolf in sheep's clothing.”Gil Ronen, 7/9/2013, 3:27 PM