'Trump administration continuing Obama tradition'

In a first, Israeli minister criticizes Trump administration for preventing Jewish building in Judea and Samaria.Tzvi Lev, 10/2/2017, 9:22 PM

Israel-Russia trade leaps by 25%

Israel and Russia increase trade; firms in both countries sign major agreements.JTA, 9/29/2017, 3:25 PM

'No construction in Jerusalem, situation critical'

Environmental Protection Minister says Judea and Samaria construction issue not causing disputes with Trump government.Mordechai Sones, 9/26/2017, 7:37 PM

'Abbas begat Oslo - and he'll bury it'

'Not many remember, but Abbas was the one who whispered in Arafat's ear and motivated him to go ahead,' Minister says.Mordechai Sones, 9/13/2017, 1:17 PM

'Only in the Jewish state would they throw you out of your home'

Likud ministers call on Prime Minister to halt 'absurdity' and approve buyers' ownership of Hevron homes.Hezki Baruch, 7/28/2017, 1:18 PM

Jewish Home ministers vote against removal of metal detectors

Jewish Home Ministers Naftali Bennett, Ayelet Shaked join Zeev Elkin in opposing PM's plan to remove metal detectors from Temple Mount.Nitsan Keidar, 7/25/2017, 10:56 AM

'Qalqiliya Plan will be removed from the agenda'

Min. of J'lem Affairs says there's no logic in giving a Hamas-controlled city control over Route 6 and nearby Jewish towns. 'That's crazy.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/16/2017, 9:53 AM

'Someone here was either misled - or is misleading others'

Elkin: The cabinet never approved 14,000 units in Qalqiliya. 'It's unclear why the Defense Minister is so eager to carry out this plan.'Hezki Baruch, 6/20/2017, 8:10 AM

Elkin to serve as acting PM while Netanyahu undergoes operation

Prime Minister Netanyahu to be anesthetized during medical procedure. Minister Zeev Elkin to serve as Acting PM.David Rosenberg, 5/25/2017, 9:54 PM

Justice Minister: They will not silence us

Likud Minister says Jewish Home party head has a 'political issue,' Justice Minister Shaked says her party will uphold its obligations.Ido Ben Porat, 5/15/2017, 2:20 PM

'A nation which stands up for itself will be respected'

Jerusalem Affairs Minister says PM was right to cancel meeting with German Foreign Minister over meeting with radical groups.Hezki Baruch, 4/25/2017, 6:41 PM

Fined for singing 'Ma Nishtana' on Passover?

Haredi family fined for noise during Seder night in Bnei Brak, prompting appeal by MK Eichler.Michal Levy, 4/14/2017, 11:06 AM

'I will do all I can so that obligations are fulfilled'

Likud Minister Zeev Elkin visits Amona evictees, promises to act towards the establishment of replacement community promised by PM.Hezki Baruch, 3/16/2017, 10:14 AM

'It's a shame Yaalon decided to leave us'

Likud minister says Yaalon to blame for falling out with party, argues former Def. Minister would have been wise to accept Foreign Ministry.Hezki Baruch, 3/13/2017, 12:48 PM

Likud Minister: Don't get too excited about Court appointments

'To think that the appointments will drastically change the face of the Supreme Court is not realistic.'Hezki Baruch, 2/24/2017, 9:11 AM

Government will not discuss EU joint venture

Government today will not approve Israeli participation in joint EU cultural and media venture.Hezki Baruch, 1/29/2017, 2:28 PM

Report: The UN is occupying State-owned Israeli land

New report shows that the UN compound in Jerusalem infringes on State-owned land. J'lem Affairs Minister: "Time to stand up to UN beatings."Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/20/2017, 2:14 PM

Haifa Port hit with 2.2 million shekel fine

Israel's largest port punished by Environmental Protection Ministry for disregard of air pollution laws.Shlomo Pyotrovsky, 1/2/2017, 11:19 AM

Minister calls for removal of Arab MK suspected of aiding Hamas

Jerusalem Affairs Minister initiates removal of Arab MK who allegedly smuggled cellular devices to jailed Hamas terrorists.Shimon Cohen, 12/19/2016, 8:37 AM

Museum to be opened at Rabbi Kook's house

Amidst attempts to turn Rabbi Kook's house into a real estate venture, government pledged to develop the site into a full-fledged museum.Yoni Kempinski, 9/14/2016, 11:00 AM

Elkin: We will help Amona, one way or another

MK Zeev Elkin addresses steps being taken to help Amona.Ido ben Porat, 7/27/2016, 9:52 PM

'Israeli government not elected to serve US'

Likud minister blasts State Dept. over election funding: 'Proves need for transparency law for NGOs'.Tal Polon, 7/12/2016, 10:54 PM

Knesset pushes affirmative action for haredim, immigrants

Immigrants and haredim added to the list of underrepresented groups given special consideration in government hiring practices.David Rosenberg, 3/31/2016, 8:01 AM

Elkin insists: Israel better prepare for day after PA collapse

Minister doubles down on comments predicting Palestinian Authority's imminent collapse, says Israel must 'internalize' new reality.Nitsan Keidar, 3/1/2016, 7:22 PM

Elkin: Ban Arab MKs from Temple Mount, Not Just Jewish Ones

Arab MKs are the real inciters on the Temple Mount, says Minister Ze'ev Elkin - so what aren't they being banned, like Jewish MKs?Yaakov Levi, 10/8/2015, 8:27 AM

MK Elkin Slams Zahalka, Calls Him 'Traitor'

Aliyah and Absorption Minister Zeev Elkin on Wednesday slammed Arab MK Jamal Zahalka, calling him a 'traitorous hypocrite.'Yaakov Levi, 6/3/2015, 6:42 PM

Likud Unequivocally Recommends Netanyahu for Prime Minister

As consultations with President Rivlin begin, MK Zeev Elkin, speaking for Likud, recommends Binyamin Netanyahu form the next government.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 3/22/2015, 11:57 AM

Likud MK Elkin Slips Up?

Elkin says if a person who opposes a Palestinian state wants to be 100% correct, he should vote for Jewish Home.Yishai Karov, Gil Ronen, 3/15/2015, 8:35 PM

'Deep Concern' over Impact of Elections on Defense Budget

Israel needs over 1 billion shekels to return to the security level before Protective Edge, Elkin says.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 12/9/2014, 3:16 PM

MK Elkin: IDF 'Knew All About Tunnel Threat'

Members of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee 'were not shocked' by news of the Hamas tunnels, said MK Zev ElkinYaakov Levi, 7/27/2014, 10:42 PM

Netanyahu, Lapid End Portfolio War

A six-month standoff prevented the appointment of a permanent chairman to the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, Gil Ronen, 5/12/2014, 11:15 AM

Lapid Loses Battle for Key Knesset Committee

MKs Elkin and Levin will head the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.Gil Ronen, 5/11/2014, 8:20 AM

Elkin: Abbas Ruined the Peace Talks

On a visit to Greece this week, Deputy Foreign Minister Zeev Elkin explained how the negotiations with the PA fell apart.Moshe Cohen, 5/4/2014, 5:02 PM

Deputy Foreign Min. Warns: Topple Government and Left Will Win

MK Elkin (Likud) says the chasm between Likud and hareidi parties will mean that Left will form next government.Shimon Cohen, Gil Ronen, 4/14/2014, 2:07 PM

Israel Set to Become Full CERN Member

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) is set to vote to admit Israel to full membership in the organizationDavid Lev, 12/12/2013, 8:47 AM

Elkin: PA Intransigence Works in Israel's Favor

The PA refuses to compromise in any way in negotiations - but this actually works in Israel's favor, according to Deputy Foreign Minister.David Lev, 12/9/2013, 8:10 PM

Elkin: Israel Can Act Alone Against Iran

Deputy Foreign Minister backs recent statements by others that Israel can defend itself and will act alone against Iran if necessary.Elad Benari, 11/20/2013, 6:13 AM

MK Elkin: Verdict Shows Need for Legal Reform

Judicial system needs meaningful reforms, says Deputy Foreign Minister, who will get his boss back.Gil Ronen, 11/6/2013, 12:21 PM

Elkin: Israel, EU Will Drift Apart Without Compromise on Boycott

A compromise must be found on new EU guidelines which boycott "settlements", says Deputy Foreign Minister.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/25/2013, 11:08 PM

'Sovereignty' - Israeli Right's Answer to a 'Two State Solution'

Deputy Foreign Minister says Israeli Right must seize back the "diplomatic arena" it abandoned to the Left.Ari Soffer, 10/24/2013, 3:05 PM

Elkin: 'High House Prices Will Turn Jerusalem Into Arab City'

At a meeting to promote Moshe Lion's candidacy for city elections, Elkin says house prices are forcing Jews to leave the capital.Adam Ross, 10/21/2013, 10:49 AM

Elkin Makes Light of Tension with PM

As long as Palestinians refuse to recognize Israel as a Jewish State, Dep. Foreign Minister says any arguments he has with PM are trivial.Adam Ross, 10/2/2013, 10:59 AM

Bibi Boots Elkin from Plane for Embarrassing Him

Prime Minister tells deputy foreign minister to fly El Al to New York, after Elkin embarrasses him with old quote against PA state.Gil Ronen, 9/25/2013, 1:58 PM

Likud MKs Demand Meeting to Torpedo Negotiations

Tension between Likud MKs and prime minister set to deepen as letter is sent to Central Committee Chairman Danny Danon urging end to talks.Adam Ross, 9/25/2013, 1:03 PM

Likud Members Doubt that Peace is Possible

"The Arabs' goal has always been to destroy us," says Deputy Foreign Minister Zeev Elkin.Elad Benari, 9/16/2013, 2:12 AM

MK: Jailed PA Murderers Make $3,400 a Month

Deputy Foreign Minister Elkin opposes idea that "releasing terrorists brings peace, and building a kindergarten prevents peace.”Gil Ronen, 8/11/2013, 9:47 PM

Deputy FM Forced to Cancel Temple Mount Visit

The day after Tisha B'Av, Deputy Foreign Minister Elkin tried to visit the Temple Mount but was asked to leave amid threats by Arabs.Elad Benari, 7/29/2013, 12:15 AM

Elkin: Netanyahu Would Give the PA 86% of Judea and Samaria

Deputy Foreign Minister: Netanyahu would give 86% of Judea and Samaria to the PA, but luckily they will never settle for that.Elad Benari, Canada, 7/27/2013, 12:13 AM

Elkin: Israel Not Negotiating with Vatican on King David's Tomb

Deputy Foreign Minister Zeev Elkin dismisses reports that Israel is planning to hand over control of the Tomb of King David to the Vatican.Shimon Cohen, 7/18/2013, 5:15 AM

Katz, Danon, and Elkin Score Victories in Likud Elections

About 80% of Likud Central Committee members took part in the elections for the Likud's institutions.Elad Benari, 7/1/2013, 1:15 AM

Elkin: Iran's Elections Made a Mockery of Democracy

Iran's new president invented the method of talking to the West while advancing the nuclear program, warns Deputy Foreign Minister.Elad Benari, 6/20/2013, 4:46 AM

Elkin: Russia Understands our Red Lines

Despite outward appearances, Russia understands and respects Israeli ‘red lines’ on Iran, Syria, deputy FM says.Maayana Miskin, 6/12/2013, 11:10 AM

Elkin: Netanyahu Ready to Talk Peace at Any Time

Deputy Foreign Minister Zeev Elkin says Israel is ready to talk peace, but Abbas chooses unilateral move instead of negotiating.Elad Benari, 6/6/2013, 5:13 AM

Elkin: The Jewish People Are Not Alone

Deputy Foreign Minister at Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism: Your coming here sends a strong message to anti-Semites.Elad Benari, 5/29/2013, 4:13 AM

Elkin: Google Responsible for Hampering Peace Process

By “recognizing Palestine,” Google is hampering the peace process, Deputy Foreign Minister Ze'ev Elkin (Likud-Beiteinu) said in the KnessetDavid Lev, 5/9/2013, 12:44 PM

Israel: Marmara Apology Tied to Iran Nukes

Deputy Foreign Minister Elkin says restoring relations with Turkey is at top of government's agenda.Gil Ronen, 4/2/2013, 9:27 AM

Foreign Ministry Employees Attack Elkin

Civil servants are unhappy with the Prime Minister's choice for Deputy Foreign Minister.Gil Ronen, 3/17/2013, 11:13 PM