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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

MK Elkin: Bayit Yehudi Can Prevent 'Disengagement'

Prominent Likud MK says coalition that leaves out religious Zionist party may make land concessions.Gil Ronen, 2/10/2013, 8:16 PM

MK Elkin Reminds Lapid: 19 Seats is No Majority

Yesh Atid will have to compromise on some issues if it wants to enter the coalition, says Likud MK Zeev Elkin.Elad Benari, 2/8/2013, 5:13 AM

MK Elkin: Likud Committed to Judea and Samaria

MK Zeev Elkin says Judea and Samaria will continue to be supported by the Likud, admits coalition partners may not be as supportive.Elad Benari, 1/24/2013, 3:45 AM

MK's Election Video goes Viral

Likud MK Ze'ev Elkin's "Gangnam Style" takeoff gets 250,000 views.Gil Ronen, 11/26/2012, 12:32 PM

Elkin: If No Solution Found – We’ll Legislate One

Coalition chairman Zeev Elkin promised Beit El the Likud-run government will not be 'hijacked' into destroying the Ulpana neighborhoodGabe Kahn, 5/23/2012, 6:08 PM

Coalition Chairman Files Bill to Dissolve Knesset

Zeev Elkin of the Likud pulled the trigger on early elections and filed a motion to dissolve the Knesset. Votes expected soon.Gabe Kahn, 5/2/2012, 7:18 PM

Barkat Plan ‘Will Turn Jerusalem into Sderot’

Coalition chairman Zeev Elkin slammed Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat's land-swap plan saying it is contrary to law - and good sense.Gabe Kahn, 12/23/2011, 12:18 PM

Elkin: Majority of Likud MKs Reject Partial Freeze

Coalition Chair Zeev Elkin Has Ruled Out the idea of a second settlement freeze to restart negotiations with the PLO.Aryeh ben Hayim, 10/25/2011, 6:22 PM

Elkin: Netanyahu to Decide Beit El's Fate

Coalition chairman Zeev Elkin says the fate of Arutz Sheva's hometown, Beit El, rests solely in Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's hands.Gabe Kahn., 10/6/2011, 10:31 PM

Bill to Make Hebrew Sole Official Language

Lawmakers have proposed a bill defining Hebrew the sole official language and define Israel as "the national home of the Jewish people."Gabe Kahn., 8/5/2011, 4:37 PM

Netanyahu Cancels Poland Trip Amidst Housing Crisis

Prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu cancelled a diplomatic visit to Poland in order to deal with Israel's hot-button housing crisisGabe Kahn., 7/25/2011, 8:18 PM

Bill: Knesset Oversight of High Court Appointments

MKs Zeev Elkin and Yariv Levin have proposed a law that would require prospective High Court judges to be vetted by lawmakers before appointmentGabe Kahn., 7/13/2011, 8:54 PM

Kadima Flip-Flops as Knesset Gears Up for Boycott Law Battle

As MKs take sides over the “boycott law,” MK Elkin says Kadima's change of heart reveals slide to the left.Maayana Miskin, 7/11/2011, 12:40 AM

MK Elkin Visits Rabbi Lior: 'Ridiculous Interrogation'

Coalition chairman MK Ze'ev Elkin came to visit Rabbi Dov Lior over his arrest. "It was a ridiculous decision to interrogate him," he said.Elad Benari, 7/1/2011, 10:06 AM

Gush Katif 'Present': Ministers to Get Half Vegetables

Farmers expelled from Gush Katif are planning a unique present for Israel's government – incomplete produce, in protest of incomplete aid.Maayana Miskin, 5/20/2011, 1:46 PM