'Maybe the next Israeli astronaut is here'Israel Space Agency launches the annual Israeli Space Week, offering space-related activities free of charge in locations throughout Israel.
'Deport terrorists families and continue to build'Minister Ofir Akunis says Israel must adopt harsher measures to deter terror attacks, PA must be treated as an enemy for encouraging attacks
Minister Akunis: There is no occupation in our homelandIn an Arutz Sheva interview, Science Minister Ofir Akunis discussed American-Israeli relations,status of the PA and scientific cooperation.
'I'm Zionist, secular - and Orthodox'Science and Technology Minister favors Kotel agreement, says left needs to learn to accept election losses in both Israel and US.
Minister Akunis: Israel best place to live, & not only for JewsAt IAC conference in Washington, Science Minister sounds off on Abbas' dream of Palestine 'clean of Jews' and Israel's bright future.
'A grain of sand won't move from Ofra or Amona'Science Minister Ofir Akunis sounds off to Arutz Sheva about possibility of unity government, looming demolition of Ofra and Amona.
Minister walks out in protest of haredi school curricula voteInformation Minister Ofir Akunis refuses to take part in vote to cancel core studies requirement in haredi schools.
Science Minister demands clearer apology from IDF dept. chiefIsraeli Minister of Science Ofer Akunis says Deputy Chief of Staff Yair Golan must issue a clearer apology for Holocaust remarks.
Likud Minister vows to return evicted Jews to Hevron homesOfir Akunis visits Hevron houses where 200 Jews were evicted in January coalition crisis, notes 'the PA proved the purchase was legal.'
'The Jordan Valley will always be part of Israel'Ofir Akunis tours Jordan Valley, vows to keep Judea-Samaria and the Golan firmly Israel's.
Likud Minister slams UNESCO's 'boorishness'Akunis writes head of UN body that declared Temple Mount to be Muslim only, decries their 'resounding lack of historical knowledge.'
Tempers flare as Bennett faces off against Netanyahu, Ya'alonBennett slams comments by PM, defense minister regarding soldier who killed terrorist in Hevron. Netanyahu: Don't lecture me.
Minister Akunis: Better a dead terrorist than a dead soldierLikud Minister decries the social network 'courtroom' that is actively convicting the soldier who shot a wounded terrorist.
'Leaders don't burst into tears before the cameras'Minister Akunis criticizes EU's Mogherini for breaking down in press conference after Brussels attack, contrasting with other women leaders.
'Europe attacked Israel, ignored Islamic terror'Science Minister Akunis responds to lethal Brussels assault, says many in Europe 'mocked those who warned' about Islamic terror.
Israel presents 'the truth' to the worldNew exhibit at Ben-Gurion Airport displays 60 breakthroughs Israel has given the world, to be viewed by 8 million passengers.
'No nation gives up on its homeland'In Samaria tour of illegal Arab construction adjacent to Jewish towns, Minister Akunis vows 'a Palestinian state won't be established here.'
An Israeli astronaut coming to space in 2020?Israel's Science Minister meets in Washington with NASA chief to discuss possibility of Israeli astronaut joining future NASA mission.
Columbia space shuttle remains arrive in IsraelOn loan from NASA, remains of space shuttle Columbia arrive on display at Ilan Ramon conference for Israel Space week.
Akunis: Incitement spurred 'animals' behind stabbing attackIsrael's President and Science Minister condemn stabbing in Beit Horon, blame ongoing Palestinian incitement for 4-month long terror wave.
'Terrorists were influenced by Wallstrom's remarks'Akunis says Otniel and Tekoa stabbers could very well have been moved by Swedish FM's anti-Israel comments to conduct attacks.
Austrian minister cancels visit over '67 lines'Austrian Vice Chancellor refuses to visit government office in Jerusalem; Ofir Akunis: 'Austria will not divide Jerusalem.'
Shomron Council head: Stop plans to give land to PalestiniansShomron Regional Council head Yossi Dagan is joined by Likud ministers in demanding to stop plans to transfer land in Area C to the PA.
Minister pushes plan to close off HevronScience Minister Ofir Akunis says preventing Palestinians from leaving Hevron could be a significant step in fighting terror.
Akunis to double R&D budget for Judea and SamariaScience Minister Ofir Akunis announces doubling of research and development project budgets in Judea, Samaria, and the Golan.
Minister to EU envoy: You forgot the HolocaustAkunis cancels on event with EU ambassador over 'settlement labeling' move, slams the 'dark stain on Europe's moral fabric' in fiery letter.
NASA, Israel Space Agency Sign Cooperation DealOne small step for science: US-Israeli agreement to deepen cooperation over space exploration.
Will Israel Send a Man to the Moon?Israeli nonprofit SpaceIL becomes the first organization to advance in a unique Google contest promoting space travel.
Likud Minister Demands: Adopt Levy Report NowAkunis visits protest tent in front of PM's Residence, demands end to construction freeze because building is a 'right, not a favor.'
'Europe's 1930s Jew Hatred Raised its Ugly Head Again'Minister Akunis responds to EU official announcing 'settlement' labeling soon as next week, warns 'the Europeans haven't learned a thing.'
'Leftist Journalists Want To Preserve Monopoly'Minister Akunis explains why journalists opposed attempt to limit their ability to broadcast opinions.
Angry Akunis Claims PM Was Aware of 'No Media Bias' LawAfter leaving post in Communications Ministry over journalistic bias clause, Ofir Akunis alleges PM was aware of the law beforehand.
Litzman Makes History: First Haredi-Ashkenazi Minister Since '52Yaakov Litzman is sworn in as health minister, the first haredi Ashkenazi minister to serve in the Israeli government since 1952.
Likud Minister to Support Death Sentence for TerroristsMinister Ofir Akunis says he will vote in favor of MK Sharon Gal's bill enacting a death penalty for terrorists.
Netanyahu Formulating Plan to Keep Begin in GovernmentPromising to include Begin in cabinet after resignation, PM weighs possibility of giving Akunis UN ambassador to bring Begin back.
Akunis: Jewish Home is Likud's 'Sister Party'Outgoing Deputy Minister and MK hails 'wonderful' elections results, says Likud has a natural partner in the Religious Zionist sector.
Akunis: Dagan Has Personal Vendetta Against NetanyahuDeputy Minister notes Dagan may not have penned his own speech, slams him for 'ingratitude' after Netanyahu helped save his life in 2012.
Akunis: 'Labor Will Not Be Invited to the Next Government'Deputy Minister Ofir Akunis says Labor is too far-left to be considered for a potential coalition; guarantees Jewish Home will be included.
Bennett: Galant's Statement 'a New Low'Kulanu candidate hinted that the targeting of Jihad Mughniyeh was timed for the election campaign.
'Labor Founders Are Rolling in Their Graves'Jewish Home and Likud react to Labor primary results, calling the 'far-left' candidates 'Marmara Flotilla supports and NIF members.'
'Israel Must Take Off the Kid Gloves With the PA'Likud Deputy Minister Akunis says world nations starting to realize Israel has no peace partner - problem is Livni still doesn't get it.
Govt. Allocates NIS 17 Million for Arava Oil CleanupThe government authorized an expenditure of NIS 17 million ($4 million) for the reclamation of damaged areas of the Arava.
Nationalist MKs Slam High Court's Decision on AmonaNationalist MKs criticize High Court's decision that the new community of Amona be demolished within two years.
Dep. Min. Akunis: We 'Have Control' Over Oil Spill MessWorkers have turned the tide in battle against the oil spill in the Arava last week, pollution won't reach Eilat, Environment Ministry says.
Likud Hopes to Form Large Right-Wing UnionDeputy Minister Akunis says his party and Jewish Home learned lessons of infighting in the last elections, slams Lapid-Livni 'putsch.'
MKs Right and Left Respond to Early ElectionsKnesset Members from across the political spectrum respond to failed meeting between Netanyahu and Lapid.
Deputy Minister Says Elections Are 'Inevitable'Deputy Minister Ofir Akunis criticizes Finance Minister Yair Lapid for saying the government is "stuck", says Lapid is welcome to resign.
Bill to Criminalize Employing Infiltrators Given Second ChanceProposal to give hefty fines, prison time for employers who hire illegal aliens given second chance, put on fast track.
MKs Slam Media 'Hypocrisy' over Jerusalem ConstructionDeputy Minister admits Israel losing the media war, but insists: 'it is our duty to build, just like in Washington, Paris, London.'
MKs Support Gush Etzion Building Projects at Outpost EventOfir Akunis, Eli Yishai, regional leaders flock to support construction in Judea- Samaria; say Israel will prevail over building freeze.
Nationalist MKs Praise Netanyahu's UN SpeechWhile leftist MKs rejected the Prime Minister's speech, nationalist MKs praised Netanyahu for exposing the PA's lies.
'Abbas Wants a State Instead of Israel'Deputy Minister Akunis says Netanyahu will deliver 'the speech of truth' after Abbas's 'speech of lies.'
Akunis: 'Two-State Solution' will Bring Terror Tunnels to CenterDeputy Minister warns that a “two-state solution” will endanger the security of Israelis and bring rockets to the heart of the country.
Deputy Minister: We'll Continue to Build in Our LandDeputy Minister Ofir Akunis criticizes EU and U.S. for condemning Israel's designation of areas in Gush Etzion as state land.
Deputy Minister Dismisses Abbas's 'Deadline' Plan"No one will threaten us," says Deputy Minister Ofir Akunis after PA reveals plan to force Israel to withdraw from Judea and Samaria.
MKs Call Foiled Hamas Coup a 'Warning Sign' for Unity GovernmentNationalist MKs attack leftists over attempted Hamas coup, after remarks early in the unity pact claimed PA would keep Hamas in line.
Akunis: How Can Schabas be Taken Seriously?Likud MK dismisses UN's probe on Gaza, points out the anti-Israel stance of the head of the panel, William Schabas.