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'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.Hezki Baruch, 4/19/2016, 8:57 PM

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.'Ari Yashar, 4/17/2016, 7:49 PM

Bennett faces off against Netanyahu, Ya'alon

Bennett slams comments by PM, defense minister regarding soldier who killed terrorist in Hevron. Netanyahu: Don't lecture me.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/27/2016, 2:32 PM

'Better a dead terrorist than a dead soldier'

Likud Minister decries the social network 'courtroom' that is actively convicting the soldier who shot a wounded terrorist.Hezki Baruch, 3/25/2016, 12:51 PM

'Leaders don't burst into tears on camera'

Minister Akunis criticizes EU's Mogherini for breaking down in press conference after Brussels attack, contrasting with other women leaders.Ari Yashar, 3/24/2016, 10:51 PM

'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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/22/2016, 3:50 PM

Israel presents 'the truth' to the world

New exhibit at Ben-Gurion Airport displays 60 breakthroughs Israel has given the world, to be viewed by 8 million passengers.Yoni Kempinski, 3/7/2016, 6:38 PM

'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.'Ari Yashar, Yoni Kempinski, 2/23/2016, 6:18 PM

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.Hezki Baruch, 2/11/2016, 10:04 AM

Columbia space shuttle remains arrive in Israel

On loan from NASA, remains of space shuttle Columbia arrive on display at Ilan Ramon conference for Israel Space week.Yoni Kempinski, 2/2/2016, 11:16 AM

Akunis: Incitement to blame for stabbing

Israel's President and Science Minister condemn stabbing in Beit Horon, blame ongoing Palestinian incitement for 4-month long terror wave.Cynthia Blank, 1/25/2016, 8:34 PM

'Terrorists are 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.Ido Ben Porat, 1/20/2016, 4:32 PM

Austrian minister cancels visit over '67 lines'

Austrian Vice Chancellor refuses to visit government office in Jerusalem; Ofir Akunis: 'Austria will not divide Jerusalem.'Tova Dvorin, 12/4/2015, 10:53 AM

Shomron Council head: Don't give land to PA

Shomron Regional Council head Yossi Dagan is joined by Likud ministers in demanding to stop plans to transfer land in Area C to the PA.Ben Ariel, 11/29/2015, 5:23 AM

Minister pushes plan to close off Hevron

Science Minister Ofir Akunis says preventing Palestinians from leaving Hevron could be a significant step in fighting terror.Shimon Cohen, 11/23/2015, 10:05 PM

Akunis to double R&D budget for Judea and Samaria

Science Minister Ofir Akunis announces doubling of research and development project budgets in Judea, Samaria, and the Golan.Moshe Cohen, 11/17/2015, 4:53 PM

Minister to EU envoy: You forgot the Holocaust

Akunis cancels on event with EU ambassador over 'settlement labeling' move, slams the 'dark stain on Europe's moral fabric' in fiery letter.Ari Yashar, 11/5/2015, 7:35 PM

NASA, Israel Space Agency Sign Cooperation Deal

One small step for science: US-Israeli agreement to deepen cooperation over space exploration.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/13/2015, 3:39 PM

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.Hezki Baruch, 10/7/2015, 5:16 PM

Likud Minister Demands: Adopt Levy Report Now

Akunis visits protest tent in front of PM's Residence, demands end to construction freeze because building is a 'right, not a favor.'Ari Yashar, 10/7/2015, 1:02 PM

'Europe's 1930s Jew Hatred Raised its Ugly Head'

Minister Akunis responds to EU official announcing 'settlement' labeling soon as next week, warns 'the Europeans haven't learned a thing.'Ari Yashar, 9/21/2015, 11:31 AM

'Leftist Journalists Want To Preserve Monopoly'

Minister Akunis explains why journalists opposed attempt to limit their ability to broadcast opinions.Shimon Cohen, 9/6/2015, 5:35 PM

Angry Akunis Claims PM Knew of 'No Media Bias' Law

After leaving post in Communications Ministry over journalistic bias clause, Ofir Akunis alleges PM was aware of the law beforehand.Yedidyah Ben Or, 9/6/2015, 9:33 AM

Litzman Makes History: A Haredi-Ashkenazi Minister

Yaakov Litzman is sworn in as health minister, the first haredi Ashkenazi minister to serve in the Israeli government since 1952.Hezki Baruch, 9/2/2015, 2:57 PM

Akunis to Support Death Sentence for Terrorists

Minister Ofir Akunis says he will vote in favor of MK Sharon Gal's bill enacting a death penalty for terrorists.Hezki Baruch, 7/12/2015, 6:33 AM

Netanyahu Formulating Plan to Keep Begin in Gov't

Promising to include Begin in cabinet after resignation, PM weighs possibility of giving Akunis UN ambassador to bring Begin back.Cynthia Blank, 5/31/2015, 1:16 PM

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.Shimon Cohen and Tova Dvorin, 3/18/2015, 7:55 PM

Akunis: Dagan Has Personal Vendetta Against PM

Deputy Minister notes Dagan may not have penned his own speech, slams him for 'ingratitude' after Netanyahu helped save his life in 2012.Tova Dvorin, 3/8/2015, 9:13 AM

'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.Hezki Baruch, 2/14/2015, 6:42 PM

Bennett: Galant's Statement 'a New Low'

Kulanu candidate hinted that the targeting of Jihad Mughniyeh was timed for the election campaign.Gil Ronen, 1/18/2015, 10:25 PM

'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.'Cynthia Blank, 1/14/2015, 10:29 AM

'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.Shimon Cohen, Ari Yashar, 12/31/2014, 12:15 PM

Govt. Allocates NIS 17m for Arava Oil Cleanup

The government authorized an expenditure of NIS 17 million ($4 million) for the reclamation of damaged areas of the Arava.Moshe Cohen, 12/28/2014, 4:16 PM

Nationalist MKs Slam 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

Dep. Min. Akunis: We 'Have Control' Over Oil Spill

Workers have turned the tide in battle against the oil spill in the Arava last week, pollution won't reach Eilat, Environment Ministry says.Yaakov Levi, 12/14/2014, 4:23 PM

Likud Hopes to Form Large Right-Wing Union

Deputy Minister Akunis says his party and Jewish Home learned lessons of infighting in the last elections, slams Lapid-Livni 'putsch.'Shimon Cohen, Ari Yashar, 12/3/2014, 11:59 AM

MKs Right and Left Respond to Early Elections

Knesset Members from across the political spectrum respond to failed meeting between Netanyahu and Lapid.Hezki Baruch and Elad Benari, 12/2/2014, 1:10 AM

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.Hezki Baruch, 11/30/2014, 5:35 AM

Bill to Criminalize Employing Illegals Resurrected

Proposal to give hefty fines, prison time for employers who hire illegal aliens given second chance, put on fast track.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 10/28/2014, 2:52 PM

'Israel has Lost the Media to the World'

Deputy Minister admits Israel losing the media war, but insists: 'it is our duty to build, just like in Washington, Paris, London.'Tova Dvorin, Ornit Atzar, 10/27/2014, 5:08 PM

MKs Support Gush Etzion at Outpost Event

Ofir Akunis, Eli Yishai, regional leaders flock to support construction in Judea- Samaria; say Israel will prevail over building freeze.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/12/2014, 2:50 PM

Nationalist MKs Praise Netanyahu's UN Speech

While leftist MKs rejected the Prime Minister's speech, nationalist MKs praised Netanyahu for exposing the PA's lies.Ben Ariel, 9/30/2014, 2:44 AM

'Abbas Wants a State Instead of Israel'

Deputy Minister Akunis says Netanyahu will deliver 'the speech of truth' after Abbas's 'speech of lies.'Shimon Cohen, Gil Ronen, 9/28/2014, 7:23 PM

Akunis Warns Against 'Two-State Solution'

Deputy Minister warns that a “two-state solution” will endanger the security of Israelis and bring rockets to the heart of the country.Hezki Baruch, 9/16/2014, 4:43 AM

Deputy Min.: We'll Continue to Build in Our Land

Deputy Minister Ofir Akunis criticizes EU and U.S. for condemning Israel's designation of areas in Gush Etzion as state land.Hezki Baruch, 9/3/2014, 5:14 AM

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.Shimon Cohen and Elad Benari, 8/26/2014, 4:45 AM

MKs: Hamas Coup 'Warning Sign' for Unity Gov't

Nationalist MKs attack leftists over attempted Hamas coup, after remarks early in the unity pact claimed PA would keep Hamas in line.Hezki Baruch, Tova Dvorin, 8/18/2014, 7:44 PM

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.Elad Benari, 8/18/2014, 7:22 AM

Akunis: Cease-fire Under Our Terms, Not Hamas'

MK Ofir Akunis said that Israel had no plans to stop its attacks against Gaza terrorists, and would continue to fight.Yosef Berger, 7/13/2014, 4:29 PM

Minister: Murder 'Direct Result' of PA Unity Gov't

Ofir Akunis in New York says abduction and murders caused by PA unity, hints Abbas's words 'can't change that.'Ari Yashar, 7/2/2014, 9:07 AM

MK: World Must Apologize for PA Unity Support

Those who praised unity between Hamas and Fatah now see what their support has wrought, said MK Ofir Akunis.Moshe Cohen, 6/16/2014, 4:36 PM

Minister Calls on World to Withdraw Support for PA

Hamas's involvement in the kidnapping of three yeshiva students precedent for a withdrawal of international support, Akunis says.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 6/16/2014, 2:10 PM

Akunis Slams IDF Radio for Promoting PA 'Lies'

Deputy Minister lashes out at the great Palestinian Arab myth - that they preceded a Jewish presence in the Land of Israel.Ido Ben-Porat and Tova Dvorin, 5/13/2014, 8:52 AM

Minister Slams Indyk's 'Lies'

Deputy Minister laments US envoy Martin Indyk's comments as the result of too much influence from PA propaganda.Hezki Baruch, 5/9/2014, 1:45 PM

'PA Can Have Peace with Israel or Hamas; Not Both'

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu sharply criticizes PA, Abbas Wednesday for demanding more construction freezes.Tova Dvorin, 4/23/2014, 11:29 AM

'Abbas Is Arafat In Disguise'

Deputy Minister Ofer Akunis slams building freeze demands for talk extension, says under Abbas 'tone has changed, essence has not.'Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 4/22/2014, 8:12 PM

MK Akunis Tells US 'You're Pressuring Wrong Side'

Deputy Minister Akunis criticizes Obama's intentions to pressure Netanyahu during visit into concessions, says PA needs pressing.Ari Yashar, 3/3/2014, 11:55 AM