Minister vows to return evicted Jews to HevronOfir 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.'
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.
'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.
'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.
'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 to blame for stabbingIsrael's President and Science Minister condemn stabbing in Beit Horon, blame ongoing Palestinian incitement for 4-month long terror wave.
'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.
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: Don't give land to PAShomron 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'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 Knew 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: A Haredi-Ashkenazi MinisterYaakov Litzman is sworn in as health minister, the first haredi Ashkenazi minister to serve in the Israeli government since 1952.
Akunis 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 Gov'tPromising 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 PMDeputy Minister notes Dagan may not have penned his own speech, slams him for 'ingratitude' after Netanyahu helped save his life in 2012.
'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 17m 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 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 SpillWorkers 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 Illegals ResurrectedProposal to give hefty fines, prison time for employers who hire illegal aliens given second chance, put on fast track.
'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.'
MKs Support Gush Etzion 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 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.
Deputy Min.: 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: Hamas Coup 'Warning Sign' for Unity Gov'tNationalist 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.
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.
Minister: Murder 'Direct Result' of PA Unity Gov'tOfir Akunis in New York says abduction and murders caused by PA unity, hints Abbas's words 'can't change that.'
MK: World Must Apologize for PA Unity SupportThose who praised unity between Hamas and Fatah now see what their support has wrought, said MK Ofir Akunis.
Minister Calls on World to Withdraw Support for PAHamas's involvement in the kidnapping of three yeshiva students precedent for a withdrawal of international support, Akunis says.
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.
Minister Slams Indyk's 'Lies'Deputy Minister laments US envoy Martin Indyk's comments as the result of too much influence from PA propaganda.
'PA Can Have Peace with Israel or Hamas; Not Both'Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu sharply criticizes PA, Abbas Wednesday for demanding more construction freezes.
'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.'