'Tel Aviv mayor avoiding responsibility: This is not leadership'

Science and Technology Minister Ofir Akunis slams Blue and White party for hypocrisy on democracy, Tel Aviv mayor for ducking blame.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/6/2020, 3:33 PM

Likud Minister: Netanyahu's victory is not guaranteed

'It's not enough to click 'like' on Facebook or attend conferences,' Science Minister Akunis says. 'You have to go out and vote.'Yoni Kempinski, 12/26/2019, 1:27 PM

'Gaza military operation sooner or later'

Science Minister estimates Israel will not be able to continue absorbing Gaza escalations: 'Talk to terror organizations in their language.'Mordechai Sones, 12/26/2019, 11:40 AM

'Decisive days for the Land of Israel'

Science and Technology Minister Ofir Akunis visits Ofra, warns against leftist government supported by the Arab parties.Hezki Baruch, 11/18/2019, 5:34 AM

'In three weeks, government of withdrawals will arise'

Science Minister prepares for Left-wing minority government, argues Likud could provide strong response from opposition as well. InterviewShimon Cohen, 11/11/2019, 8:35 PM

'Israel is the center of global interest'

Science and Technology Minister Ofir Akunis inaugurates Israeli pavilion at International Astronautical Congress.Nitsan Keidar, 10/24/2019, 4:42 AM

Likud minister: 'The Left is spreading lies'

Science Min. Akunis warns: 'If Likud, right-wing voters don't wake up, we will lose elections.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/9/2019, 12:21 PM

'Next Gaza war will be harsher than Protective Edge'

Minister Akunis warns Hamas if it launches another conflict Israel will respond with harsher measures than 2014 war.Shimon Cohen, 8/20/2019, 9:11 PM

Likud minister promises: I'll never vote to give away land

Min. Ofir Akunis warns right-wing parties may be headed for an Oslo-like disaster, promises never to support giving away Israel's land.Hezki Baruch, 7/5/2019, 1:07 PM

Akunis: We will never withdraw from the land of Israel

Science Minister: I will not lend a hand to the establishment of a Palestinian state in any territory of the land of Israel.Hezki Baruch, 6/17/2019, 12:08 AM

Israeli Science Minister invited to White House

Science Minister Akunis expected to visit White House next week, says invite proves US-Israel relationship 'excellent.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/21/2019, 2:01 PM

Akunis: A Palestinian state would be a 'catastrophe'

Science and Technology Minister visits Samaria: If you want to see tunnels leading to Kfar Saba and Ra'anana - support a Palestinian state.Ido Ben Porat, 1/17/2019, 5:44 AM

Minister Akunis supports sovereignty in Gush Etzion

Science and Technology Minister visits Gush Etzion, says site part of 'foundations of our people dating back thousands of years.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/11/2018, 10:29 PM

'We remember the Philippine's 1947 vote'

At start of meeting with Philippine President, Netanyahu tells of Filipino nurse who treated his father and uncle.Mordechai Sones, 9/3/2018, 3:49 PM

'There will not be two states, even in the Trump era'

Science Minister Ofir Akunis says establishment of Arab state in Judea and Samaria would be suicide for Israel.Shimon Cohen, 7/9/2018, 8:37 PM

Barak blasts Akunis: New record for stupidity

Former PM unhappy after Science Minister rejects appointment of professor who signed a letter encouraging refusal to enlist.Elad Benari, 7/9/2018, 5:13 AM

'He should have been shot'

Likud Minister praises security forces for capturing terrorist who murdered IDF soldier, says orders should have been 'shoot to kill'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/15/2018, 7:48 AM

Likud minister: We will act as you would act

Science Minister Akunis tells counterparts that Israel will act to protect its citizens - just as their countries would.Hezki Baruch, 5/30/2018, 8:51 AM

'TV investigators bowed down before Ahmed Tibi'

Minister Akunis tells of event engraved in memory from time he worked at educational television when bombing attack on bus Line 5 occurred.Mordechai Sones, 4/16/2018, 6:58 PM

Discord in Knesset ceremony at Kastner mention

Storm surrounding mention of controversial WWII figure at Knesset ceremony; Science Minister leaves in protest as name read.Mordechai Sones, 4/12/2018, 2:44 PM

'Apply sovereignty - beginning with Area C'

Science Minister Ofir Akunis, at Jerusalem Conference, calls for expulsion of terrorist families in response to terrorist attacks.Yoni Kempinski/Mordechai Sones, 2/12/2018, 10:56 PM

'One of the lowest points of the leftist protesters'

Science, Technology and Space Minister blasts leftist protesters who disrupted the Attorney General while he was reciting Kaddish.Hezki Baruch, 1/22/2018, 6:35 AM

Watch: Likud unanimously backs sovereignty over Judea, Samaria

Members of Likud's central committee vote on proposal to extend Israeli sovereignty over Judea and Samaria.Yoni Kempinski, 12/31/2017, 8:49 PM

Minister Akunis welcomed at UCLA Hillel for Leonard Cohen event

A week after Princeton Hillel retracts invitation to Tzipi Hotovely, Science Minister attends event at UCLA honoring legendary singer.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/16/2017, 6:44 PM

Likud minister: We may have to hold early elections

Likud minister Akunis says disagreements may force early elections, suggests raising threshold to enter Knesset to 10%.Hezki Baruch, 11/4/2017, 8:37 PM

Akunis cancels trip to Jordan

Science and Technology Minister cancels trip to Jordan amid tensions between the countries.Elad Benari, 5/16/2017, 4:38 AM

Another terrorist state shall not arise at our expense!

'Palestinian problem with us more than 120 years is fact we exist,' says Science Minister. 'I expect Trump to announce transfer of embassy.'Mordechai Sones, 5/8/2017, 10:55 PM

Israeli high schoolers build satellite sent to space by NASA

A group of Israeli high schoolers built a nanosatellite and sent it to space to study the atmosphere as part of an international project.Yoel Domb, 4/19/2017, 3:37 PM

Bnei Akiva students embark on science and technology missions

35 students from around the country to visit particle accelerator in Switzerland, see satellite launch in Florida.Yoni Kempinski, 3/15/2017, 8:54 PM

'Israel is a powerhouse of knowledge'

Technology Minister says Israel is a powerhouse of 'knowledge, technology, and innovation.'Yedidya Ben-Or, AFP, 3/13/2017, 2:18 PM

'No one gives land to his enemies'

Likud minister says pressure to create PA terror state 'thing of the past'; 'if PA wanted peace, there would be peace'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/19/2017, 5:05 PM

Likud ministers attack Bennett for 'lecturing' Netanyahu

Likud ministers back Netanyahu, say no need for Bennett to lecture on importance of upcoming Trump-Netanyahu meeting.Hezki Baruch, Nitsan Keidar, 2/12/2017, 11:24 AM

'The Arabs should welcome the Regulation Law'

Science and Technology Minister says those condemning Regulation Law never read it, Arabs should welcome passage of bill.Hezki Baruch, 2/8/2017, 9:02 PM

'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.Yoni Kempinski, 1/30/2017, 3:42 AM

'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 attacksHezki Baruch, 1/9/2017, 10:50 PM

Minister Akunis: There is no occupation in our homeland

In an Arutz Sheva interview, Science Minister Ofir Akunis discussed American-Israeli relations,status of the PA and scientific cooperation.Shimon Cohen, 12/29/2016, 2:13 PM

'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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/13/2016, 4:39 PM

Minister Akunis: Israel best place to live, & not only for Jews

At IAC conference in Washington, Science Minister sounds off on Abbas' dream of Palestine 'clean of Jews' and Israel's bright future.Yoni Kempinski, 9/25/2016, 8:17 AM

'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.Shimon Cohen, 8/21/2016, 3:57 PM

Minister walks out in protest of haredi school curricula vote

Information Minister Ofir Akunis refuses to take part in vote to cancel core studies requirement in haredi schools.Hezki Baruch, 7/24/2016, 1:45 PM

Science Minister demands clearer apology from IDF dept. chief

Israeli Minister of Science Ofer Akunis says Deputy Chief of Staff Yair Golan must issue a clearer apology for Holocaust remarks.Tal Polon, 5/8/2016, 11:51 AM

Likud Minister vows to return evicted Jews to Hevron homes

Ofir Akunis visits Hevron houses where 200 Jews were evicted in January coalition crisis, notes 'the PA proved the purchase was legal.'Ido Ben-Porat, 5/2/2016, 9:30 PM

'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

Tempers flare as 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

Minister Akunis: 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 before the cameras'

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 spurred 'animals' behind stabbing attack

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 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.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: Stop plans to give land to Palestinians

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