MKs Slam Media 'Hypocrisy' over Jerusalem Construction

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 Building Projects 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: 'Two-State Solution' will Bring Terror Tunnels to Center

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 Minister: 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 Call Foiled Hamas Coup a 'Warning Sign' for Unity Government

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 Says Teens' 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

Likud MK: World Must Apologize for Supporting PA Unity

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

'Moral Duty' for World to Retract Support for Unity Pact

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

Deputy Minister Slams IDF Radio for Promoting Palestinian '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

'Abbas 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

Akunis: Peace is Foreign to the Palestinians

Deputy Minister warns against construction freeze, says that PA's rejection of Kerry's framework proves it doesn't want peace.Elad Benari, 2/24/2014, 2:42 AM

Akunis: '67 Borders' Like Jumping Off a Skyscraper

An Israeli withdrawal to the pre-1967 borders is equivalent to suicide, says Likud Deputy Minister Ofir Akunis.Elad Benari, 2/16/2014, 4:19 AM

Akunis, Netanyahu Present Tablets to 94 Children

'Computer for Every Child' government program gives underprivileged children new educational opportunities.Tova Dvorin, 1/31/2014, 12:46 PM

'Likud MKs Critical of Netanyahu Can Leave Govt.'

Source in Netanyahu's office says Likud MKs opposing proposal to put PA over Jews can quit, adds Bennett can leave too.Ari Yashar, 1/27/2014, 12:31 PM

Akunis: A Palestinian State would Endanger Israeli Cities

"I support maximum self-rule for the Palestinians but not a Palestinian state," says Deputy Minister Ofir Akunis.Elad Benari, 1/19/2014, 2:46 AM

Likud Deputy Minister: Kerry is 'Extreme' in Pressuring Israel

MK Ofir Akunis says 'large' Israeli concessions to US demands on peace deal will endanger coalition.Gil Ronen, 1/5/2014, 6:53 PM

Akunis: Coalition in Danger from Kerry Deal

Deputy Minister warns coalition govt. faces significant changes due to US pressure on Jordan Valley withdrawal.Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/3/2014, 12:05 PM

Report: Defense Ministry Rejects US Plan for Jordan Valley

Maariv reports that Defense Ministry rejects US plans for Jordan Valley, based on security needs.Tova Dvorin, 1/1/2014, 9:54 PM

MK Akunis: Jordan Valley is our 'Iron Wall'

Deputy Minister tours Jordan Valley, says Israel must not succumb to US pressure to withdraw.Gil Ronen, 12/31/2013, 8:14 PM

Kerry to Force Security Plan on Netanyahu

Report shows Kerry's staff plans to 'attack' Netanyahu in January, make him submit to US arrangement uprooting Jordan Valley communities.Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/20/2013, 12:43 PM

Akunis: If Kerry is Optimistic, Then We Must Be Very Worried

Likud MK responds to remarks from John Kerry praising talks, reports that pressure is on to cede control of Jordan Valley.Tova Dvorin, 12/7/2013, 7:52 PM

Akunis: Arrogant PA Wants to Break Off Talks After Releases

The Palestinian Authority is looking for any excuse to withdraw from negotiations with Israel, MK Ofir Akunis said MondayDavid Lev, 11/4/2013, 7:17 PM

Akunis: Releasing Terrorists is Immoral

Deputy Minister Ofir Akunis calls on PM Netanyahu not to release any more terrorists as a “gesture” to the Palestinian Authority.Elad Benari, 10/27/2013, 2:37 AM

Likud MK: Agreeing to 1967 Borders will Topple Gov't

Deputy Minister in Prime Minister's Office says terror spike is the fault of the Palestinian Authority and its incitement.Gil Ronen, 10/19/2013, 8:58 PM

Akunis: A Palestinian State? No Way

"I was against a Palestinian state in the past and am still against it today," Deputy Minister Ofir Akunis declares.Elad Benari, 8/27/2013, 6:13 AM

Likud MKs: Jewish Construction Must Go On Despite Peace Talks

"Building in Judea and Samaria is not an issue," declares Deputy Minister Ofir Akunis at dedication of new Shomron neighborhood.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 8/26/2013, 3:45 AM

Likud MK Asks Museum to Nix Ultra-Leftist Event

Anti-Zionist Zochrot will hold an event at Land of Israel Museum in Tel Aviv, which it calls Sheikh Munis.Gil Ronen, 8/13/2013, 9:47 AM

Struk: Why Did the Government Lie About Releasing Terrorists?

MK Orit Struk demands an inquiry into an incident in which the government presented false information on releasing terrorists.Elad Benari, 7/29/2013, 3:14 AM

Akunis: Govt. Misled Me on Terrorist Release

Deputy Minister claims officials involved in negotiations intentionally misled him.Maayana Miskin, 7/28/2013, 4:22 PM

MK Moalem: Puncturing Tires isn't Terror

Bayit Yehudi slams those who claim that graffiti and tire puncturing against Arabs are terrorist acts.Gil Ronen, 6/26/2013, 11:11 PM

Gov’t Won’t Repeat ‘Mistake to Announce a Construction Freeze’

Likud Deputy Minister Ofir Akunis says the government won't announce a construction freeze in Jerusalem, Judea or Samaria.Chana Ya'ar, 6/12/2013, 1:05 PM

‘No Plan to Release Terrorists under U.S. Pressure’

Deputy Minister Ofir Akunis rejects reports that America is pushing Israel to free terrorists as a ‘good-will gesture.’Maayana Miskin, 4/24/2013, 4:15 PM

Okunis Answers Lapid on ‘Where’s the Money’

Likud MK: Netanyahu’s offer to Lapid gives him a chance to show he’s serious on pre-elections promises.Maayana Miskin, 3/7/2013, 9:40 PM

Akunis: How Come Not One Judge Was Against Zoabi?

MK Ofir Akunis expresses disappointment over Supreme Court ruling allowing MK Zoabi to run in the elections.Elad Benari, 12/31/2012, 1:15 AM

MK: Keep Zoabi Out, We Can't Afford Repeat of Bishara Scandal

MK Yariv Levin said that the High Court should not overturn a Knesset committee decision to keep Hanin Zoabi out of the upcoming electionsDavid Lev, 12/27/2012, 11:24 AM

MKs Seeking to Disqualify Zoabi May Have Majority

Most members of the Central Election Committee are expected to back a motion by MK Ofir Akunis to disqualify Arab MK Hanin Zoabi.Elad Benari, 12/10/2012, 3:15 AM

‘Arab MKs have Crossed All Red Lines’

Likud MK slams Arab factions over picture of PM Netanyahu as a bloody-handed killer.Maayana Miskin, 11/23/2012, 12:02 PM

Enough is Enough, Say MKs about Gaza Escalation

MKs call on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to take action in the wake of continued terrorism from Gaza.Elad Benari, 11/11/2012, 4:01 AM

Likud: Abbas Working for Labor Party

Likud is not impressed with PA head's "moderation" on TV interview, says he is trying to help Labor party.Gil Ronen, 11/4/2012, 5:30 PM

Akunis: Zoabi Participated in Terror Attack, Disqualify Her

MK Ofir Akunis demands that the Central Elections Committee disqualify MK Hanin Zoabi from running in the upcoming elections.Elad Benari, 10/17/2012, 5:14 AM

Likud MK Ejected in Rowdy Welcome for Mofaz

Shaul Mofaz becomes Opposition Head, blames gov't for economic woes. Likud MKs heckle him.Gil Ronen, 4/2/2012, 1:30 PM

Deputy Speaker: We Must Turn Efrat Into a City

MK Ofir Akunis visited the Gush Etzion community of Efrat, where he said Israel must continue to build.Gabe Kahn., 1/17/2012, 9:12 PM

Akunis to Present 'Anti Tibi' Bill

MK Ofir Akunis (Likud) to submit a bill that would prohibit MKs to give consultation to foreign entities.Elad Benari, 9/27/2011, 3:09 AM

Akunis: Investigate Arab MK Over NY Trip On Behalf of PA

Likud MK Ofir Akunis formally called for an immediate probe into a trip to NY by MK Ahmed Tibi reportedly to support the PA statehood bid.Chana Ya'ar, 9/19/2011, 8:02 PM