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FM Katz to Rep. Stefanik:

'We need bipartisan support against Iran'

Katz thanked Stefanik for her fight against anti-Semitism, including the hearing of university presidents in Congress and her support for the aid package.

'We need bipartisan support against Iran'

Foreign Minister Katz:

'Key to preventing humanitarian crisis in Gaza in Egypt's hands'

Israeli Foreign Minister says he is discussing need to pressure Egypt to reopen the Rafah crossing with his British, German, and Italian counterparts.

'Key to preventing humanitarian crisis in Gaza in Egypt's hands'

The role that Foreign Minister Katz will offer to Eden Golan

Foreign Minister Israel Katz expected to offer Israel's Eurovision representative, Eden Golan, an important role in the fight against antisemitism around the world.

The role that Foreign Minister Katz will offer to Eden Golan

Foreign Minister Katz criticizes

Slovenia considering recognizing Palestinian state

Foreign Minister meets Slovenian counterpart, Tanja Fajon, criticizes her for considering a unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state.

Slovenia considering recognizing Palestinian state

Amid reports of ICC warrants

Israeli missions told to brace for antisemtic attacks

Foreign Minister Katz attacked intentions of issuing arrest warrants against Israeli officials. 'Warrants will provide support for the Hamas terror organization and the radical Islamic axis led by Iran.'

Israeli missions told to brace for antisemtic attacks

Foreign Minister Israel Katz:

'We will not allow Khamenei to undermine regional stability'

The Foreign Minister congratulated the EU on the decision to impose new sanctions against Iran.

'We will not allow Khamenei to undermine regional stability'

Following UNSC vote:

Foreign Min. to summon ambassadors, including from France, Japan

Foreign Ministry to summon ambassadors of countries which voted in favor of upgrading Palestinian Authority to full member status at the UN.

Foreign Min. to summon ambassadors, including from France, Japan

Foreign Minister thanks Biden for new sanctions on Iran

Minister Israel Katz: 'I commend President Biden for his ironclad commitment to Israel's security and his announcement of new sanctions on leaders and entities affiliated with Iran's IRGC, the Iranian Defense Ministry, and Iran's missile and drone program.'

Foreign Minister thanks Biden for new sanctions on Iran

FM Katz to German FM:

'Today it's us- tomorrow it will be you'

Foreign Minister Israel Katz called on Germany to work in the EU to designate the IRGC as a terror organization and to impose sanctions on Iran's ballistic missile program.

'Today it's us- tomorrow it will be you'

Israeli FM leading push to declare Iran a terror organization

'Iran must be stopped now - before it is too late,' Foreign Minister Israel Katz emphasizes.

Israeli FM leading push to declare Iran a terror organization

Report:

Indonesia on path to normalizing relations with Israel

World's largest Muslim country reportedly ready to normalize relations with world's only Jewish State in order to join the OECD.

Indonesia on path to normalizing relations with Israel

Moving:

Foreign Minister and hostages' families sing 'Hatikva' in Rome

Watch: Foreign Minister Israel Katz and families of hostages conclude a meeting with members of the Jewish community in Rome with a moving singing of Israel's national anthem.

Foreign Minister and hostages' families sing 'Hatikva' in Rome

Six months since massacre:

Pope to meet hostages’ families

The Pope responded to request of Foreign Minister Israel Katz to meet with hostages’ families: ‘to ensure that any ceasefire is conditional on the release of the hostages.’

Pope to meet hostages’ families

Foreign Minister warns West:

If you don't support us now, you'll see terror in your streets

Foreign Min. Israel Katz shares: 'I tell Western foreign ministers that Islamic terror could reach them as well - our war is your war.'

If you don't support us now, you'll see terror in your streets

Foreign Min. slams Brazilian Pres.: 'Learn to count'

Brazil's Pres. da Silva claims Israel killed 12.3 million children in Gaza; Foreign Min. Katz urges law stipulating that 'every person who wishes to become president must learn to count.'

Foreign Min. slams Brazilian Pres.: 'Learn to count'

'Free the girls first'

Brother of kidnapped soldier sends message to Belgian FM

Salem Alatrash, brother of kidnapped soldier Mohammed Alatrash, meets Belgian Foreign Min., urges her to push for hostages' release.

Brother of kidnapped soldier sends message to Belgian FM

Colombian President threatens to cut ties with Israel

President Gustavo Petro, who has repeatedly criticized Israel's war against Hamas, threatens to break off diplomatic ties if Israel fails to comply with UN Security Council resolution calling for immediate ceasefire.

Colombian President threatens to cut ties with Israel

Foreign Minister:

'UN became antisemitic, terror-supporting under Guterres'

Foreign Minister Israel Katz lashes into UN Secretary-General after Guterres visits Egypt, calls line of trucks waiting to enter Gaza a 'moral outrage.'

'UN became antisemitic, terror-supporting under Guterres'

Israel condemns 'barbaric' ISIS attack in Moscow

President Herzog, Foreign Minister Katz react to attack which left 133 people dead in Moscow. Foreign Ministry: Terror must be condemned and fought globally. Terrorism must not be tolerated.

Israel condemns 'barbaric' ISIS attack in Moscow

After Erdogan threatens Netanyahu:

Turkish deputy ambassador summoned for reprimand

'There is no God who will listen to those who support the atrocities and crimes against humanity committed by your barbaric Hamas friends,' Foreign Min. Israel Katz says.

Turkish deputy ambassador summoned for reprimand

Foreign Minister Katz to World Jewry:

Form a unified global front against antisemitism

In an open letter to the Jews of the worldת Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Israel Katz calls for unity to battle antisemitism, the vilification of Israel and Jews worldwide across all media fronts.

Form a unified global front against antisemitism

EU Foreign Min.: Israel is causing 'famine' in Gaza

EU's Josep Borrell claims Israel is using famine as a 'weapon of war,' Foreign Minister Israel Katz hits back.

EU Foreign Min.: Israel is causing 'famine' in Gaza

Foreign Minister to UN chief:

'You brought the UN to an all-time low'

Foreign Minister Israel Katz writes scathing letter to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres attacking his lack of response to report on Hamas rapes, growth of institutional UN antisemitism during his tenure.

'You brought the UN to an all-time low'

October 7th sexual violence:

Hostages' families to attend UNSC meeting

Foreign Minister Israel Katz will leave for New York together with a delegation of family members of hostages. 'The people of Israel will not accept what happened, and won't stop until the UN prescribes Hamas as a terror organization.'

Hostages' families to attend UNSC meeting

Brazil:

President's approval tanks after attack on Israel

Following a tirade comparing Israel to the Nazis, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva faces his lowest approval ratings in almost a year.

President's approval tanks after attack on Israel

Foreign Min.:

Hamas wants to destroy Israel and the Jewish people

Foreign Minister Israel Katz praises South Dakota adoption of IHRA antisemitism definition, says Hamas 'wants to destroy the State of Israel because they want to destroy the Jewish people.'

Hamas wants to destroy Israel and the Jewish people

Foreign Min. meets legislators from around the world

Delegation of 21 parliamentarians convenes lunch session with Foreign Min. Israel Katz as part of Israel Allies Foundation’s Annual Chairman’s Conference.

Foreign Min. meets legislators from around the world

UN:

Amb summoned to Israel over silencing of rape report

Foreign Minister Israel Katz ordered Israeli Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan to return to Israel for consultations in light of attempts to suppress evidence of Hamas' rape and other sexual crimes against Israeli women on October 7.

Amb summoned to Israel over silencing of rape report

FM Katz fires back

Erdogan accuses Israel of genocide in Gaza

Foreign Minister Israel Katz responds after Turkish President accused Israel of genocide: "We are fighting against your partners from Hamas. You should be silent and be ashamed!”

Erdogan accuses Israel of genocide in Gaza

Israel's new strategy to combat global antisemitism

Foreign, Diaspora Ministries agree on new joint plan to identify and combat antisemitic entities and individuals while presenting Israel's case internationally.

Israel's new strategy to combat global antisemitism

Foreign Min.:

'Since 7/10 massacre, UN has cooperated with Hamas'

Foreign Min. Israel Katz slams UN Human Rights Council for 'cooperating with Hamas terrorists,' 'trying to undermine Israel's right to defend itself,' in wake of October 7 massacre.

'Since 7/10 massacre, UN has cooperated with Hamas'

Foreign Min.:

'In many Gaza homes, we found copies of Mein Kampf'

Foreign Min. Israel Katz says Hamas are the new Nazis, warns that if Israel does not win war against Hamas, 'it will harm Jewish communities all over the world.'

'In many Gaza homes, we found copies of Mein Kampf'

Israel foils diplomatic attack in African Union

An expansive diplomatic effort by the Foreign Minister prevented the AU from stripping Israel of its observer status and declaring that Israel had committed genocide.

Israel foils diplomatic attack in African Union

Foreign Min. to Brazil Amb.:

Tell da Silva he is a persona non grata in Israel

Comparing Israel to Nazis is 'an embarrassment and disgrace and a serious antisemitic attack,' Foreign Min. Israel Katz tells Brazil's Amb. Federico Mayer.

Tell da Silva he is a persona non grata in Israel

Foreign Min. promises:

'We will fight South Africa's blood libel'

'Through its actions, South Africa is serving as the legal arm of Hamas,'Israel's Foreign Ministry says.

'We will fight South Africa's blood libel'

Foreign Minister Israel Katz:

'There is no room for the UNRWA in Gaza'

On a state trip to Germany, Foreign Minister Israel Katz delivered a speech denouncing the UNRWA and calling for the world to join together against Iran.

'There is no room for the UNRWA in Gaza'

Foreign Minister calls to cut UNRWA funding

Foreign Minister Israel Katz published a scathing denunciation of the agency and called for it to be replaced.

Foreign Minister calls to cut UNRWA funding

Report:

Foreign Minister Katz's post-war plan for Gaza

Foreign Minister Israel Katz once proposed building an artificial island off the coast of Gaza. A new report claims he raised the plan again in a conversation with EU foreign ministers in Brussels.

Foreign Minister Katz's post-war plan for Gaza

Israel’s Foreign Minister meets Austrian counterpart

Israel’s Foreign Minister, Israel Katz, on his meeting with Austria's Foreign Minister ‏Alexander Schallenberg, "he's a true ally of Israel."

Israel’s Foreign Minister meets Austrian counterpart

Foreign Minister Israel Katz:

The true face of South Africa has been revealed

Foreign Minister Israel Katz denounces South Africa fro its case against Israel, and calls for it to be dismissed outright.

The true face of South Africa has been revealed

Knesset approves:

Israel Katz appointed Foreign Minister

Knesset approves the appointment of MK Israel Katz as Israel's Foreign Minister. The appointment will take effect immediately.

Israel Katz appointed Foreign Minister

Foreign Minister Cohen:

'Swapping ministerial roles during a war is not right'

Foreign Minister is expected to swap roles with Minister Israel Katz and become Minister of Energy: I will do so if asked.

'Swapping ministerial roles during a war is not right'

Minister: Strip terrorists' relatives of Israeli ID cards

Energy Min. Israel Katz urges Justice Minister: Immediately revoke Israeli IDs of Jerusalem terrorists' relatives.

Minister: Strip terrorists' relatives of Israeli ID cards

Minister Israel Katz targeted by Hezbollah-inspired group

"The Galilee Forces", which is inspired by Hezbollah, publishes explicit threat to assassinate Minister Israel Katz.

Minister Israel Katz targeted by Hezbollah-inspired group

Tel Aviv:

Leftist protesters spit on, yell at Minister Katz

Anti-government protesters attack Energy Minister at a conference in Tel Aviv, calling him "pig, fatso, Putin's friend".

Leftist protesters spit on, yell at Minister Katz

Minister Israel Katz warns:

'If Hamas joins the firing, we will target their leaders'

Minister of Energy and Infrastructure sends clear message to Hamas: If they try to harm us, they will be harmed much more severely.

'If Hamas joins the firing, we will target their leaders'

MK Katz: 'I could have put together a government.'

Israel's former Finance Minister is certain he could have created a Likud-led coalition but followed Netanyahu to the opposition anyway.

MK Katz: 'I could have put together a government.'

Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz: Israeli attack on Iran possible

'If Iran crosses a red line, it will find a united front that includes the US, Saudia Arabia & and the UAE launching missiles at Tehran.'

Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz: Israeli attack on Iran possible

Israeli politicians and the sin of foolishness

Many politicians have what to apologize for, and there's no time to do so like the days after Yom Kippur.

Israeli politicians and the sin of foolishness

Revolutionary meeting:

Israeli Foreign Minister visits Abu Dhabi

First trip by a senior Israeli minister to an Arab country immediately following the Bahrain conference.

Israeli Foreign Minister visits Abu Dhabi

Opening of new Jerusalem-Tel Aviv train - delayed

Following warnings that new high-speed train linking Jerusalem to Tel Aviv may not be safe, Transportation Min. delays opening till Sukkot.

Opening of new Jerusalem-Tel Aviv train - delayed

Cabinet Minister: "Time to return to policy of building"

In wake of Trump victory, Transportation Minister says Judea and Samaria communities should build according to their needs with no freeze.

Cabinet Minister: "Time to return to policy of building"

'No artificial barriers'

New light rail system will connect Jerusalem with Judea and Samaria.

'No artificial barriers'

Intelligence Minister: Destroy Hezbollah - through peace

Israeli Israel Intelligence Minister Israel Katz rolls out his plan for ruining Hezbollah, while avoiding war with Lebanon.

Intelligence Minister: Destroy Hezbollah - through peace

Senior Likud minister calls to annex major Yesha blocs

MK Yisrael Katz calls on the government to annex not only Ma'ale Adumim but also Gush Etzion and Beitar Illit.

Senior Likud minister calls to annex major Yesha blocs

Minister Katz: 'Extremist' Peace Now Trying to Harm US Relations

Likud Minister condemns far-left NGO for trying to undermine the Prime Minister's meeting with United States President.

Minister Katz: 'Extremist' Peace Now Trying to Harm US Relations

Katz Bows to The Histadrut Over 'Open Skies'

Minister of Transportation Israel Katz agrees to meet Histadrut demands over a controversial 'open skies' deal with Europe.

Katz Bows to The Histadrut Over 'Open Skies'