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IHF delegation completes mission to Israel

The Israel Heritage Foundation's delegation to Israel ended their visit with a festive dinner at the King David Hotel and remarks from Minister Nir Barkat and Swiss ambassador Ed McMullen.

IHF delegation completes mission to Israel

Netanyahu against Barkat:

'He knows nothing and only encourages our enemies'

Prime Minister fires back after Minister Nir Barkat said that "Netanyahu and Gallant are cowards."

'He knows nothing and only encourages our enemies'

Nir Barkat:

'Netanyahu, Gallant are cowards, Nasrallah smells their weakness'

Economy Minister strongly criticizes leaders of his own party in meeting with Druze leaders, accuses them of being "leftists disguised as right-wing."

'Netanyahu, Gallant are cowards, Nasrallah smells their weakness'

MSNBC host attacks Minister Barkat for funneling money to Hamas

MSNBC host questions Economy Min. Nir Barkat on Israel's policy of allowing funds to be funneled to Hamas prior to the October 7 massacre.

MSNBC host attacks Minister Barkat for funneling money to Hamas

Qatar fires back

Barkat: Qatar funds terror all over the world

Israel’s Economy Minister tells Bloomberg he doesn't trust Qatar to act as a mediator with Hamas. Qatari Foreign Ministry responds: Political recklessness and selfishness.

Barkat: Qatar funds terror all over the world

Saudi Arabia denies its minister met Barkat

Saudi Arabia denies a meeting took place between its commerce minister and Economy Minister Nir Barkat, even though a viral video showed their interaction.

Saudi Arabia denies its minister met Barkat

Likud Party Meeting:

'We can smell the vodka you've been drinking'

Likud members Dudi Amsalem and Tali Gottlieb started a shouting match during today's party meeting.

'We can smell the vodka you've been drinking'

Economy Minister seeks to ban UNRWA from Israel

'It is unthinkable that the world should boycott UNRWA while Israel continues to allow it to operate from its capital.'

Economy Minister seeks to ban UNRWA from Israel

Economy Min. urges:

No more Palestinian Authority laborers

Economy Min. Nir Barkat urges increase of foreign workers from peaceful countries, says government should hand control to business sector.

No more Palestinian Authority laborers

Barkat threatens, Netanyahu's associates retort

Netanyahu's associates fire back after Minister Barkat threatens Netanyahu following his remarks about the establishment of a Palestinian state.

Barkat threatens, Netanyahu's associates retort

Nir Barkat:

'Absurd for Israel to fight Hamas and give it humanitairan aid'

Former Jerusalem mayor questions why Israel allows so much aid to go into Gaza while Hamas continues to hold 133 Israelis hostage.

'Absurd for Israel to fight Hamas and give it humanitairan aid'

Nir Barkat to Benny Gantz:

'He is still captive to the wrong concept'

Economy Minister fires back at Gantz, after Gantz responded to Barkat’s criticism of the government’s conduct.

'He is still captive to the wrong concept'

Netanyahu:

'We will do everything to safeguard the lives of our soldiers'

The Prime Minister responded to criticism by members of his cabinet following a weekend with a high death toll.

'We will do everything to safeguard the lives of our soldiers'

Economy Minister: 'We are too benevolent, too considerate'

Minister Nir Barkat criticizes the government for insufficient fire support for the IDF troops in Gaza.

Economy Minister: 'We are too benevolent, too considerate'

Report:

Barkat intends to challenge Netanyahu for Likud leadership

Economy Minister tells Likud activists he intends to run for the leadership of the party.

Barkat intends to challenge Netanyahu for Likud leadership

PM considering dismissal:

Minister Barkat to skip vote on the budget

Minister of Economy, who expressed opposition to the budget proposal, will be absent from the vote on it in the Knesset.

Minister Barkat to skip vote on the budget

Minister Nir Barkat visits towns in Gaza border region

Minister Nir Barkat took a BBC reporter on a tour of some of the towns targeted by the Hamas invasion.

Minister Nir Barkat visits towns in Gaza border region

NYSE in blue & white

New York Stock Exchange colored in blue & white

Minister of Economy and Industry Nir Barkat closed trading in the NYSE amidst dozens of Israeli flags hanging in the main hall.

New York Stock Exchange colored in blue & white

In first: Direct flight from Israel to Hanoi, Vietnam

Economy Min. Barkat announces: Electronic instead of print visas to travel to Vietnam, direct flight routes to launch this year.

In first: Direct flight from Israel to Hanoi, Vietnam

Economy Min.:

'Opposition chose petty politics over responsibility'

Economy Min. Nir Barkat dismisses concerns that judicial reform will harm Israel's economy, slams opposition for acting 'irresponsibly.'

'Opposition chose petty politics over responsibility'

Knesset passes massive fines for monopolizing imports

Companies seeking to prevent parallel imports could face fines of up to 100M NIS.

Knesset passes massive fines for monopolizing imports

Boston:

Leftist protester attempts to violently attack Likud MK

Israeli leftist attempts to physically attack Economy Min. Nir Barkat during protest in Boston, local police arrest attacker.

Leftist protester attempts to violently attack Likud MK

Nir Barkat: What's good for the Palestinians is good for Israel

The Minister of Economy discusses ways of limiting the cost of living in Israel - and says he wants to provide PA Arabs larger wages.

Nir Barkat: What's good for the Palestinians is good for Israel

Arutz Sheva J'lem Conference

Economy Minister: 'We will not allow Iran to sleep at night'

Economy Minister Nir Barkat tells the Arutz Sheva Jerusalem Conference in NYC how Israel will meet the Iranian threat.

Economy Minister: 'We will not allow Iran to sleep at night'

New bill to impose transparency requirements on large companies

Economy Minister Nir Barkat claims the bill is intended to show when large companies are making excessive profits while raising prices.

New bill to impose transparency requirements on large companies

Anti-judicial reform protest turns violent

Protesters attempt to confront Minister Nir Barkat, clashing with security guards and hotel workers.

Anti-judicial reform protest turns violent

Netanyahu welcomes supermarket chain Carrefour to Israel

Opposition quick to remind the Prime Minister that the move was made possible thanks to the work of the previous government.

Netanyahu welcomes supermarket chain Carrefour to Israel

Minister Barkat:

'Israeli entrepreneurs should look at ventures in Morocco'

Economy Minister hails opportunity for cooperation between the Israeli-Moroccan governments and their respective businesspeople.

'Israeli entrepreneurs should look at ventures in Morocco'

Poll:

Who should lead the Likud after Netanyahu?

23% of respondents believe that Economy Minister Nir Barkat should head the Likud.

Who should lead the Likud after Netanyahu?

Minister Nir Barkat attacked by protestors in Tel Aviv

Policeman injured and taken to the hospital after left-wing protestors assault Economy Minister's security guards

Minister Nir Barkat attacked by protestors in Tel Aviv

Nir Barkat to CNN:

'Lucy's organs were donated, PA will pay her killers $1 million'

Economy Minister says responses to murder of 2 daughters and their mother shows the moral difference between Israel and its enemies.

'Lucy's organs were donated, PA will pay her killers $1 million'

During Nir Barkat conference:

Anti-govt. protestor throws rock through window in Kfar Saba

Protestors attempt to block Economy Minister Nir Barkat from entering conference, rock thrown through window during conference.

Anti-govt. protestor throws rock through window in Kfar Saba

Away from the cameras:

Netanyahu seats Barkat among journalists during press conference

Economy Minister was present at Netanyahu and Smotrich's press conference, but was not invited to speak.

Netanyahu seats Barkat among journalists during press conference

Friends of Zion support the Ukrainian people

Participants included the Kosovan and Slovakian Ambassadors to Israel, the Chief Rabbi of Ukraine, Benjamin Netanyahu and Nir Barkat.

Friends of Zion support the Ukrainian people

Homesh

Nir Barkat: We will cancel the Disengagement Law

MK Barkat lashes out: This government does not understand what needs to be done. American policy paralyzes Lapid and Gantz.

Nir Barkat: We will cancel the Disengagement Law

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Barkat received with love at Mahane Yehuda Market

MK Nir Barkat goes shopping for Shabbat at Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem and greeted with cheers.

Barkat received with love at Mahane Yehuda Market

Nir Barkat:

'Sa'ar knows that he will be wiped out if there's an election'

Likud MK claims that those who in the past ruled out a coalition with Netanyahu have changed their minds.

'Sa'ar knows that he will be wiped out if there's an election'

Barkat to INN:

'We are committed to Jerusalem'

MK Nir Barkat: The Flag March in the Old City is a message to the world that our city and Israel do not cave to terrorist threats.

'We are committed to Jerusalem'

Nir Barkat still insisting salary total one shekel per year

Former Jerusalem mayor, MK Nir Barkat, is owed two million NIS in back pay - but refuses to take it

Nir Barkat still insisting salary total one shekel per year

MK Nir Barkat:

'Israel must take sides on Ukraine and align with US'

MK Nir Barkat believes only new elections and a return to a center right government can solve the issues Israel currency faces.

'Israel must take sides on Ukraine and align with US'

After Hadera Attack:

MK to gun owners: Carry your gun on you and shoot any terrorist

Likud MK and former Jerusalem mayor urges Israeli gun owners to carry their firearms on them at all times, be prepared to shoot terrorists.

MK to gun owners: Carry your gun on you and shoot any terrorist

Barkat in US:

'Iran does not only threaten Israel'

MK Nir Barkat meets Senators Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham to express concerns over nuclear deal with Iran.

'Iran does not only threaten Israel'

US lawmaker:

'Israel won't be able to defend itself without Judea, Samaria'

About 150 participate in Judea and Samaria Virtual Mega Event. MK Akunis: Ministers in this government push a two-state solution.

'Israel won't be able to defend itself without Judea, Samaria'

Op-Ed:

Who will Israel's next leader be?

When the day comes and Netanyahu retires, who could be the person to take over and what should we be looking for in him? Opinion.

Who will Israel's next leader be?

MK Nir Barkat:

'Jews have the right to live wherever they want'

Likud MK comes to express support for protest tent set up outside Prime Minister's Office.

'Jews have the right to live wherever they want'

Barkat criticizes Likud MKs

MK Nir Barkat claims that members of his own party joined forces in order to block him from becoming Likud leader.

Barkat criticizes Likud MKs

Coalition strikes down 'Nir Barkat Law,' advances identical law

Law limiting ability of wealthy politicians to finance their own campaigns passes preliminary reading.

Coalition strikes down 'Nir Barkat Law,' advances identical law

Ministerial Committee approves 'Nir Barkat Law'

Bill would limit self-funding of elected officials and targets Barkat who seeks the leadership of the Likud.

Ministerial Committee approves 'Nir Barkat Law'

Bennett to Barkat:

'Go to Washington, make some noise about the consulate'

Bennett at the Knesset: There is no place for a Palestinian consulate in Jerusalem. Period.

'Go to Washington, make some noise about the consulate'

MK Barkat: US consulate for PA in Jerusalem was stopped

Former Jerusalem Mayor returns from advocacy visit to US, says he was able to marshal support to block new US consulate in Jerusalem.

MK Barkat: US consulate for PA in Jerusalem was stopped

Barkat: A Palestinian consulate would divide Jerusalem

Likud MK at IAC National Summit: We have to make sure that Jerusalem will never be divided. It has to be a united city.

Barkat: A Palestinian consulate would divide Jerusalem

'Attack in Jerusalem is cruel terrorist act and intolerable'

PM Bennett and several ministers extend backing, praise, to Border Police officers who eliminated terrorist near Jerusalem's Old City.

'Attack in Jerusalem is cruel terrorist act and intolerable'

Barkat: The next war in the north will be 'the First Iran War'

MK Nir Barkat: I think we are not properly assessing the threat coming from Iran.

Barkat: The next war in the north will be 'the First Iran War'

Former Mayor of Jerusalem making trouble for Knesset accountants

Likud MK Nir Barkat has nearly 2 million ILS to his name but refuses to tell the Knesset where to send it all.

Former Mayor of Jerusalem making trouble for Knesset accountants

35 senators submit bill to block opening of consulate for PA

MK Nir Barkat praises Senators on their important bill, visited Washington and submitted his own bill on the subject to the Knesset.

35 senators submit bill to block opening of consulate for PA

Israeli officials deny US poised to reopen consulate for PA

Palestinian sources reported yesterday that the US plans to open consulate for Palestinian Authority in east Jerusalem.

Israeli officials deny US poised to reopen consulate for PA

Likud's David Amsalem submits 'anti-Barkat' legislation

New law would restrict the amount candidates can contribute to their own political campaigns to NIS 100,00 per year.

Likud's David Amsalem submits 'anti-Barkat' legislation

Nir Barkat implicated in massive trove of leaked documents

Pandora Papers detail Barkat's offshore holdings. Likud MK's office dismisses revelations as "politically motivated."

Nir Barkat implicated in massive trove of leaked documents

Likud MK denounces attack on police officers

MK Nir Barkat: Attack on police in Kafr Qassem is very serious and indicates a loss of deterrence.

Likud MK denounces attack on police officers

Barkat meets senators in Washington: True friends of Israel

Likud MK meets seven senior senators to discuss move that would prevent the establishment of a Palestinian consulate in Jerusalem.

Barkat meets senators in Washington: True friends of Israel