Netanyahu: Nir Barkat will be next Finance Minister

PM announces 6 new reforms he wishes to enact in next government, desire to appoint former Jerusalem mayor as finance minister.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/13/2020, 8:13 PM

Poll: Barkat the leading choice to lead Likud after Netanyahu

Likud members who support Netanyahu were asked during last week's primaries who will they support after Netanyahu steps down.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/30/2019, 5:18 AM

'Sa'ar will have to recalculate route'

MK Nir Barkat calls on Likud members to elect Netanyahu Likud leader despite indictments: 'Prime Minister enjoys presumption of innocence.'Hezki Baruch, 12/26/2019, 1:56 PM

"You know you're going to lose"

Former Jerusalem mayor calls on Likud MK challenging Netanyahu to drop out of tomorrow's primary race. 'You know you're going to lose.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/25/2019, 2:19 PM

Barkat against Sa'ar: Trying to split and hurt us

MK Nir Barkat: I believe with all my heart that Netanyahu is the most qualified to lead Israel.Hezki Baruch, 12/15/2019, 5:06 AM

Nir Barkat promotes 'Economic Diplomacy' in Harvard lecture

Likud MK and former Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat pushes for greater economic cooperation between Israel and PA workers in Judea and Samaria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/13/2019, 1:17 PM

Israeli politicians congratulate Boris Johnson

Israeli politicians from across the spectrum on congratulate British PM's victory.Elad Benari, 12/13/2019, 7:37 AM

Likud's next leader - Nir Barkat?

Barkat first entered the Knesset just 7 months ago, but he already outpolls competitors to succeed Netanyahu as Likud leader.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/8/2019, 7:42 AM

Likud MK: Sa'ar and Barkat, don't waste your time

MK Shlomo Karhi urges Gideon Sa'ar and Nir Barkat not to challenge Netanyahu for the party leadership.Michal Levy, 11/26/2019, 4:05 AM

Barkat's compromise: Choose a new chairman of Likud

The new temporary chairman of Likud will organize primaries as soon as possible.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/24/2019, 11:00 AM

MK Nir Barkat to Jeremy Corbyn: We will never surrender

Likud MK and former Jerusalem mayor excoriates Labour UK chief ahead of UK elections. 'Anti-Semitism won't be tolerated in 2019.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/7/2019, 7:41 PM

Barkat leads among Likud members

Channel 13 News poll finds that Nir Barkat is the leading candidate among Likud voters to replace Netanyahu.Ben Ariel, 10/23/2019, 5:26 AM

'Mr. Prime Minister, I stand behind you'

Thousands participate in the launch of MK Nir Barkat's (Likud) new book.Yoni Kempinski, 10/7/2019, 5:30 AM

'Blue and White has no chance of leading a government'

Likud MK Nir Barkat hopes that Blue and White will be reasonable and hold coalition negotiations with his party.Yoni Kempinski, 9/18/2019, 4:40 AM

Barkat open to meeting Tlaib and Omar

Likud MK and former Jerusalem mayor says he'd be open to meeting controversial lawmakers if they're willing to "learn and listen."Elad Benari, 8/14/2019, 4:44 AM

Barkat: PA incitement to blame for teen's murder

Former Jerusalem Mayor MK Nir Barkat says world must understand radical Islam targets entire western world following stabbing of soldier.Eliran Aharon, 8/8/2019, 4:23 PM

Nir Barkat calls for unity government with Blue & White

Likud MK and ex-Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat endorses establishment of unity government with center-left Blue White party.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/24/2019, 10:53 AM

Barkat: New Israel Fund funding Ethiopian protests

Former Jerusalem mayor accuses NIF of 'fanning the flames' of violent protests over the last 24 hours.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/3/2019, 7:33 PM

'The solution to the Palestinian wall that Trump encountered'

MK Barkat sees plan as economic investment in industry and tourism, development of settlements, response to PA refusal to accept Trump Plan.Shimon Cohen, 6/24/2019, 8:35 PM

'No limit to the arrogance of the Left'

Former Mossad chief Shabtai Shavit's remarks about right-leaning voters arouse a wave of reactions; Barkat suggests Shavit apologize.Mordechai Sones, 6/20/2019, 10:46 AM

Nir Barkat to Naftali Bennett: Join the Likud

'Small right-wing parties hurt the nationalist camp,' says ex-Jerusalem Mayor-turned MK Nir Barkat. 'Do what Kulanu did and join the Likud.'Yehonatan Gottlieb, 5/29/2019, 11:20 AM

Barkat seeks to earn 1 shekel as an MK

New Likud MK Nir Barkat asks to receive the same symbolic salary of 1 shekel he received in his decade as Jerusalem's mayor.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/30/2019, 10:26 PM

'I’m surprised by the happiness in Blue and White'

Senior Likud member Nir Barkat welcomes elections results: The public would like to see Netanyahu continue to lead Israel.Yoni Kempinski, 4/10/2019, 2:07 AM

Nir Barkat tells Arutz Sheva: 'It's no time for games'

Senior Likud official calls for union of Jewish Home with Otzmah, rejects proposal to join smaller parties to Likud: 'Right will lose seats'Shimon Cohen, 2/19/2019, 7:09 PM

What was Barkat's salary as mayor?

Former Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat reveals what his paycheck was during 10 years as mayor.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/2/2019, 10:06 PM

Watch: How Nir Barkat subdued a terrorist

New footage of former Jerusalem mayor foiling a terrorist attack in 2015 surfaces.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/27/2019, 10:45 PM

Permits to be revoked from UNRWA schools

Barkat suggests Jerusalem Municipality take over health, education, welfare, sanitation services to all Jerusalem Arabs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/20/2019, 12:02 PM

Barkat: No room for Palestinian state

Former Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat pledges to block establishment of Palestinian state, will push for sovereignty in Judea and Samaria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/17/2019, 10:04 PM

Barkat: Yes to autonomy, No to PA state

Former Jerusalem mayor says he has told US negotiating team alternatives to 2-State solution exist.Shimon Cohen, 12/24/2018, 10:11 PM

Barkat in US: Sanction companies that boycott Judea and Samaria

Former Jerusalem mayor meets at White House with President Trump's special envoy to Middle East Jason Greenblatt.Uzi Baruch, 12/23/2018, 10:37 AM

'Reject Airbnb, come visit Judea and Samaria'

Led by former Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat,a new campaign calls on tourists to vacation in Judea and Samaria.Tzvi Lev, 12/6/2018, 3:00 PM

Jerusalem's new mayor sworn into office

Moshe Lion sworn in as Jerusalem's 10th mayor - and first mayor of Sephardic descent - since Israel's establishment.David Rosenberg, 12/4/2018, 2:29 PM

Jerusalem's leaders light Hanukkah candles together

Mayor Nir Barkat and incoming Mayor Moshe Leon light candles for second night of Hanukkah at the Western Wall.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/3/2018, 7:09 PM

Jerusalem mayor green-lights US embassy expansion

Mayor Nir Barkat signs order permitting US embassy in Jerusalem to expand.David Rosenberg, 11/21/2018, 12:43 PM

Berkovitch says Leon's support 'a result of backroom deals'

Ahead of runoff in Jerusalem mayoral race, Ofer Berkovitch accuses Moshe Leon of cooking up backroom deals, predicts victory.Tzvi Lev, 11/8/2018, 4:07 PM

Barkat endorses Moshe Lion for mayor of Jerusalem

Outgoing Jerusalem Mayor endorses Moshe Lion in runoff to be held on Tuesday.Elad Benari, 11/8/2018, 5:36 AM

Nir Barkat to Rav Sabato: Ambitious plans ahead

"It'll be easier for young couples to say 'I am part the Zionist mission; we want and can settle the land of Israel' "Hezki Baruch, 11/6/2018, 7:17 PM

The mayor’s parting words

Nir Barkat ends his term as mayor of Jerusalem and is not afraid to criticize some of the candidates for mayor.The Land Of Israel Network, 10/24/2018, 8:49 PM

Where was Nir Barkat for the past 10 years?

Knesset Committee discusses Jerusalem Mayor plan to remove UNRWA from city; Fadida from Zionist Union wonders why Barkat remembered now.Mordechai Sones, 10/17/2018, 1:41 PM

Nir Barkat: UNRWA is causing terrorism

At Knesset session, Jerusalem mayor says the time has come to replace UNRWA's incitement, failing welfare system with municipal services.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/17/2018, 11:44 AM

Barkat: There's no such thing as a 'refugee' in Jerusalem

Jerusalem’s outgoing mayor urges international community to consider his proposal to end the local operations of UNRWA.Ben Ariel, 10/8/2018, 6:06 AM

UNRWA concerned over Barkat plans

UN agency for “Palestinian refugees” expresses concern after Jerusalem Mayor outlined plan to remove it from the city.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/5/2018, 10:04 PM

Inside Nir Barkat's plan to remove UNRWA from Jerusalem

A crackdown on illegal activities, revamping sanitation, and land confiscation: Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat goes to war.Tzvi Lev, 10/4/2018, 10:04 PM

Watch: Jerusalem mayor after Priestly Blessing at Western Wall

Jerusalem mayor wishes Israelis a happy Sukkot holiday, praises holiday unity.Yoni Kempinski, 9/26/2018, 1:06 PM

PA blasts Jerusalem Mayor's plan to expel UNRWA

PA cabinet chief says Nir Barkat's plan to expel UNRWA from Shuafat amounts to contempt for international law.Dalit Halevi, 9/5/2018, 5:43 AM

Jerusalem Mayor: 'I'm removing UNRWA from Jerusalem'

'Replace failing services with successful municipal initiatives. Wherever municipality operates, Arab public more satisfied, less violent.'Mordechai Sones, 9/4/2018, 9:46 PM

Barkat vows to expel UNRWA from Jerusalem

Jerusalem mayor says that 'UNRWA is a foreign and unnecessary entity that has failed miserably, and I intend to expel it from Jerusalem.;Tzvi Lev, 9/3/2018, 12:45 PM

Court gives Jerusalem go-ahead to close left-wing art gallery

Art gallery had raised hackles for hosting far-left groups such as Breaking the Silence and an alternative Remembrance Day ceremony.Tzvi Lev, 8/30/2018, 10:18 PM

Barkat: 'Israel strengthened relations with Latin America'

'I brought the blessings of the people of Israel to the (new) President of Paraguay as he was sworn in,' Jerusalem's mayor said.Jonathan Benedek, 8/16/2018, 5:59 PM

Barkat to attend inauguration of Paraguayan president

Jerusalem mayor to leave today to attend swearing-in ceremony Paraguayan President-elect Mario Abdo Benitez after embassy opens in JerusalemArutz Sheva Staff, 8/13/2018, 9:32 PM

Jerusalem Mayor issues wake-up call to Europe

Nir Barkat addresses heads of European countries calling on them to join Israel and fight terrorism before it reaches their countries.Mordechai Sones, 8/5/2018, 1:08 PM

Chief rabbi of J'lem against 'LGBT' flags

Rabbi Aryeh Stern sends letter to J'lem mayor Barkat, asking that 'LGBT' flags put up ahead of gay pride parade be removed near synagogues.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/31/2018, 3:01 PM

Watch: Extremists vandalize Rachel Azaria's campaign signs

Extremists vandalize Jerusalem mayoral candidate's bus ads a few hours after they go up.Tzvi Lev, 7/23/2018, 9:03 AM

Barkat transfers NIS 700,000 to leftist foundation

Jerusalem municipality transfers NIS 700,000 to association that finances, among other things, 'Pride Parades' and Women of the Wall.Mordechai Sones, 7/18/2018, 5:34 PM

Nir Barkat: 'No' to two-state solution

Can Israel convince the international arena in the battle for the consciousness and belonging of Jerusalem to the Jewish people?Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/12/2018, 1:12 AM

J'lem mayor refuses to meet with Prince William outside J'lem

Nir Barkat asks meeting with the British duke, but passes on prospect after being notified such a meeting would not happen in the capital.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/27/2018, 10:07 PM

Fine for Tefillin stand canceled

Mayor Nir Barkat voids $124 fine slapped on Chabad hassid who got people to lay tefillin near the Jerusalem Bus Station.Gil Ronen, 6/22/2018, 3:49 PM