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On Capitol Hill:

Congressional Israel Allies Caucus celebrates Jerusalem Day

Israel's Minister of Diaspora Affairs, Senator Ted Cruz, address Congressional gathering celebrating the reunification of Jerusalem.

Congressional Israel Allies Caucus celebrates Jerusalem Day

Minister Amichai Chikli:

'We must continue the war and defeat Hamas'

Diaspora Affairs Minister Amichai Chikli speaks at Arutz Sheva-Israel National News Jerusalem Conference in New York City: Ending the war while Hamas is still in power is impossible.

'We must continue the war and defeat Hamas'

Israel to commemorate victims of antisemitic attacks abroad

The Israeli government passed a resolution to officially commemorate those who were killed for being Jewish in the diaspora.

Israel to commemorate victims of antisemitic attacks abroad

Amichai Chikli building support for Israel - in unlikely places

Israel's Diaspora Minister Amichai Chikli addresses convention hosted by Vox, Spanish far-right party criticized for neo-Nazi ties.

Amichai Chikli building support for Israel - in unlikely places

Amichai Chikli’s rescue remedy

Diaspora Jews must put nation back into religion and Israeli Jews must put religion back into the nation.

Amichai Chikli’s rescue remedy

Min. Chikli to university heads:

'Take urgent and decisive action to root out campus antisemitism'

Minister of Diaspora Affairs and Combating Antisemitism warns university heads that inaction in the face of growing antisemitism is 'complicit in perpetuating this toxic environment.'

'Take urgent and decisive action to root out campus antisemitism'

Min. Chikli: I'll oppose a deal, we can't stop the war

Diaspora Min. Amichai Chikli promises to oppose the proposed prisoner swap deal, which includes a complete cessation of the war against Hamas.

Min. Chikli: I'll oppose a deal, we can't stop the war

Minister of Diaspora:

‘US not displaying strength under Biden’s leadership’

Diaspora Min. Amichai Chikli comments on campus protests, relationship between the US government and Israel: ‘Biden is a true friend of Israel, but he is under immense pressure. If I were an American citizen with the right to vote, I would vote for Trump and the Republicans.’

‘US not displaying strength under Biden’s leadership’

Diaspora Min.:

Everyone has right to self-determination, except Jews

'Iran's direct missile attack removed any doubt about its intentions, even for the last of the skeptics, the masks are off,' Diaspora Minister, Amichai Chikli, says at NatCon in Brussels.'

Everyone has right to self-determination, except Jews

Author Douglas Murray honored by Israeli President

Douglas Murray, author and journalist, receives special award from Israeli President Isaac Herzog, Diaspora Minister Amichai Chikli, for his efforts to support Israel following the outbreak of the war against Hamas in Gaza.

Author Douglas Murray honored by Israeli President

Minister Chikli to Schumer:

'You're more than welcome to immigrate to Israel'

Diaspora Affairs Minister responds to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer after he again called for Israel to hold elections: The gates of Israel are open to you.

'You're more than welcome to immigrate to Israel'

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

Likud members reject proposed Draft Law

Multiple figures from the Likud party wrote to the Prime Minister demanding that the Draft Law be temporary, until a more equal arrangement can be reached.

Likud members reject proposed Draft Law

Diaspora Minister to Arutz Sheva:

'In the summer of 1944 no one came to help'

Diaspora Minister Amichai Chikli denounces online anti-Zionism during his trip to Auschwitz with Elon Musk and senior European politicians.

'In the summer of 1944 no one came to help'

Ministry for Advancement of Women to close

The Ministry for the Advancement of the Status of Women of Israel will merge with Ministry of Social Equality, from which Amichai Chikli resigned. May Golan will remain a minister

Ministry for Advancement of Women to close

Amichai Chikli resigns as Social Equality Minister

Minister Chikli seeks resigns from Social Equality Ministry in light of budget issues, seeks to return to Knesset under Norwegian Law.

Amichai Chikli resigns as Social Equality Minister

Diaspora Minister:

'This is why I voted for the hostage deal'

Minister Amichai Chikli intended to vote against the prisoner exchange , and explains what changed his mind.

'This is why I voted for the hostage deal'

Minister Chikli:

'It’s time the world sees Abbas for who he really is'

Diaspora Affairs Minister responds to PA chairman's UN speech: He is one of the leading and most dangerous Holocaust deniers in the world.

'It’s time the world sees Abbas for who he really is'

Watch:

Minister Chikli attacked by leftist activists in London

Leftist protesters yell at Diaspora Affairs Minister as he tries to enter offices of Jewish Agency.

Minister Chikli attacked by leftist activists in London

Israel continues support for Jewish communities of Ukraine

Kyiv chief rabbi meets Diaspora Minister to discuss state of Jewish community in Ukraine, ongoing humanitarian efforts.

Israel continues support for Jewish communities of Ukraine

Minister Chikli:

'Ehud Barak doesn't hide intention to lead a coup'

Diaspora Affairs Minister reacts to former PM's call to remove Netanyahu from office without an election.

'Ehud Barak doesn't hide intention to lead a coup'

Social Equality minister calls for funding for Arab authorities

Minister Amichai Chikli opposed Finance Minister Smotrich's decision to freeze funding to Arab community authorities.

Social Equality minister calls for funding for Arab authorities

Tisha B'Av eve:

Diaspora minister chased out of 'unity' conference

Diaspora Minister Amichai Chikli was met by protesters who yelled, cursed, and held signs stating "Go, Shame on you!"

Diaspora minister chased out of 'unity' conference

Diaspora Minister visits Chabad refugee camp in Poland

Chabad of Poland partners with Diaspora Min. to host summer camp for Ukrainian-Jewish refugees, build school for refugee children.

Diaspora Minister visits Chabad refugee camp in Poland

Poland Chabad hosts summer camp for Jewish refugees from Ukraine

Chabad of Poland partners with Mosaic United & Israel's Diaspora Affairs Min. to host summer programming for 200 Jewish Ukrainian refugees.

Poland Chabad hosts summer camp for Jewish refugees from Ukraine

MK Chikli:

'Lapid is one of the most harmful politicians we've ever seen'

Chikli pointed out that President Biden's statements against the Netanyahu government were, 'coordinated with Lapid and Ehud Barak.'

'Lapid is one of the most harmful politicians we've ever seen'

European Jewish Association:

'Denouncing Diaspora Minister is reckless and irresponsible'

The European Jewish Association publishes scathing retort to a call for students to 'turn their backs on Minister Chikli'.

'Denouncing Diaspora Minister is reckless and irresponsible'

Biden Admin official:

'Diaspora Min Chikli doesn't understand American Jews'

US govt. criticizes Israeli Diaspora Minister over spats with liberal Jews groups and media.

'Diaspora Min Chikli doesn't understand American Jews'

Diaspora Minister condemns J Street as 'hostile' to Israel

Minister Amichai Chikli slams left-wing lobby group J Street over funding from George Soros, accuses the group of hostility towards Israel.

Diaspora Minister condemns J Street as 'hostile' to Israel

During New York visit:

Minister Chikli greeted with chants of 'shame!' by protesters

Protesters against judicial reform shout at Diaspora Affairs Minister at the entrance to a synagogue in Manhattan.

Minister Chikli greeted with chants of 'shame!' by protesters

Diaspora Min. lauds WH decision on IHRA antisemitism definition

'Rise in antisemitism requires a continued & persistent effort, as well as an investment in Holocaust education,' Diaspora Min. Chikli says.

Diaspora Min. lauds WH decision on IHRA antisemitism definition

Israel's Diaspora Min. defends Elon Musk

Israeli minister charged with fighting antisemitism: Elon Musk is ‘an amazing entrepreneur and a role model.’

Israel's Diaspora Min. defends Elon Musk

US Amb. takes swipe at Chikli:

'An Israeli official that I don’t know'

Ambassador Tom Nides fires back after Minister Amichai Chikli told him to "mind his own business" when it comes to the judicial reform.

'An Israeli official that I don’t know'

Israeli minister to US ambassador: Mind your own business

“I say to the American ambassador, put on the brakes yourself and mind your own business," Diaspora Minister says regarding judicial reform.

Israeli minister to US ambassador: Mind your own business

Diaspora Minister Chikli:

'I support compromise on amending the Law of Return'

"40 percent of those granted automatic citizenship take the benefits and leave. The State should assess immigrants' intentions."

'I support compromise on amending the Law of Return'

Chikli asks Hungarian min to stop EU funding of anti-Israel orgs

Diaspora Affairs Min. Chikli meets Hungarian Minister for Churches, Minorities and Civil Affairs discusses efforts to combat antisemitism.

Chikli asks Hungarian min to stop EU funding of anti-Israel orgs

Diaspora Minister:

'68% of antisemitism comes from Palestinians and the far-Left'

Amichai Chikli presents findings of 2022 antisemitism report to the Israeli government.

'68% of antisemitism comes from Palestinians and the far-Left'

Diaspora Affairs Minister:

'No one is going to cancel the Law of Return'

Diaspora Affairs Minister Amichai Chikli stresses that the new Israeli government is listening to the concerns of Jews in the Diaspora.

'No one is going to cancel the Law of Return'

Minister Chikli: Lapid the spearhead of the BDS movement

Diaspora and Social Equality Minister says opposition leader being terribly irresponsible with criticism of new government overseas.

Minister Chikli: Lapid the spearhead of the BDS movement

Relations with Diaspora:

Outgoing minister warns of coming rift, incoming reassures

At the ministerial exchange ceremony, outgoing Diaspora Minister warns: 'Future steps may threaten relationship with Diaspora'.

Outgoing minister warns of coming rift, incoming reassures

Open letter to our new Diaspora Minister: Bring our people home!

Tell Diaspora Jewry the words of Ze’ev Jabotinsky, who told Jews“to liquidate the Exile before the Exile liquidates you.” Op-ed.

Open letter to our new Diaspora Minister: Bring our people home!

Amichai Chikli to INN:

'Ayelet Shaked is irresponsible'

The Likud candidate tells INN that his goal is to work on the areas in which he criticized his current party in the past

'Ayelet Shaked is irresponsible'

Supreme Court rules:

Chikli, Balad and Silman will be able to run in the elections

Chikli's candidacy approved by a majority of eight out of nine judges. Balad run approved unanimously.

Chikli, Balad and Silman will be able to run in the elections

Netanyahu promises:

'Amichai Chikli will be a minister in the next government'

Likud chairman blasts decision to disqualify Chikli from running: Those who didn't want him as an MK will get him as a minister.

'Amichai Chikli will be a minister in the next government'

'Judiciary is a political party for all intents and purposes'

Sa'ar responds: Judicial system in danger if Netanyahu wins.

'Judiciary is a political party for all intents and purposes'

Drama at Elections Committee:

Amichai Chikli disqualified from running with Likud

Following petition by Meretz, Chairman of Central Elections Committee disqualifies Amichai Chikli. Likud: We will appeal to Supreme Court.

Amichai Chikli disqualified from running with Likud

Amichai Chikli to INN:

'I estimate Netanyahu's first call will be to Religious Zionism'

Former MK now running with Likud: If we are not forced to form a government with leftists, we will see a real breakthrough in settlement.

'I estimate Netanyahu's first call will be to Religious Zionism'

Netanyahu announces:

Reserved spots for Chikli and Silman on Likud slate

Likud chairman also reserves spots on Likud slate for Moshe Saada, journalist Tsega Melaku lawyer Yossi Fuchs.

Reserved spots for Chikli and Silman on Likud slate

Likud awaits:

Who will Netanyahu reserve spots for on the slate?

Likud chairman expected to reserve spots for five candidates on the party's slate for the 25th Knesset.

Who will Netanyahu reserve spots for on the slate?

Likud MK: 'We must reserve a spot for Amichai Chikli'

'Ayelet Shaked won't join a coalition with us, she actively worked against Israel's security,' Likud MK Yoav Kisch claims.

Likud MK: 'We must reserve a spot for Amichai Chikli'

Smotrich and Chikli to negotiate joint run

Chikli is expected to receive three out of the first ten spots on the list if parties are to form a technical bloc

Smotrich and Chikli to negotiate joint run

Likud MK:

'We have a moral obligation to Chikli'

MK Yoav Kisch says the Likud should reserved a spot on its slate for Amichai Chikli.

'We have a moral obligation to Chikli'

Likud official:

'Chikli will be guaranteed a spot on our slate'

Likud source: Amichai Chikli will receive a reserved spot on the Likud slate should he so desire. Nir Orbach may be appointed a minister.

'Chikli will be guaranteed a spot on our slate'

Rogue MK Chikli moves to form new party

MK Amichai Chikli to hold meeting in Jerusalem next week on formation of new party which would allow him to run in the next elections.

Rogue MK Chikli moves to form new party

Like Amichai Chikli, I too am a proud Yamina defector

I was sure Bennett would keep his promise not to go with the left and Arabs and told my friends to vote Yamina. OP-ed..

Like Amichai Chikli, I too am a proud Yamina defector

MK Chikli:

'I respect Smotrich, but we don't share the same views'

MK Chikli says he supports Palestinian autonomy, and hopes to win the seats of Yamina and New Hope in the next election.

'I respect Smotrich, but we don't share the same views'

Netanyahu:

'Chikli didn't defect, Yamina defected from the right'

Former PM: We must immediately form a strong right-wing government under my leadership in order to restore security.

'Chikli didn't defect, Yamina defected from the right'

MK Amichai Chikli declared a defector from the Yamina party

Rogue Yamina MK barred from running with any party currently in the Knesset in next elections after committee decision.

MK Amichai Chikli declared a defector from the Yamina party

Rogue Yamina MK: 'I'll lead a new party - or join it'

'I did not leave the party, PM Bennett and Interior Min. Shaked left the ideas of the party,' MK Amichai Chikli says.

Rogue Yamina MK: 'I'll lead a new party - or join it'

Coalition crisis:

Ra'am to boycott debate on declaring Chikli a defector

Meanwhile, efforts continue to gain Chikli's cooperation and provide coalition with its 61st vote.

Ra'am to boycott debate on declaring Chikli a defector