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Minister Miki Zohar:

'Military control of Gaza will result in hundreds of casualties'

Culture and Sports Minister urges fellow Likud lawmakers to think twice before calling for Israeli military control of the Gaza Strip after the war.

'Military control of Gaza will result in hundreds of casualties'

Minister Zohar:

'Cabinet decision is unacceptable'

Culture and Sports Minister Miki Zohar blasts Cabinet decision to allow imprisoned Hamas Nukhba terrorists, who carried out the October 7 massacre, to receive humanitarian visits.

'Cabinet decision is unacceptable'

Ministers call for offensive action against Iran

Likud, Otzma Yehudit ministers praise quality of Israel's defensives during Iranian attack on Israel overnight, call for Israel to take offensive after barrage.

Ministers call for offensive action against Iran

Military operation in Rafah to endanger hostages?

Min. Miki Zohar admits Rafah ground operation will endanger hostages, but says it is the only way to bring all of them home.

Military operation in Rafah to endanger hostages?

Israeli singer dies of heart attack at 53

Singer Lior Farhi was known for multiple albums that passed the platinum threshold, many several times over.

Israeli singer dies of heart attack at 53

Tel Aviv to host bereaved Israelis and Palestinians

The controversial event will feature a movie comparing Israel and apartheid South Africa and a panel discussion on prisoner exchanges.

Tel Aviv to host bereaved Israelis and Palestinians

Ben Gvir, Zohar argued at Cabinet meeting on hostage deal

Ministers Itamar Ben Gvir and Miki Zohar clashed at Cabinet meeting to approve hostage deal. Ben Gvir: This isn't Likud Central Committee.

Ben Gvir, Zohar argued at Cabinet meeting on hostage deal

Minister Zohar demands:

'Revoke citizenship of 'Palestine' soccer player'

Culture and Sports Minister demands that Israeli citizenship of soccer player be revoked for "identifying with terrorists".

'Revoke citizenship of 'Palestine' soccer player'

Minister Zohar:

'There is no chance the gov't won't respect the court's ruling'

Culture and Sport Minister says opposition is to blame for no compromise on reform: They have not shown any gesture of goodwill.

'There is no chance the gov't won't respect the court's ruling'

IDF condemns video showing pilots refusing to help soldiers

Minister Miki Zohar deletes video showing air force pilots demanding to know political opinions of soldier begging for aid during battle.

IDF condemns video showing pilots refusing to help soldiers

Likud MK contradicts Netanyahu:

'Override Clause not off the table'

'Override Clause is not off the table, there are a lot of parameters which have not yet been examined,' Culture Min. Miki Zohar says.

'Override Clause not off the table'

Minister Zohar warns:

'If Levin resigns, it'll lead to mass resignations in the gov't'

Culture Minister says in TV interview: The Judicial Selection Committee in its current composition is unbalanced.

'If Levin resigns, it'll lead to mass resignations in the gov't'

Sports Minister: 'We expect Argentina's support against Iran'

Arriving in Argentina for the Israeli youth team's semi-final game, Sports Minister Miki Zohar met with Argentinian counterpart.

Sports Minister: 'We expect Argentina's support against Iran'

Minister Zohar:

'We will not reach agreements at the President's Residence'

Culture and Sport Minister pessimistic about the chances of reaching an agreement on a compromise on the judicial reform.

'We will not reach agreements at the President's Residence'

Group funded by Israeli government to host 'Nakba Day' event

Culture Minister called on to enforce law against Tishreen Association, which received NIS 142,050 from the ministry last year.

Group funded by Israeli government to host 'Nakba Day' event

Minister Miki Zohar:

'Without agreements, we'll advance judicial reform unilaterally'

Culture and Sports Minister says the public wants the judicial reform and voted in favor of it in the elections.

'Without agreements, we'll advance judicial reform unilaterally'

Netanyahu didn't eulogize a famous Israeli poet. This may be why

Culture Min. Zohar promises judicial reform will pass, suggests reason why Netanyahu didn't eulogize passing of poet Yehonatan Geffen.

Netanyahu didn't eulogize a famous Israeli poet. This may be why

'Unity is our strength'

Ministers visit Joseph's Tomb

Among those visiting the holy site in Shechem overnight were Minister of Culture and Sport Miki Zohar and Heritage Minister Amichai Eliyahu.

Ministers visit Joseph's Tomb

Uproar in Likud: Rein in Ben-Gvir, we could go to the opposition

Likud MKs tell PM coalition is losing the argument on the judicial reforms, needs to moderate reforms and deal with right-wing minister.

Uproar in Likud: Rein in Ben-Gvir, we could go to the opposition

Minister Miki Zohar:

'We're willing to compromise, the other side won't talk'

Minister Miki Zohar of the Likud says his party will be ready to compromise on the judicial reform - but will not agree to stop the move.

'We're willing to compromise, the other side won't talk'

'We're examining the project':

Culture Ministry freezes program that ran on Shabbat

Upper Galilee Regional Council informed that budgets for "Shabbat Yisraelit" events are frozen.

Culture Ministry freezes program that ran on Shabbat

Right-wing politicians respond to anti-government demonstration

MK Miki Zohar stated, 'We promised the public change, we promised governance, we promised reforms, and we will follow through.'

Right-wing politicians respond to anti-government demonstration

Likud Ministers to withdraw resignation letters

Ministers Haim Katz and Miki Zohar planned to resign from the Knesset in accordance with the "Norwegian Law".

Likud Ministers to withdraw resignation letters

Likud MKs livid over anti-LGBT attacks: 'Israel will not change'

Miki Zohar to Likud MKs: 'We need to think carefully about our strategy. Sticking it to the opposition will not lead us anywhere.'

Likud MKs livid over anti-LGBT attacks: 'Israel will not change'

Likud MK:

'Our partners understand there's no choice but to form a gov't'

'The direction is positive, we want to complete the negotiations this week, ' Likud MK Miki Zohar says.

'Our partners understand there's no choice but to form a gov't'

Likud MK on Defense Ministry: 'Netanyahu won't be extorted'

'Likud will have a large number of portfolios, we insist on at least two of the three senior portfolios,' MK Miki Zohar says.

Likud MK on Defense Ministry: 'Netanyahu won't be extorted'

Likud MK:

'Ben Gvir will have to change his ways and show responsibility'

MK Miki Zohar says the defense and finance ministries should remain in the hands of the Likud: I hope that the Likud will be big enough.

'Ben Gvir will have to change his ways and show responsibility'

Likud MK's son wins reality singing TV show

Eliav Zohar, son of MK Miki Zohar, wins finals of interactive reality singing competition “Rising Star”.

Likud MK's son wins reality singing TV show

Likud MK:

Bennett is the only Yamina MK who wants Knesset to dissolve

'Some of the Yamina MKs want to keep the current Knesset alive, with a different coalition,' Likud's MK Miki Zohar says.

Bennett is the only Yamina MK who wants Knesset to dissolve

Likud MK: 'They're trying to make us out to be against soldiers'

Likud's MK Zohar promises, 'We'll pay every IDF soldier 100% retroactively."

Likud MK: 'They're trying to make us out to be against soldiers'

Likud MK: 'Israel should be run by Jews'

'Government won't fall because of deserters but because the Arab parties decide to bring it down,' Likud's MK Zohar says.

Likud MK: 'Israel should be run by Jews'

MK Zohar to INN:

'Bennett's government will topple itself'

MK Miki Zohar says that there is no need to rush to topple the government, since it does not have a majority in any case.

'Bennett's government will topple itself'

Likud MK: 'I wasn't surprised' at coalition chair's decision

'Idit Silman made the right choice, coalition lost its direction in nearly every possible parameter,' Likud's MK Zohar says.

Likud MK: 'I wasn't surprised' at coalition chair's decision

Likud MK:

'There are talks with at least one MK in the coalition'

MK Miki Zohar says opposition is in talks with one MK and aims to lead to the dissolution of the Bennett-Lapid government.

'There are talks with at least one MK in the coalition'

Likud MK:

'The internal fighting is harming the Likud'

MK Miki Zohar calls on the members of his faction to stop fighting one another.

'The internal fighting is harming the Likud'

Likud MK: 'Unrealistic for Netanyahu to admit guilt'

'It's clear we're paying a price for Netanyahu's positions, I don't think there was a real legal case,' MK Miki Zohar says.

Likud MK: 'Unrealistic for Netanyahu to admit guilt'

Likud's original suggestion to the coalition

MK Miki Zohar offers to withdraw all opposition reservations to Regulatory Law - but sets a condition.

Likud's original suggestion to the coalition

MK Zohar refuses to appear at conference

MK Zohar cancels attendance of conference on democracy upon hearing that it will be funded by the New Israel Foundation

MK Zohar refuses to appear at conference

MK Zohar: Netanyahu will be back, even if law passes against him

New bill would bar PM under criminal indictment from remaining in office. 'It will motivate our voter base to return Netanyahu to power.'

MK Zohar: Netanyahu will be back, even if law passes against him

'This is why Netanyahu didn't attend Rabin memorial'

Likud chairman MK Miki Zohar responds to criticism of Netanyahu by grandson of Yitzhak Rabin.

'This is why Netanyahu didn't attend Rabin memorial'

Likud MK: We all made mistakes, including myself

MK Miki Zohar in TV interview: The only way Gantz can be PM is if he joins with the Likud.

Likud MK: We all made mistakes, including myself

Likud MK: Ensure Israel's citizens get budget money - not Arabs

Former Coalition Head says he will take 'every step available' to bring down this 'evil government'.

Likud MK: Ensure Israel's citizens get budget money - not Arabs

'If Gantz wants he can be prime minister right now'

Likud MK Miki Zohar calls on Blue and White leader to abandon 'evil' government in favor of government that does not contain Ra'am.

'If Gantz wants he can be prime minister right now'

Zohar to Shaked: We're not here to put out your fires

Yamina, opposition MKs clash over Family reunification law, which Netanyahu bloc is refusing to vote for despite supporting.

Zohar to Shaked: We're not here to put out your fires

Likud MK slams 'strange government'

'Strange government will endanger the security of the State of Israel,' Likud's MK Zohar says.

Likud MK slams 'strange government'

Smotrich: Maybe it's time to replace Netanyahu

Chairman of Religious Zionist Party criticizes Prime Minister Netanyahu following his response to the recent wave of terror in Jerusalem.

Smotrich: Maybe it's time to replace Netanyahu

Likud members blame one another

Likud's failure in vote on Arrangements Committee leads to exchange of accusations.

Likud members blame one another

MK Zohar's 'loyalty test' for Yamina

Likud faction chairman says Yamina must support his proposal for Arrangement Committee or it has joined the left-wing bloc.

MK Zohar's 'loyalty test' for Yamina

Bill: Recognize battle-shocked soldiers as injured veterans

'Tragedy of soldier who lit himself on fire must bring about change,' Likud's MK Zohar says.

Bill: Recognize battle-shocked soldiers as injured veterans

Coalition Whip: Bennett will join our government

'We must do everything - and I mean everything - to form a government, says Likud MK Miki Zohar after right-wing loses majority.

Coalition Whip: Bennett will join our government

Likud MK blames Coronavirus Committee chief for COVID deaths

'If we had fired her, not nearly as many people would have died.' Coalition Chairman blames Likud MK who joined New Hope for COVID deaths.

Likud MK blames Coronavirus Committee chief for COVID deaths

Coalition chief: Good chance we'll end up going to 5th election

'Government is a sick government, Blue and White didn't see us as partners,' Coalition chair MK Zohar says.

Coalition chief: Good chance we'll end up going to 5th election

MK Zohar: Media, political opponents need more objectivity

Likud MK contrasts responses from Israeli media and politicians to riots at Capitol with those to riots at PM's residence in Israel.

MK Zohar: Media, political opponents need more objectivity

Coalition Chairman: Whoever opposes lockdown is a populist

MK Miki Zohar expresses support for Health Ministry demand for tighter lockdown.

Coalition Chairman: Whoever opposes lockdown is a populist

Likud MK: No choice but to tighten the lockdown

Coalition chairman: Israel needs one more hermetic lockdown so that we can say that we are past the pandemic.

Likud MK: No choice but to tighten the lockdown

MK Miki Zohar: We did our best to prevent this election

Coalition Chairman on upcoming elections: It's Blue and White's fault.

MK Miki Zohar: We did our best to prevent this election

MK Miki Zohar: 'We're headed for elections'

"Likud will win the elections, because the whole country sees what a good job the PM is doing."

MK Miki Zohar: 'We're headed for elections'

MK Zohar: Vital to build in strategic areas before Trump leaves

Coalition head adds that "Netanyahu promised me before last elections that he'd build in Givat Hamatos."

MK Zohar: Vital to build in strategic areas before Trump leaves

Miri Regev: Bennett is letting the polls go to his head

Likud Minister claims Bennett was responsible for the break-up of the right-wing bloc: "At the moment of truth, everyone will realize."

Miri Regev: Bennett is letting the polls go to his head

Fmr. Ambassador to UN Danny Danon elected to lead World Likud

Danny Danon defeats coalition chairman MK Miki Zohar in a landslide for control of the World Likud.

Fmr. Ambassador to UN Danny Danon elected to lead World Likud