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Report: Govt security overloaded providing coverage for number of ministerial trips abroad

New record set: 13 ministers & 1 deputy minister traveled abroad in the past fortnight alone.

Report: Govt security overloaded with ministerial trips abroad

Gantz and Lapid to propose investigation into submarine affair

The Defense and Foreign Affairs Ministers' proposed commission of inquiry will be brought to a government vote on Sunday.

Gantz and Lapid to propose investigation into submarine affair

Transportation Minister's mysterious vacation explained

Israel's Transportation Minister reveals why she defied the Prime Minister's urgings that Israelis not travel abroad.

Transportation Minister's mysterious vacation explained

Bennett orders Health and Education ministers to cooperate

The Prime Minister's challenge during a debate over reopening schools: "Find a way to cooperate."

Bennett orders Health and Education ministers to cooperate

Protestors to Health Min. Nitzan Horowitz: 'Keep illegals in your own area'

A protest has begun outside the Health Minister's house to oppose a plan to give healthcare insurance to illegal workers.

Protestors to Health Minister: 'Keep illegals in your own area'player

Government approves Purim night curfew

Curfew to begin at 8:30 p.m. and end at 5:00 a.m. this Thursday, Friday, Shabbat. Defense Minister and Blue and White ministers support

Government approves Purim night curfew

Ministers condemn attack on Sayeret Golani commander

Assault on IDF commander overseeing peacekeeping efforts near Kedumim has brought a round of condemnations.

Assault on Golani officer sparks outrage

'You deprived millions of people in Israel of their self-worth'

Internal medicine and gastroenterology specialist blasts government: 'You refuse to meet. You refuse to listen.'

'You deprived millions of people in Israel of their self-worth'

Preview: The biggest government in Israel's history

Likud and Blue and White power-sharing yet incomplete, but preliminary picture of Netanyahu-Gantz government to be sworn in tonight emerges.

Preview: The biggest government in Israel's history

Israel's most popular ministers: Ayelet Shaked, Naftali Bennett

Justice Minister Shaked's popularity rises 10%, making her Israel's most popular minister.

Israel's most popular ministers: Ayelet Shaked, Naftali Bennett

'Time to strengthen Hevron'

Collective call to PM to advance Jewish building in Hevron. 'The PA cannot incite against us while continuing to receive gestures from us.'

'Time to strengthen Hevron'player

Turkish minister denied entry to Rotterdam consulate

Dutch police stop Turkish minister from entering consulate, minister says Dutch blockade 'violates all international laws.'

Turkish minister denied entry to Rotterdam consulateplayer

Law Allowing Ministers to Resign Passes

Knesset approves first reading of Jewish Home's bill that would allow a minister to resign from the Knesset and allow new MKs to enter.

Law Allowing Ministers to Resign as MKs Passes First Reading

Benny Begin Leaves Government

Minister without portfolio to revert to MK after submitting his resignation.

Benny Begin Leaves Government

It's Official: Gilad Erdan Sworn into Government

Erdan voted in via late Monday night vote; he will be Internal Security, Strategic Affairs, and Hasbarah Ministers.

It's Official: Gilad Erdan Sworn into Government

'Man of the People'? Benny Begin Spotted on Train

Social media frenzy over Begin on Jerusalem light rail; minister reportedly rejects using private transport despite gov't car.

'Man of the People'? Minister Benny Begin Forgoes Car for Train

Erdan: I Rejected Role Based on 'Principles'

The morning after: MK notes hours after rejecting Public Security role that he needed more tools to overhaul Israel's security systems.

Erdan: I Rejected Ministerial Role Based on 'Principles'

'It's Time to Roll Up Our Sleeves and Get to Work'

Netanyahu reveals aims of the next gov't. On the agenda: security, social welfare, domestic and regional development - and peace talks?

Netanyahu: Time to Roll Up Our Sleeves and Get to Work

Which Likud MKs Will Become Ministers?

Yariv Levin, Danny Danon weigh in on Likud hopefuls hours before Netanyahu is due to dole out appointments.

Which Likud MKs Will Become Ministers?

Likud In-Fighting Looms with Expansion on Horizon

With cabinet expansion expected to be approved Wednesday, Netanyahu must then find way to keep his party members satisfied.

Likud In-Fighting Looms with Gov't Expansion on the Horizon

Stormy Debate Over Cabinet Expansion

MKs exchange proposals, sarcasm in overnight debate; bill to expand government passes for second and third readings.

Stormy Debate Over Cabinet Expansion Ends in Passing Vote

Knesset, A-G Call to Reject Yesh Atid Petition

Formal response to Yesh Atid bid to block Cabinet expansion notes that the party has objected prematurely, involves High Court needlessly.

Knesset, A-G Call to Reject Yesh Atid Petition

'Lapid Never Objected to Cabinet Before'

Likud MK Ze'ev Elkin notes that Yair Lapid's appeal follows a government with even more ministers, quips Lapid's math must be poor.

'Lapid Never Objected to Cabinet When He Was Finance Minister'

Lapid Files Court Motion to Block Gov't Expansion

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is planning to increase the number of ministers in his government – if the High Court lets him.

Lapid Files Court Motion to Block Government Expansion

'PM is Spitting in the Face of the Israeli Public'

Yesh Atid MK Ofer Shelah fires at Netanyahu's bid to extend number of ministers, claims it is not lawful.

'Netanyahu is Spitting in the Face of the Israeli Public'

Senior Likud MKs Threaten Netanyahu for Portfolios

Senior MKs, including Silvan Shalom and Ayoub Kara, threaten not to vote for key bill in early sign of coalition instability.

Senior Likud MKs Threaten Netanyahu for Portfolios

Lapid: We Will Fight Netanyahu's Corruption

Lapid blasts Netanyahu for plans to increase number of ministers serving in his cabinet, calls on public to help fight this 'corruption.'

Lapid: We Will Fight Netanyahu's Corruption

Netanyahu Blames Ministers for Coalition Crisis

Prime Minister issues sharp criticism against ministers for 'subversions and attacks' on the government. Are elections inevitable?

Netanyahu Blames Ministers for 'Trying to Knock Him Down'

Liberman Attacks Netanyahu for Lack of Leadership

Liberman pulls no punches in criticizing fellow ministers over polarizing views, calls for unity before the government collapses.

Liberman Attacks Netanyahu for Lack of Leadership

Yair Lapid Bottoms Out Public Approval Poll

Poll ranking public approval of 23 ministers reveals surprises. Among them: Livni ranks above Netanyahu.

Finance Minister Yair Lapid Bottoms Out Public Approval Poll

Lapid: Halt New Raises for Ministers and MKs

Yesh Atid head Yair Lapid on Monday called on the Knesset to postpone scheduled pay raises for themselves and government ministers

Lapid: Halt New Raises for Ministers and MKs

Terror Release Opponent Demands Ministers Be Tough

Israelis are pressuring government ministers to oppose further release of terrorists, part of a 'gesture' already promised the PA

Terror Release Opponent Demands Ministers Get Tough

Ministers Ignored Shin Bet, Added Names to List

Ministers ignored recommendations from Israeli intelligence agents in order to ‘strengthen Abu Mazen.’

Ministers Ignored Shin Bet, Added Terrorists to List

Gov't Approves Bill Limiting Ministers to 19

Governance Law would raise minimum threshold for entering Knesset to 4%, pushing out small parties.

Gov't Approves Bill Limiting Ministers to 19

Which Ministers Stood Up for Yesha Residents?

An Arutz Sheva investigation reveals the names of the ministers who stood up for Judea and Samaria residents - and those who didn't

Investigation Shows Which Ministers Stood Up for Yesha Residents