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Akunis blasts Gafni: TJ's behavior is impudence and insolence

MK Ofir Akunis responds to calls among UTJ members for a formation of a government not headed by Netanyahu.

'UTJ's behavior is impudence and insolence'

Likud MK: Shaked's people are talking to senior Likud members, Ayelet needs to decide

MK Ofir Akunis hopes Shaked will leave the coalition: There is always a kind of informal negotiation between Ayelet Shaked and the Likud.

'Shaked's people are talking to senior Likud members'

Likud MK Ofir Akunis: ‘This is the last day of the current coalition’

Likud MK Ofir Akunis explains that with the gov losing its slim majority, its days are numbered and Israel may be headed to new elections.

‘This is the last day of the current coalition’player

Rep. Gohmert: Israel will not be able to defend its borders without Judea and 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'

US and Israeli caucuses will promote Abraham Accords

Knesset Abraham Accords Caucus congratulates its American counterparts on formation of the Abraham Accords Caucus in the US Congress

US and Israeli caucuses will promote Abraham Accords

Organizers of right-wing protest rename Rabin Square, giving it back its original name

Flyers call for protest in 'Kings of Israel Square.' Likud MK: 'Rabin's murder isn't a matter for partisan dispute.'

Organizers of right-wing protest rename Rabin Square

Likud MK's tweet angers PA

PA news agency includes Likud MK's condemnation of shooting of Border Police officer in its report on incitement and racism in Israel.

Likud MK's tweet angers PA

Akunis: My ministry was born in sin

Outgoing Regional Cooperation Minister says his ministry was created as 'prostitution price' for Shimon Peres, attacks Bennett 'vote theft.'

Akunis: My ministry was born in sin

Supreme Court blocks Akunis Justice Minister appointment

Court upholds A-G's opinion vote to appoint Ofir Akunis as Justice Minister was illegal.

Supreme Court blocks Akunis Justice Minister appointment

'PA are experts at missing opportunities'

Regional Cooperation Minister Akinus attends ceremony to mark launch of Efrat industrial center, laments PA refusal of economic cooperation.

'PA are experts at missing opportunities'

'Our internal polls show the Likud at around 30 seats'

'Blue and White is leading us to new elections,' says Likud minister, claiming Likud's drop in the polls is due to the lockdown.

'Our internal polls show the Likud at around 30 seats'

'I will never allow the establishment of a Palestinian State in the heartland of Israel'

Minister Ofir Akunis: Israeli sovereignty in Jordan Valley necessary both from a security and religious point of view.

'I will never allow Palestinian State in Israel's heartland'player

'I'll advance sovereignty with all my might'

Samaria Council opens year with 22,000 students. Mayor Yossi Dagan: 'Government headed by Netanyahu deserves right to apply sovereignty.'

'I'll advance sovereignty with all my might'

Ofir Akunis: 'Chance of elections is 50/50'

Likud minister Ofir Akunis says final deal with UAE may be signed in September, no one can know whether there will be new elections.

'Chance of elections is 50/50'

Likud minister: We will form an alternative government without Blue and White

Minister Ofir Akunis: If Blue and White thwarts the passing of the budget, an alternative government will be formed.

'We will form an alternative government without Blue and White'

Likud minister: Sovereignty will 'certainly happen in July'

Minister Akunis says Israel waiting for Trump to make a "declaration" before applying sovereignty.

Likud minister: Sovereignty will 'certainly happen in July'

'Between the sea and Jordan there's no place for a Palestinian state'

Minister Ofir Akunis argues Israel must not agree to Palestinian state.

'Between sea and Jordan there's no place for Palestinian state'

Another disagreement between Likud and Blue and White

Blue and White's Science Minister will not prevent appointment of researcher who signed petition calling on soldiers to disobey orders.

Another disagreement between Likud and Blue and White

Ofir Akunis: Blue and White's behavior is wrong and destructive

Likud Minister wonders why Blue and White is behaving irresponsibly and refusing to join a unity government.

'Blue and White's behavior is wrong and destructive'

Minister Akunis: Closure of borders will have a dramatic significance

Labor, Social Affairs and Social Services Minister says closure of Israel's borders will have long-term effects.

'Closure of borders will have a dramatic significance'

Guatemala President: We will keep embassy in Jerusalem

Alejandro Giammattei meets Israeli Minister Akunis prior to his swearing-in ceremony, says will recognize Hezbollah as a terror group.

Guatemala President: We will keep embassy in Jerusalem

Minister: Huldai avoiding responsibility in drowning of couple in elevator

Science and Technology Minister Ofir Akunis slams Blue and White party for hypocrisy on democracy, Tel Aviv mayor for ducking blame.

'Tel Aviv mayor avoiding responsibility: This is not leadership'player

Likud Minister: Netanyahu's victory is not guaranteed

'It's not enough to click 'like' on Facebook or attend conferences,' Science Minister Akunis says. 'You have to go out and vote.'

Likud Minister: Netanyahu's victory is not guaranteed

'Gaza military operation sooner or later'

Science Minister estimates Israel will not be able to continue absorbing Gaza escalations: 'Talk to terror organizations in their language.'

'Gaza military operation sooner or later'

'Decisive days for the Land of Israel'

Science and Technology Minister Ofir Akunis visits Ofra, warns against leftist government supported by the Arab parties.

'Decisive days for the Land of Israel'

'In three weeks, government of withdrawals will arise'

Science Minister prepares for Left-wing minority government, argues Likud could provide strong response from opposition as well. Interview

'In three weeks, government of withdrawals will arise'

'Israel is the center of global interest'

Science and Technology Minister Ofir Akunis inaugurates Israeli pavilion at International Astronautical Congress.

'Israel is the center of global interest'player

Likud minister: 'The Left is spreading lies'

Science Min. Akunis warns: 'If Likud, right-wing voters don't wake up, we will lose elections.'

Likud minister: 'The Left is spreading lies'

'Next Gaza war will be harsher than Protective Edge'

Minister Akunis warns Hamas if it launches another conflict Israel will respond with harsher measures than 2014 war.

'Next Gaza war will be harsher than Protective Edge'

Likud minister promises: I'll never vote to give away land

Min. Ofir Akunis warns right-wing parties may be headed for an Oslo-like disaster, promises never to support giving away Israel's land.

Likud minister promises: I'll never vote to give away land

Akunis: We will never withdraw from the land of Israel

Science Minister: I will not lend a hand to the establishment of a Palestinian state in any territory of the land of Israel.

Akunis: We will never withdraw from the land of Israelplayer

Israeli Science Minister invited to White House

Science Minister Akunis expected to visit White House next week, says invite proves US-Israel relationship 'excellent.'

Israeli Science Minister invited to White House

Akunis: A Palestinian state would be a 'catastrophe'

Science and Technology Minister visits Samaria: If you want to see tunnels leading to Kfar Saba and Ra'anana - support a Palestinian state.

Akunis: A Palestinian state would be a 'catastrophe'

Minister Akunis supports sovereignty in Gush Etzion

Science and Technology Minister visits Gush Etzion, says site part of 'foundations of our people dating back thousands of years.'

Minister Akunis supports sovereignty in Gush Etzion

'We remember the Philippine's 1947 vote'

At start of meeting with Philippine President, Netanyahu tells of Filipino nurse who treated his father and uncle.

'We remember the Philippine's 1947 vote'player

'There will not be two states, even in the Trump era'

Science Minister Ofir Akunis says establishment of Arab state in Judea and Samaria would be suicide for Israel.

'There will not be two states, even in the Trump era'

Barak blasts Akunis: New record for stupidity

Former PM unhappy after Science Minister rejects appointment of professor who signed a letter encouraging refusal to enlist.

Barak blasts Akunis: New record for stupidity

'He should have been shot'

Likud Minister praises security forces for capturing terrorist who murdered IDF soldier, says orders should have been 'shoot to kill'.

'He should have been shot'player

Likud minister: We will act as you would act

Science Minister Akunis tells counterparts that Israel will act to protect its citizens - just as their countries would.

Likud minister: We will act as you would act

'TV investigators bowed down before Ahmed Tibi'

Minister Akunis tells of event engraved in memory from time he worked at educational television when bombing attack on bus Line 5 occurred.

'TV investigators bowed down before Ahmed Tibi'player