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

'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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/10/2020 11:16
'I will never allow the establishment of a Palestinian State in the heartland of Israel'

'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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/09/2020 02:06
'I'll advance sovereignty with all my might'

'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.'Hezki Baruch, 01/09/2020 16:50
Ofir Akunis: 'Chance of elections is 50/50'

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.103FM, 18/08/2020 11:54
Likud minister: We will form an alternative government without Blue and White

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/08/2020 06:00
Likud minister: Sovereignty will 'certainly happen in July'

Likud minister: Sovereignty will 'certainly happen in July'

Minister Akunis says Israel waiting for Trump to make a "declaration" before applying sovereignty.Tal Polon, 01/07/2020 18:46
'Between the sea and Jordan there's no place for a Palestinian state'

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

Minister Ofir Akunis argues Israel must not agree to Palestinian state.Shimon Cohen, 01/06/2020 21:04
Another disagreement between Likud and Blue and White

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.Hezki Baruch, 01/06/2020 06:19
Ofir Akunis: Blue and White's behavior is wrong and destructive

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.Nitsan Keidar, 23/03/2020 04:37
Minister Akunis: Closure of borders will have a dramatic significance

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/03/2020 06:34
Guatemala President: We will keep embassy in Jerusalem

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/01/2020 19:16
Minister: Huldai avoiding responsibility in drowning of couple in elevator

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/01/2020 15:33
Likud Minister: Netanyahu's victory is not guaranteed

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.'Yoni Kempinski, 26/12/2019 13:27
'Gaza military operation sooner or later'

'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.'Mordechai Sones, 26/12/2019 11:40
'Decisive days for the Land of Israel'

'Decisive days for the Land of Israel'

Science and Technology Minister Ofir Akunis visits Ofra, warns against leftist government supported by the Arab parties.Hezki Baruch, 18/11/2019 05:34
'In three weeks, government of withdrawals will arise'

'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. InterviewShimon Cohen, 11/11/2019 20:35
'Israel is the center of global interest'

'Israel is the center of global interest'

Science and Technology Minister Ofir Akunis inaugurates Israeli pavilion at International Astronautical Congress.Nitsan Keidar, 24/10/2019 04:42
Likud minister: 'The Left is spreading lies'

Likud minister: 'The Left is spreading lies'

Science Min. Akunis warns: 'If Likud, right-wing voters don't wake up, we will lose elections.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/09/2019 12:21
'Next Gaza war will be harsher than Protective Edge'

'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.Shimon Cohen, 20/08/2019 21:11
Likud minister promises: I'll never vote to give away land

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.Hezki Baruch, 05/07/2019 13:07
Akunis: We will never withdraw from the land of Israel

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.Hezki Baruch, 17/06/2019 00:08
Israeli Science Minister invited to White House

Israeli Science Minister invited to White House

Science Minister Akunis expected to visit White House next week, says invite proves US-Israel relationship 'excellent.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/03/2019 14:01
Akunis: A Palestinian state would be a 'catastrophe'

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.Ido Ben Porat, 17/01/2019 05:44
Minister Akunis supports sovereignty in Gush Etzion

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.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/12/2018 22:29
'We remember the Philippine's 1947 vote'

'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.Mordechai Sones, 03/09/2018 15:49
'There will not be two states, even in the Trump era'

'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.Shimon Cohen, 09/07/2018 20:37
Barak blasts Akunis: New record for stupidity

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.Elad Benari, 09/07/2018 05:13
'He should have been shot'

'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'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/06/2018 07:48
Likud minister: We will act as you would act

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.Hezki Baruch, 30/05/2018 08:51
'TV investigators bowed down before Ahmed Tibi'

'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.Mordechai Sones, 16/04/2018 18:58
Discord in Knesset ceremony at Kastner mention

Discord in Knesset ceremony at Kastner mention

Storm surrounding mention of controversial WWII figure at Knesset ceremony; Science Minister leaves in protest as name read.Mordechai Sones, 12/04/2018 14:44
'Apply sovereignty - beginning with Area C'

'Apply sovereignty - beginning with Area C'

Science Minister Ofir Akunis, at Jerusalem Conference, calls for expulsion of terrorist families in response to terrorist attacks.Yoni Kempinski/Mordechai Sones, 12/02/2018 22:56
'One of the lowest points of the leftist protesters'

'One of the lowest points of the leftist protesters'

Science, Technology and Space Minister blasts leftist protesters who disrupted the Attorney General while he was reciting Kaddish.Hezki Baruch, 22/01/2018 06:35
Watch: Likud unanimously backs sovereignty over Judea, Samaria

Watch: Likud unanimously backs sovereignty over Judea, Samaria

Members of Likud's central committee vote on proposal to extend Israeli sovereignty over Judea and Samaria.Yoni Kempinski, 31/12/2017 20:49
Minister Akunis welcomed at UCLA Hillel for Leonard Cohen event

Minister Akunis welcomed at UCLA Hillel for Leonard Cohen event

A week after Princeton Hillel retracts invitation to Tzipi Hotovely, Science Minister attends event at UCLA honoring legendary singer.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/11/2017 18:44
Likud minister: We may have to hold early elections

Likud minister: We may have to hold early elections

Likud minister Akunis says disagreements may force early elections, suggests raising threshold to enter Knesset to 10%.Hezki Baruch, 04/11/2017 20:37
Akunis cancels trip to Jordan

Akunis cancels trip to Jordan

Science and Technology Minister cancels trip to Jordan amid tensions between the countries.Elad Benari, 16/05/2017 04:38
Another terrorist state shall not arise at our expense!

Another terrorist state shall not arise at our expense!

'Palestinian problem with us more than 120 years is fact we exist,' says Science Minister. 'I expect Trump to announce transfer of embassy.'Mordechai Sones, 08/05/2017 22:55
Israeli high schoolers build satellite sent to space by NASA

Israeli high schoolers build satellite sent to space by NASA

A group of Israeli high schoolers built a nanosatellite and sent it to space to study the atmosphere as part of an international project.Yoel Domb, 19/04/2017 15:37
Bnei Akiva students embark on science and technology missions

Bnei Akiva students embark on science and technology missions

35 students from around the country to visit particle accelerator in Switzerland, see satellite launch in Florida.Yoni Kempinski, 15/03/2017 20:54
'Israel is a powerhouse of knowledge'

'Israel is a powerhouse of knowledge'

Technology Minister says Israel is a powerhouse of 'knowledge, technology, and innovation.'Yedidya Ben-Or, AFP, 13/03/2017 14:18
'No one gives land to his enemies'

'No one gives land to his enemies'

Likud minister says pressure to create PA terror state 'thing of the past'; 'if PA wanted peace, there would be peace'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/02/2017 17:05
Likud ministers attack Bennett for 'lecturing' Netanyahu

Likud ministers attack Bennett for 'lecturing' Netanyahu

Likud ministers back Netanyahu, say no need for Bennett to lecture on importance of upcoming Trump-Netanyahu meeting.Hezki Baruch, Nitsan Keidar, 12/02/2017 11:24
'The Arabs should welcome the Regulation Law'

'The Arabs should welcome the Regulation Law'

Science and Technology Minister says those condemning Regulation Law never read it, Arabs should welcome passage of bill.Hezki Baruch, 08/02/2017 21:02
'Maybe the next Israeli astronaut is here'

'Maybe the next Israeli astronaut is here'

Israel Space Agency launches the annual Israeli Space Week, offering space-related activities free of charge in locations throughout Israel.Yoni Kempinski, 30/01/2017 03:42
'Deport terrorists families and continue to build'

'Deport terrorists families and continue to build'

Minister Ofir Akunis says Israel must adopt harsher measures to deter terror attacks, PA must be treated as an enemy for encouraging attacksHezki Baruch, 09/01/2017 22:50
Minister Akunis: There is no occupation in our homeland

Minister Akunis: There is no occupation in our homeland

In an Arutz Sheva interview, Science Minister Ofir Akunis discussed American-Israeli relations,status of the PA and scientific cooperation.Shimon Cohen, 29/12/2016 14:13
'I'm Zionist, secular - and Orthodox'

'I'm Zionist, secular - and Orthodox'

Science and Technology Minister favors Kotel agreement, says left needs to learn to accept election losses in both Israel and US.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/11/2016 16:39
Minister Akunis: Israel is the best place to live

Minister Akunis: Israel is the best place to live

At IAC conference in Washington, Science Minister sounds off on Abbas' dream of Palestine 'clean of Jews' and Israel's bright future.Yoni Kempinski, 25/09/2016 08:17
'A grain of sand won't move from Ofra or Amona'

'A grain of sand won't move from Ofra or Amona'

Science Minister Ofir Akunis sounds off to Arutz Sheva about possibility of unity government, looming demolition of Ofra and Amona.Shimon Cohen, 21/08/2016 15:57
Akunis walks out in protest of haredi school vote

Akunis walks out in protest of haredi school vote

Information Minister Ofir Akunis refuses to take part in vote to cancel core studies requirement in haredi schools.Hezki Baruch, 24/07/2016 13:45
Science Min. slams dept. CoS for Holocaust remarks

Science Min. slams dept. CoS for Holocaust remarks

Israeli Minister of Science Ofer Akunis says Deputy Chief of Staff Yair Golan must issue a clearer apology for Holocaust remarks.Tal Polon, 08/05/2016 11:51
Minister vows to return evicted Jews to Hevron

Minister vows to return evicted Jews to Hevron

Ofir Akunis visits Hevron houses where 200 Jews were evicted in January coalition crisis, notes 'the PA proved the purchase was legal.'Ido Ben-Porat, 02/05/2016 21:30
'The Jordan Valley will always be part of Israel'

'The Jordan Valley will always be part of Israel'

Ofir Akunis tours Jordan Valley, vows to keep Judea-Samaria and the Golan firmly Israel's.Hezki Baruch, 19/04/2016 20:57
Likud Minister slams UNESCO's 'boorishness'

Likud Minister slams UNESCO's 'boorishness'

Akunis writes head of UN body that declared Temple Mount to be Muslim only, decries their 'resounding lack of historical knowledge.'Ari Yashar, 17/04/2016 19:49
Bennett faces off against Netanyahu, Ya'alon

Bennett faces off against Netanyahu, Ya'alon

Bennett slams comments by PM, defense minister regarding soldier who killed terrorist in Hevron. Netanyahu: Don't lecture me.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/03/2016 14:32
'Better a dead terrorist than a dead soldier'

'Better a dead terrorist than a dead soldier'

Likud Minister decries the social network 'courtroom' that is actively convicting the soldier who shot a wounded terrorist.Hezki Baruch, 25/03/2016 12:51