Columbia space shuttle remains arrive in Israel

Columbia space shuttle remains arrive in Israel

On loan from NASA, remains of space shuttle Columbia arrive on display at Ilan Ramon conference for Israel Space week.Yoni Kempinski, 2/2/2016, 11:16 AM
Akunis: Incitement to blame for stabbing

Akunis: Incitement to blame for stabbing

Israel's President and Science Minister condemn stabbing in Beit Horon, blame ongoing Palestinian incitement for 4-month long terror wave.Cynthia Blank, 1/25/2016, 8:34 PM
'Terrorists are influenced by Wallstrom's remarks'

'Terrorists are influenced by Wallstrom's remarks'

Akunis says Otniel and Tekoa stabbers could very well have been moved by Swedish FM's anti-Israel comments to conduct attacks.Ido Ben Porat, 1/20/2016, 4:32 PM
Austrian minister cancels visit over '67 lines'

Austrian minister cancels visit over '67 lines'

Austrian Vice Chancellor refuses to visit government office in Jerusalem; Ofir Akunis: 'Austria will not divide Jerusalem.'Tova Dvorin, 12/4/2015, 10:53 AM
Shomron Council head: Don't give land to PA

Shomron Council head: Don't give land to PA

Shomron Regional Council head Yossi Dagan is joined by Likud ministers in demanding to stop plans to transfer land in Area C to the PA.Ben Ariel, 11/29/2015, 5:23 AM
Minister pushes plan to close off Hevron

Minister pushes plan to close off Hevron

Science Minister Ofir Akunis says preventing Palestinians from leaving Hevron could be a significant step in fighting terror.Shimon Cohen, 11/23/2015, 10:05 PM
Akunis to double R&D budget for Judea and Samaria

Akunis to double R&D budget for Judea and Samaria

Science Minister Ofir Akunis announces doubling of research and development project budgets in Judea, Samaria, and the Golan.Moshe Cohen, 11/17/2015, 4:53 PM
Minister to EU envoy: You forgot the Holocaust

Minister to EU envoy: You forgot the Holocaust

Akunis cancels on event with EU ambassador over 'settlement labeling' move, slams the 'dark stain on Europe's moral fabric' in fiery letter.Ari Yashar, 11/5/2015, 7:35 PM
NASA, Israel Space Agency Sign Cooperation Deal

NASA, Israel Space Agency Sign Cooperation Deal

One small step for science: US-Israeli agreement to deepen cooperation over space exploration.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/13/2015, 3:39 PM
Will Israel Send a Man to the Moon?

Will Israel Send a Man to the Moon?

Israeli nonprofit SpaceIL becomes the first organization to advance in a unique Google contest promoting space travel.Hezki Baruch, 10/7/2015, 5:16 PM
Likud Minister Demands: Adopt Levy Report Now

Likud Minister Demands: Adopt Levy Report Now

Akunis visits protest tent in front of PM's Residence, demands end to construction freeze because building is a 'right, not a favor.'Ari Yashar, 10/7/2015, 1:02 PM
'Europe's 1930s Jew Hatred Raised its Ugly Head'

'Europe's 1930s Jew Hatred Raised its Ugly Head'

Minister Akunis responds to EU official announcing 'settlement' labeling soon as next week, warns 'the Europeans haven't learned a thing.'Ari Yashar, 9/21/2015, 11:31 AM
'Leftist Journalists Want To Preserve Monopoly'

'Leftist Journalists Want To Preserve Monopoly'

Minister Akunis explains why journalists opposed attempt to limit their ability to broadcast opinions.Shimon Cohen, 9/6/2015, 5:35 PM
Angry Akunis Claims PM Knew of 'No Media Bias' Law

Angry Akunis Claims PM Knew of 'No Media Bias' Law

After leaving post in Communications Ministry over journalistic bias clause, Ofir Akunis alleges PM was aware of the law beforehand.Yedidyah Ben Or, 9/6/2015, 9:33 AM
Litzman Makes History: A Haredi-Ashkenazi Minister

Litzman Makes History: A Haredi-Ashkenazi Minister

Yaakov Litzman is sworn in as health minister, the first haredi Ashkenazi minister to serve in the Israeli government since 1952.Hezki Baruch, 9/2/2015, 2:57 PM
Akunis to Support Death Sentence for Terrorists

Akunis to Support Death Sentence for Terrorists

Minister Ofir Akunis says he will vote in favor of MK Sharon Gal's bill enacting a death penalty for terrorists.Hezki Baruch, 7/12/2015, 6:33 AM
Netanyahu Formulating Plan to Keep Begin in Gov't

Netanyahu Formulating Plan to Keep Begin in Gov't

Promising to include Begin in cabinet after resignation, PM weighs possibility of giving Akunis UN ambassador to bring Begin back.Cynthia Blank, 5/31/2015, 1:16 PM
Akunis: Jewish Home is Likud's 'Sister Party'

Akunis: Jewish Home is Likud's 'Sister Party'

Outgoing Deputy Minister and MK hails 'wonderful' elections results, says Likud has a natural partner in the Religious Zionist sector.Shimon Cohen and Tova Dvorin, 3/18/2015, 7:55 PM
Akunis: Dagan Has Personal Vendetta Against PM

Akunis: Dagan Has Personal Vendetta Against PM

Deputy Minister notes Dagan may not have penned his own speech, slams him for 'ingratitude' after Netanyahu helped save his life in 2012.Tova Dvorin, 3/8/2015, 9:13 AM
'Labor Will Not Be Invited to the Next Government'

'Labor Will Not Be Invited to the Next Government'

Deputy Minister Ofir Akunis says Labor is too far-left to be considered for a potential coalition; guarantees Jewish Home will be included.Hezki Baruch, 2/14/2015, 6:42 PM
Bennett: Galant's Statement 'a New Low'

Bennett: Galant's Statement 'a New Low'

Kulanu candidate hinted that the targeting of Jihad Mughniyeh was timed for the election campaign.Gil Ronen, 1/18/2015, 10:25 PM
'Labor Founders Are Rolling in Their Graves'

'Labor Founders Are Rolling in Their Graves'

Jewish Home and Likud react to Labor primary results, calling the 'far-left' candidates 'Marmara Flotilla supports and NIF members.'Cynthia Blank, 1/14/2015, 10:29 AM
'Israel Must Take Off the Kid Gloves With the PA'

'Israel Must Take Off the Kid Gloves With the PA'

Likud Deputy Minister Akunis says world nations starting to realize Israel has no peace partner - problem is Livni still doesn't get it.Shimon Cohen, Ari Yashar, 12/31/2014, 12:15 PM
Govt. Allocates NIS 17m for Arava Oil Cleanup

Govt. Allocates NIS 17m for Arava Oil Cleanup

The government authorized an expenditure of NIS 17 million ($4 million) for the reclamation of damaged areas of the Arava.Moshe Cohen, 12/28/2014, 4:16 PM
Nationalist MKs Slam Decision on Amona

Nationalist MKs Slam Decision on Amona

Nationalist MKs criticize High Court's decision that the new community of Amona be demolished within two years.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/26/2014, 3:45 AM
Dep. Min. Akunis: We 'Have Control' Over Oil Spill

Dep. Min. Akunis: We 'Have Control' Over Oil Spill

Workers have turned the tide in battle against the oil spill in the Arava last week, pollution won't reach Eilat, Environment Ministry says.Yaakov Levi, 12/14/2014, 4:23 PM
Likud Hopes to Form Large Right-Wing Union

Likud Hopes to Form Large Right-Wing Union

Deputy Minister Akunis says his party and Jewish Home learned lessons of infighting in the last elections, slams Lapid-Livni 'putsch.'Shimon Cohen, Ari Yashar, 12/3/2014, 11:59 AM
MKs Right and Left Respond to Early Elections

MKs Right and Left Respond to Early Elections

Knesset Members from across the political spectrum respond to failed meeting between Netanyahu and Lapid.Hezki Baruch and Elad Benari, 12/2/2014, 1:10 AM
Deputy Minister Says Elections Are 'Inevitable'

Deputy Minister Says Elections Are 'Inevitable'

Deputy Minister Ofir Akunis criticizes Finance Minister Yair Lapid for saying the government is "stuck", says Lapid is welcome to resign.Hezki Baruch, 11/30/2014, 5:35 AM
Bill to Criminalize Employing Illegals Resurrected

Bill to Criminalize Employing Illegals Resurrected

Proposal to give hefty fines, prison time for employers who hire illegal aliens given second chance, put on fast track.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 10/28/2014, 2:52 PM
'Israel has Lost the Media to the World'

'Israel has Lost the Media to the World'

Deputy Minister admits Israel losing the media war, but insists: 'it is our duty to build, just like in Washington, Paris, London.'Tova Dvorin, Ornit Atzar, 10/27/2014, 5:08 PM
MKs Support Gush Etzion at Outpost Event

MKs Support Gush Etzion at Outpost Event

Ofir Akunis, Eli Yishai, regional leaders flock to support construction in Judea- Samaria; say Israel will prevail over building freeze.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/12/2014, 2:50 PM
Nationalist MKs Praise Netanyahu's UN Speech

Nationalist MKs Praise Netanyahu's UN Speech

While leftist MKs rejected the Prime Minister's speech, nationalist MKs praised Netanyahu for exposing the PA's lies.Ben Ariel, 9/30/2014, 2:44 AM
'Abbas Wants a State Instead of Israel'

'Abbas Wants a State Instead of Israel'

Deputy Minister Akunis says Netanyahu will deliver 'the speech of truth' after Abbas's 'speech of lies.'Shimon Cohen, Gil Ronen, 9/28/2014, 7:23 PM
Akunis Warns Against 'Two-State Solution'

Akunis Warns Against 'Two-State Solution'

Deputy Minister warns that a “two-state solution” will endanger the security of Israelis and bring rockets to the heart of the country.Hezki Baruch, 9/16/2014, 4:43 AM
Deputy Min.: We'll Continue to Build in Our Land

Deputy Min.: We'll Continue to Build in Our Land

Deputy Minister Ofir Akunis criticizes EU and U.S. for condemning Israel's designation of areas in Gush Etzion as state land.Hezki Baruch, 9/3/2014, 5:14 AM
Deputy Minister Dismisses Abbas's 'Deadline' Plan

Deputy Minister Dismisses Abbas's 'Deadline' Plan

"No one will threaten us," says Deputy Minister Ofir Akunis after PA reveals plan to force Israel to withdraw from Judea and Samaria.Shimon Cohen and Elad Benari, 8/26/2014, 4:45 AM
MKs: Hamas Coup 'Warning Sign' for Unity Gov't

MKs: Hamas Coup 'Warning Sign' for Unity Gov't

Nationalist MKs attack leftists over attempted Hamas coup, after remarks early in the unity pact claimed PA would keep Hamas in line.Hezki Baruch, Tova Dvorin, 8/18/2014, 7:44 PM
Akunis: How Can Schabas be Taken Seriously?

Akunis: How Can Schabas be Taken Seriously?

Likud MK dismisses UN's probe on Gaza, points out the anti-Israel stance of the head of the panel, William Schabas.Elad Benari, 8/18/2014, 7:22 AM
Akunis: Cease-fire Under Our Terms, Not Hamas'

Akunis: Cease-fire Under Our Terms, Not Hamas'

MK Ofir Akunis said that Israel had no plans to stop its attacks against Gaza terrorists, and would continue to fight.Yosef Berger, 7/13/2014, 4:29 PM
Minister: Murder 'Direct Result' of PA Unity Gov't

Minister: Murder 'Direct Result' of PA Unity Gov't

Ofir Akunis in New York says abduction and murders caused by PA unity, hints Abbas's words 'can't change that.'Ari Yashar, 7/2/2014, 9:07 AM
MK: World Must Apologize for PA Unity Support

MK: World Must Apologize for PA Unity Support

Those who praised unity between Hamas and Fatah now see what their support has wrought, said MK Ofir Akunis.Moshe Cohen, 6/16/2014, 4:36 PM
Minister Calls on World to Withdraw Support for PA

Minister Calls on World to Withdraw Support for PA

Hamas's involvement in the kidnapping of three yeshiva students precedent for a withdrawal of international support, Akunis says.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 6/16/2014, 2:10 PM
Akunis  Slams IDF Radio for Promoting PA 'Lies'

Akunis Slams IDF Radio for Promoting PA 'Lies'

Deputy Minister lashes out at the great Palestinian Arab myth - that they preceded a Jewish presence in the Land of Israel.Ido Ben-Porat and Tova Dvorin, 5/13/2014, 8:52 AM
Minister Slams Indyk's 'Lies'

Minister Slams Indyk's 'Lies'

Deputy Minister laments US envoy Martin Indyk's comments as the result of too much influence from PA propaganda.Hezki Baruch, 5/9/2014, 1:45 PM
'PA Can Have Peace with Israel or Hamas; Not Both'

'PA Can Have Peace with Israel or Hamas; Not Both'

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu sharply criticizes PA, Abbas Wednesday for demanding more construction freezes.Tova Dvorin, 4/23/2014, 11:29 AM
'Abbas Is Arafat In Disguise'

'Abbas Is Arafat In Disguise'

Deputy Minister Ofer Akunis slams building freeze demands for talk extension, says under Abbas 'tone has changed, essence has not.'Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 4/22/2014, 8:12 PM
MK Akunis Tells US 'You're Pressuring Wrong Side'

MK Akunis Tells US 'You're Pressuring Wrong Side'

Deputy Minister Akunis criticizes Obama's intentions to pressure Netanyahu during visit into concessions, says PA needs pressing.Ari Yashar, 3/3/2014, 11:55 AM
Akunis: Peace is Foreign to the Palestinians

Akunis: Peace is Foreign to the Palestinians

Deputy Minister warns against construction freeze, says that PA's rejection of Kerry's framework proves it doesn't want peace.Elad Benari, 2/24/2014, 2:42 AM
Akunis: '67 Borders' Like Jumping Off a Skyscraper

Akunis: '67 Borders' Like Jumping Off a Skyscraper

An Israeli withdrawal to the pre-1967 borders is equivalent to suicide, says Likud Deputy Minister Ofir Akunis.Elad Benari, 2/16/2014, 4:19 AM
Akunis, Netanyahu Present Tablets to 94 Children

Akunis, Netanyahu Present Tablets to 94 Children

'Computer for Every Child' government program gives underprivileged children new educational opportunities.Tova Dvorin, 1/31/2014, 12:46 PM
'Likud MKs Critical of Netanyahu Can Leave Govt.'

'Likud MKs Critical of Netanyahu Can Leave Govt.'

Source in Netanyahu's office says Likud MKs opposing proposal to put PA over Jews can quit, adds Bennett can leave too.Ari Yashar, 1/27/2014, 12:31 PM
Akunis: Palestinian State would Endanger Israel

Akunis: Palestinian State would Endanger Israel

"I support maximum self-rule for the Palestinians but not a Palestinian state," says Deputy Minister Ofir Akunis.Elad Benari, 1/19/2014, 2:46 AM
Likud Deputy Minister: Kerry is 'Extreme'

Likud Deputy Minister: Kerry is 'Extreme'

MK Ofir Akunis says 'large' Israeli concessions to US demands on peace deal will endanger coalition.Gil Ronen, 1/5/2014, 6:53 PM
Akunis: Coalition in Danger from Kerry Deal

Akunis: Coalition in Danger from Kerry Deal

Deputy Minister warns coalition govt. faces significant changes due to US pressure on Jordan Valley withdrawal.Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/3/2014, 12:05 PM
Report: Israel Rejects US Plan for Jordan Valley

Report: Israel Rejects US Plan for Jordan Valley

Maariv reports that Defense Ministry rejects US plans for Jordan Valley, based on security needs.Tova Dvorin, 1/1/2014, 9:54 PM
MK Akunis: Jordan Valley is our 'Iron Wall'

MK Akunis: Jordan Valley is our 'Iron Wall'

Deputy Minister tours Jordan Valley, says Israel must not succumb to US pressure to withdraw.Gil Ronen, 12/31/2013, 8:14 PM