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Following uproar:

Israel to return equipment confiscated from AP news agency

After condemnation from the White House, Communications Minister Shlomo Karhi orders to return equipment taken from Associated Press, even though the agency "transmitted broadcasts to Al Jazeera about the locations of our forces in the northern Gaza Strip."

Israel to return equipment confiscated from AP news agency

Government approves closure of Al Jazeera

The Cabinet unanimously voted to close the channel's Israeli station earlier today.

Government approves closure of Al Jazeera

Knesset passes bill to close Al Jazeera in Israel

Minister Karhi, who submitted the bill, says, "There will be no freedom of speech for Hamas mouthpieces in Israel. Al Jazeera will be closed in the coming days."

Knesset passes bill to close Al Jazeera in Israel

Israel approves Starlink internet

Starlink, owned and operated by SpaceX, administers communication services including broadband internet via satellites, independent from ground communication centers.

Israel approves Starlink internet

Joining US sanctions:

Israel Postal Bank closes account of David Chasdai

The Israeli bank account of David Chai Chasdai was sequestered and closed after the US announced that it would impose sanctions on him. Comm. Minister: 'If I indeed have the authority, I will order the account be reopened.'

Israel Postal Bank closes account of David Chasdai

Karhi against top candidate for Galei Tzahal head

Minister of Communications Shlomo Karhi opposes appointment of the new head of Galei Tzahal, Tal Lev Ram, who is supported by Defense Minister Yoav Gallant.

Karhi against top candidate for Galei Tzahal head

TikTok remonetizes Israeli war slogan

TikTok has reversed the restrictions it placed on the popular Hebrew slogan 'Together, we will win.'

TikTok remonetizes Israeli war slogan

TikTok refuses to run ads calling for return of hostages

Communications Minister contacts TikTok, demands it walk back its decision not to approve ads of the Hostages and Missing Persons Forum.

TikTok refuses to run ads calling for return of hostages

Cabinet approves closure of Al Mayadeen in Israel

Diplomatic-Security Cabinet approves Communication Min. Karhi's proposal to close Hezbollah-affiliated media channel's offices in Israel.

Cabinet approves closure of Al Mayadeen in Israel

Minister demands:

News outlets investigate journalists who documented massacre

Min. Karhi: 'Now is the time to make a clear choice: the side of life and good, or he side of depraved terrorism, inhumanity, and evil.'

News outlets investigate journalists who documented massacre

Elon Musk promises to connect Gaza to internet

'No doubt that Hamas will use Starlink for terror activities,' Communications Min. Shlomo Karhi says in response.

Elon Musk promises to connect Gaza to internet

Minister Karhi to INN:

'We're making history here in Saudi Arabia'

The Israeli Communications Minister who is visiting Riyadh recounts the warm treatment he received from the Saudis.

'We're making history here in Saudi Arabia'

Video: Israeli minister holds holiday prayers - in Saudi capital

Minister Shlomo Karhi arrived in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, as part of a government delegation, and held holiday prayers in the Saudi capital.

Video: Israeli minister holds holiday prayers - in Saudi capital

Raanana principal orders students not to wear tefilin in school

A video shows him telling students 'you came to study and will do as I say.'

Raanana principal orders students not to wear tefilin in school

Communications Min:

'Reasonableness standard stopping us from firing A-G'

Likud distances party from Communications Minister Shlomo Karhi's statement reasonableness standard's repeal necessary to fire A-G.

'Reasonableness standard stopping us from firing A-G'

Minister Shlomo Karhi:

'If we do not reach agreements, we will move ahead'

Communications Minister says the government will push ahead with judicial reform if no agreements are reached with the opposition.

'If we do not reach agreements, we will move ahead'

Minister Shlomo Karhi to INN:

'We'll give negotiations a chance, the reform will be promoted'

Minister Shlomo Karhi speaks to INN at right-wing demonstration in Tel Aviv.

'We'll give negotiations a chance, the reform will be promoted'

Coalition members to INN:

'We're not suckers, the reform will happen'

Shortly before Netanyahu's speech announcing the pause of the legislation, government members vow the reform will be fully implemented.

'We're not suckers, the reform will happen'

Reactions to Gallant's speech:

Karhi: Our Defense Minister succumbed to pressure of the left

Alongside Minister Karhi, who attacked Gallant's speech, other Likud senior officials call to stop the legislation of the judicial reform.

Karhi: Our Defense Minister succumbed to pressure of the left

Netanyahu to Likud ministers:

'This is the time to calm the spirits, not inflame them'

Prime Minister opposes the statement of Minister Shlomo Karhi, who called on those threatening to refuse orders to "go to hell".

'This is the time to calm the spirits, not inflame them'

Communications Min. to IDF reserve refusers: Go to hell

Minister Shlomo Karhi says country 'will manage without you' to reservists threatening not to report to duty over judicial reforms.

Communications Min. to IDF reserve refusers: Go to hell

A-G permits Karhi to talk to Netanyahu about his ministry

Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara authorizes Communications Minister to speak with PM on media reforms.

A-G permits Karhi to talk to Netanyahu about his ministry

European Broadcasting Union:

'We welcome postponement of closure of Israeli broadcaster'

The EBU had previously expressed concerns over Minister Karhi's plans to close KAN.

'We welcome postponement of closure of Israeli broadcaster'

Karhi to public broadcaster:

'Your content belongs to the public - release it for free'

Communications Minister demands the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation not charge other media bodies which seek to air its content.

'Your content belongs to the public - release it for free'

Communications Minister Karhi:

'I'll cut 100s of millions from Public Broadcasting Corporation'

Communications Minister Shlomo Karhi told Meet the Press that There's no place for public broadcasting in Israel.

'I'll cut 100s of millions from Public Broadcasting Corporation'

Eurovision organizer warns:

'Don't threaten independence of Israel's public broadcaster'

European Broadcasting Union: Israel's participation in Eurovision could be in jeopardy due to Communications Minister's comments.

'Don't threaten independence of Israel's public broadcaster'

Cell phones:

Communications Minister cancels kosher platform reforms

'Motivations for reforms were not consumer benefit but rather interference with decisions of private individuals,' says Dr. Shlomo Karhi.

Communications Minister cancels kosher platform reforms

Likud MK insists: Top portfolios must remain within Likud

MK Shlomo Karhi insists Finance, Defense, and Foreign ministries remain within the Likud.

Likud MK insists: Top portfolios must remain within Likud

Likud MK: 'Kind of crazy that Blue and White is saving New Hope'

'Gideon Sa'ar is not very popular, New Hope's joint run with Blue & White will only help right-wing bloc,' Likud MK Karhi says.

Likud MK: 'Kind of crazy that Blue and White is saving New Hope'

Likud MK: 'We are not threatening anyone'

If Likud forms government, Attorney General likely to be replaced, MK Shlomo Karhi says.

Likud MK: 'We are not threatening anyone'

Legislation to ban chametz on IDF bases during Passover

Status quo was established by Ben Gurion, "progressives" seek to overturn it.

Legislation to ban chametz on IDF bases during Passover

Likud MK:

'We'll support the law - if soldiers receive full tuition'

MK Karhi talks with Israel National News - Arutz Sheva about the bill to give soldiers some money for their studies. 'They smell elections.'

'We'll support the law - if soldiers receive full tuition'

Likud MK: Draft haredim only if you preserve their lifestyle

'State must not try to turn haredi soldiers into what they do not wish to be,' MK Shlomo Karhi says.

Likud MK: Draft haredim only if you preserve their lifestyle

Likud MK: 'Foundations of case against Netanyahu are poisonous'

'Prosecutor's Office already understands that it's been caught,' MK Shlomo Karhi says.

Likud MK: 'Foundations of case against Netanyahu are poisonous'

Likud MK:

'Netanyahu the winner even if he agrees to plea bargain'

MK Shlomo Karhi: In the current state of affairs, Netanyahu emerges victorious even if he goes to plea deal.

'Netanyahu the winner even if he agrees to plea bargain'

Likud MK demands criminal probe of Attorney General Mandelblit

MK Shlomo Karhi says calls for prosecution of Attorney General after leak of recording in which the Attorney General condemned Netanyahu.

Likud MK demands criminal probe of Attorney General Mandelblit

In unlikely move, coalition MKs support Likud MK's bill

Likud MK Karhi puts forward bill to remove funding from organizations which fail to condemn employees' anti-Israel activities.

In unlikely move, coalition MKs support Likud MK's bill

Likud MK: 'Are you sane? Is this a democracy or a dictatorship?'

Committee chair MK Yulia Malinovsky blocks Likud party from discussion for arriving at meeting one minute late.

Likud MK: 'Are you sane? Is this a democracy or a dictatorship?'

Will Army Radio be privatized?

Likud MK Karhi is promoting the bill, versus what he says is Defense Minister's intention to turn Galei Tzahal into a left-wing institution.

Will Army Radio be privatized?

'He was subversive and will remain subversive'

MK Shlomo Karhi attacks MK Yuli Edelstein, who announced he would run against Netanyahu for the Likud leadership.

'He was subversive and will remain subversive'

Likud MK blasts Hadash: They are supporters of terrorism

MK Shlomo Karhi livid at Hadash statement against what it defined as "escalating harassment of Palestinian political prisoners."

Likud MK blasts Hadash: They are supporters of terrorism

MK Shlomo Karhi to Arutz Sheva: Nir Barkat lied to me

MK Dr. Shlomo Karhi accuses fellow Likud MK Nir Barkat of undermining Netanyahu.

MK Shlomo Karhi to Arutz Sheva: Nir Barkat lied to me

'The biggest election theft we have seen here'

Likud MK: Where was the head of the Shin Bet when there were threats against the Prime Minister and his family?

'The biggest election theft we have seen here'