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MK Yisrael Katz: We should collect weapons, evict families and demolish terrorist homes

Former Finance Minister criticizes current government's handling of terror wave.

'Collect weapons, evict families and demolish terrorist homes'

Likud MK belittles Bennett: He's not a serious mediator

MK Yisrael Katz downplays Bennett's meeting with Putin: The Americans do not need Bennett to mediate with Russia.

Likud MK belittles Bennett: He's not a serious mediator

Liberman rejects criticism of economic plan: Katz doesn't know what he's talking about

Finance Minister responds to criticism of economic plan meant to lower cost of living.

'Yisrael Katz doesn't know what he's talking about'

Katz blasts Liberman: He behaved like the greatest antisemites in history

MK Yisrael Katz blasts Finance Minister: He's the pyromaniac who pours fuel on the fire and then cries that the house is burning.

'He behaved like the greatest antisemites in history'

Miri Regev: Yisrael Katz, stop the rumors

MK Miri Regev responds to report that MK Yisrael Katz is working on forming a new government under his leadership.

Miri Regev: Yisrael Katz, stop the rumors

MK Katz in closed talks: Netanyahu is on his way out, a lot quicker than you think

Likud MK makes clear he plans to run for interim Likud chairman once Netanyahu steps down.

'Netanyahu is on his way out'

Likud MK accuses Liberman of 'mass terror attack on Israelis'

Former Finance Minister Yisrael Katz excoriates his successor, comparing limits to business bailouts to terrorism.

Likud MK accuses Liberman of 'mass terror attack on Israelis'

Netanyahu criticizes Yisrael Katz: He's failing to act against leftist elements in Likud

Opposition leader criticizes fellow Likud member for failing to act against "New Likudniks".

Netanyahu: Yisrael Katz not fighting leftist elements

Former Minister: Biden does not answer Bennett's calls

Former Finance Minister Yisrael Katz accuses Finance Minister Liberman of harming all of Israeli society, Bennett of failing on Iran.

Former Minister: Biden does not answer Bennett's calls

Likud MK: Erdogan is an enemy, Mansour Abbas is his partner

MK Yisrael Katz blasts Turkish President and adds: He now has a partner in the government here - Mansour Abbas.

Likud MK: Erdogan is an enemy, Mansour Abbas is his partner

'Israel has become the most congested country in the world'

Likud member blames former Likud Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz for failure to deal with Israel's worsening traffic problem.

'Israel has become the most congested country in the world'

MK Yisrael Katz: Why did Bennett not mention that Jerusalem is our capital?

Former Minister wonders why PM did not make clear during his UN speech that Jerusalem is the capital of the Jewish people.

'Why did Bennett not mention that Jerusalem is our capital?'

Senior Likud lawmaker doubles down on criticism of Netanyahu

Former Finance Minister Yisrael Katz refuses to back down on criticism of Netanyahu, but says won't challenge him as Likud chief.

Senior Likud lawmaker doubles down on criticism of Netanyahu

Senior Likud members oppose Netanyahu plan

Netanyahu's push to move up Likud leadership primaries opposed within the party.

Senior Likud members oppose Netanyahu plan

MK Gideon Sa'ar's wink - and Finance Minister Yisrael Katz's response

Knesset cameras record New Hope chief winking in Finance Minister's direction during vote which ended in Likud's defeat.

Gideon Sa'ar's wink - and the Finance Minister's response

Yisrael Katz: If Netanyahu does not succeed, I will lead the Likud

Finance Minister in closed conversation: If Netanyahu does not form the government, I am the one who should lead the Likud.

'If Netanyahu does not succeed, I will lead the Likud'

Yisrael Katz's political adviser: He should receive the mandate

Adviser to Finance Minister suggests in WhatsApp group that the mandate to form a government should be transferred from Netanyahu to Katz.

Yisrael Katz's political adviser: He should receive the mandate

Yisrael Katz: 'Benny Gantz is preventing approval of subsidized medications'

Finance Min. Katz slams DM Gantz for preventing updated list of medications from being approved. 'It's an embarrassment.'

'Gantz is preventing approval of subsidized medications'

Yisrael Katz: 'There's no propaganda here, we want to help the economy'

'The economic aid plan is to help restart the economy, we can't wait for elections,' Finance Minister Katz says.

'There's no propaganda here, we want to help the economy'

Netanyahu and Yisrael Katz present 'massive' COVID economic stimulus plan

PM and Finance Minister unveil 'massive' nine-step economic stimulus plan, with bailouts for small businesses and aid to the unemployed.

Netanyahu presents 'massive' COVID economic stimulus plan

'If Gideon Sa'ar was close to my status in the Likud - he would not have resigned'

Finance Minister Yisrael Katz says the Likud members who left the party would have remained under the right political circumstances.

'If Sa'ar was close to my status, he would not have left'

Gantz fails to reach budget agreement with Likud, elections near

After a second consecutive day of meetings between DM Gantz and FM Yisrael Katz, and more disagreements, early elections appear inevitable.

Gantz fails to reach budget agreement with Likud, elections nearplayer

15 open markets across country to gradually open

Finance Minister Yisrael Katz: 'As part of experimental plan formulated - 15 markets throughout country will be opened gradually.'

15 open markets across country to gradually open

NIS 2,000 grant to those unemployed for over 100 days due to lockdown

Finance Minister Yisrael Katz takes credit for proposal designed to help low wage earners.

NIS 2,000 grant to those unemployed for over 100 days this year

Shops open despite Health Ministry objections

Finance Minister says he hopes to be able to open malls next week. 'No economy without health, and no health without a string economy.'

Shops open despite Health Ministry objections

Edelstein vs Katz: You'll cause another lockdown

Health Minister says Finance Minister's call to open shops is reckless and irresponsible.

Edelstein vs Katz: You'll cause another lockdown

Netanyahu rebukes ministers: Stop tweeting during cabinet meeting

PM Netanyahu angry after Finance Minister Katz tweets during Coronavirus Cabinet meeting.

Netanyahu to ministers: Stop tweeting during cabinet meeting

Finance Minister Yisrael Katz: 'Health Ministry detached from the people'

Minister Katz sharply attacks Health Ministry, that opposes opening businesses, ahead of Corona cabinet discussions. 'What's this insanity?'

Finance Minister: 'Health Ministry detached from the people'

Fury in cabinet over reopening

Health, Finance Ministries in uproar over whether to allow stores to reopen next week.

Fury in cabinet over reopening

Blue & White fuss about budget is spin, says Finance Minister

Regardless of what Blue & White say, plans for 2021 budget are proceeding according to outline.

Blue & White fuss about budget is spin, says Finance Minister

Executive Pay Reduction Law draft published

Reduction to apply according to bill to President, PM, alternate PM, ministers, deputy ministers, judges, and more.

Executive Pay Reduction Law draft published

Finance Minister blasts Prime Minister, Health Ministry

Minister Yisrael Katz says certain lockdown restrictions make no sense. 'I won't let millions slip into despair and hunger.'

Finance Minister blasts Prime Minister, Health Ministry

Minister Katz: Sovereignty was frozen before UAE agreement

Finance Minister says decision not to apply sovereignty in Judea and Samaria was made before deal with UAE, convenient for Arab nations.

Minister Katz: Sovereignty was frozen before UAE agreement

Minister Katz: You do not threaten the Prime Minister

Finance Minister blasts Gantz: If you want to show responsibility, you have to separate the political debate from the budget.

'You do not threaten the Prime Minister'

Yisrael Katz: Blue and White has crossed a red line

Finance Minister accuses Blue and White party of causing harm to Israeli public by canceling Sunday's Cabinet meeting.

'Blue and White has crossed a red line'

Finance Minister Katz: PM Binyamin Netanyahu was wrong about having two Prime Ministers

The Finance Minister said that coalition agreement with Blue and White was a mistake—'PM having difficult time running the country.'

Katz: Netanyahu was wrong about having two Prime Ministers

Finance Minister Yisrael Katz promises to bring one-year budget for a vote

Finance Min. Katz says he'll present one-year budget on Sunday, denies PM Netanyahu makes financial decisions without him.

Finance Minister promises to bring one-year budget for a vote

NIS 300 per child from fifth child and onward

Finance Minister and Finance Committee chairman agree on scope of financial aid package to be given to all Israeli citizens.

NIS 300 per child from fifth child and onward

Finance Min. decides: Professional training will no longer reduce unemployment benefits

Finance Min. Yisrael Katz cancels reduction in unemployment payments, eyes encouraging employers to retrain employees on unpaid leave.

Professional training won't reduce unemployment benefits

Ministers decide: Significant addition to health system manpower

Health and Finance Ministers agree on reinforcement of 2,000 nurses, 400 doctors, manpower, and additional procurement for health system.

Ministers decide: Significant addition to health system manpower