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Senior Likud MK and Netanyahu loyalist Yuval Steinitz quits politics

After 23 years in the Knesset, former Likud minister Yuval Steinitz informs Netanyahu he will not run in upcoming elections.

Likud MK and Netanyahu loyalist Yuval Steinitz quits politics

Likud MK: Send the coalition home - and fast

'No such thing in any democracy' as prime minister who heads smallest party in parliament, MK Steinitz says.

Likud MK: Send the coalition home - and fast

Steinitz: Ending Netanyahu family's security detail is a miserable decision

MK Yuval Steinitz: The decision that was made was unfortunate because there were serious threats against Sara Netanyahu.

Steinitz criticizes ending of Netanyahu family's security

Former Energy Minister: We will protest and end any construction freeze

MK Yuval Steinitz visits Beit El, says current government illegitimate, unable to last given differences between the parties.

Former Energy Minister: We will end any construction freeze

Likud MK Yuval Steinitz decries criticism of former PM Netanyahu for Shabbat phone call

"Everyone who isn't religious makes phone calls on Shabbat," Steinitz explains.

Likud MK decries criticism of Netanyahu for Shabbat phone call

Energy Minister: Health system should have seen writing on the wall

Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz says Israel should have instituted current lockdown two months ago.

Energy Minister: Health system bears blame for lockdown

Cabinet minister insists: US sale of F-35 jets to UAE is being blown out of all proportion

"All this talk of 'Israeli consent' is meaningless. The US makes up its own mind on who to sell arms to," says Israel's Energy Minister.

US sale of F-35 jets to UAE 'blown up out of all proportion'

'Up to 40 thousand could die in Israel if we don't lock down,' Energy Minister insists

Basing his estimate on a 3% fatality rate provided by doctors, Energy Minister Steinitz insists a lockdown is the only reasonable solution.

'Up to 40 thousand could die in Israel if we don't lock down'

'Without national lockdown, 10,000 will die from coronavirus'

Likud minister warns of massive spike in coronavirus deaths in Israel, says there is no alternative to full nationwide lockdown.

'Without national lockdown, 10,000 will die from coronavirus'

Dozens of power outages all over Samaria in one day

Samaria council chairman sends urgent letter to Energy Minister after blackouts strike all Samaria communities at start of heat wave,

Dozens of power outages all over Samaria in one day

'A 10-day lockdown should've been imposed a month ago'

Energy Minister: I prefer a short-term lockdown over being dragged into a long campaign that will last several months.

'A 10-day lockdown should've been imposed a month ago'

Senior Likud minister calls for 10-day nationwide lockdown

Israeli economy reopened too fast, claims Minister Yuval Steinitz, calling for 10-day nationwide lockdown to get pandemic under control.

Senior Likud minister calls for 10-day nationwide lockdown

Energy Minister Steinitz demands closure of synagogues

Heated argument in government about closing synagogues to stop spread of COVID-19. 'We need a 2-week lockdown to reduce infections.'

Energy Minister demands closure of synagogues

Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz: Israel 'not obligated' to back Palestinian state

"Trump peace plan isn't a 'take it or leave it' deal", says Likud Minister. "It isn't perfect but its the best deal ever for Israel."

Minister: Israel 'not obligated' to back Palestinian state

Steinitz: There is great success here for Israel

Energy Minister on Iran reducing its activities in Syria: Iran has failed to implement its plan but it doesn't mean they've stopped trying.

'There is great success here for Israel'

'Shabak surveillance program made it possible to stop pandemic'

Israeli Energy Minister credits domestic surveillance program with stopping the spread of the coronavirus.

'Digital surveillance program made it possible to stop pandemic'

'International Criminal Court has invented a Palestinian state'

Israeli minister slams ICC decision to move forward with case against Israel. 'ICC prosecutor is showing her typical anti-Israel bias.'

'International Criminal Court has invented a Palestinian state'

Yuval Steinitz: Outrageous and anti-democratic law

Energy Minister denounces law that would ban Netanyahu from forming coalition: This law spits in the face of at least half the population.

Yuval Steinitz: Outrageous and anti-democratic law

Steinitz: 'Gaza will always be a problem, an agreement is a temporary solution'

Min Steinitz warns: 'There was always some degree of terror, Gaza will always be a problem, we may have to spend several weeks in Gaza.'

'Gaza will always be a problem'

Steinitz: 'Netanyahu is 100 times better than Gantz, even if one of his hands is tied'

Energy Min. Steinitz says no comparison between former PM Olmert's trial and that of PM Netanyahu, right-wing bloc only hope for coalition.

'Netanyahu is 100 times better than Benny Gantz'

Steinitz: 'No situation' in which right-wing bloc will break up and some will join Gantz

Likud's Min. Steinitz calls out Blue and White election campaign, urges center-left party to be 'honest,' admit they will need Arab party.

'No way' right-wing parties will sit with Gantz

Steinitz: 'Benny Gantz, Moshe Ya'alon, opposed Gaza operation that would've brought quiet'

'If we want quiet, we'll need to retake Gaza and eliminate Hamas - something Gantz and Ya'alon refused to do in 2014,' Min. Steinitz says.

'Gantz and Ya'alon opposed operation to crush Hamas'

Steinitz: Iran could soon start a war in the Middle East

Energy Minister explains why he thinks Netanyahu should serve as Prime Minister first in any rotation agreement with Blue and White.

Steinitz: Iran could soon start a war in the Middle East

'Iranian threat growing while Israel has no government'

Cabinet Minister Yuval Steinitz says politicians must put aside their differences or else Israel will not be able to counter Iranian threat.

'Iranian threat growing while Israel has no government'player

'Not everything leads to an all-out war'

Min. Yuval Steinitz defends IDF response: 'You don't start a war over every little thing, and harsh responses are not equal to acceptance.'

'Not everything leads to an all-out war'

Steinitz: We could get Tibi and Odeh in the cabinet

Energy Minister speaks at salute to Samaria residents, warns against a leftist government with Arab MKs as senior ministers.

Steinitz: We could get Tibi and Odeh in the cabinetplayer

Likud MKs: Gantz scared the Cabinet into not entering Gaza

'Benny Gantz is the last one who has the right to talk about winning the war in Gaza,' Energy Min. Steinitz says.

Likud MKs: Gantz scared the Cabinet into not entering Gaza

Is it really a second Holocaust?

Is it really a second Holocaust?

'Iran is performing nuclear blackmail'

Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz says Iranian threats prove nuclear deal left Iran too close to building nuclear weapons.

'Iran is performing nuclear blackmail'player

'I'd love to see Shaked in the Likud - or leading United Right'

New Justice Minister will be appointed soon, says senior Likud lawmaker, while lauding outgoing minister Ayelet Shaked as 'electoral asset.'

'I'd love to see Shaked in the Likud - or leading United Right'

Israel accepts US-mediated talks with Lebanon on sea border

Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz says Israel will enter US-led talks Lebanon on maritime borders, offshore oil and gas exploration.

Israel accepts US-mediated talks with Lebanon on sea border

Likud minister: To defeat Hamas, we need to conquer Gaza

Yuval Steinitz warns that reconquering Gaza is possible, but 'will exact a very heavy price.'

Likud minister: To defeat Hamas, we need to conquer Gaza

'Israel fast becoming an energy powerhouse'

Prime Minister and Energy Minister dedicate lower part of Leviathan gas platform.

'Israel fast becoming an energy powerhouse'

For first time since 2011: Israeli minister in Egypt

Minister Steinitz makes first state visit to Cairo since Arab Spring, participates in first regional gas forum.

For first time since 2011: Israeli minister in Egypt

Israeli energy minister makes rare visit to Egypt

Minister Yuval Steinitz visits Cairo for natural gas conference - the first such visit by an Israeli minister since 2017.

Israeli energy minister makes rare visit to Egypt

'Judea, Samaria residents will no longer suffer water problems'

Energy Minister at new water drilling in Samaria with council head Yossi Dagan. 'Another stage in solving water supply to area residents.'

'Judea, Samaria residents will no longer suffer water problems'

Energy Minister promises to block death penalty for terrorists

Yuval Steinitz refers to Gaza situation and attempts to consolidate calm: 'Possible to reach arrangement without bodies of Goldin and Shaul'

Energy Minister promises to block death penalty for terrorists

Cabinet Minister Steinitz responds to terror attack

Yuval Steinitz blames Abbas 'because these are messages of his education system for kids when they are 1, 2, 3 years old.'

Cabinet Minister Steinitz responds to terror attackplayer

'The Palestinians went too far'

'Trump refused to turn the other cheek', says senior Israeli cabinet member after US closes PLO mission in Washington.

'The Palestinians went too far'

Likud minister: Closer than ever to Hamas collapse

Energy Minister Steinitz says Israel never signed peace agreement with Hamas.

Likud minister: Closer than ever to Hamas collapse