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Minister Ze'ev Elkin: We have had no defectors, divisions or rebels

Minister Elkin believes New Hope will be a significant factor in the next government as well.

'We have had no defectors, divisions or rebels'

Yamina ministers: 'We won't rely on the Joint Arab List'

Interior Min. Shaked, number two to PM Bennett, says FM Lapid's statement on cooperation with Joint Arab List 'completely unacceptable.'

Yamina ministers: 'We won't rely on the Joint Arab List'

Housing Minister: We are building, and must build more

Housing Minister Elkin addresses a variety of issues at a conference in Eilat: מew construction, Ukrainian refugees, and terrorist attacks.

Housing Minister: We are building, and must build more

Ministers quibble: 'Only option is to set up caravans for Ukrainian refugees'

At Finance Ministry meeting, ministers debate where to house new immigrants fleeing Ukraine-Russia war. 'No option other than caravans.'

'Only option is to set up caravans for Ukrainian refugees'

Minister decides: Tree-planting in Negev will continue

Housing Minister Elkin decides to renew tree-planting, despite violent Bedouin protests earlier this year.

Minister decides: Tree-planting in Negev will continue

Historic agreement to build visitor center and information center on Mount of Olives

After activity by International Committee for Har Hazeitim, historic agreement signed to establish visitor center on Mount of Olives.

Historic agreement to build visitor center on Mount of Olives

Key minister: 'Return to Likud? Not relevant'

Key New Hope minister, Ze'ev Elkin, responds to reports that he may rejoin Likud, says Netanyahu likely won't retire from politics.

Key minister: 'Return to Likud? Not relevant'

Elkin, Bennett argue at Coronavirus Cabinet meeting

PM Bennett silences Minister Elkin after he tries to ask questions at COVID Cabinet meeting.

Elkin, Bennett argue at Cabinet meetingplayer

'I wouldn't invite someone who pays those who murderer Israelis to my home'

Defense Min. Gantz's behaviors aren't contributing to coalition's stability, ministers say.

'I wouldn't invite someone who pays murderers to my home'

Minister: Mandatory vaccines? Israel isn't a fascist country

'The government can't force people to get vaccinated,' says Minister Ze'ev Elkin, while defending Green Pass limits on unvaccinated.

Minister: Mandatory vaccines? Israel isn't a fascist country

Dozens of IAF warplanes to take part in simulated attack on Iran

Exercise will take place over Mediterranean Sea. "The aim is to prepare for every eventuality; we will not allow Iran to go nuclear."

Dozens of warplanes to take part in Iran attack simulation

Minister: Western Wall won't be run by religious denominations

Jerusalem Affairs Minister pushing to prevent Western Wall from being controlled by Orthodox, Reform, and Conservative denomination leaders.

Minister: Western Wall won't be run by religious groups

Meretz to Elkin: There will be no construction in the Jordan Valley

Meretz MKs demand that Minister of Construction and Housing stop his plan to double the number of Jewish residents in the Jordan Valley.

Meretz to Elkin: There will be no construction in Jordan Valley

Elkin: Next time I'll tell Litzman's people to go to the vet

Housing and Construction Minister responds to haredi MK's comparison of cabinet ministers to dogs and cats.

Elkin: Next time I'll tell Litzman's people to go to the vet

Elkin in Jordan Valley: We will develop region as has not been done in years

Housing Minister meets Jordan Valley Regional Council chairman, pledges to develop region.

Elkin in Jordan Valley: We will develop region more than before

Elkin: Meretz will not force a construction freeze in Judea and Samaria on us

Construction and Housing Minister responds to criticism from coalition partner Meretz to the marketing of 1,300 housing units.

'Meretz will not force a construction freeze on us'

Bennett: Putin was very attentive to Israel's concerns

PM returns from Sochi, describes 4-hour meeting with Russian President in Sochi to Cabinet.

Bennett: Putin was very attentive to Israel's concerns

Elkin reveals what was in the bag

"Of course I arrived with a bag. But seriously - these were aerial photo maps."

Elkin reveals what's in the bag

Elkin: Bennett-Putin meeting went above and beyond expectations

Construction and Housing Minister sums up Bennett-Putin summit: Meeting was very warm and intimate. All the essential issues were discussed.

Elkin: Bennett-Putin meeting went above and beyond expectations

Putin-Bennett summit: Minister Elkin will translate and promote cooperation

Monistet Elkin to Arutz Sheva: Israel's security is important to Putin also because of the many Russians who immigrated to Israel.

Putin-Bennett summit: Elkin will translate, promote cooperation

Jerusalem college dedicates new dorm for religious students

Jerusalem College of Technology dedicates new dormitory supported by gift from Jewish Legacy Charitable Foundation.

Jerusalem college dedicates new dorm for religious students

Minister: Tough COVID restrictions on haredim - but not Arabs

'Get third vaccine to prevent fourth lockdown.' Housing Minister Ze'ev Elkin warns gov't will impose lockdown if it has no choice.

Minister: Tough COVID restrictions on haredim - but not Arabs

Netanyahu's war on Elkin and Sa'ar

Likud secretariat to approve decision preventing people who left the party from returning to its ranks for the next eight years.

Netanyahu's war on Elkin and Sa'ar

'The Gaza Disengagement was a terrible mistake'

'Gaza withdrawal fueled Hamas,' Housing Minister says, lamenting Israel's 2005 pullout from the coastal enclave.

'The Gaza Disengagement was a terrible mistake'

Elkin and Netanyahu clash in the Knesset

Opposition leader Netanyahu confronts Minister Elkin who left the Likud.

Elkin and Netanyahu clash in the Knessetplayer

'Netanyahu promised to freeze sovereignty plans - for years'

Construction and Housing Minister Ze'ev Elkin says the ex-PM promised to Trump to hold off on sovereignty in Judea and Samaria for years.

'Netanyahu promised to freeze sovereignty plans - for years'

Elkin to coordinate between government and Knesset

Ze'ev Elkin to serve as the minister coordinating between the government and the Knesset.

Elkin to coordinate between government and Knesset

'Take on Arab land grabs in Judea & Samaria - or gov't falls'

New Hope MK Ze'ev Elkin warns Defense Minister that new gov't must stop illegal Arab construction in Area C - or New Hope will topple gov't.

'Take on Arab land grabs in Judea & Samaria - or gov't falls'

Ze'ev Elkin: 'I am part of the New Hope party'

New Hope's MK Elkin denies reports that he plans to bring down incoming government. 'I'm part of the New Hope party, committed to its path.'

'I am part of the New Hope party'

Officials in coalition talks: Elkin is creating difficulties

Lapid hopes to announce by Wednesday morning that he has managed to form a government, but talks with the other parties not yet finalized.

Officials in coalition talks: Elkin is creating difficulties

Netanyahu's supporters to Elkin's wife: You Russian traitor

Supporters of the Likud demonstrate outside home of MK Ze'ev Elkin, get into verbal confrontation with his wife.

Netanyahu's supporters to Elkin's wife: You Russian traitor

Elkin on protesters outside his home: A group of lunatics

New Hope MK furious after Netanyahu supporters demonstrate outside his home.

Elkin on protesters outside his home: A group of lunatics

Ze'ev Elkin: We won't join Netanyahu-led government

Former Likud MK says New Hope won't help Netanyahu form government. 'We'll keep our promise to our voters.'

Ze'ev Elkin: We won't join Netanyahu-led government

Ze'ev Elkin: 'Naftali Bennett is breaking under pressure'

'We will do everything to prevent PM Netanyahu from forming a government,' New Hope candidate says.

New Hope candidate: 'Bennett is breaking under pressure'

Ze'ev Elkin: 'We'll form a government together with Yamina'

'If Yamina had agreed to replace PM Netanyahu, we might have been able to run together in these elections,' New Hope's Ze'ev Elkin says.

New Hope candidate: 'We'll form a government with Yamina'

New Hope candidate Ze'ev Elkin: 'Haredi parties won't hold us by the throat'

'Classic anti-Semitic imagery in haredi party's campaign video, New Hope's Ze'ev Elkin claims.

New Hope candidate: 'Haredi parties won't hold us by the throat'

'Netanyahu is afraid of Gideon Sa'ar'

Ze'ev Elkin, a former confidant of Netanyahu, says new poll shows Gideon Sa'ar is viable candidate to replace PM in coming election.

'Netanyahu is afraid of Gideon Sa'ar'

Elkin to Arutz Sheva: Netanyahu has crossed all the red lines

Ze'ev Elkin attacks Netanyahu's handling of Deputy Minister Fateen Mulla's secret talks with PA.

Elkin to Arutz Sheva: Netanyahu has crossed all the red lines

Report: Ze'ev Elkin tried to join Yamina - but was refused

Confidant of former Likud minister Ze'ev Elkin looked into possibility of Elkin joining Naftali Bennett's Yamina - but was turned down.

Report: Ze'ev Elkin tried to join Yamina - but was refused

Former minister Ze'ev Elkin: 'Give Bennett a job, and he'll sit with Netanyahu'

Ze'ev Elkin, New Hope candidate, says his party is 'the only one in the big leagues,' Yamina is 'behind us.'

'Give Bennett a job, and he'll sit with Netanyahu'