The prime minister's statement carries good news to Israel's security. It is a message to the United States, the region's countries and the rest of the worldNetanyahu vows no Golan Heights retreat May 10, 2009
This message is undoubtedly very significant, on the eve of the prime minister's visit to the White HouseNetanyahu vows no Golan Heights retreat May 10, 2009
The platform of the Palestinian unity government, agreed to by Abbas, calls for the continuation of the armed struggle against Israel until the end of the occupation and until the implementation of the Right of Return, whose real meaning is the annihilation of the State of IsraelNew Palestinian government outlined Mar 15, 2007
The refusal to acknowledge Israel as a Jewish state, the demand for a withdrawal to the 1967 lines and for the full right of return for Palestinian refugees -- this means wiping Israel out of existenceFatah demands return of Jerusalem Aug 08, 2009
Yisrael Katz (Hebrew: ישראל כץ, born 21 September 1955) is an Israeli politician who currently serves as a member of the Knesset for Likud and as the country's Minister of Transportation.
Born in Ashkelon, Katz earned a BA and an MA at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
He won thirty-fourth place on the Likud-Gesher-Tzomet list for the 1996 elections, but missed out on a place in the Knesset when the alliance won only 32 seats. However, he entered the Knesset in November 1998 as a replacement for Ehud Olmert. He was re-elected in 1999 and 2003, and was appointed Minister of Agriculture in Ariel Sharon's government in 2003. Katz left the cabinet in January 2006 after the Likud-Kadima split, and was re-elected in the 2006 elections.