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Israeli officials deny US poised to reopen consulate for PA

Israeli officials deny US poised to reopen consulate for PA

Palestinian sources reported yesterday that the US plans to open consulate for Palestinian Authority in east Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/10/2021 08:53
Likud's David Amsalem submits 'anti-Barkat' legislation

Likud's David Amsalem submits 'anti-Barkat' legislation

New law would restrict the amount candidates can contribute to their own political campaigns to NIS 100,00 per year.Hezki Baruch, 05/10/2021 14:21
Likud MK Nir Barkat implicated in massive trove of leaked documents

Likud MK Nir Barkat implicated in massive trove of leaked documents

Pandora Papers detail Barkat's offshore holdings. Likud MK's office dismisses revelations as "politically motivated."Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/10/2021 23:00
Likud MK denounces attack on police officers

Likud MK denounces attack on police officers

MK Nir Barkat: Attack on police in Kafr Qassem is very serious and indicates a loss of deterrence.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/10/2021 04:35
Barkat meets senators in Washington: True friends of Israel

Barkat meets senators in Washington: True friends of Israel

Likud MK meets seven senior senators to discuss move that would prevent the establishment of a Palestinian consulate in Jerusalem.Ido Ben Porat, 26/09/2021 05:22
'Opening a Palestinian Consulate in Jerusalem is one of the greatest dangers facing us'

'Opening a Palestinian Consulate in Jerusalem is one of the greatest dangers facing us'

MK Nir Barkat tells Arutz Sheva about his meetings with lawmakers from both US parties.: 'I came to represent the right-wing camp.'Yoni Kempinski, 24/09/2021 13:01
Barkat meets Senator Cruz: We have many friends on Capitol Hill

Barkat meets Senator Cruz: We have many friends on Capitol Hill

Likud MK meets Texas Senator as part of public diplomacy campaign he is holding in the United States.Ido Ben Porat, 24/09/2021 05:09
Barkat criticizes Likud's attempts to court Gantz

Barkat criticizes Likud's attempts to court Gantz

MK Nir Barkat: I do not think Gantz should be Prime Minister, certainly not with eight seats.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/09/2021 04:35
'Government didn't want Palestinian deaths before PM's US trip'

'Government didn't want Palestinian deaths before PM's US trip'

MK Nir Barkat accuses govt of giving IDF a politicized order to refrain from live fire at Gaza border, leading to officer's death.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/08/2021 12:58
Nir Barkat comes full circle, 6 years after neutralizing terrorist

Nir Barkat comes full circle, 6 years after neutralizing terrorist

MK Barkat, who neutralized a terrorist in 2015, was invited to the Bar Mitzvah of the son of the man who was wounded in the attack.Ido Ben Porat, 25/08/2021 05:37
Barkat: Miri Regev's comments 'divisive, have no place in the Likud'

Barkat: Miri Regev's comments 'divisive, have no place in the Likud'

Nir Barkat dismisses Miri Regev's assertion that there are not enough Sephardim in the Likud leadership: We are a diverse movement.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 14/08/2021 01:48
MK Nir Barkat prays at tomb of Lubavitcher Rebbe during US visit

MK Nir Barkat prays at tomb of Lubavitcher Rebbe during US visit

Barkat was in the US on an advocacy trip presenting Israel's case on many issues to public officials.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/07/2021 19:08
Barkat meets US lawmakers: I met true friends of Israel

Barkat meets US lawmakers: I met true friends of Israel

Likud MK meets members of Congress and Senators and presents them with the dangers of opening a Palestinian consulate in Jerusalem.Hezki Baruch, 22/07/2021 04:30
Will Bennett allow US to rollback recognition of Israel’s capital and redivide Jerusalem?

Will Bennett allow US to rollback recognition of Israel’s capital and redivide Jerusalem?

A push to reopen a shuttered consulate to the PA in Jerusalem is a first major foreign-policy test for Israel’s fragile coalition. Op-ed.Alex Traiman, 16/07/2021 06:23
MK Shlomo Karhi to Arutz Sheva: Nir Barkat lied to me

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

MK Dr. Shlomo Karhi accuses fellow Likud MK Nir Barkat of undermining Netanyahu.Yoni Kempinski, 14/06/2021 04:06
Barkat: If Netanyahu had stepped aside - the Likud would have formed a government

Barkat: If Netanyahu had stepped aside - the Likud would have formed a government

MK Nir Barkat is waiting for the day after Netanyahu to run for the Likud leadership, but also criticizes the outgoing PM.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/06/2021 05:37
Barkat: Now is not the time for unnecessary primaries

Barkat: Now is not the time for unnecessary primaries

Former Jerusalem mayor holds conference showcasing unity of Likud movement, vows Likud will return to power.Yoni Kempinski, 10/06/2021 22:02
A last desperate plea for Israeli MKs not to mess up

A last desperate plea for Israeli MKs not to mess up

Election #4 resulted in 65 seats for the Israeli Right respect for religion, honor for Jewish culture, a move to change the courts.Op-ed.Rabbi Prof. Dov Fischer, 01/06/2021 19:44
Barkat: If Netanyahu steps down, I will run for Prime Minister

Barkat: If Netanyahu steps down, I will run for Prime Minister

MK Nir Barkat says that if Netanyahu steps aside, he will seek to replace him.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/04/2021 05:44
MK Nir Barkat: There’s only one candidate for Prime Minister and that is Netanyahu

MK Nir Barkat: There’s only one candidate for Prime Minister and that is Netanyahu

Likud MK to Arutz Sheva: All the members of the right of center should join a government led by Netanyahu.Yoni Kempinski, 24/03/2021 01:45
'I will run for Likud leadership, but only after Netanyahu steps away'

'I will run for Likud leadership, but only after Netanyahu steps away'

MK Nir Barkat at Arutz Sheva studio: The US is Israel’s best strategic partner, we have to find common ground with the Biden administration.Yoni Kempinski, 09/03/2021 01:09
'Response to this murder must be more Jews in Judea, Samaria'

'Response to this murder must be more Jews in Judea, Samaria'

MK Nir Barkat joins funeral of Israeli woman murdered by terrorists, says attack proves the fight over Jewish rights in the area isn't over.Yoni Kempinski, 22/12/2020 12:30
MK Nir Barkat: 'I'll defeat Gideon Sa'ar'

MK Nir Barkat: 'I'll defeat Gideon Sa'ar'

'I'll defeat him the day after Netanyahu and he'll realize he'll no longer be in Likud,' claims MK Nir Barkat of Likud.Hezki Baruch, 12/12/2020 23:41
MK Nir Barkat: 'Stop Palestinian construction in Areas B and C'

MK Nir Barkat: 'Stop Palestinian construction in Areas B and C'

Barkat arrives in area and is surprised to discover PA takeover in Areas B and C. 'Symmetry should be applied in the open areas.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/11/2020 18:30
MK Barkat on Hebron visit: 'Embarking on a sacred mission'

MK Barkat on Hebron visit: 'Embarking on a sacred mission'

During his tour of Hebron, Barkat revealed his plan for economic and settlement development of the Jewish community in Judea & Samaria.Hezki Baruch, 26/11/2020 17:37
Nir Barkat thanks Trump, congratulates Biden

Nir Barkat thanks Trump, congratulates Biden

Former Jerusalem Mayor: 'I sincerely thank outgoing President for his tremendous contribution to State of Israel over past four years.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/11/2020 20:52
MK Nir Barkat: 'We might as well go to elections, secure decisive win'

MK Nir Barkat: 'We might as well go to elections, secure decisive win'

'I would like to see the government provide more in-depth solutions to the corona crisis; unfortunately, that's not the case right now'.Hezki Baruch, 22/10/2020 17:27
Osnat Mark and Sharren Haskel initiate 'Nir Barkat Law'

Osnat Mark and Sharren Haskel initiate 'Nir Barkat Law'

New bill seeks to limit political use MKs make of their private money and set reporting obligations, to reduce advantage of wealthy MKs.Hezki Baruch, 22/09/2020 19:22
Survey: Likud voters prefer elections

Survey: Likud voters prefer elections

Survey conducted among Likud voters finds nearly half want MK Nir Barkat to head the party after Netanyahu.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/08/2020 10:45
Nir Barkat: 'I don't think Gantz is fit to be prime minister'

Nir Barkat: 'I don't think Gantz is fit to be prime minister'

Likud MK Nir Barkat opposes passing two-year budget, says Defense Minister Benny Gantz not fit to be prime minister.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/08/2020 12:06
Knesset Legislative committee shoots down bill allowing MKs to forego salary

Knesset Legislative committee shoots down bill allowing MKs to forego salary

The Legislative Committee rejected a proposal by Likud MK Nir Barkat, seeking to allow MKs to waive their salaries.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/07/2020 19:08
Barkat: I'd rather be an ordinary MK than receive a minor portfolio

Barkat: I'd rather be an ordinary MK than receive a minor portfolio

Nir Barkat, who remains outside the government, is not afraid to present himself as Netanyahu's successor: I will know how to run and win.Ben Ariel, 22/05/2020 05:13
Barkat: 'Better to be a regular MK than a minister without influence'

Barkat: 'Better to be a regular MK than a minister without influence'

Former J'lem mayor: 'If I couldn't be in a position of influence, my best option was to remain a regular MK.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/05/2020 07:58
Nir Barkat won't be appointed minister in next government

Nir Barkat won't be appointed minister in next government

Former J'lem mayor second, after Sa'ar, of top ten on Likud list who won't be minister. Dichter, Hanegbi apparently also left out of gov't.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/05/2020 12:31
Likud MK violated the Ministry of Health's guidelines

Likud MK violated the Ministry of Health's guidelines

MK Nir Barkat called on the public to celebrate Passover alone at home as he hosted his daughter throughout the holiday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/04/2020 06:50
Nir Barkat: We need a broad coalition

Nir Barkat: We need a broad coalition

Likud candidate for Finance Minister tells Arutz Sheva: The Likud should aspire to build as broad a coalition as possible.Yoni Kempinski, 02/03/2020 23:23
Nir Barkat: Who would bet one shekel on Gantz?

Nir Barkat: Who would bet one shekel on Gantz?

Likud's candidate for Finance Minister criticizes Gantz in wake of probe into his company.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 21/02/2020 23:36
Foreign Minister Katz: I trust Bennett

Foreign Minister Katz: I trust Bennett

Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz does not join the attacks on Defense Minister Bennett: I trust the entire system, including him.Ben Ariel, 17/02/2020 04:40
Netanyahu: Former Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat will be next Finance Minister

Netanyahu: Former Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat will be next Finance Minister

PM announces 6 new reforms he wishes to enact in next government, desire to appoint former Jerusalem mayor as finance minister.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/02/2020 20:13
Poll: Barkat the leading choice to lead Likud after Netanyahu

Poll: Barkat the leading choice to lead Likud after Netanyahu

Likud members who support Netanyahu were asked during last week's primaries who will they support after Netanyahu steps down.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/12/2019 05:18
'Sa'ar will have to recalculate route'

'Sa'ar will have to recalculate route'

MK Nir Barkat calls on Likud members to elect Netanyahu Likud leader despite indictments: 'Prime Minister enjoys presumption of innocence.'Hezki Baruch, 26/12/2019 13:56
"You know you're going to lose to Netanyahu"

"You know you're going to lose to Netanyahu"

Former Jerusalem mayor calls on Likud MK challenging Netanyahu to drop out of tomorrow's primary race. 'You know you're going to lose.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/12/2019 14:19
Barkat against Sa'ar: Trying to split and hurt us

Barkat against Sa'ar: Trying to split and hurt us

MK Nir Barkat: I believe with all my heart that Netanyahu is the most qualified to lead Israel.Hezki Baruch, 15/12/2019 05:06
Nir Barkat promotes 'Economic Diplomacy' in Harvard lecture

Nir Barkat promotes 'Economic Diplomacy' in Harvard lecture

Likud MK and former Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat pushes for greater economic cooperation between Israel and PA workers in Judea and Samaria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/12/2019 13:17
Israeli politicians congratulate Boris Johnson

Israeli politicians congratulate Boris Johnson

Israeli politicians from across the spectrum on congratulate British PM's victory.Elad Benari, 13/12/2019 07:37
Likud's next leader - Nir Barkat?

Likud's next leader - Nir Barkat?

Barkat first entered the Knesset just 7 months ago, but he already outpolls competitors to succeed Netanyahu as Likud leader.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/12/2019 07:42
Likud MK: Sa'ar and Barkat, don't waste your time

Likud MK: Sa'ar and Barkat, don't waste your time

MK Shlomo Karhi urges Gideon Sa'ar and Nir Barkat not to challenge Netanyahu for the party leadership.Michal Levy, 26/11/2019 04:05
Barkat's compromise: Choose a new chairman of Likud

Barkat's compromise: Choose a new chairman of Likud

The new temporary chairman of Likud will organize primaries as soon as possible.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/11/2019 11:00
MK Nir Barkat to Jeremy Corbyn: We will never surrender

MK Nir Barkat to Jeremy Corbyn: We will never surrender

Likud MK and former Jerusalem mayor excoriates Labour UK chief ahead of UK elections. 'Anti-Semitism won't be tolerated in 2019.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/11/2019 19:41
Barkat leads among Likud members

Barkat leads among Likud members

Channel 13 News poll finds that Nir Barkat is the leading candidate among Likud voters to replace Netanyahu.Ben Ariel, 23/10/2019 05:26
'Mr. Prime Minister, I stand behind you'

'Mr. Prime Minister, I stand behind you'

Thousands participate in the launch of MK Nir Barkat's (Likud) new book.Yoni Kempinski, 07/10/2019 05:30
'Blue and White has no chance of leading a government'

'Blue and White has no chance of leading a government'

Likud MK Nir Barkat hopes that Blue and White will be reasonable and hold coalition negotiations with his party.Yoni Kempinski, 18/09/2019 04:40
Barkat open to meeting Tlaib and Omar

Barkat open to meeting Tlaib and Omar

Likud MK and former Jerusalem mayor says he'd be open to meeting controversial lawmakers if they're willing to "learn and listen."Elad Benari, 14/08/2019 04:44
Barkat: PA incitement to blame for teen's murder

Barkat: PA incitement to blame for teen's murder

Former Jerusalem Mayor MK Nir Barkat says world must understand radical Islam targets entire western world following stabbing of soldier.Eliran Aharon, 08/08/2019 16:23
Nir Barkat calls for unity government with Blue & White

Nir Barkat calls for unity government with Blue & White

Likud MK and ex-Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat endorses establishment of unity government with center-left Blue White party.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/07/2019 10:53
Barkat: New Israel Fund funding Ethiopian protests

Barkat: New Israel Fund funding Ethiopian protests

Former Jerusalem mayor accuses NIF of 'fanning the flames' of violent protests over the last 24 hours.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/07/2019 19:33
'The solution to the Palestinian wall that Trump encountered'

'The solution to the Palestinian wall that Trump encountered'

MK Barkat sees plan as economic investment in industry and tourism, development of settlements, response to PA refusal to accept Trump Plan.Shimon Cohen, 24/06/2019 20:35