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  • Israeli intelligence chief: Iran can build nuclear bomb within a year

    June 9, 2014 | 10:41 am

    Iran has the capability to build a nuclear bomb in less than a year, Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz said.

    Steinitz, speaking about Iran’s nuclear program at the Herzliya Conference on Monday, urged world powers to demand that Iran dismantle its nuclear program as...

  • Israel blasts IAEA’s reported shelving of Iran nuke report

    February 28, 2014 | 9:33 am

    Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz criticized the International Atomic Energy Agency’s reported decision to shelve for now a report on Iran.

    Steinitz’s criticism Friday was in response to a Reuters report that the agency decided not to publish a report it had prepared...

  • Kerry tells senators to disregard Israeli reports on Iran

    November 14, 2013 | 9:55 am

    Secretary of State John Kerry reportedly told U.S. senators to disregard Israeli reports of Iran’s progress in developing a nuclear weapon.

    Also, his spokeswoman dismissed an Israeli Cabinet minister’s account of a proposed deal with Iran as “inaccurate, exaggerated, and not...

  • Steinitz to U.S.: Israel’s ‘minimum’ is no enrichment

    October 25, 2013 | 9:50 am

    Israeli Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz told his American counterparts in the Israel-U.S. strategic dialogue that Israel’s “minimum” in any deal with Iran was no uranium enrichment.

    Steinitz described his meeting Wednesday with a U.S. team led by William Burns, the...

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  • Israel under pressure to give up chemical, nuclear weapons

    September 16, 2013 | 10:47 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    The United States-Russian deal for the destruction of Syria’s huge chemical weapon stocks caused Israelis to breathe an audible sigh of relief.

    Many expected that a US strike would push either Syria or its ally Hezbollah to...

  • Israel’s security cabinet meets on Syria

    April 29, 2013 | 7:40 am

    Israel's security cabinet met to discuss the situation in Syria.

    Sunday evening's meeting was the first discussion by senior government ministers about the situation in Syria, and the first meeting on the subject since the new government was sworn in.

    The meeting discussed...

  • Tens of millions of hackers target Israel government Web sites

    November 18, 2012 | 9:24 am

    More than 44 million hacking attempts have been made on Israeli government web sites since Wednesday when Israel began its Gaza air strikes, the government said on Sunday.

    Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said just one hacking attempt was successful on a site he did not want to...

  • Support for Ariel school as university comes before vote

    July 16, 2012 | 11:04 am

    Israel’s Education Minister expressed public support for turning the university center at Ariel into a full university, and the Finance Ministry announced extra funding in advance of a committee vote on the issue.

    Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz announced Sunday that his ministry...

  • Israeli leaders criticized over deadly 2010 Carmel forest fire

    June 20, 2012 | 8:49 am

    Israeli leaders were sharply criticized in a government watchdog’s report on Wednesday into emergency services’ lack of preparedness for a 2010 forest fire that killed 44 people, but there were no calls for dismissal.

    The fire, the deadliest in Israel’s history, raced through the...

  • Israeli minister brushes off reports of his ouster

    July 25, 2011 | 10:35 am

    Israel’s finance minister, Yuval Steinitz, denied that there was any plan to oust him.

    With cost-of-living and wage protests escalating in Israel, some commentators have said that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was thinking of replacing Steinitz. But Steinitz, a longtime...

  • Financing approved for huge desalination plant in Israel

    May 24, 2011 | 10:26 am

    Israel’s Finance Ministry has approved funding for the construction of one of the largest water desalination plants in the world.

    The plant, which is being constructed in Sorek in central Israel, is scheduled to be completed in 2013 at a cost of $400 million. It will desalinate...

  • Israel will transfer collected tax money to PA

    May 16, 2011 | 10:17 am

    Israel will resume the transfer of collected tax funds to the Palestinian Authority, its finance minister said.

    Yuval Steinitz, saying he was satisfied that none of the tax transfers would be given to the government’s new partner Hamas or any other terrorist group, confirmed on...

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