nir barkat

Barkat renews Likud attack on Gantz

“During the campaign I claimed, as did my colleagues in the Likud, that Gantz doesn’t have the qualifications or the experience, and I have not changed my opinion,” said Barkat.

MK Nir Barkat
Nir Barkat: From finance minister in-waiting to reject – analysis

Sources close to Netanyahu gave mixed messages for why Barkat was rejected. One source said it was because Barkat did not pose a threat to Netanyahu. Another said it was because he did.

17/05/2020
A group of Israelis was evacuated from Morocco after being stranded there for a month and a half.
10 Jews die of coronavirus in Morocco, 26 brought to Israel

The government worked secretly through diplomatic ties with the Moroccan government after an initial operation reportedly failed when the Moroccan government blocked it.

15/05/2020
Economy Minister Eli Cohen speaks at the Maariv Business Conference Herzliya, February 26, 2020
Likud minister criticizes Barkat appointment

"It is not right to make appointments before an election," Economy Minister Eli Cohen told Maariv's Business Conference.

26/02/2020
New Labor-Meretz campaign calls Barkat capitalist pig

Labor-Gesher-Meretz's ad says its leader Amir Peretz has a "socioeconomic heart" and contrast him with Barkat, who the ad calls "capitalist pig."

17/02/2020
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and would-be finance minister Nir Barkat presented their vision fo
Netanyahu: Elections are choice between trade unionist and free economy

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and would-be finance minister Nir Barkat presented their vision for the Israeli economy under continued Likud governance on Sunday.

16/02/2020
Netanyahu: Nir Barkat will be next finance minister

Likud polls have shown that appointing Barkat as finance minister would help the party attract soft-right voters from Blue and White.

13/02/2020
MK Nir Barkat: Israel can be top-ten economy within a decade

Former Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat is reportedly set to be appointed finance minister.

12/02/2020
Netanyahu denies intention to appoint Nir Barkat as finance minister

Channel 12 reported that Barkat cut short a visit to the US on behalf of the Zionist Organization of America. He told Jewish leaders there that he needed to hurry back to Jerusalem.

10/02/2020
Grapevine February 7, 2020: Back to cyber

A roundup of news from around Israel.

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