The new agreement, also allowing Israeli cargo flights via Japan to 3rd countries, will allow 14 direct flights weekly between Israel and Japan.
• This year brought new flight routes to Beijing, Hong Kong, and now Tokyo. “The skies to the Far East continue to open,” Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz says.
By Ilan Gattegno
Israel and Japan on Thursday signed an agreement to form new, direct commercial flight paths between the two countries.
JAL – Photo courtesy
Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz and Japanese Ambassador to Israel Koji Tomita signed the deal in Jerusalem in a ceremony attended by Transportation and Foreign Ministry officials, representatives from the Civil Aviation Authority, and the Japanese deputy ambassador and commercial attache. Continue Reading »
The one hour Tiberias to Tel Aviv train is forecasted for operation within 7 years: ‘We will connect the Galilee with the start-up & high-tech Israeli nation.’ says Public Transport Minister Yisrael Katz.
By Ofer Petersburg
An express train which will enable travellers to travel between Tel Aviv and Tiberias in just one hour is being planned by Public Transport Minister Yisrael Katz.
Building the railroad between Afula and Tiberias – Photo source: Ynet
Katz approved the continuation of the high speed train between Afula and Tiberias as part of a project to expand the train network in the north on Wednesday. Continue Reading »
Intel Minister Katz says that the artificial island-port “would provide Gaza with an economic & humanitarian gateway to the world without endangering Israeli security.”
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Transportation & Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz on Sunday night announced that he is working to advance plans to create an artificial island off the coast of Gaza that could improve the Palestinian enclave’s economic and humanitarian situation.
Palestinians stand atop a boat at Gaza’s seaport in Gaza City October 16. – Photo: REUTERS
Katz told The Jerusalem Post Annual Conference in New York that the venture would seek to connect the territory to the movement of people and goods
“The off-shore project could provide Gaza with an economic and humanitarian gateway to the world without endangering Israeli security,” he said. Continue Reading »
A bill in the Knesset to blacklist the Islamic Movement in Israel, which was behind Jerusalem rioting and lauded ‘3rd Intifada’, is up for approval by Ministerial Committee for Legislation.
By Tova Dvorin
Yisrael Beytenu MK Alex Miller’s bill to blacklist the Islamic Movement in Israel will be reviewed by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation on Sunday, and if passed, would strike a major blow against Islamists blamed for the continued Arab rioting in Jerusalem and elsewhere.
The Islamic Movement’s northern branch, headed by Sheikh Raed Salah, was named by Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz as the prime culprit behind the rise of Arab rioting in Jerusalem and in northern Israel last week. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz blasts Jerusalem for ‘wrong policies,’ urges it to do ‘what needs to be done’ to Hamas.
By Uzi Baruch, Tova Dvorin
Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz (Likud) sharply criticized Israeli government policy on Saturday, insisting that it is responsible for the current salvo of rocket fire from Gaza.
“The policy of all governments since Hamas took power in Gaza is the wrong policy,” Katz began. “The security system has also become too conservative, and [neither] has come and taken revolutionary steps [to combat Hamas].”
“This has been driving the political leadership over the years, this is what has been driving state policy over the years, and this government is not doing what it needs to,” he added. Continue Reading »
Minister Katz warns the gov’t that the Terrorist release is a big mistake, & that Marwan Barghouti should ‘rot in jail,’ .
By Maayana Miskin
Israel must not release arch-terrorist Marwan Barghouti for the sake of negotiations with the Palestinian Authority (PA), Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz warned Sunday. Barghouti is serving five life sentences in an Israeli prison for multiple murders.
According to reports in the PA media, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas is planning to demand Barghouti’s freedom as one of his conditions for continuing talks with Israel.
“Abu Mazen [Abbas] will stand in the White House today and demand the release of Barghouti and other terrorists in exchange for continuing the talks. Continue Reading »