Rafi Peretz agrees to Netanyahu's position on all matters relating to Trump peace plan

Jewish Home chair has agreed to accept all of PM's positions on implementation of Trump peace plan - even if it includes Palestinian state.Hezki Baruch, 5/15/2020, 10:51 AM

Netanyahu aide: Peretz did the right thing

Netanyahu aide says Peretz was right in joining gov't and compared him to R' Yochanan Ben Zakkai's asking Romans to save Yavneh & its sages.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/14/2020, 3:46 PM

Rabbi Rafi Peretz to leave Yamina, will be appointed minister

Jewish Home chair leaves Yamina to be appointed Minister for Jerusalem Affairs and National Projects, according to agreement with Likud.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/14/2020, 10:17 AM

Will Rafi Peretz break up Yamina and join unity government?

Education Minister Rafi Peretz reportedly willing to consider serious offer from unity government, raising possibility of split from Yamina.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/13/2020, 8:41 AM

'Netanyahu wants to leave Rabbi Rafi Peretz in office'

Jewish Home CEO to activists: 'Chances are we go to opposition, but there's still discussion on getting better proposal to join coalition.'Jewish Home CEO Nir Orbach, 5/11/2020, 8:19 PM

Education Minister Rafi Peretz: Preschools and daycares to open on Sunday

If number of coronavirus cases continues to drop, all schools will reopen by June, Education Min. Peretz says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/4/2020, 1:34 PM

'All students to return to school in coming month'

Peretz believes education system will be back in coming days and that 0-6 year olds could return to kindergarten and pre-school soon.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/3/2020, 10:33 PM

Number of serious coronavirus cases declines

13,497 coronavirus cases in Israel, 3,754 have recovered; 146 in serious condition, 109 are on respirators. Death toll stands at 172.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/19/2020, 10:02 PM

Minister Rafi Peretz: 'School in July, vacation in August'

Minister of Education Rafi Peretz said teachers couldn't be the only ones going on vacation while everyone else kept working.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/19/2020, 9:27 PM

Rabbi Peretz attacks Blue & White MKs for planning to cooperate with Joint Arab List

Minister of Education Rabbi Peretz slams Gantz and other party members for their intention to establish minority govt. with Arab supportArutz Sheva staff, 3/9/2020, 2:13 PM

Where exactly does Yamina stand on Judaism issues?

Take a look at the facts before accusing the religious Zionist parties of ignoring Judaism.Haim Lev, 3/1/2020, 12:44 AM

Former Ben-Gurion U. president accuses MK Peretz of 'chauvinism'

Former president of Ben-Gurion U accussed MK Rafi Peretz of 'chauvenism' for passing her up on committee selection.Eitan Divinsky, 2/29/2020, 11:48 PM

Yamina demands apology for attack on Rafi Peretz

Yamina demanded an apology from the Blue and White party for Lapid's comparison of Rabbi Peretz to a terrorist-supporter.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/27/2020, 4:03 PM

Education Minister Peretz: Tiktok must be blocked

Rabbi Rafi Peretz says app poses danger due to injuries as a result of 'challenges' carried out by youths connected to the app.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/19/2020, 7:16 PM

'Rabbi Peretz broke three agreements in one week'

Jewish Home source says Education Minister's announcing primaries for party leadership sought to thwart initiative for his immediate ouster.Mordechai Sones, 1/20/2020, 8:43 PM

86% support Bennett-Smotrich, 7% for Ben-Gvir-Rabbi Peretz

Direct Poll Institute looks into who Yamina voters support; 86% choose New Right-National Union list.Mordechai Sones, 1/14/2020, 4:14 PM

New Right Chair. Bennett meets with Jewish Home Chair. Peretz

After meeting Minister Smotrich last night, Bennett met with Rabbi Peretz this morning. On the agenda: Running in a unified listElisheva Lavi, 1/9/2020, 2:05 PM

Counter-petition in Jewish Home for primaries and opening ranks

Jewish Home Party activists sign Central Committee members on counter-resolution to Chairman Peretz position, calls for primaries.Mordechai Sones, 12/16/2019, 4:49 PM

Rift within Jewish Home deepens over party primaries

Senior party officials push back against Education Minister Rafi Peretz's bid to retain current Knesset list, call for open primaries.Hezki Baruch, 12/16/2019, 2:03 PM

NIS 600 million to Education Ministry

Community centers, youth movements, matriculation exam tutoring to continue despite provisional government after special budgets approved.Mordechai Sones, 12/2/2019, 9:38 PM

Rafi Peretz meets with AIPAC leaders

'We must do everything we can to stregthen ties between Israel and Diaspora Jews,' says Education Minister during meeting with AIPAC leadersArutz Sheva Staff, 11/6/2019, 11:58 AM

Rabbi Peretz: 'Rabbi Firer suffering terrible injustice'

Education Minister Rabbi Rafi Peretz stands by Rabbi Firer following 'women exclusion' storm: 'Rabbi Firer's life work example for us all.'Mordechai Sones, 10/31/2019, 2:14 PM

Rabbi Peretz: 'One mustn't be indifferent'

Education Minister pays condolence call at family of Michal Sela, allegedly murdered by husband. 'The murder should shock everyone.'Mordechai Sones, 10/8/2019, 3:23 AM

Peretz to PM: 'Bring Pollard to Israel'

Education Minister urges PM to raise Jonathan Pollard's parole conditions with Trump, push for former spy to be allowed to move to Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/22/2019, 4:30 PM

2.3 million students will return to school on Sunday

School year to be marked with 'Mutual Responsibility'; schools will engage and connect different sectors and groups in society.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/27/2019, 7:54 PM

Rabbi Peretz: Let the children of Filipino workers stay

Jewish Home chair asks Interior Minister to allow stay of children born to Filipino women living illegally in Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/28/2019, 9:25 AM

Ayelet Shaked meets with Rafi Peretz

Party leaders meet to advance unification, agree that their negotiating teams will meet in coming days. 'Meeting was good, helpful.'Hezki Baruch, 7/23/2019, 11:21 AM

Rabbi Peretz: 'Let's sit for negotiations and close'

Edu Minister speaks about conversation with Ayelet Shaked: 'We'll find way to unify forces while preserving image of religious Zionism.'Yoni Kempinski, 7/22/2019, 8:56 PM

Rafi Peretz capitulates: 'Conversion treatments - unacceptable'

'Conversion treatments unacceptable' writes Education Minister; 'They have right to find sympathetic ear among professionals.'Mordechai Sones, 7/16/2019, 9:39 PM

Rabbi Peretz clarifies: 'Didn't intend to harm any Diaspora Jew'

Official letter to Jewish Agency Chairman to be forwarded to Jewish community leadership worldwide, Peretz makes statement on assimilation.Mordechai Sones, 7/16/2019, 7:06 PM

Is it really a second Holocaust?

Thoughts on the Rabbi Peretz controversy: Criticizing an educator who points out the magnitude of the problem won’t solve it. David Rubin, 7/12/2019, 4:50 PM

Rabbis defend Peretz over 'second Holocaust' remarks

CJV: Education minister expressed real concern without trivializing Nazi horrors when he said assimilation in US 'like a second Holocaust.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/10/2019, 6:52 PM

Media assault on Rabbi Peretz

Reform, Conservative senior Leftists furious at Education Minister who said assimilation among world Jewry is 'second Holocaust'.Mordechai Sones, 7/9/2019, 8:32 PM

Watch: Hundreds at Western Wall for Rosh Chodesh prayers

Education Minister Rabbi Rafi Peretz among the worshipers. 'We are truly living in a special generation.'Hezki Baruch, 7/4/2019, 11:22 AM

No project contributed to IDF, State like pre-army prep schools

Education Minister responds to Liberman attack on pre-military prep programs: 'Thousands educated to give, volunteer for State and People.'Rabbi Rafi Peretz, 7/2/2019, 7:03 PM

Gov't approves cabinet appointments of Smotrich, Rafi Peretz

Final hurdle cleared for United Right MKs to take up Transportation and Education ministries.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/23/2019, 2:13 PM

Rabbi Peretz: Shaked can be number 2 - not number 1

Jewish Home leader calls on Bennett and Feiglin to join united right-wing list, suggesting Shaked be number 2 on such a list.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/20/2019, 11:11 AM

Rabbi Peretz: Let's unite, everyone will have to compromise

United Right leader says right-wing bloc will have 70 seats if no votes are lost.103FM, 6/19/2019, 1:27 PM

Netanyahu summons Peretz and Smotrich to meeting

Meeting expected to deal with PM's intention to offer two Right Parties Union heads education and transportation in transitional government.Mordechai Sones, 6/11/2019, 8:33 PM

Netanyahu associate breaks news to Smotrich: 'No chance'

Close Netanyahu associate Natan Eshel reportedly clarifies to MK Betzalel Smotrich that he will not be Justice Minister.Mordechai Sones, 6/10/2019, 8:35 PM

Smotrich called on Peretz to fire senior aide, Peretz refused

MK Smotrich reportedly demanded Rabbi Peretz fire his chief of staff, who released briefing against Smotrich, but Jewish Home chair refused.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/6/2019, 2:57 PM

'Smotrich and I will enter government together'

Jewish Home chair regrets announcement made by his chief of staff against National Union chair. 'Bezalel and I go shoulder to shoulder.'Ido Ben Porat, 6/6/2019, 11:09 AM

'Why attack Netanyahu?'

Sources close to Jewish Home chair back Netanyahu's decision to appoint Amir Ohana justice minister, call on Smotrich to stop attacking PM.Ido Ben Porat, 6/5/2019, 10:27 PM

Rafi Peretz: When the time is right, we'll have Jewish law

MK Peretz explains colleague's statements, says he respects Israeli people and state laws.Yehonatan Gottlieb, 6/3/2019, 2:44 PM

Rabbi Peretz fears for his position, asks Likud to secure Shaked

Rabbi Peretz and his associates fear that Ayelet Shaked will seek to return to Bayit Yehudi, a move that could push out Rabbi Peretz.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/30/2019, 10:41 PM

Senior official: We won't allow religious Zionism to be trampled

Senior Right Parties Union source to PM: Even if agreement reached with Liberman, without Justice portfolio, party won't enter government.Mordechai Sones, 5/27/2019, 7:34 PM

Rabbi Peretz calls Cassif outburst 'ignorance and embarrassment'

United Right Chair explains why he left plenum during speech by MK Kassif. 'Rabbi Kook was among greatest of last generations.'Mordechai Sones, 5/14/2019, 8:16 PM

'We'll keep our promises - Itamar Ben-Gvir will be an MK'

Jewish Home chief vows to keep promise to get Otzma Yehudit candidate into Knesset, will resign from Knesset using Norwegian Law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/17/2019, 9:44 AM

'They won't threaten us' with trumped-up charges

MK Smotrich unafraid of State Prosecutor and police, liable to subject him to disproportionate scrutiny if appointed Justice Minister.Hezki Baruch, 4/16/2019, 4:35 PM

Rabbi Peretz: Full confidence in Elections Committee

Disagreement among United Right leadership following New Right's claims of irregularities in counting of soldiers' votes.Hezki Baruch, 4/11/2019, 12:29 PM

'We respect Netanyahu; he doesn't run us'

Jewish Home and National Union leaders respond to Likud claims they did not agree to hold meeting with Prime Minister.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/18/2019, 8:14 PM

'Jewish Home will contain all; Ben-Gvir will get hug from me'

New party chair convinced of ability to attract voters from all corners of religious Zionism: 'So we'll be divided on few things, so what?'Hezki Baruch, 2/12/2019, 10:46 PM

Netanyahu to Rabbi Peretz: I won't guarantee you a spot

Survey conducted by PM reveals joint Likud-Jewish Home ticket won't bring more seats. Peretz could be forced to run with National Union.Mordechai Sones, 2/10/2019, 10:45 PM

No unity: Rabbis to gather in Jerusalem for emergency meeting

Religious Zionism rabbis invited to emergency conference tomorrow in Jerusalem, in light of Jewish Home refusal to negotiate.Mordechai Sones, 2/10/2019, 7:22 PM

National Union-Jewish Home merger talks at a standstill

No progress in talks for Religous Zionist parties to run together as Smotrich, Rabbi Rafi Peretz cannot agree on who will lead faction.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/7/2019, 6:56 PM

Jewish Home appoints new chief

After Bennett's departure from Jewish Home, former IDF chief rabbi Rafi Peretz tapped to lead the party in 2019 elections.David Rosenberg, 2/3/2019, 7:40 PM

Upbeat IDF rabbinical course concludes in Old City

Amid the ongoing tension between the IDF religious division and top brass, IDF rabbis welcomed new trainees to their ranks in the Old City.Hillel Fendel, 8/17/2016, 9:55 AM