Bennett: ‘I won’t sit with Gantz’

Yamina chairman says his party would prefer to be in the opposition rather than support a Blue and White-led government.Arutz Sheva Staff, Sunday, 7:11 PM

'Since I assumed office, we eliminated 30 terrorists'

Defense Minister Bennett on the situation in Gaza: We are bombing Hamas bases in retaliation for balloon attacks.Arutz Sheva Staff, Sunday, 6:05 AM

Gantz rejects Smotrich, but not Bennett and Shaked

Blue and White chairman rules out coalition with Joint List and "those who are racist and radical like Smotrich".Arutz Sheva Staff, Sunday, 2:44 AM

Galant continues verbal attacks on Bennett

Aliyah and Integration Minister blasts Defense Minister in interview with i24NEWS. Yamina: How about dealing with the problems of the olim?Ben Ariel, Friday, 2:14 AM

Did Netanyahu downplay Bennett's role?

In radio interview, PM appears to downplay Defense Minister's role in his government.Ben Ariel, Thursday, 1:11 AM

Shin Bet officials slam Bennett

Officials tell media defense minister pandering to right after Bennett ends administrative detention of right-wing activist.Arutz Sheva Staff, Wednesday, 8:31 PM

Bennett: Zero chance we'll join Gantz-led government

Yamina chairman vows to back Netanyahu. 'Even if they promise me to retain Defense Ministry, I won't help remove Netanyahu from office.'Arutz Sheva Staff, Wednesday, 7:54 AM

Jewish youth detained by Shin Bet minutes after release by court

19-year-old Elia Ben-David arrested in order signed by DM Bennett. His lawyer: "Law enforcement has reached a new low."Arutz Sheva Staff, Tuesday, 11:14 AM

Likud minister: 'Bennett is childish, he doesn't understand'

Min. Yoav Galant blasts DM Bennett, says campaign for sovereignty is 'childish' even for a political campaign.Arutz Sheva Staff, Tuesday, 9:42 AM

Bennett: Everyone is targeting us in their campaigns

Yamina chairman and Defense Minister discusses why the other parties are targeting religious Zionist voters in their election campaigns.Hezki Baruch, Tuesday, 1:01 AM

Bennett reads out embarrassing B&W quotes from Protective Edge

Blue and White heads exit Knesset plenum as DM reads protocols that include unintelligible Gantz statement under pressure of Gaza operation.Mordechai Sones, 2/10/2020, 4:06 PM

Bennett changing the equation in war against Israel’s foes

Taking a page from President Trump's book, Defense Minister Bennett applying maximal pressure to the PA to end its support for terrorism.Yochanan Visser, 2/9/2020, 9:49 PM

'Without sovereignty, we'll have a Palestinian terror state'

Defense Min. Bennett urges immediate vote on sovereignty, says 'there'll never be a better time' to do it.Hezki Baruch, 2/9/2020, 12:07 AM

Galant blasts Bennett over Gaza escalation

Minister Yoav Galant chides Defense Minister over failure to deal with incendiary balloon and rocket attacks on the south.Elad Benari, Canada, 2/7/2020, 10:45 PM

DM Bennett meets with US Defense Secretary over Iranian threat

Israeli Defense Minister meets with US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper in Washington to discuss removal of Iranian forces from Syria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/5/2020, 8:28 AM

Bennett to ask US for advanced weapons

During working meeting with US Sec. of Defense Esper, DM Bennett is expected to request advanced weapons to combat Iranian entrenchment.Kobi Finkler, 2/4/2020, 10:08 AM

Bennett to Yesha Council: Apply sovereignty

Defense Minister meets Yesha Council members, briefs them on efforts to promote sovereignty following publication of US peace plan.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/4/2020, 1:14 AM

'Bennett is planning major military action in Gaza'

'Response to explosive balloons is same as response to rockets,' Yamina MKs say.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/3/2020, 12:12 PM

Bennett visits Washington to discuss Iranian threat

Defense Min. Bennett leaves for Washington, to discuss Iranian aggression and the 'deal of the century.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/3/2020, 9:06 AM

Bennett stops imports of PA agricultural produce

Imports of PA agricultural products to stop as of Sunday at 6:00 a.m.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 1/31/2020, 9:10 PM

Bennett responds to Iranian Foreign Minister

Defense Minister fires back after Mohammad Javad Zarif describes US peace plan as "Highway to Hell".Elad Benari, 1/30/2020, 5:12 AM

Bennett: How can A-G humiliate PM while he is abroad?

Defense Minister slams A-G Mandelblit for filing indictments against Netanyahu while PM is meeting President Trump in Washington.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/28/2020, 3:54 PM

'Israel won't be deterred by Palestinian threats'

Defense Minister Naftali Bennett holds security assessment on Judea and Samaria with IDF chief of staff ahead of Trump peace plan release.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/28/2020, 2:01 PM

"We won't allow even a centimeter of land to be surrendered"

Defense Minister Bennett says he will back Trump peace plan if it includes annexation, but won't support establishment of Palestinian state.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/26/2020, 7:51 PM

Bennett: We will not allow creation of Palestinian state

Defense Minister responds to reports Trump Administration to release peace plan soon. 'Yamina party will remain vigilant.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/23/2020, 7:11 PM

Bennett: Don't miss opportunity for sovereignty

Defense Minister praises Bezalel Smotrich's proposal to apply sovereignty in the Jordan Valley. 'Zionist parties cannot miss 1-time chance.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/21/2020, 8:15 PM

Bennett: Not demonstrators, but rioters

Defense Minister responds to criticism of his decision to ban members of anarchist organization from Judea and Samaria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/19/2020, 2:59 PM

'The circus is over, we'll act harshly with home-grown enemies'

DM Bennett orders IDF and security forces to issue restraining orders banning anarchist leftist activists from Judea and Samaria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/18/2020, 7:00 PM

Bennett meets with his Greek counterpart

Bennett and Greek Defense Minister discuss regional tensions and future collaborations.Orli Harari, 1/17/2020, 3:55 AM

Netanyahu holds emergency meeting with Bennett, Peretz

PM meets leaders of right-wing parties in last-ditch attempt to unify right-wing list.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/15/2020, 9:45 PM

Ben Gvir: I will remove picture of Baruch Goldstein

Otzma Yehudit leader calls on Ministers Bennett, Smotrich, to 'show responsibility' and run with him after he announces removal of picture.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/15/2020, 7:29 PM

Bennett: I will not include anyone who honors a mass murderer

Defense Minister Naftali Bennett refuses to bow to pressure from Likud to run with Otzma Yehudit leader Itamar Ben Gvir.Gary Willig, 1/15/2020, 6:26 PM

Naftali Bennett approves 7 new nature reserves in area C

Defense Minister Nafrali Bennett approves 7 new nature reserves in Area C and expansion of 12 existing reserves in Judea and SamariaIdo Ben Porat, 1/15/2020, 3:27 PM

Likud to Bennett: Take responsibility

Likud accuses New Right of 'wasting votes' by refusing to unite with Otzma Yehudit faction.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/14/2020, 6:15 PM

Bennett, Smotrich, and Shaked agree to joint run

New Right and National Union to run on joint ticket in March election, call on Jewish Home to join alliance.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/14/2020, 12:35 PM

PA official angry at Bennett

PA envoy to the Arab League blasts Bennett's decisions on Area C, says Israel planning to annex this area.Dalit Halevi, 1/14/2020, 6:19 AM

New Right will not join with other right-wing parties

Bennett, Shaked say right-wing bloc lost votes because parties ran together in the last election.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/13/2020, 5:26 PM

New polls show Smotrich/New Right list makes giant leap

Joining Smotrich's National Union together with New Right headed by Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked would draw many voters, poll showsMordechai Sones, 1/9/2020, 2:07 PM

Bennett brings Kobi Eliraz back to Defense Ministry

DM reappoints Eliraz as project manager for illegal PA construction in Judea and Samaria. MK Yogev: 'Right man, right place, right time.'Mordechai Sones, 1/9/2020, 9:05 AM

Will Israel hold Gaza infiltrators as negotiating chips?

DM Bennett may utilize existing law to allow extended imprisonment of Gazan infiltrators in bid to free Israelis held in Gaza.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/7/2020, 10:33 AM

Bennett: Our goal is to prevent all illegal PA construction

DM Bennett tours Jordan Valley. 'I am not the UN. I am fully in favor of the settlements.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/6/2020, 4:06 PM

Hamas outraged after Bennett seizes terrorists' money

Terror organization blasts Defense Minister's signing of order seizing salaries received by 32 terrorists from the Palestinian Authority.Ben Ariel, 1/2/2020, 4:40 AM

Bennett temporarily replaces Netanyahu as Cabinet head

Defense Minister Bennett temporarily replaces PM Netanyahu as chair of Diplomatic-Security Cabinet.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/1/2020, 3:41 PM

Israel to fine Palestinian Authority 149 million shekels

Deputy Defense Minister Dichter says: ' For too long we have allowed the PA to pay salaries to terrorists. The party is over.'Hezki Baruch, 12/29/2019, 7:46 PM

DM to ask cabinet to approve freezing funds to 'martyrs'

Amount deducted from PA taxes is expected to be raised to 650 million in coming year.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/28/2019, 10:00 PM

DM Bennett: Applying sovereignty, on the ground

Defense Minister aims to shorten process for approval of construction in Judea, Samaria. 'Procedural sovereignty only.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/27/2019, 12:03 PM

Niece of murdered soldier thanks DM for 'pay to slay' order

Ortal Tamam to Naftali Bennett: 'Finally, we feel that there's someone in the Defense Ministry who sees us, who sees the good of Israel.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/26/2019, 12:48 PM

Bennett okays seizure of terrorists' salaries

Israel to seize 'pay to slay' funds given to terrorists and their families. "We will make sure it doesn't pay to murder Jews," says Bennett.David Rosenberg, 12/25/2019, 10:00 AM

Rabbi Melamed: New Right, National Union should run together

Leading religious Zionist rabbi calls on Bennett, Shaked, and Smotrich to run together. 'These 3 can bring big moves together.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/22/2019, 11:29 AM

On the grass, face-to-face

Defense Minister Naftali Bennett and IDF Chief of Staff General Aviv Kochavi discussed the threats on Israel's northern front.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/19/2019, 10:43 PM

Bennett solves security coordinator crisis in Judea and Samaria

Bennet instructs Defense Ministry to allow communities in Yehuda & Shomron to continue status quo until further discussion.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/19/2019, 9:44 PM

Bennett: Syria is Iran's Vietnam

DM Bennett, Chief of Staff Kochavi attend large-scale military exercise in the IDF Northern Command.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/18/2019, 6:02 PM

New Right targets Blue & White and Yisrael Beytenu voters

After announcing independent run, New Right sets its sights on 'soft-right' voters who backed Blue & White or Yisrael Beytenu.Hezki Baruch, 12/16/2019, 1:30 PM

Bennett to party activists: Start your engines

Defense Minister hints he intends to add new names to New Right list for March elections.Ido Ben Porat, 12/12/2019, 6:08 AM

'We will take action in Gaza when the time is right'

Day after rockets fired from Gaza at Israel, Defense Minister visits border town of Sderot. 'We need to move from defense to offense.'Kobi Finkler, 12/8/2019, 7:55 PM

"Bennett is the first Defense Minister to 'speak' Arabic"

Leaders of Yesha communities praise DM Bennett for willingness to threaten Arab Hevron municipality over plans for Hevron market.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/8/2019, 2:07 PM

Bennett: You don't shoot at Jews in their own country

Defense Minister calls on Blue and White, Liberman to form coalition with Netanyahu now.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/8/2019, 11:21 AM