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Govt. approves zero-VAT on public transportation

The government made two major compromises with its coalition partners in order to ensure that the state budget is passed by Wednesday.Moshe Cohen, 11/15/2015, 3:47 PM

Jewish Home threatens to walk over budget

After learning 200 million shekels would be cut from education budget, Naftali Bennett warns Jewish Home could vote against state budget.Ido Ben Porat, 11/15/2015, 1:24 PM

Bennett calls to follow orders, destroy synagogue

Bennett 'rejects' letter of senior rabbis, who urged security forces not to demolish synagogue and thereby breach Jewish law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/11/2015, 8:55 PM

MKs boycott Knesset over Judea-Samaria freeze

Bezalel Smotrich and Shuli Muallem boycott vote citing PM's string of 'broken promises' on building in J'lem, Judea-Samaria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/11/2015, 4:30 PM

Bennett supports Temple Mount Jewish prayer ban

Bennett: 'I'm for preserving status quo, now it is correct not to allow Jews to pray,' says Jewish construction is ongoing.Hezki Baruch, 11/9/2015, 10:57 AM

Bennett: We will not agree to any 'gestures'

Jewish Home chairman says his party will vote against any goodwill moves towards the PA, as Netanyahu is reportedly planning.Uzi Baruch, 11/9/2015, 12:13 AM

Jewish Home drama: MK severely punished

Bennett and Magal sanction Yogev for not taking part in anti-parent bill, after verbal clash between Magal and Yogev.Hezki Baruch, 11/4/2015, 7:23 PM

Lapid: We were offered Jewish Home's portfolios

Jewish Home officials accuse Netanyahu of betraying voters on the right, after Lapid claims he was offered ministries held by Jewish Home.Hezki Baruch, 11/1/2015, 1:45 AM

Stop 'soft' building freeze, MKs, officials demand

Jewish Home MKs and heads of local authorities demand Naftali Bennett 'take action' against lack of construction in Judea-Samaria.Hezki Baruch, 10/29/2015, 8:58 AM

'Today Everyone Knows: Bibi is Dividing J'lem'

Councilman tasked with security portfolio slams government for abandoning capital, warns PM's new walls reveal his hand.Hezki Baruch, 10/19/2015, 2:57 PM

Bennett: Law in J'lem is the Same as in Tel Aviv

Jewish Home holds faction meeting in Old City, with Bennett promising no more terrorist releases and an implementation of law.Hezki Baruch, 10/6/2015, 6:32 PM

Jewish Home Demands Response to Terror Murder

Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett presents a list of demands for action following attack near Itamar.Uzi Baruch, 10/2/2015, 2:14 AM

Jews Pray at Site of Yeshiva Student's Near-Lynch

150 Jews pray in Old City at site of attack on yeshiva student; councilman urges 'we have to do what Giuliani did in New York.'Hezki Baruch, 9/17/2015, 3:53 PM

MK Shaffir: Jewish Home Has Forgetten Jews

MK Stav Shaffir deflects Joint List MK's criticism by saying Jewish Home has abandoned Jews and the Land of Israel by voting for gas plan.Matt Wanderman, 9/7/2015, 3:12 PM

Shaked Backs Out of Attending Likud Toast

Jewish Home activists blast Ayelet Shaked for agreeing to attend Likud faction New Year's toast, forcing her to cancel.Ido Ben Porat, 9/6/2015, 3:17 PM

Religious Zionist Programs Clean Up In New Budget

Jewish Home has been working to restore funding to Religious Zionist institutions that were slashed in the past - successfully.Moshe Cohen, 8/31/2015, 4:11 PM

State Comptroller: Bennett Misused Campaign Funds

State Comptroller says Jewish Home head illegally used campaign contributions to help others in the party primaries.Matt Wanderman, 8/11/2015, 10:22 AM

Diskin Claims Religious Zionists 'Taking Over'

Strong backlash after Yuval Diskin claims Israel's religious community is creating 'a new Judea' in incitement-laced post.Tova Dvorin, 8/8/2015, 10:48 PM

Gay Union Disinvites 'Homophobic' Jewish Home

Despite Bennett greatly boosting budget for gay youth, LGBT Task Force asks him and Magal of his party not to come to rally in Tel Aviv.Hezki Baruch, 8/1/2015, 9:57 PM

Bennett Greatly Expands Budget for Gay Youth

Jewish Home chairman responds to gay parade stabbing 'with action not just words,' despite his party's past conservative positions.Ari Yashar, 7/30/2015, 10:36 PM

MK Call to 'Raze the High Court' Spark Knesset Ire

MK Motti Yogev faces condemnation, calls for criminal charges after reacting to Bet El demolition by saying Court should be 'razed.'Shimon Cohen, 7/29/2015, 3:41 PM

Leading Rabbi to Jewish Home: Stop the Lip Service

Rabbi Melamed of Beit El urges Jewish Home to cut contact with coalition - and then the government approved 300 more units.Shimon Cohen, 7/29/2015, 12:40 PM

Jewish Home MK: I Would Give Up Land for Peace

Magal says at Tel Aviv University he supports 'territorial concessions' and expelling 'outposts,' says 'it's a bummer to be an occupier.'Ari Yashar, 7/29/2015, 9:22 AM

Lapid Predicts New Elections by 2016

Yesh Atid chair plans to run for prime minister when the current government fails; adds that Jewish Home chose 'settlements over Judaism.'Hezki Baruch, 7/27/2015, 6:14 PM

Report: Bennett May Give Up Knesset Seat

Naftali Bennett may resign from the Knesset if the “Norwegian Law” is passed, making way for Shuli Muallem to take a vacant Jewish Home seatUzi Baruch, 7/26/2015, 10:58 PM

Law Allowing Ministers to Resign Passes

Knesset approves first reading of Jewish Home's bill that would allow a minister to resign from the Knesset and allow new MKs to enter.Hezki Baruch, 7/23/2015, 2:12 AM

Bennett, Beit El Protestors Face Off At Meeting

Tensions surfaced in Jewish Home, as a loud shouting match broke out between Naftali Bennett and party members from Beit El.Moshe Cohen, 7/20/2015, 4:41 PM

Minister: We Won't Sit Still for Building Freeze

Uri Ariel confirmed what many Israelis fear - that there is a de facto, if not de jure, building freeze in Judea and Samaria.Yaakov Levi, 7/20/2015, 1:14 AM

Jewish Home Minister Sets Precedent

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel announces plans to publish his appointment calendar to Israeli public.Cynthia Blank, 7/8/2015, 7:02 PM

Jewish Home Enraged by Approval of Shas 'Reforms'

Jewish Home officials slam Likud for stealing Religious-Zionist votes in last election and now doing everything to service haredi parties.Hezki Baruch, 7/5/2015, 1:28 PM

Jewish Home Demands Construction

Jewish Home calls on Netanyahu to respond to terror wave by renewing construction in Judea and Samaria and cancelling Ramadan “gestures”.Hezki Baruch, 7/2/2015, 1:16 AM

Shaked Stresses: I Won't Be a Rubber Stamp

New Justice Minister may not be able to pass laws curbing High Court's power, but she will be directly involved in search for new A-G.Cynthia Blank, 6/4/2015, 10:09 AM

MK: Demolitions 'Price Tag' Against Jewish Home

MK Bezalel Smotrich slams Ya'alon for demolitions, claims it is retaliation for Jewish Home's Ben-Dahan becoming Dep. Minister.Ido Ben-Porat, 5/19/2015, 11:38 AM

Likud: Ya'alon Has Final Authority on Construction

Likud source claims Deputy Defense Minster Ben-Dahan will not have power to approve construction in Judea-Samaria.Cynthia Blank, 5/18/2015, 10:32 AM

What Will Happen to the Jewish Identity Program?

Jewish Home launched program to teach more Torah to the wider public, but Shas being in control could see a backtrack, Rabbi says.Benny Toker, 5/15/2015, 12:06 PM

Ariel: Coalition Expansion 'Very Theoretical'

Outgoing Housing Minister explains why a budget must be set before parties join - and what the government's direction may be.Shimon Cohen and Tova Dvorin, 5/13/2015, 4:05 PM

Bennett: Narrow Gov't Can Also be Unity Gov't

Jewish Home chairman vows to work 'shoulder to shoulder' with other parties and ministers 'for the good of Israel.'Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 5/11/2015, 3:43 PM

'Our Hands Are Firmly on the Steering Wheel'

Party's Central Committee session at Nehalim ratifies coalition agreement, including ministerial jobs.Yoni Kempinski, Gil Ronen, 5/10/2015, 10:30 PM

Shas Deal Includes Synagogues, Haredi Housing

Shas has succeeded in 'rolling back the clock' on many of the 'edicts' from the previous government, its coalition agreement shows.Moshe Cohen, 5/10/2015, 7:32 PM

Bennett: Tzohar Law Will Not be Repealed

Amid rumors of repeal, Bennett assures constituents that law allowing couples to register for license where they wish will remain in place.Reut Hadar, Cynthia Blank, 5/10/2015, 11:09 AM

A-G Expected to Challenge Coalition

Likud's deals with UTJ, Jewish Home violated Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein's guidelines for coalition talks, news site claims.Tova Dvorin, 5/10/2015, 10:31 AM

New Government to Legalize Jewish Buildings

Coalition deal between Likud and Jewish Home establishes team to arrange legality of buildings and neighborhoods.Reut Hadar, Ari Yashar, 5/8/2015, 11:39 AM

Slomiansky: Too Bad We Had to Do it the Hard Way

Jewish Home MK welcomes coalition agreement but says he regrets the process.Benny Toker, 5/8/2015, 6:14 AM

Magal: No Problem to Sit with Zionist Union

Jewish Home MK Yinon Magal says a broad government is always better for the Israeli public.Cynthia Blank, 5/7/2015, 2:57 PM

Bennett Insists: Shuli Muallem Must Return

As part of coalition deal with Likud, Shaked will resign as MK, only serving as minister, making way for Shuli Muallem to return to Knesset.Uzi Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 5/7/2015, 12:13 PM

Final Deal Signed Between Likud and Jewish Home

After 'sleepless' night of talks between Likud and Jewish Home, a final deal has been signed.Orly Harari, Cynthia Blank, 5/7/2015, 10:48 AM

Jewish Home Deal 'Historic' Says Party Director

The new deal between Jewish Home and the Likud is a 'historic achievement for Religious Zionism,' said party director Nir Orbach.Moshe Cohen, 5/7/2015, 10:24 AM

Sources: Netanyahu May Offer Herzog Rotation Deal

Just hours after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced, Likud sources said he was looking for new coalition partners.Yaakov Levi, 5/7/2015, 7:54 AM

Netanyahu: 61 is Good, and 61 Plus is Even Better

Netanyahu, Bennett welcome agreement that will enable the establishment of a coalition with 61 MKs.Hezki Baruch and Elad Benari, 5/6/2015, 11:39 PM

Likud, Jewish Home Sign Coalition Deal

Deal struck two hours before deadline, sources say. Netanyahu gives in on Justice Ministry, but keeps Foreign Ministry.Tova Dvorin, 5/6/2015, 10:49 PM

Daniela Weiss: Shaked Right Choice for Justice

Ayelet Shaked, says activist Daniella Weiss, is the right person in the right place at the right time to serve as Justice Minister.Yaakov Levi, 5/6/2015, 5:57 PM

New MK: 'I Deny Political Correctness, I am a Jew'

Jewish Home MK Yinon Magal's maiden speech focuses on the meeting point between secular Zionism and Jewish religion.Gil Ronen, 5/6/2015, 8:59 AM

Bennett Demands: Justice Ministry or Opposition

Bennett in last minute demand that Shaked be made justice minister; Likud sources say 'lust for portfolios canceling right-wing govt.'Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 5/5/2015, 8:22 PM

Rabbi Riskin: Women's Rights, Conversion in Govt.

Efrat's chief rabbi tells Jewish Home to press for 'reform,' both in divorce rights for women in religious courts and in the conversion law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/5/2015, 3:46 PM

Regev to Bennett: Stop Playing Games

Likud MK calls on Jewish Home to join the government immediately, threatens small parties would suffer in return to polls.Tova Dvorin, 5/5/2015, 1:55 PM

Report: PM Refuses to Give Jewish Home FM

Likud sources say Bennett offered Justice Ministry instead; all talks have ground to a halt.Tova Dvorin, 5/5/2015, 11:06 AM

Jewish Home Outraged Over Agreement with Shas

Jewish Home, upset that Religious Affairs Ministry was given to Shas, plans to demand another ministry as "compensation".Hezki Baruch and Ido Ben Porat, 5/5/2015, 3:15 AM