Ex-Likud minister: I'm not an actor in Netanyahu puppet theater

Gideon Sa'ar hints he will make no play for Likud leadership in upcoming primaries, as Moshe Kahlon calls for the two to join forces.Ido Ben Porat, 12/24/2015, 12:47 PM

Report: Gideon Sa'ar to form new party

Former Likudnik - and only real threat to Netanyahu leadership - reportedly turns to moderate-right to re-enter politics.Tova Dvorin, 12/21/2015, 7:57 AM

Netanyahu working to move up Likud primaries

Prime Minister reportedly planning to hold primaries in February, possibly to prevent former minister Sa'ar from challenging him.Hezki Baruch, 12/20/2015, 4:18 AM

Poll: Gideon Sa'ar Only Threat to Netanyahu's Leadership

In a head-to-head race with the Prime Minister, only Gideon Sa'ar poses a real threat, winning just 5% less support.Cynthia Blank, 9/13/2015, 12:47 PM

Gideon Sa'ar Hinting Again at Political Return?

Former Likud minister says one day an Israeli prime minister will 'give expression' to education as Jewish state's biggest priority.Cynthia Blank, 8/26/2015, 8:26 PM

Report: Gideon Sa'ar Planning Return to Politics

Former Likud Minister reportedly tells activists that he's planning to return to politics.Ido Ben Porat, 8/10/2015, 2:16 AM

Sa'ar to Netanyahu: Don't Talk About Building, Build

Former Likud minister calls on PM Netanyahu to build throughout the city of Jerusalem instead of just talking about it.Yoni Kempinski and Ben Ariel, 5/18/2015, 5:46 AM

Gideon Sa'ar 'Completely At Peace' with Decision

In an interview with Channel 10, Sa'ar stated after careful deliberation, he made choice not to run and is "completely at peace.'Cynthia Blank, 12/14/2014, 8:50 AM

How Would Likud Perform Without Netanyahu?

Survey examines how Likud would do if led by prime minister's nationalist rivals Danon, Feiglin.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank , 12/7/2014, 1:54 PM

Hareidim Prefer Sa'ar to Netanyahu as Likud Leader

Hareidi official tells Arutz Sheva reasons why Gideon Sa'ar is preferable to Netanyahu as Likud Chairman - 'good news for hareidim.'Haim Lev, Cynthia Blank, 12/7/2014, 12:53 PM

Likud Central Committee to Set Final Date for Primaries

At a special session in Ariel Monday, Likud's Central Committee will determine the final date and regulations for Likud primaries.Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, Cynthia Blank, 12/7/2014, 10:03 AM

Netanyahu Reportedly Blocking Sa'ar Challenge on Leadership

Likud sources say Netanyahu trying to move up primaries, in a move that would press Sa'ar to make a snap decision on contending.Ari Yashar, 12/6/2014, 8:50 PM

Sa'ar May Challenge Netanyahu for Likud Leadership

Sa'ar reportedly considering a run in January primaries after stepping down last month for a temporary break from politics.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 12/4/2014, 9:41 PM

Danon Hints: Sa'ar Left Because of Netanyahu

MK Danny Danon calls for a “self-examination” in the Likud, hints PM Netanyahu is to blame for the resignation of Gideon Sa’ar.Uzi Baruch and Ben Ariel, 11/4/2014, 4:16 AM

Rivlin and Edelstein Bid Farewell to Gideon Sa'ar

After resigning from Knesset, Sa'ar met with Pres. Rivlin: 'Gideon embodies two integral qualities of a leader - freshness and experience.'Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 11/3/2014, 5:44 PM

Sa'ar on Shabbat Observance: It's Not Easy, but it's Right

At a farewell party, outgoing Interior Minister says his decision to observe Shabbat started during his son's Brit ceremony.Arutz Sheva, 11/3/2014, 4:13 AM

Gidon Sa'ar to Step Down as Interior Minister Within 48 Hours

Interior Minister Gidon Sa'ar submits official resignation to PMO; scramble to find replacement ensues.Hezki Baruch, 11/2/2014, 10:50 AM

Thousands Of Ethiopian Falash Mura Likely to Get Visas

According to officials, there may be as many as 6,000 people still in Ethiopia who are relatives of families already in the country.Yaakov Levi, 10/29/2014, 9:22 PM

Next Interior Minister 'Must Forbid Commerce on Shabbat'

Small businesses say that while Sa'ar has left issue of businesses staying open in Tel Aviv to his successor, there is no debate.Avi Chaim, Ari Yashar, 10/10/2014, 11:33 AM

Shabbat Issue in Tel Aviv: 'The Next Minister Will Decide'

Interior Minister, Gideon Saar informed the Tel Aviv Municipality that his successor will decide on the issue of opening shops on Saturdays.Cynthia Blank, 10/8/2014, 5:19 PM

MK Regev: Is the High Court the Infiltrators' Matchmaker?

Head of Interior Committee mocks court's concern for illegal aliens' ability to develop hobbies and find love mates.Hezki Baruch, Gil Ronen, 10/6/2014, 11:34 AM

Is There Really an Aramean Nation?

Are the Israeli Christians part of the ancient Aramean people rather than Arabs? Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 9/27/2014, 8:38 PM

Danon Accuses Netanyahu of Splitting Likud

Sa'ar and Kahlon's leaving Likud demands soul searching says Danon, who predicts elections in 2015.Shimon Cohen, Ari Yashar, 9/24/2014, 2:49 PM

Netanyahu Offers Interior Minister's Post to Erdan

PM has offered the position of Interior Minister, to be vacated by Gideon Sa’ar, to Communications Minister.Ben Ariel, Canada, 9/19/2014, 11:18 PM

Herzog: Sa'ar Resignation Shows Downfall of Likud

Opposition leader claims the declaration by Interior Minister Sa’ar to retire from politics is proof Netanyahu must be replaced.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/18/2014, 5:15 AM

Netanyahu Speaks to Sa'ar Following Resignation

"I respect your decision," PM Netanyahu tells Interior Minister, following his announcement that he will resign from politics.Ben Ariel, 9/18/2014, 12:12 AM

Israel Confirms Air Strike Targeted Hamas Military Chief

Diplomatic source confirms IDF attempted to eliminate Mohammed Deif, five bunker-busters reportedly used; Sa'ar: 'Deif just like Bin Laden.'Ari Yashar, 8/20/2014, 9:22 AM

Minister: Revoke Israeli Citizenship of Terrorist in 2012 Attack

Minister of Interior wants to implement measure against Mohammed Faraj convicted of 24 counts of attempted murder.Sarah Leah Lawent, 8/5/2014, 1:52 PM

Minister Saar Begins to Observe Sabbath

The minister, who was reputed to lead a boisterous lifestyle, is moving closer to Judaism.Gil Ronen, 6/18/2014, 9:23 AM

Sa'ar: Jerusalem is the Heart of the Jewish People

Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar participates in the annual Flag Dance, vows there will be no unilateral withdrawals from Jerusalem.Hezki Baruch, 5/29/2014, 1:13 AM

Sa'ar Rejects Cancellation of Presidency

Interior Minister says he's against a plan by Netanyahu to postpone the presidential election or cancel the presidency altogether.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/10/2014, 12:46 AM

Sa'ar Blasts Members of Livni's Party

Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar says Hatnua should back the Israeli government, not blame it for torpedoing peace talks.Hezki Baruch and Elad Benari, 4/8/2014, 3:15 AM

Law Prevents Terrorists Claiming 'Family Reunification'

Law prevents Palestinian Arabs from marrying Israelis to gain residency in the Jewish state, a practice deemed to be a security risk.Tova Dvorin, 3/19/2014, 9:47 PM

Infiltrators Upload Photo of Netanyahu With Swastika

Picture of Netanyahu and Minister Saar with swastika uploaded by infiltrators, calling them the 'Nazis of 21st century.'Ari Yashar, 1/13/2014, 10:35 AM

South Tel Aviv Residents Demonstrate - in Support

A different type of protest: following fallout from Infiltrator's Law, South Tel Aviv residents demonstrate in gratitude at MK's home.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/31/2013, 8:28 AM

Sa'ar: Left's 'Mistaken Outlook' Threatens Israel

Interior Minister warns that leftist opposition to new infiltrator law endangers the future and character of Israel.Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/10/2013, 5:02 PM

Cost of Anti-Infiltrator Law: Almost NIS 500,000

Law mandating a 12-month detention stint for infiltrators will include enforcement, construction and jobs.Tova Dvorin, 11/22/2013, 10:21 AM

MK: Don't Hire 'Bad' Singers for Independence Day Shows

Entertainers who have behaved badly do not deserve to be paid with tax money for entertaining the public, says MK Shuli Muallem.David Lev, 11/21/2013, 12:07 PM

Voters Could Get Day Off for Local Elections

Lawmakers are calling for legislation that will turn Election Day for local contests into an official day off.David Lev, 11/12/2013, 1:13 AM

Sa'ar: Israel Will Not Buckle Under External Pressure

Minister of Internal Affairs vows to rebuff Palestinian Arab campaign to get international support for BDS actions against Israel.Tova Dvorin, 11/4/2013, 6:06 PM

Officials Bicker Over Biometric Database's Safety

With much debate, Israel began implementing its biometric database program Monday.David Lev, 7/8/2013, 9:34 PM

Report: Saar May Quit Politics

Interior Minister's media advisor denies report that Saar is considering opening a law firm.Gil Ronen, 6/30/2013, 5:01 PM

Sa'ar Signs 'Double Tax' Bill on Empty Apartments

Interior Minister Gideon Sa'ar on Sunday authorized the collection of a double portion of real estate tax (arnona) on unoccupied homes David Lev, 5/19/2013, 7:53 PM

Govt. Approves Extension of Citizenship Law

The Government unanimously approved for legislation a proposal by Interior Minister Gideon Sa'ar to extend the Citizenship Law.David Lev, 4/14/2013, 8:37 PM

Interior Minister 'Felt Culture Shock' in Tel Aviv

Minister Saar tours infiltrator neighborhoods; leftists organize infiltrator demonstration.Gil Ronen, 4/10/2013, 9:28 PM

Education Minister Gideon Sa'ar Says ‘Rotation is a Bad Idea’

Education Minister Gideon Sa’ar expresses his own views on whether he should remain in his post as coalition talks stall over the issue.Chana Ya'ar, 3/13/2013, 2:08 PM

Chief Rabbi Lights Hanukkah Candles at Kotel Katan (Small Wall)

Hanukkah candle lighting have been taking place at the Small Wall, or Kotel HaKatan, in the Old City of Jerusalem. Ben Bresky, 12/13/2012, 8:28 PM

Video: Six-Hour Truce Ends with Rocket on Ashdod

The latest terrorist truce lasted a grand total of six hours, until 6 a.m., when a missile was fired at Ashdod but missed populated areas. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/13/2012, 7:40 AM

PM: Israel Ready to Fight for Defense of the South

Indications are that Israel would begin a military campaign against Gaza Arab terrorists sooner rather than later, analysts said.David Lev, 11/12/2012, 5:27 PM

Likud Pressure Grows for Judea and Samaria Sovereignty

Likud Minister Sa'ar tells Arutz Sheva he told Netanyahu that annexing some Jewish cities in Yesha is a needed response to Abbas’ UN bid. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/5/2012, 8:38 AM

Leftist Civics Czar Gets Boot

Education Ministry tells Adar Cohen he won’t get tenure. A victory for nationalist-Zionist forces.Gil Ronen, 8/5/2012, 7:50 PM

Likud: 'Unity, Not Division' Over Draft Law

Likud Education Minister Gideon Sa'ar urged Monday night that what he called a “fair and acceptable” draft system be ensured.Chana Ya'ar, 7/16/2012, 9:13 PM

Finance Min.: NIS 50M for Ariel University

Min. Steinitz will give special budget to Ariel; Min. of Education states support for upgrading its status.Gil Ronen, 7/15/2012, 9:41 PM