'We'll gain more Knesset seats working together'

Agriculture Minister Ariel calls on PM Netanyahu to speed up bureaucracy for 3,000 new housing units.Eliran Aharon, 12/29/2017, 12:33 PM

Watch: Thousands pray for rain at Western Wall

Minister Uri Ariel calls for mass prayer held at Western Wall for end to severe multi-year drought.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/28/2017, 5:28 PM

Winter's finally here: Week starts off with rain - and snow

Israel receives two days of much-needed rain as meteorologists predict another dry winter.Chana Roberts, 12/25/2017, 10:26 AM

Leading haredi rabbi calls for fasting over drought

Leading haredi rabbi calls for public fast day over lack of rainfall in Israel. 'The Holy One is angry at us.'Tzvi Lev, 12/24/2017, 8:24 AM

Jordan Valley to more than double in size

Ministers announce new plan for massive building in Jordan Valley. 'We will ensure the valley remains settled.'Eliran Aharon, 12/19/2017, 2:48 PM

Bennett backs Shabbat compromise

'I'm against religious coercion but I want to retain Israel's Jewish character.'Tzvi Lev, 12/17/2017, 5:41 PM

'Jewish Home is blurring stance on religious matters'

Jewish Home Minister: Party shouldn't sacrifice national religious values for wider appeal. 'We must not blur status as a religious party.'Shimon Cohen, 12/13/2017, 10:07 PM

'They threatened to kill us'

Children who were attacked by Arab mob during bar mitzvah hike speak about the harrowing experience, say the Arabs threatened to kill them.Yoni Kempinski, 12/10/2017, 12:24 AM

'We aren't afraid to travel anywhere in our country'

Agriculture Minister joins children on visit to site where Arab lynch mob attacked them while on Bar Mitzvah hike.Yoni Kempinski, 12/8/2017, 10:55 AM

'The rioters tried to murder Jewish children'

Jewish Home minister demands arrest of Arab assailants who assaulted Israeli 13-year-olds, stole pistol, during attempted lynch.Hezki Baruch, 11/30/2017, 10:44 PM

'Black goat' to thrive again in Israel

Israeli government backs bill encouraging goats to graze in appropriate areas, aiding fire prevention.AFP, 11/23/2017, 7:55 AM

Water meters for every family - only in legal Bedouin villages

No reason to invest in single-family water meters for those who need to be relocated, Agriculture Minister Ariel says.Shimon Cohen, 11/20/2017, 7:47 AM

Prize for lawbreakers: Connection to water grid

Bedouin Authority allows permanent connections to water grid for illegal Negev Bedouin communities due to lack of policy on matter.Mordechai Sones, 11/15/2017, 2:28 PM

Minister Ariel calls for one state between Jordan and sea

'There will be only one state between the sea and the Jordan, and you are probably asking about Transjordan - this, too, shall come to pass'Mordechai Sones, 11/15/2017, 10:13 AM

Good news for religious farmers

New fund seeks to support farmers observing Jewish laws of Sabbatical year, during which cultivation of land is forbidden.Ido ben Porat, 11/7/2017, 11:36 AM

Minister Ariel to attend Rabin memorial rally

Jewish Home Minister announces participation in Rabin rally Saturday night. 'This is a national event, unity more important than ever.'Mordechai Sones, 11/2/2017, 10:17 AM

Uri Ariel threatens coalition crisis

Agriculture Minister visits protest tent of bereaved families at PM residence with message to Netanyahu: 'Don't test coalition'.Mordechai Sones, 11/1/2017, 2:27 PM

'We will show zero tolerance for agricultural terror'

Agriculture Minister visits moshav where Arab thieves stole over 25 tons of produce, says State must act to stop illegal infiltration.Hezki Baruch, 10/25/2017, 10:40 PM

'There are permits - but almost no construction'

Agriculture Minister welcomes new building permits for Judea and Samaria - but adds that few houses are actually being built.Hezki Baruch, 10/22/2017, 4:21 PM

'The first step towards the elimination of the Oslo Accords'

Hundreds attend National Union conference, which approves Smotrich's new diplomatic plan.Hezki Baruch, 9/13/2017, 12:04 AM

Agriculture Minister visits Bedouin town: Let there be peace

Jewish Home minister meets Bedouin students, inaugurates new Bedouin high school.Orly Harari, 9/6/2017, 2:50 PM

Min. Ariel: We will not raise our hands for Sabbath desecration

'Government has never before officially sanctioned Sabbath desecration,' minister says; 'It is inconceivable.'Mordechai Sones, 9/4/2017, 8:58 PM

'Unbelievable that Supreme Court heard Western Wall petition'

Minister Uri Ariel blasts Supreme Court for hearing Reform movement petition on Western Wall.Mordechai Sones, 8/31/2017, 3:21 PM

'If construction is delayed - the residents will go to Amichai'

Amona expellees, frustrated with the delay in building their new community, say they will move in before the holidays.Hezki Baruch, 8/29/2017, 4:37 AM

National Union serves ultimatum

Insists PM and Internal Security Minister allow ministers to ascend Temple Mount, threatens immediate High Court appeal if demand not met.Mordechai Sones, 8/28/2017, 11:24 PM

'Bennett must stop pandering to Tel Aviv hipsters, LGBT couples'

Minister blasts Bennett for 'moving to the center', warning he will alienate party's base. 'Bennett will be left bald from both sides'.David Rosenberg, 8/17/2017, 5:04 PM

'Demonstrations against A-G are a terrorist attack on democracy'

Agriculture Minister says PA is not peace partner, demonstrators outside home of attorney general attack democracy and rule of law.Hezki Baruch, 8/13/2017, 6:57 PM

Cops will not be charged in Umm al-Hiran shooting

Police will not be charged in accidental killing of Bedouin schoolteacher Yakub Abu ElkiyanTzvi Lev, 8/8/2017, 4:11 PM

'Machpelah House' residents receive political backing

Ministers and MKs congratulate families who entered Machpelah House in Hevron.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/26/2017, 4:13 AM

Ministers Ariel and Shaked pray at Rachel's Tomb

Jewish Home Ministers resolve to find legal solution for Yeshiva at Rachel's Tomb, stuck in a bureaucratic rut preventing it from expanding.Orli Harari, 7/19/2017, 5:07 PM

'Mayors want religious people to move to their cities'

Agriculture Minister Ariel: You can't imagine how much the religious 'seed groups' add to a city. Israel needs to open its eyes.Uzi Baruch, 7/19/2017, 8:00 AM

'Human life is more important'

Agriculture Minister responds to uproar from animal rights activists on Ministry decision to shoot stray dogs plaguing city of Beit Shemesh.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/13/2017, 9:38 AM

Ascending the Temple Mount in honor of Hallel Yaffa

Family of girl murdered by a terrorist as she slept ascends Temple Mount to mark one year since her murder.Eliran Aharon, 6/29/2017, 11:42 AM

'Reform wants recognition, but we will not agree to it'

Agriculture Minister praises decision to rescind Western Wall deal. 'We prevented unnecessary division.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/25/2017, 10:11 PM

'There's almost no construction anywhere in Judea and Samaria'

Jewish Home minister claims de facto building freeze in place, calls on PM to end restrictions on construction.Eliran Aharon, 6/18/2017, 7:58 PM

Ariel: It's time for sovereignty in Judea and Samaria

Agriculture Minister tours Gush Etzion, calls for PM to let Jewish communities grow, build new communities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/8/2017, 4:15 PM

'We still haven't heard from Trump on embassy move'

'Trump promised to move the embassy to Jerusalem, and we expect him to follow through,' says Minister Uri Ariel.Shlomo Pyotrovsky, 5/15/2017, 9:16 AM

Ariel: Trump doesn't seem to have a plan

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel speaks about President Trump's upcoming visit:'We need to be wary, not worried.'Hezki Baruch, 5/10/2017, 9:29 PM

Jewish Home MK: We need a Jewish state for a Jewish people

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel says Israel needs to protect its status as a Jewish state for the Jewish people.Hezki Baruch, 5/8/2017, 8:23 AM

'We cannot ignore the situation in Syria'

Minister Uri Ariel says Israel should lead the humanitarian effort to treat Syrian civilians.Hezki Baruch, 4/6/2017, 4:34 AM

'Bennett doesn't want us because we're too right-wing'

National Union leader Uri Ariel calls for unity with Jewish Home, but claims party leaders oppposed 'as we're too right-wing and religious.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/28/2017, 9:25 AM

'Delay in allowing MKs to ascend Temple Mount harms sovereignty'

MK Uri Ariel condemned delay in permitting MKs to ascend Temple Mount.Yoel Domb, 3/27/2017, 10:56 PM

'Commissar Liberman, let the rabbis do their job'

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel (Jewish Home) responds sharply to Defense Minister's demand that Rabbi Levinstein resign from Eli leadership.Hezky Baruch, 3/15/2017, 5:47 PM

'Netanyahu approved construction - then froze it'

Jewish Home minister says Prime Minister behind building freeze. Prime Minister's office denies claims.Hezki Baruch, 3/9/2017, 6:06 PM

Minister Ariel apologizes for Umm Alhiran

Agriculture Minister during visit to Rahat: 'If we had mishap in Umm Alhiran I apologize profoundly and deeply'.Yedidya ben Ohr, 3/6/2017, 3:57 PM

Jewish Home not waiting for Netanyahu

Agriculture Minister to transfer 70 million shekels for establishment of new town in Samaria for Amona evictees.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/6/2017, 7:55 AM

Cabinet Minister: Are we Iran?

Heated debate in Cabinet allowing soccer teams to continue to play on the Sabbath. Religious players may have to violate Sabbath or sit out.Arutz Shev Staff, 3/5/2017, 7:15 PM

Bill to increase national service grants for yeshiva students

Bill seeks to make it easier for haredim to volunteer for national service, equalize payment for all who perform national serviceArutz Sheva Staff, 2/19/2017, 9:46 PM

'Let Netanyahu bring Pollard home'

Minister appeals to US President from Jerusalem Conference podium: 'Allow Prime Minister one more passenger on plane: Mr. Pollard.'Uzi Baruch, 2/14/2017, 6:19 PM

Jewish Home minister: Attorney General should do his job

MK Uri Ariel says government will pass regulation law, hopes Attorney General will 'do his job.'Nitsan Keidar, 2/5/2017, 11:22 AM

Minister seeks to ascend Temple Mount

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel submits request to police to ascend Temple Mount after Knesset Ethics Committee lifts ban on MKs at site.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/31/2017, 9:20 PM

'Regulation Law means promises will finally be kept'

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel confident Regulation Law will be passed, and that Amona will not be evacuated.Hezki Baruch, 1/31/2017, 6:53 PM

'Cancel the Western Wall reform plan'

Haredi parties and Chief Rabbinate call on government to cancel deal granting Reform movement prayer space at Western Wall.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/29/2017, 6:49 PM

'Mistake to delay annexation - don't ask permission, just do it'

Minister Ariel slams decision to delay annexation talks, says Israel 'is not the 51st star on the American flag.'David Rosenberg, 1/23/2017, 8:24 AM

'This was an attack against the State of Israel'

Minister Uri Ariel slams Arab MKs for 'fanning the flames' after police officer killed in terror attack during demolition of illegal home.Yoni Kempinski, 1/18/2017, 1:31 PM

Minister Ariel declares war on IDF mixed-gender orders

New IDF orders call on commanders to create as much mixing as possible, regardless of impact on combat effectiveness.Arutz Sheva, 1/18/2017, 11:42 AM

'The time for sovereignty is now'

Agriculture Minister says the time to extend sovereignty over Ma'ale Adumim is now, and not to wait for new US administration.Hezki Baruch, 1/2/2017, 6:37 PM