'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

'Sovereignty is the answer to the UN'

Minister Uri Ariel says Israel must shift from offense to defense if UN anti-Israel resolution passes, apply sovereignty to Area C.Hezki Baruch, 12/22/2016, 7:32 PM

'We're trying to find a solution'

Minister Uri Ariel arrives in Amona, the Jewish community slated for expulsion.Orli Harari, 12/16/2016, 2:49 PM

Ariel to Netanyahu: We are not in your pocket

Jewish Home minister threatens that if bill to save Amona not passed, the Jewish Home party will not vote for the next Knesset budget.Gary Willig, 10/30/2016, 10:30 PM

'A little more to the right'

National Union campaign looks to nudge Knesset to the right.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/30/2016, 8:20 PM

'Netanyahu betrayed us'

Residents and supporters of Amona accuse Prime Minister Netanyahu of betrayal after discussion of bill to save Amona put off.Gary Willig, 10/30/2016, 7:20 PM

'Arabs are getting all the carrots - and Jews the stick!'

Agriculture Minster Uri Ariel blasts cabinet decision to approve Arab construction in Area C, says Jews and Arabs getting the 'stick.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/27/2016, 5:22 PM

Agriculture Minister: More building in response to terror

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel said that part of the answer to terror attacks is to expand construction and prove that we will never leave.Yoel Domb, 10/9/2016, 11:37 AM

Ariel: National service against the state? Not on my watch

Minister of Agriculture says he will forbid national service volunteers from serving in pro-BDS organizations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/6/2016, 4:46 AM

Minister Ariel: We must promote unity, bridge gaps

Minister Ariel (Jewish Home) emphasizes the need for a unified nation, as well as respectful communication between different sectors.Minister Uri Ariel, 9/23/2016, 9:03 AM

Minister Ariel: All houses in Judea & Samaria must be legalized

At Rav Kook conference, Minister Uri Ariel stresses that Regulation Law must be passed and all Judea and Samaria communities legalized.Yoel Domb, 9/18/2016, 12:46 PM

'Begin building now, don't wait!'

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel met with Migron evacuees and called upon them to begin building their homes at the new site.Netanel Katz, 9/8/2016, 11:28 AM

'Why not just build at night instead of on Shabbat?'

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel urges end to coalition crisis sparked by infrastructure work on Jewish holy day.Nitsan Keidar, 9/4/2016, 12:10 PM

Supreme Court orders destruction of Netiv Ha'avot

The Supreme Court has issued a demolitiion order for Netiv Ha'avot, a neighborhood of Elazar, overriding government policy.Rachel Kaplan, 9/1/2016, 6:44 PM

Jewish Home minister: Beard crisis is 'our job'

"Matters such as these are painful and infuriating," said Minister Uri Ariel. "There is no place for them in the IDF."Yedidya Ben Or, 8/21/2016, 11:46 AM

'Today everyone knows the Gaza expulsion was a mistake'

After 11 years, newly inked agreement will resettle expelled Gaza residents, including some who were also expelled from Sinai in 1982.Hezki Baruch, 8/16/2016, 10:34 PM

MKs denied entry to Temple Mount on Jewish day of mourning

MKs requesting to enter Temple Mount premises were rejected today, the commemoration of the Temple's destruction.Yedidya ben Or, 8/14/2016, 8:02 PM

Minister: We must not repeat Gush Katif

While commemorating 11 years since the expulsion of Gush Katif, Uri Ariel is concerned that history will repeat itself - through Amona.Hezki Baruch, 8/8/2016, 1:06 PM

Agriculture Minister: End of Samaria water crisis in sight

Minister Uri Ariel was proud to report that the Ariel 1 pumping site is up and running, bringing water to a parched Samaria.Rachel Kaplan, 8/4/2016, 10:02 PM

Regret & nostalgia abound in Knesset Gush Katif event

Minister and MKs speak about the decisions that led to the "disengagement" from Gaza and its aftermath in event marking 11-year anniversary.Eliran Aharon, 8/2/2016, 6:35 PM

'We also need to promote legislation on Amona'

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel welcomes plans to save Amona, but says legislation on the issue is required as well.Hezki Baruch, 7/26/2016, 2:15 AM

Netanyahu cancels aid package for Har Hevron

Prime Minister backtracks on promise of social, financial help for communities after terror attacks out of fear of US response.Ido Ben-Porat, 7/14/2016, 8:18 PM

Ministers demand government recognize Amona

Several ministers, MKs join Amona residents' protest tent in front of Prime Minister's office, declaring 'Amona won't fall again'.Hezki Baruch, 7/6/2016, 9:33 PM

Government advances plan to support Hevron, Kiryat Arba

50 million shekel plan, originally proposed by Agriculture Min Uri Ariel, aims to strengthen local infrastructure, encourage resilience.Hezki Baruch, 7/6/2016, 9:02 PM

'Respond to the attack – construct thousands of apartments’

MK Uri Ariel, cousin of the 13-year-old terror victim’s father, called for the government to ‘drain the terrorist swamp.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/30/2016, 2:47 PM

'The days of uprooting communities are over'

Minister Uri Ariel and members of Tekuma visit Amona, vow that it will not be demolished.Eliran Aharon, 6/23/2016, 3:16 AM

‘Israel has yet to recover from Barak’s government’

Minister of Agriculture Ariel snipes back at Ehud Barak’s call to topple Netanyahu government.Gil Ronen, 6/16/2016, 10:02 PM

‘Kill hope for Palestinian state’

Minister Ariel says decision to hold on to terrorists’ bodies is good but not enough.Ido Ben Porat, 6/9/2016, 9:49 PM

Waqf illegally built dozens of toilets next to Temple Mount

Jerusalem Municipality issues stop-work orders at the site; archaeologist: this has been going on for years.Benny Toker, 6/1/2016, 9:35 PM

Ariel condemns 'bragging' Bennett for 'achieving nothing'

Jewish Home minister slams party head for crisis with PM: 'what achievement, that the Security Council will do its job? All for headlines.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/1/2016, 9:29 AM

Herzog looking to oust Jewish Home minister

As negotiations for unity government continue, Zionist Union chief reportedly looking to unseat Uri Ariel from Agriculture Ministry.David Rosenberg, 5/10/2016, 1:59 PM

Uri Ariel: Deputy Chief of Staff should apologize

Agriculture Minister insists Yair Golan's comparison of Israel to Nazi Germany was from the wrong person at the wrong time.Hezki Baruch, 5/8/2016, 8:51 PM

Uri Ariel: We need a seaport in Gaza

Agriculture Minister makes surprising bid for Palestinian humanitarian rights on Tel Aviv radio station.Tova Dvorin, 4/15/2016, 11:52 AM

Right meets left: First nationalist delegation to Rabin museum

For the first time in 20 years, delegation led by nationalist minister tours Rabin museum, meets with Rabin's daughter.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/3/2016, 12:16 PM

MK Ohana: Why do anti-IDF groups count for National Service?

Following revelation of anti-IDF NGOs inside Israel, MK Ohana asks to verify that the government isn't paying for their volunteers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/30/2016, 4:00 PM

'Terror chases those who run from it'

Minister Ariel condemns European policy of boycotting Israel, says EU should realize who its real enemies are.Eliran Aharon, 3/23/2016, 2:44 PM

Looking for new agreement with Reform

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel, Chief Rabbi David Lau discuss how to best oppose moves to officially recognize Reform, change Kotel status.Nitsan Keidar, 3/16/2016, 10:29 PM

Biden invited to visit Israeli terror victims

Uri Ariel offers US Vice Pres. the opportunity to view 'Palestinian murderousness' up close, by visiting those wounded in today's attacks.Hezki Baruch, 3/8/2016, 10:34 PM

Array of rabbis on Kotel: Don't act without Chief Rabbinate

Elders' Forum of National Religious Rabbis publishes statement on dividing Kotel, asking gov not to take unilateral steps.Ido Ben-Porat, 3/7/2016, 7:43 AM

MK Ariel: We won't back down on Kotel

Jewish Home MK demands gov't maintain status quo, not recognize Reform movement in Kotel Plaza changes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/6/2016, 1:23 PM

Reform Kotel clash reaches a climax

Chief Rabbis to meet PM demanding he cancel new prayer space and recognition of Reform, as Minister Ariel skips gov't meeting in protest.Ari Yashar, 3/5/2016, 9:13 PM

Ya'alon asked to close roads to Arabs after attack

In wake of Gush Etzion attack Minister Ariel says he is in favor of relief for Arabs, but their access to roads poses a security threat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/24/2016, 1:31 PM

Jewish Home Minister calls for Hamas seaport

Ariel announces he will support establishment of seaport in Gaza terror enclave, if it comes up for a government vote.Hezki Baruch, 2/24/2016, 11:51 AM