Jewish Home MKs: Do Not Divide Religious Zionism

Jewish Home MKs call on Tekuma members to remain in the party and accept chairman Naftali Bennett's proposal to join without primaries.Orly Harari, Cynthia Blank, 12/14/2014, 8:06 AM

Nationalist-Hareidi Party ‘Will Move Knesset Rightward’

The planned union between Eli Yishai of Shas and Uri Ariel of Jewish Home may receive 7 MKs, polls show.Hezki Baruch, Gil Ronen, 12/13/2014, 10:02 PM

Yishai Gets Hareidi Leader's 'Blessing' for New Party with Ariel

Sources close to Yishai say meeting with Rabbi Shteinman Friday paves way for Shas split, solidifying deal splitting Jewish Home as well.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 12/12/2014, 2:05 PM

Key Sephardic Rabbis Warn They'll Leave Shas with Yishai

Prominent rabbis warn Shas over Deri's demands pressing Yishai out, hint more strongly at a union with Ariel splitting Jewish Home too.Ari Yashar, 12/12/2014, 7:50 AM

Ariel Admits to an Ideological Rift with Bennett

Ariel says unity efforts continue, but maintains that primaries are corrupt and divide continues - amid talk of Yishai partnership.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 12/5/2014, 12:21 PM

Bennett and Ariel Trying to Maintain Jewish Home Unity

Jewish Home Chairman and Tekuma Chairman hold positive meeting amid reports that Ariel may form a new party with Shas's Yishai.Hezki Baruch, 12/5/2014, 2:12 AM

Will Ariel and Yishai Form a New Party?

Arutz Sheva has learned that Housing Minister Uri Ariel and MK Eli Yishai discussed the possibility of establishing a joint party.Hezki Baruch, 12/4/2014, 12:15 AM

Crisis Averted? Jewish Home Unity Talks 'Positive'

Talks between Bennett, Ariel over finalizing merger between their two factions went well, as Ben-Dahan considers bolting National Union.Hezki Baruch and Ari Soffer, 12/3/2014, 5:07 PM

Bennett, Ariel at Odds Over Future of Jewish Home

Argument erupts in Jewish Home faction meeting over whether to add Tekuma members to the list, leading to rumors of split.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 12/1/2014, 8:12 PM

Uri Ariel: Zero Tolerance for Arsonists

Construction and Housing Minister Ariel (Jewish Home) paid a visit Sunday to the Bilingual School, which was torched.Yoni Kempisnki, Gil Ronen, 11/30/2014, 10:31 PM

Minister: 2015 to be Banner Year for Home Construction

The Housing Ministry says that 46,000 homes will be completed between January and October of 2015 - far more than this year.Moshe Cohen , 11/30/2014, 5:35 PM

Ariel Cancels Temple Mount Visit Over Security

Housing Minister cancels semi-annual visit due to terror in Jerusalem - and after Shin Bet request to reconsider.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 11/24/2014, 10:36 PM

A Candid Interview with Economy Minister Naftali Bennett

Bennett speaks to Arutz Sheva about terrorism, deterrence, Temple Mount, Lapid, upcoming elections, and relationship with Uri Ariel.Uzi Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 11/19/2014, 6:32 PM

Ariel Warns Bennett: We Won't Sell Out for Mandates

Unity deal in further jeopardy as Ariel speaks of 'red line' principles stopping a union with Jewish Home's push for political 'center.'Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 11/17/2014, 1:18 PM

Jewish Home Unity Deal Draws Criticism

Bennet presents unity deal for Jewish Home and Ariel's Tekuma; is promptly slammed by Tekuma and Jewish Home's secular branch.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 11/10/2014, 12:31 PM

Minister Says Building Freeze Must Also Apply to Palestinians

Housing Minister Uri Ariel says he opposes any building freeze, but takes issue with 'blatant discrimination' between Jews and Arabs.Hillel Fendel, 11/3/2014, 1:54 PM

Minister Requests Additional Funding to Help Converts

Housing Minister Uri Ariel requests additional budget of NIS 45 million, including funds to help converts prove their Jewishness.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, Cynthia Blank, 11/2/2014, 1:37 PM

Moshe Feiglin Visits Temple Mount Despite PM Pressure

Feiglin visits Mount despite PM's calls to 'tone down' Temple Mount talk. Could the 'Temple Mount rights' taboo be broken?Tova Dvorin, 11/2/2014, 1:14 PM

'Jordan Must Internalize Temple Mount is Under Israeli Control'

MK Uri Ariel responds to Jordan's threat to revoke peace treaty by reminding them of Six Day War and King's Hussein's dependence on Israel.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 10/31/2014, 2:55 PM

Housing Minister: Jewish Building Freeze Ends Now

'We will not agree to the freeze anymore,' states Jewish Home housing minister, in the latest of many similar declarations.Gil Ronen, 10/29/2014, 2:20 PM

Jewish Home Has Bibi's Back; Left Takes Obama's Side

Opposition Chairman calls Netanyahu 'a diplomatic pyromaniac' while Minister Ariel slams US 'ignorance' in 'chickens**t' flap.Gil Ronen, 10/29/2014, 10:37 AM

Housing Minister Uri Ariel May Move to City of David

Jewish Home minister considering move to flashpoint neighborhood, challenging PM to uphold vow that Jews can live anywhere in the capital.Ari Soffer, 10/25/2014, 7:12 PM

Frustrated MKs Say 'Lawlessness Must End' After J'lem Attack

Politicians and officials begin to react after terror attack in Jerusalem. Blame focused on Aharonovich, Danino - and political apathy.Tova Dvorin, 10/22/2014, 8:31 PM

Third Time's The Charm? Housing Minister Slams Freeze

Ariel of Jewish Home comes out once again against his own coalition government's silent freeze of Jewish construction.Meir Sela, Ari Yashar, 10/17/2014, 7:43 AM

'We Must Keep Building'

Ground-breaking for permanent buildings of murdered teens' yeshiva emphasizes importance of building in Judea and Samaria, leaders say.Yoni Kempinski, Tova Dvorin, 10/14/2014, 9:18 AM

Ariel Calls for End to Silent Building Freeze Again

Jewish Home housing minister officially recognizes covert freeze on Jewish building, repeats May promises to end it.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/13/2014, 12:14 PM

Housing Minister: Reverse Mortgages Can Help Elderly Live Better

Uri Ariel hopes a new reverse mortgage program will help out elderly Israelis who are short on cash but own valuable apartments.Yaakov Levi, 10/2/2014, 9:51 AM

Ariel: Abbas 'Should Thank Us 1,000 Times'

Housing Minister Uri Ariel blasts Mahmoud Abbas's hypocrisy Sunday, noting in a special interview that the IDF keeps the PA calm.Shimon Cohen and Tova Dvorin, 9/28/2014, 2:56 PM

Watch: Minister Ariel 'Greeted' By Arab Rioters on Temple Mount

Minister gives New Year wishes in video from Temple Mount - to the sound of explosions and Arab curses in the background.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 9/24/2014, 11:34 AM

Shaked: Bennett is 'Prime Minister Material'

MK Ayelet Shaked backs Jewish Home's new constitution, optimistic regarding a union with Tekuma.Ido Ben Porat, 9/12/2014, 4:12 AM

Ariel: We Will Consider Our Next Steps

Housing Minister says that the Tekuma party will soon convene to decide how to proceed after the Jewish Home passed its new constitution.Hezki Baruch, 9/11/2014, 1:16 AM

Jewish Home Constitution - A Crossroads for Religious-Zionism?

Ongoing dispute over new party constitution reveals split opinions on the future of the religious-Zionist party.Ari Soffer and Yishai Karov, 9/9/2014, 11:26 AM

Protective Edge NIS 1.9 Billion Bill Comes Due

The government on Sunday ratified an across-the-board 2% cut in the state budget to pay for Operation Protective EdgeYaakov Levi, 8/31/2014, 5:48 PM

Ministers Strongly Oppose 'Scandalous' Budget Cut

Ministers from all sides pledge to oppose long-term cut to fund Gaza operation; calls to postpone as materials received last minute.Ari Yashar, 8/31/2014, 11:58 AM

Minister Ariel: Continue the Operation in Gaza

Housing Minister says that the Hamas terrorists eliminated by Israel “lived a month too long”, calls to renew ground operation in Gaza.Hezki Baruch, 8/22/2014, 5:43 AM

Proposal: Strengthen Communities near Gaza, Sderot

Top officials draft resolution to allocate 13.5 million shekel to restoring damage in communities near Gaza, as rockets rain on residents.Tova Dvorin, 8/8/2014, 11:14 AM

Ministers, MKs Call for Israel to Respond to Gaza Rocket Fire

Despite hour-long barrage, no reported response from IAF; Ministers call to recall envoys, carry out threats of retaliation.Tova Dvorin, 8/8/2014, 9:52 AM

MKs Urge Netanyahu to Stop Cease-Fire Agreements

'We call on the Prime Minister to return Israel her sovereignty,' Miri Regev fires.Tova Dvorin, 8/1/2014, 2:42 PM

Peres Calls to End Gaza Campaign, Evokes Outrage

Former President Shimon Peres evokes outrage when he says the operation in Gaza "has run its course".Ido Ben Porat and Elad Benari, 7/31/2014, 12:12 AM

Ministers Express Support for Ground Operation in Gaza

"Hamas left us no choice," says Minister Naftali Bennett.Ido Ben Porat and Elad Benari, 7/18/2014, 5:14 AM

Minister Ariel: Let's Open Our Doors to Residents of the South

Housing Minister calls on Israelis from Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria to host residents of southern Israel in their homes.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, 7/9/2014, 5:16 AM

Minister Ariel in Sderot: The Time to Take Action is Now

Housing Minister visits the city of Sderot after rocket barrage, calls for action against Hamas immediately.Hezki Baruch and Elad Benari, 7/4/2014, 12:13 AM

MK Ariel Slams New Jewish Home Constitution as 'Serious Mishap'

Friction continues in Jewish Home as Uri Ariel says constitution should be formulated only after his National Union party is merged.Shimon Cohen, Ari Yashar, 6/30/2014, 3:58 PM

Jewish Home MK Attacks Plans to Give Party Head More Power

MK Chetboun attacks plans to give chairman Bennett 'absolute power', accuses him of 'liquidating religious Zionism'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/26/2014, 10:04 PM

Netanyahu Ejects Minister Ariel from Security Cabinet Meeting

An embarrassing incident at Security Cabinet meeting as Minister Bennett brings fellow minister from Jewish Home, angering Netanyahu.Hezki Baruch and Elad Benari, 6/26/2014, 3:14 AM

Former MK, Minister Ariel Call for Terrorist Death Penalty

Ex-MK Ben-Ari demands public executions of jailed terrorists hourly until kidnapped teens are returned; 'let main prayers be in mosques.'Ari Yashar, 6/16/2014, 2:45 PM

Labor MKs File Civil Marriage Bill in Knesset

The Labor bill is the latest in a long line of proposals to allow civil marriages conducted in Israel to be recognized by the state.Yosef Berger, 6/12/2014, 1:35 PM

'We Want to See Yesh Atid Leave the Coalition'

Uri Ariel believes Jewish Home is gaining ground in the government, predicting to Arutz Sheva that coalition - and policy - changes await.Shimon Cohen and Tova Dvorin, 6/9/2014, 6:01 PM

PA Calls on US to Take 'Serious Steps' over Israeli Building

Adviser to Mahmoud Abbas threatens 'unprecedented' response to Judea-Samaria building tenders.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/5/2014, 11:04 AM

Israel to Build 1,500 New Homes in Jerusalem, Yesha Towns

Many more homes will follow in the wake of the ones to be built, said Housing Minister Uri Ariel.Yosef Berger, 6/5/2014, 7:42 AM

Minister Ariel: There Will be No More Construction Freezes

Housing Minister declares that there will never be another construction freeze in Jerusalem or Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 5/28/2014, 1:16 AM

'Ya'alon is Obsessed with Destroying Judea and Samaria'

Minister, Residents' Council attack Defense Minister over home demolitions, say Israel has joined the PA in destroying the region.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 5/14/2014, 4:25 PM

Ariel Asks Australia to Fight Israel Boycotts

Minister Ariel meets Australian Amb. in eastern Jerusalem, asks for support of Israel, criticism of PA breaches in international arena.Ari Yashar, 5/14/2014, 12:34 PM

Jewish Home Fights Back, Appeals Yesh Atid's Laws

Jewish Home appeals four laws proposed by Yesh Atid, a day after Minister Perry blocked "life sentence for terrorists" bill.Hezki Baruch, 5/14/2014, 2:15 AM

Conflict Erupts Over Solutions to Housing Crisis

Where to invest - that is the question. Housing and Finance Ministries face off over the better solution to the housing problem.Tova Dvorin, 5/13/2014, 9:56 AM

Ariel: Lapid VAT Exemption Plan Won't Get Out of Committee

Housing Minister Uri Ariel (Jewish Home) slammed Yair Lapid's plans to 'accommodate' haredi and Arab Israelis in his VAT exemption plan.Moshe Cohen, 5/12/2014, 7:27 PM

Ariel: We Can't Release Terrorist Murderers

Housing Minister visits the family of Shelly Dadon, calls for an end of terrorist releases.Hezki Baruch, 5/9/2014, 2:12 AM