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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 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: I 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

'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 Wants Additional Funds 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

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

'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 Backs Bibi; 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

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

MKs: Jerusalem Lawlessness Must Stop

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 Min. 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 Covert Building Freeze End 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

Ariel: Reverse Mortgages Can Help Elderly

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

Minister '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 Still a Source of Tension

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 Call for Israel to Respond to Rockets

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

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

Ariel: Let's Open 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

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

Uri Ariel Slams Jewish Home Constitution Change

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 Slams Proposed Party Law

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 Ariel from 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

Minister Ariel Calls 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 for '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

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

Ariel: 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 Obsessed with Destroying Judea-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 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

Ariel: Price Tag Isn't Terrorism

Housing Minister criticizes Livni and Aharonovitch for equating “price tag” vandalism attacks with terrorism.Hezki Baruch, 5/8/2014, 2:12 AM

Judea-Samaria Leaders Honor Fallen on Memorial Day

Housing Minister, Binyamin Regional Council head connect Memorial Day with right to settle the entire Land of Israel.Ornit Etzer, 5/5/2014, 5:36 PM

Minister Ariel Up in Arms Over PM's New Freeze

Prime Minister Netanyahu imposed a building freeze in Judea and Samaria after talks with the PA fell apart several weeks ago.Yaakov Levi, 5/4/2014, 9:08 PM

Lapid Pulls Funds for Judea and Samaria - Again

Yo-yo budgeting? FM pulls Housing Ministry funding, causing Jewish Home MK to rail against Finance 'circus.'Tova Dvorin, 4/29/2014, 2:59 PM

Ariel: Ashton 'Spit in Our Face'

Housing Minister Uri Ariel slammed European Union Foreign Minister Catherine Ashton for supporting the Hamas-Fatah unity deal.Yosef Berger, 4/27/2014, 11:01 PM

Yesh Atid MK Blames Jewish Home For Talks Failure

Minister Yaakov Peri attacks Jewish Home 'sabotage' of talks, says pact is over and Jewish Home won't 'decide if we sit in government.'Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 4/26/2014, 9:57 PM

'As Soon as Terrorists Board Bus, I Will Resign'

Deputy Minister Danny Danon reiterates intent to resign if prisoner deal goes through, calls coalition tensions 'test' for Bennett, Likud.Shimon Cohen, 4/14/2014, 2:04 PM

Minister Warns Israeli Sovereignty is in Danger

Housing minister tells Arutz Sheva about proposed terror deal, 2015 housing price drop; slams collective punishment in Yitzhar.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 4/14/2014, 1:00 PM

Ariel: Releasing Terrorists a 'Slippery Slope'

Members of the National Union-Tekuma faction of the Jewish Home party discussed the possibility of a release of Israeli Arab terrorists.Yosef Berger, 4/13/2014, 4:50 PM

Minister to Ya'alon: Stop 'Punishing' Yitzhar

Ariel clarifies that while extremist activity in Yitzhar 'violates the spirit of Judaism,' so does taking over yeshiva - and it must stop.Hezki Baruch, 4/13/2014, 1:39 PM

Jewish Home Not to Remain in Gov't 'At Any Cost'

Housing Minister Uri Ariel reiterates that the likelihood of Jewish Home leaving the government is high.Ido Ben-Porat, 4/11/2014, 10:41 AM