EU blasts Israel over death penalty for terrorists bill

Hours after bill easing conditions for imposing death penalty on terrorist murderers passes first vote, EU slams 'inhuman' punishment.'David Rosenberg, 1/3/2018, 7:09 PM

'Terrorist death penalty law will lead to wave of kidnappings'

Security agency warns that death penalty bill will encourage terrorists to kidnap Jews around the world.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/3/2018, 6:04 PM

'Death Penalty for Terrorists' bill passes first Knesset vote

Despite refusal of haredi MKs to join coalition for vote, bill making it easier for courts to condemn terrorists to death passes first vote.David Rosenberg, 1/3/2018, 4:52 PM

Knesset to vote on death penalty for terrorists

Yisrael Beytenu's death penalty for terrorists law approved by coalition leaders' forum and will be voted upon by the Knesset.Hezki Baruch, 12/17/2017, 11:37 PM

Arabs won't vote for haredi Shabbat bill

Head of Arab Joint List party withdraws support for bill that would close food stores on Shabbat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/10/2017, 7:30 AM

Yisrael Beytenu to Likud: Push death penalty for terrorists

Yisrael Beytenu chairman says cornerstone of party's coalition agreement is legislation that terrorists be put to death.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/23/2017, 11:05 AM

Kulanu, Yisrael Beytenu, won't join left-wing government

Finance Minister Kahlon says he's 'part of the nationalist camp,' won't sit with a leading party which opposes a united Jerusalem.Hezki Baruch, 11/4/2017, 10:39 PM

New bill: Polygraph test for cabinet members

Defense Minister Liberman advances bill to crack down on repeated leaks from Political-Security Cabinet.Hezki Baruch, 6/20/2017, 3:00 PM

Ban on nighttime mosque calls to prayer gains coalition backing

Watered-down version of bill to ban use of loudspeakers for Muslim call to prayer gains coalition backing - but angers Yisrael Beytenu.Hezki Baruch, 2/12/2017, 4:48 PM

Haifa University students: Stop terrorism-encouraging activities

University of Haifa students affiliated with Yisrael Beytenu start petition calling to stop the anti-Israel activities on campus.Shimon Cohen, 12/1/2016, 5:15 AM

Israelis prefer coalition with Liberman over Herzog

However, majority believes Ya'alon was better suited to be Defense Minister than Liberman.David Rosenberg, 6/6/2016, 6:39 PM

UN envoy: Jewish Home 'killing hope' of a Palestinian state

Special UN envoy to Middle East fumes after Justice Minister pledges to block establishment of Palestinian state.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/1/2016, 7:19 PM

It's official - Knesset approves Liberman as Defense Minister

Knesset votes 55 to 43 to approve Yisrael Beytenu chief as Defense Minister.Hezki Baruch, 5/30/2016, 9:45 PM

US voices concern over new Israeli coalition

'Most right-wing coalition in Israel's history raises legitimate questions', says State Department spokesman.David Rosenberg, 5/25/2016, 10:44 PM

MK hints at forming own party

MK Orly-Levi Abekasis blasts Yisrael Beytenu for ignoring social issues, hints at starting breakaway movement.Tova Dvorin, 5/25/2016, 8:37 PM

What did Liberman give up on in joining the coalition?

Coalition agreement details show that aside from folding on death penalty law, Liberman made a key concession on being a minister.Ari Yashar, 5/25/2016, 2:40 PM

Liberman vows 'responsible policies' as coalition deal announced

Netanyahu and Liberman sign coalition deal, bury the hatchet after past mudslinging; PM calls on Herzog to join 'true unity government.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/25/2016, 11:51 AM

Liberman, Netanyahu finalize coalition agreement

Yisrael Beytenu chairman headed towards the Defense Ministry, after an agreement is reached on pensions for immigrants.Ben Ariel, 5/25/2016, 1:58 AM

Coalition agreement 'just hours away', Bennett threatens to walk

With coalition negotiations on the verge of a final agreement, Jewish Home demands changes in security cabinet operations.David Rosenberg, 5/24/2016, 9:48 AM

Likud-Yisrael Beytenu coalition talks resume

Coalition talks between the Likud and Yisrael Beytenu parties resumed after Liberman said earlier they reached a “dead end”.Chaim Lev, 5/24/2016, 12:16 AM

Netanyahu: We need expanded coalition to pursue peace talks

Despite deadlock, PM optimistic about coalition talks with Yisrael Beytenu.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, 5/23/2016, 4:43 PM

Liberman reveals Likud talks hit a 'dead end'

Yisrael Beytenu head says coalition talks on hold until a counter-offer on pension reform is received, apologizes for insulting Netanyahu.Hezki Baruch, 5/23/2016, 3:40 PM

Knesset summer session to begin with a bang

Expanded coalition, progress of major bills to mark opening day Monday.Tova Dvorin, 5/23/2016, 8:02 AM

'The government can finally do what we were elected to do'

Likud minister close to coalition talks says Yisrael Beytenu joining gov't to bring long-term stability, actualize nationalist government.Nitsan Keidar, 5/22/2016, 12:21 PM

Yisrael Beytenu MK quits in protest of coalition deal

Orly Levy-Abekasis quits in protest of decision to abandon social issues in coalition talks, will continue as independent MK.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/19/2016, 6:58 PM

Coalition negotiators agree: Death penalty for terrorists

Likud negotiators agree to key demand made by Yisrael Beytenu, as condition to joining gov't: capital punishment for terrorist murderers.Ari Soffer, 5/19/2016, 5:05 PM

Likud's coalition negotiator: Post rotation is natural

Minister Levin discusses Yisrael Beytenu talks with Arutz Sheva, explains portfolio shakeup will be within Likud.Benny Tocker, 5/19/2016, 12:46 PM

Yisrael Beytenu coalition talks 'to be completed today'

At start of formal negotiations, Likud Minister Levin promises to try and wrap up negotiations in one day, Liberman backs him.David Rosenberg, 5/19/2016, 10:51 AM

'Liberman as Defense Minister is a cause for concern'

Ben-Gvir of Otzma Yehudit warns Liberman did nothing right-wing in office and takes sharp left turns - but there is one reason to celebrate.Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, 5/19/2016, 10:30 AM

'Liberman as Defense Minister would be a disaster for haredim'

Haredi parties nervous Liberman would use position to push for tougher measures against yeshiva students avoiding the draft.David Rosenberg, 5/18/2016, 8:58 PM

Liberman may join coalition as soon as Thursday, officials say

Senior officials say coalition agreement could come as early as Thursday.David Rosenberg, 5/18/2016, 8:01 PM

PM tells Yaalon he may lose Defense Ministry to Liberman

As talks with Liberman progress, Netanyahu informs Yaalon he may lose Defense Ministry.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/18/2016, 4:47 PM

Likud ministers overjoyed at Liberman meeting

Outpouring of ministers and deputy ministers hail the coming of a 'wide, right-wing government' with Likud's 'natural partner.'Hezki Baruch, 5/18/2016, 2:09 PM

Elkin to Netanyahu: Take up Liberman's offer

Likud Minister urges PM to seriously consider Yisrael Beytenu's conditions to join the coalition, instead of Zionist Union.Ari Yashar, 5/18/2016, 1:37 PM

Liberman sets conditions for joining coalition government

Defense ministry, death penalty for terrorists, pensions reforms: Yisrael Beytenu demands major concessions to join gov't.Ari Soffer, 5/18/2016, 12:41 PM

Report: Liberman turned down Defense Minister offer

Yisrael Beytenu head rejects position, promise of death penalty for terrorists; says current gov't not really right-wing.Ido Ben-Porat, 5/17/2016, 10:06 PM

Liberman: Netanyahu's government is not right-wing

Netanyahu leads a 'fake' right-wing government, former Foreign Minister fumes, amid unity government attempts with leftist Zionist Union.Hezki Baruch, 5/15/2016, 4:28 PM

Source: Likud to reach out to Liberman to join government

Likud source says the party intends to reach out to Yisrael Beytenu after talks with Zionist Union failed.Elad Benari, 5/13/2016, 6:46 AM

Netanyahu: Liberman working with Arabs to form leftist gov't

Prime Minister Netanyahu blasts Yisrael Beytenu chairman, says he is working with the Joint List to bring down the government.Elad Benari, 4/18/2016, 6:46 AM

Poll: Lapid, Liberman continue to gain strength

New poll finds that Yesh Atid and Yisrael Beytenu are making gains at the expense of Likud and the Zionist Union.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/25/2016, 11:16 PM

Former Foreign Minister: We should declare state of emergency

Yisrael Beytenu holds tour at Damscus Gate following yesterday's attack. Says government should have gotten tough six months ago.Hezki Baruch, 3/9/2016, 6:08 PM

Knesset pays tribute to former Norwegian parliament speaker

In a moving ceremony, Knesset pays tribute to Jo Benkow, Holocaust survivor who in the past served as Speaker of the Norwegian parliament.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/17/2016, 5:15 AM

Liberman takes swipe at 'political charlatan' Netanyahu

Former ally of PM slams his law to suspend Knesset members with 90 MK vote as a 'classic Bibi bluff,' calls to replace Netanyahu.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/13/2016, 7:12 PM

Liberman slams 'government with no policy at all'

Coalition 'only held together by desire to keep their seats at any cost,' fires Yisrael Beytenu head, demanding elections.Hezki Baruch, 1/25/2016, 4:05 PM

Embassy protest demands Swedish FM resign

Yisrael Beytenu activists and MK decry 'anti-Semitic statements,' saying Wallstrom will only 'wake up to terror when it's at her home.'Ido Ben-Porat, 1/15/2016, 12:30 PM

Liberman: Yisrael Beytenu 'the only secular right-wing party'

Avigdor Liberman slams Likud as 'sellouts' to haredi community after changes slated for draft law.Hezki Baruch, 11/9/2015, 4:14 PM

Liberman: Why is Islamic Movement still legal?

'Government making empty promises,' ex-FM says, claims resident status of terrorists is not being revoked.Gil Ronen, 10/29/2015, 10:03 PM

Knesset rejects bill to defund parties that back Israel boycott

Despite likely support from coalition MKs, Avigdor Liberman's refusal to postpone vote prompts resounding loss.Cynthia Blank, 10/22/2015, 9:36 AM

Police: Put Senior Yisrael Beytenu Figures on Trial

Investigation into mass public corruption scandal concludes with recommendation to try 34 suspects, including former ministers.Ido Ben Porat, 10/21/2015, 1:12 PM

As Terrorism Grips Israel, Liberman Eyes His Comeback

Just six months ago, commentators were writing the Yisrael Beytenu leader off. How wrong they were.Ari Soffer, 10/12/2015, 6:00 PM

Yisrael Beytenu MK: Liberman Will One Day be Prime Minister

MK Sharon Gal blasts Netanyahu's government and predicts Avigdor Liberman will one day lead the country.Hezki Baruch, 8/31/2015, 4:45 AM

Liberman Dismisses 'Leperous' Hotovely

Liberman brushes off accusations of weakness during his tenure as FM, calls current Deputy Foreign Minister Hotovely a 'leper.'Haim Lev, 8/9/2015, 10:56 AM

No-Confidence Motion Filed Over Beit El Demolitions

Yisrael Beytenu demands government be replaced 'immediately' after demolition saga ends, says Netanyahu unfit to lead.Hezki Baruch, 7/29/2015, 6:34 PM

Knesset Crushes Death Penalty for Terrorists Bill

Despite MK Sharon Gal's attempt to shame right-wing MKs into voting for his death penalty bill, legislation loses badly by 94 to six.Ido Ben Porat, 7/15/2015, 5:17 PM

Galon Removed from Knesset After Insulting Yisrael Beytenu MK

Meretz chairwoman refers to MK Sharon Gal as "messed up", is removed from plenum.Hezki Baruch and Elad Benari, 7/14/2015, 3:46 AM

Netanyahu Buries Death Penalty Law

Slated to go before Ministerial Committee Sunday, death penalty for terrorists bill indefinitely frozen by PM's technical maneuver.Cynthia Blank, 7/12/2015, 5:00 PM

Yisrael Beytenu MK: We Share Nothing with Leftist Opposition

MK Sharon Gal touts Yisrael Beytenu deal with Likud, says closer cooperation with the coalition expected.Hezki Baruch, 7/9/2015, 10:43 AM