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Man arrested for threatening Deputy Defense Minister

A Beersheva man was arrested for threatening the Deputy Defense Minister for supporting haredi draft.Gary Willig, 10/14/2016, 12:29 PM

'Ben-Dahan is overstepping his authority'

MK Bar-Lev criticized the Deputy Defense Minister's instruction that all housing removals in Judea and Samaria pass his approval.Ido ben Porat, 9/7/2016, 5:45 PM

'Policy for removing Jewish buildings needs clarification'

Following the destruction of a structure in Esh Kodesh this morning, the Deputy Defense Minister promised to clarify policy for such cases.Shimon Cohen, 9/5/2016, 5:40 PM

Deputy Defense Minister: Hangman cartoon a 'gigantic disgrace'

Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben-Dahan reacted to caricature depicting him as the hangman for a haredi yeshiva student: "Simply sickening."Reut Hadar, 8/22/2016, 7:41 PM

Haredi paper portrays Jewish Home MK as hangman

Caricature in Hapeles portrays Deputy Defense Minister as hangman targeting yeshiva students.Michal Levy, 8/22/2016, 11:01 AM

'We're not embarrassed to say it: We want to rebuild the Temple'

Thousands march around Old City walls, marking beginning of Tisha B'Av.Eliran Aharon, 8/14/2016, 10:53 AM

'French Jews, we're waiting for you here'

President of French Jewish community calls for prayers for attack victims. Israeli leaders offer support, solidarity.Ido Ben-Porat, 7/15/2016, 11:41 AM

Two immigrants' struggle to join the IDF

Felipe Rodriguez and Navon Kaplan, two olim hadashim, refuse to give up on their dream of serving in the IDF.Yoni Kempinski, 7/14/2016, 6:15 PM

Elders' Forum of Rabbis endorses Bennett's ultimatum

Deputy Defense Minister meets with Elders' Forum of National Religious Rabbis who expressed support for Bennett's demands to Netanyahu.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/29/2016, 5:15 PM

Arutz Sheva interview: ‘Europe will learn the hard way’

Deputy Defense Minister Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan says that he hopes Brussels attack will help Europe understand who the terrorists, victims are.Talia Blatman, 3/22/2016, 1:43 PM

Decorations of valor to heroes of the terror war

Internal Security Minister agrees to give recognition and honor to those who fought terrorists, prime among them Rabbi Nehemia Lavi.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/2/2016, 7:44 AM

Deputy Defense Minister: Religious soldiers won't have to shave

Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan describes how 'army is pulled by Supreme Court instructions' and was forced to publish shaving rules.Shimon Cohen, 2/29/2016, 12:06 PM

Ben-Dahan to haredim: Condemn extremists in your midst

Dep. Defense Minister Ben-Dahan demands haredi leadership condemn attacks on religious soldiers.Hezki Baruch, 2/17/2016, 8:25 PM

Israeli outrage over US Judea-Samaria labeling 'deception'

Legal forum says US guidelines a covert policy change; Dept. Minister warns 'red line was crossed,' Yesha Council slams 'malice and fraud.'Ari Yashar, 2/17/2016, 8:59 AM

Dep Defense Minister calls for expulsion of terrorist's family

Deputy Security Minister calls for expulsion of terrorist's family, claims they are responsible for his education and incitement.Ido Ben-Porat, 1/19/2016, 9:20 AM

'Chief of Staff is trying to reduce rabbis' influence'

Survey finds national-religious Israelis expect Jewish Home party to support Jewish identity in IDF.Yedidya Ben-Or, 1/14/2016, 11:57 AM

Dept. Defense Min. foils smear attack against Judea and Samaria

Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan lashes out at Zionist Union no-confidence vote connecting 'settlements' to Price Tag attacks.Hezki Baruch, 1/5/2016, 8:04 AM

Ben-Dahan: We Have Become 'Net Importers' of Terrorism

Incitement in the Palestinian media has thoroughly poisoned the minds of the average Palestinian, said Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben-DahanArutz Sheva Staff, 10/19/2015, 6:25 PM

Jewish 'Life is Here' in Gush Etzion's Oz Ve'Gaon

Gush Etzion mayor David Perl and activist Nadia Matar praise Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben-Dahan's visit to Judea community.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/27/2015, 2:58 PM

Three Attacks in One Day: 'Israel's Security is Threatened'

MKs' blame for Wednesday terror spate ranges from Netanyahu for 'inaction' to High Court for releasing hunger-striking prisoner.Cynthia Blank, 8/20/2015, 10:17 AM

IDF Emasculation? Senior Commanders Investigated for War

Lt. Col. Yeshurun interrogated Monday for ordering fire on Hamas 'clinic' - he is one of 5 under microscope for fighting terror.Ido Ben-Porat, 7/13/2015, 10:36 AM

Ben-Dahan to Soldiers: Prove Israel is World's Most Moral Army

Israel is an army that whose basis is morality – no matter what outside organizations or countries say, said Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan.Moshe Cohen, 6/17/2015, 8:04 PM

Hotovely: Israel Not Involved in Iran Spy Hacking

Israel officially denies any connection to allegations it spied on Western powers while they discussed Tehran's nuclear program.Yaakov Levi, 6/11/2015, 11:05 AM

Netanyahu Breaching Coalition Agreement with Jewish Home?

PM accused of breaking key coalition clause by refusing to name Dept. Defense Min. Ben-Dahan head of Judea-Samaria Civil Admin.Hillel Fendel, 6/8/2015, 3:16 PM

MK Struk: Time to Get Serious About Defending the South

Unfortunately, residents of the south can expect to continue to live insecure lives, says former Jewish Home MK Orit Struk.Yaakov Levi, 6/4/2015, 12:59 PM

Eli Ben-Dahan: We Will Respond to Every Rocket

Deputy Defense Minister Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan said Thursday that Israel would not tolerate rocket attacks from Gaza.Yaakov Levi, 6/4/2015, 10:47 AM

Likud: Ya'alon, Not Jewish Home, Final Authority on Construction

Likud source claims Deputy Defense Minster Ben-Dahan will not have power to approve construction in Judea-Samaria.Cynthia Blank, 5/18/2015, 10:32 AM

Jewish Home, Shas Mulling Deal to 'Split' Religious Affair Min.

Who will be in charge of the Ministry of Religious Affairs has become the last major sticking point for Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.Yaakov Levi, 5/3/2015, 5:16 PM

Haifa Cemetery Appeals for Help Against Funeral Attacks

Vandals have stopped operation of cemetery in Haifa, as a fight between private security companies gets ugly.Moshe Cohen, 4/26/2015, 9:43 PM

'Dor Always Gave Money to Soldiers Who Didn't Have'

Hundreds pay last respects to soldier killed by Hezbollah on northern border; 'with soldiers like this, no power in world will defeat us.'Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 1/29/2015, 6:42 PM

No Religious Council in Beit El - Who's to Blame?

Beit El residents threaten to file petition in High Court for Justice over oversight; ministers play blame game, point to Finance Ministry.Uzi Baruch, 12/22/2014, 6:44 PM

Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan Switches from Tekuma to Jewish Home

Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs to run on Jewish Home list; Tekuma wishes him success amid rumors of split.Ido Ben-Porat and Tova Dvorin, 12/12/2014, 10:50 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

Officials Call to Boycott President's Event 'Silencing' Singer

Ben-Dahan calls on singer to boycott Rivlin's event after Amir Benayoun was disinvited over a song critical of Arab Israeli terrorists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/26/2014, 10:55 AM

'Expel the Families of the Terrorists'

Deputy Min. Ben-Dahan calls for expulsion and crackdown on Arab educational system; J'lem protests for 'revenge' and in front of UN in NYC.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 11/18/2014, 3:56 PM

What's the Solution to Israel's Conversion Controversy?

Dept. Minister of Religions, MK Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan, says there is only one way to diffuse the crisis threatening to split the Jewish world.Rochel Sylvetsky, 10/7/2014, 9:57 PM

Hundreds Join Mass Prayers Against Destruction of Samaria Town

Hundreds, including notable rabbis and MKs, gather inside town in danger from state despite no Arab claimants of its land.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 9/30/2014, 7:55 PM

'Inhumane' Police Slammed for Bungling Murder Investigation

Minister Ben-Dahan told by family of Jewish rapeller who fell to his death of police incompetence, in what appears to be terrorism.Uzi Baruch, Ari Yashar, 9/23/2014, 10:26 PM

Will Lapid's Sabbath Desecration Bring Down the Coalition?

A coalition has already broken apart in a similar gaffe to Lapid's Shabbat press conference; MKs warning action may be taken.Uzi Baruch, Ari Yashar, 9/20/2014, 10:51 PM

Netanyahu to Ambassadors: Stand Up to Hamas

Netanyahu to ambassadors: ‘Any democracy’ would react to rockets as Israel has.Ido Ben Porat, Maayana Miskin, 7/22/2014, 3:50 PM

Arsonists Target Two Synagogues Over Shabbat

Deputy Religious Affairs Minister Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan is demanding police action to deal with two arson incidents.Yosef Berger, 6/1/2014, 7:51 AM

Religious Affairs Ministry Vows: Jews will Pray on Temple Mount

MKs and public figures gather in Jerusalem for a conference on Temple Mount prayer rights. See full video and picture coverage.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/30/2014, 11:55 AM

Minister Tells Rabbis 'Leave Europe Or Disappear'

Ben-Dahan tells European rabbis at conference intermarriage in Israel under a thousandth, in Europe figure is 80%.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 3/28/2014, 10:20 AM

Chief Rabbi, Hungarian President Discuss Anti-Semitism

Chief Rabbi Lau and Minister Ben-Dahan express concerns in Budapest, ask for Hungary to crack down on terror funding.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 3/26/2014, 2:18 PM

Deputy Minister Slams Incitement Against Religious Zionists

Deputy Religious Affairs Minister Eli Ben-Dahan notes statements against other rabbis amount to 'desecration of G-d's name.'Tova Dvorin, 3/10/2014, 5:34 PM

Mikvah Workers Outraged by Proposed Fine for Nosiness

Female mikvah supervisors upset by proposed law that threatens 50,000 shekel fine for asking unwanted questions.Maayana Miskin, 3/2/2014, 10:47 AM

Agreement Advances Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Elections

Mayor Barkat and Deputy Religious Affairs Minister arrange selection of voting body; ten years since last Chief Rabbi in city.Ari Yashar, 2/27/2014, 9:16 PM

Hareidi Uproar Over Conversion Bill is 'Cheap Politics'

Deputy minister says hareidi MKs ‘upset’ over bill they themselves approved, claims they are simply 'looking for a fight'.Maayana Miskin, 2/18/2014, 5:46 PM

Bill to Hold Municipal Rabbis Accountable for Incompetence

Religious Services Ministry bill to allow municipal rabbis to be disciplined in the event of incompetence passes in Ministerial Committee.Tova Dvorin, 2/9/2014, 4:01 PM

Proposed Law to Ban Rabbis from Speaking Against Government

Group representing hundreds of rabbis accuses gov't of trying to forestall rabbis' criticism of impending deal with the PA.Ari Soffer, 1/31/2014, 3:26 PM

Ben-Dahan: Yair Netanyahu Scandal 'Inappropriate'

Deputy Religious Affairs Minister Eli Ben-Dahan slams the media for focusing on affair, declares Leikanger should convert.Tova Dvorin, 1/31/2014, 2:02 PM

Mass Prayer Rally At Kotel Against 'Kerry's Decrees'

Thousands join prayers asking G-d to strengthen leaders and cancel Kerry plans to establish Arab capital in Jerusalem.Ari Yashar, 1/30/2014, 7:14 PM

After 11 Years Rabbis Appointed to Kibbutzim

11 year dispute circumvented by Religious Affairs Ministry, agricultural community chief rabbis will serve in new model following requests.Ari Yashar, 1/17/2014, 10:18 AM

IDF Lets Female Soldiers Be Kashrut Inspectors

New position opened up for female soldiers, following new Chief Rabbinate policy allowing women inspectors.Ari Yashar, 1/8/2014, 2:34 PM

Ben-Dahan: Attacks Thanks to Kerry

Following rock attack on 2 year old in Jerusalem, Deputy Min. of Religious Affairs accuses Kerry of encouraging 'third intifada.'Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/29/2013, 11:24 AM

End to Forced Inspections for Women at Mikveh

Minister of Religious Affairs and Chief Rabbis issue statements telling ritual bath attendants only to inspect women who want inspection.Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/26/2013, 7:05 PM

Dep. Minister Calls for Unified Standards in Kashrut

Rabbi Ben-Dahan in meeting with OU decries lack of unified standards in Jewish dietary laws, calls for enforcing chief rabbinate standards.Chezki Ezra, Ari Yashar, 11/20/2013, 12:42 AM