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Arutz Sheva interview with Deputy Defense Minister

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

Dep Def Min: Won't make religious soldiers 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 attacks on soldiers

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 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

Deputy Min: Expel 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 tries 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

Smear attach against Judea and Samaria foiled

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're '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: '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

Senior IDF 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: Israel is 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

PM 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

Struk: Time to Get Serious About Defending 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 Has 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

Ben-Dahan: Religious Ministry Isn't Just a 'Job'

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

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 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

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

Call to Boycott Rivlin'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

Dep. Min of Religion on The 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

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

Netanel Arami's Family Slams 'Inhumane' Police

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 End 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 Min. Vows Temple Mount Prayers

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 Pres. 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

MK 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 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

Ben-Dahan: Conversion ‘Dispute’ 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

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

New Law Would Ban Rabbis From Opposing the Gov't

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 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 Kashrut Standards

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

'Reform Jews have Gone Too Far'

Dep. Min. Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan says only Orthodoxy can keep Jews in Israel from being split in two.Gil Ronen, 11/14/2013, 10:42 PM

Ben-Dahan: Get Used to Israeli Sovereignty

Israel will be sovereign in the entire land of Israel, Deputy Minister says as Shdema camp is transformed.Maayana Miskin, 10/6/2013, 10:34 AM

Shechem Attacks Spark Cry for Israeli Sovereignty

Worshipers who witnessed desecration of Joseph’s Tomb, and came under attack, push for Israel to take full control at the holy site.Maayana Miskin, 9/12/2013, 1:12 PM

Protesters: What is the Government Hiding?

Protesters oppose secretive nature of talks between Israel, Palestinian Authority: “If there’s nothing to hide – why are they hiding?”Maayana Miskin, 9/8/2013, 2:04 PM

Thousands Mark 78 Years Since Rabbi Kook’s Passing

More than 3,000 mark the death of the iconic leader of religious Zionism and first Chief Rabbi of Israel.Maayana Miskin, 8/9/2013, 1:01 PM

Ben-Dahan: Results show Rabbi Yosef’s Power

Deputy Minister: religious-Zionist rabbis lost because the religious-Zionist community has no Rabbi Ovadia Yosef.Maayana Miskin, 7/25/2013, 1:43 PM

Agreement on Jewish, Non-Jewish Burial in IDF

MKs, ministers come to an agreement regarding the controversial subject of Judaism and burial in the IDF.Maayana Miskin, 7/7/2013, 12:46 PM

Danon: We Won’t Be Party to Incitement

Danon says Likud will stick up for hareidi Israelis, will insist on changes to ‘equal burden of service’ law. Maayana Miskin, 5/31/2013, 12:12 PM

Anger at Government Silence on Yeshiva Desecration

‘Where is Peres?’ residents ask as Torah scroll desecration is widely ignored. Deputy minister: this brings back dark times.Maayana Miskin, 4/7/2013, 10:58 AM