'I have no doubt that we're talking about terror'Deputy Defense Minister Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan believes the fires currently plaguing Israel are not the result of weather conditions alone.
Who should choose community rabbis?The Deputy Defense Minister appeals to stop the change in how community rabbis are selected.
Compromise for controversial Supreme Court reformDeputy Defense Minister proposes compromise where number of votes required to approve judge to High Court be reduced to 6 instead of 5.
Man arrested for threatening Deputy Defense MinisterA Beersheva man was arrested for threatening the Deputy Defense Minister for supporting haredi draft.
'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.
'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.
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."
Haredi paper portrays Jewish Home MK as hangmanCaricature in Hapeles portrays Deputy Defense Minister as hangman targeting yeshiva students.
'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.
'French Jews, we're waiting for you here'President of French Jewish community calls for prayers for attack victims. Israeli leaders offer support, solidarity.
Two immigrants' struggle to join the IDFFelipe Rodriguez and Navon Kaplan, two olim hadashim, refuse to give up on their dream of serving in the IDF.
Elders' Forum of Rabbis endorses Bennett's ultimatumDeputy Defense Minister meets with Elders' Forum of National Religious Rabbis who expressed support for Bennett's demands to Netanyahu.
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.
Decorations of valor to heroes of the terror warInternal Security Minister agrees to give recognition and honor to those who fought terrorists, prime among them Rabbi Nehemia Lavi.
Deputy Defense Minister: Religious soldiers won't have to shaveRabbi Eli Ben-Dahan describes how 'army is pulled by Supreme Court instructions' and was forced to publish shaving rules.
Ben-Dahan to haredim: Condemn extremists in your midstDep. Defense Minister Ben-Dahan demands haredi leadership condemn attacks on religious soldiers.
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.'
Dep Defense Minister calls for expulsion of terrorist's familyDeputy Security Minister calls for expulsion of terrorist's family, claims they are responsible for his education and incitement.
'Chief of Staff is trying to reduce rabbis' influence'Survey finds national-religious Israelis expect Jewish Home party to support Jewish identity in IDF.
Dept. Defense Min. foils smear attack against Judea and SamariaRabbi Eli Ben-Dahan lashes out at Zionist Union no-confidence vote connecting 'settlements' to Price Tag attacks.
Ben-Dahan: We Have Become 'Net Importers' of TerrorismIncitement in the Palestinian media has thoroughly poisoned the minds of the average Palestinian, said Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben-Dahan
Jewish 'Life is Here' in Gush Etzion's Oz Ve'GaonGush Etzion mayor David Perl and activist Nadia Matar praise Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben-Dahan's visit to Judea community.
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.
IDF Emasculation? Senior Commanders Investigated for WarLt. Col. Yeshurun interrogated Monday for ordering fire on Hamas 'clinic' - he is one of 5 under microscope for fighting terror.
Ben-Dahan to Soldiers: Prove Israel is World's Most Moral ArmyIsrael is an army that whose basis is morality – no matter what outside organizations or countries say, said Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan.
Hotovely: Israel Not Involved in Iran Spy HackingIsrael officially denies any connection to allegations it spied on Western powers while they discussed Tehran's nuclear program.
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.
MK Struk: Time to Get Serious About Defending the SouthUnfortunately, residents of the south can expect to continue to live insecure lives, says former Jewish Home MK Orit Struk.
Eli Ben-Dahan: We Will Respond to Every RocketDeputy Defense Minister Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan said Thursday that Israel would not tolerate rocket attacks from Gaza.
Likud: Ya'alon, Not Jewish Home, Final Authority on ConstructionLikud source claims Deputy Defense Minster Ben-Dahan will not have power to approve construction in Judea-Samaria.
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.
Haifa Cemetery Appeals for Help Against Funeral AttacksVandals have stopped operation of cemetery in Haifa, as a fight between private security companies gets ugly.
'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.'
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.
Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan Switches from Tekuma to Jewish HomeDeputy Minister of Religious Affairs to run on Jewish Home list; Tekuma wishes him success amid rumors of split.
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.
Officials Call to Boycott President's Event 'Silencing' SingerBen-Dahan calls on singer to boycott Rivlin's event after Amir Benayoun was disinvited over a song critical of Arab Israeli terrorists.
'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.
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.
Hundreds Join Mass Prayers Against Destruction of Samaria TownHundreds, including notable rabbis and MKs, gather inside town in danger from state despite no Arab claimants of its land.
'Inhumane' Police Slammed for Bungling Murder InvestigationMinister Ben-Dahan told by family of Jewish rapeller who fell to his death of police incompetence, in what appears to be terrorism.
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.
Netanyahu to Ambassadors: Stand Up to HamasNetanyahu to ambassadors: ‘Any democracy’ would react to rockets as Israel has.
Arsonists Target Two Synagogues Over ShabbatDeputy Religious Affairs Minister Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan is demanding police action to deal with two arson incidents.
Religious Affairs Ministry Vows: Jews will Pray on Temple MountMKs and public figures gather in Jerusalem for a conference on Temple Mount prayer rights. See full video and picture coverage.
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%.
Chief Rabbi, Hungarian President Discuss Anti-SemitismChief Rabbi Lau and Minister Ben-Dahan express concerns in Budapest, ask for Hungary to crack down on terror funding.
Deputy Minister Slams Incitement Against Religious ZionistsDeputy Religious Affairs Minister Eli Ben-Dahan notes statements against other rabbis amount to 'desecration of G-d's name.'
Mikvah Workers Outraged by Proposed Fine for NosinessFemale mikvah supervisors upset by proposed law that threatens 50,000 shekel fine for asking unwanted questions.
Agreement Advances Jerusalem Chief Rabbi ElectionsMayor Barkat and Deputy Religious Affairs Minister arrange selection of voting body; ten years since last Chief Rabbi in city.
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'.
Bill to Hold Municipal Rabbis Accountable for IncompetenceReligious Services Ministry bill to allow municipal rabbis to be disciplined in the event of incompetence passes in Ministerial Committee.
Proposed Law to Ban Rabbis from Speaking Against GovernmentGroup representing hundreds of rabbis accuses gov't of trying to forestall rabbis' criticism of impending deal with the PA.
Ben-Dahan: Yair Netanyahu Scandal 'Inappropriate'Deputy Religious Affairs Minister Eli Ben-Dahan slams the media for focusing on affair, declares Leikanger should convert.
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.
After 11 Years Rabbis Appointed to Kibbutzim11 year dispute circumvented by Religious Affairs Ministry, agricultural community chief rabbis will serve in new model following requests.
IDF Lets Female Soldiers Be Kashrut InspectorsNew position opened up for female soldiers, following new Chief Rabbinate policy allowing women inspectors.