'We'll activate majority against Netanyahu State'

MK Ofer Shelah: 'There's majority in new Knesset for State of Israel and against State of Netanyahu. We'll act without hesitation.'Mordechai Sones, 3/5/2020, 11:50 AM

Yamina to fight law banning Netanyahu from forming gov't

DM Bennett promises: 'We'll fight move by Blue and White, Joint Arab List, to pass law forcing Pres. Rivlin to disqualify PM Netanyahu.'Hezki Baruch, 3/4/2020, 12:29 PM

Three key observations on the Israeli elections

Learning from the past and how Oslo became possible, looking at the present with Netanyahu as opposed to Blue and White, and planning for a future with a united Religious Zionism.Rabbi Yaacov Meidan, Rosh Yeshivat Har Etzion, 3/1/2020, 3:00 AM

Blue and White MK: There will be no annexation

MK Ofer Shelah dismisses Netanyahu's statement that him serving as PM first would allow for application of sovereignty over Jordan Valley.Hezki Baruch, 12/8/2019, 6:08 AM

Odeh: Blue and White asked for Balad to cancel endorsement

Joint List chair posts video relating content of conversation with Blue and White MK Ofer Shelah. Shelah: I don't determine how Balad votes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/26/2019, 9:15 AM

'Netanyahu has abandoned the south'

Blue and White MK Ofer Shelah slams PM Netanyahu for failing to exert force in Gaza, working with 'extremist' coalition partners.Hezki Baruch, 5/11/2019, 9:35 PM

'Russia is defining new rules to the game'

MK Shelah of foreign affairs and defense committee says Russia is using the plane crash incident to restrict Israel's movement in Syria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/23/2018, 12:37 PM

Yesh Atid head favors developing Gaza to exact price from Hamas

MK Ofer Shelah calls to develop Gaza in response to terrorist attack against Israel, thus weakening Hamas.Mordechai Sones, 5/30/2018, 2:18 PM

Yesh Atid faction head refuses to join anti-Zoabi effort

MK Ofer Shelah refuses to join in Yesh Atid's efforts to boot Hanin Zoabi from the Knesset.Tzvi Lev, 4/22/2018, 10:39 AM

'We should have operated in Syria ages ago'

Opposition MK says Israel should have intervened in Syria's civil war years ago, admits that his opinion is only with benefit of hindsight.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/9/2018, 12:13 PM

Foreign Affairs & Security Committee: Gaps in war preparedness

Subcommittee for Defense Doctrine and Force Building publishes report on war preparedness; two members refuse to sign.Mordechai Sones, 9/25/2017, 6:36 PM

Classified report: IDF isn't prepared to fight Syria

Likud MK refuses to sign report because it criticizes PM Netanyahu.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/18/2017, 10:35 AM

MK Shelah: Netanyahu 'aggression' ruined US aid deal

MK Ofer Shelah (Yesh Atid) blasted PM Netanyahu on his Facebook page for provoking - through his 'aggression'- the US to cut back on aid.Hezki Baruch, 8/19/2016, 11:45 AM

Committee wrote fake report to help PM, says opposition MK

Hanegbi passed off document whitewashing PM's handling of Gaza war as official committee report in effort to protect Netanyahu, says MK.David Rosenberg, 6/2/2016, 1:31 PM

IDF: We changed beard rules to make it as difficult as possible

During heated discussion, Personnel Directorate head admits army changed rules because it didn't like seeing bearded soldiers.Hezki Baruch, 3/8/2016, 2:56 PM

Left-wing MKs rail over 'rabbis who incite'

State Control Committee considers how to deal with incitement from rabbis. Former Shin Bet head: authorities have failed.Hezki Baruch, 12/29/2015, 12:16 PM

Watch: Interview with MK Ofer Shelah

From today's ILTV edition. An interview with Yesh Atid MK Ofer Shelah.ILTV, 12/28/2015, 2:16 AM

MK: Netanyahu's Iran Failure on 'Same Scale' as War

MK Ofer Shelah accuses Netanyahu of interfering in US politics ensuring Israel would remain outside 'circle of influence' on Iran deal.Cynthia Blank, 7/19/2015, 12:37 PM

Knesset Marks One-Year Anniversary since Protective Edge

Veterans and business owners still seeking compensation from the State to be represented in special series of debates in Knesset.Tova Dvorin, 7/7/2015, 12:06 PM

Emergency Knesset Session Requested Over Rocket Fire

MK Haim Yellin submits request for emergency meeting to discuss protection, deterrence after Hamas rockets intensify.Tova Dvorin, 6/6/2015, 11:04 PM

Bill to Centralize All Foreign Ministry Powers

MK to propose bill to stop making the MFA 'a bank for spare parts for frustrated ministers,' halt division of responsibilities.Hezki Baruch, 5/26/2015, 2:36 PM

'Netanyahu is Spitting in the Face of the Israeli Public'

Yesh Atid MK Ofer Shelah fires at Netanyahu's bid to extend number of ministers, claims it is not lawful.Tova Dvorin, 5/10/2015, 9:01 AM

'Israel Was Not Prepared for Operation Protective Edge'

MK Ofer Shelah (Yesh Atid) asserts security cabinet at fault for lack of preparedness during last summer's Operation Protective Edge.Cynthia Blank, 4/5/2015, 11:52 AM

Yesh Atid MK: We Don't Boycott Meretz

MK Ofer Shelah says his party will do anything to prevent a coalition with Netanyahu and the "extreme rightists".Ido Ben Porat and Elad Benari, 2/12/2015, 3:44 AM

Yesh Atid MK Says Elections 'Not Good for Citizens'

Shelah slams Netanyahu for overtures to hareidim, says early elections puts government on hold; poll shows Yesh Atid support plummeting.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 11/28/2014, 11:13 AM

Shaked's 'Strike Limit Bill' to Keep Business, Politics Separate

Bill cleared by Ministerial Committee for Legislation to ensure that companies cannot strike to protest wide-ranging political causes.Ido Ben-Porat, 11/16/2014, 7:37 PM

Top Lapid Confidante Warns of Early Elections Over Budget Crisis

Yesh Atid MK Ofer Shelah accuses prime minister of forcing a 'showdown' with Finance Minister Lapid which could force elections.Benny Moshe, 9/13/2014, 8:26 PM

MK Shelah: Turn Ceasefire into Long-Term Agreement

MK Ofer Shelah says that the ceasefire in Gaza should lead to a return to peace negotiations with the PA.Elad Benari, 8/27/2014, 4:12 AM

Yesh Atid MK: Abbas is a 'Rival'

MK Ofer Shelah responds to threat to set a "deadline" for an Israeli withdrawal from Judea and Samaria, says it can't be done by force.Nir Har Zahav, 8/26/2014, 6:46 AM

Euthanasia - in Israel?

Euthanasia, for whatever reason, is a slippery slope. Dr. Yacov M. Tabak, 6/9/2014, 7:13 AM

Religious MKs Slam Euthanasia Bill: 'Euthanize this Government'

Hareidi MKs and religious community leaders attack 'mercy killing' bill proposed by MK Ofer Shelah.Yaakov Levi, 6/8/2014, 9:05 PM

Medical Forum Attacks Proposed 'Mercy-Killing' Law

Hotem Forum says approving a law for doctor-assisted suicide would be a terrible blow to Israeli morality, start a 'slippery slope'.Yosef Berger, 6/8/2014, 3:39 PM

Netanyahu Finally Decides on Chair of Key Knesset Committee

Ofer Shelah and Ze'ev Elkin to serve as rotating heads of Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/2/2014, 11:11 PM

Herzog Takes Coalition to Court Over Key Knesset Committee

Opposition leader files appeal in protest of delay in the appointment of a chairman to Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.Elad Benari, 2/27/2014, 5:44 AM

IDF ‘Deathly Afraid’ of Hareidi Enlistment, MK Accuses

Yesh Atid MK accuses IDF of avoiding hareidi enlistment; MKs seek to define ‘hareidi’ for new law.Maayana Miskin, 2/25/2014, 7:03 PM

Deal Between Likud and Yesh Atid

Netanyahu supported criminal sanctions on hareidi evaders of army service in exchange for the appointment of MK Hanegbi to key committee.Tova Dvorin, 2/25/2014, 1:51 PM

Approved: Criminal Sanctions for Hareidi Draft Dodgers

Shaked Committee approves criminal sanctions on hareidim who evade army service. MK Yogev demands a re-vote.Elad Benari, 2/19/2014, 11:34 PM

Edelstein: No Agreement on Chairman for Knesset's Defense C'tee

Speaker Edelstein says Netanyahu, Lapid are not close to agreeing on a chairman for the key committee.Gil Ronen, 2/16/2014, 8:49 PM

MK Shelah: Only We Had the Guts to Propose Service Cut

Yesh Atid MK Ofer Shelah praises the IDF's decision to cut army service from 36 to 32 months.David Lev, 2/11/2014, 12:14 AM

Kerry Hails Lapid Over 'Brave' Stance on Peace

Secretary of State tells MK Ofer Shelah of Yesh Atid: "Lapid is saying courageous things about the peace process."Elad Benari, 2/7/2014, 5:42 AM

Knesset to Vote on Sexual Preference Discrimination Bill

Ministerial Committee approved for a Knesset vote a law that would prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender, sexual preferenceDavid Lev, 12/15/2013, 5:15 PM

Rotation Agreement for Knesset Chairman of Foreign Affairs

After administrative upheaval from return of Avigdor Liberman to FM, Tzachi HaNegbi, Ofer Shelah to alternate position on rotation.Tova Dvorin, 11/22/2013, 12:39 PM

Coalition Spat May Delay Liberman's Swearing-in

Avigdor Liberman was to be sworn in as Foreign Minister, but Yesh Atid and Jewish Home want to benefit, too.Gil Ronen, 11/11/2013, 10:13 AM

Yesh Atid MK Slams 'Settlement' and 'Occupation'

MK Ofer Shelah slams the settlement enterprise as an obstacle to peace, attacks “Israeli occupation”.Elad Benari, 6/13/2013, 4:16 AM

Yisrael Beytenu: Enlist Arabs, Too

Lieberman's party unhappy with Perry C'tee recommendations, wants Arabs to serve as well.Gil Ronen, 5/23/2013, 7:40 PM