'Ehud Barak-the tweeter from America'

Coalition chairman David Bitan slams former PM following report he plans to return to politics.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/15/2017, 9:12 PM

'We showed that the Likud is united behind Netanyahu'

Coalition Chairman Bitan says mass show of support for Prime Minister was a complete success, demonstrates party united behind Netanyahu.Haim Lev, 8/10/2017, 4:13 PM

'The Left is using the investigation to transfer votes'

Coalition Chairman on Netanyahu investigations: 'There is a struggle over public opinion, to move votes so that the government will fall.'Yoni Kempinski, 8/9/2017, 8:58 PM

1,000 French Jews march in Hevron

French Jews, some of whom are in the process of officially immigrating to Israel, held a flag parade ending at the Cave of the Patriarchs.Ido ben Porat, 8/9/2017, 8:39 PM

Right and left protest in Petah Tikva

Leftists protest Attorney General's handling of Netanyahu interrogation, and Likud supporters protest their protest.Yoni Kempinski, 8/5/2017, 10:23 PM

Former Chief of Staff lashes out at MKs

Dan Halutz attacks MKs who criticized Shin Bet, compares them to monkeys.Hezki Baruch, 8/1/2017, 4:46 AM

Netanyahu: No intention to resign

Coalition Chairman says PM not involved in submarine and Bezeq affairs; Netanyahu did not intend to resign even in case of indictment.Mordechai Sones, 7/17/2017, 6:21 PM

Likud pulls 'Beit El Bill'

Coalition Chairman removes bill from agenda, after it became clear to the PM's Office that Law Committee intended to approve the bill today.Uzi Baruch, 7/2/2017, 12:06 PM

US leftists attack Netanyahu

J Street's Jeremy Ben Ami attacks Israel's Prime Minister and the recent government decissions regarding the Western WallHezki Baruch, 7/1/2017, 10:48 PM

Disability pension will increase to NIS 4,000 a month

Allowance for people with disabilities to be nearly doubled as poverty among the disabled rises.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/22/2017, 3:32 PM

Sports Minister fat-shames coalition chairman

Shouting match Sunday between coalition chairman, Likud minister. 'If you're going to run after me, at least go on a diet first.'Hezki Baruch, 5/21/2017, 10:33 PM

'PM isn't going to commit political suicide for embassy move'

Coalition chairman says US is seriously considering moving embassy, but PM Netanyahu not ready to pay the political price the US may demand.Nitsan Keidar, 5/15/2017, 10:39 AM

'Ten of the Likud's members have the same IQ'

Opposition MK says Sephardic Likud MKs 'do not belong in the Knesset.'Hezki Baruch, 5/7/2017, 9:22 AM

Sources close to Netanyahu: Family Plan in right direction

Prime Minister's associates hush voices in Likud announcing crisis over plan presented today by Finance Minister Kahlon.Mordechai Sones, 4/18/2017, 10:01 PM

Coalition Chairman: MK Glick is 'messianic'

Coalition Chairman David Bitan on Glick following comments on coalition crisis: 'All he cares about is ascending the Temple Mount.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/2/2017, 12:11 PM

'Katz and the haredim are preventing an agreement'

Coalition Chairman Bitan says any agreement between PM and Finance Minister must include delaying IPBC opening.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/27/2017, 11:54 AM

'The Jewish Home will always find something to complain about'

Coalition Chairman Bitan says Kahlon needs to compromise, slams Jewish Home for causing additional instability.Michal Levi, 3/26/2017, 11:58 AM

Glick berates Bitan's 'forceful and divisive style'

MK Yehuda Glick: 'No-one understands why Prime Minister wants elections over Corporation'Mordechai Sones, 3/26/2017, 10:12 AM

Coalition chairman: If Kahlon doesn't cave, we'll have elections

Coalition Chairman Bitan says if Finance Minister Kahlon doesn't agree to compromise, he'll force new elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/25/2017, 9:23 PM

Likud seeks to delay annexation bill

Coalition chairman asks Jewish Home to postpone vote on sovereignty over Maaleh Adumim.Hezki Baruch, 3/14/2017, 4:42 AM

'I won't let the Justice Minister hurt the coalition'

Coalition chairman says it's 'a shame' the media still listens to Justice Minister Shaked.Hezki Baruch, 2/26/2017, 2:10 PM

Former PA official meets coalition chairman at Acre event

Coalition chairman attends cultural event in Acre, shakes hands with former PA official.Hezki Baruch, 2/25/2017, 11:07 PM

Coalition chairman supports pardon for Olmert

MK David Bitan says he supports granting a pardon to former Prime Minister who is in jail for corruption.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/6/2017, 5:14 AM

Coalition agrees to support banishing terrorist families

At the last minute the coalition agreed to support Yesh Atid proposal to banish families of terrorists from East Jerusalem.Hezky Baruch, 1/17/2017, 10:56 PM

'Bibi will continue as PM even if there is an indictment'

Coalition Chairman calls on Likud ministers to support PM while he is under investigation, says PM will continue to serve even if indicted.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/16/2017, 5:52 PM

Amona agreement implementation - only after January 20

Coalition Chairman David Bitan declares PM asked Likud members not to speak publicly on Amona, until after Inauguration Day.Hezki Baruch, 1/9/2017, 6:34 PM

Coalition Head: Netanyahu won't need to resign

'Prime Minister can still remain in power' even if charged, Coalition Head David Bitan says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/8/2017, 10:43 AM

MK Glick: I want Arabs to vote for me

MK Glick attacks coalition chairman for saying it's better if Arabs don't vote.Reut Hadar, 12/11/2016, 2:10 PM

Coalition chair: What's all the noise about?

Coalition chair David Bitan responds to complaints about his recent declaration that 'it's better if Arabs don't vote.'Hezki Baruch, 12/10/2016, 9:10 PM

Bitan: Amona residents want a crisis at all costs

MK David Bitan (Likud) says Amona residents originally suggested absentee properties but now they want a "crisis at all costs".Yoel Domb, 12/8/2016, 1:52 PM

Regulation Law to be presented in two versions

Regulation Law will be presented tomorrow for preliminary reading in two alternative versions, said Coalition head MK David Bitan(Likud).Yoel Domb, 11/29/2016, 12:06 PM

'The Likud always supported the Amona Law'

Coalition Chairman tells Arutz Sheva that the Prime Minister only wished to delay discussion of the Amona law until Tuesday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/14/2016, 7:54 PM

Ministers divided over Broadcasting Corporation law

Ministers Yaakov Litzman and Naftali Bennett offered opposing views regarding the Broadcasting Corporation law proposed by MK David Bitan.Yoel Domb, 10/27/2016, 11:19 AM

MK Hazan: This isn't North Korea

MK Oren Hazan rejects bill proposed by coalition chairman that would forbid Israelis from appearing before the UN Security Council.Ben Ariel, Canada, 10/23/2016, 6:27 PM

Bill would forbid Israelis from speaking at UN

Coalition chairman to promote a bill that would forbid Israelis from appearing before international bodies with operational powers.Hezki Baruch, 10/23/2016, 5:47 AM

MK seeks to revoke B'Tselem chief's citizenship

Coalition chairman looking into the possibility of revoking the citizenship of B'Tselem's Hagai El-Ad who spoke against Israel at the UN.Ben Ariel, Canada, 10/21/2016, 9:08 PM

Min. Erdan: Shutting new broadcasting corporation a mistake.

MK Gilad Erdan says proposal to shut down the new public broadcasting corporation and keep the old will bring back waste and lack of trust.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/20/2016, 6:27 PM

'Haredim will not decide who is a Likud minister'

Coalition chair MK David Bitan comes out strongly against a seeming 'haredi takeover,' after haredi politicians score Shabbat victory.Rachel Kaplan, 8/28/2016, 8:33 AM

Progress in fight to prevent children dying in cars

Proposal to install warning sensors in all vehicles adopted by Ministry of Transport.Hezki Baruch, 8/3/2016, 3:48 PM

Tensions rise in Knesset as budget bill looms

Threats, finger-pointing abound as Coalition and Opposition battle out bill for two-year budget on several fronts.Shai Landesman, 7/27/2016, 11:35 AM

Coalition chairman opposes Rabbi Karim's appointment

MK David Bitan says Chief of Staff should have cancelled the appointment of Rabbi Eyal Karim as the chief IDF rabbi.Hezki Baruch, 7/17/2016, 6:00 AM

Zoabi to be finally booted from Knesset?

Widespread support for initiative to expel Joint List MK Hanin Zoabi from the Knesset.Shai Landesman, 7/4/2016, 5:38 PM

Likud: 'They don't have minimal respect for the Prime Minister'

Coalition head attacks Ya'alon, Barak for criticizing Netanyahu now, but keeping silent while in government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/17/2016, 11:05 AM

MK: Yaalon sacrificing Hevron soldier for the sake of Israeli PR

MK David Bitan calls on Reuven Rivlin to pardon IDF soldier who shot neutralized terrorist, notes anyone can make a mistake.Shimon Cohen, 5/1/2016, 12:23 PM

Likud MK decides to mark Man’s Day, too

MK David Bitan thinks Woman’s Day is important but men should have their own day; marks out mid-May.Gil Ronen, 3/9/2016, 9:29 PM

Likud MK: 'We have a problem with Europe and the US'

MK David Bitan says Israel needs to build in Judea and Samaria, but Netanyahu is afraid of foreign pressure.Hezki Baruch, 3/8/2016, 2:09 PM

Deri: More PA workers in Israel, no destroying illegal buildings

Interior Minister cuts deal with Arab mayors to stop demolitions of illegal buildings, calls for more PA workers in Israel.David Rosenberg, 3/2/2016, 5:31 PM

'If Hazan takes revenge on Likud, we'll go to elections'

MK David Bitan explains why MK Oren Hazan was suspended: 'He provokes the party, leaves whenever he wants.'Hezki Baruch, 2/24/2016, 4:15 PM

Law on 'infiltrators' passes first reading

Knesset gives first approval to reducing illegal immigrants' time in holding facilities from 20 months to 12.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/2/2016, 7:57 AM

Pollard to receive monthly stipend from Israel after release?

House Committee chair David Bitan argues Israel has a 'moral obligation' to provide for convicted spy after his release from US prison.Benny Tucker, 11/12/2015, 11:56 AM

Buyer beware: MKs to face fines for Knesset property damage

Law passes late Monday demanding responsibility for gimmicks during debates which damage Knesset property.Tova Dvorin, 11/10/2015, 9:46 AM

Left Outraged Over Motion Favoring Judea and Samaria Products

Leftist MKs react with anger over proposed motion that companies from Judea and Samaria will be prioritized in Knesset tenders.Ido Ben Porat, 10/20/2015, 6:55 AM

MKs Reconvene, With Budget and Security Top Priorities

With the deteriorating security situation at the center of their radars, members of the Knesset are set to convene for their winter session.Moshe Cohen, 10/12/2015, 5:01 PM

New Bill: Fine Arab MKs Who Incite Against Israel

Likud MK David Bitan plans to introduce legislation that would impose huge fines on MKs who incite to violence.Yaakov Levi, 10/11/2015, 4:13 PM

Likud Shaken Up Yet Again with Last Minute Changes to Party List

Likud candidates surprised by last minute changes to their list. "He made the changes and fled abroad, leaving us with no one to talk to."Annie Lubin, 12/6/2012, 5:28 PM