Coalition Chairman resigns over corruption probe

David Bitan to remain in Knesset despite resignation over police investigation against him.AFP, 12/20/2017, 7:49 PM

Police: We possess incriminating evidence on Coalition Chairman

MK David Bitan to face police grilling for third time on Sunday. Police say they possess incriminating recording of Bitan.Tzvi Lev, 12/10/2017, 10:11 AM

Senior Tel Aviv officials detained

Police detain four people in connection with Rishon Lezion scandal.Shlomo Pyutrikovsky, 12/4/2017, 8:44 AM

Investigation of Coalition Chairman politically motivated?

MKs decry timing of police probe of MK David Bitan as politically motivated. 'Massive forces trying to overthrow Netanyahu.'Tzvi Lev, 12/3/2017, 10:17 AM

Coalition Chairman arrives at police offices for questioning

Police arrest 17 over suspicions of corruption in city of Rishon Letzion's administration, as MK Bitan questioned in connection to case.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/3/2017, 9:38 AM

Lapid calls MKs 'Rottweilers'

Yesh Atid chairman tells PM to "call off Rottweilers," including coalition chairman. Meretz MK slams Jewish communities in Judea and SamariaArutz Sheva Staff, 11/13/2017, 6:49 PM

'Bill to forbid recording is a danger to democracy'

Attorney Ben-Gvir says bill to forbid recording conversations will harm ordinary people, not media.Ido Ben Porat, 11/11/2017, 9:59 PM

New bill to forbid recording phone conversations?

Coalition chairman says situation in which people record every conversation is out of hand, must stop.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/10/2017, 10:24 AM

Coalition crisis averted with compromise

Coalition Chairman agrees to delay vote on 'French Law' by 1 month, end freeze on all other legislation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/30/2017, 9:47 PM

'The Likud is harming the Negev'

MK Smotrich slams Coalition Chairman for removing law supported by both coalition and opposition from agenda over spat with Jewish Home.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/29/2017, 10:48 PM

'No wonder they're bitter in Judea and Samaria'

Jewish Home MK attacks PM's decision to delay advance of bill cancelling disengagement plan, contravening preliminary agreement.Mordechai Sones, 10/29/2017, 11:59 AM

'Fear of US reaction delayed bill repealing Disengagement'

Coalition Chairman says bill canceling Disengagement Law in northern Samaria was delayed because Israel fears US response.Tzvi Lev, 10/29/2017, 10:18 AM

Coalition Chairman: It's a disgusting plot

Coalition Chairman Bitan slams newest suit against Sara Netanyahu, points out haredi cleaner saw Netanyahus for only a short time each day.Hezki Baruch, 10/28/2017, 8:35 PM

A-G: Law banning investigation of PM 'ridiculous'

A-G Mandelblit says 'French Law' would keep corrupt PMs in power. Coalition chairman threatens to dissolve coalition over bill.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/23/2017, 7:29 PM

'The law will pass - even if the Attorney General opposes it'

Coalition Chairman Bitan says bill granting sitting prime minister immunity will pass over AG's objections.Hezki Baruch, 10/23/2017, 1:02 PM

'Supreme Court must learn self-restraint'

Coalition chairman furious at use of state witnesses in interrogations; says Supreme Court must be restrained.Mordechai Sones, 10/22/2017, 3:51 PM

Israeli bill could shield prime minister from investigations

New law shields sitting PMs from investigations, raises concerns PM Netanyahu will use it to protect himself.AFP, 10/16/2017, 1:17 PM

'Supreme Court chief did something she never should have'

MK Oded Forer slams Supreme Court Chief Justice Miriam Naor for refusal to attend state event marking Jewish return to Judea and Samaria.Tzvi Lev, 9/28/2017, 5:28 PM

'Terrorist's home will be demolished'

Prime Minister Netanyahu declares that the home of the terrorist who murdered three in Har Adar will be demolished.Tzvi Lev, 9/26/2017, 12:15 PM

Yaalon rips into Naftali Bennett

Former Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon lashed into Naftali Bennett. "The blood of the Duma attack is on our hands."Tzvi Lev, 9/10/2017, 10:41 AM

'They want to bring down the Prime Minister over cigars'

Thousands of Likud activists meet at airport for annual toast, and to express support for PM and his wife.Yoni Kempinski, 8/30/2017, 8:27 PM

WATCH: Daughter of Coalition Chairman gets married

MKs from left and right attend wedding of Coalition Chairman Bitan's daughter, PM Netanyahu joins ceremony after landing in IsraelHezki Baruch, Chana Roberts, 8/24/2017, 1:31 PM

'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