'In this election, Shaked won't run with Likud'

Likud MK David Bitan, one of main proponents for bringing Shaked into Likud, says PM's decision not to make the step is final.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/7/2019, 9:20 AM

Bitan: We're laying groundwork for next government right now

MK David Bitan says coalition talks are underway, after elections talks will be 'short and easy.' Also: Liberman, Lapid, may join hands.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/12/2019, 2:58 PM

'Sara wants Netanyahu to win'

Likud's David Bitan denies reports Sara Netanyahu blocked bid to recruit Ayelet Shaked. 'It's possible Shaked won't run at all this time.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/10/2019, 10:32 AM

Likud MK: Giving Smotrich Justice Ministry 'not an option'

MK David Bitan says United Right leader Bezalel Smotrich is 'problematic to negotiate with,' says Likud needs to keep Justice Ministry.Hezki Baruch, 4/23/2019, 10:35 AM

Bitan: It's possible Arab party didn't really pass threshold

Likud MK backs election chief's request for police probe of alleged voter fraud in Arab sector.Hezki Baruch, 4/21/2019, 8:57 PM

'No to Shaked as Justice Minister, no to unity government'

Culture Minister Miri Regev pushes back against proposal to enlist Ayelet Shaked in the Likud to keep her as Justice Minister.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/15/2019, 11:05 AM

'Shaked is worthy of being a Likud minister'

Likud MK David Bitan: 'If I were Netanyahu, I would appoint her as a minister on behalf of Likud.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/14/2019, 10:31 AM

'Gantz can bring in another 20 chiefs of staff'

Likud MK David Bitan unfazed by former IDF Chief of Staff, says he splits the left and not the right.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/3/2019, 6:13 AM

MK Bitan: Bennett betrayed the Jewish Home, is unreliable

Former Coalition Chairman David Bitan blasts Bennett in wide ranging interview for leaving the Jewish Home in shambles.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/1/2019, 1:26 PM

'The Likud must apply sovereignty'

MK David Bitan visits illegal Bedouin outpost of Khan al-Ahmar.Hezki Baruch, 12/13/2018, 6:40 AM

Likud MK Bitan: Elections will be held in May

MK David Bitan says that even if Netanyahu is indicted, he will continue to serve as prime minister as the law permits him to do so.Chaim Lev, 12/2/2018, 3:37 AM

Likud MK estimates: Elections will be advanced

MK Bitan: Elections likely early next year, following attempts to reach agreements with parties 'regardless of number of Knesset seats.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/5/2018, 10:42 AM

'Without a compromise the government will fall'

Former Coalition Chairman MK David Bitan does not believe draft law will pass in its current form.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/3/2018, 3:30 PM

Coalition Chairman: Haredi draft law may not pass this session

Coalition chairman tells haredi parties not to make an ultimatum, points out that half of northern Tel Aviv doesn't serve in the IDF either.Michal Levi, 5/23/2018, 1:22 PM

'Cut all ties with Turkey'

Likud MK calls on to cut ties with Turkey, warns Erdogan greater danger than Iran. 'He's comparing Israel to the Nazis. This must end.'David Rosenberg, 5/23/2018, 8:31 AM

MK Bitan to be interrogated over daughter's wedding gifts

Police will grill MK Bitan Sunday over suspicions that wedding gifts to his daughter were part of money laundering scheme.Tzvi Lev, 12/24/2017, 8:58 AM

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