'Converts to Judaism suffering because of gov't failure to act'

Deputy Defense Minister calls on government to appoint empower Chief Rabbi to handle conversion matters, says delay harming converts.Hezki Baruch, 10/9/2018, 9:30 PM

'Maybe the IDF feels it is being coerced by Supreme Court'

Deputy Defense Minister slams IDF commission to examine reducing prison terms of terrorists sentenced to life in prison.Shimon Cohen, 9/16/2018, 5:00 PM

Ben Dahan in Beit El: The community is flourishing

Deputy Defense Minister Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan visits the Beit El local council.Eliran Aharon, 5/28/2018, 5:39 AM

'Sovereignty is not the granting of an immediate right to vote'

Deputy Defense Minister says application of sovereignty over Judea and Samaria would not make Israel undemocratic.Shimon Cohen, 3/27/2018, 8:37 PM

Hundreds gather to remember friendly-fire victim

500 soldiers complete Tractate 'Megillah' ahead of Purim holiday in honor of IDF officer killed in tragic friendly-fire incident in Hevron.Hezki Baruch, 2/16/2018, 10:19 AM

MK: Arrest rumor mongers who said Chief of Staff killed

Day after combat helicopter crash, Deputy Defense Minister demands propagators of Chief of Staff death rumors be arrested.Mordechai Sones, 8/8/2017, 6:54 PM

'Removal of metal detectors could hurt us down the road'

Deputy Defense Minister says Israel is perceived as weak for caving on Temple Mount security.Benny Tocker, 7/28/2017, 6:15 AM

What does Israel do with money confiscated from terrorists?

Deputy Defense Minister reveals how Israel put millions of shekels in confiscated terror funds to use.Shimon Cohen, 7/4/2017, 8:25 AM

'There is no freeze. We will build in Judea and Samaria'

Deputy Defense Minister says even with Cabinet restrictions, construction in Judea and Samaria will be greater than previous 8 years.Shimon Cohen, 4/4/2017, 5:10 PM

Dep. Defense Minister: Apply sovereignty to all of Israel

Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan: Cemetery for the poor of Jerusalem protected sovereignty in the capital, which must now be extended to all of Israel.Gary Willig, 3/5/2017, 4:36 PM

'This is how we deal with those who attack haredi soldiers'

Attorney General announces new measures to deal with incitement and harassment against haredi soldiers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/26/2017, 5:23 PM

'These demonstrators are desecrating God's name'

Deputy Defense Minister says haredi demonstrations against enlistment are the antithesis of Torah values, show lack of gratitude.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/10/2017, 11:03 AM

These lights are a testament to "the Eternal City"

Rabbi Ben-Dahan at candle-lighting in Hurva synagogue: “Regardless of the nations, the Land of Israel belongs to the people of Israel.”Ido Ben Porat, 12/25/2016, 11:00 PM

'Fight terrorism, don't contain it'

Deputy Defense Minister calls for more bulletproof buses in Israel, says Europe must start fighting terrorism seriously.Hezki Baruch, 12/20/2016, 7:08 PM

'Everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty'

Deputy Defense Secretary refuses to speculate on allegations of sexual assault by MK from Jewish Home, says that is for police to determine.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/2/2016, 9:54 AM

'IDF will respond fiercely and without hesitating'

Deputy Defense Minister Ben Dahan:'IDF will respond fiercely and unhesitatingly' to attacks by Israel's enemies.Yoel Domb, 10/5/2016, 10:17 PM

Jewish Home demands haredi party condemn 'execution' caricature

Activists demand Health Minister Litzman condemn offensive caricature portraying Deputy Defense Minister executing yeshiva students.Ido Ben Porat, 8/24/2016, 10:48 PM

Complaint filed over caricature of Deputy Defense Minister

Jewish Home representatives file police complaint over cartoon in haredi newspaper depicting Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan as a hangman.Uzi Baruch, 8/24/2016, 3:45 AM

Deputy Defense Minister: Ya'alon kept me in the dark

Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan puzzles over Ya'alon's treatment of him, noting the enmity the latter had toward him seemingly came from nowhere.Hezki Baruch, 5/23/2016, 9:55 AM

Why is Dept. Defense Minister Ben-Dahan being 'evicted'?

Ben-Dahan's tenure technically expires with Yaalon's departure, but expected to be extended. So why are he and his staff being booted out?Hezki Baruch, 5/22/2016, 1:26 PM

Could Jewish Home control Judea-Samaria?

Original coalition agreements gave Deputy Defense Minister Ben-Dahan control over Civil Administration; Ya'alon ignored them.Tova Dvorin, 5/20/2016, 9:28 AM

Ben-Dahan: Judea-Samaria next for full sovereignty

Deputy Defense Minister says Netanyahu's Golan Heights speech could mark a preemptive step toward full Israeli law in Judea-Samaria.Shimon Cohen, 4/17/2016, 2:13 PM

'Dropped investigation against soldier - a message to the IDF'

Deputy Defense Minister welcomes decision to close the investigation against a commander who shot dead an Arab rock thrower.Ido Ben Porat, 4/11/2016, 5:12 AM

Dept. Defense Minister: Sanders should get his facts straight

Dept. Defense Minister Eli Ben-Dahan blasts US presidential candidate for false claims Israel killed '10,000 innocents' in Gaza.Ari Soffer, 4/7/2016, 3:30 PM

MKs left and right furious over 'Breaking the Silence' report

MKs demand investigation after TV report says leftist group may have gathered sensitive information.Ben Ariel, 3/18/2016, 4:16 AM

Deputy Defense Minister: Wording of 'suspension law' problematic

Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan explains why Jewish Home backed down from support of a bill allowing for MKs to be suspended for misconduct.Hezki Baruch, 2/10/2016, 4:43 AM

Deputy Defense Minister rails against Breaking the Silence

Jewish Home's Eli Ben-Dahan attacks anti-IDF NGO for spreading claims abroad instead of reporting to proper IDF investigative bodies.Hezki Baruch, 12/23/2015, 9:35 PM

Deputy Defense Minister receives added security

Security beefed up around Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan following undisclosed threat against his life.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/22/2015, 10:16 AM

Possible New Measure: Deport Rock-Throwers from Jerusalem

Deputy Defense Minister insists deporting assailants and their families will create instant deterrence after rock attacks.Hezki Baruch, 9/16/2015, 10:40 PM

Deputy Defense Minister: 'There Was Confusion; We Mobilized'

Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan says it seemed security forces were set to demolish the Beit El homes overnightYedidya Ben-Or, 7/28/2015, 2:57 PM

Knesset Approves Harsher Punishments for Rock Throwing

Arab MKs livid as Knesset plenum passes bill that toughens the punishment handed out to rock throwers.Hezki Baruch, 7/21/2015, 1:15 AM

Could Rocket Fire Stop Israeli Aid to Gaza?

Deputy Defense Minister Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan notes Israel is weighing stopping humanitarian aid, construction shipments following rockets.Tova Dvorin and Hezki Baruch, 6/7/2015, 11:52 AM

Ya'alon Apologizes to Dept. Minister Ben-Dahan Over Bus Fiasco

Defense Minister calls his new Deputy Minister to apologize for not informing him of reversal of Judea-Samaria bus plan.Hezki Baruch, 5/20/2015, 8:49 PM

MK: Demolitions 'Political Price Tag' Against Jewish Home

MK Bezalel Smotrich slams Ya'alon for demolitions, claims it is retaliation for Jewish Home's Ben-Dahan becoming Dep. Minister.Ido Ben-Porat, 5/19/2015, 11:38 AM

Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan: Religious Zionists Tried to Do Too Much

Jewish Home MK and former Deputy Religious Affairs Minister laments split in religious Zionist vote, urges unity for days ahead.Shimon Cohen and Tova Dvorin, 3/18/2015, 5:49 PM

Netanyahu Calls on French Jews: Come Home to Israel

Prime Minister Netanyahu says the world needs to 'come to its senses; MKs call for emergency aliyah of French Jews.Ari Soffer, 1/10/2015, 9:04 PM

'Jewish Home Will Stay True to its Religious-Zionist Values'

Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan insists more secular MKs won't mean compromise on values, says he'd love to finish what he started at the rabbinate.Ari Soffer, 1/8/2015, 8:02 PM

State Allocates $500K to Fortify Synagogues Against Rocket Fire

Deputy Religious Affairs Minister blames Shas for lagging behind in fortifying religious buildings.Tova Dvorin, 1/5/2015, 1:55 PM

Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan Switches from Tekuma to Jewish Home

Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs to run on Jewish Home list; Tekuma wishes him success amid rumors of split.Ido Ben-Porat and Tova Dvorin, 12/12/2014, 10:50 AM

Bennett: Something New Has Begun in Jerusalem

Members of the Jewish Home party welcome the results of the election of Jerusalem's new Chief Rabbis.Ido Ben Porat, 10/22/2014, 1:15 AM

Operation Protective Edge the 'Zionist Answer'

Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan speaks about IAF assault on Gaza - and why now, more than ever, is the time to build Jewish communities.Yishai Karov and Tova Dvorin, 7/9/2014, 8:27 AM

Maccabi Tel Aviv Congratulated over Championship

"You did it big time", Prime Minister Netanyahu tells Maccabi Tel Aviv coach after victory.Elad Benari, 5/19/2014, 1:13 AM

'Pray for Pollard,' Urges Deputy Religions Minister

Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan asks the public to pray for Jonathan Pollard, who is in poor health.Gil Ronen, 3/6/2014, 6:59 PM

Kosher 'Revolution' Standardizes Kosher Certification in Israel

Ministry of Religious Affairs, Chief Rabbi David Lau present four-step program Monday to standardize kosher certification by the state.Tova Dvorin, 2/3/2014, 8:11 PM

After 11 Years Rabbis Appointed to Kibbutzim

11 year dispute circumvented by Religious Affairs Ministry, agricultural community chief rabbis will serve in new model following requests.Ari Yashar, 1/17/2014, 10:18 AM

Ben Dahan To Lapid: Stick to Finance, Not Rabbis

Deputy Religious Affairs Minister Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan said that Yair Lapid should worry about the Finance Ministry, not the Chief RabbisDavid Lev, 1/13/2014, 7:39 PM

Proposal: 'Kosher Cops' to Take on Kashrut Fraud

A new proposal by Deputy Minister in charge of Religious Affairs Eli Ben-Dahan would establish a unit to battle Kashrut fraudDavid Lev, 12/30/2013, 8:53 PM

Video: Victory at Shdema

After 5 years of a tenacious struggle led by Women in Green – a Jewish community is born at Shedema.Gil Ronen, 10/10/2013, 3:43 PM

Deputy Religious Affairs Minister Attacked At Funeral

MK Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan, was attacked as he attended the funeral of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Monday, says incitement in haredi media to blame.Adam Ross, 10/9/2013, 3:46 AM

Bayit Yehudi, Shas Making Peace

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef hosted MK Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan at his home and said he actually likes Bayit Yehudi.Arutz Sheva, 8/20/2013, 1:11 PM

Rabbi Ben Dahan: Disappointed with Results

Deputy Religions Minister says he hopes the secular public will not “give a kick to the institution of the Rabbinate.”Gil Ronen, 7/24/2013, 10:26 PM

Jerusalem Terror Victim: "I said 'Shema Yisrael'"

Dept. Minister of Religious Affairs Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan visits Tisha B'Av stabbing victim in hospital, vows to fix security situationDavid Lev and Ari Soffer, 7/18/2013, 5:34 PM

MK Ben Dahan Vows to Enable Temple Mount Prayer

Deputy Religions Minister: How can it be that Jews are forbidden to pray on Temple Mount on Tisha B'Av?Gil Ronen, 7/16/2013, 2:58 PM

AG Asked to Investigate Arab MK Who Called for Intifada

Young leadership of the Bayit Yehudi asks Attorney General to investigate inciting remarks by MK Afou Agbaria.Elad Benari, 6/26/2013, 3:13 AM

Rabbi Ben-Dahan: No Way Will Hareidim be Jailed

Hareidi-religious yeshiva students will not go to jail, even if they refuse to enlist in the IDF, says Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/4/2013, 3:43 AM

Lag Ba'omer: Traditional Torah Walk in Tzfat

Photos: For the 180th straight year, dignitaries march from Abo House to Rashbi's tomb in Meron.Gil Ronen, 4/27/2013, 8:25 PM

Religious Councils Told: Fly Flag

Deputy Religions Minister instructs Councils to fly flag for Memorial Day and Independence Day.Gil Ronen, 4/11/2013, 5:53 PM