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Yoni Chetboun: High Hopes for Nationalist Victory

Former Jewish Home MK and #2 on Yachad list sings and dances after voting, confident party will pass the threshold.Tova Dvorin, 3/17/2015, 10:07 AM

Chetboun: We Will Not Let Tzipi and Buji Lose our Country

Speaking at rally in Tel Aviv, Yachad member warns: The "Zionist Union" wants to divide the country.Yoni Kempinski, 3/16/2015, 3:13 AM

MK Chetboun: A Vote for Kahlon is a Vote for Oslo 3

MK Yoni Chetboun said that he was 'puzzled' by voters who claim to be on the right, but plan to vote for Moshe Kahlon's Kulanu list.Moshe Cohen, 3/15/2015, 6:00 PM

Chetboun: We're Not Ashamed of Our Jewish Values

At mock election event, Yachad's #2, Yoni Chetboun attacks the Left's pessimism, says the 'people of Israel love their country.'Shlomo Pitrikovsky, Cynthia Blank, 2/22/2015, 3:10 PM

Likud MKs: We Need a Law to Keep Zoabi Out of the Knesset

MKs on the right slammed the High Court for allowing United Arab List MK Hanin Zoabi to run for the Knesset in the upcoming elections.Yaakov Levi, 2/18/2015, 5:55 PM

Ha'am Itanu Party Will Demand Adoption of Levy Report

In response to demolition, Yishai's party promises to be right-wing anchor in government, demand end to destruction.Benny Moshe, Ari Yashar, 2/17/2015, 3:50 PM

Chetboun Pledges Sovereignty in Judea and Samaria

Ha'am Itanu MK says Israel must clarify Judea-Samaria is Israel just like Tel Aviv; 'when we clearly say that, the world will too.'Yishai Karov, 2/3/2015, 4:35 PM

Eli Yishai: Bloc with Otzma Yehudit 'to Avoid Another Oslo'

Yishai tells Arutz Sheva that in 1992, the Right lost two seats because of disunity, and Oslo resulted. 'We won't let that happen.'Ari Soffer, 2/1/2015, 7:10 PM

Yishai's List Finalizes - With Marzel, But Not Ben-Ari

Chetboun's threats to quit defused and Otzma Yehudit added but only with one spot; Chetboun's rabbi pulls support for the party over union.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 1/29/2015, 8:33 PM

Chetboun Threatens to Quit Ha'am Itanu Party

With the deadline for submission of their final lists looming, Eli Yishai and Naftali Bennett were racing to complete their candidate slate.Moshe Cohen , 1/29/2015, 3:04 PM

Chetboun Provided with Bodyguards after Otzma Yehudit 'Threats'

Security tightened around Chetboun, after accusations over failing unity talks; Ben Gvir accuses him of 'spin to remove his disgrace.'Shimon Cohen, Cynthia Blank, 1/28/2015, 10:07 AM

Otzma Yehudit Reveals Why Yishai Joint List Talks Failed

Ben-Ari's party and Ha'am Itanu discussed joint list to avoid 'lost right-wing votes' - but a Yishai associate allegedly 'torpedoed' it.Shimon Cohen, Ari Yashar, 1/26/2015, 10:08 AM

Ha'am Itanu Retorts to Ariel: You Join With Otzma Yehudit

MK Chetboun rejects call for national religious ideological unity with ex-MK Ben-Ari, disparaging Jewish Home minister's call.Yishai Karov, Ari Yashar, 1/22/2015, 5:16 PM

'PA Sues Israel at ICC While Raising Generation of Terrorists'

MKs respond to Tel Aviv stabbing, accusing PA of 'educating generation with murder,' and warning now is a test of loyalty for Israeli Arabs.Ari Yashar, 1/21/2015, 8:47 AM

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

MKs React to Screwdriver Stabbing: A Religious War for Jerusalem

Danon says Jews must be allowed to reach Kotel even if Arab movement limited; Chetboun urges 'we must whip and not be whipped.'Ari Yashar, 1/8/2015, 8:50 PM

MK Chetboun Welcomes Results of Likud Primaries

"The people want a nationalist government," says Ha'am Itanu's Yoni Chetboun in response to Likud list.Ben Ariel, 1/2/2015, 5:12 AM

Beyond the Controversy: Who are Ha'am Itanu?

Hareidim, religious-Zionists and 'traditional' Jews championing Jewish identity and social justice - this is more than just Shas 2.0.Ari Soffer, 12/30/2014, 8:45 PM

Calls for Unity Pact Between Yishai, Otzma Yehudit

Disunity between Israel's national-religious parties harming the community, group says - and suggest Yishai and Ben-Ari form a joint bloc.Shimon Cohen and Tova Dvorin, 12/23/2014, 10:08 AM

Last Ditch Attempt to Keep Yishai in Shas Fails

Rabbis met as Yishai is poised to declare his new party; MK Chetboun after leaving Jewish Home says joining Yishai 'has been raised.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/15/2014, 12:24 PM

Chetboun Resigns from Jewish Home

Jewish Home MK announces he will not run with the party in the next elections, is believed to be joining Eli Yishai's new party.Hezki Baruch, 12/15/2014, 12:05 AM

Jewish Home MKs: Do Not Divide Religious Zionism

Jewish Home MKs call on Tekuma members to remain in the party and accept chairman Naftali Bennett's proposal to join without primaries.Orly Harari, Cynthia Blank, 12/14/2014, 8:06 AM

Ratified: Draft-Dodgers Ineligible for State Scholarships

'Draft Dodgers' Law' passes on Knesset plenum, will revoke eligibility for students who evaded IDF service for ideological reasons.Ido Ben-Porat and Tova Dvorin, 11/17/2014, 9:53 PM

Tibi to Chetboun: You're Not Worthy of My Shoe

MK Ahmed Tibi verbally attacks MK Chetboun during a debate in the Knesset.Ben Shaul, 11/13/2014, 5:13 AM

MK Chetboun: Rabbinical Judges Faced with Impossible Task

Chetboun's 'Judges Law' to go before Ministerial Committee on Legislation: 'We cannot blame judges; we do not give them tools to work.'Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 11/9/2014, 9:54 AM

MK Chetboun Opposes 'Israel Hayom Bill'

Jewish Home MK Yoni Chetboun says the bill constitutes censorship and interferes with freedom of expression.Hezki Baruch, 11/2/2014, 8:33 PM

MK in France: 'We Have A Moral Responsibility Toward All Jews'

MK Yoni Chetboun spends a week in France promoting Aliyah and talking to government officials about upping security for French Jews.Ido Ben Porat, Cynthia Blank, 10/31/2014, 1:15 PM

Outrage in Jewish Home as 'Surrogacy Bill' Passes

Knesset approves first reading of "surrogacy bill", allowing surrogacy for same-sex couples. Jewish Home members condemn.Ido Ben Porat, 10/28/2014, 12:12 AM

'Jews Should Live Anywhere in Jerusalem, Without Terror or Fear'

MK Chetboun visits family of baby terror-victim; 'No deterrence without sovereignty, no sovereignty without building.'Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 10/26/2014, 2:41 PM

Chetboun Lauds PM's 'Brave' Decision on Conversion

Jewish Home MK says Netanyahu 'preferred the unity of the Jewish people to the unity of the coalition'.Hezki Baruch, Gil Ronen, 10/21/2014, 10:12 AM

Fury, Legal Action Over French Street Named After Terror Chief

MK Yoni Chetboun pens letter to mayor calling naming 'slap in the face'; legal action already being sought to reverse decision.Shlomo Pitrikovsky and Tova Dvorin, 10/20/2014, 5:13 PM

A Victory for Bennett's Opponents: Vote Will Be Secret

MK Chetboun says he has the required signatures to force a secret ballot in tonight's vote on party constitution.Gil Ronen, 9/10/2014, 11:17 AM

Jewish Home Constitution Crisis Has Party Split on 'Values'

MKs Chetboun and Yogev vow opposition to constitution empowering Bennett, say it spells 'end of the religious Zionist party.'Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 9/1/2014, 5:08 PM

Jewish Home MK Attacks Plans to Give Party Head More Power

MK Chetboun attacks plans to give chairman Bennett 'absolute power', accuses him of 'liquidating religious Zionism'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/26/2014, 10:04 PM

MK Calls to Wait on Police Inquiry Until After Boys are Found

Yoni Chetboun encourages end to 'public assault' on police, says investigation hinders resources necessary for search.Tova Dvorin, 6/20/2014, 12:51 PM

'Only a Unified National Camp Can Keep Israel Jewish'

MK Yoni Chetboun calls on Netanyahu to swap Yesh Atid for hareidi MKs in coalition, says Lapid attempting to make Israel 'universalist.'Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 6/11/2014, 5:50 PM

Initiative to Make Jerusalem Day a National Holiday

Jerusalem's reunification a significant event in Jewish and Israeli history, MK says, and should be commemorated as such.Shimon Cohen, 5/27/2014, 9:36 AM

MK Wants 'Leftist Arabic Fund' Out of Schools

Jewish Home's Yoni Chetboun doesn't like the fact that Abraham Fund is helping schools teach Arabic.Gil Ronen, 5/13/2014, 4:10 PM

'IDF Soldiers are Meant for the Field, Not Checkpoints'

MK Yoni Chetboun blasts mismanagement of IDF soldiers after 'David the Nahalawi' incident, says 'soldiers have become cops.'Benny Toker and Tova Dvorin, 5/4/2014, 11:41 AM

'Israel has a Responsibility to Protect French Jewry'

MK Yoni Chetboun links Holocaust Memorial Day with the present-day realities of French Jewry, vows to bring more home to Israel.Hezki Baruch, 4/27/2014, 12:52 PM

MK Hails 'End of Peace Flirtation' after Fatah-Hamas Unification

Jewish Home's Yoni Chetboun says now 'even the US understands' Abbas is a terrorist, calls for a new vision.Gil Ronen, 4/24/2014, 1:02 PM

MK Chetboun: Left's 'Two State Obsession is Making it Insane'

As slain police officer Baruch Mizrahi was laid to rest in Jerusalem Wednesday, leftist MKs met with PA chief Mahmoud Abbas.Yaakov Levi , 4/17/2014, 11:41 AM

Jewish Home MK Skewers 'Professional Army' Idea

MK Yoni Chetboun calls the initiative 'stupid' and says professional soldiers lack motivation. MK Feiglin is among the idea's proponents.Hezki Baruch, 3/29/2014, 9:40 PM

Payback Time in Jewish Home against MK who 'Shot us in the Back'

Fellow faction members lambaste MK Chetboun, who voted against hareidi enlistment; will force him to resign as Deputy Knesset Speaker.Gil Ronen, 3/20/2014, 4:23 PM

Rabbis Back Jewish Home Rebel on Enlistment Bill

Several religious-Zionist rabbis come out in support of MK Yoni Chetboun, who bucked Coalition to vote against hareidi enlistment bill.Maayana Miskin, 3/13/2014, 3:18 PM

MK Yogev 'Almost' Voted Against Enlistment Law

Jewish Home MK reports voting 'yea' only because of party discipline, warns law requires party reorganization.Ari Yashar, 3/12/2014, 1:27 PM

Rabbi Eliyahu Questions Jewish Home 'Dictatorship'

Tzfat Chief Rabbi asked Bennett to give his faction members freedom to vote as they wish on Enlistment Law.Ari Yashar, 3/12/2014, 11:16 AM

Knesset Passes Enlistment Law

The law is intended to raise the number of young hareidi men who serve in the military. The opposition boycotted the vote.Arutz Sheva staff, 3/12/2014, 11:05 AM

Maverick MK Feiglin: Hats Off to Rebel MKs

Independent-minded Likud MK sends messages of support to MK Chetboun for protest against discipline, says he did the same with MK Koll.Gil Ronen, 3/12/2014, 9:28 AM

MK on Enlistment Bill's 'Anti-Hareidi Message'

MK Chetboun warns Enlistment Bill will rip Israeli society apart, says he ‘won’t play Yesh Atid’s game.’Maayana Miskin, 3/11/2014, 9:38 PM

Fury in Jewish Home as MK Opposes Enlistment Bill

Jewish Home MKs say Chetboun’s decision to vote against Enlistment Bill will have ‘serious consequences.’Maayana Miskin, 3/11/2014, 9:15 PM

Coalition MK to Vote No on ‘Anti-Religious’ Enlistment Bill

MK Chetboun’s surprise opposition to ‘anti-religious’ enlistment bill is the first crack in Coalition discipline.Maayana Miskin, 3/11/2014, 8:11 PM

Jewish Home MK Says He 'Put Holes' in Draft Law

MK Chetboun boasts of 'tricks' and 'games' that made law drafting hareidim 'completely different' from what was intended.Gil Ronen, 3/10/2014, 10:16 PM

International Community Pledges $220 Million to PA

Jakarta conference for 'Palestinian refugees' sees huge donations to PA - but it is not enough for the UNRWA.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/1/2014, 6:45 PM

'Western Countries Are Funding the Incubators of Terrorism'

MK Yoni Chetboun, panel of experts claim that UNRWA has a direct hand in Palestinian Arab incitement against Israel.Uzi Baruch, 2/24/2014, 9:34 PM

Knesset: 40 Diplomats to Discuss Incitement at UNRWA Schools

MKs tell diplomats from dozens of UNRWA donor countries that the schools are hotbed for terrorism.Gil Ronen, 2/24/2014, 2:33 PM

Hadassah Protest March Heads toward Finance Office

Hadassah Medical Center workers continue protest over budget crisis and pay cut, MKs support workers at conference.Ari Yashar, 2/10/2014, 9:43 AM