The Iranian who wanted to learn Torah

Otzma Yehudit CEO Michael Ben-Ari speaks with Arutz Sheva about his relationship with a young Iranian, tells the story behind the protests.Benny Tucker, 1/5/2018, 3:00 PM

Right-wing activists praise decision to allow left-wing protests

Leaders of 'Otzma Yehudit' party say decision to allow left-wing protests outside A-G's home will extend to right-wing demonstrations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/8/2017, 6:03 PM

Demand: Obligate Arabs to serve too

Otzma Yehudit party asks A-G to apply Supreme Court ruling on IDF service to the Arabs as well as to haredim.Reut Hadar, 9/14/2017, 4:36 AM

Ben Ari: Netanyahu speaks right and acts left

Chairman of Otzma Yehudit Party attacks Netanyahu government as 'responsible for series of Jewish expulsions and false promises.'Mordechai Sones, 8/21/2017, 9:36 PM

'Supreme Court will bear responsibility for the next murder'

Former National Union MK blasts court's decision to cut terrorist's sentence: 'We're telling the Arabs it's ok to slaughter and murder us.'Eliran Aharon, 8/10/2017, 10:24 PM

Qalqiliya is just a parable

Netanyahu's evasive statements on Qalqiliya are just a symptom of his larger policy of denial - talking 'Right' and acting 'Left.' Opinion.Michael Ben-Ari, 6/23/2017, 11:30 AM

Netanyahu is the same as Tzipi Livni

Michael Ben-Ari, head of right-wing Jewish Strength party claims Netanyahu preparing for more evictions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/6/2017, 7:19 PM

Who stole monument to Rabbi Meir Kahane?

Monument memorializing slain rabbi, Knesset Member disappears from Kiryat Arba park.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/28/2017, 8:45 AM

Former MK: We are at war

MK Dr. Michael Ben Ari says Israel is at war and must send disloyal Arabs who support terrorism to other countries.Benny Toker, 11/24/2016, 10:48 PM

'To be merciful to the wicked is to be cruel to the righteous'

Dr. Michael Ben-Ari slams daughter-in-law of late Rabbi Menachem Froman for 'naive and dangerous notions of making peace with killers.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/21/2016, 2:16 AM

Marzel invites Arabs to join Otzma Yehudit protest

Otzma Yehudit will protest terrorism - inside the Arab village of Arara. 'This is our land, and anyone who doesn't agree isn't wanted here.'Rachel Kaplan, 8/30/2016, 6:39 PM

Otzma Yehudit to march in Arab town

At a packed Supreme Court session today, the justices ruled in favor of right-wing party over the warnings of the police.Rachel Kaplan and Eliran Aharon, 8/1/2016, 2:57 PM

Activists attacked during protest for IDF soldier

Former MK Ben-Ari, members of Otzma Yehudit attacked and beaten by masked assailants while protesting in support of Elor Azariya.Yoni Kempinski, 7/14/2016, 1:15 AM

Demands for new investigation into Yitzhak Herzog

Dr. Michael Ben-Ari calls on Attorney General to open investigation into opposition head's negotiation with Abbas.Shlomo Piotrokovsky, 6/21/2016, 1:28 PM

Watch: 'We came to wish a happy Nakba holiday'

Showdown at Tel Aviv University.: Zionists counter-protest Arabs, leftists marking Nakba 'catastrophe' when Arabs failed to destroy Israel.Yoni Kempinski, 5/15/2016, 3:31 PM

Ex-MK takes rabbi to task for 'desecration of God's name'

Dr. Ben-Ari criticizes yeshiva dean who announced he rejected state in Disengagement, warns he didn't learn the lesson of the Pharisees.Benny Tocker, 5/9/2016, 9:45 PM

'If Ettinger's Public Enemy No. 1, why isn't there evidence?'

Former MK Michael Ben-Ari demands general public, nationalist MKs stand up for Meir Ettinger's fair treatment.Benny Tocker, 5/3/2016, 12:26 PM

Ex-MK, right-wing activists burn PLO flag in front of IDF HQ

After IDF soldiers jailed for burning PLO flag, rightwing activists hold demonstration in front of IDF HQ, burn PLO flag.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/14/2016, 8:47 PM

'Police are giving in to criminals from Arab sector'

Police refuse to permit right-wing activist to hold march in Ara and Arara. Baruch Marzel: Surrender, subservience to Arab public.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/9/2016, 2:19 PM

Officer indicted passing info to anti-assimilation group

Border Police officer indicted giving details of Jewish girls traveling with Arabs to Lehava; 'should be honored for caring about sisters.'Ido Ben-Porat, 2/3/2016, 2:07 PM

Ben Ari: I'm running for Knesset

Ex-National Union MK says he will run again, regardless of how high the minimum threshold is.Eliran Aharon, 11/1/2015, 10:12 PM

Police Use Force to Block Protest March to Kotel

Street blocked by hundreds of protesters demanding end to terror, police refuse march, arrest 5 protesters claiming clashes.Ido Ben-Porat, 10/8/2015, 11:06 PM

'Bibi and Bennett Released the Terrorist, He Attacked Again'

Ex-MK slams govt. and ISA for release of murderer of Israel Prize laureate, who was feted by Abbas and returned to terror this week.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/28/2015, 10:08 AM

'The State of Israel Has Been Conquered'

South Tel Aviv residents protest and face off against leftists over illegal immigrants, who 'jail us in our homes' thanks to Supreme Court.Eliran Aharon, 8/19/2015, 8:31 PM

Nationalist Ex-MK: The Government Has Lost Its Sanity

Former MK Ben-Ari slams authorities for trampling freedom of speech, threatening administrative arrest on activist in constant surveillance.Benny Toker, 8/4/2015, 5:55 PM

Ex-Hevron Rabbi's J'lem Home 'Abandoned' to Daily Firebombs

Watch: former MK documents the routine firebombs hurled by Arab terrorists at home of Rabbi Dov Lior, notes police 'abandonment.'Ari Yashar, 7/22/2015, 2:01 PM

IDF Emasculation? Senior Commanders Investigated for War

Lt. Col. Yeshurun interrogated Monday for ordering fire on Hamas 'clinic' - he is one of 5 under microscope for fighting terror.Ido Ben-Porat, 7/13/2015, 10:36 AM

Hamas: Israel Asked for Return of Soldiers' Bodies

Senior Hamas source reveals European intermediary asked to start talks; ex-MK Ben-Ari: 'make this life-or-death for Hamas.'Orli Harari, 7/8/2015, 2:11 PM

'Too Bad Kotler Left Home, the Bale of Hay Was for Him'

Otzma Yehudit activists say police were wrong to turn actor who called nationalists 'straw-chewing beasts' from 'attacker to victim.'Ido Ben-Porat, 6/18/2015, 7:02 PM

Actor Who Called Nationalists 'Beasts' Left His Home

Haaretz says Oded Kotler left his home ahead of a right wing demonstration Tuesday, on police recommendation; doesn't say if he came back.Gil Ronen, 6/18/2015, 4:13 PM

Activists Bring Straw for 'Straw-Chewing Beasts' Actor Kotler

Ben-Ari and Ben-Gvir call out 'primitive' actor in comical protest with fresh hay, after he slandered nationalists as being 'beasts.'Yishai Karov, 6/16/2015, 8:33 PM

International Bible Contest Winner's Teacher: Ex-MK Ben-Ari

Bible studies teacher of winner Eyal Yitzhak Matas was none other than former MK, who wished him 'grow and shine in the Torah.'Uzi Baruch, Ari Yashar, 4/24/2015, 8:52 AM

Otzma Yehudit: 'We're Crushed but Not Despairing'

Ex-MK Ben-Ari responds to election failure, indicates movement may shift in focus to new media outlet, extra-parliamentary activity.Ari Yashar, 3/18/2015, 1:43 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

Ben-Ari Says Unity With Yishai By 6 Tonight

After last chance meeting by Ha'am Itanu's rabbis, Ben-Ari says unity to be sealed by evening - unless additional demands leveled.Ari Yashar, 1/28/2015, 3:04 PM

Yishai Collapses Otzma Yehudit Talks by Banning Temple Mount

In shocking last minute demands, Yishai's party demands Otzma Yehudit enter coalition at cost of ideology for yeshiva budgets.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 1/28/2015, 12:14 AM

Yishai Offers Marzel 4th Spot Instead of Ben-Ari

In zero hour talks Yishai makes an odd offer retracting his initial rejection, which may still see the parties get past threshold together.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 1/27/2015, 9:49 PM

'National Religious Factionalism Will Create an Arab Knesset'

Temple Institute head Rabbi Ariel slams ex-soccer player's addition to Jewish Home list, laments 'factionalism' of religious-Zionist public.Benny Toker, Ari Yashar, 1/27/2015, 4:12 PM

Otzma Yehudit List Released for 20th Knesset

List 'likely to face petitions from the Left,' sources claim, but add that previous opposition during 19th Knesset elections was rejected.Yishai Karov, 1/26/2015, 10:30 PM

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

Ben-Ari Says Yishai Refused the 'Demand of the Public'

Otzma Yehudit chair says he tried to pursue joint list - but Yishai 'refuses to meet' amid fears both rightist parties won't make it.Yishai Karov, Ari Yashar, 1/23/2015, 12:15 PM

Eli Yishai Refuses to Run on Joint List with Otzma Yehudit

Rabbi Lior gets negative message from Yishai, whose sources fear 'extremist' stigma in apparent desire to compromise for coalition spot.Yishai Karov, Ari Yashar, 1/23/2015, 10:29 AM

Otzma Yehudit Says 'Yishai's Party Doesn't Want Us'

Ex-MK Ben-Ari's party list features popular Sephardic haredi radio host, as talk of ideological religious Zionist unity wavers.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 1/22/2015, 7:21 PM

Otzma Yehudit and Ha'am Itanu Parties Hold Unity Meeting

Ben-Ari and Marzel meet Yishai's Rabbi Mazuz to discuss joint list, as poll shows two parties won't make threshold separately.Benny Moshe, Ari Yashar, 1/13/2015, 11:06 PM

'Where Were Bibi and Bennett at Terror Victim Arami's Funeral?'

Otzma Yehudit head Ben-Ari slams leaders for 'turning Israel into France,' says his campaign is to stop 'conquering from within.'Shimon Cohen, Ari Yashar, 1/12/2015, 11:55 AM

Watch: Protest at 'Slaughter the Jew' College Art Exhibit

Controversial display of Jewish art transformed into inciteful screed torpedoed as man accuses it of 'spitting' on dead soldiers.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 1/6/2015, 9:01 PM

Ben-Ari Calls on Feiglin to 'Come Home' to Otzma Yehudit

After primaries 'assassination' and as Feiglin weighs future, Ben-Ari urges ideological right unity, slams Likud 'opportunists.'Ari Yashar, 1/5/2015, 9:21 AM

Technical Bloc: The Answer for Otzma Yehudit-Ha'am Itanu Unity?

Ben-Gvir reveals Yishai hedging against joint list with Ben-Ari's party out of desire to join Netanyahu coalition - but there is a way.Shimon Cohen, Ari Yashar, 12/29/2014, 8:45 AM

'Govt. That Freed Terrorists is Partner in Firebomb Attack'

Ex-MK Ben-Ari's daughter studies with 11-year-old seriously wounded in firebombing; blames govt. for creating 'freedom fighters.'Ari Yashar, 12/26/2014, 12:36 PM

Otzma Yehudit: We Are the Real Right

Otzma Yehudit holds its inaugural election conference and declares, "Right-wing doesn't talk about a 'two-state solution.'"Yoni Kempinski and Elad Benari, 12/25/2014, 2:14 AM

Liberman 'Expels Jews to Cover Corruption Scandals Like Sharon'

Backlash at Liberman for call to expel Jews to placate EU amid corruption scandal; Yisrael Beytenu claims it is 'targeted.'Ari Yashar, 12/24/2014, 11:14 AM

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

Otzma Yehudit to Choose Leader This Week

Otzma Yehudit will hold its first election rally on Wednesday and elect its leader. Former MK Ben-Ari a leading candidate for the job.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/21/2014, 3:55 AM

Police Raid the Offices of Otzma Yehudit

Police raid and search the offices of the Otzma Yehudit party, says raid is related to investigation into Lehava.Avi Haim, 12/17/2014, 11:43 PM

Livni Applauds Night Raid on Anti-Assimilation Activists

Livni reveals past government discussions to target Lehava group; activist slams 'Soviet' crackdown on legal organization.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/16/2014, 5:07 PM

New Nationalist Bloc of Yishai, Ariel and Ben-Ari?

Ben-Gvir dispels rumor of talks with Yishai, Ariel, but tells Arutz Sheva he's open to possibility of an ideological religious bloc.Ari Yashar, 12/15/2014, 11:42 AM