Peretz, Smotrich agree to joint run

United Right leaders agree to maintain agreement from previous election, call on leaders of other right-wing factions to unite with them.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/9/2019, 4:35 PM

Smotrich: PA takeover of Israeli lands is dangerous and illegal

Min. Smotrich, member of Security Cabinet, demands government create, implement, plan to end 'dangerous' Arab takeover of Israel's land.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/5/2019, 11:15 AM

Smotrich: I'm willing to give up everything for right-wing unity

Transportation Min. Smotrich calls on United Right factions to approve agreement, says right-wing parties should run together.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/1/2019, 11:16 AM

Smotrich: Here's why Otzma candidate isn't an MK

United Right leader says party tried to keep promise with Otzma Yehudit faction, but cannot, because the 21st Knesset is a temporary gov't.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/25/2019, 12:46 PM

Minister Katz's 'Jewish criterion'

Outgoing Transportation Minister gives incoming minister a small tip he had learned during the ten years in which he served in his post.Hezki Baruch, 6/24/2019, 5:12 AM

Gov't approves cabinet appointments of Smotrich, Rafi Peretz

Final hurdle cleared for United Right MKs to take up Transportation and Education ministries.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/23/2019, 2:13 PM

Gantz calls to block Smotrich's appointment to cabinet

Blue and White chair slams PM for decision to appoint MK Smotrich to cabinet. 'Security abandon in exchange for legal immunity.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/23/2019, 1:43 PM

Yair Lapid: Israel should be a state for all of its citizens

Lapid responds on Twitter to an interview with Transportation Minister Bezalel Smotrich on Israel Hayom on Friday.Hezki Baruch, 6/21/2019, 2:42 PM

'We can argue later, but we have to run together now'

National Union leader Bezalel Smotrich says he would be willing to give up his position to secure merger of right-wing parties.Hezki Baruch, 6/20/2019, 8:13 PM

'Our goal is to make Liberman disappear'

Incoming Transportation Minister sees no chance of joining coalition with Blue and White: Gantz is leftist, period.Ben Ariel, 6/20/2019, 6:06 AM

Rabbi Peretz, Smotrich, promise to maintain status quo

Incoming ministers of education and transportation sign letter promising not to make changes to their ministries before upcoming elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/19/2019, 7:26 PM

Where are the women's organizations?

MK Idit Silman condemns women's organizations for remaining silent after a Palestinian Authority Arab 'rips a little girl to pieces.'Hezki Baruch, Chana Roberts, 6/17/2019, 4:02 PM

'Not thrilled to be appointed minister in lame-duck government'

PM invites Bezalel Smotrich, Rafi Peretz to meeting Monday, expected to appoint them to Transportation, Education ministries.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/17/2019, 11:37 AM

Will Rabbi Peretz and Smotrich be appointed ministers?

Netanyahu expected to appoint Rabbi Peretz as Minister of Education and Smotrich as Minister of Transportation.Hezki Baruch, 6/17/2019, 5:06 AM

Smotrich: 'I'll give up my place on the list for sake of unity'

'I'm leaving behind almost everything to invest all my time and energy to make this unity happen - with everyone, everyone, everyone.'Yoni Kempinski, 6/13/2019, 8:05 PM

No agreements reached at Netanyahu, Peretz and Smotrich meeting

Likud describes meeting between United Right leaders and PM Netanyahu as positive. Talks to continue on Wednesday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/12/2019, 1:05 AM

'Even the PA recognizes Israel's right to annexation'

MK Eli Cohen says Palestinian Authority recognizes Israel's right to sovereignty. Min. Erdan: Trump view a 'step in the right direction.'Hezki Baruch, Arutz 7 Staff, 6/9/2019, 10:58 PM

Likud ministers: Netanyahu deceived us

Leaders in Netanyahu's Likud party say PM promised them justice portfolio before naming Amir Ohana acting Justice Minister.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/6/2019, 10:45 PM

Smotrich called on Peretz to fire senior aide, Peretz refused

MK Smotrich reportedly demanded Rabbi Peretz fire his chief of staff, who released briefing against Smotrich, but Jewish Home chair refused.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/6/2019, 2:57 PM

'Smotrich and I will enter government together'

Jewish Home chair regrets announcement made by his chief of staff against National Union chair. 'Bezalel and I go shoulder to shoulder.'Ido Ben Porat, 6/6/2019, 11:09 AM

'Why attack Netanyahu?'

Sources close to Jewish Home chair back Netanyahu's decision to appoint Amir Ohana justice minister, call on Smotrich to stop attacking PM.Ido Ben Porat, 6/5/2019, 10:27 PM

Smotrich: Netanyahu discriminates against us

National Union leader reacts to snub by PM. 'Netanyahu doesn't treat other partners the way he treats religious Zionists.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/5/2019, 9:37 PM

Bennett: I won't join attacks on Smotrich

New Right chairman says his party wants 'country of acceptance' but won't join 'political' attacks on MK Smotrich.Hezki Baruch, 6/5/2019, 1:19 PM

Smotrich: I won't stammer and I won't apologize

'Complete lack of understanding' regarding Torah law, MK Smotrich says.103FM, 6/4/2019, 2:53 PM

'Smotrich can forget about the Justice Ministry'

National Union chairman's comments on running the country based on the Torah reportedly reduce his chances of being Justice Minister.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/4/2019, 6:11 AM

'We will seek to unite all the right-wing parties'

MK Smotrich vows to talk to the leaders of all right-wing parties to unite ahead of the next elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/3/2019, 2:54 PM

Rafi Peretz: When the time is right, we'll have Jewish law

MK Peretz explains colleague's statements, says he respects Israeli people and state laws.Yehonatan Gottlieb, 6/3/2019, 2:44 PM

Labor MK: 'A enormous threat to human freedom'

'Wave of conservatism washing over us from some parts of the right,' Labor's Shelly Yachimovich says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/3/2019, 12:38 PM

Smotrich: I was not involved in firing of Bennett, Shaked

National Union leader says he wants to replace Ayelet Shaked as Justice Minister now despite knowing is is just a transitional government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/3/2019, 10:19 AM

'We want to return the Torah to its foundation'

National Union chairman says he wants the justice ministry in order to return the Torah to its foundation. Lapid: We won't let that happen.Hezki Baruch, 6/3/2019, 2:11 AM

Smotrich to other right-wing parties: Don't run

National Union leader addresses calls for alliance of right-wing parties, ruling out placing Shaked at head of such an alliance.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/2/2019, 11:28 AM

Smotrich blasts Liberman: A cynical and irresponsible man

National Union chairman blasts Yisrael Beytenu chairman: His only significant move is undermining establishment of a right-wing government.Hezki Baruch, 5/30/2019, 2:07 AM

Smotrich takes off his shoes

United Right MK takes off his shoes after retired Supreme Court justice quotes Biblical passage to 'remove your shoes from your feet.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/29/2019, 9:22 AM

Smotrich: Public will not forgive those who bring down the right

National Union Party Chairman Bezalel Smotrich warns move to new elections could lead to end of right-wing government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/26/2019, 5:11 PM

Smotrich: We'll form right-wing gov't next week

National Union leader optimistic coalition agreement will be finalized in the coming days.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/23/2019, 10:28 PM

Mandelblit calls Smotrich accusations 'unfounded'

Attorney General says Smotrich concerns over leak of document against him 'unfounded,' hopes he will act differently as justice minister.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/21/2019, 7:45 PM

Smotrich: We'll make sure government is genuinely right-wing

National Union leader says coalition negotiations affected by 'disagreements' on issues of religion and land of IsraelYehonatan Gottleib, 5/16/2019, 4:23 PM

'We must not surrender to threats of violence on Temple Mount'

MK Smotrich demands that Prime Minister Netanyahu and Minister Erdan not close the Temple Mount to Jews on Jerusalem Day.Hezki Baruch, 5/16/2019, 1:02 AM

Rocks thrown at MK Smotrich's car

Arab throws rocks at vehicle of United Right MK as he travels in Samaria.Elad Benari, 5/15/2019, 2:11 AM

Netanyahu's proposal to Smotrich

PM offers National Union leader another ministerial position instead of defense ministry he seeks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/6/2019, 10:29 PM

'We should have killed 700 terrorists in Gaza'

National Union chief blasts ceasefire agreement with Hamas: 'We cannot force 1.5 million Israelis to head to bomb shelters every few weeks.'Hezki Baruch, 5/6/2019, 10:54 AM

'Without education, justice portfolios, there is no government'

National Union chairman: 'Without me there's no coalition. I am not returning to a government in which we are hanged in the Supreme Court.'Hezki Baruch, 4/30/2019, 2:41 PM

MK Smotrich inherits outgoing Justice Minister's office

United Right MK Bezalel Smotrich receives office of outgoing Justice Minister Shaked.Hezki Baruch, 4/29/2019, 3:19 PM

'Israel is not an ATM for terror'

MK Smotrich slams attempt to give money to Palestinian Authority, says PA Chairman Abbas won't let it collapse.Hezki Baruch, 4/29/2019, 8:48 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

Smotrich's coalition demands

National Union leader submits demands for new coalition, including justice ministry, no backtracking from sovereignty in Judea and Samaria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/22/2019, 8:22 PM

Smotrich: Ignore France, let Palestinian Authority collapse

MK Smotrich urges PM Netanyahu ignore French President Macron's demand to transfer funds to terrorists, reject French 'hypocrisy.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/22/2019, 2:17 PM

Likud's offer to compensate Smotrich

Likud party seeks to keep justice ministry, offer Smotrich housing ministry, control of Settlement Division instead.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/21/2019, 10:17 AM

The tense election day phone call between Smotrich and Netanyahu

'Be careful not to succeed a little too much, leaving you without a coalition,' Smotrich warned Netanyahu.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/19/2019, 3:00 PM

'Declaration of war on the Supreme Court'

Officials in the justice system afraid of the next Justice Minister: We are going to have a particularly difficult time.Ben Ariel, 4/19/2019, 3:43 AM

Police warn Smotrich, Regev will allow Passover sacrifice

Police say Miri Regev and Bezalel Smotrich will allow Passover sacrifice on the Temple Mount if given ministries they want.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/18/2019, 8:51 PM

Who will be Justice Minister: Bezalel Smotrich or Yariv Levin?

National Union leader demands justice portfolio as PM Netanyahu seeks to give position to Likud MK.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/17/2019, 10:09 PM

Smotrich: Religious services won't be left in Shas' hands

MK Smotrich scheduled to meet with UTJ members to create haredi-religious bloc in religion and state ahead of coalition negotiations.Mordechai Sones, 4/16/2019, 1:18 AM

Rabbi Peretz: Full confidence in Elections Committee

Disagreement among United Right leadership following New Right's claims of irregularities in counting of soldiers' votes.Hezki Baruch, 4/11/2019, 12:29 PM

Smotrich: We will not join government that considers Trump plan

National Union leader says new government would collapse if PM Netanyahu moved to implement US peace plan.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/10/2019, 8:42 PM

The goals: Sovereignty and the overrule clause

Smotrich: We will enter into a dialogue with the prime minister and agree on basic principles so we can recommend him to the president.Hezki Baruch, 4/10/2019, 3:10 AM

Smotrich: Netanyahu sets new low for surrender

National Union leader slams PM over reports of negotiations with Hamas terrorists in prison to prevent a hunger strike.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/7/2019, 10:00 AM