Transportation Minister goes into quarantine

Transportation Min. Bezlalel Smotrich goes into quarantine after meeting coronavirus patient earlier this week.Hezki Baruch, 3/21/2020, 9:58 PM

Smotrich: 'Tracking device won't threaten personal privacy'

Smotrich stressed the tracking device would not constitute a "Big Brother"-type mechanism.Eitan Divinsky, 3/15/2020, 10:39 PM

Smotrich to Odeh: You and your friends are ingrates

Transportation Minister responds to Joint List chairman's tweet: You're living the good life because there is a Jewish majority here.Ben Ariel, 3/4/2020, 5:06 AM

Smotrich: Netanyahu wants to set up demilitarized PA state

Transportation Minister predicts Netanyahu will leave out Jewish Home, National Union and bring Gantz into the coalition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/3/2020, 6:47 PM

Watch: Yamina activists celebrate with Smotrich and Rabbi Peretz

Yamina ministers Bezalel Smotrich and Rabbi Rafi Peretz were greeted by party activists singing and dancing.Hezki Baruch, 3/3/2020, 5:00 AM

Smotrich: We were spared from a Gantz government

Transportation Minister believes the election results will lead to a right-wing government of which Yamina will be a significant part.Hezki Baruch, 3/3/2020, 12:34 AM

Smotrich: We're no less religious than the haredim

In interviews to the haredi press, Yamina MK Bezalel Smotrich claimed his party was the one protecting Jewish interests in Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/27/2020, 11:45 PM

Smotrich to Lapid: 'Cut the nonsense'

Bezalel Smotrich reacts to MK Yair Lapid's statement that 'we lack 2-3 seats to form a government with a Jewish majority.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/23/2020, 12:18 AM

"Everything we've built is in danger"

Transportation Minister Smotrich tells Arutz Sheva that a right-wing government is critical in order to maintain Jewish values.Nitsan Keidar, 2/21/2020, 2:07 PM

Smotrich to Gantz: Say out loud you won't rely on Arab parties

Transportation Minister to Blue and White leader: Come to the podium and pledge you won't form a government with terrorist supporters.Ben Ariel, 2/18/2020, 6:20 AM

'There's a real concern right-wing voters won't turnout to vote'

National Union chief to Arutz Sheva: 'There are concerns on the Israeli Right that our base has become complacent and won't show up to vote'Yoni Kempinski, 2/16/2020, 9:53 PM

Gantz rejects Smotrich, but not Bennett and Shaked

Blue and White chairman rules out coalition with Joint List and "those who are racist and radical like Smotrich".Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/16/2020, 2:44 AM

'We won't vote for implementing Trump peace plan'

Min. Bezalel Smotrich says Palestinians don't want peace, Israel can normalize relations with neighbors without them.103FM, 1/29/2020, 1:17 PM

Sovereignty Movement welcomes Smotrich initiative

Sovereignty Movement welcomes initiative of Transportation Minister to promote application of Israeli sovereignty in the Jordan Valley.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/21/2020, 3:44 AM

Smotrich calls for vote on Jordan Valley sovereignty

Transportation Minister writes to PM calling for Knesset plenum to use discussion of immunity to push for vote on sovereignty.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/20/2020, 9:08 PM

Liberman furious at Smotrich: 'Religious coercion'

Yisrael Beytenu chairman livid after Transportation Ministry cancels bus routes that operated on Shabbat.Ben Ariel, 1/17/2020, 5:31 AM

Netanyahu's concerns and Smotrich's witty response

Netanyahu expressed concern that Smotrich would support Gantz. Smotrich in turn reminded Netanyahu of a few things he might want to forget.Ben Ariel, 1/17/2020, 4:08 AM

Bennett, Smotrich, and Shaked agree to joint run

New Right and National Union to run on joint ticket in March election, call on Jewish Home to join alliance.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/14/2020, 12:35 PM

'Smotrich wants a larger alliance with the New Right'

Channel 12's Amit Segal says National Union chairman is trying to avoid joining up with Jewish Home, Otzma Yehudit.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/14/2020, 11:25 AM

'Unity talks with Jewish Home at an impasse'

Negotiations between Jewish Home and National Union towards formation of joint list fail to reach breakthrough one day before deadline.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/14/2020, 9:03 AM

Smotrich: 'Time for the entire right-wing to unite'

Transportation Minister makes last-minute plea for formation of single right-wing ticket unifying all parties to the right of the Likud.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/13/2020, 9:17 AM

Smotrich and Peretz meet: Strive for a broad unity

Leaders of Jewish Home and the National Union meet and agree to continue the dialogue in the coming days.Hezki Baruch, 1/9/2020, 11:20 PM

A single list to the right of the Likud?

Transportation Min. Smotrich is holding negotiations with both Jewish Home and New Right, in hopes of creating a single list, reports say.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/7/2020, 4:42 PM

The offer made by Smotrich's aides to Bennett and Shaked

National Union members suggested to the New Right: Secure a spot for Smotrich and the Jewish Home central committee will back you.Ben Ariel, 1/3/2020, 6:33 AM

Taxi drivers protest outside Transportation Minister's home

Dozens of drivers arrive in Kedumim, protest outside Smotrich's house against changing fares.Yoni Kempinski, 1/2/2020, 11:48 PM

New Right, National Union considering joint run

Ayelet Shaked meets with National Union chief Bezalel Smotrich to discuss possible joint run in March 2nd election.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/1/2020, 9:33 PM

Rabbi Peretz refused to relinquish ministerial post to Smotrich

PM Netanyahu spoke with Jewish Home chairman and asked him to work towards an alliance with the National Union.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/30/2019, 3:11 AM

Rabbi Melamed: New Right, National Union should run together

Leading religious Zionist rabbi calls on Bennett, Shaked, and Smotrich to run together. 'These 3 can bring big moves together.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/22/2019, 11:29 AM

'Issue Palestinian Authority an ultimatum'

Transportation Min. Smotrich to PM: 'Demand PA retract request for investigation.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/21/2019, 8:02 PM

Bezalel Smotrich: I'm opposed to the split of Religious Zionism

'If the New Right wouldn't have left before the 1st elections, we would have been in a successful right-wing government for almost a year.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/14/2019, 9:50 PM

'Liberman is dangerous, cynical, and irresponsible'

Transportation Minister blasts Yisrael Beytenu chief for declaring new elections inevitable. "We'll need to find other path to 61 MKs.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/5/2019, 10:24 AM

'The right is the majority, hold your heads high, we will win'

Transportation Minister responds to indictment: Israeli citizens owe the Prime Minister gratitude for decades of sacrifice and dedication.Bezalel Smotrich, 11/22/2019, 12:02 AM

Smotrich: Drivers, put down your phone

Transportation Minister holds meeting on issue of road safety: He who saves a life it's as if he saved a world. There is no time to waste.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/17/2019, 12:46 PM

Lapid to Netanyahu: Part from Litzman and Smotrich

Smotrich: 'Yair Lapid prefers Tibi over Litzman and Cassif over Smotrich - a gov't with supporters of terrorism and opponents of Zionism.'Hezki Baruch, 11/16/2019, 11:47 PM

Smotrich calls on Ayelet Shaked to rejoin Jewish Home

Transportation Min. Smotrich urges MK Shaked to return to Jewish Home party.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/11/2019, 11:42 AM

Smotrich: The bloc is stable

Transportation Minister warns: Dismantling the right-wing bloc will create a dangerous left-wing government.Nitsan Keidar, 11/4/2019, 4:31 AM

'We need a broad government without boycotts'

Minister Bezalel Smotrich discusses efforts to assemble a government and the fatal accidents over the weekend.Ben Ariel, 10/28/2019, 6:34 AM

'Left-wing government with the Arabs? Not a bad idea at all'

Transportation Minister Bezalel Smotrich suggests Gantz-led left-wing government with Arabs would only result in rightist victory.Hezki Baruch, 10/16/2019, 2:28 PM

Cabinet dispute over transfer of funds to PA

Ministers Smotrich, Elkin wonder why government transferred tax revenues to the PA.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/7/2019, 6:43 PM

'There's no reason to have two Religious Zionist parties'

National Union chairman Smotrich calls for his party to merge with Jewish Home as soon as possible.Hezki Baruch, 10/6/2019, 10:45 PM

'Third election will damage Israeli democracy'

'I think that everyone understands that further elections are a very bad thing and there needs to be a broad unity government.'Nitzan Keidar, 10/6/2019, 8:57 PM

'We are the owners of this land'

Transportation Minister says he is willing to sit in opposition to secure a unity government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/6/2019, 12:12 PM

"Forget about it, Ahmad, 'Never again!'"

Transportation Min. Smotrich responds to Arab MK's claim that he is 'racist.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/5/2019, 10:30 PM

Arab MK: Jewish minister is a 'dazed messianic'

MK Ayman Odeh, head of Joint Arab List, says Transportation Min. Smotrich is 'dazed messianic,' should be removed from position.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/5/2019, 9:30 PM

'Haredim are disqualified, terror supporters are embraced'

Bezalel Smotrich attacks Blue and White following report that the Arab Joint List may recommend Benny Gantz for prime minister.Hezki Baruch, 9/21/2019, 11:01 PM

Smotrich vows: There will be a right-wing government

Despite exit polls showing right-wing without a majority, Transportation Minister says Yamina will ensure formation of rightist government.Hezki Baruch, 9/18/2019, 12:49 AM

Smotrich: Right-wing turnout lower than previous election

Transportation Minister warns right-wing turnout lower than last round while overall turnout is up, 'We will wake up tomorrow in danger.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/17/2019, 6:38 PM

Smotrich confronts Netanyahu

Transportation Minister says 'Deal of the Century' map will choke Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/15/2019, 2:59 PM

Smotrich to Netanyahu: Stand firm against Attorney General

Transportation Minister calls on PM to ignore Mandelbit's warning not to normalize Jordan Valley town days before election.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/15/2019, 12:42 PM

Smotrich: Noam isn't even close to making it into the Knesset

Transportation Min. blasts new right-wing party for trying to pull Yamina down with it. 'Ugly attempt to harm Religious Zionism.'Yehonatan Gottlieb, 9/11/2019, 1:36 PM

"Trump is Israel's friend - which makes it harder to refuse him"

Transportation Minister Bezalel Smotrich 'very worried' Netanyahu will be unable to refuse 'bad components' of Trump's peace plan.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/11/2019, 11:47 AM

Smotrich to Gantz: Shame on you

Transportation Minister responds to Blue and White leader for calling him racist. 'Gantz demonizes the religious Zionist community.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/5/2019, 3:34 PM

Smotrich, Shaked, answer Yair Netanyahu

Yamina leaders tell PM's son they will recommend Netanyahu for prime minister, ask him not to smear them ahead of election.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/4/2019, 6:08 PM

Smotrich: Feiglin showed responsibility

Transportation Minister: The left wants parties that won't pass the electoral threshold to run all the way so that we lose seats.Hezki Baruch, 8/29/2019, 6:09 AM

Yamina to Democratic Union: 'Your time has passed'

Leftist MKs call Min. Smotrich 'puppet of Kahanist rabbis.' Yamina: 'Serious incitement against Religious Zionists.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/27/2019, 1:28 PM

Smotrich: 'Rabbi Eliyahu is a giant and a hero'

Transportation Minister defends the honor of the rabbi of Tzfat after Democratic Camp chairman Nitzan Horowitz besmirches him.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/25/2019, 5:32 PM

Yamina to Netanyahu: 'Jewish blood has become worthless'

Right-wing Knesset members slam Israel's policies for handling terror, demand creation of checkpoints, worse treatment for terrorists.Eliran Aharon, 8/23/2019, 12:54 PM