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

Smotrich: Mixed-gender service harms IDF's capabilities

National Union leader says IDF's job is to win, not to serve a feminist agenda.Yoni Kempinski, 4/3/2019, 4:00 PM

Smotrich: We will not sit in a 'fake right' government

National Union leader says Netanyahu must agree on steps to limit intervention of High Court against right-wing policies.Shimon Cohen, 4/2/2019, 4:39 PM

Smotrich's condition for entering the government

National Union chairman: We won't join coalition unless law allowing Knesset to reenact laws rejected by High Court passed within 60 days.Hezki Baruch, 4/2/2019, 3:30 PM

Smotrich: Repair the injustice, allow us to correct the list

National Union chair addresses Supreme Court hearing on petitions against decision not to allow promotion of Ben-Gvir on United Right list.Hezki Baruch, 3/27/2019, 8:06 PM

Most conservative judges assigned to Right Union petition

Attorney Itamar Ben-Gvir and Right Parties Union to be heard tomorrow before Supreme Court judges least likely to accept their petition.Mordechai Sones, 3/26/2019, 11:43 PM

'Return the terrorists to their hideouts'

National Union chairman warns against agreeing to a ceasefire: That would be surrendering to a terrorist organization.Hezki Baruch, 3/26/2019, 6:01 AM

Smotrich calls urgent Knesset meeting to cancel court decision

MK Bezalel Smotrich calls for urgent Knesset meeting, aims to pass law removing Supreme Court's ability to approve or disqualify candidates.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/18/2019, 9:27 AM

Smotrich: Bring down the Palestinian Authority

MK Bezalel Smotrich slams 'legalism,' calls to bring down 'terror-supporting' Palestinian Authority.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/17/2019, 2:41 PM

National Union leader: Supreme Court is not in charge

MK Bezalel Smotrich warns that if Otzma Yehudit candidate is disqualified, Israel will need 'mountain of votes' to bring court down to size.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/17/2019, 10:59 AM

'Rightists do not represent humanity for me'

Actress and model Yael Abecassis backs Rotem Sela, blasts right. Smotrich: The campaign against us only gives us more seats.Ben Ariel, 3/15/2019, 4:41 AM

'Anti-Semitic Tiberias mayor needs to be institutionalized'

National Union MK calls mayor of Tiberias 'anti-Semitic' after he declared 'war' on haredi community. 'He needs to be institutionalized.'David Rosenberg, 3/14/2019, 11:06 AM

'Mr. Prime Minister, apply sovereignty now'

Israeli responses pour in after US State Dept. omits reference to Israeli 'occupation' in its Human Rights Reports.Gary Willig, 3/13/2019, 7:15 PM

Smotrich: Feiglin is 'irresponsible'

National Union chair slams Zehut chair over cannabis legalization statements. 'If so, he won't enter government as long as it's up to me.'Hezki Baruch, 3/12/2019, 1:24 PM

Smotrich wants justice portfolio

National Union chairman makes clear that the party is looking not only at the Education Ministry but at additional ministries as well.Ben Ariel, 3/12/2019, 3:10 AM

Arabs to be allowed to enter Golden Gate

Israel agrees to fix leaks, allow Waqf to use Golden Gate compound. MK Smotrich: Unthinkable that criminals should be rewarded.Hezki Baruch, 3/6/2019, 4:20 PM

National Union chief's plan to shield Netanyahu from prosecution

MK Smotrich aims to pass law granting immunity to sitting MKs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/6/2019, 8:43 AM

Smotrich: We support law to protect PM from indictment

National Union leader says he will support law to prevent trial of sitting prime minister if Netanyahu wins reelection.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/3/2019, 3:38 PM

National Union chairman: Rabbi Lau forgot about the Holocaust

MK Smotrich slams Rabbi Lau for Holocaust comparison, says comparison harms memory of Holocaust victims.Hezki Baruch, 2/23/2019, 11:21 PM

Smotrich: On April 10 we will separate from Otzma Yehudit

National Union leader says joint run with Otzma Yehudit 'not natural' for his party, but necessitated by political realities.MK Bezalel Smotrich, 2/20/2019, 4:32 PM

Rabbi Peretz, Smotrich reject Netanyahu invitation

Jewish Home, National Union leaders reject Likud offer to hold meeting with Otzma Yehudit to unify ahead of elections.Hezki Baruch, 2/18/2019, 6:39 PM

'Religious Zionism is thriving and expanding'

Rabbi Rafi Peretz, Bezalel Smotrich visit Sderot Hesder Yeshiva in first visit following the merger of Jewish Home, National Union.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/17/2019, 4:20 PM

'Without us they won't make it into the Knesset'

Otzma Yehudit leader calls for joint list with Jewish Home and National Union to ensure all 3 parties make it into the Knesset.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/15/2019, 2:21 PM

Avoiding unity talks?

Jewish Home chairman shrugs off meeting with National Union chairman as negotiations on joint run remain deadlocked.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/13/2019, 4:57 PM

'This despicable terrorist must die'

MK Smotrich visits family of Ori Ansbacher, says she must be the last terror victim.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/12/2019, 5:49 AM

National Union-Jewish Home talks collapse

Negotiations for both Religious Zionist parties to run together fall apart, end after only five minutes. No future talks are scheduled.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/9/2019, 9:26 PM

Smotrich at left-wing conference: We are no longer silent

National Union chairman at conference of the Movement for Quality Government in Israel: The left will shout and we will act.Ido Ben Porat, 2/5/2019, 1:13 AM

Smotrich: Likud should merge with Otzma Yehudit

National Union leader suggests PM should have Otzma Yehudit faction run on joint list with Likud instead of Jewish Home.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/4/2019, 8:54 AM

Survey: Smotrich favorite to lead united right-wing list

Poll finds religious Zionist voters prefer National Union head Bezalel Smotrich to lead joint list with Jewish Home and Otzma Yehudit.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/3/2019, 10:43 PM

Smotrich to new Jewish Home head: Let's work together

National Union Chairman MK Bezalel Smotrich calls on new Jewish Home chairman former IDF Chief Rabbi Rafi Peretz to join with National UnionArutz Sheva Staff, 2/3/2019, 10:00 PM

Labor MK compares Smotrich to Hamas terrorists

MK Omer Barlev publishes video in which he calls to fight Smotrich, Bennett and Shaked who "endanger us from within."Ben Ariel, 1/24/2019, 3:39 AM

Netanyahu expects to work together with Smotrich

PM congratulates MK Bezalel Smotrich on his election as the National Union chairman, hopes they can work together to keep right in power.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/15/2019, 4:19 PM

Left blasts election of Smotrich

Hatnua and Labor parties respond to election of Bezalel Smotrich as National Union leader: "Nothing new under the Smotrich".Hezki Baruch, 1/15/2019, 4:44 AM

Otzma Yehudit calls for unity in national religious camp

Otzma Yehudit party calls for technical bloc that would unite the entire national religious camp ahead of elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/30/2018, 2:14 AM

Who will lead National Union in 2019 elections?

MK Bezalel Smotrich challenges Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel for leadership of National Union party ahead of April elections.Hezki Baruch, 12/28/2018, 11:30 AM

'A stupid and superfluous committee'

MK Bezalel Smotrich blasts committee which rejected appointment of Moshe Edri as police commissioner.Ben Ariel, 11/30/2018, 1:38 AM

MK Smotrich: Close the Civil Administration now

Jewish Home MK says residents of Judea and Samaria, who serve in the army and pay taxes, should receive services from government ministries.Ido Ben Porat, 11/28/2018, 4:06 AM

Watch: Police raid illegal PA-funded event in Jerusalem

Illegally PA-funded conference in Jerusalem broken up, Palestinian Authority's 'Governor of Jerusalem' arrested.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/1/2018, 10:51 PM

'Khan al-Ahmar has become a test of sovereignty'

MK Betzalel Smotrich skips Knesset vote, visits Khan al-Ahmar in protest against delay in evacuation of illegal Bedouin outpost.Hezki Baruch, 10/22/2018, 7:20 PM

Smotrich: Supreme Court is harming Israel's security

MK Smotrich slams Supreme Court's 'chutzpah' in forcing Israel to allow terrorists' relatives into Israel.Hezki Baruch, 8/27/2018, 10:51 AM