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

Smotrich presents: Transportation revolution in Yesha

Transportation Minister says ministry to end discrimination against Judea and Samaria, upgrade infrastructure to match rest of country.Shimon Cohen, 8/22/2019, 6:00 PM

Yamina: Attacking Ayelet Shaked only brings us more votes

Yamina leaders Min. Smotrich, Naftali Bennett, praise chairwoman Shaked, promise party will only gain from Left's criticism.Hezki Baruch, 8/20/2019, 9:17 AM

Netanyahu to Smotrich: Apologize or be fired

Likud official says Prime Minister scolded Transportation Minister and made clear that another attack would not be acceptable.Hezki Baruch, 8/13/2019, 2:13 AM

Netanyahu summons Smotrich

PM, Transportation Minister to meet as Netanyahu reportedly seeks to fire Smotrich over excoriation of handling of Muslim riots on.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/12/2019, 4:52 PM

Report: Netanyahu considering firing Bezalel Smotrich

PM strongly considering firing Transportation Minister Bezalel Smotrich over minister's criticism of handling of Temple Mount riots.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/12/2019, 2:07 PM

'This isn't a court ruling - its anti-religious trolling'

Transportation Minister Bezalel Smotrich excoriates court over ruling that barred haredi concert from having gender-separate seating.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/12/2019, 10:35 AM

Regev blasts Smotrich: Shame on you!

Culture and Sport Minister blasts Transportation Minister following his criticism of Prime Minister Netanyahu.Hezki Baruch, 8/12/2019, 5:35 AM

MK Smotrich: 'Netanyahu should normalize Ofra today'

"Terrorism doesn't stem from despair as the left has been claiming for years. The Arabs want to establish a terrorist state.'Nitzan Keidar, 8/8/2019, 7:57 PM

'Netanyahu disrespects every believing Jew'

Minister Bezalel Smotrich responds to the Prime Minister who said his comments on a halakhic state were nonsense.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/7/2019, 11:32 PM

Netanyahu: Halakhic state? 'Pure and utter nonsense'

PM mocks Minister Smotrich's remarks on Jewish law in speech to 40 Democratic congressmen. “Some halakhic state. This is ridiculous.”Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/7/2019, 10:07 PM

Smotrich: Netanyahu will form a leftist government

Min. Smotrich warns PM Netanyahu wants to form a leftist government after elections, only strong United Right will force nationalist gov't.Hezki Baruch, 8/7/2019, 12:29 PM

Smotrich: We will not be silenced

Transportation Minister responds to the uproar over his comments on a halakhic state.Hezki Baruch, 8/7/2019, 3:11 AM

'Freedom of speech does not belong to one side only'

United Right list backs Smotrich, blasting outcry over his latest comments on Jewish law in Israel. "Ugly silencing of the Left."Hezki Baruch, 8/6/2019, 12:25 PM

Liberman to Smotrich: A government will be formed without you

Yisrael Beytenu chairman: Smotrich declares that if it was up to him and his friends, they would impose a halakhic state on us.Eliran Aharon, 8/6/2019, 4:35 AM

'It's anti-Semitic': Blue and White ad incites against haredim

Blue and White campaign video paints religious, haredi, ministers as money-sucking parasites, PM Netanyahu as caring only about himself.Chana Roberts, 8/5/2019, 2:54 PM

'Liberman has been thinking only about himself for 30 years'

Minister Bezalel Smotrich: My son who is attending first grade is more fit to be Prime Minister than Liberman.Ben Ariel, 8/5/2019, 5:40 AM