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

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