Government to reduce tax funds to PA over terror financing

Finance Ministry to deduct from tax funds collected on behalf of PA amount equal to salaries PA pays to murderers and terrorists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/4/2019, 10:29 AM

Reactions pour in after Bennett's shock departure

'Extremists remain extremists.' Furious reactions pour in after Bennett and Shaked leave the Jewish Home party.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/29/2018, 9:12 PM

Regev responds to Stern: I find your words contemptible

Minister Regev responded to the strong words of MK Elazar Stern. "You've joined the ranks of men who slander women."Ezra Sanders, 11/7/2018, 2:44 AM

INTO THE FRAY The Nationality Law brouhaha

Israel will only be democratic if it is Jewish—and it will only be Jewish if it is Zionist. Therefore, it will only be democratic if it is Zionist i.e. if it is the nation state of the Jewish people. Dr. Martin Sherman, 7/20/2018, 5:50 AM

Outrage after PA snubs EU

PA leader refuses to meet with EU delegation and explain use of EU aid, amid suspicions that the funds are going to pay terrorist salaries.Hezki Baruch, 7/8/2018, 11:35 AM

'A new paradigm for peacemaking in the Middle East'

Knesset Israel Victory Caucus discusses '25 Years Since Oslo: Time for New Thinking'.Hezki Baruch, 7/4/2018, 1:31 PM

'There are criminal sanctions in this draft law as well'

Yesh Atid MK claims his party's version of the draft law was better than Defense Minister Liberman's.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/2/2018, 1:08 PM

Progress in law to withhold terrorist salaries

Committee approves in second and third readings law to withhold terrorist salaries from tax revenues Israel transfers to PA.Hezki Baruch, 6/27/2018, 2:11 PM

Netanyahu: There's a price for burning fields

Knesset committee approves deducting compensation for Gaza kite fires from money transferred to Palestinian Authority.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/11/2018, 3:38 PM

MK Stern: There's no government when it comes to funding terror

Yesh Atid MK slams Israeli government for not advancing bill to deduct terror salaries from money transferred to Palestinian Authority.Chana Roberts, 6/11/2018, 12:56 PM

'There is no opposition to moving the embassy to Jerusalem'

MK Elazar Stern speaks to the "Salute to Jerusalem" Arutz Sheva Conference organized by Dr Joe Frager.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/9/2018, 6:10 PM

58% of diners who do not keep kosher prefer alternative kashrut

MK Elazar Stern welcomes Tzohar rabbis alternative kashrut system. 'Current kashrut system doesn't enhance respect for Israel's Jewishness.'Mordechai Sones, 2/26/2018, 7:42 PM

Law to pressure Palestinian Authority advances

Knesset committee approves first reading of law to deduct terrorists' salaries from money transferred to Palestinian Authority.Hezki Baruch, 2/21/2018, 12:07 PM

'Why is having men and women in the same tank a problem?'

Yesh Atid MK expresses support for mixed-gender tank units, explains the difference between himself and a Jewish Home MK.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/19/2018, 11:41 AM

'Netanyahu does not consult religious Zionist rabbis'

Yesh Atid MK says PM only turns to national religious rabbis when he needs support, but ignores them at all other times.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/26/2017, 10:14 PM

'What will we say when religious soldiers refuse orders?'

Left-wing MKs slam Ehud Barak for 'undermining foundations of democracy', call former PM's recent statements 'dangerous'.Tzvi Lev, 12/21/2017, 9:20 PM

'Without the Supreme Court there would be no state'

MK Elazar Stern praises court decision to overturn haredi IDF exemptions, says haredi leaders alienating many Israelis from Judaism.Hezki Baruch, 9/13/2017, 4:59 PM

'Hamas listens to Israelis'

Leftist MK says Shalit deal taught Israel not to free terrorists,Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/28/2017, 12:08 PM

Knesset Ethics Committee obligates MK to apologize to 'Hotam'

MK Stern ordered to apologize to organization director Rabbi Amital Bareli for remarks during Knesset committee hearing.Mordechai Sones, 7/20/2017, 12:37 PM

'Funds to PA can legally be frozen over support for terror'

Ministry's legal experts say bill to punish PA for payments to terrorists has no legal impediment.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/28/2017, 6:07 PM

PA official: Israel 'stealing Palestinian money'

Head of PA Prisoners' Club blasts decision to reduce PA funding to terrorists' families.Dalit Halevi, 6/12/2017, 2:08 AM

Bill to punish PA for terrorist salaries is approved

Ministerial Committee for Legislation approves opposition's bill to deduct tax funds to PA equal to salaries paid to terrorists in prison.Gary Willig, 6/11/2017, 3:39 PM

'This law is critical to Israel's security'

Ministerial Committee for Legislation discusses Oslo-based law to deduct terrorists' salaries from PA budget.Ido Ben Porat, 6/10/2017, 10:01 PM

MK Stern: Religious girls enlist despite those who oppose them

MK Elazar Stern (Yesh Atid) claims that most of the religious public approves of religious girls enlisting in the IDF.Yoel Domb, 5/29/2017, 8:04 PM

MK Stern: Why we voted against Nationality Law

MK Elazar Stern says he favors a nationality law but not in its present version.Hezky Baruch, 5/10/2017, 8:26 PM

'You talk of judicial pluralism only for yourselves'

Knesset plenum approves bill granting rabbinical courts power to arbitrate civil law cases. MK Elazar Stern slams rabbinical courts.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/8/2017, 7:03 PM

Will UK arrest Elazar Stern?

British NGO urges police to arrest MK Elazar Stern on war crimes charges during London stay.Chana Roberts, 2/1/2017, 1:16 PM

Rabbinate committee to recommend Kashrut improvements

Rabbinate Kashrut system must have national standard, Chief Rabbinate Director says, adding that current system is confusing and wasteful.Hillel Fendel, 1/17/2017, 1:00 PM

Yesh Atid MK: Rabbinate's kosher certification is worthless

MK Elazar Stern says Rabbinate's kashrut is worthless, system is corrupt.Chezi Dreksler, 1/16/2017, 12:43 PM

MK makes 'rude and insolent' remarks about Chief Rabbi

The Shas party strongly protested the condemnation of Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef by MK Elazar SternArutz Sheva Staff, 12/14/2016, 5:07 PM

MK Stern: Amona is not the only important issue

MK Elazar Stern called on religious Zionists to focus on the other challenges facing Israel besides developing Judea and Samaria.Yoel Domb, 10/25/2016, 4:38 PM

'You know nothing about democracy'

Mother of Hadar Goldin, whose body has been held by Hamas since 2014, blasts Yesh Atid MK's proposal to limit prisoner swaps.Ido Ben Porat, 7/28/2016, 9:43 AM

Shaked’s office fires back at MK Stern

Associates of the Minister of Justice return criticism to MK Elazar Stern for trying to make a media uproar at Shaked’s expense.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/15/2016, 1:36 PM

MK Stern accuses Shaked of ‘harming women’

Ministerial Committee headed by Shaked opposes Stern’s bill to increase the number of women in the chief rabbis’ electoral body.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/14/2016, 9:24 PM

Yesh Atid MK: 'Duma arson spilled Jewish blood'

Stern brushes off lawyers' testimony that Jewish suspects being brutally tortured to point of suicide, says arson set off terror wave.Hezki Baruch, 12/21/2015, 3:37 PM

Left Outraged Over Judea-Samaria Products

Leftist MKs react with anger over proposed motion that companies from Judea and Samaria will be prioritized in Knesset tenders.Ido Ben Porat, 10/20/2015, 6:55 AM

Marzel: Elazar Stern is a 'Danger' to Israel

Returning MK with controversial past 'damaged Israel and cannot be regarded as religious,' asserts right-wing activist Baruch Marzel.Benny Toker, 9/3/2015, 12:45 PM

'We've Exchanged a Bull for a Donkey'

Elazar Stern is 'one of the dangerous enemies of religion,' says nationalist Baruch Marzel.Reut Hadar, 9/2/2015, 11:06 AM

Elazar Stern Returning to Knesset

Secularist Yesh Atid's MK Rabbi Shai Piron is leaving politics, to be replaced by the controversial Stern.Gil Ronen, 9/2/2015, 8:34 AM

Case Closed Against Ex-IDF Chief, Politics Next?

Former MK Elazar Stern expresses hope that former IDf Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi's next step will be to join Yesh Atid.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, 8/13/2015, 10:05 AM

Former Education Minister Piron May Quit Knesset

Reports that Yesh Atid MK Shai Piron will be resigning the Knesset are premature, a spokesperson for his office says.Moshe Cohen, 8/9/2015, 10:57 PM

Report: Yaakov Perry to Resign from Knesset

Perry allegedly to resign over Yesh Atid's place in the Opposition, allowing Elazar Stern to step in.Tova Dvorin, 3/23/2015, 4:18 PM

Health Ministry is Deterring French Aliyah

Many French medical professionals cannot receive licenses in Israel, yet quick fixes to correct the problem have been delayed for years.Gedalyah Reback, 3/8/2015, 1:29 PM

Elazar Stern Officially Joins Yesh Atid

In a press conference Sunday, Yair Lapid announced Elazar's move to join Yesh Atid, calling him 'Yesh Atid's 20th Knesset member.'Yoni Kempinski, Cynthia Blank, 1/18/2015, 12:33 PM

Elazar Stern Joins Yesh Atid Party

Former Hatnua MK will be joining Yair Lapid's party, just weeks after resigning from Hatnua.Hezki Baruch, 1/17/2015, 6:36 PM

Report: Stern Weighing Joining Yisrael Beytenu

Stern a good fit for Avigdor Liberman's party, associates say, after the MK left Hatnua due to its pact with Labor.Hezki Baruch, 12/23/2014, 1:06 PM

MK Elazar Stern Leaves Tzipi Livni's Hatnua

Stern objects to Livni's pact with Labor, in letter of resignation from the party noting that Hatnua has strayed too far Left for his views.Orly Harari, Tova Dvorin, 12/20/2014, 9:10 PM

Stern to Bennett: You Have Plenty to Apologize For

MK Elazar Stern attacks Bennett over his election campaign, claims he has to apologize for his "extremist" views on religion.Yishai Karov, 12/18/2014, 5:45 AM

MK Stern: Leaders Can't Just Rely on G-d

'Leaders must hope and pray but be rational,' says Kadima MK. 'When we only relied on G-d, we lost out.'Hezki Baruch, Gil Ronen, 12/4/2014, 10:55 PM

MK: Conversion Law Political, Not Religious, Issue

Stern tells Arutz Sheva about his controversial conversion reforms - and why he thinks Chief Rabbinate may be forced to concede.Yoni Kempinski, Tova Dvorin, 11/7/2014, 8:56 AM

Knesset Vote Set on Controversial Conversion Bill

Bill submitted for Monday vote, with rabbis warning it will prevent conversions being recognized in Israel and abroad.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 10/29/2014, 2:52 PM

Vote on Conversion Bill Set for 1:00 P.M.

MK Ruth Calderon said freeze on Conversion Law is like giving a divorce decree to world Jewry. But that is only part of the story.Hezki Baruch, Gil Ronen, 10/27/2014, 12:04 PM

'Netanyahu Must Choose – Us or Livni'

MK Rabbi Ben Dahan says if Hatnua brings Conversion Bill to a vote, Jewish Home will have to leave coalition.Hezki Baruch, Gil Ronen, 10/22/2014, 1:22 PM

MK Yishai Slams Shabbat Law as Cheap Populism

A law to open 'cultural institutions' and restaurants on Shabbat is a desperate attempt by desperate MKs to stay afloat politically.Moshe Cohen, 9/7/2014, 4:57 PM

Radical Bill Proposes Change in Shabbat Observance

Yesh Atid and Hatnua MKs poised to raise massive political debate with bill giving local authorities free hand to desecrate Shabbat.Ari Yashar, 9/7/2014, 2:04 PM

New Bill Allows Kosher Restos to Open on Shabbat

A new law would require the Rabbinate to certify as kosher even those restaurants that are open on Shabbat.Moshe Cohen, 7/14/2014, 4:43 PM

Ex-IDF Soldiers to Gain New Key Benefit

Hareidi students lost a key benefit Sunday, while demobbed IDF soldiers were set to pick up another one, with a proposal by MK Stern.Yaakov Levi, 5/25/2014, 5:21 PM