'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

Elazar Stern: Amona is not the only issue of importance

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

Bereaved mother slams MK: 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 has 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 Motion Favoring Judea and 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, Will He Join Politics?

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: Former Minister 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

Israel’s 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 Slams 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 Stern: Conversion Law a 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 Controversial 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 to Undermine Shabbat Observance in Israel

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 Would Allow Kosher Restaurants 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

As Hareidi Students Lose Benefit, Ex-IDF Soldiers to Gain One

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

'Only Peace Talks Less Credible Than Bennett's Threats'

Far-left Meretz chairwoman slams Bennett's threat to leave govt. over Israeli-Arab terror release. MK Stern: 'they want to leave, fine.'Iddo Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 4/11/2014, 11:42 AM

Funding Frozen to Ministry of Housing Projects

Hundreds of millions of shekels in money for new construction delayed transfer after MK Elazar Stern complains.Tova Dvorin, 4/7/2014, 6:35 PM

Left-Wing MKs Angered Over Government Funds to Judea-Samaria

Leftist MKs up in arms, accuse Finance Committee of 'lacking transparency', over allocations to Judea and Samaria.Tova Dvorin, 3/30/2014, 3:14 PM

Conversion Bill could Divide the Nation, Warns Legislator

MK Motti Yogev pleads with bill's author, MK Elazar Stern, to rethink establishment of independent religious courts.Netanel Katz, 3/20/2014, 7:28 PM

Hareidi MK Accuses Reform Movement Leader of 'Extortion'

MK Moshe Gafni demands Reform Movement head Gilad Kariv be removed from stormy committee meeting for 'hutzpah'.Hezki Baruch, 3/19/2014, 5:19 PM

Hatnua Backed Controversial Bills in Exchange for Conversion Law

Livni’s party agreed to back three controversial bills in exchange for govt. support for its own contested legislation.Maayana Miskin, 3/13/2014, 10:06 AM

Chief Rabbinate Says No To Religious Women in IDF

Rabbinate forbids religious female recruits, warning enlistment threatens Jewish nature of Israel. Hatnua MK Stern opposes.Ari Yashar, 1/9/2014, 8:47 PM

MK Stern Says Chabad Emissaries Should Count as National Service

As part of debate over hareidi enlistment, MK suggests Israel recognize Chabad youth who volunteer abroad as doing national service.Maayana Miskin, 12/31/2013, 2:32 PM

MK Stern: Judea, Samaria Receiving Too Much Money

Hatnua MK says he is being 'lied to' regarding funding for Judea and Samaria projects.Gil Ronen, 12/10/2013, 3:46 PM

MK Stern: Some Things More Important than Torah Study

Another heated debate in Knesset’s ‘Equal Burden of Service’ committee as Stern backs criminal charges for hareidi draft-dodgers.Maayana Miskin, 11/19/2013, 5:09 PM

Report: 'Hypocritical' MK Stern Covers Up 'Price Tag' Incident

Unlike in an incident where a youth spit at him, MK Elazar Stern convinced a village to 'go easy' on a relative of his accused of a crimeDavid Lev, 11/14/2013, 10:19 AM

Rabbi: MK Stern Deliberately Lying about Yeshivas

Hesder yeshiva rabbi outraged by Hatnua MK’s claims. ‘He knows he’s twisting the truth.’Maayana Miskin, 11/10/2013, 8:41 PM

Police Decide on Increased Security for MK Stern

Police to increase security around Hatnua MK in the wake of his statements against Rabbi Dov Lior and the fallout from them.Arutz Sheva, 11/5/2013, 2:13 AM

Stern Declares: I’ll Face Rabbi Dov Lior in Court

MK Stern throws down the gauntlet, declares he will remove his immunity, allowing Rabbi Dov Lior to sue for slander over racism claims.Maayana Miskin, 11/3/2013, 2:09 PM

Petition: Remove MK Elazar Stern from Post to Stand Trial

Rabbis have filed a petition to remove HaTnua MK from Knesset post, stand trial for incitement despite parliamentary immunity.Tova Dvorin , 11/1/2013, 12:49 PM

Youth Who Spat at MK Apologizes – Not

The 17-year-old wrote a letter of apology to members of his community, but not to MK Stern.Gil Ronen, 10/31/2013, 8:02 PM