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Bennett: Chief Rabbi Results Could Split Religious Zionists

The results of the elections for Chief Rabbi may end up pulling the Bayit Yehudi party apart.David Lev, 7/30/2013, 1:14 AM

'No Place for Bayit Yehudi in This Government'

MK joins victims' families in last-minute protest, suggests his party leave the government.Maayana Miskin, 7/28/2013, 12:08 PM

Why Left and Right Agree on Referendum

MKs from Bayit Yehudi, Hatnua agree the nation should have a chance to vote on Israel-PA agreement.Maayana Miskin, 7/26/2013, 10:52 AM

Bayit Yehudi Jumps to 19 Seats in Poll

Analysts see connection between Rabbinate elections and leap in religious Zionist party's poll power.Gil Ronen, 7/25/2013, 4:16 PM

Feiglin: Bennett should Consider Bolting Gov't

In slightly bizarre interview, maverick Likud MK warns Bayit Yehudi not to enable a catastrophe, "through inaction and silence"Gil Ronen, 7/21/2013, 6:40 PM

Temple Mount Imam Threatens US, Europe

During sermon last Friday, Temple Mount imam threatens: “The Caliphate shall return... We desire to cleanse it of the impure.”Chana Ya'ar, 7/18/2013, 8:27 AM

Bayit Yehudi Kicks Off Campaign in ‘Red City’

The Jewish Home picks its candidates for city council in the former socialist stronghold of Haifa.Maayana Miskin, 6/30/2013, 9:54 PM

Report: Netanyahu Ready to Give Up 90% of Judea and Samaria

Top Likud Ministers said the Prime Minister is prepared to give up as much as 90% of Judea and Samaria, a report claims.David Lev, 6/27/2013, 8:34 AM

AG Asked to Investigate Arab MK Who Called for Intifada

Young leadership of the Bayit Yehudi asks Attorney General to investigate inciting remarks by MK Afou Agbaria.Elad Benari, 6/26/2013, 3:13 AM

Lapid: Bennett is Wrong on Palestinian State

Finance Minister Yair Lapid says he disagrees with Economy Minister Naftali Bennett about the idea of a Palestinian state.Elad Benari, 6/20/2013, 3:14 AM

Religious Zionist World in Uproar over ‘Death Blow’ to Yeshivas

Government to cut yeshiva budgets by over 50%. Sources in Bayit Yehudi admit, ‘This is a death blow.’Maayana Miskin, Chana Ya'ar, 6/16/2013, 8:32 AM

‘Amar Law’ Heads toward Approval

Knesset set to allow Rabbi Shlomo Amar to serve a second term as Sephardi Chief Rabbi.Maayana Miskin, 6/12/2013, 5:05 PM

Bennett Maintains Veto on Stern Law

Bayit Yehudi keeps veto on law to increase number of voters, particularly women, in body that elects Rabbinate.Maayana Miskin, 6/5/2013, 1:13 AM

Bayit Yehudi Endorses Rabbi Stav for Chief Rabbi

Religious Zionist party votes to support relatively liberal candidate for Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi.Gil Ronen, 6/2/2013, 5:38 PM

Bayit Yehudi Voters Unhappy over Issues

Poll shows people who voted for the party are not pleased with its handling of key questions.Gil Ronen, 5/29/2013, 8:24 PM

Bennett: 'Lots of Love' Needed in Dealing With Hareidim

Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett urged members of the government and MKs to project calm over issue of hareidi integrationDavid Lev, 5/27/2013, 5:53 PM

Perry C'tee: Hesder Yeshivas Win Reprieve

Period of military service for Hesder yeshivas will not be lengthened to 22 months, but only to 17.Gil Ronen, 5/26/2013, 10:37 PM

Ariel: Equal Burden Should Apply to Everyone, Arabs Too

Housing Minister Uri Ariel says his party intends to demand legislation be introduced requiring Arabs to enlist in the army.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/24/2013, 9:38 PM

Jewish Home Split over Rabbinate Vote

Frustration in Jewish Home party as support split between Rabbi Ariel, Rabbi Stav.Maayana Miskin, 5/22/2013, 7:38 PM

Slomiansky 'Vote Buying' Case to be Closed

Police expected to recommend that MK Nissan Slomiansky not be prosecuted on charges of “vote buying”.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/22/2013, 2:15 AM

Proposal: Rabbis Cannot Take Payment for Weddings

A new proposal would see state-employed rabbis banned from taking payment for conducting marriages in their jurisdiction. Maayana Miskin, 5/19/2013, 9:28 AM

Jewish Home Fights for a Place in Local Politics

Following Knesset success, Bayit Yehudi prepares for a new elections battle on the local level. , 5/17/2013, 11:29 AM

Hesder Official: Hareidim, Religious Zionists Suffer Together

The budget cuts proposed by the government are decimating all yeshivas, a top Hesder Yeshiva official saidDavid Lev, 5/13/2013, 9:42 PM

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Endorses Rabbis Amar, Ariel

Rabbis Shlomo Amar and Ya'akov Ariel were endorsed in their elections bids for Chief Rabbi by Rabbi Ovadia Yosef David Lev, 5/13/2013, 5:27 PM

Bayit Yehudi MKs: Don't Hurt Hareidi Yeshivas

Bayit Yehudi MKs are conducting negotiations with the Treasury to increase the budgets of yeshivot, reports saidDavid Lev, 5/5/2013, 4:37 PM

Leaders Urge, ‘Stop Playing with Terrorists’

Samaria leaders, Jewish Home urge government to ‘stop playing with terrorists,’ crack down on would-be attackers.Maayana Miskin, 4/30/2013, 6:23 PM

Bayit Yehudi under Attack from Hardliners

Ex-MK Ben Ari, Baruch Marzel, slam religious Zionist party over alleged softness on Hevron, Ramla.Gil Ronen, 4/24/2013, 9:44 PM

In Tears, MK Shuli Moalem Remembers her First Husband

New MK for Bayit Yehudi, in an interview on the Knesset Channel, touches her most painful memories.Gil Ronen, 4/15/2013, 9:35 AM

Islamists: Bennett 'Defiled' Cave of Patriarchs

Al Aqsa Foundation unhappy with Bayit Yehudi tour of Hevron.Gil Ronen, 4/13/2013, 10:25 PM

Bennett in Hevron: This is Where It all Began

Machpela House, which has been closed for a year, was opened up for the MKs.Gil Ronen, 4/11/2013, 8:16 PM

Bennett: Time to Bring Back Israel’s Jewish Spirit

Bennett: Our goal – to bring back Israel’s Jewish spirit with accessible, friendly religious services.Maayana Miskin, 3/19/2013, 4:19 PM

Bennett: Bring Pollard Home

Economics and Trade Minister and Bayit Yehudi head Naftali Bennett called for the release of Jonathan Pollard from his American prisonDavid Lev, 3/18/2013, 10:29 PM

Bennett: We Are 100% Behind Netanyahu

Bayit Yehudi chairman: The campaign is behind us, the negotiations are behind us, and we'll all stand behind Prime Minister Netanyahu.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 3/18/2013, 5:14 AM

Bayit Yehudi: What They Got in Coalition Deal

Bayit Yehudi party head Naftali Bennett finalized the appointments party members will receive in the government. David Lev, 3/17/2013, 7:39 PM

For the First Time, Religious ‘Status Quo’ Out of Government

For the first time in Israel’s history, the coalition agreement does not include a commitment to the religious-secular “status quo.”Maayana Miskin, Chana Ya'ar, 3/17/2013, 11:20 AM

Bennett: We Are Obligated to All Israelis

Bayit Yehudi chairman Naftali Bennett emphasizes that his party would be committed to all sectors of Israel society in the new government., 3/17/2013, 3:02 AM

Livni Blasts Bayit Yehudi

New Justice Minister: "I hope that on the diplomatic subjects, Lapid won't adopt Bennett's views."Gil Ronen, 3/16/2013, 7:55 PM

Coalition Agreements - Who Got What?

Yesh Atid receives 5 ministers, a deputy minister and 3 committees. Bayit Yehudi gets 3 ministers, 2 deputy ministers, and 1 committee.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/15/2013, 9:23 PM

Bennett and Lapid Agree to Give Up Vice PM Title

Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid have reportedly agreed to give up the title of Vice Prime Minister, paving the way for a new government.Elad Benari, 3/15/2013, 6:46 AM

Report: Sarah Still Trying to Keep Bennett Out of Govt.

The deal that will form a government is being held up by Sarah Netanyahu, who is still trying to keep Naftali Bennett out, reports saidDavid Lev, 3/14/2013, 2:42 PM

UTJ: New Government 'Hateful, Evil, Corrupt, Disloyal,' etc.

URJ MKs slammed the new government, heaped invective on its members, and expressed wishes for its rapid demiseDavid Lev, 3/14/2013, 12:15 PM

Final Coalition Pact Set to be Signed Thursday Night

Barring last-minute changes, members of the new Netanyahu government are set to sign final documents Thursday evening. Here's the lineup.Chana Ya'ar, 3/14/2013, 11:28 AM

Bayit Yehudi Presents: The 'New Deal' on Yeshiva Student Drafts

The new coalition deal on equitable IDF service enhances the status of yeshiva students and the yeshiva world, Bayit Yehudi saidDavid Lev, 3/14/2013, 10:45 AM

Netanyahu to Present His New Government

The agreements between the Likud, Bayit Yehudi and Yesh Atid are expected to be placed on the Knesset table before the end of the day.Elad Benari, 3/14/2013, 6:40 AM

Report: Uri Ariel to Receive Israel Lands Administration

Bennett will be Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry, Trade and Labor, says Bayit Yehudi source.Gil Ronen, 3/13/2013, 7:54 PM

Coalition Talks Deadlocked, Likud Warns Yesh Atid

With coalition talks stalled between Likud-Beytenu and Yesh Atid, PM Binyamin Netanyahu warns Yair Lapid that time has run out.Chana Ya'ar , 3/13/2013, 3:55 PM

Coalition Talks: Rabbi Ben-Dahan to Head Religious Services

Bayit Yehudi to head three ministries, not four, but will get appoint a deputy minister to Ministry of Religious Services.Maayana Miskin, 3/13/2013, 8:21 AM

Coalition Agreement: Up Knesset Threshold to 4%

Likud, Yesh Atid and Bayit Yehudi argue final coalition issue, agree to raise Knesset threshold. Maayana Miskin, 3/12/2013, 9:58 PM

Bayit Yehudi Seeks to Head Finance Committee

Coalition talks hit a snag as Likud, Yesh Atid and Bayit Yehudi all seek to head the Finance Committee. Maayana Miskin, 3/12/2013, 7:40 PM

Report: Coalition Deal on Verge of Being Signed

Reports said that the coalition agreement that will form Israel's next government is complete and may be signed Monday nightDavid Lev, 3/11/2013, 8:17 PM

Rabbis to Bennett: Forgive and Forget Hareidi Insults

Several prominent Religious Zionist rabbis urged Bayit Yehudi to ensure that hareidi parties are included in the government now being formedDavid Lev, 3/11/2013, 7:07 PM

Coalition Agreement #1: Downsize Gov't to 21 Ministers

Coalition negotiators for Likud Beytenu, Yesh Atid and Bayit Yehudi are still talking but have managed to hammer out a starting framework.Chana Ya'ar, 3/11/2013, 2:49 PM

MK Ariel: We're Still Waiting for an Answer on Livni

The Bayit Yehudi is still waiting for clarifications from the Likud regarding its coalition agreement with Livni’s party, says MK Uri Ariel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/11/2013, 3:44 AM

Yishai: An Entire Sector Was Boycotted

The 2013 elections will be remembered as the ones in which an entire sector of society was boycotted, says MK Eli Yishai., 3/10/2013, 5:47 AM

Orbach: Rabbi Kook Against ‘Price Tag’

MK reminds public that leading religious-Zionist rabbi was strongly against attacks on Arabs.Maayana Miskin, 3/7/2013, 9:25 PM

Bennett, Lapid Deny Giving Netanyahu an Ultimatum

Bennett and Lapid deny media reports that they plan to demand the Foreign and Finance Ministries or stay away from the coalition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/7/2013, 4:14 AM

Bayit Yehudi: We’ll Keep Cooperating with Hareidi Parties

Bayit Yehudi rejects accusations made by Shas MK, says, ‘We tried to work together.’Maayana Miskin, 3/6/2013, 2:46 PM