Judea and Samaria residents excluded from Rabbinate elections

Religious Services Ministry determines representatives from Judea and Samaria not be members of assembly to elect Chief Rabbinate Council.Mordechai Sones, 8/6/2018, 8:24 PM

Police ordered to explain Enforcement Operations discrepancies

Knesset discussion reveals unexplained gaps in police reports on assistance it gives authorities enforcing planning, building laws.Mordechai Sones, 7/25/2018, 4:30 PM

Smotrich: 'Artificial equality is bypassing democracy'

MK informs AG if he does not allow Interior Minister to present position regarding adoption by same-gender couples correctly, he will do so.Mordechai Sones, 7/22/2018, 3:40 PM

Smotrich: Nationality Law will backfire

Jewish Home MK to Arutz Sheva: In the end, Nationality Law will be exploited by Supreme Court at the expense of Jewish values.Benny Tocker, 7/17/2018, 9:22 AM

Smotrich decries 'State Prosecutor's Office ego war'

'The Court begins to correct the severe injustice, among the most severe in Israel's history - what State did to this minor and his family.'Mordechai Sones, 7/12/2018, 1:38 PM

'Is Rivlin the president - or a politician?'

Amid president's criticism of clause allowing for Jewish-only communities, special committee convenes over Nationality Law.Hezki Baruch, 7/10/2018, 1:12 PM

'Regulation Law 2' launched

MKs Kish, Smotrich bring bill to authorize status of neighborhoods and communities established in Judea and Samaria in past 20 years.Hezki Baruch, 7/8/2018, 10:16 AM

'Attorney General is afraid of women's groups'

MK Smotrich blasts AG's support for Tel Aviv municipality's ban on gender-separated Chabad event.Tal Polon, 6/21/2018, 1:10 PM

Crossing Sea of Galilee for hesder yeshivas

Early morning Kinneret crossing by Bnei Akiva Yeshivot Center and students; 12-year-old takes first place.Mordechai Sones, 6/17/2018, 11:29 AM

Smotrich's small request from Bibi

After exposé reveals PMs office ordered new furniture although old was sent for renovation, MK Smotrich sends open letter to Netanyahu.Betzalel Smotrich, 6/14/2018, 4:58 PM

Finance minister declares war on national service

Minister Kahlon files appeal against MK Smotrich's bill on national service. Now the ball is in PM Netanyahu's court.Hezki Baruch, 6/13/2018, 6:26 PM

Camel Law passes Knesset Finance Committee

Requires identification and registration of camels by subcutaneous microchip, establishes criminal responsibility for camel owners.Mordechai Sones, 5/22/2018, 6:42 PM

Jewish Home MK: Shin Bet is instigating 'price tag' incidents

MK Smotrich asserts that the Shin Bet is seeking to frame 'hilltop youth' to legitimize the torture experienced by Duma murder suspects.Hezki Baruch, 4/26/2018, 8:41 AM

Civil Administration set for demolitions in 'Mevo'ot Yericho'

Knesset Land of Israel lobby turns to cabinet ministers, calling on them to stop demolitions tomorrow in Jordan Valley community.Hezki Baruch, 4/25/2018, 7:35 PM

Smotrich: IDF educational document is 'Holocaust denial'

Jewish Home MK slams Education Corps document, according to which loss of 'checks and balances' in rule of law caused Holocaust.Ido Ben Porat, 4/12/2018, 10:07 AM

'A small, noisy, and extremist secular faction'

'Secular Forum' claims soldiers forced to eat unhealthy food after IDF kitchens prepared for Passover.Mordechai Sones, 3/29/2018, 1:11 PM

'No shortcuts to leadership'

MK Smotrich at National Union conference sends message to Jewish Home Chair: 'If Bennett wants to, he can solve the crisis in ten minutes.'Eliran Aharon-Mordechai Sones, 3/7/2018, 4:27 PM

'Two-state solution dangerous and irrelevant'

'Creating groundwork for a terrorist, fundamentalist, Muslim state in heart of Israel is dangerous and lethal to security of Israel.'Mordechai Sones, 3/5/2018, 8:03 PM

'Camel Law' passes first reading in Knesset

Law to combat accidents caused by free-roaming Bedouin-owned camels passes 1st reading. 'The sooner it passes the more lives will be saved.'Mordechai Sones, 2/20/2018, 7:34 PM

Smotrich returns fire

Left furious at MK opposed to campaign encouraging female combat enlistment; MK Smotrich: 'IDF must win wars, not promote liberal values.'Mordechai Sones, 1/17/2018, 1:14 PM

'The opposition is lying - it's good to live in Israel'

On Recommendations Law: 'Police shouldn't decide one's fate.' On Tel Aviv protests: 'We didn't see them demonstrating against Olmert.'Eliran Aharon, 12/27/2017, 5:35 PM

Smotrich vs. 'Just Shafir'

'Zionist Union' MK calls MK Smotrich and Minister Ariel 'criminals', Smotrich retorts: 'Politician who's done nothing in her life.'Mordechai Sones, 11/22/2017, 2:09 PM

'No funding for Yesha security? Then no budget payments'

Jewish Home MK blocks money transfers to Knesset Finance Committee until funds provided to protect Judea and Samaria buses.Mordechai Sones, 11/20/2017, 7:17 PM

Coalition chair tries to oust MK Smotrich from Finance Committee

Zionist Union and Jewish Home struggle against government intention to empty JNF coffers and force it to transfer funds to State.Mordechai Sones, 11/7/2017, 4:40 PM

'Judea and Samaria construction practices must change'

MK Smotrich calls to change Judea and Samaria building permit methods saying his party must demand this immediately after holidays.Betzalel Smotrich, 10/10/2017, 10:34 PM

Knesset Land of Israel Lobby against BDS

MK Smotrich praises organization sending thousands of packages to Israel supporters worldwide to advance Judea and Samaria products.Mordechai Sones, 10/4/2017, 9:15 AM

Netanyahu vetoes 'Beit El Law'

PM removes from agenda law to require him to fulfill promises he made repeatedly but never kept to build 300 homes in Beit El.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/5/2017, 7:15 PM

Smotrich catches Amnesty red-handed

MK Bezalel Smotrich calls for depriving organization status after it called for economic boycott of Israel, violating Boycott Law.Mordechai Sones, 6/15/2017, 6:30 PM

Smotrich warns against renewal of negotiations with PA

MK Betzalel Smotrich(Jewish Home) referred in an Arutz Sheva interview to the Trump-Abbas meeting and to the building freeze.Hezki Baruch, 5/3/2017, 9:16 PM

'We can't let Netanyahu let building plans fade away'

Smotrich on Security Cabinet decision: 'Experience has shown that Netanyahu gets bad marks on results. Why should this time be different?'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/31/2017, 12:47 PM

Resist all construction restrictions

Israel Lobby chiefs appeal to PM, ministers ahead of cabinet meeting this evening, demanding they not agree to restrict building to blocs.Mordechai Sones, 3/30/2017, 11:09 AM

'Emerging structure of broadcasting corporation is a monster'

MK Smotrich warns Netanyahu on replacing Kahlon, Bennett with Herzog, 'Right will be out and we will return bigger in the next elections.'Mordechai Sones, 3/29/2017, 11:29 PM

Rabbi Shmuel Tal publishes support for MK Smotrich

Rabbi Shmuel Tal sends letter of support for MK Smotrich after MK was criticized for suggesting Religious Zionists delay enlistment.Yoel Domb, 3/27/2017, 9:30 PM

MK Smotrich sets sights on Supreme Court

Anticipating High Court rejection of Regulation Law, Jewish Home MK plans enabling bill to reinstate laws struck down by Court.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/7/2017, 1:32 PM

People of Amona, your struggle was not in vain

MK Smotrich hopes sanity prevails and court approves Amona draft plan. 'We are mobilized to move caravans within 48 hours'Eliran Aharon, 1/31/2017, 5:44 PM

Smotrich to PM: Shabbat commerce violates coalition agreement

MK Betzalel Smotrich(Jewish Home) tells PM that government approval of Shabbat commerce would violate coalition agreement.Haim Lev, 1/5/2017, 7:47 PM

MK Smotrich: Amona ought to have decided differently

MK Smotrich comments on Amona's decision not to accept the government's relocation proposal for the community.Hezki Baruch, 12/15/2016, 11:07 AM

MK Glick: My relative committed suicide due to his divorce

Likud MK calls attention to plight of divorced fathers, notes high rate of suicide.Gil Ronen, 11/22/2016, 10:40 AM

Smotrich: High Court's Amona decision "cold and callous"

MK Betzalel Smotrich(Jewish Home) described the High Court's decision to reject postponement of Amona evacuation as "cold and callous".Yoel Domb, 11/14/2016, 3:30 PM

'Liberman's anti-terror plan will hurt Yesha Jews'

Prominent MKs write to Defense Minister saying his plan to combat terror in Judea and Samaria leaves Jewish residents out in the cold.Hezki Baruch, 8/18/2016, 12:06 PM

Law delaying retirement for grieving parents passes unanimously

A law proposed by MK Bezalel Smotrich that will delay retirement for parents who lost children in tragic circumstances passes unanimously.Hezki Baruch, 7/26/2016, 10:04 PM

Abbas fires Shechem governor - over Passover sacrifice?

PA head fires Ahram Rajoub with no reason; speculation is Abbas is angry he took part in Samaritan sacrifice with MKs Smotrich and Zohar.Ido Ben-Porat, 4/27/2016, 10:47 AM

'I thought democracy included me too, I was wrong'

MK's wife returns fire over media backlash, after she called for separate pregnancy wards for Jewish and Arab women.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/8/2016, 12:43 PM

High Court: Private conversions recognized for citizenship

Chief Rabbi slams giving official recognition to 'unsupervised pirate conversion industry,' MK Smotrich vows to draft a bill against it.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/31/2016, 6:46 PM