'Let's go together'

Transportation Minister to party heads: 'We'll form force and won't lose votes, build healthier society, continue all the good we have here'Mordechai Sones, 7/8/2019, 10:58 PM

'Shaked's demand will make a right-wing government possible'

Sources close to Shaked say she won't be willing to settle for anything less than first place on United Right's list.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/20/2019, 10:41 PM

Netanyahu appoints Peretz and Smotrich ministers

Netanyahu informs Peretz and Smotrich he is entrusting them with Education and Transportation Ministries, cabinet membership and observer.Mordechai Sones, 6/17/2019, 5:34 PM

'Obeying the law is more important than obeying court rulings'

MK Smotrich attacks Supreme Court Chief Justice Hayut for criticism of Justice Minister Ohana. 'Comments must be viewed with severity.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/13/2019, 1:58 PM

Redistribution of portfolios: Transportation to go to Smotrich?

PM speaks with Likud MKs and ministers regarding redistribution of portfolios following dismissal of Ministers Bennett and Shaked.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/5/2019, 7:04 PM

'Religious Zionism won't be a punching bag in politics'

Smotrich: 'I am not frustrating the formation of the government - but Religious Zionism won't be a punching bag and a fifth wheel.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/23/2019, 11:31 AM

'Netanyahu doesn't want to topple Hamas'

National Union Chairman criticizes how war with Hamas ended: 'We have to remove their desire to attack the State of Israel.'Hezki Baruch, 5/6/2019, 3:44 PM

Smotrich: US envoy's tweet 'deeply disappointing'

National Union chairman responds to Jason Greenblatt's tweet condemning comments reportedly made by rabbis at Bnei David academy in Eli.MK Bezalel Smotrich, 5/2/2019, 12:38 PM

Bayit Yehudi Chair. denies rumors of tension with NU Chair.

Smotrich responds: 'Rabbi Peretz is a wonderful person and a great partner. It's a pleasure to work with him.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/24/2019, 3:07 AM

Smotrich: They warned me against taking Justice Ministry

MK Smotrich seeks the Justice Ministry despite warnings he'll be targeted with investigations. 'I don't want to think it's true.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/22/2019, 12:12 AM

Erdan: Justice portfolio must be in Likud's hands

Likud minister opposes United Right's demand of justice portfolio for Smotrich. 'We are the largest party and need the senior portfolios.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/18/2019, 1:37 PM

Smotrich: Gantz should be ashamed

National Union chair votes in Kedumim, slams Blue and White head. 'Religious Zionists can die in battle but can't take education portfolio?'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/9/2019, 1:40 PM

Smotrich: 'Education and Justice portfolios were promised to us'

In recording of closed forum, MK Smotrich says despite Prime Minister's denials, both portfolios were promised to his party.Mordechai Sones, 4/8/2019, 9:46 PM

Smotrich: 'I don't believe Netanyahu's election promises'

Chairman Smotrich last pep-talk to religious Zionism to go vote with head held high about past achievements and future goals.Yoni Kempinski, 4/8/2019, 9:04 PM

Smotrich to Chabad: Vote for us

'I am sure each and every one of you will know to think behind the screen what the rebbe would want you to put in the ballot box.'Yehonatan Gottlieb, 4/2/2019, 7:04 PM

Police Investigations grills soldier who killed rock-thrower

IDF soldier identifies Arab throwing rocks near Efrat, performed procedure for arresting suspect ending with gunfire, killing suspect.Mordechai Sones, 3/21/2019, 1:06 PM

'Terror backers can serve in Knesset - father of soldiers can't'

'The conclusion of this absurd political theater was expected and predictable,' says Smotrich, after court bars former MK from running.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/17/2019, 10:37 PM

Smotrich fears government of Netanyahu, Bennett, and Gantz

MK Smotrich hopes after elections he will be senior partner in Netanyahu government; 'Only moral party of Torah and faith can be trusted.'Benny Toker, 2/25/2019, 4:30 PM

'We haven't got luxury to afford losing one vote'

National Union Chair speaks at Jerusalem conference: 'It's time for concessions so we can unite, run together, including Otzma and Yishai.'Mordechai Sones, 2/12/2019, 3:53 PM

'Headed forward to uniting religious Zionism'

MK elected National Union Chairman sets goal to bring unity in all camps of religious Zionism.Hezki Baruch, 1/14/2019, 8:41 PM

Bennett and Shaked form new political party

After 5 years of leading the Jewish Home, Bennett and Shaked to form 'HaYamin Hachadash'.Tzvi Lev, 12/29/2018, 8:26 PM

Smotrich: 'I will consolidate Religious Zionism'

Lawmaker says Bennett and Shaked's decision to abandon Jewish Home party is 'logical- they never came to lead Religious Zionism'.Tzvi Lev, 12/29/2018, 8:05 PM

'Netanyahu is all talk'

MK Smotrich: All settler requests were rejected by Netanyahu for almost four years; there's no regulation, construction, roads, or budget.Hezki Baruch, 12/26/2018, 10:07 AM

New law would heavily discount family-size cars

Jewish Home-sponsored bill would grant a 50% discount for parents buying a car that seats at least four children.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/9/2018, 9:54 AM

Smotrich: Army Radio is leftist, time to privatize it

MK says military radio station should be closed after it played a song celebrating mixed marriage between Jewish actor and Arab TV anchor.Tzvi Lev, 10/11/2018, 6:02 PM

IDF officer incarcerated for breaking rioter's camera

Paratrooper sent to prison after he smashed camera of rioter in Hevron .'The military justice system suffers from moral blindness.'Tzvi Lev, 8/30/2018, 7:50 PM

'Kashrut Law is bad; increases corruption'

Rabbi Rafi Feuerstein explains why he torpedoed MK Smotrich's law to improve kashrut: 'We demanded basic kosher package for traditionals.'Eliran Aharon, 8/29/2018, 5:04 PM

'Knife in IDF soldiers' backs'

MK Smotrich: Decision to investigate fighters who liquidated Gaza rioters dangerous, hurts security; MK Hazan: Chief of Staff must explain.Mordechai Sones, 8/22/2018, 10:00 AM

Nationality Law clause allowing Jewish-only towns to be amended

Coalition agrees to change part in Nationality Law that seemingly allowed Jewish only-communities, enabling legislation to advance.Tzvi Lev, 7/15/2018, 7:07 PM

Smotrich: Netanyahu castrated the Nationality Law

Jewish Home MK slams attempts to soften Nationality Law. 'PM is giving up on Judaization of Negev, Galilee and is surrendering to the left.'Hezki Baruch, 7/15/2018, 1:12 PM

Meretz MK: 'At least Smotrich tells the truth'

MK Michal Rozin in Knesset committee: 'They ask how I'm friends with Smotrich, the answer is at least he tells the truth.'Hezki Baruch, 7/15/2018, 12:52 PM

'We don't need help from Smotrich; the truth will win'

PM asks MK Smotrich to withdraw bill stating recordings of public figure will not be used as evidence in legal proceeding.Uzi Baruch, 6/27/2018, 3:31 PM

Knesset approves 'Camel Law'

Bill to combat accidents caused by roaming camels passes final reading.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/17/2018, 9:51 AM

Smotrich blasts policemen in Yitzhar: 'Criminals in uniform'

Jewish Home MK responds to footage of police officer at Samaria community suggesting to confiscate phone filming police operations there.Ido Ben Porat, 5/29/2018, 11:22 AM

Lapid: 'There's an attempt to undermine rule of law

'There are two Netanyahu's: Statesman who brought embassy to Jerusalem, and haunted man sitting at night writing articles.'Rafael Levi, 5/28/2018, 7:17 PM

'Smotrich goes mixed swimming?'

In preparation for Kinneret crossing led by hesder yeshivas, MK called for reprimand after admitting he does mixed swimming.Mordechai Sones, 5/24/2018, 5:24 PM

Rural Growth and Development Division Bill: A study in stalling

PM attempts stalling bill designed to regulate land policy in rural Judea and Samaria; PMs alternative would enable construction freeze.Mordechai Sones, 5/14/2018, 10:48 PM

Netanyahu's test

PM commitment to overrule clause will be tested today: 'If he doesn't initiate enactment, shows it was all poor excuse for elections.'Mordechai Sones, 4/11/2018, 12:15 PM

Smotrich: Religionization is a good thing

National Union party launches new program to enhance Israel's Jewish character. 'Religionization is who we are'.Mordechai Sones, 3/4/2018, 5:31 PM

PA demands terrorist bodies be returned

PA government calls terrorist bodies amendment 'gross violation of most basic human rights.'Mordechai Sones, 1/29/2018, 8:04 PM

Money finally released for Judea, Samaria emergency services

MK Smotrich: 'This crisis never should have happened. Nothing justifies playing with the lives of our citizens.'Hezki Baruch, 1/16/2018, 1:05 PM

Judea & Samaria MDA budget saga: Finance Committee gridlocked

Battle for Judea & Samaria MDA funding continues led by MK Bezalel Smotrich; MK Gafni closes meeting after his proposal was voted down.Mordechai Sones, 1/8/2018, 6:39 PM

Likud's 'new leadership'

'Peace Now' activists adorn Likud headquarters in Tel Aviv with sign of protest: 'Bennett and Smotrich have taken control of Likud.'Yoni Kempinski, 1/4/2018, 9:43 AM

'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

Investigation of Coalition Chairman politically motivated?

MKs decry timing of police probe of MK David Bitan as politically motivated. 'Massive forces trying to overthrow Netanyahu.'Tzvi Lev, 12/3/2017, 10:17 AM

'Reject petitions against Regulation Law'

Knesset today submits response to petitions against Regulation Law, stresses need for legislation and systematized legislative process.Mordechai Sones, 9/19/2017, 4:17 PM

Netanyahu addresses National Union conference

"We have succeeded in building a thriving country, a world leader in economics, technology, security, cyber, and health."Tzvi Lev, 9/12/2017, 12:47 PM

MK to Defense Minister: 'How many mosques have you seized?'

Jewish Home MK protests the Defense Minister's intention to put a company of Border Police in Yitzhar's 'Od Yosef Chai' Yeshiva.Tzvi Lev, Ido Ben Porat, 8/2/2017, 10:01 AM

Justice Minister to reexamine 1985 murder conviction

Shaked says she intends to 'carry out renewed examination' of 1985 conviction of 5 Arabs charged with murdering 15-year-old Danny Katz.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/13/2017, 8:24 AM

'Does a religious soldier have to feel like an exception?'

MK Smotrich present at meeting on mixed service, upset by by Chief of Staff's words, says 'IDF is no place for radical feminist agendas.'Hezki Baruch, 7/5/2017, 6:25 PM

National Union bypasses haredim from the right

Faction demands PM act to enable independent legal representation for rabbinate in High Court hearing on Kotel issue.Mordechai Sones, 6/19/2017, 10:57 PM

'Administrative detention periods for minors to be reduced'

Says deputy AG Nizri during discussion on Anti-Terrorism Law, dealing with restraining orders and administrative detentions inside Israel.Mordechai Sones, 6/6/2017, 10:14 PM

MK Smotrich: I can explain Regulation Law because I wrote it

MK Smotrich submits 'urgent request' to High Court calling for a correct interpretation of the Regulation Law to save the 9 Ofra homes.Ido ben Porat, 2/23/2017, 9:57 AM

Jewish Home MK: Great decisions bring great opposition

MK Smotrich says left's outrage shows how dramatic Regulation Law is, says he stands with Amona residents.Shimon Cohen, Eliran Aharon, 12/5/2016, 3:39 PM

Smotrich: I'm willing to apologize if I insulted PM

MK Bezalel Smotrich says he has 'great respect' for PM, but it's 'no secret' they have deep ideological disagreements.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/4/2016, 8:40 AM

New law okays ban on entry for Israel boycotters

A new law banning individuals and organizations who boycott Israel from entering Israel's borders passes first Knesset reading.Hezki Baruch, 11/7/2016, 1:20 PM

Anarchists heckle Knesset Land of Israel Lobby south of Hevron

Members of the Knesset's  Land of Israel Caucus touring the Har Hevron regional council and were assaulted and heckled by anarchists.Yoel Domb, 9/19/2016, 8:00 PM