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State Dept.: No Violation of Mount Status Quo

After blaming Israel for Arab terror, State Dept. spokesman John Kirby says he 'did not intend to suggest' Temple Mount status quo broken.Cynthia Blank, 10/15/2015, 3:05 PM

Erdan: State Dept. Has 'Always Been Hostile' to Us

Internal Security Minister blasts US State Dept. for 'accepting lies' about Israel's use of force without proper investigation.Yaakov Levi, 10/15/2015, 9:17 AM

Israel to Relax Gun Licensing Laws

Internal Security Min. announces lifting of some restrictions, says haredi teachers should be armed as terrorists see them as prime targets.Ari Soffer, 10/14/2015, 5:51 PM

Proposal: Strengthen Security in Synagogues

Religious Affairs Minister David Azoulay makes specific requests to secure synagogues, noting prayer cannot be postponed.Hezki Baruch, 10/14/2015, 3:40 PM

Israel Will Not Return the Bodies of Terrorists

Security Cabinet adopts Erdan's suggestion not to allow 'terror rally' funerals, weighs burying terrorists on the borders of Israel.Ido Ben-Porat, 10/14/2015, 12:22 PM

Gov't Mulls Closing Jerusalem Arab Neighborhoods

Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan also considering relaxing restrictions on issuing firearms licenses, as deadly attacks continue.Ari Soffer, 10/13/2015, 12:05 PM

Israel Could Refuse to Return Terrorists' Bodies

Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan pushing proposal to bury terrorists without fanfare in cemeteries for enemy dead.Tova Dvorin, 10/12/2015, 4:08 PM

'There is No Security in Jerusalem'

At Interior Committee Erdan warns 'height of terror wave, innocent civilians at the front'; police chief: 'live fire at rock terrorists.'Hezki Baruch, 10/12/2015, 12:42 PM

Roni Alsheich Appointed Next Police Chief

Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan welcomes appointment, says it will allow the Israel Police to 'move forward.'Hezki Baruch, 10/11/2015, 12:53 PM

Terrorist Stabs Soldier, Snatches His Gun

Arab terrorist steals soldier's gun in Kiryat Gat after wounding him, but is killed in the attempt. Erdan: 'tragedy prevented.'Uzi Baruch, 10/7/2015, 3:21 PM

Security Minister: We Need to Grin and Bear It

Internal Security Minister Erdan says Israel has 'experienced such terror waves from time to time,' and must keep a stiff upper lip.Gil Ronen, 10/4/2015, 3:54 PM

Israel Allies Vow to Fight Lies and Hatred

Global MPs resolve to defend Israel against 'discriminatory' int'l boycotts which threaten her 'sovereignty and security.'Yoni Kempinski, 10/1/2015, 1:53 PM

Israel Faces 'Assault' on its Basic Legitimacy

All 'people of conscience' must reject BDS, Gilad Erdan tells delegation of international MPs who signed resolution to support Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/1/2015, 10:46 AM

Top Candidate for Police Commissioner Named

Religious-Zionist Roni Alshich, 52, is deputy head of Shin Bet - and credited as a 'mastermind' of Israel's war against terror.Hezki Baruch, 9/27/2015, 12:41 PM

Erdan Wants to Publish Commissioner Nominee's Name

Minister for Public Security asks permission to publicize name of Shin Bet deputy, who was nominated for police commissioner.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/26/2015, 10:55 PM

Deputy Security Head to be Next Police Chief?

After Gal Hirsch forced to remove candidacy, Minister Erdan presents ISA deputy director as candidate for top officer.Uzi Baruch, 9/25/2015, 2:52 PM

Constant Terror Yields Raise for Jerusalem Police

Cabinet approves 800 shekel per month raise for capital police officers in light of ongoing rock and firebomb attacks.Tova Dvorin, 9/25/2015, 12:09 PM

Gal Hirsch: Israel Directed by Unelected Interests

Retired Brigadier General Gal Hirsch, who withdrew his candidacy for police commissioner, claims he was the victim of a 'smear campaign.'Yoni Kempinski, 9/24/2015, 10:50 AM

Gal Hirsch Drops Candidacy for Police Commissioner

Retired General Gal Hirsch no longer aiming to be next commissioner due to harsh, lengthy opposition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/23/2015, 9:42 PM

Who is to Blame for Temple Mount Rioting?

Firestorm in Knesset over violence in Jerusalem culminates with leftists blaming Israel for Palestinian violence; Minister points to Abbas.Hezki Baruch, 9/22/2015, 9:35 AM

Erdan: Lapid Has Gone 'Even More Left' than Herzog

Twitter battle between Erdan and Lapid sinks to mud-slinging over the latter's advocation for regional solution to conflict.Cynthia Blank, 9/20/2015, 1:31 PM

Arab Terror Runs Rampant in Jerusalem

As terror in capital escalates, Security Minister Erdan demands terrorists not be given bail or community service after hurling rocks.Uzi Baruch, 9/15/2015, 10:05 PM

Chief Justice Claims Erdan 'Intimidates' Judges

Miriam Naor blasts Internal Security Minister for asserting judges who mete out light punishments to stone-throwers won't be promoted.Uzi Baruch, 9/13/2015, 1:18 PM

Erdan: Riots Won't Stop Jews Visiting Temple Mount

Internal Security Minister vows to change status quo after Muslim mob hurls firebombs at police officers.Tova Dvorin, 9/13/2015, 9:41 AM

Temple Activist Says Erdan Brings 'Great Change'

Yehuda Glick commends new minister of internal security, hints that he favors Jewish ascent to Temple Mount.Benny Tucker, 9/1/2015, 2:56 PM

Erdan Re-Thinking Hirsch Appointment?

Amid corruption allegations and complaints from bereaved parents, Erdan meets with Maj. Gen. who skewered Hirsch in report on Lebanon war.Cynthia Blank, 8/30/2015, 11:32 AM

Protest to Demand Action on Temple Mount

Students for Temple Mount movement to protest in front of Internal Security Minister's home over bullying against Jewish visitors to Mount.Tova Dvorin, 8/28/2015, 5:33 PM

Erdan Weighs Parents' Complaints on New Top Cop

Interior Security Minister Erdan meets parents who say new police commissioner led to their sons' deaths in Second Lebanon War.Ido Ben-Porat, 8/28/2015, 12:59 PM

Former Police Chiefs Mobilize Against New Top Cop

Gal Hirsch 'unsuitable' choice while Gilad Erdan 'has no clue about police,' former police chiefs say in attempt to thwart appointment.Cynthia Blank, 8/26/2015, 9:59 PM

Jewish Home MK: Support Top Cop Appointment

MK Smotrich calls on religious Zionists to back Gal Hirsch's selection, citing the 'hysteria' among police brass.Shimon Cohen, 8/26/2015, 2:56 PM

Security Minister Wants to Outlaw Temple Mt. Riots

The Arab men and women hired by Islamic Movement to harass Jews are an illegal organization, says Min. Erdan.Ido Ben Porat, 8/24/2015, 2:56 PM

BDS Fight to Move to Strategic Affairs Ministry

Gilad Erdan will take control of countering the boycott movement against Israel, as Foreign Ministry officials fume.Cynthia Blank, 8/20/2015, 8:06 AM

Security Min.: The Doctors Released a Terrorist

Ministers condemn release of Islamic Jihad hunger striker, saying he 'invented a new method of suicide for terror.'Hezki Baruch, 8/19/2015, 10:21 PM

Security Minister Bashes Cave-In to Hunger Striker

State Attorney informed hunger striking terrorist he will be released in November, against wishes of Internal Security Minister.Hezki Baruch, 8/19/2015, 12:48 PM

Erdan Not Ready to See Terrorists Roam Free

Internal Security Min. blasts Israel Medical Association's 'hypocritical' opposition to legal practice of force-feeding.Hezki Baruch, 8/12/2015, 7:04 PM

Minister 'Saddened' by Infiltrator Verdict

Erdan says verdict 'delivers a serious blow to the state's attempt to prevent illegal infiltrators from settling into Israel's cities.'Hezki Baruch, 8/11/2015, 9:30 PM

No More Conflict of Interest in Pride Probe

Internal investigation over the police oversights which led to the death of a teen - and wounded five others - made more transparent.Tova Dvorin, 8/5/2015, 6:31 PM

Minister to Leftists: What About Arab Firebombs?

Min. Gilad Erdan in special Knesset discussion after recent murders points out leftists' hypocrisy over hate crimes.Arutz Sheva staff, 8/4/2015, 1:20 PM

Police Min.: Duma Arsonists Were Jewish Anarchists

Internal Security Minister Erdan has no doubt arson attack in which an Arab baby was killed was committed by Jews.Gil Ronen, 8/3/2015, 12:38 PM

Int. Security Min. Faces Stabbing, Arson Head-On

Minister Gilad Erdan addresses both security breaches in candid interview Friday, opens investigation into Jerusalem stabbing.Tova Dvorin, 7/31/2015, 3:50 PM

Internal Security Minister: No More Prisoner Swaps

Gilad Erdan says Israel must do everything in its power to free Israelis held captive by Hamas - but freeing terrorists out of the questionAri Soffer, 7/11/2015, 9:29 PM

Gov't Shuts Down PA's Incitement TV Channel

Palestine '48 broadcast to Israeli Arabs and was completely under the control of the Palestinian Authority.Reut Hadar, 7/9/2015, 10:40 PM

Minister Gathers Police Top Brass after Suicide

Interior Security Minister Erdan tells police's top officers they need to stand up for each other when under external attack.Hezki Baruch, 7/6/2015, 1:57 PM

Justice Min. Urged to End Temple Mount 'Wild West'

Temple Mount activists including Yehuda Glick meet with Ayelet Shaked, call for rule of law, freedom of worship on Judaism's holiest site.Hezki Baruch, 6/24/2015, 9:54 PM

Abbas Rejects Israel's Ramadan Concessions

Internal Security Min. Gilad Erdan says PA chief wants Palestinians to suffer, using them as political pawns to attack Israel.Tova Dvorin, 6/24/2015, 4:40 PM

New Police Minister Vows to Get Tough in E. J'lem

Min. Gilad Erdan's first tour in new role included terror-stricken Ma'ale Hazeitim and Shiloah, as well as Shuafat.Ido Ben Porat, 6/18/2015, 10:02 PM

Erdan Slams Ex-Envoy for Obama Bashing

Strategic Affairs Minister says Kulanu MK Michael Oren's recent attacks on US President Barack Obama 'don't match the reality.'Hezki Baruch , 6/18/2015, 2:58 PM

Prisoner Force-Feeding Bill Passes First Hurdle

The government authorized for legislation a bill that would allow prisons to force-feed security prisoners who go on a hunger strike.Moshe Cohen, 6/14/2015, 5:14 PM

Next Police Chief: Sami Turgeman?

Erdan reportedly weighing Gen. Sami Turgeman for next Police Commissioner, noting latter's popularity, integrity; Ministry denies reports.Tova Dvorin, 5/31/2015, 10:26 AM

Treasury Unsure How PM will Fulfill Erdan Pledge

Finance Minister's aides demand that Netanyahu clarify where funds he promised to Internal Security Ministry are coming from.Cynthia Blank, 5/28/2015, 1:20 PM

Erdan's Plans: Revamp the Israel Police, Fight BDS

Details of agreement between PM and Internal Security, Strategic Affairs Min. Gilad Erdan emerge. Erdan: this is a challenge, opportunity.Tova Dvorin, 5/26/2015, 10:11 AM

Peace Talks: 'Dangerous' or Expected?

Ministers face off over rumors that Netanyahu plans to revive peace talks, discuss 'settlement blocs' with PA.Tova Dvorin, 5/26/2015, 9:26 AM

It's Official: Gilad Erdan Sworn into Government

Erdan voted in via late Monday night vote; he will be Internal Security, Strategic Affairs, and Hasbarah Ministers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/25/2015, 11:07 PM

Erdan: I Have Been Given the Tools to Make Change

After 'long discussions' with Netanyahu, Erdan explains to supporters, he agreed to return to government as Internal Security Minister.Cynthia Blank, 5/25/2015, 8:42 PM

Cabinet Approves Erdan's Appointment

With governmental approval, motion to make Erdan Internal Security and Strategic Affairs Minister will go before Knesset vote Monday.Cynthia Blank, 5/25/2015, 7:47 PM

Elkin Refuses to Attend Vote on Erdan Appointment

Angered over loss of his position, Elkin declined to attend vote to appoint Gilad Erdan Internal Security and Strategic Affairs Minister.Ido Ben Porat, Cynthia Blank, 5/25/2015, 4:38 PM

Erdan Will Join Government, After All

MK Gilad Erdan has made amends with Netanyahu and will be Minister of Internal Security, with a large budget.Hezki Baruch, Gil Ronen, 5/25/2015, 11:40 AM