Ya'alon leaves Likud

Former Defense Minister Ya'alon leaves Likud to make new party.Hezki Baruch, 3/12/2017, 7:37 PM

Ya'alon: I won't prevent right-wing government

Moshe Ya'alon insists he will not join left-wing parties to prevent the establishment of a right-wing governmentYoel Domb, 3/12/2017, 5:54 PM

Moshe Ya'alon forms new political party

At a Tel Aviv event, Ya'alon says he's forming his new party because 'there's no choice.'Hezki Baruch, 3/4/2017, 7:19 PM

Op-ed: Bogie to the Comptroller's beat

What happened to Bogie? I have no answer. In recent years he has made rookie mistakes that do not at all sound like a Lieutenant General.Hagai Huberman, 3/1/2017, 3:28 PM

'Destruction of tunnels prevented mass-casualty attack'

Bennett on report verifying role in tunnel destruction: 'Strategic mass-casualty simultaneous attack from dozens of tunnels prevented.'Ido Ben-Porat, 2/28/2017, 9:45 PM

Ya'alon: The Cabinet was irresponsible, leaked information

Former Defense Minister defends conduct during Gaza conflict in light of Comptroller report. 'The discussions were a big farce.', 2/28/2017, 5:57 PM

Only Bennett demanded the destruction of terror tunnels

State Comptroller writes government failed to take tunnel threat seriously, withheld essential information from ministers.Gary Willig, 2/28/2017, 4:25 PM

'Ya'alon used Azariya to forward his political agenda'

Expert says military trial was not fair and could not have been fair, opines Defense Minister used Azariya to forward political agenda.Benny Toker, 2/22/2017, 7:58 AM

Yaalon: 'My Azariya remarks were intended to prevent flare-up'

Former DM rejects Azariya judge claim that his statements prior to investigation wrap-up were improper.Shlomo Pietrekovski, 2/21/2017, 7:47 PM

Military Court slams Yaalon for rushing to condemn Azariya

Military court criticizes army figures who jumped to judgement before end of investigation, says it caused harm.Hillel Fendel, 2/21/2017, 6:24 PM

Former Defense Minister: This is a blood libel

Former Defense Minsiter Ya'alon says he didn't decide Azariya's fate, calls accusations a 'blood libel.'Uzi Baruch, 1/7/2017, 10:12 PM

Op-ed: Killing a terrorist is moral

Azariya was the moral Jew, not the Israeli judges who convicted him of manslaughter.Moshe Feiglin, 1/5/2017, 3:52 PM

Moshe Yaalon blasts politicians who exploited Azariya incident

Former Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon criticized politicians who 'used Elor Azaria as a political pawn to gain a few more mandates.'Yoel Domb, 1/4/2017, 6:21 PM

Ya'alon criticizes Netanyahu's response to UN resolution

Former Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon criticized Prime Minister Netanyahu's diplomatic initiatives in the wake of UN resolution.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/28/2016, 6:00 PM

Ya'alon: Pressure Hamas to release soldiers' bodies

Former Defense Minister says the only way to force Hamas to release the bodies of Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul is to pressure the group.Uzi Baruch, 12/19/2016, 6:46 AM

'The state must take responsibility after moving the community'

Residents of the Binyamin community of Mitzpe Kramim wrote a letter to the PM demanding that the State regulate their community.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/11/2016, 7:41 PM

'Ya'alon may have not been aware of submarine deal'

Acting National Security Council chief says former Defense Minister may have now known about parts of deal with Germany.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/20/2016, 4:05 AM

Ya'alon calls for probe of submarine saga

Former Defense Minister confirms he opposed a deal to purchase submarines from Germany.Uzi Baruch, 11/18/2016, 4:17 AM

Ya'alon: I don't believe aid agreement will meet our needs

Former Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon claims he negotiated a better defense aid deal with the U.S. while he was still in office.Elad Benari, 9/16/2016, 4:15 AM

Ex-Defense Minister Yaalon to establish new party?

Moshe Ya'alon, former Defense Minister, has sent out a letter to potential supporters asking for help in establishing new organization.Hezki Baruch, 9/10/2016, 9:03 PM

Haaretz columnist: I'm guilty

Ari Shavit of Haaretz writes that he was the 'nationalist' who first demanded that the Palestinian Arabs recognize Israel as a Jewish state.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/25/2016, 12:45 PM

INTO THE FRAY: To B. Yaalon; cc: Dore Gold; Re: Security imperatives

What are the political ramifications of the security prescription authored by the former Defense Minister and the current Director-General of the Foreign Ministry? Dr. Martin Sherman, 8/19/2016, 6:18 PM

Air Force to join US, UAE, Pakistan in Red Flag training

The Red Flag exercise, in existence since 1975, will bring the cold-shoulder nations together for air force exercises in Nevada.Rachel Kaplan, 8/10/2016, 1:22 PM

Yaalon: Palestinians believe all of Israel is a 'settlement'

Former Defense Minister warns Israeli retreat from Judea and Samaria could lead to massive regional destabilization.David Rosenberg, 7/27/2016, 9:13 PM

'Yaalon is bitter, so he's lashing out'

Deputy Defense Minister Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan responds to ex-Minister Moshe Yaalon's comments denigrating Religious-Zionist leadership.Shai Landesman, 7/21/2016, 2:04 PM

Yaalon: Religious sector encouraging 'extremism'

Former defense minister lashes out at religious-Zionist sector in response to controversial remarks about homosexual by Rabbi Levinstein.Uzi Baruch, 7/20/2016, 3:43 PM

'Bogie party' beginning to take shape

Reports say former Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon is starting his own party and has already reached out to several figures.Ben Ariel, Canada, 7/9/2016, 1:52 AM

Former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon joins US think tank

Former Israeli Defense Minister finds new job at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.JTA, 7/8/2016, 6:27 AM

'Shabak and Mossad chiefs turning leftist'

Coalition chairman suggests leaders of security establishment being driven towards the left. Ex-Defense Minister Yaalon blasts 'incitement'.Uzi Baruch, 6/25/2016, 9:36 PM

Bennett blasts 'self-flagellating, cynical' ex-defense ministers

Jewish Home leader criticizes former defense ministers for attacking gov't at Herzliya conference, challenges them to put up or shut up.Ari Soffer, 6/19/2016, 12:04 PM

Livni: 'Government is doing what YESHA Council wants'

Tzipi Livni calls on Israeli leaders to listen to complaints, particularly from Ya'alon, Barak.Hezki Baruch, 6/18/2016, 9:04 PM

Likud: 'They don't have minimal respect for the Prime Minister'

Coalition head attacks Ya'alon, Barak for criticizing Netanyahu now, but keeping silent while in government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/17/2016, 11:05 AM

Likud blasts 'frustrated' Barak and Ya'alon

Likud party issues statement criticizing former Defense Ministers following their remarks against Netanyahu at the Herzliya Conference.Elad Benari, 6/17/2016, 2:14 AM

Netanyahu brushes off Ya’alon’s attack, implies he's a hypocrite

Prime Minister pooh-poohs ex-Defense Minister’s claim that Iran is not an existential threat.Hezki Baruch, 6/16/2016, 9:17 PM

Ya'alon declares he’s running for PM

Ex-defense minister announces that ‘Israel needs a change of direction and new hope.’Yedidya Ben-Or, 6/16/2016, 5:34 PM

Israelis prefer coalition with Liberman over Herzog

However, majority believes Ya'alon was better suited to be Defense Minister than Liberman.David Rosenberg, 6/6/2016, 6:39 PM

Ya'alon and Liberman finally meet for defense handover

Despite political controversy over Ya'alon's replacement, the former defense minister met his successor to show him the ropes.Ido Ben-Porat, 6/2/2016, 1:13 PM

Despite controversy, Ya'alon and Liberman to meet

Liberman sworn in as Defense Minister at grand ceremony; Ya'alon confirms they will meet for a handover, wishes his successor luck.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/31/2016, 3:43 PM

Poll: Ya'alon-Sa'ar-Kahlon alliance could beat Likud

Poll finds that new party led by former top Likud ministers would win more seats in the next election than Likud.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/27/2016, 8:36 PM

'Standing firm on principles has become subject to ridicule'

Ya'alon praises Environmental Protection Minister's resignation Friday, says it supports his anti-Netanyahu position.Tova Dvorin, 5/27/2016, 1:38 PM

Arab MK: 'Liberman less dangerous than Yaalon'

Joint List MK gives backhanded praise to incoming Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, says he is less of a threat than Yaalon.David Rosenberg, 5/25/2016, 6:08 PM

AG to politicians: Stop interfering in Elor Azariya's case

Attorney General addresses soldier's case for first time, warns politicians not to 'bias the trial' - after Ya'alon made ISIS comparison.Ari Yashar, 5/25/2016, 8:25 AM

US, Egypt discuss reviving Mideast peace talks

Kerry indicated support for Egypt-brokered talks in visit earlier this month.JTA, 5/24/2016, 9:17 PM

Let’s lay off the "fascism" word in Israeli politics

The hysterical rhetoric we are constantly forced to hear is a sing of political immaturity. Douglas Altabef, 5/24/2016, 3:25 PM

Attorney: Ya'alon interfered with Elor Azariya case

Outgoing defense minister severely harmed the case by changing public perception of the soldier, attorney fumes.Tova Dvorin, 5/23/2016, 11:46 AM

Deputy Defense Minister: Ya'alon kept me in the dark

Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan puzzles over Ya'alon's treatment of him, noting the enmity the latter had toward him seemingly came from nowhere.Hezki Baruch, 5/23/2016, 9:55 AM

Netanyahu: 'Enough lamenting, I'm in charge of defense'

PM responds to 'self-flagellation' in media over Liberman's appointment, touts his credentials in 'taking care of security.'Uzi Baruch, 5/22/2016, 9:13 PM

Watch: 'I don't get Ya'alon, Liberman will be excellent'

Minister Erdan tells NY conference that Defense Minister's choice to quit makes no sense, Liberman will bring 'fresh thinking.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/22/2016, 7:48 PM

Yehuda Glick: I'm only 'extreme' in my faith in human rights

Incumbent MK and longtime activist explains why his views are all over the political map - and why he's sad to see Ya'alon go.Tova Dvorin, 5/22/2016, 2:46 PM

'Ya'alon did a great deal of damage to Judea-Samaria'

Binyamin Regional Council member calls out Yesha Council for acting as if Ya'alon helped Jews in the region.Refael Levi, 5/22/2016, 1:54 PM

Why is Dept. Defense Minister Ben-Dahan being 'evicted'?

Ben-Dahan's tenure technically expires with Yaalon's departure, but expected to be extended. So why are he and his staff being booted out?Hezki Baruch, 5/22/2016, 1:26 PM

'Ya'alon leaving won't affect US aid to Israel'

Washington to give Israel 'the biggest aid package in US history' regardless of who replaces Ya'alon.Tova Dvorin, 5/22/2016, 9:07 AM

Ya'alon to skip farewell ceremony in his honor

Former Defense Minister reportedly to skip ceremony in Tel Aviv with top generals in attendance, out of disgust with Netanyahu.Tova Dvorin, 5/22/2016, 8:30 AM

Moshe Ya’alon’s public trashing of Netanyahu harms Israel worldwide

Moshe Ya'alon should not have spoken to world media against Netanyahu and the IDF. Ronn Torossian, 5/22/2016, 7:16 AM

A "Liberals in the Likud" member writes the outgoing Defense Minister

The "Liberals in the Likud" is a faction of Likud members within the Likud Party, that promotes individual freedom and free markets. This is an open letter to Min. Moshe Ya'alon from one of its members, sent to Arutz Sheva. Noam Rotem, 5/22/2016, 7:01 AM

IDF generals who Nazify the Jews: What are they talking about?

One of the reasons Netanyahu replaced Defense Minister Ya'alon was his support for General Yair Golan's egregious comparison of developments in Israel to Nazism. Giulio Meotti, 5/21/2016, 9:12 PM

Barak blasts 'fascist' government following Ya'alon resignation

Former Defense Minister says the government is "showing signs of fascism", warns against Liberman being appointed Defense Minister.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/20/2016, 10:31 PM