"If we'd had a mutual defense treaty, Syria would have nukes"

Former DM dismisses report Netanyahu, Trump negotiating mutual defense treaty as 'political spin.'Gary Willig, 9/15/2019, 11:24 AM

'Netanyahu using US administration for political spin'

'Mutual defense treaty between US and Israel just another dead rabbit PM pulled out of his hat," Blue and White leader Moshe Ya'alon says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/14/2019, 8:37 PM

"Trump's firing of Bolton was a victory for Iran"

'This is bad news for Israel', says former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, following Trump's decision to fire NSA John BoltonArutz Sheva Staff, 9/11/2019, 2:04 PM

Ya'alon: Deterrence not achieved with money

Former defense minister slams government policy on terror. "I was offended in the name of the state of Israel from Sinwar's statements."Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/25/2019, 8:50 AM

'Likud becoming like North Korea'

Moshe Yaalon compares Likud loyalty oath to North Korean regime. 'Does North Korea have primary elections?' Netanyahu fires back.AFP, 8/5/2019, 1:05 PM

Darkness according to Bogie Ya'alon

Please enlighten us, Bogie. Explain to us Religious Zionists why freedom to choose is backward. David Rubin, 7/17/2019, 7:25 AM

Ya'alon: 'Darkness' coming out of Religious Zionism

Blue and White leader calls for firing of Education Minister Rabbi Rafi Peretz over comments endorsing conversion therapy.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/14/2019, 10:17 AM

Ya'alon: 'Only Lapid supports rotation agreement'

Leaked recording reveals ongoing split within Blue and White party over Lapid's demands to share premiership with Gantz.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/9/2019, 9:30 AM

Blue and White: 'No need to join with new parties'

Blue and White's MK Ya'alon says Gaza is a humanitarian-economic issue, Blue and White will run 'exactly as it did in April.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/8/2019, 9:42 AM

Ya'alon: Lapid a burden on Blue and White

Ex Defense Minister reportedly says rotation agreement between Benny Gantz, Yair Lapid scares off voters concerned about Lapid.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/19/2019, 9:57 PM

Ya'alon calls for unity government

Blue and White leader welcomes Liberman's pledge to force unity government, but says such government cannot include Netanyahu.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/16/2019, 9:06 AM

Ya'alon compares Likud to Hamas, Netanyahu to dictator

Blue and White leader Moshe Ya'alon attacks the Likud. The Likud responds, 'Bogie Ya'alon has long since lost it.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/10/2019, 5:08 PM

Ya'alon: We'll all run together till the end

Blue and White leader says party will keep previous Knesset slate for upcoming elections, calls Trump peace plan is 'realistic.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/10/2019, 1:31 PM

Ya'alon: I am a security man, like Yitzhak Rabin

Former Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon says submarine affair could 'become treason,' expresses support for Oslo process.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/28/2019, 9:18 PM

Ya'alon's attack on Bennett

Blue and White candidate criticizes behavior of Minister Naftali Bennett in the cabinet, calls on Prime Minister Netanyahu to dismiss him.Ben Ariel, 3/28/2019, 5:07 AM

Ya'alon: I didn't say Netanyahu is a traitor

"No one is calling him a traitor," former DM Ya'alon says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/23/2019, 8:02 PM

Netanyahu to sue Blue and White leaders for libel

PN Netanyahu says he will sue leaders of Blue and White party for libel. Lapid: Go ahead. Sue me.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 3/22/2019, 11:14 PM

Ya'alon to Arutz Sheva: I'm a fig leaf?

Former Defense Minister: We have moved the Israeli-Palestinian issue aside. I'm not a fig leaf.Yoni Kempinski, 3/20/2019, 3:11 AM

New parties, old politics

More about Israel's election: What some party leaders have to say.Walter Bingham, 3/19/2019, 6:02 PM

'Shin Bet being used as a political pawn'

Labor leader Avi Gabbay says Iran did not hack Blue and White leader's phone, Shin Bet only said so at behest of PM Netanyahu.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/17/2019, 9:07 AM

Ya'alon: Not a single Jew will be uprooted

Former chief of staff says he intends to avoid a binational state but will ensure that no Jew is uprooted from Judea and Samaria.Ben Ariel, 3/11/2019, 5:41 AM

Gantz and Lapid: We won't give back the Golan

Four heads of the Blue and White party visit Golan Heights, promise to double the size of Jewish settlement in the area.Hezki Baruch, 3/5/2019, 4:46 AM

Lapid-Gantz-Ya'alon list: 'Blue and White'

Agreement between party leaders stipulates Gantz will take premiership first, with Lapid replacing him 2.5 years later.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/21/2019, 2:46 PM

'Anyone who opposes Netanyahu has become a leftist traitor'

At political conference, former Defense Minister says Israel Resilience-Telem want to head the next government, give Israel a better future.Reut Hadar, 2/18/2019, 5:52 AM

'No chance for peace, most people moving rightward'

Former DM who joined Gantz party hopes another party will join them: 'I blocked Kerry plan to evacuate settlements in Jordan Valley.'Mordechai Sones, 2/12/2019, 8:31 PM

Will some Israeli please explain Benny Gantz to Americans?

Talk like his is mystifying to those of us who thought Jews being dragged from their homes was a sight we’d never see – again. Never in Israel. Jack Engelhard, 2/10/2019, 5:58 PM

'The people are sick of empty words and slogans'

National Union Chair ahead of Gantz speech: 'Benny Gantz is a valued man who until now has been silent and today will speak and say nothing'Mordechai Sones, 1/29/2019, 9:12 PM

Gantz, Ya'alon, agree on joint list

The new parties headed by former chiefs of staff agree to run together in upcoming Knesset elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/29/2019, 5:45 PM

Ya'alon courting former Netanyahu associates?

Telem party chairman reportedly seeking to have former government secretary and head of communications join his party.Elad Benari, 1/28/2019, 2:41 AM

Ya'alon willing to run together with Bennett

Despite rocky relationship with Naftali Bennett, Ya'alon doesn't rule out merging with the New Right, says Likud MKs want him back.Tzvi Lev, 1/24/2019, 6:42 PM

Talks between Gantz and Ya'alon accelerating

Negotiations for political alliance between two former IDF Chiefs of Staff have accelerated over the past few days.Elad Benari, 1/24/2019, 5:11 AM

Ya'alon calls on left to unite in order to topple Netanyahu

Former Likud lawmaker, Defense Minister, says left must unite to end Netanyahu's decade in power.Tzvi Lev, 1/12/2019, 6:15 PM

Is the IDF ready for all-out war?

The Israeli military’s state of readiness has dramatically improved, but it has a lot more catching up to do. It has spent years neglecting the ground forces which will be essential if enemies like Hezbollah are to be decisively defeated. Yaakov Lappin, 1/11/2019, 6:59 AM

Ya'alon's new party - Telem

Former Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon applies for registration of his new party. "It's time for a different leadership."Elad Benari, 1/2/2019, 11:33 PM

Ex-Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon to join Labor?

Sources close to Labor chief Avi Gabbay say Labor is examining possibility of joint run with Moshe Yaalon's new faction.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/2/2019, 8:20 AM

Ya'alon vows to never join Netanyahu-led government

Former Defense Minister confirms he is in talks to join Benny Gantz's new party, says politics behind timing of Hezbollah tunnel operation.Tzvi Lev, 12/29/2018, 6:09 PM

Gantz and Ya'alon to announce partnership next week

Benny Gantz and Moshe Ya’alon expected to announce next week that their two parties will run for Knesset together as one list.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/28/2018, 10:35 PM

Is Ehud Barak rejoining politics?

'For months, I've been speaking to anyone that wants to be part of a center-left bloc that can defeat Netanyahu.'Tzvi Lev, 12/27/2018, 2:56 PM

Report: Gantz and Ya'alon to run together

According to reports, talks taking place between the former chiefs of staff for an alliance in next Knesset elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/26/2018, 9:02 PM

Moshe Ya'alon announces new party ahead of early elections

Former Defense Minister announces run for Knesset in April elections calls for new leadership to "bring hope to Israel."Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/25/2018, 4:08 PM

Ya'alon says he lied about Hezbollah tunnels to calm residents

Former defense minister says he said there weren't any terror tunnels on Lebanese border to assuage residents, fool Hezbollah.Tzvi Lev, 12/6/2018, 3:38 PM

Will Barak, Livni, and Ya'alon unite?

Report says Ehud Barak engineering merger of center-left bloc in an attempt to end years of right-wing rule.Tzvi Lev, 11/24/2018, 7:38 PM

Yaalon: Liberman realized his slogans were meaningless

Former defense minister attacks Avigdor Liberman as a failure, discusses botched commando mission in Gaza.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/24/2018, 6:14 PM

Bennett slams general for criticizing political echelon

Bennett says it is improper for General Yair Golan to blast politicians while serving as a uniformed IDF officer. 'His job is to win wars.'Tzvi Lev, 11/23/2018, 8:46 AM

Ya'alon: No general should criticize a sitting politician

Former Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon slams Maj. Gen. Yair Golan for criticizing Minister Bennett.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/22/2018, 10:50 PM

Ya'alon slams A-G over Submarine Affair

Former Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon says Attorney General did not investigate Netanyahu carefully enough over Submarine Affair.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/11/2018, 10:29 PM

Ya'alon: Netanyahu knew everything

After police recommend charges against Netanyahu confidant in submarine scandal, ex-defense minister says PM knew about alleged bribery.Tzvi Lev, 11/8/2018, 8:23 PM

Yaalon: Talk less and wield club when necessary

At annual digital summit in Rishon Letzion former Defense Minister explains Israeli policy regarding military conflicts in region.Mordechai Sones, 11/8/2018, 1:08 PM

Former DM: Lebanon has been 'abducted' by Iranian regime

Ex-Defense Minister Ya'alon speaks about Hezbollah's strength and Iran's influence, says a ceasefire on Israel's terms is a 'victory.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/16/2018, 9:35 AM

Azariya family confronts Ya'alon

Parents of soldier convicted for shooting wounded terrorist disrupt speech by former Defense Minister, confront him over treatment of son.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/13/2018, 9:51 AM

Ya'alon: Stop being complacent

Former Defense Minister says Hamas should have paid a price for the kite terrorism a long time ago.Elad Benari, 7/13/2018, 4:46 AM

Netanyahu: Will I get an apology?

PM wonders whether MK Yair Lapid and ex-Minister Moshe Yaalon will apologize for their accusations against him over the Submarine Affair.Nitzan Keidar, 6/13/2018, 7:53 PM

The 21st Knesset: Which new parties have the best chance?

A number of new parties - most led by former lawmakers - will vie for a place in the next Knesset. But what are their chances?David Rosenberg, 6/6/2018, 2:15 PM

'The war is over Tel Aviv and not Gush Katif'

Former Defense Minister says aims of 'March of Return' are to destroy the Jewish State, IDF responding responsibly.Shimon Cohen, 5/15/2018, 8:27 PM

Ex-Def. Min: Israel nearly shot down Russian plane

Former Israel Defense Minister says Russian plane was nearly shot down after it approached Israeli airspace. 'Shoot down narrowly averted.'David Rosenberg, 5/6/2018, 10:48 PM

Former Defense Minister: No immediate danger of escalation

Former Defense Minister Ya'alon says no need to fear escalation, attack on Syria isn't related to Israel.Hezki Baruch, 4/14/2018, 11:01 PM

'Many of us owe Meir Dagan their lives'

'Today's relative security and quiet is the result of creative activity outside-the-box, as in the operation revealed today.'Moshe Ya'alon, 3/21/2018, 2:29 PM