INTO THE FRAY: Back from the brink!

The false façade of the Blue & White party was even more friable and fragile than anyone imagined; under the assault of recalcitrant reality, even the fast-drying Bibiphobic glue proved unable to hold things together.Dr. Martin Sherman, 3/29/2020, 12:26 AM

Gantz: Israel must not be dragged into a fourth election during such a challenging period

Newly elected Knesset Speaker says goodbye to Yair Lapid and Moshe Ya'alon: Thank you for the path we went down together over the past year.Hezki Baruch, 3/27/2020, 1:09 AM

Blue and White party to break apart

Lapid, Ya'alon request to break off from Blue and White as Netanyahu supports Gantz's candidacy for Knesset Speaker.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/26/2020, 5:03 PM

Bereaved husband blasts Blue and White leaders: They're murdering us for a second time

Guy Yehezkel, husband of Kim who was murdered in Barkan attack, blasts Blue and White's intention to form government with Arab parties.Ben Ariel, 3/16/2020, 5:29 AM

Ya'alon opposes emergency government

Senior Blue and White official attacks Netanyahu, accuses him of making cynical use of the coronavirus crisis.Hezki Baruch, 3/15/2020, 3:36 AM

Ya'alon demands Hendel and Hauser resign rather than vote against party

Telem leader demands MKs Zvi Hauser and Yoaz Hendel resign instead of voting against formation of minority govt. with Joint List support.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/9/2020, 5:08 PM

Anger in Blue and White over lack of support for minority govt.

Benny Gantz, Moshe Ya'alon reportedly furious with Telem MKs Zvi Hauser and Yoaz Hendel for opposing minority government with Joint List.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/8/2020, 10:15 PM

Ya'alon and Liberman endanger Israel's security

A government that depends on Tibi and Ayman Odeh would usher the State of Israel to a terrible new era.Defense Minister Naftali Bennett, 3/6/2020, 2:08 AM

Ya'alon in Gush Etzion: 'We will not sit with Bibi or with Tibi'

MK Moshe Ya'alon visits Gush Etzion with his colleagues from the Blue and White party.Hezki Baruch, 2/13/2020, 5:13 AM

Ya'alon: Trump outline restores eroded Israeli position, but still no peace partner

Blue and White MK Ya'alon praises content of 'Deal of the Century.' Lapid: 'Anyone who is not extreme Left or Right will understand it.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/26/2020, 9:02 AM

Gantz to tour Northern Dead Sea - will he support sovereignty?

Blue and White chairman to visit Megilot Regional Council with MKs Moshe Ya'alon, Yoaz Hendel, Orna Barbivay and Alon Schuster.Orli Harari, 1/21/2020, 6:43 AM

Blue and White, Likud negotiating teams to meet Sunday

Knesset Speaker meets with representatives of the Blue and White, Likud parties in attempt to form unity government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/27/2019, 9:28 PM

Ya'alon: We will not sit with Netanyahu until he is cleared

Moshe Ya'alon spoke to the Knesset Speaker, saying that in the current situation no joint government will be formedArutz Sheva Staff, 11/27/2019, 8:28 PM

Blue and White leaders set terms for accepting minority gov't

Senior Blue and White leaders agree to form minority government relying on Arab Joint List - but only if Avigdor Liberman joins.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/17/2019, 10:36 PM

"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