New parties, old politics

More about Israel's election: What some party leaders have to say.Walter Bingham, Tuesday, 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

'Azariya must express remorse if he wants to be released'

Former Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon says Elor Azariya's request for parole should be dependent on admission of guilt.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/14/2018, 3:49 PM

Ya'alon: Netanyahu and Liberman are coordinated

Former Defense Minister says he's preparing to run for prime minister, claims coalition crisis "is about the prime minister's survival".Elad Benari, 3/11/2018, 5:29 AM

Yaalon calls on Netanyahu to resign

Former Defense Minister Moshe 'Bogie' Yaalon, a Netanyahu rival, calls on Prime Minister Netanyahu to resign over bribery allegations.Tzvi Lev, 2/18/2018, 12:04 PM

Former Defense Minister: Netanyahu should have resigned long ago

Former Defense Minister Ya'alon promises to unveil his party list as soon as Israel sets date for elections.Hezki Baruch, 2/3/2018, 10:26 PM

Rabbi's daughter, ex-Defense Min, breakaway MK mull joint run

Breakaway Knesset Member, former Defense Minister Yaalon, daughter of Shas founder Rabbi Ovadia Yosef reportedly mulling joint Knesset run.David Rosenberg, 1/11/2018, 10:30 PM

Likud: Former Defense Minister Ya'alon is spouting nonsense

Former Defense Minister Ya'alon claims PM Netanyahu should be suspect in submarine affair, Likud slams Ya'alon for 'spouting nonsense.'Uzi Baruch, 12/30/2017, 7:46 PM

Likud minister: Moshe Ya'alon is trampling the rule of law

Tourism Minister Levin slams former Defense Minister Ya'alon, says he is not 'prosecutor, judge, and executor.'Chana Roberts, 12/21/2017, 4:35 PM

Ex Defense Minister Ya'alon testifies on behalf of Samaria town

Jewish community threatened by leftist petition claiming ownership of land - even though site was allocated by Israeli government in 2000.Ido ben Porat, 12/12/2017, 3:14 PM

'Leadership isn't measured in social media likes'

Former Defense Minister Ya'alon says "leadership is not about 'likes' - it's about what you are willing to sacrifice for."Orly Harari, 11/25/2017, 10:05 PM

'We have to stop discussing Elor Azariya'

Defense Minister Liberman says he and IDF Chief of Staff Eizenkot respect each other but don't agree on whether to pardon convicted soldier.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/9/2017, 2:21 PM

'Continued damage to Israel's basic values and character'

Former Defense Minister Ya'alon slams PM Netanyahu for 'trying to buy time' at the expense of the Israeli public.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/28/2017, 8:08 PM

'Disengagement was breaking point in Israel's history'

Former Defense Minister who opposed 2005 disengagement visits center dedicated to memory of destroyed Jewish communities of Gaza.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/18/2017, 3:34 PM

Former Defense Minister: I'm talking to everyone

Moshe Ya'alon admits that he is engaging in talks about his political future, with 'anyone willing to talk about Israel's future.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/10/2017, 10:19 AM

Yaalon refuses to apologize

Moshe Yaalon refuses to retract comparison between Duma family killing and Henkin murder.Tzvi Lev, 9/14/2017, 1:26 PM

Terror victim's mother 'shocked' by ex-Defense Minister

Rabbanit Chana Henkin says blaming Israel for terror attack is untrue and dangerous.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/11/2017, 11:36 AM

'The only one who responsible for the Henkin murder is Yaalon'

Former Samaria Regional Council head harshly criticized Yaalon after he blamed Israel for the murder of the Henkin family.Tzvi Lev, 9/10/2017, 12:08 PM

Yaalon rips into Naftali Bennett

Former Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon lashed into Naftali Bennett. "The blood of the Duma attack is on our hands."Tzvi Lev, 9/10/2017, 10:41 AM

Former Defense Minister demands PM step down

Former Defense Minister Ya'alon says Israel is 'being destroyed by its politicians,' insists PM Netanyahu resign.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/9/2017, 9:57 PM