US 'looks forward' to Ya'alon's successor

State Dept. says it appreciates Ya'alon's leadership, belying a rocky relationship in which he called Kerry 'messianic.'Ari Yashar, 5/20/2016, 1:05 PM

Ya'alon vows to return and contend for leadership

After surprise announcement of 'timeout' from politics, Defense Minister attacks 'extremist minority' for taking control.Ari Yashar, 5/20/2016, 12:14 PM

MKs reel at Ya'alon resignation

Left calls for elections over upheaval; at least one right-wing MK throws support behind Ya'alon despite history with Judea-Samaria.Tova Dvorin, 5/20/2016, 11:52 AM

New MK Yehuda Glick: 'I pray to sanctify the name of Heaven'

Temple Mount activist gives emotional response to Arutz Sheva after Ya'alon's dramatic resignation launches his political career.Hezki Baruch, 5/20/2016, 9:57 AM

Could Jewish Home control Judea-Samaria?

Original coalition agreements gave Deputy Defense Minister Ben-Dahan control over Civil Administration; Ya'alon ignored them.Tova Dvorin, 5/20/2016, 9:28 AM

Minister Ya'alon quits; Yehuda Glick to enter Knesset

After having his job handed to Liberman, Likud Minister resigns from politics 'due to a lack of confidence in Netanyahu.'Ari Yashar, 5/20/2016, 9:04 AM

Poll: Most Israelis support Liberman in coalition

Most Israelis support Liberman’s joining the coalition, and there's only a small gap in favor of Ya'alon as Defense Minister.Uzi Baruch, 5/20/2016, 2:13 AM

52% of Israelis prefer Ya’alon as Defense Minister

Knesset poll reveals that a majority of Israelis do not think Lieberman is suitable for his new governmental role.Shoshana Miskin, 5/19/2016, 5:20 PM

Top Likud official slams 'bad' Ya'alon for harming the party

Senior official slams 'bad-hearted' Ya'alon for 'thinking he's above us all,' and 'lighting fires that are hard to put out.'Hezki Baruch, 5/19/2016, 1:43 PM

Ya'alon rips Liberman appointment: 'This is not true leadership'

Outgoing Defense Minister blasts Netanyahu over deal with Liberman.David Rosenberg, 5/19/2016, 1:03 PM

Ya'alon's associates: He wasn't offered the Foreign Ministry

Sources close to Ya'alon reject reports he was never offered the role of Foreign Minister if Liberman joins the coalition.Elad Benari, 5/19/2016, 4:46 AM

Liberman may join coalition as soon as Thursday, officials say

Senior officials say coalition agreement could come as early as Thursday.David Rosenberg, 5/18/2016, 8:01 PM

MK defends 'professional, responsible' Ya'alon

MK Moti Yogev 'uncomfortable' with prospect of Avigdor Liberman replacing Moshe Ya'alon as Defense Minister.Hezki Baruch, 5/18/2016, 7:37 PM

Jewish Home says Liberman talks were planned in advance

MKs celebrate possible removal of Yaalon from Defense Ministry, claim Wednesday's political drama was planned in advance.Uzi Baruch, 5/18/2016, 6:24 PM

Former intelligence chief: Let IDF officials speak their opinion

INSS head Amos Yadlin backs Ya'alon's call on IDF officers to publicly express their views.Uzi Baruch, 5/17/2016, 4:44 AM

Netanyahu reminds Ya'alon: The IDF answers to us

Joint statement issued after PM summons Ya'alon for dressing down, over his support for Deputy Chief of Staff's Israel-Nazi comparison.Nitsan Keidar, 5/16/2016, 2:05 PM

Nationalist MKs back Netanyahu in confrontation with Ya'alon

MK Michael Oren calls to preserve the separation between the IDF and the government. Leftist MKs express support for Defense Minister.Ben Ariel, 5/16/2016, 5:44 AM

Netanyahu and Ya'alon spar over comments by IDF officers

Netanyahu summons his Defense Minister for an urgent meeting after he called on senior IDF officers to voice their opinions no matter what.Nitsan Keidar, 5/15/2016, 11:39 PM

Ya'alon apologizes over aide who insulted war hero Roi Klein

Adviser had claimed Maj. Gen. Roi Klein jumped on grenade to cover up error, not save fellow soldiers.Ido Ben-Porat, 5/15/2016, 3:42 PM

Did Ya'alon take a pot shot at Elor Azariya on Memorial Day?

At official ceremony Ya'alon warns 'not to lose humanity' by overusing force, in seemingly subtle jab at Hevron soldier.Hezki Baruch, 5/11/2016, 1:28 PM

Ya'alon: Opportunity for peace deal must come from within Israel

Ultimately, a peace deal with the PA should be only the business of the PA and Israel - but it won't happen soon, Ya'alon says.Tova Dvorin, 5/11/2016, 12:13 AM

Likud to vote on whether to fire Defense Minister Yaalon

Party's court indicates decision to expel Jews from Hevron building was wrong. Members will vote on whether Yaalon should be fired.Hillel Fendel, 5/9/2016, 12:52 PM

'Netanyahu is expert at pinning responsibility on others'

Former ministers lash out at Prime Minister, Defense Minister for failure to lead during Protective Edge.Tova Dvorin, 5/6/2016, 12:55 PM

Ya'alon: We'll act firmly against Gaza terrorists

Defense Minister warns Hamas amid the latest escalation in Gaza.Kobi Finkler, 5/6/2016, 5:13 AM

State Comptroller to publish damning report on Gaza operation

State Comptroller report on Operation Protective Edge will include sharp criticism of the government and former Chief of Staff.Orly Harari and Nitsan Keidar, 5/6/2016, 3:13 AM

Netanyahu gives Ya'alon a sharp reprimand on Nazi comparison

Report reveals PM made tense call to Defense Minister, hours later Deputy Chief of Staff backtracks comparison of Israel and Nazis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/5/2016, 5:56 PM

Yaalon: Attacks on Yair Golan are part of anti-IDF campaign

Defense Minister stands behind Dep. CoS Yair Golan following controversial Holocaust comments.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/5/2016, 1:03 PM

Ya'alon reopens Gaza crossing closed for 8 years

Defense Minister announces reopening of Erez crossing to goods, but says it 'won't happen tomorrow or the day after.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/2/2016, 8:33 PM

MK: Yaalon sacrificing Hevron soldier for the sake of Israeli PR

MK David Bitan calls on Reuven Rivlin to pardon IDF soldier who shot neutralized terrorist, notes anyone can make a mistake.Shimon Cohen, 5/1/2016, 12:23 PM

Ya'alon unfazed by insults at rally for IDF soldier

Defense Minister responds with humor to insults directed at him during rally for soldier who shot neutralized terrorist.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/21/2016, 5:14 AM

Herzog, Bennett spar over 'loving, hating Arabs'

Zionist Union chairman claims other parties stealing votes because people believe that he 'loves Arabs.'Tova Dvorin, 4/20/2016, 10:22 AM

Ya'alon compares Hevron soldier to 'ISIS'

'We're not ISIS,' says Defense Minister, attacking soldier who shot terrorist and accusing his supporters of being 'gang leaders.'Uzi Baruch, 4/18/2016, 7:00 PM

Ya'alon: Zero tolerance for Hamas attacks

Defense Minister welcomes IDF tunnel discovery, says Hamas 'free' to care about Palestinian lives after the exposure.Arutz Sheva staff, 4/18/2016, 12:47 PM

Uri Ariel: We need a seaport in Gaza

Agriculture Minister makes surprising bid for Palestinian humanitarian rights on Tel Aviv radio station.Tova Dvorin, 4/15/2016, 11:52 AM

Former IDF Chief of Staff pushes PA peace deal

'We at least have to try,' Benny Gantz insists; praises Moshe Ya'alon for 'leadership'.Tova Dvorin, 4/12/2016, 11:02 PM

Ya'alon vows not to leave Likud, step down

Defense Minister hits back at incitement following statements against IDF soldier in Hevron.Koby Finkler, 4/12/2016, 5:22 PM

MK Yogev: We can't handle terror while fight among ourselves

Jewish Home MK insists that Jewish people must unite together in order to stand strong against terror.Eliran Aharon, 4/12/2016, 1:39 PM

Former ministers express support for Ya'alon

21 former Israeli ministers issue a statement in support of Defense Minister and his position on the shooting of neutralized terrorists.Nitsan Keidar, 4/12/2016, 2:43 AM

Soldier’s father criticizes Ya'alon

Father of Hevron soldier sends a letter to Ya'alon in which he condemns incitement against the minister, but also criticizes him.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/10/2016, 9:37 PM

Likud MK: Ya'alon plans to establish Kadima 2

Oren Hazan says sources close to Defense Minister reveal he is on his way to forming a breakaway leftist party.Ari Yashar, 4/10/2016, 9:25 PM

Israel 'quietly' adopting Levy Report to legalize outposts

Sources involved in drafting of Levy Report confirm report by leftwing NGO that Israel has begun to quietly implement some of its proposals.David Rosenberg, 4/10/2016, 1:29 PM

Shaked: 'The incitement against Yaalon is very serious'

Justice Minister denounces threats against Defense Minister, though insists they come from his own party.Matt Wanderman, 4/9/2016, 11:24 PM

Ya'alon: IDF force has deterred Hamas in Gaza

Defense Minister says Hamas 'hasn't fired a bullet' since Operation Protective edge, explains deterrence key to Israel's security.Rafael Levy, 4/5/2016, 7:36 PM

Rightwing activist 'Let me take part in my son's brit milah'

Meir Ettinger, a rightwing activist held under administrative detention, asks court to let him participate in son's brit milah on Monday.Orly Harari, 4/1/2016, 4:01 PM

Ya'alon slams 'ugly' critics over Hevron shooting

Defense Minister escalates attacks against 'extremists' and 'political actors' on the Right for backing soldier who shot wounded terrorist.Hezki Baruch, 3/29/2016, 9:35 PM

'Ya'alon convicted the soldier before the trial even began'

Soldier's attorney blasts Defense Minister's rhetoric, accuses him of passing judgment 'even before the trial has begun.'David Rosenberg, 3/29/2016, 10:53 AM

Netanyahu orders not to return terrorists' bodies

PM orders Defense Minister Ya'alon to stop returning bodies, in apparent move towards Internal Security Minister's position.Nitsan Keidar, 3/28/2016, 9:19 PM

Ya'alon ramps up barrage against soldier 'who transgressed'

Family of soldier who shot wounded terrorist angry at Defense Minister's 'conviction campaign,' as he warns Knesset against 'bestial army.'Uzi Baruch, 3/28/2016, 8:47 PM

Ya'alon escalates condemnation of soldier on trial

At IDF ceremony Ya'alon says 'soldiers who aren't okay don't get backing,' and condemns those defending soldier who shot wounded terrorist.Hezki Baruch, 3/28/2016, 5:32 PM

Bennett: Bibi wants to please B'Tselem by sacrificing soldiers

Jewish Home head accuses Prime Minister, Defense Minister of harming soldiers in order to please B'Tselem, world media.Shimon Cohen, 3/28/2016, 2:22 PM

Soldier's mother to Ya'alon: Remember you killed Abu Jihad

Mother of soldier who shot wounded terrorist sends moving letter, demanding justice for her 'son abandoned by the establishment.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/27/2016, 9:51 PM

Ya'alon attacks Jewish Home's 'unprecedented abandonment'

Political football on shooting continues, as Defense Minister charges Bennett's party with 'populist, political campaign of incitement.'Ido Ben-Porat, 3/27/2016, 6:00 PM

Tempers flare as Bennett faces off against Netanyahu, Ya'alon

Bennett slams comments by PM, defense minister regarding soldier who killed terrorist in Hevron. Netanyahu: Don't lecture me.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/27/2016, 2:32 PM

Who shot Abu Jihad when he was neutralized?

Reserve office connects soldier shooting terrorist in Hevron with a 1988 mission, in which arch-terrorist was shot again to confirm death.Uzi Baruch, 3/25/2016, 11:07 AM

Breaking the Silence: Ya’alon backtracks on treason charge

Pressured by journalists, Ya’alon says holding classified information may not be treason, but is a security offense.Gil Ronen, 3/24/2016, 7:16 PM

Hillel and American Jewish donors must reject Breaking The Silence

Hillel invites them to speak and prominent Reform leaders support NIF which funds them, although across the Israeli political spectrum they have been accused of harming Israel. Ronn Torossian, 3/23/2016, 1:42 PM

Defense Minister: This is World War III

Ya'alon says Brussels bombings part of total terror war, calls for free world to unite and win 'because we have no other choice.'Hezki Baruch, 3/22/2016, 7:25 PM