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

Netanyahu responds to Ya'alon

PM says Ya'alon should have taken Foreign Ministry, rejects claims of confidence crisis and Likud 'extremism,' renews unity govt. offer.Hezki Baruch, 5/20/2016, 3:00 PM

Zionist Union offers Ya'alon, Levy-Abekasis spots

MKs say Levy-Abekasis, in particular, belongs in the Knesset's 'social faction.'Tova Dvorin, 5/20/2016, 1:32 PM

Rivlin is 'greatly saddened' by Ya'alon's departure

President says resignation is 'understandable, even appropriate,' but hopes outgoing minister will 'soon return to serve.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/20/2016, 1:23 PM

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