'One of the more heroic battles in Israel'

Former Defense Minister Amir Peretz demands that the government work to bring back the bodies of Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul.Yoni Kempinski, 8/27/2018, 4:38 AM

'There were also many murderers among us'

Austrian parliament chairman visits Knesset wearing skullcap, admits his countrymen were 'not only victims of the Nazis'.Mordechai Sones, 7/16/2018, 9:56 PM

'Iran understands its lies have been exposed'

MKs from across political spectrum hail historic intelligence achievement after PM's speech, call on world to act on Iran's nuclear program.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/30/2018, 9:28 PM

Austrian ambassador to visit Knesset despite ban

MK Amir Peretz says Austrian ambassador to Israel to attend Knesset discussion despite ban by Foreign Ministry.Gary Willig, 4/15/2018, 8:59 PM

'The Mossad chief showed us photos of the reactor'

Former Defense Minister Peretz speaks to Arutz Sheva about the behind-the-scenes discussions on when to destroy the Syrian reactor.Nitsan Keidar, 3/21/2018, 11:44 AM

'A cheap populist decision'

Leftist MKs blast Likud Central Committee after its members approve a motion calling for Israeli sovereignty over Judea and Samaria.Ben Ariel, 1/1/2018, 5:44 AM

'What will we say when religious soldiers refuse orders?'

Left-wing MKs slam Ehud Barak for 'undermining foundations of democracy', call former PM's recent statements 'dangerous'.Tzvi Lev, 12/21/2017, 9:20 PM

'You're a war criminal, you're not welcome here'

MK Amir Peretz heckled by Moroccan lawmakers during meeting of Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/8/2017, 10:02 PM

Peretz: We await a government headed by Gabbay

MK Amir Peretz meets supporters, calls on them to back new Labor leader.Elad Benari, 7/14/2017, 4:16 AM

Israel's opposition Labor seeks renewal with leadership vote

One of Labor's top candidates was Defense Minister credited with losing Second Lebanon War.AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/10/2017, 3:19 PM

Poll: Netanyahu, right-wing bloc still on top

Netanyahu would win additional term as Prime Minister if elections were held today, new poll shows. Peretz outperforms Gabai as Labor chief.David Rosenberg, 7/10/2017, 11:40 AM

Gabai: Bennett using public funds for 'religious brainwashing'

Labor party candidates Amir Peretz and Avi Gabai blast Education Minister, claim he is using gov't money to 'bring pupils close to Judaism.'Uzi Baruch, 7/9/2017, 3:51 PM

Poll: Likud remains the largest party

New poll finds that the Likud will remain the largest party in the Knesset regardless of who wins the Labor leadership.Hezki Baruch, 7/6/2017, 12:07 AM

Herzog loses Labor party leadership

MK Amir Peretz and former minister Avi Gabai to face off in second round of Labor primaries.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/4/2017, 11:14 PM

Peretz 'disappointed' in UK Labour leader

MK Peretz writes letter to Jeremy Corbyn, expresses disappointment over Corbyn's refusal to visit Yad Vashem.Elad Benari, 4/3/2017, 4:12 AM

'Pressure Hamas prisoners and Gaza residents'

Shaul and Goldin families, senior security experts,MKs attend third Lobby conference to return sons.Hezki Baruch, 3/7/2017, 6:44 PM

Liberman: UNHRC 'the Council of Hatred of Israel'

Israeli politicians blast UNHRC over its criticism of the sentencing of soldier Elor Azariya.Elad Benari, Canada, 2/24/2017, 8:26 PM

'Apply compelling pressure to Hamas - make them suffer'

Ex-Defense Minister Amir Peretz tells Arutz Sheva, 'Israel has many ways to force Hamas to return murdered soldier's remains.'Shimon Cohen, 1/29/2017, 8:04 PM

Ex-Defense Minister to challenge Herzog for Labor leadership

Peretz announces candidacy for Labor primaries, even as no date set for vote.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/19/2016, 9:46 AM

MK Peretz: Regulation Law means the end of private property

MK Amir Peretz said that passing the Regulation Law would allow anyone to build on private property without repercussions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/30/2016, 10:59 PM

MK Peretz: Haredim should be part of Zionist Union

MK Amir Peretz says that haredi candidates should be included in the Zionist Union's Knesset list.Yoel Domb, 11/8/2016, 9:22 AM

Knesset discusses preparedness for earthquakes

The Knesset Subcommittee for Readiness of the Home Front held a hearing to discuss the State's level of preparedness for earthquakes.Yoel Domb, 11/2/2016, 4:27 PM

Amir Peretz: I'm going to be Prime Minister

Former Defense Minister vows to retake Labor leadership, then triumph in elections.Yoel Domb, 9/27/2016, 9:30 AM

'How dare they show their faces at memorial ceremony?'

Father of fallen IDF hero Emmanuel Moreno criticizes Amir Peretz, Tzipi Livni, Dan Halutz for attending IDF memorial ceremony.Eliran Aharon, 7/19/2016, 4:00 PM

Peretz: Orsher has no place in public discourse

MK Amir Peretz criticizes Israeli army radio film critic for tirade against Jews of Middle Eastern descentTal Polon, 7/13/2016, 10:53 AM

'In next war, thousands of rockets will hit in heart of Israel'

Senior military official warns of heavy rocket fire in next Lebanon war: '300 tons per month, equivalent to 5 hours of Air Force bombing'.Shai Landesman, 6/27/2016, 4:48 PM

What Avigdor Liberman could learn from Amir Peretz

Liberman would do well to avoid the mistakes of Peretz, the last non-general to hold the post of Defense Minister.Ben Sales, 5/20/2016, 1:00 AM

MK: Strong Opposition better for the public than unity gov't

MK Amir Peretz fumes at idea of unity government, which he predicts would lose touch with public interest.Tova Dvorin, 5/13/2016, 12:16 PM

Plastic bag law passes, bans free shopping bags as of 2017

Bill dreaded by Israeli shoppers finally passed, will ban free distribution of plastic shopping bags beginning in January 2017.David Rosenberg, 3/29/2016, 8:36 AM

MK Yonah: Labor is coming together, though disagreements remain

MK Yossi Yonah welcomes Amir Peretz's return, still doesn't understand Herzog's vision, praises Bennett's education plan.Shimon Cohen, 2/9/2016, 7:52 AM

It's official: Peretz returns to Labor party

Former Labor leader signs membership papers to come back to original party, though it remains unclear if he will challenge Herzog.Elad Benari, 2/9/2016, 5:15 AM

Amir Peretz to take on Herzog in Labor leadership race

Former defense minister says he will support chairman Yitzhak Herzog against PM Netanyahu's coalition until next Labor primaries.Cynthia Blank, 11/26/2015, 11:22 AM

MK Begin: There is 'no solution' to the Arab-Israeli conflict

MK Benny Begin says he does not see a possible agreement with the Arabs, notes the PLO will never agree to concede land.Uzi Baruch, 11/13/2015, 6:13 AM

Peretz Returning to Labor Party

MK Amir Peretz decides to leave Livni's Hatnua, run with Labor in the next elections.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/4/2015, 10:39 PM

MKs Learn: 'There is No Substitute for Hard Work'

Incoming MKs meet with Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein and veteran MK Amir Peretz for seminar on legislation and law-making.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 3/29/2015, 12:43 PM

Poll: Likud Leads, But Netanyahu Losing Approval

Series of surveys find that while Likud keeps marginal lead in the polls, Netanyahu's approval rating has noticeably dropped.Cynthia Blank, 2/22/2015, 9:34 AM

Peretz Submits Bill to Prevent Bennett from Becoming PM

MK Amir Peretz submits bill to revert to direct prime ministerial elections - specifically to prevent 'extremist' Bennett from becoming PM.Orli Harari, Tova Dvorin, 11/25/2014, 1:35 PM

Livni Warns of Imminent Coalition Breakup

As Lapid threatens 'alternate government' and Livni plummets in polls, minister hints at shakeup in radical leftist conference.Ari Yashar, 11/14/2014, 8:31 AM

Peretz Readies for Dismissal, Clashes with Netanyahu Over Role

Clashes erupt between PM, minister over role of ministers in the government - and whether Peretz is 'folding in the face of terror.'Tova Dvorin, 11/9/2014, 12:42 PM

'Netanyahu Will Have No Choice but to Fire Peretz'

Political officials believe PM will be forced to dismiss Environment Minister following his tirade during a television interview.Ido Ben Porat and Ben Ariel, 11/9/2014, 1:46 AM

Min. Peretz: I'm Leaving the Government

Hatnua member, former defense minister says Netanyahu 'has brought the country to a state of despair.'Ido Ben Porat, Gil Ronen, 11/8/2014, 10:43 PM

Ministers Strongly Oppose 'Scandalous' Budget Cut

Ministers from all sides pledge to oppose long-term cut to fund Gaza operation; calls to postpone as materials received last minute.Ari Yashar, 8/31/2014, 11:58 AM

Minister Threatens to Leave 'Extreme Right' Government

Environmental Affairs Minister Amir Peretz slams Bennett for making Israel 'extreme right', calls to end sanctions against PA.Uzi Baruch, 4/12/2014, 9:11 PM

Sa'ar Blasts Members of Livni's Party

Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar says Hatnua should back the Israeli government, not blame it for torpedoing peace talks.Hezki Baruch and Elad Benari, 4/8/2014, 3:15 AM

Israeli, PA Officials Collaborate to Help the Environment

Ministerial delegations meet over waste treatment, water and air pollution. Peretz: We can only benefit by working together.Tova Dvorin, 2/21/2014, 7:53 AM

Ethiopian Immigrants Plant Roots in Israel

Connecting on a whole new level: new Ethiopian immigrants, Jewish Agency participate in tree-planting ceremony in honor of Tu Bishvat.Tova Dvorin, 1/14/2014, 9:01 PM

Minister Peretz in Landmark Visit to Turkey

Environment Minister in Istanbul, the first official visit by an Israeli minister since the relations between the countries broke down.Elad Benari, 12/5/2013, 5:16 AM

Mount Scopus Park Project Approved

Despite efforts by Minister Amir Peretz to stop it, a new national park on Mount Scopus in Jerusalem has been approved.Elad Benari, 11/15/2013, 12:15 AM

Peretz Holds Up Planning of Mt. Scopus Park

Environment Minister Amir Peretz is actively standing in the way of development of a new park on Mt. Scopus.David Lev, 11/14/2013, 11:51 AM

Peretz: Bennett is Looking for Headlines

Hatnua minister: Bayit Yehudi ministers have a "collective responsibility" to accept terrorist release if they don't leave coalition.Elad Benari & Hezki Baruch, 10/28/2013, 2:16 AM

Tensions Boil Over Between Bayit Yehudi, Hatnua Parties

Coalition MKs trade barbs over ‘homes for terrorists’ claims and more. PA leaders lend support to ‘Jewish Home’ position.Maayana Miskin, 10/27/2013, 12:20 PM

Landau: Peretz’s Policy will mean Split Jerusalem

Tourism Minister warns of harsh consequences as Minister Peretz freezes plans for national park that angered Arabs in Jerusalem.Maayana Miskin, 10/9/2013, 3:40 PM

Israel to Get Tough on Air Pollution

The government on Sunday authorized a major plan to battle air pollution in Israel, approving a NIS 140 million programDavid Lev, 8/25/2013, 3:53 PM

Min. Peretz: Bayit Yehudi Torpedoing Peace

Minister from Tzipi Livni's party accuses religious Zionist party of recklessly endangering Israel.Gil Ronen, 8/11/2013, 11:04 PM

Bennett: Good Thing Pioneers Weren’t Like Livni

In spite of left-wing opposition, gov't approves Judea and Samaria towns as part of "national priority" list.Maayana Miskin, 8/4/2013, 1:38 PM

Peretz Blasts Danon Over Comments on 'Two-State Solution'

"Anyone who tries to bury the idea of two states endangers the future of Zionism,” warns Environment Minister Amir Peretz.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/9/2013, 6:06 AM

Bennett: I Won't Let Peretz Damage Hesder Yeshivas

Economics Minister Naftali Bennett said that he would not allow Hesder yeshivas to be damaged by proposed changes in requirementsDavid Lev, 5/13/2013, 10:06 PM