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Dichter fires back at Barak over criticism of U.S. aid deal

"I do not recall Barak having any dramatic successes," says Likud MK after former PM criticizes defense aid agreement.Hezki Baruch, 9/16/2016, 3:12 AM

Dichter: Religious terror has replaced nationalist terror

Security and Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Avi Dichter explained the connection between Iranian extremism and Palestinian incitement.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/12/2016, 9:39 PM

Dichter: Preconditions for peace talks are unacceptable

MK Avi Dichter welcomes Netanyahu-Abbas meeting, but says that if the PA is imposing preconditions, it means it's not serious about talking.Hezki Baruch, 9/9/2016, 6:15 AM

Dichter rejects leftist referendum on Judea and Samaria

MK Avi Dichter dismisses an initiative by a group of leftists for a referendum on the future of Israeli presence in Judea and Samaria.Yedidya Ben Or, 9/7/2016, 6:20 AM

MK Avi Dichter: 'Israelis look for the worst case scenario'

MK Avi Dichter spoke at a Jerusalem dinner to honor Fox News' Pete Hegseth, together with other MKs, security members, and other officials.Eliran Aharon, 8/17/2016, 1:38 PM

'Hamas are digging their own grave'

Chairman of Defense Committee expresses confidence in IDF ability to deal with terror tunnels, says claims of Cabinet negligence are false.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/1/2016, 10:11 PM

Mother of wounded soldier: My son deserves to go home

Knesset committee convenes to hear claims Defense Ministry failed in handling case of severely wounded Gaza operation veteran.Hezki Baruch, 7/28/2016, 12:32 PM

UK Labour Party apologizes for Corbyn comparing Israel, ISIS

Labour Party foreign policy adviser offers apology to Israeli ambassador after party compares Israel, ISIS.Matt Wanderman, 7/3/2016, 5:23 PM

MK Dichter to leftist MKs: Stop the hysterics

Likud MK Avi Dichter urges leftists to calm down over dispute with the Americans on missile defense aid.Hezki Baruch, 6/16/2016, 5:29 AM

104 terrorists brought into Israel under family reunification

More than 12,500 people applying for citizenship under family unification law.David Rosenberg, 6/2/2016, 9:24 AM

Arab MK: Israel isn't our country, Arabs are right to attack IDF

MK Zouheir Bahloul tells MK Avi Dichter: 'This is the Jews' country and not the Arabs' country.' Claims attacks on soldiers are justified.Hezki Baruch, 4/9/2016, 8:26 PM

Ex-Shin Bet head to Arab MK: 'Hell awaits you'

MK Dichter hits back at head of Joint List party, who branded him a 'murderer' for assassinating Hamas founders.Hezki Baruch, 3/28/2016, 8:04 PM

Joint List head reprimanded for branding Dichter a 'murderer'

Ethics Committee imposes light punishment on Arab MK who verbally attacked Likud's Dichter in a television interview.Hezki Baruch, 3/22/2016, 4:16 AM

Ex-Shin Bet head responds to accusations of murder

MK Avi Dichter: Joint List head 'is representative of the Hamas administration in the Israeli Knesset.'Uzi Baruch, 3/1/2016, 10:42 AM

Joint List head: There are Jewish MKs who murdered Arabs

MK Ayman Odeh accuses MK Avi Dichter of sending people to "murder" the terrorist leaders of Hamas and the PA.Ben Ariel, 3/1/2016, 4:13 AM

'Let 1,000 mothers of terrorists cry and not one of ours'

Ex-ISA head MK Dichter takes tour of Gush Etzion, warns Israel 'too often considers the Palestinians, too little does what is right for us.'Hezki Baruch, 2/28/2016, 5:20 PM

Former Shin Bet chief: Gaza port wouldn't stop tunnel threat

Avi Dichter: All those working for a port in Gaza or other forms of making it separate are repeating same mistake as Oslo.Hezki Baruch, 2/27/2016, 7:36 PM

Results of 'Likudiada' mock primaries

As part of Likud event in Eilat, mock primaries find Gila Gamliel most popular party member.Hezki Baruch, 1/30/2016, 7:59 PM

Ex-Shin Bet head calls to investigate radical leftist

MK Dichter to ask attorney general to launch investigation, after Ezra Nawi caught admitting to having the PA execute Arabs.Hezki Baruch, 1/8/2016, 9:28 AM

Former ISA Chief: 'In a Normal Country Vanunu Would Rot in Jail'

Former Shin Bet head Avi Dichter reacts to Vanunu interview with Channel 2, says nuclear whistleblower still poses a threat to Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/5/2015, 10:52 PM

Increased Security for MK Dichter after Threats

Arabs threatened the former Shin Bet chief. He recently called for separate Arab and Jewish highways.Gil Ronen, 8/23/2015, 10:07 PM

Former ISA Chief Calls to Segregate Roads

Avi Dichter says separating roads between Israelis, Palestinians the only way to prevent terror attacks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/16/2015, 11:50 AM

Dichter: Very Good Reasons to be Concerned Over Iran Deal

Likud MK warns that impending agreement will allow Iran to be a nuclear threshold state, and Israel must prepare for that.Elad Benari, 4/1/2015, 5:15 AM

Just Who are the Likud Candidates Who Surprisingly Made it in?

Likud surprised by making it to 30 in elections - but who are the new MKs no one thought would make it into the Knesset?Ari Yashar, 3/18/2015, 8:30 AM

Shaked: Do You Prefer Dichter or Struk in Next Knesset?

MK Ayelet Shaked blasts radio host Kalman Liebskind for plans to vote Likud, saying PM needs strong Jewish Home to form gov't.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, Cynthia Blank, 2/8/2015, 10:59 AM

It's Final: Likud Recount Gives Hotovely the 20th Spot

Long drawn out contest for realistic spot on list ends in Hotovely's favor, placing her a mere 101 votes ahead of Dichter.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/28/2015, 2:43 PM

Likud Recount Resumes as Dichter's Appeal Accepted

Supreme Court accepts Avi Dichter's appeal, orders Likud to resume recount of primaries.Ido Ben Porat and Elad Benari, 1/28/2015, 3:42 AM

Likud Recount: Dichter Appeals to Supreme Court

The duel between MK Tzipi Hotovely and Avi Dichter over the 20th spot in Likud's list is not over.Gil Ronen, 1/27/2015, 8:37 AM

Hotovely Wins Appeal; Likud Recount is Stopped Short

MK Tzipi Hotovely wins appeal against Likud Court's decision for a full recount; Avi Dichter likely to appeal to Supreme Court.Cynthia Blank, 1/26/2015, 4:55 PM

Hotovely: I Am in the #20 Spot

Tzipi Hotovely criticizes the decision to recount the votes in the Likud primaries, says it will unnecessarily hurt the party.Hezki Baruch and Elad Benari, 1/25/2015, 4:01 AM

Likud Court Orders Recount of Primaries

Likud's internal court accepts petition of Avi Dichter and orders that ballots be recounted.Elad Benari, Canada, 1/23/2015, 8:19 PM

Saga Around Hotovely and Dichter Continues

Likud court suggests that Netanyahu cancel the reserved #11 spot on the list, threatens to consider ordering a recount of all the ballots.Elad Benari, 1/21/2015, 3:43 AM

Tzipi Hotovely Appointed to #20 Likud Spot

It's official: after weeks of controversy, Avi Dichter replaced by Hotovely for #20, bumping her up to a realistic place on the list.Shlomo Pitrikovsky and Tova Dvorin, 1/19/2015, 4:52 PM

Report: Hotovely Beat Dichter for Likud's 20th Spot After All

A recount of several ballots has reportedly found that Tzipi Hotovely narrowly beat Avi Dichter for the 20th spot on the Likud list.Elad Benari, 1/16/2015, 6:16 AM

Dichter Also Appeals Likud Primary Results

Days after Hotovely filed an official appeal with election commission, her main obstacle to a realistic spot, Dichter, does so as well.Cynthia Blank, 1/12/2015, 7:41 PM

Hotovely Appeals Likud Primaries Results

Tzipi Hotovely, who was just 55 votes short of being placed in a realistic spot on the Likud’s Knesset list, appeals results.Uzi Baruch, 1/9/2015, 2:15 AM

Hotovely Out of Realistic Spot by 55 Votes

Final recount of Likud primaries finds Deputy Minister will not be in a realistic spot after all.Hezki Baruch and Elad Benari, 1/5/2015, 12:12 AM

Former Shin Bet Head Returning to Politics on Likud List

Avi Dichter returns to Likud after brief hiatus, says he supports peace deal - but also that Israel should defang Gaza.Tova Dvorin, 12/29/2014, 3:51 PM

Former ISS Head Diskin Has Become a Threat to Israel

The former head of the Shin Bet has crossed a red line, says this writer. Giulio Meotti, 3/29/2014, 8:59 PM

'Alawites will be Massacred in Syria'

Ex-minister Avi Dichter at AIPAC Conference says Hezbollah will be weakened dramatically, Sunni Muslims will rule Syria.Gil Ronen, 3/2/2014, 8:49 PM

Israel Closely, Quietly Monitoring Egyptian Developments

Israel is closely monitoring developments in Egypt and minding its diplomatic manners as a new regime begins to take form., 7/4/2013, 3:06 PM

Dichter: Israel Gives In Too Quickly on Kidnapping

Former Shin Bet head says Israel needs to pressure terrorist kidnappers, not just negotiate.Maayana Miskin, 6/25/2013, 2:11 PM

Security Tight in UK Visit by Minister Avi Dichter

Security is exceptionally tight for Minister Avi Dichter as he visits the UK, due to concerns over a possible arrest attempt. Chana Ya'ar, 12/17/2012, 10:53 PM

PM: Israel Ready to Fight for Defense of the South

Indications are that Israel would begin a military campaign against Gaza Arab terrorists sooner rather than later, analysts said.David Lev, 11/12/2012, 5:27 PM

Dichter: Elections Not an Insurance Policy Against Gaza Attack

Home Front Protection Minister Avi Dichter says Gaza terrorists should not think Israel won't strike in Gaza because of the elections.Elad Benari, 11/12/2012, 2:13 AM

Dichter Warns Against Muslim Brotherhood Takeover

Home Front Defense Minister: The Arab world has begun the long journey which ends with Muslim Brotherhood control.Elad Benari, 9/11/2012, 6:44 AM

Video of Home Front Minister: Israel Won’t Let Iran Be a Threat

“The era of killing Israelis because they are Jews is over,” says Home Front Minister. “For first time, Israel’s existence is threatened.” Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/19/2012, 4:11 PM

Dichter Will Give Netanyahu More Support for Iran Strike

Avi Dichter's appointment as Minister of Home Front Defense was aimed at giving Netanyahu additional support for a military strike in Iran.Elad Benari, 8/15/2012, 6:10 AM

Dichter to Resign from Knesset, Replace Vilnai

In a surprise late night move, MK Avi Dichter (Kadima) agrees to resign from the Knesset and then be appointed Home Front Defense Minister.Elad Benari, 8/14/2012, 2:51 AM

Livni Fighting for Her Political Life

As Kadima prepares to vote, chairwoman Tzipi Livni is desperately seeking to eke out a victory against the dynamic duo of Mofaz and DichterGabe Kahn., 3/26/2012, 7:35 PM

Bad News for Livni: Dichter Joins Mofaz

Former Shin Bet head MK Dichter to hold news conference with Livni's main rival in Kadima primaries. Gil Ronen, 3/22/2012, 4:54 PM

MK Dichter: Improve Iron Dome Ahead of Gaza Operation

MK Avi Dichter says Israel should significantly improve the Iron Dome system ahead of an unavoidable ground operation in Gaza.Elad Benari, 3/19/2012, 5:44 AM

MK Dichter: America Must Act Against Iran, Not Israel

Former Shin Bet chief MK Avi Dichter announces candidacy for Kadima leadership and declares: I'll join Netanyahu's coalition.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 2/13/2012, 3:13 AM

Kadima Co-Founder: Break Up the Party and Start Again

Avigdor Yitzchaki says Tzipi Livni should not be around.Ernie Singer, 1/3/2012, 12:16 AM

Kadima Infighting: Dichter vs Livni

MK Avi Dichter (Kadima) says rival Tzipi Livni is responsible for the party's problems; warns the Muslim Brotherhood should worry Israel.Gabe Kahn., 11/26/2011, 6:25 PM

Dichter to Challenge Livni

MK Avi Dichter will challenge Kadima chairwoman Tzipi Livni for the party's top spot, saying her reign has been "undemocratic."Gabe Kahn., 11/8/2011, 2:15 AM