Gantz calls, encounters the right-wing bloc

Blue and White chairman speaks to leaders of right-wing parties, who tell him he should speak with the Likud negotiating team.Hezki Baruch, 10/23/2019, 11:37 PM

Education Minister: 'She criticized me, but we've never met'

Min. Rafi Peretz says he's 'very disappointed' predecessor criticized him personally despite never meeting him.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/19/2019, 11:10 PM

Rabbi Peretz: No place for anti-IDF groups in education system

Education minister promises to act against schools which do not act in accordance with the law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/15/2019, 4:01 PM

Rabbi Peretz: We are coordinated with Netanyahu

Jewish Home-National Union chairman: We are one people, it's time to unite.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/18/2019, 12:48 AM

Rabbi Peretz: I'm very worried about the Trump plan

Education Minister concerned about concessions that might be in the US peace plan: This is a death sentence for settlement.Hezki Baruch, 9/16/2019, 12:08 AM

Rabbi Peretz supports camera law

Education Minister says he supports measures to ensure 'purity' of elections.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/8/2019, 11:34 AM

Netanyahu: We will apply sovereignty to all settlements

PM Netanyahu, Education Minister Peretz visit Elkana school on first day of new school year. 'There will be no more Gush Katifs.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/1/2019, 10:14 AM

Rabbi Peretz slams 'incitement campaign' following news report

Education Minister Peretz responds to attack: 'We're under vicious attack on our values; well-timed campaign against Judaism and heritage.'Mordechai Sones, 8/29/2019, 12:46 PM

Education Minister: 'We won't allow Hezbollah to gain power'

Rabbi Rafi Peretz meets with school principals in northern Israel, says Israel will not allow harm to its sovereignty.Ido Ben Porat, 8/26/2019, 4:26 PM

Yamina to Netanyahu: 'Jewish blood has become worthless'

Right-wing Knesset members slam Israel's policies for handling terror, demand creation of checkpoints, worse treatment for terrorists.Eliran Aharon, 8/23/2019, 12:54 PM

Education Min.: Nazis also persecuted North African Jews

Persecution of North African Jewry under Nazi occupation now part of Israeli schools’ mandatory curriculum.Marcy Oster, JTA, 8/20/2019, 7:44 AM

Democratic Union attacks education minister for teaching Judaism

Democratic Union party says Education Minister Peretz attempting to 'brainwash' children by expanding teaching of Jewish texts in schools.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/18/2019, 9:54 AM

Nationality Law to be taught in schools starting this year

Education Minister Rabbi Raffi Peretz says high school students to learn content of Nationality Law, debate which accompanied its passage.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/16/2019, 1:39 AM

School year may not start at special-ed schools

Budget deficit may prevent special education schools from opening on time, Education Min. Peretz warns.Ido Ben Porat, 8/12/2019, 11:49 AM

'Our enemy needs to know the IDF will reach them'

Rabbi Rafi Peretz speaks: 'Our continued building and work in settlement will end Palestinians hope to try hurting us.'Mordechai Sones, 8/8/2019, 5:01 PM

'It was difficult to give up the top spot'

Jewish Home chairman says technical union with Shaked and Bennett will only last until the election.Ben Ariel, 8/1/2019, 6:02 AM

New Right, United Right reach final agreement on joint run

Ayelet Shaked to head joint list of right-wing parties, Rabbi Rafi Peretz to be 2nd on list, Bezalel Smotrich 3rd, and Naftali Bennett 4th.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/29/2019, 4:53 PM

Rabbi Peretz demands: Recommending only Netanyahu

Rabbi Rafi Peretz announces before meeting New Right that one of the main demands would be a clear commitment to recommend Netanyahu as PM.Eliran Aharon, 7/29/2019, 2:14 AM

Rafi Peretz: Ayelet Shaked will lead right-wing alliance

United Right chairman speaks with New Right chairwoman Ayelet Shaked ahead of planned meeting, agrees she will lead unified right-wing list.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/28/2019, 7:29 PM

Rabbi Peretz: Total focus on uniting the right

Jewish Home leader says he can meet with New Right leaders all day once weekly Cabinet meeting is over.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/28/2019, 12:31 PM

Report: Rabbi Peretz rejects meeting with Bennett

New Right accuses Jewish Home leader of not wanting to unify ahead of upcoming elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/28/2019, 9:59 AM

Bennett to meet Rabbi Peretz on Sunday

New Right, United Right, leaders to meet Sunday for last-ditch effort at unity talks.Hezki Baruch, 7/28/2019, 12:04 AM

Is Rabbi Peretz's wife preventing the Knesset-saving merger?

Michal Peretz, wife of United Right leader, says husband will quit party if he doesn't lead joint list, reports say.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/27/2019, 9:55 PM

Right-wing unity talks reach impasse

Alliance negotiation talks between United Right and New Right hit a snag, as Rafi Peretz refuses to compromise on demand for 2/3 of seats.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/26/2019, 5:40 PM

Rabbi Peretz to Shaked: Let's close deal tonight

Bayit Yehudi chairman calls on New Right chairman to quickly close the issue of party leadership.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/25/2019, 7:16 PM

Liberman: Every narrow government is trouble

Yisrael Beytenu chair says he won't sit in government with Barak, Shafir and Meretz - neither will he sit with Rabbi Peretz and Smotrich.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/25/2019, 10:42 AM

Ayelet Shaked, Rafi Peretz in talks for right-wing alliance

Newly-minted New Right chief Ayelet Shaked speaks with United Right chairman about possible joint ticket.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/22/2019, 1:30 PM

'Rafi Peretz not ruling out Shaked as leader of United Right'

Transportation Minister reveals details of meeting with United Right chief Rafi Peretz, says Peretz prepared to let Shaked lead joint list.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/22/2019, 11:05 AM

'Anti-Shaked obsession will cost us dearly'

Likud officials criticize PM Netanyahu's 'obsession' with former Justice Min. Shaked, say refusal to recruit her will 'cost' party dearly.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/22/2019, 10:41 AM

Sara Netanyahu pushing against merger of right-wing parties?

A news report claims that Sara Netanyahu implored the wife of Rafi Peretz not to unite with Shaked and Bennett. She denies the report.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/21/2019, 8:30 PM

'Shaked, Bennett are invited to negotiate merger tonight'

Rabbi Rafi Peretz congratulates Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked for reaching an agreement to run together.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/21/2019, 4:31 PM

PM pressuring Rafi Peretz to step aside for Ayelet Shaked

Binyamin Netanyahu invites Peretz to meeting as Ayelet Shaked expected to take control of New Right, push for alliance with United Right.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/21/2019, 3:39 PM

'My father loves everyone, respects everyone'

The daughter of Rabbi Rafi Peretz defends her father from the storm of criticism he faced following his remarks about conversion treatments.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/20/2019, 9:37 PM

'Only Peretz thinks he should lead United Right'

Journalist Amit Segal says when United Right submits final list Ayelet Shaked will be its leader.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/18/2019, 9:44 PM

'Stop the persecution and the intimidation'

Pro-family movement accuses Rabbi Rafi Peretz of capitulation to pressure in statements condemning 'conversion treatment.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/17/2019, 10:25 PM

'They're trying to silence the rabbis'

Rabbi Shlomo Amar defends Education Min. Rabbi Peretz, says there's a push to 'close the rabbis' mouths.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/17/2019, 10:25 AM

Shaked blasts 'hypocritical' outrage over Rafi Peretz

'I'm totally against conversion therapy, but attacks on Minister Peretz hypocritical and constitute censorship,' says ex-Justice Minister.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/17/2019, 9:54 AM

Former Meretz MK: Rabbi Peretz has no right to be a minister

Former MK Zehava Galon slams PM Netanyahu, says 'no sane person' appoints Religious Zionist to Education Ministry.103FM, 7/16/2019, 2:35 PM

Diplomatic incident follows Rabbi Peretz response

Luxembourg PM cancels participation at Israel Embassy farewell dinner protesting Rabbi Rafi Peretz' response on SSA conversion treatments.Mordechai Sones, 7/15/2019, 9:29 PM

Rabbi Druckman 'shocked; are we in Bolshevik Russia?'

Bnei Akiva Rosh Yeshiva stands by Peretz, 'Who thinks like this can't be Education Minister, but thinks opposite may be Justice Minister?'Shimon Cohen, 7/15/2019, 4:33 PM

'United Right can't make it into the Knesset if it runs alone'

'Who will vote for Peretz?' Senior right-wing official warns United Right won't cross electoral threshold if it runs alone.David Rosenberg, 7/15/2019, 12:05 PM

Hundreds protest Rafi Peretz's gay conversion therapy comments

Ex-PM Ehud Barak joins LGBT activists at protest against Education Minister Rafi Peretz's support for gay conversion therapy.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/14/2019, 9:25 PM

Smotrich: 'Rabbi Peretz has been lynched'

'I'm not prepared for a reality in which all 'freedom-of-speech seekers' prove that they are in essence thought dictators,' Smotrich said.Hezki Baruch, 7/14/2019, 9:09 PM

'We must support the family unit: Mother, father, and children'

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu writes in support of Education Minister's statements on conversion therapy.Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, 7/14/2019, 11:46 AM

'Religious Zionists not interested in war against LGBT people'

Ex Ed Minister responds to successor's statements on conversion therapy. 'No one has to convert anyone else. We accept everyone as is.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/14/2019, 11:14 AM

Rabbi Peretz; 'I accept all children in Israel the way they are'

Rabbi Peretz says, 'What I said was based on students who felt terrible distress about their sexual orientation.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/14/2019, 12:04 AM

'First I would hug him and speak to him warmly'

Education Minister Rafi Peretz is asked in an interview what he would do if a student would tell him that he is homosexual.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/13/2019, 10:42 PM

Rabbi Peretz refuses to give up top spot

Education Minister refuses to concede top spot on United Right slate to Shaked.Ben Ariel, 7/12/2019, 5:09 AM

Peretz, Smotrich agree to joint run

United Right leaders agree to maintain agreement from previous election, call on leaders of other right-wing factions to unite with them.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/9/2019, 4:35 PM

'Place Shaked at the top of the list'

Senior Likud official calls on United Right chairman to place former Shaked at the top of the party's list in order to win more seats.Hezki Baruch, 7/9/2019, 3:13 AM

Education Ministry to take control of daycare centers

PM, Education Minister agree to transfer authority over daycare centers to Education Ministry starting with formation of the next governmentArutz Sheva Staff, 7/8/2019, 6:51 PM

Rabbi Peretz: No joint ticket with Otzma if Baruch Marzel runs

Jewish Home leader conditions renewal of agreement with Otzma Yehudit on former aide to Rabbi Meir Kahane not running.Gary Willig, 7/4/2019, 7:51 PM

Rabbi Peretz reacts: 'We very much honor agreements'

Rabbi Peretz rejects Otzma Yehudit claims he violated agreement with them: 'We want to unite the ranks.'Mordechai Sones, 6/25/2019, 10:58 PM

Gov't approves cabinet appointments of Smotrich, Rafi Peretz

Final hurdle cleared for United Right MKs to take up Transportation and Education ministries.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/23/2019, 2:13 PM

Rabbi Peretz, Smotrich, promise to maintain status quo

Incoming ministers of education and transportation sign letter promising not to make changes to their ministries before upcoming elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/19/2019, 7:26 PM

'If there are difficulties, there are private tutors'

New Education Minister hopes to reduce the number of tests and homework.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/19/2019, 5:01 AM

Rafi Peretz insists on leading United Right list

Jewish Home chairman Rafi Peretz backs alliance with other right-wing parties - but insists he must lead the ticket.Hezki Baruch, 6/18/2019, 11:42 AM