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, Monday, 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, Monday, 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, Monday, 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, Sunday, 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, Sunday, 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, Sunday, 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, Sunday, 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, Sunday, 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, Saturday, 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, Friday, 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

Rabbi Peretz: Hamas must not receive any rewards

New Education Minister says he will stress the need to take action against Hamas in Gaza.Elad Benari, 6/18/2019, 4:05 AM

'Not thrilled to be appointed minister in lame-duck government'

PM invites Bezalel Smotrich, Rafi Peretz to meeting Monday, expected to appoint them to Transportation, Education ministries.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/17/2019, 11:37 AM

Will Rabbi Peretz and Smotrich be appointed ministers?

Netanyahu expected to appoint Rabbi Peretz as Minister of Education and Smotrich as Minister of Transportation.Hezki Baruch, 6/17/2019, 5:06 AM

United Right chief Rafi Peretz meets with Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky

Channel 2 News reporter Yair Sherki: 'I don't remember such a close relationship between the NRP leader and haredim.'Sara Rubenstein, 6/14/2019, 7:48 AM

No agreements reached at Netanyahu, Peretz and Smotrich meeting

Likud describes meeting between United Right leaders and PM Netanyahu as positive. Talks to continue on Wednesday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/12/2019, 1:05 AM

Could United Right form alliance with New Right - and Zehut?

United Right chief Rafi Peretz open to alliance with the New Right party - but emphasizes United Right won't be changing leadership.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/4/2019, 9:19 AM

'Rafi Peretz should lead United Right in next election'

Jewish Home MK backs party chairman Rafi Peretz's bid to lead United Right for second 2019 election.Hezki Baruch, 6/3/2019, 1:11 PM

Could new rightist alliance unite Bennett, Feiglin, and Peretz?

New Right chief Naftali Bennett reportedly making overtures to Zehut, Jewish Home, National Union, Otzma Yehudit for rightist alliance.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/31/2019, 8:00 AM

'We went above and beyond, I don't understand Liberman'

United Right chairman says decision to go for new elections was reached with a heavy heart.Hezki Baruch, 5/30/2019, 5:03 AM

Rabbi Peretz tried to oust Shaked and Bennett

United Right looked into possibly firing ministers Bennett and Shaked and replacing them with serving Knesset members, but was rejected.Hezki Baruch, 5/29/2019, 11:58 PM

Rabbi Peretz against Shaked's return to Jewish Home

Jewish Home chairman reportedly working to prevent party from readmitting Justice Minister who left the party in December.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/29/2019, 5:50 PM

Rabbi Peretz: We will do everything to form government

Jewish Home chairman says draft law is the issue holding up coalition negotiations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/23/2019, 11:00 PM

Coalition talks with United Right stall as gov't deadline nears

Talks between United Right and Likud stall in final week of coalition negotiations. 'We're like unwanted stepchildren.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/22/2019, 11:14 AM

Jewish Home chief meets with Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky

The meeting was also attended by Degel Hatorah chairman MK Moshe Gafni.Hezki Baruch, 5/16/2019, 4:54 PM

United Right holding out for Justice Ministry

As President Rivlin grants Netanyahu two-week extension for coalition talks, Union of Right-Wing Parties pushing for Justice Ministry.Hezki Baruch, 5/13/2019, 3:10 PM

'We paid too heavy a price'

Jewish Home chief tells Arutz Sheva Israel failed to win decisive victory against Hamas or restore deterrence.Hezki Baruch, 5/6/2019, 1:32 PM

Rabbi Peretz: Bring back targeted killings

United Right chairman visits southern Israel, says he will demand that action be taken against Hamas.Hezki Baruch, 5/5/2019, 6:50 AM

'In the next elections we will get twice the number of seats'

Jewish Home holds first meeting to summarize the election. Party head Rabbi Peretz: We will demand the education and justice ministries.Ben Ariel, 5/3/2019, 6:06 AM

United Right: No compromise on Justice, Education ministries

MK Rabbi Rafi Peretz promises to bring 'huge blessing' to State of Israel, says party won't compromise on Education and Justice ministries.Hezki Baruch, 4/29/2019, 1:32 PM

'I spoke with Bennett and Shaked, I regret the results'

Jewish Home chairman calls leaders of New Right, expresses his regret over the results they achieved in the elections.Yoni Kempinski, 4/18/2019, 4:41 AM

United Right demands Justice, Education portfolios

Rabbi Rafi Peretz meets with PM Netanyahu: I have been personally deported. We cannot allow this to happen again.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/16/2019, 6:33 PM

'There is one home for religious Zionism'

Rabbi Rafi Peretz: We are on Netanyahu's side and will insist on all our principles, the Land of Israel and the Jewish character of Israel.Hezki Baruch, 4/10/2019, 4:09 AM

Rabbi Peretz: We saved the national camp

Rabbi Rafi Peretz: "When we are given a mission, we tackle it and we win.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/9/2019, 11:39 PM

Rabbi Peretz: Expect election day surprises

Jewish Home leader visits polling stations across Jerusalem as Israelis vote for the next Knesset.Eliran Aharon, 4/9/2019, 3:46 PM

Rabbi Peretz: Vote for United Right to prevent next expulsion

United Right chairman votes in community of Naveh in Gaza vicinity. 'Today, we determine the influence of religious Zionism in government.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/9/2019, 1:27 PM

Rabbi Peretz: We will bring Hamas' captives home, too

United Right chairman says return of soldier missing in Lebanon for 37 years shows Israel does not give up on its sons.Yoni Kempinski, 4/3/2019, 9:01 PM

'Anyone who tries to murder Jews is a dead man walking'

Father who shot would-be terrorist 'saved lives,' time to move from acceptance to attack, United Right leader says.Ido Ben Porat, 4/3/2019, 1:21 PM

Rabbi Peretz: Cut off the terrorists' hope

Jewish Home chairman criticizes government's response to latest rocket fire.Hezki Baruch, 3/27/2019, 4:11 AM

Widow of Ari Fuld accompanies daughter to her wedding

Terror victim's daughter marries tonight as National Union and Jewish Home heads attend and rejoice with couple.Yoni Kempinski, 3/3/2019, 11:00 PM

'I told Gantz: We won't join your coalition'

Rabbi Rafi Peretz explains why he is running with Otzma Yehudit, and why he ruled out joining a coalition led by Benny Gantz.Yoni Kempinski, 3/3/2019, 10:21 PM

Idit Silman joins Jewish Home Knesset list

Social activist Idit Silman to receive third spot on Jewish Home list in place of Yifat Erlich.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/21/2019, 6:25 PM

Jewish Home receives 2 ministries, rep on Likud list

Netanyahu, Jewish Home leader agree on conditions for inclusion of Otzma Yehudit in Jewish Home-National Union alliance.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/20/2019, 5:43 PM

Netanyahu warns: If the right doesn't unite, we will lose

PM Netanyahu issues another call for Jewish Home and Otzma Yehudit to unite.Hezki Baruch, 2/20/2019, 12:10 AM

Rabbi Peretz, Smotrich reject Netanyahu invitation

Jewish Home, National Union leaders reject Likud offer to hold meeting with Otzma Yehudit to unify ahead of elections.Hezki Baruch, 2/18/2019, 6:39 PM

'Religious Zionism is thriving and expanding'

Rabbi Rafi Peretz, Bezalel Smotrich visit Sderot Hesder Yeshiva in first visit following the merger of Jewish Home, National Union.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/17/2019, 4:20 PM

Rabbis press Jewish Home, National Union to reach election deal

After talks between the parties break down a second time in a week, senior national-religious rabbis intervene in hopes of brokering deal.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/14/2019, 3:58 PM

Avoiding unity talks?

Jewish Home chairman shrugs off meeting with National Union chairman as negotiations on joint run remain deadlocked.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/13/2019, 4:57 PM

Negotiations between Jewish Home, National Union reach impasse

Despite marathon talks between Jewish Home and National Union parties, no progress made towards joint run.Uzi Baruch, 2/13/2019, 9:21 AM