Rabbi Rafi Peretz signs coalition agreement with the Likud

Rabbi Rafi Peretz leaves Yamina, will be appointed Jerusalem and Heritage Minister. Netanyahu: Peretz will be a central partner.Ido Ben Porat, 5/15/2020, 1:21 AM

Rabbi Rafi Peretz may retire from politics

Jewish Home leader reportedly considering retiring if he does not receive influential role in new government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/14/2020, 7:47 PM

The plot thickens: Peretz may remain in opposition after all

PM Netanyahu reportedly decides not to give Jewish Home leader Jerusalem Ministry after he bolted the Yamina party.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/14/2020, 4:33 PM

Netanyahu to Rabbi Peretz: Take the 'Settlement portfolio'

PM pressing Rabbi Peretz after J'lem Affairs apparently already promised to Likud minister. Still unclear what the portfolio includes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/14/2020, 2:12 PM

Yamina to break up? Peretz meets Netanyahu again

Rabbi Rafi Peretz reportedly considering leaving Yamina to join unity government in exchange for Jerusalem Ministry.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/13/2020, 10:26 PM

Jewish Home leader MK Rafi Peretz meets with PM Netanyahu

Jewish Home leader meets PM in last-ditch effort to bring Yamina into the unity government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/13/2020, 9:06 PM

The Likud's proposal to Rabbi Rafi Peretz

Netanyahu reportedly proposed to Rabbi Peretz that he split Yamina and be appointed a Deputy Minister. Rabbi Peretz refused.Ben Ariel, 5/12/2020, 3:28 AM

Education Minister Rafi Peretz: Preschools and daycares to open on Sunday

If number of coronavirus cases continues to drop, all schools will reopen by June, Education Min. Peretz says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/4/2020, 1:34 PM

Rabbi Peretz: I decide on education, not the Health Ministry

Education Minister says decision to reopen schools rests with him, Health Ministry should not publicly discuss issue.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/16/2020, 3:33 PM

Watch: Yamina activists celebrate with Bezalel Smotrich and Rabbi Rafi Peretz

Yamina ministers Bezalel Smotrich and Rabbi Rafi Peretz were greeted by party activists singing and dancing.Hezki Baruch, 3/3/2020, 5:00 AM

Yamina blasts Lapid: The man and the gel went back to lying

Yamina party fires back after Lapid lashes out at Education Minister Rabbi Rafi Peretz.Hezki Baruch, 2/3/2020, 4:59 AM

Jewish Home rabbi: It is permitted to violate agreement with Otzma Yehudit

Rabbi Eitan Eisman recounts meeting between Rabbi Rafi Peretz and PM Netanyahu over violating agreement with Itamar Ben Gvir.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/19/2020, 9:50 AM

Rabbi Rafi Peretz: Our list will save the entire camp, I apologize to Ben Gvir

Jewish Home chairman explains his decision to unite with the New Right and National Union.Rabbi Rafi Peretz, 1/16/2020, 12:37 AM

Motti Yogev steps down: Rabbi Peretz stole the party

MK Yogev leaves politics, attacks Jewish Home chairman: "Rafi Peretz does not deserve to be a public envoy."Hezki Baruch, 1/16/2020, 12:18 AM

Netanyahu holds emergency meeting with Bennett, Peretz

PM meets leaders of right-wing parties in last-ditch attempt to unify right-wing list.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/15/2020, 9:45 PM

Smotrich and Peretz meet: Strive for a broad unity

Leaders of Jewish Home and the National Union meet and agree to continue the dialogue in the coming days.Hezki Baruch, 1/9/2020, 11:20 PM

Rabbi Peretz: Nahariya drowning victim was a hero

Education Minister eulogizes Moti Ben Shabbat who drowned as he tried to rescue residents of Nahariya from floods.Hezki Baruch, 1/9/2020, 4:00 AM

Rabbi Peretz pressured to hold primaries in wake of polls

Pressure increases on Jewish Home leader to allow primaries after TV polls predict bleak outlook for religious Zionism.Hezki Baruch, 1/3/2020, 4:16 AM

Peretz: Absurd that Jews cannot walk with a kippah

Education Minister at WZO conference: Images from Monsey remind us of our long and bloody history.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/30/2019, 10:53 PM

Rabbi Peretz refused to relinquish ministerial post to Smotrich

PM Netanyahu spoke with Jewish Home chairman and asked him to work towards an alliance with the National Union.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/30/2019, 3:11 AM

Yogev: The first step toward unity is to meet

Jewish Home activists invite MK Motti Yogev to attend a meeting of Jewish Home members with Minister Bezalel Smotrich.Hezki Baruch, 12/29/2019, 3:54 AM

Yogev: Agreement was signed without my knowledge or consent

Jewish Home MK Motti Yogev responds to agreement with Otzma Yehudit.Hezki Baruch, 12/22/2019, 2:19 AM

Jewish Home members to Peretz: Cancel agreement with Ben-Gvir

Dozens of Jewish Home members protest Jewish Home's merger with Otzma Yehudit. Read the full letter.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/21/2019, 10:39 PM

Peretz: I gave in to Shaked, and now she's undermining me

Rabbi Peretz, Jewish Home chairman, criticizes MK Shaked, claims she 'failed,' 'nearly destroyed Religious Zionism.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/18/2019, 8:58 AM

Israeli schools to become smartphone-free?

Education Minister promises to work to clear schools of distractions, raise teachers' salaries.Orly Harari, 12/17/2019, 3:19 PM

'Don't listen to those who advise you to be stubborn'

Education Minister: We are not the United Kingdom or Italy. We don't have the privilege of a third election.Hezki Baruch, 12/2/2019, 6:03 AM

'The residents' resilience gives us maneuverability'

Education Minister Rabbi Rafi Peretz visits Ashkelon’s situation room amid rocket fire on the city.Hezki Baruch, 11/14/2019, 4:43 AM

Rabbi Peretz: Respond to the rocket fire more aggressively

Education Minister visits Sderot, meets with residents whose home was hit by a rocket.Hezki Baruch, 11/6/2019, 5:20 AM

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