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News and updates about Itamar Ben-Gvir

'Israel risks losing intl. legitimacy with Ben-Gvir'

US President laments right-wing nature of current Israeli government in NBC interview, says country's survival depends on creation of a Palestinian state.

'Israel risks losing intl. legitimacy with Ben-Gvir'

Ben-Gvir denies intention to leave government

The National Security Minister claims he is not currently planning to leave the government, but there are reasons for which he would.

Ben-Gvir denies intention to leave government

Senior terrorist served meat, guard to be charged

Senior terrorist figure Marwan Barghouti was given meat over Shabbat, in violation of orders that terrorists only be served vegetarian meals.

Senior terrorist served meat, guard to be charged

Israeli Muslims to be limited on Temple Mount

The limits will be on the age and number of visitors, but an exact number has yet to be decided.

Israeli Muslims  to be limited on Temple Mount

ISA prevents arrest of PA official

Despite requests by the police to allow the arrest, the ISA claimed that the situation at present was too sensitive for the operation to proceed.

ISA prevents arrest of PA official

'Shoot anyone who approaches the fence'

The National Security Minister and IDF Chief of Staff debated changes to the rules of engagement.

'Shoot anyone who approaches the fence'

Samaria inaugurates new firefighting station

The new station is expected to provide significantly reduced response times for a variety of incidents throughout Samaria.

Samaria inaugurates new firefighting station

Ben-Gvir apologizes for son's post mocking Biden

National Security Minister's son Shuvael Ben-Gvir wrote a post in which he implied that the US President has Alzheimer's disease. His father apologized: 'President Biden is a friend of Israel.'

Ben-Gvir apologizes for son's post mocking Biden

IDF exercise simulates abduction of Arab by settlers

Divisional exercise in Samaria simulates kidnapping of Arab man by 2 settlers. Minister Ben-Gvir accuses commander who approved exercise of cooperating with 'settler violence' blood libel.

IDF exercise simulates abduction of Arab by settlers

'I hope Netanyahu chooses the path of Otzma Yehudit'

Itamar Ben-Gvir responds to backash from criticizing US government.

'I hope Netanyahu chooses the path of Otzma Yehudit'

Terror group threatens Netanyahu, Ben-Gvir, Succot

The Galilee Forces terror group published a video threatening to kill MK Tzvi Succot, National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir, and Samaria Regional Council Head Yossi Dagan.

Terror group threatens Netanyahu, Ben-Gvir, Succot

'I don't need help with international relations'

Prime Minister Netanyahu rebuked National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir for criticizing US President Joe Biden in a recent interview.

'I don't need help with international relations'

'Ben-Gvir harms Israel's foreign relations'

National Unity, Yesh Atid leaders condemn National Security Minister for WSJ interview claiming that the US would be more supportive of Israel if Trump is reelected.

'Ben-Gvir harms Israel's foreign relations'

'Biden gives aid which goes to Hamas'

Israeli National Security Minister tells Wall Street Journal US would be more supportive of Israel if Donald Trump is reelected.

'Biden gives aid which goes to Hamas'

Teen killed after drawing knife on security squad

A Bedouin teenager who climbed the fence of a Negev town attacked forces responding to the intrusion with a knife. He was shot and fatally wounded on the spot.

Teen killed after drawing knife on security squad

Biden considered sanctions on Smotrich and Ben-Gvir

President Biden is expected to sign off on sanctions on Judea and Samaria residents involved in violent attacks against Palestinians. Minister Smotrich responds.

Biden considered sanctions on Smotrich and Ben-Gvir

Smotrich rebukes Ben-Gvir for threats to coalition

The Finance Minister warned that continual threats to leave the government were not the way to build a partnership or run the country.

Smotrich rebukes Ben-Gvir for threats to coalition

Ben-Gvir's 'Goat Speech'

National Security Minister Itamamr Ben-Gvir denounced the reports of an approaching prisoner exchange agreement in a Knesset address entitled 'The Goat Speech'.

Ben-Gvir's 'Goat Speech'

Ben-Gvir applauds new exchange proposal

The National Security Minister called the deal 'proof that the War Cabinet is internalizing my opinion.'

Ben-Gvir applauds new exchange proposal

'Irresponsible deal? No government'

The National Security Minister tweeted this afternoon to warn against the most recent proposals for prisoner exchange agreements with Hamas.

'Irresponsible deal? No government'

Disguised Ben-Gvir visits Tel Aviv police station

National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir donned a disguise and false identity to observe how ordinary citizens are treated when filing police reports.

Disguised Ben-Gvir visits Tel Aviv police station

Olmert: 'Ben-Gvir is an enemy of the nation'

The former Prime Minister and the Minister of National Security traded denunciations this evening over claims that Ben-Gvir was attempting to destroy the Palestinians in Judea and Samaria.

Olmert: 'Ben-Gvir is an enemy of the nation'

'No war - no government'

Itamar Ben-Gvir denounces recent government decisions to limit fighting in the Gaza Strip. 'The hostages are our brothers, but we have a responsibility to all Israelis'

'No war - no government'

Israel to give in to the Red Cross

Despite the organization not giving any information about the Israeli civilians held hostage by Hamas, Israel will disclose information to the Red Cross about Gazans in Israeli prisons.

Israel to give in to the Red Cross

Edna Blustein, 79, murdered in Raanana terror attack

Blustein was dragged from her car and stabbed by the terrorists, who then used her car to attack other pedestrians. She was declared dead in hospital care.

Edna Blustein, 79, murdered in Raanana terror attack

Finance Ministry refuses 75M shekels for checkpoints

The Finance Ministry has refused a request by the National Security Ministry for 75 million shekels to fund civilian guards at checkpoints around Jerusalem.

Finance Ministry refuses 75M shekels for checkpoints

'With how Gaza looks today, hundreds of thousands will leave'

National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir spoke in favor of the voluntary transfer of Palestinians out of the Gaza Strip.

'With how Gaza looks today, hundreds of thousands will leave'

Ben-Gvir to extend term of Police Commissioner

Those close to the minister explained that he was satisfied with how Commissioner Kobi Shabtai implemented his policies.

Ben-Gvir to extend term of Police Commissioner

Former ISA director: 'Religious right is like Hamas'

Former ISA director Carmi Gillon claims that religious right-wing parties in Israel are using the same techniques as Hamas to take power.

Former ISA director: 'Religious right is like Hamas'

National Security Min. orders: Change Nukhba terrorists' menu

Min. Ben Gvir: 'Our hostages in Gaza are suffering from hunger, Hamas' Nukhba terrorists can receive minimum we're obligated to give them.'

National Security Min. orders: Change Nukhba terrorists' menu

Ben-Gvir taps Kobi Yaakobi as acting IPS commissioner

Deputy Commissioner Yaakobi currently serves as the minister's security secretary and has served in various positions in the police.

Ben-Gvir taps Kobi Yaakobi as acting IPS commissioner

Honenu lawyer demands Ben-Gvir forbid confiscation of phones

Atty. Menashe Yado of Honenu says police confiscated phones to allow the use of violence for no reason and without repercussions.

Honenu lawyer demands Ben-Gvir forbid confiscation of phones

Civil Administration demolishes farm in Binyamin, 3 arrested

More than 100 officers raided the farm in the early morning, arresting several residents and confiscating large amounts of equipment.

Civil Administration demolishes farm in Binyamin, 3 arrested

Ben-Gvir: Otzma Yehudit will not support a halt to the war

Itamar Ben-Gvir warns the Prime Minister that his party may withdraw from the coalition if Netanyahu agrees to an extended ceasefire.

Ben-Gvir: Otzma Yehudit will not support a halt to the war

Ben-Gvir: Persona non grata 'normalized' even in Jewish Home

Journalist explains what prompted PM Benjamin Netanyahu to include Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir in the government and “normalize” him.

Ben-Gvir: Persona non grata 'normalized' even in Jewish Home

Gallant backs Chief of Staff: "Brave, moral and experienced"

Gallant backs the IDF and Chief of Staff, "against irresponsible politicians", after the Halevi-Ben Gvir confrontation in the cabinet

Gallant backs Chief of Staff: "Brave, moral and experienced"

'The writing is on the wall in blood'

Public concern grows over Itamar Ben-Gvir's policy of arming civilians.

'The writing is on the wall in blood'

'When citizens have firearms, they can save lives'

National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir praises soldiers, civilian, who neutralized terrorist, vows to continue arming Israelis.

'When citizens have firearms, they can save lives'

Ben-Gvir orders police to forbid celebrations of prisoner swap

Ben-Gvir ordered police to 'immediately end any expressions of support for these Nazis.'

Ben-Gvir orders police to forbid celebrations of prisoner swap

Ben-Gvir: Food and fuel to Gaza is insane

Itamar Ben-Gvir denounced the idea of any prisoner exchange deal and called to halt humanitarian deliveries to Gaza.

Ben-Gvir: Food and fuel to Gaza is insane

Heated committee discussion on death penalty for terrorists

Discussion attended by relatives of hostages, who see the bill as detrimental to their loved ones who are still at the mercy of Hamas.

Heated committee discussion on death penalty for terrorists

Ben-Gvir: 'The October 7th looters are also terrorists'

Prime Minister Netanyahu asserted that Israel will not kill civilians who infiltrated Israel on October 7th.

Ben-Gvir: 'The October 7th looters are also terrorists'

Reservist dismissed for criticizing brigade commander

An IDF soldier was removed from his unit after commenting against his brigade commander on social media.

Reservist dismissed for criticizing brigade commander

Ben-Gvir freezes PA payments to Palestinian prisoners

National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir has ordered payments from the Palestinian Authority to security prisoners stopped.

Ben-Gvir freezes PA payments to Palestinian prisoners

Changes to rules of engagement will not be put to a vote

Attorney General withdrew her agreement to change which would loosen rules of engagement for police officers.

Changes to rules of engagement will not be put to a vote

Pistol license wait period for new immigrants abolished

New immigrants who live in eligible localities no longer have to wait 3 years before applying for a license to carry a firearm in Israel.

Pistol license wait period for new immigrants abolished

Ben Gvir to police: Prepare for riots and violence in Israel

National Security Min. Itamar Ben Gvir instructions Police Commssioner: 'Prepare for Guardian of the Walls 2.'

Ben Gvir to police: Prepare for riots and violence in Israel

Ben-Gvir orders mass arming of civillian emergency services

Israel's Ministry of National Security has begun a plan to distribute thousands of firearms to the public.

Ben-Gvir orders mass arming of civillian emergency services

Duma arson suspect to spend holiday in religious wing

Amiram Ben Uliel to be moved out of solitary confinement for duration of Simchat Torah holiday.

Duma arson suspect to spend holiday in religious wing

'New police reccomendations are license to kill'

The Arab Higher Monitoring Committee of the Israeli Arabs denounced the recommendations that police use live fire on protesters.

'New police reccomendations are license to kill'

Deputy Police Commissioner could take Shabtai's place

A deputy police commissioner appointed by Minister Ben-Gvir is the current lead candidate to take control of the Israel Police.

Deputy Police Commissioner could take Shabtai's place

Netanyahu holds reconciliation conference with Ben-Gvir

The two ministers held a private meeting at a Caesarea hotel following reports that Ben-Gvir had been excluded from a security meeting.

Netanyahu holds reconciliation conference with Ben-Gvir

Ben-Gvir shut out of security briefing

The National Security Minister was not invited to a meeting with security officials despite his position.

Ben-Gvir shut out of security briefing

Female guards to be removed from security prisons

After five female guards had intimate relations with an imprisoned terrorist, enlisted female guards will stop guarding terrorists.

Female guards to be removed from security prisons

Ben-Gvir backs down from Tel Aviv protest prayer service

The Minister canceled the plans after counter-protesters announced they would move their demonstration to prevent provocations.

Ben-Gvir backs down from Tel Aviv protest prayer service

'Prayers at Dizengoff seem superfluous'

Screenwriter Meni Asayag appeals to Ben Gvir to not hold evening prayers at Dizengoff Square: 'Please drop it.'

'Prayers at Dizengoff seem superfluous'

Netanyahu opposes Ben-Gvir's plan to hold prayer in Tel Aviv

PM says 'prayer is not a provocation, but it is important to calm tensions' following Dizengoff Square clashes.

Netanyahu opposes Ben-Gvir's plan to hold prayer in Tel Aviv

'Your intentions are good, your actions are not'

Religious Zionism party MK opposes plan by Otzma Yehudit leader to hold another prayer service at site of Yom Kippur clashes in Tel Aviv.

'Your intentions are good, your actions are not'

Violent clashes at Tel Aviv prayer service

Protesters confronted worshipers who tried to pray with the traditional partition between men and women on Yom Kippur.

Violent clashes at Tel Aviv prayer service

Police no longer required to salute Ben-Gvir

The Police Commissioner has changed the policies requiring officers to salute state symbols, including ministers, at ceremonies.

Police no longer required to salute Ben-Gvir