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Blue and White MK to join March Of Life

MK Matan Kahana will join the Israel Allies Foundation for a Holocaust memorial March of significant meaning.

Blue and White MK to join March Of Life

'The Shin Bet turns a blind eye'

Politicians respond to violent protest in Jerusalem

Politicians from both the coalition and the opposition respond to the violent protest near the Prime Minister's Residence. Elkin: There is no place for harming police officers. Minister Eliyahu: The protesters are interested in persecuting Netanyahu.

Politicians respond to violent protest in Jerusalem

MK Matan Kahana:

'Haredim have a chance to solve a years-long problem

'Since October 7, question of enlistment is no longer a social question, but an existential one,' MK Matan Kahana says.

'Haredim have a chance to solve a years-long problem

National Unity MK:

'Netanyahu has exhausted the unity government'

MK Matan Kahana believe that the Prime Minister's behavior will drive members of his party to abandon the emergency government.

'Netanyahu has exhausted the unity government'

Parents of soldier killed by friendly fire want to hug soldiers

MK Matan Kahan shares conversation he had with parents of Captain Yarin Gahali. 'Such things happen in war.'

Parents of soldier killed by friendly fire want to hug soldiers

MK Matan Kahana:

'In this war we took off our gloves'

MK Matan Kahana addressed The Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast team: 'We will fight this war until we win, your support is so important to us.'

'In this war we took off our gloves'

MK Matan Kahana:

Europe Wake Up!

Former Minister Matan Kahana releases video calling of European nations to realize Israel's enemies oppose Western civilization.

Europe Wake Up!

MK Matan Kahana: Hamas prefers dead Jews to living Arabs

We will fight them until we destroy them - and for as long as it takes. A warning to the countries of the world against radical Islam.

MK Matan Kahana: Hamas prefers dead Jews to living Arabs

MK Matan Kahana:

This is what a massacre smells like

A smell I have never smelled before. It’s complicated to explain. Actually, maybe it's better that I don't try at all.

This is what a massacre smells like

MK Matan Kahana's plea to Diaspora Jewry

Sisters and brothers in the Diaspora, This is a trying and difficult time for Israel - yet our strength is in our unity.

MK Matan Kahana's plea to Diaspora Jewry

MK Kahana condemns attack on Rabbi Yigal Levinstein

National Unity MK warns that religious Zionist community is considered the primary cause of division in Israeli society.

MK Kahana condemns attack on Rabbi Yigal Levinstein

MK Kahana:

'Coalition made a mistake, now we need a compromise'

Kahana: 'It is clear that we need the judicial reform to balance the authorities, but we need broad consensus to prevent polarization.'

'Coalition made a mistake, now we need a compromise'

National Unity MK proposes:

Unity government with Netanyahu - and then he retires

MK Matan Kahana proposes national unity government without religious parties, says it'll 'heal the deep internal divide' in Israeli society.

Unity government with Netanyahu - and then he retires

MK Matan Kahana:

'If there is a real emergency, the pilots will help'

MK Matan Kahana calls on left-wing protesters to "leave the army out of the political controversy".

'If there is a real emergency, the pilots will help'

Netanyahu's allies to Gantz: Join us instead of the extremists

MK Tropper is claiming that senior members of the coalition are exploring the possibility of having his party join the government.

Netanyahu's allies to Gantz: Join us instead of the extremists

MK Matan Kahana to INN:

'Tarnishing the residents of Judea and Samaria is unacceptable'

MK Kahana: The police and the Shin Bet must act against terrorism, and it is also forbidden to take the law into one's own hands.

'Tarnishing the residents of Judea and Samaria is unacceptable'

MK Matan Kahana:

'Israel needs a unity government that relies on moderates'

MK Kahana expresses concern that the coalition will unilaterally promote legislation of the judicial reform.

'Israel needs a unity government that relies on moderates'

Religious Affairs Min. slams predecessor

'I am the rabbis' clerk, I did not come to manage them,' Religious Affairs Min. Michael Malkieli tells Israel National News.

Religious Affairs Min. slams predecessor

MK Kahana to US officials:

'Judicial reform protests removed option to evict communities'

Kahana tells US officials that refusal by reservists to report for duty took option to evict Judea and Samaria communities off the table.

'Judicial reform protests removed option to evict communities'

Matan Kahana to US Jews: Support Israel unconditionally

Former Religious Services Minister meets with American Jewish leaders during trip to the US.

Matan Kahana to US Jews: Support Israel unconditionally

MK Matan Kahana to INN:

'The government is legal, the ministers should be respected'

MK Matan Kahana of the National Unity Party speaks to INN about protests against ministers at Memorial Day ceremonies.

'The government is legal, the ministers should be respected'

MK Kahana to Netanyahu:

'Only you can stop the rift in the nation now'

MK Matan Kahana asks Prime Minister to stop the discussions on the judicial reform until after Independence Day.

'Only you can stop the rift in the nation now'

Nonprofits seek to legislate content filter for underage users

Several nonprofits met with MK Matan Kahana to promote legislation mandating child safety filters on adult content.

Nonprofits seek to legislate content filter for underage users

Matan Kahana to INN:

'Not everything in coalition agreement will be implemented'

MK Matan Kahana warns: Three ministers in the Ministry of Defense will bring great dangers to Judea and Samaria.

'Not everything in coalition agreement will be implemented'

Former Religious Affairs Min:

'I support tightening Law of Return'

Former minister Kahana supports changing the Grandfather Clause and emphasizes: 'Conversion can only be according to Orthodox law.

'I support tightening Law of Return'

Kahana to Religious Zionism

'You raged about giving electricity to Bedouins, what happened?'

MK Kahana questions lack of demand to annul Electricity Law in coalition agreements. "Maybe it wasn't as bad as you said?"

'You raged about giving electricity to Bedouins, what happened?'

Matan Kahana to Lapid:

Banning gender-based separation is secular coercion

Response to PM Lapid who scoffed: 'It's not Iran here.'

Banning gender-based separation is secular coercion

Matan Kahana:

'We will support the government when it does good things'

MK Kahana says his party will "conduct itself in the opposition in a responsible manner".

'We will support the government when it does good things'

MK Kahana to INN: Gantz working to help young settlements

MK Matan Kahana of the National Unity party tells Israel National News his party will fight illegal PA takeover of Area C.

MK Kahana to INN: Gantz working to help young settlements

Gadi Eizenkot:

'I want people to look up and see people like Matan Kahana'

Former Chief of Staff praises Matan Kahana who joined the slate of the National Unity Party.

'I want people to look up and see people like Matan Kahana'

MK Matan Kahana:

'I apologized to Shaked, she's not a Bibist'

MK Matan Kahana of the National Unity Party believes Shaked would join a government led by Benny Gantz.

'I apologized to Shaked, she's not a Bibist'

Women rescued from Arab villages attend special holiday event

More than 100 women ‘survivors’ attend inspiring Yad L’achim Shabbaton ahead of  Tishrei holidays.

Women rescued from Arab villages attend special holiday event

'The real Ayelet Shaked has come out - and she wants Netanyahu'

Former minister Matan Kahana says Interior Min. Shaked 'sees her future in the Likud, she's a Netanyahu follower.'

'The real Ayelet Shaked has come out - and she wants Netanyahu'

'I try not to make promises - on that I failed'

'There were things we did not keep, I don't feel good about this,' former minister MK Matan Kahana says.

'I try not to make promises - on that I failed'

Gadi Eisenkot:

'Whoever wants to return to Gush Katif will lead us to disaster'

In talk with students the former IDF chief of staff expressed support for settling Judea and Samaria as long as its in the nation's interest

'Whoever wants to return to Gush Katif will lead us to disaster'

Ze'ev Elkin:

'The face of the Likud is the face of Dudi Amsalem'

Members of National Unity Party to Israel National News: Our party is a home for religious Zionists.

'The face of the Likud is the face of Dudi Amsalem'

Kahana asks Bennett to support National Unity Party

Bennett is currently refusing to openly support National Unity or any other party, not even discreetly.

Kahana asks Bennett to support National Unity Party

The Matan Kahana miracle

Authoritative rabbinic leaders and Chief Rabbis from everywhere asked him to drop the conversion reforms, but he refused. Op-ed..

The Matan Kahana miracle

Matan Kahana:

'I was a right-winger and always will be'

Matan Kahana on joining the National Unity Party: If Netanyahu doesn't get 61 seats the entire political playing field will change.

'I was a right-winger and always will be'

National Unity Party:

Kahana's demand of the haredim in a Gantz government

The National Unity Party and MK Kahana conclude that if Gantz forms a government with the haredim, the kosher reform will remain intact.

Kahana's demand of the haredim in a Gantz government

Matan Kahana:

'Avi Maoz is an extremist who mocks anyone he disagrees with'

Maoz shoots back: "Kahana desperate to remain in limelight, but no one believes him anymore."

'Avi Maoz is an extremist who mocks anyone he disagrees with'

Gantz: 'Eizenkot forced Matan Kahana on me'

Defense Min. Gantz, chair of National Unity, says former Chief of Staff Eizenkot forced him to accept Yamina defector Matan Kahana.

Gantz: 'Eizenkot forced Matan Kahana on me'

Former colleague slams defector: 'Loss of ideology'

Yamina's MK Nir Orbach slams former minister Matan Kahana over move to center-left party: 'Loss of ideology.'

Former colleague slams defector: 'Loss of ideology'

Former Yamina MK won't rule out meeting with Mahmoud Abbas

'I trust that when Defense Min. Gantz decides to meet someone, security is his top priority,' former min. Matan Kahana says.

Former Yamina MK won't rule out meeting with Mahmoud Abbas

End of Yamina as Bennett splits from party

Bennett joins MKs Kahana and Pinto in unusual move which will allow Kahana to run with Gantz in the next election.

End of Yamina as Bennett splits from party

Shaked to Arutz Sheva:

'Eizenkot is a leftist who's pushing for a Palestinian state'

Shaked was not surprised by Matan Kahana's decision to join Gantz, Sa'ar, and Eizenkot who, in her opinion, have joined ranks with the left

'Eizenkot is a leftist who's pushing for a Palestinian state'

Shaked:

'Eizenkot, Kahana joining Gantz good news for left-wing voters'

Interior Minister criticizes Yamina defector, former Chief of Staff for joining 'State Camp' under Benny Gantz, Gideon Sa'ar.

'Eizenkot, Kahana joining Gantz good news for left-wing voters'

Matan Kahana sets condition - Ayelet Shaked rejects it

Interior Min. Shaked rejects offer by Dep. Religious Affairs Min. Kahana, but negotiations on joint run continue.

Matan Kahana sets condition - Ayelet Shaked rejects it

Kahana:

'Don't believe lies: Terrorists hide behind women and children'

Deputy Religious Affairs Minister: I saw with my own eyes how terror orgs launch rockets from densely populated civilian areas toward Israel

'Don't believe lies: Terrorists hide behind women and children'

Shaked to Kahana: Toe the line or you're out

Kahana's view of a narrow right-wing govt as a "disaster" conflicts with Shaked's vision for Yamina.

Shaked to Kahana: Toe the line or you're out

Matan Kahana seeks re-appointment as minister

Deputy Religious Services Minister seeks support from coalition members for his reappointment as minister.

Matan Kahana seeks re-appointment as minister

Matan Kahana's next goal:

A top spot in Yesh Atid or Blue & White

Dep. Religious Affairs Minister wants to switch parties, be in top five spots - but Yesh Atid does not seem to consider that an option.

A top spot in Yesh Atid or Blue & White

Matan Kahana: Solely right-wing govt would be 'terrible'

Bennett's former right-hand man poised to join Blue & White in quest for "broad unity government."

Matan Kahana: Solely right-wing govt would be 'terrible'

Will Yamina MK abandon party for Blue and White?

Haaretz analyst expects Yamina's Dep. Min. Matan Kahana to leave his party. 'Obviously, Kahana and Shaked were not meant to run together.'

Will Yamina MK abandon party for Blue and White?

Bennett to Yamina activists: We need broad unity

The prime minister and members of his faction met Yamina activists with Bennett telling them he will deal with the Iranian threat.

Bennett to Yamina activists: We need broad unity

Opposition takes aim at reforms to kosher supervision

Amendments designed to restore powers of Chief Rabbinate weakened by former Religious Affairs Minister Matan Kahana.

Opposition takes aim at reforms to kosher supervision

Ahead of the election

UTJ launches election campaign: 'They hurt us'

In first campaign video, UTJ warns of the "persecution" of religion by the government.

UTJ launches election campaign: 'They hurt us'

Deputy Minister:

'I wish I could press a button, send the Arabs to Switzerland'

Israel's de facto Religious Affairs Minister draws criticism after saying 'there is no chance for peace with the Palestinians'.

'I wish I could press a button, send the Arabs to Switzerland'

Women in combat units:

'Gender equality is important but not inviolable' says Kahana

IDF is about to "conduct an experiment" in elite 669 Unit, says Kahana. "Is that justified?"

'Gender equality is important but not inviolable' says Kahana

Matan Kahana:

'Silman sided with those who used violence against her'

Deputy Minister of Religious Services: Silman proved beyond any shadow of a doubt that she does not want to be part of Yamina.

'Silman sided with those who used violence against her'