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'Uri's special charm touched the hearts of even his opponents'

President Rivlin hosts gathering in memory of former MK Uri Orbach, marking six years since his death.

'Uri's special charm touched the hearts of even his opponents'

Jerusalem to name street after former Jewish Home minister

City of Jerusalem approves naming of a street after Uri Orbach, who passed away in 2015.

Jerusalem to name street after former Jewish Home minister

Shaked to haredim: Become journalists

Minister Ayelet Shaked dismisses claims of discrimination against haredi sector, telling haredis: 'you are smart and talented enough.'

Shaked to haredim: Become journalists

Cabinet remembers beloved Jewish Home minister

Prime Minister Netanyahu opens cabinet meeting with commemoration to beloved minister Uri Orbach.

Cabinet remembers beloved Jewish Home minister

Uri Orbach forgotten by his own ministry

One year after the Minister's death, the Ministry which he spent his life building allegedly refused to help plan his memorial.

Uri Orbach forgotten by his own ministry

Journalist: I realized the left's positions were childish

Israeli journalist Avri Gilad credits the late Uri Orbach for changing his worldview from left to right.

Journalist: I realized the left's positions were childish

Watch: Naftali Bennett Votes in 2015 Elections

Bennett 'prayed that Israel will be united and strong' before voting, calls for Jewish unity.

Watch: Naftali Bennett Votes in 2015 Elections

Ten Years: Memorial to Adir Zik, Media Legend

Ten Years: Memorial to Adir Zik, Media Legend

Meretz MK: I Loved Orbach Dearly

Meretz MK Ilan Gilon says goodbye to Minister Uri Orbach, a close friend of his despite the political differences between them.

Meretz MK: I Loved Orbach Dearly

'Uri Made Me Wake Up from the Leftist Dreams'

Journalist Avri Gilad, former radio co-host of Uri Orbach, credits Orbach with his move from the left to the right.

'Uri Made Me Wake Up from the Leftist Dreams'

'You Connected People as a Life Mission'

Gov't officials, journalists, rabbis and members of the public bid farewell to popular religious-Zionist MK, who passed away aged 54.

'You Connected People as a Life Mission'

Uri Orbach: Our Best Man in the Media

Arutz Sheva Editor-in-Chief Uzi Baruch bids farewell to Uri Orbach, who always had a kind word but never withheld criticism.

Uri Orbach: Our Best Man in the Media

Netanyahu: 'There Was No One Who Didn't Love' Uri Orbach

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu issues statement after MK Uri Orbach passes away, notes his 'deep sensitivity for every human being.'

Netanyahu: 'There Was No One Who Didn't Love' Uri Orbach

Minister Uri Orbach Passes Away at Age 54

'Generations of religious and secular people learned from him that the connection between them is possible,' says Naftali Bennett.

Minister Uri Orbach Passes Away at Age 54

Uri Orbach Still in Hospital

PM to temporarily declare Orbach on extended leave, replace Pensioners' Minister post with Bennett.

Uri Orbach Still in Hospital

Uri Orbach on the Mend

Pensioners' Minister in hospital for pneumonia, but recovering; public still requested to pray.

Uri Orbach on the Mend

Minister Uri Orbach Hospitalized, Public Prayers Requested

Orbach to undergo treatments for pneumonia, says he waited until Jewish Home primaries fever died down to pursue intensive care.

Minister Uri Orbach Hospitalized, Public Prayers Requested

'Yinon Magal is a Great Man,' Jewish Home MKs Testify

Fellow MKs call Magal's candidacy a 'blessing' shortly after the news anchor announces his candidacy for Jewish Home.

'Yinon Magal is a Great Man,' Jewish Home MKs Testify

Ahead of Elections Jewish Home MKs Trade Barbs

'Arrogant' dig at Tekuma faction gets sharp rebuttal; Jewish Home rep calls to disband National Union; rabbi suggests party split.

Ahead of Elections Jewish Home MKs Trade Barbs

Jewish Home MK Says 'We Didn't Ask for Elections'

Despite polls showing that it would gain seats, Jewish Home isn't necessarily happy that elections are to take place says Uri Orbach.

Jewish Home MK Says 'We Didn't Ask for Elections'

Rivlin Cancels Concert Over Singer's Views on Israeli Arabs

Israeli singer Amir Benayoun denied gig at state event in the President's Residence due to song calling Arab terrorists 'slimy ingrates.'

Rivlin Cancels Concert Over Singer's Views on Israeli Arabs

Orbach: Left Involved in Feiglin Fiasco

Minister says Opposition escalated Monday's tiff in the Knesset, during which Moshe Feiglin was called 'fascist,' for political reasons.

Orbach: Left Involved in Feiglin Fiasco

Orbach: Israel Deserves a 'Presidential Mentsch'

Uri Orbach (Jewish Home), Minister for Elderly Affairs, said he would do everything he could to get Reuven Rivlin elected president.

Orbach: Israel Deserves a 'Presidential Mentsch'

Minister Says Livni Should Leave the Government

In special interview, Uri Orbach calls HaTnua 'fictitious,' slams Livni for blaming Israel over talks - which he has 'no problem' reviving.

Minister Says Livni Should Leave the Government

Minister Claims PA 'Uninterested' in Palestinian State

Uri Orbach calls out Ramallah for playing the victim in talks, calls Israel 'an island of realism in an ocean of obsessives.'

Minister Claims PA 'Uninterested' in Palestinian State

MK Orbach: Jewish Home a 'Real' Party, Not Just Sectorial

Jewish Home played crucial role in developing the three important laws passed by the Knesset this week, says MK Uri Orbach.

MK Orbach: Jewish Home a 'Real' Party, Not Just Sectorial

Shaked Committee Vote Frozen Over Hesder Yeshiva Fiasco

Prime Minister freezes Shaked Committee vote on sanctions for draft-dodging after controversy erupts over length of Hesder service.

Shaked Committee Vote Frozen Over Hesder Yeshiva Fiasco

'They Insult Our Rabbis, and We Remain Silent'

Jewish Home MK blasts hareidi Knesset MKs over 'ingratitude' to Jewish Home, Religious Zionist community.

'They Insult Our Rabbis, and We Remain Silent'

Orbach: Schulz Speech Was Downright Ugly

Minister for Senior Citizens dismisses criticism by the left of Jewish Home's walking out of Martin Schulz's anti-Israel speech.

Orbach: Schulz Speech Was Downright Ugly

'Settlers' Make Up 16% of New IDF Officers

Their proportion among new company and battalion commanders is 4 times their part in the general population.

'Settlers' Make Up 16% of New IDF Officers

Minister Slams ‘Assisted Suicide’: Doctors Should Heal, Not Kill

Minister of Pensioner Affairs attacks proposed law, which would allow doctors to provide patients with the means to kill themselves.

Minister Slams ‘Assisted Suicide’: Doctors Should Heal, Not Kill

Orbach: Dispute with Yesh Atid a ‘Passing Storm’

Orbach on Jewish Home-Yesh Atid fighting, standing up to Obama, and an intermediate agreement.

Orbach: Dispute with Yesh Atid a ‘Passing Storm’

Orbach: Blame the Arabs, Not Jewish Home

Minister for Senior Citizens Uri Orbach hits back at those blaming his party for the failure of peace talks with the Palestinian Authority.

Orbach: Blame the Arabs, Not Jewish Home

Bayit Yehudi Hits Back, 'Don't Preach to Us'

MK Orbach responds to Shas MK's attacks, says "a party with a criminal at its head will not preach ethics to us."

Bayit Yehudi Hits Back, 'Don't Preach to Us'

MK Uri Orbach: Horse Racing Cruel to Animals

Uri Orbach, Bayit Yehudi MK and Minister of Pensioner Affairs, slams the recent trend of betting on horse races as "cruel to animals".

MK Uri Orbach: Horse Racing Cruel to Animals

Bayit Yehudi Denies It Chose Terrorist Release

Minister Uri Orbach says there was never a decision to prefer a terrorist release over a building freeze.

Bayit Yehudi Denies It Chose Terrorist Release

Orbach: Bennett Fought Lapid for Yeshiva Budget

Orbach reports ‘bitter’ fight for yeshiva funding, calls to stop criticizing Bennett over cuts.

Orbach: Bennett Fought Lapid for Yeshiva Budget

Peres Criticized for 90th Birthday Extravaganza

Journalists, MKs and the Israeli public all criticized President Shimon Peres for the lavish production in honor of his 90th birthday.

Peres Criticized for 90th Birthday Extravaganza

Min. Orbach: Rabbinate Fuss Proves Need for Change

Accuses hareidi leaders of “verbal hooliganism” that “quickly becomes physical."

Min. Orbach: Rabbinate Fuss Proves Need for Change

Minister: Rabbi Stav is What the Public Wants

Orbach says Israelis want a chief rabbi with the ‘Tzohar spirit’ of openness, outreach.

Minister: Rabbi Stav is What the Public Wants

Orbach: Media is Making Murder an Option

Minister criticizes media coverage of Be’er Sheva slayings. ‘Media is unintentionally encouraging more murder.’

Orbach: Media is Making Murder an Option

Orbach: Naftali Bennett is Our Prince Charming

MK Orbach compares Naftali Bennett to a fairy-tale prince who woke ‘sleeping beauty.’

Orbach: Naftali Bennett is Our Prince Charming

MK: Likud’s Attack Ads Killed Right-Wing Majority

Likud’s attacks on the Bayit Yehudi party drove young voters to the centrist Yesh Atid, says MK Uri Orbach.

MK: Likud’s Attack Ads Killed Right-Wing Majority

MK: ‘3 Bandits’ of Shas are Misleading Rabbi Yosef

Bayit Yehudi MK, leading religious-Zionist rabbi in serious accusation: Shas higher-ups are deliberately misleading Shas spiritual leader.

MK: ‘3 Bandits’ of Shas are Misleading Rabbi Yosef

Bennett in Post-Election Interview: Onward to Unity

Naftali Bennett shares his goals for religious-Zionist politics, including his social platform and the candidates he most supports.

Bennett in Post-Election Interview: Onward to Unity

Police Nix ‘The Temple Mount is In Our Hands’

Police bar signs with 1967 commander’s famous cry, ‘The Temple Mount is in our hands!’

Police Nix ‘The Temple Mount is In Our Hands’

MK Orbach: I Support Bennett

MK Uri Orbach (Jewish Home) calls news conference to endorse Naftali Bennett for NRP head.

MK Orbach: I Support Bennett

National Union, Jewish Home Agree to Run Together

Jewish Home and National Union parties sign a statement declaring they will run together on a joint list for the next Knesset.

National Union, Jewish Home Agree to Run Together

MK Orbach: Eisner Story Overhyped Because He's Religious

MK Uri Orbach: The story of Lt. Col. Shalom Eisner is being blown out of proportions simply because he is a religious Jew.

MK Orbach: Eisner Story Overhyped Because He's Religious

Nationalist MKs Pack Food Parcels for the Needy

MKs from the National Union and Jewish Home parties participate in Kimcha dePascha - packing of food parcels for needy families.

Nationalist MKs Pack Food Parcels for the Needy

MK Orbach: Israel's Future Focus will be the Family

As part of Arutz Sheva's Independence Day Project, personalities from different fields present their vision for Israel 25 years from now.

MK Orbach: Israel's Future Focus will be the Family

MK Orbach Proposes Bill to Stop Discimination Based on Residence

Bill to stop the practice of refusing product delivery and services to based on place of residence proposed by Jewish Home MK Uri Orbach

MK Orbach Proposes Bill to Stop Discimination Based on Residence

Orbach: Freeze Means It's Time to Leave

MK Uri Orbach hopes the two other MKs in the faction will favor bolting the coalition in case of a freeze, but says he will not leave on his own.

Orbach: Freeze Means It's Time to Leave

Interview with MK Orbach: We're Keeping Watch Over Netanyahu

MK Uri Orbach thinks Prime Minister Netanyahu can stand up to American pressure - and his Bayit Yehudi party intends to make sure that he does.

Interview with MK Orbach: We're Keeping Watch Over Netanyahu

Journalists-Turned-Politicians Must Cool Off First

Journalists cannot run for office before a cooling-off period - according to a bill whose first reading passed in the Knesset today.

Journalists-Turned-Politicians Must Cool Off First