Contradictory perceptions: Origins of the split in Religious Zionism

The political explosion of Religious Zionism reveals a deep split of identity. The dividing line is the question of whether or not commitment to the Torah is the guiding principle. Rabbi Yitschak Neriya , Monday, 2:30 PM

Minister Ariel: Fire Bennett or Shaked from the Cabinet

Minister Uri Ariel reportedly demands that Netanyahu dismiss Bennett or Shaked from the Political-Security Cabinet.Arutz Sheva Staff, Monday, 5:30 AM

Will former Shin Bet director lead Jewish Home?

Former Shin Bet Director Yoram Cohen encouraged to submit candidacy to lead Jewish Home by party activists, following departure of Bennett.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/13/2019, 10:57 AM

Report: Netanyahu considering firing Bennett and Shaked

Is Netanyahu going to fire Bennett and Shaked from the government and the cabinet?Ben Ariel, 1/6/2019, 1:31 AM

Report: Shaked discussed possible move to Likud

Senior Likudnik urged Shaked to join Likud, but Justice Minister said Netanyahu would never let her into Likud. Shaked denies report.Tzvi Lev, 1/3/2019, 11:00 PM

Bennett's meeting with rabbis canceled

Meeting between Bennett and religious Zionist rabbis canceled after activists demanded that the rabbis not attend.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/3/2019, 3:07 AM

Watch: Caroline Glick joins Bennett's 'New Right'

American-Israeli journalist Caroline Glick first to join new party founded by former Jewish Home leaders Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked.David Rosenberg, 1/2/2019, 11:57 AM

Bennett's message to the religious Zionist community

'If the New Right party had existed 13 years ago the religious Zionists would not have stood alone against the destruction of Gush Katif.'Naftali Bennett, 12/31/2018, 5:13 PM

Bennett and Shaked respond: 'We reduced debts'

Hayamin Hehadasha party responds to claims from Jewish Home: 'Talk that Bennett and Shaked left debts exact opposite of reality.'Mordechai Sones, 12/31/2018, 4:57 PM

'Bennett will leap forward'

Strategist Yehoshua Mor-Yosef says the establishment of the New Right party is meant for the post-Netanyahu era.Benny Tocker, 12/31/2018, 5:08 AM

Poll: Jewish Home, Yisrael Beytenu fail to clear threshold

Two polls show Jewish Home failing to cross electoral threshold after party leaders bolt, form new faction.David Rosenberg, 12/30/2018, 9:38 PM

How does 'New Right' fare in its first polls?

First poll since Jewish Home ministers broke away from party, established new faction shows them winning 10 seats. But at whose expense?David Rosenberg, 12/30/2018, 5:22 PM

Reactions pour in after Bennett's shock departure

'Extremists remain extremists.' Furious reactions pour in after Bennett and Shaked leave the Jewish Home party.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/29/2018, 9:12 PM

The Bennett-Shaked bombshell

Bennett’s goal is to reach the top. No matter how many secular candidates Bennett packed the Jewish Home with, he was never going to rise above 12 Knesset seats while heading a party associated with Religious Zionism. Tzvi Lev, 12/29/2018, 8:59 PM

Jewish Home party thanks Bennett for 5 years of leadership

Following Bennett and Shaked's departure, Jewish Home party says he has great things in store for him in the future.Tzvi Lev, 12/29/2018, 8:55 PM

Watch: What do Netanyahu and Bennett agree on?

Ma'agalim celebrates 20 years of dealing with at-risk youth by getting the two rivals to participate in a celebratory video clip.Arutz Sheva Staff, Ma'agalim, 12/27/2018, 11:19 PM

Bennett: Israelis of Judea and Samaria have rights, too

Jewish Home faction holds its weekly meeting at Givat Asaf, where two IDF soldiers were murdered Thursday.Yoni Kempinski, 12/17/2018, 4:00 PM

Bennett pushes for bill to expel terrorists' relatives

'Let every terrorist know that his home will be destroyed and his family expelled,' says Jewish Home chief.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/17/2018, 3:37 PM

Ministers approve law to expel families of terrorists

Ministerial Committee for Legislation approves bill being promoted by Education Minister Naftali Bennett and MK Motti Yogev.Hezki Baruch, 12/16/2018, 11:20 PM

Bennett clashes with IDF representatives during cabinet meeting

Jewish Home leader slams IDF decision to leave opening in wall protecting Beit El, aversion to demolishing terrorists' homes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/16/2018, 10:59 PM

Will Netanyahu veto bill expelling families of terrorists?

Ministers to debate Jewish Home-sponsored bill on Sunday that would allow Israel to deport the families of terrorists.Tzvi Lev, 12/15/2018, 7:47 PM

'French Aliyah - missed opportunity, will be corrected'

Minister Bennett at conference on French immigration: "From today, I intend to be the 'father' of the French Aliyah to Israel."Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/13/2018, 1:53 PM

'My kids' lives matter more than theoretical preaching'

Education and Diaspora Affairs Minister Bennett speaks to Jewish American media, defines BDS' goal - 'to destroy Israel.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/12/2018, 4:27 PM

Bennett: Time to regulate Ofra

Education Minister says government refusal to demolish terrorist's homes, normalize lives of residents of Judea and Samaria encourage terrorArutz Sheva Staff, 12/10/2018, 5:08 PM

'Immigration from France - a historic missed opportunity'

PM instructs Diapora Affairs Minister Bennett to formulate plan to increase immigration among Jews from France.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/9/2018, 1:50 PM

Bennett says Israel will destroy Lebanon if war breaks out

As Israel battles Hezbollah's tunnels, Bennett says that Lebanon will pay the price in the next war.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/7/2018, 11:34 AM

Bennett slams leftist MK: 'Michaeli lied'

Bennett slams MK Merav Michaeli for accusing Religious Zionist volunteers of 'brainwashing' secular schoolchildren.Tzvi Lev, 12/7/2018, 10:34 AM

Bennett slams Netanyahu over report mentioning his wife

'I married Gilat, a wonderful woman from a secular and ethical home, and together we made a wonderful Zionist, religious home.'Uzi Baruch, 12/5/2018, 9:40 PM

6,000 participate in first international Jewish People’s Parade

Diaspora Affairs Minister Bennett: Today we are making history - Am Yisrael Chai.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/3/2018, 6:39 PM

Zilber shows up, Bennett leaves

Jewish Home chairman keeps his word, walking out of cabinet meeting to protest presence of deputy attorney general.Ido Ben Porat, 12/2/2018, 2:54 PM

“I see myself As Prime Minister after the Netanyahu era”

Miniater Naftali Bennett speaks about the narrow coalition and try to make an order in the chaos in Israeli politics.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/29/2018, 8:18 PM

'Netanyahu is in favor of a two-state-solution'

Bennett criticizes Netanyahu for supporting a Palestinian state, calls on Israel to annex Ma'ale Adumim.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/29/2018, 5:57 PM

'We'll continue starting revolutions - but only if we're strong'

Education Minister and Jewish Home Chair meets in his office with Judea and Samaria mayors: 'You're the right team to lead settlement.'Mordechai Sones, 11/29/2018, 3:28 PM

'Government shelving right-wing legislation'

Education Minister says new elections likely to be held next May, criticizes PM for advancing bill to ensure his selection by president.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/28/2018, 9:53 AM

Kahlon, Bennett, Be Courageous!

Zionist Union Chairman encourages ministers to leave coalition and the PM.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/26/2018, 4:39 PM

'Free after-school programs for kids in southern Israel'

Minister Bennett discusses the tense security situation in the South and its effect on children near Gaza Strip.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/26/2018, 2:47 PM

'Soldiers, not jurists, are the IDF's moral compass'

Minister Bennett addresses bereaved IDF families. 'Your sons did not fall in vain.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/25/2018, 10:42 PM

Bennett on BBC: We won't create another Palestinian state

Minister Bennett speaks on BBC's 'Hard Talk.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/25/2018, 3:02 PM

Bennett: Netanyahu checkmated me

Bennett talks about failed ultimatum to Netanyahu. 'I don't see this government lasting another year.'Tzvi Lev, 11/24/2018, 6:02 PM

Bennett slams general for criticizing political echelon

Bennett says it is improper for General Yair Golan to blast politicians while serving as a uniformed IDF officer. 'His job is to win wars.'Tzvi Lev, 11/23/2018, 8:46 AM

Ya'alon: No general should criticize a sitting politician

Former Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon slams Maj. Gen. Yair Golan for criticizing Minister Bennett.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/22/2018, 10:50 PM

Bennett hits back at Yair Golan. 'Israel needs to start winning'

Bennett responds after General Yair Golan accuses him of 'weakening the IDF and the State of Israel'.Tzvi Lev, 11/22/2018, 9:34 PM

Former IDF deputy chief: Bennett is weakening the army and state

Maj. Gen. Yair Golan, currently on retirement vacation, slams Bennett's words on IDF legalization. 'The legal issue never hindered the IDF.'Ido Ben Porat, 11/22/2018, 12:06 PM

Bennett does not take back harsh words

Naftali Bennett sticks to what he said about soldiers fearing Military Advocate General. 'A surplus of legalization is costing us lives.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/22/2018, 10:11 AM

Shaked admits: 'We lost this round'

Justice Minister explains why Netanyahu is wrong to hold defense portfolio, admits PM won this week's political confrontation.Mordechai Sones, 11/22/2018, 9:38 AM

Trump's Deal of the Century peace plan is a 'waste of time'

Justice Min.doubtful government can survive after Defense Min's departure, says Trump's 'Deal of the Century' unlikely to lead to peace.David Rosenberg, 11/21/2018, 11:22 AM

'Hamas toppled Defense Min. - should we let them topple gov't?'

Leading Religious Zionist rabbi stands by Jewish Home ministers after decision not to quit coalition. 'We need a right-wing government.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/20/2018, 11:27 AM

Strategic goals, not headlines, define response to Hamas

Netanyahu is astute enough to avoid Iran's trap even at a political cost and erosion of support among the Israeli public.   Ron Jager, 11/20/2018, 12:18 AM

Did National Security Council, rabbi stop Bennett resignation?

Head of NSC reportedly visits Rabbi Chaim Druckman, who contacted Jewish Home leader to tell him not to resign.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/19/2018, 8:29 PM

'IDF soldiers fear no one'

PM Netanyahu slams Minister Bennett for saying IDF soldiers more afraid of military prosecutor than Hamas leader.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/19/2018, 4:21 PM

'Bennett, Shaked stuck to their seats at any cost'

Former Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman slams Naftali Bennett, Ayelet Shaked, and PM Netanyahu as unconcerned with security.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/19/2018, 3:41 PM

No apology from Bennett

Education Minister rebuffs criticism of remarks that IDF soldiers more concerned with military prosecutor than with Hamas terrorists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/19/2018, 3:22 PM

'Jewish Home ministers did the right thing'

Likud leaders praise Bennett, Shaked for remaining in coalition. Ex-Defense Minister Liberman and left-wing MKs blast decision.David Rosenberg, 11/19/2018, 1:02 PM

Jewish Home to remain in Netanyahu government

Naftali Bennett, Ayelet Shaked say they will remain in Netanyahu's government despite his refusal to appoint Bennett as Defense Minister.David Rosenberg, 11/19/2018, 11:03 AM

Bennett, Shaked expected to resign on Monday

Jewish Home senior ministers reportedly set to resign from government Monday morning after Netanyahu refuses demand for Defense Ministry.David Rosenberg, 11/18/2018, 9:50 PM

Netanyahu: I will serve as Defense Minister

Prime Minister announces plans to keep Defense Ministry portfolio following departure of Avigdor Liberman, despite Jewish Home ultimatum.David Rosenberg, 11/18/2018, 8:33 PM

Amsalem: We're going to elections because of Bennett

Coalition Chairman says Israel headed to elections because of Jewish Home leader. 'He insulted Liberman for the past 8 months.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/18/2018, 11:50 AM