Jewish Home minister: We'll push for sovereignty

Minister Uri Ariel calls for sovereignty, demands terrorists be dealt with 'in the harshest manner.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/18/2019, 2:59 PM

'In the Gaza envelope they do not whine'

Minister Uri Ariel visits Eshkol Regional Council, discusses importance of strengthening the civilian home front.Hezki Baruch, 3/5/2019, 4:18 AM

'How could a pogrom like this happen in Israel?'

Israeli leaders express shock, outrage after vandals desecrate Jerusalem synagogue named after French rabbi killed in terror attack.David Rosenberg, 1/29/2019, 10:11 AM

Chairman Smotrich's next goal

New National Union Chairman Betzalel Smotrich wants comprehensive union to prevent vote wastage: 'It'll be difficult, but it's necessary'.'Shimon Cohen, 1/15/2019, 8:50 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, 1/14/2019, 5:30 AM

'Zero tolerance for illegal Bedouin construction in the Negev'

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel says State has offered housing solutions to Bedouin in illegal villages, but they have refused all offers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/6/2019, 3:34 PM

Agriculture Minister calls father of detained minor

Minister Uri Ariel speaks with father of minor detained by Shin Bet without access to a lawyer, promises to do everything he can to help.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/2/2019, 7:44 PM

'Uri Ariel is the Eichmann of animals'

Haaretz piece excoriates Agriculture Minister, comparing him to Nazi leader. 'Eichmann of the Animals'; Minister asks AG to investigate.Mordechai Sones, 1/2/2019, 11:23 AM

National Union chief to quit party if he loses leadership race

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel won't run for Knesset with Jewish Home party if he loses leadership race in National Union faction.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/30/2018, 3:37 PM

Rabbi Druckman: Support the religious Zionist list

Leaders of Jewish Home and National Union decide to continue their partnership and run as one list in the upcoming elections.Hezki Baruch, 12/30/2018, 1:23 AM

Who will lead National Union in 2019 elections?

MK Bezalel Smotrich challenges Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel for leadership of National Union party ahead of April elections.Hezki Baruch, 12/28/2018, 11:30 AM

'Time to end illegal Bedouin land grabs'

Minister Ariel presents data showing a dramatic decline of illegal Bedouin construction. Next year's goal: an end to Illegal construction.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/24/2018, 12:00 PM

Minister Ariel imposes moratorium on PA agricultural imports

Decision despite recommendation by security officials not to take step that could have immediate deleterious effect on PA economy.Mordechai Sones, 12/18/2018, 8:44 PM

Thousands of Bedouin to be evacuated for extension of Highway 6

State to provide new homes, 250,000 shekels to each of the 1,000 families to be relocated to allow extension of Negev highway.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/16/2018, 6:25 PM

National Union threatens coalition

Uri Ariel's party will not vote with the coalition as long as residents of Judea and Samaria aren't safe.Hezki Baruch, 12/14/2018, 4:40 AM

Minister Ariel presents ultimatum to Netanyahu

Following Givat Asaf attack, Minister Ariel demands Cabinet convene urgently to take measures restoring Judea and Samaria security.Mordechai Sones, 12/13/2018, 2:57 PM

'There's no reason why Nasrallah should sleep quietly'

Agriculture Minister meets with northern mayors, farmers after operation commences, discussing efforts to strengthen regional agriculture.Mordechai Sones, 12/6/2018, 11:59 AM

Minister Ariel: If we have to run alone, we will

National Union chairman and Agriculture Minister discusses the efforts to reach an agreement to run together with the Jewish Home.Ben Ariel, 11/29/2018, 6:37 AM

These are National Union's demands for unity with Jewish Home

National Union Central Committee demands that next Knesset list be composed of a ratio of 1:3.Hezki Baruch, 11/26/2018, 4:03 AM

Minister Ariel: 'Bennett is best candidate for defense minister'

Jewish Home minister calls on government to fulfill forgotten promise to Bennett. 'We demand the defense portfolio.'Benny Tocker, 11/14/2018, 4:37 PM

Israel, China sign agricultural agreement

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel meets Chinese Deputy Agriculture Minister as Chinese Vise President visits Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/24/2018, 9:57 PM

Netanyahu: 'B'Tselem's behavior is a disgrace'

Citizens and MKs alike outraged after leftist NGO B'Tselem attacks Jewish State at the UN.Tzvi Lev, 10/18/2018, 9:23 PM

'We're here to strengthen Jewish presence in Galilee'

Cornerstone laid for new hesder yeshiva in Upper Nazareth. Rabbi Seglis: 'Lighthouse for Jewish unity.'Rafael Levy, 10/15/2018, 4:40 PM

Agriculture minister to boycott meeting with German counterpart

Minister Ariel reportedly will boycott meeting with German agriculture minister tomorrow, after German chancellor arrives in Israel tonight.Tal Polon, 10/3/2018, 8:44 PM

'There are basic understandings on party unity'

'I'd prefer to be minister influencing more things - Treasury or Justice - this doesn't now seem realistic; I want to continue Agriculture.'Mordechai Sones, 8/29/2018, 1:11 PM

Left-wing organizations retain status in National Service

Senior Justice Ministry official says status of leftist organizations should not be harmed despite position and criticism of State and army.Mordechai Sones, 8/22/2018, 7:00 PM

Minister: Trump's statement 'a cause for concern'

Uri Ariel says Israel must examine Trump's statement that Israel will pay 'higher price' in negotiations due to embassy move.Mordechai Sones, 8/22/2018, 11:12 AM

Minister: Defeat, don't accept

Agriculture Minister Ariel says conflict with Hamas has 'barely started,' government needs to order Hamas' defeat.Hezki Baruch, 8/12/2018, 11:24 AM

Judea and Samaria residents excluded from Rabbinate elections

Religious Services Ministry determines representatives from Judea and Samaria not be members of assembly to elect Chief Rabbinate Council.Mordechai Sones, 8/6/2018, 8:24 PM

'Strengthen Adam with 1,000 units'

Agriculture minister calls for three-pronged response to murderous attack in Binyamin town, blaming PA chairman for encouraging terror acts.Hezki Baruch, 7/29/2018, 11:10 AM

'Minister Ariel can blame only himself'

Security official rejects Minister Ariel’s claim that Netanyahu prevented him from ascending the Temple Mount.Nitsan Keidar, 7/20/2018, 4:42 AM

Netanyahu bars Jewish Home minister from visiting Temple Mount

PM bans Agricultural Minister Uri Ariel from ascending Temple Mount on Tisha B'Av at request of Jordanian government.Ido Ben Porat, 7/19/2018, 6:51 PM

'Act decisively and eliminate terrorism'

National Union party protests Defense Minister Liberman's response to Hamas terror.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/16/2018, 9:47 PM

'I cannot explain the government's policy'

Minister Ariel says he will miss today's cabinet meeting to visit southern communities. 'We are letting Hamas prepare for the next round.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/15/2018, 9:05 AM

Threats against Minister Ariel: 'Do you know why you are alive?'

Animal rights activists threaten Agriculture Minister over opposition to animal import bill. ''Scum, devil disguised as a human being.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/12/2018, 7:14 PM

MKs return to Temple Mount

After Minister Uri Ariel, MK Sharren Haskel ascends Temple Mount this morning. MKs and ministers allowed after PM's consent.Hezki Baruch, 7/8/2018, 12:17 PM

Minister Ariel ascends Temple Mount

Agriculture minister apparently first MK to take advantage of change in policy regarding MK visits to Temple Mount.Hezki Baruch, 7/8/2018, 8:44 AM

Agriculture Minister decries removal of Regev's authority

Minister Ariel blasts PM's decision to strip Miri Regev of committee chair over refusal to approve upgrades to Kotel mixed prayer section.Mordechai Sones, 6/28/2018, 2:45 PM

"We can't keep playing firefighter'

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel tours Gaza envelope, plants trees where mortars and fires caused destruction.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/24/2018, 9:56 PM

Minister to Bedouin community: 'Learn Hebrew'

'A Bedouin kid who doesn't know any Hebrew won't be able to go to college,' says Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/21/2018, 5:40 PM

'Finance Minister harming National Service to save money'

Minister Uri Ariel says he was caught off guard by Finance Ministry's appeal against bill to save National Service.Benny Toker, 6/14/2018, 11:44 PM

Ariel in Homesh: Waiting for disengagement to be nullified

Agriculture Minister visits Yeshivat Homesh, calls them 'most pioneering group in Israel 2018. We continue to work so we can return home.'Ido Ben Porat, 6/6/2018, 11:39 AM

'Shoot them, but not to kill'

Agriculture Minister calls to use live fire on perpetrators of 'kite terror,' but supports IDF policy not to shoot to kill in such cases.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/27/2018, 12:16 PM

Minister Ariel initiates Museum of Settlement

Agriculture Minister promotes initiative to establish central museum and study center for settlement research.Mordechai Sones, 5/24/2018, 2:20 PM

Agricultural imports from Turkey frozen

Decision made by Agriculture Minister Ariel following Israeli ambassador expulsion from Turkey and Erdoğan statements.Mordechai Sones, 5/15/2018, 6:45 PM

Agricultural Minister wants 'agricultural terrorists' shot

As flaring kites from Gaza continue to burn Israel's south, Agrlcutral Minister Uri Ariel wants vandals shot.Tzvi Lev, 5/3/2018, 6:50 PM

Missouri supports Israel

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel meets Governor of Missouri, receives declaration of support for Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/12/2018, 5:16 AM

Residents of illegal Bedouin town agree to move peacefully

Residents of illegal Bedouin town agree to move to neighboring Hura - in exchange for free land and compensation for demolitions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/11/2018, 11:11 AM

B'Tselem to continue utilizing National Service volunteers

National Service Director faces resistance after summoning director of organization calling on soldiers to refuse orders.Mordechai Sones, 4/9/2018, 6:46 PM

National Service at B'Tselem to end?

National Service Authority considers canceling NGO's eligibility to utilize volunteers following call to soldiers to disobey orders.Mordechai Sones, 4/5/2018, 12:19 PM

Agriculture Minister thanks world Judea and Samaria supporters

Charoset from Golan and wine from Shomron: Israel supporters worldwide receive packages of Judea and Samaria products in honor of Passover.Mordechai Sones, 4/4/2018, 10:50 AM

'Holding elections now would be bad for Israel'

Jewish Home minister hopes coalition crisis can be resolved. 'Netanyahu didn't initiate the crisis, no party wants elections.'Mordechai Sones, 3/8/2018, 8:10 PM

Bennett: Next time, I'll demand the defense portfolio

Education Minister: Under PM Netanyahu, I'll insist on defense portfolio. If Netanyahu steps down, I'll run for PM.Hezki Baruch, 3/8/2018, 9:46 AM

Smotrich: Religionization is a good thing

National Union party launches new program to enhance Israel's Jewish character. 'Religionization is who we are'.Mordechai Sones, 3/4/2018, 5:31 PM

Air Force implements new LGBT-friendly policies

Support groups and frequent meetings with top officers: Israeli Air Force rolls out sweeping changes to make IAF more LGBT-friendly.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/25/2018, 4:42 PM

Minister Ariel requests Netiv Ha'avot demolition postponement

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel requests postponement of destruction of Netiv Ha'avot, hopes Supreme Court, 'which erred last time,' agrees.Hezki Baruch - Mordechai Sones, 2/25/2018, 12:53 PM

Caravan-type buildings set up for Amona evacuees

Thirty-six 'caravillas' assembled today in new community for Amona evacuees. Residents expected to enter homes in about three weeks.Mordechai Sones, 2/21/2018, 11:37 AM