'Rabbis were wrong to reject Shaked as United Right chief'

Deputy Defense Minister criticizes rabbis' statement that only religious person should lead the United Right party.Nitzan Keidar, 7/4/2019, 9:51 PM

New committee to speed up handling of Arab land claims

Deputy DM Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan, Civil Administration announce new mechanism for quickly determining validity of Arab land claims.Shimon Cohen, 6/26/2019, 10:19 PM

'Whoever brings the most seats should lead the right'

Deputy Defense Minister Eli Rabbi Ben Dahan says right-wing parties should unite under most popular leader, which may be Ayelet Shaked.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/16/2019, 12:22 PM

Jewish Home MK okayed for run with Likud

Elections committee rejects petition against candidacy of Jewish Home MK on Likud list in deal to bring Otzma onto Jewish Home ticket.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/11/2019, 10:48 AM

'When Jewish Home picks candidates it will rise in the polls'

Jewish Home party attempts to rebuild following departure of Ministers Bennett and Shaked, plummet in polls.Hezki Baruch, Yoni Kempinski, 1/17/2019, 8:34 PM

'Converts to Judaism suffering because of gov't failure to act'

Deputy Defense Minister calls on government to appoint empower Chief Rabbi to handle conversion matters, says delay harming converts.Hezki Baruch, 10/9/2018, 9:30 PM

Draft Law unlikely to be completed by end of summer session

Deputy Defense Minister pessimistic about the possibility of approving Draft Law by end of Knesset summer session.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/5/2018, 4:04 AM

'An act of rebellion which harms fight against Iran'

Deputy DM slams ex Mossad chief, who revealed he opposed PM's order to prepare for attack on Iran. 'In democracy, those elected decide.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/31/2018, 2:58 PM

'They love to hate the courts'

Deputy Defense Minister says rabbinic courts working diligently and faithfully to help women whose husbands refuse to grant a divorce.Hezki Baruch, 2/26/2018, 8:29 PM

Hundreds gather to remember friendly-fire victim

500 soldiers complete Tractate 'Megillah' ahead of Purim holiday in honor of IDF officer killed in tragic friendly-fire incident in Hevron.Hezki Baruch, 2/16/2018, 10:19 AM

Knesset considers 'Elor Azariya Law'

Bill would shield soldiers from criminal prosecution for actions taken in the line of duty, in wake of Elor Azariya's conviction.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/10/2017, 6:15 PM

Deputy Defense Minister: I will strengthen sovereignty

Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan visits Gush Etzion, vows to strengthen Israel's sovereignty in Judea and Samaria.Gary Willig, 7/31/2017, 5:24 PM

What does Israel do with money confiscated from terrorists?

Deputy Defense Minister reveals how Israel put millions of shekels in confiscated terror funds to use.Shimon Cohen, 7/4/2017, 8:25 AM

'Jewish Home leadership consults with top rabbis'

Deputy Defense Minister Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan dismisses claims by Bennett's opponents that he is not religious enough.Benny Toker, 4/27/2017, 3:53 PM

'Yaalon is bitter, so he's lashing out'

Deputy Defense Minister Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan responds to ex-Minister Moshe Yaalon's comments denigrating Religious-Zionist leadership.Shai Landesman, 7/21/2016, 2:04 PM

'Get Tough on Incitement against Haredi Soldiers'

Deputy Defense Minister calls for police action following pamphlet against haredi men who enlist.Gil Ronen, 8/18/2015, 10:59 PM

Will Bennett Face Bibi, Flex Muscles over Civil Administration?

2.5 months into government's term, Defense Minister still won't hand over authority despite coalition agreement.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, 6/29/2015, 11:56 AM

Aiding Aliyah: French Rabbis to Be Recognized in Israel

Religions Ministry wants to make it easier for rabbis to make aliyah – along with their congregations.Shimon Cohen, Gil Ronen, 1/12/2015, 10:26 AM

Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan Switches from Tekuma to Jewish Home

Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs to run on Jewish Home list; Tekuma wishes him success amid rumors of split.Ido Ben-Porat and Tova Dvorin, 12/12/2014, 10:50 AM

'Netanyahu Must Choose – Us or Livni'

MK Rabbi Ben Dahan says if Hatnua brings Conversion Bill to a vote, Jewish Home will have to leave coalition.Hezki Baruch, Gil Ronen, 10/22/2014, 1:22 PM

Deputy Minister Blames New Israel Fund for Smearing IDF Officer

Dep. Religions Minister Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan sees NIF's hand behind campaign over 'exclusion of women.'Ido Ben Porat, Gil Ronen, 8/12/2014, 12:05 PM

Operation Protective Edge the 'Zionist Answer'

Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan speaks about IAF assault on Gaza - and why now, more than ever, is the time to build Jewish communities.Yishai Karov and Tova Dvorin, 7/9/2014, 8:27 AM

Posters Emerge Across Israel Against MK Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan

Inflammatory posters call for Ben-Dahan to be relieved of his post; Bayit Yehudi condemns ongoing 'incitement' campaign against rabbi.Tova Dvorin, 11/8/2013, 12:14 PM

Rabbi Ben-Dahan: 'Shas Leaders Silent in Face of Attacks'

After enduring physical and verbal abuse, Deputy Minister for Religious Affairs accuses Shas leadership of failing to step in.Adam Ross, 10/11/2013, 12:15 AM

Rabbi Ben Dahan Attacked Near Mourners Tent

Deputy Religious Affairs Minister arrives to comfort mourners of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Z'tz'l, hareidi man calls him 'evil.'Adam Ross, 10/9/2013, 1:18 PM

Bayit Yehudi 'Won't Hang On Till Last Moment'

Dep. Min. Ben Dahan says his party will not stay in the government until it is too late, as happened in the Disengagement.Gil Ronen, 7/28/2013, 11:05 PM

Temple Mount Imam Threatens US, Europe

During sermon last Friday, Temple Mount imam threatens: “The Caliphate shall return... We desire to cleanse it of the impure.”Chana Ya'ar, 7/18/2013, 8:27 AM