Ben Gvir: Otzma Yehudit will not withdraw

Otzma Yehudit leader refuses to withdraw from elections despite polls showing he will not win any Knesset seats.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/1/2020, 8:10 PM

'We will quit the race if the Oslo Accords are canceled'

Otzma Yehudit chairman presents conditions for Netanyahu to meet in exchange for his party withdrawing from the election.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/27/2020, 2:09 AM

Will the haredi UTJ save the right-wing camp from losing Otzma Yehudit's votes?

Haredi party aims to pull votes from far-right party which wasted two right-wing seats in last election.Ben Shaul, 2/19/2020, 12:00 PM

Netanyahu: Don't vote for Otzma Yehudit

PM urges Itamar Ben Gvir to retire, says Otzma Yehudit will not clear electoral threshold and all votes for party will be wasted.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/12/2020, 7:35 PM

Otzma Yehudit claims it inked election deal with PM, Likud denies report

Likud denies claims that Otzma Yehudit cut deal Netanyahu to help party cross electoral threshold - in exchange for vow not to run again.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/12/2020, 10:39 AM

Yair Netanyahu: 'Voting Otzma is no vote for the Right'

'There's no way Otzma will pass the threshold. To do that, it must double itself from previous elections,' Prime Minister's son writes.Mordechai Sones, 1/30/2020, 2:59 PM

Otzma Yehudit: We're running all the way

Otzma Yehudit chairman Itamar Ben Gvir announces his party will run in the elections.Hezki Baruch, 1/20/2020, 11:40 PM

Likud's proposal for Otzma Yehudit

Likud promises to lower threshold if Otzma Yehudit decides to retire; Itamar Ben Gvir to convene press conference tonight in Jerusalem.Mordechai Sones, 1/20/2020, 7:14 PM

Otzma Yehudit chief Itamar Ben-Gvir to be offered ministry if party drops out of race

Coalition reportedly planning to offer Otzma Yehudit deal which would see the party drop out of Knesset race in exchange for ministry.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/19/2020, 9:59 PM

Bennett stresses 'true unity' was achieved, not political bloc

Despite Otzma maneuver, Bennett says 'I'm proud to lead a movement that connects the entire ideological Right and all of religious Zionism.'Mordechai Sones, 1/16/2020, 11:06 AM

Ben Gvir: Rabbi Peretz stabbed me with a knife

Otzma Yehudit chairman outraged after religious Zionist leaders again decide to run without him.Hezki Baruch, 1/15/2020, 11:37 PM

Bennett: I will not include anyone who honors a mass murderer

Defense Minister Naftali Bennett refuses to bow to pressure from Likud to run with Otzma Yehudit leader Itamar Ben Gvir.Gary Willig, 1/15/2020, 6:26 PM

New poll shows 7 Knesset seats for Bennett-Shaked-Smotrich list

First survey carried out after agreement signed joining New Right and National Union; United Jewish Home does not pass electoral threshold.Mordechai Sones, 1/14/2020, 10:03 PM

Likud to Bennett: Take responsibility, include Otzma Yehudit

Likud accuses New Right of 'wasting votes' by refusing to unite with Otzma Yehudit faction.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/14/2020, 6:15 PM

Rabbi Peretz faces heavy pressure to join unified list

Bennett, Shaked, Smotrich call on Jewish Home to join united Right list as Peretz advisors recommend staying with Otzma Yehudit at any cost.Mordechai Sones, 1/14/2020, 3:35 PM

Jewish Home confirms union with Otzma Yehudit

After heated discussion amid shouting and violence, Central Committee authorizes Rabbi Rafi Peretz to negotiate with other parties.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/13/2020, 9:28 PM

Smotrich refuses meeting with Netanyahu

National Union Chairman Betzalel Smotrich refuses meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu: 'Let him not interfere with religious Zionism.'Mordechai Sones, 1/7/2020, 7:54 PM

The people come first!

Please forgive my directness, but Rabbi Peretz and Nir Orbach, it’s not all about you. It’s about us. David Rubin, 1/6/2020, 4:00 PM

Religious Zionist political unity requires compromise

If they get together, even technically, the 100,000-200,000 Religious Zionist votes that have been tragically wasted in each of the previous elections will finally serve the public that it represents, rather than entering the trash bin of history. David Rubin, 12/23/2019, 5:57 PM

Jewish Home members to Peretz: Cancel agreement with Ben-Gvir

Dozens of Jewish Home members protest Jewish Home's merger with Otzma Yehudit. Read the full letter.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/21/2019, 10:39 PM

Religious Zionism's internal crisis

The fact that Jewish Home prefers to merge with Otzma Yehudit over more moderate parties is hard for moderate Religious Zionists to accept.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/21/2019, 6:43 PM

Jewish Home, Otzma Yehudit agree to joint run

Otzma Yehudit to get 3rd, 6th, 9th, slots on joint list, after Rafi Peretz, Itamar Ben-Gvir meet. Both sides call National Union to join.Hezki Baruch, 12/20/2019, 12:07 PM

No fear of Religious Zionist primaries: Let the people decide

There is a battle raging in the Religious Zionist movement, which consists of at least three parties, over whether to have primaries. David Rubin, 12/17/2019, 7:38 PM

Demand: Investigate whether deadly crash was terror attack

Otzma Yehudit political party claims crash in which mother, newborn baby were killed may have been deliberate.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/1/2019, 10:51 AM

Nobel laureate vs Otzma Yehudit

Nobel laureate in economics files Election Commission petition claiming false publication of his support.Mordechai Sones, 9/17/2019, 7:22 PM

Fellow Otzma brothers: Let us vote Yamina

If Otzma runs and does not get in, it potentially creates a situation of pikuach nefesh – danger to human life. Opinion.Mordechai Sones, 9/16/2019, 8:35 PM

Vote to the right of Netanyahu

Netanyahu needs a party to his right taking strong stands on the crucial issues of Eretz Yisrael and the state's Jewish character to make sure his campaign promises come true. David Rubin, 9/16/2019, 3:10 PM

'There may be no option other than a war with Hamas'

PM Netanyahu talks about Joint Arab List's demands from Blue and White, and the security situation on the Israel-Gaza border.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/14/2019, 11:37 PM

Weekly Report: 15th week of second Israeli election campaign

Only a few more days to go and while things are happening, they are not heating up.Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld, 9/13/2019, 1:41 PM

Eli Yishai's dilemma

Yahad leader debating whether to continue supporting United Torah Judaism, or to switch alliance to smaller party.Ben Shaul, 9/9/2019, 2:42 PM

Jews out, Arabs in

A hard look at the Supreme Court decison banning right wing candidates but leaving anti-Israel Arabs in the running. Sheri Oz, 9/4/2019, 8:49 AM

Report: Netanyahu's associates propose deal to Ben Gvir

Deal would reportedly see Otzma drop out of Knesset race. In return, Netanyahu would work to lower the electoral threshold for next time.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/3/2019, 8:47 AM

Smotrich: Feiglin showed responsibility

Transportation Minister: The left wants parties that won't pass the electoral threshold to run all the way so that we lose seats.Hezki Baruch, 8/29/2019, 6:09 AM

Supreme Court disqualifies Otzma Yehudit candidates

Supreme Court disqualifies Baruch Marzel and Bentzi Gopstein from running in election, but says rest of candidates can run.Ido Ben Porat, 8/26/2019, 5:00 AM

Supreme Court discusses disqualification of Otzma Yehudit

Hearing called for by leftist parties and Reform movement to disqualify Otzma party from running for Knesset begins.Hezki Baruch, 8/22/2019, 9:29 AM

Likud petitions High Court to disqualify Joint Arab List

Likud and Otzma Yehudit say court should disqualify Joint Arab List for incitement, racism, supporting terrorism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/20/2019, 5:35 PM

Elections Committee: Marzel, Gopstein can run

Lapid blames Labor party representative's absence for failure of election committee to vote to ban Otzma Yehudit from running in elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/14/2019, 8:55 PM

Otzma Yehudit cleared to compete in Knesset election

Central Elections Committee rejects petition to ban Otzma Yehudit from running in 15-15 vote, delays vote on candidates Marzel and Gopstein.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/14/2019, 6:33 PM

Attorney General calls to disqualify Marzel and Gopstein

A-G Mandelblit says Otzma candidates should not be allowed to run for Knesset, allows party leader Ben-Gvir and rest of list to run.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/13/2019, 10:28 PM

Mandelblit: Disqualify Marzel and Gopstein

Attorney General reportedly to recommend disqualifying Otzma Yehudit leaders from running in Knesset elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/12/2019, 10:06 PM

Yair Lapid pushes to ban Otzma Yehudit from elections

Blue and White leader vows to petition election committee to bar Otzma Yehudit party from running in September elections.Marcy Oster, JTA, 8/5/2019, 2:40 PM

Bennett: I did not torpedo alliance with Otzma - it's a lie

Bennett rejects claims that he was behind failure of alliance with Otzma Yehudit, and attacks Liberman. "He will bring leftist government."Yoni Kempinski, 8/4/2019, 10:09 AM

It's final - Otzma Yehudit is running alone

Otzma registers for election on its own, after party failed to reach accord with United Right.David Rosenberg, 8/1/2019, 10:42 PM

Ben-Gvir: Bennett is blocking alliance - we'll run alone

Otzma Yehudit party to run separately, accuses Naftali Bennett of torpedoing alliance with United Right.Hezki Baruch, 8/1/2019, 8:33 PM

Otzma Yehudit and Noam cancel joint run

Following dispute over inclusion of secular candidate on joint list, Otzma Yehudit and Noam end union hours ahead of registration deadline.Hezki Baruch, 8/1/2019, 7:12 PM

Is Likud behind anti-Bennett campaign?

Unsigned political campaign asserting "Bennett is again dismantling the Right" appears on several sites for religious public.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/1/2019, 1:02 PM

Hold on to your seats everyone! Party lists to be closed!

The simple, fair, and logical thing to do would be to offer Itamar Ben Gvir the number 5 spot on any technical merger in order to ensure that ballots aren’t wasted Tzvi Fishman, 7/31/2019, 9:39 PM

'Don't close the door on unity'

New Right issues call for Otzma Yehudit to put aside ego to join Unified Right.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/31/2019, 5:03 PM

The United Right's new demands for the Likud

Right-wing alliance, under pressure from PM to bring in Otzma Yehudit, demands top-level ministries in next government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/31/2019, 3:17 PM

United Right offers 8th, 13th spots to Otzma Yehudit

Joint right-wing party makes its 'final offer' to Otzma Yehudit, granting the 8th and 13th spots on list.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/31/2019, 12:43 PM

Otzma Yehudit and Noam party form joint ticket

After talks with United Right hit impasse, Otzma Yehudit signs deal for joint run with the 'Noam' party. Itamar Ben-Gvir to lead the ticket.David Rosenberg, 7/31/2019, 11:00 AM

'Don't close the door on a large union'

The United Right list calls to Otzma Yehudit to join them. Otzma Yehudit responds: 'You're offering an unrealistic proposal.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/30/2019, 9:41 PM

'Netanyahu doesn't want right-wing government'

Leaders of new United Right-New Right technical bloc say PM Netanyahu's refusal to help out is because he wants to form a unity government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/30/2019, 11:23 AM

'Unity is order of the day; we made compromise'

New Right chair speaks outside her home in Tel Aviv. 'Unity on Right is order of the day; public will not forgive those who won't allow it.'Yoni Kempinski, 7/25/2019, 12:12 PM

Netanyahu strategy to obstruct New Right

PM summons Jewish Home Chair Peretz, pressing him to close deal with Otzma Yehudit in attempt to foil Shaked/Bennett Knesset comeback.Mordechai Sones, 7/25/2019, 10:19 AM

Otzma Yehudit reveals conditions for joining United Right

Attorney Itamar Ben Gvir says Otzma won't accept same deal with United Right it agreed to in previous election.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/24/2019, 1:15 PM

'Netanyahu working to thwart large unification on Right'

Senior Right Parties Union official strongly attacks Netanyahu family over report PM pressing for union with Otzma before Shaked and BennettMordechai Sones, 7/23/2019, 10:08 PM