Smotrich to Netanyahu: Stand firm against Attorney General

Transportation Minister calls on PM to ignore Mandelbit's warning not to normalize Jordan Valley town days before election.Arutz Sheva Staff, Sunday, 12:42 PM

Smotrich: Noam isn't even close to making it into the Knesset

Transportation Min. blasts new right-wing party for trying to pull Yamina down with it. 'Ugly attempt to harm Religious Zionism.'Yehonatan Gottlieb, 9/11/2019, 1:36 PM

"Trump is Israel's friend - which makes it harder to refuse him"

Transportation Minister Bezalel Smotrich 'very worried' Netanyahu will be unable to refuse 'bad components' of Trump's peace plan.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/11/2019, 11:47 AM

Smotrich to Gantz: Shame on you

Transportation Minister responds to Blue and White leader for calling him racist. 'Gantz demonizes the religious Zionist community.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/5/2019, 3:34 PM

Smotrich, Shaked, answer Yair Netanyahu

Yamina leaders tell PM's son they will recommend Netanyahu for prime minister, ask him not to smear them ahead of election.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/4/2019, 6:08 PM

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

Yamina to Democratic Union: 'Your time has passed'

Leftist MKs call Min. Smotrich 'puppet of Kahanist rabbis.' Yamina: 'Serious incitement against Religious Zionists.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/27/2019, 1:28 PM

Smotrich: 'Rabbi Eliyahu is a giant and a hero'

Transportation Minister defends the honor of the rabbi of Tzfat after Democratic Camp chairman Nitzan Horowitz besmirches him.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/25/2019, 5:32 PM

Yamina to Netanyahu: 'Jewish blood has become worthless'

Right-wing Knesset members slam Israel's policies for handling terror, demand creation of checkpoints, worse treatment for terrorists.Eliran Aharon, 8/23/2019, 12:54 PM

Smotrich presents: Transportation revolution in Yesha

Transportation Minister says ministry to end discrimination against Judea and Samaria, upgrade infrastructure to match rest of country.Shimon Cohen, 8/22/2019, 6:00 PM

Yamina: Attacking Ayelet Shaked only brings us more votes

Yamina leaders Min. Smotrich, Naftali Bennett, praise chairwoman Shaked, promise party will only gain from Left's criticism.Hezki Baruch, 8/20/2019, 9:17 AM

Netanyahu to Smotrich: Apologize or be fired

Likud official says Prime Minister scolded Transportation Minister and made clear that another attack would not be acceptable.Hezki Baruch, 8/13/2019, 2:13 AM

Netanyahu summons Smotrich

PM, Transportation Minister to meet as Netanyahu reportedly seeks to fire Smotrich over excoriation of handling of Muslim riots on.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/12/2019, 4:52 PM

Report: Netanyahu considering firing Bezalel Smotrich

PM strongly considering firing Transportation Minister Bezalel Smotrich over minister's criticism of handling of Temple Mount riots.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/12/2019, 2:07 PM

'This isn't a court ruling - its anti-religious trolling'

Transportation Minister Bezalel Smotrich excoriates court over ruling that barred haredi concert from having gender-separate seating.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/12/2019, 10:35 AM

Regev blasts Smotrich: Shame on you!

Culture and Sport Minister blasts Transportation Minister following his criticism of Prime Minister Netanyahu.Hezki Baruch, 8/12/2019, 5:35 AM

MK Smotrich: 'Netanyahu should normalize Ofra today'

"Terrorism doesn't stem from despair as the left has been claiming for years. The Arabs want to establish a terrorist state.'Nitzan Keidar, 8/8/2019, 7:57 PM

'Netanyahu disrespects every believing Jew'

Minister Bezalel Smotrich responds to the Prime Minister who said his comments on a halakhic state were nonsense.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/7/2019, 11:32 PM

Netanyahu: Halakhic state? 'Pure and utter nonsense'

PM mocks Minister Smotrich's remarks on Jewish law in speech to 40 Democratic congressmen. “Some halakhic state. This is ridiculous.”Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/7/2019, 10:07 PM

Smotrich: Netanyahu will form a leftist government

Min. Smotrich warns PM Netanyahu wants to form a leftist government after elections, only strong United Right will force nationalist gov't.Hezki Baruch, 8/7/2019, 12:29 PM

Smotrich: We will not be silenced

Transportation Minister responds to the uproar over his comments on a halakhic state.Hezki Baruch, 8/7/2019, 3:11 AM

'Freedom of speech does not belong to one side only'

United Right list backs Smotrich, blasting outcry over his latest comments on Jewish law in Israel. "Ugly silencing of the Left."Hezki Baruch, 8/6/2019, 12:25 PM

Liberman to Smotrich: A government will be formed without you

Yisrael Beytenu chairman: Smotrich declares that if it was up to him and his friends, they would impose a halakhic state on us.Eliran Aharon, 8/6/2019, 4:35 AM

'It's anti-Semitic': Blue and White ad incites against haredim

Blue and White campaign video paints religious, haredi, ministers as money-sucking parasites, PM Netanyahu as caring only about himself.Chana Roberts, 8/5/2019, 2:54 PM

'Liberman has been thinking only about himself for 30 years'

Minister Bezalel Smotrich: My son who is attending first grade is more fit to be Prime Minister than Liberman.Ben Ariel, 8/5/2019, 5:40 AM

National Union party approves joint run with New Right

National Union central committee authorizes joint run, gives party leader Smotrich go ahead to sign agreements with Otzma Yehudit.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/31/2019, 10:17 PM

New Right, United Right reach final agreement on joint run

Ayelet Shaked to head joint list of right-wing parties, Rabbi Rafi Peretz to be 2nd on list, Bezalel Smotrich 3rd, and Naftali Bennett 4th.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/29/2019, 4:53 PM

Smotrich: Unite with us - or stay home

MK Smotrich, United Right leader, warns upcoming elections are 'super-critical,' demands anyone running irresponsibly 'sit at home.'Yehonatan Gottlieb, 7/29/2019, 2:12 PM

Smotrich: Zero chance United Right won't join New Right

National Union chairman denies media reports that the URP will merge with Otzma Yehudit, but not the New Right.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/26/2019, 1:50 PM

Liberman: Every narrow government is trouble

Yisrael Beytenu chair says he won't sit in government with Barak, Shafir and Meretz - neither will he sit with Rabbi Peretz and Smotrich.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/25/2019, 10:42 AM

Smotrich: I hope Shaked will be willing to compromise

Transportation Min. Smotrich says he hopes to have 'good news' now that Ayelet Shaked is leading the New Right.103FM, 7/22/2019, 3:04 PM

'Rafi Peretz not ruling out Shaked as leader of United Right'

Transportation Minister reveals details of meeting with United Right chief Rafi Peretz, says Peretz prepared to let Shaked lead joint list.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/22/2019, 11:05 AM

Smotrich: Bennett and Shaked haven't learned their lesson

Trans. Min. Smotrich warns: If the New Right runs separately and a left-wing government forms, the public won't forgive them.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/20/2019, 10:46 PM

Smotrich: No time for games on road deaths in Judea and Samaria

Transportation Minister Bezalel Smotrich holds meeting following 'unacceptable number of road deaths' in Judea and Samaria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/16/2019, 12:12 AM

Smotrich: 'Rabbi Peretz has been lynched'

'I'm not prepared for a reality in which all 'freedom-of-speech seekers' prove that they are in essence thought dictators,' Smotrich said.Hezki Baruch, 7/14/2019, 9:09 PM

Peretz, Smotrich agree to joint run

United Right leaders agree to maintain agreement from previous election, call on leaders of other right-wing factions to unite with them.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/9/2019, 4:35 PM

Smotrich: PA takeover of Israeli lands is dangerous and illegal

Min. Smotrich, member of Security Cabinet, demands government create, implement, plan to end 'dangerous' Arab takeover of Israel's land.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/5/2019, 11:15 AM

Smotrich: I'm willing to give up everything for right-wing unity

Transportation Min. Smotrich calls on United Right factions to approve agreement, says right-wing parties should run together.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/1/2019, 11:16 AM

Smotrich: Here's why Otzma candidate isn't an MK

United Right leader says party tried to keep promise with Otzma Yehudit faction, but cannot, because the 21st Knesset is a temporary gov't.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/25/2019, 12:46 PM

Minister Katz's 'Jewish criterion'

Outgoing Transportation Minister gives incoming minister a small tip he had learned during the ten years in which he served in his post.Hezki Baruch, 6/24/2019, 5:12 AM

Gov't approves cabinet appointments of Smotrich, Rafi Peretz

Final hurdle cleared for United Right MKs to take up Transportation and Education ministries.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/23/2019, 2:13 PM

Gantz calls to block Smotrich's appointment to cabinet

Blue and White chair slams PM for decision to appoint MK Smotrich to cabinet. 'Security abandon in exchange for legal immunity.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/23/2019, 1:43 PM

Yair Lapid: Israel should be a state for all of its citizens

Lapid responds on Twitter to an interview with Transportation Minister Bezalel Smotrich on Israel Hayom on Friday.Hezki Baruch, 6/21/2019, 2:42 PM

'We can argue later, but we have to run together now'

National Union leader Bezalel Smotrich says he would be willing to give up his position to secure merger of right-wing parties.Hezki Baruch, 6/20/2019, 8:13 PM

'Our goal is to make Liberman disappear'

Incoming Transportation Minister sees no chance of joining coalition with Blue and White: Gantz is leftist, period.Ben Ariel, 6/20/2019, 6:06 AM

Rabbi Peretz, Smotrich, promise to maintain status quo

Incoming ministers of education and transportation sign letter promising not to make changes to their ministries before upcoming elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/19/2019, 7:26 PM

Where are the women's organizations?

MK Idit Silman condemns women's organizations for remaining silent after a Palestinian Authority Arab 'rips a little girl to pieces.'Hezki Baruch, Chana Roberts, 6/17/2019, 4:02 PM

'Not thrilled to be appointed minister in lame-duck government'

PM invites Bezalel Smotrich, Rafi Peretz to meeting Monday, expected to appoint them to Transportation, Education ministries.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/17/2019, 11:37 AM

Will Rabbi Peretz and Smotrich be appointed ministers?

Netanyahu expected to appoint Rabbi Peretz as Minister of Education and Smotrich as Minister of Transportation.Hezki Baruch, 6/17/2019, 5:06 AM

Smotrich: 'I'll give up my place on the list for sake of unity'

'I'm leaving behind almost everything to invest all my time and energy to make this unity happen - with everyone, everyone, everyone.'Yoni Kempinski, 6/13/2019, 8:05 PM

No agreements reached at Netanyahu, Peretz and Smotrich meeting

Likud describes meeting between United Right leaders and PM Netanyahu as positive. Talks to continue on Wednesday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/12/2019, 1:05 AM

'Even the PA recognizes Israel's right to annexation'

MK Eli Cohen says Palestinian Authority recognizes Israel's right to sovereignty. Min. Erdan: Trump view a 'step in the right direction.'Hezki Baruch, Arutz 7 Staff, 6/9/2019, 10:58 PM

Likud ministers: Netanyahu deceived us

Leaders in Netanyahu's Likud party say PM promised them justice portfolio before naming Amir Ohana acting Justice Minister.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/6/2019, 10:45 PM

Smotrich called on Peretz to fire senior aide, Peretz refused

MK Smotrich reportedly demanded Rabbi Peretz fire his chief of staff, who released briefing against Smotrich, but Jewish Home chair refused.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/6/2019, 2:57 PM

'Smotrich and I will enter government together'

Jewish Home chair regrets announcement made by his chief of staff against National Union chair. 'Bezalel and I go shoulder to shoulder.'Ido Ben Porat, 6/6/2019, 11:09 AM

'Why attack Netanyahu?'

Sources close to Jewish Home chair back Netanyahu's decision to appoint Amir Ohana justice minister, call on Smotrich to stop attacking PM.Ido Ben Porat, 6/5/2019, 10:27 PM

Smotrich: Netanyahu discriminates against us

National Union leader reacts to snub by PM. 'Netanyahu doesn't treat other partners the way he treats religious Zionists.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/5/2019, 9:37 PM