Bezalel Smotrich

50 million shekels for nonprofits suffering from coronavirus outbreak

50 million shekels for nonprofits suffering from coronavirus outbreak

MK Bezalel Smotrich's efforts bear fruit as Finance Ministry earmarks over $14m to aid non-profit organizations hurting from outbreak.Hezki Baruch, 6/1/2020, 4:22 PM
Bezalel Smotrich: 'Netanyahu stabbed a knife in our backs'

Bezalel Smotrich: 'Netanyahu stabbed a knife in our backs'

'We didn't ask Netanyahu for a price he couldn't pay, we asked for things that were truly doable,' former Transportation Min. Smotrich says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/20/2020, 8:45 AM
Netanyahu-supporting publicist: Independent thinkers left out of government

Netanyahu-supporting publicist: Independent thinkers left out of government

"Leaving out [of gov't] those able to think for themselves is very bad news for Likud and the right-wing camp," Shimon Riklin writes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/17/2020, 10:54 AM
Smotrich blasts new government: This is exactly what we ran away from

Smotrich blasts new government: This is exactly what we ran away from

Outgoing Transportation Minister criticizes invention of new ministries in new government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/17/2020, 6:22 AM
Bezalel Smotrich: 'Netanyahu didn't have to give Justice Ministry to Blue and White'

Bezalel Smotrich: 'Netanyahu didn't have to give Justice Ministry to Blue and White'

Transportation Min. Smotrich explains why his party didn't join coalition, denies claims that internal disagreements led to refusal.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/11/2020, 11:04 AM
Smotrich: Netanyahu an expert at breaking down opponents, will not dismantle us

Smotrich: Netanyahu an expert at breaking down opponents, will not dismantle us

Transportation Minister dismisses rumors he and Minister Peretz to abandon Yamina to enter coalition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/10/2020, 11:04 AM
Smotrich slams 'very activist' Supreme Court ruling green-lighting Netanyahu-Gantz gov't

Smotrich slams 'very activist' Supreme Court ruling green-lighting Netanyahu-Gantz gov't

'Although court decided not to intervene, its reasoning lays out legal infrastructure that will allow it to intervene in any future matter.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/7/2020, 10:47 AM
Drivers' compartments to be installed on all public transportation

Drivers' compartments to be installed on all public transportation

Agreement reached between Transportation, Finance, ministries providing public transport drivers with private corona-free compartment.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/6/2020, 4:19 PM
Trains to resume on May 16

Trains to resume on May 16

Transport Minister Bezalel Smotrich has decided that passenger train traffic will be gradually resumed beginning in two weeks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/30/2020, 9:30 PM
Smotrich: Returning travelers to be isolated in 'coronavirus hotels'

Smotrich: Returning travelers to be isolated in 'coronavirus hotels'

At urgent meeting, ministers decide to allow 'rescue' flights into Israel, but place all arrivals in 'coronavirus hotels' for 14 days.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/11/2020, 11:01 PM
Smotrich: Minority will rule the state in the next government

Smotrich: Minority will rule the state in the next government

Transportation Minister says Benny Gantz's party to receive disproportionate power and influence in proposed unity government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/29/2020, 4:45 PM
Public transportation won't be canceled - yet

Public transportation won't be canceled - yet

Transportation Min. Smotrich says public transportation will be reduced, but not eliminated, calls on public to use it only when necessary.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/25/2020, 12:25 PM
Transport Minister Smotrich calls on Knesset Speaker Edelstein to ignore Supreme Court

Transport Minister Smotrich calls on Knesset Speaker Edelstein to ignore Supreme Court

'Judiciary trampling on elected democratic institutions for years, today also purports to determine Knesset agenda,' Smotrich said.Mordechai Sones, 3/23/2020, 3:51 PM
Min. Smotrich goes into quarantine after meeting coronavirus patient

Min. Smotrich goes into quarantine after meeting coronavirus patient

Transportation Min. Bezlalel Smotrich goes into quarantine after meeting coronavirus patient earlier this week.Hezki Baruch, 3/21/2020, 9:58 PM
Smotrich: 'Tracking device won't threaten personal privacy'

Smotrich: 'Tracking device won't threaten personal privacy'

Smotrich stressed the tracking device would not constitute a "Big Brother"-type mechanism.Eitan Divinsky, 3/15/2020, 10:39 PM
Smotrich to Joint List chairman: You and your friends are ingrates

Smotrich to Joint List chairman: You and your friends are ingrates

Transportation Minister responds to Joint List chairman's tweet: You're living the good life because there is a Jewish majority here.Ben Ariel, 3/4/2020, 5:06 AM
Smotrich: Netanyahu wants to set up demilitarized Palestinian state

Smotrich: Netanyahu wants to set up demilitarized Palestinian state

Transportation Minister predicts Netanyahu will leave out Jewish Home, National Union and bring Gantz into the coalition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/3/2020, 6:47 PM
Watch: Yamina activists celebrate with Bezalel Smotrich and Rabbi Rafi Peretz

Watch: Yamina activists celebrate with Bezalel Smotrich and Rabbi Rafi Peretz

Yamina ministers Bezalel Smotrich and Rabbi Rafi Peretz were greeted by party activists singing and dancing.Hezki Baruch, 3/3/2020, 5:00 AM
Smotrich: We were spared from a Gantz government

Smotrich: We were spared from a Gantz government

Transportation Minister believes the election results will lead to a right-wing government of which Yamina will be a significant part.Hezki Baruch, 3/3/2020, 12:34 AM
Smotrich: We're no less religious than the haredim

Smotrich: We're no less religious than the haredim

In interviews to the haredi press, Yamina MK Bezalel Smotrich claimed his party was the one protecting Jewish interests in Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/27/2020, 11:45 PM
Smotrich to Lapid: 'Cut the nonsense'

Smotrich to Lapid: 'Cut the nonsense'

Bezalel Smotrich reacts to MK Yair Lapid's statement that 'we lack 2-3 seats to form a government with a Jewish majority.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/23/2020, 12:18 AM
"Everything we've built is in danger"

"Everything we've built is in danger"

Transportation Minister Smotrich tells Arutz Sheva that a right-wing government is critical in order to maintain Jewish values.Nitsan Keidar, 2/21/2020, 2:07 PM
Smotrich to Gantz: Say out loud you won't rely on Arab parties

Smotrich to Gantz: Say out loud you won't rely on Arab parties

Transportation Minister to Blue and White leader: Come to the podium and pledge you won't form a government with terrorist supporters.Ben Ariel, 2/18/2020, 6:20 AM
'There's a real concern right-wing voters won't turnout to vote'

'There's a real concern right-wing voters won't turnout to vote'

National Union chief to Arutz Sheva: 'There are concerns on the Israeli Right that our base has become complacent and won't show up to vote'Yoni Kempinski, 2/16/2020, 9:53 PM
Gantz rejects Smotrich, but not Bennett and Shaked

Gantz rejects Smotrich, but not Bennett and Shaked

Blue and White chairman rules out coalition with Joint List and "those who are racist and radical like Smotrich".Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/16/2020, 2:44 AM
Smotrich: 'We won't vote for implementing entire Trump peace plan'

Smotrich: 'We won't vote for implementing entire Trump peace plan'

Min. Bezalel Smotrich says Palestinians don't want peace, Israel can normalize relations with neighbors without them.103FM, 1/29/2020, 1:17 PM
Sovereignty Movement welcomes Smotrich initiative

Sovereignty Movement welcomes Smotrich initiative

Sovereignty Movement welcomes initiative of Transportation Minister to promote application of Israeli sovereignty in the Jordan Valley.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/21/2020, 3:44 AM
Smotrich calls for vote next week on Jordan Valley sovereignty

Smotrich calls for vote next week on Jordan Valley sovereignty

Transportation Minister writes to PM calling for Knesset plenum to use discussion of immunity to push for vote on sovereignty.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/20/2020, 9:08 PM
Liberman furious at Smotrich: 'Religious coercion'

Liberman furious at Smotrich: 'Religious coercion'

Yisrael Beytenu chairman livid after Transportation Ministry cancels bus routes that operated on Shabbat.Ben Ariel, 1/17/2020, 5:31 AM
Netanyahu's concerns and Smotrich's witty response

Netanyahu's concerns and Smotrich's witty response

Netanyahu expressed concern that Smotrich would support Gantz. Smotrich in turn reminded Netanyahu of a few things he might want to forget.Ben Ariel, 1/17/2020, 4:08 AM
Bennett, Smotrich, and Shaked agree to joint run, call Rafi Peretz to join alliance

Bennett, Smotrich, and Shaked agree to joint run, call Rafi Peretz to join alliance

New Right and National Union to run on joint ticket in March election, call on Jewish Home to join alliance.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/14/2020, 12:35 PM
Journalist: Bezalel Smotrich 'wants a large list with Naftali Bennett, Ayelet Shaked'

Journalist: Bezalel Smotrich 'wants a large list with Naftali Bennett, Ayelet Shaked'

Channel 12's Amit Segal says National Union chairman is trying to avoid joining up with Jewish Home, Otzma Yehudit.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/14/2020, 11:25 AM
'Unity talks with Jewish Home at an impasse'

'Unity talks with Jewish Home at an impasse'

Negotiations between Jewish Home and National Union towards formation of joint list fail to reach breakthrough one day before deadline.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/14/2020, 9:03 AM
Transportation Minister Smotrich: 'Time for the entire right-wing to unite'

Transportation Minister Smotrich: 'Time for the entire right-wing to unite'

Transportation Minister makes last-minute plea for formation of single right-wing ticket unifying all parties to the right of the Likud.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/13/2020, 9:17 AM
Smotrich and Peretz meet: Strive for a broad unity

Smotrich and Peretz meet: Strive for a broad unity

Leaders of Jewish Home and the National Union meet and agree to continue the dialogue in the coming days.Hezki Baruch, 1/9/2020, 11:20 PM
Will Minister Smotrich succeed in creating single list to the right of the Likud?

Will Minister Smotrich succeed in creating single list to the right of the Likud?

Transportation Min. Smotrich is holding negotiations with both Jewish Home and New Right, in hopes of creating a single list, reports say.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/7/2020, 4:42 PM
The offer made by Smotrich's aides to Bennett and Shaked

The offer made by Smotrich's aides to Bennett and Shaked

National Union members suggested to the New Right: Secure a spot for Smotrich and the Jewish Home central committee will back you.Ben Ariel, 1/3/2020, 6:33 AM
Taxi drivers protest outside Transportation Minister's home

Taxi drivers protest outside Transportation Minister's home

Dozens of drivers arrive in Kedumim, protest outside Smotrich's house against changing fares.Yoni Kempinski, 1/2/2020, 11:48 PM
New Right, National Union considering joint run

New Right, National Union considering joint run

Ayelet Shaked meets with National Union chief Bezalel Smotrich to discuss possible joint run in March 2nd election.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/1/2020, 9:33 PM
Rabbi Peretz refused to relinquish ministerial post to Smotrich

Rabbi Peretz refused to relinquish ministerial post to Smotrich

PM Netanyahu spoke with Jewish Home chairman and asked him to work towards an alliance with the National Union.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/30/2019, 3:11 AM
Rabbi Melamed: New Right, National Union should run together

Rabbi Melamed: New Right, National Union should run together

Leading religious Zionist rabbi calls on Bennett, Shaked, and Smotrich to run together. 'These 3 can bring big moves together.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/22/2019, 11:29 AM
'Issue Palestinian Authority an ultimatum'

'Issue Palestinian Authority an ultimatum'

Transportation Min. Smotrich to PM: 'Demand PA retract request for investigation.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/21/2019, 8:02 PM
Bezalel Smotrich: I'm opposed to the split of Religious Zionism

Bezalel Smotrich: I'm opposed to the split of Religious Zionism

'If the New Right wouldn't have left before the 1st elections, we would have been in a successful right-wing government for almost a year.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/14/2019, 9:50 PM
'Liberman is dangerous, cynical, and irresponsible'

'Liberman is dangerous, cynical, and irresponsible'

Transportation Minister blasts Yisrael Beytenu chief for declaring new elections inevitable. "We'll need to find other path to 61 MKs.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/5/2019, 10:24 AM
'The right is the majority, hold your heads high, we will win'

'The right is the majority, hold your heads high, we will win'

Transportation Minister responds to indictment: Israeli citizens owe the Prime Minister gratitude for decades of sacrifice and dedication.Bezalel Smotrich, 11/22/2019, 12:02 AM
Smotrich: Drivers, put down your phone

Smotrich: Drivers, put down your phone

Transportation Minister holds meeting on issue of road safety: He who saves a life it's as if he saved a world. There is no time to waste.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/17/2019, 12:46 PM
Lapid to Netanyahu: Part from Litzman and Smotrich

Lapid to Netanyahu: Part from Litzman and Smotrich

Smotrich: 'Yair Lapid prefers Tibi over Litzman and Cassif over Smotrich - a gov't with supporters of terrorism and opponents of Zionism.'Hezki Baruch, 11/16/2019, 11:47 PM
Smotrich calls on Ayelet Shaked to rejoin Jewish Home

Smotrich calls on Ayelet Shaked to rejoin Jewish Home

Transportation Min. Smotrich urges MK Shaked to return to Jewish Home party.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/11/2019, 11:42 AM
Smotrich: The bloc is stable

Smotrich: The bloc is stable

Transportation Minister warns: Dismantling the right-wing bloc will create a dangerous left-wing government.Nitsan Keidar, 11/4/2019, 4:31 AM
'We need a broad government without boycotts'

'We need a broad government without boycotts'

Minister Bezalel Smotrich discusses efforts to assemble a government and the fatal accidents over the weekend.Ben Ariel, 10/28/2019, 6:34 AM
'Left-wing government with the Arabs? Not a bad idea at all'

'Left-wing government with the Arabs? Not a bad idea at all'

Transportation Minister Bezalel Smotrich suggests Gantz-led left-wing government with Arabs would only result in rightist victory.Hezki Baruch, 10/16/2019, 2:28 PM
Cabinet dispute over transfer of funds to PA

Cabinet dispute over transfer of funds to PA

Ministers Smotrich, Elkin wonder why government transferred tax revenues to the PA.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/7/2019, 6:43 PM
'There's no reason to have two Religious Zionist parties'

'There's no reason to have two Religious Zionist parties'

National Union chairman Smotrich calls for his party to merge with Jewish Home as soon as possible.Hezki Baruch, 10/6/2019, 10:45 PM
'Third election will damage Israeli democracy'

'Third election will damage Israeli democracy'

'I think that everyone understands that further elections are a very bad thing and there needs to be a broad unity government.'Nitzan Keidar, 10/6/2019, 8:57 PM
'We are the owners of this land'

'We are the owners of this land'

Transportation Minister says he is willing to sit in opposition to secure a unity government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/6/2019, 12:12 PM
"Forget about it, Ahmad, 'Never again!'"

"Forget about it, Ahmad, 'Never again!'"

Transportation Min. Smotrich responds to Arab MK's claim that he is 'racist.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/5/2019, 10:30 PM
Arab MK: Jewish minister is a 'dazed messianic'

Arab MK: Jewish minister is a 'dazed messianic'

MK Ayman Odeh, head of Joint Arab List, says Transportation Min. Smotrich is 'dazed messianic,' should be removed from position.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/5/2019, 9:30 PM