'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

Poll: Bennett, Shaked and Smotrich are the hope of the right

Special poll on expected voting among religious Zionists finds about 53% would support New Right-National Union alliance.Ben Ariel, 1/13/2020, 5:46 AM

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

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 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

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

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 woos Eli Yishai

Party officials suggest former minister enter negotiations to conduct joint election run. Yahad Party claims 'there was no official appeal.'Mordechai Sones, 12/23/2019, 5:37 PM

'I'm not afraid, I will win the primaries'

Jewish Home chairman unfazed by possible primaries for the leadership of the religious Zionist list.Hezki Baruch, 12/16/2019, 4:11 AM

National Union pushes Rightist unity ahead of new elections

National Union prepares for 2020 elections, will launch campaign to unite religious Zionist parties.Mordechai Sones, 12/5/2019, 11:18 AM

'Unite or we'll vote for the larger parties'

New petition demands the religious Zionist parties unite and hold open primaries.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/28/2019, 6:37 AM

'The religious public needs one party'

MK Ofir Sofer: The current political situation requires the establishment of a unity government.Hezki Baruch, 10/29/2019, 6:40 AM

'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

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

'Now is time to unite; we'll argue later'

National Union re-approves Knesset candidate list and agreements with Jewish Home; Yehuda Wald appointed Party Director General.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/24/2019, 10:34 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

New Right: Reports of alliance with Jewish Home are 'fake news'

Naftali Bennett, Ayelet Shaked deny reports they agreed to run on joint ticket with Jewish Home and National Union. 'Fake news.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/5/2019, 10:58 AM

Bayit Yehudi Chair. denies rumors of tension with NU Chair.

Smotrich responds: 'Rabbi Peretz is a wonderful person and a great partner. It's a pleasure to work with him.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/24/2019, 3:07 AM

Smotrich: We support law to protect PM from indictment

National Union leader says he will support law to prevent trial of sitting prime minister if Netanyahu wins reelection.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/3/2019, 3:38 PM

The Left's hypocritical virtue-signaling over the Otzma Yehudit deal

What was on the table: Either Jewish Home and Otzma merge for the election, assuring a continuing religious-right Government, or they run alone, handing the Government to the Left even though the Left will have fewer votes and reflect the minority. Rabbi Prof. Dov Fischer, 2/27/2019, 5:34 PM

Otzma Yehudit to be part of Judicial Selection Committee

Details of agreement between Jewish Home-National Union and Otzma yehudit revealed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/27/2019, 2:41 AM

'Union of the Right-Wing Parties' submits Knesset list

Jewish Home, National Union and Otzma Yehudit submit list of candidates to the Central Elections Committee.Hezki Baruch, 2/21/2019, 11:47 PM

Smotrich: On April 10 we will separate from Otzma Yehudit

National Union leader says joint run with Otzma Yehudit 'not natural' for his party, but necessitated by political realities.MK Bezalel Smotrich, 2/20/2019, 4:32 PM

'Right-wing parties could unite today'

Samaria Regional Council head Yossi Dagan says differences between right-wing parties are small, egos cannot cause left-wing government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/19/2019, 5:44 PM

'We respect Netanyahu; he doesn't run us'

Jewish Home and National Union leaders respond to Likud claims they did not agree to hold meeting with Prime Minister.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/18/2019, 8:14 PM

'Otzma Yehudit refuses to meet with us'

Jewish Home, National Union officials say Otzma Yehudit faction refusing to meet to discuss running together.Hezki Baruch, 2/18/2019, 4:30 PM

Otzma: Window of opportunity closing; we'll run on our own

Otzma Yehudit Chair says they have no choice but to contend alone, even if unsure they will pass electoral threshold.Shimon Cohen, 2/17/2019, 9:42 PM

Unite the Torah nationalists now!

It’s time for egos to get out of the way and let leadership and statesmanship enter. Ariel Natan Pasko, 2/17/2019, 2:01 PM

'We'll be the surprise of the elections'

Jewish Home, National Union leaders say they'll discuss merge with other parties, will recommend PM Netanyahu continue in his position.Uzi Baruch, 2/16/2019, 9:14 PM

'Without us they won't make it into the Knesset'

Otzma Yehudit leader calls for joint list with Jewish Home and National Union to ensure all 3 parties make it into the Knesset.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/15/2019, 2:21 PM

Otzma Yehudit preparing to run independently

Otzma Yehudit to unite with other parties after realizing they have no room on joint Jewish Home-National Union list.Ido Ben Porat, 2/15/2019, 3:01 AM

Jewish Home and National Union to run together

Rabbi Rafi Peretz to head joint Jewish Home-National Union list, Smotrich to receive senior ministerial position.Hezki Baruch, 2/14/2019, 11:36 PM

Rabbis press Jewish Home, National Union to reach election deal

After talks between the parties break down a second time in a week, senior national-religious rabbis intervene in hopes of brokering deal.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/14/2019, 3:58 PM

National groups weigh 'safety net' ultimatum

After news of unity talks impasse, religious Zionist groups weigh message: 'If you don't unite, we're voting Likud.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/13/2019, 5:06 PM

Avoiding unity talks?

Jewish Home chairman shrugs off meeting with National Union chairman as negotiations on joint run remain deadlocked.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/13/2019, 4:57 PM

Negotiations between Jewish Home, National Union reach impasse

Despite marathon talks between Jewish Home and National Union parties, no progress made towards joint run.Uzi Baruch, 2/13/2019, 9:21 AM

'There's an outline, sign now'

Shomron Council head calls on Rabbi Peretz and Smotrich to unite immediately and join Otzma party.Mordechai Sones, 2/13/2019, 1:51 AM

Will Jewish Home back joint list with Otzma Yehudit?

Jewish Home chairman confident alliance with National Union will be renewed for April election. But what about run with Otzma Yehudit?Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/12/2019, 10:47 AM

Progress in contacts between Jewish Home, National Union

National Union, Jewish Home talks continue as parties continue to negotiate union before upcoming elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/11/2019, 10:45 PM

'Goal is unity - and it will be achieved'

Rabbi Eli Sadan says first priority is uniting National Union and Jewish Home, other right-wing parties will take more time.Hezki Baruch, 2/11/2019, 9:30 PM

'Declare joint run ASAP'

Religious Zionist rabbis demand that Jewish Home and National Union unite to one list in hopes to add Otzma Yehudit.Hezki Baruch, 2/11/2019, 7:11 PM

National Union, Otzma Yehudit negotiations end

Otzma Yehudit rejects National Union proposal to run together in the upcoming elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/11/2019, 7:10 PM

National Union demands Jewish Home share power

National Union refuses to affect Jewish Home leader Rabbi Rafi Peretz as the sole leader of the proposed joint list.Hezki Baruch, 2/11/2019, 4:55 PM

'Public must pressure right-wing parties to unite'

Samaria Regional Council head Yossi Dagan warns battle of egos between right-wing leaders could lead to repeat of 'Oslo disaster'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/11/2019, 3:30 PM

Jewish Home, National Union renew talks for joint run

After Likud rejects technical bloc with Jewish Home, religious Zionist factions return to negotiating table, with just 10 days to deadline.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/11/2019, 12:12 PM

Netanyahu to Rabbi Peretz: I won't guarantee you a spot

Survey conducted by PM reveals joint Likud-Jewish Home ticket won't bring more seats. Peretz could be forced to run with National Union.Mordechai Sones, 2/10/2019, 10:45 PM

No unity: Rabbis to gather in Jerusalem for emergency meeting

Religious Zionism rabbis invited to emergency conference tomorrow in Jerusalem, in light of Jewish Home refusal to negotiate.Mordechai Sones, 2/10/2019, 7:22 PM

National Union-Jewish Home merger talks at a standstill

No progress in talks for Religous Zionist parties to run together as Smotrich, Rabbi Rafi Peretz cannot agree on who will lead faction.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/7/2019, 6:56 PM

Rabbi Dov Lior to Otzma: If there is no other choice - run alone

As attempts at right-wing unity falter, Rabbi Dov Lior tells Otzma Yehudit party: "If unity efforts fail, you must run alone."Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/5/2019, 8:34 AM

Survey: Smotrich favorite to lead united right-wing list

Poll finds religious Zionist voters prefer National Union head Bezalel Smotrich to lead joint list with Jewish Home and Otzma Yehudit.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/3/2019, 10:43 PM

Netanyahu leans on right-wing, religious parties to unite

With polls showing many right-wing and religious parties potentially failing to cross electoral threshold, PM calls for parties to unify.David Rosenberg, 2/3/2019, 10:32 PM

Jewish Home, National Union agree to joint election campaign

The two Religious Zionist parties agree to set up joint headquarters to coordinate election campaign.Tzvi Lev, 1/31/2019, 3:50 PM

Netanyahu expects to work together with Smotrich

PM congratulates MK Bezalel Smotrich on his election as the National Union chairman, hopes they can work together to keep right in power.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/15/2019, 4:19 PM

Left blasts election of Smotrich

Hatnua and Labor parties respond to election of Bezalel Smotrich as National Union leader: "Nothing new under the Smotrich".Hezki Baruch, 1/15/2019, 4:44 AM

'We intend to join forces'

Jewish Home Director General: "We will be an influential and decisive factor in the Knesset and in the next government."Hezki Baruch, 1/15/2019, 1:12 AM

National Union Knesset list chosen

Elections in National Union end with Smotrich as head, Ofir Sofer in 2nd place on list followed by former MK Orit Struck.Mordechai Sones, 1/14/2019, 9:54 PM

'Headed forward to uniting religious Zionism'

MK elected National Union Chairman sets goal to bring unity in all camps of religious Zionism.Hezki Baruch, 1/14/2019, 8:41 PM