Hezki Baruch

Hezki Baruch

Arutz Sheva political correspondent

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Nir Barkat to Netanyahu:

Nir Barkat to Netanyahu: I will oppose the Draft Law along with other MKs

Minister Nir Barkat says he informed Prime Minister Netanyahu that he and other Likud MKs would oppose the Draft Law in its currently proposed format.

Nir Barkat to Netanyahu: I will oppose the Draft Law along with other MKs

Netanyahu:

Netanyahu: 'I call on my coalition partners - get a hold of yourselves'

The Prime Minister called on his government not to push divisive legislation that could threaten the coalition's cohesion.

Netanyahu: 'I call on my coalition partners - get a hold of yourselves'

Gantz accuses:

Gantz accuses: 'Netanyahu harming unity and ties with US for political gain'

MK Benny Gantz (National Unity) said at a conference in Tel Aviv that Prime Minister Netanyahu is missing out on an opportunity to form a regional alliance against Iran.

Gantz accuses: 'Netanyahu harming unity and ties with US for political gain'

Netanyahu:

Netanyahu: 'The left is extrremist, vocal, and violent'

Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke against leftist demonstrators today: "There is an extremist, vocal and – I regret – occasionally violent minority, that is organized and financed on an unimaginable scale. But it does not represent the majority of our people."

Netanyahu: 'The left is extrremist, vocal, and violent'

Haredi Draft Law to be promoted – Edelstein plans changes

After approving the application of the sequence to the draft bill, the committee holds its first discussion with the heads of the opposition and coalition.

Haredi Draft Law to be promoted – Edelstein plans changes

After the controversy

After the controversy | MK Vaturi apologizes: 'No one is an arm of Hamas'

Deputy Speaker of the Knesset MK Nissim Vaturi apologized for earlier statements calling anti-government protesters 'an arm of Hamas.'

After the controversy | MK Vaturi apologizes: 'No one is an arm of Hamas'

Gallant in Samaria:

Gallant in Samaria: 'Countering Iranian arms smuggling with civilian security squads'

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant commented during a tour of northern Samaria: ''In the face of the Iranian effort to smuggle weapons into the Jenin area, we are reinforcing civilian security squads with advanced weapons and drones.'

Gallant in Samaria: 'Countering Iranian arms smuggling with civilian security squads'

Hostage's father to Lapid:

Hostage's father to Lapid: 'Shoulder the burden and join the government'

Eli Shtivi, the father of hostage Idan Shtivi who was taken to Gaza, attended the Yesh Atid party meeting and called on Lapid to immediately join the government in a move of unity.

Hostage's father to Lapid: 'Shoulder the burden and join the government'

Soldier suffering from PTSD:

Soldier suffering from PTSD, at Knesset: "How many more Eliran Mizrahi’s do you need?"

Soldier suffering from PTSD, Avichai Levy, accused the State Control Committee: 'They are all spitting in our faces. There was no one to take care of us then and there isn't anyone now.'

Soldier suffering from PTSD, at Knesset: "How many more Eliran Mizrahi’s do you need?"

Lobby for renewed settlement of Gaza to be launched in Knesset

MKs Limor Sohn Har-Melekh (Otzma Yehudit) and Tzvi Succot (Religious Zionism) announced ahead of the lobby's first meeting: ‘The lobby regards Jewish presence in Gaza as a necessity to protect Israel's security and ensure its future.’

Lobby for renewed settlement of Gaza to be launched in Knesset

Netanyahu:

Netanyahu: We have a state with an army, not an army with a state

Prime Minister blasts Benny Gantz and Gadi Eisenkot at the cabinet meeting, leading to an exchange of accusations between the National Unity Party and Likud.

Netanyahu: We have a state with an army, not an army with a state

Sgt. Yair Roitman laid to rest

Sergeant Yair Roitman laid to rest | 'Yair is dead – please do not let it be in vain'

Sergeant Yair Roitman, a combat soldier in training in the Givat patrol, died of his wounds on Saturday, after being seriously injured early last week in a battle in southern Gaza.

Sergeant Yair Roitman laid to rest | 'Yair is dead – please do not let it be in vain'

Fallen soldier's family:

Elon Waiss’ family: 'We'll continue with our head held high'. We believe in our just path'

Yedidya Waiss, before his father Eilon’s funeral: ‘With God's help we will win this war and the entire nation of Israel will know no more sorrow. We will learn to see the good.’

Elon Waiss’ family: 'We'll continue with our head held high'. We believe in our just path'

PM Netanyahu:

PM Netanyahu: 'There is no alternative to victory - we must keep at our goals'

'We are fighting to ensure our existence and our future; we are fighting to bring back our hostages,' Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says.

PM Netanyahu: 'There is no alternative to victory - we must keep at our goals'

Smotrich redirects Palestinian Authority funds to terror victims

Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich orders 130 million NIS of Palestinian Authority tax funds to be redirected to benefit families of terror victims.

Smotrich redirects Palestinian Authority funds to terror victims

MK Succot promotes blocking Al Jazeera on YouTube

MK Tzvi Succot: 'The incitement channel Al Jazeera sits in Qatar and incites against the State of Israel, day by day and hour by hour - this is the way to prevent it from reaching us.'

MK Succot promotes blocking Al Jazeera on YouTube

Ben Gvir:

Ben Gvir: There's a great opportunity after Gantz left the government

National Security Minister on his demand to be included in the War Cabinet: It is appropriate that the person who demanded to bomb Gaza and stop the entry of the workers would be a member of the War Cabinet.

Ben Gvir: There's a great opportunity after Gantz left the government

Knesset approves:

Knesset approves: Government will advance Haredi Draft Law initiated by Gantz

Knesset approves by majority of 63 to 57 the continuous application of the Haredi Draft Law, allowing the legislative procedures to continue from where they left off in the previous Knesset.

Knesset approves: Government will advance Haredi Draft Law initiated by Gantz

Ben-Gvir's position accepted:

Ben-Gvir's position accepted: Terrorists' bodies will be held in Israel

The political-security cabinet supported Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir's position over Minister Yoav Gallant's position on continuing to hold terrorists' bodies.

Ben-Gvir's position accepted: Terrorists' bodies will be held in Israel

Smotrich:

Smotrich: We blocked Gantz's plan to establish a Palestinian state

'The responsibility for the misconception that led to the massacre and the failures in the management of the war belongs to Gantz and Eizenkot.'

Smotrich: We blocked Gantz's plan to establish a Palestinian state

Ayelet Shaked:

Ayelet Shaked: ‘Not ruling out return to politics’

On the Draft Law, Former Justice Minister, Ayelet Shaked, said that, ‘At least 50% are not learning Torah day and night; they must draft.’

Ayelet Shaked: ‘Not ruling out return to politics’

'From: Yahya Sinwar'

'From: Yahya Sinwar' | Activists leave flowers by Benny Gantz's office

Activists protested the National Unity Party Chairman's departure from the government claiming it was 'a gift to Sinwar and the Hamas terror organization.'

'From: Yahya Sinwar' | Activists leave flowers by Benny Gantz's office

After Gantz's resignation

After Gantz's resignation | Ben Gvir to Netanyahu: Add me to the War Cabinet

National Security Minister sends a letter to the Prime Minister, demands to be included in the War Cabinet.

After Gantz's resignation | Ben Gvir to Netanyahu: Add me to the War Cabinet

Minister Bezalel Smotrich:

Smotrich: ‘Developing Jewish communities will prevent terror’

Minister of Finance and Minister in the Ministry of Defense, Bezalel Smotrich: ‘Focusing on broad structural processes that will lead to the development of the Jewish communities.’

Smotrich: ‘Developing Jewish communities will prevent terror’

'Netanyahu preventing victory'

'Netanyahu preventing victory' | Benny Gantz resigns from emergency government

Minister Benny Gantz (National Unity) announced on Sunday that he, together with his party, would be leaving the emergency government which he joined at the onset of the war.

'Netanyahu preventing victory' | Benny Gantz resigns from emergency government

Minister Benny Gantz expected to resign this evening

Minister Benny Gantz will make a statement to the media at 20:00 in the evening, where he is expected to announce his resignation from the government.

Minister Benny Gantz expected to resign this evening

Moving:

Moving: Women pray at site of music festival massacre

Women held a special prayer service in the Re'im forest, where Hamas terrorists murdered hundreds of festival goers on October 7th.

Moving: Women pray at site of music festival massacre

'Not the time'

Government responds to Attorney General's demand for war inquiry | 'Not the time'

Cabinet Secretary Yossi Fuchs refused the Attorney General's demand that the government establish a committee of inquiry into the October 7th massacre.

Government responds to Attorney General's demand for war inquiry | 'Not the time'

The haunting picture from Rafael Kauders' funeral

Yehudit, Rafael Kauders' widow, and his children Hedva, Miriam, and Hillel, stood over the fresh grave and saluted their father on his final journey - each wearing a beret.

The haunting picture from Rafael Kauders' funeral

Netanyahu:

Netanyahu: The war in Gaza is also about the wholeness of Jerusalem

Video of Netanyahu shown at central ceremony in honor of Jerusalem Day at the Mercaz Harav Yeshiva in Jerusalem, marking the 57th anniversary of the unification of Israel’s capital.

Netanyahu: The war in Gaza is also about the wholeness of Jerusalem

Families of Meron Victims:

Families of Meron Victims: Cancel the Appointment of Yossi Schwinger as CEO of ZAKA

Families of the Meron disaster victims wrote a letter to the ZAKA organization demanding that Yossi Schwinger not be appointed to the position of CEO due to his role in the disaster three years ago.

Families of Meron Victims: Cancel the Appointment of Yossi Schwinger as CEO of ZAKA

'Malicious Lies':

'Malicious Lies': Netanyahu denounces rumors of pancreatic cancer

The Prime Minister filed a lawsuit against journalists Ben Caspit and Uri Misgav, as well as activist Gonen Ben Yitzhak, and clarified in the lawsuit: "The Prime Minister does not have pancreatic cancer."

'Malicious Lies': Netanyahu denounces rumors of pancreatic cancer

Gantz vs. Netanyahu:

Gantz vs. Netanyahu: 'Leadership must not flee reality'

Minister Benny Gantz sharply criticized the Prime Minister, who did not meet with the mayor of Kiryat Shmona, and said: "You can't make political moves during a war."

Gantz vs. Netanyahu: 'Leadership must not flee reality'

Netanyahu in Kiryat Shmona:

Netanyahu in Kiryat Shmona: 'We are prepared for very intense action in the north'

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits Kiryat Shmona, speaks with military commanders at the scene. 'Yesterday the ground burned here, but ground also burned in Lebanon. We are prepared for very intense action in the north.'

Netanyahu in Kiryat Shmona: 'We are prepared for very intense action in the north'

Regev criticized over pro-government statements

Transportation Minister criticized after saying the government has "done amazing things" in relation to its handling the situation in the north and the south.

Regev criticized over pro-government statements

MK Danny Danon:

MK Danon: 'Nikki Haley proved her unconditional support and love for the people of Israel'

Ambassador Nikki Haley, during her visit to Israel: 'You should always stand up for what's right. What Israel is doing is right. It's always been doing the right thing.'

MK Danon: 'Nikki Haley proved her unconditional support and love for the people of Israel'

Security forces destroy homes near memorial to fallen soldier

Security forces began to demolish buildings in Havat Yair built near a lookout dedicated to the memory of Motti Shamir, who fell in defense of Re'im on October 7th.

Security forces destroy homes near memorial to fallen soldier

Israeli security sources:

Israeli security sources: Smotrich using his office to bring down Palestinian Authority

'With a command echelon who grew up on the knees of the Oslo Accords, and simply refuses to wake up, we can never win,' Finance Min. Smotrich accuses.

Israeli security sources: Smotrich using his office to bring down Palestinian Authority

Knesset:

MKs disrupt 'Palestinian state recognition' special session at Knesset

MKs Succot and Gotliv entered the 'Recognition of a Palestinian State - Why Now?' session held by Arab MKs and heckled the participants.

MKs disrupt 'Palestinian state recognition' special session at Knesset

Smotrich:

Smotrich: 'I told the Prime Minister we would not accept defeat'

The chairman of the Religious Zionist Party declared: "The dangerous proposal that President Biden spoke of does not bind the government of Israel and the State of Israel."

Smotrich: 'I told the Prime Minister we would not accept defeat'