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Netanyahu explores outcome of split between right-wing parties

On the cusp of Ben Gvir's announcement, Likud is conducting surveys to find out if a split on the right can be favorable

Netanyahu explores outcome of split between right-wing parties

Ben-Gvir announces intention to run alone

Otzma Yehudit chairman says negotiations for a joint run with Religious Zionism party have broken down, parties will get more votes apart.

Ben-Gvir: I will run alone

Pundit: Looks like Netanyahu wants Smotrich and Ben Gvir to run separately

Netanyahu apparently has reservations over what is the best way in which the right can run and win the elections.

'Netanyahu wants Smotrich and Ben Gvir to run separately'

Smotrich: Religious Zionist public will decide the elections

MK Smotrich cares about unity and prefers to conduct the negotiations with Otzma Yehudit behind closed doors.

Smotrich: Religious Zionist public will decide the elections

The surprising statement of the chairman of the Jewish Home

Jewish Home chairman Yossi Brodny at election conference in Petah Tikva: I will never sit in a government with Ben Gvir and Smotrich.

The surprising statement of the chairman of the Jewish Home

Religious Zionism, Otzma Yehudit, nearing agreement on joint run

Major disagreement centers around who would be the best candidate for the joint party's seventh spot.

Religious Zionism, Otzma Yehudit, nearing agreement on joint run

Breakthrough in Otzma Yehudit-Religious Zionism talks

Smotrich proposes Otzma Yehudit receive 5 of the top 10 spots on the list. Ben-Gvir: Let's sign tonight.

Breakthrough in Otzma Yehudit-Religious Zionism talks

Miri Regev to INN: 'Bezalel Smotrich & Itamar Ben-Gvir need to sacrifice their egos'

"Shaked is no right-winger, but the real right-wingers must unite for the sake of our values."

'Smotrich & Itamar Ben-Gvir need to sacrifice their egos'player

Ben-Gvir's new proposal for Smotrich

Otzma Yehudit offers 4 places for Itamar Ben-Gvir’s party, 4 for Smotrich’s party, and 2 places for Noam and Jewish Home.

Ben-Gvir's new proposal for Smotrich

100 days to elections: Itamar Ben-Gvir seeking full merger with Smotrich's party

Religious Zionism party is riding high in polls, but significant gaps delay agreement.

Itamar Ben-Gvir seeking full merger with Smotrich's party

Zehava Galon: Arrest Smotrich and Ben-Gvir

Galon wasted no time pointing the finger at 'settler rioters', while accusing them of fomenting a 'new round of violence'.

Zehava Galon: Arrest Smotrich and Ben-Gvir

Smotrich to Netanyahu's associates: Don't interfere in how I run my party

Religious Zionism chairman reportedly furious at the attempts of the Likud to intervene in his talks with Otzma Yehudit.

'Don't interfere in how I run my party'

Netanyahu pressuring right-wing religious parties to unite

Those close to former PM Netanyahu want final union between Religious Zionism, Otzma Yehudit parties.

Netanyahu pressuring right-wing religious parties to unite

Defense Min. response to rocket fire 'weak and feeble'

Defense Min. Gantz refuses to close Gaza crossing in response to rockets, will only freeze increase in number of Gazans allowed into Israel

Defense Min. response to rocket fire 'weak and feeble'

Smotrich: Rabbi Druckman doesn't trust anything Bennett, Shaked say

Religious Zionism party chair says Yamina sitting with Ra'am proves its leaders would sit with the Joint List for political gain.

Smotrich: Rabbi Druckman doesn't trust anything Bennett says

2022 Elections: Will Ben Gvir & Smotrich succeed in barring Joint List & Ra'am?

If Otzma Yehudit is granted a place on Central Elections Committee, right-wing could gain majority.

Will Ben Gvir & Smotrich succeed in barring Joint List & Ra'am?

Can elections be averted? MK Bezalel Smotrich says there's still a chance

"For me, elections are the best as we'll gain, but the national interest comes first."

MK Bezalel Smotrich: There's still a chance

Ministerial committee rejects bill to apply Israeli sovereignty in Judea and SAmaria

'A government with the Islamic Movement that relies on Joint Arab List can't even pass the Judea and Samaria law.'

Ministerial committee rejects Sovereignty Law

Poll: The Israeli public has adopted Smotrich's position

New poll shows that the majority of the Israeli public opposes a partnership with Arab parties in a future coalition.

The Israeli public has adopted Smotrich's position

MK Bezalel Smotrich: We will not reserve a spot for Nir Orbach

Smotrich asked whether Religious Zionism Party is willing to reserve spot for Nir Orbach in exchange for his resignation from the coalition.

'We will not reserve a spot for Nir Orbach'player

Mansour Abbas: I'm not ruling out coalition with Smotrich and Ben Gvir

Ra'am chairman says he does not rule out being in the same government with Netanyahu, Smotrich and Ben Gvir.

'I'm not ruling out coalition with Smotrich and Ben Gvir'

MK: Israel was 'very close' to applying sovereignty to Judea, Samaria

In interview with INN, Religious Zionist Party chief slams Bennett government's record on settlement enterprise, payments to terrorists.

Israel was very close to applying sovereignty to Judea & Samaria

Right-wing politicians respond to Bennett's 'poison machine' claim

'Bennett is encouraging a civil war, 'silent majority' will barely give him enough votes to pass the electoral threshold,' MK Smotrich says.

Politicians respond to Bennett's 'poison machine' claim

MK Bezalel Smotrich: Government must stop planned Arab-Israeli procession in Lod

To mark a year since the "glorious events" of riots in mixed cities, Arab-Israelis planning huge procession in Lod.

Smotrich: Govt must stop planned Arab-Israeli procession

Smotrich: Bury Arab terrorists in pig skin

Religious Zionist Party chief rips government for return of terrorists' bodies .'If we can do something to make them think twice, we should'

Smotrich: Bury Arab terrorists in pig skin

Police waiting on political echelon to approve Jerusalem Flag March

MK Bezalel Smotrich calls on Public Security Minister Omer Barlev to approve the annual Jerusalem Day Flag March in its usual route.

Police waiting on political echelon to approve Flag March

Yamina, stop the apologetics

Yamina has to declare proudly that its principles are unifying the country and that it has accomplished much in a very short period.Op-ed.

Yamina, stop the apologetics

Bezalel Smotrich: We oppose violence but no one will shut us up

Smotrich responds to threatening letter sent to Bennett family: Violence is off-limits, but the days in which we are silenced are over.

'We oppose violence but no one will shut us up'

Smotrich: Bennett surrenders to terror, closes Temple Mount to Jews

Right-wing MKs accuse PM of giving in to lies and terrorism in closing Temple Mount to Jews foe last 2 weeks of Ramadan.

'Bennett surrenders to terror, closes Temple Mount to Jews'

Smotrich seeks plenum session to dissolve the Knesset

Smotrich seeks to use Ra'am's stepping aside from the coalition to convene the Knesset to vote on its dissolution.

Smotrich seeks plenum session to dissolve the Knesset

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett slams lawmaker's call to ban coalition MKs from synagogues

'How can Jews boycott other Jews from synagogues? That's how we lost our country,' says Prime Minister Bennett to right-wing MK.

PM slams lawmaker's call to ban coalition MKs from synagogues

Gafni: Smotrich responsible for Bennett-Lapid government

UTJ chairman says he would like to see Benny Gantz being a part of the next government.

'Smotrich responsible for Bennett-Lapid government'

'I feel bad for Bennett - he's tired, angry, and frustrated'

Bezalel Smotrich tears into Prime Minister's COVID booklet, after Bennett mocked his army service.

'I feel bad for Bennett - he's tired, angry, and frustrated'

MK Bezalel Smotrich: Nir Orbach's ultimatum to the Prime Minister is a bluff

"It's a drama played out between Bennett and Orbach. Bennett has simply provided Orbach with a ladder to climb down his tall tree."

Smotrich: Orbach's ultimatum is a bluff

Netanyahu: Our door is open to anyone from the right

Rally against current government held in high spirits after Idit Silman bolts from the coalition.

Netanyahu: Our door is open to anyone from the rightplayer

Moshe Ya'alon attacks: Itamar Ben Gvir should be outlawed

Former DM "allows" Bezalel Smotrich to remain in the Knesset but Ben Gvir? "I would take him out of the Knesset altogether."

'Itamar Ben Gvir should be outlawed'

Bereaved father: Bennett asked us to support him - and turned his back on us

Herzl Hajaj, father of Shir who was murdered in ramming attack: When Bennett wanted to use the bereaved families - he used them.

'Bennett asked us to support him - and turned his back on us'

Bennett blasts Smotrich: He doesn't represent religious Zionism

PM blasts chairman of Religious Zionist Party: Those who dance on blood represent neither Zionism nor religion.

'He doesn't represent religious Zionism'

Former Meretz chairwoman: Smotrich trying to ignite a fire at scene of attack

Zehava Galon lashes out at MK Bezalel Smotrich hours after Hadera shooting attack.

'Smotrich trying to ignite a fire at scene of attack'

MK Smotrich warns police likely to lose control of events at Rabbi Kanievsky's funeral

Former Transportation Minister: If police go to extreme of trying to avoid all risk & limit participation, crowds could break through.

Smotrich warns police likely to lose control of events