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Bezalel Smotrich to Ayelet Shaked: 'Now it's your turn'

Bezalel Smotrich to Ayelet Shaked: 'Now it's your turn'

MK Smotrich, chair of Religious Zionism, urges Yamina's number two to oppose government with center-left parties. 'Prove you have ethics.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/05/2021 12:11
Haaretz op-ed: 'Smotrich wants to lead the Right'

Haaretz op-ed: 'Smotrich wants to lead the Right'

'Bezalel Smotrich 'isn't looking to lead just Religious Zionism, but the entire Israeli Right,' Haaretz columnist Anshel Pfeffer claims.Yehonatan Gottlieb, 29/04/2021 12:10
Smotrich: Arabs are Israeli citizens, for now

Smotrich: Arabs are Israeli citizens, for now

Smotrich says he hopes the day is coming soon when Arab leadership in the Knesset will accept Israel as a Jewish State.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/04/2021 17:51
Smotrich: Maybe it's time to replace Netanyahu

Smotrich: Maybe it's time to replace Netanyahu

Chairman of Religious Zionist Party criticizes Prime Minister Netanyahu following his response to the recent wave of terror in Jerusalem.Hezki Baruch, 25/04/2021 04:41
MK Abbas: Government with Smotrich? Only if he apologizes first

MK Abbas: Government with Smotrich? Only if he apologizes first

Ra’am chairman outlines his condition for agreeing to be part of a government with Religious Zionist chairman Bezalel Smotrich.Elad Benari, Canada, 24/04/2021 00:33
Prime Minister Netanyahu appeals to MK Bezalel Smotrich: Help prevent 5th elections

Prime Minister Netanyahu appeals to MK Bezalel Smotrich: Help prevent 5th elections

Netanyahu asked Religious Zionism party chairman Bezalel Smotrich to support his bid for direct elections for Prime Minister.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/04/2021 22:10
Smotrich: Elections preferable to destroying the right and Zionism

Smotrich: Elections preferable to destroying the right and Zionism

MK Smotrich reiterates opposition to forming government with United Arab List. 'History will not forgive those who support this.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/04/2021 14:57
Political expert: Smotrich has 'burned' Netanyahu

Political expert: Smotrich has 'burned' Netanyahu

Journalist Gil Hoffman says Religious Zionism's Bezalel Smotrich may be the only one interested in another round of elections.i24NEWS, 18/04/2021 12:59
Smotrich conditions support for gov't on rebuilding of Sa-Nur

Smotrich conditions support for gov't on rebuilding of Sa-Nur

Religious Zionist Party chief demands government rebuild Israeli town in northern Samaria evacuated in 2005 Disengagement.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/04/2021 19:34
Deri, Smotrich and Gafni refusing to give rotation to Bennett

Deri, Smotrich and Gafni refusing to give rotation to Bennett

Channel 12's Amit Segal: Even if Netanyahu and Bennett go together, Smotrich vehemently refuses to go to a government that relies on Ra'am.Ben Ariel, 12/04/2021 00:08
Right-wing bloc to exert pressure on Sa'ar, Smotrich

Right-wing bloc to exert pressure on Sa'ar, Smotrich

Haredi party leaders to pressure Sa'ar, Smotrich, and Elkin respectively to agree to form right-wing government with UAL support.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/04/2021 08:47
Bennett: 'We'll join a right-wing government - if Smotrich joins, too'

Bennett: 'We'll join a right-wing government - if Smotrich joins, too'

Yamina's MK Bennett promises to help form right-wing government - but will work with the other side if PM Netanyahu fails, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/04/2021 20:48
'Smotrich is torpedoing Netanyahu-Bennett rapprochement'

'Smotrich is torpedoing Netanyahu-Bennett rapprochement'

Discord on the Right? Netanyahu outraged after Religious Zionist Party chief blasts Bennett ahead of Bennett's meeting with PM.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/04/2021 08:55
Netanyahu's office: Smotrich statements don't match reality

Netanyahu's office: Smotrich statements don't match reality

PMO rejects summary of Netanyahu's meeting with Smotrich released by Smotrich's office.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/04/2021 22:29
Smotrich's proposal: Yariv Levin replaces Netanyahu as prime minister

Smotrich's proposal: Yariv Levin replaces Netanyahu as prime minister

Religious Zionism chairman says Netanyahu stepping down as PM to be president preferable to forming government with 'terror supporters.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/04/2021 18:28
Hamodia daily criticizes Smotrich voters

Hamodia daily criticizes Smotrich voters

Hamodia daily criticizes haredim who voted for Religious Zionism party: 'Is MK Smotrich appropriate or willing to represent haredi Jews?'Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/04/2021 10:34
Smotrich: Everything we hold dear is on the line

Smotrich: Everything we hold dear is on the line

Religious Zionism chairman says Netanyahu on verge of creating coalition with terror supporters, Bennett with the left. Op Ed.Bezalel Smotrich, 07/04/2021 17:53
Will the haredi rabbis save Israel from new elections?

Will the haredi rabbis save Israel from new elections?

MK Bezalel Smotrich won't join a government supported by the United Arab List - but haredi rabbis may be able to change that.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/04/2021 11:25
Netanyahu's solution? Smotrich supporting government from outside

Netanyahu's solution? Smotrich supporting government from outside

Sources in Likud believe Smotrich supporting government from outside would allow him to keep his word about not accepting UAL support.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/04/2021 21:40
Senior Likud figure threatens Religious Zionism party

Senior Likud figure threatens Religious Zionism party

MK Smotrich 'eliminated' option for PM Netanyahu to form gov't by refusing to work with United Arab List, Likud source says.Hezki Baruch, 03/04/2021 22:46
Smotrich 'angry but silent' as Netanyahu reaches out to Abbas

Smotrich 'angry but silent' as Netanyahu reaches out to Abbas

Religious Zionism leader reportedly refuses to accept call from PM as Netanyahu reaches out to United Arab List leader.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/04/2021 23:00
Smotrich: We have won a very great unity

Smotrich: We have won a very great unity

Smotrich after exit polls predict 6-7 seats for his party: We hope that the true results will bring a majority for the national camp.Yonatan Gottlieb, 24/03/2021 04:36
Netanyahu congratulates Smotrich on his party's achievement

Netanyahu congratulates Smotrich on his party's achievement

The Prime Minister also spoke with Shas chairman Aryeh Deri following the publication of the exit polls.Hezki Baruch, 23/03/2021 23:16
Naftali Bennett, Bezalel Smotrich, meet and shake hands in Herzliya

Naftali Bennett, Bezalel Smotrich, meet and shake hands in Herzliya

Religious Zionism chair, MK Smotrich, notices Yamina chief MK Bennett at Herzliya gathering.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/03/2021 15:14
Moshe Gafni: 'You only care about your own sector'

Moshe Gafni: 'You only care about your own sector'

UTJ chief demands Religious Zionism chair reveal budget for haredi, Religious Zionist yeshivas. 'You worry only about your own sector.'Ben Shaul, 23/03/2021 09:22
Avraham Weber: 'Bezalel Smotrich's party isn't in the danger zone'

Avraham Weber: 'Bezalel Smotrich's party isn't in the danger zone'

Elections Committee rep. from haredi UTJ party urges voters to demand Religious Zionism chief insist on same budget for all yeshivas.Ben Shaul, 22/03/2021 14:35
Anglo rabbis working 'behind the scenes' to help Religious Zionist Party

Anglo rabbis working 'behind the scenes' to help Religious Zionist Party

'Without representation in the government, Religious Zionist education will suffer.' Anglo leaders in Israel endorse Religious Zionist PartyArutz Sheva Staff, 22/03/2021 10:19
Netanyahu's plan to 'erase' Bennett

Netanyahu's plan to 'erase' Bennett

Document obtained by Israel Hayom newspaper reveals how PM is planning to influence who leads the national-religious public.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/03/2021 05:54
Bezalel Smotrich: Netanyahu will have no excuses

Bezalel Smotrich: Netanyahu will have no excuses

Religious Zionism chairman: We will make Netanyahu do things he has not done all these years.Ben Ariel, 19/03/2021 04:07
Atty. Simcha Rothman attacks "Supreme Court's negligent behavior"

Atty. Simcha Rothman attacks "Supreme Court's negligent behavior"

Candidate for Religious Zionism party lays blame with Supreme Court for "disregarding people's lives to earn political points with Left"Yoni Kempinski, 18/03/2021 18:40
Ahead of elections, rabbis swing support behind Bezalel Smotrich

Ahead of elections, rabbis swing support behind Bezalel Smotrich

Two Anglo-Israeli rabbis meet with MK Smotrich to discuss the needs of new immigrants, bless him with success in upcoming elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/03/2021 10:25
Smotrich: I am waiting for the day when Israeli Arabs will elect a different leadership

Smotrich: I am waiting for the day when Israeli Arabs will elect a different leadership

MK Smotrich: There is a Jewish religion of peace and tolerance. There is a religion of terrorism and that's what Mansour Abbas represents.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/03/2021 06:34
Pundit: If Smotrich doesn't pass threshold, an alternative government will be formed

Pundit: If Smotrich doesn't pass threshold, an alternative government will be formed

Channel 12 News’ Amit Segal: The identity of the next PM depends on whether Bezalel Smotrich will be in the Knesset or not.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/03/2021 01:10
Smotrich to Arutz Sheva: I won't enter a government without Likud and the haredim

Smotrich to Arutz Sheva: I won't enter a government without Likud and the haredim

Bezalel Smotrich at Arutz Sheva studio: Netanyahu has no alternative other than a right-wing government.Uzi Baruch, 17/03/2021 06:03
Bezalel Smotrich: 'United Arab List are not legitimate partners'

Bezalel Smotrich: 'United Arab List are not legitimate partners'

'I await the day when Arabs of Israel will choose a different leadership for themselves,' MK Bezalel Smotrich says.103FM, 16/03/2021 11:04
Direct Polls polling institute: Smotrich is going to surprise

Direct Polls polling institute: Smotrich is going to surprise

Pollster Shlomo Filber: Bezalel Smotrich's party, Religious Zionism, is gaining strength.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/03/2021 06:08
Khan al-Amar residents protest Kfar Adumim pergola

Khan al-Amar residents protest Kfar Adumim pergola

Religious Zionism party chairman slams Civil Administration for siding with residents of illegal village over residents of Kfar Adumim.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/03/2021 15:59
Smotrich campaigns for Yeshiva votes

Smotrich campaigns for Yeshiva votes

Religious Zionism leader Bezalel Smotrich has set out on a massive campaign trail through Israel's Religious Zionist Yeshivas.Shlomo Witty, 07/03/2021 17:28
Smotrich: Right-wing government meaningless if justice system is not fixed

Smotrich: Right-wing government meaningless if justice system is not fixed

Religious Zionism leader says Supreme Court will block all right-wing policy if no reforms are implemented.Uzi Baruch, 04/03/2021 22:54
Smotrich: It's either a right-wing government or a leftist one

Smotrich: It's either a right-wing government or a leftist one

MK Smotrich, head of Religious Zionism party, says PM Netanyahu 'not an ideal right-wing leader, but much better than the other options.'Hezki Baruch, 03/03/2021 13:38
15 judges cannot decide the question of who is a Jew'

15 judges cannot decide the question of who is a Jew'

Smotrich calls for Conversion Law overriding Supreme Court's decision to recognize Reform conversions. Op-ed.MK Bezalel Smotrich, 02/03/2021 12:18
15 judges cannot decide who is a Jew

15 judges cannot decide who is a Jew

The Supreme Court has ruled on conversion, a topic which is not theirs to decide. Opinion.MK Betzalel Smotrich, 01/03/2021 12:08
Bezalel Smotrich: 'When the Left is in the government, it sets the tone'

Bezalel Smotrich: 'When the Left is in the government, it sets the tone'

Religious Zionism chairman questions: 'Because PM Netanyahu isn't managing the pandemic well enough, we should go with the Left?'Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/03/2021 08:15
Lapid: Smotrich is a terror supporter

Lapid: Smotrich is a terror supporter

Yesh Atid chief calls Religious Zionist Party chairman 'terror supporter'. Smotrich fires back: 'You should be embarrassed.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/02/2021 14:30
Watch: Stones thrown at Smotrich's bus

Watch: Stones thrown at Smotrich's bus

Arabs throw stones at bus carrying members of the Religious Zionism Party who visited Sa-Nur in northern Samaria todayArutz Sheva Staff, 23/02/2021 18:04
There is no one more worthy: Orit Struk of Hevron

There is no one more worthy: Orit Struk of Hevron

Orit Struk, 5th on the Religious Zionist list, has what it takes: political savvy, achievements and humility rare in public servants.Op-edEmmanuel Shilo, 21/02/2021 08:30
Naftali Bennett: 'I'm not PM Netanyahu's punching bag'

Naftali Bennett: 'I'm not PM Netanyahu's punching bag'

'I don't believe in going with PM Netanyahu, no matter what happens, it's time to replace him,' Yamina leader MK Bennett says.Hezki Baruch, 20/02/2021 23:57
Bezalel Smotrich: 'I hope Bennett recovers himself, his heart is in the right place'

Bezalel Smotrich: 'I hope Bennett recovers himself, his heart is in the right place'

MK Smotrich says former DM Bennett is 'a companion on the journey and a brother,' but won't refuse to support leftist government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/02/2021 16:38
Meir Porush: 'Haredi voters aren't going to vote for Smotrich's Religious Zionism'

Meir Porush: 'Haredi voters aren't going to vote for Smotrich's Religious Zionism'

'I said there won't be many haredim voting for Likud, and there won't be many voting for MK Smotrich,' says UTJ's Meir Porush.Michal Levi, 17/02/2021 16:20
'I'll demand amendments in legal system as condition to enter government'

'I'll demand amendments in legal system as condition to enter government'

MK Bezalel Smotrich attacks justice system, declares he will demand appointing Constitution Committee Chairman in early days of government.103FM, 16/02/2021 21:01
Religious Zionist Party launches election campaign

Religious Zionist Party launches election campaign

Religious Zionist Party led by Betzalel Smotrich launches election campaign in Zoom meeting with Knesset representatives.Hezki Baruch, 15/02/2021 21:51
Bezalel Smotrich: 'Reopen synagogues with green passport plan'

Bezalel Smotrich: 'Reopen synagogues with green passport plan'

Ahead of Purim holiday, MK Bezalel Smotrich requests ministers support reopening synagogues to recovered, vaccinated, individuals.Hezki Baruch, 15/02/2021 10:32
Regev: Ben Gvir will not be a minister or a member of the government

Regev: Ben Gvir will not be a minister or a member of the government

Transportation Minister Miri Regev on when airport will reopen: It depends on the number of cases.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/02/2021 06:47
Religious Zionist Party signs vote surplus deal with Likud

Religious Zionist Party signs vote surplus deal with Likud

Rightist alliance led by Bezalel Smotrich signs deal with Likud, after receiving promise Netanyahu will form right-wing government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/02/2021 09:07
Smotrich: Normal life should only be returned to the vaccinated

Smotrich: Normal life should only be returned to the vaccinated

Religious Zionist chair: "Anyone who does not want to get vaccinated can sit at home." Also: Alliance with Otzma was due to "constraints."Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/02/2021 11:52
Religious Zionism candidate: We will only sit in Netanyahu's government

Religious Zionism candidate: We will only sit in Netanyahu's government

Attorney Simcha Rotman, number 4 on Smotrich’s slate, clarifies: We will only recommend Netanyahu.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/02/2021 04:20
In response to Religious Zionist unity, let the defamation begin!

In response to Religious Zionist unity, let the defamation begin!

Bezalel Smotrich stands for the spectrum of ideological Religious Zionism while Yamina focuses on Covid-19 and the free market. Op-ed.David Rubin, 05/02/2021 00:32