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Yamina on the verge of ejecting MK Amichai Chikli

'I'm not the defector; Naftali Bennett is,' says Chikli. 'He's the one who betrayed those who voted for him.'

Yamina on the verge of ejecting MK Amichai Chikli

Smotrich: Investigate links between United Arab List & Hamas

Several organizations linked to the United Arab List, such as the '48 Aid NGO, also have links to Hamas in Gaza.

Smotrich: Investigate links between United Arab List & Hamas

Judea & Samaria to be included in government's affordable rent project

MKs Smotrich & Azoulay stalled Knesset committee until Construction Ministry agreed to divert necessary budgets.

Judea & Samaria to be included in govt's affordable rent project

Shaked to Smotrich: "How many lies will you continue to spread?"

Shaked responds to Smotrich calling her "two-faced".

Shaked to Smotrich: "How many lies will you continue to spread?"

Smotrich: Government's partnership with Ra'am a 'disaster for Zionism'

Religious Zionist Party chairman explains why he refused to form a right-wing government which relies on Mansour Abbas' party.

'Government's partnership with Ra'am a disaster for Zionism'player

Smotrich: We won't let Mansour Abbas take our sovereignty in Jerusalem

Religious Zionism party MKs tour site of yesterday's Arab riots near Damascus Gate, blame government's reliance on Ra'am party.

'We won't let Mansour Abbas take our sovereignty in Jerusalem'

Anti-Netanyahu Law: Bennett about to break another promise?

Right-wing representatives oppose the law, but the coalition may get the majority approval, preventing Netanyahu from running again for PM

Anti-Netanyahu Law: Bennett about to break another promise?

'Smotrich should have listened to Rabbi Tau' says fellow party MK Avi Maoz

"Rabbi Tau foresaw the situation we have today, if a right-wing government of 59 MKs wasn't formed, with outside support from the UAL."

'Smotrich was wrong to block right-wing gov't with Arabs'

MK Smotrich: Some Israeli Arabs are our enemies

'Some Israeli Arabs have not made peace with how the War of Independence ended," MK Bezalel Smotrich says.

MK Smotrich: Some Israeli Arabs are our enemies

Ministers reject law to preserve Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem

Law was promoted by MK Bezalel Smotrich, would have enabled prosecution of PA officials who subvert Israeli sovereignty in Jewish capital.

Ministers reject law preserving Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem

Likud: Bennett broke rule that politics stops at the border

Opposition parties, MKs criticize PM Bennett's first speech to the UN General Assembly.

Likud: Bennett broke rule that politics stops at the border

Smotrich: Apologies to the people of Israel for my part in Bennett's return

MK Bezalel Smotrich: I apologize to people of Israel for my part in Bennett's return to politics after he did not pass the threshold.

'Apologies for my part in Bennett's return'

Smotrich: We give and give without getting anything

Religious Zionism party leader says government embarking on same process that led to suicide bombing campaign against Israel's citizens.

Smotrich: We give and give without getting anything

MK Smotrich: 'Where is the budget for a 500m loan to the Palestinian Authority?

MK Smotrich, chair of the Religious Zionism party, demands to know source of 500 million promised to the Palestinian Authority by DM Gantz.

'Where is the budget for a 500m loan to Palestinian Authority?'

Smotrich: Meretz is right this time around

The Labor, Meretz and Religious Zionist parties are struggling with a regulation that was promised by Yamina's Abir Kara prior to elections.

Smotrich: Meretz is right this time around

Smotrich: PM Bennett endangering Israel's security

'PM Bennett can't respond to rocket fire, because his coalition is dependent on a sister movement to Hamas,' Religious Zionism chief says.

Smotrich: PM Bennett endangering Israel's security

Smotrich: 'LGBT community has been silencing people for years'

Pride parade was partially responsible for current coronavirus wave - and there's no reason not to say that, MK Smotrich says.

Smotrich: 'LGBT community has been silencing people for years'

Why are haredim 'really' opposed to kashrut reform?

'Maybe because they care about non-haredi kosher consumers?' suggests MK Bezalel Smotrich's aide.

Why are haredim 'really' opposed to kashrut reform?

MK Smotrich helps passerby park her car

Former Transportation Minister meets passerby who had difficulty parking her vehicle and immediately helps out.

MK Smotrich helps passerby park her carplayer

Smotrich confronts Bennett from Knesset podium

Religious Zionist chairman blasts PM: Secretly, you despise the camp of which you were a part until yesterday.

Smotrich confronts Bennett from Knesset podiumplayer

Bezalel Smotrich lambasts government for failure to procure additional vaccines

'Serious failure on the part of the government' that Israel is 'out of vaccines,' MK Smotrich says.

Smotrich lambasts government for failure to procure new vaccines

Bezalel Smotrich: 'Insane' that divorced fathers shouldn't have anything to eat

'Discrimination against divorced dads one of the worst crimes today in Israel, percentage of suicides is disproportionate,' Smotrich says.

'Insane' that divorced fathers shouldn't have anything to eat

Shaked: The Likud is lying

Interior Minister blasts those who voted against Citizenship Law: Amichai Chikli voted against the Jewish state.

Shaked: The Likud is lying

Shaked to Smotrich: How are you not ashamed?

Interior Minister blasts Religious Zionism party peader for failing to support Citizenship Law.

Shaked to Smotrich: How are you not ashamed?

MK Bezalel Smotrich in Evyatar: This town must remain where it is

Samarian town threatened with destruction despite proof it was not built on privately held land.

MK Smotrich in Evyatar: This town must remain where it is

Arabs attack rightist MKs during Jerusalem tour

Bezalel Smotrich and Orit Strook attacked by Arabs during tour of Shimon HaTzaddik neighborhood.

Arabs attack rightist MKs during Jerusalem tourplayer

Rabbi Meir Mazuz: Smotrich will pay for his deeds

Head of Kisei Rahamim yeshiva attacks head of Religious Zionism party for refusal to form right-wing government with Arabs.

Rabbi Mazuz: Smotrich will pay for his deedsplayer

Minister Kahana: Smotrich continues scorched earth policy

Religious Affairs Minister Matan Kahana says Bezalel Smotrich willing to destroy everything if he doesn't get his way.

Minister Kahana: Smotrich continues scorched earth policy

Smotrich: Bennett is the Left's useful idiot

'I split from Bennett when he signaled that he wanted to replace Netanyahu, making him a friend of the Left,' says MK Bezalel Smotrich.

Smotrich: Bennett is the Left's useful idiot

Smotrich: Bennett will be a puppet of the Left

'Naftali Bennett will be prime minister in name and in ego, but a complete puppet of the Left,' Religious Zionism chair MK Smotrich says.

Smotrich: Bennett will be a puppet of the Left

Miriam Peretz: 'We have an amazing country - we must not cover it in fog'

'We will overcome the missiles in Gaza - we won't succeed in overcoming the negative spirit,' says Miriam Peretz, who ran for president.

'We have an amazing country - we must not cover it in fog'

Smotrich tried to convince two Blue and White MKs to join right-wing government

MK Smotrich, Religious Zionism chair, offered senior ministry, membership on top Cabinet, to Blue & White MKs willing to desert, join gov't.

Smotrich tried to convince two Blue and White MKs to join gov't

Pundit lashes out at Smotrich: Cunning and an ingrate

Channel 12 News commentator Amnon Abramovich says Smotrich is to blame for a right-wing government not having been formed.

Pundit lashes out at Smotrich: Cunning and an ingrate

Smotrich: Gafni is one of the most hated politicians

UTJ head blames Smotrich for thwarting right-wing government, and Smotrich hits back.

Smotrich: Gafni is one of the most hated politicians

Shaked: Smotrich is destroying the right

Yamina MK accuses Religious Zionism party leader of bringing Israel to 5th elections. 'It's easier to double down than to be flexible.'

Shaked: Smotrich is destroying the right

Smotrich: 'It's a shame 1,000 terrorists weren't killed'

Religious Zionist Party chief clashes with Arab MK from Labor during Knesset hearing on anti-Semitic Arab riots across Israel.

Smotrich: 'It's a shame 1,000 terrorists weren't killed'

Smotrich on Temple Mount closure to Jews: You choose disgrace, get war

Religious Zionism party chairman demands PM reverse decision to close holiest site in Judaism to Jews.

Smotrich on Temple Mount closure: You choose disgrace, get war

Smotrich: Place a curfew on the Arabs

'We are not talking about 'disturbances of order,' this is war in every sense of the word,' MK Smotrich says.

Smotrich: Place a curfew on the Arabs

Smotrich in Sheikh Jarrah: Giving Mansour Abbas legitimacy led to Jerusalem violence

Religious Zionism party tours Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, party leader says violence in capital result of seeking to add Arab party to govt.

Smotrich: Giving Abbas legitimacy led to Jerusalem violence

Bezalel Smotrich: Closure of Temple mount was 'pitiful decision'

'The Temple Mount is in our hands? Or are those who are violent victorious?': Right-wing MKs slam decision to close Temple Mount to Jews.

Closure of Temple mount was 'pitiful decision'