'It could have been different'

'It could have been different'

MK Bezalel Smotrich responds to dispersed wedding in Givat Ze'ev: What frustrates me the most is that it could have been different.MK Bezalel Smotrich, 10/15/2020, 3:32 AM
'Elections are bad, but the current government is worse' says MK Smotrich

'Elections are bad, but the current government is worse' says MK Smotrich

"There's nothing worse than a government that doesn't serve its citizens," says Yamina MK.Yoni Kempinski, 10/13/2020, 9:30 AM
Smotrich: We will only be part of a right-wing government

Smotrich: We will only be part of a right-wing government

Former Transportation Minister stresses that his party will not be part of a left-wing government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/8/2020, 5:15 AM
Bezalel Smotrich: 'I prefer Bennett to Netanyahu for prime minister'

Bezalel Smotrich: 'I prefer Bennett to Netanyahu for prime minister'

'Netanyahu said peace must be made from a place of power, I'm definitely happy about normalization agreements,' MK Smotrich says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/16/2020, 11:20 AM
Smotrich: Netanyahu hiding true cost of peace deal

Smotrich: Netanyahu hiding true cost of peace deal

National Union leader: Every agreement of this kind comes at a price, looks like Netanyahu restored 'land for peace.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/15/2020, 10:56 PM
MK Betzalel Smotrich to seek vote on commission of inquiry

MK Betzalel Smotrich to seek vote on commission of inquiry

National Union Chair informs Knesset Speaker he will resubmit proposal for commission to examine conflicts of interest in Prosecutor Office.Mordechai Sones, 9/14/2020, 10:01 PM
Smotrich demands parliamentary inquiry committee vote tomorrow

Smotrich demands parliamentary inquiry committee vote tomorrow

MK Smotrich demands Knesset Speaker approve proposal for parliamentary inquiry committee into law enforcement failures.Mordechai Sones, 9/8/2020, 8:28 PM
Smotrich apologizes: 'I had part in an injustice'

Smotrich apologizes: 'I had part in an injustice'

MK Betzalel Smotrich apologized for calling Yaakov Abu Elkien in 2017 a 'terrorist who carried out a terror attack.'Mordechai Sones, 9/8/2020, 5:38 PM
MK Betzalel Smotrich in Mitzpe Kramim: 'We don't evacuate communities, period'

MK Betzalel Smotrich in Mitzpe Kramim: 'We don't evacuate communities, period'

"The residents of Mitzpe Kramim were sent there by the government, which has an obligation to find a solution for them."Hezki Baruch, 9/6/2020, 8:13 PM
Smotrich to Gantz: Make Cave of Patriarchs accessible immediately

Smotrich to Gantz: Make Cave of Patriarchs accessible immediately

Yamina MK Bezalel Smotrich calls on Defense Minister Gantz to implement decision to make Hebron holy site disabled accessible without delay.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/30/2020, 10:03 AM
Knesset discussion of Law of Return amendment delayed

Knesset discussion of Law of Return amendment delayed

MK Smotrich agrees to delay debate on amendment, says future of Jewish nation more important than politics. 'I'll work to advance this law.'Hezki Baruch, 8/26/2020, 4:22 PM
'The Law of Return was only intended to bring Jews to Israel'

'The Law of Return was only intended to bring Jews to Israel'

MK Smotrich defends his proposed amendment to the Law of Return, pushing back on criticism from Yisrael Beytenu.MK Bezalel Smotrich, 8/26/2020, 12:33 PM
Amendment to Law of Return to be debated in Knesset

Amendment to Law of Return to be debated in Knesset

Haredi MK praises MK Smotrich's amendment to Law of Return, calls on religious, national, MKs to support bill.Y. Rabinovitz, 8/26/2020, 12:01 PM
'Netanyahu broke up the right-wing bloc, we might not back him next time'

'Netanyahu broke up the right-wing bloc, we might not back him next time'

'Rafi Peretz doesn't belong in politics,' says former Transportation Minister, adding that Yamina might not back Netanyahu in next election.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/11/2020, 9:35 AM
'Yair Lapid absconded'

'Yair Lapid absconded'

Smotrich explains absurdity of law banning conversion therapies, causing MK Lapid to storm out of plenum.Mordechai Sones, 7/23/2020, 11:30 AM
'There's no information, testing, economic solutions, or enough hotels'

'There's no information, testing, economic solutions, or enough hotels'

MK Smotrich offers services as haredi coronavirus liaison: 'There's chaos, lack of communication, feeling they locked city, threw away key.'Shimon Cohen, 7/14/2020, 5:27 PM
New bill calls for full application of sovereignty

New bill calls for full application of sovereignty

Knesset Land of Israel Lobby submits bill calling for full application of sovereignty over all Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/13/2020, 5:37 PM
MK Betzalel Smotrich in Betar Illit: 'Without full partnership this won't work'

MK Betzalel Smotrich in Betar Illit: 'Without full partnership this won't work'

Yamina MK visits War Room in Betar Illit, which faces closure and increase in morbidity, and returns with some insights.MK Betzalel Smotrich, 7/12/2020, 9:17 PM
Smotrich accuses police of 'blatant discrimination'

Smotrich accuses police of 'blatant discrimination'

'Police show restraint towards Tel Aviv demonstrators and violence towards haredi Jerusalem demonstrators,' MK Smotrich claims.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/12/2020, 10:05 AM
'A leftist demonstration of Netanyahu-hating anarchists'

'A leftist demonstration of Netanyahu-hating anarchists'

Former Transportation Minister says the rally in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv was organized by "anarchists who hate Netanyahu and the right."Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/12/2020, 5:36 AM
Israeli government divided over probe into judicial conflicts of interest

Israeli government divided over probe into judicial conflicts of interest

Likud to back investigation of judges for possible conflicts of interest. Blue & White blasts probe as 'war against Israeli democracy'.Hezki Baruch, 7/8/2020, 2:31 PM
Smotrich: Yes, a Palestinian state is an existential threat to Israel

Smotrich: Yes, a Palestinian state is an existential threat to Israel

Yamina MK responds to former Trump adviser Jason Greenblatt who said a future Palestinian state won't threaten Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/26/2020, 6:12 AM
Campaign compares Netanyahu to Sharon

Campaign compares Netanyahu to Sharon

In 2005, too, move was led by prime minister considered darling of settlement, and also then, settlers opposing plan were called 'insane'.Mordechai Sones, 6/25/2020, 11:35 AM
MK Betzalel Smotrich: 'We'll support State Conversion Law'

MK Betzalel Smotrich: 'We'll support State Conversion Law'

Internal Yamina confrontation over bill initiated by Minister Aryeh Deri that states Israel will only recognize state conversion system.Mordechai Sones, 6/18/2020, 10:35 AM
Smotrich to New York Times: It's either settlements or a Palestinian state

Smotrich to New York Times: It's either settlements or a Palestinian state

Yamina MK explains to New York Times why the right is opposed to Trump’s peace plan despite it including sovereignty over Judea and Samaria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/2/2020, 12:07 AM
'Netanyahu holds us, our dayanim, and representatives in contempt'

'Netanyahu holds us, our dayanim, and representatives in contempt'

Knesset Members Betzalel Smotrich, Ayelet Shaked sharply criticize PM's decision to transfer responsibility for appointing dayanim to Shas.Mordechai Sones, 6/1/2020, 10:25 PM
50 million shekels for nonprofits suffering from coronavirus outbreak

50 million shekels for nonprofits suffering from coronavirus outbreak

MK Bezalel Smotrich's efforts bear fruit as Finance Ministry earmarks over $14m to aid non-profit organizations hurting from outbreak.Hezki Baruch, 6/1/2020, 4:22 PM
Bezalel Smotrich: 'Netanyahu stabbed a knife in our backs'

Bezalel Smotrich: 'Netanyahu stabbed a knife in our backs'

'We didn't ask Netanyahu for a price he couldn't pay, we asked for things that were truly doable,' former Transportation Min. Smotrich says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/20/2020, 8:45 AM
Netanyahu-supporting publicist: Independent thinkers left out of government

Netanyahu-supporting publicist: Independent thinkers left out of government

"Leaving out [of gov't] those able to think for themselves is very bad news for Likud and the right-wing camp," Shimon Riklin writes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/17/2020, 10:54 AM
Smotrich blasts new government: This is exactly what we ran away from

Smotrich blasts new government: This is exactly what we ran away from

Outgoing Transportation Minister criticizes invention of new ministries in new government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/17/2020, 6:22 AM
'Try to tell the truth and not mislead the public'

'Try to tell the truth and not mislead the public'

Min Smotrich responds to video published by Netanyahu comparing proposals to Shas/UTJ to those offered Yamina: 'You didn't even negotiate.'Mordechai Sones, 5/12/2020, 10:20 PM
Bezalel Smotrich: 'Netanyahu didn't have to give Justice Ministry to Blue and White'

Bezalel Smotrich: 'Netanyahu didn't have to give Justice Ministry to Blue and White'

Transportation Min. Smotrich explains why his party didn't join coalition, denies claims that internal disagreements led to refusal.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/11/2020, 11:04 AM
Smotrich: Netanyahu an expert at breaking down opponents, will not dismantle us

Smotrich: Netanyahu an expert at breaking down opponents, will not dismantle us

Transportation Minister dismisses rumors he and Minister Peretz to abandon Yamina to enter coalition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/10/2020, 11:04 AM
Smotrich slams 'very activist' Supreme Court ruling green-lighting Netanyahu-Gantz gov't

Smotrich slams 'very activist' Supreme Court ruling green-lighting Netanyahu-Gantz gov't

'Although court decided not to intervene, its reasoning lays out legal infrastructure that will allow it to intervene in any future matter.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/7/2020, 10:47 AM
Drivers' compartments to be installed on all public transportation

Drivers' compartments to be installed on all public transportation

Agreement reached between Transportation, Finance, ministries providing public transport drivers with private corona-free compartment.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/6/2020, 4:19 PM
Trains to resume on May 16

Trains to resume on May 16

Transport Minister Bezalel Smotrich has decided that passenger train traffic will be gradually resumed beginning in two weeks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/30/2020, 9:30 PM
Smotrich: Returning travelers to be isolated in 'coronavirus hotels'

Smotrich: Returning travelers to be isolated in 'coronavirus hotels'

At urgent meeting, ministers decide to allow 'rescue' flights into Israel, but place all arrivals in 'coronavirus hotels' for 14 days.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/11/2020, 11:01 PM
Smotrich: Minority will rule the state in the next government

Smotrich: Minority will rule the state in the next government

Transportation Minister says Benny Gantz's party to receive disproportionate power and influence in proposed unity government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/29/2020, 4:45 PM
Public transportation won't be canceled - yet

Public transportation won't be canceled - yet

Transportation Min. Smotrich says public transportation will be reduced, but not eliminated, calls on public to use it only when necessary.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/25/2020, 12:25 PM
Transport Minister Smotrich calls on Knesset Speaker Edelstein to ignore Supreme Court

Transport Minister Smotrich calls on Knesset Speaker Edelstein to ignore Supreme Court

'Judiciary trampling on elected democratic institutions for years, today also purports to determine Knesset agenda,' Smotrich said.Mordechai Sones, 3/23/2020, 3:51 PM
Min. Smotrich goes into quarantine after meeting coronavirus patient

Min. Smotrich goes into quarantine after meeting coronavirus patient

Transportation Min. Bezlalel Smotrich goes into quarantine after meeting coronavirus patient earlier this week.Hezki Baruch, 3/21/2020, 9:58 PM
Smotrich: 'Tracking device won't threaten personal privacy'

Smotrich: 'Tracking device won't threaten personal privacy'

Smotrich stressed the tracking device would not constitute a "Big Brother"-type mechanism.Eitan Divinsky, 3/15/2020, 10:39 PM
'Three Chiefs of Staff selling Israel to its enemies'

'Three Chiefs of Staff selling Israel to its enemies'

Transport Minister blasts Blue and White intent to form government with Joint Arab List: 'Their hatred of Netanyahu has driven them insane.'Mordechai Sones, 3/6/2020, 1:48 PM
Smotrich to Joint List chairman: You and your friends are ingrates

Smotrich to Joint List chairman: You and your friends are ingrates

Transportation Minister responds to Joint List chairman's tweet: You're living the good life because there is a Jewish majority here.Ben Ariel, 3/4/2020, 5:06 AM
Smotrich: Netanyahu wants to set up demilitarized Palestinian state

Smotrich: Netanyahu wants to set up demilitarized Palestinian state

Transportation Minister predicts Netanyahu will leave out Jewish Home, National Union and bring Gantz into the coalition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/3/2020, 6:47 PM
Watch: Yamina activists celebrate with Bezalel Smotrich and Rabbi Rafi Peretz

Watch: Yamina activists celebrate with Bezalel Smotrich and Rabbi Rafi Peretz

Yamina ministers Bezalel Smotrich and Rabbi Rafi Peretz were greeted by party activists singing and dancing.Hezki Baruch, 3/3/2020, 5:00 AM
Smotrich: We were spared from a Gantz government

Smotrich: We were spared from a Gantz government

Transportation Minister believes the election results will lead to a right-wing government of which Yamina will be a significant part.Hezki Baruch, 3/3/2020, 12:34 AM
Smotrich: We're no less religious than the haredim

Smotrich: We're no less religious than the haredim

In interviews to the haredi press, Yamina MK Bezalel Smotrich claimed his party was the one protecting Jewish interests in Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/27/2020, 11:45 PM
Transport Minister Betzalel Smotrich calls to 'bring sanity back to southern Tel Aviv'

Transport Minister Betzalel Smotrich calls to 'bring sanity back to southern Tel Aviv'

Transport Minister Betzalel Smotrich and candidate Shirley Pinto visit southern Tel Aviv; Smotrich 'commits to working for the residents.'Mordechai Sones, 2/25/2020, 8:11 PM
Smotrich to Lapid: 'Cut the nonsense'

Smotrich to Lapid: 'Cut the nonsense'

Bezalel Smotrich reacts to MK Yair Lapid's statement that 'we lack 2-3 seats to form a government with a Jewish majority.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/23/2020, 12:18 AM
"Everything we've built is in danger"

"Everything we've built is in danger"

Transportation Minister Smotrich tells Arutz Sheva that a right-wing government is critical in order to maintain Jewish values.Nitsan Keidar, 2/21/2020, 2:07 PM
Minister Smotrich's brother arrested in the middle of the night

Minister Smotrich's brother arrested in the middle of the night

Brother suspected of violating Disengagement Law by staying in destroyed community of Homesh. Smotrich decries "police state."Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/20/2020, 11:01 AM
Smotrich to Gantz: Say out loud you won't rely on Arab parties

Smotrich to Gantz: Say out loud you won't rely on Arab parties

Transportation Minister to Blue and White leader: Come to the podium and pledge you won't form a government with terrorist supporters.Ben Ariel, 2/18/2020, 6:20 AM
'There's a real concern right-wing voters won't turnout to vote'

'There's a real concern right-wing voters won't turnout to vote'

National Union chief to Arutz Sheva: 'There are concerns on the Israeli Right that our base has become complacent and won't show up to vote'Yoni Kempinski, 2/16/2020, 9:53 PM
Gantz rejects Smotrich, but not Bennett and Shaked

Gantz rejects Smotrich, but not Bennett and Shaked

Blue and White chairman rules out coalition with Joint List and "those who are racist and radical like Smotrich".Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/16/2020, 2:44 AM
Smotrich: 'We won't vote for implementing entire Trump peace plan'

Smotrich: 'We won't vote for implementing entire Trump peace plan'

Min. Bezalel Smotrich says Palestinians don't want peace, Israel can normalize relations with neighbors without them.103FM, 1/29/2020, 1:17 PM
Sovereignty Movement welcomes Smotrich initiative

Sovereignty Movement welcomes Smotrich initiative

Sovereignty Movement welcomes initiative of Transportation Minister to promote application of Israeli sovereignty in the Jordan Valley.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/21/2020, 3:44 AM