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MK Bitan: Working with Mansour Abbas won't hurt us

MK Bitan: Working with Mansour Abbas won't hurt us

Likud MK David Bitan says party must be prepared to compromise to prevent a fifth round of elections, including with United Arab List leaderArutz Sheva Staff, 24/03/2021 20:53
Hospitalized Likud MK David Bitan recovers from COVID

Hospitalized Likud MK David Bitan recovers from COVID

Lawmaker transferred to rehabilitation ward following recovery from coronavirus.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/01/2021 10:15
Condition of MK David Bitan takes turn for the worse

Condition of MK David Bitan takes turn for the worse

Likud MK being treated for coronavirus at Sheba hospital is transferred to ICU, following deterioration in his condition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/01/2021 14:31
Significant improvement in MK Bitan's condition

Significant improvement in MK Bitan's condition

Hospital, family of MK David Bitan announce he has been taken off heart-lung machine after 2 weeks in critical condition with COVID-19.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/12/2020 13:58
MK Bitan's condition continues to be critical

MK Bitan's condition continues to be critical

On medical staff recommendation, MK David Bitan continues to be connected to ventilator and communicates with surroundings.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/12/2020 21:36
MK Bitan's wife: He is moved by all the wishes

MK Bitan's wife: He is moved by all the wishes

Hagit Bitan, wife of Likud MK who is hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19, optimistic over his chances of recovery.Ben Ariel, 15/12/2020 05:25
Likud MK David Bitan placed on life support

Likud MK David Bitan placed on life support

Likud lawmaker infected with the coronavirus placed on life support following serious deterioration in his condition.David Rosenberg, 14/12/2020 12:18
MK Bitan in intensive care with breathing difficulties

MK Bitan in intensive care with breathing difficulties

MK David Bitan (Likud) arrived on Saturday night at Sheba Hospital in Tel Hashomer, he was tested positive for coronavirus last weekArutz Sheva Staff, 13/12/2020 07:21
Report: Likud MK put 30 people in quarantine

Report: Likud MK put 30 people in quarantine

Epidemiological investigators claiming that MK David Bitan met with people even after contracting COVID-19.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/12/2020 05:03
Likud MK tests positive for COVID-19

Likud MK tests positive for COVID-19

MK David Bitan says he feels good and is experiencing only mild symptoms. His adviser was also found to be positive for coronavirus.Elad Benari, 07/12/2020 23:34
David Bitan: 'Likud reached a new low'

David Bitan: 'Likud reached a new low'

Likud MK David Bitan sharply attacks Prime Minister Netanyahu and Coalition Chairman Miki Zohar.Mordechai Sones, 16/07/2020 11:09
MK David Bitan: 'Gantz is holding up; he surprises me'

MK David Bitan: 'Gantz is holding up; he surprises me'

MK David Bitan talks about many Likud pressures on to apply sovereignty and the functioning of the unity government.Mordechai Sones, 22/06/2020 22:53
Tzipi Hotovely named as new Diaspora Minister

Tzipi Hotovely named as new Diaspora Minister

Netanyahu announces a number of ministerial appointments. Hotovely is the first Religous Zionist woman to be appointed as a minister.Hezki Baruch, 05/01/2020 19:41
Netanyahu opposes initiative to cancel Likud primaries

Netanyahu opposes initiative to cancel Likud primaries

'The Likud is a democratic movement and its members will decide who will lead it. Prime Minister Netanyahu is confident that he will win.'Hezki Baruch, 12/12/2019 19:57
'Lapid is torpedoing any chance of a unity government'

'Lapid is torpedoing any chance of a unity government'

Likud lawmaker believes unity government likely to form - despite Yair Lapid's alleged efforts to derail a compromise deal.Yoni Kempinski, 17/11/2019 19:10
'Netanyahu will not ask for extension'

'Netanyahu will not ask for extension'

MK Bitan: Blue and White want new elections because they think they will do better after indictment against Netanyahu.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/10/2019 09:51
MK Bitan: Netanyahu should return the mandate tonight already

MK Bitan: Netanyahu should return the mandate tonight already

'Blue and White doesn’t want to negotiate because it wants elections,' Likud MK says.Michal Levi, 15/10/2019 11:25
'Primaries a waste: No one can challenge Netanyahu'

'Primaries a waste: No one can challenge Netanyahu'

MK David Bitan says PM suggested move to hold Likud primaries based on 'bad advice.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/10/2019 08:05
'There won't be a third election'

'There won't be a third election'

Election committee certifies results of last week's Knesset election. 'There was attempt to delegitimize election,' says election chief.Hezki Baruch, 25/09/2019 14:37
Proposal: PM Netanyahu, Benny Gantz, should rotate premiership

Proposal: PM Netanyahu, Benny Gantz, should rotate premiership

Likud's MK BItan suggests rotational power-sharing arrangement that may allow unity government, but contradicts election promises.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/09/2019 14:10
Era of the fax officially ends

Era of the fax officially ends

Law requiring public bodies to accept emails instead of faxes goes into effect.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/07/2019 11:06
'If the right doesn't unite, we'll lose seven seats'

'If the right doesn't unite, we'll lose seven seats'

Likud's MK Bitan says the right-wing bloc needs two smaller parties to pass the threshold. Unity? 'Blue and White has to accept Netanyahu.'103FM, 23/07/2019 14:33
'Bennett didn't give anything up - he didn't have anything'

'Bennett didn't give anything up - he didn't have anything'

Likud's MK Bitan says claims of what people 'gave up' need to be taken in proportion. 'You can't give up what you don't have.'Yehonatan Gottlieb, 22/07/2019 13:05
'In this election, Shaked won't run with Likud'

'In this election, Shaked won't run with Likud'

Likud MK David Bitan, one of main proponents for bringing Shaked into Likud, says PM's decision not to make the step is final.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/07/2019 09:20
Bitan: We're laying groundwork for next government right now

Bitan: We're laying groundwork for next government right now

MK David Bitan says coalition talks are underway, after elections talks will be 'short and easy.' Also: Liberman, Lapid, may join hands.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/06/2019 14:58
'Sara wants Netanyahu to win'

'Sara wants Netanyahu to win'

Likud's David Bitan denies reports Sara Netanyahu blocked bid to recruit Ayelet Shaked. 'It's possible Shaked won't run at all this time.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/06/2019 10:32
Likud MK: Giving Smotrich Justice Ministry 'not an option'

Likud MK: Giving Smotrich Justice Ministry 'not an option'

MK David Bitan says United Right leader Bezalel Smotrich is 'problematic to negotiate with,' says Likud needs to keep Justice Ministry.Hezki Baruch, 23/04/2019 10:35
Bitan: It's possible Arab party didn't really pass threshold

Bitan: It's possible Arab party didn't really pass threshold

Likud MK backs election chief's request for police probe of alleged voter fraud in Arab sector.Hezki Baruch, 21/04/2019 20:57
'No to Shaked as Justice Minister, no to unity government'

'No to Shaked as Justice Minister, no to unity government'

Culture Minister Miri Regev pushes back against proposal to enlist Ayelet Shaked in the Likud to keep her as Justice Minister.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/04/2019 11:05
'Shaked is worthy of being a Likud minister'

'Shaked is worthy of being a Likud minister'

Likud MK David Bitan: 'If I were Netanyahu, I would appoint her as a minister on behalf of Likud.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/04/2019 10:31
'Gantz can bring in another 20 chiefs of staff'

'Gantz can bring in another 20 chiefs of staff'

Likud MK David Bitan unfazed by former IDF Chief of Staff, says he splits the left and not the right.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/02/2019 06:13
MK Bitan: Bennett betrayed the Jewish Home, is unreliable

MK Bitan: Bennett betrayed the Jewish Home, is unreliable

Former Coalition Chairman David Bitan blasts Bennett in wide ranging interview for leaving the Jewish Home in shambles.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/02/2019 13:26
'The Likud must apply sovereignty'

'The Likud must apply sovereignty'

MK David Bitan visits illegal Bedouin outpost of Khan al-Ahmar.Hezki Baruch, 13/12/2018 06:40
Likud MK Bitan: Elections will be held in May

Likud MK Bitan: Elections will be held in May

MK David Bitan says that even if Netanyahu is indicted, he will continue to serve as prime minister as the law permits him to do so.Chaim Lev, 02/12/2018 03:37
Likud MK estimates: Elections will be advanced

Likud MK estimates: Elections will be advanced

MK Bitan: Elections likely early next year, following attempts to reach agreements with parties 'regardless of number of Knesset seats.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/07/2018 10:42
'Without a compromise the government will fall'

'Without a compromise the government will fall'

Former Coalition Chairman MK David Bitan does not believe draft law will pass in its current form.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/07/2018 15:30
Coalition Chairman: Haredi draft law may not pass this session

Coalition Chairman: Haredi draft law may not pass this session

Coalition chairman tells haredi parties not to make an ultimatum, points out that half of northern Tel Aviv doesn't serve in the IDF either.Michal Levi, 23/05/2018 13:22
'Cut all ties with Turkey'

'Cut all ties with Turkey'

Likud MK calls on to cut ties with Turkey, warns Erdogan greater danger than Iran. 'He's comparing Israel to the Nazis. This must end.'David Rosenberg, 23/05/2018 08:31
MK Bitan to be interrogated over daughter's wedding gifts

MK Bitan to be interrogated over daughter's wedding gifts

Police will grill MK Bitan Sunday over suspicions that wedding gifts to his daughter were part of money laundering scheme.Tzvi Lev, 24/12/2017 08:58
Coalition Chairman resigns over corruption probe

Coalition Chairman resigns over corruption probe

David Bitan to remain in Knesset despite resignation over police investigation against him.AFP, 20/12/2017 19:49
Police: We possess incriminating evidence on Coalition Chairman

Police: We possess incriminating evidence on Coalition Chairman

MK David Bitan to face police grilling for third time on Sunday. Police say they possess incriminating recording of Bitan.Tzvi Lev, 10/12/2017 10:11
Senior Tel Aviv officials detained

Senior Tel Aviv officials detained

Police detain four people in connection with Rishon Lezion scandal.Shlomo Pyutrikovsky, 04/12/2017 08:44
Investigation of Coalition Chairman politically motivated?

Investigation of Coalition Chairman politically motivated?

MKs decry timing of police probe of MK David Bitan as politically motivated. 'Massive forces trying to overthrow Netanyahu.'Tzvi Lev, 03/12/2017 10:17
Coalition Chairman arrives at police offices for questioning

Coalition Chairman arrives at police offices for questioning

Police arrest 17 over suspicions of corruption in city of Rishon Letzion's administration, as MK Bitan questioned in connection to case.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/12/2017 09:38
Lapid calls MKs 'Rottweilers'

Lapid calls MKs 'Rottweilers'

Yesh Atid chairman tells PM to "call off Rottweilers," including coalition chairman. Meretz MK slams Jewish communities in Judea and SamariaArutz Sheva Staff, 13/11/2017 18:49
'Bill to forbid recording is a danger to democracy'

'Bill to forbid recording is a danger to democracy'

Attorney Ben-Gvir says bill to forbid recording conversations will harm ordinary people, not media.Ido Ben Porat, 11/11/2017 21:59
New bill to forbid recording phone conversations?

New bill to forbid recording phone conversations?

Coalition chairman says situation in which people record every conversation is out of hand, must stop.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/11/2017 10:24
Coalition crisis averted with compromise

Coalition crisis averted with compromise

Coalition Chairman agrees to delay vote on 'French Law' by 1 month, end freeze on all other legislation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/10/2017 21:47
'The Likud is harming the Negev'

'The Likud is harming the Negev'

MK Smotrich slams Coalition Chairman for removing law supported by both coalition and opposition from agenda over spat with Jewish Home.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/10/2017 22:48
'No wonder they're bitter in Judea and Samaria'

'No wonder they're bitter in Judea and Samaria'

Jewish Home MK attacks PM's decision to delay advance of bill cancelling disengagement plan, contravening preliminary agreement.Mordechai Sones, 29/10/2017 11:59
'Fear of US reaction delayed bill repealing Disengagement'

'Fear of US reaction delayed bill repealing Disengagement'

Coalition Chairman says bill canceling Disengagement Law in northern Samaria was delayed because Israel fears US response.Tzvi Lev, 29/10/2017 10:18
Coalition Chairman: It's a disgusting plot

Coalition Chairman: It's a disgusting plot

Coalition Chairman Bitan slams newest suit against Sara Netanyahu, points out haredi cleaner saw Netanyahus for only a short time each day.Hezki Baruch, 28/10/2017 20:35
A-G: Law banning investigation of PM 'ridiculous'

A-G: Law banning investigation of PM 'ridiculous'

A-G Mandelblit says 'French Law' would keep corrupt PMs in power. Coalition chairman threatens to dissolve coalition over bill.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/10/2017 19:29
'The law will pass - even if the Attorney General opposes it'

'The law will pass - even if the Attorney General opposes it'

Coalition Chairman Bitan says bill granting sitting prime minister immunity will pass over AG's objections.Hezki Baruch, 23/10/2017 13:02
'Supreme Court must learn self-restraint'

'Supreme Court must learn self-restraint'

Coalition chairman furious at use of state witnesses in interrogations; says Supreme Court must be restrained.Mordechai Sones, 22/10/2017 15:51
Israeli bill could shield prime minister from investigations

Israeli bill could shield prime minister from investigations

New law shields sitting PMs from investigations, raises concerns PM Netanyahu will use it to protect himself.AFP, 16/10/2017 13:17
'Supreme Court chief did something she never should have'

'Supreme Court chief did something she never should have'

MK Oded Forer slams Supreme Court Chief Justice Miriam Naor for refusal to attend state event marking Jewish return to Judea and Samaria.Tzvi Lev, 28/09/2017 17:28