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Likud MK: 'We can govern without demeaning'

'Think twice before you vote - during the Disengagement people didn't want to make waves with Ariel Sharon,' Likud MK Yuli Edelstein says.

Likud MK: 'We can govern without demeaning'

Exclusive interview with commander of Yamit eviction

General Oded Tira looks back on his time presiding over the evictions of Israeli citizens from Yamit and Gush Katif.

Exclusive interview with commander of Yamit eviction

Gaza: Why not?

Going back to Gush Katif in mind, heart & on the ground. A special event on the occasion of the 16th anniversary of the Expulsion from Gush.

Gaza: Why not?

Watch: Uprooting of Netzarim

16 years ago, Arutz Sheva accompanied residents of last community to be uprooted from Gush Katif in those difficult moments.

Watch: Uprooting of Netzarimplayer

Here is what “peace” looks like for the Jewish State

Israel is at war every day. Even when hundreds of rockets become thousands, it counts as news only when Israel fights back. Op-ed.

Here is what “peace” looks like for the Jewish State

Former head rabbi of Gush Katif, Yigal Kamenizki: 'Crucial elections'

Former head rabbi of Gush Katif believes upcoming elections will 'determine Jewish character of the State of Israel.'

Frmr head rabbi of Gush Katif: 'Crucial elections'

The Daily Portion / Far away from the spotlight: Two great men

One does not have to be famous to leave your imprint on this earth.

The Daily Portion / Far away from the spotlight: Two great men

Son of 'Disengagement' Prime Minister Ariel Sharon: No more evacuations

Gilad Sharon, son of former PM Ariel Sharon, says Disengagement allowed Israel to take action in Gaza it could not have done otherwise

Son of 'Disengagement' PM: No more evacuationsplayer

An invitation to cry: Lament and protest for the destruction of Gush Katif

"To you the good loyal soldier who on that day the day of the command, approach...enter, sit with us...you fall on my neck, weeping...."

A time for tears: Lament and protest for Gush Katif

Watch: The deportees from Gush Katif still long for a real home

Anita Tucker misses the spirit of the place that, like it’s magnificent sand, got into every nook and cranny.

Watch: The deportees from Gush Katif still long for a real homeplayer

MK Yevgeny Sova: 'Deportation from Gush Katif was a mistake'

MK Yevgeny Sova from Yisrael Beyteinu talks about lessons he believes should be learned 15 years after expulsion.

MK Yevgeny Sova: 'Deportation from Gush Katif was a mistake'player

'To this day I've heard no apology from Yair Lapid'

Minister Rabbi Rafi Peretz attacks Opposition Chairman's conduct during Gush Katif expulsion: 'Perhaps for him it was a victory.'

'To this day I've heard no apology from Yair Lapid'player

'Want to protest Netanyahu? Let them demonstrate in capsules'

MK Shlomo Karhi responds to continued demonstrations against PM and warns: 'The road to elections isn't long.'

'Want to protest Netanyahu? Let them demonstrate in capsules'player

'I asked Sharon why, and he just kept quiet'

Arik Sharon's advisor talks about trying to find out reason for disengagement, proposal he made, and decision to leave position.

'I asked Sharon why, and he just kept quiet'

Gush Katif ring returned to owner after 15 years

Ring lost in synagogue during Gaza Disengagement finds its way back to its owner after story shared on social media.

Gush Katif ring returned to owner after 15 years

Jewish ties to Gaza

Jewish ties to Gaza

Hamas leader: We create rockets from Gush Katif water pipes

Yahya Sinwar says Hamas uses Israeli irrigation pipes left from Gaza disengagement for missiles.

Hamas leader: We create rockets from Gush Katif water pipes

'I'm the first one in line to return to Gush Katif'

14 years after Gush Katif evacuation, Anita Tucker tells Arutz Sheva how she still yearns to return home.

'I'm the first one in line to return to Gush Katif'player

Helping young couples and remembering the uprooting of graves

Unique event raises funds for brides whose families were expelled from Gush Katif.

Helping young couples and remembering the uprooting of gravesplayer

Back to largest prayer meeting ever held in Israel

Walter Bingham returns to the days and prayers that preceded the expulsion from Gush Katif.

Back to largest prayer meeting ever held in Israel

Gush Katif expellees to United Right: Don't forget us

Organization of Gush Katif evacuees demands United Right include issue of evacuees who remain in distress in coalition negotiations.

Gush Katif expellees to United Right: Don't forget us

Israeli voters will sway US policy

Israeli voters will sway US policy

'Gantz's advisers must be pulling their hair out'

Avi Farhan, who was evicted from Yamit and Gush Katif, responds to Gantz: What kind of security did the Disengagement bring us?

'Gantz's advisers must be pulling their hair out'

Hamas, UN to turn former Gaza settlements into recycling plant

Nearly 14 years after Gaza pullout, Hamas to build recycling center on ruins of Gush Katif settlements.

Hamas, UN to turn former Gaza settlements into recycling plant

Gush Katif Day as part school curriculum

"..in recent years it [Gush Katif Day] had gained momentum and hundreds of schools mark this day.”

Gush Katif Day as part school curriculum player

Iran can be made to pay for sponsoring terror

Iran can be made to pay for sponsoring terror

Hurricane Michael, US Passports, Trump,...the Flood is Coming!

Hurricane Michael, US Passports, Trump,...the Flood is Coming!

Gush Katif still hurts, Mr. Netanyahu

Gush Katif still hurts, Mr. Netanyahu

Former Minister: Disengagement support worst thing I've done

Former Minister Limor Livnat says her grudging support for 2005 Disengagement turned her stomach, hurt family members.

Former Minister: Disengagement support worst thing I've done

Chief Rabbi calls Disengagement 'disgrace to State of Israel'

Chief Rabbi David Lau visits Gush Katif Museum, laments the thousands who lost everything they had built.

Chief Rabbi calls Disengagement 'disgrace to State of Israel'player

'They are bombing Ashkelon from my former home's balcony'

Avi Farhan, who was evicted from his home during the Disengagement from Gaza, calls to reestablish communities that were demolished.

'They are bombing Ashkelon from my former home's balcony'

'I apologize on behalf of the government for the disengagement'

Social Equality Minister Gila Gamliel visits Gush Katif Museum, says clear to all now disenagement only hurt Israel.

'I apologize on behalf of the government for the disengagement'

'Nothing has changed after 13 years'

Ceremony on anniversary of withdrawal from Gush Katif forced to move because of threat of rocket attack. 'They promised peace if we left.'

'Nothing has changed after 13 years'

'If we stand our ground - the world will follow'

Israel Hayom's Editor-in-Chief: 'As long as Palestinians prioritize us not having a state more than their having one, there won't be peace.'

'If we stand our ground - the world will follow'player

Resurrection after the expulsion from Gush Katif

Listen to the inspiring story of a woman who was evacuated from Netzarim and rebuilt her life with her family in the city of Ariel.

Resurrection after the expulsion from Gush Katifplayer

INTO THE FRAY: Gaza - A “simple” solution

INTO THE FRAY: Gaza - A “simple” solution

'Disengagement was breaking point in Israel's history'

Former Defense Minister who opposed 2005 disengagement visits center dedicated to memory of destroyed Jewish communities of Gaza.

'Disengagement was  breaking point in Israel's history'

Evacuated again: Ex-Gush Katif resident's home demolished

Man evicted from Gush Katif rebuilds in Judea - only to be evicted and have home demolished a second time. 'This is discrimination.'

Evacuated again: Ex-Gush Katif resident's home demolished

'We'll build a beautiful synagogue in Gaza'

Emotional prayer ceremony at new synagogue in Netzer Hazani marks 12 years since the destruction of the synagogues of Gush Katif.

'We'll build a beautiful synagogue in Gaza'player

'The wound will never heal'

Father of terror victim whose grave was uprooted from Gush Katif: 'people don't understand what it means to uproot a grave, a family.'

'The wound will never heal'