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News and updates about Itamar Ben Gvir

Appeal against Min. Ben Gvir appointment rejected

Supreme Court rejects appeal against the appointment of Ben Gvir as Minister of National Security, ruling that it has no jurisdiction for intervention.

Appeal against Min. Ben Gvir appointment rejected

Ra'am calls on Biden to sanction Ben Gvir

Ra'am livid over government's decision to limit Muslim prayer at the Temple Mount during Ramadan and sees it as an attack on freedom of worship.

Ra'am calls on Biden to sanction Ben Gvir

'The criticism of Ben Gvir is hypocrisy'

MK Yitzhak Kroizer responds to those who blasted Minister Itamar Ben Gvir over his criticism of US President Joe Biden's policy towards Israel.

'The criticism of Ben Gvir is hypocrisy'

PA criticizes Smotrich and Ben Gvir

PA foreign affairs bureau welcomes decision of President Joe Biden to impose sanctions those accused of involvement in attacks on Palestinian Arabs in Judea and Samaria.

PA criticizes Smotrich and Ben Gvir

'Stop trucks to Gaza – it’s harming national unity'

National Security Minister called the Prime Minister and demanded to stop sending humanitarian aid trucks into Gaza and to schedule a further Cabinet discussion on the issue.

'Stop trucks to Gaza – it’s harming national unity'

Role of brave leadership is to make brave decisions

Minister Ben Gvir spoke at the Victory Conference: 'Running away results in war; Now is the time to return to Gush Katif and Northern Samaria'

Role of brave leadership is to make brave decisions

Disguised Ben-Gvir visits Tel Aviv police station

National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir donned a disguise and false identity to observe how ordinary citizens are treated when filing police reports.

Disguised Ben-Gvir visits Tel Aviv police station

Ben Gvir to Ra'am MK: My ministry enforces the law

MK MK Waleed Alhwashla tells Ben Gvir: "You abandoned the Arab citizens." Ben Gvir responds: "The law is finally being enforced."

Ben Gvir to Ra'am MK: My ministry enforces the law

Chief of Staff and Ben Gvir argue at Cabinet meeting

Minister Ben Gvir confronts Chief of Staff at Cabinet meeting and exchanges barbs with Defense Minister Gallant.

Chief of Staff and Ben Gvir argue at Cabinet meeting

Why are weapons taken from Judea & Samaria 1st response teams?

IDF representative to the cabinet explained that the reduction of weapons in the region is due to the release of IDF reservists.

Why are weapons taken from Judea & Samaria 1st response teams?

Ministers attack IDF Chief of Staff, meeting dispersed

Meeting of Political-Security Cabinet ends abruptly after ministers blast Chief of Staff over appointment of team to investigate October 7.

Ministers attack IDF Chief of Staff, meeting dispersed

US criticizes Smotrich and Ben Gvir over Gaza comments

State Department spokesperson criticizes Smotrich and Ben Gvir for advocating for the resettlement of Palestinian Arabs outside of Gaza.

US criticizes Smotrich and Ben Gvir over Gaza comments

'Ben Gvir inciting to genocide'

MK Ahmad Tibi blasts National Security Minister for calling to encourage the migration of Gazan residents.

'Ben Gvir inciting to genocide'

National Security Min. orders: Change Nukhba terrorists' menu

Min. Ben Gvir: 'Our hostages in Gaza are suffering from hunger, Hamas' Nukhba terrorists can receive minimum we're obligated to give them.'

National Security Min. orders: Change Nukhba terrorists' menu

Dispute at cabinet meeting over humanitarian aid to Gaza

Cabinet meeting, several ministers angry with PM for continued humanitarian aid to Gaza. Netanyahu: "This gives time for war."

Dispute at cabinet meeting over humanitarian aid to Gaza

'The hostage deal and the ceasefire cost us dead soldiers'

National Security Minister explains what is the red line that will make him resign from the government.

'The hostage deal and the ceasefire cost us dead soldiers'

'Changing policy without Cabinet discussion is unacceptable'

Minister Itamar Ben Gvir blasts decision to approve the entry of trucks of humanitarian aid into Gaza through the Kerem Shalom crossing.

'Changing policy without Cabinet discussion is unacceptable'

Ben Gvir, Zohar argued at Cabinet meeting on hostage deal

Ministers Itamar Ben Gvir and Miki Zohar clashed at Cabinet meeting to approve hostage deal. Ben Gvir: This isn't Likud Central Committee.

Ben Gvir, Zohar argued at Cabinet meeting on hostage deal

Otzma Yehudit: We will oppose hostage deal

Party gives reasons for not supporting deal to release hostages and emphasizes: "We need a deal that will release everyone - on our terms"

Otzma Yehudit: We will oppose hostage deal

'We cannot give Gaza fuel. What's next, soccer and sports?'

National Security Minister against entry of fuel into the Gaza Strip: We cannot give them these conditions.

'We cannot give Gaza fuel. What's next, soccer and sports?'

'I demanded the elimination of Hamas, Netanyahu excluded me'

National Security Minister says Netanyahu excluded him from Cabinet discussions because he demanded eliminations of Hamas leaders.

'I demanded the elimination of Hamas, Netanyahu excluded me'

PA livid at Ben Gvir

PA foreign affairs bureau accuses National Security Minister of a "criminal" policy towards Hamas terrorists imprisoned in Israel.

PA livid at Ben Gvir

'Allow Liberman to be part of the war cabinet'

Minister Ben Gvir supports inclusion of Liberman in cabinet which makes decisions on Israel-Hamas war.

'Allow Liberman to be part of the war cabinet'

Ben Gvir to police: Prepare for riots and violence in Israel

National Security Min. Itamar Ben Gvir instructions Police Commssioner: 'Prepare for Guardian of the Walls 2.'

Ben Gvir to police: Prepare for riots and violence in Israel

Finance Min.: 'Unity and cohesion are the call of the hour'

Heads of Religious Zionist parties urge opposition parties to join emergency unity government. 'Israel is in a state of emergency.'

Finance Min.: 'Unity and cohesion are the call of the hour'

Duma arson suspect to spend holiday in religious wing

Amiram Ben Uliel to be moved out of solitary confinement for duration of Simchat Torah holiday.

Duma arson suspect to spend holiday in religious wing

Netanyahu holds reconciliation conference with Ben-Gvir

The two ministers held a private meeting at a Caesarea hotel following reports that Ben-Gvir had been excluded from a security meeting.

Netanyahu holds reconciliation conference with Ben-Gvir

'Prayers at Dizengoff seem superfluous'

Screenwriter Meni Asayag appeals to Ben Gvir to not hold evening prayers at Dizengoff Square: 'Please drop it.'

'Prayers at Dizengoff seem superfluous'

'Otzma Yehudit will not allow peace for territorial concessions'

Sources close to National Security Minister says Otzma Yehudit will not agree to territorial concessions as part of deal with Saudi Arabia.

'Otzma Yehudit will not allow peace for territorial concessions'

Facial recognition cameras to be placed in public spaces

Bill promoted by Ben Gvir and Levin will allow defense establishment access to cameras without a special order from the court.

Facial recognition cameras to be placed in public spaces

'Netanyahu is turning you into a clown'

MK Ze’ev Elkin mocks National Security Minister in wake of argument between Ben Gvir and Netanyahu.

'Netanyahu is turning you into a clown'

Conditions of terrorist prisoners will not be worsened

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant blasts Ben Gvir during discussion on the subject: This is not your authority.

Conditions of terrorist prisoners will not be worsened

IDF soldiers enter Kafr Qassem, Ben Gvir: Let the IDF win

IDF soldiers enter Kafr Qassem while pursuing suspects who crossed border fence. Ben Gvir condemns IDF statement on the incident.

IDF soldiers enter Kafr Qassem, Ben Gvir: Let the IDF win

Former Mossad chief concerned about Ben Gvir and Smotrich

Tamir Pardo claims that the presence of Ben Gvir and Smotrich in the government endangers the "vital" settlement enterprise.

Former Mossad chief concerned about Ben Gvir and Smotrich

Stickers cursing Itamar Ben Gvir plastered in Knesset bathroom

B'tsalmo Director General discovers sticker with obscene language plastered in Knesset bathroom stall, demands investigation be launched.

Stickers cursing Itamar Ben Gvir plastered in Knesset bathroom

'Transfer the infiltrators to northern Tel Aviv'

During discussion with Prime Minister following Tel Aviv riots, Minister Ben Gvir suggests moving the infiltrators to northern Tel Aviv.

'Transfer the infiltrators to northern Tel Aviv'

'Will a minister who hates Arabs protect Arab children?'

'We were born here, and we will die here. Even if we all end up in a cemetery, we have no other place.' Tira mayor says.

'Will a minister who hates Arabs protect Arab children?'

'Israel allows freedom of movement, terrorists take advantage'

Netanyahu’s office issues English statement clarifying Ben Gvir’s comments which resulted in condemnation from the United States.

'Israel allows freedom of movement, terrorists take advantage'

'Some of the murdered are people who planned murders'

National Security Minister says the Arab street has "entire militias, tens of thousands of weapons".

'Some of the murdered are people who planned murders'

'Ben Gvir is not worried about the murders in the Arab sector'

MK Ahmed Tibi claims that Minister Amichai Eliyahu is proof that racism is inherited: His views border on being neo-Nazi.

'Ben Gvir is not worried about the murders in the Arab sector'

MK Tibi's threat to Minister Ben Gvir

MK Tibi threatens to petition Supreme Court for discrimination after not being granted permission to visit a jailed terrorist.

MK Tibi's threat to Minister Ben Gvir

Minister Yitzhak Wasserlauf's father passes away

Rabbi Issachar Wasserlauf, father of the Minister of the Negev and Galilee Yitzhak Wasserlauf, passed away last night at the age of 72.

Minister Yitzhak Wasserlauf's father passes away

Min. Ben Gvir: 'Remove MK Ahmad Tibi's parliamentary immunity'

Itamar Ben Gvir, National Security Min., requests Attorney General remove MK Ahmad Tibi's parliamentary immunity.

Min. Ben Gvir: 'Remove MK Ahmad Tibi's parliamentary immunity'

Min. Ben Gvir cancels Palestinian Authority event in Jerusalem

Jerusalem event under auspices of Palestinian Authority is canceled in order signed by Min. Ben Gvir after organizers fail to obtain permit.

Min. Ben Gvir cancels Palestinian Authority event in Jerusalem

'Otzma Yehudit will not win 14 seats, but 30 seats'

National Security Minister comments on possibility of Netanyahu deciding on a unity government and removing him from the coalition.

'Otzma Yehudit will not win 14 seats, but 30 seats'

Police volunteer steps down following post against Ben Gvir

Volunteer with national police motorcycle unit will stop volunteering after Facebook post against National Security Minister.

Police volunteer steps down following post against Ben Gvir

'Ben Gvir and Levin entered the room and prevented a compromise'

Opposition chairman claims that the intervention of the two ministers prevented a compromise that had already been reached.

'Ben Gvir and Levin entered the room and prevented a compromise'

UAE condemns Ben Gvir visit to Temple Mount

UAE calls for end to "provocative violations" on Temple Mount following National Security Minister's visit to the compound.

UAE condemns Ben Gvir visit to Temple Mount

Over 1,700 Jews ascend Temple Mount

Over 1,700 Jews, including ministers and MKs, ascend Temple Mount on Tisha B'av morning.

Over 1,700 Jews ascend Temple Mount

Otzma Yehudit MK expected to be appointed Deputy Minister

MK Almog Cohen expected to be appointed Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Office following warming of relations with Ben Gvir.

Otzma Yehudit MK expected to be appointed Deputy Minister

Ben Gvir's proposed bill - and Gallant's warning against it

Defense Minister warns against bill that would allow National Security Minister to order administrative arrests for criminal suspects.

Ben Gvir's proposed bill - and Gallant's warning against it

Chief Rabbi slams minister: 'He sins and leads others astray'

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, Sephardic Chief Rabbi, slams National Security Min. Itamar Ben Gvir during his weekly Torah class.

Chief Rabbi slams minister: 'He sins and leads others astray'

Ben Gvir to Levin and Rothman: Don't cave

National Security Minister rejects claims that abnormal police violence was used during the protests against the judicial reform.

Ben Gvir to Levin and Rothman: Don't cave

Protesters demonstrate in front of Ben Gvir at a restaurant

Demonstrators disrupt private meal of Minister Itamar Ben Gvir and his wife Ayala.

Protesters demonstrate in front of Ben Gvir at a restaurant

Israeli minister cancels performance of 'Fauda' actor

National Security Min. cancels appearance of Fauda actor Hisham Suliman following expression of support for attacks on IDF soldiers.

Israeli minister cancels performance of 'Fauda' actor

'We'll continue to express our concerns about Israel'

State Department spokesperson responds to Minister Ben Gvir who, in response to Biden's criticism, said Israel is an independent country.

'We'll continue to express our concerns about Israel'

Civilian who neutralizes terrorist won't have weapon taken

Min. Itamar Ben Gvir and Israel Police agree on new policy allowing civilians who neutralize active terrorists to maintain their weapons.

Civilian who neutralizes terrorist won't have weapon taken

'You are a hero, you saved people's lives'

National Security Minister speaks to Israeli who neutralized terrorist in Tel Aviv: I am going to give you public backing.

'You are a hero, you saved people's lives'

'Caving to those calling for civil disobedience'

Judicial reform is 'cornerstone' necessary to create governance, National Security Min. Ben Gvir says.

'Caving to those calling for civil disobedience'

Police Commissioner to step down in January

Minister Ben Gvir and Police Commissioner Yaakov Shabtai agree that the latter will conclude his term in office on January 17, 2024.

Police Commissioner to step down in January