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Shaked: Eizenkot, Kahana joining Gantz 'good news' for left-wing voters

Interior Minister criticizes Yamina defector, former Chief of Staff for joining 'State Camp' under Benny Gantz, Gideon Sa'ar.

'Eizenkot, Kahana joining Gantz good news for left-wing voters'

Matan Kahana sets condition - Ayelet Shaked rejects it

Interior Min. Shaked rejects offer by Dep. Religious Affairs Min. Kahana, but negotiations on joint run continue.

Matan Kahana sets condition - Ayelet Shaked rejects it

Kahana: Don't believe the lies: Terrorists hide behind women and children

Deputy Religious Affairs Minister: I saw with my own eyes how terror orgs launch rockets from densely populated civilian areas toward Israel

'Don't believe lies: Terrorists hide behind women and children'player

Shaked to Kahana: Toe the line or you're out

Kahana's view of a narrow right-wing govt as a "disaster" conflicts with Shaked's vision for Yamina.

Shaked to Kahana: Toe the line or you're out

Matan Kahana seeks re-appointment as minister

Deputy Religious Services Minister seeks support from coalition members for his reappointment as minister.

Matan Kahana seeks re-appointment as minister

Matan Kahana's next goal: A top spot in Yesh Atid or Blue & White

Dep. Religious Affairs Minister wants to switch parties, be in top five spots - but Yesh Atid does not seem to consider that an option.

A top spot in Yesh Atid or Blue & White

Matan Kahana: Solely right-wing govt would be 'terrible for the State of Israel

Bennett's former right-hand man poised to join Blue & White in quest for "broad unity government."

Matan Kahana: Solely right-wing govt would be 'terrible'

Will Yamina MK abandon party for Blue and White?

Haaretz analyst expects Yamina's Dep. Min. Matan Kahana to leave his party. 'Obviously, Kahana and Shaked were not meant to run together.'

Will Yamina MK abandon party for Blue and White?

Bennett to Yamina activists: We need broad unity

The prime minister and members of his faction met Yamina activists with Bennett telling them he will deal with the Iranian threat.

Bennett to Yamina activists: We need broad unity

Opposition takes aim at reforms to kosher supervision

Amendments designed to restore powers of Chief Rabbinate weakened by former Religious Affairs Minister Matan Kahana.

Opposition takes aim at reforms to kosher supervision

United Torah Judaism launches election campaign: 'They hurt us'

In first campaign video, UTJ warns of the "persecution" of religion by the government.

UTJ launches election campaign: 'They hurt us'player

'I wish I could press a button and send the Arabs to Switzerland'

Israel's de facto Religious Affairs Minister draws criticism after saying 'there is no chance for peace with the Palestinians'.

'I wish I could press a button, send the Arabs to Switzerland'

Matan Kahana on women in combat units: 'Gender equality is important but not inviolable'

IDF is about to "conduct an experiment" in elite 669 Unit, says Kahana. "Is that justified?"

'Gender equality is important but not inviolable' says Kahana

Matan Kahana: Silman sided with those who used violence against her

Deputy Minister of Religious Services: Silman proved beyond any shadow of a doubt that she does not want to be part of Yamina.

'Silman sided with those who used violence against her'

Netanyahu praises MK who prevented Kahana's reappointment. "Silman, you're fantastic!"

Appointment of Dep. Min. Kahana to position of minister ties in vote and fails, Yamina expected to remove MK Silman from Knesset role.

Netanyahu praises MK who prevented Kahana's reappointmentplayer

Another blow for the coalition: Matan Kahana's appointment for Minister fails to pass

MK Idit Silman votes against, and vote on appointment of Matan Kahana as Religious Services Minister ends in tie.

Kahana's appointment for Minister fails to pass

Religious Affairs Min. to recognize female halakhic authorities

'The time has come for the State of Israel to celebrate this reality,' Dep. Min. Kahana says.

Religious Affairs Min. to recognize female halakhic authorities

Beyond the euphoria of Yom Ha’atzmaut is a country in political chaos

We bask in its astonishing achievements but if a person wanted to destroy the Jewish state, there are several steps that he could take.Op-ed

Beyond the euphoria of Yom Ha’atzmaut is political chaos

An illegal maneuver? Kahana is de facto Religious Affairs Minister even after resigning

Supreme Court invalidated precisely this situation in 2015 following a petition by the Yesh Atid party.

Kahana is de facto Relig. Affairs Minister even after resigning

Matan Kahana: We weren't afraid of a defection

MK Kahana claims the move in which he resigned as a Minister was intended to stabilize the coalition.

'We weren't afraid of a defection'

Report: Kahana's resignation as minister to be temporary

Religious Affairs Minister to resign, return to Knesset as an MK to strengthen coalition, but will remain Deputy Religious Affairs Minister.

Report: Kahana's resignation as minister to be temporary

Religious Services Minister Matan Kahana to resign, return to Knesset

Religious Services Minister Matan Kahana is resigning from his ministerial post, and will return to the Knesset as a regular Yamina MK.

Religious Services Minister Kahana to resign, return to Knesset

Yamina ministers: 'We won't rely on the Joint Arab List'

Interior Min. Shaked, number two to PM Bennett, says FM Lapid's statement on cooperation with Joint Arab List 'completely unacceptable.'

Yamina ministers: 'We won't rely on the Joint Arab List'

No Religious-Zionist bonfire lighting to be held in Meron this year

Just one bonfire permitted this year after last year's terrible tragedy.

No Religious-Zionist bonfire in Meron this year

Minister Kahana does not rule out cooperating with Joint List

Religious Affairs Minister defends potential cooperation with anti-Zionist Arab parties, says Netanyahu, Smotrich cooperating with them.

Minister Kahana does not rule out cooperating with Joint List

'Yamina MKs intend to move forward in current government'

Religious Affairs Minister says Yamina will not see more defectors after MK Idit Silman bolts coalition.

'Yamina MKs intend to move forward in current government'

American rabbis come out against conversion reform

After Min. Kahana visits US, rabbis from major American Jewish organizations warn conversion reform will 'divide Israelis even further.'

American rabbis come out against conversion reform

Minister Kahana, we American Orthodox rabbis can’t support your reform

Decentralizing authority for conversion to local rabbinic courts means potentially contradictory standards that we are glad to be rid of.

We American Orthodox rabbis can’t support Kahana's reform

Conversion reform: Avigdor Liberman alleges Law leaves too much power with Chief Rabbinate

Minister Kahana rejects criticisms, accuses Liberman of refusing to meet with him to iron out differences.

Avigdor Liberman: Chief Rabbinate left with too much powerplayer

We do not cherry-pick or forum-shop for minority opinions in Judaism

Matan Kahana argues to adopt completely unacceptable minority viewpoints as the Judaic law of the land. Op-ed.

We do not cherry-pick or forum-shop Judaic minority opinions

The green goggles of faith and Matan Kahana’s conversion proposals

Every legal system engenders cogent minority viewpoints from great scholars. But we do not light 8 candles the 1st night of Chanukah.Op-ed.

The green goggles of faith and Min.Kahana’s conversion proposals

Religious Affairs Min. to pass Conversion Law as gov't decision

Conversion plan to be approved by government in coming weeks, implemented before Knesset vote.

Religious Affairs Min. to pass Conversion Law as gov't decision

Chief Rabbis: New Conversion Law is based on deceit

Those who 'convert' according to Kahana's law won't be recognized as Jews by vast majority of rabbis, warn Israel's chief rabbis.

Chief Rabbis: New Conversion Law is based on deceit

Thirty (30) bottom lines regarding Minister Matan Kahana's proposed "Conversion Reforms”

With Jewish lineage chaos beyond control in the US , the Chief Rabbinate is the unifying force for maintaining Jewish authenticity, Op-ed

30 bottom lines on Min, Matan Kahana's "Conversion Reforms”

Conversion reforms to be brought for vote on Sunday

Minister Kahana's bill, written with help of senior religious Zionist rabbis, stipulates conversions must be done according to Torah law.

Conversion reforms to be brought for vote on Sunday

Religious Affairs Minister Matan Kahana: I want to limit terms of office of local rabbis

Religious Affairs Minister explains that doing so will lead to "more communities that feel connected to Judaism."

Kahana: I want to limit terms of office of local rabbis

Organizer of last year's Meron events to be put in charge again

Decision was made by Religious Affairs Ministry for reasons of "economy & efficiency."

Organizer of last year's Meron events to be put in charge again

Kahana proposes deal: Consular marriages in exchange for Law of Return reform

Religious Affairs Minister vetoes bill to recognize marriages at foreign consulates in Israel, but proposes deal to salvage bill.

Consular marriages in exchange for Law of Return reform

Minister Matan Kahana: The Slippery Slope of Divisiveness

Addressing the 19th Jerusalem Conference, Israel's Minister of Religious Services spoke against the rifts amongst the people of Israel.

The Slippery Slope of Divisiveness

Religious Affairs Minister Kahana blasts 'extremism' within Religious-Zionist sector

Kahana condemns rabbis for failing to protest speech by Chief Rabbi, calls for an "end to divisive discourse."

Kahana blasts 'extremism' within Religious-Zionist sectorplayer