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Netanyahu: Ben-Gvir will be part of our coalition

Netanyahu: Ben-Gvir will be part of our coalition

PM blasts 'hypocritical' attacks on inclusion of Otzma Yehudit in coalition, says Ben-Gvir will be in coalition - but won't have influence.Hezki Baruch, 14/02/2021 19:42
Smotrich: Normal life should only be returned to the vaccinated

Smotrich: Normal life should only be returned to the vaccinated

Religious Zionist chair: "Anyone who does not want to get vaccinated can sit at home." Also: Alliance with Otzma was due to "constraints."Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/02/2021 11:52
Ben-Gvir's ultimatum to Smotrich

Ben-Gvir's ultimatum to Smotrich

Otzma leader gives Smotrich 24 hours to pursue alliance.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/01/2021 23:00
Otzma Yehudit and Noam agree to joint run

Otzma Yehudit and Noam agree to joint run

The 2 parties sign agreement for joint run in upcoming elections, and call for National Union and Jewish Home to unite.Hezki Baruch - Arutz Sheva, 31/01/2021 07:25
Report: PM pushing for Otzma Yehudit, National Union alliance

Report: PM pushing for Otzma Yehudit, National Union alliance

Itamar Ben-Gvir reportedly agrees to joint run with Bezalel Smotrich, as Yamina eyes possible alliance with Jewish Home.David Rosenberg, 17/01/2021 20:55
Report: PM tried to forge alliance between Otzma, National Union

Report: PM tried to forge alliance between Otzma, National Union

Officials close to PM invited National Union chief and Otzma Yehudit leader to meet for possible joint run - but Ben-Gvir reportedly refusedArutz Sheva Staff, 11/01/2021 09:38
Otzma Yehudit wanted to quit the race - their rabbi told them not to

Otzma Yehudit wanted to quit the race - their rabbi told them not to

Otzma Yehudit received less than 20,000 votes - and seriously considered quitting the race. Rabbi Dov Lior told them not to.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/03/2020 11:20
Report: Otzma Yehudit cost the right 1 Knesset seat

Report: Otzma Yehudit cost the right 1 Knesset seat

Right-wing bloc would have won 59 seats if Itamar Ben Gvir had withdrawn from this week's election.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/03/2020 08:35
Exit polls: Otzma Yehudit prevents right-wing majority

Exit polls: Otzma Yehudit prevents right-wing majority

Tens of thousands of votes for Otzma Yehudit make the difference between 60 and 61 seats after party fails to pass electoral threshold.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/03/2020 00:13
Ben Gvir: Otzma Yehudit will not withdraw

Ben Gvir: Otzma Yehudit will not withdraw

Otzma Yehudit leader refuses to withdraw from elections despite polls showing he will not win any Knesset seats.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/03/2020 20:10
'We will quit the race if the Oslo Accords are canceled'

'We will quit the race if the Oslo Accords are canceled'

Otzma Yehudit chairman presents conditions for Netanyahu to meet in exchange for his party withdrawing from the election.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/02/2020 02:09
Will the haredi UTJ save the right-wing camp from losing Otzma Yehudit's votes?

Will the haredi UTJ save the right-wing camp from losing Otzma Yehudit's votes?

Haredi party aims to pull votes from far-right party which wasted two right-wing seats in last election.Ben Shaul, 19/02/2020 12:00
Netanyahu: Don't vote for Otzma Yehudit

Netanyahu: Don't vote for Otzma Yehudit

PM urges Itamar Ben Gvir to retire, says Otzma Yehudit will not clear electoral threshold and all votes for party will be wasted.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/02/2020 19:35
Otzma Yehudit claims it inked election deal with PM, Likud denies report

Otzma Yehudit claims it inked election deal with PM, Likud denies report

Likud denies claims that Otzma Yehudit cut deal Netanyahu to help party cross electoral threshold - in exchange for vow not to run again.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/02/2020 10:39
Yair Netanyahu: 'Voting Otzma is no vote for the Right'

Yair Netanyahu: 'Voting Otzma is no vote for the Right'

'There's no way Otzma will pass the threshold. To do that, it must double itself from previous elections,' Prime Minister's son writes.Mordechai Sones, 30/01/2020 14:59
Otzma Yehudit: We're running all the way

Otzma Yehudit: We're running all the way

Otzma Yehudit chairman Itamar Ben Gvir announces his party will run in the elections.Hezki Baruch, 20/01/2020 23:40
Likud's proposal for Otzma Yehudit

Likud's proposal for Otzma Yehudit

Likud promises to lower threshold if Otzma Yehudit decides to retire; Itamar Ben Gvir to convene press conference tonight in Jerusalem.Mordechai Sones, 20/01/2020 19:14
Otzma Yehudit chief Itamar Ben-Gvir to be offered ministry if party drops out of race

Otzma Yehudit chief Itamar Ben-Gvir to be offered ministry if party drops out of race

Coalition reportedly planning to offer Otzma Yehudit deal which would see the party drop out of Knesset race in exchange for ministry.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/01/2020 21:59
Bennett stresses 'true unity' was achieved, not political bloc

Bennett stresses 'true unity' was achieved, not political bloc

Despite Otzma maneuver, Bennett says 'I'm proud to lead a movement that connects the entire ideological Right and all of religious Zionism.'Mordechai Sones, 16/01/2020 11:06
Ben Gvir: Rabbi Peretz stabbed me with a knife

Ben Gvir: Rabbi Peretz stabbed me with a knife

Otzma Yehudit chairman outraged after religious Zionist leaders again decide to run without him.Hezki Baruch, 15/01/2020 23:37
Bennett: I will not include anyone who honors a mass murderer

Bennett: I will not include anyone who honors a mass murderer

Defense Minister Naftali Bennett refuses to bow to pressure from Likud to run with Otzma Yehudit leader Itamar Ben Gvir.Gary Willig, 15/01/2020 18:26
New poll shows 7 Knesset seats for Bennett-Shaked-Smotrich list

New poll shows 7 Knesset seats for Bennett-Shaked-Smotrich list

First survey carried out after agreement signed joining New Right and National Union; United Jewish Home does not pass electoral threshold.Mordechai Sones, 14/01/2020 22:03
Likud to Bennett: Take responsibility, include Otzma Yehudit

Likud to Bennett: Take responsibility, include Otzma Yehudit

Likud accuses New Right of 'wasting votes' by refusing to unite with Otzma Yehudit faction.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/01/2020 18:15
Rabbi Peretz faces heavy pressure to join unified list

Rabbi Peretz faces heavy pressure to join unified list

Bennett, Shaked, Smotrich call on Jewish Home to join united Right list as Peretz advisors recommend staying with Otzma Yehudit at any cost.Mordechai Sones, 14/01/2020 15:35
Jewish Home confirms union with Otzma Yehudit

Jewish Home confirms union with Otzma Yehudit

After heated discussion amid shouting and violence, Central Committee authorizes Rabbi Rafi Peretz to negotiate with other parties.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/01/2020 21:28
Smotrich refuses meeting with Netanyahu

Smotrich refuses meeting with Netanyahu

National Union Chairman Betzalel Smotrich refuses meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu: 'Let him not interfere with religious Zionism.'Mordechai Sones, 07/01/2020 19:54
The people come first!

The people come first!

Please forgive my directness, but Rabbi Peretz and Nir Orbach, it’s not all about you. It’s about us. David Rubin, 06/01/2020 16:00
Religious Zionist political unity requires compromise

Religious Zionist political unity requires compromise

If they get together, even technically, the 100,000-200,000 Religious Zionist votes that have been tragically wasted in each of the previous elections will finally serve the public that it represents, rather than entering the trash bin of history. David Rubin, 23/12/2019 17:57
Jewish Home members to Peretz: Cancel agreement with Ben-Gvir

Jewish Home members to Peretz: Cancel agreement with Ben-Gvir

Dozens of Jewish Home members protest Jewish Home's merger with Otzma Yehudit. Read the full letter.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/12/2019 22:39
Religious Zionism's internal crisis

Religious Zionism's internal crisis

The fact that Jewish Home prefers to merge with Otzma Yehudit over more moderate parties is hard for moderate Religious Zionists to accept.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/12/2019 18:43
Jewish Home, Otzma Yehudit agree to joint run

Jewish Home, Otzma Yehudit agree to joint run

Otzma Yehudit to get 3rd, 6th, 9th, slots on joint list, after Rafi Peretz, Itamar Ben-Gvir meet. Both sides call National Union to join.Hezki Baruch, 20/12/2019 12:07
No fear of Religious Zionist primaries: Let the people decide

No fear of Religious Zionist primaries: Let the people decide

There is a battle raging in the Religious Zionist movement, which consists of at least three parties, over whether to have primaries. David Rubin, 17/12/2019 19:38
Demand: Investigate whether deadly crash was terror attack

Demand: Investigate whether deadly crash was terror attack

Otzma Yehudit political party claims crash in which mother, newborn baby were killed may have been deliberate.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/12/2019 10:51
Nobel laureate vs Otzma Yehudit

Nobel laureate vs Otzma Yehudit

Nobel laureate in economics files Election Commission petition claiming false publication of his support.Mordechai Sones, 17/09/2019 19:22
Fellow Otzma brothers: Let us vote Yamina

Fellow Otzma brothers: Let us vote Yamina

If Otzma runs and does not get in, it potentially creates a situation of pikuach nefesh – danger to human life. Opinion.Mordechai Sones, 16/09/2019 20:35
Vote to the right of Netanyahu

Vote to the right of Netanyahu

Netanyahu needs a party to his right taking strong stands on the crucial issues of Eretz Yisrael and the state's Jewish character to make sure his campaign promises come true. David Rubin, 16/09/2019 15:10
'There may be no option other than a war with Hamas'

'There may be no option other than a war with Hamas'

PM Netanyahu talks about Joint Arab List's demands from Blue and White, and the security situation on the Israel-Gaza border.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/09/2019 23:37
Weekly Report: 15th week of second Israeli election campaign

Weekly Report: 15th week of second Israeli election campaign

Only a few more days to go and while things are happening, they are not heating up.Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld, 13/09/2019 13:41
Eli Yishai's dilemma

Eli Yishai's dilemma

Yahad leader debating whether to continue supporting United Torah Judaism, or to switch alliance to smaller party.Ben Shaul, 09/09/2019 14:42
Jews out, Arabs in

Jews out, Arabs in

A hard look at the Supreme Court decison banning right wing candidates but leaving anti-Israel Arabs in the running. Sheri Oz, 04/09/2019 08:49
Report: Netanyahu's associates propose deal to Ben Gvir

Report: Netanyahu's associates propose deal to Ben Gvir

Deal would reportedly see Otzma drop out of Knesset race. In return, Netanyahu would work to lower the electoral threshold for next time.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/09/2019 08:47
Smotrich: Feiglin showed responsibility

Smotrich: Feiglin showed responsibility

Transportation Minister: The left wants parties that won't pass the electoral threshold to run all the way so that we lose seats.Hezki Baruch, 29/08/2019 06:09
Supreme Court disqualifies Otzma Yehudit candidates

Supreme Court disqualifies Otzma Yehudit candidates

Supreme Court disqualifies Baruch Marzel and Bentzi Gopstein from running in election, but says rest of candidates can run.Ido Ben Porat, 26/08/2019 05:00
Supreme Court discusses disqualification of Otzma Yehudit

Supreme Court discusses disqualification of Otzma Yehudit

Hearing called for by leftist parties and Reform movement to disqualify Otzma party from running for Knesset begins.Hezki Baruch, 22/08/2019 09:29
Likud petitions High Court to disqualify Joint Arab List

Likud petitions High Court to disqualify Joint Arab List

Likud and Otzma Yehudit say court should disqualify Joint Arab List for incitement, racism, supporting terrorism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/08/2019 17:35
Elections Committee: Marzel, Gopstein can run

Elections Committee: Marzel, Gopstein can run

Lapid blames Labor party representative's absence for failure of election committee to vote to ban Otzma Yehudit from running in elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/08/2019 20:55
Otzma Yehudit cleared to compete in Knesset election

Otzma Yehudit cleared to compete in Knesset election

Central Elections Committee rejects petition to ban Otzma Yehudit from running in 15-15 vote, delays vote on candidates Marzel and Gopstein.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/08/2019 18:33
Attorney General calls to disqualify Marzel and Gopstein

Attorney General calls to disqualify Marzel and Gopstein

A-G Mandelblit says Otzma candidates should not be allowed to run for Knesset, allows party leader Ben-Gvir and rest of list to run.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/08/2019 22:28
Mandelblit: Disqualify Marzel and Gopstein

Mandelblit: Disqualify Marzel and Gopstein

Attorney General reportedly to recommend disqualifying Otzma Yehudit leaders from running in Knesset elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/08/2019 22:06
Yair Lapid pushes to ban Otzma Yehudit from elections

Yair Lapid pushes to ban Otzma Yehudit from elections

Blue and White leader vows to petition election committee to bar Otzma Yehudit party from running in September elections.Marcy Oster, JTA, 05/08/2019 14:40
Bennett: I did not torpedo alliance with Otzma - it's a lie

Bennett: I did not torpedo alliance with Otzma - it's a lie

Bennett rejects claims that he was behind failure of alliance with Otzma Yehudit, and attacks Liberman. "He will bring leftist government."Yoni Kempinski, 04/08/2019 10:09
It's final - Otzma Yehudit is running alone

It's final - Otzma Yehudit is running alone

Otzma registers for election on its own, after party failed to reach accord with United Right.David Rosenberg, 01/08/2019 22:42
Ben-Gvir: Bennett is blocking alliance - we'll run alone

Ben-Gvir: Bennett is blocking alliance - we'll run alone

Otzma Yehudit party to run separately, accuses Naftali Bennett of torpedoing alliance with United Right.Hezki Baruch, 01/08/2019 20:33
Otzma Yehudit and Noam cancel joint run

Otzma Yehudit and Noam cancel joint run

Following dispute over inclusion of secular candidate on joint list, Otzma Yehudit and Noam end union hours ahead of registration deadline.Hezki Baruch, 01/08/2019 19:12
Is Likud behind anti-Bennett campaign?

Is Likud behind anti-Bennett campaign?

Unsigned political campaign asserting "Bennett is again dismantling the Right" appears on several sites for religious public.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/08/2019 13:02
Hold on to your seats everyone! Party lists to be closed!

Hold on to your seats everyone! Party lists to be closed!

The simple, fair, and logical thing to do would be to offer Itamar Ben Gvir the number 5 spot on any technical merger in order to ensure that ballots aren’t wasted Tzvi Fishman, 31/07/2019 21:39
'Don't close the door on unity'

'Don't close the door on unity'

New Right issues call for Otzma Yehudit to put aside ego to join Unified Right.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/07/2019 17:03