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News and updates about Otzma Yehudit

Ex-Otzma Yehudit members form new party

Among the members of the new 'Jewish, Whole, and Strong Israel Party' are former Otzma Yehudit deputy director Yehzekel Hason, Sara Marzel, the wife of right-wing activist Baruch Marzel, and Rabbi Yehuda Epstein from the Kedushat Tzion union.

Ex-Otzma Yehudit members form new party

Ben Gvir to Arutz Sheva:

'Will the government collapse? It depends on Netanyahu'

National Security Minister speaks to Arutz Sheva-Israel National News from the Flag March in Jerusalem, comments on possible hostage release deal and on the message he wishes to convey to Hamas.

'Will the government collapse? It depends on Netanyahu'

Because of Otzma Yehudit MK

Yesh Atid refuses to sign October 7-related legislation

Lapid refuses to sign proposed bill to commemorate victims of Hamas attack because it was initiated by Otzma Yehudit MK Yitzhak Kroizer.

Yesh Atid refuses to sign October 7-related legislation

Poll:

Otzma Yehudit and Religious Zionism continue to gain strength

Both right-wing parties registered gains in a survey published this evening. The National Unity party leads with 30 mandates, against 19 for Likud.

Otzma Yehudit and Religious Zionism continue to gain strength

Otzma Yehudit MK:

'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'

Otzma Yehudit MK: Supreme Court is calling for civil war

MK Almog Cohen warns against the Supreme Court ruling on the reasonability standard during wartime.

Otzma Yehudit MK: Supreme Court is calling for civil war

Ben-Gvir: Otzma Yehudit will not support a halt to the war

Itamar Ben-Gvir warns the Prime Minister that his party may withdraw from the coalition if Netanyahu agrees to an extended ceasefire.

Ben-Gvir: Otzma Yehudit will not support a halt to the war

MK:

Brothers in Arms accused of using fallen soldiers in PR campaign

MK Almog Cohen (Otzma Yehudit): Revoke tax benefits from nonprofit that used fallen soldiers in their PR campaign

Brothers in Arms accused of using fallen soldiers in PR campaign

Otzma Yehudit:

'We will not be part of a government that allows Hamas to exist'

Otzma Yehudit threatens to resign from the government if a deal to release hostages ends the war with Hamas.

'We will not be part of a government that allows Hamas to exist'

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

Ben Gvir's associates:

'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'

Otzma Yehudit says it will stop following coalition discipline

Party to allow MKs to vote against coalition bills until conditions of terrorists in prison are harshened.

Otzma Yehudit says it will stop following coalition discipline

Ben-Gvir: 'Otzma Yehudit will not support negotiations'

Minister Ben-Gvir declared that his party would not support the renewed negotiations on the judicial reform at the President's house.

Ben-Gvir: 'Otzma Yehudit will not support negotiations'

US boycott continues:

Senior Israeli ministers not invited to embassy New Year toast

Invitations to the event were withheld from Ministers from Religious Zionism and Otzma Yehudit, including Smotrich and Ben-Gvir.

Senior Israeli ministers not invited to embassy New Year toast

Otzma MK: 'Gallant cooperates with soft security system'

The MK attacked Gallant: 'He is not right-wing. He cares most about chasing hilltop youths instead of protecting Israel's residents.

Otzma MK: 'Gallant cooperates with soft security system'

Labor chairwoman threatens to sue Otzma Yehudit Minister

Merav Michaeli threatens to sue Minister Amichai Eliyahu and his Otzma Yehudit Party after Eliyahu claimed that she embraced terrorists.

Labor chairwoman threatens to sue Otzma Yehudit Minister

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

Ashamed of ourselves?

Israel's Heritage Minister: The problem is us - not the Arabs

Otzma MK points out that Arabs respect us when we stand up for ourselves - not when we show weakness.

Israel's Heritage Minister: The problem is us - not the Arabs

Netanyahu, Ben-Gvir agree to NIS 250M for Negev and Galilee

Additional budget for periphery sector clears hurdle to Otzma Yehudit's support for the State budget.

Netanyahu, Ben-Gvir agree to NIS 250M for Negev and Galilee

Otzma Yehudit to haredi MK: Feel free to quit the coalition

'Ascending Temple Mount does not show sovereignty - it desecrates what is holy,' MK Moshe Gafni claims.

Otzma Yehudit to haredi MK: Feel free to quit the coalition

Ben Gvir:

'If the Likud wants to go to elections - so be it'

Otzma Yehudit announces they will not fulfill their commitments to the coalition until they receive budget for the Negev and the Galilee.

'If the Likud wants to go to elections - so be it'

Coalition officials:

'The rise of a left-wing govt. will be on Ben-Gvir's head'

Senior officials slam Otzma Yehudit party for boycotting Knesset votes again amid feud with Finance Minister over periphery budgets.

'The rise of a left-wing govt. will be on Ben-Gvir's head'

Furor in coalition over NIS 16.5 billion budget

Otzma Yehudit, UTJ ministers vote against distribution of funds over lack of funds for periphery, haredi schools.

Furor in coalition over NIS 16.5 billion budget

Ben-Gvir's demands of Netanyahu

National Security Minister demands to be included in sensitive security briefings to end Otzma Yehudit boycott of Knesset votes.

Ben-Gvir's demands of Netanyahu

Netanyahu at cabinet meeting:

'Since the beginning of the year we stopped over 110 terrorists'

Prime Minister Netanyahu addressed his cabinet, which was missing ministers from Otzma Yehudit, who were absent in protest.

'Since the beginning of the year we stopped over 110 terrorists'

In act of protest:

Ben Gvir considering boycott of government meeting

Source close to National Security Minister say his party will continue its protest against the "lax response in Gaza".

Ben Gvir considering boycott of government meeting

Otzma Yehudit MK:

'We have no intention of backing down'

MK Tzvika Foghel clarifies: If we fail to influence the policies of the current government - we have nothing to do there.

'We have no intention of backing down'

Otzma Yehudit MK:

'We are being held captive by Hamas and Islamic Jihad'

MK Tzvika Foghel clarifies that his party has reached its limit in accepting the government's response to terrorism.

'We are being held captive by Hamas and Islamic Jihad'

'Weak Retaliation'

Otzma Yehudit boycotts gov't over response to rocket attacks

Rightist party won't back government in upcoming Knesset votes, in protest of 'weak response' to Gaza rocket attacks.

Otzma Yehudit boycotts gov't over response to rocket attacks

Otzma Yehudit ministers:

'Terrorism must be subdued, we support Jordan Valley residents'

Otzma Yehudit ministers arrive at site of attack in the Jordan Valley in which Lucy Dee and her daughters were murdered.

'Terrorism must be subdued, we support Jordan Valley residents'

Otzma Yehudit barely passes minimum threshold in latest poll

For the first time, Israelis prefer Gantz over Netanyahu as prime minister as coalition plummets to just 51 seats.

Otzma Yehudit barely passes minimum threshold in latest poll

Netanyahu pushes to pause judicial reform for several weeks

Otzma Yehudit threatens to bolt government if judicial reform frozen, as PM calls second meeting of Coalition leaders.

Netanyahu pushes to pause judicial reform for several weeks

Moishe Kleinerman:

A year since his disappearance, family visits Knesset

Family pressing gov't to establish organization for missing persons.

A year since his disappearance, family visits Knesset

After six hours:

Interrogation of Otzma Yehudit MK ends

MK Tzvika Foghel questioned on suspicion of inciting terrorism after saying that "Huwara should be shuttered and burned."

Interrogation of Otzma Yehudit MK ends

MK Almog Cohen:

'If we see we don't have an influence, we won't be in the gov't'

Otzma Yehudit MK: In a period of between four months and a year, the police will start returning to the streets.

'If we see we don't have an influence, we won't be in the gov't'

Otzma Yehudit MK:

'Ben Gvir consulted rabbis and security officials'

MK Limor Son Har-Melech on Ben Gvir's Temple Mount visit: He does not do things arbitrarily. He is committed to the halakha.

'Ben Gvir consulted rabbis and security officials'

Likud MK:

'Tibi must not serve as Deputy Speaker of the Knesset'

Religious Zionist and Otzma Yehudit oppose the appointment of Ahmed Tibi as Deputy Speaker of the Knesset.

'Tibi must not serve as Deputy Speaker of the Knesset'

As part of 'Norwegian Law':

Heritage Minister resigns from the Knesset

The move will allow the next candidate on the Otzma Yehudit slate, Yitzhak Kroizer, to enter the Knesset.

Heritage Minister resigns from the Knesset

'They're erasing history'

Incoming Heritage Minister visits ancient Samaria

MK Rabbi Amichai Eliyahu: "So painful to see the immense damage wrought by Arab rioters here."

Incoming Heritage Minister visits ancient Samaria

Otzma Yehudit MK to serve as Deputy Minister in PM's Office

MK Almog Cohen will head a department that will implement government decisions to improve the lives of the residents of the south.

Otzma Yehudit MK to serve as Deputy Minister in PM's Office

Otzma Yehudit coalition agreement: Tax foreign funding of orgs.

Agreement includes passage of taxes on left-wing organizations which are funded by foreign governments.

Otzma Yehudit coalition agreement: Tax foreign funding of orgs.

Herzog urges Ben-Gvir to care for needs of Arabs, LGBT community

Otzma Yehudit chairman assures President Herzog that he intends to work for all Israelis and to strengthen their feeling of security.

Herzog urges Ben-Gvir to care for needs of Arabs, LGBT community

Coalition agreement includes death penalty for terrorists

Otzma Yehudit receives commitment to begin implementing death penalty for terrorists,

Coalition agreement includes death penalty for terrorists

Otzma Yehudit's achievements:

Religious Zionist Chief Rabbi, commemoration of Hebron Massacre

Otzma Yehudit party publishes list of achievements in it coalition agreement with Likud.

Religious Zionist Chief Rabbi, commemoration of Hebron Massacre

Another Ben-Gvir victory:

Law used to bar Marzel, Ben Ari from Knesset to be repealed

"This anti-racism law has never been used against Arabs, only Jews," explains Otzma Yehudit head.

Law used to bar Marzel, Ben Ari from Knesset to be repealed

Rift between would-be coalition partners deepens

United Torah Judaism party fumes after Likud splits Jerusalem and Heritage Ministry, handing one half to Otzma Yehudit.

Rift between would-be coalition partners deepens

MK Rabbi Eliyahu to INN:

'We will go back to controlling the Temple Mount'

Rabbi Amichai Eliyahu demands to take strong action against activists who hinder the IDF and strives to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem

'We will go back to controlling the Temple Mount'

MK Strock criticizes Ben Gvir:

'Negev and Galilee Ministry can't help the young settlements'

According to Strock, 'The residents of the young settlements are worried that this is just a car without a motor'

'Negev and Galilee Ministry can't help the young settlements'

Otzma Yehudit MK:

'Left-wing provocateurs should be distanced from Hebron'

"I know what it's like to try to ignore their spitting and cursing," says MK Yitzhak Wasserlauf. "I served in Hebron."

'Left-wing provocateurs should be distanced from Hebron'

Leaked recordings emerge from Otzma Yehudit party meeting

Party discusses law to expel terrorists' families among other future plans.

Leaked recordings emerge from Otzma Yehudit party meeting

Normalizing young settlements:

The agreement between Likud and Otzma Yehudit

Sources involved in coalition negotiations detail the agreements between Likud and Otzma Yehudit on the issue of young settlements.

The agreement between Likud and Otzma Yehudit

Report:

After deal with Otzma, Likud on verge of agreement with UTJ

Likud achieves breakthrough with UTJ, expects deal to be signed with Shas early next week, with coalition to be presented day or two later.

After deal with Otzma, Likud on verge of agreement with UTJ

Coalition talks:

Agreement reached between Likud and Otzma Yehudit

Likud and Otzma Yehudit sign agreement, Ben Gvir to serve as "Minister of National Security".

Agreement reached between Likud and Otzma Yehudit

Otzma Yehudit:

There is progress, but we have not yet signed with the Likud

Ben Gvir's party says some issues have been agreed upon but there are ideological differences that have not yet been resolved.

There is progress, but we have not yet signed with the Likud

Netanyahu, Ben-Gvir meet: Still little progress on coalition

Netanyahu offers Otzma Yehudit leader development of periphery without the ministry, Ben-Gvir demands welfare portfolio.

Netanyahu, Ben-Gvir meet: Still little progress on coalition

Otzma Yehudit MK: Go to the terrorists' beds and strike them

Double bombings in Jerusalem were 'well-planned by a cell which knew what it was doing,' Otzma Yehudit's MK Almog Cohen says.

Otzma Yehudit MK: Go to the terrorists' beds and strike them

Ben-Gvir:

We'll be able to help the periphery or we won't be part of govt.

Otzma Yehudit chair accuses Likud of braking promise in coalition negotiations. 'My goal is to help the periphery.'

We'll be able to help the periphery or we won't be part of govt.

Otzma Yehudit MK: '

'The crisis is real - if we need to, we'll be in the opposition'

MK Tzvika Fogel explains why party stopped negotiations with Likud, says it will keep its promises to the voters, or sit in the opposition.

'The crisis is real - if we need to, we'll be in the opposition'

Otzma Yehudit:

'We stopped coalition talks with the Likud'

Otzma Yehudit stops talks after Likud refused to give it the Ministry for the Development of the Negev and the Galilee.

'We stopped coalition talks with the Likud'

Split of Religious Zionism, Otzma Yehudit, Noam parties approved

Knesset Arrangements Committee approves request to allow Otzma Yehudit and Noam to break off from Religious Zionism party after elections.

Split of Religious Zionism, Otzma Yehudit, Noam parties approved