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MK Itamar Ben-Gvir: Rabbi Meir Kahane was a hero

Otzma Yehudit chairman says he disagrees with Kach founder's policies, but emphasizes he still admires the slain leader.

MK Itamar Ben-Gvir: Rabbi Meir Kahane was a hero

Is Ben Gvir too moderate? Marzel, Ben Ari, Gopstein consider splitting from Otzma Yehudit

The three who are unhappy with the union with Religious Zionism, met with Rabbi Dov Lior to discuss the possibility

Marzel, Ben Ari, Gopstein consider splitting from Otzma Yehudit

Poll: 12 seats for Otzma Yehudit, Religious Zionist alliance

Deal between Ben-Gvir and Smotrich for joint run yields 12 seats, new poll shows - but Netanyahu still short of 61-seat majority.

Poll: 12 seats for Otzma Yehudit, Religious Zionist alliance

Netanyahu promises Itamar Ben-Gvir: 'I won't establish a government without you'

Former PM promises he won't choose Gantz over Otzma Yehudit.

'I won't establish a government without Itamar Ben-Gvir'

A different Israel

That is what former Likud Minister Dan Meridor thinks Ben Gvir's party will create. Op-ed.

A different Israel

Ben-Gvir: We'll get 11 seats - or Netanyahu won't be PM

Otzma Yehudit chairman says he wants to see a diverse list that includes women, young people, and residents of the periphery.

Ben-Gvir: We'll get 11 seats - or Netanyahu won't be PM

After the meeting: IDF soldiers waited to escort Ben-Gvir home in time for Shabbat

New information is coming out about the Friday afternoon meeting between Otzma Yehudit and Religious Zionism chairmen

IDF soldiers waited to escort Ben-Gvir home in time for Shabbat

Religious Zionism source: 'We prefer a right-wing government, but Gantz isn't ruled out'

Party won't agree to sit in opposition even if Netanyahu chooses to sacrifice Ben-Gvir to form government with Gantz

'We prefer a right-wing government, but Gantz isn't ruled out'

Ex-Likud minister: Israel will be a different country if Ben-Gvir joins government

Dan Meridor laments legitimacy Netanyahu grants Otzma Yehudit when Yizhak Shamir would leave the Knesset whenever Rabbi Kahane spoke.

'Israel will be a different country if Ben-Gvir joins govt.'

Smotrich: I'll run with Ben-Gvir, not with Shaked

Otzma Yehudit leader issues ultimatum after poll shows his party with double the strength of Religious Zionism party.

Smotrich: I'll run with Ben-Gvir, not with Shaked

Poll: Smotrich on edge of electoral threshold without Ben-Gvir

New survey shows Religious Zionism party falling to 4 seats while Otzma Yehudit receives 8, a joint run would net 10 seats.

Poll: Smotrich on edge of electoral threshold without Ben-Gvir

'Running in two separate parties is better for the right-wing bloc'

Otzma Yehudit chair insists: Our party running alone, and Religious Zionism running with Amichai Chikli, will maximize right-wing votes.

'Running in two separate parties better for the right-wing bloc'

Smotrich and Chikli to negotiate joint run

Chikli is expected to receive three out of the first ten spots on the list if parties are to form a technical bloc

Smotrich and Chikli to negotiate joint run

Netanyahu: 'Smotrich, Ben-Gvir must unite to keep Joint List out of govt.'

Opposition leader makes another appeal to Otzma Yehudit, Religious Zionism party leaders to unify ahead of November elections.

'Smotrich, Ben-Gvir must unite to keep Joint List out of govt.'

Rabbi Amihai Eliyahu joins Otzma Yehudit

Son of Tzfat Chief Rabbi with extensive background in community affairs placed fourth on party list.

Rabbi Amihai Eliyahu joins Otzma Yehudit

Will Jonathan Pollard enter politics?

Reports suggest Itamar Ben-Gvir offered Pollard a spot on his slate. "My place isn't in the Knesset," responds Pollard.

Will Jonathan Pollard enter politics?

Ben-Gvir announces intention to run alone

Otzma Yehudit chairman says negotiations for a joint run with Religious Zionism party have broken down, parties will get more votes apart.

Ben-Gvir: I will run alone

Poll: Religious Zionism and Otzma Yehudit win more seats separately

New poll shows joint run would bring Religious Zionism, Otzma Yehudit parties less seats than if they run separately.

Religious Zionism and Otzma Yehudit win more seats separately

Smotrich: Religious Zionist public will decide the elections

MK Smotrich cares about unity and prefers to conduct the negotiations with Otzma Yehudit behind closed doors.

Smotrich: Religious Zionist public will decide the elections

Religious Zionism, Otzma Yehudit, nearing agreement on joint run

Major disagreement centers around who would be the best candidate for the joint party's seventh spot.

Religious Zionism, Otzma Yehudit, nearing agreement on joint run

Breakthrough in Otzma Yehudit-Religious Zionism talks

Smotrich proposes Otzma Yehudit receive 5 of the top 10 spots on the list. Ben-Gvir: Let's sign tonight.

Breakthrough in Otzma Yehudit-Religious Zionism talks

Ben-Gvir's new proposal for Smotrich

Otzma Yehudit offers 4 places for Itamar Ben-Gvir’s party, 4 for Smotrich’s party, and 2 places for Noam and Jewish Home.

Ben-Gvir's new proposal for Smotrich

Ben Gvir in Bat Yam: I want unity, the offers we received are insulting

MK Ben Gvir speaks to Otzma Yehudit activists in Bat Yam: The feeling is that Smotrich does not want to run together.

'I want unity, the offers we received are insulting'

Death threats to Ben Gvir: 'We will kill you and your family'

Otzma Yehudit chairman: 'Left-wing politicians wake up only when they're the ones being threatened.'

Death threats to Ben Gvir: 'We will kill you and your family'

Otzma Yehudit Director General attacked in Shimon Hatzadik

Arabs kick car of Otzma Yehudit Director General Yitzhak Wasserlauf, curse and push him.

Otzma Yehudit Dir. Gen. attacked in Shimon Hatzadik

Itamar Ben Gvir: Left wing crossed red line, declared my blood free for the taking

"Threats against me, against my children," Otzma Yehudit head reveals. "The writing is on the wall."

Ben Gvir: Left wing crossed red line with calls for violence

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'

Otzma Yehudit campaign video arouses controversy

Otzma Chair Ben Gvir posts video presenting 'Lapid's dream government' that includes Nazi imagery. Smotrich distances himself.

Otzma Yehudit campaign video arouses controversy

Netanyahu responds to Bennett: Ben Gvir won't chair committee

PM says Otzma Yehudit Chairman will not serve in his government as minister or committee chairman, but will be in coalition.

Netanyahu responds to Bennett: Ben Gvir won't chair committee

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.

Netanyahu: Ben-Gvir will be part of our coalition

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."

Smotrich: Normal life should only be returned to the vaccinated

Ben-Gvir's ultimatum to Smotrich

Otzma leader gives Smotrich 24 hours to pursue alliance.

Ben-Gvir's ultimatum to Smotrich

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.

Otzma Yehudit and Noam agree to joint run

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.

Report: PM pushing for Otzma Yehudit, National Union alliance

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 refused

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

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.

Otzma Yehudit wanted to quit the race

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.

Report: Otzma Yehudit cost the right 1 seat

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.

Exit polls: Otzma Yehudit prevents right-wing majority

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.

Ben Gvir: Otzma Yehudit will not withdraw

'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.

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