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Ben-Dahan returns to Defense Ministry

One coalition crisis ends as Cabinet reinstates MK Eli Ben-Dahan after PM initially blocks his reinstatement.

Ben-Dahan returns to Defense Ministry

Ben-Dahan to continue as Deputy Defense Minister

PM reappoints MK Eli Ben-Dahan as Deputy DM after Jewish Home threatens not to vote with coalition.

Ben-Dahan to continue as Deputy Defense Minister

The Jewish Home's threat

Jewish Home faction will not vote with coalition until Eli Ben Dahan reinstated as deputy defense minister.

The Jewish Home's threat

'Converts to Judaism suffering because of gov't failure to act'

Deputy Defense Minister calls on government to appoint empower Chief Rabbi to handle conversion matters, says delay harming converts.

'Converts to Judaism suffering because of gov't failure to act'

'Maybe the IDF feels it is being coerced by Supreme Court'

Deputy Defense Minister slams IDF commission to examine reducing prison terms of terrorists sentenced to life in prison.

'Maybe the IDF feels it is being coerced by Supreme Court'

Ben Dahan in Beit El: The community is flourishing

Deputy Defense Minister Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan visits the Beit El local council.

Ben Dahan in Beit El: The community is flourishingplayer

'Sovereignty is not the granting of an immediate right to vote'

Deputy Defense Minister says application of sovereignty over Judea and Samaria would not make Israel undemocratic.

'Sovereignty is not the granting of an immediate right to vote'

Hundreds gather to remember friendly-fire victim

500 soldiers complete Tractate 'Megillah' ahead of Purim holiday in honor of IDF officer killed in tragic friendly-fire incident in Hevron.

Hundreds gather to remember friendly-fire victimplayer

MK: Arrest rumor mongers who said Chief of Staff killed

Day after combat helicopter crash, Deputy Defense Minister demands propagators of Chief of Staff death rumors be arrested.

MK: Arrest rumor mongers who said Chief of Staff killedplayer

'Removal of metal detectors could hurt us down the road'

Deputy Defense Minister says Israel is perceived as weak for caving on Temple Mount security.

'Removal of metal detectors could hurt us down the road'

What does Israel do with money confiscated from terrorists?

Deputy Defense Minister reveals how Israel put millions of shekels in confiscated terror funds to use.

What does Israel do with money confiscated from terrorists?

'There is no freeze. We will build in Judea and Samaria'

Deputy Defense Minister says even with Cabinet restrictions, construction in Judea and Samaria will be greater than previous 8 years.

'There is no freeze. We will build in Judea and Samaria'

Dep. Defense Minister: Apply sovereignty to all of Israel

Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan: Cemetery for the poor of Jerusalem protected sovereignty in the capital, which must now be extended to all of Israel.

Dep. Defense Minister: Apply sovereignty to all of Israel

'This is how we deal with those who attack haredi soldiers'

Attorney General announces new measures to deal with incitement and harassment against haredi soldiers.

'This is how we deal with those who attack haredi soldiers'

'These demonstrators are desecrating God's name'

Deputy Defense Minister says haredi demonstrations against enlistment are the antithesis of Torah values, show lack of gratitude.

'These demonstrators are desecrating God's name'player

These lights are a testament to "the Eternal City"

Rabbi Ben-Dahan at candle-lighting in Hurva synagogue: “Regardless of the nations, the Land of Israel belongs to the people of Israel.”

These lights are a testament to "the Eternal City"

'Fight terrorism, don't contain it'

Deputy Defense Minister calls for more bulletproof buses in Israel, says Europe must start fighting terrorism seriously.

'Fight terrorism, don't contain it'

'Everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty'

Deputy Defense Secretary refuses to speculate on allegations of sexual assault by MK from Jewish Home, says that is for police to determine.

'Everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty'

'IDF will respond fiercely and without hesitation'

Deputy Defense Minister Ben Dahan:'IDF will respond fiercely and unhesitatingly' to attacks by Israel's enemies.

'IDF will respond fiercely and without hesitating'

Jewish Home demands haredi MK condemn caricature

Activists demand Health Minister Litzman condemn offensive caricature portraying Deputy Defense Minister executing yeshiva students.

Jewish Home demands haredi party condemn 'execution' caricature

Complaint filed over caricature of Deputy DM

Jewish Home representatives file police complaint over cartoon in haredi newspaper depicting Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan as a hangman.

Complaint filed over caricature of Deputy Defense Minister

Deputy Defense Min.: Ya'alon kept me in the dark

Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan puzzles over Ya'alon's treatment of him, noting the enmity the latter had toward him seemingly came from nowhere.

Deputy Defense Minister: Ya'alon kept me in the dark

Dept. Defense Minister, staff told to leave office

Ben-Dahan's tenure technically expires with Yaalon's departure, but expected to be extended. So why are he and his staff being booted out?

Why is Dept. Defense Minister Ben-Dahan being 'evicted'?

Could Jewish Home control Judea-Samaria?

Original coalition agreements gave Deputy Defense Minister Ben-Dahan control over Civil Administration; Ya'alon ignored them.

Could Jewish Home control Judea-Samaria?

Ben-Dahan: Judea-Samaria next for full sovereignty

Deputy Defense Minister says Netanyahu's Golan Heights speech could mark a preemptive step toward full Israeli law in Judea-Samaria.

Ben-Dahan: Judea-Samaria next for full sovereignty

'Dropped investigation a message to the IDF'

Deputy Defense Minister welcomes decision to close the investigation against a commander who shot dead an Arab rock thrower.

'Dropped investigation against soldier - a message to the IDF'

Ben-Dahan: Sanders should get his facts straight

Dept. Defense Minister Eli Ben-Dahan blasts US presidential candidate for false claims Israel killed '10,000 innocents' in Gaza.

Dept. Defense Minister: Sanders should get his facts straight

MKs furious over 'Breaking the Silence' report

MKs demand investigation after TV report says leftist group may have gathered sensitive information.

MKs left and right furious over 'Breaking the Silence' report

Ben-Dahan: Wording of 'suspension law' problematic

Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan explains why Jewish Home backed down from support of a bill allowing for MKs to be suspended for misconduct.

Deputy Defense Minister: Wording of 'suspension law' problematic

Ben-Dahan rails against Breaking the Silence

Jewish Home's Eli Ben-Dahan attacks anti-IDF NGO for spreading claims abroad instead of reporting to proper IDF investigative bodies.

Deputy Defense Minister rails against Breaking the Silence

Deputy Defense Minister receives added security

Security beefed up around Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan following undisclosed threat against his life.

Deputy Defense Minister receives added security

Calls to Deport Rock-Throwers from Jerusalem

Deputy Defense Minister insists deporting assailants and their families will create instant deterrence after rock attacks.

Possible New Measure: Deport Rock-Throwers from Jerusalem

Deputy DM: 'There Was Confusion; We Mobilized'

Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan says it seemed security forces were set to demolish the Beit El homes overnight

Deputy Defense Minister: 'There Was Confusion; We Mobilized'

Harsh Punishments for Rock Attacks Approved

Arab MKs livid as Knesset plenum passes bill that toughens the punishment handed out to rock throwers.

Knesset Approves Harsher Punishments for Rock Throwing

Could Rocket Fire Stop Israeli Aid to Gaza?

Deputy Defense Minister Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan notes Israel is weighing stopping humanitarian aid, construction shipments following rockets.

Could Rocket Fire Stop Israeli Aid to Gaza?

Ya'alon Apologizes to Ben-Dahan Over Bus Fiasco

Defense Minister calls his new Deputy Minister to apologize for not informing him of reversal of Judea-Samaria bus plan.

Ya'alon Apologizes to Dept. Minister Ben-Dahan Over Bus Fiasco

MK: Demolitions 'Price Tag' Against Jewish Home

MK Bezalel Smotrich slams Ya'alon for demolitions, claims it is retaliation for Jewish Home's Ben-Dahan becoming Dep. Minister.

MK: Demolitions 'Political Price Tag' Against Jewish Home

Ben-Dahan: Religious Zionists Tried to Do Too Much

Jewish Home MK and former Deputy Religious Affairs Minister laments split in religious Zionist vote, urges unity for days ahead.

Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan: Religious Zionists Tried to Do Too Much

PM Calls on French Jews: Come Home to Israel

Prime Minister Netanyahu says the world needs to 'come to its senses; MKs call for emergency aliyah of French Jews.

Netanyahu Calls on French Jews: Come Home to Israel

Ben-Dahan: Jewish Home Staying True to its Values

Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan insists more secular MKs won't mean compromise on values, says he'd love to finish what he started at the rabbinate.

'Jewish Home Will Stay True to its Religious-Zionist Values'