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Rabbi Rafi Peretz blasts Yamina

Rabbi Rafi Peretz blasts Yamina

Jerusalem Affairs Minister blasts the Yamina party after it voted in favor of a non-confidence motion against the government.Ben Ariel, 13/10/2020 02:12
Rafi Peretz wants to resume cooperation with Yamina's Bennett and Shaked

Rafi Peretz wants to resume cooperation with Yamina's Bennett and Shaked

'We need to put things behind us, hold primaries,' Jewish Home's Rabbi Rafi Peretz says. 'I'm sure they'll understand.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/08/2020 09:45
3 ministers enter isolation

3 ministers enter isolation

Zeev Elkin, Yaakov Avitan, Orly Levy-Abekasis to self-isolate for a week after meeting Rafi Peretz, who tested positive for coronavirus.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/08/2020 12:45
Minister Rafi Peretz tests positive for coronavirus

Minister Rafi Peretz tests positive for coronavirus

Rabbi Rafi Peretz, former Education Minister, confirms positive coronavirus test. 'I feel good right now.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/08/2020 21:38
Rabbi Peretz: This is our answer to Jordan

Rabbi Peretz: This is our answer to Jordan

Jerusalem Affairs Minister visits Mount of Olives, responds to Jordanian demands Israel stop work at the Western Wall.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/07/2020 18:27
Rabbi Rafi Peretz: 'I'll demand yeshivas implement capsule method in order to operate'

Rabbi Rafi Peretz: 'I'll demand yeshivas implement capsule method in order to operate'

Former Education Min. Rafi Peretz says he'll insist schools use 'capsule' method or close. 'Guidelines protected students from infection.'Hezki Baruch, 06/07/2020 16:56
'We will fight against Palestinian state, but not give up sovereignty over it'

'We will fight against Palestinian state, but not give up sovereignty over it'

Jerusalem Affairs Minister says he would support sovereignty even if it means negotiating on establishment of a Palestinian state.Rafael Levy, 22/06/2020 06:01
Rabbi Peretz: I will oppose construction freeze and recognition of Palestinian state

Rabbi Peretz: I will oppose construction freeze and recognition of Palestinian state

Minister of Jerusalem Affairs: Deal of the Century is a great opportunity but there are clauses in the plan that we cannot accept.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 05/06/2020 22:58
Rafi Peretz: No one is perfect, we were all wrong in our own way

Rafi Peretz: No one is perfect, we were all wrong in our own way

Jewish Home chairman says all sides are to blame for the divisions which have wracked the country for the last year and a half.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/05/2020 16:03
What was Rabbi Rafi Peretz surprised by?

What was Rabbi Rafi Peretz surprised by?

Ze'ev Elkin tells his replacement that the Jerusalem Ministry has authority over the entire city, except for two places.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/05/2020 06:39
Jerusalem Minister Peretz: Israel's enemies will not stop us from celebrating

Jerusalem Minister Peretz: Israel's enemies will not stop us from celebrating

Jerusalem Minister Rabbi Rafi Peretz and Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem Hagit Moshe wish celebrants a happy Jerusalem Day,Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/05/2020 16:20
Jewish Home approves coalition agreement

Jewish Home approves coalition agreement

Religious Zionist party approves deal to enter unity government with Likud, Blue and White.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/05/2020 22:00
Rabbi Rafi Peretz signs coalition agreement with the Likud

Rabbi Rafi Peretz signs coalition agreement with the Likud

Rabbi Rafi Peretz leaves Yamina, will be appointed Jerusalem and Heritage Minister. Netanyahu: Peretz will be a central partner.Ido Ben Porat, 15/05/2020 01:21
Rabbi Rafi Peretz may retire from politics

Rabbi Rafi Peretz may retire from politics

Jewish Home leader reportedly considering retiring if he does not receive influential role in new government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/05/2020 19:47
The plot thickens: Peretz may remain in opposition after all

The plot thickens: Peretz may remain in opposition after all

PM Netanyahu reportedly decides not to give Jewish Home leader Jerusalem Ministry after he bolted the Yamina party.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/05/2020 16:33
Netanyahu to Rabbi Peretz: Take the 'Settlement portfolio'

Netanyahu to Rabbi Peretz: Take the 'Settlement portfolio'

PM pressing Rabbi Peretz after J'lem Affairs apparently already promised to Likud minister. Still unclear what the portfolio includes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/05/2020 14:12
Yamina to break up? Peretz meets Netanyahu again

Yamina to break up? Peretz meets Netanyahu again

Rabbi Rafi Peretz reportedly considering leaving Yamina to join unity government in exchange for Jerusalem Ministry.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/05/2020 22:26
Jewish Home leader MK Rafi Peretz meets with PM Netanyahu

Jewish Home leader MK Rafi Peretz meets with PM Netanyahu

Jewish Home leader meets PM in last-ditch effort to bring Yamina into the unity government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/05/2020 21:06
The Likud's proposal to Rabbi Rafi Peretz

The Likud's proposal to Rabbi Rafi Peretz

Netanyahu reportedly proposed to Rabbi Peretz that he split Yamina and be appointed a Deputy Minister. Rabbi Peretz refused.Ben Ariel, 12/05/2020 03:28
Education Minister Rafi Peretz: Preschools and daycares to open on Sunday

Education Minister Rafi Peretz: Preschools and daycares to open on Sunday

If number of coronavirus cases continues to drop, all schools will reopen by June, Education Min. Peretz says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/05/2020 13:34
Rabbi Peretz: I decide on education, not the Health Ministry

Rabbi Peretz: I decide on education, not the Health Ministry

Education Minister says decision to reopen schools rests with him, Health Ministry should not publicly discuss issue.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/04/2020 15:33
Watch: Yamina activists celebrate with Bezalel Smotrich and Rabbi Rafi Peretz

Watch: Yamina activists celebrate with Bezalel Smotrich and Rabbi Rafi Peretz

Yamina ministers Bezalel Smotrich and Rabbi Rafi Peretz were greeted by party activists singing and dancing.Hezki Baruch, 03/03/2020 05:00
Yamina blasts Lapid: The man and the gel went back to lying

Yamina blasts Lapid: The man and the gel went back to lying

Yamina party fires back after Lapid lashes out at Education Minister Rabbi Rafi Peretz.Hezki Baruch, 03/02/2020 04:59
Jewish Home rabbi: It is permitted to violate agreement with Otzma Yehudit

Jewish Home rabbi: It is permitted to violate agreement with Otzma Yehudit

Rabbi Eitan Eisman recounts meeting between Rabbi Rafi Peretz and PM Netanyahu over violating agreement with Itamar Ben Gvir.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/01/2020 09:50
Rabbi Rafi Peretz: Our list will save the entire camp, I apologize to Ben Gvir

Rabbi Rafi Peretz: Our list will save the entire camp, I apologize to Ben Gvir

Jewish Home chairman explains his decision to unite with the New Right and National Union.Rabbi Rafi Peretz, 16/01/2020 00:37
Motti Yogev steps down: Rabbi Peretz stole the party

Motti Yogev steps down: Rabbi Peretz stole the party

MK Yogev leaves politics, attacks Jewish Home chairman: "Rafi Peretz does not deserve to be a public envoy."Hezki Baruch, 16/01/2020 00:18
Netanyahu holds emergency meeting with Bennett, Peretz

Netanyahu holds emergency meeting with Bennett, Peretz

PM meets leaders of right-wing parties in last-ditch attempt to unify right-wing list.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/01/2020 21:45
Smotrich and Peretz meet: Strive for a broad unity

Smotrich and Peretz meet: Strive for a broad unity

Leaders of Jewish Home and the National Union meet and agree to continue the dialogue in the coming days.Hezki Baruch, 09/01/2020 23:20
Rabbi Peretz: Nahariya drowning victim was a hero

Rabbi Peretz: Nahariya drowning victim was a hero

Education Minister eulogizes Moti Ben Shabbat who drowned as he tried to rescue residents of Nahariya from floods.Hezki Baruch, 09/01/2020 04:00
Rabbi Peretz pressured to hold primaries in wake of polls

Rabbi Peretz pressured to hold primaries in wake of polls

Pressure increases on Jewish Home leader to allow primaries after TV polls predict bleak outlook for religious Zionism.Hezki Baruch, 03/01/2020 04:16
Peretz: Absurd that Jews cannot walk with a kippah

Peretz: Absurd that Jews cannot walk with a kippah

Education Minister at WZO conference: Images from Monsey remind us of our long and bloody history.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/12/2019 22:53
Rabbi Peretz refused to relinquish ministerial post to Smotrich

Rabbi Peretz refused to relinquish ministerial post to Smotrich

PM Netanyahu spoke with Jewish Home chairman and asked him to work towards an alliance with the National Union.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/12/2019 03:11
Yogev: The first step toward unity is to meet

Yogev: The first step toward unity is to meet

Jewish Home activists invite MK Motti Yogev to attend a meeting of Jewish Home members with Minister Bezalel Smotrich.Hezki Baruch, 29/12/2019 03:54
Yogev: Agreement was signed without my knowledge or consent

Yogev: Agreement was signed without my knowledge or consent

Jewish Home MK Motti Yogev responds to agreement with Otzma Yehudit.Hezki Baruch, 22/12/2019 02:19
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
Peretz: I gave in to Shaked, and now she's undermining me

Peretz: I gave in to Shaked, and now she's undermining me

Rabbi Peretz, Jewish Home chairman, criticizes MK Shaked, claims she 'failed,' 'nearly destroyed Religious Zionism.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/12/2019 08:58
Israeli schools to become smartphone-free?

Israeli schools to become smartphone-free?

Education Minister promises to work to clear schools of distractions, raise teachers' salaries.Orly Harari, 17/12/2019 15:19
'Don't listen to those who advise you to be stubborn'

'Don't listen to those who advise you to be stubborn'

Education Minister: We are not the United Kingdom or Italy. We don't have the privilege of a third election.Hezki Baruch, 02/12/2019 06:03
'The residents' resilience gives us maneuverability'

'The residents' resilience gives us maneuverability'

Education Minister Rabbi Rafi Peretz visits Ashkelon’s situation room amid rocket fire on the city.Hezki Baruch, 14/11/2019 04:43
Rabbi Peretz: Respond to the rocket fire more aggressively

Rabbi Peretz: Respond to the rocket fire more aggressively

Education Minister visits Sderot, meets with residents whose home was hit by a rocket.Hezki Baruch, 06/11/2019 05:20
Gantz calls, encounters the right-wing bloc

Gantz calls, encounters the right-wing bloc

Blue and White chairman speaks to leaders of right-wing parties, who tell him he should speak with the Likud negotiating team.Hezki Baruch, 23/10/2019 23:37
Education Minister: 'She criticized me, but we've never met'

Education Minister: 'She criticized me, but we've never met'

Min. Rafi Peretz says he's 'very disappointed' predecessor criticized him personally despite never meeting him.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/10/2019 23:10
Rabbi Peretz: No place for anti-IDF groups in education system

Rabbi Peretz: No place for anti-IDF groups in education system

Education minister promises to act against schools which do not act in accordance with the law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/10/2019 16:01
Rabbi Peretz: We are coordinated with Netanyahu

Rabbi Peretz: We are coordinated with Netanyahu

Jewish Home-National Union chairman: We are one people, it's time to unite.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/09/2019 00:48
Rabbi Peretz: I'm very worried about the Trump plan

Rabbi Peretz: I'm very worried about the Trump plan

Education Minister concerned about concessions that might be in the US peace plan: This is a death sentence for settlement.Hezki Baruch, 16/09/2019 00:08
Rabbi Peretz supports camera law

Rabbi Peretz supports camera law

Education Minister says he supports measures to ensure 'purity' of elections.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/09/2019 11:34
Netanyahu: We will apply sovereignty to all settlements

Netanyahu: We will apply sovereignty to all settlements

PM Netanyahu, Education Minister Peretz visit Elkana school on first day of new school year. 'There will be no more Gush Katifs.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/09/2019 10:14
Rabbi Peretz slams 'incitement campaign' following news report

Rabbi Peretz slams 'incitement campaign' following news report

Education Minister Peretz responds to attack: 'We're under vicious attack on our values; well-timed campaign against Judaism and heritage.'Mordechai Sones, 29/08/2019 12:46
Education Minister: 'We won't allow Hezbollah to gain power'

Education Minister: 'We won't allow Hezbollah to gain power'

Rabbi Rafi Peretz meets with school principals in northern Israel, says Israel will not allow harm to its sovereignty.Ido Ben Porat, 26/08/2019 16:26
Yamina to Netanyahu: 'Jewish blood has become worthless'

Yamina to Netanyahu: 'Jewish blood has become worthless'

Right-wing Knesset members slam Israel's policies for handling terror, demand creation of checkpoints, worse treatment for terrorists.Eliran Aharon, 23/08/2019 12:54
Education Min.: Nazis also persecuted North African Jews

Education Min.: Nazis also persecuted North African Jews

Persecution of North African Jewry under Nazi occupation now part of Israeli schools’ mandatory curriculum.Marcy Oster, JTA, 20/08/2019 07:44
Democratic Union attacks education minister for teaching Judaism

Democratic Union attacks education minister for teaching Judaism

Democratic Union party says Education Minister Peretz attempting to 'brainwash' children by expanding teaching of Jewish texts in schools.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/08/2019 09:54
Nationality Law to be taught in schools starting this year

Nationality Law to be taught in schools starting this year

Education Minister Rabbi Raffi Peretz says high school students to learn content of Nationality Law, debate which accompanied its passage.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/08/2019 01:39
School year may not start at special-ed schools

School year may not start at special-ed schools

Budget deficit may prevent special education schools from opening on time, Education Min. Peretz warns.Ido Ben Porat, 12/08/2019 11:49
'Our enemy needs to know the IDF will reach them'

'Our enemy needs to know the IDF will reach them'

Rabbi Rafi Peretz speaks: 'Our continued building and work in settlement will end Palestinians hope to try hurting us.'Mordechai Sones, 08/08/2019 17:01
'It was difficult to give up the top spot'

'It was difficult to give up the top spot'

Jewish Home chairman says technical union with Shaked and Bennett will only last until the election.Ben Ariel, 01/08/2019 06:02
New Right, United Right reach final agreement on joint run

New Right, United Right reach final agreement on joint run

Ayelet Shaked to head joint list of right-wing parties, Rabbi Rafi Peretz to be 2nd on list, Bezalel Smotrich 3rd, and Naftali Bennett 4th.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/07/2019 16:53