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Rabbi Rafi Peretz

News and updates about Rabbi Rafi Peretz

Over 3,000 visit Joseph's Tomb

In largest visit since start of coronavirus pandemic, over 3,000 Jews visit Joseph's Tomb to mark anniversary of his passing.

Over 3,000 visit Joseph's Tomb

Will Rabbi Peretz return to Yamina?

Jerusalem Affairs Minister expects Netanyahu to keep agreement with Blue and White and adds: An alliance with Yamina is possible.

Will Rabbi Peretz return to Yamina?

'It's not about me, it's about religious Zionism'

Rabbi Rafi Peretz speaks with Jewish Home activists, says he is willing to step aside if that will help the party.

'It's not about me, it's about religious Zionism'

'Little Western Wall' thoroughly cleaned for first time

Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Rabbi Rafi Peretz orders cleaning of the Kotel Ha-Katan after years of neglect at prayer site.

'Little Western Wall' thoroughly cleaned for first timeplayer

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.

Rabbi Rafi Peretz blasts Yamina

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.'

Rafi Peretz wants to resume cooperation with Bennett and Shaked

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.

3 ministers enter isolation

Minister Rafi Peretz tests positive for coronavirus

Rabbi Rafi Peretz, former Education Minister, confirms positive coronavirus test. 'I feel good right now.'

Jerusalem Minister tests positive for coronavirus

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.

Rabbi Peretz: This is our answer to Jordan

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.'

'I'll demand yeshivas implement capsule method'

'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.

'We will not give up sovereignty because of an Arab state'player

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.

'I will oppose recognition of Palestinian state'

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.

Rafi Peretz: No one is perfect, we were all wrong

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.

What was Rabbi Rafi Peretz surprised by?player

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,

Jerusalem Minister: They will not stop us from celebrating

Jewish Home approves coalition agreement

Religious Zionist party approves deal to enter unity government with Likud, Blue and White.

Jewish Home approves coalition agreement

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.

Rabbi Rafi Peretz signs coalition agreement with the Likud

Rabbi Rafi Peretz may retire from politics

Jewish Home leader reportedly considering retiring if he does not receive influential role in new government.

Rabbi Rafi Peretz may retire from politics

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.

The plot thickens: Peretz may remain in opposition after all

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.

Netanyahu to Rabbi Peretz: Take the 'Settlement portfolio'

Yamina to break up? Peretz meets Netanyahu again

Rabbi Rafi Peretz reportedly considering leaving Yamina to join unity government in exchange for Jerusalem Ministry.

Yamina to break up? Peretz meets Netanyahu again

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.

Jewish Home leader Rafi Peretz meets with Netanyahu

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.

The Likud's proposal to Rabbi Rafi Peretz

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.

Education Min.: Preschools and daycares to open on Sunday

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.

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

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.

Watch: Yamina activists celebrate with Smotrich and Rabbi Peretzplayer

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.

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

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.

Jewish Home rabbi: It is permitted to violate this agreement

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: Our list will save the entire camp

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."

Motti Yogev steps down: Rabbi Peretz stole the partyplayer

Netanyahu holds emergency meeting with Bennett, Peretz

PM meets leaders of right-wing parties in last-ditch attempt to unify right-wing list.

Netanyahu holds emergency meeting with Bennett, Peretz

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.

Smotrich and Peretz meet: Strive for a broad unity

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.

Rabbi Peretz: Nahariya drowning victim was a hero

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.

Rabbi Peretz pressured to hold primaries in wake of polls

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.

Peretz: Even in America Jews can't walk with a kippah

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.

Rabbi Peretz refused to relinquish ministerial post to Smotrich

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.

Yogev: The first step toward unity is to meet

Yogev: Agreement was signed without my knowledge or consent

Jewish Home MK Motti Yogev responds to agreement with Otzma Yehudit.

Yogev: Agreement was signed without my knowledge or consent

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.

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

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.'

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