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Former Meretz MK makes blatant comparison between Religious Zionist Party and Nazi regime

Former Meretz MK makes blatant comparison between Religious Zionist Party and Nazi regime

Haaretz opinion piece aired on Holocaust Remembrance Day refers to Religious Zionist Party as 'Smotrich and co. list of hate.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/04/2021 14:13
Deri and Smotrich make pact against Bennett

Deri and Smotrich make pact against Bennett

The party leaders have agreed not to join a government led by Yamina.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/04/2021 19:23
Likud MK: We should embrace United Arab List

Likud MK: We should embrace United Arab List

MK Kara pushes back on right-wing criticism of Likud overtures to Arab party.Shlomo Witty, 28/03/2021 21:39
Smotrich: There will be no gov't with support from Ra'am

Smotrich: There will be no gov't with support from Ra'am

"A right-wing government will not be formed based on Ra'am. Period." Religious Zionist chair rules out gov't supported by Arab Ra'am party.Hezki Baruch, 25/03/2021 12:31
Netanyahu's promises on Judea and Samaria - should we believe them again?

Netanyahu's promises on Judea and Samaria - should we believe them again?

Examining Netanyahu's track record shows that only parties pulling him to the right can compel him to keep those promises this time. Op-ed.David Rubin, 22/03/2021 12:00
Vote Torah

Vote Torah

In the remaining hours before the election, look closely at the candidates.Vote for those who speak words of Torah. Op-ed.Tzvi Fishman, 21/03/2021 20:00
Smotrich: Dismantle the Civil Administration in Judea and Samaria

Smotrich: Dismantle the Civil Administration in Judea and Samaria

'Israelis living in Judea and Samaria are treated like second-class citizens,' says Religious Zionist Party head.Shlomo Witty, 14/03/2021 21:30
Smotrich explains plan for Galilee

Smotrich explains plan for Galilee

Religious Zionism has plans that can be realized in less than a single term of government.Shlomo Witty, 11/03/2021 19:42
Smotrich: 'I am happy with my running partners'

Smotrich: 'I am happy with my running partners'

Religious Zionism leader Bezalel Smotrich thinks that he has made the right choice of political alliances.Shlomo Witty, 07/03/2021 19:45
MK Betzalel Smotrich to Prof Asa Kasher: If you don't retract false post, we meet in court

MK Betzalel Smotrich to Prof Asa Kasher: If you don't retract false post, we meet in court

MK Smotrich responds in scathing post to accusations against him and his party by Prof. Asa Kasher.Hezki Baruch, 01/03/2021 16:29
Religious Zionism party unveils young settlement program

Religious Zionism party unveils young settlement program

Religious Zionism to demand regulating young communities, closing Civil Administration. Smotrich: 'Judea/Samaria residents aren't 2nd class'Hezki Baruch, 23/02/2021 15:44
Appoint coordinator, control Population Authority: Smotrich plan to expel infiltrators

Appoint coordinator, control Population Authority: Smotrich plan to expel infiltrators

Religious Zionist Party: 'We'll demand concrete steps as condition of entering government before situation becomes irreversible.'Ido ben Porat, 22/02/2021 18:15
Haredi media again praise Smotrich

Haredi media again praise Smotrich

Haredi media: 'Smotrich proves that when it comes to accessibility and efficiency for the ordinary citizen - he has no substitute.'Yonatan Gottleib, 22/02/2021 17:00
Smotrich studies with Rabbi Druckman and Rabbi Waldman

Smotrich studies with Rabbi Druckman and Rabbi Waldman

Religious Zionism leader sat down with two iconic figures to study the works of Rav Kook.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/02/2021 17:37
Smotrich: I don't trust Netanyahu

Smotrich: I don't trust Netanyahu

Religious Zionist Party chairman talks about the partners he did and did not choose for the elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/02/2021 15:10
South Tel Aviv activists endorse Religious Zionist Party

South Tel Aviv activists endorse Religious Zionist Party

Activists against illegal immigration to Tel Aviv say that the only choice for them is the Religious Zionist Party of Bezalel Smotrich.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/02/2021 15:53
Likud proposal to Jewish Home chairwoman Hagit Moshe

Likud proposal to Jewish Home chairwoman Hagit Moshe

Arutz Sheva has learned Likud proposed to Jewish Home to include in list candidates in 28th and 36th places to allow merger with Smotrich.Hezki Baruch, 04/02/2021 13:32
Poll: Smotrich and Ben Gvir take five Knesset seats

Poll: Smotrich and Ben Gvir take five Knesset seats

Joint running agreement lets the two parties pass electoral threshold. Yamina wins 11 seats.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/02/2021 09:16
Poll: Likud weakens, Sa'ar stable, Smotrich doesn't pass

Poll: Likud weakens, Sa'ar stable, Smotrich doesn't pass

Netanyahu bloc, along with Yamina, receives only 54 seats according to poll. Union of Smotrich, Hagit Moshe, Ben Gvir would receive 6 seats.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/02/2021 21:55
Ben-Gvir's ultimatum to Smotrich

Ben-Gvir's ultimatum to Smotrich

Otzma leader gives Smotrich 24 hours to pursue alliance.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/01/2021 23:00
Amit Segal: 'Smotrich convinced Netanyahu to leave Ben-Gvir out'

Amit Segal: 'Smotrich convinced Netanyahu to leave Ben-Gvir out'

In an interview on Channel 12 News, journalist & political analyst Amit Segal says Smotrich doesn't see added value of joint run with Otzma.Eitan Divinsky, 28/01/2021 20:30
Feiglin angry with Smotrich: I'd like to rain on their parade

Feiglin angry with Smotrich: I'd like to rain on their parade

'Maybe I should just run with Ben-Gvir, The Shadow, and an 'uncultured' haredi just to stick it to all these pompous religious Zionists.'Yehonatan Gotlieb, 28/01/2021 18:23
Smotrich: "Bennett has foresaken right-wing government"

Smotrich: "Bennett has foresaken right-wing government"

Religious Zionist Party chief marks end to partnership with Yamina, warns that Bennett could ally himself with Lapid, back settlement freezeShlomo Witty, 13/01/2021 08:50
'Religious Zionist parties' failure to unite turns off younger voters'

'Religious Zionist parties' failure to unite turns off younger voters'

Former Deputy Min, Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan, says before joining up with New Right, Jewish Home, Nat'l Union need to unite.Nitzan Keidar, 11/01/2021 08:14
'We respect Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef but don't need his approval'

'We respect Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef but don't need his approval'

Chief Rabbi had stated: "Main requirement of city rabbi is that he is expert in Jewish law, not an IDF officer or hesder yeshiva graduate."Yehonatan Gottlieb, 27/12/2020 16:14
Journalist Amit Segal: 'Smotrich seriously thinking about running alone'

Journalist Amit Segal: 'Smotrich seriously thinking about running alone'

National Union Chair did not express support for Bennett's decision to run for PM, even criticizing interview on Shabbat-violating program.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/12/2020 21:55
Smotrich: No connection between Netanyahu and the Right

Smotrich: No connection between Netanyahu and the Right

Smotrich estimates there will be no election because Gantz will fold, and not lend hand to dispersing Knesset.Hezki Baruch, 05/12/2020 21:54
Smotrich: 'If Biden wins we should apply sovereignty before he takes over'

Smotrich: 'If Biden wins we should apply sovereignty before he takes over'

Yamina MK Betzalel Smotrich says Israel should lose no time in applying sovereignty over Judea, Samaria and Jordan Valley if Trump loses.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/11/2020 10:09
'Shall we then go with Yair Lapid? Are you mad?'

'Shall we then go with Yair Lapid? Are you mad?'

Smotrich on Lapid no-confidence vote supported by his party members: 'Meretz also voted for our no-confidence motion, where Bennett is PM.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/10/2020 16:08
'If Netanyahu doesn't fire Mandelblit, he deserves incapacity'

'If Netanyahu doesn't fire Mandelblit, he deserves incapacity'

'Anyone who thus belittles the 1.5 million voters who elected him, allows AG to humiliate, trample him is simply not worthy of their trust.'Hezki Baruch, 29/09/2020 22:41
Ha'aretz journalist: 'MK Bezalel Smotrich more of an enemy than Lebanon'

Ha'aretz journalist: 'MK Bezalel Smotrich more of an enemy than Lebanon'

Ha'aretz journalist attacked MK Smotrich, 'How's he better than Christians who stood by as Jews suffered in Europe?'Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/08/2020 17:06
Turbulent confrontation as Yamina MK delegation visits Bedouin outpost for fact-finding

Turbulent confrontation as Yamina MK delegation visits Bedouin outpost for fact-finding

Watch: Yamina delegation arrives to observe illegal Bedouin settlement Likiya. Former MK Taleb a-Sana attacks MK Smotrich who pushes back.Mordechai Sones, 11/06/2020 13:22
Smotrich: Netanyahu only wants to reform judiciary now that he's on the receiving end...

Smotrich: Netanyahu only wants to reform judiciary now that he's on the receiving end...

MK Smotrich is promoting "French Law" that would protect serving prime ministers from being questioned on minor charges.Y Rabinovitz, 26/05/2020 21:58
The Yamina-Likud fiasco: A chance to rebuild

The Yamina-Likud fiasco: A chance to rebuild

Sorry to disappoint Netanyahu's men, but dedicated public servants like Bennett, Shaked, and Smotrich won't be fading away so easily. Op-edDavid Rubin, 15/05/2020 05:30
Bezalel Smotrich: Sovereignty critical even if it means fourth elections

Bezalel Smotrich: Sovereignty critical even if it means fourth elections

Transportation Min. Smotrich says there's a limited window of opportunity that must not be missed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/04/2020 00:17
Where exactly does Yamina stand on Judaism issues?

Where exactly does Yamina stand on Judaism issues?

Take a look at the facts before accusing the religious Zionist parties of ignoring Judaism.Haim Lev, 01/03/2020 00:44
Smotrich claims to have incriminating information about UTJ's cooperation with Arab List

Smotrich claims to have incriminating information about UTJ's cooperation with Arab List

Following accusations of Smotrich allowing WOW to set up tefilin stand, Yamina threatened to implicate UTJ of cooperation with Arab MKsEitan Divinsky, 18/02/2020 11:26
El Al CEO: 'Painful decisions' may be required

El Al CEO: 'Painful decisions' may be required

CEO of El Al says airline faces 'trying times' due to coronavirus outbreak. Transportation Minister Smotrich calls on state to help.Tal Polon, 18/02/2020 10:42
Netanyahu threatens to fire Bennett and Smotrich

Netanyahu threatens to fire Bennett and Smotrich

PM conveys to Bennett he will not continue in office if he runs without Ben Gvir. Netanyahu's people say it was prediction, not threat.Mordechai Sones, 14/01/2020 20:49
86% support Bennett-Smotrich, 7% for Ben-Gvir-Rabbi Peretz

86% support Bennett-Smotrich, 7% for Ben-Gvir-Rabbi Peretz

Direct Poll Institute looks into who Yamina voters support; 86% choose New Right-National Union list.Mordechai Sones, 14/01/2020 16:14
Rabbi Peretz faces heavy pressure to join unified list

Rabbi Peretz faces heavy pressure to join unified list

Bennett, Shaked, Smotrich call on Jewish Home to join united Right list as Peretz advisors recommend staying with Otzma Yehudit at any cost.Mordechai Sones, 14/01/2020 15:35
New Right Chair. Bennett meets with Jewish Home Chair. Peretz

New Right Chair. Bennett meets with Jewish Home Chair. Peretz

After meeting Minister Smotrich last night, Bennett met with Rabbi Peretz this morning. On the agenda: Running in a unified listElisheva Lavi, 09/01/2020 14:05
'Submissive and cowardly behavior against Hamas prisoners'

'Submissive and cowardly behavior against Hamas prisoners'

Minister Smotrich slams meeting of imprisoned Hamas leaders, approved by prison service. "Inconceivable. We must put an end to this."Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/09/2019 10:17
Smotrich not dismissed from government

Smotrich not dismissed from government

PM meets with Transport Minister after criticism; Netanyahu refrains from dismissing Smotrich or ousting from Cabinet.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/08/2019 19:40
Smotrich: 'There were arguments; we did the right thing'

Smotrich: 'There were arguments; we did the right thing'

Minister Betzalel Smotrich in an interview with Arutz Sheva: 'We face super-critical election campaign.'Yoni Kempinski, 29/07/2019 21:40
Poll: Shaked leading candidate to head right-wing bloc

Poll: Shaked leading candidate to head right-wing bloc

36% of right-wing supporters say Shaked should lead united right-wing list. Peretz gets 6%, Smotrich - 7%.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/07/2019 08:54
'Let's go together'

'Let's go together'

Transportation Minister to party heads: 'We'll form force and won't lose votes, build healthier society, continue all the good we have here'Mordechai Sones, 08/07/2019 22:58
'Shaked's demand will make a right-wing government possible'

'Shaked's demand will make a right-wing government possible'

Sources close to Shaked say she won't be willing to settle for anything less than first place on United Right's list.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/06/2019 22:41
Netanyahu appoints Peretz and Smotrich ministers

Netanyahu appoints Peretz and Smotrich ministers

Netanyahu informs Peretz and Smotrich he is entrusting them with Education and Transportation Ministries, cabinet membership and observer.Mordechai Sones, 17/06/2019 17:34
'Obeying the law is more important than obeying court rulings'

'Obeying the law is more important than obeying court rulings'

MK Smotrich attacks Supreme Court Chief Justice Hayut for criticism of Justice Minister Ohana. 'Comments must be viewed with severity.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/06/2019 13:58
Redistribution of portfolios: Transportation to go to Smotrich?

Redistribution of portfolios: Transportation to go to Smotrich?

PM speaks with Likud MKs and ministers regarding redistribution of portfolios following dismissal of Ministers Bennett and Shaked.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/06/2019 19:04
'Religious Zionism won't be a punching bag in politics'

'Religious Zionism won't be a punching bag in politics'

Smotrich: 'I am not frustrating the formation of the government - but Religious Zionism won't be a punching bag and a fifth wheel.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/05/2019 11:31
'Netanyahu doesn't want to topple Hamas'

'Netanyahu doesn't want to topple Hamas'

National Union Chairman criticizes how war with Hamas ended: 'We have to remove their desire to attack the State of Israel.'Hezki Baruch, 06/05/2019 15:44
Smotrich: US envoy's tweet 'deeply disappointing'

Smotrich: US envoy's tweet 'deeply disappointing'

National Union chairman responds to Jason Greenblatt's tweet condemning comments reportedly made by rabbis at Bnei David academy in Eli.MK Bezalel Smotrich, 02/05/2019 12:38
Bayit Yehudi Chair. denies rumors of tension with NU Chair.

Bayit Yehudi Chair. denies rumors of tension with NU Chair.

Smotrich responds: 'Rabbi Peretz is a wonderful person and a great partner. It's a pleasure to work with him.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/04/2019 03:07
Smotrich: They warned me against taking Justice Ministry

Smotrich: They warned me against taking Justice Ministry

MK Smotrich seeks the Justice Ministry despite warnings he'll be targeted with investigations. 'I don't want to think it's true.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/04/2019 00:12
Erdan: Justice portfolio must be in Likud's hands

Erdan: Justice portfolio must be in Likud's hands

Likud minister opposes United Right's demand of justice portfolio for Smotrich. 'We are the largest party and need the senior portfolios.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/04/2019 13:37