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'Uri's special charm touched the hearts of even his opponents'

President Rivlin hosts gathering in memory of former MK Uri Orbach, marking six years since his death.

'Uri's special charm touched the hearts of even his opponents'

Jerusalem to name street after former Jewish Home minister

City of Jerusalem approves naming of a street after Uri Orbach, who passed away in 2015.

Jerusalem to name street after former Jewish Home minister

'The best should pursue journalism'

Minister Ayelet Shaked dismisses claims of discrimination against haredi sector, telling haredis: 'you are smart and talented enough.'

Shaked to haredim: Become journalists

Cabinet remembers beloved Jewish Home minister

Prime Minister Netanyahu opens cabinet meeting with commemoration to beloved minister Uri Orbach.

Cabinet remembers beloved Jewish Home minister

Uri Orbach forgotten by his own ministry

One year after the Minister's death, the Ministry which he spent his life building allegedly refused to help plan his memorial.

Uri Orbach forgotten by his own ministry

Journalist: I realized the left is childish

Israeli journalist Avri Gilad credits the late Uri Orbach for changing his worldview from left to right.

Journalist: I realized the left's positions were childish

Watch: Naftali Bennett Votes in 2015 Elections

Bennett 'prayed that Israel will be united and strong' before voting, calls for Jewish unity.

Watch: Naftali Bennett Votes in 2015 Electionsplayer

Ten Years: Memorial to Adir Zik, Media Legend

Ten Years: Memorial to Adir Zik, Media Legend

Meretz MK: I Loved Orbach Dearly

Meretz MK Ilan Gilon says goodbye to Minister Uri Orbach, a close friend of his despite the political differences between them.

Meretz MK: I Loved Orbach Dearly

'Uri Made Me Wake Up from the Leftist Dreams'

Journalist Avri Gilad, former radio co-host of Uri Orbach, credits Orbach with his move from the left to the right.

'Uri Made Me Wake Up from the Leftist Dreams'

'You Connected People as a Life Mission'

Gov't officials, journalists, rabbis and members of the public bid farewell to popular religious-Zionist MK, who passed away aged 54.

'You Connected People as a Life Mission'

Uri Orbach: Our Best Man in the Media

Arutz Sheva Editor-in-Chief Uzi Baruch bids farewell to Uri Orbach, who always had a kind word but never withheld criticism.

Uri Orbach: Our Best Man in the Media

PM: 'There Was No One Who Didn't Love' Orbach

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu issues statement after MK Uri Orbach passes away, notes his 'deep sensitivity for every human being.'

Netanyahu: 'There Was No One Who Didn't Love' Uri Orbach

Minister Uri Orbach Passes Away at Age 54

'Generations of religious and secular people learned from him that the connection between them is possible,' says Naftali Bennett.

Minister Uri Orbach Passes Away at Age 54

Uri Orbach Still in Hospital

PM to temporarily declare Orbach on extended leave, replace Pensioners' Minister post with Bennett.

Uri Orbach Still in Hospital

Uri Orbach on the Mend

Pensioners' Minister in hospital for pneumonia, but recovering; public still requested to pray.

Uri Orbach on the Mend

Uri Orbach in Hospital, Public Asked to Pray

Orbach to undergo treatments for pneumonia, says he waited until Jewish Home primaries fever died down to pursue intensive care.

Minister Uri Orbach Hospitalized, Public Prayers Requested

Jewish Home MKs: Yinon Magal is a Great Man

Fellow MKs call Magal's candidacy a 'blessing' shortly after the news anchor announces his candidacy for Jewish Home.

'Yinon Magal is a Great Man,' Jewish Home MKs Testify

Ahead of Elections Jewish Home MKs Trade Barbs

'Arrogant' dig at Tekuma faction gets sharp rebuttal; Jewish Home rep calls to disband National Union; rabbi suggests party split.

Ahead of Elections Jewish Home MKs Trade Barbs

Jewish Home MK Says 'We Didn't Ask for Elections'

Despite polls showing that it would gain seats, Jewish Home isn't necessarily happy that elections are to take place says Uri Orbach.

Jewish Home MK Says 'We Didn't Ask for Elections'

Rivlin Scraps Concert Over Singer's Views on Arabs

Israeli singer Amir Benayoun denied gig at state event in the President's Residence due to song calling Arab terrorists 'slimy ingrates.'

Rivlin Cancels Concert Over Singer's Views on Israeli Arabsplayer

Orbach: Left Involved in Feiglin Fiasco

Minister says Opposition escalated Monday's tiff in the Knesset, during which Moshe Feiglin was called 'fascist,' for political reasons.

Orbach: Left Involved in Feiglin Fiasco

Orbach: Israel Deserves a 'Presidential Mentsch'

Uri Orbach (Jewish Home), Minister for Elderly Affairs, said he would do everything he could to get Reuven Rivlin elected president.

Orbach: Israel Deserves a 'Presidential Mentsch'

Minister Says Livni Should Leave the Government

In special interview, Uri Orbach calls HaTnua 'fictitious,' slams Livni for blaming Israel over talks - which he has 'no problem' reviving.

Minister Says Livni Should Leave the Government

MK Claims PA 'Uninterested' in Palestinian State

Uri Orbach calls out Ramallah for playing the victim in talks, calls Israel 'an island of realism in an ocean of obsessives.'

Minister Claims PA 'Uninterested' in Palestinian State

MK Orbach: Jewish Home a 'Real' Party

Jewish Home played crucial role in developing the three important laws passed by the Knesset this week, says MK Uri Orbach.

MK Orbach: Jewish Home a 'Real' Party, Not Just Sectorial

Shaked Committee Frozen Over Hesder Yeshiva Fiasco

Prime Minister freezes Shaked Committee vote on sanctions for draft-dodging after controversy erupts over length of Hesder service.

Shaked Committee Vote Frozen Over Hesder Yeshiva Fiasco

'They Insult Our Rabbis, and We Remain Silent'

Jewish Home MK blasts hareidi Knesset MKs over 'ingratitude' to Jewish Home, Religious Zionist community.

'They Insult Our Rabbis, and We Remain Silent'

Orbach: Schulz Speech Was Downright Ugly

Minister for Senior Citizens dismisses criticism by the left of Jewish Home's walking out of Martin Schulz's anti-Israel speech.

Orbach: Schulz Speech Was Downright Ugly

'Settlers' Make Up 16% of New Officers

Their proportion among new company and battalion commanders is 4 times their part in the general population.

'Settlers' Make Up 16% of New IDF Officers

Minister Attacks 'Suicide Pill' Bill

Minister of Pensioner Affairs attacks proposed law, which would allow doctors to provide patients with the means to kill themselves.

Minister Slams ‘Assisted Suicide’: Doctors Should Heal, Not Kill

Orbach: Dispute with Yesh Atid a ‘Passing Storm’

Orbach on Jewish Home-Yesh Atid fighting, standing up to Obama, and an intermediate agreement.

Orbach: Dispute with Yesh Atid a ‘Passing Storm’

Orbach: Blame the Arabs, Not Jewish Home

Minister for Senior Citizens Uri Orbach hits back at those blaming his party for the failure of peace talks with the Palestinian Authority.

Orbach: Blame the Arabs, Not Jewish Home

Bayit Yehudi Hits Back, 'Don't Preach to Us'

MK Orbach responds to Shas MK's attacks, says "a party with a criminal at its head will not preach ethics to us."

Bayit Yehudi Hits Back, 'Don't Preach to Us'

MK Orbach: Horse Racing Cruel to Animals

Uri Orbach, Bayit Yehudi MK and Minister of Pensioner Affairs, slams the recent trend of betting on horse races as "cruel to animals".

MK Uri Orbach: Horse Racing Cruel to Animals

Bayit Yehudi Denies It Chose Terrorist Release

Minister Uri Orbach says there was never a decision to prefer a terrorist release over a building freeze.

Bayit Yehudi Denies It Chose Terrorist Release

Orbach: Bennett Fought Lapid for Yeshiva Budget

Orbach reports ‘bitter’ fight for yeshiva funding, calls to stop criticizing Bennett over cuts.

Orbach: Bennett Fought Lapid for Yeshiva Budget

Peres Criticized for 90th Birthday Extravaganza

Journalists, MKs and the Israeli public all criticized President Shimon Peres for the lavish production in honor of his 90th birthday.

Peres Criticized for 90th Birthday Extravaganza

Min. Orbach: Rabbinate Fuss Proves Need for Change

Accuses hareidi leaders of “verbal hooliganism” that “quickly becomes physical."

Min. Orbach: Rabbinate Fuss Proves Need for Change

Minister: Rabbi Stav is What the Public Wants

Orbach says Israelis want a chief rabbi with the ‘Tzohar spirit’ of openness, outreach.

Minister: Rabbi Stav is What the Public Wants