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Thousands rally at right-wing protest outside PM's office

'We will overthrow this evil government,' says MK Smotrich at demonstration protesting demolition of Homesh yeshiva and Bedouin riots.

Thousands rally at right-wing protest outside PM's office

Riot breaks out at demolition of Jewish home in Samaria

Dozens of protestors attempted to prevent the demolition of a new house in Samaria, prompting police to disperse them by force.

Riot breaks out at demolition of Jewish home in Samaria

What can Yamina do to save Homesh, asks MK Bezalel Smotrich

"It's very simple..." If Meretz, the UAL, and New Hope can defy coalition discipline, then Yamina can too.

What can Yamina do to save Homesh, asks MK Bezalel Smotrich

MK Bezalel Smotrich: "We are like a people without a leader"

In light of the government's indecision regarding the new variant, MK Bezalel Smotrich states that Bennett cannot lead as PM.

Smotrich accuses Bennett of flip-flopping on COVID policy

Smotrich, right-wing MKs head to Homesh: End the siege

MKs from Religious Zionism and Likud will spend the night with the yeshiva students at Homesh.

Smotrich, right-wing MKs head to Homesh

Hundreds of police to be added to fight alleged settler crime

MK Smotrich: Speed with which Omer Barlev's attacks on settlers turned into actions is frightening.

Hundreds of police to be added to fight alleged settler crime

Knesset convenes to discuss spate of terror attacks, Arab riots

Smotrich replies to Raz:" Your fantasies will blow up when the buses do on Israeli citizens"

Knesset convenes to discuss surge in Arab violence

Smotrich demands Arab MKs condemn terror - Arab party chief bolts Knesset plenum instead

Right-wing MK demands Arab party in coalition explicitly condemn recent wave of terror attacks. Arab lawmaker responds by leaving plenum.

Smotrich demands Arab lawmakers condemn terror attacksplayer

Religious Affairs Minister to protect rabbis' freedom of speech

Minister Matan Kahana announces legislation to protect freedom of speech of municipal rabbis. MK Bezalel Smotrich says he will support it.

Religious Affairs Minister to protect rabbis' freedom of speech

Knesset confrontation: 'Abbas, condemn Jerusalem attack'

Religious Zionism party chairman Bezalel Smotrich in Knesset demands Ra'am chairman Mansour Abbas condemn deadly Hamas shooting.

Knesset confrontation: 'Abbas, condemn Jerusalem attack'

Bennett: I am not negotiating the creation of a terrorist state

PM responds to MK Smotrich's accusations the current government has abandoned Israel's security.

Bennett: I am not negotiating the creation of a terrorist state

Bezalel Smotrich: Mansour Abbas is pursuing civil jihad

Leader of United Arab List "has one way of talking to Jews in Hebrew, another of talking to Arabs in Arabic."

Smotrich: Mansour Abbas is pursuing civil jihad

Smotrich to Bennett: You're a puppet on a string

Religious Zionist chairman fires back after Bennett says "the government under my leadership will take care of everyone".

Smotrich to Bennett: You're a puppet on a string

Yamina on the verge of ejecting MK Amichai Chikli

'I'm not the defector; Naftali Bennett is,' says Chikli. 'He's the one who betrayed those who voted for him.'

Yamina on the verge of ejecting MK Amichai Chikli

Smotrich: Investigate links between United Arab List & Hamas

Several organizations linked to the United Arab List, such as the '48 Aid NGO, also have links to Hamas in Gaza.

Smotrich: Investigate links between United Arab List & Hamas

Judea & Samaria to be included in government's affordable rent project

MKs Smotrich & Azoulay stalled Knesset committee until Construction Ministry agreed to divert necessary budgets.

Judea & Samaria to be included in govt's affordable rent project

Shaked to Smotrich: "How many lies will you continue to spread?"

Shaked responds to Smotrich calling her "two-faced".

Shaked to Smotrich: "How many lies will you continue to spread?"

Smotrich: Government's partnership with Ra'am a 'disaster for Zionism'

Religious Zionist Party chairman explains why he refused to form a right-wing government which relies on Mansour Abbas' party.

'Government's partnership with Ra'am a disaster for Zionism'player

Smotrich: We won't let Mansour Abbas take our sovereignty in Jerusalem

Religious Zionism party MKs tour site of yesterday's Arab riots near Damascus Gate, blame government's reliance on Ra'am party.

'We won't let Mansour Abbas take our sovereignty in Jerusalem'

Anti-Netanyahu Law: Bennett about to break another promise?

Right-wing representatives oppose the law, but the coalition may get the majority approval, preventing Netanyahu from running again for PM

Anti-Netanyahu Law: Bennett about to break another promise?

'Smotrich should have listened to Rabbi Tau' says fellow party MK Avi Maoz

"Rabbi Tau foresaw the situation we have today, if a right-wing government of 59 MKs wasn't formed, with outside support from the UAL."

'Smotrich was wrong to block right-wing gov't with Arabs'

MK Smotrich: Some Israeli Arabs are our enemies

'Some Israeli Arabs have not made peace with how the War of Independence ended," MK Bezalel Smotrich says.

MK Smotrich: Some Israeli Arabs are our enemies

Ministers reject law to preserve Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem

Law was promoted by MK Bezalel Smotrich, would have enabled prosecution of PA officials who subvert Israeli sovereignty in Jewish capital.

Ministers reject law preserving Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem

Likud: Bennett broke rule that politics stops at the border

Opposition parties, MKs criticize PM Bennett's first speech to the UN General Assembly.

Likud: Bennett broke rule that politics stops at the border

Smotrich: Apologies to the people of Israel for my part in Bennett's return

MK Bezalel Smotrich: I apologize to people of Israel for my part in Bennett's return to politics after he did not pass the threshold.

'Apologies for my part in Bennett's return'

Smotrich: We give and give without getting anything

Religious Zionism party leader says government embarking on same process that led to suicide bombing campaign against Israel's citizens.

Smotrich: We give and give without getting anything

MK Smotrich: 'Where is the budget for a 500m loan to the Palestinian Authority?

MK Smotrich, chair of the Religious Zionism party, demands to know source of 500 million promised to the Palestinian Authority by DM Gantz.

'Where is the budget for a 500m loan to Palestinian Authority?'

Smotrich: Meretz is right this time around

The Labor, Meretz and Religious Zionist parties are struggling with a regulation that was promised by Yamina's Abir Kara prior to elections.

Smotrich: Meretz is right this time around

Smotrich: PM Bennett endangering Israel's security

'PM Bennett can't respond to rocket fire, because his coalition is dependent on a sister movement to Hamas,' Religious Zionism chief says.

Smotrich: PM Bennett endangering Israel's security

Smotrich: 'LGBT community has been silencing people for years'

Pride parade was partially responsible for current coronavirus wave - and there's no reason not to say that, MK Smotrich says.

Smotrich: 'LGBT community has been silencing people for years'

Why are haredim 'really' opposed to kashrut reform?

'Maybe because they care about non-haredi kosher consumers?' suggests MK Bezalel Smotrich's aide.

Why are haredim 'really' opposed to kashrut reform?

MK Smotrich helps passerby park her car

Former Transportation Minister meets passerby who had difficulty parking her vehicle and immediately helps out.

MK Smotrich helps passerby park her carplayer

Smotrich confronts Bennett from Knesset podium

Religious Zionist chairman blasts PM: Secretly, you despise the camp of which you were a part until yesterday.

Smotrich confronts Bennett from Knesset podiumplayer

Bezalel Smotrich lambasts government for failure to procure additional vaccines

'Serious failure on the part of the government' that Israel is 'out of vaccines,' MK Smotrich says.

Smotrich lambasts government for failure to procure new vaccines

Bezalel Smotrich: 'Insane' that divorced fathers shouldn't have anything to eat

'Discrimination against divorced dads one of the worst crimes today in Israel, percentage of suicides is disproportionate,' Smotrich says.

'Insane' that divorced fathers shouldn't have anything to eat

Shaked: The Likud is lying

Interior Minister blasts those who voted against Citizenship Law: Amichai Chikli voted against the Jewish state.

Shaked: The Likud is lying

Shaked to Smotrich: How are you not ashamed?

Interior Minister blasts Religious Zionism party peader for failing to support Citizenship Law.

Shaked to Smotrich: How are you not ashamed?

MK Bezalel Smotrich in Evyatar: This town must remain where it is

Samarian town threatened with destruction despite proof it was not built on privately held land.

MK Smotrich in Evyatar: This town must remain where it is

Arabs attack rightist MKs during Jerusalem tour

Bezalel Smotrich and Orit Strook attacked by Arabs during tour of Shimon HaTzaddik neighborhood.

Arabs attack rightist MKs during Jerusalem tourplayer

Rabbi Meir Mazuz: Smotrich will pay for his deeds

Head of Kisei Rahamim yeshiva attacks head of Religious Zionism party for refusal to form right-wing government with Arabs.

Rabbi Mazuz: Smotrich will pay for his deedsplayer