At an event honoring Likud activist Jacques Kupfer, Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich denied the existence of a Palestinian people, and displayed a map of “Greater Israel” including Jordan.
In a lengthy Facebook post, Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich expresses regret for “breaking the trust” between the IDF and the government.
The Israeli finance minister’s call for wiping out Huwara was abhorrent, but so is the so-called “human rights” group’s demand for the mass expulsion of Jews from their homes.
Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich has twice clarified that he did not mean innocents should be harmed when he said that the Palestinian village should be “wiped out.”
While Washington’s response is “understandable,” the Americans know that Israel’s government is “committed to the settlements,” said Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich.
Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant on Friday ordered the evacuation of an outpost in Samaria, setting up a possible showdown with Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich, who opposed the move. The site was erected to commemorate Rabbi Haim Druckman, the spiritual leader of the religious Zionism movement, who passed away in late December at age 90. […]
Israel on Sunday transferred 138.8 million shekels ($39.5 million) of revenues collected for the Palestinian Authority to the victims of terrorism and their families. At a press conference on Sunday, Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich said, “We promised to fix this, and today we are correcting an injustice. This is an important day for morality, […]
Members of Israel’s new government on Sunday assumed control over their various ministries following numerous handover ceremonies in Jerusalem. The ministers were officially sworn in during a Knesset session on Thursday. Notable examples included former IDF Maj. Gen. (res.) Yoav Galant (Likud), who took over the Defense Ministry from Benny Gantz, and National Security Minister […]
The agreement would change the 2005 Disengagement Law that led to the forcible relocation of some 9,000 Jewish residents of Gush Katif and northern Samaria.
Because of the brouhaha surrounding Bezalel Smotrich’s speech at the memorial for Israel’s slain premier, another address received a lot less attention than it deserved: the one delivered by Merav Michaeli.