Otzma Yehudit

High Court green lights Israeli Arab Heba Yazbak's run for Knesset

High Court President Esther Hayut confronted Likud lawyer Avi Halevi about Avichai Mandelblit’s line of argument.

Larissa Trembovler Amir, wife of Yitzhak Rabin's assassin Yigal Amir, registers her Fair Trial Party
Parties race as deadline for disqualifying lists looms

The head of the Central Elections Committee, Supreme Court judge Neal Hendel, already disqualified the second candidate on the Economic Dawn list, cannabis kingpin Amos Dov Silver.

Otzma refuses to withdraw from election Ben-Gvir says

Far-right leader says he was offered ministerial positions, jobs in the national institutions, and even the role of an Israeli ambassador.

Hangman’s noose
Shin Bet sued by Otzma for NIS 2.5m. for alleged Jewish informant suicide

The activist was indicted for a mere price tag attempt after heavy Shin Bet interrogation.

Religious Zionists do not feel their faith needs any political help

‘Does it sound logical?” wondered Defense Minister Naftali Bennett. “Imagine an American congressman hanging in his living room the picture of a man who murdered tens of Jews in a synagogue.

New Right, Bayit Yehudi and National Union unite, leaving Otzma out

Despite deep personal and ideological differences between them and high drama negotiations, the parties came together.

Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem January 2
Bennett blows up effort to bring far Right into right-wing alliance

Bayit Yehudi leader Rabbi Rafi Peretz must now decide whether or not to abandon his alliance with far-right Otzma in order to save his political career

Rafi Peretz and Itamar Ben Gvir.
Religious-Zionist politics in turmoil as parties turn on each other

Israeli politics has new Machiavellian twists in run up to Israel's 2020 elections

Rabbi Druckman voting
Flailing Netanyahu asks Rabbi Druckman to head Bayit Yehudi, he declines

The idea was apparently for Druckman, who has supported the inclusion of Otzma in a right-wing religious joint list, to use his authority to cajole the other party leaders to accept the move.

Otzma Yehudit supporters hand out candy celebrating assassination

Supporters of the Kahanist political party were seen handing out candies at Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda market to celebrate the US decision to assassinate Soleimani.

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