Tag Archive for Yitzhak Aharonovich

Israel’s ‘Police Minister’ Aharonovich resigns

Public Security Minister says his resignation comes from Yisrael Beytenu chairman Avigdor Liberman’s hint to ‘make way’ for younger MKs, and not because of the party’s corruption case, or poor job performance.

By Tova Dvorin


Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovich (Yisrael Beytenu) gave one final interview before leaving office on Friday, wherein he reflected on his political career and why he decided to leave political life.

Aharonovich began by addressing his relationship with Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino, which was often stormy.

“The reasons are not simple, but complex,” he told Walla! News. A very public spat erupted between the two defense officials in October 2014. 

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Israel’s Security Minister Introduces Law to Ban ‘Rock-throwing’ Islamist Gangs from Entering Temple Mount

Minister Aharonovich advances bill in the Knesset to ban Hamas affiliated Islamist organizations that attack police and harass Jews, on Judaism’s holiest site.

By Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar


Internal Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovich (Yisrael Beytenu) is advancing a new bill to declare the groups of Muslim extremists coordinating unrest on the Temple Mount in order to block Jewish visits as illegal gatherings.

Arab rioters at Temple Mount (file)

Arab rioters at Temple Mount (file) – Reuters

The new bill was revealed on Wednesday by Haaretz, and targets the organized gatherings of Muslim men and women in recent years on the Mount, the holiest site in Judaism, who curse and shout at Jewish visitors and assault police with rocks and fireworks. Continue Reading »

Police Minister Promises Crackdown on Attacks by Arabs in Jerusalem


Internal Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovich promises,’it will stop’ as he admits increase in anti-Semitic attacks in Israel’s capital is a problem.

By Ari Soffer and Arutz Sheva Staff


Internal Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovich (Likud-Beytenu) has promised to put an end to the harassment of Jews in Jerusalem.

Aharonovich was responding to a question by MK Orit Struk (Jewish Home), in which he was challenged over a sharp increase in anti-Semitic attacks by Arab extremists in the capital.

“Half a year ago you sat with me a special panel targeting nationalistic crimes, which did not focus solely on the so-called ‘Price Tag movement’ [i.e. Continue Reading »

Aharonovich: Arrested Haredi protesters to be prosecuted


8 Haredi protesters arrested in violent anti-draft demonstration were released from police custody, 7 under court restrictions.

Internal Security Minister said he was ‘appalled’ by violence against the police

By Noam (Dabul) Dvir

Eight protesters who were arrested Thursday at a haredi anti-draft demonstration in Jerusalem were released Friday, seven under restrictions.

ההפגנה האלימה בירושלים (צילום: אוהד צויגנברג)

Violent protest – Photo: Ohad Zwigenberg

Internal Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovich said he was appalled by the protesters’ violence which was also directed at police officers and promised that the rioters would be punished.

Thursday’s protest saw one officer moderately wounded and another five lightly wounded. Of the protesters, five sustained minor wounds. Continue Reading »

Aharonovitch & Livni: ‘Price tag’ offenders to be charged with act of terror

Both Justice Minister & Interior Security Minister to introduce to the cabinet an initiative where ‘price tag’ crimes be recognized under the law as terror acts

By Attila Somfalvi


An initiative to change the legal standing of “price tag” attacks to that of an act of terror will be brought before the cabinet next week, according to a resolution devised by Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, Internal Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovich and representatives from the police and security forces.

Yitzhak Aharonovich

Internal Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovich

The initiative is part of a larger shift intended to bolster police and Shin Bet action against “price tag” offenses in the West Bank and Israel. Continue Reading »