Shabbat crisis: Haredi position splitShas head Aryeh Deri promises no coalition crisis over Shabbat construction, causing disgruntled UTJ MKs to weigh their options.
Haredi ultimatum: Our Shabbat, or your coalitionThe heads of the haredi parties have given Netanyahu 24 hours to end the train works on Shabbat, or they will break the government.
Transportation Minister: Shabbat violations - not my department"I can't get involved in train works which take place on Shabbat"
'You only protest when it comes to helping haredim'The opposition raged over a new bill that allots 1,040 shekels a month to needy Torah students with families.
Chief rabbis warn Netanyahu: No deals with Reform movementRabbis Yosef and Lau say Reform movement must not gain influence in Israel, especially at the Western Wall.
Haredi parties advance bill to exempt yeshivas from property taxProposal to reach Knesset Assembly on Wednesday. Interior Ministry agrees to cover the cost.
Ballot boxes in yeshivas?Unlikely allies team up as Yesh Atid and UTJ MKs join together to push voting in universities, yeshivas.
Deputy Education Minister resigns from KnessetMeir Porush leaves Knesset as per 'Norwegian Law,' to end months of infighting within UTJ over distribution of MKs.
Haredi parties breaking up? MK says 'all options on the table'Degel HaTorah, Agudah factions of UTJ considering split. MK Maklev claims 'all options are on the table,' including joint run with Shas.
Bennett emerges victorious in battle for Hesder Yeshiva budgetIn ongoing battle with haredi party UTJ, Bennett emerges with 40 percent increase over 2012 budget.
First openly-gay Likud MK responds to haredi snubLikud's newest MK, Amir Ohana, says he'd be delighted if haredi MKs continued to absent themselves from his Knesset speeches.
Report: Netanyahu offered Yesh Atid to join coalitionUnited Torah Judaism livid over offer, views Lapid joining as 'red line.'
Bill: Ban Parties Who Don't Include Women from the KnessetBill on the table to ban parties from Knesset which refuse to include women - a practice notably and consistently held by haredi parties.
New Regulation Lets Jerusalemites Build Sukkahs Until 11 PMNoise regulations in holy city will be changed to allow sukkah construction on the evening after Yom Kippur.
Again: Uproar After Netanyahu Spotted in Non-Kosher RestaurantHaredi party incensed after Netanyahu sits with Italian PM in posh Florence cafe. PMO: Netanyahu never eats non-kosher food.
Litzman Appointed 'Official' Health MinisterYaakov Litzman will officially take the position of Health Minister – a job he has been doing for the past several years as deputy minister.
Could a Religous Woman Be Israel's Next Foreign Minister?The High Court ruled that a Health Minister needed to be appointed within 60 days, and that is likely to apply to the Foreign Ministry too.
Supreme Court Ruling Places Haredi MKs in a BindCourt accepts petition against practice of appointing haredi MKs as 'deputy ministers acting as ministers' for ideological reasons.
Extremists Arrested 'Bombing' Haredi Draft Conference3 haredi youths disrupt meeting encouraging IDF draft in central Jerusalem by hitting participants, cursing them and damaging the building.
Government Holding Secret Meetings to Cancel Haredi Draft LawUTJ MKs, government officials have been secretly meeting for 6 months to come up with ways to prevent haredim from being drafted.
UTJ: Govt. Could 'Have Problems' Unless PM Fulfills PromisesTop rabbinical supporters of UTJ told Prime Minister Netanyahu that if expected his coalition to survive, he should honor his commitments.
Did Haredi Parties Mislead Herzog on Left-Wing Government?Did haredi parties mislead Yitzhak Herzog about their intention to form a coalition with them? Zionist Union leader isn't sure.
Second Coalition Rebellion? MK Eichler Threatens to Break RanksUTJ MK threatens to rebel if not granted chairmanship of Knesset committee; sources tell Arutz Sheva he never signed coalition deal.
Herzog: PM Dug Himself a Pit, I Will Not Throw Him a RopeLabor leader Yitzhak Herzog insists Netanyahu should not count on him to bail out latest government when push comes to shove.
Lapid: 'Suckers' Lose Again as Yeshiva Students to Get IDF PassYesh Atid MKs and supporters conducted a protest against the expected repeal of sanctions on yeshiva students who don't serve in the IDF.
United Torah Judaism Supports Unity GovernmentHaredi party, like Shas, believes Labor joining coalition will help stabilize government, further social causes.
Lapid: Netanyahu is Using Our Tax Money for Political PayoffsContinuing rant against Likud's coalition deal with UTJ at Yesh Atid's faction meeting, Lapid stresses party will fight Bibi's 'bribes.'
Haredi Party, Left United Over Child Allowance IncreaseProf. Yossi Yonah of Labor praises child allowance raise, says it will lift Israel higher on OECD list.
Child Allowances to Increase As Part of UTJ DealCash-strapped parents to receive nearly double the current monthly child allowance rate in 2016. UTJ: It's a good deal.
Deri and Bennett Continue to Feud Over Religion MinistryWith UTJ and Kulanu on board, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu turns his attention to finishing off deals with Shas and Jewish Home.
Tekuma: Judea and Samaria Construction is Our 'Red Line'If Bibi does not commit to massive building in Judea-Samaria, Jewish Home should not join the government, says MK Ariel's faction.
Netanyahu and Litzman Meet to Sign Coalition DealClauses of agreement being perused ahead of final signing between Likud and UTJ heads, as coalition continues to come together.
Coalition Deal to Stop Supreme Court InterferenceAgreement draft between Likud and UTJ includes clause preventing court from cancelling laws passed by majority of MKs.
First Coalition Deal Signed Between UTJ and LikudHaredi party UTJ becomes the first to seal negotiations as Netanyahu's coalition government starts to take form.
With Shas, UTJ, and Kulanu On Board, How Can PM Finalize Gov't?Shas, UTJ, and Kulanu all close to a final deal with Likud - leaving Netanyahu with two main options to concretize his fourth government.
UTJ Reportedly in Final Stages of Coalition DealAll that's left is phrasing final agreement according to report, with deal to include cancellation of Enlistment Law's criminal sanctions.
Kulanu MK Complains 'Up Front' About Haredi Parties' SpendingThe government hasn't been formed yet, but already rival parties are accusing each other of “ruining” their policies.
Source: Likud Ready to Announce Deal With Shas, UTJPrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is set to announce his first coalition agreement next week, sources in the Likud said.
Kahlon Raises 'Price,' Now Demands 3 MinistriesMoshe Kahlon is demanding some of the top government portfolios as his price for joining Binyamin Netanyahu's new government.
Kahlon Cancels on NetanyahuPotential coalition partner Moshe Kahlon canceled a meeting he was supposed to have with the Prime Minister on coalition negotiations.
Netanyahu Reportedly to Give Haredi Parties What They WantPrime Minister Netanyahu met with haredi parties UTJ and Shas, indicating ministry allotment that may harm religious Zionist interests.
Latest Count: Likud at Thirty, Meretz Gains OneCounting votes has almost finished and the the Central Elections Committee will release final results by Thursday afternoon.
United Torah Judaism MK: No 'Unity' GovernmentMK Meir Porush speaks to Arutz Sheva about the race for a coalition - and puzzles over 'illogical' push for government with Likud and Labor.
MK Litzman: We Will Undo the 'Damage' Lapid DidHaredi parties hope to have a greater influence on the next government than they had on the previous ones, UTJ and Shas MKs said.
Report: UTJ Concerned Haredi Voters Choosing YachadChabad, followers of R' Shmuel Auerbach said to be choosing Yachad over UTJ and Shas. Could it mean great gains for the Right?
Rabbis: UTJ Doesn't Make a Move Without UsTens of thousands gathered to support the party and to support the idea of voting in next week's election altogether.
UTJ Ad Pulled After it Promised Blessings to VotersAd promising voters 'long life, sustenance, children, and blessings' pulled after Hiddush organization turns to Elections Committee.
Yisrael Beytenu Against Coalition with Haredi PartiesYisrael Beytenu publication slams PM for approaching haredi parties, says benefits to pensioners, soldiers will be cut.
Haredi Party UTJ Features Seculars, Woman in TV AdFor the first time, haredi party United Torah Jewry has produced an election ad for television that includes a woman.
Watch: Haredi UTJ Party Releases First-Ever Facebook VideoTechno music accompanies unofficial UTJ clip featuring scintillating foosball action... don't miss it.
Students Call On Religious Political Leaders to UniteStudents in Israeli Religious Zionist high schools are demanding that the four religious parties running in this election unite.
Herzog Haredi Wedding Visit Purely Polite, Say Likud, UTJLabor leader's presence at the wedding of the granddaughter of MK Litzman triggered rumors of a political deal.
Haredi Party Opposes Likud-Labor Unity GovernmentUTJ warns unity government would harm haredi ability to influence, says it won't support a leftist government.
Poll: One Third of Yishai's Voters Are AshkenazimIf elections were held now, Eli Yishai's Yachad party would pass the minimum vote requirements, and get four seats.
Gafni: Jewish Home the Real 'Enemy' of HareidimUTJ head MK Moshe Gafni complained that Jewish Home was responsible for the “state persecution” of the hareidi community.
UTJ Not Impressed with Hareidi Unity OfferSource in Ashkenazi hareidi party says unity talk is an attempt by Aryeh Deri to shift attention from his party's woes.
Hareidi MKs Slam Court Decision on Yeshiva StipendsThe High Court and the state are carrying out a policy of hate against haredi Jews by denying yeshiva students stipends, MKs said