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Deputy Education Minister resigns from Knesset

Meir Porush leaves Knesset as per 'Norwegian Law,' to end months of infighting within UTJ over distribution of MKs.Hezki Baruch, 5/22/2016, 3:08 PM

Is UTJ breaking up?

Degel HaTorah, Agudah factions of UTJ considering split. MK Maklev claims 'all options are on the table,' including joint run with Shas.David Rosenberg, 4/18/2016, 4:16 PM

Bennett secures budget increase for Hesder

In ongoing battle with haredi party UTJ, Bennett emerges with 40 percent increase over 2012 budget.Raphael Levi, 1/4/2016, 12:33 PM

First openly-gay Likud MK responds to haredi snub

Likud's newest MK, Amir Ohana, says he'd be delighted if haredi MKs continued to absent themselves from his Knesset speeches.Ari Soffer, 12/29/2015, 10:54 AM

Report: PM offered Yesh Atid to join coalition

United Torah Judaism livid over offer, views Lapid joining as 'red line.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/14/2015, 3:15 PM

Bill: Ban Chauvinist Parties from the Knesset

Bill on the table to ban parties from Knesset which refuse to include women - a practice notably and consistently held by haredi parties.Haim Lev, 10/18/2015, 1:11 PM

Jerusalemites May Build Sukkahs Until 11 PM

Noise regulations in holy city will be changed to allow sukkah construction on the evening after Yom Kippur.Haim Lev, 9/10/2015, 6:23 PM

Uproar After PM Spotted in Non-Kosher Eatery

Haredi party incensed after Netanyahu sits with Italian PM in posh Florence cafe. PMO: Netanyahu never eats non-kosher food.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/1/2015, 3:50 PM

Litzman Appointed 'Official' Health Minister

Yaakov Litzman will officially take the position of Health Minister – a job he has been doing for the past several years as deputy minister.Moshe Cohen, 8/27/2015, 2:50 PM

Could a Religous Woman Be 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.Yaakov Levi, 8/23/2015, 11:00 PM

Supreme Court Ruling Places Haredi MKs in a Bind

Court accepts petition against practice of appointing haredi MKs as 'deputy ministers acting as ministers' for ideological reasons.Hezki Baruch, 8/23/2015, 6:49 PM

Extremists Arrested 'Bombing' Haredi Draft Talk

3 haredi youths disrupt meeting encouraging IDF draft in central Jerusalem by hitting participants, cursing them and damaging the building.Ido Ben-Porat, 8/21/2015, 9:53 AM

Gov't Holding Secret Meetings to Cancel Draft Law

UTJ MKs, government officials have been secretly meeting for 6 months to come up with ways to prevent haredim from being drafted.Haim Lev, 8/18/2015, 1:28 PM

UTJ: Govt. Could 'Have Problems' Promises Kept

Top rabbinical supporters of UTJ told Prime Minister Netanyahu that if expected his coalition to survive, he should honor his commitments.Moshe Cohen, 7/20/2015, 9:41 PM

Did Haredi Parties Mislead Herzog on Coalition?

Did haredi parties mislead Yitzhak Herzog about their intention to form a coalition with them? Zionist Union leader isn't sure.Moshe Cohen, 6/25/2015, 10:55 AM

MK Eichler Says He's 'Not Bound' By Coalition Deal

UTJ MK threatens to rebel if not granted chairmanship of Knesset committee; sources tell Arutz Sheva he never signed coalition deal.Haim Lev and Ari Soffer, 5/11/2015, 10:20 AM

Herzog: PM Dug Himself a Pit, I Won't Throw a Rope

Labor leader Yitzhak Herzog insists Netanyahu should not count on him to bail out latest government when push comes to shove.Moshe Cohen, 5/7/2015, 1:05 PM

Lapid: 'Suckers' Lose Again, Haredi Parties Win

Yesh Atid MKs and supporters conducted a protest against the expected repeal of sanctions on yeshiva students who don't serve in the IDF.Yaakov Levi, 5/7/2015, 12:17 PM

United Torah Judaism Supports Unity Government

Haredi party, like Shas, believes Labor joining coalition will help stabilize government, further social causes.Tova Dvorin, 5/5/2015, 3:01 PM

Lapid: PM Using Tax Money for Political Payoffs

Continuing rant against Likud's coalition deal with UTJ at Yesh Atid's faction meeting, Lapid stresses party will fight Bibi's 'bribes.'Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 5/4/2015, 4:38 PM

UTJ, Left United Over Child Allowance Increase

Prof. Yossi Yonah of Labor praises child allowance raise, says it will lift Israel higher on OECD list.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 4/30/2015, 9:47 PM

Child Allowances to Increase As Part of UTJ Deal

Cash-strapped parents to receive nearly double the current monthly child allowance rate in 2016. UTJ: It's a good deal.Tova Dvorin, 4/30/2015, 8:36 PM

Deri, Bennett Feuding Over Religion Ministry

With UTJ and Kulanu on board, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu turns his attention to finishing off deals with Shas and Jewish Home.Yaakov Levi, 4/30/2015, 7:54 AM

Tekuma: Judea and Samaria Construction '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.Moshe Cohen, 4/29/2015, 5:09 PM

Netanyahu, Litzman Meet to Sign Coalition Deal

Clauses of agreement being perused ahead of final signing between Likud and UTJ heads, as coalition continues to come together.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 4/29/2015, 2:52 PM

Coalition Deal to Stop Supreme Court Interference

Agreement draft between Likud and UTJ includes clause preventing court from cancelling laws passed by majority of MKs.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 4/29/2015, 8:15 AM

First Coalition Deal Signed Between UTJ and Likud

Haredi party UTJ becomes the first to seal negotiations as Netanyahu's coalition government starts to take form.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 4/28/2015, 5:55 PM

How Can PM Finalize Government?

Shas, UTJ, and Kulanu all close to a final deal with Likud - leaving Netanyahu with two main options to concretize his fourth government.Cynthia Blank, 4/13/2015, 10:32 PM

UTJ Reportedly in Final Stages of Coalition Deal

All that's left is phrasing final agreement according to report, with deal to include cancellation of Enlistment Law's criminal sanctions.Yedidya Ben-Or, Ari Yashar, 4/13/2015, 9:49 AM

Kulanu MK Complains 'Up Front' About Haredi Costs

The government hasn't been formed yet, but already rival parties are accusing each other of “ruining” their policies.Yaakov Levi, 4/12/2015, 5:15 PM

Source: Likud Set to Announce Deal With Shas, UTJ

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is set to announce his first coalition agreement next week, sources in the Likud said.Yaakov Levi, 4/8/2015, 11:41 PM

Kahlon Raises 'Price,' Now Demands 3 Ministries

Moshe Kahlon is demanding some of the top government portfolios as his price for joining Binyamin Netanyahu's new government.Yaakov Levi, 4/1/2015, 8:14 PM

Kahlon Cancels on Netanyahu

Potential coalition partner Moshe Kahlon canceled a meeting he was supposed to have with the Prime Minister on coalition negotiations.Yaakov Levi, 3/26/2015, 7:47 AM

Source: PM to Give Haredi Parties What They Want

Prime Minister Netanyahu met with haredi parties UTJ and Shas, indicating ministry allotment that may harm religious Zionist interests.Yaakov Levi, 3/25/2015, 5:43 PM

Latest Count: Likud at Thirty, Meretz Gains One

Counting votes has almost finished and the the Central Elections Committee will release final results by Thursday afternoon.Moshe Cohen, 3/19/2015, 8:02 AM

United Torah Judaism MK: No 'Unity' Government

MK Meir Porush speaks to Arutz Sheva about the race for a coalition - and puzzles over 'illogical' push for government with Likud and Labor.Haim Lev, 3/18/2015, 4:19 PM

MK Litzman: We Will Undo the 'Damage' Lapid Did

Haredi parties hope to have a greater influence on the next government than they had on the previous ones, UTJ and Shas MKs said.Moshe Cohen, 3/17/2015, 12:27 PM

UTJ Concerned Haredi Voters Choosing Yachad

Chabad, followers of R' Shmuel Auerbach said to be choosing Yachad over UTJ and Shas. Could it mean great gains for the Right?Haim Lev, 3/17/2015, 9:17 AM

Rabbis: UTJ Doesn't Make a Move Without Us

Tens of thousands gathered to support the party and to support the idea of voting in next week's election altogether.Moshe Cohen, 3/12/2015, 2:16 AM

Ad Pulled After it Promised Blessings for Votes

Ad promising voters 'long life, sustenance, children, and blessings' pulled after Hiddush organization turns to Elections Committee.Tova Dvorin, 3/9/2015, 9:07 PM

Liberman Against Coalition with Haredi Parties

Yisrael Beytenu publication slams PM for approaching haredi parties, says benefits to pensioners, soldiers will be cut.Haim Lev and Tova Dvorin, 3/8/2015, 8:28 AM

Haredi Party UTJ Features Seculars, Woman in TV Ad

For the first time, haredi party United Torah Jewry has produced an election ad for television that includes a woman.Moshe Cohen, 3/5/2015, 5:21 PM

Watch: First-Ever UTJ Facebook Video

Techno music accompanies unofficial UTJ clip featuring scintillating foosball action... don't miss it.Gil Ronen, 3/2/2015, 12:35 PM

Students Urge Religious Political Leaders: Unite

Students in Israeli Religious Zionist high schools are demanding that the four religious parties running in this election unite.Moshe Cohen, 2/25/2015, 10:55 PM

Herzog Wedding Visit Purely Polite, Say Likud, UTJ

Labor leader's presence at the wedding of the granddaughter of MK Litzman triggered rumors of a political deal.Haim Lev, Gil Ronen, 2/25/2015, 10:33 AM

Haredi Party Opposes Likud-Labor Unity Government

UTJ warns unity government would harm haredi ability to influence, says it won't support a leftist government.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 2/23/2015, 11:48 AM

Poll: One Third of Yishai's Voters Are Ashkenazim

If elections were held now, Eli Yishai's Yachad party would pass the minimum vote requirements, and get four seats.Moshe Cohen , 2/5/2015, 10:59 AM

Gafni: Jewish Home the Real 'Enemy' of Hareidim

UTJ head MK Moshe Gafni complained that Jewish Home was responsible for the “state persecution” of the hareidi community.Moshe Cohen, 1/7/2015, 8:42 PM

UTJ Not Impressed with Hareidi Unity Offer

Source in Ashkenazi hareidi party says unity talk is an attempt by Aryeh Deri to shift attention from his party's woes.Haim Lev, Gil Ronen, 1/5/2015, 10:33 AM

Hareidi MKs Slam Court Verdict on Yeshiva Stipends

The High Court and the state are carrying out a policy of hate against haredi Jews by denying yeshiva students stipends, MKs saidMoshe Cohen, 5/25/2014, 3:37 PM

US Hareidi Leader: IDF Enlistment is Inevitable

The hareidi political establishment is proud of Sunday's mass rally, but hareidi leaders in the US aren't so sure it was a good thing.David Lev, 3/3/2014, 8:49 AM

Knesset Knocks Down Law On Hareidi Discrimination

Law that would have made discrimination against hareidi religious Jews illegal rejected by the Knesset on its first reading.David Lev, 11/20/2013, 2:05 PM

Hareidi Party Allies with Meretz: ‘Not Right-Wing’

Response to Bennett-Lapid? Hareidi party forms strong ties with the secularist, left-wing Meretz faction.Maayana Miskin, 8/23/2013, 10:42 AM

Hareidi MKs Vow to Fight Enlistment Plan

"Draconian sanctions are ineffective and have no chance," says MK Moses.Gil Ronen, 5/23/2013, 5:04 PM

MK Stern: Hareidim Cannot Complain Over 'Boycotts'

MK Elazar Stern (Hatnu'a) said that hareidi MKs should not complain about being boycotted, lest they be called out for hypocricyDavid Lev, 3/18/2013, 6:23 PM

Hareidi MKs Walk Out on Netanyahu Speech

MKs from United Torah Jewry called out and interfered with a speech by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, and then walked out of the roomDavid Lev, 3/18/2013, 5:42 PM

UTJ: New Government 'Hateful, Evil, Corrupt,' etc.

URJ MKs slammed the new government, heaped invective on its members, and expressed wishes for its rapid demiseDavid Lev, 3/14/2013, 12:15 PM