'The only thing preventing new government is Liberman'

MK Eichler says Yisrael Beytenu chairman should concentrate on his voters' needs, stop 'involving himself' in haredi community's lives.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/15/2019, 10:57 AM

MKs: Give priority to cities in the periphery

Haredi MKs suggest encouraging young families to move to the periphery, building new haredi cities.Michal Levi, 5/13/2019, 2:26 PM

New haredi MK submits first bill

New MK Yaakov Tessler submits bill to allow ministers, deputy ministers, to aid everyone who reaching out. 'I hope bill receives support.'Haim Lev, 5/3/2019, 3:45 PM

Haredi MK: Draft Law? We want to deal with public transportation

UTJ MK Eichler says party aims to help Israel's citizens, doesn't want to spend term fighting 'decrees against religion.'Michal Levi, 5/1/2019, 12:54 PM

Deputy Health Minister Litzman: 'Health above all'

'We will insist on the health clauses no less than religious clauses,' Litzman's supporters say.Chaim Lev, 4/28/2019, 10:41 PM

UTJ demands: A position for each party MK

Haredi UTJ party submits list of coalition demands - and it includes a position for each of the party's 8 Knesset members.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/22/2019, 2:38 PM

Haredi rabbi: Secular people aren't happy

Rabbi Edelstein, a leading haredi rabbi, says many Jews aren't happy, those who lead a Torah lifestyle should feel pity for them.Ben Shaul, 4/17/2019, 2:59 PM

This is how haredi party earned its 8th seat

UTJ, the party which dropped from eight seats to seven, regains its eighth seat - by uncovering a small but significant error.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/17/2019, 2:07 PM

Deri: Shas is the third largest party, period

'How we had to convince we could pass threshold, how much we had to convince that surveys don't know how to survey Shas.'Mordechai Sones, 4/16/2019, 10:08 PM

'If recruitment issue remains unsolved we go to elections'

In view of increase in strength to 8 seats, UTJ representatives make clear if Draft Law not resolved, they will lead to repeated elections.Mordechai Sones, 4/16/2019, 8:52 PM

Final election results: UTJ - 8 seats, Likud - 35

UTJ strengthens by 1 seat at the expense of LIkud, which gets 35 seats like Blue and White.Hezki Baruch, 4/16/2019, 2:59 PM

Smotrich: Religious services won't be left in Shas' hands

MK Smotrich scheduled to meet with UTJ members to create haredi-religious bloc in religion and state ahead of coalition negotiations.Mordechai Sones, 4/16/2019, 1:18 AM

Netanyahu meets with haredi lawmakers

PM Netanyahu meets Shas, UTJ, leaders to discuss next coalition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/15/2019, 1:33 PM

UTJ leader to Rabbi Mazuz: We'll fulfill our task properly

MK Gafni visits Yachad party's spiritual leader, promises to work for good of Sephardic community.Michal Levi, 4/9/2019, 7:12 PM

Haredi MK: No guarantee partnership with Likud will continue

UTJ's Yakov Asher says party isn't trying to steal votes from Shas, no guarantee haredi parties will continue working with PM Netanyahu.Haim Lev, 3/24/2019, 4:46 PM

Haredi campaign focuses on 'Lapid threat'

UTJ campaign under slogan 'Moment of truth'. Rationale: Blunt reminder from Netanyahu-Lapid government days that shrunk haredi economy.Mordechai Sones, 3/14/2019, 1:03 PM

Haredi minister: I won't sit with Lapid

Dep. Health Minister Litzman says he won't sit in coalition with MK Yair Lapid, regardless of who the PM is.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/5/2019, 12:17 PM

Litzman: 'The haredi public will return us the favor'

After survey shows more than 20% of haredim won't vote haredi parties, deputy health minister claims election results will be different.Mordechai Sones, 2/14/2019, 11:28 AM

'Haredim trying to turn Israel into a halachic state'

Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman launches attack on haredi political parties, says views on religious issues 'delusional'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/1/2019, 9:45 AM

Shas lawmakers oppose plan to merge with UTJ

Shas MKs say initiative to run together with their Ashkenazic counterparts would destroy Shas' unique identity, pledge to oppose the move.Tzvi Lev, 1/3/2019, 7:15 PM

Did J'lem mayoral candidate trade draft bill for haredi support?

Recording suggests mayoral candidate Moshe Leon got haredi support in exchange for Liberman giving Draft Law go-ahead.Tzvi Lev, 10/25/2018, 5:45 PM

Report: Haredi factions to oppose bill to deport infiltrators

MKs angry that bill overriding court decision on deportation of illegal infiltrators to pass, while haredi draft override bill does not.Tzvi Lev, 10/25/2018, 3:26 PM

Haredi faction supports lowering electoral threshold

MK Uri Maklev says UTJ's Degel Hatorah faction supports lowering electoral threshold to 2.75%.Ben Shaul, 9/17/2018, 11:06 AM

Agudath Yisrael to change bylaw barring women from running

Faction tells High Court it will change statute barring women from running for political office amid ruling that ban is discriminatory.Tzvi Lev, 9/3/2018, 4:45 PM

Bennett: No political alliance with Litzman

Bennett says he has great respect for Deputy Minister Litzman, but they have no political alliance regarding future coalition conditions.Mordechai Sones, 9/2/2018, 12:35 PM

Gafni rips Agudath Yisrael faction, hints of split

Degel Hatorah head Moshe Gafni slams UTJ counterparts from Agudath Yisrael, hints shaky union may collapse over Draft Law.Tzvi Lev, 7/26/2018, 10:26 PM

Netanyahu: Haredi parties need to agree amongst themselves

PM Netanyahu rejects offer by Shas, Lithuanian-haredi MKs, to remain in government even if hasidic-haredi MKs leave.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/12/2018, 12:27 PM

Will United Torah Judaism party break apart?

Rep. of hasidic faction within UTJ says party will leave coalition if Draft Law passes, Lithuanian-haredi reps say 'no obligation' to leave.Michal Levi, 7/4/2018, 1:44 PM

Haredi lawmakers divided over draft law

Ashkenazic-haredi UTJ party divided on whether to accept Defense Ministry's draft bill, quit coalition, or insist on changes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/18/2018, 9:54 AM

Lapid: Netanyahu's job is to give in

Yesh Atid chairman calls on haredi parties to refuse extra funding if it comes at the expense of children with disabilities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/11/2018, 4:54 PM

Haredi MK's grandson arrested for drug smuggling

Grandson of haredi MK arrested at Ben Gurion Airport after authorities catch him with 11 kilograms of cocaine.Tzvi Lev, 5/1/2018, 2:07 PM

Haredi radicals heckle haredi MK

UTJ MK Menachem Porush heckled by extremist haredim as he attends circumcision in Bet Shemesh.Tzvi Lev, 4/29/2018, 4:42 PM

UTJ denies it will start internal haredi rivalry in Beit Shemesh

Degel Hatorah wing of haredi UTJ party says rumors it will challenge Bet Shemesh's mayor are unfounded, matter is still undecided.Tzvi Lev, 4/22/2018, 7:50 AM

Deri: No plans for a Joint Haredi List

Shas head Aryeh Deri dismisses claims Shas will run on joint list with Ashkenazi-haredi UTJ in order to pass electoral threshold.Tzvi Lev, 3/29/2018, 9:36 PM

Will the 'Muezzin Law' finally pass?

PM Netanyahu gives green light to advancing 'Muezzin Law' during upcoming Knesset session. Will the haredi parties support the bill?Ben Shaul, 3/28/2018, 2:50 PM

Bennett hints he will challenge Netanyahu for prime minister

Bennett says he will run against Prime Minister Netanyahu if 'elections are declared for personal reasons'.Tzvi Lev, 3/11/2018, 9:45 AM

Haredi parties split over coalition crisis?

Shas MK Yaakov Margi slams UTJ for sparking coalition crisis over draft law.Tzvi Lev, 3/8/2018, 6:06 PM

'No reason for us to have early elections'

Netanyahu calls on coalition partners to work out a compromise over Draft Law in order to avert coalition crisis.Tzvi Lev, 3/4/2018, 7:49 AM

Haredi MK slams haredi MKs' attempt to push draft law through

Shas MK Yakov Margi slams UTJ MKs for threatening coalition crisis, says draft law can be adjusted and approved after State budget passes.Michal Levi, Chana Roberts, 3/2/2018, 2:36 PM

Coalition crisis escalates over draft law

Sources in Likud party say divide over draft law could splinter coalition, lead to early elections.Tzvi Lev, 3/1/2018, 4:40 PM

Haredim to present new ultimatum to Netanyahu?

UTJ leaders demand that new draft law be passed before budget vote is passed, linking stability of government to IDF deferments.Tzvi Lev, 2/22/2018, 9:21 PM

Yesh Atid proposes new haredi draft law

Yesh Atid submits new bill expanding draft of haredi men, limiting exemptions given to yeshiva students.Tzvi Lev, 2/1/2018, 6:48 PM

Haredim and Arabs coordinating in the Knesset?

Head of haredi UTJ party welcomes newfound cooperation with Arab Joint List faction. 'We're doing good business with the Arabs.'Tzvi Lev, 1/28/2018, 4:25 PM

MK Gafni: 'My words were taken out of context'

Haredi MK Moshe Gafni denies that he is training special force of non-Jewish inspectors to crack down on businesses opening on Shabbat.Tzvi Lev, 1/18/2018, 11:44 AM

Defense Minister storms out of Knesset meeting

Haredi parties condition support for death penalty for terrorists on Yisrael Beytenu's support of law closing supermarkets on Shabbat.Hezki Baruch, 1/3/2018, 11:51 AM

Haredim may torpedo terrorist death penalty bill

Haredi parties debate supporting bill allowing death penalty for terrorists.Michal Levi, 1/3/2018, 10:03 AM

'American Jews are undergoing silent Holocaust'

MK Yisrael Eichler says that Shabbat desecration is 'causing American Jews to disappear'.Tzvi Lev, 12/28/2017, 5:48 PM

'We'll take to the streets'

Yair Lapid urged Defense Minister Liberman to stop haredi efforts to limit the Supreme Court.Tzvi Lev, 9/14/2017, 9:17 AM

'You cost us a Knesset seat'

Mudslinging within haredi UTJ party, as Health Minister slams Degel Hatorah faction for party losses.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/7/2017, 9:53 AM

Haredi party will support 'United Jerusalem Bill'

Haredi MKs ask Rabbi Shteinman whether they should support bill preventing division of Jerusalem; rabbi okays new version of bill.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/14/2017, 7:13 AM

'Coalition with Lapid and haredi parties cannot be ruled out'

UTJ MK slams haredi extremists for comparing government to Hitler, says haredi parties joining coalition with Yesh Atid not impossible.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/29/2017, 4:12 PM

'Meeting on Shabbat is absolutely unacceptable'

UTJ MKs slam Netanyahu for holding meeting on Shabbat, say government 'can have no success' if Shabbat is violated.Hezki Baruch, 3/18/2017, 10:26 PM

Will United Torah Judaism oppose Ghattas’ dismissal?

Most members of the coalition, including Shas, joined the initiative to oust the Arab MK, but United Torah Judaism refused to sign on.Haim Lev, 12/20/2016, 10:46 AM

'The Supreme Court has no right to tell us how to live'

MK Yisrael Eichler attacks Supreme Court judges for demanding female representation in haredi parties.Haim Lev, 11/1/2016, 10:46 PM

Shabbat crisis: Haredi position split

Shas head Aryeh Deri promises no coalition crisis over Shabbat construction, causing disgruntled UTJ MKs to weigh their options.Ben Shaul, 9/8/2016, 9:29 PM

Haredi ultimatum: Our Shabbat, or your coalition

The heads of the haredi parties have given Netanyahu 24 hours to end the train works on Shabbat, or they will break the government.Hezki Baruch, 8/25/2016, 9:10 PM

Transportation Minister: Shabbat violations - not my department

"I can't get involved in train works which take place on Shabbat"Hezki Baruch, 8/25/2016, 7:05 PM