MK Porush at Gush Katif Museum: 'This must not happen again'

Deputy Education Minister of UTJ visits Gush Katif Museum in J'lem. "We will always oppose division of the Land. All of it is ours."Hezki Baruch, 2/18/2020, 4:27 PM

'No one is leaving the right-wing bloc'

Deputy Education Minister Meir Porush rejects Blue and White's claims that the right-wing bloc will dismantle after the election.Shimon Cohen, 2/13/2020, 6:46 AM

Does the haredi UTJ party oppose the creation of a Palestinian state?

Min. Meir Porush quotes UTJ statement from 1936, says Trump plan allows other nations a foothold in Israel.Michal Levi, 2/11/2020, 2:02 PM

Education Ministry interfering in haredi schools' curriculum?

Education Min. 'interfering' by conducting thorough 'calculated' inspections of haredi schools, teaching staff and materials, paper says.Ben Shaul, 1/29/2020, 1:43 PM

'PR on the backs of Shabbat observers'

Deputy Education Minister blasts new initiative for public transportation on the Sabbath.Michal Levy, 11/24/2019, 4:43 AM

Chabad support for UTJ party grows

Chabad hasidim give UTJ approximately 10,000 more votes than the party won in April.Michal Levi, 9/18/2019, 6:21 PM

Haredi minister: Why would any haredi vote for Feiglin?

Dep. Health Minister Litzman questions: 'Why would any haredi vote for a party which includes those who have rejected circumcision?'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/29/2019, 2:29 PM

Gafni: Haredim caused Zandberg to enter the Knesset

UTJ MK: Last time, because of those who didn't vote for us, Meretz got an additional seat which brought in Tamar Zandberg.Chaim Lev, 2/25/2019, 5:46 AM

Agudat Yisrael will run in one list; Degel threatening

Agudat Yisrael convenes, decides all factions will run one list to councils throughout country. Degel still threatens separate run.Mordechai Sones, 8/21/2018, 3:46 AM

Gabbay hails public Sabbath desecration, haredim outraged

Zionist Union Chairman tweets during Sabbath about traveling by public transportation to beach; angry responses from some haredi MKs.Mordechai Sones, 6/17/2018, 12:14 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

Haredim attack haredi Knesset Member Meir Porush

Dozens of haredim attack Deputy Education Minister Meir Porush as he exits morning prayers in Beit Shemesh.Mordechai Sones, 4/4/2018, 3:15 PM

Haredim lukewarm on Trump announcement

UTJ MKs express hope that Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem won't cost Israel diplomatically.Ben Shaul, 12/7/2017, 6:07 AM

Satmar hassidim heckle Israeli Minister in Monsey

Deputy Education Minister Meir Porush was attending Shabbat services in Monsey, New York, when Satmar extremists burst in and heckled him.Tzvi Lev, 9/24/2017, 1:37 PM

'Supreme Court is eager for the apocalypse'

Haredi MKs slam court decision to strike down law exempting yeshiva students from IDF service. 'Court disconnected from Jewish tradition.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/12/2017, 7:13 PM

'What the US President understood, our President does not'

Deputy Education Minister blasts President Rivlin's remarks calling rabbinical leaders 'Beit Shammai' for calling to shelve Kotel Plan.Michal Levi, 7/4/2017, 11:16 AM

Gafni explains his 'Palestinians were here before us' comments

MK Moshe Gafni says he could never work with Left because of their anti-religious positions, despite being closer to Left on peace.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/13/2017, 10:46 PM

'Maybe Gafni came after the Palestinians'

Meir Porush responds to MK Gafni's statement 'Palestinians were here before us', recalls his family in Land of Israel eight generations.Mordechai Sones, 6/12/2017, 9:10 PM

Porush opposes Gafni, favors annexing Maale Adumim

Deputy Education Minister Meir Porush(UTJ) favors annexing Maale Adumim in contrast to fellow UTJ member Moshe Gafni.Yoel Domb, 1/25/2017, 7:35 PM

Deputy Education Min: Fine schools with too much violence

Deputy Education Minister Meir Porush proposes an idea for controlling violence in schools.Ben Shaul, 1/12/2017, 9:06 AM

'Reinforce security at grave of Rabbi Nachman'

Deputy Education Minister calls on PM to work with Ukrainian Premier to improve security in Uman after holy site vandalized.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/21/2016, 8:17 PM

Porush slams Degel Hatorah's opposition to Regulation Law

Deputy Minister Meir Porush (UTJ) slammed his colleagues' statements against the Regulation Law.Ben Shaul, 11/17/2016, 2:18 PM

Core Curriculum repeal passes first reading

Bill repealing previous law making funding for haredi schools dependent on Core Curriculum compliance expected to become law next week.Haim Lev, 7/26/2016, 7:13 AM

Bill to cancel core classes in haredi schools

UTJ, Naftali Bennett in favor of revoking former Education Minister Shai Piron's requirement that haredi schools teach English, math.Haim Lev, 7/15/2016, 12:39 PM

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

Council of Torah Sages discusses Reform growth

Hasidic body convenes to discuss growing Reform influence. 'Connection between Netanyahu and Reform - twist of the knife.'Haim Lev, 2/24/2016, 5:21 PM

Bennett: Haredim deserve equality in education

Bennett says on tour in Yavneh 'haredi education will no longer be deprived but will be equal'.Ben Shaul, 2/9/2016, 2:53 PM

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

Hareidi Party Lists Prerequisites for Coalition

United Torah Judaism MKs say budget for hareidi schools a must, vow to reverse hareidi enlistment law mandating IDF service.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 1/13/2015, 10:35 PM

Border Police Turn Away MK at Yitzhar Yeshiva

MK Meir Porush not allowed to visit, despite Defense Ministry guideline stating otherwise; vows to return building to residents.Yedidya Ben-Or, 1/5/2015, 3:57 PM

Yeshiva Student Stipends Come to an End

Some 10,000 full-time married yeshiva students received their last government stipend, ending a tradition that has been extant for 33 years.Moshe Cohen, 12/28/2014, 8:02 PM

Hareidi MKs Welcome End of Government

MKs from United Torah Judaism party welcome the dissolution of the Knesset, saying it was "the worst one in the country's history".Haim Lev, 12/9/2014, 12:13 AM

Hareidi IDF Enlistment Targets to be Met

Shaked Committee learns its law mandating hareidi enlistment succeeding vis-a-vis IDF recruitment, though not civilian national service.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 11/24/2014, 2:49 PM

Hareidi MK: We May Boycott Judea and Samaria

'There is tremendous pressure that says – let's boycott some of their factories,' says MK Porush.Gil Ronen, 2/27/2014, 7:45 PM

'Netanyahu Deceived Us'

Hareidi MK spits fire at the Prime Minister over criminal sanctions enactment in interview to Arutz Sheva.Tova Dvorin , 2/19/2014, 3:30 PM

Hareidi MKs to Lapid: Go Ahead, Quit

"We would be delighted if Lapid resigns from the government," says MK Moses in response to Finance Minister's threats.Elad Benari, 2/9/2014, 4:31 AM

Hareidi MKs: Lapid Exhibiting Megalomania

Hareidi-religious MKs slam Finance Minister Yair Lapid over his remarks that he will work to fire Israel’s Chief Rabbis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/13/2014, 4:46 AM

Rabbis Tell MKs: Don't Enable Kerry Plan - Resign

Rabbinical Congress for Peace rabbis urge ministers to shake complacency, prepare resignation letters to prevent withdrawals.Ari Yashar, 1/3/2014, 10:27 AM

MK Porush Complains to US Ambassador About Draft

Israeli rabbis are headed to the US to stop the "edict" on drafting hareidi youths, MK Meir Porush wrote in a letter to the US ambassadorDavid Lev, 12/23/2013, 10:12 PM

Gantz: Hareidi Soldiers in IDF Will Remain Hareidi

In Shaked Committee meeting, IDF Chief of Staff states 'The IDF does not see the hareidi-religious community as an enemy.'Tova Dvorin, 11/27/2013, 10:48 PM

Porush: Fewer Rabbis? Try Fewer Politicians

Hareidi MK not pleased by suggestion to elect just one chief rabbi.Maayana Miskin, 11/12/2013, 9:16 PM

MK Porush: 'Enlistment will Lead to Religious War'

Porush of Agudat Yisrael mahes comments in a meeting with U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro.Adam Ross, 9/11/2013, 3:22 PM

MK Porush: Equality? Why don't Arabs Serve?

In meetings with fellow MKs, UTJ politician points to hypocrisy in demanding equal service only from hareidim.Arutz Sheva, 8/14/2013, 9:14 AM

‘A Law Won’t Make Hareidi Men Enlist’

Hareidi-religious MK, ‘Whoever thinks a law will force Torah students to enlist in the army is mistaken.’Maayana Miskin, 8/12/2013, 12:16 AM

Porush: This is a Dark Day for Israel

Hareidi-religious MK slams law requiring hareidi enlistment. ‘This will be remembered as a dark day.’Maayana Miskin, 7/7/2013, 2:43 PM

Hareidi MK: Forced Enlistment? Israel Not Our Home

Hareidi MK: If Torah students are forced to enlist, ‘We will tell the world this isn’t the place for Torah observant Jews.’Maayana Miskin, 6/12/2013, 11:18 AM

Hareidi MK: Feiglin Mount Ascents 'Dangerous'

Meir Porush (UTJ) called on PM Netanyahu to throw MK Moshe Feiglin out of the Likud because of his 'dangerous' Temple Mount ascentDavid Lev, 3/4/2013, 9:08 PM

Hareidi Parties Preparing for Opposition

"We will sit with Shelly Yechimovich in the opposition," says Shas's Aryeh Deri.Elad Benari, 1/29/2013, 4:45 AM

'PA Tactics Typical of Arabs'

MK Porush also hints PM could face hareidi political pressure if he extends building freeze. Hareidi NPO campaigns against freeze.Gil Ronen, 9/6/2010, 9:20 AM

Porush: Move My Office to Jail

Deputy Minister of Education Meir Porush says he will move his office to Masiyahu prison, where parents of students in Emmanuel are serving time.Malkah Fleisher, 6/19/2010, 11:50 PM

Rabbi Porush Dies at 94

Longtime Knesset Member and leading hareidi religious Rabbi Menachem Porush died at his home in Jerusalem late Sunday night. Burial will be Monday.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 2/22/2010, 12:41 AM