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

Report: If haredi 'Draft Law' passes, DM will leave coalition

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman will leave the coalition if haredi 'Draft Law' passes - and the haredi parties will leave if it does not.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/25/2018, 8:38 AM

Coalition Chairman: Haredi draft law may not pass this session

Coalition chairman tells haredi parties not to make an ultimatum, points out that half of northern Tel Aviv doesn't serve in the IDF either.Michal Levi, 5/23/2018, 1:22 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

Netanyahu-haredim meeting ends with no progress

Netanyahu meets representatives of haredi parties, presents conditions to solve the crisis over the draft law.Hezki Baruch, 3/11/2018, 3:21 AM

'If the coalition breaks apart, we'll push off elections'

If PM Netanyahu early elections, coalition and opposition parties will band together to delay elections until October, sources say.Hezki Baruch, 3/10/2018, 10:12 PM

Coalition efforts to prevent elections continue

Efforts to formulate agreed Draft Law outline to allow coalition to continue as per Prime Minister's demands.Mordechai Sones, 3/8/2018, 2:44 PM

Bennett: Next time, I'll demand the defense portfolio

Education Minister: Under PM Netanyahu, I'll insist on defense portfolio. If Netanyahu steps down, I'll run for PM.Hezki Baruch, 3/8/2018, 9:46 AM

Haredi MKs: Liberman's haredi draft proposal will end coalition

Haredi parties warn that Liberman's attempt to pass law regarding haredi draft could topple coalition.Tzvi Lev, 2/15/2018, 10:45 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

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

Cities scramble to pass legislation to allow Shabbat desecration

Cities across Israel are scrambling to pass legislation that will open businesses on Shabbat before the Supermarket Law passes.Tzvi Lev, 12/24/2017, 10:39 AM

'I can relate to what Gabbay is saying'

Haredi MK Moshe Gafni praises Zionist Union head Avi Gabbay, doesn't rule out 'future cooperation.'Tzvi Lev, 12/3/2017, 9:59 AM

'Promised to kill Hamas leader, but then killed store owners'

Store owners' union says Yisrael Beytenu's vote against law forcing stores to close on Shabbat is attempt to 'eliminate' small businesses.Hezki Baruch, 11/30/2017, 1:09 PM

Haredi minister: I will fight to the end

Health Minister Litzman says he doesn't want Shabbat desecration, but doesn't want new elections either.Ben Shaul, 11/23/2017, 12:43 PM

'Haredim abandoned Shabbat sports struggle'

Anticipating ministers' government Shabbat sports policy vote, political source accuses haredi parties of weakness and duplicity.Mordechai Sones, 9/7/2017, 12:13 PM

'A Jewish state with a democratic regime'

Nationality Law changed under pressure from haredi parties to emphasize Jewish nature of state over democratic nature.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/7/2017, 9:15 AM

PM, haredi leaders hold secret meeting over Western Wall deal

PM, Attorney General ask leaders of haredi parties to support freezing deal to allow Reform prayers at Kotel rather than cancelling deal.Gary Willig, 6/2/2017, 12:05 PM

Haredi MKs push to recognize only Chief Rabbinate's conversions

Bill rejecting all conversions in Israel not performed by Chief Rabbinate is 'against Jewish law,' claims Rabbi Seth Farber.JTA and Arutz Sheva, 5/15/2017, 8:27 AM

Teenage yeshiva students exempted from National Insurance tax

Ministerial Committee for Legislation approves Shas MK's law exempting yeshiva students under age 19 from paying NII premiums.Haim Lev, 3/15/2017, 9:51 AM

Haredi MK: We'll halt rightist lawmaking efforts

Haredi MK promises to 'balance out the government' if efforts to change Israel's policies continue.Haim Lev, 2/11/2017, 10:52 PM

Netanyahu cancels Shabbat railway work

PM Netanyahu orders cancellation of infrastructure work scheduled for Shabbat, accuses Minister Katz of causing coalition crisis.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 9/2/2016, 8:23 PM

'In the Jewish State, of all places - to desecrate Shabbat?'

Bennett reiterated national importance of Shabbat in light of recent debates surrounding work on the railway on Shabbat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/29/2016, 10:04 PM

Likud's haredi branch backs Katz on Shabbat work

Likud's haredi headquarters expresses support for Transportation Minister on issue of rail work on Shabbat.Chaim Lev, 8/28/2016, 4:44 AM

Haredi parties try to erase Lapid's 'legacy': teaching math

In an attempt to overturn the 'Liba' studies law, haredi MKs propose bill to do away with influence of previous government's reforms.Reut Hadar, 1/27/2016, 10:03 AM

Haredi parties disappear during swearing-in of openly gay MK

United Torah Judaism source say party fears Amir Ohana will push pro-LGBT initiatives and disturb 'status quo.'Ben Shaul, 12/28/2015, 10:54 PM

Bill: Ban Parties Who Don't Include Women 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

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.Moshe Cohen, 6/25/2015, 10:55 AM

Ashdod Shopping Center Will Continue Shabbat Operations: Owners

Religious groups in Ashdod are planning a mass protest later this week against a shopping center that has begun operating on Shabbat.Moshe Cohen, 5/11/2015, 12:15 AM

Lapid: 'Suckers' Lose Again as Yeshiva Students to Get IDF Pass

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

Netanyahu to Meet with Haredi Parties for Coalition Talks

Rumors abound that Netanyahu could give UTJ chairman Yaakov Litzman Health Ministry, Shas chairman Aryeh Deri Interior Ministry.Haim Lev, 3/25/2015, 1:56 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

Lapid Warns Against Herzog-Haredi Alliance

Lapid slams 'corrupt political interest groups' behind haredi parties, claims only a strong Yesh Atid can prevent Herzog-haredi government.Tova Dvorin, 3/17/2015, 11:32 AM

Yisrael Beytenu 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

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

Lapid: Haredim Would Join Haman's Govt. If Necessary

Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid said that he was convinced haredi politicians would not hesitate to join a government he was in.Moshe Cohen, 1/25/2015, 12:21 PM