Coalition up, opposition down as Labor plummetsLabor drops 8 mandates in latest poll, while Jewish Home, Yesh Atid surge.
Core Curriculum Law cancelledA controversial counter-law now allows all Israeli schools - including haredi ones - to drop core subjects.
Haredi party trumps Labor in latest pollJewish Home, United Torah Judaism surge past Zionist Union, Yesh Atid pulls into statistical dead-heat with Likud.
Health Min. didn’t consult rebbe over marijuanaLitzman defends medical marijuana policy, slams Reform movement. 'Netanyahu needs to know that its us or them - he can't have both'.
Government approves increased yeshiva fundingThe yeshiva budget will return to its pre-2013 level, set before Lapid became Finance Minister in previous government.
'Liberman as would be a disaster for haredim'Haredi parties nervous Liberman would use position to push for tougher measures against yeshiva students avoiding the draft.
UTJ in crisisHaredi split? Degel HaTorah MKs consider breaking up UTJ party, joint run with Shas.
Haredi MK: I'm working to have Jewish Home removedFinance Committee chair blasts fellow UTJ MK for ties to Jewish Home.
MK Eichler: Netanyahu was bought by Reform JewsHaredi MK accuses 'most senior politician,' other ministers of having been bribed by Reform Jews in US; 'this is buying the government.'
UTJ 'Not Ideologically Opposed' to Loyalty PledgeMK Eichler says Torah council to rule on Supreme Court demand for full ministership, but party never had 'ideology' against it.
UTJ In-Fighting Turns SpitefulAgudat Yisrael tries to block Norwegian bill as 'revenge' for Degel HaTorah MK's attempt to be elected to Judicial Selection Committee.
Litzman: Anyone Can Join - Except LapidUnited Torah Judaism MK welcomes expansion of government to more than 61 MKs, unless it's Yesh Atid that joins.
A-G Expected to Challenge CoalitionLikud's deals with UTJ, Jewish Home violated Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein's guidelines for coalition talks, news site claims.
United Torah Judaism Supports Unity GovernmentHaredi party, like Shas, believes Labor joining coalition will help stabilize government, further social causes.
Lapid Threatens Netanyahu with High Court PetitionIf Netanyahu refuses to appoint health miniter, leaving minsitry in hands of UTJ, Lapid threatened, Yesh Atid will turn to High Court.
UTJ, 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.
Lapid Blasts Coalition Agreement with UTJYesh Atid chairman says Netanyahu caved in to the demands of "a non-Zionist party" in coalition agreement with United Torah Judaism.
Report: Likud and UTJ Deal On the RocksUTJ source tells Arutz Sheva that Likud has retracted prior agreements to repeal criminal sanctions from Enlistment Law.
Moses: With Kahlon its 'Tools' But Us 'Blackmail'MK Menachem Moses speaks out about near finished coalition deal between UTJ, Likud, shoos away naysayers.
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.
Scrambling Likud Resumes Coalition Talks18 days after receiving the mandate to form a government, Likud hopes to finally concretize deals with both United Torah Judaism and Shas.
Likud: We Will Sign with Haredim First'Excessive' demands will prevent Kulanu from being the first party Likud signs a coalition agreement with, official says.
Likud and UTJ May Have Deal Before PassoverWith several positions secured, and Likud likely to agree to UTJ's demands, haredi party looks poised to be first to finalize deal.
PM to Meet with Haredi Parties for Coalition TalksRumors abound that Netanyahu could give UTJ chairman Yaakov Litzman Health Ministry, Shas chairman Aryeh Deri Interior Ministry.
Kahlon: Don't Listen to the ReportersKulanu chairman denies reports he gave up his demand to head Knesset's Finance Committee in favor of United Torah Judaism.
Haredi Parties to Present Netanyahu with DemandsShas and United Torah Judaism expected to request ministries they held in the past and demand that Lapid's "decrees" be cancelled.
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.
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?
Litzman: UTJ Not Necessarily Committed to RightMK Yaakov Litzman claims United Torah Judaism would join government led by Herzog, and will sit with any party - except Yesh Atid.
Litzman Says 'Yes' to Meretz but 'No' to LapidUnited Torah Judaism MK will not rule out joining a Labor-led coalition, but says Lapid should "sit in the opposition for one term."
Ad Pulled After it Promised Blessings for VotesAd promising voters 'long life, sustenance, children, and blessings' pulled after Hiddush organization turns to Elections Committee.
Liberman Against Coalition with Haredi PartiesYisrael Beytenu publication slams PM for approaching haredi parties, says benefits to pensioners, soldiers will be cut.
Haredi Parties Battle for the PeripheryAfter Shas head Aryeh Deri attacked UTJ for trying to steal votes, MK Moshe Gafni responds that 'no place is a taboo' to seek out votes.
Litzman Won't Attend Debate 'Because of Lapid'MK Ya’akov Litzman says United Torah Judaism doesn't want to give Yesh Atid chairman an opportunity to incite against haredim.
Litzman: Haredim Can't Join Leftist Gov'tA debate seems to be growing in United Torah Jewry on whether or not the party would join a government headed by Labor.
Students Get to Meet 'Selected' Party ChiefsChosen parties include Kulanu, despite no current MKs, and Meretz (6 MKs) – while United Torah Judaism, with 7 MKs, not invited.
Deri: There is No Sacred Covenant with the RightDuring a panel discussion with fellow hareidi MKs, Aryeh Deri discusses his feud with Eli Yishai and plans for the next Knesset.
Hareidi Party Lists Prerequisites for CoalitionUnited Torah Judaism MKs say budget for hareidi schools a must, vow to reverse hareidi enlistment law mandating IDF service.
Report: Hareidi Parties Considering Joint ListJoint list could see hareidi parties gain 20 Knesset seats - but chances are slim, sources say, due to internal conflict.
Poll: United Hareidi Party Would Win 20 SeatsIf Shas, Ha'am Itanu and United Torah Judaism run together as one party, they could win 20 seats, finds Makor Rishon poll.
Hareidi-Religious Fear Loss of Nationalist VotesHow does Eli Yishai's new party affect the Ashkenazi hareidi camp, and will it go left or right?
Hareidi MKs Welcome End of GovernmentMKs from United Torah Judaism party welcome the dissolution of the Knesset, saying it was "the worst one in the country's history".
Poll Shows 62% Don't Want Hareidi CoalitionAmid reports of overtures to hareidim by Likud, Yesh Atid and even Labor, poll indicates voters don't want hareidi parties in government.
Netanyahu Makes Another Offer to HareidimAccording to television report, PM has offered hareidim new elections if they recommend that he head the next government.
Hareidim Contemplating Who to SupportThe Knesset’s hareidi parties are trying to decide on one candidate who they will support in the presidential vote.
Minister Says Livni Should Leave the GovernmentIn special interview, Uri Orbach calls HaTnua 'fictitious,' slams Livni for blaming Israel over talks - which he has 'no problem' reviving.
Radio Host Apologizes For Attack on Hareidi LeaderSenior Attorney Sheftel says didn't wish for Rabbi Shteinman's death by saying 'may his name and memory be erased.'
Hareidi MKs Clash with Reform Movement LeaderMK Moshe Gafni demands Reform Movement head Gilad Kariv be removed from stormy committee meeting for 'hutzpah'.
'Netanyahu Deceived Us'Hareidi MK spits fire at the Prime Minister over criminal sanctions enactment in interview to Arutz Sheva.
Shaked Committee Frozen Over Hesder Yeshiva FiascoPrime Minister freezes Shaked Committee vote on sanctions for draft-dodging after controversy erupts over length of Hesder service.
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.
Hareidi MK: Supreme Court 'Declared War On Us'MK Gafni charges Supreme Court of 'never ruling in favor of hareidi public,' sees recent ruling against yeshiva funding as 'culture war.'
Ban on Negotiating Jerusalem Rejected in KnessetBill, which was passed by committee 2 months ago, would have required 80 MKs' approval before making Jerusalem a factor in talks.
Gantz: Hareidi Soldiers in IDF Will Remain HareidiIn Shaked Committee meeting, IDF Chief of Staff states 'The IDF does not see the hareidi-religious community as an enemy.'
Hareidi MKs Oppose Raising Marriage Age to 18The Knesset passed a bill raising official marriage age to 18 to law, with hareidi MKs criticizing the move
Likud and United Torah Judaism MeetThe coalition negotiation teams of the Likud-Yisrael Beytenu and United Torah Judaism meet to discuss UTJ joining the government.