Haredi MK: No more Shabbat overtime pay

MK Yisrael Eichler wants to pass a law banning the state from paying more money to those that work on Shabbat.Tzvi Lev, 8/21/2017, 10:02 AM

'Supreme Court biased towards the Reform Movement'

MK Eichler calls High Court decision letting woman be rabbinical courts manager 'a missile in the anti-religious artillery."Tzvi Lev, 8/16/2017, 10:07 PM

'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 unveils plan for 'kosher' electricity on Shabbat

United Torah Judaism party submits proposal to use electricity on Shabbat without any Jewish labor.JTA and Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/6/2017, 7:17 PM

Gafni: Bennett makes an effort to treat us fairly

MK Moshe Gafni explains why he asked to postpone vote on Jewish Home's Jerusalem Law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/10/2017, 6:05 AM

Haredi MK: I'd sit with an Arab - but not a Reform Jew

Finance Committe chairman blasts Reform movement's criticism of Conversion Law: 'Reform movement delegitimizes Judaism.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/29/2017, 10:14 PM

'Reform Jews, stay in America and don't interfere here'

Haredi MK praises PM's decision to freeze Western Wall plan, calls on Reform Jews to stay in US - and out of Israeli politics.Haim Lev, 6/27/2017, 12:58 PM

Government freezes pro-Reform Western Wall plan

Religious parties score win as plan to create mixed-gender prayer area at Western Wall for Reform Movement shelved.Hezki Baruch, 6/25/2017, 3:41 PM

Will haredim dismantle coalition?

Haredi factions threaten to leave government if Shabbat train infrastructure work continues.Mordechai Sones, 6/19/2017, 6:56 PM

Haredi parties: No to early elections

Shas, UTJ announce they will oppose any efforts to initiate early elections amid polling suggesting Yesh Atid would defeat Likud.Hezki Baruch, 3/26/2017, 8:00 PM

Poll: Ya'alon does not pass electoral threshold

Radio 103 survey reveals 'Yesh Atid' largest party, Likud immediately follows, Joint Arab List and Jewish Home tie for third place.Mordechai Sones, 3/22/2017, 1:16 PM

Kiryat Gat mayor: Haredim welcome - but we won't fund them

Mayor of Kiryat Gat welcomes planned haredi neighborhood, but emphasizes government will need to fund haredi public facilities.Haim Lev, 2/1/2017, 12:17 PM

UTJ pushes 'Kiddush Law' to permit nighttime alcohol sales

Proposal would permit sale of some alcoholic beverages at supermarkets even late at night.Haim Lev, 1/22/2017, 9:41 PM

Haredi MKs: No reason to do infrastructure work this Shabbat

After police announce road closures on Shabbat, Haredi MKs protest 'trampling' of Shabbat's honor.Hezki Baruch, 9/15/2016, 8:28 PM

Most Shabbat railway work cancelled

At the request of the haredi parties, 17 out of 20 railway infrastructure projects that were to be carried out on Shabbat are cancelled.Chaim Lev, 9/2/2016, 12:14 AM

Coalition crisis averted as Shabbat work on train lines limited

Netanyahu orders Shabbat work on train lines restricted to potentially life-threatening situations.Hezki Baruch, 8/26/2016, 10:48 AM

'Haredim are our allies, I won't betray them'

'The haredi public is right-wing,' says Bennett. 'We have a firm, lasting alliance with them.'Haim Lev, 8/25/2016, 1:51 PM

Jewish Home demands haredi party condemn 'execution' caricature

Activists demand Health Minister Litzman condemn offensive caricature portraying Deputy Defense Minister executing yeshiva students.Ido Ben Porat, 8/24/2016, 10:48 PM

Poll: Coalition up, opposition down as Labor plummets

Labor drops 8 mandates in latest poll, while Jewish Home, Yesh Atid surge.David Rosenberg, 8/11/2016, 12:28 PM

Core Curriculum Law cancelled

A controversial counter-law now allows all Israeli schools - including haredi ones - to drop core subjects.Rachel Kaplan, 8/2/2016, 8:16 AM

Haredi party trumps Labor in latest poll, Yesh Atid ties Likud

Jewish Home, United Torah Judaism surge past Zionist Union, Yesh Atid pulls into statistical dead-heat with Likud.David Rosenberg, 7/24/2016, 2:51 PM

Health Minister: 'I didn't consult rabbi over marijuana reform'

Litzman defends medical marijuana policy, slams Reform movement. 'Netanyahu needs to know that its us or them - he can't have both'.Rachel Kaplan, 6/28/2016, 12:44 PM

Government approves increased yeshiva funding

The yeshiva budget will return to its pre-2013 level, set before Lapid became Finance Minister in previous government.Ben Shaul, 6/19/2016, 6:30 PM

'Liberman as Defense Minister would be a disaster for haredim'

Haredi parties nervous Liberman would use position to push for tougher measures against yeshiva students avoiding the draft.David Rosenberg, 5/18/2016, 8:58 PM

Gafni: Don't badmouth Shas, we might run with them next time

Haredi split? Degel HaTorah MKs consider breaking up UTJ party, joint run with Shas.David Rosenberg, 5/12/2016, 8:07 AM

Haredi MK: I want Jewish Home out of the coalition and Herzog in

Finance Committee chair blasts fellow UTJ MK for ties to Jewish Home.Michal Levi, 5/11/2016, 9:39 PM

MK Eichler: Netanyahu was bought by Reform Jews

Haredi MK accuses 'most senior politician,' other ministers of having been bribed by Reform Jews in US; 'this is buying the government.'Michal Levy, 2/28/2016, 9:59 PM

Haredi UTJ 'Not Ideologically Opposed' to Pledging Loyalty

MK Eichler says Torah council to rule on Supreme Court demand for full ministership, but party never had 'ideology' against it.Chaim Lev, 8/24/2015, 11:26 AM

Haredi Split? United Torah Judaism In-Fighting Turns Spiteful

Agudat Yisrael tries to block Norwegian bill as 'revenge' for Degel HaTorah MK's attempt to be elected to Judicial Selection Committee.Haim Lev, 7/19/2015, 2:09 PM

Litzman: Anyone Can Join the Coalition - Except Lapid

United Torah Judaism MK welcomes expansion of government to more than 61 MKs, unless it's Yesh Atid that joins.Haim Lev and Elad Benari, 5/13/2015, 4:13 AM

A-G Expected to Challenge Coalition for Technical Reasons

Likud's deals with UTJ, Jewish Home violated Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein's guidelines for coalition talks, news site claims.Tova Dvorin, 5/10/2015, 10:31 AM

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 Threatens Netanyahu with High Court Petition

If Netanyahu refuses to appoint health miniter, leaving minsitry in hands of UTJ, Lapid threatened, Yesh Atid will turn to High Court.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 5/3/2015, 7:53 AM

Haredi Party, 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

Lapid Blasts Coalition Agreement with UTJ

Yesh Atid chairman says Netanyahu caved in to the demands of "a non-Zionist party" in coalition agreement with United Torah Judaism.Ben Ariel, 4/29/2015, 4:46 AM

Report: Likud and United Torah Judaism Deal On the Rocks

UTJ source tells Arutz Sheva that Likud has retracted prior agreements to repeal criminal sanctions from Enlistment Law.Haim Lev, Cynthia Blank, 4/19/2015, 7:46 AM

Moses: With Kahlon its 'Tools' But Us 'Blackmail'

MK Menachem Moses speaks out about near finished coalition deal between UTJ, Likud, shoos away naysayers.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, Cynthia Blank, 4/13/2015, 6:24 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

Scrambling Likud Resumes Coalition Talks

18 days after receiving the mandate to form a government, Likud hopes to finally concretize deals with both United Torah Judaism and Shas.Cynthia Blank, 4/12/2015, 8:36 AM

Likud: If Kulanu Drags its Feet, We Will Sign with Haredim First

'Excessive' demands will prevent Kulanu from being the first party Likud signs a coalition agreement with, official says.Cynthia Blank, 4/2/2015, 10:13 AM

Likud and UTJ May Have Coalition Deal Before Passover

With several positions secured, and Likud likely to agree to UTJ's demands, haredi party looks poised to be first to finalize deal.Haim Lev, Cynthia Blan, 3/29/2015, 2:51 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

Kahlon: Don't Listen to the Reporters, Listen to Me

Kulanu chairman denies reports he gave up his demand to head Knesset's Finance Committee in favor of United Torah Judaism.Elad Benari, 3/23/2015, 3:43 AM

Haredi Parties to Present Netanyahu with List of Demands

Shas and United Torah Judaism expected to request ministries they held in the past and demand that Lapid's "decrees" be cancelled.Ido Ben Porat, 3/19/2015, 5:44 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

Report: 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

Litzman: UTJ Not Necessarily Committed to Right-Wing Government

MK Yaakov Litzman claims United Torah Judaism would join government led by Herzog, and will sit with any party - except Yesh Atid.Shimon Cohen, Cynthia Blank, 3/15/2015, 8:35 AM

Litzman Says 'Yes' to Meretz but 'No' to Lapid

United Torah Judaism MK will not rule out joining a Labor-led coalition, but says Lapid should "sit in the opposition for one term."Haim Lev, 3/13/2015, 4:13 AM

UTJ Ad Pulled After it Promised Blessings to Voters

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

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

Haredi Parties Battle for the Periphery

After 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.Haim Lev, Cynthia Blank, 2/26/2015, 12:40 PM

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.Haim Lev, 2/13/2015, 4:14 AM

Litzman: UTJ Can't Join Leftist Gov't Aiding Shabbat Desecration

A debate seems to be growing in United Torah Jewry on whether or not the party would join a government headed by Labor.Moshe Cohen, 2/12/2015, 12:07 PM

Elections 2015: Students Get to Meet 'Selected' Party Chiefs

Chosen parties include Kulanu, despite no current MKs, and Meretz (6 MKs) – while United Torah Judaism, with 7 MKs, not invited.Hillel Fendel, 2/6/2015, 7:05 AM

Deri: There is No Sacred Covenant with the Right

During a panel discussion with fellow hareidi MKs, Aryeh Deri discusses his feud with Eli Yishai and plans for the next Knesset.Cynthia Blank, 1/15/2015, 9:32 AM

Hareidi Party Lists Prerequisites for Joining 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