United Torah Judaism: We got everything we wanted

PM, Likud hold discussion with UTJ representatives. 'The easiest coalition negotiations we ever had.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/22/2020, 8:10 PM

Litzman: A great achievement, Liberman failed

Health Minister: It has been proven that those who try to harm the Sabbath and the Torah are doomed to fail.Elad Benari, 3/3/2020, 5:42 AM

Right-wing bloc vows to back Netanyahu

Haredi and right-wing parties sent a letter to Prime Minister Netanyahu vowing to support him to form the next government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/16/2020, 8:27 PM

Labor MK: United Torah Judaism isn't a Zionist party either

MK Omer Barlev says that just as haredi party "is not Zionist" and is a legitimate coalition partner, so too are the Arab parties.Michal Levy, 2/16/2020, 4:49 AM

United Torah Judaism not ruling out joining Gantz-Lapid government

MK Uri Maklev: If Lapid accepts our positions on religion and state, we will become dominant partners in a unity government.Ben Ariel, 2/14/2020, 5:10 AM

'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

Gafni: We remain loyal to the right

Chairman of Degel Hatorah makes clear that his party remains loyal to the right-wing camp.Michal Levy, 1/28/2020, 4:30 AM

'When you repent, I'll talk to you'

UTJ MK Yisrael Eichler fires back at Yisrael Beytenu's Oded Forer who interrupted his speech at the Knesset plenum.Hezki Baruch, 12/19/2019, 6:33 AM

Rabbis decide: Litzman will be appointed minister

Agudat Yisrael Council of Torah Sages: Deputy Minister Litzman will serve as Minister if Netanyahu is forced to resign as Health Minister.Hezki Baruch, 11/24/2019, 2:07 AM

Likud MK: The haredim have to compromise to prevent elections

MK Miki Zohar at Likud emergency conference: I hope Liberman comes to his senses.Hezki Baruch, 11/18/2019, 2:01 AM

Will haredi parties join Gantz's coalition talks?

Some haredi lawmakers said to be planning to remain part of right-wing bloc for any coalition talks with Blue & White. Shas still undecided.Michal Levy, 10/22/2019, 11:46 AM

Likud files counter-claim against UTJ appeal

Likud responds to UTJ petition to take Knesset seat from Likud.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/10/2019, 9:44 PM

UTJ appeals election results

Haredi party argues it lost 8th Knesset seat due to election irregularities.Gary Willig, 10/10/2019, 7:40 PM

UTJ: We're not negotiating with Gantz

Haredi party responds to reports that it is holding secret talks with Blue and White party.Michal Levy, 10/3/2019, 3:33 AM

Right-wing parties to remain in a bloc until the end

Right-wing parties refuse to sign document backing Netanyahu as PM candidate at deciding stages of gov't formation.Hezki Baruch, 10/2/2019, 11:43 PM

'UTJ is just 68 votes short of extra seat'

Elections Committee releases protocols from final vote tally. Could UTJ appeal seat allocation?Michal Levy, 10/2/2019, 1:18 PM

UTJ MKs to seek permission to meet with Lapid

Haredi MKs to meet Rabbi Haim Kanievsky to ask permission to meet Yair Lapid to discuss possible unity government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/19/2019, 9:16 PM

Gafni: We're going to a Netanyahu-led government

UTJ MK: Haredi Judaism won. With God's help, Netanyahu will head the next government.Hezki Baruch, 9/18/2019, 1:42 AM

Chabad leaders: Vote for United Torah Judaism party

Leading Chabad rabbis say Lubavitcher Rebbe instructed followers to support the most haredi party.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/12/2019, 10:28 PM

How much do the haredim cost us?

United Torah Judaism launches video to shatter haredi stigma, under heading 'How much the haredim save us.'Mordechai Sones, 9/12/2019, 2:12 PM

Haredi MKs blast 'incompetent' Gantz

UTJ leaders fire back after Gantz declares he will act to form coalition without the haredim.Chaim Lev, 9/4/2019, 6:11 AM

Eli Yishai in talks with United Torah Judaism

Former minister demands to be appointed a minister in the next government, and in return will direct his supporters to vote for UTJ.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/26/2019, 1:08 AM

UTJ MK: If Gantz is PM, we will sit in the opposition

MK Yitzhak Pindrus makes clear that his party will not be part of a government led by Benny Gantz.Ben Ariel, 8/20/2019, 2:40 AM

Will haredi party lose Knesset seat four months after election?

UTJ party poised to lose one of its Knesset seats after court-ordered partial recount finds inconsistencies in Jerusalem ballot boxes.David Rosenberg, 8/9/2019, 1:05 PM

Agudat Yisrael finalizes Knesset list

Party that makes up half of United Torah Judaism to run with same list as last time, says will only support Netanyahu for PM.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/30/2019, 7:47 PM

The haredi plan to defeat Liberman: Praise him

Hoping to neutralize Liberman as a kingmaker in next Knesset, haredi lawmakers trying to undermine him - by praising his past work.David Rosenberg, 6/17/2019, 9:17 AM

Litzman: We will not sit in a government led by Gantz

Deputy Health Minister rejects reports of contacts with Blue and White. "We will only sit in a government headed by Binyamin Netanyahu."Hezki Baruch, 6/16/2019, 5:18 AM

UTJ: Partnership with Netanyahu will continue

United Torah Judaism makes clear that contrary to reports, its political partnership with the Likud will continue even after the elections.Ben Ariel, Canada, 6/15/2019, 12:00 AM

UTJ: We'll recommend Netanyahu for PM again

United Torah Judaism says it intends to recommend Netanyahu as the next Prime Minister if new elections are held.Ben Shaul, 5/29/2019, 2:35 AM

PM makes 'no progress' in talks with Shas, nixes UTJ meeting

Coalition talks with haredi partners fail to reach breakthrough as Netanyahu prepares for talks with Liberman ahead of next week's deadline.David Rosenberg, 5/22/2019, 1:05 PM

Netanyahu to haredi lawmakers: You've got to compromise

PM expresses concern over stalled coalition talks, calls on haredi MKs to soften their demands.Hezki Baruch, 5/15/2019, 10:30 AM

Haredi MKs demand rabbis be consulted for public work on Sabbath

UTJ reportedly demanding committee including haredi rabbis be consulted to determine what public works must be carried out on Sabbath.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/13/2019, 2:16 PM

Netanyahu bristles at haredi lawmakers' demands

Report: As coalition negotiations begin, PM hits haredi lawmakers for demanding total of seven ministries in next government.David Rosenberg, 4/30/2019, 12:58 PM

Eli Yishai to receive ministry in next government?

Yahad chairman and former Shas leader Eli Yishai says Netanyahu promised him government ministry in exchange for alliance with UTJ.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/24/2019, 12:07 PM

Haredi faction offers compromise on yeshiva student draft law

United Torah Judaism looks to bridge gap with Yisrael Beytenu on haredi draft law, offers to accept Liberman's draft - with one change.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/24/2019, 10:38 AM

'Liberman is trying to be the troublemaker'

UTJ MK Uri Maklev blasts Yisrael Beytenu chairman over remarks on Draft Law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/17/2019, 5:36 AM

Likud loses seat - as haredi faction rises to 8

Haredi MKs back Netanyahu as PM, as vote count update shows United Torah Judaism netting 8th seat - at the expense of Likud's 36th seat.David Rosenberg, 4/15/2019, 12:42 PM

'If Liberman demands too much - there won't be a coalition'

Lawmaker says haredi parties will likely form unified bloc with United Right party to counter-balance Yisrael Beytenu's coalition demands.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/15/2019, 9:23 AM

UTJ to appeal against election results

Haredi party claims that votes in haredi areas were erroneously recorded in favor of other parties.Michal Levy, 4/12/2019, 3:11 AM

UTJ: Don't let us lose seat to Meretz

UTJ party concerned over voting irregularities causing it to lose Knesset seat to left-wing Meretz party;Gary Willig, 4/11/2019, 9:11 PM

What did Tzipi Hotovely say to draw the ire of haredi lawmakers?

Deputy Foreign Minister and Likud MK Tzipi Hotovely rebuked by haredi political leaders after offering political advice to haredi women.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/3/2019, 6:18 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

1 out of 5 haredi voters won't back haredi parties

Poll shows 20% of haredi voters plan to back non-haredi parties. Which non-haredi parties will benefit most from the haredi vote?Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/13/2019, 9:58 AM

'A unified haredi party would drive away non-Orthodox voters'

Aryeh Deri explains opposition to joint run with UTJ, saying joint bid would drive away voters who traditional but not strictly observant.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/11/2019, 11:32 AM

UTJ reaches agreement on Knesset list

Agudat Yisrael to receive first position, Degel Hatorah second, in United Torah Judaism's list for the upcoming elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/16/2019, 4:00 PM

Haredi union? Litzman and Eichler in favor, Deri unsure

While Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman and MK Yisrael Eichler support unification of haredi parties, Deri's supporters are reluctant.Michal Levy, 1/10/2019, 3:10 AM

United Torah Judaism to split up

Party officials say breakup is part of standard procedure prior to new elections, won't affect negotiations for new joint run.David Rosenberg, 1/9/2019, 9:47 AM

Haredi party considering split

In wake of Zionist Union's breakup, United Torah Judaism's Degel Hatorah faction considering split from Agudat Yisrael for solo run.David Rosenberg, 1/2/2019, 7:42 AM

Litzman: Haredi parties will remain united in 2019 election

Amid rumors of possible split between UTJ's two vactions, Dep. Health Minister Yaakov Litzman says haredi party will remain intact.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/31/2018, 12:51 PM

As deadline nears, gov't asks court for draft law extension

With just one week left to pass draft law securing yeshiva student deferments, PM to call on Supreme Court to grant additional extension.Ben Shaul, 11/25/2018, 6:02 PM

'Shabbat crisis? Fake news'

Senior UTJ official says haredi parties would not leave coalition over construction work on Tel Aviv bridge on Shabbat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/26/2018, 5:26 PM

Agudat Yisrael to remain in coalition for now

Following government request for extension of deadline to pass Draft Law, UTJ's Agudat Yisrael faction will remain in the coalition.Michal Levy, 7/18/2018, 3:48 AM

'The haredi community is in terrible danger'

Haredi lawmaker says Nationality Law a threat to haredi community in Israel, urges peers not to back it.Hezki Baruch, 7/16/2018, 1:13 PM

United Torah Judaism to remain in coalition

MK Moses on draft law: The law will be approved in its first reading and that's fine. By the third reading it will be corrected.Michal Levy, 6/25/2018, 3:42 AM

'The haredim are selling Israel out to dodge the draft'

Jewish Home MK blasts agreement between Arab MK, haredi lawmakers to block bill banning night-time Muezzin calls to prayer on loudspeakers.David Rosenberg, 6/19/2018, 1:25 PM

Gafni affirms haredi-Arab alliance to defeat 'Muezzin Law'

Law banning late-night calls to prayer 'won't pass', says haredi lawmaker, telling Arab MK haredi parties oppose Muezzin Law.David Rosenberg, 6/19/2018, 11:47 AM

'Back haredi draft law - or we'll dismantle the government'

Coalition chairman demands haredi lawmakers get behind proposed draft law, threatening new elections if haredi MKs don't support proposal.David Rosenberg, 6/19/2018, 9:58 AM