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

Report: Hareidi Parties Considering Joint List

Joint list could see hareidi parties gain 20 Knesset seats - but chances are slim, sources say, due to internal conflict.Haim Lev, 1/4/2015, 1:34 PM

Poll: United Hareidi Party Would Win 20 Seats

If Shas, Ha'am Itanu and United Torah Judaism run together as one party, they could win 20 seats, finds Makor Rishon poll.Haim Lev, 1/2/2015, 6:13 AM

Hareidi-Religious Fear Loss of Nationalist Votes

How does Eli Yishai's new party affect the Ashkenazi hareidi camp, and will it go left or right?Hillel Fendel, 12/22/2014, 1:31 PM

Hareidi MKs Welcome End of 'Worst Government in History'

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

Poll Shows 62% Don't Want Hareidi Coalition

Amid reports of overtures to hareidim by Likud, Yesh Atid and even Labor, poll indicates voters don't want hareidi parties in government.Ari Yashar, 12/6/2014, 7:55 PM

Netanyahu Makes Another Offer to Hareidim

According to television report, PM has offered hareidim new elections if they recommend that he head the next government.Elad Benari, 11/27/2014, 6:15 AM

Hareidi Parties Contemplating Who to Support for President

The Knesset’s hareidi parties are trying to decide on one candidate who they will support in the presidential vote.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/3/2014, 8:42 PM

Minister Says Livni Should Leave the Government

In special interview, Uri Orbach calls HaTnua 'fictitious,' slams Livni for blaming Israel over talks - which he has 'no problem' reviving.Shimon Cohen and Tova Dvorin, 4/11/2014, 2:00 PM

Radio Host Apologizes For Attack on Hareidi Leader

Senior Attorney Sheftel says didn't wish for Rabbi Shteinman's death by saying 'may his name and memory be erased.'Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 3/20/2014, 4:22 PM

Hareidi MK Accuses Reform Movement Leader of 'Extortion'

MK Moshe Gafni demands Reform Movement head Gilad Kariv be removed from stormy committee meeting for 'hutzpah'.Hezki Baruch, 3/19/2014, 5:19 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

Shaked Committee Vote Frozen Over Hesder Yeshiva Fiasco

Prime Minister freezes Shaked Committee vote on sanctions for draft-dodging after controversy erupts over length of Hesder service.Tova Dvorin, 2/18/2014, 2:42 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 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.'Ari Yashar, 2/5/2014, 11:54 AM

Ban on Negotiating Jerusalem Rejected in Preliminary Reading

Bill, which was passed by committee 2 months ago, would have required 80 MKs' approval before making Jerusalem a factor in talks.Tova Dvorin, 12/18/2013, 4:36 PM

Gantz: A Hareidi Soldier in IDF Will Leave IDF 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

Hareidi MKs Oppose Raising Marriage Age to 18

The Knesset passed a bill raising official marriage age to 18 to law, with hareidi MKs criticizing the moveTova Dvorin , 11/4/2013, 9:39 PM

Likud and United Torah Judaism Meet

The coalition negotiation teams of the Likud-Yisrael Beytenu and United Torah Judaism meet to discuss UTJ joining the government.Elad Benari, 2/22/2013, 1:16 AM

UTJ: Raze Settlements but Save our Yeshivas

Did Bayit Yehudi push hareidim too far? UTJ appears set to abandon right-wing posture.Gil Ronen, 2/19/2013, 1:47 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

Hareidi MK: 'Mandate' to Exclude Yeshiva Students from Draft

According to United Torah Jewry MK Yisrael Eichler, “if the people gave Lapid a mandate, they also gave a mandate to the religious”David Lev and Gil Ronen, 1/28/2013, 9:03 PM

Hareidi Parties May Form 'Blocking Bloc' to Lapid

Shas and United Torah Judaism may work together to prevent Lapid from drafting yeshiva students.Elad Benari, Canada, 1/25/2013, 9:11 PM

Netanyahu's Gov't Coalition Could Take A ‘Step to the Right’

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu could form a coalition that is more right-wing than centrist, if he so chooses - but it requires work.Chana Ya'ar, 1/24/2013, 8:44 AM

Political Parties Ask Peres: Work to Free Pollard

Ten of Israel's parties from across the political spectrum have united in a call to President Peres to work for Pollard's release.Elad Benari, 1/4/2013, 3:15 AM

Netanyahu Quietly Puts Contested Kollel Funding into Budget

Opposition blasts PM for granting 111 million shekels to yeshiva students while pretending to seek a compromise on stipends.Gil Ronen, 10/25/2010, 10:03 PM