Haredi MK: Super-Pharm violates Sabbath

Health Minister Litzman claims Israeli pharmacy chain abuses gov't approval to sell medicines on Saturday, says he's turned to lawyers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/8/2017, 9:39 AM

Litzman: Say 'no' to doughnuts if you can

Health Minister calls on the public to find a healthy alternative to the jelly doughnuts which are eaten during Hanukkah.Chaim Lev, 12/12/2016, 1:16 AM

Minister Litzman pulls appeal against 'Muezzin Law'

Law banning places of worship from using loudspeakers set to move ahead after compromise reached with haredim.Ben Ariel, 11/23/2016, 1:08 AM

Israel's healthy food revolution

Minister Litzman aims to change Israel's unhealthy eating habits. New food labeling rules to take effect next year.Shlomo Vile, 11/21/2016, 4:50 PM

Health Minister: No more chocolate milk at school

Health Minister bans distribution of 'shoko' - chocolate milk drinks - in Israeli schools as part of campaign for healthier school lunches.Gary Willig, 11/17/2016, 8:45 PM

Minister Litzman appeals 'muezzin law'

Preliminary vote on law banning loudspeakers in places of worship put on hold after Health Minister Yaakov Litzman appeals.Ben Ariel, 11/16/2016, 3:41 AM

Ministers divided over Broadcasting Corporation law

Ministers Yaakov Litzman and Naftali Bennett offered opposing views regarding the Broadcasting Corporation law proposed by MK David Bitan.Yoel Domb, 10/27/2016, 11:19 AM

Rivlin: More must be done to fight cancer

President Rivlin spoke at an event of the Israel Cancer Association,praising Israel's strides but saying more must be done against cancer.Gary Willig, 10/25/2016, 9:40 PM

Haredim lay out terms for Netanyahu's surrender

In a meeting with the Prime Minister, haredi politicians lay out terms for their continued participation in government.Rachel Kaplan, 8/30/2016, 4:02 PM

Haredim continue to threaten 'Hexit'

Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz gave a stern warning to Israel Railways, while haredim continue to threaten to collapse the coalition.Rachel Kaplan, 8/28/2016, 2:02 PM

Haredi ultimatum: Our Shabbat, or your coalition

The heads of the haredi parties have given Netanyahu 24 hours to end the train works on Shabbat, or they will break the government.Hezki Baruch, 8/25/2016, 9:10 PM

Jewish Home pact with haredim holds, despite PM's efforts

In the face of the PM's call to break his pact with Bennett, Litzman refuses to betray his 'covenant of brothers.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/21/2016, 12:08 AM

Ketchup, anyone?

Finance and Health Ministers amend a bill on the official definition of ketchup, so as to increase competition on the ketchup market.Hezki Baruch, 8/17/2016, 11:04 AM

'Yaakov Litzman is the most homophobic government minister'

MK Amir Ohana expresses his anger after bill to expand hate crime law to cover transgender Israelis is removed from agenda.Hezki Baruch, 7/20/2016, 2:41 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

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

MKs call for Supreme Court to remove fluoride from water supply

Former Health Minister German blasts water fluoridation plan, calling it a violation of citizens' rights.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/12/2016, 3:26 PM

'New mothers want rest, not Arab feasts'

Report finds that maternity wards separate between Jewish, Arab patients. MK Tibi: 'We must not give in to such racist attitudes.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/5/2016, 9:48 AM

Haredi party warns Netanyahu: 'It's either us or the reform'

Following Knesset approval of Mikveh bill, Minister of Health says United Torah Judaism gave a clear message to Netanyahu.Chaim Lev, Shoshana Miskin, 3/14/2016, 10:58 AM

MK Litzman: ‘Life-saving medicines must enter healthcare plan’

During Knesset Health Committee, Health Minister Litzman announces plans to include life-saving medicine in healthcare services.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/22/2016, 2:59 PM

Health Minister intends to distribute cannabis only to deserving

In a Ger-Hasidic convention, MK LIitzman discussed his cannabis reform, child allowance fund.Artuz Sheva Staff, 2/8/2016, 3:47 PM

Which minister are Israelis most satisfied with?

Special Channel 2 poll discovers what Israelis think about the job the current government ministers are doing.Ben Ariel, 1/10/2016, 1:58 AM

'Cofix revolution' to reach Israeli hospitals?

Health Ministry conducting talks with the 5-shekel coffee chain to lower prices in hospital food courts, ease burden on patients' families.Tova Dvorin, 12/9/2015, 8:50 AM

Minister demands security at synagogues

Health Minister Ya'akov Litzman becomes second minister to demand state-funded guards at houses of worship after attacks.Haim Lev, 11/20/2015, 10:38 AM

Haredi MKs furious over Netanyahu's Reform comments

UTJ Health Minister warns pledge by prime minister to support Reform, Conservative movements in breach of coalition agreements.Ari Soffer, 11/10/2015, 10:05 PM

Medical marijuana to land in pharmacies 'soon'

Following approval by professional medical board, Health Minister's initiative to sell medical marijuana at pharmacies will be implemented.Moshe Cohen, 10/22/2015, 12:11 PM

Health Minister Gets His Flu Shot, but Most Doctors Won't

Only 1 in 4 doctors will be vaccinated – and this could put patients at risk. Hospitals prepare for winter.Arutz Sheva staff, 10/18/2015, 5:03 PM

Litzman Makes History: First Haredi-Ashkenazi Minister Since '52

Yaakov Litzman is sworn in as health minister, the first haredi Ashkenazi minister to serve in the Israeli government since 1952.Hezki Baruch, 9/2/2015, 2:57 PM

Litzman Appointed 'Official' Health Minister

Yaakov Litzman will officially take the position of Health Minister – a job he has been doing for the past several years as deputy minister.Moshe Cohen, 8/27/2015, 2:50 PM

Supreme Court Ruling Places Haredi MKs in a Bind

Court accepts petition against practice of appointing haredi MKs as 'deputy ministers acting as ministers' for ideological reasons.Hezki Baruch, 8/23/2015, 6:49 PM

Ministers Slam 'Criminal' Calls to Refuse Force-Feeding Law

Minister Yaakov Litzman attacks comments by Medical Association head, calling for doctors to ignore recently-passed law.Jonathan Benedek, 8/20/2015, 12:37 PM

Israel's New Tourist Attraction: the Jewish Doctor

Ministers announce new legislation regulating the medical tourism industry, in which Israel hopes to become a global leader.Moshe Cohen, 7/19/2015, 6:28 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

Haredi Minister Fuming over Reports of PM-Backed Budget Cuts

Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman (UTJ) threatens he will not allow anyone to touch 'child allowances and funding for yeshivas.'Hezki Baruch, 6/18/2015, 12:24 PM

Prescription Drug Prices to Drop on June 15

Good news for Israelis with health issues: medications to be slashed by 5.37%, continuing a downward trend since 2008.Tova Dvorin, 6/1/2015, 9:56 PM

Health Ministry to Reintroduce Fluoride into Tap Water

Former health minister slams decision by new Dept. Health Minister to restart water fluoridation; 'Why force people to take medication?'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/31/2015, 10:37 AM

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

UTJ Signs Government Deal, Followed By Kulanu

United Torah Judiasm became the first party to join Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's new coalition, followed by Kulanu.Yaakov Levi, 4/29/2015, 10:50 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

Litzman Repeats: No Way We'll Sit with Lapid

UTJ MK says Lapid 'humiliated,' 'robbed' haredim. Statement makes a Labor-led coalition even less likely than before.Gil Ronen, 3/16/2015, 1:56 PM

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

Haredi Party UTJ Features Seculars, Woman in TV Ad

For the first time, haredi party United Torah Jewry has produced an election ad for television that includes a woman.Moshe Cohen, 3/5/2015, 5:21 PM

MK Litzman: Lapid Needs to do 'Penance,' by Sitting in Oppostion

If Yair Lapid is sorry for what he has done to the haredi public, said MK Yaakov Litzman, let him prove it by staying out of the government.Moshe Cohen, 2/26/2015, 8:35 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

Israeli Medical Students: Keep Us in Israel

300 students pen letter to PM, Deputy Health Minister demanding government assistance to keep them studying in their home country.Tova Dvorin, 2/1/2015, 9:05 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

Yesh Atid MK Tells Hareidi MK on TV: You're Lying about 'Putsch'

MK Cohen: 'Every day they pick on someone new in Yesh Atid. It is a complete lie. What business do we have with the hareidim?'Shimon Cohen, Gil Ronen, 12/10/2014, 8:45 AM

Jerusalem Mayor Kisses Gerrer Hassid by Mistake

Nir Barkat was not aware that the Gerrer (Gur) hassidic sect forbids men from kissing each other. He asked: 'What are they, Muslims?'Arutz Sheva, 10/21/2014, 2:05 PM

Bill: Pardon for Terrorists Only After Compensating Victims

Knesset approves preliminary reading of bill which states that terrorists will only be released after they pay compensation.Ido Ben Porat and Elad Benari, 5/15/2014, 1:15 AM

Bennett Optimistic About Sunday Bill to Stop Terrorist Releases

Jewish Home leader Naftali Bennett vows to 'put an end to' the practice of releasing terrorist murderers, as two bills up for debate Sunday.Benny Moshe and Ari Soffer, 5/10/2014, 11:09 PM

Hareidi MK Calls Yair Lapid an 'Anti-Semite'

Opposition MKs attack Lapid, coalition government over the landmark laws passed last week.Tova Dvorin, 3/19/2014, 2:33 PM

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

Hareidi MKs Upset at ‘Political’ Call for Beit Shemesh Revote

Hareidi MKs accuse A-G Weinstein of choosing politics over democracy. ‘If it had been the other way around, he wouldn’t be doing this.’Maayana Miskin, 11/28/2013, 8:36 AM

Livni 'to Bury' Bill against Dividing Capital

Justice Minister quick on the draw after ministers approved bill requiring special Knesset majority for Jerusalem concessions.Gil Ronen, 10/20/2013, 8:20 PM

Law Would Require 80 MKs for Jerusalem Withdrawals

The government approved a law requiring any withdrawals from land within the city limits of Jerusalem to be approved by 80 MKsDavid Lev, 10/20/2013, 3:34 PM

Litzman Attacks Lapid: He Knows Nothing about Economy

Litzman calls Lapid ignorant, and wonders why he could cancel dental care for children, but not a tax hike.Maayana Miskin, 7/3/2013, 12:15 PM