Litzman: I will not be a part of a Gantz-Lapid government

Deputy Health Minister makes clear he will not sit in a coalition with the former chief of staff and Yesh Atid chairman.Chaim Lev, 2/12/2019, 2:09 AM

Health Ministry looks to punish doctor who vowed not to treat PM

Deputy Health Minister blasts hospital department chief who said he would refuse to treat Prime Minister Netanyahu.Hezki Baruch, 1/15/2019, 2:55 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

From tomorrow: Prescription drug prices fall by average of 6.9%

Reduction follows reform to change the drug price control model led by Minister Kahlon and Deputy Minister Litzman.Mordechai Sones, 12/31/2018, 10:57 PM

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

Measles vaccinations on the rise in Israel

Deputy Health Minister Litzman cautiously optimistic as number of residents receiving vaccinations grows. 'Measles still not behind us.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/8/2018, 8:47 PM

Did J'lem mayoral candidate trade draft bill for haredi support?

Recording suggests mayoral candidate Moshe Leon got haredi support in exchange for Liberman giving Draft Law go-ahead.Tzvi Lev, 10/25/2018, 5:45 PM

MDA and United Hatzalah to cooperate

Health Ministry launches new information application to bring about cooperation between emergency organizations MDA and United Hatzalah.Mordechai Sones, 8/20/2018, 8:52 PM

Health Ministry: Number of leptospirosis cases rises to 42

Health Ministry says rising number of leptospirosis cases under control, calls on relevant office to work together.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/19/2018, 1:18 PM

Health Ministry to examine mandatory vaccination policy

Dep. Health Minister Litzman asks Health Ministry Director-General to examine possibility of making daycare conditional on vaccination.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/19/2018, 7:57 AM

Netanyahu refuses coalition with haredi break-off faction

As Draft Law dispute threatens to topple government, prime minister rejects coalition with Degel Hatorah.Tzvi Lev, 8/13/2018, 11:05 AM

Haredi lawmaker issues ultimatum on draft law

Dep Minister Yaakov Litzman gives coalition 1 week to come up with fix for controversial draft law, vows to quit gov't if no solution found.David Rosenberg, 7/10/2018, 2:27 PM

Haredi MK threatens to bring down coalition

Deputy Health Minister MK Yaakov Litzman says UTJ party will leave coalition if draft law passes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/2/2018, 6:33 PM

Knesset committee approves ban on tobacco advertising

Knesset committee approves ban on tobacco advertisements - but excludes advertisements in printed newspapers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/24/2018, 12:26 AM

'Yes, Jerusalem nightlife hotspot bothers me'

Haredi leader doubles down on demand that future J'lem mayor close Mahane Yehuda market's nighttime attractions, saying they harm residents.Michal Levy, 6/4/2018, 12:47 PM

Health Ministry weighs future of Juul e-cigarettes

Health Ministry considering regulations regarding Juul e-cigarette until legislation passes regulating e-cigarette industry.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/4/2018, 8:40 AM

Litzman: End 'loophole of debauchery' if you want haredi vote

Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman says will only support candidate for Jerusalem mayor who ends Mahane Yehudah nightlife.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/1/2018, 12:28 PM

Haredi MK: Lower the price of food sold in hospitals

UTJ MK complains of high price of food sold on hospital grounds, Dep. Health Minister says he told hospitals to offer affordable options.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/31/2018, 4:10 PM

State Comptroller: Health Minister aided tobacco companies

Health Ministry not working to reduce consumption of cigarettes, Health Minister Litzman hid meetings with tobacco company representatives.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/9/2018, 8:03 AM

Health Minister: Hospital's infrastructure unfit for patients

Minister Litzman says Kaplan Medical Center's infrastructure 'unfit' for use in 2018. Owners: Health Ministry doesn't help hospitals.Michal Levi, 5/7/2018, 1:53 PM

Haredim demand answers on mass Shabbat desecration

Gafni, Litzman, ask Netanyahu why Giro d'Italia bike race enabled widespread institutional Shabbat desecration.Tzvi Lev, 5/6/2018, 3:48 PM

Litzman sets a red line

Deputy Health Minister reiterates that he will leave the government if the draft law isn't approved by the end of the Knesset session.Ben Shaul , 4/23/2018, 5:07 AM

'There will be a compromise with the haredim'

PM Netanyahu meets Deputy Health Minister Litzman. Likud officials believe compromise can be reached on draft law.Michal Levy, 3/11/2018, 11:33 PM

PM meets with UTJ head in last-ditch effort to avoid elections

Following week abroad, Netanyahu meets with haredi lawmaker in effort to resolve coalition crisis, prevent government collapse.David Rosenberg, 3/11/2018, 8:51 PM

'We will never surrender to haredi extortion'

Liberman rejects proposed Draft Law compromise aimed at ending coalition crisis, averting snap elections.David Rosenberg, 3/9/2018, 10:52 AM

Haredi parties split over coalition crisis?

Shas MK Yaakov Margi slams UTJ for sparking coalition crisis over draft law.Tzvi Lev, 3/8/2018, 6:06 PM

'It seems Netanyahu wants early elections'

Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman says PM would help pass haredi parties' draft bill if he was serious about avoiding snap elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/7/2018, 12:12 AM

Haredi MK: We will force early elections if Draft Law not passed

Finance Committee head Moshe Gafni says left-wing government would have been better for haredim amid push for permanent IDF exemptions.Gary Willig, 3/4/2018, 7:53 PM

Coalition crisis escalates over draft law

Sources in Likud party say divide over draft law could splinter coalition, lead to early elections.Tzvi Lev, 3/1/2018, 4:40 PM

Haredi party threatens to quit coalition

Deputy Health Minister Litzman threatens to bring down coalition if haredi draft law is not passed before the budget.Hezki Baruch, 2/28/2018, 3:56 PM

Lapid: Expose agreements between PM and haredim

Yesh Atid chairman demands that Netanyahu and haredi parties be forced to reveal agreements on budget approval and Litzman appointment.Ben Shaul, 1/17/2018, 3:08 AM

Litzman returns to Health Ministry

UTJ MK returns following passage of law allowing deputy minister to run ministry - and despite devious trick by the opposition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/10/2018, 9:04 PM

'A high school dropout can't be Prime Minister'

Haredi MK pushes bill requiring PM to have college degree. Bill seen as targeting Yair Lapid - who dropped out of high school.David Rosenberg, 12/26/2017, 8:14 AM

Haredi MK: We'll never join a coalition led by Gabbay

Former Health Minister Litzman says his party would never consider joining a coalition led by Labor leader Avi Gabbay.Ben Shaul, 12/25/2017, 2:57 PM

New law would bring Litzman back to Health Ministry

Proposed law would allow Litzman to return to the Health Ministry as deputy minister under Netanyahu as in the past.Chaim Lev, 12/12/2017, 4:38 AM

Haredi MK won't sit in Yesh Atid-led coalition

UTJ's Moshe Gafni says he won't sit with Yesh Atid, won't make peace with construction work on Shabbat.Michal Levi, 12/2/2017, 10:35 PM

'Cancel extra pay for work done on Shabbat'

Two days after resignation from ministerial position over Shabbat work, MK submits proposal to cancel extra pay for work done on Shabbat.Michal Levi, 11/30/2017, 10:41 AM

'Litzman's resignation is utter nonsense and complete hypocrisy'

Former MK asks why Litzman suddenly woke up to the fact that work is being done on Shabbat.Benny Tucker, 11/27/2017, 8:21 AM

End to coalition crisis? PM strikes deal with haredi parties

'Status quo' on religion and state to be formally adopted as law, compromises hammered out regarding businesses, soccer games on Sabbath.David Rosenberg, 11/26/2017, 10:41 PM

'Shabbat is important to us - but so is transportation'

Prime Minister praises Health Minister Litzman, following his resignation from gov't over Shabbat rail line work. 'A shame he resigned.'David Rosenberg, 11/26/2017, 7:27 PM

Coalition in crisis: PM cancels weekly meeting

After haredi minister resigns from gov't over Shabbat work, haredi MKs boycott weekly coalition meeting.David Rosenberg, 11/26/2017, 3:54 PM

It's official: Health Minister resigns over Shabbat train work

Resignation letter submitted this morning to take effect in 48 hours. Litzman to Arutz Sheva: 'I'm disappointed I didn't stop desecration.'Mordechai Sones, 11/26/2017, 10:59 AM

Report: Netanyahu to serve as health minister

PM Netanyahu expected to serve as health minister as he attempts to persuade Litzman to come back.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/26/2017, 1:12 AM

Health Minister resigns from post due to Shabbat desecration

Health Minister Yaakov Litzman resigns from his post, but his UTJ party remains in coalition.Hezki Baruch, 11/24/2017, 12:14 PM

Haredi minister: I will fight to the end

Health Minister Litzman says he doesn't want Shabbat desecration, but doesn't want new elections either.Ben Shaul, 11/23/2017, 12:43 PM

Haredi minister issues ultimatum to Netanyahu

'Enforce ban on rail work over Shabbat - or we'll quit,' warns Health Ministry Yaakov Litzman.David Rosenberg, 11/17/2017, 2:36 PM

Health Minister receives flu shot

Health Minister Litzman and Health Ministry Director General Bar Siman Tov receive influenza vaccinations at Jerusalem school.Haim Lev, 10/26/2017, 1:56 PM

'Supreme Court's decision is anti-religious'

Health Minister slams Chief Justice's final ruling, allowing businesses to open on Shabbat. 'Rights of thousands of workers trampled.'Chana Roberts, 10/26/2017, 1:04 PM

Likud MK: Health Minister ignoring me

MK Nava Boker says Health Minister Litzman ignored her requests to cooperate on initiative providing free dental care to all Israelis.Shimon Cohen, 10/9/2017, 10:12 AM

Police crack down on road-blocking disabled protesters

For the first time, police ticketed disabled protesters blocking a major thoroughfare on Monday.Tzvi Lev, 9/25/2017, 11:05 AM

'Haredi - Jewish Home alliance a great boon for the settlements'

Health minister lauds work between haredi factions and Jewish Home party, says both sides benefit from cooperation.David Rosenberg, 9/19/2017, 12:03 PM

Health Minister: Justice Rubinstein is 'audacious'

Haredi minister slams Supreme Court justice, says he's 'anti-religious' and 'distorted' Gur Rebbe's words.Hezki Baruch, 9/13/2017, 10:21 AM

Finance Minister refuses to raise tax on rolling tobacco

After Health Minister rejects proposal to raise smoking age, Finance Minister rejects proposal to raise taxes on rolling tobacco.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/18/2017, 3:18 PM

Health Minister opposes bill to raise smoking age to 21

20 MKs from across the political spectrum support a bill raising smoking age from 18 to 21 - but Health Minister opposes it.Chana Roberts, 8/14/2017, 1:36 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

Health Minister buries smoking report

Health Ministery: Rise in number of smokers illogical, we won't submit report until we can 'reexamine the statistics'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/19/2017, 3:00 PM

'The Chief of Staff wants a smoke-free army'

Sale of cigarettes and tobacco at army bases to end.Hezki Baruch, 7/12/2017, 9:59 AM