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

'Ministers are silent as haredi soldiers are attacked'

Likud MK slams haredi leaders for standing by and allowing incitement and violence against haredi IDF soldiers.Shimon Cohen, 7/10/2017, 6:57 PM

Health Minister rejects compromise in Hadassah Hospital crisis

Health Minister Litzman rejects Justice Rubinstein proposal allowing cancer patient treatment by doctors who resigned at different hospital.Mordechai Sones, 7/3/2017, 7:09 PM

PM visits haredi minister's house, Neturei Karta protests

Netanyahu joins 'Sheva Brachot' wedding celebration for haredi minister's grandson in Jerusalem. Anti-Zionist radicals protest PM's visit.Michal Levy, 6/18/2017, 6:25 PM

Rothstein: 'Hard to accept doctors abandoning child patients'

Hadassah director Professor Zeev Rothstein defends his decision to hire new doctors for Hemato-Oncology unit after 6 senior doctors resign.Yoel Domb, 6/13/2017, 4:37 PM

Smoking making a comeback in Israel?

Health Ministry's annual report notes biggest single-year rise in smoking rate among Israelis in more than a decade.JTA, 6/8/2017, 7:28 AM

Court allows resignation of Hadassah child cancer doctors

Judges rejected the request of the hospital to issue an injunction against the resignation of doctors in the child cancer department.Reut Hadar, 5/26/2017, 7:57 AM

Haredi MK: IEC revolutionizes haredi employment

Health Minister Litzman attends event marking acceptance of haredi workers into Israel's Electric Company, praises company's openness.Orly Harari, 5/10/2017, 12:47 PM

Government looks to encourage doctors to move to periphery

Finance and Health ministries allocate grants to doctors in periphery as part of program to promote medicine in outlying places.Hezky Baruch, 4/25/2017, 3:00 PM

'Relax, there won't be early elections'

Health Minister says coalition crisis not likely to bring down government.Hezki Baruch, 3/28/2017, 2:59 PM

Haredi MK: Yerushalmi Faction is an unruly handful

Health Minister explains Yerushalmi Faction not connected to haredi mainstream, 'This is not our way'.Mordechai Sones, 3/27/2017, 2:28 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

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