Ketchup, anyone?Finance and Health Ministers amend a bill on the official definition of ketchup, so as to increase competition on the ketchup market.
'Yaakov Litzman is the most homophobic minister'MK Amir Ohana expresses his anger after bill to expand hate crime law to cover transgender Israelis is removed from agenda.
Health Min. didn’t consult rebbe over marijuanaLitzman defends medical marijuana policy, slams Reform movement. 'Netanyahu needs to know that its us or them - he can't have both'.
Haredi MK: I'm working to have Jewish Home removedFinance Committee chair blasts fellow UTJ MK for ties to Jewish Home.
MKs look to Supreme Court to block fluoride planFormer Health Minister German blasts water fluoridation plan, calling it a violation of citizens' rights.
'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.'
Haredi MKs warn PM: '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.
'Life-saving drugs must enter healthcare plan’During Knesset Health Committee, Health Minister Litzman announces plans to include life-saving medicine in healthcare services.
Health Minister supply cannabis only to deservingIn a Ger-Hasidic convention, MK LIitzman discussed his cannabis reform, child allowance fund.
Which minister are Israelis most satisfied with?Special Channel 2 poll discovers what Israelis think about the job the current government ministers are doing.
'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.
Minister demands security at synagoguesHealth Minister Ya'akov Litzman becomes second minister to demand state-funded guards at houses of worship after attacks.
Haredi MKs furious over Netanyahu Reform commentsUTJ Health Minister warns pledge by prime minister to support Reform, Conservative movements in breach of coalition agreements.
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.
Health Minister Gets His Flu ShotOnly 1 in 4 doctors will be vaccinated – and this could put patients at risk. Hospitals prepare for winter.
Litzman Makes History: A Haredi-Ashkenazi MinisterYaakov Litzman is sworn in as health minister, the first haredi Ashkenazi minister to serve in the Israeli government since 1952.
Litzman Appointed 'Official' Health MinisterYaakov Litzman will officially take the position of Health Minister – a job he has been doing for the past several years as deputy minister.
Supreme Court Ruling Places Haredi MKs in a BindCourt accepts petition against practice of appointing haredi MKs as 'deputy ministers acting as ministers' for ideological reasons.
Calls to Refuse Force-Feeding Law 'Criminal'Minister Yaakov Litzman attacks comments by Medical Association head, calling for doctors to ignore recently-passed law.
Israel's New Tourist Attraction: the Jewish DoctorMinisters announce new legislation regulating the medical tourism industry, in which Israel hopes to become a global leader.
Did Haredi Parties Mislead Herzog on Coalition?Did haredi parties mislead Yitzhak Herzog about their intention to form a coalition with them? Zionist Union leader isn't sure.
Haredi MK Fuming over Reports of PM's Budget CutsDeputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman (UTJ) threatens he will not allow anyone to touch 'child allowances and funding for yeshivas.'
Prescription Drug Prices to Drop on June 15Good news for Israelis with health issues: medications to be slashed by 5.37%, continuing a downward trend since 2008.
Health Min. to Reintroduce Fluoride into Tap WaterFormer health minister slams decision by new Dept. Health Minister to restart water fluoridation; 'Why force people to take medication?'
Child Allowances to Increase As Part of UTJ DealCash-strapped parents to receive nearly double the current monthly child allowance rate in 2016. UTJ: It's a good deal.
UTJ Signs Government Deal, Followed By KulanuUnited Torah Judiasm became the first party to join Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's new coalition, followed by Kulanu.
PM to Meet with Haredi Parties for Coalition TalksRumors abound that Netanyahu could give UTJ chairman Yaakov Litzman Health Ministry, Shas chairman Aryeh Deri Interior Ministry.
MK Litzman: We Will Undo the 'Damage' Lapid DidHaredi parties hope to have a greater influence on the next government than they had on the previous ones, UTJ and Shas MKs said.
Litzman Repeats: No Way We'll Sit with LapidUTJ MK says Lapid 'humiliated,' 'robbed' haredim. Statement makes a Labor-led coalition even less likely than before.
Litzman: UTJ Not Necessarily Committed to RightMK Yaakov Litzman claims United Torah Judaism would join government led by Herzog, and will sit with any party - except Yesh Atid.
Haredi Party UTJ Features Seculars, Woman in TV AdFor the first time, haredi party United Torah Jewry has produced an election ad for television that includes a woman.
Litzman: Lapid Needs to do 'Penance' in OppositionIf 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.
Litzman: Haredim Can't Join Leftist Gov'tA debate seems to be growing in United Torah Jewry on whether or not the party would join a government headed by Labor.
Israeli Medical Students: Keep Us in Israel300 students pen letter to PM, Deputy Health Minister demanding government assistance to keep them studying in their home country.
Deri: There is No Sacred Covenant with the RightDuring a panel discussion with fellow hareidi MKs, Aryeh Deri discusses his feud with Eli Yishai and plans for the next Knesset.
Yesh Atid MK Says Hareidim are Lying about PutschMK Cohen: 'Every day they pick on someone new in Yesh Atid. It is a complete lie. What business do we have with the hareidim?'
Jerusalem Mayor Kisses Gerrer Hassid by MistakeNir Barkat was not aware that the Gerrer (Gur) hassidic sect forbids men from kissing each other. He asked: 'What are they, Muslims?'
Bill: Pardon Terrorists Only After CompensationKnesset approves preliminary reading of bill which states that terrorists will only be released after they pay compensation.
Sunday Bills Aim to Stop Terrorist ReleasesJewish Home leader Naftali Bennett vows to 'put an end to' the practice of releasing terrorist murderers, as two bills up for debate Sunday.
Hareidi MK Calls Yair Lapid an 'Anti-Semite'Opposition MKs attack Lapid, coalition government over the landmark laws passed last week.
Ban on Negotiating Jerusalem Rejected in KnessetBill, which was passed by committee 2 months ago, would have required 80 MKs' approval before making Jerusalem a factor in talks.
Hareidi MKs Upset at Call for Beit Shemesh RevoteHareidi MKs accuse A-G Weinstein of choosing politics over democracy. ‘If it had been the other way around, he wouldn’t be doing this.’
Livni 'to Bury' Bill against Dividing CapitalJustice Minister quick on the draw after ministers approved bill requiring special Knesset majority for Jerusalem concessions.
Law Would Require 80 MKs for Jerusalem WithdrawalsThe government approved a law requiring any withdrawals from land within the city limits of Jerusalem to be approved by 80 MKs
Litzman Attacks Lapid: He Knows Nothing on EconomyLitzman calls Lapid ignorant, and wonders why he could cancel dental care for children, but not a tax hike.
Law Would Punish Anti-Hareidi DiscriminationMK Litzman hints new law would have criminalized the government's recent behavior.
Litzman: Hareidim May be Banned from N. Tel AvivThe “incitement” against the hareidi-religious community in Israel has let a “cat out of the bag" - a bad one, said MK Yaakov Litzman
Opposition Parties Predict Short Life for Gov'tMK Deri: “See you at the elections, it will not be a long time from now.”
Litzman: Hareidi-Haters Beginning the DemolitionHareidi MK terms Naftali Bennett head of ‘axis of evil,’ warns ‘haters of religion’ will bring destruction.
Litzman: No Compromise on Hareidi EnlistmentHareidi deputy minister vows no compromise on hareidi IDF enlistment – a hot topic in the 2013 elections.
Ministry Calls to Bury ‘Bodies’ ExhibitDeputy Minister Litzman calls to bury the ‘bodies’ exhibit. Rabbis: ‘Horrible’ exhibit dishonors the dead.
UTJ Chairman Litzman Skips Cabinet Over DraftUnited Torah Judaism party chairman Yaakov Litzman skipped the weekly cabinet meeting in protest over the universal draft law.
Haredi MK: Tal Ruling is a 'Hit and Run' by JudgeDeputy Health Minister Litzman says outgoing High Court president Beinisch purposely left decision to end of term.