Rivlin: Health Minister is Chief of Staff against Coronavirus

President visits IDF Central Command, emphasizes importance of preparation against Coronavirus.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/5/2020, 3:59 PM

Health Ministry Coronavirus guidelines

Health Minister: We are in control of Coronavirus situation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/4/2020, 6:19 PM

Right-wing leaders meet Netanyahu

Health Minister Yaakov Litzman: I will not sit in government with Yair Lapid.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/3/2020, 4:07 PM

Litzman: A great achievement, Liberman failed

Health Minister: It has been proven that those who try to harm the Sabbath and the Torah are doomed to fail.Elad Benari, 3/3/2020, 5:42 AM

'Don't travel to Italy'

Health Min. Litzman may add Israelis returning from Italy, Australia to quarantine list, 'is not afraid to force quarantine.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/24/2020, 11:47 AM

'No negotiations with Blue and White'

Health Min. Litzman says it's not UTJ's fault there are third elections, no truth to rumors that his party is negotiating with Blue & White.Michal Levi, 2/17/2020, 12:27 PM

New investigation opened against Health Minister

Police opened new investigation against Health Min. Litzman, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/8/2020, 10:36 PM

Land and sea crossings close to arrivals from China

Interior Min. Deri orders Israel's borders closed to those who were recently in China - with one catch.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/31/2020, 3:13 PM

Israel bans all flights from China

As death toll rises in coronavirus outbreak, Israeli Health Ministry bans flights from China from landing in Israel.David Rosenberg, 1/30/2020, 8:45 PM

Australian Jewish leaders urge Bibi to nix Litzman appointment

Jewish leaders in Australia urge Netanyahu to reconsider appointing Yaakov Litzman as Health Minister, citing Malka Leifer case.Henry Benjamin, JTA, 1/1/2020, 10:52 PM

Australian Jews furious over Health Minister's appointment

Australian Jews fume after deputy minister accused of shielding sex offender from extradition is appointed Health Minister.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/29/2019, 3:08 PM

Dep. Health Minister takes on role of Minister

'Political and legal developments' force UTJ deputy minister to take on role of minister, despite party's usual opposition to the title.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/29/2019, 1:18 PM

UTJ leader: 'We'll continue to protect the right-wing bloc'

Min. Litzman congratulates PM Netanyahu on victory in Likud primaries, promises to form right-wing government after March elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/27/2019, 3:17 PM

Health basket budget 2020: NIS 500 million

'This is important news for patients and the health care system,' Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/19/2019, 4:50 PM

Litzman: The bloc with Netanyahu will continue

Deputy Health Minister echoes Deri, says "right wing bloc" in support of Netanyahu will continue.Elad Benari, 12/18/2019, 3:02 AM

'Public Sabbath desecration is a gross act of defiance'

Haredi minister takes aim at public transportation on Sabbath, Blue and White leader slaps back.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/25/2019, 1:33 PM

Rabbis decide: Litzman will be appointed minister

Agudat Yisrael Council of Torah Sages: Deputy Minister Litzman will serve as Minister if Netanyahu is forced to resign as Health Minister.Hezki Baruch, 11/24/2019, 2:07 AM

'The monster of hatred and anti-Semitism in the Knesset'

Haredi MKs accuse Avigdor Liberman of anti-Semitism for declaring haredi and Arab parties part of 'anti-Zionist axis.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/20/2019, 3:42 PM

'Health Ministry reform harms children in the periphery'

MK Yogev to Dep. Health Min. Litzman: 'Why do you think eliminating options will reduce wait times?'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/29/2019, 9:29 AM

Gantz calls, encounters the right-wing bloc

Blue and White chairman speaks to leaders of right-wing parties, who tell him he should speak with the Likud negotiating team.Hezki Baruch, 10/23/2019, 11:37 PM

Litzman: We won't sit in government with Lapid

United Torah Judaism chief vows to endorse Netanyahu for PM. "We don't rule out unity gov't - but we won't sit with Yair Lapid."Orli Harari, 9/18/2019, 1:29 AM

Litzman: We are fighting for the right to live as haredim

'The elections aren't right vs. left or Bibi vs Gantz. The only important thing to them is who will establish a gov't without haredim.'Ben Shaul, 9/15/2019, 10:20 PM

Haredi MKs pledge to block 'land for peace' concessions

MKs from the Knesset's haredi UTJ party promise to oppose agreements which require relinquishing control of Israeli land.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/10/2019, 1:55 PM

Haredi MKs blast 'incompetent' Gantz

UTJ leaders fire back after Gantz declares he will act to form coalition without the haredim.Chaim Lev, 9/4/2019, 6:11 AM

Health Ministry to stop funding children's therapies?

Blue and White MK urges Dep. Health Minister to backtrack on plan to defund private child development services.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/16/2019, 10:17 AM

'My conscience is clean'

'Handling public inquiries is of the utmost value and I have always worked to assist anyone by law alone,' deputy health minister says.Michal Levi, 8/13/2019, 2:27 PM

Police recomend indicting UTJ chief

Police recommend charges be filed against Dep. Health Minister Yaakov Litzman for fraud, offering bribes, and breach of trust.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/6/2019, 11:12 AM

'It's anti-Semitic': Blue and White ad incites against haredim

Blue and White campaign video paints religious, haredi, ministers as money-sucking parasites, PM Netanyahu as caring only about himself.Chana Roberts, 8/5/2019, 2:54 PM

Agudat Yisrael finalizes Knesset list

Party that makes up half of United Torah Judaism to run with same list as last time, says will only support Netanyahu for PM.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/30/2019, 7:47 PM

Israel's slander laws protect child molesters, activists warn

Child advocates blast systemic failures in Israel’s handling of sex abuse cases.Sam Sokol, JTA, 7/2/2019, 2:15 PM

Dedicating helicopter to Eilat patients 'will save lives'

Deputy Health Minister demands PM Netanyahu dedicate helicopter to flying Eilat patients to Tel Aviv.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/1/2019, 11:44 AM

Litzman: We will not sit in a government led by Gantz

Deputy Health Minister rejects reports of contacts with Blue and White. "We will only sit in a government headed by Binyamin Netanyahu."Hezki Baruch, 6/16/2019, 5:18 AM

Litzman: Liberman incited and slandered, history will judge

Deputy Health Minister: Netanyahu left no stone unturned in attempt to prevent new elections. Liberman rejected every attempt at dialogue.Yaakov Litzman, 5/30/2019, 1:31 AM

Haredi party: Liberman isn't telling the truth

UTJ leaders claim Yisrael Beytenu chair wants to bring down right-wing government, deny wanting 'state of Jewish law.'Hezki Baruch, 5/24/2019, 3:20 PM

Litzman accuses police of brutality against autistic haredi teen

Deputy Health Minister Litzman speaks with parents of boy who was beaten by police. 'A serious incident that cannot be ignored.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/23/2019, 8:22 PM

Litzman: We are not afraid of new elections

Deputy Health Minister says coalition talks are still ongoing and main issues have not yet been resolved.Chaim Lev, 5/22/2019, 5:39 AM

Medical cannabis at your local pharmacy without a license

Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman decides to remove cannabis from the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance.Sara Rubenstein, 5/16/2019, 10:50 PM

'We added Yishai so as not to lose votes for the right'

Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman explains reasoning behind his party's agreement with Eli Yishai.Ben Shaul, 4/2/2019, 5:14 AM

Haredi minister: Why would any haredi vote for Feiglin?

Dep. Health Minister Litzman questions: 'Why would any haredi vote for a party which includes those who have rejected circumcision?'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/29/2019, 2:29 PM

Haredi minister: I won't sit with Lapid

Dep. Health Minister Litzman says he won't sit in coalition with MK Yair Lapid, regardless of who the PM is.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/5/2019, 12:17 PM

'We won't join coalition with Lapid - absolutely no way'

'We're backing Bibi.' Senior haredi lawmakers rule out joining coalition led by Blue and White party of Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/24/2019, 8:21 PM

Australian Jewish group rips Litzman over extradition debacle

Zionist Federation of Australia calls on Israeli gov't to fire deputy health minister for helping sex abuser avoid extradition.Marcy Oster, JTA, 2/18/2019, 8:02 AM

Litzman discusses investigation for the first time

Deputy Health Minister on investigation against him: I didn’t even know what it was about.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/18/2019, 12:06 AM

Litzman suspected of shielding alleged abuser from extradition

Police question Deputy Health Minister, on suspicion he helped Malka Leifer, an alleged sex abuser, evade extradition to Australia.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/14/2019, 8:56 PM

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