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

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