Haredi MK: Gantz is my friend, but we're going with PM Netanyahu

MK Moshe Gafni says he can't support MK Lapid's policy, promises to give his position to any woman who has support of Torah sages.Ido Ben Porat, 3/15/2019, 12:49 PM

Haredi MK: We won't sit in Gantz-led government

MK Moshe Gafni says faction won't support Blue and White party, says MK Yair Lapid will 'harm' foreign policy if made minister.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/6/2019, 2:17 PM

Gafni: Haredim caused Zandberg to enter the Knesset

UTJ MK: Last time, because of those who didn't vote for us, Meretz got an additional seat which brought in Tamar Zandberg.Chaim Lev, 2/25/2019, 5:46 AM

Gafni: Gantz should join the next government

MK Moshe Gafni says Netanyahu should for the next government and bring Benny Gantz into it.Chaim Lev, 2/20/2019, 4:12 AM

Haredi MK: I've discovered the cause of train malfunctions

Haredi lawmaker says infrastructure work carried out on Sabbath to blame for string of malfunctions in new Jerusalem-Tel Aviv train line.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/25/2018, 1:58 PM

Could Israel face international sanctions over OECD agreement?

MK Moshe Gafni refuses to allow OECD anti-corruption agreement to pass unless haredi charities protected from US tax law.Gary Willig, 11/22/2018, 6:35 PM

Extremists attack haredi MK's car

Demonstrators from Yerushalmi faction protest MK Moshe Gafni's conduct regarding the Draft Law.Michal Levy, 9/18/2018, 5:36 AM

Haredi MK: Argument over Draft Law is internal haredi matter

MK Gafni says PM Netanyahu gives coalition partners free hand to amend draft law, all arguments are within haredi community.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/29/2018, 11:54 AM

Gafni blasts PM for intervening in Shabbat construction flap

Senior haredi lawmaker hits Netanyahu for intervening in flap regarding scheduled Shabbat construction on Tel Aviv's Yehudit Bridge.Tzvi Lev, 8/23/2018, 3:44 PM

Haredi factions under attack for supporting Nationality Law

Eida Haharedit group angry at UTJ, Shas, for supporting Nationality Law defining Israel as a Jewish State.Tzvi Lev, 8/8/2018, 12:16 AM

Did PM Netanyahu promise to change the Nationality Law?

Haredi parties supported Nationality Law in exchange for ability to change Draft Law, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/30/2018, 10:22 PM

Haredi MK blames earthquake on Western Wall plan

MK Azoulay tells Reform, Conservative to build their own Western Wall in the US, says Western Wall plan caused earthquakes.Haim Lev, 7/5/2018, 12:46 AM

'The haredim are selling Israel out to dodge the draft'

Jewish Home MK blasts agreement between Arab MK, haredi lawmakers to block bill banning night-time Muezzin calls to prayer on loudspeakers.David Rosenberg, 6/19/2018, 1:25 PM

Gafni affirms haredi-Arab alliance to defeat 'Muezzin Law'

Law banning late-night calls to prayer 'won't pass', says haredi lawmaker, telling Arab MK haredi parties oppose Muezzin Law.David Rosenberg, 6/19/2018, 11:47 AM

Hassidic leader: The state has no right to call itself 'Israel'

Vizhnitz Grand Rabbi says Israel not a Jewish state after Giro d'Italia bike race caused widespread mass public Shabbat desecration.Tzvi Lev, 5/10/2018, 7:46 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

How Israel is aiding the Gaza rioters

Why does the Israeli government provide tax breaks to organizations which help Gaza rioters attacking IDF soldiers?Ido Ben Porat, 4/16/2018, 12:28 PM

Haredim welcome draft law approval

Haredi parties pleased after draft law approved in first reading, promise to continue the legislative process during summer session.Elad Benari, 3/14/2018, 12:05 AM

State budget for 2019: 480 billion shekels

Finance Committee approves 2019 budget bill for its second and third readings.Nitsan Keidar, 3/13/2018, 12:40 AM

IQOS cigarettes to be taxed as regular cigarettes

Finance Committee approves taxing IQOS electronic cigarette as regular cigarettes - after year-long battle.Chana Roberts, 3/12/2018, 4:48 PM

Netanyahu demands solution to coalition crisis

Sources close to Netanyahu say PM not interested in early elections but won't accept temporary solution.Mordechai Sones, 3/6/2018, 10:47 PM

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

MK Gafni: 'My words were taken out of context'

Haredi MK Moshe Gafni denies that he is training special force of non-Jewish inspectors to crack down on businesses opening on Shabbat.Tzvi Lev, 1/18/2018, 11:44 AM

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

MK Gafni blocks funding for Judea, Samaria emergency services

Finance Committee Chairman delays agreed budget transfer vote; MK Mualem-Refaeli furious.Hezki Baruch - Mordechai Sones, 12/31/2017, 3:36 PM

Haredi MK: I hate the Religious Zionist leadership

Chairman of Finance Committee Moshe Gafni blasts National Religious movement's leaders.David Rosenberg, 12/26/2017, 3:01 PM

'I can relate to what Gabbay is saying'

Haredi MK Moshe Gafni praises Zionist Union head Avi Gabbay, doesn't rule out 'future cooperation.'Tzvi Lev, 12/3/2017, 9:59 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

'Anti-draft radicals look like us, but we're nothing like them'

Haredi MK blasts Yerushalmi Faction over anti-draft protests, says most haredi Jews opposed to radical group's behavior.David Rosenberg, 10/29/2017, 3:55 PM

MK Gafni threatens coalition crisis if Shabbat bill not passed

Haredi MK demands state take action to restore status quo after Supreme Court permits Shabbat desecration by businesses in Tel Aviv.Gary Willig, 10/27/2017, 12:03 PM

MK Gafni: This is the best coalition for haredim

Knesset Finance Committee Chairman says current government succeeded in cancelling 'Lapid's decrees,' supports PM in face of investigations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/19/2017, 9:32 PM

'Supreme Court is eager for the apocalypse'

Haredi MKs slam court decision to strike down law exempting yeshiva students from IDF service. 'Court disconnected from Jewish tradition.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/12/2017, 7:13 PM

'Jews visiting the Temple Mount to blame for new intifada'

Gafni slams Jewish visitors to Temple Mount as 'foolish, ignorant, nationalistic, irresponsible, not God-fearing.'David Rosenberg, 8/28/2017, 11:25 AM

Rabbis outraged at haredi MK's support for concessions

Rabbis slam MK Gafni's claim that Torah supports evacuating Jews from their homes to surrender land to Arabs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/21/2017, 12:00 PM

What did Rabbi Shach think about land for peace?

Journalist says letter from haredi Sage allowing territorial withdrawal for peace changes nothing, rabbi was against pointless withdrawals.Shimon Cohen, 8/13/2017, 6:22 PM

Yeshiva students to be recognized as 'working' husbands

Government backs bill guaranteeing wives of yeshiva students sick days off for children.Haim Lev, 7/17/2017, 8:15 AM

Gafni: Bennett makes an effort to treat us fairly

MK Moshe Gafni explains why he asked to postpone vote on Jewish Home's Jerusalem Law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/10/2017, 6:05 AM

Gafni puts the brakes on 'United Jerusalem' bill

Haredi MK tells coalition chairman not to bring 'United Jerusalem' bill for vote until his party can decide whether or not to support it.Hezki Baruch, 7/8/2017, 11:10 PM

Haredi leaders storm out of meeting with PM

Minister Aryeh Deri and MK Moshe Gafni walk out of coalition meeting when told by PM that he seeks compromise on conversion law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/30/2017, 11:52 AM

Haredi MK: I'd sit with an Arab - but not a Reform Jew

Finance Committe chairman blasts Reform movement's criticism of Conversion Law: 'Reform movement delegitimizes Judaism.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/29/2017, 10:14 PM

Good news for Israelis: Pay less for your passport

Passport prices drop just in time for summer, Interior Minister says the step 'lowers the cost of living.'Orly Harari, 6/28/2017, 1:38 PM

Gafni explains his 'Palestinians were here before us' comments

MK Moshe Gafni says he could never work with Left because of their anti-religious positions, despite being closer to Left on peace.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/13/2017, 10:46 PM

Gafni: The Palestinians were here before us

UTJ MK admits to holding leftist political positions, and that he only sides with the right because of his opposition to the Reform movementArutz Sheva Staff, 6/12/2017, 5:06 PM

'We will formulate rules for gender separation in public domain'

MK Gafni accepts AG request to postpone discussion on segregation at public events. 'Someone invented concept of excluding women,' he said.Mordechai Sones, 6/7/2017, 1:10 PM

Gafni: Supreme Court crossed the line

Chairman of Knesset Finance Committee: We are the only nation in the world where the people do not choose the Supreme Court judges.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/11/2017, 10:07 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

Government to add 52 million NIS to yeshiva budget

Government adds money for growing yeshivas, Meretz MK blames government for 'burning' secular money.Ben Shaul, 3/5/2017, 10:03 AM

One MK yells at another: 'Racist, get out of here.'

MK Meir Cohen(Yesh Atid) called MK Moshe Gafni(UTJ) a racist during a discussion on anti-racist law for educational institutions.Haim Lev, 2/15/2017, 6:02 PM

Porush opposes Gafni, favors annexing Maale Adumim

Deputy Education Minister Meir Porush(UTJ) favors annexing Maale Adumim in contrast to fellow UTJ member Moshe Gafni.Yoel Domb, 1/25/2017, 7:35 PM

Bill to prevent harassment by advertisers advances

Bill to ban advertisers from repeatedly sending messages and calls to recipients' phones passes Ministerial Committee.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/25/2016, 8:27 PM

Porush slams Degel Hatorah's opposition to Regulation Law

Deputy Minister Meir Porush (UTJ) slammed his colleagues' statements against the Regulation Law.Ben Shaul, 11/17/2016, 2:18 PM

Mount of Olives security budget rises after wave of attacks

Security budget to protect Mount of Olives raised substantially as attacks on Jewish visitors and graves at the holy site increase.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/13/2016, 5:36 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

Likud's haredi branch backs Katz on Shabbat work

Likud's haredi headquarters expresses support for Transportation Minister on issue of rail work on Shabbat.Chaim Lev, 8/28/2016, 4:44 AM

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

MK vows 'world war' to stop gov't funding of Reform mikvahs

Finance Committee chair pledges to derail plan to use taxpayer funds to build mikvahs for Reform conversions.JTA, 8/10/2016, 9:33 PM