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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

Gafni: Public gloating against Lapid does damage

Against backdrop of repeal of Core Curriculum, UTJ's MK Moshe Gafni warns against haredi public gloating directed at Yair Lapid.Haim Lev, 7/31/2016, 8:24 AM

Yeshiva students to receive transportation benefits

Decision ends what some have called religious discrimination against haredi sector.David Rosenberg, 7/28/2016, 1:43 PM

MK Gafni reluctant to help haredim integrate into workforce

In meeting with students in Bar-Ilan University, Gafni acknowledges shift in segment of haredi public, expresses discomfort with itShai Landesman, 6/23/2016, 3:00 PM

Reform Movement appeals to Ethics Committee against haredi MKs

Reform Movement asks Ethics Committee to investigate haredi MKs for walking out of meetings.Haim Lev, 6/21/2016, 2:43 PM

MK Moshe Gafni opposes haredim studying in universities

Knesset Finance Committee chair explains why he is pessimistic about academic opportunities for haredim.Yedidya Ben-Or, 6/21/2016, 9:38 AM

MK Gafni on Mivkeh Law: No compromise

Finance Committee chairman objects to the possibility of the Jewish Agency building Mikvaot for Reform movement.Shoshana Miskin Perez, 6/13/2016, 10:12 AM

Gafni: Don't badmouth Shas, we might run with them next time

Haredi split? Degel HaTorah MKs consider breaking up UTJ party, joint run with Shas.David Rosenberg, 5/12/2016, 8:07 AM

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

Haredi MK: Jews who visit Temple Mount are sparking a war

Gafni assails Jews visiting Temple Mount, calls visits 'stupid provocations causing state immeasurable damage'.Hezki Baruch, 4/27/2016, 6:00 PM

Israel's Securities Authority approves 'Heter Iska'

Orthodox exemption contracts available for the first time for Israeli bond buyers.Arutz Sheva staff, 4/19/2016, 7:11 PM

Knesset pushes affirmative action for haredim, immigrants

Immigrants and haredim added to the list of underrepresented groups given special consideration in government hiring practices.David Rosenberg, 3/31/2016, 8:01 AM

Knesset limits bankers' salaries to 2.5 million shekels per year

New law limits bank executives' salaries to 2.5 million shekels per year. Netanyahu accept, but doesn't want it to spread to other fields.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/29/2016, 12:44 PM

The Netherlands restores payments to Holocaust survivors

Dutch reverse decision denying Holocaust compensation payments to Israeli citizens following personal intervention by MK Gafni.David Rosenberg, 3/28/2016, 7:18 PM

MK Gafni: Secular Israelis will also fight back against Court

MK says Supreme Court continues overstepping its bounds. Previously it interfered in religious matters, but now is trying to run country.Haim Lev, 3/28/2016, 11:49 AM

Religion Min: Reform is retreating and inflating its numbers

Tempers flare in Knesset over mikveh bill. Religious Services Minister: 'Judaism isn't theater.'Ido Ben-Porat, 3/16/2016, 10:52 PM

Israel to regulate salaries for company executives

Finance Committee chair Moshe Gafni calls move "historic", says excessive executive pay won't be tolerated any more.David Rosenberg, 3/16/2016, 8:00 PM

US Jewish group slams haredi MK's anti-Reform rant

Ruderman Family Foundation demands PM Netanyahu issue statement condemning MK Gafni for calling Reform Jews 'clowns.'Cynthia Blank, 2/1/2016, 6:18 PM

Haredi parties try to erase Lapid's 'legacy': teaching math

In an attempt to overturn the 'Liba' studies law, haredi MKs propose bill to do away with influence of previous government's reforms.Reut Hadar, 1/27/2016, 10:03 AM

Gafni tells Smotrich haredim 'hate' religious Zionists

Finance Committee meetings erupts after the UTJ chairman accuses Jewish Home MK of being a 'greedy zealot.'Hezki Baruch, 12/30/2015, 7:14 PM

Former Jerusalem Mayor Lupolianski receives community service

Supreme Court rejects former Jerusalem Mayor Uri Lupolianski's appeal on Holyland case.Matt Wanderman, 12/29/2015, 9:41 AM

'UTJ forgot it's part of the coalition'

Jewish Home MK refuses to vote on budgetary issues after MK Moshe Gafni scraps needs of Judea-Samaria, Gaza belt from agenda.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/15/2015, 1:33 PM

Haredi man breaks into synagogue to yell at MK Maklev

Haredi follower of Rabbi Auerbach burst into synagogue to insult MK Uri Maklev over IDF draft bill.Haim Lev, 11/21/2015, 8:00 PM

Emotional haredi MK calls Yesh Atid 'fascist'

MK Moshe Gafni appears to truly blow his top in the debate on haredi enlistment deferral.Hezki Baruch, 11/19/2015, 6:06 PM

Finance Committee approves state budget

Finance Committee approves state budget for 2015-2016 despite difficulties imposed by the opposition.Hezki Baruch, 11/16/2015, 12:16 AM

Haredi MKs furious over Netanyahu's Reform comments

UTJ Health Minister warns pledge by prime minister to support Reform, Conservative movements in breach of coalition agreements.Ari Soffer, 11/10/2015, 10:05 PM

Minister to haredi MK: Did you justify Arafat?

Fierce debate rages in Knesset committee over ascent to Temple Mount, in which MK Gafni blames terror on Jewish presence at holiest site.Hezki Baruch, 10/28/2015, 4:52 PM

Barbs Fly Between Haredi and Religious Zionist MK

'I'd rather be a leftist than tied to Jewish Home,' a bitter Moshe Gafni tells Bezalel Smotrich at Finance Committee meeting.Hezki Baruch, 10/21/2015, 4:41 PM

Haredi MK: Lapid Should Leave Politics, Go Back to Journalism

Knesset Finance Committee chairman Moshe Gafni says Yair Lapid 'isn't worth anything' in politics.Haim Lev, 9/27/2015, 11:53 AM

Minister Ariel: Haredi MK Gafni a 'Shnorrer'

Knesset Finance Committee chairman Moshe Gafni smacked down after attacking Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel for visiting Temple Mount.Moshe Cohen, 9/17/2015, 4:14 PM

UTJ: Govt. Could 'Have Problems' Unless PM Fulfills Promises

Top rabbinical supporters of UTJ told Prime Minister Netanyahu that if expected his coalition to survive, he should honor his commitments.Moshe Cohen, 7/20/2015, 9:41 PM

Haredi Split? United Torah Judaism In-Fighting Turns Spiteful

Agudat Yisrael tries to block Norwegian bill as 'revenge' for Degel HaTorah MK's attempt to be elected to Judicial Selection Committee.Haim Lev, 7/19/2015, 2:09 PM

United Torah Judaism Supports Unity Government

Haredi party, like Shas, believes Labor joining coalition will help stabilize government, further social causes.Tova Dvorin, 5/5/2015, 3:01 PM

UTJ Signs Government Deal, Followed By Kulanu

United Torah Judiasm became the first party to join Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's new coalition, followed by Kulanu.Yaakov Levi, 4/29/2015, 10:50 PM

Kulanu MK Complains 'Up Front' About Haredi Parties' Spending

The government hasn't been formed yet, but already rival parties are accusing each other of “ruining” their policies.Yaakov Levi, 4/12/2015, 5:15 PM

Kahlon Cancels on Netanyahu

Potential coalition partner Moshe Kahlon canceled a meeting he was supposed to have with the Prime Minister on coalition negotiations.Yaakov Levi, 3/26/2015, 7:47 AM

MK Litzman: We Will Undo the 'Damage' Lapid Did

Haredi parties hope to have a greater influence on the next government than they had on the previous ones, UTJ and Shas MKs said.Moshe Cohen, 3/17/2015, 12:27 PM

Litzman: UTJ Can't Join Leftist Gov't Aiding Shabbat Desecration

A debate seems to be growing in United Torah Jewry on whether or not the party would join a government headed by Labor.Moshe Cohen, 2/12/2015, 12:07 PM

Deri: There is No Sacred Covenant with the Right

During a panel discussion with fellow hareidi MKs, Aryeh Deri discusses his feud with Eli Yishai and plans for the next Knesset.Cynthia Blank, 1/15/2015, 9:32 AM

Gafni: Jewish Home the Real 'Enemy' of Hareidim

UTJ head MK Moshe Gafni complained that Jewish Home was responsible for the “state persecution” of the hareidi community.Moshe Cohen, 1/7/2015, 8:42 PM

'Gas Cartel' Accused of Threatening MKs over Oil Field Licenses

The natural gas deposits off Israel's coasts are gifts from G-d to the people of Israel, said MK Moshe Gafni (UTJ) Thursday.Yaakov Levi, 1/1/2015, 2:18 PM

Hareidi MKs Welcome End of 'Worst Government in History'

MKs from United Torah Judaism party welcome the dissolution of the Knesset, saying it was "the worst one in the country's history".Haim Lev, 12/9/2014, 12:13 AM

South Residents Protest by Disrupting Knesset Meeting

'Instead of debating 0% VAT law help us with war damages' shout residents of hard-hit south, in protest labeled by some as 'cynical.'Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 9/3/2014, 1:04 PM

Hareidi MK Accuses Reform Movement Leader of 'Extortion'

MK Moshe Gafni demands Reform Movement head Gilad Kariv be removed from stormy committee meeting for 'hutzpah'.Hezki Baruch, 3/19/2014, 5:19 PM

Hareidi MK: We May Boycott Judea and Samaria

'There is tremendous pressure that says – let's boycott some of their factories,' says MK Porush.Gil Ronen, 2/27/2014, 7:45 PM

Rabbinical Court Rejects Gush Katif Case Against Hareidi MK

A rabbinical court has thrown out a lawsuit against MK Moshe Gafni brought by residents of Gush Katif who were thrown out of their homes.David Lev, 2/27/2014, 12:02 PM

Hareidi MK: Supreme Court 'Declared War On Us'

MK Gafni charges Supreme Court of 'never ruling in favor of hareidi public,' sees recent ruling against yeshiva funding as 'culture war.'Ari Yashar, 2/5/2014, 11:54 AM

MKs: Israel Cannot Ignore ASA Boycott

MKs: Israel must take threats of academic boycott seriously – or it will get worse.Maayana Miskin, 12/24/2013, 5:13 PM

Hareidi MKs Upset at ‘Political’ Call for Beit Shemesh Revote

Hareidi MKs accuse A-G Weinstein of choosing politics over democracy. ‘If it had been the other way around, he wouldn’t be doing this.’Maayana Miskin, 11/28/2013, 8:36 AM

Gantz: A Hareidi Soldier in IDF Will Leave IDF Hareidi

In Shaked Committee meeting, IDF Chief of Staff states 'The IDF does not see the hareidi-religious community as an enemy.'Tova Dvorin, 11/27/2013, 10:48 PM

Hareidi MK: Cut Funding to (Certain) Yeshivas

Hareidi MK Moshe Gafni (UTJ) over the weekend railed against Religious Zionist yeshivas, demanding that their funding be cut.David Lev, 11/10/2013, 6:50 PM

Hareidi MKs Furious at Religious Zionists over Foreign Students

Bayit Yehudi under fierce attack for its support of a budget cut ending financial support to yeshiva students from abroad.Adam Ross, 10/2/2013, 9:49 AM

Hareidi MK Threatens to Leave Committee on Army Enlistment

MK Moshe Gafni says Hareidi MKs frustrated at the committee's persistence to allow only 1,800 yeshiva students to avoid military service.Adam Ross, 9/30/2013, 3:31 PM

Hareidi Party Allies with Meretz: ‘We’re Not Right-Wing’

Response to Bennett-Lapid? Hareidi party forms strong ties with the secularist, left-wing Meretz faction.Maayana Miskin, 8/23/2013, 10:42 AM