'No budget without funding for haredi special ed'

MK Gafni demands Finance Committee members insist on budget for haredi special education students.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/29/2019, 2:23 PM

Gafni: New elections would be an 'economic disaster'

Degel Hatorah chair warns against third round of elections. "We believe Gantz will not be able to form a government."Michal Levi, 10/15/2019, 2:04 PM

Gafni: We're going to a Netanyahu-led government

UTJ MK: Haredi Judaism won. With God's help, Netanyahu will head the next government.Hezki Baruch, 9/18/2019, 1:42 AM

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

UTJ MK Gafni: 'It's not a disaster if we're in the opposition'

Blue and White leader Yair Lapid responds: 'It truly wouldn't be a disaster. Who says we don't agree on anything?'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/7/2019, 11:34 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

Gafni: We will never sit with Lapid

Leading UTJ MK Moshe Gafni blames Benny Gantz for anti-haredi video, says Lapid has become a 'burden' on the Blue and White party.Ben Shaul, 8/6/2019, 1:58 PM

Gafni: Liberman's opposition to us is temporary

MK Gafni says his party will recommend PM Netanyahu - but if Netanyahu can't form a coalition 'all options are open.'Haim Lev, 7/23/2019, 2:05 PM

MK Forer: We'll cut yeshiva budget, open supermarkets on Shabbat

Yisrael Beytenu MK thanks haredim for friendship, promises to end religious legislation and 'bring Israel back to normalcy.'Chana Roberts, 7/11/2019, 8:27 PM

'Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky is my Prime Minister'

Haredi MK surprises audience by declaring that 'his' Prime Minister is Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky.David Rosenberg, 7/2/2019, 3:00 PM

'We must ensure Liberman doesn't pass the threshold'

Degel Hatorah chairman Moshe Gafni calls on party activists to make every effort to prevent Liberman from entering the next coalition.Ben Ariel, 6/12/2019, 4:32 AM

Gafni: Liberman paralyzed Israel

MK Gafni claims MK Liberman 'paralyzed' Israel, Yisrael Beytenu MK points out that solutions are at hand, Liberman didn't ask for elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/11/2019, 2:08 PM

Gafni: Liberman was practically a part of United Torah Judaism

Slamming Liberman and Dep. A-G Zilber, UTJ's MK Gafni says party doesn't aim to bring messiah, doesn't want 'state of Jewish law.'Haim Lev, 6/5/2019, 2:46 PM

Life insurance for married yeshiva students

For the price of a pizza per month, married yeshiva students can now sign up for government-funded life insurance plan.Ben Shaul, 6/4/2019, 9:51 AM

'Liberman will not pass the threshold'

MK Moshe Gafni: Liberman has a problem - he hates Netanyahu.Elad Benari, 5/30/2019, 5:37 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

'Liberman will run the country only in his dreams'

Haredi MK Moshe Gafni slams Yisrael Beiteinu leader's demands in coalition negotiations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/14/2019, 4:57 PM

'If Liberman demands too much - there won't be a coalition'

Lawmaker says haredi parties will likely form unified bloc with United Right party to counter-balance Yisrael Beytenu's coalition demands.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/15/2019, 9:23 AM

Eli Yishai bows out, will support UTJ party

Yahad leader announces he will not run for the Knesset, calls on his supporters to vote for the United Torah Judaism party.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/27/2019, 5:28 PM

Gafni's advice to Benny Gantz

MK Moshe Gafni blasts Blue and White chairman who said at AIPAC that the Kotel belongs to everyone.Chaim Lev, 3/27/2019, 5:10 AM

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