MK Moshe Gafni (UTJ): Time to limit the scale of weddings in the haredi community

Health Ministry guidelines currently permit only 19 people to attend a wedding - including bride & groom.Ben Shaul, 4/29/2020, 3:37 PM

Gafni: No coalition if lockdown imposed on haredi neighborhoods

"We will not be partners of anyone who imposes lockdown on haredi sector. This is a red line for us," Chairman, United Torah Judaism (UTJ).Michal Levy, 4/5/2020, 9:17 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

MK Moshe Gafni protests non-kosher food items being allowed into IDF kitchens

UTJ's MK Gafni appeals to Defense Minister Naftali Bennett to maintain status quo in IDF kitchens and prevent entry of non-kosher food.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/3/2020, 2:04 PM

MK Moshe Gafni: 'We hope this will be the final round of elections'

UTJ's MK Gafni: 'We hope these elections will be the final ones ... the person responsible for this round of elections caused great damage.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/2/2020, 11:43 AM

Smotrich claims to have incriminating information about UTJ's cooperation with Arab List

Following accusations of Smotrich allowing WOW to set up tefilin stand, Yamina threatened to implicate UTJ of cooperation with Arab MKsEitan Divinsky, 2/18/2020, 11:26 AM

Haredi MKs to support banning terrorist-supporting Arab MK Heba Yazbak

MK Gafni receives leaders' blessing to support disqualifying MK Heba Yazbak from running in upcoming elections, sources say.Michal Levi, 1/29/2020, 10:54 AM

Gafni: We remain loyal to the right

Chairman of Degel Hatorah makes clear that his party remains loyal to the right-wing camp.Michal Levy, 1/28/2020, 4:30 AM

Gafni: 'A vote for Liberman is a vote for fourth elections'

UTJ's MK Gafni explains why Israelis shouldn't vote for Liberman - and what that has to do with the government deficit and raising taxes.Michal Levi, 1/19/2020, 12:06 AM

Haredi MK: We're sticking with Netanyahu, we won't sit with Lapid

'I have things in common with Bezalel Smotrich and Rafi Peretz - and also with Ahmed Tibi,' says United Torah Judaism MK Moshe Gafni.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/31/2019, 2:58 PM

Regavim: Gafni, Tibi, working together to freeze the 'Kamintz Law'

MKs Gafni, Tibi, working together to freeze law allowing harsher punishments for illegal construction, watchdog says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/30/2019, 10:30 AM

MK Gafni: 'Liberman is driven solely by hatred of Netanyahu & haredim'

'The state of Israel is of less interest to him,' Finance Committee Chair Moshe Gafni releases statement condemning Avigdor Liberman.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/28/2019, 11:28 PM

'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

Haredi MK: 'The Left would give me everything I want'

MK Gafni says left would give him everything he asked for, and 'knows how to keep promises,' but most of his voters come from the right.Rafael Levi, 11/5/2019, 1:09 PM

'It's Liberman's fault we're in this mess'

MK Moshe Gafni criticizes Shaked for suggesting the haredim should compromise on issues of religion and state.Ben Shaul, 11/4/2019, 6:08 AM

'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