MK Gafni on Mivkeh Law: No compromiseFinance Committee chairman objects to the possibility of the Jewish Agency building Mikvaot for Reform movement.
UTJ in crisisHaredi split? Degel HaTorah MKs consider breaking up UTJ party, joint run with Shas.
Haredi MK: I'm working to have Jewish Home removedFinance Committee chair blasts fellow UTJ MK for ties to Jewish Home.
Gafni: Jews on Temple Mount leads to warGafni assails Jews visiting Temple Mount, calls visits 'stupid provocations causing state immeasurable damage'.
Israel's Securities Authority approves Heter IskaOrthodox exemption contracts available for the first time for Israeli bond buyers.
Affirmative action for haredim, immigrantsImmigrants and haredim added to the list of underrepresented groups given special consideration in government hiring practices.
Knesset limits bankers' salariesNew law limits bank executives' salaries to 2.5 million shekels per year. Netanyahu accept, but doesn't want it to spread to other fields.
Dutch gov't renews payments to Holocaust survivorsDutch reverse decision denying Holocaust compensation payments to Israeli citizens following personal intervention by MK Gafni.
MK Gafni: Now secular will fight against CourtMK says Supreme Court continues overstepping its bounds. Previously it interfered in religious matters, but now is trying to run country.
'Reform is retreating and inflating its numbers'Tempers flare in Knesset over mikveh bill. Religious Services Minister: 'Judaism isn't theater.'
Israel to regulate salaries for top executivesFinance Committee chair Moshe Gafni calls move "historic", says excessive executive pay won't be tolerated any more.
US Jewish group slams haredi MK's anti-Reform rantRuderman Family Foundation demands PM Netanyahu issue statement condemning MK Gafni for calling Reform Jews 'clowns.'
Haredi parties try to erase Lapid's 'legacy'In an attempt to overturn the 'Liba' studies law, haredi MKs propose bill to do away with influence of previous government's reforms.
Gafni to Smotrich: We 'hate' religious ZionistsFinance Committee meetings erupts after the UTJ chairman accuses Jewish Home MK of being a 'greedy zealot.'
Former Mayor Lupolianski gets community serviceSupreme Court rejects former Jerusalem Mayor Uri Lupolianski's appeal on Holyland case.
'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.
Haredi man yells at MK Maklev in synagogueHaredi follower of Rabbi Auerbach burst into synagogue to insult MK Uri Maklev over IDF draft bill.
Emotional haredi MK calls Yesh Atid 'fascist'MK Moshe Gafni appears to truly blow his top in the debate on haredi enlistment deferral.
Finance Committee approves state budgetFinance Committee approves state budget for 2015-2016 despite difficulties imposed by the opposition.
Haredi MKs furious over Netanyahu Reform commentsUTJ Health Minister warns pledge by prime minister to support Reform, Conservative movements in breach of coalition agreements.
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.
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.
Haredi MK: Lapid Should Go Back to JournalismKnesset Finance Committee chairman Moshe Gafni says Yair Lapid 'isn't worth anything' in politics.
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.
UTJ: Govt. Could 'Have Problems' Promises KeptTop rabbinical supporters of UTJ told Prime Minister Netanyahu that if expected his coalition to survive, he should honor his commitments.
UTJ In-Fighting Turns SpitefulAgudat Yisrael tries to block Norwegian bill as 'revenge' for Degel HaTorah MK's attempt to be elected to Judicial Selection Committee.
United Torah Judaism Supports Unity GovernmentHaredi party, like Shas, believes Labor joining coalition will help stabilize government, further social causes.
UTJ Signs Government Deal, Followed By KulanuUnited Torah Judiasm became the first party to join Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's new coalition, followed by Kulanu.
Kulanu MK Complains 'Up Front' About Haredi CostsThe government hasn't been formed yet, but already rival parties are accusing each other of “ruining” their policies.
Kahlon Cancels on NetanyahuPotential coalition partner Moshe Kahlon canceled a meeting he was supposed to have with the Prime Minister on coalition negotiations.
MK Litzman: We Will Undo the 'Damage' Lapid DidHaredi parties hope to have a greater influence on the next government than they had on the previous ones, UTJ and Shas MKs said.
Litzman: Haredim Can't Join Leftist Gov'tA debate seems to be growing in United Torah Jewry on whether or not the party would join a government headed by Labor.
Deri: There is No Sacred Covenant with the RightDuring a panel discussion with fellow hareidi MKs, Aryeh Deri discusses his feud with Eli Yishai and plans for the next Knesset.
Gafni: Jewish Home the Real 'Enemy' of HareidimUTJ head MK Moshe Gafni complained that Jewish Home was responsible for the “state persecution” of the hareidi community.
Gafni: Gas Cartel Tried to Threaten MeThe natural gas deposits off Israel's coasts are gifts from G-d to the people of Israel, said MK Moshe Gafni (UTJ) Thursday.
Hareidi MKs Welcome End of GovernmentMKs from United Torah Judaism party welcome the dissolution of the Knesset, saying it was "the worst one in the country's history".
South Residents Disrupt 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.'
Hareidi MKs Clash with Reform Movement LeaderMK Moshe Gafni demands Reform Movement head Gilad Kariv be removed from stormy committee meeting for 'hutzpah'.
Hareidi MK: We May Boycott Judea and Samaria'There is tremendous pressure that says – let's boycott some of their factories,' says MK Porush.
Rabbis: Disengagement Wasn't Gafni's FaultA rabbinical court has thrown out a lawsuit against MK Moshe Gafni brought by residents of Gush Katif who were thrown out of their homes.
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.'
MKs: Israel Cannot Ignore ASA BoycottMKs: Israel must take threats of academic boycott seriously – or it will get worse.
Hareidi MKs Upset at Call for Beit Shemesh RevoteHareidi MKs accuse A-G Weinstein of choosing politics over democracy. ‘If it had been the other way around, he wouldn’t be doing this.’
Gantz: Hareidi Soldiers in IDF Will Remain HareidiIn Shaked Committee meeting, IDF Chief of Staff states 'The IDF does not see the hareidi-religious community as an enemy.'
Hareidi MK: Cut Funding to (Certain) YeshivasHareidi MK Moshe Gafni (UTJ) over the weekend railed against Religious Zionist yeshivas, demanding that their funding be cut.
Hareidi MKs Furious over Foreign StudentsBayit Yehudi under fierce attack for its support of a budget cut ending financial support to yeshiva students from abroad.
Hareidi MK Threatens to Bolt IDF Service CommitteeMK Moshe Gafni says Hareidi MKs frustrated at the committee's persistence to allow only 1,800 yeshiva students to avoid military service.
Hareidi Party Allies with Meretz: ‘Not Right-Wing’Response to Bennett-Lapid? Hareidi party forms strong ties with the secularist, left-wing Meretz faction.
Opposition Slams Lapid for Child Allowance Cuts"The well-fed government of Netanyahu, Lapid and Bennett chooses the easiest victims," charges Yechimovich.
Hareidi MKs: Those Who Don't Learn Should ServeHareidi MKs showed some willingness to compromise on the issue of who in the community should be drafted.
Gafni Apologizes to CalderonMK Moshe Gafni has apologized to MK Ruth Calderon after he told her to “shut up” during a heated Knesset debate on Wednesday.
‘Lapid Taking Food from Children’s Plates’MKs condemn, ridicule planned cut to child benefits.
Knesset Approves First Reading of State BudgetAfter a heated debate, Knesset approves first reading of budget for 2013-2014 by a majority of 58 to 44.
Knesset Approves 'Rabbi Amar Law'Votes 44 to 14 to allow Rabbi Shlomo Amar to run for a second term as Chief Sephardic Rabbi.
More Hate Mail over ‘Women of the Wall’Another hate letter sent over ‘Women of the Wall’ issue. WoW condemns threats.
Lapid Skips Vote on VAT for Vacation in ParisFinance Minister skips a vote on the rise in the VAT, raising the ire of the opposition.
Gafni to MKs: Don’t Play Into Lapid’s HandsHareidi MKs decide to drop personal spats with Lapid, ‘It’s what he wants.’