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

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