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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' against Reform mikvah funding

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

Transportation discounts for yeshiva students

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

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

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

MK 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

UTJ in crisis

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'm working to have Jewish Home removed

Finance Committee chair blasts fellow UTJ MK for ties to Jewish Home.Michal Levi, 5/11/2016, 9:39 PM

Gafni: Jews on Temple Mount leads to 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

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

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

Dutch gov't renews 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: Now secular will fight 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

'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 top 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'

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 to Smotrich: We '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 Mayor Lupolianski gets 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 yells at MK Maklev in synagogue

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 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 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' Promises Kept

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

UTJ 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 Costs

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: Haredim Can't Join Leftist Gov't

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

Gafni: Gas Cartel Tried to Threaten Me

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 Government

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 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.'Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 9/3/2014, 1:04 PM

Hareidi MKs Clash with Reform Movement Leader

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

Rabbis: Disengagement Wasn't Gafni's Fault

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 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: Hareidi Soldiers in IDF Will Remain 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 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 Bolt IDF Service Committee

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: ‘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

Opposition Slams Lapid for Child Allowance Cuts

"The well-fed government of Netanyahu, Lapid and Bennett chooses the easiest victims," charges Yechimovich.Elad Benari, 8/20/2013, 4:13 AM

Hareidi MKs: Those Who Don't Learn Should Serve

Hareidi MKs showed some willingness to compromise on the issue of who in the community should be drafted.David Lev, 8/5/2013, 8:07 PM