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

Kulanu MK Complains 'Up Front' About Haredi Parties' Spending

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: UTJ Can't Join Leftist Gov't Aiding Shabbat Desecration

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

'Gas Cartel' Accused of Threatening MKs over Oil Field Licenses

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 'Worst Government in History'

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 Protest by Disrupting 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 MK Accuses Reform Movement Leader of 'Extortion'

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

Rabbinical Court Rejects Gush Katif Case Against Hareidi MK

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 ‘Political’ 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: A Hareidi Soldier in IDF Will Leave IDF 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 at Religious Zionists 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 Leave Committee on Army Enlistment

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: ‘We’re 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 Signal Willingness to Compromise on IDF Draft

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

Gafni Apologizes to Calderon After Telling Her to 'Shut Up'

MK Moshe Gafni has apologized to MK Ruth Calderon after he told her to “shut up” during a heated Knesset debate on Wednesday.Elad Benari, 7/19/2013, 3:17 AM

‘Lapid Taking Food from Children’s Plates’

MKs condemn, ridicule planned cut to child benefits.Maayana Miskin, 6/30/2013, 2:45 PM

Knesset Approves First Reading of State Budget

After a heated debate, Knesset approves first reading of budget for 2013-2014 by a majority of 58 to 44.Elad Benari, 6/18/2013, 1:34 AM

Knesset Approves 'Rabbi Amar Law'

Votes 44 to 14 to allow Rabbi Shlomo Amar to run for a second term as Chief Sephardic Rabbi.Gil Ronen, 6/5/2013, 10:26 PM

More Hate Mail over ‘Women of the Wall’

Another hate letter sent over ‘Women of the Wall’ issue. WoW condemns threats.Maayana Miskin, 6/5/2013, 1:58 PM

Lapid Skips Vote on VAT for Vacation in Paris

Finance Minister skips a vote on the rise in the VAT, raising the ire of the opposition.Elad Benari, 5/30/2013, 12:15 AM

Gafni to Hareidi MKs: Don’t Play Into Lapid’s Hands

Hareidi MKs decide to drop personal spats with Lapid, ‘It’s what he wants.’Maayana Miskin, 4/24/2013, 11:44 AM

Hareidi MK: Lapid’s Hate an Attempt to Distract Voters

Yair Lapid’s anti-hareidi invective an attempt to stem criticism of his budget cuts, hareidi MK says.Maayana Miskin, 4/23/2013, 5:19 PM

Gafni: Lapid Hiding His Real Intention to Hurt the Poor

MK Moshe Gafni criticizes Finance Minister Yair Lapid’s planned budget cuts, says they will hurt the country’s weaker sectors.Elad Benari, 4/12/2013, 3:16 AM

Opposition Slams Lapid Over Planned Cuts

Lapid chooses to avoid special Knesset session but finds time to post on Facebook, angering opposition.Elad Benari, 4/10/2013, 3:42 AM

Gafni: We Still Embrace Religious Zionists

Hareidi MK says hareidi world will ‘embrace’ religious Zionists, but will give religious-Zionist MKs a hard time. Maayana Miskin, 4/3/2013, 5:59 AM

Lapid Bashed for 20,000-as-Middle Class Comment

New Finance Minister gets harsh criticism for terming 20,000-a-month earners “middle class.”Maayana Miskin, 4/2/2013, 4:46 PM

Hareidi MKs: We're Now on the Left

In an interview, MK Moshe Gafni said that hareidi parties were now allying themselves with the left, permanentlyDavid Lev, 3/7/2013, 3:20 PM

Gafni: Hareidi Parties, Labor Both Want Socialist Israel

Hareidi MK says socialism has changed, tells Labor MK ‘You could be in my party.’ Maayana Miskin, 2/28/2013, 9:27 PM

Gafni: The Military Spoils the Hareidim

MK Moshe Gafni calls hareidi-religious men not to join the IDF under any circumstances, because of women's singing.Elad Benari, 1/11/2012, 2:11 AM

Call to Regulate Water and Electricity

MK Moshe Gafni has called on the government to begin regulating water and electricity again - and to subsidize them if need be.Gabe Kahn., 11/2/2011, 9:31 PM

Suit Filed Against MK Gafni Over Disengagement

A suit for damages in the amount of NIS 4 million was filed against MK Moshe Gafni for cooperating with the 2005 disengagement.Gabe Kahn., 8/11/2011, 10:41 PM