UTJ denies it will start internal haredi rivalry in Beit Shemesh

UTJ denies it will start internal haredi rivalry in Beit Shemesh

Degel Hatorah wing of haredi UTJ party says rumors it will challenge Bet Shemesh's mayor are unfounded, matter is still undecided.Tzvi Lev, 4/22/2018, 7:50 AM
Deri: No plans for a Joint Haredi List

Deri: No plans for a Joint Haredi List

Shas head Aryeh Deri dismisses claims Shas will run on joint list with Ashkenazi-haredi UTJ in order to pass electoral threshold.Tzvi Lev, 3/29/2018, 9:36 PM
Will the 'Muezzin Law' finally pass?

Will the 'Muezzin Law' finally pass?

PM Netanyahu gives green light to advancing 'Muezzin Law' during upcoming Knesset session. Will the haredi parties support the bill?Ben Shaul, 3/28/2018, 2:50 PM
Bennett hints he will challenge Netanyahu for prime minister

Bennett hints he will challenge Netanyahu for prime minister

Bennett says he will run against Prime Minister Netanyahu if 'elections are declared for personal reasons'.Tzvi Lev, 3/11/2018, 9:45 AM
Haredi parties split over coalition crisis?

Haredi parties split over coalition crisis?

Shas MK Yaakov Margi slams UTJ for sparking coalition crisis over draft law.Tzvi Lev, 3/8/2018, 6:06 PM
'No reason for us to have early elections'

'No reason for us to have early elections'

Netanyahu calls on coalition partners to work out a compromise over Draft Law in order to avert coalition crisis.Tzvi Lev, 3/4/2018, 7:49 AM
Haredi MK slams haredi MKs' attempt to push draft law through

Haredi MK slams haredi MKs' attempt to push draft law through

Shas MK Yakov Margi slams UTJ MKs for threatening coalition crisis, says draft law can be adjusted and approved after State budget passes.Michal Levi, Chana Roberts, 3/2/2018, 2:36 PM
Coalition crisis escalates over draft law

Coalition crisis escalates over draft law

Sources in Likud party say divide over draft law could splinter coalition, lead to early elections.Tzvi Lev, 3/1/2018, 4:40 PM
Haredim to present new ultimatum to Netanyahu?

Haredim to present new ultimatum to Netanyahu?

UTJ leaders demand that new draft law be passed before budget vote is passed, linking stability of government to IDF deferments.Tzvi Lev, 2/22/2018, 9:21 PM
Yesh Atid proposes new haredi draft law

Yesh Atid proposes new haredi draft law

Yesh Atid submits new bill expanding draft of haredi men, limiting exemptions given to yeshiva students.Tzvi Lev, 2/1/2018, 6:48 PM
Haredim and Arabs coordinating in the Knesset?

Haredim and Arabs coordinating in the Knesset?

Head of haredi UTJ party welcomes newfound cooperation with Arab Joint List faction. 'We're doing good business with the Arabs.'Tzvi Lev, 1/28/2018, 4:25 PM
MK Gafni: 'My words were taken out of context'

MK Gafni: 'My words were taken out of context'

Haredi MK Moshe Gafni denies that he is training special force of non-Jewish inspectors to crack down on businesses opening on Shabbat.Tzvi Lev, 1/18/2018, 11:44 AM
Defense Minister storms out of Knesset meeting

Defense Minister storms out of Knesset meeting

Haredi parties condition support for death penalty for terrorists on Yisrael Beytenu's support of law closing supermarkets on Shabbat.Hezki Baruch, 1/3/2018, 11:51 AM
Haredim may torpedo terrorist death penalty bill

Haredim may torpedo terrorist death penalty bill

Haredi parties debate supporting bill allowing death penalty for terrorists.Michal Levi, 1/3/2018, 10:03 AM
'American Jews are undergoing silent Holocaust'

'American Jews are undergoing silent Holocaust'

MK Yisrael Eichler says that Shabbat desecration is 'causing American Jews to disappear'.Tzvi Lev, 12/28/2017, 5:48 PM
'We'll take to the streets'

'We'll take to the streets'

Yair Lapid urged Defense Minister Liberman to stop haredi efforts to limit the Supreme Court.Tzvi Lev, 9/14/2017, 9:17 AM
'You cost us a Knesset seat'

'You cost us a Knesset seat'

Mudslinging within haredi UTJ party, as Health Minister slams Degel Hatorah faction for party losses.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/7/2017, 9:53 AM
Haredi party will support 'United Jerusalem Bill'

Haredi party will support 'United Jerusalem Bill'

Haredi MKs ask Rabbi Shteinman whether they should support bill preventing division of Jerusalem; rabbi okays new version of bill.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/14/2017, 7:13 AM
'Coalition with Lapid and haredi parties cannot be ruled out'

'Coalition with Lapid and haredi parties cannot be ruled out'

UTJ MK slams haredi extremists for comparing government to Hitler, says haredi parties joining coalition with Yesh Atid not impossible.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/29/2017, 4:12 PM
'Meeting on Shabbat is absolutely unacceptable'

'Meeting on Shabbat is absolutely unacceptable'

UTJ MKs slam Netanyahu for holding meeting on Shabbat, say government 'can have no success' if Shabbat is violated.Hezki Baruch, 3/18/2017, 10:26 PM
Will United Torah Judaism oppose Ghattas’ dismissal?

Will United Torah Judaism oppose Ghattas’ dismissal?

Most members of the coalition, including Shas, joined the initiative to oust the Arab MK, but United Torah Judaism refused to sign on.Haim Lev, 12/20/2016, 10:46 AM
'The Supreme Court has can't tell us how to live'

'The Supreme Court has can't tell us how to live'

MK Yisrael Eichler attacks Supreme Court judges for demanding female representation in haredi parties.Haim Lev, 11/1/2016, 10:46 PM
Shabbat crisis: Haredi position split

Shabbat crisis: Haredi position split

Shas head Aryeh Deri promises no coalition crisis over Shabbat construction, causing disgruntled UTJ MKs to weigh their options.Ben Shaul, 9/8/2016, 9:29 PM
Haredi ultimatum: Our Shabbat, or your coalition

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
Transportation Minister: "I can't get involved"

Transportation Minister: "I can't get involved"

"I can't get involved in train works which take place on Shabbat"Hezki Baruch, 8/25/2016, 7:05 PM
'You only shout when it comes to helping haredim'

'You only shout when it comes to helping haredim'

The opposition raged over a new bill that allots 1,040 shekels a month to needy Torah students with families.Haim Lev, 8/3/2016, 11:44 AM
Chief rabbis warn PM: No deals with Reform

Chief rabbis warn PM: No deals with Reform

Rabbis Yosef and Lau say Reform movement must not gain influence in Israel, especially at the Western Wall.Gil Ronen, 6/29/2016, 9:46 PM
Bill to exempt yeshivas from property tax advances

Bill to exempt yeshivas from property tax advances

Proposal to reach Knesset Assembly on Wednesday. Interior Ministry agrees to cover the cost.Haim Lev, 6/14/2016, 7:38 AM
Ballot boxes in yeshivas?

Ballot boxes in yeshivas?

Unlikely allies team up as Yesh Atid and UTJ MKs join together to push voting in universities, yeshivas.David Rosenberg, 6/5/2016, 1:02 PM
Deputy Education Minister resigns from Knesset

Deputy Education Minister resigns from Knesset

Meir Porush leaves Knesset as per 'Norwegian Law,' to end months of infighting within UTJ over distribution of MKs.Hezki Baruch, 5/22/2016, 3:08 PM
Is UTJ breaking up?

Is UTJ breaking up?

Degel HaTorah, Agudah factions of UTJ considering split. MK Maklev claims 'all options are on the table,' including joint run with Shas.David Rosenberg, 4/18/2016, 4:16 PM
Bennett secures budget increase for Hesder

Bennett secures budget increase for Hesder

In ongoing battle with haredi party UTJ, Bennett emerges with 40 percent increase over 2012 budget.Raphael Levi, 1/4/2016, 12:33 PM
First openly-gay Likud MK responds to haredi snub

First openly-gay Likud MK responds to haredi snub

Likud's newest MK, Amir Ohana, says he'd be delighted if haredi MKs continued to absent themselves from his Knesset speeches.Ari Soffer, 12/29/2015, 10:54 AM
Report: PM offered Yesh Atid to join coalition

Report: PM offered Yesh Atid to join coalition

United Torah Judaism livid over offer, views Lapid joining as 'red line.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/14/2015, 3:15 PM
Bill: Ban Chauvinist Parties from the Knesset

Bill: Ban Chauvinist Parties from the Knesset

Bill on the table to ban parties from Knesset which refuse to include women - a practice notably and consistently held by haredi parties.Haim Lev, 10/18/2015, 1:11 PM
Jerusalemites May Build Sukkahs Until 11 PM

Jerusalemites May Build Sukkahs Until 11 PM

Noise regulations in holy city will be changed to allow sukkah construction on the evening after Yom Kippur.Haim Lev, 9/10/2015, 6:23 PM
Uproar After PM Spotted in Non-Kosher Eatery

Uproar After PM Spotted in Non-Kosher Eatery

Haredi party incensed after Netanyahu sits with Italian PM in posh Florence cafe. PMO: Netanyahu never eats non-kosher food.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/1/2015, 3:50 PM
Litzman Appointed 'Official' Health Minister

Litzman Appointed 'Official' Health Minister

Yaakov Litzman will officially take the position of Health Minister – a job he has been doing for the past several years as deputy minister.Moshe Cohen, 8/27/2015, 2:50 PM
Could a Religous Woman Be Next Foreign Minister?

Could a Religous Woman Be Next Foreign Minister?

The High Court ruled that a Health Minister needed to be appointed within 60 days, and that is likely to apply to the Foreign Ministry too.Yaakov Levi, 8/23/2015, 11:00 PM
Supreme Court Ruling Places Haredi MKs in a Bind

Supreme Court Ruling Places Haredi MKs in a Bind

Court accepts petition against practice of appointing haredi MKs as 'deputy ministers acting as ministers' for ideological reasons.Hezki Baruch, 8/23/2015, 6:49 PM
Extremists Arrested 'Bombing' Haredi Draft Talk

Extremists Arrested 'Bombing' Haredi Draft Talk

3 haredi youths disrupt meeting encouraging IDF draft in central Jerusalem by hitting participants, cursing them and damaging the building.Ido Ben-Porat, 8/21/2015, 9:53 AM
Gov't Holding Secret Meetings to Cancel Draft Law

Gov't Holding Secret Meetings to Cancel Draft Law

UTJ MKs, government officials have been secretly meeting for 6 months to come up with ways to prevent haredim from being drafted.Haim Lev, 8/18/2015, 1:28 PM
UTJ: Govt. Could 'Have Problems' Promises Kept

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
Did Haredi Parties Mislead Herzog on Coalition?

Did Haredi Parties Mislead Herzog on Coalition?

Did haredi parties mislead Yitzhak Herzog about their intention to form a coalition with them? Zionist Union leader isn't sure.Moshe Cohen, 6/25/2015, 10:55 AM
MK Eichler Says He's 'Not Bound' By Coalition Deal

MK Eichler Says He's 'Not Bound' By Coalition Deal

UTJ MK threatens to rebel if not granted chairmanship of Knesset committee; sources tell Arutz Sheva he never signed coalition deal.Haim Lev and Ari Soffer, 5/11/2015, 10:20 AM
Herzog: PM Dug Himself a Pit, I Won't Throw a Rope

Herzog: PM Dug Himself a Pit, I Won't Throw a Rope

Labor leader Yitzhak Herzog insists Netanyahu should not count on him to bail out latest government when push comes to shove.Moshe Cohen, 5/7/2015, 1:05 PM
Lapid: 'Suckers' Lose Again, Haredi Parties Win

Lapid: 'Suckers' Lose Again, Haredi Parties Win

Yesh Atid MKs and supporters conducted a protest against the expected repeal of sanctions on yeshiva students who don't serve in the IDF.Yaakov Levi, 5/7/2015, 12:17 PM
United Torah Judaism Supports Unity Government

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
Lapid: PM Using Tax Money for Political Payoffs

Lapid: PM Using Tax Money for Political Payoffs

Continuing rant against Likud's coalition deal with UTJ at Yesh Atid's faction meeting, Lapid stresses party will fight Bibi's 'bribes.'Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 5/4/2015, 4:38 PM
UTJ, Left United Over Child Allowance Increase

UTJ, Left United Over Child Allowance Increase

Prof. Yossi Yonah of Labor praises child allowance raise, says it will lift Israel higher on OECD list.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 4/30/2015, 9:47 PM
Child Allowances to Increase As Part of UTJ Deal

Child Allowances to Increase As Part of UTJ Deal

Cash-strapped parents to receive nearly double the current monthly child allowance rate in 2016. UTJ: It's a good deal.Tova Dvorin, 4/30/2015, 8:36 PM
Deri, Bennett Feuding Over Religion Ministry

Deri, Bennett Feuding Over Religion Ministry

With UTJ and Kulanu on board, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu turns his attention to finishing off deals with Shas and Jewish Home.Yaakov Levi, 4/30/2015, 7:54 AM
Tekuma: Judea and Samaria Construction 'Red Line'

Tekuma: Judea and Samaria Construction 'Red Line'

If Bibi does not commit to massive building in Judea-Samaria, Jewish Home should not join the government, says MK Ariel's faction.Moshe Cohen, 4/29/2015, 5:09 PM
Netanyahu, Litzman Meet to Sign Coalition Deal

Netanyahu, Litzman Meet to Sign Coalition Deal

Clauses of agreement being perused ahead of final signing between Likud and UTJ heads, as coalition continues to come together.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 4/29/2015, 2:52 PM
Coalition Deal to Stop Supreme Court Interference

Coalition Deal to Stop Supreme Court Interference

Agreement draft between Likud and UTJ includes clause preventing court from cancelling laws passed by majority of MKs.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 4/29/2015, 8:15 AM
First Coalition Deal Signed Between UTJ and Likud

First Coalition Deal Signed Between UTJ and Likud

Haredi party UTJ becomes the first to seal negotiations as Netanyahu's coalition government starts to take form.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 4/28/2015, 5:55 PM
How Can PM Finalize Government?

How Can PM Finalize Government?

Shas, UTJ, and Kulanu all close to a final deal with Likud - leaving Netanyahu with two main options to concretize his fourth government.Cynthia Blank, 4/13/2015, 10:32 PM