Government sanctions Sabbath desecration in soccer industry

Minister of Labor signs general permit aiming to legalize soccer games on Shabbat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/25/2018, 2:52 PM

Daycare registration to open in February instead of May

Economy Ministry aims to make daycare registration more efficient, allow parents to file for subsidies in May instead of September.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/10/2018, 2:36 PM

Bill limiting Shabbat work approved

Knesset passes in second, third readings bill stipulating that Jewish tradition will be considered before granting work permits for Shabbat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/26/2017, 8:40 AM

'Shabbat Law' wins coalition backing

Coalition approves proposal to limit work by government-owned corporations during the Sabbath.Yoel Domb, 12/10/2017, 10:21 PM

'Likud ministers are trying to topple the government'

Haredi MK Yisrael Eichler claims Shabbat construction work controversy manufactured by Likud ministers trying to topple Netanyahu.Tzvi Lev, 11/27/2017, 12:11 PM

Minister Katz: I hope the protest tent will be dismantled soon

Welfare and Social Services Minister Haim Katz visited protest tent of bereaved families and local council leaders opposite PM's residence.Orly Harary, 11/5/2017, 4:58 PM

'Build bypass roads to prevent future murders'

Welfare Minister demands PM explain why the number of houses being built is far lower than the number of houses approved.Hezki Baruch, 10/15/2017, 9:47 PM

Netanyahu scrambles as program assisting French Olim set to end

Politicians are scrambling after news that a program assisting new French Olim is set to end.Tzvi Lev, 10/9/2017, 6:58 PM

Minister: I was unaware of infrastructure work on Rosh Hashana

Labor Minister Katz denies responsibility for permitting construction work in Tel Aviv over Rosh Hashanah.Michal Levy, 9/25/2017, 11:03 AM

Welfare Ministry capitulates to LGBT pressure

Following pressure from LGBT groups, Welfare Ministry tells court it waives condition that only 'a man and his wife' may adopt children.Mordechai Sones, 9/7/2017, 5:30 PM

'Netiv Ha'avot does not have to be destroyed'

Likud minister says he's sure other solutions are available, promises to recruit Kulanu party.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/28/2017, 2:11 PM

Likud MK demands coalition back adoption by LGBT couples

Likud MK demands state change position on same-sex adoption. Welfare Minister says he intends to reconsider issue.Shlomo Pyutrikovsky, 7/18/2017, 1:57 PM

'New daycare guidelines harm haredi communities'

Haredi MK says government needs to put more money into building daycare centers for haredi communities, slams 'contradiction.'Michal Levi, 7/6/2017, 8:43 AM

Jewish Home MK: Add Tzomet founder to Shabbat permit committee

MK Motti Yogev has asked minister Haim Katz to appoint Rabbi Yisrael Rosen to the committee for Shabbat work permits.Hezki Baruch, 9/8/2016, 2:53 PM

Haim Katz: Work will take place on railway this Shabbat

Haim Katz has decided that essential work will take place on railways this Shabbat and in the following weeks on Shabbat.Haim Lev, 9/8/2016, 1:09 PM

Some railway projects to be postponed

Minister Haim Katz does not intend to automatically approve all the infrastructure works planned on the Israel Railways this coming Shabbat.Chaim Lev, 9/7/2016, 3:14 AM

Welfare Minister to reexamine Shabbat work permits

Welfare Minister Haim Katz says he will reexamine Shabbat work permits following the coalition crisis over railway work on Shabbat.Chaim Lev, 9/6/2016, 4:44 AM

Likud members urge Netanyahu not to fire Katz

Ministers and Knesset Members from the Likud urge Prime Minister not to dismiss Transportation Minister over Shabbat work.Hezki Baruch, 9/4/2016, 4:25 AM

Kahlon denies reports of Cabinet reshuffle

Finance Minister insists there will be no change of ministries without Yoav Galant's full agreementNitsan Keider, 7/12/2016, 2:39 PM

Cabinet reshuffle to hit Kulanu

Reports indicate Netanyahu intends to give Kulanu Economy Ministry, though its authorities will be reduced.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/10/2016, 10:22 PM

Ministers demand government recognize Amona

Several ministers, MKs join Amona residents' protest tent in front of Prime Minister's office, declaring 'Amona won't fall again'.Hezki Baruch, 7/6/2016, 9:33 PM

'We fought Sharon, if need be we can fight Netanyahu'

Likud minister visits Amona protest tent, promises to fight for embattled town. 'We made a mistake in Gush Katif, we cannot repeat it.'Hezki Baruch, 7/6/2016, 7:29 PM

Likud Minister demands 'painful' response to Tel Aviv attack

Haim Katz calls for 'extraordinary' Israeli response that will 'go down in history' following murderous terror attack in Sarona Market.David Rosenberg, 6/9/2016, 9:56 AM

Coalition MKs fight for underage rights

Justice and Social Affairs Ministers support bill which would add more parental supervision in juvenile crime cases.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/26/2016, 6:21 PM

Minister Haim Katz questioned over insider trading allegations

Welfare and Social Services Min. suspected of illegally using internal information to make massive profits on shares.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/17/2016, 6:01 PM

Minister: Judea-Samaria aid not enough to cope with terror

Comprehensive aid package 'does not provide for the residents' needs,' Haim Katz states, including self-defense and coping skills.Shimon Cohen, 4/10/2016, 9:07 AM

Katz: Expel terrorists' families to defeat 'ISIS-like terror'

Transportation Minister Haim Katz vows to table bill tomorrow to enable expulsion of terrorists' families as 'deterrent.'Ari Soffer, 3/8/2016, 9:56 PM

Gov, opposition join to support building in Ma'ale Adumim

Land of Israel Lobby holds special Knesset meeting on building freeze in Ma'ale Adumim. All agree that Bibi must allow building.Hezki Baruch, 3/7/2016, 2:51 PM

Netanyahu wins bid to move up Likud primaries

Likud Central Committee approves PM's proposal to hold leadership vote in February. As well: Haim Katz chosen Central Committee chair.Elad Benari, 12/29/2015, 11:44 PM

Likud to choose new Central Committee head today

Likud members to choose Central Committee head. Main candidates are Haim Katz, Dudi Amsalem, Tzachi Hanegbi.Haim Lev, 12/29/2015, 10:30 AM

'We like to talk about poverty, but really don't like the poor'

Left skewers Netanyahu, calls for commission of inquiry over abysmal poverty statistics; solutions focus on incentives for working poor.Tova Dvorin, 12/9/2015, 2:59 PM

'A strong Likud Central Committee chair can send Netanyahu home'

Welfare Min. Haim Katz tells Likud ministers he plans to run for chairman; official postulates he'll gain support as he poses no threat.Cynthia Blank, 11/29/2015, 12:25 PM

Shomron Council head: Stop plans to give land to Palestinians

Shomron Regional Council head Yossi Dagan is joined by Likud ministers in demanding to stop plans to transfer land in Area C to the PA.Ben Ariel, 11/29/2015, 5:23 AM

Report: Deri to become Welfare Minister

Channel 2 News reports that Welfare Minister Haim Katz will give his role to Shas chairman in exchange for Economy Ministry.Haim Lev, 11/2/2015, 3:43 AM

New Phase in War against Rock-Throwers

New bill to hit parents of rock-throwers 'where it hurts the most' - in their pockets; Justice Min. to enact tough new minimum sentence.Hezki Baruch, 9/23/2015, 10:00 PM

Bill to Fine Parents of Rock-Throwing Teens

Justice Minister Shaked, Social Affairs Minister Katz spearhead bill to put responsibility for teen terror on parents.Ido Ben-Porat, 9/18/2015, 10:14 AM

Katz: Govt. Workers Should Fly Israeli Airlines

Israeli airlines are suffering losses, and it is up to the government to help them out, said Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz.Yaakov Levi, 7/14/2014, 5:57 PM

As War Rages, Samaria Officials Present Their Case in France

MK Haim Katz and Samaria Council official Yossi Dagan are in France, presenting Israel's case as Hamas rains missiles on Israel.Yaakov Levi, 7/10/2014, 9:15 AM