Litzman: I just asked for the Housing Ministry and got it

Incoming Housing Minister says he didn't have to negotiate with Netanyahu to receive the ministry: As soon as I asked for it, I got it.Michal Levy, 5/18/2020, 6:37 AM

Litzman: There was an overreaction on coronavirus

Outgoing Health Minister: I shouted during the government meeting when the Director-General said there could be 10,000 coronavirus deaths.Ben Ariel, 5/18/2020, 2:13 AM

Haredim call on Netanyahu to bring Yamina into government

Leaders of haredi parties call for united right-wing bloc to be included in government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/13/2020, 5:47 PM

Health Ministry Director Moshe bar Siman Tov resigns from position

Health Ministry Director to end role: 'I'm proud of my years as Director and especially in dealing with coronavirus crisis.'Mordechai Sones, 5/12/2020, 4:36 PM

Senior haredi lawmaker calls on Likud to keep Yamina in the government

Health Minister reportedly working to negotiate arrangement to keep Yamina in the government. 'We must not break up the right-wing bloc'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/11/2020, 2:06 PM

MK Moshe Gafni (UTJ): Time to limit the scale of weddings in the haredi community

Health Ministry guidelines currently permit only 19 people to attend a wedding - including bride & groom.Ben Shaul, 4/29/2020, 3:37 PM

Litzman: Coronavirus situation has improved, now is the time to leave

Health Minister explains why he decided to step down now and move to the Housing Ministry.Ben Ariel, 4/27/2020, 6:22 AM

It's final: Long-serving Health Minister Litzman to leave his position

Health Min. Litzman tells PM Netanyahu that he will leave his post after new government is formed.Hezki Baruch, 4/25/2020, 9:59 PM

Report: Litzman considering leaving Health Ministry in favor of Housing Ministry

UTJ head Yaakov Litzman reportedly considering stepping down as Health Minister in favor of appointment as Housing and Construction MinisterArutz Sheva Staff, 4/23/2020, 9:07 PM

Health Minister Yaakov Litzman recovers from coronavirus

Minister Litzman to return to full work routine tomorrow after multiple tests confirm he has recovered from coronavirus infection.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/20/2020, 6:16 PM

Hate messages in Jerusalem against Health Minister Yaakov Litzman

50 graffiti messages against Minister Litzman spray-painted in Mea Shearim.Marcy Oster/JTA, 4/12/2020, 10:24 PM

Health Minister Litzman: 'Virus doesn't discriminate and neither should we'

Health Minister Litzman condemns Ramat Gan's decision to erect fence to keep haredim out.Arutz Sheva, 4/6/2020, 2:42 PM

Litzman advisor: He did not violate the guidelines

Health Minister Yaakov Litzman's personal aide denies reports that Litzman prayed in a synagogue in violation of guidelines.Michal Levy, 4/6/2020, 5:41 AM

Netanyahu tests negative for coronavirus, will remain in isolation

Netanyahu tested for coronavirus after Health Minister Yaakov Litzman diagnosed with the virus.Elad Benari, 4/3/2020, 2:05 AM

Progress in coalition talks

Night negotiation meeting continues until 2am, talks expected to resume this morning. However, unclear when new government can be sworn in.Mordechai Sones, 4/2/2020, 9:28 AM

Health Minister and his wife diagnosed with coronavirus

Minister Yaakov Litzman and his wife are feeling well and will be in isolation. Anyone who has come in contact with them will be notified.Elad Benari, 4/2/2020, 1:55 AM

Rivlin: Health Minister is Chief of Staff against Coronavirus

President visits IDF Central Command, emphasizes importance of preparation against Coronavirus.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/5/2020, 3:59 PM

Health Ministry Coronavirus guidelines

Health Minister: We are in control of Coronavirus situation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/4/2020, 6:19 PM

Right-wing leaders meet Netanyahu

Health Minister Yaakov Litzman: I will not sit in government with Yair Lapid.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/3/2020, 4:07 PM

Litzman: A great achievement, Liberman failed

Health Minister: It has been proven that those who try to harm the Sabbath and the Torah are doomed to fail.Elad Benari, 3/3/2020, 5:42 AM

Health Minister Litzman warns Israelis against traveling to Italy

Health Min. Litzman may add Israelis returning from Italy, Australia to quarantine list, 'is not afraid to force quarantine.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/24/2020, 11:47 AM

Litzman: 'We're not holding negotiations with Blue and White, it's made up'

Health Min. Litzman says it's not UTJ's fault there are third elections, no truth to rumors that his party is negotiating with Blue & White.Michal Levi, 2/17/2020, 12:27 PM

New investigation opened against UTJ's Minister Litzman

Police opened new investigation against Health Min. Litzman, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/8/2020, 10:36 PM

Interior Min.: Land and sea crossings close to recent visitors to China

Interior Min. Deri orders Israel's borders closed to those who were recently in China - with one catch.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/31/2020, 3:13 PM

Israel bans all flights from China over coronavirus outbreak

As death toll rises in coronavirus outbreak, Israeli Health Ministry bans flights from China from landing in Israel.David Rosenberg, 1/30/2020, 8:45 PM

Australian Jewish leaders urge Netanyahu to cancel Litzman appointment

Jewish leaders in Australia urge Netanyahu to reconsider appointing Yaakov Litzman as Health Minister, citing Malka Leifer case.Henry Benjamin, JTA, 1/1/2020, 10:52 PM

Australian Jews furious over Litzman's appointment as Health Minister

Australian Jews fume after deputy minister accused of shielding sex offender from extradition is appointed Health Minister.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/29/2019, 3:08 PM

Dep. Minister Yakov Litzman is appointed Health Minister in place of PM Netanyahu

'Political and legal developments' force UTJ deputy minister to take on role of minister, despite party's usual opposition to the title.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/29/2019, 1:18 PM

Health Minister: 'We'll protect bloc, form a right-wing government'

Min. Litzman congratulates PM Netanyahu on victory in Likud primaries, promises to form right-wing government after March elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/27/2019, 3:17 PM

Health basket budget 2020: NIS 500 million

'This is important news for patients and the health care system,' Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/19/2019, 4:50 PM

Litzman: The bloc with Netanyahu will continue

Deputy Health Minister echoes Deri, says "right wing bloc" in support of Netanyahu will continue.Elad Benari, 12/18/2019, 3:02 AM

'Public Sabbath desecration is a gross act of defiance'

Haredi minister takes aim at public transportation on Sabbath, Blue and White leader slaps back.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/25/2019, 1:33 PM

Rabbis decide: Litzman will be appointed minister

Agudat Yisrael Council of Torah Sages: Deputy Minister Litzman will serve as Minister if Netanyahu is forced to resign as Health Minister.Hezki Baruch, 11/24/2019, 2:07 AM

'The monster of hatred and anti-Semitism in the Knesset'

Haredi MKs accuse Avigdor Liberman of anti-Semitism for declaring haredi and Arab parties part of 'anti-Zionist axis.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/20/2019, 3:42 PM

'Health Ministry reform harms children in the periphery'

MK Yogev to Dep. Health Min. Litzman: 'Why do you think eliminating options will reduce wait times?'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/29/2019, 9:29 AM

Gantz calls, encounters the right-wing bloc

Blue and White chairman speaks to leaders of right-wing parties, who tell him he should speak with the Likud negotiating team.Hezki Baruch, 10/23/2019, 11:37 PM

Litzman: We won't sit in government with Lapid

United Torah Judaism chief vows to endorse Netanyahu for PM. "We don't rule out unity gov't - but we won't sit with Yair Lapid."Orli Harari, 9/18/2019, 1:29 AM

Litzman: We are fighting for the right to live as haredim

'The elections aren't right vs. left or Bibi vs Gantz. The only important thing to them is who will establish a gov't without haredim.'Ben Shaul, 9/15/2019, 10:20 PM

Haredi MKs pledge to block 'land for peace' concessions

MKs from the Knesset's haredi UTJ party promise to oppose agreements which require relinquishing control of Israeli land.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/10/2019, 1:55 PM

Haredi MKs blast 'incompetent' Gantz

UTJ leaders fire back after Gantz declares he will act to form coalition without the haredim.Chaim Lev, 9/4/2019, 6:11 AM

Health Ministry to stop funding children's therapies?

Blue and White MK urges Dep. Health Minister to backtrack on plan to defund private child development services.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/16/2019, 10:17 AM

'My conscience is clean'

'Handling public inquiries is of the utmost value and I have always worked to assist anyone by law alone,' deputy health minister says.Michal Levi, 8/13/2019, 2:27 PM

Police recomend indicting UTJ chief

Police recommend charges be filed against Dep. Health Minister Yaakov Litzman for fraud, offering bribes, and breach of trust.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/6/2019, 11:12 AM

'It's anti-Semitic': Blue and White ad incites against haredim

Blue and White campaign video paints religious, haredi, ministers as money-sucking parasites, PM Netanyahu as caring only about himself.Chana Roberts, 8/5/2019, 2:54 PM

Agudat Yisrael finalizes Knesset list

Party that makes up half of United Torah Judaism to run with same list as last time, says will only support Netanyahu for PM.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/30/2019, 7:47 PM

Israel's slander laws protect child molesters, activists warn

Child advocates blast systemic failures in Israel’s handling of sex abuse cases.Sam Sokol, JTA, 7/2/2019, 2:15 PM

Dedicating helicopter to Eilat patients 'will save lives'

Deputy Health Minister demands PM Netanyahu dedicate helicopter to flying Eilat patients to Tel Aviv.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/1/2019, 11:44 AM

Litzman: We will not sit in a government led by Gantz

Deputy Health Minister rejects reports of contacts with Blue and White. "We will only sit in a government headed by Binyamin Netanyahu."Hezki Baruch, 6/16/2019, 5:18 AM

Litzman: Liberman incited and slandered, history will judge

Deputy Health Minister: Netanyahu left no stone unturned in attempt to prevent new elections. Liberman rejected every attempt at dialogue.Yaakov Litzman, 5/30/2019, 1:31 AM

Haredi party: Liberman isn't telling the truth

UTJ leaders claim Yisrael Beytenu chair wants to bring down right-wing government, deny wanting 'state of Jewish law.'Hezki Baruch, 5/24/2019, 3:20 PM

Litzman accuses police of brutality against autistic haredi teen

Deputy Health Minister Litzman speaks with parents of boy who was beaten by police. 'A serious incident that cannot be ignored.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/23/2019, 8:22 PM

Litzman: We are not afraid of new elections

Deputy Health Minister says coalition talks are still ongoing and main issues have not yet been resolved.Chaim Lev, 5/22/2019, 5:39 AM

Medical cannabis at your local pharmacy without a license

Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman decides to remove cannabis from the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance.Sara Rubenstein, 5/16/2019, 10:50 PM

'We added Yishai so as not to lose votes for the right'

Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman explains reasoning behind his party's agreement with Eli Yishai.Ben Shaul, 4/2/2019, 5:14 AM

Haredi minister: Why would any haredi vote for Feiglin?

Dep. Health Minister Litzman questions: 'Why would any haredi vote for a party which includes those who have rejected circumcision?'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/29/2019, 2:29 PM

Haredi minister: I won't sit with Lapid

Dep. Health Minister Litzman says he won't sit in coalition with MK Yair Lapid, regardless of who the PM is.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/5/2019, 12:17 PM

'We won't join coalition with Lapid - absolutely no way'

'We're backing Bibi.' Senior haredi lawmakers rule out joining coalition led by Blue and White party of Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/24/2019, 8:21 PM