Litzman: Deri and I will not allow High Holidays lockdown

Litzman: Deri and I will not allow High Holidays lockdown

Housing Minister slams Prof. Ronni Gamzu for acting against Uman pilgrimage but not against mass anti-Netanyahu demonstrations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/27/2020, 10:44 PM
Will the coronavirus guidelines for synagogues be changed?

Will the coronavirus guidelines for synagogues be changed?

Details of plan for operating synagogues, 'traffic light' plan, to be ironed out at special meeting.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/26/2020, 9:55 AM
'Ban on travel to Uman - A slap in the face to thousands of worshipers'

'Ban on travel to Uman - A slap in the face to thousands of worshipers'

Housing Minister slams coronavirus czar for calling for ban on travel to Rabbi Nachman's grave in Uman this Rosh Hashannah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/23/2020, 9:30 AM
Yaakov Litzman, Meirav Cohen added to Coronavirus Cabinet

Yaakov Litzman, Meirav Cohen added to Coronavirus Cabinet

UTJ chief and Blue and White minister added to government cabinet charged with determining policies to combat coronavirus pandemic.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/10/2020, 12:58 PM
Haredi parties: New elections would be madness

Haredi parties: New elections would be madness

Aryeh Deri, Yaakov Litzman, and Moshe Gafni meet to issue joint call to Netanyahu and Gantz to reach compromise on the state budget.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/6/2020, 4:33 PM
Housing Minister Litzman: 'Why are mass protests permitted, but prayer groups aren't?'

Housing Minister Litzman: 'Why are mass protests permitted, but prayer groups aren't?'

Minister accuses gov't of discriminating against religious Jews in its coronavirus policies. 'You're allowed to do something I'm not.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/4/2020, 2:58 PM
Litzman: Conditions for synagogues should be the same as for hotel dining rooms

Litzman: Conditions for synagogues should be the same as for hotel dining rooms

Housing and Construction Minister demands that conditions for opening synagogues should be the same as the plan for dining rooms in hotels.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 7/24/2020, 9:07 PM
Housing Minister presents new plan to speed up construction of homes

Housing Minister presents new plan to speed up construction of homes

Housing Min. Yaakov Litzman presents plan to offer grants for purchasing homes in periphery, increasing mortgages for those buying homes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/15/2020, 11:41 AM
'It's police harassment; bring them to justice'

'It's police harassment; bring them to justice'

Construction and Housing Minister appeals to Internal Security Minister following video of police detaining 13-year-old girl in Jerusalem.Mordechai Sones, 7/6/2020, 9:22 PM
Energy Minister Steinitz demands closure of synagogues

Energy Minister Steinitz demands closure of synagogues

Heated argument in government about closing synagogues to stop spread of COVID-19. 'We need a 2-week lockdown to reduce infections.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/6/2020, 6:59 PM
Yaakov LItzman scraps plan for new haredi city in northern Negev

Yaakov LItzman scraps plan for new haredi city in northern Negev

Housing Min. Litzman scraps plan for new haredi city - after government invested tens of millions in planning.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/30/2020, 12:35 PM
Yakov Litzman: 'No choice but to close schools until things calm down'

Yakov Litzman: 'No choice but to close schools until things calm down'

Min. Yakov Litzman urges school closures, says children can't adhere to coronavirus guidelines. 'Schools are main source of infection.'Ben Shaul, 6/29/2020, 12:56 PM
Housing Min. Litzman to encourage purchase in periphery and development towns?

Housing Min. Litzman to encourage purchase in periphery and development towns?

Min. Yaakov Litzman examining possibility of encouraging haredim to move to Dimona, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/15/2020, 9:30 AM
Housing Minister Yaakov Litzman blasts 'anti-Semitic' article on IKEA opening

Housing Minister Yaakov Litzman blasts 'anti-Semitic' article on IKEA opening

Former Health Minister blasts claims that IKEA stores were given special permission to open because of owner's donations to Hasidic movementArutz Sheva Staff, 5/19/2020, 9:50 AM
'Litzman's statement is inappropriate and wrong'

'Litzman's statement is inappropriate and wrong'

Coalition chairman MK Miki Zohar responds to outgoing Health Minister's assertion that Netanyahu overreacted on coronavirus.103FM, 5/19/2020, 5:29 AM
Moshe Bar Siman Tov: 'I respect Litzman, we're continuing to prepare'

Moshe Bar Siman Tov: 'I respect Litzman, we're continuing to prepare'

Responding to former Health Minister's claims, Health Min. Director-General Bar Siman Tov says 'greatest danger' is complacence.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/18/2020, 12:19 PM
Litzman: I just asked for the Housing Ministry and got it

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: '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

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 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

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

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

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 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

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

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 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'

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

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.: 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

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

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 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

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'

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

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

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'

'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

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'

'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'

'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

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

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

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

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

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?

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