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Agudat Yisrael chief demands Degal Hatorah toe the line

Housing Min. Yitzhak Goldknopf demands Finance Committee chair Moshe Gafni join protest against State budget.

Agudat Yisrael chief demands Degal Hatorah toe the line

Degel HaTorah furious at state budget

Haredi faction claims clauses in its coalition agreements were ignored by PM Netanyahu in the state budget which was passed last week.

Degel HaTorah furious at state budget

Three-way rotation for the position of Knesset faction chairman

Gafni announces rotation between MKs Yitzhak Pindrus, Yaakov Asher and Eliyahu Baruchi.

Three-way rotation for the position of Knesset faction chairman

Degel Hatorah faction attacks Agudat Yisrael head

A source in Degel Hatorah says his faction's head Moshe Gafni is leading the fight alone and doesn't represent the rest of the faction.

Degel Hatorah faction attacks Agudat Yisrael head

Degal HaTorah objects to UTJ coalition deal

MK Moshe Gafni demands negotiations be reopened after Agudath Yisrael reaches agreement without consent of Degel HaTorah.

Degal HaTorah objects to UTJ coalition deal

Gafni meets Netanyahu: 'I'm angry'

Degel HaTorah chairman: Those who shout the loudest get the most ministries.

Gafni meets Netanyahu: 'I'm angry'

Haredi MK: 'Without the Override Clause, there's no government'

Degel Hatorah faction holds post-election event, MK Gafni promises: 'All decrees will be canceled, I don't care what they write about us.'

Haredi MK: 'Without the Override Clause, there's no government'

Gafni to ask for Finance Committee chairmanship

Degel HaTorah says party's ideological decision regarding not taking ministerial positions in the government stands.

Gafni to ask for Finance Committee chairmanship

'We are happy we kicked out this bad government'

Degel HaTorah chairman blasts Liberman: He should respect the will of the voters and go home.

'We are happy we kicked out this bad government'

Council of Torah Scholars approve joint run of UJT party

Council of Torah Scholars of the Degal Torah Faction meets at home of the faction leader Rabbi Gershon Edelstein to approve joint run,

Council of Torah Scholars approve joint run of UJT party

Progress in negotiations for reuniting United Torah Judaism

Degel Hatorah faction agrees to allow some Belz schools into independent haredi system. The plan now goes to the Belz Rebbe for approval.

Progress in negotiations for reuniting United Torah Judaism

Can Shas save the Likud-led bloc?

Shas party in negotiations with Belz hasidim in last-ditch attempt to prevent risky split in United Torah Judaism party.

Can Shas save the Likud-led bloc?

Progress in negotiations between haredi factions

Agudat Yisrael, Degel Hatorah, nearing agreement on main obstacle preventing joint run, report says.

Progress in negotiations between haredi factions

'Degel Hatorah is barreling towards an independent run'

'Doubtful if there is really a way back,' source in haredi Agudat Yisrael faction says of longtime running partner Degel Hatorah.

'Degel Hatorah is barreling towards an independent run'

No progress in negotiations between haredi factions

Degel Hatorah faction representatives visited home of leading rabbi before meeting with Agudat Yisrael reps, report says.

No progress in negotiations between haredi factions

'Neither faction will enter next Knesset' says official

"Dispute is ideological, but will be overcome," predicts Agudat Yisrael source.

'Neither faction will enter next Knesset' says official

'I'm looking for an Ashkenazi candidate'

Shas chairman estimates that Degel HaTorah and Agudat Yisrael will not split and will run together as United Torah Judaism.

'I'm looking for an Ashkenazi candidate'

Gafni: Bennett's a stuffed animal, Kahana's beyond the pale

Degel HaTorah head blames colleagues in opposition for failure to establish right-wing govt.

Gafni: Bennett's a stuffed animal, Kahana's beyond the pale

UTJ heading for a split?

MK Moshe Gafni wants to shift balance of power between Degel HaTorah & Agudat Yisrael. And how many votes will they lose to Itamar Ben Gvir?

UTJ heading for a split?

'We will go with the Likud, Gantz and Sa'ar can join us'

MK Maklev from Degel HaTorah faction: The haredim will form a government only with the Likud and Netanyahu.

'We will go with the Likud, Gantz and Sa'ar can join us'

Haredi party's newspaper: 'We are neither right nor left'

Yated Ne'eman, affiliated with the Degel Hatorah party, says haredi Judaism is neither right nor left. 'It is led by Torah sages.'

Haredi party's newspaper: 'We are neither right nor left'

'Degel HaTorah and Agudat Yisrael will run together'

MK Moshe Gafni says the two factions that make up United Torah Judaism will continue their cooperation.

'Degel HaTorah and Agudat Yisrael will run together'

Rabbi compares Finance Minister Liberman to Haman

Rabbi Bergman condemned cuts that will severely impact haredi families. "In every generation they rise up against us."

Rabbi compares Finance Minister Liberman to Haman

Rabbi Gershon Edelstein doesn't sign letter against Kahana

Leader of the Council of Torah Scholars of the Degel HaTorah party supports rally against religious reforms despite not signing letter.

Rabbi Gershon Edelstein doesn't sign letter against Kahana

Degel HaTorah: Avoid a fifth election

MKs of Degel HaTorah: We are making every effort not to go to a fifth election campaign.

Degel HaTorah: Avoid a fifth election

Haredi party to split in two?

Just prior to pre-election deadline, Degel Hatorah faction of Ashkenazic-haredi UTJ party may split from its traditional partner.

Haredi party to split in two?

Rabbi Yitzchak Aryeh Shiner passes away

Leader of Kamnitz Yeshiva and member of Degel Hatorah Council of Torah Sages passes away at 98.

Rabbi Yitzchak Aryeh Shiner passes away

MK Gafni tells PM: Leave our schools open, no harm will result

Degel HaTorah MK clarifies that his party intends to abide by the ruling of its spiritual head, Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky.

MK Gafni tells PM: Leave our schools open, no harm will result

Haredi party to reach agreements on division of roles

UTJ factions Agudat Yisrael, Degel Hatorah, meet to resolve disagreements regaridng who will fill the Knesset roles offered to it.

Haredi party to reach agreements on division of roles

Faction of UTJ: 'This is a piggish demand'

Factions of haredi UTJ party argue over division of responsibilities, Norwegian Law.

Faction of UTJ: 'This is a piggish demand'

Gafni: We remain loyal to the right

Chairman of Degel Hatorah makes clear that his party remains loyal to the right-wing camp.

Gafni: We remain loyal to the right

'Prepare for new elections'

Dep. Health Min. Litzman criticizes party for internal arguments, warns Israel may be headed to new elections.

'Prepare for new elections'

Gafni: New elections would be an 'economic disaster'

Degel Hatorah chair warns against third round of elections. "We believe Gantz will not be able to form a government."

Gafni: New elections would be an 'economic disaster'

After union with Degel, controversy erupts in Agudah

Agreement with Degel Hatorah forces Belz Hasidism, in fourth place in Agudat Yisrael, to pay price putting them outside next Knesset.

After union with Degel, controversy erupts in Agudah

UTJ reaches agreement on Knesset list

Agudat Yisrael to receive first position, Degel Hatorah second, in United Torah Judaism's list for the upcoming elections.

UTJ reaches agreement on Knesset list

Shas lawmakers oppose plan to merge with UTJ

Shas MKs say initiative to run together with their Ashkenazic counterparts would destroy Shas' unique identity, pledge to oppose the move.

Shas lawmakers oppose plan to merge with UTJ

Haredi parties discussing unity

New initiative seeks to run Shas, Agudat Yisrael and Degel Hatorah together on the same ballot.

Haredi parties discussing unity

Litzman: Haredi parties will remain united in 2019 election

Amid rumors of possible split between UTJ's two vactions, Dep. Health Minister Yaakov Litzman says haredi party will remain intact.

Litzman: Haredi parties will remain united in 2019 election

Degel Hatorah outside coalition

Degel rabbis order Beit Shemesh representatives not to join Aliza Bloch's coalition. The reason: 'Some religious matters not arranged.'

Degel Hatorah outside coalition

Bloch finally forms coalition in Bet Shemesh

After her shocking win to become Bet Shemesh's mayor, Bloch survives difficult negotiations with haredi factions to form a new coalition.

Bloch finally forms coalition in Bet Shemesh

Haifa coalition agreement signed - and canceled

Agudat Yisrael signs coalition agreement with mayor-elect, only to be informed hours later that the agreement had been canceled.

Haifa coalition agreement signed - and canceled

Jerusalem mayor to meet with rival's haredi backers

Following electoral victory, Moshe Leon attempts to make peace with Agudat Yisrael faction, which had opposed him during elections.

Jerusalem mayor to meet with rival's haredi backers

Aryeh Deri infuriated: 'They stole the elections'

Shas leader goes on the attack after haredi infighting disqualifies leading Shas mayoral candidate in Elad.

Aryeh Deri infuriated: 'They stole the elections'

MK Asher: Elections aren't decided in court

Regarding court hearing about candidacy of Yitzhak Pindrus in Elad, MK Asher explains elections decided by public.

MK Asher: Elections aren't decided in court

Haredi faction supports lowering electoral threshold

MK Uri Maklev says UTJ's Degel Hatorah faction supports lowering electoral threshold to 2.75%.

Haredi faction supports lowering electoral threshold

Agudat Yisrael pushes haredi unity ahead of elections

After Degel Hatorah threatens separate run in Jerusalem, Agudat Yisrael seeks to avert split, calls for unity.

Agudat Yisrael pushes haredi unity ahead of elections

Degel Hatorah likely to run separately for Jerusalem Council

Because their true power remains unrecognized, Degel Hatorah expected to run separately from Agudat Yisrael for Jerusalem City Council.

Degel Hatorah likely to run separately for Jerusalem Council

Gafni rips Agudath Yisrael faction, hints of split

Degel Hatorah head Moshe Gafni slams UTJ counterparts from Agudath Yisrael, hints shaky union may collapse over Draft Law.

Gafni rips Agudath Yisrael faction, hints of split

Netanyahu: Haredi parties need to agree amongst themselves

PM Netanyahu rejects offer by Shas, Lithuanian-haredi MKs, to remain in government even if hasidic-haredi MKs leave.

Netanyahu: Haredi parties need to agree amongst themselves

Will United Torah Judaism party break apart?

Rep. of hasidic faction within UTJ says party will leave coalition if Draft Law passes, Lithuanian-haredi reps say 'no obligation' to leave.

Will United Torah Judaism party break apart?

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.

UTJ denies it will start internal haredi rivalry in Beit Shemesh

Degel Hatorah MKs accuse Likud of obstruction

Degel Hatorah MKs favoring compromise accuse Likud of unwillingness to convene for long-term solution that would solve draft crisis.

Degel Hatorah MKs accuse Likud of obstruction

'You cost us a Knesset seat'

Mudslinging within haredi UTJ party, as Health Minister slams Degel Hatorah faction for party losses.

'You cost us a Knesset seat'

Gafni: Don't badmouth Shas, we might run with them next time

Haredi split? Degel HaTorah MKs consider breaking up UTJ party, joint run with Shas.

Gafni: Don't badmouth Shas, we might run with them next time

Hareidi-Religious Fear Loss of Nationalist Votes

How does Eli Yishai's new party affect the Ashkenazi hareidi camp, and will it go left or right?

Hareidi-Religious Fear Loss of Nationalist Votes

Threats Made Against Hareidi Women Campaigning to Join Knesset

Women who run for hareidi parties 'will have all their descendants thrown out of school,' hareidi politician threatens.

Threats Made Against Hareidi Women Campaigning to Join Knesset