COVID-19 fines delayed after haredi pressure

COVID-19 fines delayed after haredi pressure

Haredi parties inform PM they will not support bill that was then removed from Knesset agenda.Mordechai Sones, 11/2/2020, 5:46 PM
Education Ministry slashes daycare budgets without warning

Education Ministry slashes daycare budgets without warning

Suddenly, in the middle of the school year, the Ministry has discovered a legal issue that must be rectified immediately.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/1/2020, 11:24 PM
Gantz asks Supreme Court for six-month extension for haredi Draft Law

Gantz asks Supreme Court for six-month extension for haredi Draft Law

Haredi MKs suspect opposition parties of delaying a decision until after elections - in order to use it as a key campaign issue.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/25/2020, 11:20 PM
New study: Epidemic & lockdown have hit haredim, Arab-Israelis far harder economically

New study: Epidemic & lockdown have hit haredim, Arab-Israelis far harder economically

In a crisis, almost 50% of haredim and Arab-Israelis would see their savings run out within a month.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/25/2020, 4:44 PM
Bennett scores accolades from haredi journalists

Bennett scores accolades from haredi journalists

Bennett stood by the haredim when they were attacked. Today: 'It's impossible to tell the haredim not to learn Torah'; haredim respond.Yonatan Gottleib, 10/20/2020, 8:34 PM
Netanyahu: It is more difficult for the haredim

Netanyahu: It is more difficult for the haredim

Prime minister notes greater population density among haredi sector, calls for cooperation in bringing coronavirus numbers down.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/19/2020, 4:23 PM
'There can't be one law for some, and another law for others'

'There can't be one law for some, and another law for others'

Blue and White Chairman Benny Gantz addresses haredi guideline violations and dispute with Likud over budget.Hezki Baruch, 10/19/2020, 4:05 PM
MK Gafni tells PM: Leave our schools open, no harm will result

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.Y Rabinovitz, 10/18/2020, 10:58 PM
'Isolate the haredim, cut them off,' says Prof. Gabi Barbash

'Isolate the haredim, cut them off,' says Prof. Gabi Barbash

"The haredi problem is truly difficult to address," says former Health Ministry director-general. "They have politicians in a stranglehold."Y Rabinovitz, 10/18/2020, 8:04 PM
Police close haredi schools opened in defiance of regulations, fine principals

Police close haredi schools opened in defiance of regulations, fine principals

Schools opened following a ruling by Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, after negotiations with the government broke down.Y Rabinovitz, 10/18/2020, 6:40 PM
Watch: Talmudei Torah open in violation of health instructions

Watch: Talmudei Torah open in violation of health instructions

Schools open in haredi communities despite continued ban on opening of grade schools.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/18/2020, 9:42 AM
'Over 1/3 of new coronavirus cases are haredim'

'Over 1/3 of new coronavirus cases are haredim'

Health Ministry officials brief haredi media on why health officials currently oppose reopening yeshivas.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/14/2020, 6:33 PM
Bnei Brak records 62% drop in new coronavirus cases

Bnei Brak records 62% drop in new coronavirus cases

The number of those recovering is now double the number of new cases.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/14/2020, 12:47 PM
ZAKA chief: People are walking around one day, and two days' later they pass away

ZAKA chief: People are walking around one day, and two days' later they pass away

"Is this really just a political debate?" asks Yehuda Meshi-Zahav, "or are we simply facing a reality?"Nitzan Keidar, 10/14/2020, 10:17 AM
'We need to rethink hospitalizing so many coronavirus patients' says Prof. Barbash

'We need to rethink hospitalizing so many coronavirus patients' says Prof. Barbash

"Haredim have improvised a home-care system; we should be funding doctors and nurses to do the same."Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/13/2020, 1:12 PM
Haredim to government: Keep us in lockdown, but let the schools reopen

Haredim to government: Keep us in lockdown, but let the schools reopen

Each haredi group formulates its own method of adjusting to the coronavirus reality.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/11/2020, 10:05 PM
Netanyahu to haredim: Take care of yourselves, no dancing on Simchat Torah

Netanyahu to haredim: Take care of yourselves, no dancing on Simchat Torah

PM delivers message to haredi community ahead of Simchat Torah holiday. 'There is no herd immunity It's a death sentence for thousands.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/8/2020, 7:34 PM
Health experts: Haredi death rate due to coronavirus 3x higher than it should be

Health experts: Haredi death rate due to coronavirus 3x higher than it should be

Only 3% of haredim are over 65, but their share of fatalities is disproportionately high.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/7/2020, 12:14 PM
Violent confrontations with police in Modi'in Illit, Tel Aviv

Violent confrontations with police in Modi'in Illit, Tel Aviv

Several police officers were injured in the incidents; arrests were made.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/7/2020, 8:17 AM
Watch: Haredi children attack vehicle with soldier

Watch: Haredi children attack vehicle with soldier

IDF soldier's car surrounded by children, young men who curse, throw stones at him.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/6/2020, 5:56 PM
Liberman: Haredim spit in face of the rest of the country

Liberman: Haredim spit in face of the rest of the country

Yisrael Beyteinu chairman slams mass funeral for Pittsburgh Rebbe. 'Netanyahu, haredi parties must move to opposition to beat coronavirus.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/5/2020, 3:49 PM
Karlin-Stolin Rebbe contracts coronavirus

Karlin-Stolin Rebbe contracts coronavirus

In Karlin chassidus, restrictions are adhered to meticulously. Haredi confidence in following the rules is now likely to plummet.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/2/2020, 9:33 AM
400 buses ordered for demonstrations

400 buses ordered for demonstrations

Haredi groups order hundreds of buses for Jerusalem, other cities to allow demonstrators to return home in solitary confinement.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/18/2020, 11:19 AM
Bnei Brak mayor apologizes for 'bad joke' train video

Bnei Brak mayor apologizes for 'bad joke' train video

Mayor apologizes after municipality hires actor to pretend to keep haredim off of trains to protest light rail routes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/10/2020, 8:01 PM
Bad joke: The truth behind the train station video

Bad joke: The truth behind the train station video

Following responses of outrage, man seen in video blocking haredim from boarding train found to be actor hired by the city of Bnei Brak.Yehonatan Gottlieb, 9/10/2020, 3:11 PM
Gantz: Netanyahu seeks to divide Israelis

Gantz: Netanyahu seeks to divide Israelis

Alternate PM meets with haredi reporters, says draft law is ready to be passed, expects haredi parties to abide by agreement.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/26/2020, 3:51 PM
B'tsalmo protests against metro plan that doesn't include stops in Bnei Brak

B'tsalmo protests against metro plan that doesn't include stops in Bnei Brak

'Unthinkable' to pay tens of millions in programs so haredim can work, but deny them access to transportation there, organization says.Hezki Baruch, 8/19/2020, 6:59 PM
Poll: 43% of haredim learned online during coronavirus shutdown

Poll: 43% of haredim learned online during coronavirus shutdown

New poll shows uptick in haredi population's use of internet, with more haredim working online from home than other sectors.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/10/2020, 2:24 PM
Report: Netanyahu seeks NIS 400 million for haredi yeshivas

Report: Netanyahu seeks NIS 400 million for haredi yeshivas

Prime Minister Netanyahu reportedly seeks to convince haredi parties not to oppose new elections with new funding for yeshivas.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/4/2020, 9:48 PM
MK Ayelet Shaked: High time to dissolve the coalition

MK Ayelet Shaked: High time to dissolve the coalition

Shaked said that with the haredim not getting any of their wishes met and a bevy of other issues, the coalition could no longer keep going.Eitan Divinsky, 7/23/2020, 6:46 PM
Benny Gantz: 'We'll set up 13 coronavirus hotels for haredim'

Benny Gantz: 'We'll set up 13 coronavirus hotels for haredim'

About 4,000 sick and isolated so far evacuated to hotels adapted for haredim: 'Entire security system mobilized for challenge to save lives'Mordechai Sones, 7/21/2020, 5:19 PM
MK Moshe Gafni: 'Why is there a closure only in our cities?'

MK Moshe Gafni: 'Why is there a closure only in our cities?'

Degel Hatorah Chair: 'The haredi public's mood is despondent on an unprecedented level; the feeling is they deal with us unfairly.'Mordechai Sones, 7/14/2020, 6:54 PM
'There's no information, testing, economic solutions, or enough hotels'

'There's no information, testing, economic solutions, or enough hotels'

MK Smotrich offers services as haredi coronavirus liaison: 'There's chaos, lack of communication, feeling they locked city, threw away key.'Shimon Cohen, 7/14/2020, 5:27 PM
Police superintendent meets 13-year-old haredi girl who was confronted by police

Police superintendent meets 13-year-old haredi girl who was confronted by police

After video of police confronting young girl sparks outrage across Israel, the girl tours police station with her family.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/13/2020, 6:38 PM
Senior staff member at haredi yeshiva tells students to increase 'honor of Torah scholars'

Senior staff member at haredi yeshiva tells students to increase 'honor of Torah scholars'

Spiritual leader at hardest-hit haredi yeshiva implies coronavirus outbreak due to disrespect of Torah and Torah scholars.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/13/2020, 4:31 PM
Clashes between protesters and police in Jerusalem

Clashes between protesters and police in Jerusalem

Hundreds of haredim protest closures imposed by city.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/12/2020, 10:52 PM
MK Betzalel Smotrich in Betar Illit: 'Without full partnership this won't work'

MK Betzalel Smotrich in Betar Illit: 'Without full partnership this won't work'

Yamina MK visits War Room in Betar Illit, which faces closure and increase in morbidity, and returns with some insights.MK Betzalel Smotrich, 7/12/2020, 9:17 PM
Criteria for imposing lockdowns on cities to be published in advance

Criteria for imposing lockdowns on cities to be published in advance

PM agrees to demand by Aryeh Deri to publish guidelines for declaring restricted areas amid reports of discrimination against haredim.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/12/2020, 1:59 PM
Jerusalem Mayor: Closure will turn neighborhoods into coronavirus incubators

Jerusalem Mayor: Closure will turn neighborhoods into coronavirus incubators

Jerusalem Mayor warns Health Ministry measures to combat coronavirus in haredi neighborhoods may only worsen situation.Mordechai Sones, 7/9/2020, 12:16 PM
Haredi rabbi warns: 'Yeshiva students may be roaming the streets'

Haredi rabbi warns: 'Yeshiva students may be roaming the streets'

Coronavirus may have caused 'what Zionists haven't managed to accomplish in 70 years,' Rabbi Yitzhak Koldetzki says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/6/2020, 3:00 PM
Jerusalem: Haredi men stop Arabs from harassing haredi women - and are attacked

Jerusalem: Haredi men stop Arabs from harassing haredi women - and are attacked

Haredi men step up, demand gang of Arabs cease harassing haredi women - and are attacked by the Arabs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/5/2020, 12:11 AM
Hamodia attacks: The haredim have lost confidence

Hamodia attacks: The haredim have lost confidence

When the media needs blood, there's nothing like turning on the haredim, merchandise that always has buyers, says Hamodia's Yaakov Reinitz.Mordechai Sones, 7/2/2020, 2:11 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
Shas MK: Exercise judgment before imposing a lockdown

Shas MK: Exercise judgment before imposing a lockdown

MK Moshe Abutbul recommends that policymakers calculate their steps when it comes to imposing coronavirus lockdowns.Hezki Baruch, 6/25/2020, 5:36 AM
'It's wrong to lock down an entire city,' says MK Meir Porush

'It's wrong to lock down an entire city,' says MK Meir Porush

MK Porush: Because of a few dozen virus cases, 50 thousand haredi residents of Elad are in lockdown.Hezki Baruch, 6/24/2020, 10:50 PM
Haredi employment in public sector far below government goal

Haredi employment in public sector far below government goal

Shas MK Michael Malchieli urges Finance Committee meeting to force recruitment of haredim for public service positions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/23/2020, 2:26 PM
Eastern Jerusalem resident arrested over sexual assault of haredi teen

Eastern Jerusalem resident arrested over sexual assault of haredi teen

Resident of Arab neighborhood in Jerusalem arrested on suspicion of assaulting haredi youth.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/10/2020, 2:59 PM
UTJ MK: The haredi public is neither right nor left

UTJ MK: The haredi public is neither right nor left

MK Yaakov Asher says his party will bring the issue of sovereignty before its rabbis before deciding whether to support it.Ben Ariel, 6/5/2020, 5:06 AM
Avigdor Liberman: Haredim raise generations of children to be 'election fodder'

Avigdor Liberman: Haredim raise generations of children to be 'election fodder'

Yisrael Beyteinu Chairman: 'Netanyahu sold secular, traditional, religious Zionists to haredim in liquidation sale.'Rafael Levy, 6/1/2020, 4:58 PM
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
Yeshivas to reopen after coronavirus crisis? Not in some hasidic circles

Yeshivas to reopen after coronavirus crisis? Not in some hasidic circles

Despite plan allowing yeshivas to reopen, some hasidic groups have instructed their communities to continue distance learning.Michal Levi, 4/29/2020, 5:57 PM
Survey: Most haredim are adhering to Health Ministry's coronavirus guidelines

Survey: Most haredim are adhering to Health Ministry's coronavirus guidelines

Survey shows vast majority of haredim adhering to Health Ministry guidelines for social distancing, personal protection.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/21/2020, 2:20 PM
Girl hit by stun grenade: 'It felt like my head was burning'

Girl hit by stun grenade: 'It felt like my head was burning'

Zissy Margaliot, 9-year-old who was hit by a police stun grenade, speaks about her experience.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/17/2020, 12:51 PM
Police break into Bnei Brak apartment to stop the music

Police break into Bnei Brak apartment to stop the music

Well-known haredi singers Ruli and Yoely Dickman perform live from their apartment to bring some joy to their neighbors, and then...Michal Levy, 4/14/2020, 3:28 PM
Ron Cobi, former Tiberias mayor, calls on public to pray for Rabbi Dov Kook

Ron Cobi, former Tiberias mayor, calls on public to pray for Rabbi Dov Kook

Ron Cobi, long known for his opposition to haredim settling in Tiberias, has called for the city's residents to unite in prayerArutz Sheva staff, 4/10/2020, 2:02 PM
'They put us in this ghetto and washed their hands of us' say Bnei Brak residents

'They put us in this ghetto and washed their hands of us' say Bnei Brak residents

Bnei Brak residents describe failure of gov't to provide adequate health services in coronavirus crisis. 'Did we bring the virus to Israel?'Michal Levy, 4/7/2020, 3:10 PM
From Hebrew press: 'Enlightened' pogrom against Israel's haredim

From Hebrew press: 'Enlightened' pogrom against Israel's haredim

The criticism leveled at haredi society is not entirely unfounded, but vilifying them in a period when we need national solidarity shows total lack of understanding of their community. Dr. Yehuda Yifrach, 4/7/2020, 9:43 AM