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Security guards assigned to UTJ MK following assault

Security guards assigned to UTJ MK following assault

Police continuing the search for two attackers who tried to trim MK Meir Porush's beard and fled.Hezki Baruch, 14/09/2021 05:36
Haredi lawmaker attacked in Jerusalem

Haredi lawmaker attacked in Jerusalem

Initial report: MK Meir Porush physically assaulted outside of his home in the capital.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/09/2021 12:40
MK Porush: 'If there is a lockdown, I'll go to synagogue'

MK Porush: 'If there is a lockdown, I'll go to synagogue'

Education Ministry failed to adequately prepare for the start of the haredi school year, MK Meir Porush says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/08/2021 10:36
MK Porush: 'Don't speak about Torah learning in yeshivas'

MK Porush: 'Don't speak about Torah learning in yeshivas'

MK Meir Porush slams 'bad' government's handling of coronavirus pandemic, says Torah study should not be spoken about publicly.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/08/2021 14:15
UTJ MK: A dangerous government with inexperienced leadership

UTJ MK: A dangerous government with inexperienced leadership

MK Meir Porush promises to do everything possible to topple the government.Uzi Baruch, 29/06/2021 06:34
Haredi MK blasts Lapid-Bennett government

Haredi MK blasts Lapid-Bennett government

Deputy Minister Meir Porush blasts members of Bennett-Lapid government: We will fight them, their political lives will become hell.Ben Shaul, 11/06/2021 04:35
Dep. Min. Meir Porush: 'I have no complaints against Bezalel Smotrich'

Dep. Min. Meir Porush: 'I have no complaints against Bezalel Smotrich'

Dep. Ed. Min. Porush says Religious Zionism made 'a commitment to voters' not to join Arab-supported gov't. 'I have no complaints.'Ben Shaul, 22/04/2021 16:54
Everyone wants the Religious Zionist vote

Everyone wants the Religious Zionist vote

We get praise and visits from all the parties during campaigns. It is time for us, the Religious Zionists, to vote for our own values.Op-ed.David Rubin, 11/03/2021 10:08
MK Meir Porush: 'How could Religious Zionism ask our voters to support them?'

MK Meir Porush: 'How could Religious Zionism ask our voters to support them?'

UTJ's MK Meir Porush slams MK Bezelal Smotrich's Religious Zionism party: 'How dare they market such a party to the haredi public??'Ben Shaul, 10/03/2021 14:59
'The pro-Netanyahu bloc will get more than 60 seats'

'The pro-Netanyahu bloc will get more than 60 seats'

'Haredi lawmakers led opposition to Trump plan,' says Deputy Education Minister Meir Porush. 'Haredi-National Religious will back us.'Shimon Cohen, 10/03/2021 14:33
Deputy Education Minister: We took 'Deal of the Century' off the agenda

Deputy Education Minister: We took 'Deal of the Century' off the agenda

In new video, UTJ's Meir Porush reveals how he fought the "dangerous Deal of the Century" initiated by former US President Donald Trump.Michal Levy, 09/03/2021 04:39
Meir Porush: 'Haredi voters aren't going to vote for Smotrich's Religious Zionism'

Meir Porush: 'Haredi voters aren't going to vote for Smotrich's Religious Zionism'

'I said there won't be many haredim voting for Likud, and there won't be many voting for MK Smotrich,' says UTJ's Meir Porush.Michal Levi, 17/02/2021 16:20
United Torah Judaism wooing the Haredi-Leumi?

United Torah Judaism wooing the Haredi-Leumi?

Deputy Minister Porush tours Yitzhar, visits Kumi Ori, declared closed military zone, calls to vote United Torah Judaism.Ben Shaul, 15/02/2021 17:02
Deputy Education Minister: Bennett won't go against the right-wing bloc

Deputy Education Minister: Bennett won't go against the right-wing bloc

Meir Porush believes Bennett will go with the nationalist camp despite sitting in the opposition.Michal Levy, 07/12/2020 04:39
Meir Porush to PM: Normalize status of communities in Judea & Samaria

Meir Porush to PM: Normalize status of communities in Judea & Samaria

Dep. Education Minister appeals to government to "utilize remaining window of opportunity during waning days of Trump administration."Ben Shaul, 24/11/2020 13:34
UTJ MK says Litzman's support for Naftali Bennett as PM doesn't reflect party's stance

UTJ MK says Litzman's support for Naftali Bennett as PM doesn't reflect party's stance

Dep. Education Minister Meir Porush says Litzman "represents only himself."Ben Shaul, 04/11/2020 14:08
Haredi support for Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu following Supreme Court ruling against him

Haredi support for Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu following Supreme Court ruling against him

MK Meir Porush condemned the Supreme Court for its "total lack of sensitivity toward Torah-observant community."Ben Shaul, 23/09/2020 13:01
Meir Porush: Coronavirus czar Ronni Gamzu is 'disconnected'

Meir Porush: Coronavirus czar Ronni Gamzu is 'disconnected'

'We absolutely cannot agree that people so disconnected take control and criticize us,' Dep. Education Min. Porush says.Michal Levi, 22/08/2020 23:11
Will haredi UTJ party support initiative to delay budget deadline?

Will haredi UTJ party support initiative to delay budget deadline?

MK Meir Porush expresses frustration at PM Netanyahu, says he supports proposal to delay deadline. Will his party agree?Ben Shaul, 10/08/2020 15:02
Haredi MK: 'We cannot make peace with Likud's caprices and games'

Haredi MK: 'We cannot make peace with Likud's caprices and games'

Dep. Education Min. Meir Porush says his party supports Override Clause, but 'cannot make peace' with Likud's 'caprices and games.'Ben Shaul, 03/08/2020 13:41
'A despicable bill that changes the nature of the world'

'A despicable bill that changes the nature of the world'

Deputy Minister of Edu. Meir Porush discusses bill banning conversion therapy's passage in prelim. reading. "We also want to strike a blow."Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/07/2020 12:56
Jerusalem: Mask ticket issued to terrified 13-year-old girl

Jerusalem: Mask ticket issued to terrified 13-year-old girl

New video disgusts social media: Police issue mask-non-compliance citation to haredi girl they detained walking baby stroller.Mordechai Sones, 06/07/2020 18:49
'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, 24/06/2020 22:50
MK Meir Porush: 'Liberman showed his true face'

MK Meir Porush: 'Liberman showed his true face'

Dep. Education Min. Porush says it's good Yisrael Beytenu isn't in the government. 'Avigdor Liberman lost his conscience long ago.'Ben Shaul, 02/06/2020 11:55
Deputy Education Minister: The Likud must work to add Yamina to the coalition

Deputy Education Minister: The Likud must work to add Yamina to the coalition

MK Meir Porush: Yamina showed loyalty to Netanyahu, the Likud must do everything to ensure it is in the coalition.Ben Shaul, 13/05/2020 05:24
Meir Porush: We'll find solutions to the haredi students' distance learning difficulties

Meir Porush: We'll find solutions to the haredi students' distance learning difficulties

Distance learning for haredi students often means conference calls, but these are riddled with problems.Ben Shaul, 20/04/2020 10:18
MK Porush at Gush Katif Museum: 'This must not happen again'

MK Porush at Gush Katif Museum: 'This must not happen again'

Deputy Education Minister of UTJ visits Gush Katif Museum in J'lem. "We will always oppose division of the Land. All of it is ours."Hezki Baruch, 18/02/2020 16:27
'No one is leaving the right-wing bloc'

'No one is leaving the right-wing bloc'

Deputy Education Minister Meir Porush rejects Blue and White's claims that the right-wing bloc will dismantle after the election.Shimon Cohen, 13/02/2020 06:46
Does the haredi UTJ party oppose the creation of a Palestinian state?

Does the haredi UTJ party oppose the creation of a Palestinian state?

Min. Meir Porush quotes UTJ statement from 1936, says Trump plan allows other nations a foothold in Israel.Michal Levi, 11/02/2020 14:02
Education Ministry interfering in haredi schools' curriculum?

Education Ministry interfering in haredi schools' curriculum?

Education Min. 'interfering' by conducting thorough 'calculated' inspections of haredi schools, teaching staff and materials, paper says.Ben Shaul, 29/01/2020 13:43
'PR on the backs of Shabbat observers'

'PR on the backs of Shabbat observers'

Deputy Education Minister blasts new initiative for public transportation on the Sabbath.Michal Levy, 24/11/2019 04:43
Chabad support for UTJ party grows

Chabad support for UTJ party grows

Chabad hasidim give UTJ approximately 10,000 more votes than the party won in April.Michal Levi, 18/09/2019 18:21
Haredi minister: Why would any haredi vote for Feiglin?

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, 29/03/2019 14:29
Gafni: Haredim caused Zandberg to enter the Knesset

Gafni: Haredim caused Zandberg to enter the Knesset

UTJ MK: Last time, because of those who didn't vote for us, Meretz got an additional seat which brought in Tamar Zandberg.Chaim Lev, 25/02/2019 05:46
Agudat Yisrael will run in one list; Degel threatening

Agudat Yisrael will run in one list; Degel threatening

Agudat Yisrael convenes, decides all factions will run one list to councils throughout country. Degel still threatens separate run.Mordechai Sones, 21/08/2018 03:46
Gabbay hails public Sabbath desecration, haredim outraged

Gabbay hails public Sabbath desecration, haredim outraged

Zionist Union Chairman tweets during Sabbath about traveling by public transportation to beach; angry responses from some haredi MKs.Mordechai Sones, 17/06/2018 12:14
Haredi radicals heckle haredi MK

Haredi radicals heckle haredi MK

UTJ MK Menachem Porush heckled by extremist haredim as he attends circumcision in Bet Shemesh.Tzvi Lev, 29/04/2018 16:42
Haredim attack haredi Knesset Member Meir Porush

Haredim attack haredi Knesset Member Meir Porush

Dozens of haredim attack Deputy Education Minister Meir Porush as he exits morning prayers in Beit Shemesh.Mordechai Sones, 04/04/2018 15:15
Haredim lukewarm on Trump announcement

Haredim lukewarm on Trump announcement

UTJ MKs express hope that Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem won't cost Israel diplomatically.Ben Shaul, 07/12/2017 06:07
Satmar hassidim heckle Israeli Minister in Monsey

Satmar hassidim heckle Israeli Minister in Monsey

Deputy Education Minister Meir Porush was attending Shabbat services in Monsey, New York, when Satmar extremists burst in and heckled him.Tzvi Lev, 24/09/2017 13:37
'Supreme Court is eager for the apocalypse'

'Supreme Court is eager for the apocalypse'

Haredi MKs slam court decision to strike down law exempting yeshiva students from IDF service. 'Court disconnected from Jewish tradition.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/09/2017 19:13
'What the US President understood, our President does not'

'What the US President understood, our President does not'

Deputy Education Minister blasts President Rivlin's remarks calling rabbinical leaders 'Beit Shammai' for calling to shelve Kotel Plan.Michal Levi, 04/07/2017 11:16
Gafni explains his 'Palestinians were here before us' comments

Gafni explains his 'Palestinians were here before us' comments

MK Moshe Gafni says he could never work with Left because of their anti-religious positions, despite being closer to Left on peace.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/06/2017 22:46
'Maybe Gafni came after the Palestinians'

'Maybe Gafni came after the Palestinians'

Meir Porush responds to MK Gafni's statement 'Palestinians were here before us', recalls his family in Land of Israel eight generations.Mordechai Sones, 12/06/2017 21:10
Porush opposes Gafni, favors annexing Maale Adumim

Porush opposes Gafni, favors annexing Maale Adumim

Deputy Education Minister Meir Porush(UTJ) favors annexing Maale Adumim in contrast to fellow UTJ member Moshe Gafni.Yoel Domb, 25/01/2017 19:35
Deputy Education Min: Fine schools with too much violence

Deputy Education Min: Fine schools with too much violence

Deputy Education Minister Meir Porush proposes an idea for controlling violence in schools.Ben Shaul, 12/01/2017 09:06
'Reinforce security at grave of Rabbi Nachman'

'Reinforce security at grave of Rabbi Nachman'

Deputy Education Minister calls on PM to work with Ukrainian Premier to improve security in Uman after holy site vandalized.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/12/2016 20:17
Porush slams Degel Hatorah's opposition to Regulation Law

Porush slams Degel Hatorah's opposition to Regulation Law

Deputy Minister Meir Porush (UTJ) slammed his colleagues' statements against the Regulation Law.Ben Shaul, 17/11/2016 14:18
Core Curriculum repeal passes first reading

Core Curriculum repeal passes first reading

Bill repealing previous law making funding for haredi schools dependent on Core Curriculum compliance expected to become law next week.Haim Lev, 26/07/2016 07:13
Bill to cancel core classes in haredi schools

Bill to cancel core classes in haredi schools

UTJ, Naftali Bennett in favor of revoking former Education Minister Shai Piron's requirement that haredi schools teach English, math.Haim Lev, 15/07/2016 12:39
Deputy Education Minister resigns from Knesset

Deputy Education Minister resigns from Knesset

Meir Porush leaves Knesset as per 'Norwegian Law,' to end months of infighting within UTJ over distribution of MKs.Hezki Baruch, 22/05/2016 15:08
Council of Torah Sages discusses Reform growth

Council of Torah Sages discusses Reform growth

Hasidic body convenes to discuss growing Reform influence. 'Connection between Netanyahu and Reform - twist of the knife.'Haim Lev, 24/02/2016 17:21
Bennett: Haredim deserve equality in education

Bennett: Haredim deserve equality in education

Bennett says on tour in Yavneh 'haredi education will no longer be deprived but will be equal'.Ben Shaul, 09/02/2016 14:53
United Torah Judaism MK: No 'Unity' Government

United Torah Judaism MK: No 'Unity' Government

MK Meir Porush speaks to Arutz Sheva about the race for a coalition - and puzzles over 'illogical' push for government with Likud and Labor.Haim Lev, 18/03/2015 16:19
Hareidi Party Lists Prerequisites for Coalition

Hareidi Party Lists Prerequisites for Coalition

United Torah Judaism MKs say budget for hareidi schools a must, vow to reverse hareidi enlistment law mandating IDF service.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 13/01/2015 22:35
Border Police Turn Away MK at Yitzhar Yeshiva

Border Police Turn Away MK at Yitzhar Yeshiva

MK Meir Porush not allowed to visit, despite Defense Ministry guideline stating otherwise; vows to return building to residents.Yedidya Ben-Or, 05/01/2015 15:57
Yeshiva Student Stipends Come to an End

Yeshiva Student Stipends Come to an End

Some 10,000 full-time married yeshiva students received their last government stipend, ending a tradition that has been extant for 33 years.Moshe Cohen, 28/12/2014 20:02