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Will haredi MKs back Bennett-Lapid gov't? 'We'll ask our rabbis'

Will haredi MKs back Bennett-Lapid gov't? 'We'll ask our rabbis'

'A real chance we'll be in the opposition,' says UTJ chief, while refusing to commit to voting against Bennett-Lapid gov't.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/04/2021 10:10
Haredi party debated whether to support PM Netanyahu unconditionally - or not

Haredi party debated whether to support PM Netanyahu unconditionally - or not

UTJ chief does not oppose working with other candidates, if PM Netanyahu fails to form a coalition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/04/2021 12:03
Gafni to Netanyahu: Let me think

Gafni to Netanyahu: Let me think

United Torah Judaism chairman does not join Shas chairman Deri in quickly announcing his support for Netanyahu for prime minister.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/03/2021 19:05
MK Moshe Gafni: 'We'll demand equal budget for hareid yeshivas'

MK Moshe Gafni: 'We'll demand equal budget for hareid yeshivas'

UTJ chief MK Gafni promises: 'There will be no discrimination' in budget for haredi yeshivas.Ben Shaul, 24/03/2021 15:02
MK Uri Maklev: 'Liberman is a racist and a tyrant'

MK Uri Maklev: 'Liberman is a racist and a tyrant'

'Avigdor Liberman is a racist, everyone should condemn him,' Dept. Transportation Min. Maklev says.Hezki Baruch, 23/03/2021 15:57
MK Moshe Gafni: 'Vote - and fight incitement'

MK Moshe Gafni: 'Vote - and fight incitement'

'Say no to incitement, say yes to continued Jewish existence of the People of Israel,' United Torah Judaism chief says.Ben Shaul, 23/03/2021 13:55
Moshe Gafni: 'You only care about your own sector'

Moshe Gafni: 'You only care about your own sector'

UTJ chief demands Religious Zionism chair reveal budget for haredi, Religious Zionist yeshivas. 'You worry only about your own sector.'Ben Shaul, 23/03/2021 09:22
Gafni: There is an 'unprecedented' emergency

Gafni: There is an 'unprecedented' emergency

UTJ chairman in recorded phone call to haredi households: We are facing an unparalleled fateful decision.Michal Levy, 23/03/2021 05:02
MK Moshe Gafni: 'UTJ will work only with the Likud'

MK Moshe Gafni: 'UTJ will work only with the Likud'

UTJ chief says rumors that his party won't support PM Netanyahu if pro-Netanyahu bloc doesn't have 61 supporters is 'a lie.'Michal Levi, 22/03/2021 16:11
Avigdor Liberman: 'Throw the haredim into the garbage'

Avigdor Liberman: 'Throw the haredim into the garbage'

Haredi MKs from the United Torah Judaism party respond to MK Avigdor Liberman's promise to 'send the haredim to the garbage.'Ben Shaul, 14/03/2021 00:40
Moshe Gafni: I proposed to Deri that we unite, he did not want to

Moshe Gafni: I proposed to Deri that we unite, he did not want to

UTJ MK reveals that in the past he proposed to Minister Deri to unite United Torah Judaism with Shas, but claims that Deri refused.Michal Levy, 12/03/2021 03:41
Gafni: State should apologize to Rabbi Kanievsky

Gafni: State should apologize to Rabbi Kanievsky

UTJ leader slams state for neglecting education over past year, says haredi sector has been treated unfairly.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/03/2021 12:11
Moshe Gafni: 'We won't join coalition without solution to Supreme Court conversion ruling

Moshe Gafni: 'We won't join coalition without solution to Supreme Court conversion ruling

'The Reformists have made bar mitzvahs for their dogs, they are the ones comparing dogs to people,' MK Moshe Gafni says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/03/2021 10:48
Moshe Gafni: 'I didn't love the loyalty agreement, but I signed it'

Moshe Gafni: 'I didn't love the loyalty agreement, but I signed it'

MK Gafni says Tel Aviv parties are a 'bad thing,' emphasizes need for citizens to keep Health Min. guidelines. 'Saving lives most imp't.'Nitzan Keidar, 25/02/2021 11:17
Moshe Gafni: 'Gantz isn't fit to be in the Knesset'

Moshe Gafni: 'Gantz isn't fit to be in the Knesset'

'It's unbelievable, I sat with Benny Gantz and asked him to keep his agreement, he lied unashamedly,' UTJ's Moshe Gafni says of Benny Gantz.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/02/2021 16:26
MK Gafni: We will go with Netanyahu, our traditional voters are there

MK Gafni: We will go with Netanyahu, our traditional voters are there

Finance Committee chairman criticizes media for only covering haredi demonstrations, explains why his party supports Netanyahu.Ben Shaul, 21/02/2021 04:04
Moshe Gafni: I support Netanyahu and pay a heavy price for it

Moshe Gafni: I support Netanyahu and pay a heavy price for it

UTJ leader: I will support Netanyahu after the election, but nothing is agreed upon yet.Ben Ariel, 15/02/2021 04:10
MK Gafni: 'We will demand the Override Clause, we can't continue this way'

MK Gafni: 'We will demand the Override Clause, we can't continue this way'

UTJ's MK Moshe Gafni promises his party will demand passage of Override Clause, putting a stop to Supreme Cour overreach.Hezki Baruch, 08/02/2021 12:23
New UTJ chief downplays haredi alliance with Netanyahu

New UTJ chief downplays haredi alliance with Netanyahu

Finance Committee chairman Moshe Gafni offers tepid support for Netanyahu, says rabbis must decide who UTJ will back as premier.David Rosenberg, 07/02/2021 22:47
UTJ MK Moshe Gafni in Knesset: 'I accuse'

UTJ MK Moshe Gafni in Knesset: 'I accuse'

In Knesset speech, MK Moshe Gafni refers to riots in haredi communities claiming rioters are not haredim.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/01/2021 17:37
Will Gafni fight 'Parent 1 and Parent 2'?

Will Gafni fight 'Parent 1 and Parent 2'?

Finance Committee Chairman MK Moshe Gafni submits bill to require government ministries to leave words 'father and mother' on relevant formsMichal Levy, 24/11/2020 20:34
MK Moshe Gafni: 'Haredi public has become punching bag'

MK Moshe Gafni: 'Haredi public has become punching bag'

UTJ MK Moshe Gafni addresses Knesset plenum, furious at discriminatory treatment of haredi public despite its meticulously obeying orders.Mordechai Sones, 02/11/2020 18:09
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, 18/10/2020 22:58
MK Moshe Gafni relates: 'I had no idea I was having a stroke'

MK Moshe Gafni relates: 'I had no idea I was having a stroke'

MK Gafni relates the miraculous events that led to the catheterization procedure that saved his life.Hezki Baruch, 23/09/2020 12:08
Liberman to Likud MK: 'You're a foreign transplant, you should be in Shas'

Liberman to Likud MK: 'You're a foreign transplant, you should be in Shas'

MK Liberman slams Likud's MK Karhi: 'You should be in Shas, you have no concept of Jabotinsky.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/08/2020 17:31
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, 06/08/2020 16:33
Moshe Gafni: 'Left-wing demonstrations don't affect Netanyahu'

Moshe Gafni: 'Left-wing demonstrations don't affect Netanyahu'

MK Gafni says PM Netanyahu reopened too quickly after lockdown due to fear of rebellion, does not want new elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/07/2020 13:38
NIS 300 per child from fifth child and onward

NIS 300 per child from fifth child and onward

Finance Minister and Finance Committee chairman agree on scope of financial aid package to be given to all Israeli citizens.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/07/2020 18:21
Haredi parties' response to anti-conversion therapy bill: Override Clause, Chametz Bill

Haredi parties' response to anti-conversion therapy bill: Override Clause, Chametz Bill

MK Moshe Gafni to bring Override Clause, Chametz Bill to a vote in response to bill to outlaw conversion therapy.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/07/2020 18:00
Haredi Lawmakers: Gantz won't be Prime Minister

Haredi Lawmakers: Gantz won't be Prime Minister

Shas declares boycott of Knesset votes in protest of Blue and White's support of ban on conversion therapy. 'We won't cooperate with Gantz.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/07/2020 14:22
MK Moshe Gafni: 'Grant program won't pass in present form'

MK Moshe Gafni: 'Grant program won't pass in present form'

Finance Chair says without grants according to number of children, he won't approve plan. Likud infighting: 'Something bad happening there.'Mordechai Sones, 20/07/2020 20:41
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, 14/07/2020 18:54
Gafni vs. Netanyahu: 'We have grievances against him'

Gafni vs. Netanyahu: 'We have grievances against him'

MK Moshe Gafni attacks PM's conduct both on coronavirus and support of Judicial Review Committee: 'Show some leadership.'Hezki Baruch, 13/07/2020 17:10
UTJ MK Moshe Gafni to Minister Yuli Edelstein: 'Destigmatize the haredi public'

UTJ MK Moshe Gafni to Minister Yuli Edelstein: 'Destigmatize the haredi public'

Health Minister Edelstein tours Maayanei Hayeshua Hospital in Bnei Brak. Finance Committee Chair: 'Injustice was done to haredi public.'Mordechai Sones, 16/06/2020 18:16
No special education budget? Moshe Gafni threatens: 'We won't pass the State budget'

No special education budget? Moshe Gafni threatens: 'We won't pass the State budget'

MK Moshe Gafni threatens to bring down passage of State budget if haredi special education budget isn't appropriately amended.Ben Shaul, 01/06/2020 17:25
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, 13/05/2020 17:47
MK Eichler to Gafni: Those who do not value Meron should not preach morality

MK Eichler to Gafni: Those who do not value Meron should not preach morality

UTJ MK criticizes fellow party member for calling for MKs not to visit Meron on Lag B'Omer this year.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/05/2020 16:27
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, 29/04/2020 15:37
Gafni: No coalition if lockdown imposed on haredi neighborhoods

Gafni: No coalition if lockdown imposed on haredi neighborhoods

"We will not be partners of anyone who imposes lockdown on haredi sector. This is a red line for us," Chairman, United Torah Judaism (UTJ).Michal Levy, 05/04/2020 21:17
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, 03/03/2020 16:07
MK Moshe Gafni protests non-kosher food items being allowed into IDF kitchens

MK Moshe Gafni protests non-kosher food items being allowed into IDF kitchens

UTJ's MK Gafni appeals to Defense Minister Naftali Bennett to maintain status quo in IDF kitchens and prevent entry of non-kosher food.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/03/2020 14:04
MK Moshe Gafni: 'We hope this will be the final round of elections'

MK Moshe Gafni: 'We hope this will be the final round of elections'

UTJ's MK Gafni: 'We hope these elections will be the final ones ... the person responsible for this round of elections caused great damage.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/03/2020 11:43
Smotrich claims to have incriminating information about UTJ's cooperation with Arab List

Smotrich claims to have incriminating information about UTJ's cooperation with Arab List

Following accusations of Smotrich allowing WOW to set up tefilin stand, Yamina threatened to implicate UTJ of cooperation with Arab MKsEitan Divinsky, 18/02/2020 11:26
Haredi MKs to support banning terrorist-supporting Arab MK Heba Yazbak

Haredi MKs to support banning terrorist-supporting Arab MK Heba Yazbak

MK Gafni receives leaders' blessing to support disqualifying MK Heba Yazbak from running in upcoming elections, sources say.Michal Levi, 29/01/2020 10:54
Gafni: We remain loyal to the right

Gafni: We remain loyal to the right

Chairman of Degel Hatorah makes clear that his party remains loyal to the right-wing camp.Michal Levy, 28/01/2020 04:30
Gafni: 'A vote for Liberman is a vote for fourth elections'

Gafni: 'A vote for Liberman is a vote for fourth elections'

UTJ's MK Gafni explains why Israelis shouldn't vote for Liberman - and what that has to do with the government deficit and raising taxes.Michal Levi, 19/01/2020 00:06
Haredi MK: We're sticking with Netanyahu, we won't sit with Lapid

Haredi MK: We're sticking with Netanyahu, we won't sit with Lapid

'I have things in common with Bezalel Smotrich and Rafi Peretz - and also with Ahmed Tibi,' says United Torah Judaism MK Moshe Gafni.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/12/2019 14:58
Regavim: Gafni, Tibi, working together to freeze the 'Kamintz Law'

Regavim: Gafni, Tibi, working together to freeze the 'Kamintz Law'

MKs Gafni, Tibi, working together to freeze law allowing harsher punishments for illegal construction, watchdog says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/12/2019 10:30
MK Gafni: 'Liberman is driven solely by hatred of Netanyahu & haredim'

MK Gafni: 'Liberman is driven solely by hatred of Netanyahu & haredim'

'The state of Israel is of less interest to him,' Finance Committee Chair Moshe Gafni releases statement condemning Avigdor Liberman.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/12/2019 23:28
'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, 20/11/2019 15:42
Haredi MK: 'The Left would give me everything I want'

Haredi MK: 'The Left would give me everything I want'

MK Gafni says left would give him everything he asked for, and 'knows how to keep promises,' but most of his voters come from the right.Rafael Levi, 05/11/2019 13:09
'It's Liberman's fault we're in this mess'

'It's Liberman's fault we're in this mess'

MK Moshe Gafni criticizes Shaked for suggesting the haredim should compromise on issues of religion and state.Ben Shaul, 04/11/2019 06:08
'No budget without funding for haredi special ed'

'No budget without funding for haredi special ed'

MK Gafni demands Finance Committee members insist on budget for haredi special education students.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/10/2019 14:23
Gafni: New elections would be an 'economic disaster'

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."Michal Levi, 15/10/2019 14:04
Gafni: We're going to a Netanyahu-led government

Gafni: We're going to a Netanyahu-led government

UTJ MK: Haredi Judaism won. With God's help, Netanyahu will head the next government.Hezki Baruch, 18/09/2019 01:42
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, 10/09/2019 13:55
UTJ MK Gafni: 'It's not a disaster if we're in the opposition'

UTJ MK Gafni: 'It's not a disaster if we're in the opposition'

Blue and White leader Yair Lapid responds: 'It truly wouldn't be a disaster. Who says we don't agree on anything?'Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/09/2019 23:34