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Haredi party chief Moshe Gafni: No divine support for Bennett government

Haredi party chief Moshe Gafni: No divine support for Bennett government

MK Moshe Gafni trashes Bennett government while receiving third dose of COVID vaccine. 'Thank you, Netanyahu!'David Rosenberg, 01/08/2021 18:26
Haredi Knesset Member Moshe Gafni calls Prime Minister Bennett 'a murderer'

Haredi Knesset Member Moshe Gafni calls Prime Minister Bennett 'a murderer'

United Torah Judaism faction chief calls prime minister a murderer, blaming him for coronavirus deaths.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/07/2021 08:37
Gafni: A temporary government with small kippahs

Gafni: A temporary government with small kippahs

MK Moshe Gafni attends event for yeshiva students, blasts the government: "We will topple you soon."Hezki Baruch, 23/07/2021 06:03
MK Gafni: PM Bennett doesn't want to meet with me

MK Gafni: PM Bennett doesn't want to meet with me

'I asked to meet with Bennett, but he does not want to speak with me,' UTJ chief MK Gafni says.Ben Shaul, 13/07/2021 14:28
MK Moshe Gafni: 'We can't be bought with money'

MK Moshe Gafni: 'We can't be bought with money'

MK Gafni, UTJ chief, says he received offer of position in exchange for abstaining from vote on formation of government.Michal Levi, 12/07/2021 13:49
MK Gafni to PM Bennett: 'Free the people from your punishment'

MK Gafni to PM Bennett: 'Free the people from your punishment'

MK Moshe Gafni, head of the UTJ party, calls on PM Naftali Bennett to leave his office, free Israel. 'Let it go, it's too much for you.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/07/2021 14:57
The Citizenship Law and the threat to the Likud

The Citizenship Law and the threat to the Likud

MK Gafni warns Likud not to support Citizenship Law, demands they keep agreements to bring it down.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/07/2021 10:49
Gafni lashes out at Bennett: You nothing!

Gafni lashes out at Bennett: You nothing!

UTJ chairman blasts Bennett in the Knesset plenum: Not five days after he became PM and the coronavirus is back.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/06/2021 02:04
Yamina MK met last week with UTJ chairman

Yamina MK met last week with UTJ chairman

In attempt to convince haredi factions to join government, MK Abir Kara met last Thursday with MK Moshe Gafni in Bnei Brak.Ben Ariel, 09/06/2021 01:15
Bennett: Haredi MKs won't tell me what Judaism is

Bennett: Haredi MKs won't tell me what Judaism is

PM-designate responds to haredi politicians attacks, including statements calling him 'evil' and a danger to religious Jews.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/06/2021 16:25
'Bennett is evil - there will be a war against him'

'Bennett is evil - there will be a war against him'

Haredi political leaders declare incoming PM Naftali Bennett 'a Reform Jew', warn his government will destroy Israel as a Jewish state.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/06/2021 15:00
Gafni: Abbas is the most religious person in this government

Gafni: Abbas is the most religious person in this government

UTJ MK quips that he is calm because MK Mansour Abbas will ensure the new government doesn't go against the Torah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/06/2021 05:33
Smotrich: Gafni is one of the most hated politicians

Smotrich: Gafni is one of the most hated politicians

UTJ head blames Smotrich for thwarting right-wing government, and Smotrich hits back.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/05/2021 11:57
'Israel Police is a fiction - there's no such thing'

'Israel Police is a fiction - there's no such thing'

Knesset committee discussing Meron disaster demands Minister's resignation. "Everyone passes the buck."Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/05/2021 16:24
Haredi parties to Bennett: Don't form a govt. that hates haredim

Haredi parties to Bennett: Don't form a govt. that hates haredim

Aryeh Deri, Moshe Gafni slam Yamina leader for seeking to form unity government with Yair Lapid, Avigdor Liberman.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/05/2021 20:31
MK Moshe Gafni: 'The real question is why the government did nothing until now'

MK Moshe Gafni: 'The real question is why the government did nothing until now'

"There was no way so many people could converge on such a small place without a tragedy occurring."Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/05/2021 16:08
Moshe Gafni: I'm angry at Smotrich, I will meet with Lapid

Moshe Gafni: I'm angry at Smotrich, I will meet with Lapid

UTJ chairman "recognizes change" in Yair Lapid but does not intend to be part of his government.Hezki Baruch, 26/04/2021 04:38
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