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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
New Hope candidate Ze'ev Elkin: 'Haredi parties won't hold us by the throat'

New Hope candidate Ze'ev Elkin: 'Haredi parties won't hold us by the throat'

'Classic anti-Semitic imagery in haredi party's campaign video, New Hope's Ze'ev Elkin claims.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/03/2021 15:28
UTJ submits list for 24th Knesset

UTJ submits list for 24th Knesset

The Haredi party sees a mixture of old and new names in the race to the Knesset.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/02/2021 22:08
United Torah Judaism party to split ahead of elections?

United Torah Judaism party to split ahead of elections?

Just prior to pre-election deadline, Degel Hatorah faction of Ashkenazic-haredi UTJ party may split from its traditional partner.Hezki Baruch, 01/02/2021 14:57
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
Fines for lockdown breaches to double and quadruple

Fines for lockdown breaches to double and quadruple

Businesses opening illegally will be fined NIS 10,000. Event organizers and schools will be fined NIS 20,000.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/11/2020 17:22
UTJ MK to resign in order to prevent internal party disputes

UTJ MK to resign in order to prevent internal party disputes

Return of MK Yaakov Litzman to Knesset upset balance between Hassidic & Lithuanian factions of party.Ben Shaul, 11/10/2020 21:26
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
Will haredi MKs support an anti-religious candidate to select religious judges?

Will haredi MKs support an anti-religious candidate to select religious judges?

MKs Ayelet Shaked & Merav Michaeli go head-to-head on candidacy for committee in charge of selecting religious courts' judges. Who will win?Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/07/2020 11:50
Haredi parties: 'We won't fight with Netanyahu over the budget'

Haredi parties: 'We won't fight with Netanyahu over the budget'

Shas, UTJ, prefer two-year budget but won't demand it at any price, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/07/2020 10:04
UTJ MK: Leave the coalition

UTJ MK: Leave the coalition

MK Yisrael Eichler calls on haredi parties to step down from government until lockdowns on haredi neighborhoods are removed.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/07/2020 22:00
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, 05/06/2020 05:06
Haredi party to reach agreements on division of parliamentary roles

Haredi party to reach agreements on division of parliamentary roles

UTJ factions Agudat Yisrael, Degel Hatorah, meet to resolve disagreements regaridng who will fill the Knesset roles offered to it.Hezki Baruch, 27/05/2020 14:49
Agudat Yisrael faction claims Degel Hatorah's demands are 'piggish,' contrary to agreement

Agudat Yisrael faction claims Degel Hatorah's demands are 'piggish,' contrary to agreement

Factions of haredi UTJ party argue over division of responsibilities, Norwegian Law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/05/2020 15:06
The internal battle in the United Torah Judaism

The internal battle in the United Torah Judaism

The Knesset's UTJ party is grappling with who should step down, and who should take charge of Knesset committee.Hezki Baruch, 18/05/2020 16:00
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
'Voting Otzma Yehudit will lead to establishment of left-wing government

'Voting Otzma Yehudit will lead to establishment of left-wing government

A statement by UTJ endorsed Rabbi Yitzhak Ginzburg's attack on Otzma Yehudit.Eitan Divinsky, 23/02/2020 00:12
Will the haredi UTJ save the right-wing camp from losing Otzma Yehudit's votes?

Will the haredi UTJ save the right-wing camp from losing Otzma Yehudit's votes?

Haredi party aims to pull votes from far-right party which wasted two right-wing seats in last election.Ben Shaul, 19/02/2020 12:00
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
Litzman: 'We're not holding negotiations with Blue and White, it's made up'

Litzman: 'We're not holding negotiations with Blue and White, it's made up'

Health Min. Litzman says it's not UTJ's fault there are third elections, no truth to rumors that his party is negotiating with Blue & White.Michal Levi, 17/02/2020 12:27
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
Haredi principals told: 'Don't cooperate with the Education Ministry visits'

Haredi principals told: 'Don't cooperate with the Education Ministry visits'

Directors of haredi school system urge school principals not to cooperate with inspections. 'System should remain independent.'Ben Shaul, 04/02/2020 11:04
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
Liberman attacks the haredim, who fire back

Liberman attacks the haredim, who fire back

UTJ responds after Yisrael Beytenu chairman says that in the next government, he will ensure that budgets are not transferred to yeshivas.Michal Levy, 27/01/2020 06:36
'Blue & White says one thing in public, another in private'

'Blue & White says one thing in public, another in private'

Yisrael Beytenu chair slams haredi parties, Blue and White, for 'unholy' partnerships.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/12/2019 13:31
Common sense dictates that Liberman and Netanyahu cut a deal

Common sense dictates that Liberman and Netanyahu cut a deal

Both sides can find a way to compromise and prevent a government backed by anti-Zionist Arab parties. Ted Belman, 19/11/2019 10:30
'Prepare for new elections'

'Prepare for new elections'

Dep. Health Min. Litzman criticizes party for internal arguments, warns Israel may be headed to new elections.Michal Levi, 30/10/2019 14:54
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
'Election observers will delay haredi voters'

'Election observers will delay haredi voters'

MK Eichler expresses concern that anti-haredi activists will deliberately delay the voting process at haredi voting stations.Ben Shaul, 15/09/2019 18:49
Rabbi Kanievsky campaigns for UTJ ahead of election

Rabbi Kanievsky campaigns for UTJ ahead of election

Leader of Lithuanian haredim travels around the country for flurry of UTJ campaign events in final days before election.Michal Levi, 10/09/2019 17:19
Eli Yishai's dilemma

Eli Yishai's dilemma

Yahad leader debating whether to continue supporting United Torah Judaism, or to switch alliance to smaller party.Ben Shaul, 09/09/2019 14:42
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
Haredi party promises law bypassing Supreme Court

Haredi party promises law bypassing Supreme Court

New UTJ campaign warns Supreme Court will continue 'interfering' in haredi community's lives.Hezki Baruch, Chana Roberts, 26/08/2019 11:35
Shas aiming for 10 Knesset seats

Shas aiming for 10 Knesset seats

Min. Deri: urges party MKs not to respond to Yisrael Beytenu statements and concentrate instead on 'true enemy,' Blue and White's MK Lapid.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/07/2019 15:52
Haredi party: Liberman isn't telling the truth

Haredi party: Liberman isn't telling the truth

UTJ leaders claim Yisrael Beytenu chair wants to bring down right-wing government, deny wanting 'state of Jewish law.'Hezki Baruch, 24/05/2019 15:20
Liberman: Haredim trying to use force and bully us

Liberman: Haredim trying to use force and bully us

Yisrael Beytenu chairman slams haredi parties' demand to ban sale of tickets for Biblical zoo on Shabbat, holidays.Hezki Baruch, 17/05/2019 11:40
Deputy ministers? 'No need to have people with titles'

Deputy ministers? 'No need to have people with titles'

UTJ faction demands party back down from demands for positions for each MK, focus on problems facing haredi community.Haim Lev, 15/05/2019 14:25
'The only thing preventing new government is Liberman'

'The only thing preventing new government is Liberman'

MK Eichler says Yisrael Beytenu chairman should concentrate on his voters' needs, stop 'involving himself' in haredi community's lives.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/05/2019 10:57
MKs: Give priority to cities in the periphery

MKs: Give priority to cities in the periphery

Haredi MKs suggest encouraging young families to move to the periphery, building new haredi cities.Michal Levi, 13/05/2019 14:26
New haredi MK submits first bill

New haredi MK submits first bill

New MK Yaakov Tessler submits bill to allow ministers, deputy ministers, to aid everyone who reaching out. 'I hope bill receives support.'Haim Lev, 03/05/2019 15:45
Haredi MK: Draft Law? We want to deal with public transportation

Haredi MK: Draft Law? We want to deal with public transportation

UTJ MK Eichler says party aims to help Israel's citizens, doesn't want to spend term fighting 'decrees against religion.'Michal Levi, 01/05/2019 12:54
Deputy Health Minister Litzman: 'Health above all'

Deputy Health Minister Litzman: 'Health above all'

'We will insist on the health clauses no less than religious clauses,' Litzman's supporters say.Chaim Lev, 28/04/2019 22:41
UTJ demands: A position for each party MK

UTJ demands: A position for each party MK

Haredi UTJ party submits list of coalition demands - and it includes a position for each of the party's 8 Knesset members.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/04/2019 14:38
Haredi rabbi: Secular people aren't happy

Haredi rabbi: Secular people aren't happy

Rabbi Edelstein, a leading haredi rabbi, says many Jews aren't happy, those who lead a Torah lifestyle should feel pity for them.Ben Shaul, 17/04/2019 14:59
This is how haredi party earned its 8th seat

This is how haredi party earned its 8th seat

UTJ, the party which dropped from eight seats to seven, regains its eighth seat - by uncovering a small but significant error.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/04/2019 14:07
Deri: Shas is the third largest party, period

Deri: Shas is the third largest party, period

'How we had to convince we could pass threshold, how much we had to convince that surveys don't know how to survey Shas.'Mordechai Sones, 16/04/2019 22:08
'If recruitment issue remains unsolved we go to elections'

'If recruitment issue remains unsolved we go to elections'

In view of increase in strength to 8 seats, UTJ representatives make clear if Draft Law not resolved, they will lead to repeated elections.Mordechai Sones, 16/04/2019 20:52
Final election results: UTJ - 8 seats, Likud - 35

Final election results: UTJ - 8 seats, Likud - 35

UTJ strengthens by 1 seat at the expense of LIkud, which gets 35 seats like Blue and White.Hezki Baruch, 16/04/2019 14:59
Smotrich: Religious services won't be left in Shas' hands

Smotrich: Religious services won't be left in Shas' hands

MK Smotrich scheduled to meet with UTJ members to create haredi-religious bloc in religion and state ahead of coalition negotiations.Mordechai Sones, 16/04/2019 01:18
Netanyahu meets with haredi lawmakers

Netanyahu meets with haredi lawmakers

PM Netanyahu meets Shas, UTJ, leaders to discuss next coalition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/04/2019 13:33
UTJ leader to Rabbi Mazuz: We'll fulfill our task properly

UTJ leader to Rabbi Mazuz: We'll fulfill our task properly

MK Gafni visits Yachad party's spiritual leader, promises to work for good of Sephardic community.Michal Levi, 09/04/2019 19:12
Haredi MK: No guarantee partnership with Likud will continue

Haredi MK: No guarantee partnership with Likud will continue

UTJ's Yakov Asher says party isn't trying to steal votes from Shas, no guarantee haredi parties will continue working with PM Netanyahu.Haim Lev, 24/03/2019 16:46
Haredi campaign focuses on 'Lapid threat'

Haredi campaign focuses on 'Lapid threat'

UTJ campaign under slogan 'Moment of truth'. Rationale: Blunt reminder from Netanyahu-Lapid government days that shrunk haredi economy.Mordechai Sones, 14/03/2019 13:03
Haredi minister: I won't sit with Lapid

Haredi minister: I won't sit with Lapid

Dep. Health Minister Litzman says he won't sit in coalition with MK Yair Lapid, regardless of who the PM is.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/03/2019 12:17
Litzman: 'The haredi public will return us the favor'

Litzman: 'The haredi public will return us the favor'

After survey shows more than 20% of haredim won't vote haredi parties, deputy health minister claims election results will be different.Mordechai Sones, 14/02/2019 11:28
'Haredim trying to turn Israel into a halachic state'

'Haredim trying to turn Israel into a halachic state'

Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman launches attack on haredi political parties, says views on religious issues 'delusional'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/02/2019 09:45
Shas lawmakers oppose plan to merge with UTJ

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.Tzvi Lev, 03/01/2019 19:15