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Degel HaTorah: Avoid a fifth election

Degel HaTorah: Avoid a fifth election

MKs of Degel HaTorah: We are making every effort not to go to a fifth election campaign.Ben Ariel, 31/03/2021 04:12
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
Senior UTJ official: Netanyahu's conduct 'a slap in the face'

Senior UTJ official: Netanyahu's conduct 'a slap in the face'

United Torah Judaism angry at Prime Minister who they say intervened in favor of Smotrich at their expense.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/03/2021 04:02
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 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
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
Senior officials in haredi parties: Sa'ar asked us not to rule out Lapid

Senior officials in haredi parties: Sa'ar asked us not to rule out Lapid

Report: Shas and United Torah Judaism in disagreement on whether to consider joining government with Sa'ar and Bennett.Ben Ariel, 08/03/2021 05:14
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
Haredi party's election ad sparks controversy

Haredi party's election ad sparks controversy

United Torah Judaism video ad under fire for comparing Reform and Conservative converts to dogs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/03/2021 14:01
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
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
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
Deputy Minister: 'No one trusts the Health Ministry'

Deputy Minister: 'No one trusts the Health Ministry'

Haredi lawmaker blasts Health Ministry's handling of COVID crisis. 'First they act, then afterwards set the goal.'David Rosenberg, 10/02/2021 13:10
Gafni and Litzman form agreement; rift in Agudat Yisrael

Gafni and Litzman form agreement; rift in Agudat Yisrael

Sources close to MKs Porush and Eichler say Minister Litzman reached agreements with Degel Hatorah over their heads, 'sold party interests.'Ben Shaul, 02/02/2021 14:03
Netanyahu seeking to renew 'right-wing bloc'?

Netanyahu seeking to renew 'right-wing bloc'?

Prime Minister meets heads of United Torah Judaism and Shas, seeks to find out whether they would agree to renew the right-wing bloc.Michal Levy, 29/12/2020 01:12
United Torah Judaism attacks Blue and White

United Torah Judaism attacks Blue and White

United Torah Judaism criticizes Gantz: He's not keeping his promise to regulate status of yeshiva students.Hezki Baruch, 01/12/2020 05:37
Liberman: 'Shas and United Torah Judaism work for the murderers'

Liberman: 'Shas and United Torah Judaism work for the murderers'

Yisrael Beyteinu head attacks haredi parties, 'calls on women's organizations to declare war on Shas and United Torah Judaism.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/11/2020 16:35
Senior UTJ official: We're 'very disappointed' in Netanyahu

Senior UTJ official: We're 'very disappointed' in Netanyahu

Haredi parties say their unconditional support for Prime Minister Netanyahu will not remain if he leads Israel into 4th round of elections.Michal Levy, 09/08/2020 11:26
Gantz to haredim: Draft Law in exchange for preventing elections

Gantz to haredim: Draft Law in exchange for preventing elections

Report: Gantz spoke to haredi leaders and indicated he would support the Draft Law if they pressure Netanyahu not to go to election.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/08/2020 04:37
Haredi parties to oppose Override Clause

Haredi parties to oppose Override Clause

Shas, United Torah Judaism say keeping coalition intact is more important than passing Override Clause.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/08/2020 14:59
The haredim's message to Gantz

The haredim's message to Gantz

Members of haredi parties reportedly urge Blue and White chairman to agree to one-year budget.Ben Ariel, 28/07/2020 05:13
Coalition crisis: UTJ vs Blue and White

Coalition crisis: UTJ vs Blue and White

Haredi party says it is no longer bound by coalition agreement after Blue and White party votes to ban conversion therapy.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/07/2020 16:07
UTJ to Netanyahu: Open the synagogues

UTJ to Netanyahu: Open the synagogues

United Torah Judaism party demands synagogues, yeshivas, and haredi neighborhoods be included in easing of coronavirus restrictions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/05/2020 22:12
Yamina MKs to Right-leaning bloc: 'Sovereignty's been erased'

Yamina MKs to Right-leaning bloc: 'Sovereignty's been erased'

Yamina communiqué: 'Demand PM include sovereignty, settlement in gvmt pre-inauguration bylaws, otherwise it's a Bibi-led Leftist gvmt.'Mordechai Sones, 14/05/2020 13:43
UTJ, Shas sign coalition agreements

UTJ, Shas sign coalition agreements

UTJ receives from the Likud a second Deputy Minister, in addition to the positions it held in the previous government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/05/2020 00:21
United Torah Judaism: We got everything we wanted

United Torah Judaism: We got everything we wanted

PM, Likud hold discussion with UTJ representatives. 'The easiest coalition negotiations we ever had.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/04/2020 20:10
Litzman: A great achievement, Liberman failed

Litzman: A great achievement, Liberman failed

Health Minister: It has been proven that those who try to harm the Sabbath and the Torah are doomed to fail.Elad Benari, 03/03/2020 05:42
Right-wing bloc vows to back Netanyahu

Right-wing bloc vows to back Netanyahu

Haredi and right-wing parties sent a letter to Prime Minister Netanyahu vowing to support him to form the next government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/02/2020 20:27
Labor MK: United Torah Judaism isn't a Zionist party either

Labor MK: United Torah Judaism isn't a Zionist party either

MK Omer Barlev says that just as haredi party "is not Zionist" and is a legitimate coalition partner, so too are the Arab parties.Michal Levy, 16/02/2020 04:49
United Torah Judaism not ruling out joining Gantz-Lapid government

United Torah Judaism not ruling out joining Gantz-Lapid government

MK Uri Maklev: If Lapid accepts our positions on religion and state, we will become dominant partners in a unity government.Ben Ariel, 14/02/2020 05:10
'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
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
'When you repent, I'll talk to you'

'When you repent, I'll talk to you'

UTJ MK Yisrael Eichler fires back at Yisrael Beytenu's Oded Forer who interrupted his speech at the Knesset plenum.Hezki Baruch, 19/12/2019 06:33
Rabbis decide: Litzman will be appointed minister

Rabbis decide: Litzman will be appointed minister

Agudat Yisrael Council of Torah Sages: Deputy Minister Litzman will serve as Minister if Netanyahu is forced to resign as Health Minister.Hezki Baruch, 24/11/2019 02:07
Likud MK: The haredim have to compromise to prevent elections

Likud MK: The haredim have to compromise to prevent elections

MK Miki Zohar at Likud emergency conference: I hope Liberman comes to his senses.Hezki Baruch, 18/11/2019 02:01
Will haredi parties join Gantz's coalition talks?

Will haredi parties join Gantz's coalition talks?

Some haredi lawmakers said to be planning to remain part of right-wing bloc for any coalition talks with Blue & White. Shas still undecided.Michal Levy, 22/10/2019 11:46
Likud files counter-claim against UTJ appeal

Likud files counter-claim against UTJ appeal

Likud responds to UTJ petition to take Knesset seat from Likud.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/10/2019 21:44
UTJ appeals election results

UTJ appeals election results

Haredi party argues it lost 8th Knesset seat due to election irregularities.Gary Willig, 10/10/2019 19:40
UTJ: We're not negotiating with Gantz

UTJ: We're not negotiating with Gantz

Haredi party responds to reports that it is holding secret talks with Blue and White party.Michal Levy, 03/10/2019 03:33
Right-wing parties to remain in a bloc until the end

Right-wing parties to remain in a bloc until the end

Right-wing parties refuse to sign document backing Netanyahu as PM candidate at deciding stages of gov't formation.Hezki Baruch, 02/10/2019 23:43
'UTJ is just 68 votes short of extra seat'

'UTJ is just 68 votes short of extra seat'

Elections Committee releases protocols from final vote tally. Could UTJ appeal seat allocation?Michal Levy, 02/10/2019 13:18
UTJ MKs to seek permission to meet with Lapid

UTJ MKs to seek permission to meet with Lapid

Haredi MKs to meet Rabbi Haim Kanievsky to ask permission to meet Yair Lapid to discuss possible unity government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/09/2019 21:16
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
Chabad leaders: Vote for United Torah Judaism party

Chabad leaders: Vote for United Torah Judaism party

Leading Chabad rabbis say Lubavitcher Rebbe instructed followers to support the most haredi party.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/09/2019 22:28
How much do the haredim cost us?

How much do the haredim cost us?

United Torah Judaism launches video to shatter haredi stigma, under heading 'How much the haredim save us.'Mordechai Sones, 12/09/2019 14:12
Haredi MKs blast 'incompetent' Gantz

Haredi MKs blast 'incompetent' Gantz

UTJ leaders fire back after Gantz declares he will act to form coalition without the haredim.Chaim Lev, 04/09/2019 06:11
Eli Yishai in talks with United Torah Judaism

Eli Yishai in talks with United Torah Judaism

Former minister demands to be appointed a minister in the next government, and in return will direct his supporters to vote for UTJ.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/08/2019 01:08
UTJ MK: If Gantz is PM, we will sit in the opposition

UTJ MK: If Gantz is PM, we will sit in the opposition

MK Yitzhak Pindrus makes clear that his party will not be part of a government led by Benny Gantz.Ben Ariel, 20/08/2019 02:40
Will haredi party lose Knesset seat four months after election?

Will haredi party lose Knesset seat four months after election?

UTJ party poised to lose one of its Knesset seats after court-ordered partial recount finds inconsistencies in Jerusalem ballot boxes.David Rosenberg, 09/08/2019 13:05
Agudat Yisrael finalizes Knesset list

Agudat Yisrael finalizes Knesset list

Party that makes up half of United Torah Judaism to run with same list as last time, says will only support Netanyahu for PM.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/07/2019 19:47
The haredi plan to defeat Liberman: Praise him

The haredi plan to defeat Liberman: Praise him

Hoping to neutralize Liberman as a kingmaker in next Knesset, haredi lawmakers trying to undermine him - by praising his past work.David Rosenberg, 17/06/2019 09:17
Litzman: We will not sit in a government led by Gantz

Litzman: We will not sit in a government led by Gantz

Deputy Health Minister rejects reports of contacts with Blue and White. "We will only sit in a government headed by Binyamin Netanyahu."Hezki Baruch, 16/06/2019 05:18
UTJ: Partnership with Netanyahu will continue

UTJ: Partnership with Netanyahu will continue

United Torah Judaism makes clear that contrary to reports, its political partnership with the Likud will continue even after the elections.Ben Ariel, Canada, 15/06/2019 00:00
UTJ: We'll recommend Netanyahu for PM again

UTJ: We'll recommend Netanyahu for PM again

United Torah Judaism says it intends to recommend Netanyahu as the next Prime Minister if new elections are held.Ben Shaul, 29/05/2019 02:35
PM makes 'no progress' in talks with Shas, nixes UTJ meeting

PM makes 'no progress' in talks with Shas, nixes UTJ meeting

Coalition talks with haredi partners fail to reach breakthrough as Netanyahu prepares for talks with Liberman ahead of next week's deadline.David Rosenberg, 22/05/2019 13:05
Netanyahu to haredi lawmakers: You've got to compromise

Netanyahu to haredi lawmakers: You've got to compromise

PM expresses concern over stalled coalition talks, calls on haredi MKs to soften their demands.Hezki Baruch, 15/05/2019 10:30
Haredi MKs demand rabbis be consulted for public work on Sabbath

Haredi MKs demand rabbis be consulted for public work on Sabbath

UTJ reportedly demanding committee including haredi rabbis be consulted to determine what public works must be carried out on Sabbath.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/05/2019 14:16