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Litzman: We are with Netanyahu, there is no question at all

Litzman: We are with Netanyahu, there is no question at all

Minister of Housing and Construction stresses Agudat Yisrael's support for Netanyahu: Our goal is to establish a right-wing coalition.Hezki Baruch, 30/03/2021 05:20
Litzman verbally attacked during visit to matzah bakery in Jerusalem

Litzman verbally attacked during visit to matzah bakery in Jerusalem

Housing Minister verbally assaulted by extremists while taking part in matzah baking in Jerusalem and rescued by security guards.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/03/2021 03:59
Yaakov Litzman returns to Housing Ministry

Yaakov Litzman returns to Housing Ministry

Litzman, who resigned only about two-and-a-half months ago, will return as minister after resignation of Yitzhak Cohen from Shas.Hezki Baruch, 16/11/2020 19:14
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
Yaakov Litzman returning to the government

Yaakov Litzman returning to the government

UTJ MK will be appointed Deputy Minister of Housing with the powers of a Minister.Michal Levy, 12/10/2020 04:11
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
After bolting coalition, Litzman asks to rejoin government

After bolting coalition, Litzman asks to rejoin government

Ex-Housing Minister Yaakov Litzman, who left government in protest of lockdown, asks Blue and White to help him be appointed Dep. Minister.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/09/2020 13:54
After resigning, Litzman calls on haredim to take to the streets

After resigning, Litzman calls on haredim to take to the streets

United Torah Judaism chief who resigned from government calls on haredim to protest upcoming holiday lockdown.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/09/2020 13:41
Litzman threatens to resign over Rosh Hashannah lockdown

Litzman threatens to resign over Rosh Hashannah lockdown

Several ministers oppose plan to implement 2-week lockdown beginning this Friday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/09/2020 09:10
Yaakov Litzman: 'If there's a lockdown during the holidays we might leave gov't'

Yaakov Litzman: 'If there's a lockdown during the holidays we might leave gov't'

Construction and Housing Minister Yaakov Litzman warns that if government imposes national lockdown during holidays, his party may bolt.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/08/2020 11:51
Litzman: Deri and I will not allow High Holidays lockdown

Litzman: Deri and I will not allow High Holidays lockdown

Housing Minister slams Prof. Ronni Gamzu for acting against Uman pilgrimage but not against mass anti-Netanyahu demonstrations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/08/2020 22:44
Will the coronavirus guidelines for synagogues be changed?

Will the coronavirus guidelines for synagogues be changed?

Details of plan for operating synagogues, 'traffic light' plan, to be ironed out at special meeting.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/08/2020 09:55
'Ban on travel to Uman - A slap in the face to thousands of worshipers'

'Ban on travel to Uman - A slap in the face to thousands of worshipers'

Housing Minister slams coronavirus czar for calling for ban on travel to Rabbi Nachman's grave in Uman this Rosh Hashannah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/08/2020 09:30
Yaakov Litzman, Meirav Cohen added to Coronavirus Cabinet

Yaakov Litzman, Meirav Cohen added to Coronavirus Cabinet

UTJ chief and Blue and White minister added to government cabinet charged with determining policies to combat coronavirus pandemic.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/08/2020 12:58
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
Housing Minister Litzman: 'Why are mass protests permitted, but prayer groups aren't?'

Housing Minister Litzman: 'Why are mass protests permitted, but prayer groups aren't?'

Minister accuses gov't of discriminating against religious Jews in its coronavirus policies. 'You're allowed to do something I'm not.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/08/2020 14:58
Litzman: Conditions for synagogues should be the same as for hotel dining rooms

Litzman: Conditions for synagogues should be the same as for hotel dining rooms

Housing and Construction Minister demands that conditions for opening synagogues should be the same as the plan for dining rooms in hotels.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 24/07/2020 21:07
Housing Minister presents new plan to speed up construction of homes

Housing Minister presents new plan to speed up construction of homes

Housing Min. Yaakov Litzman presents plan to offer grants for purchasing homes in periphery, increasing mortgages for those buying homes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/07/2020 11:41
'It's police harassment; bring them to justice'

'It's police harassment; bring them to justice'

Construction and Housing Minister appeals to Internal Security Minister following video of police detaining 13-year-old girl in Jerusalem.Mordechai Sones, 06/07/2020 21:22
Energy Minister Steinitz demands closure of synagogues

Energy Minister Steinitz demands closure of synagogues

Heated argument in government about closing synagogues to stop spread of COVID-19. 'We need a 2-week lockdown to reduce infections.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/07/2020 18:59
Yaakov LItzman scraps plan for new haredi city in northern Negev

Yaakov LItzman scraps plan for new haredi city in northern Negev

Housing Min. Litzman scraps plan for new haredi city - after government invested tens of millions in planning.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/06/2020 12:35
Yakov Litzman: 'No choice but to close schools until things calm down'

Yakov Litzman: 'No choice but to close schools until things calm down'

Min. Yakov Litzman urges school closures, says children can't adhere to coronavirus guidelines. 'Schools are main source of infection.'Ben Shaul, 29/06/2020 12:56
Housing Min. Litzman to encourage purchase in periphery and development towns?

Housing Min. Litzman to encourage purchase in periphery and development towns?

Min. Yaakov Litzman examining possibility of encouraging haredim to move to Dimona, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/06/2020 09:30
Housing Minister Yaakov Litzman blasts 'anti-Semitic' article on IKEA opening

Housing Minister Yaakov Litzman blasts 'anti-Semitic' article on IKEA opening

Former Health Minister blasts claims that IKEA stores were given special permission to open because of owner's donations to Hasidic movementArutz Sheva Staff, 19/05/2020 09:50
'Litzman's statement is inappropriate and wrong'

'Litzman's statement is inappropriate and wrong'

Coalition chairman MK Miki Zohar responds to outgoing Health Minister's assertion that Netanyahu overreacted on coronavirus.103FM, 19/05/2020 05:29
Moshe Bar Siman Tov: 'I respect Litzman, we're continuing to prepare'

Moshe Bar Siman Tov: 'I respect Litzman, we're continuing to prepare'

Responding to former Health Minister's claims, Health Min. Director-General Bar Siman Tov says 'greatest danger' is complacence.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/05/2020 12:19
Litzman: I just asked for the Housing Ministry and got it

Litzman: I just asked for the Housing Ministry and got it

Incoming Housing Minister says he didn't have to negotiate with Netanyahu to receive the ministry: As soon as I asked for it, I got it.Michal Levy, 18/05/2020 06:37
Litzman: There was an overreaction on coronavirus

Litzman: There was an overreaction on coronavirus

Outgoing Health Minister: I shouted during the government meeting when the Director-General said there could be 10,000 coronavirus deaths.Ben Ariel, 18/05/2020 02:13
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
Health Ministry Director Moshe bar Siman Tov resigns from position

Health Ministry Director Moshe bar Siman Tov resigns from position

Health Ministry Director to end role: 'I'm proud of my years as Director and especially in dealing with coronavirus crisis.'Mordechai Sones, 12/05/2020 16:36
Senior haredi lawmaker calls on Likud to keep Yamina in the government

Senior haredi lawmaker calls on Likud to keep Yamina in the government

Health Minister reportedly working to negotiate arrangement to keep Yamina in the government. 'We must not break up the right-wing bloc'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/05/2020 14:06
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
Litzman: Coronavirus situation has improved, now is the time to leave

Litzman: Coronavirus situation has improved, now is the time to leave

Health Minister explains why he decided to step down now and move to the Housing Ministry.Ben Ariel, 27/04/2020 06:22
It's final: Long-serving Health Minister Litzman to leave his position

It's final: Long-serving Health Minister Litzman to leave his position

Health Min. Litzman tells PM Netanyahu that he will leave his post after new government is formed.Hezki Baruch, 25/04/2020 21:59
Report: Litzman considering leaving Health Ministry in favor of Housing Ministry

Report: Litzman considering leaving Health Ministry in favor of Housing Ministry

UTJ head Yaakov Litzman reportedly considering stepping down as Health Minister in favor of appointment as Housing and Construction MinisterArutz Sheva Staff, 23/04/2020 21:07
Health Minister Yaakov Litzman recovers from coronavirus

Health Minister Yaakov Litzman recovers from coronavirus

Minister Litzman to return to full work routine tomorrow after multiple tests confirm he has recovered from coronavirus infection.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/04/2020 18:16
Hate messages in Jerusalem against Health Minister Yaakov Litzman

Hate messages in Jerusalem against Health Minister Yaakov Litzman

50 graffiti messages against Minister Litzman spray-painted in Mea Shearim.Marcy Oster/JTA, 12/04/2020 22:24
Health Minister Litzman: 'Virus doesn't discriminate and neither should we'

Health Minister Litzman: 'Virus doesn't discriminate and neither should we'

Health Minister Litzman condemns Ramat Gan's decision to erect fence to keep haredim out.Arutz Sheva, 06/04/2020 14:42
Litzman advisor: He did not violate the guidelines

Litzman advisor: He did not violate the guidelines

Health Minister Yaakov Litzman's personal aide denies reports that Litzman prayed in a synagogue in violation of guidelines.Michal Levy, 06/04/2020 05:41
Netanyahu tests negative for coronavirus, will remain in isolation

Netanyahu tests negative for coronavirus, will remain in isolation

Netanyahu tested for coronavirus after Health Minister Yaakov Litzman diagnosed with the virus.Elad Benari, 03/04/2020 02:05
Progress in coalition talks

Progress in coalition talks

Night negotiation meeting continues until 2am, talks expected to resume this morning. However, unclear when new government can be sworn in.Mordechai Sones, 02/04/2020 09:28
Health Minister and his wife diagnosed with coronavirus

Health Minister and his wife diagnosed with coronavirus

Minister Yaakov Litzman and his wife are feeling well and will be in isolation. Anyone who has come in contact with them will be notified.Elad Benari, 02/04/2020 01:55
Rivlin: Health Minister is Chief of Staff against Coronavirus

Rivlin: Health Minister is Chief of Staff against Coronavirus

President visits IDF Central Command, emphasizes importance of preparation against Coronavirus.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/03/2020 15:59
Health Ministry Coronavirus guidelines

Health Ministry Coronavirus guidelines

Health Minister: We are in control of Coronavirus situation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/03/2020 18:19
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
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
Health Minister Litzman warns Israelis against traveling to Italy

Health Minister Litzman warns Israelis against traveling to Italy

Health Min. Litzman may add Israelis returning from Italy, Australia to quarantine list, 'is not afraid to force quarantine.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/02/2020 11:47
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
New investigation opened against UTJ's Minister Litzman

New investigation opened against UTJ's Minister Litzman

Police opened new investigation against Health Min. Litzman, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/02/2020 22:36
Interior Min.: Land and sea crossings close to recent visitors to China

Interior Min.: Land and sea crossings close to recent visitors to China

Interior Min. Deri orders Israel's borders closed to those who were recently in China - with one catch.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/01/2020 15:13
Israel bans all flights from China over coronavirus outbreak

Israel bans all flights from China over coronavirus outbreak

As death toll rises in coronavirus outbreak, Israeli Health Ministry bans flights from China from landing in Israel.David Rosenberg, 30/01/2020 20:45
Australian Jewish leaders urge Netanyahu to cancel Litzman appointment

Australian Jewish leaders urge Netanyahu to cancel Litzman appointment

Jewish leaders in Australia urge Netanyahu to reconsider appointing Yaakov Litzman as Health Minister, citing Malka Leifer case.Henry Benjamin, JTA, 01/01/2020 22:52
Australian Jews furious over Litzman's appointment as Health Minister

Australian Jews furious over Litzman's appointment as Health Minister

Australian Jews fume after deputy minister accused of shielding sex offender from extradition is appointed Health Minister.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/12/2019 15:08
Dep. Minister Yakov Litzman is appointed Health Minister in place of PM Netanyahu

Dep. Minister Yakov Litzman is appointed Health Minister in place of PM Netanyahu

'Political and legal developments' force UTJ deputy minister to take on role of minister, despite party's usual opposition to the title.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/12/2019 13:18
Health Minister: 'We'll protect bloc, form a right-wing government'

Health Minister: 'We'll protect bloc, form a right-wing government'

Min. Litzman congratulates PM Netanyahu on victory in Likud primaries, promises to form right-wing government after March elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/12/2019 15:17
Health basket budget 2020: NIS 500 million

Health basket budget 2020: NIS 500 million

'This is important news for patients and the health care system,' Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/12/2019 16:50
Litzman: The bloc with Netanyahu will continue

Litzman: The bloc with Netanyahu will continue

Deputy Health Minister echoes Deri, says "right wing bloc" in support of Netanyahu will continue.Elad Benari, 18/12/2019 03:02