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Yaakov Litzman resigns after 23 years in the Knesset

Former UTJ chairman not expected to return to Knesset after resigning in wake of indictment in Malka Leifer case.

Yaakov Litzman resigns after 23 years in the Knesset

MK Yaakov Litzman discharged from hospital

Former Health Minister underwent pacemaker insertion & is now recovering at home.

MK Litzman discharged from hospital

UTJ MK undergoes pacemaker insertion surgery

MK Yaakov Litzman brought to Shaare Zedek Hospital during the holiday after feeling unwell.

UTJ MK undergoes pacemaker insertion surgery

Haredi MK tells party members he will resign from Knesset

MK Litzman, accused of breach of trust in Malka Leifer case, tells colleagues he will resign from Knesset after current session ends.

Haredi MK tells party members he will resign from Knesset

MK Yaakov Litzman to sign plea bargain

Litzman will resign his Knesset seat, receive a conditional prison sentence, and pay a 3,000-shekel fine.

MK Yaakov Litzman to sign plea bargain

Will Attorney General drop case against MK Yaakov Litzman?

Attorney General Mandelblit reportedly leaning towards dropping case against former minister Yaakov Litzman.

Will Attorney General drop case against haredi lawmaker?

Jerusalem mayor Moshe Lion signs occupancy permit for largest synagogue in the world

Ger synagogue covers 377,000 square feet and was built to the highest standards of safety and beauty.

Jerusalem mayor signs permit for largest synagogue in the world

Former UTJ head and ex-minister Yaakov Litzman won't run for reelection

Top haredi lawmaker and former minister announces that this will be his last term in the Knesset, but vows to work to topple government.

Senior haredi lawmaker announces he won't run for reelection

MK Litzman calls on Gantz to bring down Bennett-Lapid government

UJT MK Yaakov Litzman pledges to be 'guarantor' to ensure Likud fulfils agreement with Blue and White. 'My word is my bond.'

MK Litzman calls on Gantz to bring down Bennett-Lapid government

Internal Haredi criticism against Yaakov Litzman

"We do not seek to provoke for the sake of provocation," his party colleague claimed.

Internal Haredi criticism against Yaakov Litzman

Elkin: Next time I'll tell Litzman's people to go to the vet

Housing and Construction Minister responds to haredi MK's comparison of cabinet ministers to dogs and cats.

Elkin: Next time I'll tell Litzman's people to go to the vet

Haredi MK Litzman on government behavior: 'Dogs giving to cats'

MK Yakov Litzman slams proposed state budget, says 'first time I've seen dogs give something to cats.' MK Kushnir: 'You don't know much.'

Haredi MK on government: 'Dogs giving to cats'

Litzman: Every day the government attacks the haredim

Former Housing Minister Yaakov Litzman slams Shaked for freezing haredi construction in Kiryat Gat, Kahana for kashrut reforms.

Litzman: Every day the government attacks the haredim

Haredi lawmaker: Bennett government is evil, pro-Reform

MK Yaakov Litzman blasts government over its new budget, accuses it of hurting low-income Israelis.

Haredi lawmaker: Bennett government is evil, pro-Reform

MK Litzman: 'Bennett is Reform, I won't shake his hand'

MK Litzman says coalition is 'embarrassment,' 'shameful,' says he doesn't regret calling PM Bennett a 'Reform' Jew.

'Bennett is Reform, I won't shake his hand'

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.

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

Housing Minister Yaakov Litzman to be indicted

Attorney General clears way for indictment of haredi lawmaker Yaakov Litzman in connection with Malka Leifer case, delicatessen case.

Yaakov Litzman to be indicted over Malka Leifer case

MK Yaakov Litzman: Coalition partnership with Lapid & Liberman? Only in Fantasy Land

UTJ head ruled out coalition gov't alongside Yesh Atid & Yisrael Beytenu, claimed Netanyahu realized partnership with Smotrich was mistake.

Litzman: Coalition with Lapid & Liberman? Only in Fantasy Land

Minister Litzman: 'We'll only work with Netanyahu, there might not be a government'

'Partnership with Liberman and Lapid is even worse than partnership with the Arab parties,' Housing Min. Litzman says.

Housing minister: 'There may not be a government'

Three haredi MKs resign from the Knesset

Ministers Deri and Litzman and Deputy Minister Maklev resign from the Knesset under the Norwegian Law.

Three haredi MKs resign from the Knesset

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.

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

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.

Litzman verbally attacked during visit to matzah bakery

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.

Yaakov Litzman returns to Housing Ministry

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."

'Litzman's support of Bennett for PM isn't party's stance'

Yaakov Litzman returning to the government

UTJ MK will be appointed Deputy Minister of Housing with the powers of a Minister.

Yaakov Litzman returning to the government

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.

UTJ MK to resign in order to prevent internal party disputes

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.

After bolting coalition, Litzman asks to rejoin government

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.

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

Litzman threatens to resign over Rosh Hashannah lockdown

Several ministers oppose plan to implement 2-week lockdown beginning this Friday.

Litzman threatens to resign over Rosh Hashannah lockdown

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.

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

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.

Litzman: Deri and I will not allow High Holidays lockdown

Will the coronavirus guidelines for synagogues be changed?

Details of plan for operating synagogues, 'traffic light' plan, to be ironed out at special meeting.

Will the plan for synagogues be changed?

'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.

'A slap in the face to thousands of worshipers'

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.

Yaakov Litzman, Meirav Cohen added to Coronavirus Cabinet

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.

Haredi parties: New elections would be madness

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.'

Haredi Minister tells MK to check his secular 'privilege'

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.

Litzman: Conditions for synagogues should be the same as hotels

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.

New plan to speed up construction of homes

'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.

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

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.'

Energy Minister demands closure of synagogues