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UTJ to Kill Greater Jerusalem Law Fearing Influx of Non-Haredi Voters

The Greater Jerusalem Law calls for applying Israeli sovereignty over all the towns and villages in the vicinity of Jerusalem, including the Gush Etzion communities, Ma'aleh Adumim, Givat Ze'ev and Beitar Illit.

Report: Haredi Private Shabbat Power Stations May Raise Israelis’ Electric Rates

Yedioth quotes MK Maklev as saying that at the current situation the IEC incurs a 15% loss in serving Haredi customers, and perhaps using that amount to offset the regular loss would eventually benefit everybody.

Having Lost 1/3 of Its Value in 2 Days Teva Drags Down Tel Aviv...

This collapse comes in the wake of the world's biggest generic drugs maker attempt to dominate its market with a $40.5 billion acquisition of Allergan's generics business last year. It was a bad call.

Coalition Emergency Meeting on Conversion Blown Up by Haredim

Deri was furious at Netanyahu's request, and told the PM, while walking out of the room: "I know what you're doing to me and I will not let you do it."

Bank of Israel: Gemachim Need Not Report Up to $50 Million to IRS

The pressure applied by Knesset Finance Committee Chairman MK Moshe Gafni has worked, and The Bank of Israel has instructed the banks on granting exemptions to Gemachim from reporting to the US authorities to comply with the FATCA agreement.

Haredi Coalition Partners’ Kotel Compromise Also Tacit Recognition of Reform, Conservative

The deadline for government's response to the high court's order is next Sunday.

Knesset Passes Law Requiring Representation of Haredim, Olim, in Civil Service

Proper representation legislation in recent years has used affirmative action to boost public sectors whose presence in the civil service does not represent their share of the population.

Finance Committee Approves Long Term Savings for Every Child Retroactive to Jan. 2015

MK Gafni: Real news for the children of Israel. New law will help level playing field for poorer children.

Haredi MK Blocks Train Funding over Shabbat Works

Transport Ministry officials threatened that "if it turns out Gafni is operating out of political considerations we will view it seriously and act accordingly."

Massive Traffic Jams Collateral Damage of Internal War in Likud

The daily Yated Ne'eman cited MK Moshe Gafni (UTJ) who accused Katz of acting out of revenge rather than caring for the services of his ministry.

Netanyahu OKs Major Road Works on Shabbat with Tacit Haredi Approval

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri (Shas), Health Minister Yakov Litzman and MK Moshe Gafni (both from UTJ) sent Netanyahu an urgent letter Thursday night, demanding a halt to the works on Shabbat, warning of a possible coalition collapse.

Knesset Committee Approves $80 Million to Support New Immigrants

Some of the funds are designated for encouraging entrepreneurship among new immigrants from France, Belgium, and Ukraine.

Knesset Passes Law Killing Core Curriculum Requirement

It should be noted that those Haredi schools that rejected the government-imposed of a Core Curriculum did so not necessarily because they object to teaching their students many of the subjects on the list.

Knesset Passes Law Assigning Running State Mikvahs to Chief Rabbinate

"Reform Jews in the US don’t have a single mikvah. All of a sudden they need a mikvah over here?"

Knesset Committee Approves Submission to US IRS Tax Compliance Act

The committee also succeeded in repelling the Israeli tax authority, which wanted initially to be able to use information gathered by Israeli banks for the IRS.

Knesset Committee Slams Finance Minister on Fear of Fighting Monopolies

Finance Committee Chairman Gafni (UTJ) said "with all due respect to the Finance Ministry and talks of reform, in practice the prices have not gone down."

Reform Insulted by Haredi Walkout in Knesset Committee

Kariv called the MKs' behavior vulgar and said it undermines the principles of the legislative process, as well as the public and ethical obligations of MKs.

Likely Compromise Found in Coalition Rift over Reform, Conservative Mikvahs

Last week, a Knesset committee debated a bill proposed by two ultra-Orthodox coalition partners determining that use of public mikvahs will be conducted strictly according to halakha.

Haredi Party Spearheading Effort to Protect Israeli Religious Charities from US Tax Authorities

Using the US' enormous economic clout, FATCA bullies the world's financial institutions into reporting on their American clients to Uncle Sam.

Shas MK Deri Calls Hareidi Assault on IDF Officer ‘Terror’

The officer of a Hareidi IDF unit was in Mea Shearim to visit two of his soldiers whose families have social or financial problems.

Likud Begins Coalition Building

Netanyahu said he wants to have a government formed within the next 2 to 3 weeks.

Gafni Says UTJ Will Only Go with Right

Gafni's position: The Left would give the Chareidim more money, but the Right allows more Judaism in the public schools.

Lapid Freezes Funding for Draft-Delayed Haredim

The Supreme Court ruling came after several appeals from so called good government groups.

The Beit Shemesh Spit that Wasn’t?

The image of Naama Margalit became a symbol, overnight, of the struggle for peaceful neighborly relations in Beit Shemesh.

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