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Netanyahu’s Center-Right Partners Won’t Join Labor-Led Government Despite Alarming Polls

It's definitely pre-elections season in Israel, as yet another new poll has come out over the weekend with devastating predictions for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Haredi Parties Demand New Military Draft Law Praise Torah Study, Likud Agrees

Last summer, the High Court of Justice revoked an earlier version of the draft law which granted yeshiva students an exemption from military service through 2023.

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.

High Court Rules Woman Can Serve as Director-General of State Rabbinic Courts

"It would have been great if this issue had been resolved amicably between the sides rather than by the court."

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.

Poll: Likud Still Leading, Labor Weaker

The Joint Arab List would retain its power with 13 seats, followed by Habayit Hayehudi which would rise from 8 to 12 seats.

Haredi MK: Reform Campaign Rife with Bribes, Corruption

'Most of the Jews in the United States, even those who come to Temple once in fifty years, or those that don’t come at all, are not Reform, and the Reform movement does not represent them.'

Haredim Preparing Doomsday Response to Reform Invasion: Genealogy Book

MK Eichler to JewishPress.com: The genealogical list will only be there for those who want to know whom they are marrying and who is Jewish according to Jewish law. Let them check the list. It is a FREE COUNTRY (sic) with free information and free choice.

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.

Orthodox Lawmakers Prepare to Fight Supreme Court’s Sabbath Ruling

Orthodox parties are working on new legislation to protect the Sabbath in Israel.

Israel to Prepare Haredim for Service in National Cyber Bureau

Classes will open in B'nei B'rak and Jerusalem on June 1 for Haredim who would later be integrated into the national cyber attack response center.

Haredi MK Eichler Calls Supreme Court ‘Evil Empire’

The MK also compared the maneuvering of the high court to the way the Bolsheviks took over Russia in 1917.

Rabbi Aharon Leib Steinman’s Condition Stable following Emergency ICU Hospitalization

Sources at Rabbi Steinman's home told the media that his hospitalization followed "acute respiratory distress he had suffered for a few hours."

Bennett Promising Ma’ale Adumim Sovereignty Bill By Month’s End

The Knesset Constitution Committee is scheduled to debate a plan to apply Israeli sovereignty in Ma'aleh Adumim on Monday.

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.

‘Muezzin Law’ Ready for Vote Despite Arab, Rivlin Objections

MK Issawi Freij (Meretz) announced that separating the Shabbat calls from the Muezzin bill exposes it for what it is: yet another example of Israeli racism.

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."

New Poll Sees Israeli Left Collapsing, Purely Rightwing Coalition Government

The rightwing parties could possibly combine their numbers to boycott either Kahlon or Lapid, or both, from the future coalition government.

Army Radio Poll: Netanyahu Down to 25, Bennett Up to 16

In terms of political affiliation, the Knesset factions would have experienced a serious tilt to the right were the elections held this week.

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?"

Coalition Kills Core Curriculum Prerequisite for Haredi Schools

The elimination of the obligation to teach core curriculum subjects will not result in reducing the budgets of Haredi yeshivas who pass on the extra material.

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.

Secular Leftists Applaud New Hareidi Minister

"I, Yaakov Litzman, pledge…to be faithful to the government of Israel and to its laws."

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