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Orthodox Lawmakers Prepare to Fight Supreme Court’s Sabbath Ruling

25 Nisan 5777 – April 21, 2017
Orthodox parties are working on new legislation to protect the Sabbath in Israel.

Israel to Prepare Haredim for Service in National Cyber Bureau

18 Adar 5777 – March 16, 2017
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’

13 Shevat 5777 – February 9, 2017
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

2 Shevat 5777 – January 29, 2017
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

4 Tevet 5777 – January 1, 2017
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

13 Kislev 5777 – December 13, 2016
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

23 Heshvan 5777 – November 23, 2016
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

16 Elul 5776 – September 19, 2016
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

7 Av 5776 – August 11, 2016
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

3 Av 5776 – August 7, 2016
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

27 Tammuz 5776 – August 2, 2016
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

20 Tammuz 5776 – July 26, 2016
"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

1 Tammuz 5776 – July 7, 2016
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

29 Sivan 5776 – July 5, 2016
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

16 Sivan 5776 – June 22, 2016
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

19 Elul 5775 – September 2, 2015
"I, Yaakov Litzman, pledge…to be faithful to the government of Israel and to its laws."

Ashkenazi Hareidi MK Now Cabinet Minister for First Time in 60 Years

13 Elul 5775 – August 27, 2015
Torah sages surrendered to the High Court's ruling that a "Deputy Minister" cannot act as Minister.

Understand Israeli Elections – Here’s a Primer, Part 1

23 Adar 5775 – March 13, 2015
With nearly a dozen viable parties, the president choosing the one who pulls together the pieces, Israeli elections are complicated.

Lapid Freezes Funding for Draft-Delayed Haredim

6 Adar I 5774 – February 6, 2014
The Supreme Court ruling came after several appeals from so called good government groups.

Yair Lapid Losing Popularity

24 Elul 5773 – August 29, 2013
The Yesh Atid party, chaired by Yair Lapid, continues to lose popularity in the latest poll, with Meretz picking up the pieces and Likud,...

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