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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.
Israelis pay huge premiums for private long-term care insurance, but by next year that may be over.
Netanyahu is ready to expand the government with Lapid's Yesh Atid Party, but the rabbis nixed the idea. "Lapid is a red line."
Netanyahu falsely accused Bennett of signing a coalition agreement that returns more power to Hareidim.
Litzman doesn't disqualify anyone, well, except Lapid, and that may only be before the elections.
Gafni's position: The Left would give the Chareidim more money, but the Right allows more Judaism in the public schools.
The Supreme Court ruling came after several appeals from so called good government groups.
MK Yaakov Litzman (UTJ) responded strongly to Health Minister Yael German's (Yesh Atid) proposed legislation that would permit the state to automatically harvest organs...
Last week, a few minutes after my stormy exchange with haredi members of Knesset, I went to what we in the Knesset call the "back cafeteria." It is not exactly a cafeteria but rather a lounge area behind the plenum where members of Knesset alone can enter.
Why throw years of friendly cooperation into the trashcan?
Haredi leaders could not care less if Israel retains Judea and Samaria - as long as their Mosdos (religious institutions) get funded.
There ought to be a process of exempting yeshiva students via bechinos (tests).
Who's to blame for there being no religious bloc in the negotiations with the Likud?
Shas and UTJ claim that they're joining the coalition. The question now is, who will be the last party to join?
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has not discounted the possibility of calling new elections, Likud sources say, according to the Israeli publication, Ma'ariv.
Not exactly what Jewish Home voters thought they would get on election day.
Like Liberman before, Lapid will likely be Netanyahu's major partner as under almost any coalition figuration Yesh Atid can bring down the coalition.
In the past, Chareidi (Ultra-Orthodox) participation in election voting has never topped more than around a third of their potential voters.
Chareidim have avoided voting...
The only thing preventing it from becoming a reality is the tragic fact that so many Orthodox Jews prefer living in the Diaspora.
The intensifying focus on legislating an alternative to the Tal Law has the ultra-Orthodox parties in the Likud-led coalition defensive yet intractable. Shas and UTJ - representing 15 seats in the government - have declared that they will not participate in the coalition committee on finding an alternative.
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