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Degel HaTorah: Avoid a fifth election

Degel HaTorah: Avoid a fifth election

MKs of Degel HaTorah: We are making every effort not to go to a fifth election campaign.

Haredi party to split in two?

United Torah Judaism party to split ahead of elections?

Just prior to pre-election deadline, Degel Hatorah faction of Ashkenazic-haredi UTJ party may split from its traditional partner.

Rabbi Yitzchak Aryeh Shiner passes away

Rabbi Yitzchak Aryeh Shiner passes away

Leader of Kamnitz Yeshiva and member of Degel Hatorah Council of Torah Sages passes away at 98.

MK Gafni tells PM: Leave our schools open, no harm will result

MK Gafni tells PM: Leave our schools open, no harm will result

Degel HaTorah MK clarifies that his party intends to abide by the ruling of its spiritual head, Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky.

Haredi party to reach agreements on division of roles

Haredi party to reach agreements on division of parliamentary roles

UTJ factions Agudat Yisrael, Degel Hatorah, meet to resolve disagreements regaridng who will fill the Knesset roles offered to it.

Faction of UTJ: 'This is a piggish demand'

Agudat Yisrael faction claims Degel Hatorah's demands are 'piggish,' contrary to agreement

Factions of haredi UTJ party argue over division of responsibilities, Norwegian Law.

Gafni: We remain loyal to the right

Gafni: We remain loyal to the right

Chairman of Degel Hatorah makes clear that his party remains loyal to the right-wing camp.

'Prepare for new elections'

'Prepare for new elections'

Dep. Health Min. Litzman criticizes party for internal arguments, warns Israel may be headed to new elections.

Gafni: New elections would be an 'economic disaster'

Gafni: New elections would be an 'economic disaster'

Degel Hatorah chair warns against third round of elections. "We believe Gantz will not be able to form a government."

After union with Degel, controversy erupts in Agudah

After union with Degel, controversy erupts in Agudah

Agreement with Degel Hatorah forces Belz Hasidism, in fourth place in Agudat Yisrael, to pay price putting them outside next Knesset.

UTJ reaches agreement on Knesset list

UTJ reaches agreement on Knesset list

Agudat Yisrael to receive first position, Degel Hatorah second, in United Torah Judaism's list for the upcoming elections.

Shas lawmakers oppose plan to merge with UTJ

Shas lawmakers oppose plan to merge with UTJ

Shas MKs say initiative to run together with their Ashkenazic counterparts would destroy Shas' unique identity, pledge to oppose the move.

Haredi parties discussing unity

Haredi parties discussing unity

New initiative seeks to run Shas, Agudat Yisrael and Degel Hatorah together on the same ballot.

Litzman: Haredi parties will remain united in 2019 election

Litzman: Haredi parties will remain united in 2019 election

Amid rumors of possible split between UTJ's two vactions, Dep. Health Minister Yaakov Litzman says haredi party will remain intact.

Degel Hatorah outside coalition

Degel Hatorah outside coalition

Degel rabbis order Beit Shemesh representatives not to join Aliza Bloch's coalition. The reason: 'Some religious matters not arranged.'

Bloch finally forms coalition in Bet Shemesh

Bloch finally forms coalition in Bet Shemesh

After her shocking win to become Bet Shemesh's mayor, Bloch survives difficult negotiations with haredi factions to form a new coalition.

Haifa coalition agreement signed - and canceled

Haifa coalition agreement signed - and canceled

Agudat Yisrael signs coalition agreement with mayor-elect, only to be informed hours later that the agreement had been canceled.

Jerusalem mayor to meet with rival's haredi backers

Jerusalem mayor to meet with rival's haredi backers

Following electoral victory, Moshe Leon attempts to make peace with Agudat Yisrael faction, which had opposed him during elections.

Aryeh Deri infuriated: 'They stole the elections'

Aryeh Deri infuriated: 'They stole the elections'

Shas leader goes on the attack after haredi infighting disqualifies leading Shas mayoral candidate in Elad.

MK Asher: Elections aren't decided in court

MK Asher: Elections aren't decided in court

Regarding court hearing about candidacy of Yitzhak Pindrus in Elad, MK Asher explains elections decided by public.

Haredi faction supports lowering electoral threshold

Haredi faction supports lowering electoral threshold

MK Uri Maklev says UTJ's Degel Hatorah faction supports lowering electoral threshold to 2.75%.

Agudat Yisrael pushes haredi unity ahead of elections

Agudat Yisrael pushes haredi unity ahead of elections

After Degel Hatorah threatens separate run in Jerusalem, Agudat Yisrael seeks to avert split, calls for unity.

Degel Hatorah likely to run separately for Jerusalem Council

Degel Hatorah likely to run separately for Jerusalem Council

Because their true power remains unrecognized, Degel Hatorah expected to run separately from Agudat Yisrael for Jerusalem City Council.

Gafni rips Agudath Yisrael faction, hints of split

Gafni rips Agudath Yisrael faction, hints of split

Degel Hatorah head Moshe Gafni slams UTJ counterparts from Agudath Yisrael, hints shaky union may collapse over Draft Law.

Netanyahu: Haredi parties need to agree amongst themselves

Netanyahu: Haredi parties need to agree amongst themselves

PM Netanyahu rejects offer by Shas, Lithuanian-haredi MKs, to remain in government even if hasidic-haredi MKs leave.

Will United Torah Judaism party break apart?

Will United Torah Judaism party break apart?

Rep. of hasidic faction within UTJ says party will leave coalition if Draft Law passes, Lithuanian-haredi reps say 'no obligation' to leave.

UTJ denies it will start internal haredi rivalry in Beit Shemesh

UTJ denies it will start internal haredi rivalry in Beit Shemesh

Degel Hatorah wing of haredi UTJ party says rumors it will challenge Bet Shemesh's mayor are unfounded, matter is still undecided.

Degel Hatorah MKs accuse Likud of obstruction

Degel Hatorah MKs accuse Likud of obstruction

Degel Hatorah MKs favoring compromise accuse Likud of unwillingness to convene for long-term solution that would solve draft crisis.

'You cost us a Knesset seat'

'You cost us a Knesset seat'

Mudslinging within haredi UTJ party, as Health Minister slams Degel Hatorah faction for party losses.

Gafni: Don't badmouth Shas, we might run with them next time

UTJ in crisis

Haredi split? Degel HaTorah MKs consider breaking up UTJ party, joint run with Shas.

Hareidi-Religious Fear Loss of Nationalist Votes

Hareidi-Religious Fear Loss of Nationalist Votes

How does Eli Yishai's new party affect the Ashkenazi hareidi camp, and will it go left or right?

Threats Made Against Hareidi Women Campaigning to Join Knesset

Threats Against Hareidi Women's Campaign for MKs

Women who run for hareidi parties 'will have all their descendants thrown out of school,' hareidi politician threatens.