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MK Gafni: If Netanyahu leaves there will be new govt. by Pesach

UTJ leader says party will not join coalition if Netanyahu signs plea deal, his retirement would shake up political landscape.

MK Gafni: If Netanyahu leaves there will be new govt. by Pesach

Haredi parties: We won't join coalition even if Netanyahu leaves politics

'We are faithful to the traditional public, we will not join a bad coalition,' Shas official says.

Haredi parties won't join gov't even if Netanyahu quits politics

Haredi Lawmaker: All rapists deserve to be shot

United Torah Judaism MK Yitzhak Pindrus tells Knesset hearing on sexual abuse that in Jewish theocracy, 'all rapists would be shot'.

Haredi Lawmaker: All rapists deserve to be shot

Pressure still on haredi party to join government?

Senior sources in coalition still haven't given up hope that haredi parties may join government. MK Gafni: 'My answer was no.'

Pressure still on haredi party to join government?

Report: Senior haredi officials held talks with Yair Lapid

Yesh Atid response: 'When they need something, they know who to ask, and they do ask.'

Report: Senior haredi officials held talks with Yesh Atid chief

MK Moshe Gafni: We are not concerned with Netanyahu's survival

UTJ chairman says Netanyahu was wrong not to pass a budget in the previous governments.

MK Moshe Gafni: We are not concerned with Netanyahu's survival

Israeli opposition MK: Government has '8 PMs,' 'no real message'

MK Yitzhak Pindrus of United Torah Judaism speaks to Arutz Sheva about his party's plans for the new Knesset session.

Israeli opposition MK: Government has '8 PMs,' 'no real message'player

Gafni: I'm trying to tone it down

United Torah Judaism chairman on the harsh language he uses against the government: There are those who have asked me to tone it down.

Gafni: I'm trying to tone it down

Liberman: Shas, UTJ are the ones who hurt haredim

Finance Minister says haredi parties want to keep their constituents dependent on government handouts to ensure their elections.

Liberman: Shas, UTJ are the ones who hurt haredim

Haredi MK: No adviser for haredi affairs

Haredi parties hold emergency meeting, agree not to cooperate with any 'haredi affairs adviser' appointed by new government.

Haredi MK: No adviser for haredi affairs

UTJ officials: No contacts on joining new government

Haredim in no hurry to join new government, but say "a bridge will be built" that can connect them to the new government in the future.

UTJ officials: No contacts on joining new government

MK Eichler: We should have known Netanyahu was a sinking ship

UTJ MK says haredi parties made a mistake sticking to Netanyahu so closely, should have insisted he step down for a new Likud leader.

MK Eichler: We should have known Netanyahu was a sinking ship

United Torah Judaism submits bill to force new elections

Haredi party seeks to dissolve Knesset to prevent formation of Bennett-Lapid government on grounds Bennett vowed not to sit with Lapid.

UTJ submits bill to force new elections

Haredi leaders: 'Obligation to do everything to prevent center-left government'

Haredi Councils of Torah Sages urge Yamina to backtrack on unity government, warns center-left aims to 'persecute religion.'

'Obligation to do everything to prevent center-left government'

Haredi lawmakers planning alternative gov't without the Left?

Sources inform Arutz Sheva that haredi lawmakers are working to prevent unity government with the Left, build alternative coalition.

Haredi lawmakers planning alternative gov't without the Left?

United Torah Judaism to Netanyahu: We are with you

UTJ members meet Prime Minister, clarify they will go to the opposition if a right-wing coalition is not formed.

United Torah Judaism to Netanyahu: We are with you

Three haredi MKs resign from the Knesset

Ministers Deri and Litzman and Deputy Minister Maklev resign from the Knesset under the Norwegian Law.

Three haredi MKs resign from the Knesset

Haredim to ask Rivlin: Convince Sa'ar to join right-wing government

Representatives of UTJ will recommend Netanyahu to Rivlin but will also demand that he persuade Sa'ar to join the pro-Netanyahu bloc.

Haredim to ask Rivlin: Convince Sa'ar to join right-wing gov't

Degel HaTorah: Avoid a fifth election

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

Degel HaTorah: Avoid a fifth election

Gafni to Netanyahu: Let me think

United Torah Judaism chairman does not join Shas chairman Deri in quickly announcing his support for Netanyahu for prime minister.

Gafni to Netanyahu: Let me think

Senior UTJ official: Netanyahu's conduct 'a slap in the face'

United Torah Judaism angry at Prime Minister who they say intervened in favor of Smotrich at their expense.

Senior UTJ official: Netanyahu's conduct 'a slap in the face'

MK Moshe Gafni: 'We'll demand equal budget for hareid yeshivas'

UTJ chief MK Gafni promises: 'There will be no discrimination' in budget for haredi yeshivas.

Haredi MK: 'Equal budget for haredi yeshivas'

MK Moshe Gafni: 'Vote - and fight incitement'

'Say no to incitement, say yes to continued Jewish existence of the People of Israel,' United Torah Judaism chief says.

'Vote - and fight incitement'

Gafni: There is an 'unprecedented' emergency

UTJ chairman in recorded phone call to haredi households: We are facing an unparalleled fateful decision.

Gafni: There is an 'unprecedented' emergency

Senior officials in haredi parties: Sa'ar asked us not to rule out Lapid

Report: Shas and United Torah Judaism in disagreement on whether to consider joining government with Sa'ar and Bennett.

Officials in haredi parties: Sa'ar asked not to rule out Lapid

New Hope candidate Ze'ev Elkin: 'Haredi parties won't hold us by the throat'

'Classic anti-Semitic imagery in haredi party's campaign video, New Hope's Ze'ev Elkin claims.

New Hope candidate: 'Haredi parties won't hold us by the throat'

Haredi party's election ad sparks controversy

United Torah Judaism video ad under fire for comparing Reform and Conservative converts to dogs.

Haredi party's election ad sparks controversy

MK Gafni: We will go with Netanyahu, our traditional voters are there

Finance Committee chairman criticizes media for only covering haredi demonstrations, explains why his party supports Netanyahu.

MK Gafni: We will go with Netanyahu

United Torah Judaism wooing the Haredi-Leumi?

Deputy Minister Porush tours Yitzhar, visits Kumi Ori, declared closed military zone, calls to vote United Torah Judaism.

United Torah Judaism wooing the 'Nationalist Haredim'?

Moshe Gafni: I support Netanyahu and pay a heavy price for it

UTJ leader: I will support Netanyahu after the election, but nothing is agreed upon yet.

Moshe Gafni: I support Netanyahu and pay a heavy price for it

Deputy Minister: 'No one trusts the Health Ministry'

Haredi lawmaker blasts Health Ministry's handling of COVID crisis. 'First they act, then afterwards set the goal.'

Deputy Minister: 'No one trusts the Health Ministry'

Gafni and Litzman form agreement; rift in Agudat Yisrael

Sources close to MKs Porush and Eichler say Minister Litzman reached agreements with Degel Hatorah over their heads, 'sold party interests.'

Gafni and Litzman form agreement; rift in Agudat Yisrael

Netanyahu seeking to renew 'right-wing bloc'?

Prime Minister meets heads of United Torah Judaism and Shas, seeks to find out whether they would agree to renew the right-wing bloc.

Netanyahu seeking to renew 'right-wing bloc'?

United Torah Judaism attacks Blue and White

United Torah Judaism criticizes Gantz: He's not keeping his promise to regulate status of yeshiva students.

United Torah Judaism attacks Blue and White

Liberman: 'Shas and United Torah Judaism work for the murderers'

Yisrael Beyteinu head attacks haredi parties, 'calls on women's organizations to declare war on Shas and United Torah Judaism.'

Liberman: 'Shas and United Torah Judaism work for the murderers'player

Senior UTJ official: We're 'very disappointed' in Netanyahu

Haredi parties say their unconditional support for Prime Minister Netanyahu will not remain if he leads Israel into 4th round of elections.

Senior UTJ official: 'Very disappointed' in Netanyahu

Gantz to haredim: Draft Law in exchange for preventing elections

Report: Gantz spoke to haredi leaders and indicated he would support the Draft Law if they pressure Netanyahu not to go to election.

Gantz to haredim: Draft Law in exchange for preventing elections

Haredi parties to oppose Override Clause

Shas, United Torah Judaism say keeping coalition intact is more important than passing Override Clause.

Haredi parties to oppose Override Clause

The haredim's message to Gantz

Members of haredi parties reportedly urge Blue and White chairman to agree to one-year budget.

The haredim's message to Gantz

Coalition crisis: UTJ vs Blue and White

Haredi party says it is no longer bound by coalition agreement after Blue and White party votes to ban conversion therapy.

Coalition crisis: UTJ vs Blue and White