Ya'acov Litzman

PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz pass each other in the
New Knesset showdown between Likud, Blue and White set for Wednesday

Litzman resignation becomes official, Deri breaks vow to Gantz

UTJ leader Yaakov Litzman attends the weekly cabinet meeting, January 2020.
Top Orthodox minister resigns as backlash against new COVID lockdown mounts in Israel

Yaakov Litzman, a top haredi Orthodox lawmaker, stepped down to oppose the closures of synagogues over Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Yaakov Litzman at the weekly cabinet meeting, March 2020.
Litzman: The first domino? - analysis

Litzman is assumed to have decided to fall on the sword of protecting High Holiday prayers and not the sword of an impending indictment that would have forced him to quit anyway.

Haredi men walk through Mea Shearim, Jerusalem
Over 50% of haredim say trust in gov't harmed during coronavirus - survey

The survey was published in light of the resignation of Housing and Construction Minister Ya'acov Litzman (United Torah Judaism) on Sunday morning.

Yaakov Litzman at the weekly cabinet meeting, March 2020.
Litzman vows to quit if there is High Holy Day lockdown

Litzman lashed out at coronavirus commissioner Ronni Gamzu for continuing to allow protests against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu while considering steps limiting the religiously observant.

Shas leader Arye Deri (right) and UTJ leader Ya'acov Litzman (far left) attend a meeting in Jerusale
Ultra-Orthodox MKs express frustration with Netanyahu

“If Netanyahu tries to dissolve the Knesset we will oppose it, there is no reason to take the country into another round of ridiculous and unnecessary elections” UTJ MK Uri Maklev said.

Israel overtakes Germany as largest importer of medicinal cannabis flower

By July, Israel had imported more than 6 metric tons of cannabis flower into the country, according to Cannabis Magazine editor, Oren Lebovitch.

Grapevine: Removing the stigma from Bnei Brak

One of the highlights of the activities of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Foundation is the annual gala at the Tel Aviv Hilton.

Coronavirus crisis affects housing project industry, gov't steps in

The coronavirus crisis has an overlooked effect on the building industry as well, which the Housing Ministry intends to solve.

Did Ya'acov Litzman encourage US coronavirus carriers to come to Israel?

An official who worked alongside the Health Ministry claims that former health minister Litzman deliberately arranged for the arrival of US citizens with no health insurance, many of them carriers.

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