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Shas leader Arye Deri (right) and UTJ leader Ya'acov Litzman (far left) attend a meeting in Jerusale
Ultra-Orthodox parties to thwart High Court override bill

Likud MK and coalition chair Miki Zohar has stated that he would recommend PM Netanyahu support opposition bill to institute Knesset override of High Court decisions, threatening new coalition crisis

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.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and UTJ leader Yaakov Litzman attend the weekly cabinet meeting.
Likud, UTJ coalition deal to freeze status quo on religion and state

The basis of the coalition agreement is very similar to those which were drafted after the April and September elections.

PM Benjamin Netanyahu with leaders of the right-wing bloc, Nov. 2019
Right-wing bloc says Edelstein ousting is a 'red line' for unity gov't

The pledge claimed that Yair Lapid's true intent in wanting a new speaker was "to thwart the unity government and to pass on Iran-style anti-democratic laws."

Interior Minister Arye Deri at a Shas campaign rally
Haredi parties deploy rabbis, coronavirus amulets to boost voter turnout

As the day progressed, Shas leader Arye Deri, UTJ leader and Health Minister Ya'acov Litzman and senior UTJ MK Moshe Gafni all started hitting the panic button.

Israel Health Minister's deputy, Yaakov Ltzman, casts his ballot at a voting station in Jerusalem, d
Health Minister Litzman: Go out and vote without fear of the coronavirus

Be careful of 'fake news' today. Only the Ministry of Health is responsible for making announcements to the public on the coronavirus.

02/03/2020
Election commercials begin with gimmicks, mudslinging, surprises

Ads feature kreplach, Sara Netanyahu and plenty of Trump

18/02/2020
Interior Minister Arye Deri at a Shas campaign rally
Right-wing parties vow to back Netanyahu

Election ads and voting abroad starting

16/02/2020
Shas leader Arye Deri (right) and UTJ leader Ya'acov Litzman (far left) attend a meeting in Jerusale
Haredi parties in Israeli politics

Tension between the hassidim and the Litvaks led to their splintering into two separate lists, until they once again joined forces in 1992

02/01/2020
Haredim unlikely to compromise on religion and state political issues

MK Miki Zohar said that the ultra-Orthodox factions would need to compromise on religion and state issues to entice Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman back to the right-wing bloc.

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