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Israel needs dignified discourse in the Knesset - editorial

In a country as diverse as Israel, where good people who care about the future have sincere differences and widely varying views, a modicum of respect and decency in discourse is imperative.

Rabbi and UTJ MK Meir Porush and Rabbi and Labor MK Gilad Kariv

Ultra-Orthodox MK compares Reform Jews to pigs

Haredi MKs denounce Labor MK, Reform Rabbi Gilad Kariv amid his appointment to chair Knesset Constitution, Law, Justice Committee • UTJ MK Meir Porush compares Reform Jews to "pigs"

The haredi parties' impact on Israel's religious life under Netanyahu

Ultra-Orthodox parties have wielded heavy influence over matters of religion and state under Netanyahu’s tenure as prime minister.

Shas leader Arye Deri (right) and UTJ leader Ya'acov Litzman (far left) attend a meeting in Jerusale

Haredi fury over Naftali Bennett masks real concern: Funding cuts

The concern is less that the Jewish character of the state will disappear, and more the impact of being in the opposition will have on the budget going to the haredi community.


Bennett is an 'evil' and 'wicked' Reform Jew who will rot, say haredi MKs

Bennett warned ultra-Orthodox MKs if their outburst is an attempt to deter the inquiry into the Meron disaster, it won't work.

Will the ferocious haredi assault on Bennett hasten religious reform?

What has riled these leaders is the modest proposals to reform religious life in Israel proposed by Yamina, as well as the more far-reaching plans of Yisrael Beytenu.

Degel Council of Torah to Bennett: ‘Recant intention to uproot religion’

Degel HaTorah is the non-hassidic constituent party, which along with the hassidic Agudat Yisrael party, makes up the United Torah Judaism Knesset faction.

Deri on Bennett's unity gov't announcement: He is 'a little boy'

Deri describes Bennett as ‘little boy' with 6 seats who wants to be prime minister

Moshe Gafni

UTJ insists it won’t join national unity government

UTJ chairman MK Moshe Gafni tells Bennett ‘no thanks’ in response to Yamina leader’s offer to join ‘broad emergency government’

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