Deri to Gantz: Stop 'election disaster'

Shas leader calls on Blue and White leader to 'stop wasting time' and join unity government with Likud.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/13/2019, 11:13 AM

Deri: We support Netanyahu but want broad government

Shas chairman calls on Benny Gantz to accept Netanyahu's proposal for unity government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/3/2019, 3:47 PM

Right-wing parties to remain in a bloc until the end

Right-wing parties refuse to sign document backing Netanyahu as PM candidate at deciding stages of gov't formation.Hezki Baruch, 10/2/2019, 11:43 PM

'Those who boycott haredim end up losing'

Former Mayor of Beit Shemesh and MK-elect Moshe Abutbul: Anyone who boycotts us isn't acting wisely.Hezki Baruch, 9/26/2019, 6:44 AM

Shas rabbi calls for religious parties to join Gantz-led gov't

Rabbi Tzion Boaron says 'no difference' between left and right, calls on religious parties to join center-left coalition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/25/2019, 9:48 AM

Deri: 'Absolute majority want Jewish, non-secular state'

Shas Chairman in Jerusalem: 'We met for first time for one purpose: To thank Creator for the great victory.'Mordechai Sones, 9/25/2019, 12:44 AM

Deri: 'Shas will continue to back Netanyahu - period'

'It wasn't us that tried to eliminate any trace of Judaism. We'll do everything in order to preserve the Jewish character of the state.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/22/2019, 5:51 PM

Deri: We will recommend Netanyahu

Shas chairman: I hope all the boycotts will disappear and we can soon form a government.Hezki Baruch, 9/18/2019, 12:23 AM

Deri: Looks like Shas is going to the opposition

Shas chairman speaks to activists at party headquarters in Jerusalem and presents a gloomy prediction.Hezki Baruch, 9/17/2019, 4:41 AM

Leading Sephardic rabbi: I will not interfere in the elections

Rabbi Meir Mazuz,refuses request to instruct followers to vote for Shas in Tuesday's elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/15/2019, 9:59 AM

Deri: Gantz threw the keepers of tradition under the bus

Shas chairman warns at election rally: We are heading towards the establishment of a secular government.Hezki Baruch, 9/12/2019, 4:33 AM

Shas MK: 'Benny Gantz joined hate discourse against haredim'

MK Michael Malkieli in interview week before elections: 'Danger to Right rule in Israel. Liberman friendly to Meretz and Arab parties.'Hezki Baruch, 9/10/2019, 7:28 PM

Deri: We are on the right, there is no more left

Shas chairman blasts Yair Lapid: He's not worthy of being a minister in the government.Elad Benari, 9/6/2019, 6:40 AM

Aryeh Deri: 'Shas loyal to Netanyahu no less than Likud members'

Shas Chairman visits Netivot, 'Our Knesset Members equally loyal to Prime Minister, more than some of his Likud members.'Mordechai Sones, 9/3/2019, 10:01 PM

Afula may hold show with gender separation

Nazareth District Court reverses decision banning separate seating for men and women at performance for haredi community in Afula.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/14/2019, 5:39 PM

Watch: Shas musical response to anti-haredi video

Shas appeals to Central Election Commission to demand video be removed. 'It has real potential for incitement.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/5/2019, 10:59 PM

Shas aiming for 10 Knesset seats

Min. Deri: urges party MKs not to respond to Yisrael Beytenu statements and concentrate instead on 'true enemy,' Blue and White's MK Lapid.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/30/2019, 3:52 PM

Deri: 'Shas is the mezuzah of the Likud'

Shas launches election campaign; Deri: 'We went to elections because of one man: Liberman; We supported and support Netanyahu.'Eliran Aharon, 7/22/2019, 3:41 PM

The haredi plan to defeat Liberman: Praise him

Hoping to neutralize Liberman as a kingmaker in next Knesset, haredi lawmakers trying to undermine him - by praising his past work.David Rosenberg, 6/17/2019, 9:17 AM

Shas: Liberman is no longer relevant

Haredi Shas party says Yisrael Beytenu is 'done with the right,' will remain outside the next government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/16/2019, 12:12 AM

Deri: I couldn't imagine Liberman would not join right-wing govt

Shas chairman says Yisrael Beyteinu leader deliberately caused new elections 'out of hatred.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/30/2019, 5:32 PM

Shas: Liberman is not being truthful

The Shas party rejects the claims voiced by Yisrael Beiteinu chairman. 'He's using the draft law as an excuse to topple the gov't.'Hezki Baruch, 5/26/2019, 4:51 PM

PM makes 'no progress' in talks with Shas, nixes UTJ meeting

Coalition talks with haredi partners fail to reach breakthrough as Netanyahu prepares for talks with Liberman ahead of next week's deadline.David Rosenberg, 5/22/2019, 1:05 PM

Likud, Shas, agree on portfolios

Likud offers Shas Planning Administration in exchange for Housing Ministry, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/20/2019, 1:24 PM

Liberman: Haredim trying to use force and bully us

Yisrael Beytenu chairman slams haredi parties' demand to ban sale of tickets for Biblical zoo on Shabbat, holidays.Hezki Baruch, 5/17/2019, 11:40 AM

Shas: We will not join any gov't that doesn't fit our values

Shas MK Michael Malkieli says Avigdor Liberman should recognize election results which strengthened haredi parties.Hezki Baruch, 5/1/2019, 7:09 PM

Deri: Either this government or new elections

Shas leader says party will insist on Interior, Housing Ministries, protect yeshiva budgets.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/30/2019, 4:13 PM

'A strong partnership between Shas and Likud'

The coalition teams of the Likud and Shas parties meet in the Knesset.Chesky Baruch, 4/28/2019, 6:36 PM

Deri: Shas is the third largest party, period

'How we had to convince we could pass threshold, how much we had to convince that surveys don't know how to survey Shas.'Mordechai Sones, 4/16/2019, 10:08 PM

Smotrich: Religious services won't be left in Shas' hands

MK Smotrich scheduled to meet with UTJ members to create haredi-religious bloc in religion and state ahead of coalition negotiations.Mordechai Sones, 4/16/2019, 1:18 AM

Netanyahu meets with haredi lawmakers

PM Netanyahu meets Shas, UTJ, leaders to discuss next coalition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/15/2019, 1:33 PM

Shas, UTJ back Netanyahu for premiership after election

Two crucial coalition allies announce their support for Netanyahu to continue as PM - but Avidgor Liberman refuses to back either side.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/9/2019, 11:27 PM

Haredi MK: No guarantee partnership with Likud will continue

UTJ's Yakov Asher says party isn't trying to steal votes from Shas, no guarantee haredi parties will continue working with PM Netanyahu.Haim Lev, 3/24/2019, 4:46 PM

'Gantz and Lapid will rotate as head of the opposition'

Shas MK Michael Malchieli skeptical that Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid will head the next government.Benny Tocker, 3/11/2019, 5:03 AM

Shas voters slam party's campaign

Shas voters split on whether campaign posters sufficiently honor spiritual leader's legacy.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/6/2019, 2:59 PM

Deri: No chance of negotiations with Gantz

Shas chairman says party will not accept Blue and White party chairman as prime minister under any circumstances.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/5/2019, 8:25 PM

'Shabbat bus' to continue? It depends who you ask

Labor party says judge ruled in favor of buses on the Shabbat, while Shas says the opposite.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/3/2019, 9:22 PM

'The Interior Ministry must not remain in Deri's hands'

Yisrael Beytenu chairman issues a scathing attack on Interior Minister: What has happened in the past year is unprecedented.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/3/2019, 4:14 AM

Former Shas MK: Deri a disgrace to the Torah

Former MK Nissim Zeev regrets Aryeh Deri's veto of running with Eli Yishau despite support of Rabbi Mazuz.Benny Toker, 2/21/2019, 4:18 PM

Court slaps brakes on Shabbat bus

Supreme Court Judge issues temporary restraining order Friday barring the Labor party from operating a free bus service on Saturdays.Arutz Sheva, 2/15/2019, 3:32 PM

Haredi party protests 'Shabbat bus'

Shas party submits petition protesting Labor party initiative to offer free 'Shabbat buses' in various cities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/15/2019, 1:47 PM

Litzman: 'The haredi public will return us the favor'

After survey shows more than 20% of haredim won't vote haredi parties, deputy health minister claims election results will be different.Mordechai Sones, 2/14/2019, 11:28 AM

1 out of 5 haredi voters won't back haredi parties

Poll shows 20% of haredi voters plan to back non-haredi parties. Which non-haredi parties will benefit most from the haredi vote?Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/13/2019, 9:58 AM

'A unified haredi party would drive away non-Orthodox voters'

Aryeh Deri explains opposition to joint run with UTJ, saying joint bid would drive away voters who traditional but not strictly observant.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/11/2019, 11:32 AM

Netanyahu leans on right-wing, religious parties to unite

With polls showing many right-wing and religious parties potentially failing to cross electoral threshold, PM calls for parties to unify.David Rosenberg, 2/3/2019, 10:32 PM

Att'y General will only publish Deri decision after elections

Mandelblit waiting on Deri indictment, despite fears by Shas that Mandelblit would announce decision shortly before elections.Tzvi Lev, 2/1/2019, 7:56 AM

Eli Yishai: 'Shas is going down'

Former minister attempting to create conditions for Knesset comeback: 'When leader is elected to Jewish Home I assume they'll advance.'Mordechai Sones, 1/24/2019, 10:25 AM

Shas spiritual leader hospitalized

Top rabbi of Shas party and successor to Rabbi Ovadia Yosef hospitalized after fall.Ben Shaul, 1/20/2019, 10:01 PM

Haredi union? Litzman and Eichler in favor, Deri unsure

While Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman and MK Yisrael Eichler support unification of haredi parties, Deri's supporters are reluctant.Michal Levy, 1/10/2019, 3:10 AM

Deri rejects haredi union initiative

Interior Minister Deri rejects haredi initiative claiming he received no official proposal. Also: He won't accept Eli Yishai back to Shas.Mordechai Sones, 1/7/2019, 6:19 PM

Report: Eli Yishai sought to run with Shas

Former Shas leader and Deri rival asked Shas spiritual leader if his slate could run with Shas to reverse electoral implosion.Tzvi Lev, 1/4/2019, 8:57 AM

'Shas will earn 9 seats'

Shas MK Michael Malchieli unfazed by polls predicting his party won't pass electoral threshold, rejects alliance with other haredi parties.Ben Ariel, 1/4/2019, 4:09 AM

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.Tzvi Lev, 1/3/2019, 7:15 PM

Haredi parties discussing unity

New initiative seeks to run Shas, Agudat Yisrael and Degel Hatorah together on the same ballot.Ben Ariel, 1/3/2019, 1:03 AM

Shas MK to be appointed Religious Services Minister

MK Yitzhak Vaknin asked by Shas chairman Deri to serve as Minister of Religious Services until the elections in April.Elad Benari, 12/31/2018, 11:24 PM

Eli Yishai offers joint ticket with Shas, Yahad

Yahad chairman calls for alliance with Shas. 'The haredi public is facing a challenge - perhaps the greatest it has ever known.'Eli Yishai, 12/25/2018, 1:41 PM

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.Tzvi Lev, 12/1/2018, 9:59 PM