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Chief rabbis warn PM: No deals with Reform

Rabbis Yosef and Lau say Reform movement must not gain influence in Israel, especially at the Western Wall.Gil Ronen, 6/29/2016, 9:46 PM

Shas leader clarifies rhetoric against Jewish Home

'I love all Jews; everything I said was out of love', Rabbi Cohen tells Bennett during Shiva visit.Hezki Baruch, 6/22/2016, 10:25 PM

Wife of Shas spiritual leader hospitalized

Family calls on public to pray for wife of Rabbanit Yael Cohen, wife of Rabbi Shalom Cohen.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/15/2016, 8:49 PM

Bill to exempt yeshivas from property tax advances

Proposal to reach Knesset Assembly on Wednesday. Interior Ministry agrees to cover the cost.Haim Lev, 6/14/2016, 7:38 AM

Desperate efforts to end Shas coalition crisis

Coalition chair meets Deri in attempt to end boycott over Channel 10 head's alleged racist comments, slams 'inappropriate remarks.'Hezki Baruch, 6/8/2016, 11:34 AM

Channel 10 scandal: New head says 'they framed me'

Sadan says Haaretz report faked racist remarks to oust him, denies friendship with Netanyahu landed the job.Hezki Baruch, 6/7/2016, 2:49 PM

Exposé: Shas jobs 'all in the family'

Shas chairman Aryeh Deri has been appointing several relatives and cronies to government positions, news agency reveals.Tova Dvorin, 5/17/2016, 9:12 PM

Is UTJ breaking up?

Degel HaTorah, Agudah factions of UTJ considering split. MK Maklev claims 'all options are on the table,' including joint run with Shas.David Rosenberg, 4/18/2016, 4:16 PM

Ousted Shas MK: Discrimination against Deri

Special interview: Former MK Nissim Ze'ev - whom Deri personally ousted - rushes to the minister's defense.Benny Toker, 4/15/2016, 8:58 AM

Shas spiritual leader to Deri: 'Keep up holy work'

Deri asks police to speed up their investigation into his activities 'in order to remove any doubts.'Haim Lev, 3/30/2016, 6:44 PM

Another senior politician also investigated

After Deri was named, report indicates second senior politician is being investigated for corruption since last elections.Ari Yashar, 3/30/2016, 8:28 AM

Social Justice: New party - for Sephardim

New political movement declares it's time for 'second Israel' to have its turn.David Rosenberg, 2/17/2016, 10:55 PM

Knesset welcomes new haredi MK

Former Bnei Brak city council member Yigal Guetta of Shas sworn into musical chair-like 34th Knesset.Hezki Baruch, 1/25/2016, 7:35 PM

Deri 'naturally' Interior Min. after ruling it out

Ex-Shas spokesperson explains Deri's response to criticism as he returns to post, 22 years after he abused it taking bribes and was jailed.Shimon Cohen, 1/11/2016, 6:36 PM

First openly-gay Likud MK responds to haredi snub

Likud's newest MK, Amir Ohana, says he'd be delighted if haredi MKs continued to absent themselves from his Knesset speeches.Ari Soffer, 12/29/2015, 10:54 AM

Yachad: Shas's 'libel' lost us the election

Yachad party candidates sue Shas activist over charges his rumor-mongering damaged party's chances of passing electoral threshold.Moshe Cohen, 11/19/2015, 9:48 AM

Govt. approves zero-VAT on public transportation

The government made two major compromises with its coalition partners in order to ensure that the state budget is passed by Wednesday.Moshe Cohen, 11/15/2015, 3:47 PM

Yishai rejects Deri's reconciliation offer

Yishai says Shas chairman's offer is nothing but a political spin.Ben Ariel, 11/13/2015, 3:15 AM

Deri makes reconciliation offer to Yishai

In huge political curve ball, Shas head proposes Yishai disband Yachad and return, offering to cover his campaign debts.Hezki Baruch, 11/12/2015, 10:26 PM

'Deri has seven mandates, is doing zero work'

Yachad head Yishai condemns Shas head for quitting Economics Ministry, and ignoring his campaign promises to the poor.Reut Hadar, 10/26/2015, 7:46 AM

Bill: Ban Chauvinist Parties from the Knesset

Bill on the table to ban parties from Knesset which refuse to include women - a practice notably and consistently held by haredi parties.Haim Lev, 10/18/2015, 1:11 PM

'Shabbat Train Shutdown Deri's Personal Agenda'

Transport Ministry officials say latest decision reflects Economy Minister's tendency to 'shirk all responsibilities.'Tova Dvorin, 9/27/2015, 1:13 PM

Uproar Over Train Shutdown for Shabbat

Israel rail workers aghast at Economy Ministry decision to shut down maintenance work on Shabbat noting travelers could be stranded.Tova Dvorin, 9/25/2015, 10:59 AM

Shas Official Accused of Years-Long Sexual Abuse

Israel Police are considering indicting a senior Shas employee suspected of sexually abusing his 33-year-old relative for 12 years.Cynthia Blank, 8/17/2015, 10:58 PM

Haredi Paper Attacks New Conversion Courts

Yom Leyom, the voice of haredi party Shas, comes out strongly against conversion courts that circumvent the Rabbinate.Moshe Cohen, 8/13/2015, 10:56 AM

Minister: Bring Haredi Extremists to Justice

Economics Minister Aryeh Deri condemns mob which injured firemen on Sunday, saying they should be prosecuted to full extent of the law.Haim Lev, 8/10/2015, 3:47 PM

New Kosher Law to Shore Up 'Holes' in Supervision

A new law that would significantly restrict the definition of 'kosher' at food establishments was approved for legislation Sunday.Moshe Cohen, 7/19/2015, 7:16 PM

Edelstein: Coalition 'Could Change Soon'

Prime Minister Netanyahu worked hard to put together his coalition - but it is likely to change, said Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein.Moshe Cohen, 7/13/2015, 8:25 PM

Rabbi Riskin: We Must Embrace Every Single Jew

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin slams Shas minister for remarks against Reform Jews, asserts 'we can only bring people closer to Torah through love.'Eliran Aharon, 7/8/2015, 10:07 PM

Rabbi: Intermarriage to Grow As Law Repealed

The government on Sunday canceled the conversion reform law Sunday - to the dismay of Rabbi David Stav of the Tzohar organization.Moshe Cohen, 7/5/2015, 6:43 PM

Jewish Home Enraged by Approval of Shas 'Reforms'

Jewish Home officials slam Likud for stealing Religious-Zionist votes in last election and now doing everything to service haredi parties.Hezki Baruch, 7/5/2015, 1:28 PM

Shas 'Religious Reforms' on Cusp of Approval

Conversion law may be overturned and Religious Affairs Ministry to take control of rabbinical courts, should Shas reforms pass.Cynthia Blank, 7/5/2015, 10:26 AM

Kosher Food Labels Cooking Up a Coalition Crisis

Fight between Shas and Kulanu could turn into the first major coalition crisis for Binyamin Netanyahu's relatively new government.Moshe Cohen, 6/28/2015, 6:27 PM

Did Haredi Parties Mislead Herzog on Coalition?

Did haredi parties mislead Yitzhak Herzog about their intention to form a coalition with them? Zionist Union leader isn't sure.Moshe Cohen, 6/25/2015, 10:55 AM

Budget for Mount of Olives Security to Be Doubled

Religious Affairs Min. says doubling security budget for Mount of Olives is part of Shas coalition deal; 'Jews afraid to bury their dead.'Hezki Baruch, 6/23/2015, 2:09 PM

Yishai: Deri Turned Shas Into North Korea

Dealing with campaign debt, Yishai rules out rapprochement with 'dictator' Deri, says he was too 'soft' on him.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 6/5/2015, 10:54 AM

What Will Happen to the Jewish Identity Program?

Jewish Home launched program to teach more Torah to the wider public, but Shas being in control could see a backtrack, Rabbi says.Benny Toker, 5/15/2015, 12:06 PM

A-G: Difficult to Defend Deri Appointment

Attorney General Weinstein says it will be difficult for him to defend Deri's appointment as Economy Minister to the Supreme Court.Elad Benari, 5/14/2015, 5:16 AM

Shas Deal Includes Synagogues, Haredi Housing

Shas has succeeded in 'rolling back the clock' on many of the 'edicts' from the previous government, its coalition agreement shows.Moshe Cohen, 5/10/2015, 7:32 PM

Herzog: PM Dug Himself a Pit, I Won't Throw a Rope

Labor leader Yitzhak Herzog insists Netanyahu should not count on him to bail out latest government when push comes to shove.Moshe Cohen, 5/7/2015, 1:05 PM

Lapid: 'Suckers' Lose Again, Haredi Parties Win

Yesh Atid MKs and supporters conducted a protest against the expected repeal of sanctions on yeshiva students who don't serve in the IDF.Yaakov Levi, 5/7/2015, 12:17 PM

Shas, Likud Sign Coalition Agreement

Under agreement, Deri to be appointed Economy Minister; Shas to receive two Ministries and several deputy positions.Tova Dvorin, 5/4/2015, 9:47 PM

Ben-Dahan: Religious Ministry Isn't Just a 'Job'

Who will be in charge of the Ministry of Religious Affairs has become the last major sticking point for Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.Yaakov Levi, 5/3/2015, 5:16 PM

Clock Ticking on Coalition Talks

As deadline looms, Likud's major problem is finding a solution to Religious Affairs debate as well as keeping Yisrael Beytenu in line.Shimon Cohen, 5/3/2015, 9:24 AM

Deri: I Will Not Accept Jewish Home Deputy

Shas chairman Aryeh Deri says Religious Affairs Ministry will remain squarely in hands of Shas, with no interference from Jewish Home.Cynthia Blank, 5/3/2015, 8:37 AM

Netanyahu, Deri Set to Meet: Deal Imminent?

After deals were closed with UTJ and Kulanu, Shas appears to be next to sign onto Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's new government.Yaakov Levi, 4/30/2015, 2:59 PM

Source: Plenty of 'Jobs' Left for Likud MKs

Likud MKs have expressed concern that there will be nothing left over for them - but a party source promised them at least 12 ministries.Moshe Cohen, 4/30/2015, 10:05 AM

Aryeh Deri Drops Demand for Interior Ministry

Shas head convicted of bribery during his last interior ministry stint tell Army Radio he's giving up on the ministry 'to prevent slander.'Yedidyah Ben Or, 4/30/2015, 9:48 AM

Deri, Bennett Feuding Over Religion Ministry

With UTJ and Kulanu on board, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu turns his attention to finishing off deals with Shas and Jewish Home.Yaakov Levi, 4/30/2015, 7:54 AM

Source: Frustrated Netanyahu Ready for Labor Deal

With less than a week to go before his deadline, PM Netanyahu is said to be ready to give up on deals with Aryeh Deri and Naftali Bennett.Yaakov Levi, 4/29/2015, 3:58 PM

Shas Lists Demands to Restart Coalition Talks

Deri tells press conference he won't return to talks with Likud without at 0% VAT on basic goods and a 'social toolbox,' after UTJ deal.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 4/28/2015, 8:10 PM

Deri-Yishai Saga Continues Even Post-Elections

Parliamentary aide asserts that boss, Shas MK Yaakov Margi, will not receive ministerial role because of aide's own relation to Eli Yishai.Haim Lev, Cynthia Blank, 4/27/2015, 7:01 PM

Deri Refuses to Accept Economy Ministry

After complaining that Netanyahu had not given him a concrete offer on the Interior Ministry, Deri refuses to accept Economy Ministry.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 4/26/2015, 3:01 PM

Did Deri Just Threaten to Abandon Bibi for Buji?

Claiming he has not received a conclusive ministry offer from Netanyahu, Shas head Aryeh Deri says he's weighing his next steps.Haim Lev, Cynthia Blank, 4/26/2015, 11:42 AM

Netanyahu Faces Uphill Battle to Form Coalition

Likud presents two initiatives Kulanu opposes and conflict continues over religious affairs post, leaving Netanyahu with mess on his hands.Cynthia Blank, 4/20/2015, 10:58 PM

Shas MK: Govt Will be Formed, Despite Misgivings

Shas MK Yaakov Margi is very optimistic that things will work out with all of the Likud's “natural partners."Moshe Cohen, 4/19/2015, 6:30 PM

Netanyahu Offers Deri Transportation Ministry

PM makes offer apparently meant to work out conflict between Deri and Kahlon, and seal Kulanu coalition deal.Ido Ben-Porat, 4/14/2015, 6:24 PM