Deri:I wouldn't oppose sitting in Lapid governmentShas head Aryeh Deri says that he would sit in a government with Yair Lapid, but Netanyahu would still be favored candidate for PM.
New poll: Yesh Atid rises, Shas collapsesChannel 1 poll finds that Lapid's party would win 27 seats if elections were held today. Likud down to 23, Shas barely passes the threshold.
Shabbat crisis: Haredi position splitShas head Aryeh Deri promises no coalition crisis over Shabbat construction, causing disgruntled UTJ MKs to weigh their options.
Justice Min. demands more women in relig. councilsNew directive outlines minimal representation of women on councils, says at least 1/3 of of council members must be women.
Most Shabbat railway work cancelledAt the request of the haredi parties, 17 out of 20 railway infrastructure projects that were to be carried out on Shabbat are cancelled.
Coalition crisis avertedNetanyahu orders Shabbat work on train lines restricted to potentially life-threatening situations.
Haredi ultimatum: Our Shabbat, or your coalitionThe heads of the haredi parties have given Netanyahu 24 hours to end the train works on Shabbat, or they will break the government.
Transportation Minister: "I can't get involved""I can't get involved in train works which take place on Shabbat"
'Haredim are our allies, I won't betray them''The haredi public is right-wing,' says Bennett. 'We have a firm, lasting alliance with them.'
Jewish Home party 'natural place for Sephardim'Former maverick Shas MK Rabbi Haim Amsalem explains to Arutz Sheva his decision to join the Jewish Home party.
Rabbi Haim Amsalem joins Jewish Home partyRabbi Haim Amsalem, formerly of Shas and Am Shalem, joins Jewish Home. Says he was motivated by their concern for Sephardim.
Former Shas MK David Tal dies at 66Israeli politician and a four-time member of the Knesset, David Tal, has died following a serious illness at the age of 66.
Chief rabbis warn PM: No deals with ReformRabbis Yosef and Lau say Reform movement must not gain influence in Israel, especially at the Western Wall.
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.
Wife of Shas spiritual leader hospitalizedFamily calls on public to pray for wife of Rabbanit Yael Cohen, wife of Rabbi Shalom Cohen.
Bill to exempt yeshivas from property tax advancesProposal to reach Knesset Assembly on Wednesday. Interior Ministry agrees to cover the cost.
Desperate efforts to end Shas coalition crisisCoalition chair meets Deri in attempt to end boycott over Channel 10 head's alleged racist comments, slams 'inappropriate remarks.'
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.
Exposé: Shas jobs 'all in the family'Shas chairman Aryeh Deri has been appointing several relatives and cronies to government positions, news agency reveals.
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.
Ousted Shas MK: Discrimination against DeriSpecial interview: Former MK Nissim Ze'ev - whom Deri personally ousted - rushes to the minister's defense.
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.'
Another senior politician also investigatedAfter Deri was named, report indicates second senior politician is being investigated for corruption since last elections.
Social Justice: New party - for SephardimNew political movement declares it's time for 'second Israel' to have its turn.
Knesset welcomes new haredi MKFormer Bnei Brak city council member Yigal Guetta of Shas sworn into musical chair-like 34th Knesset.
Deri 'naturally' Interior Min. after ruling it outEx-Shas spokesperson explains Deri's response to criticism as he returns to post, 22 years after he abused it taking bribes and was jailed.
First openly-gay Likud MK responds to haredi snubLikud's newest MK, Amir Ohana, says he'd be delighted if haredi MKs continued to absent themselves from his Knesset speeches.
Yachad: Shas's 'libel' lost us the electionYachad party candidates sue Shas activist over charges his rumor-mongering damaged party's chances of passing electoral threshold.
Govt. approves zero-VAT on public transportationThe government made two major compromises with its coalition partners in order to ensure that the state budget is passed by Wednesday.
Yishai rejects Deri's reconciliation offerYishai says Shas chairman's offer is nothing but a political spin.
Deri makes reconciliation offer to YishaiIn huge political curve ball, Shas head proposes Yishai disband Yachad and return, offering to cover his campaign debts.
'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.
Bill: Ban Chauvinist Parties from the KnessetBill on the table to ban parties from Knesset which refuse to include women - a practice notably and consistently held by haredi parties.
'Shabbat Train Shutdown Deri's Personal Agenda'Transport Ministry officials say latest decision reflects Economy Minister's tendency to 'shirk all responsibilities.'
Uproar Over Train Shutdown for ShabbatIsrael rail workers aghast at Economy Ministry decision to shut down maintenance work on Shabbat noting travelers could be stranded.
Shas Official Accused of Years-Long Sexual AbuseIsrael Police are considering indicting a senior Shas employee suspected of sexually abusing his 33-year-old relative for 12 years.
Haredi Paper Attacks New Conversion CourtsYom Leyom, the voice of haredi party Shas, comes out strongly against conversion courts that circumvent the Rabbinate.
Minister: Bring Haredi Extremists to JusticeEconomics Minister Aryeh Deri condemns mob which injured firemen on Sunday, saying they should be prosecuted to full extent of the law.
New Kosher Law to Shore Up 'Holes' in SupervisionA new law that would significantly restrict the definition of 'kosher' at food establishments was approved for legislation Sunday.
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.
Rabbi Riskin: We Must Embrace Every Single JewRabbi Shlomo Riskin slams Shas minister for remarks against Reform Jews, asserts 'we can only bring people closer to Torah through love.'
Rabbi: Intermarriage to Grow As Law RepealedThe government on Sunday canceled the conversion reform law Sunday - to the dismay of Rabbi David Stav of the Tzohar organization.
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.
Shas 'Religious Reforms' on Cusp of ApprovalConversion law may be overturned and Religious Affairs Ministry to take control of rabbinical courts, should Shas reforms pass.
Kosher Food Labels Cooking Up a Coalition CrisisFight between Shas and Kulanu could turn into the first major coalition crisis for Binyamin Netanyahu's relatively new government.
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.
Budget for Mount of Olives Security to Be DoubledReligious Affairs Min. says doubling security budget for Mount of Olives is part of Shas coalition deal; 'Jews afraid to bury their dead.'
Yishai: Deri Turned Shas Into North KoreaDealing with campaign debt, Yishai rules out rapprochement with 'dictator' Deri, says he was too 'soft' on him.
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.
A-G: Difficult to Defend Deri AppointmentAttorney General Weinstein says it will be difficult for him to defend Deri's appointment as Economy Minister to the Supreme Court.
Shas Deal Includes Synagogues, Haredi HousingShas has succeeded in 'rolling back the clock' on many of the 'edicts' from the previous government, its coalition agreement shows.
Herzog: PM Dug Himself a Pit, I Won't Throw a RopeLabor leader Yitzhak Herzog insists Netanyahu should not count on him to bail out latest government when push comes to shove.
Lapid: 'Suckers' Lose Again, Haredi Parties WinYesh Atid MKs and supporters conducted a protest against the expected repeal of sanctions on yeshiva students who don't serve in the IDF.
Shas, Likud Sign Coalition AgreementUnder agreement, Deri to be appointed Economy Minister; Shas to receive two Ministries and several deputy positions.
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.
Clock Ticking on Coalition TalksAs deadline looms, Likud's major problem is finding a solution to Religious Affairs debate as well as keeping Yisrael Beytenu in line.
Deri: I Will Not Accept Jewish Home DeputyShas chairman Aryeh Deri says Religious Affairs Ministry will remain squarely in hands of Shas, with no interference from Jewish Home.