Eli Yishai: Rejoining Shas still a possibility

Former Shas leader says he is willing to merge his Yahad party with the Shas party for the sake of haredi unity.Gary Willig, 4/26/2018, 10:07 PM

Eli Yishai for Mayor of Jerusalem?

Sephardic rabbis reportedly pushing for Yahad party founder and former Shas chief Eli Yishai to run for Mayor of Jerusalem - on Shas ticket.David Rosenberg, 4/23/2018, 10:59 AM

UTJ denies it will start internal haredi rivalry in Beit Shemesh

Degel Hatorah wing of haredi UTJ party says rumors it will challenge Bet Shemesh's mayor are unfounded, matter is still undecided.Tzvi Lev, 4/22/2018, 7:50 AM

Haredi rivalry in Beit Shemesh?

Sephardic Shas party anxiously awaits decision by UTJ counterparts whether to run own candidate for Beit Shemesh mayoral elections.Tzvi Lev, 4/12/2018, 4:54 PM

Deri denies he took part in drafting infiltrator agreement

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri insists PM hatched migrants deal with the UN without informing him.Tzvi Lev, 4/5/2018, 4:21 PM

Deri: No plans for a Joint Haredi List

Shas head Aryeh Deri dismisses claims Shas will run on joint list with Ashkenazi-haredi UTJ in order to pass electoral threshold.Tzvi Lev, 3/29/2018, 9:36 PM

Olmert says haredi Kabbalist predicted Hezbollah attack

Former prime minister says haredi Kabbalist correctly warned that Hezbollah would attack Israeli missile boat during Second Lebanon War.Tzvi Lev, 3/18/2018, 7:34 AM

Haredim welcome draft law approval

Haredi parties pleased after draft law approved in first reading, promise to continue the legislative process during summer session.Elad Benari, 3/14/2018, 12:05 AM

Haredi 'Draft Law' passes first reading in Knesset

Bill which sparked coalition crisis, divided government passes first reading in the Knesset, despite opposition from Yisrael Beytenu.David Rosenberg, 3/13/2018, 9:36 PM

Bennett hints he will challenge Netanyahu for prime minister

Bennett says he will run against Prime Minister Netanyahu if 'elections are declared for personal reasons'.Tzvi Lev, 3/11/2018, 9:45 AM

Jewish Home tied with Zionist Union in latest poll

Netanyahu would easily win reelection if new elections were held today, poll claims, with coalition factions winning 67 seats.David Rosenberg, 3/9/2018, 9:43 AM

'No reason for us to have early elections'

Netanyahu calls on coalition partners to work out a compromise over Draft Law in order to avert coalition crisis.Tzvi Lev, 3/4/2018, 7:49 AM

Haredi MK slams haredi MKs' attempt to push draft law through

Shas MK Yakov Margi slams UTJ MKs for threatening coalition crisis, says draft law can be adjusted and approved after State budget passes.Michal Levi, Chana Roberts, 3/2/2018, 2:36 PM

Netanyahu, haredi MKs weigh proposal to end coalition crisis

'We'll join a left-wing gov't if necessary', warn haredi leaders, as PM floats possible compromise to secure passage of budget, Draft Law.David Rosenberg, 3/1/2018, 10:56 PM

Bennett: Don't let your egos bring down the coalition

Education Minister Naftali Bennett calls on government to find a compromise on Draft Law as haredim threaten to topple coalition.Tzvi Lev, 3/1/2018, 5:16 PM

Coalition crisis escalates over draft law

Sources in Likud party say divide over draft law could splinter coalition, lead to early elections.Tzvi Lev, 3/1/2018, 4:40 PM

Deri grilled by police for eighth time

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri interrogated by police Thursday over a slew of allegations, including tax evasion and money laundering.Tzvi Lev, 2/22/2018, 5:21 PM

Poll: Likud 28, Yesh Atid 22

Poll taken following police recommendation to indict Prime Minister shows coalition stable, retaining majority with Likud as largest party.David Rosenberg, 2/16/2018, 8:35 AM

Haredi MKs: Liberman's haredi draft proposal will end coalition

Haredi parties warn that Liberman's attempt to pass law regarding haredi draft could topple coalition.Tzvi Lev, 2/15/2018, 10:45 PM

Haredi rabbis ban dressing up as IDF soldiers during Purim

Group of 35 haredi rabbis sign letter forbidding children from dressing up as IDF soldiers. 'Stay away from this ugliness.'Tzvi Lev, 2/15/2018, 8:05 PM

Poll: Right-wing, religious bloc opens up 18-seat lead over Left

Labor, Arab Joint List plummet as coalition factions expand majority to 69 seats. Netanyahu set to become longest-serving PM in history.David Rosenberg, 2/2/2018, 11:16 AM

Yesh Atid proposes new haredi draft law

Yesh Atid submits new bill expanding draft of haredi men, limiting exemptions given to yeshiva students.Tzvi Lev, 2/1/2018, 6:48 PM

'Third country has agreed to take deported African infiltrators'

Interior Minister Deri declines to reveal identity of country set to receive deportees, but says deal in place ahead of April 1st deadline.JTA, 1/29/2018, 10:18 PM

Haredim and Arabs coordinating in the Knesset?

Head of haredi UTJ party welcomes newfound cooperation with Arab Joint List faction. 'We're doing good business with the Arabs.'Tzvi Lev, 1/28/2018, 4:25 PM

Deri vows that Shas will retain control of Beit Shemesh

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri visits Beit Shemesh, predicts that Shas-backed incumbent mayor will win upcoming elections.Tzvi Lev, 1/25/2018, 5:21 PM

Aryeh Deri grilled by police for sixth time

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri is interrogated by police Thursday over a slew of allegations, including tax evasion and money laundering.Tzvi Lev, 1/18/2018, 12:29 PM

Deri: Eli Yishai will not return to Shas

Shas leader Aryeh Deri discounts rumors of former party leader Yishai's return, claims he will run with Likud. 'He will not return to Shas.'Tzvi Lev, 1/14/2018, 8:50 AM

Aryeh Deri admits new Shabbat law will not be enforced

'I cannot and do not intend to enforce this legislation,' Interior Minister says after Supermarket Law passes by one-vote margin.Tzvi Lev, 1/11/2018, 8:02 PM

'Supermarket Law' passes - by just one vote

Bill pushed by haredi parties permitting Interior Minister to nullify local bylaws which allow stores to open on Shabbat passes.David Rosenberg, 1/9/2018, 8:21 AM

After Shas, Likud, & Jewish Home: Amsalem announces Knesset bid

Former MK Haim Amsalem announces plans to run for Knesset with his Am Shalem party, after leaving Shas, Likud, and the Jewish Home.David Rosenberg, 1/7/2018, 5:29 PM

Eli Yishai returning to Shas?

Sources in Council of Torah Sages discuss possibility of uniting Shas with Yishai's party over concerns that Shas won't pass threshold.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/7/2018, 8:19 AM

Shas MK denies reports that he's resigning

Religious Affairs Minister David Azoulay denies that he will turn Knesset seat over to his son. 'Media publishing baseless reports.'Tzvi Lev, 1/4/2018, 10:59 PM

Religion Minister resigns from Knesset - is replaced by his son

David Azoulay resigns from Knesset - but will stay on as Religious Affairs Minister in attempt to push through Supermarket Law.Tzvi Lev, 1/4/2018, 5:54 PM

Knesset approves haredi party's anti-discrimination bill

Bill to end cell phone discrimination passes preliminary reading.Haim Lev, 1/3/2018, 3:07 PM

Defense Minister storms out of Knesset meeting

Haredi parties condition support for death penalty for terrorists on Yisrael Beytenu's support of law closing supermarkets on Shabbat.Hezki Baruch, 1/3/2018, 11:51 AM

Haredim may torpedo terrorist death penalty bill

Haredi parties debate supporting bill allowing death penalty for terrorists.Michal Levi, 1/3/2018, 10:03 AM

Aryeh Deri denies that Shas will run with Eli Yishai

Shas head denies swirling rumors that it will run with former leader Eli Yishai's Yahad party. 'We don't need reinforcements.'Tzvi Lev, 12/14/2017, 5:46 PM

Eli Yishai doesn't rule out running with Shas

Despite ugly in-fighting, former Shas head Eli Yishai says he would run with party in order to help Shas cross electoral threshold.Tzvi Lev, 12/10/2017, 10:30 AM

Shas MK who resigned after attending gay wedding gets new job

Former Shas MK Yigal Guetta is embarking on a new career, will host TV and radio show.Tzvi Lev, 12/7/2017, 4:25 PM

'Jews will not be persecuted in their own country'

Shas faction chair prepares for first conference of Mount of Olives lobby: 'We formed a huge Knesset coalition to strengthen hold on Mount.'Shimon Cohen & Mordechai Sones, 12/4/2017, 11:22 PM

Jerusalem Hanukkah event to feature Santa Claus and Mohammed?

Residents fuming after a Jerusalem community center's annual Hanukkah party will also honor Mohammed and Santa Claus.Tzvi Lev, 11/30/2017, 3:00 PM

Shas pushes national day of remembrance for Rabbi Ovadia Yosef

Bill would establish state memorial day dedicated to the memory of the late Chief Rabbi, Shas leader Ovadia Yosef.David Rosenberg, 11/27/2017, 1:43 PM

End to coalition crisis? PM strikes deal with haredi parties

'Status quo' on religion and state to be formally adopted as law, compromises hammered out regarding businesses, soccer games on Sabbath.David Rosenberg, 11/26/2017, 10:41 PM

Coalition in crisis: PM cancels weekly meeting

After haredi minister resigns from gov't over Shabbat work, haredi MKs boycott weekly coalition meeting.David Rosenberg, 11/26/2017, 3:54 PM

'Shas party dictated who would be the city's rabbi'

Tiberias residents say Shas party forced Shas rabbi on them, promise to remain loyal to beloved yet unofficial city rabbi.Benny Tucker, 11/22/2017, 2:11 PM

'Ever since Deri returned, Shas has been dropping like a rock'

Former Shas MK says current chairman leading party off cliff, new leader who respects rabbis must be appointed.Benny Tocker, 11/9/2017, 6:28 PM

Complaint filed in Shas wiretapping affair

Rabbi in recorded conversation with Shas chairman Aryeh Deri in which Deri attacked Jerusalem Chief Rabbi files complaint over 'wiretapping'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/8/2017, 8:14 PM

'Shas has no respect for the Torah'

The Shas party has no respect for Torah or its scholars, and must be replaced. Opinion.Rabbi Amichai Eliyahu, 11/8/2017, 12:31 PM

Rabbi Amar's son expresses 'great pain' from Deri recording

Rabbi Eliyahu Amar, son of Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar, responds to recordings in which Deri speaks contemptuously of his father.Mordechai Sones, 11/7/2017, 5:28 PM

Commotion in Shas party over new recording

Shas Chairman Minister Deri is recorded by son of Council of Torah Sages Chairman sharply attacking his opponents and Rabbi Shlomo Amar.Mordechai Sones, 11/6/2017, 10:32 PM

Shas MK: No apologies for 'dogs' comment

MK says he never meant to compare Reform Jews to dogs, has no intention of apologizing for misrepresentation of his comments.Hezki Baruch, 11/6/2017, 11:29 AM

Likud minister: We may have to hold early elections

Likud minister Akunis says disagreements may force early elections, suggests raising threshold to enter Knesset to 10%.Hezki Baruch, 11/4/2017, 8:37 PM

Left-wing bloc gains majority in latest Knesset poll

For the first time since 2015 election, feft-wing, Arab bloc wins majority in Knesset poll. Shas remains dangerously close to threshold.David Rosenberg, 11/3/2017, 9:13 AM

Shas MK: I didn't compare Reform Jews to dogs

Shas clarifies his remarks after critics accuse him of comparing Reform Jews and Women of the Wall movement to dogs.Tzvi Lev, 11/2/2017, 7:06 PM

Sephardic Chief Rabbi to resign and join Shas?

Report says that Shas is considering asking Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef to resign his post in order to revitalize the party.Tzvi Lev, 11/2/2017, 5:08 PM

Deri: Coup attempt in Shas

Shas chairman says party's drop in polls result of attempts to take over party.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/1/2017, 8:05 PM

'Shas lost its appeal the moment Rabbi Ovadia Yosef died'

Former Shas MK Rabbi Haim Amsalem says party becoming more like the polarizing Ashkenazi haredi factions, is alienating moderate Sephardim.Benny Toker, 10/29/2017, 5:56 PM