'The cabinet is only good at talking'

Former Shas head Eli Yishai had harsh criticism for how Israel is handling the flare-up with Gaza.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/9/2018, 9:37 PM

'Jewish Home campaign could have come from Der Stürmer'

Expose that Jerusalem's Jewish Home party ran anti-haredi campaign continues to make waves.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/6/2018, 11:48 AM

Report: Police to recommend Deri be indicted for tax offenses

According to a report, police wrap up a multi-year probe into Shas leader and recommends he be put on trial for tax offenses.Tzvi Lev, 8/6/2018, 9:45 AM

Another stage in Shas' disintegration

Unflattering surveys, undermined leadership, and Shas splintering into small parties add to establishment of Adina Bar Shalom's party.Shimon Cohen, 7/31/2018, 6:27 PM

Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef's daughter registers new political party

Adina Bar-Shalom says that new faction will work to promote Arab-Israel peace, coexistence among different sectors in Israel.Tzvi Lev, 7/30/2018, 12:56 PM

Shas MK launches scathing attack on Netanyahu

'We can't trust Netanyahu. He promotes Liberman's Conversion Bill and wants to give the Kotel to the Reform.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/26/2018, 7:13 PM

Shas competing for Tel Aviv leadership

Tel Aviv city council member and Shas representative Natan Elnatan plans to run for mayor: 'Hard to be traditionalist in Tel Aviv.'Mordechai Sones, 7/24/2018, 9:56 PM

Deri opposes registering same-sex couples as parents

“This is a matter of principle regarding the roots of the family structure in Israel,” said Interior Minister Aryeh Deri.Jonathan Benedek, 7/23/2018, 2:53 PM

Netanyahu: Haredi parties need to agree amongst themselves

PM Netanyahu rejects offer by Shas, Lithuanian-haredi MKs, to remain in government even if hasidic-haredi MKs leave.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/12/2018, 12:27 PM

Shas praises court for allowing Chabad event

Shas MKs welcome Tel Aviv court's decision to allow Chabad 'Messiah in the Square' event to proceed with men and women separated.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/24/2018, 4:05 PM

Shas rabbi scorns 'gentile' government Draft Law budgets

'We have problem with enlisting yeshiva students; they threaten they won't give budgets; do we live according to these gentile's budgets?'Mordechai Sones, 6/20/2018, 1:09 PM

Shas MK: Haredi leadership will come to agreement on draft plan

Haredi lawmaker says proposed draft law is 'the least terrible option,' says in the worst case, his party won't vote for the law.Michal Levi, 6/18/2018, 11:34 AM

Lapid: Netanyahu's job is to give in

Yesh Atid chairman calls on haredi parties to refuse extra funding if it comes at the expense of children with disabilities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/11/2018, 4:54 PM

Double parking now a criminal offense

Knesset votes to make double parking and blocking handicapped spots a criminal offense, empowering police to take action.David Rosenberg, 5/8/2018, 10:49 AM

Deri doesn't rule out supporting Eli Yishai for Jerusalem mayor

Deri does not rule out nominating nemesis Eli Yishai to run for mayor of Jerusalem as Shas representative.Tzvi Lev, 5/3/2018, 2:40 PM

Deri held secret meeting in attempt to reverse Shas' decline

Report says Shas leader convened secret meeting in order to reverse faction's plummet in the polls and battle talk of Eli Yishai's return.Tzvi Lev, 5/1/2018, 2:54 PM

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