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

'Aryeh Deri has changed. He only cares about the Lithuanians'

Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef's daughter Adina Bar Shalom blasts Shas leader Aryeh Deri, alleges he goes against her father's will.Tzvi Lev, 11/29/2018, 4:13 PM

Shas' spiritual leader supports Deri

Head of Shas council of Torah Sages tells Shas chairman he is being wrongly persecuted.Michal Levy, 11/21/2018, 2:38 AM

Sufficient evidence to indict Shas chief, police say

Shas chief suspected of fraud, breach of trust, tax violations on millions of shekels, and providing false statement to Comptroller.David Rosenberg, 11/20/2018, 9:37 AM

Shas leader joins call for early elections

Shas leader joins Kulanu head Kahlon, calls for new elections following Liberman's resignation from the Defense Ministry.Tzvi Lev, 11/15/2018, 4:06 PM

Liberman lobbying top politicos to support Moshe Leon

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, a key Leon backer, lobbies senior haredi politicos to support Leon in Jerusalem runoff.Tzvi Lev, 11/3/2018, 8:05 PM

The winners and losers in the Jerusalem council election

Haredim just one seat away from majority in Jerusalem city council as candidates gear up for run-off election in mayoral race.David Rosenberg, 10/31/2018, 1:43 PM

Did J'lem mayoral candidate trade draft bill for haredi support?

Recording suggests mayoral candidate Moshe Leon got haredi support in exchange for Liberman giving Draft Law go-ahead.Tzvi Lev, 10/25/2018, 5:45 PM

Aryeh Deri infuriated: 'They stole the elections'

Shas leader goes on the attack after haredi infighting disqualifies leading Shas mayoral candidate in Elad.Tzvi Lev, 10/19/2018, 10:20 AM

Deri: I 'wanted to' oppose Oslo

Interior Minister claims in Rabin government he wanted to oppose Oslo plan, but spiritual mentor Rabbi Ovadia Yosef ordered him to refrain.Mordechai Sones, 9/13/2018, 1:18 PM

'Thanks for being a proud Jew and not performing on Shabbat'

Shas leader Aryeh Deri says Mizrahit music star Omer Adam's commercial success is due to well-known refusal to perform on Shabbat.Tzvi Lev, 8/30/2018, 7:01 PM

Report: Former senior cop alleges Deri was framed

Former Police Brigadier General and whistleblower Guy Bir asks what prompted police probe against Aryeh Deri.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/13/2018, 9:00 AM

'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