French mayor refused entry into Israel.

Communist mayor who recognized 'Palestine,' sought to meet arch-terrorist in prison, not allowed into Israel.Gary Willig, 4/16/2018, 7:16 PM

Watch: Members of 'lost tribe' arrive from India

Some 80 new immigrants from India participate in festive ceremony upon landing, including group recitation of 'Shema' prayer.Yoni Kempinski, 11/16/2017, 2:26 PM

Shas denies contact with Eli Yishai

Torah Sages Council president's son who reportedly discussed leadership transfer possibility with Yishai issues sweeping denial.Mordechai Sones, 6/1/2017, 12:54 PM

Disagreement in cabinet: Should Israel absorb Syrians?

Two ministers express support for increased humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees, but defense ministry staunchly opposed.Nitsan Keidar, 4/9/2017, 11:55 AM

Deri quits Knesset to make way for 'young leadership'

'I have decided to quit the Knesset in deference to the strength of youth.'Hezki Baruch, 10/31/2016, 4:37 PM

Haredi ultimatum: Our Shabbat, or your coalition

The heads of the haredi parties have given Netanyahu 24 hours to end the train works on Shabbat, or they will break the government.Hezki Baruch, 8/25/2016, 9:10 PM

Discrimination against Sephardim a 'desecration of G-d's name'

Aryeh Deri convened a meeting of mayors of haredi municipalities to address concerns of discrimination against girls of Sephardi background.Ido ben Porat, 8/4/2016, 8:40 PM

A Political Party That Calls Knit Kippa Wearers Amalek

If that is the level of political discourse, Israeli parties, including Shas, are in dire need of a change in behavior. Ronn Torossian, 12/21/2014, 6:27 AM

Aryeh Deri Should Not Be Head of Shas

He paid his debt to society in prison and is legally allowed to assume the position he was given, but it should not have been offered him, says the writer. Ronn Torossian, CEO of 5WPR, 5/5/2013, 12:02 AM

Shas to PM: Will You Preserve Jewish Character of Israel?

Shas asks PM to confirm values "based on Jewish tradition that is fundamental to the continued existence of Israel as a Jewish state."Annie Lubin, 1/8/2013, 4:40 PM