Last Ditch Attempt to Keep Yishai in Shas Fails

Rabbis met as Yishai is poised to declare his new party; MK Chetboun after leaving Jewish Home says joining Yishai 'has been raised.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/15/2014, 12:24 PM

New Nationalist Bloc of Yishai, Ariel and Ben-Ari?

Ben-Gvir dispels rumor of talks with Yishai, Ariel, but tells Arutz Sheva he's open to possibility of an ideological religious bloc.Ari Yashar, 12/15/2014, 11:42 AM

Chetboun Resigns from Jewish Home

Jewish Home MK announces he will not run with the party in the next elections, is believed to be joining Eli Yishai's new party.Hezki Baruch, 12/15/2014, 12:05 AM

Eli Yishai Registers New Party: 'Maran'

The name is the honorific by which Rabbi Ovadia Yosef was known. If it is not approved, the party will be called Yahad.Yedidya Ben Or, Gil Ronen, 12/14/2014, 8:35 PM

Deri's Answer to Yishai Bolt: Get Women More Involved in Shas

If Eli Yishai plans to bolt Shas and take right-wing votes with him, Aryeh Deri will make up those votes with more support from women.Moshe Cohen, 12/14/2014, 7:05 PM

Deri Instructed Not to Meet with Yishai

Shas Council of Torah Sages instructs MK Aryeh Deri not to meet MK Eli Yishai on Sunday as originally planned.Hezki Baruch, 12/14/2014, 3:40 AM

Nationalist-Hareidi Party ‘Will Move Knesset Rightward’

The planned union between Eli Yishai of Shas and Uri Ariel of Jewish Home may receive 7 MKs, polls show.Hezki Baruch, Gil Ronen, 12/13/2014, 10:02 PM

Report: Eli Yishai is Leaving Shas

MK will either form a party with Uri Ariel, form a Sephardic competitor to Shas or quit politics.Uzi Baruch, 12/13/2014, 8:22 PM

Yishai Gets Hareidi Leader's 'Blessing' for New Party with Ariel

Sources close to Yishai say meeting with Rabbi Shteinman Friday paves way for Shas split, solidifying deal splitting Jewish Home as well.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 12/12/2014, 2:05 PM

Shas Split Imminent: Deri 'Doesn't Need Yishai'

Closed conversations reveal Deri deriding his rival Yishai, 'offered him what we offered out of mercy for the guy.'Ari Yashar, 12/12/2014, 11:54 AM

Key Sephardic Rabbis Warn They'll Leave Shas with Yishai

Prominent rabbis warn Shas over Deri's demands pressing Yishai out, hint more strongly at a union with Ariel splitting Jewish Home too.Ari Yashar, 12/12/2014, 7:50 AM

Deri's Demands on Yishai Pave Way for Shas Split

Deri and Yishai 'entrenching in positions' as demands of each become known, split likely barring unforeseen developments.Ari Yashar, 12/11/2014, 11:00 PM

Will Ariel and Yishai Form a New Party?

Arutz Sheva has learned that Housing Minister Uri Ariel and MK Eli Yishai discussed the possibility of establishing a joint party.Hezki Baruch, 12/4/2014, 12:15 AM

Report: Death Threats Made Against MK Eli Yishai

Anonymous phone calls to the MK threatened him with 'stabbing' if he switched parties. Are internal Shas tensions to blame?Tova Dvorin, 12/3/2014, 7:45 PM

Deri and Yishai Meet, Decide to Work Together

For the first time in a year, long-time rivals Aryeh Deri and Eli Yishai, held a one-on-one meeting in Bnei Brak.Ido Ben Porat, 11/5/2014, 4:45 AM

Thousands Gather for Sukkot in Hevron

Masses flock to Cave of the Patriarchs for major holiday - and are undeterred by first rains of the season.Yishai Karov, Tova Dvorin, 10/14/2014, 10:40 AM

MKs Support Gush Etzion Building Projects at Outpost Event

Ofir Akunis, Eli Yishai, regional leaders flock to support construction in Judea- Samaria; say Israel will prevail over building freeze.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/12/2014, 2:50 PM

Shas Sources Say 'Aryeh Deri Made Party Leftist'

Senior sources slam Deri for steering party leftward for 'narrow political interests,' call for return of Eli Yishai as party head.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 10/7/2014, 12:36 PM

MK Pushes to Make Oslo Accords 'National Tragedy'

Shas MK Eli Yishai, head of Home Front Committee, says Oslo Accords enabled Hamas to become stronger.Hezki Baruch, 8/19/2014, 3:21 PM

Minister Demands Israel Liquidate Hamas Leadership

Katz calls to 'crush the snake's head'; MK Yishai says Gaza weapons technology must be 'sent back 40 years' to defend Israel.Ari Yashar, 7/9/2014, 11:25 AM

MK Yishai: Seize the Moment, Deport Protesters

Former interior minister says the illegal migrants' protest outside the Knesset is an opportunity to arrest them.Gil Ronen, 1/8/2014, 1:23 PM

MK Yishai: Time to Send Infiltrators Home

Former interior minister says there are no legal impediments stopping Israel from repatriating illegal migrants.Gil Ronen, 1/7/2014, 10:17 AM

MK Moallem: State Must Remain Strong on Illegals

MK Shuly Moallem added her voice to the growing numbers demanding aggressive action to deport illegal immigrants.David Lev, 1/5/2014, 8:50 PM

Yishai: 'Chutzpah' of Illegal Immigrants Boundless

MK Eli Yishai called on the government to act with a 'heavy hand' against the illegal infiltrators protesting in Tel Aviv.David Lev, 1/5/2014, 3:56 PM

Report: Deri Foiled Yishai's Appointment to Head Key Committee

Shas chairman reportedly foiled an attempt to appoint rival Yishai as temporary head of Foreign Affairs and Defense C'tee.Elad Benari, 12/23/2013, 1:12 AM

MKs Scramble for Explanations in Storm's Wake

Committee to meet in upcoming days to discuss system failures during the storm, including nationwide power outage.Tova Dvorin, 12/15/2013, 10:26 AM

MKs Pledge Further Hareidi-Religious Zionist Cooperation

Housing Minister Uri Ariel and his predecessor, Eli Yishai, pledge continued cooperation over housing.Maayana Miskin, 11/27/2013, 2:44 PM

Shas-Endorsed Peace Between MKs Deri and Yishai

Senior Shas officials not optimistic about alleged reconciliation, but hope that party control returns to former party head Eli Yishai.Tova Dvorin , 10/30/2013, 10:27 PM

Poll: Shas Members Prefer Eli Yishai Over Aryeh Deri

As Aryeh Deri strengthens his position in the Shas party, poll reveals that party members prefer ousted party leader Eli Yishai.Tova Dvorin, 10/30/2013, 6:28 AM

'Yishai was Told: If You Go, the Chief Rabbi Won't'

Reports of Shas infighting as current party head Aryeh Deri reportedly pressures former head Eli Yishai to not attend Rabbi Ovadia memorial.Arutz Sheva, 10/29/2013, 3:36 PM

'We Are Orphans, Who Will Lead Us?'

Israeli leaders continue to mourn the passing of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef. Funeral fixed for 6pm this evening as tearful tributes pour in.Adam Ross, 10/7/2013, 1:56 PM

Yishai ‘Horrified’ at Pre-Yom Kippur Eviction

Shas MK shocked as police raid outpost, arrest activists on eve of holiest day of Jewish year.Maayana Miskin, 9/15/2013, 12:43 PM

Rabbis: 'Tear the Heavens' With Pleas for Rabbi Ovadia Yosef

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef remains in stable condition in the emergency unit of Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem.David Lev, 9/2/2013, 10:19 AM

Bayit Yehudi MK 'Trying to Understand' Disrespect at Monument

MK Shuli Muallem (Bayit Yehudi) says she cannot understand how hareidi-religious Jews could disrespect a monument to IDF soldiers.Chana Ya'ar, 8/1/2013, 10:26 AM

MK Yishai: We Deserve Apologies over Gay Smear

Ex-chairman of Shas says politicians who blamed religious sector for murders should say they're sorry.Gil Ronen, 6/11/2013, 3:03 PM

Rabbi Yosef Released, Will Recover From Fall At Home

Former Chief Rabbi and Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef was released from a Jerusalem hospital MondayDavid Lev, 6/3/2013, 7:27 PM

Initiative: Yishai for Mayor of Jerusalem

Former Shas head’s supporters want to make him mayor of Israel’s capital.Maayana Miskin, 5/5/2013, 5:10 PM

Rabbi Yosef: We 'Returned the Deposit' to Deri

The spiritual leader of the Shas party, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, explains that he had promised MK Aryeh Deri that he would return to lead Shas.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/5/2013, 6:36 AM

It's Official: Deri Named Shas Leader

MK Aryeh Deri officially named as the leader of the Shas party, replacing Eli Yishai who chaired the party over the last 13 years.Elad Benari, 5/2/2013, 11:54 PM

Shake-Up in Shas: Rabbi to Decide Between Yishai, Deri

The Shas party ends its equal three-way leadership arrangement, Aryeh Deri expected to be new head.Maayana Miskin, 5/2/2013, 4:45 PM

Yishai: Lapid is Right – We Took the Money

Shas head’s sarcastic comeback to Lapid, ‘I confess – we took the money.’Maayana Miskin, 4/23/2013, 1:46 AM

Shas Says 'No Opposition' to Retaliation Against Rocket Fire

‘There is no coalition and opposition when it comes to protecting Israeli citizens,’ Shas leader declares.Chana Ya'ar, Maayana Miskin, 4/3/2013, 1:00 PM

Lapid Bashed for 20,000-as-Middle Class Comment

New Finance Minister gets harsh criticism for terming 20,000-a-month earners “middle class.”Maayana Miskin, 4/2/2013, 4:46 PM

Report: Netanyahu Meets Shas's Yishai

Frustrated over stalled coalition talks with Yesh Atid , Netanyahu reportedly met with Shas leader MK Eli Yishai.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/13/2013, 6:14 AM

Yishai: An Entire Sector Was Boycotted

The 2013 elections will be remembered as the ones in which an entire sector of society was boycotted, says MK Eli Yishai., 3/10/2013, 5:47 AM

Netanyahu to Try Again to Build Coalition w/ Shas, Bayit Yehudi

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has two weeks left to build a coalition and a roadblock between the blocs he needs for an agreement. Chana Ya'ar, 3/3/2013, 12:02 PM

Yishai: Bennett Abandoned Settlement with Lapid Pact

MK Eli Yishai accuses MK Naftali Bennett of abandoning the Jewish settlement enterprise by forming an alliance with Yesh Atid., 3/3/2013, 3:35 AM

Shas Parties in Jerusalem for Shushan Purim

The heads of the Shas faction partied in Jerusalem on Monday in honor of Shushan Purim., 2/26/2013, 9:18 AM

Report: Shas Leaders Offered Ministerial Positions

Shas is close to entering Netanyahu’s coalition and its three leaders have been offered ministerial portfolios, reports say.Elad Benari, 2/21/2013, 4:43 AM

Yesh Atid MK Proposes: Arab-Friendly National Anthem

After Arab MKs express distaste for national anthem, Jewish MK proposes changing the words. Maayana Miskin, 2/10/2013, 2:02 PM

‘Forced Hareidi Enlistment Means Rebellion, Chaos’

Forcing hareidi men to enlist in the IDF would mean rebellion and chaos on the streets of Israel, Shas leader says.Maayana Miskin, 2/9/2013, 7:06 PM

Shas Apologizes for Attack on Bennett

Shas co-chairman Eli Yishai called MK Uri Ariel and apologized for an article that appears in Shas's publication.Gil Ronen, 2/7/2013, 7:26 PM

Yishai to Zionist Rabbis: Save the Torah World

Eli Yishai of Shas defends his record on the land of Israel, seeks help from Bayit Yehudi.Maayana Miskin, 2/6/2013, 1:14 PM

Yishai: Disengagement - or Worse - if Lapid Succeeds

If Shas is kept out of the government, Israelis should not be surprised if another Disengagement happens, Yishai warns.David Lev, 2/5/2013, 11:03 PM

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

Anger in Shas over Deri's 'I'm the Leader' Claim

"Every board has a chairman, and I am the chairman of the board at this time," said Aryeh DeriGil Ronen, 12/17/2012, 11:43 AM

Deri Receives Some of Yishai's Powers

Eli Yishai takes the #1 spot on the Shas list but transfers some of his powers to Aryeh Deri.Elad Benari, 12/7/2012, 4:12 AM