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

Yishai Beats Out Deri for Top Shas Spot

After much speculation, the Shas Knesset candidate list shows Eli Yiishai retaining the top spotDavid Lev, 12/6/2012, 4:07 PM

Prayers for Rabbi Ovadia Yosef

Shas spiritual leader is suffering from extreme pain in his leg.Gil Ronen, 12/1/2012, 9:12 PM

Yishai Hints That Ground Operation is Near

Interior Minister Eli Yishai said that it was likely that Operation Pillar of Defense would continue – and be expanded as well.David Lev, 11/19/2012, 12:13 AM

Eli Yishai: Unification could Help Shas

Shas may benefit from Likud – Yisrael Beitenu union, because religious voters will leave Likud.Gil Ronen, 10/25/2012, 7:02 PM

Deri and Yishai to Share Leadership of Shas

'Historic agreement' between Eli Yishai and Aryeh Deri: Yishai will have #1 slot, neither will be chairman.Gil Ronen, 10/17/2012, 8:51 PM

Deri Comeback? 'It's Kosher but It Smells'

Rav Ovadia may decide Tuesday to place former minister, ex-convict back at the helm of the Shas party.Gil Ronen, 10/16/2012, 10:36 AM

Sudanese Illegals in Demo Outside Gov't

Interior Minister Yishai: I will not rest until the goal of ejecting infiltrators is met.Gil Ronen, 10/14/2012, 8:21 PM

Yishai Will Have to Wait to Arrest Infiltrators

The Jerusalem District Court issues a temporary injunction prohibiting the arrest of infiltrators from North Sudan.Elad Benari, 10/12/2012, 4:42 AM

Only 3 Infiltrated through Southern Border in October

In first 10 days of this month, infiltration is down to a trickle, compared to 1,309 last October.Gil Ronen, 10/10/2012, 5:29 PM

Report: Deri to Head Shas Once Again

According to reports, Aryeh Deri will return to head the Shas party and Eli Yishai will be number 2. Yishai won't comment.Elad Benari, 10/10/2012, 4:11 AM

Yishai: IDF Lying about Hareidi Enlistment

The IDF does not really want hareidi soldiers, Minister of the Interior accuses. ‘They’re trying to destroy the Torah world.’Maayana Miskin, 10/5/2012, 9:33 AM

Small Crowd Protests Clock Change in Israel

About 200 people protested the changing of the clock in Israel to take place early Sunday morning.David Lev, 9/23/2012, 12:45 AM

Yishai Steps Up Campaign Against Infiltrators

Interior Minister Eli Yishai announces that illegal infiltrators from North Sudan will be placed in holding facilities.Elad Benari, 8/30/2012, 1:15 AM

Yishai to Huldai: Save Tel Aviv Synagogues from Infiltrators

Minister Eli Yishai writes Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai, asks him to safeguard the city's synagogues from illegal infiltrators.Elad Benari, 8/28/2012, 6:36 AM

Jews Being Targeted in Germany?

Interior Minister and Head of Shas, Eli Yishai, sent a letter to Chancellor Merkel asking her to intervene on circumcision legislation.Gideon Israel, 8/23/2012, 12:40 AM

Shas to Oppose Netanyahu's New Economic Measures

Shas chairman Eli Yishai says his party's ministers will oppose the economic measures to be presented for approval on Monday.Elad Benari, 7/30/2012, 4:12 AM

Yishai: More Hareidi than Secular Enlistees by 2020s

Shas chairman says hareidi sector is undergoing a revolution, more than 10,000 hareidim in academia.Gil Ronen, 7/3/2012, 1:04 PM

Yishai Orders Ivory Coast Illegals Deported

Interior minister Eli Yishai ordered officials to begin repatriating illegal immigrants from the Ivory Coast, offers cash for cooperationGabe Kahn, 6/28/2012, 3:22 PM

Yishai: Ivory Coast Entrants Going Home, Too

Illegal entrants from the Ivory Coast are next to go home after South Sudanese. Still no word on Eritreans. Maayana Miskin, 6/24/2012, 7:28 PM

Yishai at the Airport: This is Just the Beginning

Interior Minister arrives at Ben Gurion Airport, says Israel waiting for legal clearance to deport Eritreans and North Sudanese.Elad Benari, 6/18/2012, 1:46 AM

Dozens of Illegal Aliens Arrested

PIBA inspectors raid a neighborhood in Eilat and arrest dozens of infiltrators from South Sudan.Gil Ronen, 6/11/2012, 2:38 PM

Knesset, Police Crack Down on Illegal Africans

A police roundup-up and a bill for fining employers of illegal Africans may be the beginning of the end to the internal threat to Israel.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 6/10/2012, 7:54 PM

South Sudanese have 7 Days to Leave or be Deported

About 700 to 1,000 South Sudanese will face arrest and deportation, after court annuls collective protection afforded them.Gil Ronen, 6/7/2012, 7:06 PM

Hareidi City of Harish Gets Green Light, Approval Signed

Interior Minister Eli Yishai on Thursday signed off on the first building project for the projected Hareidi Jewish city of Harish.David Lev and Chana Ya'ar, 6/7/2012, 1:18 PM

Yishai: 'Our Goal is a State Without Illegal Aliens'

Interior Minister Eli Yishai announced the formation of a special task force on illegal immigration to Israel; proposals in two months.Gabe Kahn, 6/5/2012, 4:41 PM

Yishai: I Sound Racist – But I'm Not

Minister of Interior: "Infiltrators and Palestinians will bring a quick end to the Zionist dream."Gil Ronen, 5/31/2012, 6:49 PM

Yishai: We'll Fine Any Mayor Who Employs Infiltrators

Interior Minister Eli Yishai announces he will begin to impose fines on any mayors who employ immigrants from Africa.Elad Benari, 5/25/2012, 2:16 AM

Thousands of Hareidi Religious Jews Wait to be Drafted

Thousands of hareidi religious Jews are waiting to be drafted, according to Interior Minister Eli Yishai.Chana Ya'ar, 5/7/2012, 8:23 PM

Yishai: Lapid is Like the Wolf in Little Red Riding Hood

Shas Chairman Eli Yishai criticizes Yair Lapid, says he "is anti-hareidi but he knows how to hide it."Elad Benari, 5/4/2012, 5:12 AM

MKs, Former Security Brass at Rav Pinto's Mimouna

Thousands attended the end-of-Pesach Mimouna celebration in Gimzo, near Jerusalem.Gil Ronen, 4/17/2012, 12:23 PM

Yishai: Zionism is My Humanitarianism

Yishai criticizes pro-foreign worker groups for “flooding Israel,” says, “I’m humanitarian – I’m a Zionist.”Maayana Miskin, 4/16/2012, 3:15 AM

Eli Yishai: Deri belongs in Shas

Minister of Interior says he is sure former Shas political leader will not disobey Rav Ovadia.Gil Ronen, 4/9/2012, 10:01 AM

Yishai: Tal Law to be Extended Despite Supreme Court Ruling

Interior Minister Eli Yishai insists the government needs at least a year to phase out the overturned Tal Law.Gabe Kahn., 2/23/2012, 3:58 PM

Carmel Fire Comptroller Report: Yishai Turning to Court

Minister of Interior will ask High Court to rule against Comptroller report blaming him for Carmel blaze.Gil Ronen, 2/7/2012, 10:47 AM

Yishai Delivers Message of Foreboding

Says: "I don’t want to scare anyone" but Hamas, Hizbullah and Syria have 100,000 missiles.Gil Ronen, 10/31/2011, 9:56 AM

Yishai: Release Jewish Security Prisoners

Interior minister Eli Yishai has requested the government release 12 Jewish security prisoners in light of the Gilad Shalit deal.A7 Hebrew Service, 10/13/2011, 11:13 PM

Interior Ministry Approves 1,100 Gilo Homes

Interior Minister Eli Yishai has approved a development project for Jerusalem's Gilo neighborhood, including 1,100 housing units.Gabe Kahn., 9/27/2011, 4:51 PM

Rishon Lezion Accepts Invitation to Turkey

Israeli Sephardic Chief Rabbi accepts an invitation to visit Istanbul-based theologian Adnan Oktar in hopes of restoring diplomatic ties.Chana Ya'ar, 9/15/2011, 10:23 AM

Shas MK: Tent Protesters Want Netanyahu's Head

Nissim Ze'ev says tent protesters have a political agenda. "Luckily we are not Syria, we change governments in elections."Gil Ronen, 8/14/2011, 7:03 PM

Netanyahu Cancels Poland Trip Amidst Housing Crisis

Prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu cancelled a diplomatic visit to Poland in order to deal with Israel's hot-button housing crisisGabe Kahn., 7/25/2011, 8:18 PM

For Sale: New Fire-Fighting Plane to Prepare for "Next Wildfire"

Minister Eli Yishai tours the newest and most advanced firefighting aircraft, the Beriev Be-200.Elad Benari, 2/7/2011, 12:48 AM

Poll: Israelis Split on Whether Yishai Should Resign

New poll shows that 47% of Israelis believe that Interior Minister Eli Yishai should resign over the Carmel fire disaster, while 43% do not.Elad Benari, 1/11/2011, 8:43 AM

Minister Yishai Ejected From Ceremony for Fire Victims

Minister of Interior escorted out by Chief Rabbi after verbal attack spearheaded by anti-religious bereaved relative of a victim.Gil Ronen, 1/5/2011, 9:09 PM

Mayors, Firefighting Chief Support Yishai

Hundreds of mayors and the chief of fire and rescue support minister Eli Yishai following criticism over Carmel fire.Maayana Miskin, 12/9/2010, 6:32 PM

Nationalist Rage Against Shas Over Freeze

Sephardic-hareidi politicians said they would abstain in a vote on extending the anti-Jewish building freeze in Judea and Samaria.Gil Ronen, 11/14/2010, 8:12 PM

Yishai to Lay Cornerstone for New Meitarim Building

Interior and Deputy PM Minister Eli Yishai will lay a cornerstone Thursday for a new administrative center in the southern Hevron Hills.Hana Levi Julian, 7/20/2010, 10:38 AM

Two Ministers Refuse to Send Inspectors for Construction Freeze

Two government ministers refuse to share inspectors with the Defense Ministry, which wants to use them to enforce the Judea and Samaria "freeze."Malkah Fleisher, 12/2/2009, 10:14 PM

Yishai Fights Back: Left Exploits Foreign Workers

Interior Minister Yishai lashes back at groups critical of his policy vis-a-vis illegal foreigners; accuses them of exploiting workers.Maayana Miskin, 11/9/2009, 6:53 PM

Yishai: A Palestinian State Already Exists

Minister Eli Yishai of Shas says there is no escaping a PA-led Arab state in Judea and Samaria.Maayana Miskin, 11/6/2009, 11:04 AM

Bibi's Ministers: No Chance for Peace with PA

Senior members of Netanyahu's cabinet say there's no chance of reaching peace with the PA following accusation that Israel killed Arafat. Maayana Miskin, 8/6/2009, 7:00 PM

'Gedera-Hadera' Cancelled, Peres Joins 'Oz' Protesters

Yishai allows refugees to enter central Israel, Peres calls for illegal entrants' children to be granted residency.Maayana Miskin, 7/30/2009, 7:20 PM