Bennett revokes decision of previous Education Minister

Education Minister Naftali Bennett has reversed a decision by his predecessor concerning the number of subjects studied by pupils.Yoel Domb, 2/21/2017, 11:16 AM

Haredi MK to Lapid: You just wanted to starve Jewish children

UTJ MK Menachem Eliezer Moses in blistering attack on Yesh Atid against backdrop of Core Curriculum law repeal process.Shai Landesman, 7/26/2016, 2:26 PM

Bill to cancel core classes in haredi schools

UTJ, Naftali Bennett in favor of revoking former Education Minister Shai Piron's requirement that haredi schools teach English, math.Haim Lev, 7/15/2016, 12:39 PM

Former Chiefs of Staff to establish new 'social movement'

Benny Gantz and Gabi Ashkenazi form social movement but stress that it is not a political one.Orli Harari, 6/17/2016, 1:16 AM

Peres: My grandfather's will to me was simply 'Be a Jew'

Former President talks about his grandfather, who was murdered in the Holocaust. 'Hitler murdered us because of Mount Sinai.'Uzi Baruch, 5/3/2016, 1:05 PM

Rabbi Piron: Good for you, Naftali Bennett

'Dealing with culture basket is right, proper. It gives weight, status to managers, allows cultural diversity,' says former Ed Min.Reut Hadar, 2/21/2016, 10:29 PM

'We've Exchanged a Bull for a Donkey'

Elazar Stern is 'one of the dangerous enemies of religion,' says nationalist Baruch Marzel.Reut Hadar, 9/2/2015, 11:06 AM

Former Education Minister Piron May Quit Knesset

Reports that Yesh Atid MK Shai Piron will be resigning the Knesset are premature, a spokesperson for his office says.Moshe Cohen, 8/9/2015, 10:57 PM

Piron Attacks Both Right and Left in Facebook Hissy Fit

Both extreme leftists and right-wingers have 'lost their minds' in present culture war, MK Shai Piron writes in bid for unity.Reut Hadar, 6/15/2015, 6:58 PM

Piron Faces Backlash for Proposing Schools Teach 'Nakba Day'

Former Minister Gideon Sa'ar slams Piron for proposing Israel give legitimacy to day calling its own establishment a 'tragedy.'Ido Ben-Porat, 3/29/2015, 10:20 AM

Haredi MK Mozes: Anybody But Lapid

United Torah Judaism MK says his party could join coalition with Jewish Home - Yesh Atid, however, was out of the question.Moshe Cohen, 3/11/2015, 6:23 PM

Kulanu Candidate: Teachers, Students Pay the Price for Piron

Kulanu candidtae Dr. Yifat Sasha-Biton slams Shai Piron's handling of the Education Ministry, claims he's all talk and no reform.Avi Haim and Tova Dvorin , 2/27/2015, 12:52 PM

Piron: Yesh Atid is Not Rejecting Any Coalition

Yesh Atid MKs discuss issues with Petah Tikva residents, including opinions on separation of church and state, and Palestinian state.Yoni Kempinski, Cynthia Blank, 2/26/2015, 9:33 AM

Yesh Atid MK Shai Piron Uploads, Then Removes Gay Marriage Video

Yesh Atid MK uploaded a controversial video for Family Day – then apparently thought better of it.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, Gil Ronen, 2/22/2015, 4:18 PM

Yesh Atid MK's Skinny Jeans Arouse Controversy

In interview, MK and rabbi Shai Piron favors gay marriage, transport on Sabbath – but his whiskey trolley is what people discussed.Gil Ronen, 2/12/2015, 5:25 PM

Yesh Atid Shows Leftist Colors

Former Science Minister Yesh Atid MK Yaakov Peri said Monday that Yesh Atid would sit in a coalition with far-left Meretz.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 2/9/2015, 9:49 PM

Yesh Atid MK: We'll Prefer Herzog Over Netanyahu

MK Shai Piron says his party believes "it's time to replace Netanyahu" and would prefer to recommend Herzog as Prime Minister.Ido Ben Porat, 2/9/2015, 4:13 AM

Piron: Enlist Brawling Ponevezh Yeshiva Students as Riot Police

Former Education Minister Shai Piron took to twitter to advocate for IDF enlistment following yeshiva brawl and haredi protests.Cynthia Blank, 2/2/2015, 5:05 PM

Yesh Atid Trying to Woo National-Religious Voters?

Lapid's party backtracks on push for public transport on Shabbat, days after opening branch for national religious supporters.Tova Dvorin, 1/23/2015, 9:06 AM

Left Blames 'Jewish State Law' for Kindergarten Arson

Aftermath of arson sees condemnation from officials and blame on the Likud from left-wing parties and organizations.Cynthia Blank, 11/30/2014, 8:50 AM

Arson on Jerusalem Kindergarten in Apparent 'Price Tag' Attack

Bilingual kindergarten set alight, emblazoned with anti-Arab graffiti; attack evokes strong condemnations from leftists, Ministers, MKs.Benny Moshe, 11/29/2014, 10:15 PM

Politics or Security? Anger over Cancelled Trip to Joseph's Tomb

Ministry of Education retracts permission for school trip to Joseph's Tomb at the eleventh hour - leaving parents and leaders livid.Ido Ben-Porat and Tova Dvorin, 10/1/2014, 3:53 PM

Netanyahu Promises Sderot's Children 'Education and Security'

Ministers tour southern schools to open new academic year in show of solidarity; Sderot mayor: our children are warriors.Ari Soffer, 9/1/2014, 1:50 PM

Piron: No Reason School Won't Start Monday

With no strikes in the offing, and the rocket fire from Gaza still on hold, Education Minister Shai Piron said school would start on time.Moshe Cohen, 8/31/2014, 3:47 PM

Despite Ongoing Rockets, School Year to Start on Schedule

Despite security concerns, Education Minister Rabbi Shai Piron says the 2014-2015 school year will begin on schedule.Talia Blatman, 8/21/2014, 1:44 PM

Right of Return Extended to Gay Couples

Interior Minister rules that Jews in same-sex marriages can immigrate to Israel - even with a non-Jewish partner.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 8/12/2014, 12:50 PM

Piron Folds, Backtracks on 'Gay Family' Criticism

'Gay families' are families for all practical purposes, says Education Minister Shai Piron, apologizing for saying differently last week.Yosef Berger, 6/29/2014, 10:08 AM

Religious Schools' Budget 'Won't Be Cut'

Education Minister denies reports he's transferring money from religious to Arab schools, cites economic basis to decisions.Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, Ari Yashar, 5/20/2014, 7:37 PM

'Israel Faces a Cultural and Moral Breakdown'

Education Minister, at Israel Prize ceremony, urges Israelis to banish cynicism and embrace high moral values.Uzi Baruch, 5/6/2014, 10:25 PM

UK Universities Minister Rejects Academic Boycott of Israel

In a visit to Hebrew U., Minister of State for Universities and Science seeks to dispel 'misperceptions' about UK hostility to Israel.Ari Soffer, 3/25/2014, 3:17 PM

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef's Daughter Wins Israel Prize

Lifetime achievement award for Rabbanit Bar-Shalom's contributions to hareidi education, activist's battle against road deaths.Ari Yashar, 3/18/2014, 2:04 PM

Lapid's Draconian Yeshiva Measure Still in Place

Despite Education Ministry promises, measure still penalizes yeshivas for any missing students, even those in reserve army duty.Ari Yashar, 3/3/2014, 1:35 PM

Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein to Receive Israel Prize

Rabbi Dr. Aharon Lichtenstein has been named this year's winner of the Israel Prize in Jewish Religious Literature.David Lev, 2/23/2014, 7:03 PM

MKs Push to Have Sundays Off - Once a Month

Deal reached in ongoing initiative to give Israelis more time off; major coalition parties allegedly respond well to the move.Tova Dvorin, 2/21/2014, 1:43 AM

Minister: Sometimes Teachers Need to Keep Quiet

Education Minister sends letter to teachers urging them to balance right to speak against wisdom of silence.Maayana Miskin, 2/2/2014, 2:29 PM

Leftist Teacher Allowed to Continue At His Post

ORT hearing committee decides Adam Verta, who called the IDF immoral and classroom and said Israel belongs to Arabs, can keep teaching.Ari Yashar, 1/31/2014, 12:36 AM

Min. of Ed. Attacked for Lenience with Leftist Teacher

MK Chetboun: 'Calling the IDF cruel is not a political position, but incitement against the IDF.' Min. Piron: 'No need for hysteria.'Gil Ronen, 1/30/2014, 12:56 PM

Public Most Satisfied with Education Minister, Poll Finds

Education Minister Shai Piron is the minister with whose performance the Israeli public is most satisfied, finds new poll.Elad Benari, 1/29/2014, 4:42 AM

School Official Explains Ultra-Leftist Teacher Fiasco

Superintendent Zvika Peled recounts what really happened in the case; Ministry of Education publishes official response.Tova Dvorin, 1/28/2014, 2:11 PM

Education Ministry Lets Teachers Peddle Politics

New program allows teachers to pick their own topics, and express their own political opinions in student discussions.Ari Yashar, 1/23/2014, 11:03 PM

Teacher Set to be Fired For Forcing Leftist Views on Students

A civics teacher is set to be fired after he tried to ram radical leftist views down the throats of students.David Lev, 1/20/2014, 12:13 AM

Yesh Atid No. 2 Attempts Peace with Chief Rabbis

Yesh Atid minister steps in to pacify Chief Rabbis after party head Yair Lapid called to fire them both.Maayana Miskin, 1/14/2014, 6:04 PM

Yesh Atid No. 2 Opposed Lapid on Women in IDF

Min. Shai Piron has opined that Jewish law opposes female enlistment. Lapid threatened to fire Chief Rabbis for this position.Ari Yashar, 1/14/2014, 8:45 AM

Teach the Story of the 'Lamed Hey,' Education Minister Told

Gush Etzion council head asked Education Minister Shai Piron to include the history of the Lamed Hey fighters in school curricula.David Lev, 1/5/2014, 5:00 PM

Shaked to Haifa University: Where is Freedom of Expression?

MK Ayelet Shaked appeals to the board of Haifa U. over decision to reject the degree of Professor Aumann due to his political views.Tova Dvorin, 12/16/2013, 4:11 PM

Samaria Man Menachem Shamshi Wins Bible Quiz

The quiz, themed 'the other is me' and 'love they neighbor as thyself,' aims to promote strong Jewish roots and unity.Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/3/2013, 8:03 PM

Ministry of Education to Decide on Summer Vacation Length

Education Minister Rabbi Shai Piron expected to announce decision Thursday whether or not to extend school year by 3 weeks.Tova Dvorin, 11/28/2013, 2:45 AM

Supreme Court to State: Why are Hareidi Yeshivot Still Funded?

Supreme Court orders State to explain why state funding to hareidi yeshivot hasn't been dropped, after pressure from liberal groups.Tova Dvorin, 11/5/2013, 10:08 AM

Piron Threatens to Stop Yeshiva Stipends Over Harassment

Education Minister Rabbi Shai Piron threatens to stop funding Yeshivot over ongoing reports of politically-charged student harassmentTova Dvorin, 10/29/2013, 6:00 PM

Piron Encouraged to Reinstate School Trips to Hevron

"Visiting Hevron is a Jewish Zionist value," write MKs Chetboun and Ohayon to Education Minister Shai Piron.Elad Benari, 10/25/2013, 1:15 AM

Green Light to New Criteria for Yeshiva Funding

Education Minister Shai Piron hopes new criteria for funding will help undo the strangle hold on the countries religious Zionist yeshivot.Adam Ross, 10/2/2013, 1:16 AM

Israeli Man Sues Facebook Over Ban

Omri Weil filed the law suite after being suspended from the Facebook and denied the right to an appeal.Kochava Rozenbaum , 9/10/2013, 3:54 PM

Piron: Our Grandchildren May Know Peace

Education Minister not optimistic about peace talks after seeing anti-Israel incitement in PA schools.Maayana Miskin, 8/23/2013, 1:19 PM

Group Demands End to Separate Classes for Boys and Girls

A secularist group is demanding that the government stop funding religious schools with separate classes for boys and girls.David Lev, 8/19/2013, 7:05 PM

Netanyahu Against Piron's Plan to Cancel Matriculation Exams

Education Minister Shai Piron plans to cancel many matriculation exams, but is expected to face strong opposition from the Prime Minister.Elad Benari, 8/9/2013, 6:13 AM

Upper Nazareth Mayor Vows: No Arab School Here

In an interview with Arutz Sheva, Upper Nazareth Mayor Shimon Gapsu reiterated that he would not allow an Arab school to open in his town.David Lev, 8/5/2013, 5:34 PM

Report: Piron Planning Hareidi Public Schools

Hareidi media reports: Education Minister trying to bring hareidi schools under state auspices.Maayana Miskin, 8/1/2013, 7:58 PM