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.
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.'
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.
'We've Exchanged a Bull for a Donkey'Elazar Stern is 'one of the dangerous enemies of religion,' says nationalist Baruch Marzel.
Former Education Minister Piron May Quit KnessetReports that Yesh Atid MK Shai Piron will be resigning the Knesset are premature, a spokesperson for his office says.
Piron Attacks Both Right and Left in Facebook Hissy FitBoth extreme leftists and right-wingers have 'lost their minds' in present culture war, MK Shai Piron writes in bid for unity.
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.'
Haredi MK Mozes: Anybody But LapidUnited Torah Judaism MK says his party could join coalition with Jewish Home - Yesh Atid, however, was out of the question.
Kulanu Candidate: Teachers, Students Pay the Price for PironKulanu candidtae Dr. Yifat Sasha-Biton slams Shai Piron's handling of the Education Ministry, claims he's all talk and no reform.
Piron: Yesh Atid is Not Rejecting Any CoalitionYesh Atid MKs discuss issues with Petah Tikva residents, including opinions on separation of church and state, and Palestinian state.
Yesh Atid MK Shai Piron Uploads, Then Removes Gay Marriage VideoYesh Atid MK uploaded a controversial video for Family Day – then apparently thought better of it.
Yesh Atid MK's Skinny Jeans Arouse ControversyIn interview, MK and rabbi Shai Piron favors gay marriage, transport on Sabbath – but his whiskey trolley is what people discussed.
Yesh Atid Shows Leftist ColorsFormer Science Minister Yesh Atid MK Yaakov Peri said Monday that Yesh Atid would sit in a coalition with far-left Meretz.
Yesh Atid MK: We'll Prefer Herzog Over NetanyahuMK Shai Piron says his party believes "it's time to replace Netanyahu" and would prefer to recommend Herzog as Prime Minister.
Piron: Enlist Brawling Ponevezh Yeshiva Students as Riot PoliceFormer Education Minister Shai Piron took to twitter to advocate for IDF enlistment following yeshiva brawl and haredi protests.
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.
Left Blames 'Jewish State Law' for Kindergarten ArsonAftermath of arson sees condemnation from officials and blame on the Likud from left-wing parties and organizations.
Arson on Jerusalem Kindergarten in Apparent 'Price Tag' AttackBilingual kindergarten set alight, emblazoned with anti-Arab graffiti; attack evokes strong condemnations from leftists, Ministers, MKs.
Politics or Security? Anger over Cancelled Trip to Joseph's TombMinistry of Education retracts permission for school trip to Joseph's Tomb at the eleventh hour - leaving parents and leaders livid.
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.
Piron: No Reason School Won't Start MondayWith no strikes in the offing, and the rocket fire from Gaza still on hold, Education Minister Shai Piron said school would start on time.
Despite Ongoing Rockets, School Year to Start on ScheduleDespite security concerns, Education Minister Rabbi Shai Piron says the 2014-2015 school year will begin on schedule.
Right of Return Extended to Gay CouplesInterior Minister rules that Jews in same-sex marriages can immigrate to Israel - even with a non-Jewish partner.
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.
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.
'Israel Faces a Cultural and Moral Breakdown'Education Minister, at Israel Prize ceremony, urges Israelis to banish cynicism and embrace high moral values.
UK Universities Minister Rejects Academic Boycott of IsraelIn a visit to Hebrew U., Minister of State for Universities and Science seeks to dispel 'misperceptions' about UK hostility to Israel.
Rabbi Ovadia Yosef's Daughter Wins Israel PrizeLifetime achievement award for Rabbanit Bar-Shalom's contributions to hareidi education, activist's battle against road deaths.
Lapid's Draconian Yeshiva Measure Still in PlaceDespite Education Ministry promises, measure still penalizes yeshivas for any missing students, even those in reserve army duty.
Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein to Receive Israel PrizeRabbi Dr. Aharon Lichtenstein has been named this year's winner of the Israel Prize in Jewish Religious Literature.
MKs Push to Have Sundays Off - Once a MonthDeal reached in ongoing initiative to give Israelis more time off; major coalition parties allegedly respond well to the move.
Minister: Sometimes Teachers Need to Keep QuietEducation Minister sends letter to teachers urging them to balance right to speak against wisdom of silence.
Leftist Teacher Allowed to Continue At His PostORT hearing committee decides Adam Verta, who called the IDF immoral and classroom and said Israel belongs to Arabs, can keep teaching.
Min. of Ed. Attacked for Lenience with Leftist TeacherMK Chetboun: 'Calling the IDF cruel is not a political position, but incitement against the IDF.' Min. Piron: 'No need for hysteria.'
Public Most Satisfied with Education Minister, Poll FindsEducation Minister Shai Piron is the minister with whose performance the Israeli public is most satisfied, finds new poll.
School Official Explains Ultra-Leftist Teacher FiascoSuperintendent Zvika Peled recounts what really happened in the case; Ministry of Education publishes official response.
Education Ministry Lets Teachers Peddle PoliticsNew program allows teachers to pick their own topics, and express their own political opinions in student discussions.
Teacher Set to be Fired For Forcing Leftist Views on StudentsA civics teacher is set to be fired after he tried to ram radical leftist views down the throats of students.
Yesh Atid No. 2 Attempts Peace with Chief RabbisYesh Atid minister steps in to pacify Chief Rabbis after party head Yair Lapid called to fire them both.
Yesh Atid No. 2 Opposed Lapid on Women in IDFMin. Shai Piron has opined that Jewish law opposes female enlistment. Lapid threatened to fire Chief Rabbis for this position.
Teach the Story of the 'Lamed Hey,' Education Minister ToldGush Etzion council head asked Education Minister Shai Piron to include the history of the Lamed Hey fighters in school curricula.
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.
Samaria Man Menachem Shamshi Wins Bible QuizThe quiz, themed 'the other is me' and 'love they neighbor as thyself,' aims to promote strong Jewish roots and unity.
Ministry of Education to Decide on Summer Vacation LengthEducation Minister Rabbi Shai Piron expected to announce decision Thursday whether or not to extend school year by 3 weeks.
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.
Piron Threatens to Stop Yeshiva Stipends Over HarassmentEducation Minister Rabbi Shai Piron threatens to stop funding Yeshivot over ongoing reports of politically-charged student harassment
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.
Green Light to New Criteria for Yeshiva FundingEducation Minister Shai Piron hopes new criteria for funding will help undo the strangle hold on the countries religious Zionist yeshivot.
Israeli Man Sues Facebook Over BanOmri Weil filed the law suite after being suspended from the Facebook and denied the right to an appeal.
Piron: Our Grandchildren May Know PeaceEducation Minister not optimistic about peace talks after seeing anti-Israel incitement in PA schools.
Group Demands End to Separate Classes for Boys and GirlsA secularist group is demanding that the government stop funding religious schools with separate classes for boys and girls.
Netanyahu Against Piron's Plan to Cancel Matriculation ExamsEducation Minister Shai Piron plans to cancel many matriculation exams, but is expected to face strong opposition from the Prime Minister.
Upper Nazareth Mayor Vows: No Arab School HereIn an interview with Arutz Sheva, Upper Nazareth Mayor Shimon Gapsu reiterated that he would not allow an Arab school to open in his town.
Report: Piron Planning Hareidi Public SchoolsHareidi media reports: Education Minister trying to bring hareidi schools under state auspices.
Piron: Batei Medrash - the 'Pluralistic' Kind - to Get MoneyThere's little if any budget for hareidi and Religious Zionist houses of study - but there is some for 'pluralistic' Batei Medrash
Min. Piron: Hevron Still on List for School TripsEducation Minister tells Arutz Sheva he thinks Hevron should not be preferred over other sites.
Report: Piron Cancels School Trips to HevronEducation Minister Shai Piron has decided to cancel a program started by his predecessor and meant to encourage school visits to Hevron.