'Detention facilities for illegal infiltrators to reopen'

PM Netanyahu, Minister Deri to push for the Overrule Clause following failure to deport infiltrators to third country.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/24/2018, 8:04 PM

Eli Yishai for Mayor of Jerusalem?

Sephardic rabbis reportedly pushing for Yahad party founder and former Shas chief Eli Yishai to run for Mayor of Jerusalem - on Shas ticket.David Rosenberg, 4/23/2018, 10:59 AM

Report: Deri to be charged with tax offenses

Police not to recommend charges for most serious offenses against Interior Minister following investigations.Gary Willig, 4/23/2018, 12:15 AM

Israel to recognize Reform conversions - with haredi backing?

Conversion committee set up by PM, Shas leader reportedly to submit bill recognizing conversions of established Jewish communities.Gary Willig, 4/22/2018, 9:54 PM

Haaretz publisher removes racist tweet following outcry

Publisher of left-wing Haaretz newspaper deletes comment comparing Sephardic woman's family to monkeys.JTA, 4/17/2018, 2:35 PM

Deri gives Ethiopian Jew, Bible Quiz contestant Israeli ID card

Ethiopian Jewish teenager whose father, siblings live in Israel, had been initially required to leave country after annual Bible quiz.David Rosenberg, 4/16/2018, 12:04 PM

Liberman slams Haaretz publisher

Defense Minister tells owner and publisher of left wing newspaper to 'stop poisoning Israeli society' after tweet many consider racist.Tzvi Lev, 4/15/2018, 5:05 PM

Haredi rivalry in Beit Shemesh?

Sephardic Shas party anxiously awaits decision by UTJ counterparts whether to run own candidate for Beit Shemesh mayoral elections.Tzvi Lev, 4/12/2018, 4:54 PM

Interior Minister investigates how Dublin mayor entered Israel

Interior Minister Deri says he forbade Dublin mayor from entering Israel, is investigating how error occurred.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/11/2018, 9:59 AM

Mayor of Dublin enters Ramallah despite prohibition

Ministers Erdan and Deri prevent Dublin Mayor from entering Israel because of his support for BDS. In practice, he arrived in Ramallah.Ben Ariel, 4/11/2018, 12:05 AM

Deri denies he took part in drafting infiltrator agreement

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri insists PM hatched migrants deal with the UN without informing him.Tzvi Lev, 4/5/2018, 4:21 PM

Deri: No plans for a Joint Haredi List

Shas head Aryeh Deri dismisses claims Shas will run on joint list with Ashkenazi-haredi UTJ in order to pass electoral threshold.Tzvi Lev, 3/29/2018, 9:36 PM

Netanyahu family investigation completed

Prime Minister's interrogation took place in his private residence, but wife and son interrogated at Lahav 433 offices in Lod.Mordechai Sones, 3/26/2018, 5:41 PM

Interior Minister to revoke residency of terrorists?

Interior Minister Deri weighs revoking residency status of 12 Arabs involved in terror.Ido Ben Porat, 3/19/2018, 4:58 PM

We'll deport the infiltrators - justice will prevail in the end

Interior Minister says Supreme Court injunction against deportations just a speed bump on road to removal of illegal immigrants.Ido Ben Porat, 3/15/2018, 7:59 PM

Haredim welcome draft law approval

Haredi parties pleased after draft law approved in first reading, promise to continue the legislative process during summer session.Elad Benari, 3/14/2018, 12:05 AM

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef's daughter forms new political party

Adina Bar-Shalom, daughter of late Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, forms new political party. 'Deri doesn't represent my father's legacy'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/12/2018, 8:58 AM

Deri in Amichai: A great privilege

Interior Ministry visits new community being built for the evicted residents of Amona.Hezki Baruch, 2/28/2018, 4:43 AM

Defense Minister's party won't vote for haredi draft law

Yisrael Beytenu party promises to vote against the law unless it is properly discussed and relevant changes are inserted.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/26/2018, 6:48 PM

Deri grilled by police for eighth time

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri interrogated by police Thursday over a slew of allegations, including tax evasion and money laundering.Tzvi Lev, 2/22/2018, 5:21 PM

Former Shabak head resigns from Knesset

Yesh Atid MK who served as Shabak head resigns from Knesset after being accused of leaking information to Interior Minister.Uzi Baruch, 2/7/2018, 8:22 PM

Poll: Right-wing, religious bloc opens up 18-seat lead over Left

Labor, Arab Joint List plummet as coalition factions expand majority to 69 seats. Netanyahu set to become longest-serving PM in history.David Rosenberg, 2/2/2018, 11:16 AM

Deri: Hire Palestinian Arabs, not African infiltrators

As deadline for self-deportation of African illegal immigrants approaches, Shas chief says preferable to hire PA Arabs over infiltrators.David Rosenberg, 2/1/2018, 8:10 PM

'Third country has agreed to take deported African infiltrators'

Interior Minister Deri declines to reveal identity of country set to receive deportees, but says deal in place ahead of April 1st deadline.JTA, 1/29/2018, 10:18 PM

Deri vows that Shas will retain control of Beit Shemesh

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri visits Beit Shemesh, predicts that Shas-backed incumbent mayor will win upcoming elections.Tzvi Lev, 1/25/2018, 5:21 PM

Defense Minister remains defiant after anti-Shabbat provocation

Liberman defends himself after coming under attack for attending anti-Shabbat rally in Ashdod. 'I don't want a haredi state.'Tzvi Lev, 1/21/2018, 10:57 AM

Deri: I'm done with Liberman

Shas chairman livid after Defense Minister visits Ashdod during the Sabbath.Hezki Baruch, 1/21/2018, 4:15 AM

Aryeh Deri grilled by police for sixth time

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri is interrogated by police Thursday over a slew of allegations, including tax evasion and money laundering.Tzvi Lev, 1/18/2018, 12:29 PM

MK Gafni: 'My words were taken out of context'

Haredi MK Moshe Gafni denies that he is training special force of non-Jewish inspectors to crack down on businesses opening on Shabbat.Tzvi Lev, 1/18/2018, 11:44 AM

Rabbi David Yosef: 'MK Glick's religion is distorted'

Member of Shas' Council of Torah Sages attacks MK Yehuda Glick for refusing to vote for Supermarket Law during wife's Shiva mourning period.Tzvi Lev, 1/18/2018, 9:06 AM

Deri: Eli Yishai will not return to Shas

Shas leader Aryeh Deri discounts rumors of former party leader Yishai's return, claims he will run with Likud. 'He will not return to Shas.'Tzvi Lev, 1/14/2018, 8:50 AM

'I'm not angry at Deri, I'll give him a hug'

MK Yehuda Glick recalls how he reacted when he heard about Deri's desire to summon him to vote on the Supermarket Law while he sat shiva.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/12/2018, 4:04 AM

Aryeh Deri admits new Shabbat law will not be enforced

'I cannot and do not intend to enforce this legislation,' Interior Minister says after Supermarket Law passes by one-vote margin.Tzvi Lev, 1/11/2018, 8:02 PM

City inspectors put Shabbat-violating stores on notice

Ashdod city inspectors warn store store owners in Ashdod that they can expect fines if they continue operating on Shabbat.Tzvi Lev, 1/7/2018, 4:56 PM

Shas MK denies reports that he's resigning

Religious Affairs Minister David Azoulay denies that he will turn Knesset seat over to his son. 'Media publishing baseless reports.'Tzvi Lev, 1/4/2018, 10:59 PM

Religion Minister resigns from Knesset - is replaced by his son

David Azoulay resigns from Knesset - but will stay on as Religious Affairs Minister in attempt to push through Supermarket Law.Tzvi Lev, 1/4/2018, 5:54 PM

'Deri is a suicide bomber destroying the secular lifestyle'

Haaretz publisher defends cartoon portraying haredi minister as a suicide bomber.Tzvi Lev, 1/4/2018, 2:43 PM

Haaretz presents Deri as suicide bomber

In criticism of Supermarket Bill, Haaretz newspaper publishes cartoon showing Interior Minister blowing himself up near local supermarket.Ben Shaul, 1/4/2018, 10:27 AM

'It's not a matter of Halakha, but humanity'

Rabbi of Otniel explains why he refused Interior Minister Aryeh Deri's request to bring MK Yehuda Glick to Knesset after his wife's death.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/2/2018, 9:04 PM

Deri 'appalled at the inhumanity'

Shas Chairman blasts opponents of Shabbat law over refusal to allow bereaved MK Glick and hospitalized minister Azoulay to skip vote.Hezki Baruch - Mordechai Sones, 1/1/2018, 10:15 PM

'Interior Minister needs to listen to the experts'

Former MK Eli Yishai warns Interior Minister Deri that if the Supermarket Law's issues aren't fixed, the Supreme Court may shoot it down.Michal Levi, 12/27/2017, 3:13 PM

Deri blasts preferences for haredi soldiers

'We argued for over an hour'. Interior Minister opposes preferences for haredim who served in the IDF when hiring for public sector jobs.Michal Levi, 12/18/2017, 12:46 PM

7% of public service jobs to be reserved for haredim

Cabinet approves affirmative action for haredim, setting aside set number of public sector jobs for haredi sector.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/17/2017, 4:42 PM

Aryeh Deri denies that Shas will run with Eli Yishai

Shas head denies swirling rumors that it will run with former leader Eli Yishai's Yahad party. 'We don't need reinforcements.'Tzvi Lev, 12/14/2017, 5:46 PM

Deri threatens to resign: Netanyahu rushes to Knesset

Interior Minister and Shas leader threatens to quit unless Knesset passes law giving him power to close stores on Shabbat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/11/2017, 8:49 PM

Eli Yishai doesn't rule out running with Shas

Despite ugly in-fighting, former Shas head Eli Yishai says he would run with party in order to help Shas cross electoral threshold.Tzvi Lev, 12/10/2017, 10:30 AM

Shas MK who resigned after attending gay wedding gets new job

Former Shas MK Yigal Guetta is embarking on a new career, will host TV and radio show.Tzvi Lev, 12/7/2017, 4:25 PM

Netanyahu: 'Great achievements for foreign policy'

PM discusses survey finding that people in 47 out of 54 countries believe their country will benefit from relationship with Israel.Mordechai Sones, 12/3/2017, 1:55 PM

Deri plans new Jewish city in Samaria - why are locals opposed?

Interior Ministry pushing to create first new Jewish city in Judea and Samaria in nearly a decade.David Rosenberg, 11/29/2017, 4:55 PM

'Haredim can learn a lot from Religious Zionist community'

Interior Minister Deri visits Otniel Yeshiva, speaks with yeshiva staff about security situation, discusses yeshiva's special Torah path.Mordechai Sones, 11/28/2017, 10:56 PM

Workers declare full strike at Ben Gurion Airport

Israel's primary airport to be shut down during Shabbat following plans to tax airports authority. 28,000 passengers to be affected.David Rosenberg, 11/28/2017, 3:47 PM

'This is the best government for the State of Israel'

PM Netanyahu, Interior Minister Deri praise current coalition as 'best' government for Israel and the haredim.Chana Roberts, 11/27/2017, 5:24 PM

End to coalition crisis? PM strikes deal with haredi parties

'Status quo' on religion and state to be formally adopted as law, compromises hammered out regarding businesses, soccer games on Sabbath.David Rosenberg, 11/26/2017, 10:41 PM

Coalition in crisis: PM cancels weekly meeting

After haredi minister resigns from gov't over Shabbat work, haredi MKs boycott weekly coalition meeting.David Rosenberg, 11/26/2017, 3:54 PM

"Close 'hotel' for infiltrators run at public expense''

Government to close infiltrator holding facility within 3 months, after which infiltrators can choose between prison or leaving the country.Mordechai Sones, 11/19/2017, 1:35 PM

'Infiltrators will have to leave Israel - or go to jail'

Ministers Deri and Erdan propose closure of Holot detention center to remove third option for illegal infiltrators.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/16/2017, 8:18 PM

'Ever since Deri returned, Shas has been dropping like a rock'

Former Shas MK says current chairman leading party off cliff, new leader who respects rabbis must be appointed.Benny Tocker, 11/9/2017, 6:28 PM