Marking 71 years since the fall - and massacre - of Kfar Etzion

As Israel honors fallen soldiers and prepares to celebrate Independence Day, fall of Kfar Etzion and massacre of defenders in 1948 marked.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/8/2019, 2:27 PM

Deri: Either this government or new elections

Shas leader says party will insist on Interior, Housing Ministries, protect yeshiva budgets.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/30/2019, 4:13 PM

Israeli who joined ISIS to lose citizenship

Interior Minister looks to nullify citizenship of Israeli Arab who joined ISIS terror organization. 'He is unworthy of being an Israeli.'David Rosenberg, 4/5/2019, 1:20 PM

The bereaved father is concerned

Father of teen murdered in suicide attack in Haifa welcomes Deri's decision to revoke residency of the suicide bomber's accomplice.Benny Tocker, 4/2/2019, 5:39 AM

Israel to strip Arab terrorists of residency status

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri announces plans to nix residency status of two Jerusalem Arabs involved in deadly terror attacks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/31/2019, 5:12 PM

Report: Deri will be indicted

According to reports, the State Prosecutor's Office has decided to file an indictment against Shas chairman on suspicion of tax fraud.Michal Levy, 3/10/2019, 3:29 AM

Deri: No chance of negotiations with Gantz

Shas chairman says party will not accept Blue and White party chairman as prime minister under any circumstances.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/5/2019, 8:25 PM

'The Interior Ministry must not remain in Deri's hands'

Yisrael Beytenu chairman issues a scathing attack on Interior Minister: What has happened in the past year is unprecedented.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/3/2019, 4:14 AM

Deri: Condemn Otzma Yehudit? No way

Interior Minister and Shas chief Aryeh Deri rejects calls to condemn Otzma Yehudit party. 'We can work together, why should I condemn them?'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/27/2019, 9:27 AM

Deri: Lapid will divide the Kotel in two

Shas chairman attacks Blue and White Knesset list. "They established a party in the rich areas of Israel."Ben Ariel, 2/27/2019, 6:05 AM

Yishai: Deri vetoed deal for me to run with Jewish Home

Chief of Yahad party and former Interior Minister Eli Yishai claims Shas chairman blocked deal for joint run with Jewish Home.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/25/2019, 7:52 AM

Yachad leader: Netanyahu promised not to make me a minister

Yachad leader Eli Yishai: PM Netanyahu promised Interior Minister Deri not to make me a minister after elections, Kikar Hashabbat says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/22/2019, 9:20 AM

'A unified haredi party would drive away non-Orthodox voters'

Aryeh Deri explains opposition to joint run with UTJ, saying joint bid would drive away voters who traditional but not strictly observant.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/11/2019, 11:32 AM

Senior Hamas member barred from leaving the country

Interior Ministry bars senior member of Hamas terror group from leaving country.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/4/2019, 3:40 PM

Att'y General will only publish Deri decision after elections

Mandelblit waiting on Deri indictment, despite fears by Shas that Mandelblit would announce decision shortly before elections.Tzvi Lev, 2/1/2019, 7:56 AM

'How could a pogrom like this happen in Israel?'

Israeli leaders express shock, outrage after vandals desecrate Jerusalem synagogue named after French rabbi killed in terror attack.David Rosenberg, 1/29/2019, 10:11 AM

Eli Yishai: 'Shas is going down'

Former minister attempting to create conditions for Knesset comeback: 'When leader is elected to Jewish Home I assume they'll advance.'Mordechai Sones, 1/24/2019, 10:25 AM

Shas chief: We'll back Netanyahu as PM - even if he's indicted

Aryeh Deri says Shas won't back attempt to form center-left coalition, even if PM is indicted. 'We are Netanyahu's most dependable allies.'Hezki Baruch, 1/22/2019, 1:54 PM

Haredi union? Litzman and Eichler in favor, Deri unsure

While Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman and MK Yisrael Eichler support unification of haredi parties, Deri's supporters are reluctant.Michal Levy, 1/10/2019, 3:10 AM

Report: Eli Yishai sought to run with Shas

Former Shas leader and Deri rival asked Shas spiritual leader if his slate could run with Shas to reverse electoral implosion.Tzvi Lev, 1/4/2019, 8:57 AM

Shas MK to be appointed Religious Services Minister

MK Yitzhak Vaknin asked by Shas chairman Deri to serve as Minister of Religious Services until the elections in April.Elad Benari, 12/31/2018, 11:24 PM

Deri wants to block appointment of Hamas-supporting communist

Deri says he will examine ways to block appointment of Deputy Haifa Mayor Raja Za’atara, who is under fire for terror and BDS support.Tzvi Lev, 12/8/2018, 7:47 PM

Deri: Women of the Wall a 'destructive phenomenon'

Deri responds to petition calling on him to ban Women of the Wall from the Kotel, says he is doing everything in his power to combat group.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/7/2018, 9:34 AM

'Prevent the appointment of an anti-Israel terror supporter'

MK Yoav Kisch asks interior minister to ban Haifa's deputy mayor from taking office as backlash to Hezbollah-supporting communist grows.Tzvi Lev, 12/6/2018, 8:11 PM

Hundreds of women call on Aryeh Deri to stop Women of the Wall

Petition wants interior minister to stop the feminist group from 'provoking quarrels in such a holy place' ahead of Rosh Chodesh prayers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/6/2018, 6:42 PM

Deri scuttles book launch of terrorist

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri intervenes to block party celebrating terrorist who murdered IDF soldier Moshe Tamam.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/30/2018, 2:42 AM

'Aryeh Deri has changed. He only cares about the Lithuanians'

Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef's daughter Adina Bar Shalom blasts Shas leader Aryeh Deri, alleges he goes against her father's will.Tzvi Lev, 11/29/2018, 4:13 PM

Shas' spiritual leader supports Deri

Head of Shas council of Torah Sages tells Shas chairman he is being wrongly persecuted.Michal Levy, 11/21/2018, 2:38 AM

Sufficient evidence to indict Shas chief, police say

Shas chief suspected of fraud, breach of trust, tax violations on millions of shekels, and providing false statement to Comptroller.David Rosenberg, 11/20/2018, 9:37 AM

Shas leader joins call for early elections

Shas leader joins Kulanu head Kahlon, calls for new elections following Liberman's resignation from the Defense Ministry.Tzvi Lev, 11/15/2018, 4:06 PM

Aryeh Deri infuriated: 'They stole the elections'

Shas leader goes on the attack after haredi infighting disqualifies leading Shas mayoral candidate in Elad.Tzvi Lev, 10/19/2018, 10:20 AM

'A disgrace, Supreme Court decision was a huge victory for BDS'

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri joins other ministers and MKs in outrage after High Court rules BDS advocate be allowed to stay in Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/18/2018, 9:47 PM

Arab TV host's marriage to Jewish actor draws criticism

Minister Deri refers to mixed wedding of Lucy Aharish and Jewish actor, saying 'It's not right ... If she likes Judaism there's conversion.'Mordechai Sones, 10/11/2018, 11:32 AM

Religious affairs minister struggling for his life

Shas Chairman Aryeh Deri calls on public to pray for health of Minister David Azoulay, whose condition due to cancer has worsened.Hezki Baruch, 10/2/2018, 9:30 AM

'The media ignores the disaster that Oslo caused'

Former MK Moshe Feiglin rejects Deri's remarks on Oslo Accords, blasts distortion of history.Benny Tocker, 9/14/2018, 5:05 AM

Deri: I 'wanted to' oppose Oslo

Interior Minister claims in Rabin government he wanted to oppose Oslo plan, but spiritual mentor Rabbi Ovadia Yosef ordered him to refrain.Mordechai Sones, 9/13/2018, 1:18 PM

'My heart is with southern Tel Aviv residents'

Interior minister addresses the burning of his picture at a protest of southern Tel Aviv residents. 'I did everything I could.'Hezki Baruch, 9/4/2018, 10:23 AM

'We remember the Philippine's 1947 vote'

At start of meeting with Philippine President, Netanyahu tells of Filipino nurse who treated his father and uncle.Mordechai Sones, 9/3/2018, 3:49 PM

Argentinian soccer star scrambles to stay in Israel

Argentinian soccer player living in Israel for a decade loses contract - and faces deportation - but hopes to stay in country.JTA, 9/2/2018, 3:58 PM

'Protests do not justify burning pictures of ministers'

PM Netanyahu condemns burning of pictures of Interior Minister Aryeh Deri at protest of southern Tel Aviv residents.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/31/2018, 11:52 AM

'A red line was crossed'

Outrage after anti-infiltration demonstrators in Tel Aviv documented burning photos of Minister Aryeh Deri.Hezki Baruch, 8/31/2018, 12:05 AM

'Thanks for being a proud Jew and not performing on Shabbat'

Shas leader Aryeh Deri says Mizrahit music star Omer Adam's commercial success is due to well-known refusal to perform on Shabbat.Tzvi Lev, 8/30/2018, 7:01 PM

Protests after Eyal Golan slated to appear at 'Selichot' event

Feminist groups say Israeli singer who was involved in scandal with underage girls shouldn't appear with Chief Rabbi at Selichot event.Tzvi Lev, 8/30/2018, 4:58 PM

Israel to refund buyers of temporary passports

Large numbers of Israelis were forced to shell out for a temporary passport after the switch to a biometric passport overloaded the system.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/20/2018, 1:37 PM

Defense Ministry will allow yeshiva students to fly to Uman

Following pressure from haredi parties, Defense Minisrry waives ban on overseas flights for haredim avoiding IDF service.Tzvi Lev, 8/16/2018, 10:19 PM

Report: Former senior cop alleges Deri was framed

Former Police Brigadier General and whistleblower Guy Bir asks what prompted police probe against Aryeh Deri.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/13/2018, 9:00 AM

Mayor vows not to enforce Shabbat commerce ban

After Aryeh Deri nixes Shabbat commerce in cities all across Israel, Givatayim mayor says business will continue operating on day of rest.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/6/2018, 6:36 PM

Report: Police to recommend Deri be indicted for tax offenses

According to a report, police wrap up a multi-year probe into Shas leader and recommends he be put on trial for tax offenses.Tzvi Lev, 8/6/2018, 9:45 AM

Lapid livid: Netanyahu caved to the haredim

Yesh Atid chairman angry after Interior Minister outlaws Shabbat commerce in a slew of cities across Israel.Ido Ben Porat, 8/6/2018, 6:03 AM

Deri nixes Shabbat commerce in a slew of cities

Interior Minister invokes controversial 'Supermarket Law' forbidding Shabbat business in Modiin, Givatayim, and others.Tzvi Lev, 8/5/2018, 9:07 PM

Shas MK launches scathing attack on Netanyahu

'We can't trust Netanyahu. He promotes Liberman's Conversion Bill and wants to give the Kotel to the Reform.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/26/2018, 7:13 PM

Model Shashi Naidoo kept out of Israel

South African model caves to BDS pressure, cancels Israel contracts.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/25/2018, 2:44 PM

BDS activist banned from entering Israel

Leading activist of Ramallah-based BDS National Committee banned from entering Israel by Interior Minister Aryeh Deri.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/24/2018, 9:47 PM

Attorney General supports LBGT High Court petition

Attorney General says allowing birth certificates for adopted children to list 2 same sex fathers a matter of equality.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/23/2018, 4:24 PM

Deri opposes registering same-sex couples as parents

“This is a matter of principle regarding the roots of the family structure in Israel,” said Interior Minister Aryeh Deri.Jonathan Benedek, 7/23/2018, 2:53 PM

BDS activist from Holland refused entry into Israel

Ministers order BDS activist Lydia de Leeuw to be denied entry into Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/20/2018, 12:38 PM

Interior Minister: Cabinet leaks intended to harm Bennett

Interior Minister Deri says Cabinet member who leaked argument did so in order to harm Education Minister Bennett's standing.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/20/2018, 11:22 AM