Report: Indictment likely against Shas chief Aryeh Deri

Report claims police plan to charge Interior Minister Aryeh Deri and his wife Yafa for tax offenses.Tzvi Lev, 10/16/2017, 12:16 PM

Israeli pop star sharing prison wing with former Chief Rabbi

Israeli pop star Kobi Peretz entered prison on Sunday, is housed in the same prison wing as former Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger.Tzvi Lev, 10/16/2017, 10:20 AM

Shas and Yahad to merge?

Son of Shas' spiritual head meets with Rabbi Meir Mazuz from Eli Yishai's party, reportedly offers to merge two warring parties.Tzvi Lev, 10/9/2017, 11:35 PM

'In the Sephardi world, family is everything'

Former Shas MK Yigal Guetta speaks for the first time since being forced to resign from the Knesset for attending a same-sex wedding.Tzvi Lev, New York, 10/4/2017, 8:36 PM

Aryeh Deri addresses Guetta resignation for the first time

Aryeh Deri praises former MK Yigal Guetta as 'fully committed to Shas,' addresses relationship with Council of Torah Sages.Tzvi Lev, 10/2/2017, 8:05 PM

Can Netanyahu's promise to Hevron ever be fulfilled?

PM allows building permits for new construction in Hevron - without allocating land, effectively blocking construction.Nitzan Keidar, 10/1/2017, 9:52 PM

Feuding Sephardi haredi rabbis meet to resolve differences

Rabbis meet for first time since contentious elections in 2015 caused a split between the top authorities in the Sephardi haredi world.Tzvi Lev, 9/28/2017, 4:43 PM

Coalition to legislate new haredi draft law

Coalition heads agree Tuesday to legislate a new law regulating the haredi draft.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/26/2017, 5:25 PM

Deri being investigated over rezoning land. Who benefited?

Police investigating Aryeh Deri over decision to rezone Telz Stone land.Tzvi Lev, 9/17/2017, 10:07 AM

'How did Guetta get in Shas in the first place?'

Founder of Shas party demands Aryeh Deri resign amid corruption investigation, scandal of MK who attended gay wedding.Benny Tocker, 9/14/2017, 6:51 PM

Haredi MKs focus their rage on the Supreme Court

Shas and UTJ MKs held an emergency meeting Wednesday, and harshly criticized the Supreme Court for striking down the draft law.Tzvi Lev, 9/13/2017, 5:42 PM

Haredi MK who attended gay wedding resigns

Shas MK Yigal Guetta resigns Knesset seat amid uproar following his confirmation he attended a same-sex wedding.JTA, 9/13/2017, 3:28 PM

Deri in Hevron: It's very exciting to be here

Interior Minister visits the Jewish community of Hevron, prays at the Cave of the Patriarchs.Reut Hadar, 9/13/2017, 4:46 AM

Deri interrogated for 7 hours: 'Everything will be fine'

Interior Minister questioned for third time in corruption investigation. 'I answered all their questions in detail.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/11/2017, 6:01 PM

Construction of new Samaria town resumes

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri announces work on first new Samaria town in 25 years to be renewed Monday morning.Ido Ben Porat, 9/10/2017, 8:12 PM

'It's horrific to see how synagogues are turned into cafes'

PM Netanyahu, Interior Minister, speak about private tour to Tel Aviv neighborhoods.Ben Shaul, 9/4/2017, 2:09 PM

Israel to issue free temporary passports

Interior Ministry issues free temporary passports to travelers with flights before Oct. 20.Hezki Baruch, 9/4/2017, 1:22 PM

Netanyahu and Deri quietly tour southern Tel Aviv

Netanyahu and Deri get first-hand impression of the situation in southern Tel Aviv, which is dealing with illegal infiltrators.Nitsan Keidar, 9/4/2017, 4:37 AM

'Life in south Tel Aviv is unbearable'

Interior Minister promises to amend Law of Entry to allow infiltrators' removal.Hezki Baruch, 8/30/2017, 3:42 PM

'I don't like the protests'

Haredi MK says Attorney General Mandelblit does not have ulterior motives, protests are inappropriate.Michal Levi, 8/24/2017, 12:59 PM

'Deri is a criminal, has no right to slander religious Zionists'

Head of Tzohar Rabbinical Organization responds to Deri's comments blasting certain religious Zionist leaders as 'borderline Reform.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/22/2017, 12:15 PM

Deri explains remarks on religious Zionists

Shas chairman explains his remarks against religious Zionism, notes that senior religious Zionist rabbis share his concern.Aryeh Deri, 8/22/2017, 1:05 AM

Deri lashes out against religious Zionist rabbis

Shas chairman compares religious Zionist community to Reform movement.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/21/2017, 8:37 PM

It's final: Nat. Religious school to be transferred to haredim

Interior Min. gives religious public school's building to haredim; school moves to less desirable building ahead of start of school year.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/14/2017, 9:26 AM

Deri: Investigation won't lead to indictment

Shas chief and his wife called in for questioning again, amid suspicions of money laundering, fraud, tax evasion, other alleged offenses.Tzvi Lev, 8/8/2017, 10:51 AM

'You cost us a Knesset seat'

Mudslinging within haredi UTJ party, as Health Minister slams Degel Hatorah faction for party losses.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/7/2017, 9:53 AM

Court approves revoking terrorist's citizenship

Terrorist who rammed, stabbed 4 people at bus stop to lose citizenship.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/6/2017, 4:56 PM

'You can't run a country this way'

Justice Minister Shaked: Interrogations can be a tool for killing someone's political career. Let prime minister do his job.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/5/2017, 9:53 PM

Haredi MK: We kept our part of the coalition deal

Haredi MK sends letter to Prime Minister, Finance Minister, demanding haredi cities receive preferential status.Haim Lev, 7/24/2017, 1:48 PM

Beitar mayor to Deri: Restore our city's preferential status

Mayor of haredi town in Judea insists his town be re-granted preferential status so developers will be forced to sell new homes to locals.Yedidya Ben-Or, 7/14/2017, 1:41 PM

Shas: We will always support the right-wing candidate

Interior Minister Deri talks about submarine investigation, election, and what he thinks of Netanyahu as prime minister.Arutz Sheva, 7/14/2017, 8:40 AM

'Shas - the last to preach us morality'

Tzohar Chairman refers to conversion issue, responds to Minister Aryeh Deri: 'When I'm opposite corrupt Shas party, I'm fine.'Mordechai Sones, 7/4/2017, 11:13 PM

Deri calls halakhic state threat 'One big lie'

Deri answers Reform attacks and criticism from Jewish Home ministers: 'I established Chief Rabbinate? Rabbi Kook established it.'Mordechai Sones, 7/3/2017, 4:39 PM

Haredi leaders storm out of meeting with PM

Minister Aryeh Deri and MK Moshe Gafni walk out of coalition meeting when told by PM that he seeks compromise on conversion law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/30/2017, 11:52 AM

Binyamin-region residents get subsidized summer camps

Israel agrees to subsidize summer camp for 2,000 needy Binyamin-region children.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/28/2017, 3:03 PM

Good news for Israelis: Pay less for your passport

Passport prices drop just in time for summer, Interior Minister says the step 'lowers the cost of living.'Orly Harari, 6/28/2017, 1:38 PM

'South Tel Aviv is a completely different country'

40,000 infiltrators live in Israel, traumatize locals, while government does nothing. Interior Minister: Still traumatized from last visit.Hezki Baruch, 6/21/2017, 3:03 PM

PM, haredi leaders hold secret meeting over Western Wall deal

PM, Attorney General ask leaders of haredi parties to support freezing deal to allow Reform prayers at Kotel rather than cancelling deal.Gary Willig, 6/2/2017, 12:05 PM

'Shas is bleeding, I will bring party more seats'

Ex-Shas MK tells Arutz Sheva party dying because it has become like an Ashkenazi haredi party, investigations against Aryeh Deri.Benny Tocker and Hezki Baruch, 6/1/2017, 6:08 PM

Billionaire Mikhael Mirilashvili interrogated on Deri probe

Israeli-Georgian billionaire Mikhael Mirilashvili investigated in connection with investigation of Interior Minister Deri.Orli Harari, 5/31/2017, 8:54 PM

Deri suspected of moneylaundering, breach of trust

Police investigated the minister for more than 11 hours on suspicions of breach of trust, theft and tax offences.Nitzan Kedar, 5/29/2017, 11:33 PM

Aryeh Deri and his wife questioned by police

Police question Interior Minister and his wife over corruption allegations. Director-General of a ministry also brought for interrogation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/29/2017, 10:54 AM

'The Reform should learn from Trump'

MK Eichler pleased with Trump family's respectful attitude to Kotel: 'I'm happy Reform in US forced to see how Trump family respects site.''Mordechai Sones, 5/22/2017, 11:02 PM

Haredi MKs push to recognize only Chief Rabbinate's conversions

Bill rejecting all conversions in Israel not performed by Chief Rabbinate is 'against Jewish law,' claims Rabbi Seth Farber.JTA and Arutz Sheva, 5/15/2017, 8:27 AM

Report: Deri to be questioned under warning

Shas chief and Interior Minister reportedly under investigation for tax violations, likely to be questioned under warning by police.David Rosenberg, 5/12/2017, 8:56 AM

Netanyahu makes condolence call to Aryeh Deri

Prime Minister visits Interior Minister and Shas chief Aryeh Deri, now sitting 'shiva' for his mother.Haim Lev, 5/9/2017, 10:11 AM

Discussion of 'Sabbath Law' postponed by month

Bill initiated by MK Mickey Zohar up for approval by Ministerial Committee on Legislation rejected following haredi opposition.Mordechai Sones, 5/7/2017, 1:47 PM

Interior Minister mourns his mother

Aryeh Deri mourns the passing of his mother, receives visitors offering condolences in Jerusalem hall.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/7/2017, 12:20 PM

Deri to receive authority to enforce Sabbath laws

Interior Minister granted authority to enforce the Hours of Work and Rest Law amid anger over allowance of Sabbath desecration in Tel Aviv.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/4/2017, 9:35 PM

Deri demands authority on Shabbat issue at Supreme Court hearing

Haredi ministers will meet Tuesday with Tourism Minister Levin and demand the right to enforce Shabbat laws and legislation of status quo.Michal Levy, 4/25/2017, 9:54 AM

'Shas has done nothing to protect Shabbat!'

Dean of Bnei Brak yeshiva slams Shas chief for inaction against stores opening on Shabbat.Ben Shaul, 4/24/2017, 10:43 AM

Likud MK to negotiate Shabbat deal

Netanyahu appoints Likud minister to negotiate with haredi parties, find way to prevent stores opening on Shabbat from becoming a trend.Ben Shaul, 4/24/2017, 10:06 AM

Eli Yishai blasts Deri for foot-dragging on TA supermarket case

'Deri’s conduct is like that of a boy who kills his father and then cries that he’s an orphan.'Ben Shaul, 4/20/2017, 1:17 PM

Israel denies entry to anti-Israel activist

Population and Immigration Authority prevents entry to Israel senior member of Palestine Solidarity Campaign.Elad Benari, Canada, 4/7/2017, 11:29 PM

Deri to Herzog: Join the government

Shas chairman calls on opposition leader to join the government. Herzog responds and calls on Deri to join alternative coalition.Ido Ben Porat, 3/29/2017, 12:08 AM

Haredi parties: No to early elections

Shas, UTJ announce they will oppose any efforts to initiate early elections amid polling suggesting Yesh Atid would defeat Likud.Hezki Baruch, 3/26/2017, 8:00 PM

Deri looks to speed up construction of new haredi city

'Historic' establishment of haredi town to be accelerated, with housing units to be marketed this year.Michal Levy, 3/24/2017, 11:00 AM