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, Sunday, 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, Friday, 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

Complaint filed in Shas wiretapping affair

Rabbi in recorded conversation with Shas chairman Aryeh Deri in which Deri attacked Jerusalem Chief Rabbi files complaint over 'wiretapping'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/8/2017, 8:14 PM

'Shas has no respect for the Torah'

The Shas party has no respect for Torah or its scholars, and must be replaced. Opinion.Rabbi Amichai Eliyahu, 11/8/2017, 12:31 PM

Rabbi Amar's son expresses 'great pain' from Deri recording

Rabbi Eliyahu Amar, son of Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar, responds to recordings in which Deri speaks contemptuously of his father.Mordechai Sones, 11/7/2017, 5:28 PM

Commotion in Shas party over new recording

Shas Chairman Minister Deri is recorded by son of Council of Torah Sages Chairman sharply attacking his opponents and Rabbi Shlomo Amar.Mordechai Sones, 11/6/2017, 10:32 PM

Sephardic Chief Rabbi to resign and join Shas?

Report says that Shas is considering asking Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef to resign his post in order to revitalize the party.Tzvi Lev, 11/2/2017, 5:08 PM

Deri: Coup attempt in Shas

Shas chairman says party's drop in polls result of attempts to take over party.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/1/2017, 8:05 PM

Report: Suspicions against Deri intensify

Senior law enforcement official says focus of investigation shifted from suspicion of tax offenses to suspicions of corruption.Mordechai Sones, 10/31/2017, 9:15 PM

American haredi man jailed in UK en route to wedding

Diplomatic intervention by Aryeh Deri, PM, Foreign Ministry leads to a happy ending after a Los Angeles man's wedding was nearly derailed.David Rosenberg, 10/31/2017, 8:19 AM

Shas rabbis blast Eli Yishai for attacks on Aryeh Deri

Shas rabbis slam former Shas leader Eli Yishai after he accused current leader Aryeh Deri of 'lying to Rabbi Ovadia Yosef'.Tzvi Lev, 10/26/2017, 4:04 PM

'Deri lied to Rabbi Ovadia Yosef'

Former MK Eli Yishai says Interior Minister Deri doesn't care about what is good, sanctifies hatred, and lied to late Chief Rabbi Yosef.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/23/2017, 1:40 PM

Will Shas be left out of the next Knesset?

Shas, which once held 17 seats, plummets in latest poll to just 4, almost falling below minimum threshold.Tzvi Lev, 10/19/2017, 5:05 PM

Shas: Public broadcasting channel getting back at Aryeh Deri

Shas MK's outraged after Public Broadcasting airs report that Deri is to be indicted shortly after Deri floats plan to close broadcaster.Tzvi Lev, 10/16/2017, 4:37 PM

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