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

Deri warns against elections

Shas chairman: Netanyahu will bear the consequences if he chooses to go to early elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/20/2017, 4:45 AM

'Kotel report is false, the PM promised to find a solution'

Sources close to Deri claim Netanyahu gave Western Wall to Reform, Government Secretary says reports are false, 'twisted.'Haim Lev, 3/13/2017, 11:30 AM

BDS activist denied entry to Israel

Israel denies entry to chairman of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, which works to promote boycotts of Israel.Ido Ben Porat, 3/13/2017, 12:28 AM

'Remove Yasser Arafat street sign within 48 hours'

Interior Minister orders Arab regional council to remove sign naming street after arch-terrorist Yasser Arafat.Uzi Baruch, Chana Roberts, 3/5/2017, 2:06 PM

Deri: Schools which flout the rules will not receive funds

Ministers Bennett and Deri present new directives for haredi schools.Hezki Baruch, 2/28/2017, 11:02 AM

Israel cancels plan to take in 100 Syrian refugees

Amid global debate over ability of Western countries to assimilate refugees from Mideast war-zones, Israel nixes plans to admit 100 Syrians.David Rosenberg, 2/23/2017, 9:59 PM

Deri acts to revoke Haifa murderer's citizenship

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri acts to cancel citizenship of Muhammad Shinawi who murdered Guy Kafri, wounded Rabbi Yechiel Iluz.Ido Ben-Porat, 2/20/2017, 9:44 PM

Thousands of housing units allocated to haredim near Kiryat Gat

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri and treasury officials agreed that 10,000 housing units will be built near Kiryat Gat and allocated to haredim.Haim Lev, 2/8/2017, 10:24 PM

Deri: Netanyahu will not be indicted

Interior Minister pledges to support Netanyahu, criticizes media pressure on Attorney General to indict.Gary Willig, 2/2/2017, 6:18 PM

'Find a solution and end the Jerusalem strike now'

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri intervenes in effort to end ongoing Jerusalem strike that has shut down garbage removal, closed kindergartens.Nitsan Keidar, 1/31/2017, 9:56 AM

Report: Netanyahu refused Deri's request to apologize to Mexico

Interior Minister demanded that Netanyahu apologize to Mexico for his apparent support of border wall, but Netanyahu refused.Ben Ariel, 1/30/2017, 6:06 AM

Cabinet to authorize Deri on Shabbat supermarket law

The cabinet is expected to authorize Interior Minister Aryeh Deri to decide the issue of opening supermarkets on Shabbat and holidays.Haim Lev, 1/26/2017, 12:55 PM

Israel to accept 100 children from Syria

Israel to accept 100 orphans from Syria, the first time it is accepting refugees from the Syrian Civil War.Gary Willig, 1/25/2017, 9:38 PM

Deri revokes status of relatives of Armon Hanatziv terrorist

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri revoked residency status of 11 relatives of Armon Hanatziv terrorist, says it will 'deter potential attackers".Yoel Domb, 1/25/2017, 5:15 PM

Deri says regional school registration law will not pass

Shas leader Aryeh Deri concedes that regional school registration law to combat discrimination of Sephardic girls will not pass in Knesset.Michal Levy, 1/19/2017, 9:37 PM

Coalition agrees to support banishing terrorist families

At the last minute the coalition agreed to support Yesh Atid proposal to banish families of terrorists from East Jerusalem.Hezky Baruch, 1/17/2017, 10:56 PM

Deri: Give backing to the Prime Minister

Shas leader says should be backed by coalition as long as the law allows him to remain in office, hopes Netanyahu will not have to resign.Hezki Baruch and Ido Ben Porat, 1/17/2017, 3:33 PM

Deri to revoke citizenship of terrorist's family

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri to revoke citizenship of family of terrorist who perpetrated Armon Hanatziv attack.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/10/2017, 11:24 AM

'There will be no coalition if businesses open on the Sabbath'

Shas leader Aryeh Deri threatens to topple coalition if not given power to force businesses to close on the Sabbath.Gary Willig, 1/1/2017, 5:42 PM

Deri: Claims against haredi Israelis “border on incitement”

Interior Minister expresses outrage at the claims that budget cuts were designed to transfer funds to the haredi public.Haim Lev, 12/19/2016, 9:54 PM

Interior Minister: No recognition for Reform Movement

Aryeh Deri told a delegation of 100 Sephardic Rabbis that granting recognition to the Reform Movement would harm the Jewish people.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/6/2016, 6:04 PM

BDS activist stopped at Ben-Gurion Airport

A BDS activist from the World Council of Churches was blocked from entering Israel due to WCC’s support for BDS.Uzi Baruch, 12/6/2016, 8:37 AM

Deri: I'll strip arsonists of their citizenship

Interior Minister warns Haifa arsonists could lose their Israeli citizenship, after Prime Minister declares fires were terrorism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/24/2016, 9:18 PM

Interior Minister slams court for delaying Karim appointment

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri attacks High Court for delaying IDF chief rabbi's appointment, stating that what rabbi meant was obvious.Arutz Sheva staff, 11/22/2016, 2:09 PM

'If we need to suffer from the mosques, he will too'

Jerusalem City Councilman Aryeh King tells Arutz Sheva that the protests outside Aryeh Deri's home will continue.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/13/2016, 6:29 PM

Watch: Muslim call to prayer near Deri's home

Demonstrators emulate Muslim call to prayer outside Interior Minister's home in hopes of convincing him to back the "mosque law".Eliran Aharon, 11/13/2016, 1:39 AM

Deri: Reform Jews suffered a bitter blow with Trump's election

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri says that Reform Jews have suffered a setback with Donald Trump's election as president.Orli Harari, 11/10/2016, 12:52 PM

If this is what Reform call Judaism, I give up on it

Interior Minister Deri today in the Knesset: "Reform Jews are our brothers but cause a lot of damage to Judaism."Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/7/2016, 7:24 PM

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef opposes Jewish entry to Temple Mount

In Shas party event Wednesday in Jerusalem, Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef said that Jews may not ascend Temple Mount.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/19/2016, 7:09 PM

Haaretz attacks on Rabbi Ovadia Yosef stir controversy

Shas chairman blasts left-wing newspaper over 'disgraceful' portrayal of late rabbinic leader.Gary Willig, 10/5/2016, 12:00 PM

Deri: I would not oppose sitting in a Lapid government

Shas head Aryeh Deri says that he would sit in a government with Yair Lapid, but Netanyahu would still be favored candidate for PM.Haim Lev, 9/15/2016, 2:13 PM

Shabbat crisis: Haredi position split

Shas head Aryeh Deri promises no coalition crisis over Shabbat construction, causing disgruntled UTJ MKs to weigh their options.Ben Shaul, 9/8/2016, 9:29 PM

Deri: We'll help ensure that Bibi heads the next government

'Lapid won't be Prime Minister any time soon.'Ido Ben Porat, 9/7/2016, 11:06 AM

Haredim lay out terms for Netanyahu's surrender

In a meeting with the Prime Minister, haredi politicians lay out terms for their continued participation in government.Rachel Kaplan, 8/30/2016, 4:02 PM

'The Zionist Idea was mistaken at its root'

Israeli attorney Gilad Paz, an open supporter of BDS, has sought political asylum in Canada due to his anti-Israel views.Tal Polon, 8/24/2016, 10:39 AM

Senior PFLP leader barred from leaving country amid terror fears

Interior Ministry adds PFLP leader to no-fly list after reports he intended to aid terror groups abroad.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/11/2016, 1:49 PM

Torah education to be recognized as academic degree

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri publishes new circular stating that Rabbinic ordination or 6 years in yeshiva will be recognized as degree.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/8/2016, 9:37 PM