Political fight threatens to leave rabbinic courts half empty

Appointment committee meeting canceled after Chief Rabbis refuse to attend. Shas demands Sephardi majority on Supreme Court.Hezki Baruch, 7/6/2016, 3:59 PM

Report: Investigation against Minister Aryeh Deri to be dropped

Investigation against Aryeh Deri to be dropped due to lack of evidence, report says; Deri hasn't been summoned for questioning.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/4/2016, 10:42 PM

Who will help the "invisible" citizens of Israel?

Aryeh Deri will help the invisible people on the left., the others can only pray. May Golan, 7/3/2016, 10:26 PM

Stalemate: No deal on Shabbat operation of TA businesses

Gov't appointed committee failing to agree on policy outline for Tel Aviv businesses on Shabbat; issue may now go to Supreme Court.Shai Landesman, 6/23/2016, 11:09 AM

Good news for yeshiva students coming from abroad

Yeshiva students to be given official 'student' status at Israeli consulate in their native countries.Shai Landesman, 6/22/2016, 4:09 PM

Haredi parties advance bill to exempt yeshivas from property tax

Proposal to reach Knesset Assembly on Wednesday. Interior Ministry agrees to cover the cost.Haim Lev, 6/14/2016, 7:38 AM

Netanyahu, Deri to meet amid Channel 10 scandal

Prime Minister calls Deri during Russia trip as Shas threatens to continue coalition boycott.David Rosenberg, 6/8/2016, 9:38 PM

Desperate efforts to end Shas coalition crisis

Coalition chair meets Deri in attempt to end boycott over Channel 10 head's alleged racist comments, slams 'inappropriate remarks.'Hezki Baruch, 6/8/2016, 11:34 AM

Channel 10 scandal: New head insists 'they framed me'

Sadan says Haaretz report faked racist remarks to oust him, denies friendship with Netanyahu landed the job.Hezki Baruch, 6/7/2016, 2:49 PM

Exposé: Shas jobs 'all in the family' - Deri's family

Shas chairman Aryeh Deri has been appointing several relatives and cronies to government positions, news agency reveals.Tova Dvorin, 5/17/2016, 9:12 PM

Israel considering revoking BDS leader's residency permit

Israeli interior ministry withholding travel documents from Omar Barghouti, who ironically complains Israel is 'demonizing' him.Arutz Sheva, 5/10/2016, 4:12 PM

Ousted Shas MK decries 'discrimination' against Deri

Special interview: Former MK Nissim Ze'ev - whom Deri personally ousted - rushes to the minister's defense.Benny Toker, 4/15/2016, 8:58 AM

Deri gives residency to 2,000 Arabs

After petition to High Court, Interior Minister informs the court he will give blue ID cards to Arab spouses of citizens living in Israel.Reut Hadar, 4/15/2016, 7:45 AM

Yishai: I hope for Deri the suspicions are unfounded

Former MK Eli Yishai responds to criminal investigation against longtime rival.Uzi Baruch, 4/14/2016, 4:44 AM

Report: Deri's brother also under investigation

Corruption investigation against Interior Minister Aryeh Deri expanded, his brother now also under suspicion.David Rosenberg, 4/13/2016, 9:44 PM

Is the government in Deri's hands?

Law expert Avi Diskin notes that the latest investigation could see Aryeh Deri resign as MK. Interview.Benny Toker, 4/13/2016, 6:02 PM

Report: Deri corruption case over real estate fraud

Close confidante called in for interrogation over Deri corruption scandal; multiple unreported properties allegedly involved.Tova Dvorin, 4/12/2016, 4:07 PM

Liberman: Netanyahu's government won't survive the year

Yisrael Beytenu chief refuses to join government, believes new elections are imminent.David Rosenberg, 4/2/2016, 10:53 PM

Criminal investigation launched against Minister Deri

AG orders that preliminary corruption investigation give way to full-fledged criminal investigation against Shas head - it isn't his first.Ido Ben-Porat, 3/31/2016, 9:05 PM

Shas spiritual leader to Aryeh Deri: 'Keep up your holy work'

Deri asks police to speed up their investigation into his activities 'in order to remove any doubts.'Haim Lev, 3/30/2016, 6:44 PM

Yitzhak Herzog named as second politician under investigation

Opposition leader Yitzhak Herzog is under investigation for corruption, along with Shas head Aryeh Deri.Matt Wanderman, 3/30/2016, 5:56 PM

'Surprised' Deri: Hurry the investigation

In first response to corruption investigation against him, Shas head offers to cooperate and asks police to 'hit the gas and do it quicker.'Yoni Kempinski, 3/30/2016, 11:06 AM

Deri's wife on corruption scandal: 'We overcame Haman'

Ahead of conference in which Shas head is to speak about investigation against him, his wife is optimistic: 'We overcame Pharaoh, Haman.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/30/2016, 9:58 AM

'Deri is a corrupt man'

Labor MK says Deri never should have returned to serve as minister, petitions Supreme Court to end 'discrimination' favoring MKs.Hezki Baruch, 3/30/2016, 9:00 AM

Not just Deri: Second senior politician probed for corruption

After Deri was named, report indicates second senior politician is being investigated for corruption since last elections.Ari Yashar, 3/30/2016, 8:28 AM

Police investigation launched into Shas leader Aryeh Deri

Attorney General approves investigation on matters pertaining to Shas chairman. Gag order imposed on further details.Ido Ben Porat, 3/30/2016, 1:14 AM

Lieberman lays out conditions for joining coalition

Former Foreign Minister calls for eradication of Hamas, death penalty for terrorists, banning of pro-terror Arab parties.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/21/2016, 6:22 PM

Exposed: Deri's attempt to seize the Chief Rabbinate

Arutz Sheva has learned Shas head Deri is trying to pick next Chief Rabbinate director, against position of Chief Rabbi Lau and protocol.Hezki Baruch, 3/9/2016, 1:52 PM

Jerusalem sets up 'war room' to fight terror

Deri and Barkat establish war room in Jerusalem municipality building in wake of two-pronged attack in the capital.Ari Yashar, 3/9/2016, 11:52 AM

Deri: More PA workers in Israel, no destroying illegal buildings

Interior Minister cuts deal with Arab mayors to stop demolitions of illegal buildings, calls for more PA workers in Israel.David Rosenberg, 3/2/2016, 5:31 PM

Electric bike riders can now get ticketed

Minister of Interior instructs municipal traffic inspectors to issue fines to electric bicycle riders for traffic violations.Shoshana Miskin, 2/15/2016, 12:29 PM

Deri invites French Jews to make Aliyah to Israel

Shas chairman visits with Chief Rabbi of France to discuss Jewish concerns following the terrorist attacks in the country.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/11/2016, 8:30 PM

Interior Minister revokes residency of terrorist's father

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri takes unusually severe step against father of terrorist who injured 4 people in October car-and-knife attack.Ari Soffer, 2/4/2016, 10:47 AM

Price of public transportation to go down across the country

Ministers Kahlon and Deri make good on their promise to lower cost of public transportation and gas.Raphael Poch, 2/1/2016, 10:15 AM

Deri vows: Reform Movement will never get gov't recognition

Shas leader opposes gov’t decision to expand non-Orthodox mixed prayer section. 'Although they are Jews, they will not get recognition.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/1/2016, 9:58 AM

Meretz removes call to boycott Kosher restaurant

Following public outrage, left-wing political party removes call to boycott of kosher restaurant from its facebook page.Haim Lev, 1/31/2016, 11:02 AM

Knesset welcomes new haredi MK

Former Bnei Brak city council member Yigal Guetta of Shas sworn into musical chair-like 34th Knesset.Hezki Baruch, 1/25/2016, 7:35 PM

Israel considers lowering cost of water

Finance Minister's proposal seeks to remove the VAT from the cost of water, cutting the price by 18 percent.Raphael Poch, 1/24/2016, 9:19 AM

Interior Minister revokes residency permits of 4 Arab terrorists

Interior Minister stresses severity of four terrorist's actions - 2 deadly terror attacks in Jerusalem - justifies the harsh measure.Uzi Baruch, 1/21/2016, 11:54 AM

Israel's newest city is Arab

One of Aryeh Deri's first steps as the new Minister of Interior is to classify a new Arab city: Arraba.Hezki Baruch, 1/17/2016, 2:39 PM

Raed Salah banned from leaving Israel

Interior Minister Deri signs orders keeping head of outlawed Islamic Movement, his deputy and other activists in Israel over security risk.Hezki Baruch, 1/14/2016, 8:38 PM

'A convict has no business being minister'

Knesset approves Deri as Interior Minister after fiery debate, in which Lapid attacked his previous abuses in the same position.Cynthia Blank, 1/11/2016, 8:58 PM

Deri 'naturally' back as Interior Minister after ruling it out

Ex-Shas spokesperson explains Deri's response to criticism as he returns to post, 22 years after he abused it taking bribes and was jailed.Shimon Cohen, 1/11/2016, 6:36 PM

Aryeh Deri to return to Interior Ministry after 22 years

Cabinet approves appointment for Shas chairman, who resigned as interior minister in 1993 over corruption charges.Cynthia Blank, 1/10/2016, 12:32 PM

Attorney General: Deri's appointment legal, but not appropriate

Weinstein delivers opinion on Shas head returning to Interior Minister post, 22 years after he abused the position and was jailed.Ido Ben-Porat, 1/7/2016, 8:54 PM

Deri asks to be Interior Minister again after 22 years

Deri requests ministry, but High Court petitions likely because he abused the post last time and was jailed for corruption.Hezki Baruch, 12/29/2015, 3:47 PM

PM hints Deri will get Interior Ministry

Netanyahu reportedly said that 'some factions have not received enough important portfolios.'Gil Ronen, 12/21/2015, 8:13 PM

Will Deri replace Shalom as Interior Minister?

Following Silvan Shalom's resignation from politics, officials estimate Shas chairman will return to Interior Ministry.Ben Shaul, 12/21/2015, 12:16 AM

Deri: Israel's currency 'discriminates' against Mizrahi Jews

Shas chairman Aryeh Deri demands faces on newly designed shekel bills include some Israelis of Middle Eastern descent.Moshe Cohen, 11/26/2015, 8:12 AM

Govt. approves zero-VAT on public transportation

The government made two major compromises with its coalition partners in order to ensure that the state budget is passed by Wednesday.Moshe Cohen, 11/15/2015, 3:47 PM

Yishai rejects Deri's reconciliation offer

Yishai says Shas chairman's offer is nothing but a political spin.Ben Ariel, 11/13/2015, 3:15 AM

Deri makes surprising reconciliation offer to Yishai

In huge political curve ball, Shas head proposes Yishai disband Yachad and return, offering to cover his campaign debts.Hezki Baruch, 11/12/2015, 10:26 PM

Report: Synagogue to be moved, not destroyed

Dramatic development: congregants report Deri has proposed transferring synagogue to adjacent plot, and promised to make it happen.Eliran Aharon, 11/11/2015, 6:30 PM

Protesters demand Deri quit government to save synagogue

Protest outside Deri's home; synagogue's rabbi to Deri, Bennett, Litzman: 'don't let desecration of G-d happen on your watch.'Eliran Aharon, 11/10/2015, 10:27 PM

Deri transfers 20 million shekels to historical Galilee tombs

Deri launches new project to invest huge sum in religious sites in Galilee, to help local tourism.Chaim Lev, 11/9/2015, 1:42 PM

Shas chairman slams 'problematic' Baratz appointment

Aryeh Deri joins chorus of dissent against PR chief, says he trusts Netanyahu to 'make the right decision.'Hezki Baruch, 11/8/2015, 9:02 AM

Report: Deri to become Welfare Minister

Channel 2 News reports that Welfare Minister Haim Katz will give his role to Shas chairman in exchange for Economy Ministry.Haim Lev, 11/2/2015, 3:43 AM