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

Deri resigns, paving way for contested gas deal

With Aryeh Deri's official resignation, Economy Ministry - and greenlight for Noble Energy deal - transfers to Prime Minister Netanyahu.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/1/2015, 12:18 PM

Deri to become the first Periphery Minister

Deri set to step down from Economy Ministry to let gas plan pass without being involved, will become first minister of periphery.Hezki Baruch, 10/30/2015, 1:54 PM

'Deri has seven mandates, is doing zero work'

Yachad head Yishai condemns Shas head for quitting Economics Ministry, and ignoring his campaign promises to the poor.Reut Hadar, 10/26/2015, 7:46 AM

Aryeh Deri resigns from Economy Ministry over gas bill

Shas head Aryeh Deri steps down from role as Economy Minister. MK Yellin: 'Deri is a coward and not a leader.'Hezki Baruch, 10/24/2015, 8:22 PM

Ministers Disagree Over Late Night Anti-Terror Rally

The morning after: public officials squabble over appropriateness of ministers speaking at mass rally in front of Prime Minister's House.Hezki Baruch, 10/6/2015, 10:26 AM

Sources: Shabbat Train Shutdown Part of Deri's Personal Agenda

Transport Ministry officials say latest decision reflects Economy Minister's tendency to 'shirk all responsibilities.'Tova Dvorin, 9/27/2015, 1:13 PM

Uproar Over Train Shutdown for Shabbat

Israel rail workers aghast at Economy Ministry decision to shut down maintenance work on Shabbat noting travelers could be stranded.Tova Dvorin, 9/25/2015, 10:59 AM

Missing Israeli in Uman: Important Testimony Received

As ZAKA rescue teams redouble efforts with witness testimony, ministers Deri and Elkin work to get permits to expand tools for search.Reut Hadar, 9/18/2015, 1:20 PM

Netanyahu: When I Want Something, I Achieve It

Despite 'obstacles,' Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu celebrated the Knesset's approval of the framework on gas development Monday.Moshe Cohen, 9/7/2015, 5:40 PM

Movement for Quality Gov't Continues Campaign Against Deri

After losing court case against Aryeh Deri's appointment as Economy Minister, Movement for Quality Gov't demands new hearing.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, 8/27/2015, 1:59 PM

Deri: We Will Not Remain Silent on Shabbat Desecration

Shas chairman blasts Netanyahu and Katz for allowing Ma'ariv Bridge clean-up to continue throughout Jewish day of rest.Haim Lev, 8/23/2015, 8:06 AM

High Court Gives Aryeh Deri the All Clear

Petition from Movement for Quality Government against Shas chairman Aryeh Deri's ministerial appointment quashed by High Court.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, 8/13/2015, 12:28 PM

Minister Calls to Bring Haredi Extremists to Justice

Economics Minister Aryeh Deri condemns mob which injured firemen on Sunday, saying they should be prosecuted to full extent of the law.Haim Lev, 8/10/2015, 3:47 PM

New Kosher Law to Shore Up 'Holes' in Supervision

A new law that would significantly restrict the definition of 'kosher' at food establishments was approved for legislation Sunday.Moshe Cohen, 7/19/2015, 7:16 PM

Edelstein: Coalition 'Could Change Soon,' Maybe for the Better?

Prime Minister Netanyahu worked hard to put together his coalition - but it is likely to change, said Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein.Moshe Cohen, 7/13/2015, 8:25 PM

Israel, China in Talks to Become Major Financial Allies

Economics Minister Deri discusses Free Trade Agreement with Chinese Ambassador, as Israel indicates it's focus is shifting to the East.Ari Yashar, 7/7/2015, 4:08 PM

Cabinet Unanimously Passes Deal to Break Up Gas Monopoly

Energy minister says deal will stop monopoly on offshore gas, provide energy security to state and millions to its coffers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/25/2015, 8:13 PM

El Al Could be Penalized for 'High Heel-Gate'

Reports indicate El Al's requirement of female attendants to wear high heels could become subject of a government investigation.Yaakov Levi, 6/23/2015, 5:06 PM

Economics Ministry Hails Transgender Discrimination Victory

Economy Ministry announces ruling in sex-change discrimination case, notes 'Tel Aviv Loves All Genders.'Gil Ronen, Ari Yashar, 6/10/2015, 3:15 PM

Yishai: Deri Turned Shas Into North Korea

Dealing with campaign debt, Yishai rules out rapprochement with 'dictator' Deri, says he was too 'soft' on him.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 6/5/2015, 10:54 AM

A-G: It Will be Difficult to Defend Deri Appointment

Attorney General Weinstein says it will be difficult for him to defend Deri's appointment as Economy Minister to the Supreme Court.Elad Benari, 5/14/2015, 5:16 AM

Shas, Likud Sign Coalition Agreement

Under agreement, Deri to be appointed Economy Minister; Shas to receive two Ministries and several deputy positions.Tova Dvorin, 5/4/2015, 9:47 PM

Deri: I Will Not Accept a Deputy Minister from Jewish Home

Shas chairman Aryeh Deri says Religious Affairs Ministry will remain squarely in hands of Shas, with no interference from Jewish Home.Cynthia Blank, 5/3/2015, 8:37 AM

Netanyahu, Deri Set to Meet: Deal Imminent?

After deals were closed with UTJ and Kulanu, Shas appears to be next to sign onto Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's new government.Yaakov Levi, 4/30/2015, 2:59 PM

Aryeh Deri Drops Demand for Interior Ministry

Shas head convicted of bribery during his last interior ministry stint tell Army Radio he's giving up on the ministry 'to prevent slander.'Yedidyah Ben Or, 4/30/2015, 9:48 AM

Shas Levels its Demands to Return to Coalition Talks

Deri tells press conference he won't return to talks with Likud without at 0% VAT on basic goods and a 'social toolbox,' after UTJ deal.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 4/28/2015, 8:10 PM

Deri-Yishai Saga in Shas Continues Even Post-Elections

Parliamentary aide asserts that boss, Shas MK Yaakov Margi, will not receive ministerial role because of aide's own relation to Eli Yishai.Haim Lev, Cynthia Blank, 4/27/2015, 7:01 PM

Deri Refuses to Accept Economy Ministry

After complaining that Netanyahu had not given him a concrete offer on the Interior Ministry, Deri refuses to accept Economy Ministry.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 4/26/2015, 3:01 PM

Did Deri Just Threaten to Abandon Bibi for Buji?

Claiming he has not received a conclusive ministry offer from Netanyahu, Shas head Aryeh Deri says he's weighing his next steps.Haim Lev, Cynthia Blank, 4/26/2015, 11:42 AM

Netanyahu Offers Aryeh Deri Transportation Ministry

PM makes offer apparently meant to work out conflict between Deri and Kahlon, and seal Kulanu coalition deal.Ido Ben-Porat, 4/14/2015, 6:24 PM

Deri: Jewish Home Failed Us, Needs to Compromise

Promising to revitalize Shas' education network, Aryeh Deri charges haredim should get Religious Affairs Committee over Jewish Home.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 4/5/2015, 10:11 AM

Former Shas MK: Stop Eli Yishai Hate Before It's Too Late

Something must be done to bring the divisions between supporters of Aryeh Deri and Eli Yishai under control, says outgoing MK Nissim Ze'ev.Yaakov Levi, 3/26/2015, 11:28 AM

Netanyahu to Meet with Haredi Parties for Coalition Talks

Rumors abound that Netanyahu could give UTJ chairman Yaakov Litzman Health Ministry, Shas chairman Aryeh Deri Interior Ministry.Haim Lev, 3/25/2015, 1:56 PM

Lapid to Netanyahu: Choose Anyone But Deri as Minister

Former Finance Minister begs Netanyahu not to choose Deri for Interior Minister, cites Shas chairman's jail stint for corruption.Benny Moshe, 3/21/2015, 9:35 PM

Deri Opposes Increase in Number of Cabinet Ministers

Report says Shas chairman has sent Netanyahu a message that he is against changing the law that limits the number of cabinet ministers.Ido Ben Porat, 3/20/2015, 5:43 AM

MK Litzman: We Will Undo the 'Damage' Lapid Did

Haredi parties hope to have a greater influence on the next government than they had on the previous ones, UTJ and Shas MKs said.Moshe Cohen, 3/17/2015, 12:27 PM

Yishai to Deri: Let's Work Together After Elections

With elections only one day away and after months of bitter tension, Yishai offers to work together with Deri, head of his former party.Ido Ben Porat, Cynthia Blank, 3/16/2015, 4:12 PM

Deri: We'll Support Netanyahu, There's No Other Scenario

Shas chairman says his party would support Netanyahu, calls him to form a coalition “which goes by Begin’s social guidelines."Ben Ariel, 3/12/2015, 3:14 AM

'Deri Not the Only One Going Left if Herzog Gets More Votes'

Ze'ev, founder of Shas recently booted by Deri, says his party, UTJ, Kulanu, Yisrael Beytenu all set to go left if Labor gets upper hand.Shimon Cohen, Ari Yashar, 3/11/2015, 4:29 PM

Deri: There Are 'Large Gaps' Between Us and the Left

Shas chairman says he's against splitting Jerusalem but would agree to evict "isolated settlements".Ben Ariel, 3/11/2015, 4:15 AM

Rabbi Yosef's Daughter Clarifies: Shas is Leftist

Bar-Shalom fears 'radical right government,' says Shas will push for two-state solution peace deal, and blames Jews for Arab 'hatred.'Uzi Baruch, Ari Yashar, 3/10/2015, 3:41 PM

Shas Hotline Showcases Bitter Anger at Yishai

Shas hotline feature that allows callers to leave messages for friends filled with abuse against former Shas Chairman Eli Yishai.Cynthia Blank, 3/9/2015, 8:42 PM

Deri to Yishai: Recordings Don't Exist, So Pipe Down

After Yishai threatens to release clip that will bring Shas to its knees, party chair Aryeh Deri attacks him for continuing smear campaign.Reut Hadar, Cynthia Blank, 3/9/2015, 6:06 PM

Shas Releases Video: Rabbi Ovadia Endorses Deri

Latest salvo in video war over Rabbi Ovadia Yosef's blessing shows the rabbi announcing Deri as party head.Gil Ronen, 3/9/2015, 12:26 PM

Deri: 'Arrogant' Lapid Wants to Rehabilitate Me?

Shas Chairman says he prefers to recommend Netanyahu for prime minister, and will not sit in coalition with Yesh Atid and Joint Arab List.Cynthia Blank, 3/8/2015, 10:02 AM

Lapid 'Doesn't Regret' Attacking Deri During Debate

Yair Lapid talks about Yesh Atid's campaign as well as his controversial remarks to Deri during elections debate.Cynthia Blank, 3/5/2015, 10:06 AM

Rabbi Yosef Gave Yishai Permission to Form a New Party

New posthumous video reveals Shas spiritual leader on his hospital bed gave Yishai the go-ahead to form Ha'am Itanu.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 3/4/2015, 10:29 PM

Deri: We Support Netanyahu for Prime Minister

Shas chairman indicates he will recommend Netanyahu as Prime Minister after the elections on March 17.Ido Ben Porat, 3/4/2015, 3:12 AM

Deri: We Have a Preference for Netanyahu

Shas Chairman acknowledges his public wants Netanyahu as PM, but said he will only join coalition that agrees to Shas' social demands.Cynthia Blank, 2/23/2015, 11:00 PM