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

Rabbi Yosef's Kids Refuse Deri's Request for Video of Him

Tension in Shas as Rabbi Yosef's children refuse to give video of him for campaign clip, with Deri appearing to be burning bridges.Ari Yashar, 2/16/2015, 8:50 PM

Deri Says Shas 'Strives for Peace, Not Expelling Jews'

Aryeh Deri visits Gush Katif Museum and tells Arutz Sheva his party policy is to 'do everything to protect Jewish communities.'Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 2/11/2015, 2:42 PM

Yishai: I Will Ask for the Interior Ministry in Next Government

Yachad-Ha’am Itanu chairman says he will ask to be Interior Minister in the next Cabinet in order to fight illegal infiltration from Africa.Ben Ariel, 2/10/2015, 5:16 AM

'Advocate for the Poor' Deri Worth NIS 4.8 million

Shas chairman Aryeh Deri is worth NIS 4.8 million ($1.15 million), according to documents he filed disclosing his personal net worth.Moshe Cohen , 2/5/2015, 9:32 AM

In 'New' Video, Ovadia Yosef Praises Yishai, Not Deri

The battle of the “Rav Ovadia videos” in Shas continued Thursday, as a “new” video showed Rabbi Ovadia Yosef praising Eli Yishai.Yaakov Levi , 2/5/2015, 9:30 AM

Aryeh Deri Bows Out of NIF-Linked Conference

Shas leader opts out of Haaretz-NIF Democracy Conference, after Likud and Jewish Home did the same.Gil Ronen, 2/4/2015, 2:56 PM

Shas Waffles Over Participation in NIF-Backed Conference

Issues over extreme leftist group's involvement in conference still 'under review,' Deri's reps say.Shimon Cohen and Tova Dvorin, 2/3/2015, 1:00 PM

'Shas MKs Live Through Agony Every Day'

MK and Shas party founder Nissim Ze'ev reveals: Shas Chairman Aryeh Deri is 'obsessed' with control, slandering Eli Yishai.Uzi Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 2/1/2015, 8:11 AM

Deri Ousts Shas Founder Nissim Ze'ev From List

Shas founder, considered rightist in the leftist-leaning haredi party, gets cut out despite promises as Knesset list finalizes.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 1/29/2015, 7:22 PM

Group to Advocate Haredi Workers' Rights

Haredi Workers' Group chooses representatives to push for funding, integration for haredi community in the workforce in historic move.Haim Lev and Tova Dvorin, 1/28/2015, 3:43 PM

Deri: I Call on Those who Left Shas to Come Back

Shas chairman calls on those who left the party to return - including Eli Yishai, who recently formed his own party.Haim Lev and Ben Ariel, 1/16/2015, 1:15 AM

Deri: There is No Sacred Covenant with the Right

During a panel discussion with fellow hareidi MKs, Aryeh Deri discusses his feud with Eli Yishai and plans for the next Knesset.Cynthia Blank, 1/15/2015, 9:32 AM

'Submissive' Deri Officially Returns to Head Shas

It's official: after two weeks away in a measured ploy to gain backing and overcome damaging recordings, Deri is back at the helm of Shas.Oranit Etzer, Ari Yashar, 1/12/2015, 12:31 PM

End of the Stunt: Deri's Back at the Helm of Shas

Shas MKs have been summoned to a meeting at the party HQ, in which Aryeh Deri will announce his return.Haim Lev, Gil Ronen, 1/12/2015, 9:27 AM

Shas Chief Rabbi Tells Deri: You Can't Quit, Come Back

Rabbi Shalom Cohen, head of the Shas Council of Torah Sages, instructs Aryeh Deri to return to lead the party.Haim Lev, 1/12/2015, 5:14 AM

Deri: I Knew about the Rabbi Ovadia Video for Years

Resigned Shas chairman says Eli Yishai played the tape in which Rabbi Ovadia Yosef slams him to several rabbis a month ago.Yishai Karov, Gil Ronen, 1/5/2015, 10:55 PM

Deri Hints at Return to Shas

In a television interview, Aryeh Deri hints he is returning to lead Shas, but doesn't say it outright.Ido Ben Porat, 1/5/2015, 4:46 AM

Deri Reportedly to Return to Shas Next Week

Shas head resigned Tuesday amid recording scandal, now to return in PR ploy; tells supporters in protest tent 'we'll continue together.'Ari Yashar, 1/1/2015, 10:57 PM

Deri-Yishai Squabble Illustrates Shas Power-Vacuum

Dr. Nissim Leon says Aryeh Deri's resignation the result of a crisis of religious authority, created with the passing of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef.Benny Toker, 1/1/2015, 9:50 AM

Yishai on Leaked Videos: That's Not My Way

Ha'am Itanu chairman makes clear that he had nothing to do with the leaked tapes showing Rabbi Ovadia Yosef speaking out against Aryeh Deri.Ido Ben Porat and Haim Lev, 12/31/2014, 4:14 AM

Deri Hands in Resignation to the Knesset

After Rabbi Yosef tapes expose opposition to Deri and his responsibility for Oslo, Deri steps down - rest of Shas MKs vow to follow him.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 12/30/2014, 8:04 PM

Shas Founder: 'If Maran Was Alive This Wouldn't Have Happened'

Shas MK and founding member Nissim Ze'ev laments lost friendship between Yishai, Deri, but says separation ultimately for the best.Hezki Baruch, 12/30/2014, 11:13 AM

Aryeh Deri, Not R' Ovadiah Yosef, Behind Oslo Accords

Footage leaked to the media shows that Deri made the decision for Shas to support Oslo, according to R' Yosef - a fact Deri denied in 2002.Tova Dvorin, 12/30/2014, 8:41 AM

Deri 'Determined' to Resign as Shas Chairman

After his resignation was rejected by Shas rabbis, MK Aryeh Deri tells party members he is determined to step down.Yoni Kempinski and Ben Ariel, 12/30/2014, 3:16 AM

Shas Rabbis Reject Deri's Resignation Request

Aryeh Deri to remain party chairman after ruling from Council of Torah Sages, who personally delivered the news Monday night.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 12/29/2014, 10:52 PM

Shas Chairman Aryeh Deri to Resign?

Deri to submit resignation to Shas Council of Torah Sages after R' Ovadiah Yosef recording scandal; request only approved if they accept.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 12/29/2014, 8:51 PM