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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 - Symptom of Greater Issue'

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 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

'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

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

Rabbi Yosef's Kids 'Cynically Used' to Defend Deri

Children of Shas spiritual head gather at grave to back Deri and decry 'desecration of honor,' after recording revealed him slamming Deri.Uzi Baruch, Ari Yashar, 12/29/2014, 2:58 PM

Recording Shows Rabbi Yosef Slamming 'Evil' Deri

Never before seen recordings show former Shas spiritual head rejecting Deri over corruption; 'Why would I betray Eli Yishai?'Ari Soffer, 12/28/2014, 8:57 PM

Netanyahu Sources: Cooperation with Yishai's Party

Netanyahu reportedly is overjoyed at Yishai's party weakening Labor-supporting Shas, wants it to be strong - even at expense of Likud votes.Uzi Baruch, 12/22/2014, 12:03 PM

Yishai May 'Play Hand' Against Deri Over Attack

Sources close to Yishai say Deri breached agreement in 'settlement' tirade, say they aren't concerned over polls or Tekuma decision.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 12/21/2014, 11:27 AM

Deri Launches Tirade Against Yishai, 'Settlers'

Shas Chairman accuses Eli Yishai of 'going against Maran,' says that money for 'settlers' against R' Ovadiah's wishes.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 12/20/2014, 9:56 PM

Shas Members Berate Yishai For 'His Lies'

In a harsh letter sent by several Shas MKs to Eli Yishai, MKs criticize Yishai for his 'fabricated' claims against Aryeh Deri.Cynthia Blank, 12/18/2014, 8:25 AM

Yishai Split With Deri For 'Leaning to the Left'

Yishai notes his nationalist opinions created tension with Deri, as did Deri's attempts to limit him; chose not to hold 'putsch.'Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 12/17/2014, 9:27 AM

Panicked Shas 'Liable to Disappear'

Senior Shas source tells Arutz Sheva party is in a dither after polls show Yishai took half their votes; 'we definitely have a problem.'Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 12/16/2014, 5:40 PM

Yishai Break Splits Shas Electorate Power in Half

Poll shows Yishai's new Yachad party gets four seats, leaves Shas with four, amid speculation of Yachad union with nationalist parties.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 12/16/2014, 4:27 PM

State Assigns Security Detail for Eli Yishai

Fears high for Yishai's personal safety after Shas supporters storm Yachad party announcement Monday.Tova Dvorin, 12/16/2014, 10:10 AM

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef's Daughter Slams Aryeh Deri

IDF Radio obtains recordings of Adina Bar Shalom attacking character of Shas Chairman and wife who 'cut herself a fat check.'Gil Ronen, 12/15/2014, 3:05 PM

'Shas Will Have Female MKs, Too'

Rabbanit Adina Bar Shalom, Rabbi Ovadia's daughter, says Deri promised her that women will be Shas MKs soon; supports 'land for peace.'Gil Ronen, 12/15/2014, 2:06 PM

Deri, Adina Bar-Shalom to Consult on Shas Policy

If Eli Yishai plans to bolt Shas and take right-wing votes with him, Aryeh Deri will make up those votes with more support from women.Moshe Cohen, 12/14/2014, 7:05 PM

Deri Instructed Not to Meet with Yishai

Shas Council of Torah Sages instructs MK Aryeh Deri not to meet MK Eli Yishai on Sunday as originally planned.Hezki Baruch, 12/14/2014, 3:40 AM

Report: Eli Yishai is Leaving Shas

MK will either form a party with Uri Ariel, form a Sephardic competitor to Shas or quit politics.Uzi Baruch, 12/13/2014, 8:22 PM

Yishai Gets Hareidi Leader Blessing for New Party

Sources close to Yishai say meeting with Rabbi Shteinman Friday paves way for Shas split, solidifying deal splitting Jewish Home as well.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 12/12/2014, 2:05 PM

Shas Split Imminent: Deri 'Doesn't Need Yishai'

Closed conversations reveal Deri deriding his rival Yishai, 'offered him what we offered out of mercy for the guy.'Ari Yashar, 12/12/2014, 11:54 AM

Key Rabbis Warn They'll Leave Shas with Yishai

Prominent rabbis warn Shas over Deri's demands pressing Yishai out, hint more strongly at a union with Ariel splitting Jewish Home too.Ari Yashar, 12/12/2014, 7:50 AM

Deri's Demands on Yishai Head Shas for Split

Deri and Yishai 'entrenching in positions' as demands of each become known, split likely barring unforeseen developments.Ari Yashar, 12/11/2014, 11:00 PM

Deri: We're Not Obligated to Anyone

Shas chairman makes clear his party isn't obligated to support PM Netanyahu after the elections.Ben Ariel, 12/7/2014, 5:54 AM

Report: Threats Made Against MK Eli Yishai

Anonymous phone calls to the MK threatened him with 'stabbing' if he switched parties. Are internal Shas tensions to blame?Tova Dvorin, 12/3/2014, 7:45 PM

Deri: There is no Deal with Netanyahu

Shas head says the only 'deal' he'll be striking is during talks for new coalition; hints at campaign strategy in appeal to leftist parties.Ido Ben Porat and Ari Soffer, 12/2/2014, 2:41 PM

MKs Right and Left Respond to Early Elections

Knesset Members from across the political spectrum respond to failed meeting between Netanyahu and Lapid.Hezki Baruch and Elad Benari, 12/2/2014, 1:10 AM

Deri and Yishai Meet, Decide to Work Together

For the first time in a year, long-time rivals Aryeh Deri and Eli Yishai, held a one-on-one meeting in Bnei Brak.Ido Ben Porat, 11/5/2014, 4:45 AM

Deri Hints at Cooperation with Moshe Kahlon

Shas chairman hints at cooperation with former Communications and Welfare Minister who plans to form a new political party.Haim Lev, 10/27/2014, 4:43 AM

Shas Sources Say 'Aryeh Deri Made Party Leftist'

Senior sources slam Deri for steering party leftward for 'narrow political interests,' call for return of Eli Yishai as party head.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 10/7/2014, 12:36 PM

Will Lapid's Sabbath Desecration End Coalition?

A coalition has already broken apart in a similar gaffe to Lapid's Shabbat press conference; MKs warning action may be taken.Uzi Baruch, Ari Yashar, 9/20/2014, 10:51 PM

Ministers Strongly Oppose 'Scandalous' Budget Cut

Ministers from all sides pledge to oppose long-term cut to fund Gaza operation; calls to postpone as materials received last minute.Ari Yashar, 8/31/2014, 11:58 AM

Government Rifts Deepen over Kerry Talks

Aryeh Deri of Shas will not join a break off coalition led by Yair Lapid., 4/14/2014, 3:43 AM

'Quiet Deal' to Release Yeshiva Student for Seder

Sources close to Shas Chairman Deri say IDF has agreed to free yeshiva student whose arrest sparked rioting.Haim Lev, Gil Ronen, 4/10/2014, 9:16 PM

Shas MK Denies his Party is Leftist

MK Yitzhak Cohen answers a tough question after party chairman endorsed Labor leader for prime minister.Haim Lev, Gil Ronen, 4/3/2014, 4:38 PM

Shas Chairman Supports Opposition Head for PM

In another 'retaliation' statement against Religious Zionist parties, Aryeh Deri hails Herzog as PM at Opposition meeting.Tova Dvorin, 3/11/2014, 1:35 PM

Shas Chairman Threatens Support for Withdrawals

As opposition boycotts controversial debates, Deri threatens hareidi support for withdrawals as 'revenge' against Religious Zionists.Ari Yashar, 3/10/2014, 3:44 PM

Shas Quits Shaked Committee Over Sanctions

Shas resigns from the committee working on the new draft law, cites disagreements regarding sanctions on hareidi draft evaders.Elad Benari, 2/18/2014, 3:46 AM

Presidential Candidate Rejects 'Racism' Charges

Professor Dan Shechtman says Shas Chairman Aryeh Deri blew his comments about Mizrahi music out of proportion.Tova Dvorin, 2/17/2014, 5:59 PM

Hadassah Protest March Heads to Finance Office

Hadassah Medical Center workers continue protest over budget crisis and pay cut, MKs support workers at conference.Ari Yashar, 2/10/2014, 9:43 AM

Netanyahu: My Son is Not Dating a Non-Jew

Netanyahu's spokesman tells MK Deri that Yair Netanyahu and young Norwegian woman are just studying together, not dating.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/29/2014, 5:46 AM

Debate On Non-Jewish Girlfriend of Netanyahu's Son

Relationship between prime minister's son and Norweigan woman sparks heated discussion on assimilation.Ari Yashar, 1/27/2014, 11:59 AM

Deri: No to Hurting Judea and Samaria

Shas chairman says he will oppose any peace agreement that harms Jews in Judea and Samaria, takes a shot at Jewish Home party.Elad Benari, 1/10/2014, 2:13 AM

Deri: Shas Not a 'Safety Net' For Kerry Deal

Shas Chairman declares his party will not provide a 'safety net' to form a new coalition enabling peace deal, withdrawals.Ari Yashar, 1/3/2014, 9:38 AM

Criticism in Shas on Education Ministry Agreement

All Shas MKs summoned to discuss agreement that lets Education Ministry partially control Shas schools.Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/1/2014, 12:44 PM

Report: Deri Foiled Yishai Appointment to C'tee

Shas chairman reportedly foiled an attempt to appoint rival Yishai as temporary head of Foreign Affairs and Defense C'tee.Elad Benari, 12/23/2013, 1:12 AM

Deri: 'Nationalist' Government Abandoned Jerusalem

Shas chairman slams Likud and Jewish Home for absence during a vote on a bill prohibiting negotiations over Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 12/19/2013, 4:38 AM

Shas Attacks Government over ‘Poverty Storm’

Shas party head Aryeh Deri warns of ‘poverty storm’ as data shows 1.7 million under poverty line, including 23% of elderly.Maayana Miskin, 12/17/2013, 4:13 PM

Deri: Promote Building Throughout Land of Israel

Shas chairman visits Gush Etzion region, declares that it is important to build, establish facts on the ground.Tova Dvorin, 12/5/2013, 3:44 AM

Abbas Phones Deri: We Want Peace

PA chairman phones Shas chairman, tells him he wants to advance peace process.Elad Benari, 12/3/2013, 3:15 AM

Deri: Let's All Buy 'Settlement' Products

“When they try to boycott us, we must be united" and buy products from Judea and Samaria, says Shas chairman.Elad Benari, 11/28/2013, 6:42 AM