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'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

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

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

MK Smotrich Blasts Cadets who Boycotted Judea-Samaria

MK Smotrich urges Interior Minister Silvan Shalom to revoke order keeping Arab cadets who boycotted Judea-Samaria in training course.Shimon Cohen, 7/2/2015, 3:05 PM

Interior Ministry Buckles After Trainees Boycott Judea-Samaria

Six Arab cadets caused Interior Ministry to change Judea-Samaria policy after threatening ministry with going to int'l media.Cynthia Blank, 6/29/2015, 10:54 PM

Bill: BDS Supporters to be Denied Entry into Israel

MK Magal proposes bill disallowing boycott supporters from entering Israel; even Jews eligible under Law of Return will need special permit.Cynthia Blank, 6/8/2015, 4:56 PM

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

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

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

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

Peace Now: Gov't Gave More Money to 'Settlements' in 2014

Far-left group claims Interior Ministry granted 3.5 times more money to Judea-Samaria in 2014. But could frozen funds be the cause?Shlomo Pitrikovsky and Tova Dvorin, 1/4/2015, 9:30 AM

15,000 More Jews in Judea-Samaria in 2014

Jewish population over 1949 Armistice lines close to 400,000, according to the Interior Ministry.Uzi Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 1/2/2015, 9:18 AM

Erdan Freezes Passport of Israeli Arab Who Joined ISIS

Erdan considering revoking citizenship of man who left Israel for ISIS; family threatens to petition against gov't in High Court.Tova Dvorin, 12/22/2014, 10:21 PM

Gidon Sa'ar to Step Down as Interior Minister Within 48 Hours

Interior Minister Gidon Sa'ar submits official resignation to PMO; scramble to find replacement ensues.Hezki Baruch, 11/2/2014, 10:50 AM

Interior Ministry Formulating New 'Infiltrator Law'

Following controversial High Court decision to shoot down previous law, ministry signals it isn't giving up the issue without a fight.Hezki Baruch and Ari Soffer, 9/30/2014, 5:43 PM

MK Erdan Seen as Favorite to Replace Sa'ar as Interior Minister

Speculation mounting that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will nominate Gilad Erdan, after Interior Minister's sudden resignation.Moshe Cohen, 9/18/2014, 11:32 AM

US, Israel Issue Landmark Agreement for Mutual Investor Visas

American, Israeli visa process opened to allow US nationals to invest in Israel economy, and vice versa. Is this the end to a visa crisis?Tova Dvorin and Hezki Baruch, 8/13/2014, 1:17 PM

Yitzhak Rabin Finally Gets Israeli Citizenship

Jordanian-born teenager named after slain Israeli prime minister can finally fulfill his dream to serve in IDF after battling bureaucracy.Tova Dvorin , 2/19/2014, 5:22 PM

Israel to Promote New Jerusalem Construction

Israel will promote new construction projects in Jerusalem, including hundreds of new housing units in Ramat Shlomo.Elad Benari, 10/30/2013, 2:42 AM

Saar: 10,000 Signups Can't Be Wrong About Biometric IDs

That 10,000 Israelis have signed up for biometric ID cards proves there's nothing to fear from them, says Interior Minister Gideon SaarDavid Lev, 8/8/2013, 1:36 PM

Report: Lapid Will Replace Yishai

Likud Beytenu is reportedly close to signing a coalition agreement with Yesh Atid; Lapid will replace Shas's Yishai as Interior Minister.Elad Benari, 3/8/2013, 1:15 AM

'Jewish Home Should Take Interior, Religious Affairs Portfolios'

Rabbi Dr. Daniel Tropper of the Jewish Home’s Elections Committee: We can have influence in the Interior and Religious Affairs Ministries.Elad Benari, 1/31/2013, 3:46 AM

Yishai Orders Ivory Coast Illegals Deported

Interior minister Eli Yishai ordered officials to begin repatriating illegal immigrants from the Ivory Coast, offers cash for cooperationGabe Kahn, 6/28/2012, 3:22 PM

Yishai: 'Our Goal is a State Without Illegal Aliens'

Interior Minister Eli Yishai announced the formation of a special task force on illegal immigration to Israel; proposals in two months.Gabe Kahn, 6/5/2012, 4:41 PM

Court: Ivory Coast Refugees Can Go Home

A Jerusalem judge on Thursday authorized a decision made last month to deport citizens of the Ivory Coast back to their homeland.David Lev, 4/5/2012, 9:53 AM

Israel Offers Assistance Basket for Departing Sudanese

The National Immigration Authority is making a limited time offer to illegal South Sudanese immigrants to aid them in returning home.Gabe Kahn., 1/31/2012, 8:45 PM

Interior Ministry Approves 1,100 Gilo Homes

Interior Minister Eli Yishai has approved a development project for Jerusalem's Gilo neighborhood, including 1,100 housing units.Gabe Kahn., 9/27/2011, 4:51 PM