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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

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 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 Boycotting Cadets

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 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 to 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

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: 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 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

Sa'ar to Step Down 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 Planning 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

Gilad Erdan Seen as Favorite to Replace Sa'ar

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

Landmark Move: US, Israel Issue Mutual 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 Aren't Wrong on 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

'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

'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

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