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Beitar man arrested for selling passport appointments

Amid years-long crisis of passport services, Beitar resident arrested for illegal taking up hundreds of passport appointments, selling them.

Beitar man arrested for selling passport appointments

Gov't plans new program to ameliorate passport request backlog

Interior Minister says that for one month, four of the ministry's largest offices will deal only with passports - and without appointments.

Gov't plans new program to ameliorate passport request backlog

Chaos in Interior Ministry to affect elections?

Haredi MK demands immediate solution to long wait times at Interior Min. offices, warns wait times may limit citizens' ability to vote.

Chaos in Interior Ministry to affect elections?

Interior Min. to ease bureaucracy for registering births abroad

If medical records cannot be obtained, parents will be able to sign affirmation that the woman claiming motherhood is the birth mother.

Interior Min. to ease bureaucracy for registering births abroad

Interior Ministry to allocate budget for Hebron Jewish community

Ministry headed by Ayelet Shaked allocates 500,000 shekels for development of Jewish community in Hebron.

Interior Ministry to allocate budget for Hebron Jewish community

The aliyah and visa crisis is NOT such a “success story”

Israel is proud of a 31% increase in aliya from last year, but that euphoria is somewhat deceptive. Look closer. Op-ed.

The aliyah and visa crisis is NOT such a “success story”

Interior Min. Shaked: 'I won't endanger Israel's citizens'

Interior Min. Ayelet Shaked shoots back at Haaretz after claims she 'doesn't want to bid farewell' to law allowing Israel to 'discriminate.'

Interior Min. Shaked: 'I won't endanger Israel's citizens'

Family reunification requests rebuffed by government

Citizenship Law has expired, but the Interior Ministry is refusing to deal with the issue 'until new policies are formulated.'

Family reunification requests rebuffed by government

The new government site for requesting entry into Israel

Israeli government announces new websites for requesting entry permits, replacing email requests to local consulates.

The new government site for requesting entry into Israel

Some beaches open after tar pollution

Interior, Environment, and Health Ministries approve resuming water sport activities and activities on some beaches.

Some beaches open after tar pollution

Report: Single students denied entry to Israel

Entry permits for singles seeking to study in Israel retracted, married students and their families still allowed entry.

Report: Single students denied entry to Israel

Land and sea crossings close to arrivals from China

Interior Min. Deri orders Israel's borders closed to those who were recently in China - with one catch.

Land and sea crossings close to arrivals from China

Israel grants Amare Stoudemire residency rights

'In near future, possibility of granting player citizenship will be examined,' Ministry says.

Israel grants Amare Stoudemire residency rights

Court grants residency permit to terrorist's mother

Courts overturns decision by Interior Minister to deny residency permit to terrorist's mother.

Court grants residency permit to terrorist's mother

Interior Ministry: System failure 'unrelated to vote count'

Interior Ministry promises open display system for vote counting in local elections will return to air in coming hours.

Interior Ministry: System failure 'unrelated to vote count'

Baptized as a Christian, registered as a Jew

Great Rabbinical Court instructs Interior Ministry to register as Jewish a woman baptized into Christianity who leads a Christian lifestyle.

Baptized as a Christian, registered as a Jew

Human Rights Watch sues Israeli Interior Ministry

Human Rights Watch files lawsuit after its local director was ordered to leave Israel due to his involvement in the BDS movement.

Human Rights Watch sues Israeli Interior Ministry

Deri gives Ethiopian Jew, Bible Quiz contestant Israeli ID card

Ethiopian Jewish teenager whose father, siblings live in Israel, had been initially required to leave country after annual Bible quiz.

Deri gives Ethiopian Jew, Bible Quiz contestant Israeli ID card

After giving pro-BDS activist work visa, Israel mulls retraction

Israel mulling nixing work permit issued to Human Rights Watch's Omar Shakir, who lobbied on behalf of BDS, compared Zionism to apartheid.

After giving pro-BDS activist work visa, Israel mulls retraction

Israel to issue free temporary passports

Interior Ministry issues free temporary passports to travelers with flights before Oct. 20.

Israel to issue free temporary passports

It's final: Nat. Religious school to be transferred to haredim

Interior Min. gives religious public school's building to haredim; school moves to less desirable building ahead of start of school year.

It's final: Nat. Religious school to be transferred to haredim

'Prisoners are not better citizens than hospital patients'

Knesset committee head approves vote to place voting booths in hospitals, nursing homes.

'Prisoners are not better citizens than hospital patients'

Israel slashes price for passports ordered at Ben Gurion Airport

Compensating for long wait times at Interior Ministry branches, Israeli government slashes prices for emergency passports issued at airport.

Israel slashes price for passports ordered at Ben Gurion Airport

Man impersonating Interior Ministry official arrested

Police nab suspect accused of impersonation, fraud.

Man impersonating Interior Ministry official arrested

Country of birth: Judea and Samaria

Parents enrolling children in first grade discover children's country of birth listed as 'Judea and Samaria' or 'Palesitnian Authority.'

Country of birth: Judea and Samaria

Interior Ministry expels terrorist widow from Israel

The Interior Ministry revoked terrorist's widow's citizenship and expelled her to the Palestinian Authority.

Interior Ministry expels terrorist widow from Israel

213,913 new Israelis this year

Interior Ministry reports 186,923 babies born in Israel since last Rosh Hashanah, In addition, 26,990 immigrants made Aliyah.

213,913 new Israelis this year

Israel: Reports Elton John told to swear loyalty 'delusional'

Israel rejects claim pop star Elton John's promoter that government demanded singer sign loyalty pledge.

Israel: Reports Elton John told to swear loyalty 'delusional'

'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.

'A convict has no business being minister'

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.

Aryeh Deri to return to Interior Ministry after 22 years

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.

Deri asks to be Interior Minister again after 22 years

PM hints Deri will get Interior Ministry

Netanyahu reportedly said that 'some factions have not received enough important portfolios.'

PM hints Deri will get Interior Ministry

Will Deri replace Shalom as Interior Minister?

Following Silvan Shalom's resignation from politics, officials estimate Shas chairman will return to Interior Ministry.

Will Deri replace Shalom as Interior Minister?

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.

MK Smotrich Blasts Cadets who Boycotted Judea-Samaria

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.

Interior Ministry Buckles After Trainees Boycott Judea-Samaria

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.

Bill: BDS Supporters to be Denied Entry into Israel

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.

Netanyahu, Deri Set to Meet: Deal Imminent?

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.

Deri Refuses to Accept Economy Ministry

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.

Deri: Jewish Home Failed Us, Needs to Compromise

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.

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

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?

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

15,000 More Jews in Judea-Samaria in 2014

Jewish population over 1949 Armistice lines close to 400,000, according to the Interior Ministry.

15,000 More Jews in Judea-Samaria in 2014

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.

Erdan Freezes Passport of Israeli Arab Who Joined ISIS

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.

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

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.

Interior Ministry Formulating New 'Infiltrator Law'

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.

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

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?

US, Israel Issue Landmark Agreement for Mutual Investor Visas

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.

Yitzhak Rabin Finally Gets Israeli Citizenship

Israel to Promote New Jerusalem Construction

Israel will promote new construction projects in Jerusalem, including hundreds of new housing units in Ramat Shlomo.

Israel to Promote New Jerusalem Construction

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 Saar

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

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.

Report: Lapid Will Replace Yishai

'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.

'Jewish Home Should Take Interior, Religious Affairs Portfolios'

Yishai Orders Ivory Coast Illegals Deported

Interior minister Eli Yishai ordered officials to begin repatriating illegal immigrants from the Ivory Coast, offers cash for cooperation

Yishai Orders Ivory Coast Illegals Deported

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.

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

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.

Court: Ivory Coast Refugees Can Go Home

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.

Israel Offers Assistance Basket for Departing Sudanese

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.

Interior Ministry Approves 1,100 Gilo Homes