'We added Yishai so as not to lose votes for the right'

Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman explains reasoning behind his party's agreement with Eli Yishai.Ben Shaul, 4/2/2019, 5:14 AM

Eli Yishai bows out, will support UTJ party

Yahad leader announces he will not run for the Knesset, calls on his supporters to vote for the United Torah Judaism party.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/27/2019, 5:28 PM

Yachad leader: I won't run if Rabbi Mazuz tells me not to

Eli Yishai explains decision to run independently, says he'll quit if Rabbi Mazuz instructs him to.Michal Levi, 3/17/2019, 12:31 PM

Yishai: Deri vetoed deal for me to run with Jewish Home

Chief of Yahad party and former Interior Minister Eli Yishai claims Shas chairman blocked deal for joint run with Jewish Home.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/25/2019, 7:52 AM

It's final: Eli Yishai's party won't run with Jewish Home

Parties submit lists of candidates for Knesset, Jewish Home list does not include Eli Yishai.Hezki Baruch, 2/22/2019, 11:04 AM

Yachad leader: Netanyahu promised not to make me a minister

Yachad leader Eli Yishai: PM Netanyahu promised Interior Minister Deri not to make me a minister after elections, Kikar Hashabbat says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/22/2019, 9:20 AM

Eli Yishai to run alone

Yahad chairman not included in joint Jewish Home, National Union and Otzma Yehudit list for Knesset.Hezki Baruch, 2/21/2019, 11:37 PM

Former Shas MK: Deri a disgrace to the Torah

Former MK Nissim Zeev regrets Aryeh Deri's veto of running with Eli Yishau despite support of Rabbi Mazuz.Benny Toker, 2/21/2019, 4:18 PM

Will Eli Yishai's Yahad go it alone?

With no deal reached for joint run with either Shas or Jewish Home and registration deadline just hours away, will Yahad make solo run?Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/21/2019, 3:32 PM

Eli Yishai expected to be placed 6th on united right-wing list

After Otzma Yehudit agrees to Jewish Home's terms, Yahad chief likely to receive 6th spot on joint list, with guarantees for gov't ministry.Eliran Aharon, 2/20/2019, 1:16 PM

Unite the Torah nationalists now!

It’s time for egos to get out of the way and let leadership and statesmanship enter. Ariel Natan Pasko, 2/17/2019, 2:01 PM

Eli Yishai unapologetic: 'I'm for Mother and Father'

'When they said haredim are like Hamas, no one spoke up; suddenly a slogan is raised that isn't approved by me, I'm invited to every show.'Hezki Baruch, 2/14/2019, 12:36 PM

'This election is not Netanyahu's test, but Bennett's'

Yachad leader Eli Yishai says upcoming elections will decide whether Netanyahu leads left-wing government or right-wing government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/12/2019, 6:05 PM

Eli Yishai: Right-wing joint ticket would win 8-10 seats

Yahad Chair Eli Yishai awaits Religious Zionist unity, hoping to join immediately; 'If we were united, we'd already have 8-10 seats.'Shimon Cohen, 2/11/2019, 5:52 PM

Eli Yishai: 'Shas is going down'

Former minister attempting to create conditions for Knesset comeback: 'When leader is elected to Jewish Home I assume they'll advance.'Mordechai Sones, 1/24/2019, 10:25 AM

Report: Eli Yishai sought to run with Shas

Former Shas leader and Deri rival asked Shas spiritual leader if his slate could run with Shas to reverse electoral implosion.Tzvi Lev, 1/4/2019, 8:57 AM

Otzma Yehudit calls for unity in national religious camp

Otzma Yehudit party calls for technical bloc that would unite the entire national religious camp ahead of elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/30/2018, 2:14 AM

Eli Yishai offers joint ticket with Shas, Yahad

Yahad chairman calls for alliance with Shas. 'The haredi public is facing a challenge - perhaps the greatest it has ever known.'Eli Yishai, 12/25/2018, 1:41 PM

Ex-minister: Let the Reform build a Western Wall in Berlin

Former minister Eli Yishai says Reform can pray at the Western Wall like everyone else, no need to make specific areas for each sector.Ben Shaul, 9/13/2018, 12:43 PM

'The cabinet is only good at talking'

Former Shas head Eli Yishai had harsh criticism for how Israel is handling the flare-up with Gaza.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/9/2018, 9:37 PM

'No choice but to hit Gaza mercilessly'

Ex-minister and Yahad chief: Kite terror must be treated the same as rockets. 'If all those who feared last time vote - 8 seats.'Eliran Aharon, 6/26/2018, 9:20 AM

The 21st Knesset: Which new parties have the best chance?

A number of new parties - most led by former lawmakers - will vie for a place in the next Knesset. But what are their chances?David Rosenberg, 6/6/2018, 2:15 PM

Deri doesn't rule out supporting Eli Yishai for Jerusalem mayor

Deri does not rule out nominating nemesis Eli Yishai to run for mayor of Jerusalem as Shas representative.Tzvi Lev, 5/3/2018, 2:40 PM

Deri held secret meeting in attempt to reverse Shas' decline

Report says Shas leader convened secret meeting in order to reverse faction's plummet in the polls and battle talk of Eli Yishai's return.Tzvi Lev, 5/1/2018, 2:54 PM

Eli Yishai: Rejoining Shas still a possibility

Former Shas leader says he is willing to merge his Yahad party with the Shas party for the sake of haredi unity.Gary Willig, 4/26/2018, 10:07 PM

Eli Yishai for Mayor of Jerusalem?

Sephardic rabbis reportedly pushing for Yahad party founder and former Shas chief Eli Yishai to run for Mayor of Jerusalem - on Shas ticket.David Rosenberg, 4/23/2018, 10:59 AM

Olmert says haredi Kabbalist predicted Hezbollah attack

Former prime minister says haredi Kabbalist correctly warned that Hezbollah would attack Israeli missile boat during Second Lebanon War.Tzvi Lev, 3/18/2018, 7:34 AM

Could a joint Feiglin-Yishai list make it into the Knesset?

New poll sheds light on smaller faction's chances of passing electoral threshold for the Knesset.David Rosenberg, 3/13/2018, 8:55 PM

Aryeh Deri grilled by police for sixth time

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri is interrogated by police Thursday over a slew of allegations, including tax evasion and money laundering.Tzvi Lev, 1/18/2018, 12:29 PM

Deri: Eli Yishai will not return to Shas

Shas leader Aryeh Deri discounts rumors of former party leader Yishai's return, claims he will run with Likud. 'He will not return to Shas.'Tzvi Lev, 1/14/2018, 8:50 AM

Eli Yishai returning to Shas?

Sources in Council of Torah Sages discuss possibility of uniting Shas with Yishai's party over concerns that Shas won't pass threshold.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/7/2018, 8:19 AM

'Interior Minister needs to listen to the experts'

Former MK Eli Yishai warns Interior Minister Deri that if the Supermarket Law's issues aren't fixed, the Supreme Court may shoot it down.Michal Levi, 12/27/2017, 3:13 PM

Aryeh Deri denies that Shas will run with Eli Yishai

Shas head denies swirling rumors that it will run with former leader Eli Yishai's Yahad party. 'We don't need reinforcements.'Tzvi Lev, 12/14/2017, 5:46 PM

Eli Yishai doesn't rule out running with Shas

Despite ugly in-fighting, former Shas head Eli Yishai says he would run with party in order to help Shas cross electoral threshold.Tzvi Lev, 12/10/2017, 10:30 AM

Shas rabbis blast Eli Yishai for attacks on Aryeh Deri

Shas rabbis slam former Shas leader Eli Yishai after he accused current leader Aryeh Deri of 'lying to Rabbi Ovadia Yosef'.Tzvi Lev, 10/26/2017, 4:04 PM

'Deri lied to Rabbi Ovadia Yosef'

Former MK Eli Yishai says Interior Minister Deri doesn't care about what is good, sanctifies hatred, and lied to late Chief Rabbi Yosef.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/23/2017, 1:40 PM

Will PM's bid to lower electoral threshold help Feiglin, Yishai?

Could move to drop Knesset threshold from 3.25% to 2% help Eli Yishai, Moshe Feiglin return to the Knesset?David Rosenberg, 10/22/2017, 10:34 PM

Will Shas be left out of the next Knesset?

Shas, which once held 17 seats, plummets in latest poll to just 4, almost falling below minimum threshold.Tzvi Lev, 10/19/2017, 5:05 PM

Shas and Yahad to merge?

Son of Shas' spiritual head meets with Rabbi Meir Mazuz from Eli Yishai's party, reportedly offers to merge two warring parties.Tzvi Lev, 10/9/2017, 11:35 PM

Eli Yishai to run again for Knesset on Yahad list

Ex-Interior Minister and former Shas chief Eli Yishai says new Yahad party, which narrowly missed minimum threshold in 2015, to run again.David Rosenberg, 10/8/2017, 6:41 PM

'The Supreme Court has given a visa to every infiltrator'

Chairman of Yahad party Eli Yishai protests Supreme Court decision prohibiting involuntary deportation of infiltrators.Eli Yishai, 8/29/2017, 12:51 PM

Could Eli Yishai, Baruch Marzel make it into the next Knesset?

New poll shows right-wing Yahad party almost clearing electoral threshold. Likud still leads, with clear mandate to form next government.David Rosenberg, 8/11/2017, 9:23 AM

Shas: We will always support the right-wing candidate

Interior Minister Deri talks about submarine investigation, election, and what he thinks of Netanyahu as prime minister.Arutz Sheva, 7/14/2017, 8:40 AM

Shas denies contact with Eli Yishai

Torah Sages Council president's son who reportedly discussed leadership transfer possibility with Yishai issues sweeping denial.Mordechai Sones, 6/1/2017, 12:54 PM

Eli Yishai blasts Deri for foot-dragging on TA supermarket case

'Deri’s conduct is like that of a boy who kills his father and then cries that he’s an orphan.'Ben Shaul, 4/20/2017, 1:17 PM

'Amona wouldn't have been destroyed on my watch'

Former Interior Minister Eli Yishai says that had he been part of the coalition, he would have prevented the demolition of Amona.Benny Tocker, 2/3/2017, 3:07 AM

Pardon in order - government conduct 'disgraceful'

Former Minister Eli Yishai relates to verdict in Elor Azariya trial: 'We are becoming a laughingstock in the world.'Eliran Aharon, 1/9/2017, 7:37 PM

'No reason Eritrean illegal immigrants can't be sent back'

Former Minster Eli Yishai says that the time has come for Israel to return illegal migrants from Eritrea to their homeland.Eliran Aharon, 12/1/2016, 6:44 PM

'The system has lost its way'

Former Shas leader Eli Yishai gave a show of support to Elor Azaryia at a hearing on Tuesday. 'I fear the message this gives to soldiers'.Eliran Aharon, 7/26/2016, 8:11 PM

Rabbi Mazuz and Eli Yishai visit bereaved Rabbi Cohen

For the first time since election, R' Mazuz and Eli Yishai visit R' Cohen who is sitting Shiva for his wifeArutz Sheva Staff, 6/26/2016, 2:14 PM

Yishai: I hope for Deri the suspicions are unfounded

Former MK Eli Yishai responds to criminal investigation against longtime rival.Uzi Baruch, 4/14/2016, 4:44 AM

Report: Eli Yishai, Kahlon considering joint list

High-level discussions reportedly taking place between former Shas chairman and Kulanu chief for possible joint run.David Rosenberg, 4/3/2016, 10:37 AM

'Coalition should have collapsed on Reform Kotel'

Ex-Minister Yishai slams haredi and religious parties for not saying 'no' to new prayer space, calls Reform 'disappearing Judaism.'Hezki Baruch, 2/7/2016, 5:15 PM

Yishai, Marzel: Shas activist's 'libel' lost us the election

Yachad party candidates sue Shas activist over charges his rumor-mongering damaged party's chances of passing electoral threshold.Moshe Cohen, 11/19/2015, 9:48 AM

'Synagogue destruction is a mark of Cain on the government'

Yachad head Yishai details how religious MKs can stop the 'desecration of G-d's name' but are not doing so, promises elections return.Eliran Aharon, 11/13/2015, 10:50 AM

Yishai rejects Deri's reconciliation offer

Yishai says Shas chairman's offer is nothing but a political spin.Ben Ariel, 11/13/2015, 3:15 AM

Deri makes surprising reconciliation offer to Yishai

In huge political curve ball, Shas head proposes Yishai disband Yachad and return, offering to cover his campaign debts.Hezki Baruch, 11/12/2015, 10:26 PM