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News and updates about Aryeh Deri

Religious Zionist Party Director:

Deri shouldn't come to War Cabinet meetings until haredim enlist

Religious Zionist Party Director Yehuda Wald wrote that Ariye Deri can not morally and ethically send soldiers to the battlefield as long as he does not work to send haredi boys as well.

Deri shouldn't come to War Cabinet meetings until haredim enlist

Draft Law crisis:

Deri accuses: 'Gantz is blocking all options for agreements'

Shas chief Aryeh Deri talks about potential Draft Law, says negotiations have arrived at a 'junction which seemingly can't be passed,' since MK Benny Gantz and his party refuse all options for agreements.

Deri accuses: 'Gantz is blocking all options for agreements'

Deri's wife:

'Netanyahu is not motivated by political considerations'

Yaffa Deri, wife of Shas chairman Aryeh Deri, denies claims that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is motivated by political considerations when he mulls a deal for the release of hostages.

'Netanyahu is not motivated by political considerations'

Deri on cabinet discussions:

'The responsibility is enormous'

Shas chairman provides a glimpse into the War Cabinet's deliberations.

'The responsibility is enormous'

Deri:

'Talk of returning settlers to Gaza very harmful'

Shas chairman says Hague hearing should teach MKs to be more careful with their words as some talk of returning to the destroyed settlements of Gaza.

'Talk of returning settlers to Gaza very harmful'

MK Deri:

'When we achieve our goals - we will stay in Gaza'

Shas chairman: The Palestinian Authority is unable to control Judea and Samaria - it does not have the capabilities to control Gaza.

'When we achieve our goals - we will stay in Gaza'

Aryeh Deri:

'We underestimated our enemies'

Shas chairman says he believes Lapid and Liberman will ultimately join the government, just as Gantz did.

'We underestimated our enemies'

Deri: We didn't yet have a plan to defeat Hamas

The leader of Shas claims that the government is still in the process of formulating a plan to end Hamas permanently.

Deri: We didn't yet have a plan to defeat Hamas

Aryeh Deri:

'Unity government will give hope to the public'

Shas chairman comments on emergency government: The public wanted the decision-makers to be united and it was successful, even if partially.

'Unity government will give hope to the public'

Anger over Deri's 'five thousand dollar etrog' claim

The leader of Shas drew suspicions by claiming that his etrog was worth $5,000 in cash - a sum forbidden under Israeli law.

Anger over Deri's 'five thousand dollar etrog' claim

Shas chief on judicial reform:

'Closer than ever to a broad consensus'

Aryeh Deri calls on all sides to reach agreements, avoid increasing 'dangerous' rifts.

'Closer than ever to a broad consensus'

Shas chief breaks his silence:

Draft Law to be coordinated with IDF

Shas chief Aryeh Deri breaks his silence and talks about the Draft Law. 'We can work quietly and achieve a good outcome.'

Draft Law to be coordinated with IDF

Aryeh Deri: I have no intention of returning to govt.

Shas leader says there is no need for a 'Deri law' to become a minister again, says opposition has no interest in negotiation in good faith.

Aryeh Deri: I have no intention of returning to govt.

Shas chief expresses support for Israel Ganz

At event honoring expansion of Tel Zion school, Shas chief Aryeh Deri expresses support for current Binyamin Region head's candidacy.

Shas chief expresses support for Israel Ganz

Shas chief: UTJ liable to harm Draft Law approval

MK Aryeh Deri warns 'unnecessary words' by United Torah Judaism liable to hurt ability to pass Draft Law.

Shas chief: UTJ liable to harm Draft Law approval

Report:

Haredi parties to bring down govt. if Draft Law not passed

Deri, Goldknopf reportedly agree legislation exempting yeshiva students from IDF service must be passed before judicial reform

Haredi parties to bring down govt. if Draft Law not passed

Netanyahu to NPR:

'I won't remove A-G, but will reappoint Deri as minister'

Prime Minister says a dismissal of Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara "is not even on the table".

'I won't remove A-G, but will reappoint Deri as minister'

Deri:

'We are making every effort to reach agreements'

Shas chairman: We are determined to approve Reasonableness Standard Bill, with consent or unfortunately without consent.

'We are making every effort to reach agreements'

Haredi party official:

'Shas chief is influencing United Torah Judaism'

Senior source in haredi UTJ party claims Shas chief Aryeh Deri is working to convince UTJ's Moshe Gafni to drop support for judicial reform.

'Shas chief is influencing United Torah Judaism'

Report: Deri considering giving up on return to government

Shas chairman reportedly believes he would face legal difficulties in becoming a minister again even with repeal of reasonableness standard.

Report: Deri considering giving up on return to government

Coalition lacks options following judicial selection vote

A senior right-wing figure lists the many repercussions of the coalition's defeat in the judicial selection committee vote.

Coalition lacks options following judicial selection vote

Judicial reform:

Gantz, Deri and Aharon Barak working towards compromise

Gantz met with Deri several times in an attempt to reach an understanding. Former Chief Justice Aharon Barak is also involved.

Gantz, Deri and Aharon Barak working towards compromise

Shas minister: Aryeh Deri said not to push the 'Deri Law'

Min. Yakov Margi says 'Deri Law' to bring back party leader was not pushed - at the instruction of Shas leader Aryeh Deri himself.

Shas minister: Aryeh Deri said not to push the 'Deri Law'

Report:

The secret security updates being given to Aryeh Deri

The chairman of Shas, who does not serve as a minister, receives regular security updates intended for cabinet members.

The secret security updates being given to Aryeh Deri

Shas Decides:

Moshe Arbel to replace Deri as Minister of Health, Interior

Shas spiritual leaders select Deputy Minister Moshe Arbel to replace Aryeh Deri as Interior Minister and Health Minister.

Moshe Arbel to replace Deri as Minister of Health, Interior

Deri criticizes the opposition: They have no red lines

Shas chairman blasts the opposition amid the protests against the judicial reform: We could not have imagined what is being done here.

Deri criticizes the opposition: They have no red lines

Report: Deri giving up on returning to govt. anytime soon

Shas chairman reportedly giving up on passage of 'Deri 2' law prohibiting Supreme Court from interfering in ministerial appointments.

Report: Deri giving up on returning to govt. anytime soon

Deri's compromise would keep Gallant as Defense Minister

Gallant expected to apologize for timing of speech calling for legislation to be stopped and remain in the position of Minister of Defense.

Deri's compromise would keep Gallant as Defense Minister

'Deri 2 Law' approved by Knesset in first reading

The law stipulates that the Supreme Court will not be able to hold a judicial review of ministerial appointments.

'Deri 2 Law' approved by Knesset in first reading

Report: A-G opposes parts of President's judicial reform plan

Attorney General's deputies say they oppose sections of judicial reform compromise which would allow Aryeh Deri to become a minister again.

Report: A-G opposes parts of President's judicial reform plan

'Destroying democracy'

Watch: Protesters break into Shas meeting:

Protestors interrupt Shas chairman, accuser him of 'destroying democracy' before being removed from faction meeting.

Watch: Protesters break into Shas meeting:

Former A-G Mandelblit:

'Aryeh Deri did not commit to stepping aside from politics'

Former Attorney General thinks that the legal proceedings against Shas chairman were drawn out.

'Aryeh Deri did not commit to stepping aside from politics'

Shas MK convinced:

'Deri will be a minister once again'

MK Yossi Taieb convinced Deri will return as a minister in the government, despite the legal challenges.

'Deri will be a minister once again'

Netanyahu: Deri's Western Wall bill not on agenda

PM, Justice Minister say Shas bill barring feminist displays at the Western Wall will not be brought up for discussion or vote next week.

Netanyahu: Deri's Western Wall bill not on agenda

A-G to oppose bill allowing Deri to come back as a minister

Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara objects to legislation barring Supreme Court from interfering in appointment of ministers.

A-G to oppose bill allowing Deri to come back as a minister

Shas vs. Likud:

Coalition divided on legislation enabling Deri's reinstatement

Other coalition parties want to postpone legislation to avoid jeopardizing judicial reforms. Shas wants the matter settled within weeks.

Coalition divided on legislation enabling Deri's reinstatement

Despite being dismissed:

Deri held working meetings with senior government officials

Former minister Aryeh Deri met with senior officials from Interior, Health and Finance Ministries without the actual ministers taking part.

Deri held working meetings with senior government officials

Shas proposes bill to bring Deri back into government

New legislation proposed by Shas would bar Supreme Court from overruling appointment of government ministers.

Shas proposes bill to bring Deri back into government

Deri: G-d willing, I'll be back in govt. soon

Shas chairman gives first interview since being fired as a minister, says he has been persecuted for six years.

Deri: G-d willing, I'll be back in govt. soon

'Aryeh, we're with you:' Coalition leaders protest Deri's firing

Leaders of coalition parties attend Shas faction meeting to show support for Aryeh Deri after he is fired at the Supreme Court's orders.

'Aryeh, we're with you:' Coalition leaders protest Deri's firing

After Deri's dismissal:

'Pleasant and warm atmosphere' at coalition party head meeting

At the meeting, the leaders discussed current affairs and showed support for the Shas Chairman.

'Pleasant and warm atmosphere' at coalition party head meeting

'With a heavy heart:'

Netanyahu fires Aryeh Deri

Deri dismissed as Health, Interior Minister in accordance with Supreme Court decision.

Netanyahu fires Aryeh Deri

Deri enters Cabinet meeting late ahead of expected firing

Shas chairman enters Cabinet meeting after cameras leave, PM thanks him for approval of health basket.

Deri enters Cabinet meeting late ahead of expected firing

Poll:

Majority of Israelis agree with Supreme Court disqualifying Deri

65% of Israelis, including 57% of Likud voters and 42% of Religious Zionism party voters, support barring Deri from serving as a minister.

Majority of Israelis agree with Supreme Court disqualifying Deri

Report:

Netanyahu to dismiss Deri on Sunday

The Prime Minister is expected to fire Deri during the cabinet meeting on Sunday morning, following Supreme Court ruling.

Netanyahu to dismiss Deri on Sunday

Wall Street Journal calls out Israel's Supreme Court

An editorial in the paper explains why the planned judicial reforms are essential for the country.

Wall Street Journal calls out Israel's Supreme Court

Report:

Netanyahu to fire Deri by next week

Due to his own indictments, PM cannot fire Deri as Health and Interior Minister until replacements selected.

Netanyahu to fire Deri by next week

Poll:

Most Israelis oppose Deri serving as a minister

67% of the public believe that Shas chairman is unfit to hold position of minister, compared to 21% who think he can continue in office.

Most Israelis oppose Deri serving as a minister

Former Likud minister:

'A pardon for Deri? He agreed to the punishment'

Former Justice Minister Dan Meridor comments on the possibility that President Herzog will decide to pardon Shas chairman Aryeh Deri.

'A pardon for Deri? He agreed to the punishment'

Netanyahu's 'compensation plan' for Deri to be revealed soon

PM, Shas chairman hope to be able to announce plan before publishing letter firing Deri from the government.

Netanyahu's 'compensation plan' for Deri to be revealed soon

Attorney-General to Netanyahu:

Remove Aryeh Deri from government

Gali Baharav-Miara has instructed the Prime Minister to find alternative ministers to replace Deri following Supreme Court ruling.

Remove Aryeh Deri from government

Deri controversy:

'Supreme Court is a dictator no less than Putin'

"This is part of an ongoing cultural revolution," says haredi MK Yisrael Eichler.

'Supreme Court is a dictator no less than Putin'

Deri controversy:

Impossible to make Deri 'Alternate PM' say legal advisers

Government would have to dissolve itself & reconvene in order to make Shas leader alternate premier.

Impossible to make Deri 'Alternate PM' say legal advisers

Coalition mulling Deri as Speaker of the Knesset

Following Supreme Court ruling, coalition is considering appointing Deri to the position of Speaker of the Knesset.

Coalition mulling Deri as Speaker of the Knesset

Deri petitioner to INN:

'Now they have a reason to destroy the justice system'

Chairman of the Movement for the Quality of Government: Deri, together with Netanyahu, will destroy the State of Israel to escape trial.

'Now they have a reason to destroy the justice system'

Deri: If they close the door, we'll go in through the window

PM Netanyahu visits Deri home after court ruling. 'When my brother is in need, I visit him.' Hundreds protest in support of Deri.

Deri: If they close the door, we'll go in through the window

Coalition parties vow to correct 'injustice' against Deri

Heads of coalition parties say Shas chairman's 'extraordinary abilities and vast experience needed by Israel more than ever' now.

Coalition parties vow to correct 'injustice' against Deri

'Tragedy befalls Israel'

Shas: Court threw out votes of 400,000 people

Shas party says it is looking to Council of Torah Sages to decide next step after Supreme Court disqualifies Deri from serving as minister.

Shas: Court threw out votes of 400,000 people

Lapid: Fire Deri or else there will be a constitutional crisis

Opposition parties demand Netanyahu fire Shas chairman following court verdict disqualifying him from serving as a minister.

Lapid: Fire Deri or else there will be a constitutional crisis

Supreme Court: Deri cannot serve as a minister

Shas leader has vowed not to resign despite Supreme Court verdict, party was said it will bring down govt. if he is fired.

Supreme Court: Deri cannot serve as a minister