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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?

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

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.

Will Shas be left out of the next Knesset?

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.

Shas and Yahad to merge?

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.

Eli Yishai to run again for Knesset on Yahad list

'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.

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

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.

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

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.

Shas: We will always support the right-wing candidate

Shas denies contact with Eli Yishai

Torah Sages Council president's son who reportedly discussed leadership transfer possibility with Yishai issues sweeping denial.

Shas denies contact with Eli Yishai

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.'

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

'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.

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

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.'

Pardon in order - government conduct 'disgraceful'

'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.

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

'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'.

'The system has lost its way'

Rabbi Mazuz and Eli Yishai visit Rabbi Cohen

For the first time since election, R' Mazuz and Eli Yishai visit R' Cohen who is sitting Shiva for his wife

Rabbi Mazuz and Eli Yishai visit bereaved Rabbi Cohen

Yishai: I hope the suspicions are unfounded

Former MK Eli Yishai responds to criminal investigation against longtime rival.

Yishai: I hope for Deri the suspicions are unfounded

Report: Eli Yishai, Kahlon considering joint list

High-level discussions reportedly taking place between former Shas chairman and Kulanu chief for possible joint run.

Report: Eli Yishai, Kahlon considering joint list

'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.'

'Coalition should have collapsed on Reform Kotel'

Yachad: Shas'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.

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

'Synagogue destruction a mark of Cain on govt.'

Yachad head Yishai details how religious MKs can stop the 'desecration of G-d's name' but are not doing so, promises elections return.

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

Yishai rejects Deri's reconciliation offer

Yishai says Shas chairman's offer is nothing but a political spin.

Yishai rejects Deri's reconciliation offer

Deri makes reconciliation offer to Yishai

In huge political curve ball, Shas head proposes Yishai disband Yachad and return, offering to cover his campaign debts.

Deri makes surprising reconciliation offer to Yishai

'Deri has seven mandates, is doing zero work'

Yachad head Yishai condemns Shas head for quitting Economics Ministry, and ignoring his campaign promises to the poor.

'Deri has seven mandates, is doing zero work'

Eli Yishai: I Was Too Gentle with Deri

'I should have said the real things, when they were insulting me,' defeated Yishai says in first post-election interview.

Eli Yishai: I Was Too Gentle with Deri During Elections

Ex-Shas MK: They're Persecuting Eli Yishai

Nissim Ze'ev reveals the threats against debt-bound Yachad head, and how he is working to help Yishai and encourage others to do the same.

Former Shas Leader Reveals 'They're Persecuting Eli Yishai'

Yishai: Deri Turned Shas Into North Korea

Dealing with campaign debt, Yishai rules out rapprochement with 'dictator' Deri, says he was too 'soft' on him.

Yishai: Deri Turned Shas Into North Korea

Deri-Yishai Saga Continues Even Post-Elections

Parliamentary aide asserts that boss, Shas MK Yaakov Margi, will not receive ministerial role because of aide's own relation to Eli Yishai.

Deri-Yishai Saga in Shas Continues Even Post-Elections

Yishai: Yachad is Not Going Anywhere

Despite debts and inability to pass threshold to join the Knesset, Eli Yishai promises Yachad will continue to 'grow and flourish.'

Yishai: Yachad is Not Going Anywhere

Firebomb Hurled at Yachad Support Rally

Anonymous attacker throws firebomb at Yishai supporters outside his Jerusalem home; Yishai: 'they stole election, democracy is gone.'

Firebomb Hurled at Yachad Support Rally at Yishai's Home

Yachad Claims 'Election Fraud'

Yachad-Ha'am Itanu, which did not pass the Knesset threshold, claims elections were rife with fraud, demands an investigation.

Yachad Claims 'Election Fraud', Demands Investigation

Eli Yishai Is In with 4 MKs, Say Two Polls

Channels 1 and 10 now says Yachad will enter the Knesset, as does Channel 20; Chetboun: 'we will make it.'

Eli Yishai Is In with 4 MKs, Say Two Polls

Yishai: Yachad Could Make or Break Next Government

Yachad ballots being hidden at polls, Yishai reveals in special interview - and calls on voters to be vigilant for the sake of the Right.

Eli Yishai: Yachad Mandates Could Make or Break Next Government

Yishai to Deri: Let's Work Together After Election

With elections only one day away and after months of bitter tension, Yishai offers to work together with Deri, head of his former party.

Yishai to Deri: Let's Work Together After Elections

Yachad to Demand Cancellation of Enlistment Law

Yishai's rabbi, Rabbi Mazuz, writes that the party will demand revocation of controversial law as coalition condition.

Yachad to Demand Cancellation of Haredi Enlistment Law

Tzfat Chief Rabbi Calls to Vote for Yachad

In rare move Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu writes to his students, explaining why he moved from Jewish Home to Yachad and urging them to do likewise.

Tzfat Chief Rabbi Calls to Vote for Yachad

Rabbi Yosef's Daughter Clarifies: Shas is Leftist

Bar-Shalom fears 'radical right government,' says Shas will push for two-state solution peace deal, and blames Jews for Arab 'hatred.'

Rabbi Yosef's Daughter Clarifies: Shas is Leftist

Shas Hotline Showcases Bitter Anger at Yishai

Shas hotline feature that allows callers to leave messages for friends filled with abuse against former Shas Chairman Eli Yishai.

Shas Hotline Showcases Bitter Anger at Yishai

Deri to Yishai: Recordings Don't Exist, Pipe Down

After Yishai threatens to release clip that will bring Shas to its knees, party chair Aryeh Deri attacks him for continuing smear campaign.

Deri to Yishai: Recordings Don't Exist, So Pipe Down

Shas Releases Video: Rabbi Ovadia Endorses Deri

Latest salvo in video war over Rabbi Ovadia Yosef's blessing shows the rabbi announcing Deri as party head.

Shas Releases Video: Rabbi Ovadia Endorses Deriplayer

Marzel: We Will Save Israel from Infiltrators

Ha'am Itanu and Otzma Yehudit tour southern Tel Aviv, come across unrepentant infiltrators and vow to 'fight for the existence of Israel.'

Marzel in Tel Aviv: We Will Save Israel from Infiltratorsplayer

Yishai: New Tapes Would Drop Shas from Knesset

Eli Yishai says new recordings of the late Rabbi are 'earth-shattering' and would cause Shas not to pass the threshold.

Eli Yishai: New Recordings Would Drop Shas from Knesset