Shai Piron

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'You need no approval from any of us"

'You need no approval from any of us"

Former Education Minister Piron sends letter to Rivki Hayisraeli, wife of severely injured soldier who chose to start down a new road.Yoel Domb, 31/05/2017 22:15
Bennett revokes decision of previous Education Minister

Bennett revokes decision of previous Education Minister

Education Minister Naftali Bennett has reversed a decision by his predecessor concerning the number of subjects studied by pupils.Yoel Domb, 21/02/2017 11:16
'You just wanted to starve Jewish children'

'You just wanted to starve Jewish children'

UTJ MK Menachem Eliezer Moses in blistering attack on Yesh Atid against backdrop of Core Curriculum law repeal process.Shai Landesman, 26/07/2016 14:26
Bill to cancel core classes in haredi schools

Bill to cancel core classes in haredi schools

UTJ, Naftali Bennett in favor of revoking former Education Minister Shai Piron's requirement that haredi schools teach English, math.Haim Lev, 15/07/2016 12:39
Former Chiefs of Staff establish 'social movement'

Former Chiefs of Staff establish 'social movement'

Benny Gantz and Gabi Ashkenazi form social movement but stress that it is not a political one.Orli Harari, 17/06/2016 01:16
Peres: My grandfather's will was simply 'Be a Jew'

Peres: My grandfather's will was simply 'Be a Jew'

Former President talks about his grandfather, who was murdered in the Holocaust. 'Hitler murdered us because of Mount Sinai.'Uzi Baruch, 03/05/2016 13:05
Rabbi Piron: Good for you, Naftali Bennett

Rabbi Piron: Good for you, Naftali Bennett

'Dealing with culture basket is right, proper. It gives weight, status to managers, allows cultural diversity,' says former Ed Min.Reut Hadar, 21/02/2016 22:29
'We've Exchanged a Bull for a Donkey'

'We've Exchanged a Bull for a Donkey'

Elazar Stern is 'one of the dangerous enemies of religion,' says nationalist Baruch Marzel.Reut Hadar, 02/09/2015 11:06
Former Education Minister Piron May Quit Knesset

Former Education Minister Piron May Quit Knesset

Reports that Yesh Atid MK Shai Piron will be resigning the Knesset are premature, a spokesperson for his office says.Moshe Cohen, 09/08/2015 22:57
Piron Attacks 'Firebrands' in Facebook Hissy Fit

Piron Attacks 'Firebrands' in Facebook Hissy Fit

Both extreme leftists and right-wingers have 'lost their minds' in present culture war, MK Shai Piron writes in bid for unity.Reut Hadar, 15/06/2015 18:58
Backlash After Piron Supports Teaching 'Nakba Day'

Backlash After Piron Supports Teaching 'Nakba Day'

Former Minister Gideon Sa'ar slams Piron for proposing Israel give legitimacy to day calling its own establishment a 'tragedy.'Ido Ben-Porat, 29/03/2015 10:20
Haredi MK Mozes: Anybody But Lapid

Haredi MK Mozes: Anybody But Lapid

United Torah Judaism MK says his party could join coalition with Jewish Home - Yesh Atid, however, was out of the question.Moshe Cohen, 11/03/2015 18:23
Kulanu: Teachers, Students Pay the Price for Piron

Kulanu: Teachers, Students Pay the Price for Piron

Kulanu candidtae Dr. Yifat Sasha-Biton slams Shai Piron's handling of the Education Ministry, claims he's all talk and no reform.Avi Haim and Tova Dvorin , 27/02/2015 12:52
Piron: Yesh Atid is Not Rejecting Any Coalition

Piron: Yesh Atid is Not Rejecting Any Coalition

Yesh Atid MKs discuss issues with Petah Tikva residents, including opinions on separation of church and state, and Palestinian state.Yoni Kempinski, Cynthia Blank, 26/02/2015 09:33
Rabbi Piron Removes Gay Marriage Video

Rabbi Piron Removes Gay Marriage Video

Yesh Atid MK uploaded a controversial video for Family Day – then apparently thought better of it.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, Gil Ronen, 22/02/2015 16:18
Yesh Atid MK's Skinny Jeans Arouse Controversy

Yesh Atid MK's Skinny Jeans Arouse Controversy

In interview, MK and rabbi Shai Piron favors gay marriage, transport on Sabbath – but his whiskey trolley is what people discussed.Gil Ronen, 12/02/2015 17:25
Yesh Atid Shows Leftist Colors

Yesh Atid Shows Leftist Colors

Former Science Minister Yesh Atid MK Yaakov Peri said Monday that Yesh Atid would sit in a coalition with far-left Meretz.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 09/02/2015 21:49
Yesh Atid MK: We'll Prefer Herzog Over Netanyahu

Yesh Atid MK: We'll Prefer Herzog Over Netanyahu

MK Shai Piron says his party believes "it's time to replace Netanyahu" and would prefer to recommend Herzog as Prime Minister.Ido Ben Porat, 09/02/2015 04:13
'Enlist Brawling Yeshiva Students as Riot Police'

'Enlist Brawling Yeshiva Students as Riot Police'

Former Education Minister Shai Piron took to twitter to advocate for IDF enlistment following yeshiva brawl and haredi protests.Cynthia Blank, 02/02/2015 17:05
Yesh Atid Trying to Woo National-Religious Voters?

Yesh Atid Trying to Woo National-Religious Voters?

Lapid's party backtracks on push for public transport on Shabbat, days after opening branch for national religious supporters.Tova Dvorin, 23/01/2015 09:06
Left Blames 'Jewish State Law' for Arson

Left Blames 'Jewish State Law' for Arson

Aftermath of arson sees condemnation from officials and blame on the Likud from left-wing parties and organizations.Cynthia Blank, 30/11/2014 08:50
Fire in Kindergarten in Alleged 'Price Tag' Attack

Fire in Kindergarten in Alleged 'Price Tag' Attack

Bilingual kindergarten set alight, emblazoned with anti-Arab graffiti; attack evokes strong condemnations from leftists, Ministers, MKs.Benny Moshe, 29/11/2014 22:15
Cancelled Trip to Joseph's Tomb Sparks Outrage

Cancelled Trip to Joseph's Tomb Sparks Outrage

Ministry of Education retracts permission for school trip to Joseph's Tomb at the eleventh hour - leaving parents and leaders livid.Ido Ben-Porat and Tova Dvorin, 01/10/2014 15:53
PM Promises Sderot Children Education and Security

PM Promises Sderot Children Education and Security

Ministers tour southern schools to open new academic year in show of solidarity; Sderot mayor: our children are warriors.Ari Soffer, 01/09/2014 13:50
Piron: No Reason School Won't Start Monday

Piron: No Reason School Won't Start Monday

With no strikes in the offing, and the rocket fire from Gaza still on hold, Education Minister Shai Piron said school would start on time.Moshe Cohen, 31/08/2014 15:47
Despite Rockets, School Year to Start on Schedule

Despite Rockets, School Year to Start on Schedule

Despite security concerns, Education Minister Rabbi Shai Piron says the 2014-2015 school year will begin on schedule.Talia Blatman, 21/08/2014 13:44
Right of Return Extended to Gay Couples

Right of Return Extended to Gay Couples

Interior Minister rules that Jews in same-sex marriages can immigrate to Israel - even with a non-Jewish partner.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 12/08/2014 12:50
Piron Folds, Backtracks on 'Gay Family' Criticism

Piron Folds, Backtracks on 'Gay Family' Criticism

'Gay families' are families for all practical purposes, says Education Minister Shai Piron, apologizing for saying differently last week.Yosef Berger, 29/06/2014 10:08
Religious Schools' Budget 'Won't Be Cut'

Religious Schools' Budget 'Won't Be Cut'

Education Minister denies reports he's transferring money from religious to Arab schools, cites economic basis to decisions.Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, Ari Yashar, 20/05/2014 19:37
'Israel Faces a Cultural and Moral Breakdown'

'Israel Faces a Cultural and Moral Breakdown'

Education Minister, at Israel Prize ceremony, urges Israelis to banish cynicism and embrace high moral values.Uzi Baruch, 06/05/2014 22:25
UK Minister Rejects Academic Boycott of Israel

UK Minister Rejects Academic Boycott of Israel

In a visit to Hebrew U., Minister of State for Universities and Science seeks to dispel 'misperceptions' about UK hostility to Israel.Ari Soffer, 25/03/2014 15:17
Rabbi Ovadia Yosef's Daughter Wins Israel Prize

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef's Daughter Wins Israel Prize

Lifetime achievement award for Rabbanit Bar-Shalom's contributions to hareidi education, activist's battle against road deaths.Ari Yashar, 18/03/2014 14:04
Lapid's Draconian Yeshiva Measure Still in Place

Lapid's Draconian Yeshiva Measure Still in Place

Despite Education Ministry promises, measure still penalizes yeshivas for any missing students, even those in reserve army duty.Ari Yashar, 03/03/2014 13:35
Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein to Receive Israel Prize

Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein to Receive Israel Prize

Rabbi Dr. Aharon Lichtenstein has been named this year's winner of the Israel Prize in Jewish Religious Literature.David Lev, 23/02/2014 19:03
MKs Push to Have Sundays Off - Once a Month

MKs Push to Have Sundays Off - Once a Month

Deal reached in ongoing initiative to give Israelis more time off; major coalition parties allegedly respond well to the move.Tova Dvorin, 21/02/2014 01:43
Minister: Sometimes Teachers Need to Keep Quiet

Minister: Sometimes Teachers Need to Keep Quiet

Education Minister sends letter to teachers urging them to balance right to speak against wisdom of silence.Maayana Miskin, 02/02/2014 14:29
Leftist Teacher Allowed to Continue At His Post

Leftist Teacher Allowed to Continue At His Post

ORT hearing committee decides Adam Verta, who called the IDF immoral and classroom and said Israel belongs to Arabs, can keep teaching.Ari Yashar, 31/01/2014 00:36
Min. of Ed. Called 'Too Soft' on Leftist Teacher

Min. of Ed. Called 'Too Soft' on Leftist Teacher

MK Chetboun: 'Calling the IDF cruel is not a political position, but incitement against the IDF.' Min. Piron: 'No need for hysteria.'Gil Ronen, 30/01/2014 12:56
Public Most Satisfied with Education Minister

Public Most Satisfied with Education Minister

Education Minister Shai Piron is the minister with whose performance the Israeli public is most satisfied, finds new poll.Elad Benari, 29/01/2014 04:42
Official Explains Ultra-Leftist Teacher Fiasco

Official Explains Ultra-Leftist Teacher Fiasco

Superintendent Zvika Peled recounts what really happened in the case; Ministry of Education publishes official response.Tova Dvorin, 28/01/2014 14:11
Education Ministry Lets Teachers Peddle Politics

Education Ministry Lets Teachers Peddle Politics

New program allows teachers to pick their own topics, and express their own political opinions in student discussions.Ari Yashar, 23/01/2014 23:03
Teacher Set to be Fired For Forcing Views on Kids

Teacher Set to be Fired For Forcing Views on Kids

A civics teacher is set to be fired after he tried to ram radical leftist views down the throats of students.David Lev, 20/01/2014 00:13
Yesh Atid No. 2 Attempts Peace with Chief Rabbis

Yesh Atid No. 2 Attempts Peace with Chief Rabbis

Yesh Atid minister steps in to pacify Chief Rabbis after party head Yair Lapid called to fire them both.Maayana Miskin, 14/01/2014 18:04
Yesh Atid No. 2 Opposed Lapid on Women in IDF

Yesh Atid No. 2 Opposed Lapid on Women in IDF

Min. Shai Piron has opined that Jewish law opposes female enlistment. Lapid threatened to fire Chief Rabbis for this position.Ari Yashar, 14/01/2014 08:45
Teach the Story of the 'Lamed Hey,' Piron Told

Teach the Story of the 'Lamed Hey,' Piron Told

Gush Etzion council head asked Education Minister Shai Piron to include the history of the Lamed Hey fighters in school curricula.David Lev, 05/01/2014 17:00
Shaked Fires Back at Haifa University

Shaked Fires Back at Haifa University

MK Ayelet Shaked appeals to the board of Haifa U. over decision to reject the degree of Professor Aumann due to his political views.Tova Dvorin, 16/12/2013 16:11
Samaria Man Wins Bible Quiz

Samaria Man Wins Bible Quiz

The quiz, themed 'the other is me' and 'love they neighbor as thyself,' aims to promote strong Jewish roots and unity.Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/12/2013 20:03
Ministry of Education to Shorten Summer Vacation?

Ministry of Education to Shorten Summer Vacation?

Education Minister Rabbi Shai Piron expected to announce decision Thursday whether or not to extend school year by 3 weeks.Tova Dvorin, 28/11/2013 02:45
High Court to State:Why are Yeshivot Still Funded?

High Court to State:Why are Yeshivot Still Funded?

Supreme Court orders State to explain why state funding to hareidi yeshivot hasn't been dropped, after pressure from liberal groups.Tova Dvorin, 05/11/2013 10:08
Piron: Stop Yeshiva Student Harrassment

Piron: Stop Yeshiva Student Harrassment

Education Minister Rabbi Shai Piron threatens to stop funding Yeshivot over ongoing reports of politically-charged student harassmentTova Dvorin, 29/10/2013 18:00
Piron Encouraged to Reinstate Trips to Hevron

Piron Encouraged to Reinstate Trips to Hevron

"Visiting Hevron is a Jewish Zionist value," write MKs Chetboun and Ohayon to Education Minister Shai Piron.Elad Benari, 25/10/2013 01:15
Green Light to New Criteria for Yeshiva Funding

Green Light to New Criteria for Yeshiva Funding

Education Minister Shai Piron hopes new criteria for funding will help undo the strangle hold on the countries religious Zionist yeshivot.Adam Ross, 02/10/2013 01:16
Israeli Man Sues Facebook Over Ban

Israeli Man Sues Facebook Over Ban

Omri Weil filed the law suite after being suspended from the Facebook and denied the right to an appeal.Kochava Rozenbaum , 10/09/2013 15:54
Piron: Our Grandchildren May Know Peace

Piron: Our Grandchildren May Know Peace

Education Minister not optimistic about peace talks after seeing anti-Israel incitement in PA schools.Maayana Miskin, 23/08/2013 13:19
Group Demands End to Separate School Classes

Group Demands End to Separate School Classes

A secularist group is demanding that the government stop funding religious schools with separate classes for boys and girls.David Lev, 19/08/2013 19:05
Netanyahu Against Plan to Cancel Exams

Netanyahu Against Plan to Cancel Exams

Education Minister Shai Piron plans to cancel many matriculation exams, but is expected to face strong opposition from the Prime Minister.Elad Benari, 09/08/2013 06:13
Upper Nazareth Mayor Vows: No Arab School Here

Upper Nazareth Mayor Vows: No Arab School Here

In an interview with Arutz Sheva, Upper Nazareth Mayor Shimon Gapsu reiterated that he would not allow an Arab school to open in his town.David Lev, 05/08/2013 17:34