News and updates about Shas

Haredi parties' behavior worrying Netanyahu, Likud sources say

Netanyahu holding intensive conversations with haredi rabbis and politicians, in attempt to ensure parties' loyalty.

Haredi parties' behavior worrying Netanyahu, sources say

Aryeh Deri: I'm looking for an Ashkenazi candidate

Shas chairman estimates that Degel HaTorah and Agudat Yisrael will not split and will run together as United Torah Judaism.

'I'm looking for an Ashkenazi candidate'

Shas forces United Torah Judaism to announce support for Netanyahu

'Happy there has been a clear announcement by MK Moshe Gafni that UTJ will go with the Likud & MK Netanyahu,' Shas chair MK Aryeh Deri says.

Shas forces UTJ to announce support for Netanyahu

Aryeh Deri: Gantz as PM? That's not even on the table

Shas chairman downplays Gafni's comments on Lapid: He does not represent all the haredim, only one part of United Torah Judaism.

'Gantz as PM? That's not even on the table'

Shas MK suggests price cap for rental homes

MK Uriel Busso says government won't work to lower housing prices, calls on haredi rabbis to step up to the plate instead.

Shas MK suggests price cap for rental homes

Why did MK Abutbul brandish a loaf of bread in the Knesset?

Abutbul was protesting recent price hikes in basic goods and was promptly ejected from plenum.

Why did MK Abutbul brandish a loaf of bread in the Knesset?player

Shas MK: 'Cooperation with UTJ is strategic'

Shas' MK Arbel calls on haredi parties to put aside disagreements, says partnership between them is 'strategic.'

Shas MK: 'Cooperation with UTJ is strategic'

Shas MK: We would have had a majority of 61 if it were not for Bennett

MK Michael Malkieli: Forming a government headed by Netanyahu in this Knesset is a priority - and it is possible.

'We would have had a majority of 61 if it were not for Bennett'

Shas MK: We support Netanyahu and won't back a different candidate

MK Moshe Arbel tells Israel National News in interview that his party will stand behind Netanyahu's candidacy for Prime Minister.

'We support Netanyahu and won't back a different candidate'player

Shas MK: Gideon Sa'ar is compulsive, all he thinks about is Bibi

MK Yinon Azoulay blasts New Hope party's attempts to advance laws against Netanyahu.

'Gideon Sa'ar is compulsive, all he thinks about is Bibi'

Shas MK to Israel National News: We'll follow Deri like soldiers

MK Michael Malkieli: It is impossible to separate the Shas movement from its leader, Aryeh Deri.

Shas MK: We'll follow Deri like soldiersplayer

Council of Sages: 'They're breaching the entry gate to the Jewish People'

Shas party's Council of Torah Sages publishes letter calling on rabbis to join conference protesting conversion reforms.

'They're breaching the entry gate to the Jewish People'

Aryeh Deri resigns from Knesset as part of plea bargain

Deri is to remain in office as chairman of the Shas movement.

Aryeh Deri resigns from Knesset as part of plea bargain

Haredi parties: We won't join coalition even if Netanyahu leaves politics

'We are faithful to the traditional public, we will not join a bad coalition,' Shas official says.

Haredi parties won't join gov't even if Netanyahu quits politics

Shas party supports Homesh yeshiva

Shas chairman, MKs arrive at settlers' protest tent outside PM's residence to show their support.

Shas party supports Homesh yeshiva

Aryeh Deri signs plea bargain without admission of criminal intent

Investigation began with "a huge tumult, ended without as much as a little mouse," in words of Attorney-General

Aryeh Deri signs plea bargain, no admission of criminal intent

Aryeh Deri: I will remain the chairman of Shas

Amid reports of his expected resignation from the Knesset, Deri makes clear he intends to remain Shas chairman.

Aryeh Deri: I will remain the chairman of Shas

Deri to plead guilty in plea bargain, resign from Knesset

Shas chairman to plead guilty to minor tax offenses, avoid jail time, be allowed to run for Knesset in next elections.

Deri to plead guilty in plea bargain, resign from Knesset

Shas criticizes Likud over statements on Shabbat

Shas blasts Likud after it publishes statements on Netanyahu's quarantine during Shabbat.

Shas criticizes Likud over statements on Shabbat

Shas MK claims Gantz violated quarantine

MK Moshe Arbel claims Defense Minister, who returned from the US, violated isolation by meeting MK from his party.

Shas MK claims Gantz violated quarantineplayer

Report: Senior haredi officials held talks with Yair Lapid

Yesh Atid response: 'When they need something, they know who to ask, and they do ask.'

Report: Senior haredi officials held talks with Yesh Atid chief

Member of Rishon Lezion council: 'Don't let gay lecturers into schools'

Shas party representative in Rishon Lezion slams allowing LGBTs to lecture in educational institutions. Mayor: 'Saddened and horrified.'

Member of Rishon Lezion council: 'Don't let gays into schools'

Deri: PM with 6 seats wants to disenfranchise a million people

Haredi politicians slam Bennett for saying political influence of haredim should be limited.

Deri: PM with 6 seats wants to disenfranchise a million people

Liberman: Shas, UTJ are the ones who hurt haredim

Finance Minister says haredi parties want to keep their constituents dependent on government handouts to ensure their elections.

Liberman: Shas, UTJ are the ones who hurt haredim

Shas to petition Supreme Court against Liberman subsidy cuts

Shas says decision to cut daycare subsidies for families of yeshiva students unlawfully discriminates against haredim.

Shas to petition Supreme Court against Liberman subsidy cuts

Shas MK: Shas has always supported the settlement enterprise

Shas MK Yinon Azoulay says the party members' visit to Evyatar is an expression of continued support for the settlement enterprise.

Shas MK: Shas has always supported the settlement enterpriseplayer

Israel Dog Unit briefs MKs on security for Evyatar

As part of his party's solidarity visit to Evyatar, Shas leader Aryeh Deri took the time to encourage the volunteers guarding the city.

Israel Dog Unit briefs MKs on security for Evyatar

Deri tells right-wing leaders not to join 'evil' government

Shas chairman warns other opposition members not to be tempted by 'crumbs' of committee leaderships, vows to bring down Bennett government.

Deri tells right-wing leaders not to join 'evil' government

Haredi MK: No adviser for haredi affairs

Haredi parties hold emergency meeting, agree not to cooperate with any 'haredi affairs adviser' appointed by new government.

Haredi MK: No adviser for haredi affairs

Shas rabbis call for prayers to annul 'government of wickedness'

Shas rabbis call for prayers and supplications after 'those who hate G-d' 'joined together to form government of wickedness.'

Shas rabbis call for prayers to annul 'government of wickedness'

Shas MK: 'We will make life miserable for the government'

'This is a paralyzed government, there's nothing they'll manage to push forward together,' MK Malkieli says.

Shas MK: 'We will make life miserable for the government'

Shas MK: Bennett acted fraudulently so the right wouldn't have 61 seats

MK Michael Malkieli of Shas blasts the members of the "bloc of change" amid the negotiations on the formation of a government.

Shas MK: Bennett acted fraudulently

Haredi leaders: 'Obligation to do everything to prevent center-left government'

Haredi Councils of Torah Sages urge Yamina to backtrack on unity government, warns center-left aims to 'persecute religion.'

'Obligation to do everything to prevent center-left government'

Aryeh Deri considering retiring from the Knesset

Shas leader says he will run party 'from the outside' if it is forced into the opposition.

Aryeh Deri considering retiring from the Knesset

Three haredi MKs resign from the Knesset

Ministers Deri and Litzman and Deputy Minister Maklev resign from the Knesset under the Norwegian Law.

Three haredi MKs resign from the Knesset

'Sa'ar, return to the right: The alternative is a fifth election'

Shas MK Michael Malchieli says majority voted for the right and a majority of the right voted for Netanyahu, voters don't want Meretz.

'Sa'ar, return to the right: The alternative is a 5th election'

Shas leader Deri: "I've had it with Liberman"

Aryeh Deri talks about his political peers at the 18th Jerusalem conference in Sheva.

Shas leader Deri: "I've had it with Liberman"

Shas sages fight back against media incitement

A fiery letter from the community leaders of the Haredi voter base takes issue with the public's opinion and the Supreme Court's rulings.

Shas sages fight back against media incitement

Senior officials in haredi parties: Sa'ar asked us not to rule out Lapid

Report: Shas and United Torah Judaism in disagreement on whether to consider joining government with Sa'ar and Bennett.

Officials in haredi parties: Sa'ar asked not to rule out Lapid

Deri: We will form a government headed by Netanyahu - with Bennett

Shas chairman convinced the next Prime Minister will be Netanyahu with the haredim and Bennett, and that Gideon Sa'ar will join too.

'We will form a government headed by Netanyahu - with Bennett'