The congresswoman had a humanitarian request approved but decided a visit would go against her principles.
Netanyahu maintains that the case against him is “full of holes, like Swiss cheese.” But that’s what his predecessor said too, and he was convicted.
“Even the ‘knit kippot’ today, as some know even in very large communities…they’re already borderline Reform,” Interior Minister Aryeh Deri said.
The government suspended plans to build a mixed-prayer section at the Western Wall due to Haredi political pressure — but things might be shifting.
The mother of the Palestinian man who killed four Israeli soldiers in a truck-ramming attack in eastern Jerusalem will lose her Israeli residency and other benefits in the wake of the attack.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s interior minister, Aryeh Deri of the Sephardic Orthodox Shas party, called Reform Judaism an “imitation” and said he “can do without that Judaism.” Deri, the Shas leader, reportedly made the comments on Monday during a question-and-answer session in the Knesset. “I want the original, not the imitation” of Judaism, Deri said in response…
Interior Minister Aryeh Deri one of two Israeli pols under investigation for corruption
Shas party chairman Aryeh Deri was approved to serve as Israel’s interior minister more than two decades after resigning from the same position over corruption charges.
The battle for Israeli voters is red hot. J.J. Goldberg says the real debate is over the Zionist Union’s odds of forging a coalition — and the surprising partners who could put it over the top.
The head of the Sephardic Orthodox Shas party submitted a resignation letter the day after a video was released showing the party’s former spiritual leader criticizing him and praising his rival.