The Torah and Judicial Reform 

Did the Supreme Court disqualify Aryeh Deri from serving as a minister because the justices genuinely believed that his multiple criminal convictions rendered him unfit to serve in high office? Or did the Court banish him because it is its last best hope to topple the Netanyahu government and thwart the intended reforms that will […]

Israel’s Supreme Court rejects Deri as minister in Netanyahu government

Israel’s Supreme Court decided by a vote of 10 to 1 to reject Shas Party Chairman Aryeh Deri’s ability to serve as a cabinet member in the Netanyahu government, arguing on Wednesday that Deri’s ministerial appointments were unreasonable in the “extreme.” Deri serves as interior and health minister in the new government. He is also […]

Levin’s election as Knesset speaker clears the way for ‘Deri, Ben-Gvir Bills’

The Knesset is due to vote this week, or next week at the latest, on two bills considered highly controversial: the so-called “Deri Bill,” aimed at enabling the chairman of the Shas Party, Aryeh Deri, to be appointed as a government minister despite his January 2022 conviction on tax evasion charges; and the so-called “Ben-Gvir […]

Likud inks deal with Shas, bringing Netanyahu closer to finalizing coalition

The Likud and Shas parties reached an agreement on Wednesday night, clearing the way for the establishment of a governing coalition. According to the deal, Shas chairman Aryeh Deri will serve the first half of the government’s four-year term as both minister of the interior and minister of health. During the second half, he will […]