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 […]
Deri Lied, but the Court Should Have Shown Restraint
Aryeh Deri’s disqualification as cabinet minister comes after his outrageous decision to stay in politics despite pledging to leave public life.
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 […]
Religious Party Threatens to Quit Govt if Prayer isn’t Treated Equally as Protesting
“A government that says yes to demonstrations and not to prayers is a non-Jewish government and I can not be a part of it.”
Despite Corona Restrictions: Israel Allows Thousands of Bible Students into Country
According to the Ministry of Health, 2,000 college students and 12,000 yeshiva (seminary) students will be allowed into Israel for their programs.
Top Israeli Officials Warn of Mounting Threats Against Netanyahu’s Life
Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit is “acting like someone with a personal vendetta against the prime minister,” says Public Security Minister Amir Ohana.
Palestinian who Saved Jew Granted Asylum by Israel following Death Threats
The man, who cannot be named due to concerns for his safety, lost his job and faced death threats after coming to the rescue of Israeli children wounded in a 2016 terrorist attack.
Decision to Only Allow 1,000 Falash Mura to Make Aliyah Disappoints
After 80,000 members of the remnant Falash Mura community in Ethiopia have settled in Israel, the Netanyahu government has approved the aliyah of only 1,000 of the remaining 8,200 – who remain under very difficult conditions.