For Dery, the rally comes at a discouraging political moment as poll shows that just 52.8 percent of Shas’ core electorate, the Sephardi ultra-Orthodox community, actually planned to vote for the party in the next election.
An annual survey shows widespread dissatisfaction with Ultra-Orthodox influence and exemptions when it comes to education, the army and religious life.
Crisis around railway work on Saturday could spark sweeping ban on shops, unless cabinet strikes down city bylaw before anticipated committee, High Court decisions.
Engineering project at Hashalom Railway Station necessitates closure of key road artery for 28 hours on Friday evening and Saturday.
Despite the bluster and (partly justified) self-confidence he showed when meeting the media this week, the PM is feeling shifting tectonic plates beneath his feet, due to looming legal and political threats.
Religious members of Be’er Sheva's city council are threatening to resign over plan to turn annual pride event into proper parade.
Mass-mailed complaints stem from social media campaigns encouraging people to complain about a certain lawmakers.
Although Rami Sadan denies making comments disparaging of Sephardi Jews – the Shas party's core constituency - the party is determined to block his appointment as chairman of Channel 10's news operations.
Religious-Zionist Rabbis: Israeli Justice Minister Caving in to Shas on Religious Court Appointments
The rabbis argue that Ayelet Shaked has not done enough to stand up to committee chair Yuval Steinitz and to Shas, which routinely vetoes candidates it sees as too Zionist or overly liberal.
In Israel – not in Turkey, not in Syria, not in Egypt and not in North Korea – the prime minister’s gopher reaches agreement with a party in the ruling coalition about when and how and if the board chairman of an independent, commercial media organization will or will not take office.