United Torah Judaism hopes to push its religious agenda, as Netanyahu signals he has no intentions of naming far-right settler leader Bezalel Smotrich as justice minister
Yishai isn’t expected to get any kind of role in UTJ, but the move is perceived as recognition of the centrist ultra-Orthodox stream
It's the fact that the former kingmakers have lost their way
Interior Minister Arye Deri sets date for long-delayed polls for two regional councils.
Ousted Shas leader cautions that plan to create non-orthodox prayer plaza at Western Wall will provide opportunity for weddings of intermarried couples to be performed there.
For former parliamentarians like Nitzan Horowitz, the offers keep rolling in. And besides, ‘one’s livelihood comes from heaven,’ as Eli Yishai puts it.
Over 174,000 Israelis cast their votes for parties that didn't pass the electoral threshold.
Surprises were inevitable in this year's election - but nobody could have predicted to what extent. Israelis awoke the morning after the election either feeling as if an overnight miracle had occurred - or as if their worst nightmare had come true.
Elections are all about expectation management, and both Bibi and Bougie can claim a victory.
In your desperate effort to form a coalition, remember Diaspora Jews and don't allow the Haredim to roll back religious reforms.
Livni gives up power-sharing deal with Herzog; Habayit Hayehudi fears it may be dipping into single digits; Meretz chief says Herzog won't be PM if her party doesn't pass electoral threshold; Netanyahu: Zionist Union will turn East J'lem into Hamastan B.
It's a battle for survival for left-wing Meretz, right-wing Yisrael Beitanu and far-right Yahad. Will they make the cut?
For ultra-Orthodox women activists, a recent condescending stunt by Eli Yishai's Yahad party represented all that upsets them.
17 days to go: Zionist rabbis leave Bennett's party for Eli Yishai; Netanyahu's government spent billions on settlements instead of solving housing crisis, says Labor leader.
Signatories of public letter announcing support of ultra-right party include rabbis Dov Lior, Zvi Tau, and Shlomo Aviner, among others.
Shift of support challenges loyalty of crucial network of yeshiva student activists.
Accusations of embezzlement, illegal monitoring of opponents, meddling in U.S. politics, flawed primaries, mutual mudslinging and underhand recordings join the ever-growing list.
Former Shas leader and ex-Kach activists in bid to reach Knesset.
As Israel's election nears, Ha’am Itanu leader Eli Yishai teams up with Rabbi Moshe Hager-Lau and says his new outfit will be diverse in many ways.
Prominent rabbis issue halakhic decree against airing recordings of party’s late spiritual leader.
The resigned Shas leader will probably relent in the end and return to head the party – but his 'please twist my arm' tactic can only go so far.
And an upheaval must have an historic, democratic and equitable foundation.
Rabbi Meir Mazuz's book of responsa also says soldiers should refuse orders to evacuate settlements, religious students may evade tax.
But Rabbi Meir Mazuz so far unsuccessful in convincing rabbis, who oppose their party's joint slate with Habayit Hayehudi, to support new party of former Shas leader.
85 days to go: MK Zoabi says office ransacked, computers stolen; Yishai's new party may not make electoral threshold; Uri Ariel's Tekuma party decides to remain ticketed with Habayit Hayehudi, dealing a blow to Eli Yisha's new party, Ha'am Itanu.
Israel treats attacks on Jews as real estate transactions: An abducted and murdered Jew costs the Arabs 1,300 dunams of land. What if this blood currency was valid on the Palestinian side?
Shas' Aryeh Deri says Eli Yishai was invited to speak at a key campaign rally, 'and he didn't want to go.'
Shas supporters assemble and grieve outside the hospital as preparations for the funeral commence; Netanyahu: People of Israel lost one of the wisest people of this generation.
During the summer session that ended last week, longtime and opposition Knesset members were the worst deadbeats.
Deri, who served 22 months in jail for accepting bribes, was one of ultra-Orthodox party's joint leaders in January election; former Interior Minister Eli Yishai demoted to chairman of party's education network.