aryeh deri

The one-time leader and present joint head of the ultra-Orthodox Sephardi party Shas. Currently sharing the role with his political rival Eli Yishai. Deri was jailed between 2000-2002 for corruption.

Lockdown on some Jerusalem neighborhoods begins in effort to stop coronavirus spread, April 12, 2020
Aryeh Deri: National lockdown will be declared soon

"A general lockdown will occur soon and the government will meet on Thursday in order to decide on this."

Shas leader Arye Deri (right) and UTJ leader Ya'acov Litzman (far left) attend a meeting in Jerusale
Ultra-Orthodox MKs express frustration with Netanyahu

“If Netanyahu tries to dissolve the Knesset we will oppose it, there is no reason to take the country into another round of ridiculous and unnecessary elections” UTJ MK Uri Maklev said.

MASA ISRAELI participants at the Khan Be’erot camping area at the Ramon Crater (Makhtesh Ramon).
Deri: Foreign students will be allowed to enter Israel in next school year

The approval applies to foreign students in academic institutions, yeshiva students, Masa students, Ulpana students, seminary students, Naale students, high school students and pre-army program stude

The High Court of Justice during a hearing
Reform, Masorti refuse further delays on High Court conversion ruling

Decision could spark political crisis, state will be forced to contend with ‘who is a Jew’ conundrum.

Coronavirus committee votes against Netanyahu, reopens gyms, pools

The prime minister, as well as Health Minister Yuli Edelstein, had moments earlier announced that only swimming pools would open.

Attorney-General Avichay Mandelblit
Arye Deri, haredi MKs hit out at police, gov't treatment of public

Shas leader demands publication of criteria for lockdowns of cities and neighborhoods

Attorney-General Avichay Mandelblit
Gov't approves transferring funds to impoverished municipalities

About 78% will be given to Arab and Druze communities who were damaged by the coronavirus crisis.

RABBI CHAIM KANIEVSKY ‘learns about the outside world through his assistants.’
Emerging from the coronavirus pandemic with God’s help

“Haredim, unlike seculars who make mistakes out of ignorance, know that they are breaking the law of Torah, and therefore had to be more severely punished,” Interior Minister Arye Deri insisted.

Ultra-Orthodox Jews dance around a bonfire as they celebrate the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba'Omer in th
Government decision decrees three bonfires on Mount Meron for Lag Ba'omer

Following an argument between Interior Minister Arye Deri and Transportation Minister Bezalel Smotrich, the Religious-Zionist community will get its own fire as well.

Arye Deri asks for Arab coronavirus patients to be moved to isolation

"We must continue efforts to evacuate as many patients from their homes as possible in order to maintain the health of their families and their surroundings," Deri said.

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