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Eli Yishai

PM offered ex-Shas leader Yishai ministry if he runs in Bayit Yehudi

Yishai has yet to respond to the offer, and sought the advice of his Rabbi Meir Mazuz, a leading Sephardic haredi rabbi.


Police complaint filed against Yishai over ‘two dads’ ad

Yishai's activists sparked a storm in the political arena by publicizing ads for Yishai on social media urging voters to vote for Yachad "in order that there shouldn't be a child with two fathers."

Eli Yishai

Former Shas head insists only joint Shas-Yahad list will bring political unity

Eli Yishai also argued that keeping Yahad as an independent party on a joint list with Shas would garner more votes than if he were simply to return to Shas.

Rabbi Shlomo Amar, Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef and Aryeh Deri meeting

Eli Yishai rejects ministerial job in exchange for closing Yahad party

Reconciliation efforts of the long-standing feud are afoot between Shas, Yahad, Chief Rabbi Yosef and Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Amar.

Shas party leader Arye Deri

Shas rabbi meets with Yishai to form coalition with Yahad

The two party leaders have been bitter enemies since Deri ousted Yishai as Shas chairman in 2013.

Western Wall

Former Shas head Yishai: Western Wall plan will see Reform Jews 'putting tefillin on dogs'

Former leader of Sephardic ultra-Orthodox party blasts cabinet decision to create egalitarian prayer space "an attack on the Holy of Holies."

By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
Eli Yishai

Yishai: Zero accomplishments for Deri

"Deri is a wheeler-dealer, who must decide whether he represents the poor who he said were invisible poor or the gas tycoons," says former Shas chairman.

By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN

Netanyahu holds secret meeting with Eli Yishai amid reports he seeks right-wing bloc

The prime minister meets with the former head of Shas amid reports of building right wing bloc ahead of next general elections.

By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
Eli Yishai

Yahad can’t pay campaign staff Yishai says

Election leaves party with large debt, no party funding.

Eli Yishai at the President's residence, January 31, 2013.

Grapevine: Who will be mayor?

Eli Yishai may run in the J'lem mayoral election against Nir Barkat, given Uri Lupolianski announces that he’s not running.

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