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The Jerusalem Report invites prominent Diaspora figures to offer their ideas for how Jews can make religious peace among themselves.
Eilat Mayor Meir Yitzhak Halevy (Likud) promised that shops would remain open on Saturday.
For years, the Jerusalem city council was considered one of the strongholds of the party, but the glory of the past has faded away.
The two party leaders have been bitter enemies since Deri ousted Yishai as Shas chairman in 2013.
By JEREMY SHARON
Haskel responded that she would not give into what she called "bullying by the new chairman of the coalition."
By GIL HOFFMAN
The death of MK Yehuda Glick’s wife, Yaffa, Monday morning became a political issue, as the coalition struggled to get enough votes for 'minimarkets bill' to pass.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) parties demanded that the so-called grocery stores bill be passed in November in the wake of what they have deemed to be unacceptable level public Shabbat desecration.
Women do not have the ability to join as Haredi party members so they do not have the ability to hold formal office within the party or stand as candidates.
Labor leader Avi Gabbay accused Netanyahu of staging the entire political crisis.
Deri apologized on Monday for comments about Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar in leaked phone call.
“Behold, I give my support to our faithful emissary who works for the sake of Heaven, who respects and appreciates our rabbis and the merit of many rests in his hands."
The recording deals the latest blow in what has become something of a civil war within the haredi Sephardi community.
The phone conversation sheds light on Deri's insecurities about his future as the Shas leader.
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