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  • Shas taps new spiritual leader who derided Modern Orthodox

    April 21, 2014 | 1:20 pm

    Shalom Cohen, a rabbi known for his hostility toward modern Orthodox and secular Israeli Jews, was appointed spiritual leader of the Orthodox, Sephardi Shas Party.

    Cohen, leader of the Porat Yosef religious seminary, was named president of the Shas Council of Torah Sages on...

  • Netanyahu’s office denies son dating non-Jewish woman

    January 29, 2014 | 10:09 am

    The son of Benjamin Netanyahu is not dating a non-Jewish Norwegian woman, an official in the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office reportedly told the head of the Sephardic Orthodox Shas party.

    Israel’s Channel 10 reported Wednesday that the official told Aryeh Deri in a meeting that...

  • Four unsolved questions for Israel’s upcoming elections

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 9, 2012 | 1:07 pm

    We will have plenty of time to discuss Israel’s upcoming elections – announced today – in the next three months or so. The final date is not yet known, but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu aims to have them as early as he possibly can, and three months is what the Central Election...

  • NEW: Tracking the trends in Israeli elections season

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 3, 2012 | 5:27 pm

    I’ll start with the following three facts:

    1. Israel’s election is four months away. It is almost certainly to be held on September 4.

    2. Benjamin Netanyahu, the head of the Likud Party, will almost certainly be the next Israeli Prime Minister. That is, if the polls are...

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  • A king, a martyr, and a bunch of rabbis

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 10, 2012 | 3:31 am

    My take on Israel’s current political scene was published Tuesday by the IHT/New York Times, and you can read it in full here. The point I was making is quite simple: Netanyahu is the current and the next Prime Minister of Israel, as there are no available alternatives even for...

  • The Shas Phenomenon

    By Jordan Elgrably

    October 12, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Israel's political landscape has, over the past decade, been transmogrified by the growing strength of the ultra-Orthodox Sephardi party Shas (Sephardic Torah Guardians). But the conviction and recent jailing of party leader Aryeh Deri has only fortified Shas' power among an...

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