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Netanyahu’s Concession To Key Party Could Push Coalition Over The Top

05/06/2015

Jerusalem — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly agreed to concessions that would bring in a key party and allow him to form a new government.

Hardline Rabbi Named Shas Spiritual Leader

04/18/2014

Shalom Cohen, a hardline rabbi known for his overt 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 Thursday at a ceremony in Bnei Brak neat Tel Aviv, Army Radio reported. He replaced Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, who died last year.

Parties Close To Deal On Government, Yeshiva Student Service Requirement

03/13/2013
Staff Writer

A deadlock has reportedly been broken in negotiations to assemble the new coalition government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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