Tag Archive for Aryeh Deri

Israeli Minister seeks to revoke residency visa of BDS co-founder

Israel’s Interior Minister issues an edict seeking a legal opinion for the permanent revocation of the Israeli residency visa given to Omar Barghouti, the co-fonder of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

By Elad Benari


Interior Minister Aryeh Deri on Sunday ordered the Population and Immigration Authority to prepare a legal opinion on the revocation of the Israeli residency of Omar Barghouti, the co-founder of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Israels Interior Minister Aryeh Deri -Photo: Wikipedia Commons

Minister Deri’s decision was made following an announcement by Deputy Attorney General Dina Zilber regarding the authority of the Interior Minister to deprive Barghouti’s residency. Continue Reading »

Despite being granted entry into Israel, Tlaib rejects opportunity

Denied entry over planned BDS activism, Democratic congresswoman commits to respecting restrictions to visit elderly grandmother in her personal request, but then changes her mind after awarded entry.
– Minister Deri, “Apparently her hate for Israel overcomes her love for her grandmother.”

By Itamar Eichner


Palestinian descent U.S. Congress member Rashida Tlaib announced she will not be visiting Israel, despite the approval of her request to enter in order to visit her grandmother after an earlier decline due to her support of BDS.

Earlier Friday, Interior Minister Aryeh Deri approved Tlaib’s request to enter the country after she sent him a letter Thursday night saying she will respect the Israeli law and will not work to promote a boycott on the country during her visit. Continue Reading »

Israeli legal team seeks Icelandic entrant to Eurovision banned from Israel

The Israel Law Center, Shurat HaDin, a civil rights NGO asked Israel’s Interior Minister to prevent Iceland’s Hatari band from entering the country over its intention to use the stage as a political platform to criticize Israel’s settlement policy, knowing it would violate the rules of the European music competition.

By Raz Shechnik


An Israeli organization has asked the government to prevent the Icelandic entrant into the Eurovision Song Contest being allowed in the country over alleged claims that the BDSM techno band Hatari intended to use its time on stage to criticize Israel’s settlement policy and express support for the Palestinians. Continue Reading »

Spanish BDS director detained at border, refused entry by authorities

BDS director in Europe Ana Sanchez Mera, was banned from entering Israel by Interior Minister Aryeh Deri for advocating boycotts and organizing demonstrations in Spain against the State of Israel.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


The Population Authority on Tuesday prevented the entry into Israel of Ana Sanchez Mera, a senior member of the BDS National Committee (BNC), under the guidance of Minister Aryeh Deri, on the recommendation of Minister Erdan.

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri (L) and Public Security Min. Gilad Erdan (R) Photos: Wikimedia

The activist who has been prevented from entering Israel is the coordinator of the BNC organization in Europe and the director of the organization’s international campaigns. Continue Reading »

Israel’s border-fence 100% effective in preventing illegal migrants from entering Israel in 2017

Israel’s completed border fence successfully prevented migrants from entering Israel illegally in 2017, while gov’t data shows 4,012 illegal ‘residents’ left voluntarily.
• Cabinet to discuss the closing of the Negev’s Holot detention center, leaving held illegal migrants with two options: indefinite detention elsewhere or voluntary departure.

By Itsik Saban and Yori Yalon


Not one migrant entered Israel illegally in 2017, according to figures from the Border Crossings, Population and Immigration Administration. The figures mark a turning point in the fight against illegal immigration in the country.

According to the administration’s figures, 4,012 illegal residents – 3,332 of them citizens of African countries – voluntarily left Israel in 2017. Continue Reading »

European parliamentarians and French mayors denied entry visas to ‘visit’ Israel

Due to their support of BDS and convicted mass-murdering terrorist Marwan Barghouti, Israel’s Interior Minister Deri and Public Security Minister Erdan announced jointly that they will refuse entry to a delegation of European officials.

By Itamar Eichner and Amir Alon


Interior Minister Aryeh Deri announced on Monday that he would adopt the recommendation of Minister for strategic affairs and public security Gilad Erdan, thereby refusing to allow a delegation of European parliamentarians and French mayors to visit Israel and the Palestinian Authority, due to their promotion of anti-Israeli BDS movement and intent to visit convicted Palestinian terrorist Marwan Barghouti. Continue Reading »

Israel offers Iranian journalist asylum in Israel

Responding to a request by the Jerusalem Journalists Association, Israel’s Interior Minister commented, “This is a journalist whose life is in real danger, only because of writing columns on an Israeli news website.”

By Mordechai Sones


Interior Minister Aryeh Deri responded to a request by the Jerusalem Journalists Association and the National Journalists Association to approve entry into Israel of Iranian journalist Nada Amin, who writes for the Times of Israel.

Israel’s Interior Minister Aryeh Deri – Photo: Wikipedia

Amin is currently in Turkey, where she fled from Iran three years ago. Turkey has already announced that she will be deported in coming days from Turkey to Iran, where she is expected to be sentenced to death. Continue Reading »

Israel refuses entry to British pro-Palestinian activist and BDS promoter


The refusal to allow entry of the chairman of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, which works to promote boycotts to harm the Jewish State, is in accordance to the policies set by Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs, the Immigration Authority and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

By Ido Ben Porat


The Population and Immigration Authority and the Ministry of Strategic Affairs on Sunday evening denied entry to Israel to British pro-Palestinian activist and, chairman of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), an anti-Israel group which openly supports Hamas, Hezbollah and other extremist organizations.

Hugh Lanning‏ – Twitter

PSC is the leading anti-Israel organization in the UK and one of the largest in Europe in general. Continue Reading »

Israel’s 2017 budget to cover new light rail train between Haifa – Nazareth


Government approves 12 billion NIS ($3.15b) for infrastructure facelift, added health care, improved education and boost in small and medium businesses for northern Israel.

By Chana Roberts


As part of the 2017-2018 budget, the Israeli government is set to spend 12 billion NIS to give northern Israel a facelift.

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri (Shas) and Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon (Kulanu) have proposed a plan outlining changes for the north, including upgrading schools, and building a light rail train between Haifa and Nazareth.

 Nazareth at night - Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Nazareth at night – Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The Jewish National Fund will also help to fund the projects, investing 3 billion NIS. Continue Reading »

Israel revokes citizenship of Palestinian terrorist who planned large-scale attack


Israel’s Interior Minister ordered citizenship immediately revoked to a Palestinian who planned a massive terror-attack on an event hall, planned the kidnapping of an IDF soldier, and worked with Gazans that were in Israel illegally.

By Hezki Baruch


Interior Minister Aryeh Deri ordered on Thursday evening that the citizenship of terrorist Hani Abu Omra be revoked. Abu Omra lives in Tel Sheva. He and his terror cell planned to carry out a large-scale terror attack on an event hall in southern Israel.


Abu Omra has had a temporary resident A-5 visa since 2000, since he is married to an Israeli citizen. Continue Reading »

Exclusive Arutz7: Inside Story on the Lapid-Bennett Pact

Here’s what lead to the ‘historic alliance’ between Bayit Yehudi & Yesh Atid that surprised everyone.

By Uzi Baruch


Senior figures in the religious Zionist Bayit Yehudi party are fiercely defending the party from criticism of its agreement with the secularist Yesh Atid, that neither party will enter the coalition without the other. The gentlemen’s understanding appears set to go down in history as the surprise political move that shaped Binyamin Netanyahu’s third government.

The senior figures provided Arutz Sheva with a play-by-play account of the events leading up to the “pact.”

“During the election campaign, in the course of the last months and weeks, we received ill winds from the Likud, which said that there is no intention to include us in the government. Continue Reading »

Sara Netanyahu’s fashion faux pas attracts criticism & media gossip

Shas Leader Aryeh Deri says it’s the preoccupation with the PM’s wife’s revealing dress that’s improper; Minister Limor Livnat accuses critics of chauvinism

By Akiva Novick


Shas Leader Aryeh Deri on Wednesday defended the prime minister’s wife Sara Netanyahu, who was subjected to harsh criticism after wearing a revealing outfit to the Knesset’s inauguration session.

“The repulsive and mean-spirited preoccupation with the prime minister’s wife’s outfit isn’t proper,” Deri wrote on his Facebook page. “Such an honorable occasion cannot be pushed aside in favor for such activity.”

Sara NetanyahuDeri added: “Public representatives’ families should be kept outside the political game.” Continue Reading »