Police investigate after Israeli school was vandalized with swastikas

BEERSHEBA, Israel, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Students and teachers at a Jewish school in Beersheba, Israel, said their building was covered in swastikas when they arrived Wednesday morning.
Israel says 'low probability' of Syrian attack as U.S. prepares strike

Israel says 'low probability' of Syrian attack as U.S. prepares strike

TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Israeli military officials Wednesday downplayed the probability of a Syrian attack in response to potential U.S. strikes on the regime's forces.

Expert: Deporting Sundanese group is legal

JERUSALEM, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- An Israeli legal official says a controversial plan to deport a group of Sudanese migrants is legal because they are not asylum-seekers.

Court approves African migrants expulsion

JERUSALEM, June 7 (UPI) -- A Jerusalem court opened the way for expulsion of South Sudanese migrants saying there is no evidence they will be in danger if they return home.

Yishai focuses on illegal migration

JERUSALEM, June 5 (UPI) -- Israeli Interior Minister Eli Yishai said a task force would focus on illegal migrants and present recommendations to the Knesset within two months.

Israel's FM accuses Africans of crimes

JERUSALEM, May 16 (UPI) -- Israel's Interior Minister Eli Yishai is calling for the detention of all African migrants after four Eritrean men were accused of rape in Tel Aviv.

Calls mount to denounce Grass

JERUSALEM, April 10 (UPI) -- The Hebrew Writers Association called on writers to denounce Gunter Grass a day after Israel's Interior Ministry declared him persona non grata.

Israel detains fourth Palestinian lawmaker

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Israeli military arrested a fourth Hamas member of the Palestinian parliament Tuesday, which Hamas charged was an attempt to "thwart Palestinian reunification."

Ultra-conservative Jews adopt Nazi theme

JERUSALEM, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- The use of Nazi symbols and Holocaust prisoner uniforms by protesting ultra-Orthodox Jews in a Jerusalem neighborhood sparked a national outcry Sunday.

Israel bans Hamas missile bases in Gaza

JERUSALEM, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Israeli officials said Sunday they will not allow Iranian and Hamas missile bases in Gaza after 18 rockets were fired into the country during the weekend.

Israel to stem African immigration

JERUSALEM, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Israeli leaders announced intentions Sunday to stem the flow of African labor migrants and refugees to preserve a Jewish majority.
Jerusalem to get thousands of new units

Jerusalem to get thousands of new units

JERUSALEM, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Israeli Interior Minister Eli Yishai approved the construction of 1,600 housing units in Jerusalem and plans to okay 2,700 more next week, officials said.
Israel booting foreign children

Israel booting foreign children

TEL AVIV, Israel, March 10 (UPI) -- Israel's Immigration Authority says it will immediately begin the deportation of children of foreign workers not attending school.

Orthodox leader: Peace talks won't work

JERUSALEM, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Israeli Interior Minister Eli Yishai, head of the ultra-Orthodox Shas Party, said Thursday Hamas will block any agreement in the peace talks.

Israel: 'No intention of provoking anyone'

JERUSALEM, March 10 (UPI) -- Israel's interior minister apologized Wednesday for the timing of the announcement of the approval of 1,600 new housing units to be built in East Jerusalem.
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Eli Yishai
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert (C) with his cabinet ministers Amir Peretz (L), Tzipi Livni (2nd L), Shimon Peres (2nd R) and Eli Yishai (R) sing the Israeli national anthem during a memorial service marking the 11 year anniversary of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, in the Knesset, Israel's parliament in Jerusalem, on November 2, 2006. Rabin was shot by Israeli assassin Yigal Amir after a peace rally in Tel Aviv on November 4, 1995. (UPI Photo/David Silverman/POOL)

Eliyahu "Eli" Yishai (Hebrew: אליהו "אלי" ישי‎, born 26 December 1962) is an Israeli politician and head of the Shas party. He currently serves as a member of the Knesset for Shas, and as both one of four Deputy Prime Ministers and Minister of Internal Affairs.

Yishai is married and has five children.

Yishai started his political life as a member of the Jerusalem City Council from 1987-1988. He was first elected to the Knesset in the 1996 elections as a member of Shas, the Sephardic and Mizrahi Haredi party, and was made Minister of Labour and Social Welfare in Binyamin Netanyahu's government.

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