While the Obama administration has a different outlook, we must uphold our principlesIsraeli minister backs West Bank presence Jun 07, 2009
When the decision (to transfer the funds) was made, I said that it meant adding fuel to the wheels of terror rather than building trust with the Palestinian AuthorityIsraeli ministers criticize PA use of aid Feb 27, 2009
The world has turned into ... Hamas' lobbyist. It's no matter for concern if this resolution stays on paper, our interest is all that mattersLivni: Israel will protect its citizens Jan 09, 2009
As long as (Syrian President Bashar) Assad is not released from the 'Axis of Evil,' and remains connected to Iran and Hezbollah, talks with him give him legitimacy and only release him from his troubles, and this is a mistakeOlmert warns media against Syria spin May 25, 2008
There is not even a shadow of a doubt over whether Shas would agree to dividing Jerusalem and a withdrawal to the 1967 borders, or would sit in a government that signed such an accordShas: No compromise on Temple Mount Sep 11, 2007
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.