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March 18, 1999 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rabbi Aryeh Deri, one of Israel's most powerful politicians and a messiah-like hero to much of its large ultra-Orthodox underclass, was convicted on bribery charges Wednesday, triggering tearful protests and a political upheaval that will be felt for months to come.
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June 21, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Prime Minister Ehud Barak shifted the spotlight back to the religious Shas Party by saying he has made Shas a final offer aimed at keeping the party from bolting his fractious coalition. Barak's offer came just hours after four Shas members of the Israeli Cabinet resigned in an effort to press Barak to release more state funds for Shas schools and legalize pirate radio stations affiliated with the party. The resignations do not take effect until Thursday, which gives Shas time to press its
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June 29, 1999 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Israel's largest right-wing party Monday abruptly quit negotiations to join the government of Prime Minister-elect Ehud Barak, who instead appeared ready to enlist a controversial ultra-Orthodox faction. With this latest round of political maneuvering, Barak's government is at last coming into focus.
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June 14, 2000 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prime Minister Ehud Barak's largest government partner announced Tuesday that it will quit the ruling coalition, a step that could cripple his administration as it fights a move for early elections and enters a crucial stretch of peace negotiations with the Palestinians. Leaders of the ultra-Orthodox Shas Party have made this threat before. They insisted Tuesday that they mean it this time--but also invited further talks with Barak.
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March 19, 1990 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Israel's search for a new prime minister sputtered into confusion Sunday. The religious party whose votes were the key to bringing down Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir in a no-confidence motion last week recommended that Shamir's Likud Party be chosen to lead a new government. Leaders of the Shas party made the suggestion to Chaim Herzog, the country's largely ceremonial president, who is in charge of nominating a candidate to form a new ruling coalition.
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December 28, 1999 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Days before critical negotiations with Syria, the government of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak was hit Monday with the angry defection of its largest political ally and governing partner. The religious Shas Party announced it was abandoning the government after failing to secure millions of dollars to rescue its private, heavily indebted educational network.
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May 25, 1999 | REBECCA TROUNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As negotiators for Prime Minister-elect Ehud Barak began talks Monday with potential partners in a coalition government, pressure mounted on him to exclude the powerful religious party Shas. "Just Not Shas!" was the message on more than 20,000 e-mails that have flooded into Barak's Tel Aviv office in recent days, staff members said, as voters have appealed to the newly elected Israeli leader to keep Shas in opposition.
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June 14, 2000 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prime Minister Ehud Barak's largest government partner announced Tuesday that it will quit the ruling coalition, a step that could cripple his administration as it fights a move for early elections and enters a crucial stretch of peace negotiations with the Palestinians. Leaders of the ultra-Orthodox Shas Party have made this threat before. They insisted Tuesday that they mean it this time--but also invited further talks with Barak.
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March 16, 1990 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A central figure in Thursday's collapse of the government of Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir wears gold-trimmed robes, a turban-like headdress, dark glasses and a prophet-sized beard. When he speaks, this charismatic rabbi catches the ear of a large segment of Israel's North African and Near Eastern community, the largest voting bloc in the country.
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April 16, 1999 | From Associated Press
A powerful ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was sentenced to prison Thursday for taking bribes, capping a drama likely to affect the tight Israeli election race. Aryeh Deri, the leader of the ultra-Orthodox ethnically based Shas Party, received four years in prison--a tough sentence that could rally Shas supporters among Sephardic Jews to the May 17 polls.
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December 28, 1999 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Days before critical negotiations with Syria, the government of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak was hit Monday with the angry defection of its largest political ally and governing partner. The religious Shas Party announced it was abandoning the government after failing to secure millions of dollars to rescue its private, heavily indebted educational network.
NEWS
June 29, 1999 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Israel's largest right-wing party Monday abruptly quit negotiations to join the government of Prime Minister-elect Ehud Barak, who instead appeared ready to enlist a controversial ultra-Orthodox faction. With this latest round of political maneuvering, Barak's government is at last coming into focus.
NEWS
May 25, 1999 | REBECCA TROUNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As negotiators for Prime Minister-elect Ehud Barak began talks Monday with potential partners in a coalition government, pressure mounted on him to exclude the powerful religious party Shas. "Just Not Shas!" was the message on more than 20,000 e-mails that have flooded into Barak's Tel Aviv office in recent days, staff members said, as voters have appealed to the newly elected Israeli leader to keep Shas in opposition.
NEWS
April 16, 1999 | From Associated Press
A powerful ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was sentenced to prison Thursday for taking bribes, capping a drama likely to affect the tight Israeli election race. Aryeh Deri, the leader of the ultra-Orthodox ethnically based Shas Party, received four years in prison--a tough sentence that could rally Shas supporters among Sephardic Jews to the May 17 polls.
NEWS
March 18, 1999 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rabbi Aryeh Deri, one of Israel's most powerful politicians and a messiah-like hero to much of its large ultra-Orthodox underclass, was convicted on bribery charges Wednesday, triggering tearful protests and a political upheaval that will be felt for months to come.
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April 22, 1997 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Last year during Passover, Likud Party candidate Benjamin Netanyahu stopped by the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City to say a prayer and woo religious voters in his bid to become prime minister. Netanyahu won the election with the help of observant Jews and formed a coalition government with Orthodox parties such as Shas. But having just escaped indictment in a Shas influence-peddling scandal, Netanyahu may well spend this holiday recalling the adage "Be careful what you pray for."
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June 21, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Prime Minister Ehud Barak shifted the spotlight back to the religious Shas Party by saying he has made Shas a final offer aimed at keeping the party from bolting his fractious coalition. Barak's offer came just hours after four Shas members of the Israeli Cabinet resigned in an effort to press Barak to release more state funds for Shas schools and legalize pirate radio stations affiliated with the party. The resignations do not take effect until Thursday, which gives Shas time to press its
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January 12, 1993 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's Labor Party effectively bought its way back into power, the Israeli state comptroller charged on Monday in a hard-hitting report that accused the party and a parliamentary ally of gross violations of Israel's election laws. "What the (Labor Party) did is called buying votes, buying the government with money," Miriam Ben-Porat, the state comptroller, said, fining Labor the equivalent of $275,000 for accepting illegal contributions.
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January 12, 1993 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's Labor Party effectively bought its way back into power, the Israeli state comptroller charged on Monday in a hard-hitting report that accused the party and a parliamentary ally of gross violations of Israel's election laws. "What the (Labor Party) did is called buying votes, buying the government with money," Miriam Ben-Porat, the state comptroller, said, fining Labor the equivalent of $275,000 for accepting illegal contributions.
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March 19, 1990 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Israel's search for a new prime minister sputtered into confusion Sunday. The religious party whose votes were the key to bringing down Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir in a no-confidence motion last week recommended that Shamir's Likud Party be chosen to lead a new government. Leaders of the Shas party made the suggestion to Chaim Herzog, the country's largely ceremonial president, who is in charge of nominating a candidate to form a new ruling coalition.
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