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Aryeh Deri Feints Right

Deri is actively trying to rehabilitate his image among the Settlers and National-Religious crowd.
Aryeh Deri slides right on a line zip (omega) during a visit with his family to Deer Land in Gush Etzion on Wednesday, December 4, 2013.

Aryeh Deri slides right on a line zip (omega) during a visit with his family to Deer Land in Gush Etzion on Wednesday, December 4, 2013.
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Aryeh Deri, the head of the Shas party, has been trying to paint himself as a right-winger these past few weeks, or at least not a leftwinger, in an attempt to rid himself of the deeply ingrained image that he supported and enabled the Oslo Accords.

While Deri toured sites in Gush Etzion on Wednesday with his family, Deri’s close associates were busy conveying messages of love for the Settlers, according to a report in Makor Rishon.

Everyone who went through the Oslo years remembers Shas and Deri’s support for Oslo as they sat and enabled the Rabin-led government, allowing Oslo to pass. Deri’s associates told Makor Rishon that Deri and Shas never actually voted for Oslo, but rather they abstained from voting for it.

But they never add that Deri and Shas didn’t vote against Oslo either.

In fact, at the time, Shas’s 6 seats were absolutely required to keep the Labor-Meretz coalition alive, and if Shas has pulled out of the government, Oslo could never happened.

For good measure, as part of the rehabilitation of Deri’s image, Deri’s associates added the stain of Oslo on Deri are just lies spread by the extreme right.

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  1. you could not have chosen a better word in the english dictionary…

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