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Rebellion in Shas

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

On Saturday Night, Rav Ovadiah Yosef, the spiritual head of the Shas party said that he had to return political control of the Shas party back to Aryeh Deri, as it was promised to be returned to him (Deri) when he was sent to prison.

Eli Yishai, the successful, but now displaced Shas party head, who had replace Deri, has reportedly turned down the consolation prize of running Rav Ovadia’s El HaMaayan school network.

Rumor has it that Yishai might leave the Shas party and run for mayor of Jerusalem.

Aryeh Deri is Back… in Shas

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Kikar Shabbat is reporting that Aryeh Deri, the former head of the Shas party will be returning to Shas.

A contract is being drawn up stating that both Eli Yishai (the current head of Shas), and Aryeh Deri will agree to work together. Rav Ovadiah Yosef will determine who will gets to be the party chairman, and what job each man gets.

Rumor has it that Deri will be appointed as party chairman, while Yishai will be pushed down to the number 2 slot, but in consolation will be the party’s chief minister (which he currently is anyway).

Shas leadership is apparently worried that if Deri forms his own party, he will take away many of Shas’s seats in the Knesset.

It is believed that Ariel Atias was one of the driving force behind the scenes in making this deal happen.

Deri was forced to step down as the head of Shas after he was convicted of bribery and other charges in 1999.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/aryeh-deri-is-back-in-shas/2012/10/10/

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