Twenty-two years after he was forced to resign in disgrace from the position, Shas chairman Arye Deri was approved Sunday by the government as Israel’s new Interior Minister.
Two decades ago, the Shas minister – who recently served as Minister of Economy – was forced to resign from the Interior Ministry after an indictment on charges of corruption.
Deri was later convicted and sentenced to a four-year prison term on charges of bribery.
The former Economy Minister replaces former Interior Minister Silvan Shalom, who recently resigned.
Shalom left his position in the wake of accusations of sexual harassment by a number of former employees.