Peres gives Deri green light to return to public life

July 13, 2011 19:17

Regardless of attempts by some Knesset members to introduce legislation which will permanently bar former Shas leader Aryeh Deri from returning to public life and running for the Knesset in the next elections, President Shimon Peres believes that Deri, a convicted felon, has paid his debt to society and should therefore be allowed to once more serve the public in the Knesset

The President who recently sat at the same table as Deri at the wedding of the granddaughter of Shas spiritual mentor Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, was on Wednesday responding to a question from a haredi student at the Haredi Campus in Or Yehuda where he addressed several hundred students and fielded their questions. The Haredi Campus is the religious branch of Kiryat Ono College.

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