Shas's Arye Deri apologized on Friday for ethnically-charged comments he made a day earlier, in which he called Likud-Beytenu a party of "Russians and whites."
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Speaking to Gali Israel radio, Deri said, "I apologize fully. It was a grave mistake, this comment on Russians and whites."
He added that he made the comments under pressure, and that he had never spoken about his "brothers" in such a way because it is not his style.