Eli Yishai and Arye Deri, bitter rivals for the political leadership of the Shas
party, shook hands on Sunday at the brit mila of a great-grandson of Shas
spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef.
Deri, the founder and former leader
of Shas, is seeking to return to his position as party chairman 13 years after
his conviction and incarceration for accepting bribes.
and Interior Minister Yishai refuses to vacate his position as the most senior
Shas politician, however, which has led to rampant speculation over the future
of the party’s leadership.