Deri and Yishai shake hands but Shas leadership undecided

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October 15, 2012 01:39

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.

Current chairman 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.


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