Deri apologizes for 'Russians and whites' comment

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December 28, 2012 10:46

 
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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."

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.

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