Deri blames Kahanists for sign at Tel Aviv tents

August 8, 2011 16:44


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The leadership of the tent city at Tel Aviv's Rothschild Boulevard refused to allow activists Sunday night to hang signs bearing the slogan "only Deri can topple Bibi," a reference to former Shas leader Arye Deri and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's nickname.

The leadership of the tent said the activists were aggressive and refused repeated requests to stop hanging signs and distributing flyers.

A spokesman for Deri denied any connection to the signs and blamed them on Kahanist protesters who have come to the tent led by right-wing activist Itamar Ben-Gvir, whom Deri is suing for recently printing signs in Deri's name that were seen as insulting to Shas mentor Rabbi Ovadia Yosef

Ben-Gvir denied being behind the signs, but he said he agreed with their content. "Sorry but I am not connected," Ben-Gvir said. "Nevertheless, the message is correct. Deri is the dream of the leftists."

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