With the imminent opening of election booths, the Shas Party’s political and
spiritual leadership issued their final campaign messages on Monday, along with
a general call to get out the vote for Tuesday’s election.
leader Arye Deri returned to the two major themes of the party’s election
campaign, protesting socioeconomic divides in the country and the preservation
of the status quo with regards to matters of religion and state.
gaps in Israeli society are growing every year and it hurts me to hear and see
these serious differences between those who have and those who don’t,” Deri said
on Monday. “I came back to politics for the weak sectors of society, a sector
which is growing and that has to chose between buying bread and buying medicine,
between heating their homes and a buying a bus pass.”