The power of Shas in decline

For years, the Jerusalem city council was considered one of the strongholds of the party, but the glory of the past has faded away.

November 25, 2016 11:32
3 minute read.
Arye Deri

Arye Deri (Shas). (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)


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The Jerusalem City Council was the cradle that first saw the development of a new political and social movement: Shas.

It was back in the 1980s, when Eli Yishai was elected to the council under mayor Teddy Kollek, and he and his close assistant, Arye Deri, took their first steps into local politics, and from there to national politics… and the rest is history.


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