Berkovitch considers legal action after Deri calls him 'devil's recruit'

Minister of the Interior and Shas Chairman Aryeh Deri launched a fierce attack against Lion's rival during a party meeting in Tel Aviv.

November 11, 2018 13:56
Ofer Berkovitch and Aryeh Deri

Ofer Berkovitch and Aryeh Deri. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)


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Jerusalem Mayoral Candidate Ofer Berkovitch said in an interview on army radio that he is considering legal action against Minister of the Interior and Shas Chairman Aryeh Deri after he had attacked him verbally, calling him the 'devil's recruit.'

"There are people who allow themselves to cross boundaries. This is a very serious matter," Berkovitch explained.

"I expect Deri to apologize for his words. This is not democratic behavior. We're considering all options - legal as well as police action against him."

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Deri launched a fierce attack against Lion's rival during a party meeting in Tel Aviv.

"He wants to destroy our holy city," said Deri. "Satan has called for his reserves. Satan mobilizes everyone, incites and lies, divides and conquers. Amos Shocken recruites his power for Berkovitch."

In the radio interview, Berkovitch also emphasized that he was expecting his competitor in the race for Jerusalem, Moshe Lion, to distance himself from Deri's comments publicly.

"If Lion doesn't speak out against this publicly, then there's a big problem," he emphasized.

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