Peres thanks Yishai for endorsement of candidacy

Vice Premier Shimon Peres thanked Shas chairman Eli Yishai on Thursday night for the party's for his presidential bid, and asked him to pass on the thanks to Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef. Earlier, the party's council of Torah sages agreed to endorse Peres for president over rival candidate Reuven Rivlin (Likud).