Shas officials announced on Monday 6 Cheshvan 5773 that Asher Gold has been tapped to serve as the party spokesperson, at least during the election period. Gold is not a novice, having served in the past as the chareidi correspondent for Walla News, publishing under the name Moti Levy.
He also hosted the program “Friday Night Actuality”, a program in Bayit Vegan Yerushalayim in which public personalities were hosted along with hundreds of yeshiva students. He has also worked as a spokesman for an organization representing rabbonim in Europe.
According to Kikar Shabbat, Yaakov Betzalel, who is the media advisor of Eli Yishai, will remain in his post.
In a related matter, during a meeting on Monday of the three Shas leaders, Yishai, Deri and Ariel Atias, it was decided Atias would head the party’s public relations during the election campaign.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)