Shas MK Ariel Atias has been speaking about taking a break from political life and he has finally left Knesset. His resignation went into effect on Sunday morning 24 Sivan at 10:00.
Atias entered Knesset in 2009, when Shas was under the leadership of Eli Yishai. Atias entered his post of party chairman a year ago. He is replaced as chairman by Avraham Michaeli. He is replaced as an MK by Yoav Ben-Tzur, with party leader calling Ben-Tzur “diligent and efficient”.
When interviewed of late by the media, Atias indicated he is taking a break from the intensive life as a MK and has signaled he may return at some future date.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)