The long time secretary of the Shas party Rabbi Refael Pinchasi has broken away from the party to join Eli Yishai and his Yachad party.
After the petira of Maran HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef ZT”L, Pinchasi resigned his post, which still remains vacant.
Rav Pinchasi was very close to Maran and at one time, served as a MK in Knesset as well. His decision is yet another blow to Shas, at the very least, tarnishing Shas’ image among veteran Shas supporters.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)