Shas co-chairman Aryeh Deri has done what few politicians around the world can do, make a return to the center of the political arena after being convicted of a felony, serving a prison sentence and waiting for the hiatus period barring his return to expire. After 13 years of being out of the loop Deri is back in the media spotlight and according to many, he will soon be in control of Shas once again.
In his latest move, Deri announced he is waging a war against Ashkenazi yeshivos that discriminate against Sephardi girls, telling Kol Berama Radio the current situation is unacceptable and he plans to make this a priority until the practice is ended. Deri is quoted by Ynet as adding he will work to close down schools that continue discriminatory practices against Sephardim.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)