After a Sunday morning 25 Iyar 5773 meeting between Maran HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef Shlita, Aryeh Deri and Eli Yishai, it is being announced the Yishai will be taking a short vacation.
Persons close to Yishai add that his appointment as the new director of the party’s ailing Mayan HaChinuch education network is a difficult one considering the hardships faced by the system at present. While they do not believe Yishai is ready to make a break from politics, they do believe he will decline to head the Mayan HaChinuch network, not wishing to take the helm of a sinking ship.
Speaking with Galei Tzahal (Army Radio) newly appointed Shas leader Deri was full of words of praise for Yishai and his handling of the party during his 13 year absence. Deri confirmed Yishai informed the Gadol Hador that he wishes to take a brief vacation after which he hopes to return.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)