Despite the Shas Moetzes Gedolei Hatorah rejection of Aryeh Deri’s resignation, Shas chairman Aryeh Deri has submitted his letter of resignation from the Knesset to Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein on Tuesday evening at 7:30PM. This comes just two days after being discredited in video recordings released to the media showing Maran HaRav Ovadia Yosef zt”l slamming Deri.
Prior to his announcement of commitment to resign he explained “It is a most difficult time”.
Deri’s resignation has no practical significance since the Knesset has already dissolved ahead of the March 17, 2015 elections.
The latest move by Deri came after he submitted his resignation to the Shas Moetzes Geolei Hatorah the night before, which they rejected.
His letter of resignation can be found below: