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  10/16/2012, Tishrei 30, 5773

Report: Tension in Shas Ahead of Announcement on Der'i

Tension was at an all-time high in the Shas party, Tuesday morning, ahead of the possibility that the party's spiritual leader, Rabbi Ovadia Yoseph, will make an announcement during the day about the active return of former chairman Aryeh Der'i, according to Israel Defense Forces Radio.

On Monday evening, a change in the rabbi's position was identified, removing current chairman Eli Yishai's hold on the party leadership. Senior party officials said that the most important thing to the rabbi is that Der'i and Yishai remain united under the same roof.