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  12/6/2012, Kislev 22, 5773

Am Shalem Blasts Der'i's Presence on Shas Ticket

Am Shalem, the political party of former Shas Knesset member Chaim Amsalem, criticized the list of Shas candidates in January's Knesset election, Thursday, for including Rabbi Aryeh Der'i.

Am Shalem issued a statement which said, "Shas has set a historical precedent in Israeli politics by placing a convicted criminal who sat years behind bars in its leadership. It is an embarrasment for the people of Israel in general and Sephardic Jews in particular."