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        12/31/2012, Tevet 18, 5773

      Deri: Netanyahu Won't Include Mizrachi Ministers


      Aryeh Deri, one of the leaders of the Shas party, attacked Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday evening, saying that he does not intend to include ministers of Mizrachi origin in senior positions in the next government.

      Deri wrote on his Facebook page, "If it was not enough that no Mizrachi candidate heads any of the large parties, not to mention or dare to dream of a Mizrachi candidate for prime minister, when one examines the expected composition of the next Netanyahu government, one sees that no Mizrachi is being considered for one of the senior portfolios such as defense, finance, or the Foreign Ministry."