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  5/2/2013, Iyar 22, 5773

Der'i Officially Alone on Top of Shas Party

The Sephardic hareidi Shas party's council of Torah sages, headed by former Sephardic chief rabbi Ovadia Yoseph, decided, Thursday evening, to return Member of Knesset Aryeh Der'i to the head of the party, a position he held before his conviction on corruption charges while serving as interior minister.

Member of Knesset Eli Yishai, who succeeded Der'i at the top of the party and the top of the ministry, was selected to head the party's El Hama'ayan Torah educational network. Yishai asked for ten days to decide if he will take the job.

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