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  5/12/2013, Sivan 3, 5773

AG: Yishai May Not Head Shas Schools and Remain an MK


Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein issued a legal opinion, Sunday, that former Shas party chairman Eli Yishai may not head the party's education system as long as he is Knesset member. The education position was offered to Yishai after he was ousted as party co-chairman, along with former housing minister Ariel Attias, who was named chairman of the party's Knesset faction.

A spokesman for Yishai explained to Arutz Sheva that despite reports to the contrary, Yishai did not simply try to avoid the position, but asked for the attorney general's opinion, as is the accepted practice, to back up his response.