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  Sivan 13, 5773 , 21/06/13

Report: Peres Urged Der'i to Join Coalition

President Shim'on Peres urged Chairman Aryeh Der'i of the Sephardic-hareidi Shas party to join the ruling coalition during a meeting two weeks ago, according to a Friday-morning report by the Ma'ariv daily.

The newspaper cited the president as saying, "The current coalition will not last long. If we want to advance the peace process, there is a real need for Shas to join the government."

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