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        1/3/2014, Shevat 2, 5774

      Deri: We Won't Provide the Goverment With a Safety Net

      Shas Chairman MK Aryeh Deri said Thursday that his party will not provide the government with a “safety net” regarding the diplomatic process with the Palestinian Authority. Speaking to Kol Yisrael radio, Deri said that like many other Israelis, his thought process has changed in the wake of the 2005 “Disengagement” from Gaza, adding that he has a commitment to Israel and to the Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria.

      He stressed that he would not lend a hand to any political revenge against members of the Jewish Home party, despite them being part of a government that is boycotting hareidim and pursuing Torah scholars, as he put it.

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