Israel Political Brief May 6, 2013: Eli Yishai for Mayor of Yerushalayim?

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Eli Yishai for Mayor of Yerushalayim?

Source: Yeshiva World News, 5-6-13

Eli Yishai for Mayor of Yerushalayim? (Monday, May 6th, 2013). yishain2 After being ousted by Aryeh Deri as Shas party leader, many believe that MK Eli Yishai will be looking at the upcoming Jerusalem mayoral race, where many feel he has a much better….READ MORE

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Israel Political Brief May 3, 2013: Aryeh Deri named Shas Party chairman

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Deri named Shas Party chairman

Source: JTA, 5-3-13

Shas Party spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef appointed Aryeh Deri chairman of the Sephardic haredi Orthodox party….READ MORE

Israel Brief April 12, 2013: Rabbi Yaakov Yosef dies

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Rabbi Yaakov Yosef dies

Source: Ynetnews, 4-12-13

Son of Shas’ spiritual leader, known as one of most prominent right-wing rabbis, passes away after battling cancer. Some 80,000 people attend funeral; close friend reveals that as part of his will, deceased called on girls not to volunteer for National Service….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief January 25, 2013: Hareidi Parties May Form ‘Blocking Bloc’ to Yair Lapid

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Hareidi Parties May Form ‘Blocking Bloc’ to Lapid

Source: Arutz Sheva, 1-25-13

Shas and United Torah Judaism may work together to prevent Lapid from drafting yeshiva students….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief December 28, 2012: Rightest Jewish Home Party Replaces Religious Shas from 3rd Place in polls

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Jewish Home bumps Shas from 3rd slot in polls

Source: JTA, 12-28-12

The rightist Jewish Home party replaced the religious Shas movement as Israel’s third most popular party in two election polls. Read more »

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