If the Deri case is a model, the haredim will eventually change their mind - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    Deri was accused and convicted of siphoning off some Yeshiva funds (for 'groceries', was his code word). Even after his conviction, Rabbi Ovadia stated that Deri was not guilty, but he still cut him off from Shas leadership and involvement after he was released from jail. If the six are convicted of "theft of donations", the Haredim will ultimately view them as criminals, even if a conviction on "tax evasion and money laundering" will make them being considered very clever people..

    from the article: Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox protesters block roads, throw stones in Beit Shemesh
    First published 23:05 15.01.12 | Last updated 23:05 15.01.12
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