Israeli ultra-Orthodox Party Proves a Big Loser in Local Elections

For Shas leader Aryeh Deri, one out of three victories in key mayoral races is bad - especially the loss to an Ashkenazi ultra-Orthodox candidate.

On the morning of municipal Election Day on Tuesday, Shas chairman Aryeh Deri stood at the grave of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef and uttered a silent prayer. Afterward he said that “as believing Jews, we ask that he pray for us in heaven that...