Shas Spiritual Leader Expected to Announce Return of Former Party Head Aryeh Deri

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef wants to bring Deri back, despite his past corruption convictions and opposition by current party leader Eli Yishai; renegade former Shas MK sets up independent party.

Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef is leaning toward giving former party leader Aryeh Deri a position at the head of the party, he told current Shas chair Eli Yishai in a private conversation on Tuesday.