After 13 years in political exile, has Shas' Aryeh Deri lost his charm?
Since returning to the party leadership, Deri - the man who once made the electorate tick - has not changed Shas' poll ratings one iota.
Earlier this week, I met Yakov, a veteran Shasnik. Are you busy working on the campaign? I asked him. Not really, he answered and veered off to tell me about a building project he is involved with in Jerusalem. "Just think, 20 apartments in the center of town," he exulted, eyes shining. I answered that not so long ago he would have been promising me 20 Knesset seats. "You're...
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