The return of the king: Aryeh Deri's unlikely redemption
You could say everybody loves a good story of redemption, but Israelis don’t believe in fairy tales. So why is Aryeh Deri so popular again?
One morning, almost 20 years ago, Israeli journalist Mordechai Gilat was roused from sleep by the phone. "Moti," an unrecognizable voice said, "You're in a pickle. Aryeh Deri has many friends in your newspapers. He knows who you're talking with and what you're talking about. He has people everywhere, even in the Shin Bet."