Aryeh Deri's return to Shas spells the downfall of Eli Yishai
The removal of Shas's chairman seems strange when taking into account his special relations with Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the Shas spiritual leader who safeguarded his leadership for the past 13 years.
On points, Eli Yishai might just have won. He will probably be number one on Shas’ list of candidates for the next Knesset. He forced Aryeh Deri to admit that his intention to set up an independent party was an empty threat, and because of him, Deri was forced to give up on his demand to be party chairman.