Shas' New Leaders: Xenophobia and Corruption

By ordering the reinstatement of Aryeh Deri in Shas' leadership, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef cast a large stain on Israeli political life and society.

After keeping law enforcement and Prison Service officials busier for the past 30 years than has any other party, Shas scored another Israeli "achievement" over the weekend which may also be a world precedent. For the first time since Israel's establishment, an ex-con former minister and parliamentarian is expected to re-enter the Knesset.