Israeli ultra-Orthodox Party Proves a Big Loser in Local Elections

For Shas leader Aryeh Deri, one out of three victories in key mayoral races is bad - especially the loss to an Ashkenazi ultra-Orthodox candidate.

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On the morning of municipal Election Day on Tuesday, Shas chairman Aryeh Deri stood at the grave of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef and uttered a silent prayer. Afterward he said that “as believing Jews, we ask that he...