Shas rabbis reject Aryeh Deri's resignation request
The Shas Council of Torah Sages last night rejected a request by party chairman Aryeh Deri that he be permitted to resign as chairman of the party.
The rejection was agreed at a late-night meeting, following the receipt of a letter from Deri in which he asked to be relieved of the leadership.
Deri's request was the latest bombshell in a long-running feud between Deri and former party leader Eli Yishai. It followed the release on Sunday of recordings of damning statements by the late Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the party's founder and spiritual leader.
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