Deri to return to Interior Ministry next week — report

Periphery Minister Aryeh Deri (Shas) is set to receive the Interior Ministry portfolio next week, Channel 2’s Amit Segal reports on Twitter.

The position was vacated last week, after former interior minister Silvan Shalom resigned over more than a dozen sexual harassment complaints. (The allegations against Shalom were not substantiated and a police investigation was subsequently closed.)

Deri was the head of the Shas party until he was convicted in 1999 of accepting $155,000 in bribes while running the Interior Ministry, and served 22 months in prison.

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