Head of ultra-Orthodox Shas party reiterates that it’s backing Netanyahu

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri reiterates his Haredi Shas party’s support for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, after two lawmakers from the fellow ultra-Orthodox United Torah Judaism call on the premier to let another right-wing MK serve first as prime minister for 18 months.

“Shas is consistent in its opinion and promise to the electorate and will continue to do everything for the formation of a right-wing government,” Deri says in a statement.

Shas party leader Aryeh Deri speaks during a press conference at the Knesset on May 6, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/ Flash90)
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