Shas leader defends absence of female candidates: ‘It isn’t their natural place’

Shas leader Aryeh Deri defends the lack of women on his ultra-Orthodox party list, claiming politics is not their “natural place.”

“Ask my wife and other women and they will answer — this is how they were educated — that it isn’t their natural place,” Deri tells the Kan public broadcaster. “It runs against their worldview.”

Neither Shas nor United Torah Judaism have any female candidates on their electoral slate.

Shas party leader Aryeh Deri arrives at the Knesset for a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, March 3, 2020. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)