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Shas MK Yitzhak Cohen quits politics

Deputy Finance Minister Yizhak Cohen of the Shas party announces he’s quitting politics.

Responding to his decision, Shas leader Aryeh Deri says Cohen is “loved and respected by all.

Cohen will retain some role in the party in the future, adds Deri. “We won’t give up on this talent.”

Cohen, 69, has served in Israel’s parliament since 1996.

Deputy Finance Minister Yitzhak Cohen attends a Shas party campaign event in Jerusalem on July 22, 2019. (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)
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