Former Shas leader Aryeh Deri’ announced today his intention to run in the next Knesset elections. Speaking at the Presidential Conference in Yerushalayim, Deri said he was not sure in what framework he would run.
“In Israel, it is not possible to contribute without political power, so I decided to create a new movement,” Deri said without elaborating what kind of movement he intended to create.
Deri said that he decided to return to political life after a long period of deliberation, “because I feel that I can contribute and give hope to the citizens of the state of Israel.”
One of his goals would be to “unite the public,” Deri said, “so that if we go into a peace process, we are united.”