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At the end of the coalition talks, it was clear that the chairman of Shas had become the all-powerful man in the new government, and even he believed that the High Court of Justice would not interfere in the voter's decision. But now, after his disqualification, Deri will have to decide on the continuation of his path and the decision in his case will become fuel for the promotion of reform the legal

The Prime Minister, the Council of Torah Sages and members of the coalition arrive at Aryeh Deri's house after the announcement of the verdict (Roni Kanfo)

Since returning to political life, Shas chairman Aryeh Deri has not dreamed of a better result than the one he achieved at the end of the last elections.

11 mandates with a majority to establish a right-wing government led by Benjamin Netanyahu were for him like cold water to a tired soul, especially after his conviction for tax offenses and the prolonged period in the opposition.

The morning after the elections, Netanyahu met with the chairman of Shas: "You choose a position first, it's waiting for you," he told him.

An expression of the fact that Deri is Netanyahu's most senior partner, now also on paper.

The celebration was so great that Deri had no doubt that his place at the government table was guaranteed, even a special law was passed in his favor in a quick legislative procedure before the government was formed.

The portfolios, positions and budgets received by Shas at the end of the coalition talks showed how much this was its best victory in recent years: 4 government ministries, deputy ministers, committee heads in the Knesset were an expression of the fact that Deri became the all-powerful man in the new government. It was a long road. Deri worked It is difficult to fortify his position in Shas and outside it and become the first and last word in the party.

felt the limitations of power.

Deri (Photo: Reuven Castro)

Deri believed that if former Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit claimed that "the mountain did not even give birth to a mouse", why would the High Court intervene and reject the voter's decision? His possible disqualification. Evidence of this was given in the last few days, during which Deri sent the ministers and members of the Knesset to attack the High Court and put pressure on Netanyahu and claimed himself that "the decision against me is written in advance."

Today he added in a conversation with his associates that "this is a political decision" against him.

Shortly after the publication of the High Court's ruling, without prior coordination or notice, Netanyahu came to visit Deri's home. Netanyahu apparently reflected on the message that Deri conveyed to him publicly in recent days, when he claimed that he had no intention of resigning and "the problem is Netanyahu's, not mine." Now The chairman of Shas will have to decide whether to continue the state path he has taken for the past five years and resign himself or wait for Netanyahu to fire him. Netanyahu's arrival in such haste can perhaps indicate the closeness between the two and his desire to resolve the coalition crisis quickly, but it also shows that Netanyahu fears that the incident Deri's people may get out of control and cause a shock to the coalition led by him, especially after the threat of one of the Shas ministers that "without Deri, there is no kosher government."

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His arrival shows the closeness between the two.

Netanyahu outside Deri's house (Photo: Flash 90, Yonatan Zindel)

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The High Court's decision to disqualify Deri both because of "extreme implausibility" and because of the false representation he allegedly presented in court that he did not intend to return to political life almost certainly blocked his possibility of returning to the government table in the position of a minister. The right-wing bloc also estimates that the chances of this are low witnesses do not exist at all. Even eliminating the reason for reasonableness will no longer really help.

This is exactly what the conversation between Netanyahu and Deri revolved around, which lasted for about 40 minutes. Deri does not have many options left. Will he be appointed as an alternate prime minister? Such a move will cause legal difficulties and may once again unfold at the door of The High Court of Justice or the chairman of the Central Election Commission due to the question of scandal hanging over his head. Will Deri want to serve only as a member of the Knesset or manage the Shas outside the Knesset?

Who will replace him in the position of Minister of Interior and Health?

So far, the names of Moshe Bar Siman Tov for the position of Minister of Health and Ariel Atias and Moshe Arbel for the position of Minister of the Interior have come up, but Deri has not decided yet.

Until his decision, one conclusion can already be drawn: Deri experienced firsthand the limitations of power, precisely at the height of his political power and now, his personal loss will become another reason for the coalition to quickly advance the legal reform, even if there is not necessarily a connection between the things.

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