Israel Hayom Reports: Some Shas MKs expressed concern that the new leadership situation will cause an inefficient and disorderly work model within the party. “We who sit in the Knesset need to receive instructions on how to vote,” said one veteran Shas MK. “Often there are pressing things on which immediate decisions need to be made and not everything goes to Rabbi Yosef. Until today, we called Yishai, but what now? Who will we call, three people? Who will we work with? It’s going to be a mess.
A number of Shas MKs have also been told by constituents that Deri’s return will harm the party.
“We’ve received more than a few letters from voters who said they supported Shas because it was a right-wing party, and now, with Deri, who supported the Oslo Accords, they won’t vote for us,” the MKs said. “Also, the talk about Deri having served in prison is not good for us. We hope that [the compromise deal] will pay off in reality.”