Aryeh Deri

Israeli politician

Aryeh Makhlouf Deri, Hebrew: אריה מכלוף דרעי , (born February 17, 1959 in Meknès) is an Israeli politician. He is political leader of Shas. He helped start this party.

Aryeh Deri

Deri was a Member of Knesset from 1992 to 1999. He returned in parliament in 2013.

In the Fourth Netanyahu Government he was minister of the Development of Galilee and the Negev, and also interior minister. In the Fifth Netanyahu Government he had the same position. He has had several government positions before this.

In 2000 he was sent to prison because of financial crimes.

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