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Aryeh Deri

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.

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

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

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

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