MK Aryeh Deri admits: 'We made a mistake'


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MK Aryeh Deri admits: 'We made a mistake'
MK Aryeh Deri says haredi parties erred by not pressuring former PM Benjamin Netanyahu to keep rotation deal with Defense Min. Benny Gantz.
Arutz Sheva Staff , Sep 29 , 2021
Aryeh Deri.

MK Aryeh Deri, who heads the Sephardic-haredi Shas party, admitted that he and the other haredi MKs did not put enough pressure on former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before the previous unity government fell, Kikar Hashabbat reported.

In a recent meeting with those close to him, Deri spoke about the current political situation, saying that he and his colleagues in the haredi parties should have pressured Netanyahu to keep his rotation agreement with Defense Minister Benny Gantz, who heads the Blue and White party.

At the beginning of the meeting, Deri mentioned the negotiations the right-religious bloc had held with the United Arab List (Ra'am) party, saying, "We never for a moment dreamed of really forming a government with them. It was all just for the sake of negotiations."