Shas threatens coalition crisis over PM spokesman

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced yet another potential coalition crisis Wednesday when Shas threatened his government over controversial statements allegedly made by his spokesman, Ran Baratz.

Baratz allegedly made statements that were seen by MKs in Shas as insulting the late mentor of the party, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, who died in October 2013. In the alleged comments, Baratz, who has also gotten in trouble for insulting President Reuven Rivlin and US president Barack Obama, questioned whether Yosef harmed the Sephardi underclass Shas was formed to empower.


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