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July 13, 2000
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Israel’s Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s bribery conviction of Aryeh Deri, the former political leader of the fervently Orthodox Shas Party. But the high court reduced his jail sentence from four years to three. Deri said the ruling was “God’s will,” but he would “serve happily in jail,” though he thought the justices had “erred.”

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