Shas leader Aryeh Deri accused Yisrael Beiteinu of "mounting a hostile takeover of the Likud" and urged Sephardic voters to choose his party in the upcoming elections.
"The Likud-Beiteinu has become an arrogant and smug party that represents Russians and whites. It's a wake-up call for all the Sephardim… The Likud is no longer your home. Shas is your natural and true home. Only Shas will secure the Sephardim's place in Netanyahu's next administration." (Akiva Novick)