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Ultra-Orthodox parties in tight spot after Israel election

Aryeh Deri (C), leader of the ultra-Orthodox Shas party, attends an annual pilgrimage to the gravesite of Rabbi Yisrael Abuhatzeira, a Moroccan-born sage and kabbalist also known as the Baba Sali, in the southern town of Netivot January 14, 2013. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Aryeh Deri (C), leader of the ultra-Orthodox Shas party, attends an annual pilgrimage to the gravesite of Rabbi Yisrael Abuhatzeira, a Moroccan-born sage and kabbalist also known as the Baba Sali, in the southern town of Netivot January 14, 2013....more

Aryeh Deri (C), leader of the ultra-Orthodox Shas party, attends an annual pilgrimage to the gravesite of Rabbi Yisrael Abuhatzeira, a Moroccan-born sage and kabbalist also known as the Baba Sali, in the southern town of Netivot January 14, 2013. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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Eli Yishai, a leader of the ultra-Orthodox Shas party and the outgoing interior minister, gestures as he speaks at a high-tech conference for the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Jerusalem January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Eli Yishai, a leader of the ultra-Orthodox Shas party and the outgoing interior minister, gestures as he speaks at a high-tech conference for the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Jerusalem January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Eli Yishai, a leader of the ultra-Orthodox Shas party and the outgoing interior minister, gestures as he speaks at a high-tech conference for the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Jerusalem January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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An ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy stands near scattered mock ballots for the ultra-Orthodox Shas party, during an annual pilgrimage to the gravesite of Rabbi Yisrael Abuhatzeira, a Moroccan-born sage and kabbalist also known as the Baba Sali, in the southern town of Netivot January 14, 2013. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy stands near scattered mock ballots for the ultra-Orthodox Shas party, during an annual pilgrimage to the gravesite of Rabbi Yisrael Abuhatzeira, a Moroccan-born sage and kabbalist also known as the Baba Sali, in the...more

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy stands near scattered mock ballots for the ultra-Orthodox Shas party, during an annual pilgrimage to the gravesite of Rabbi Yisrael Abuhatzeira, a Moroccan-born sage and kabbalist also known as the Baba Sali, in the southern town of Netivot January 14, 2013. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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