Aryeh Deri (Hebrew: אריה דרעי, born 17 February 1959 in Meknes, Morocco) is a convicted felon and an Israeli politician, and was reinstated as leader of Israel's Shas Party on 16 October 2012 after a thirteen-year hiatus.
Deri served as Minister without Portfolio at the age of 24, and as Interior Minister at 29.
After Deri was convicted of taking $155,000 in bribes while serving as Interior Minister and given a three-year jail sentence in 2000, he was replaced by Eli Yishai. Due to good behavior, Deri was released from Maasiyahu Prison in 2002 after serving 22 months.
In 2005, he was voted the 58th-greatest Israeli of all time, in a poll by the Israeli news website Ynet to determine whom the general public considered the 200 Greatest Israelis.
In June 2011, he announced that he was planning to return to politics.