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  5/6/2012, Iyar 14, 5772

Hershkowitz Holds out Hope for Bennett to Run with NRP


Chairman Daniel Hershkowitz of the Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home-New National Religious Party) said, Sunday afternoon, that he still hoped former Yesha Council chairman Naftali Bennett would run in the primaries for the party's Knesset list "and not create a new list that will split the nationalist camp." Following Bennett's announcement, earlier in the afternoon, that he would not run, Hershkowitz continued, "The fact that he is not running for chairman leaves two alternatives: a new way that will lead to a united list, compared to intrigue and politicking. Come. let's win!"

Rabbi Hershkowitz, who officiated at Bennett's wedding, said Bennett is worthy and suited for public service."