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        9/6/2012, Elul 19, 5772

      Orlev: 3/4 of 40,000 Registered Party Members are Mine


      Member of Knesset Zevulun Orlev said, Thursday, that by the end of its registration drive, there will be 40,000 members of the Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home-New National Religious Party) and 30,000 will support him in his bid to become party chairman. Speaking to reporters during a news conference in Jerusalem, Orlev called on incumbent Daniel Hershkowitz to withdraw his candidacy and join him. He said after he wins the chairmanship, he will recommend that the third candidate, Naftali Bennett, be named to one of the top five places on the party's list for the Knesset elections, currently scheduled for November 2013.

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