Chairman Daniel Hershkowitz of Habayit Hayehudi (Jewish Home-New National Religious Party) announced, over the weekend, his support for Rabbi Doron Danino being added to the party's Knesset list. Rabbi Hershkowitz made it clear that although he has dropped out of the race for re-election in favor of Knesset member Zevulun Orlev, his cooperation with Orlev relates only to the chairmanship race against Naftali Bennett and that he intends to nominate candidates to the party's Knesset list who are not on Orlev's list of candidates.
Doctor Danino is the first such candidate to receive Professor Hershkowitz's support. Hershkowitz called the rabbi a man rich in attributes, combining Torah and work. In thanking Hershkowitz for his support, Danino pledged to bring to the Knesset, "the Sephardic spirit which is so missing in Habayit Hayehudi and the added value of Torah and working the land."