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        7/5/2013, Tammuz 27, 5773

      Spat in Petach Tikva over Lack of Jewish Home Primaries

      Deputy Mayor Motti Zaft of Petach Tikva announced, Friday, that he was not running for city council as a candidate on the Habayit Hayehudi (Jewish Home-New National Religious Party) ticket.

      Zaft explained that the party's branch council rejected a demand to hold primaries as it had promised during last year's registration drive. He added that the assignment of the deputy-mayor position to the second candidate on the ballot represented a defrauding of the voteers.