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        2/16/2014, Adar 16, 5774

      Former Speaker Dalia Itzik Running for President

      Former Knesset Speaker Dalia Itzik has begun efforts to collect the signatures of 10 Knesset members needed to qualify for the race to succeed President Shim'on Peres. Channel 10 Televsion reported, Sunday evening, that Member of Knesset Ya'akov Margi of the Sephardic hareidi-religious party Shas was the first one to sign on Itzik's behalf.

      Knesset member Faina Kirshenbaum (Likud Beytenu) is leaning toward lending her signature to Itzik's campaign but is waiting to see if Yisrael Beytenu faction chief Avigdor Lieberman has a position on the member.