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  3/19/2014, Adar Bet 17, 5774

Hasidic Rebbe Endorses Ben-Eliezer for President

The influential hasidic Rabbi Yissachar Dov Rokeach, the Rebbe of Belz, met with Member of Knesset Binyamin Ben-Eliezer of the Labor party on Wednesday. The Belzer Rebbe blessed Ben-Eliezer his campaign for President of Israel. The president, a mostly ceremonial and ambassadorial role, is elected every seven years by the 120 Members of the Knesset. Born in Iraq, Ben-Eliezer is a decorated Israel Defense Force commander and one of the longest running MKs.