Israeli political officials predicted on Friday evening that MK Binyamin Ben-Eliezer’s bid for the presidency was likely over in the wake of the investigation against him.
While Ben-Eliezer is not expected to withdraw from the race, officials who spoke to the Hebrew-language Walla! news website said that the investigation would likely take away votes by MKs who were still unsure who to vote for.
(Arutz Sheva’s North American Desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)