Minister Hershkowitz pulls from Habayit Hayehudi leadership rae

Minister Daniel Hershkowitz has withdrawn his candidacy for the leadership of Habayit Hayehudi and declared his support for MK Zevulun Orlev. The two told reporters that they will share the party's leadership duties, with Orlev as the head of the faction and Hershkowitz assuming a ministerial position without contending for a spot on the party's Knesset list.


The politicians denied reports that Netanyahu intervened in Habayit Hayehudi's affairs in order to undermine Naftali Bennet's chances of heading the party. (Moran Azulay)