The Tel Aviv District Court on Monday, 12 Tishrei 5774 ruled in favor of the national leadership of the Bayit Yehudi party. The court was hearing a petition addressing the ongoing dispute between party leader Naftali Bennett and the leadership of the party’s Jerusalem branch.
In line with the ruling, the list in the Jerusalem election will be headed by Bennett’s choice, Dov Kalmanovich and not the local party favorite, Zevulun Orlev. Orlev represents the old guard of the National Religious Party, and with the rise of Naftali Bennett and his team, most of the veteran religious Zionists MKs were ousted from the lineup.
The court ordered the Jerusalem branch to pay court fees.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)