Judge Orders Religious Services Ministry to Reopen Tender Won by Bennett Crony

Contract had been awarded to a firm that managed Habayit Hayehudi’s political campaign last year, even though it had little experience of delivering religious services.

The Jerusalem District Court last week voided the results of a tender issued by the Religious Services Ministry, because the winner’s proposal was considerably more costly than the others and the company has no background in delivering religious services. The winner, Gal Oren, is an advertising agency that managed the Habayit Hayehudi political campaign, as well as chairman-Religious...