Haredi faction pulls support for Lieberman's candidate in J'lem vote
Moshe Leon, official representative of Likud and Yisrael Beiteinu, loses support of key faction, and with it hope of supplanting Nir Barkat as mayor of Jerusalem.
In a blow to Moshe Leon’s hopes of supplanting Nir Barkat as mayor of Jerusalem, a key faction of the Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) community has announced that it won’t support Leon, whose main patron is Yisrael Beiteinu chairman Avigdor Lieberman, in the upcoming municipal elections. Instead it will run a candidate of its own.
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