Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett announces that his party is endorsing Jerusalem Affairs and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin for mayor of Jerusalem.
In a statement posted on Twitter, Bennett praises Elkin’s “high capabilities,” ans says the Likud minister has “a clear vision” for the capital city.
“Elkin knows how to take Jerusalem forward,” he says.
Elkin is running against ex-deputy Jerusalem mayor and current Knesset member for the Kulanu party Rachel Azaria; political activist and councilor Ofer Berkovitch; little-known Avi Salman; and Palestinian activist Aziz Abu Sarah, and others.
Elkin, Lion and Berkovitch are seen as the front-runners in the first round of voting set for late October.