Bennett endorsed by former Benei Akiva secretary-general
By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
May 28, 2012 21:11
Former Council of Jewish Communities in Judea and Samaria director-general Naftali Bennett received a key endorsement in his race for the Habayit Hayehudi leadership Monday when Binyamin Regional Council deputy head Moti Yogev announced he would back him in the September 4 primary.
A former secretary-general of Bnei Akiva and a retired colonel, Yogev said he would run for Knesset with Habayit Hayehudi and expressed hope that Bennett would bring the party young voters.
In a letter he wrote to Habayit Hayehudi members in honor of the Shavuot holiday, incumbent party chairman Daniel Herschkowitz welcomed Bennett but expressed confidence that he would continue to lead the party for years to come.