Pensioners' Affairs Minister and Bayit Yehudi MK Uri Orbach, who is running again on the list, was hospitalized two weeks ago at Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center for continued treatment of his hematological (blood) disease from which he suffers.
SZMC said that on Shabbat, his condition suddenly deteriorated. His condition has improved, but he is still in danger, the SZMC spokeswoman said.
“He and his family ask the public to continue to pray for his recovery,” she concluded.
Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett asked on his Facebook wall for the public to pray for his "beloved friend who is dear to me like a brother," Uri Shraga son of Pnina.
Orbach came in fourth in last week's Bayit Yehudi primary, meaning he will be sixth on the party's list for Knesset.