Piron, not Peri, likely to be number-two on Lapid's list

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October 21, 2012 21:13

 
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Yaakov Peri will not be the second candidate on Yesh Atid's list, party leader Yair Lapid said on Sunday, sparking rumors national-religious Rabbi Shai Piron will fill that spot.

"Yaakov Peri is a senior member of Yesh Atid, not number two. Number two will be revealed in time, and I am proud of him," Lapid said in an interview on the Knesset Channel.

The Yesh Atid candidates' list will be publicized within two weeks, Lapid added.

Piron is expected to be number-two on the list, according to Channel 10.

The rabbi told The Jerusalem Post on Sunday night that he does not want to be interviewed and will make a final decision in the coming days.

Piron, 47, is one of the founders of the national-religious rabbinical group Tzohar and CEO of Hakol Hinuch, the Movement for the Advancement of Education in Israel. He has been mentioned in reports on Yesh Atid's list since Lapid announced he's entering politics in early 2012.

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