In the lion's den

A press conference with candidate Moshe Lion on Tuesday afternoon revealed something that might disturb some of Lion’s supporters.

By P.C.
August 15, 2018 18:07
1 minute read.
Moshe Lion

Moshe Lion. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

 
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A press conference with candidate Moshe Lion on Tuesday afternoon revealed something that might disturb some of Lion’s supporters. The posters that covered the walls of the headquarters at the Rav-Chen building in Talpiot Industrial Zone featured both Lion and Danny Bonfil, president of the Jerusalem district of the Histadrut, former president of the municipality’s employees’ organization and ex-convict (for corruption).

Bonfil, who joined haredi candidate Meir Porush against Nir Barkat 10 years ago, is now chief of staff, counselor and a powerful mentor behind Lion’s candidacy. Bonfil’s dowry cannot be disregarded by Lion, especially when this week’s poll gave him merely 11% of the votes. Not that Lion’s confidence that he can reverse the trend seems the least bit shaken, but the 70,000 workers and employees in Jerusalem who are all incorporated in the Histadrut who are responsive to Bonfil’s call cannot be disregarded. But it has its price, and Lion, apparently, is ready to pay it.

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