Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits the shuk in Jerusalem to campaign for municipal elections.
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hit the streets of Machane Yehuda market to campaign for Jerusalem mayoral candidate Ze'ev Elkin
The pair walked through Jerusalem's central market, and one of the city's most recognizable landmarks, to garner support for Elkin's candidacy.
However, supporters of rival candidate Moshe Leon blocked Elkin and Netanyahu's path as they walked down the covered market's main path, chanting "Elkin go home!" Channel 10 News reports.
Netanyahu formally endorsed Elkin on July 24, after months of refusing to offer his support. Elkin ran anyway, under the party of current mayor Nir Barkat's Jerusalem Will Succeed party for funding. Three months later, he received Netanyahu's endorsement.
“As a Knesset member, a minister and especially as Jerusalem Affairs Minister, Elkin has taken plenty of action to help our capital,” Netanyahu said. “He has proven that the city is close to his heart and precious to him. I wish him the best of luck.”
Gil Hoffman contributed to this report.
Elkin is currently the Jerusalem Affairs Minister. He will face off with other candidates on October 30 in the municipal elections.