Netanyahu Endorses Elkin for Mayor of Yerushalayim

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Yerushalayim Affairs Minister Zeev Elkin shaking hands with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)

Yerushalayim Affairs Minister Zeev Elkin (Likud) received a long sought-after endorsement from Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Tuesday.

“As an MK, a minister, and particularly as minister of Yerushalayim affairs, Minister Elkin did much for our capital and proved it is close to his heart and very dear to him,” said Netanyahu on Twitter.

Elkin thanked Netanyahu: “I have no doubt that as mayor of Yerushalayim, together with the prime minister, we will continue to work hand in hand to make Yerushalayim stronger,” Elkin said.

The Likud minister will face off in October against several other mayoral hopefuls, including Netanyahu former bureau director general Moshe Lion, Kulanu MK Rachel Azaria, and Hitorerut candidate Ofer Berkovitch.