High Court Disqualifies Pindrus From Running as Elad Mayoral Candidate

Rabbi Yitzchak Pindrus arrives for a court hearing at the High Court about his disqualification from running for mayor in Elad in the upcoming elections, Monday. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Just days before the municipal elections, a major election was thrown into turmoil after the High Court ruled Monday that Rabbi Yitzchak Pindrus, the Degel HaTorah/Shas candidate for mayor of Elad, is ineligible in the election.

The court ruling came after it was revealed that Pindrus does not live in Elad, and spends the majority of his daily life in Yerushalayim and not in Elad.

“The fundamental demand of the ruling is that the candidate’s life be centered in the city in which he serves or is running for mayor,” the court decision said.

The disqualification means that the present mayor and Agudas Yisrael candidate Rabbi Yisrael Porush is the lone serious candidate for mayor of Elad.

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