Yishai to add Rabbi Moshe Hagar, not interested in Ben-Ari

Eli Yishai’s party is close to adding Rabbi Moshe Hager, dean of the Zionist military preparatory academy in Yatir.

In addition, Rabbi Dov Lior, Chief Rabbi of Hebron and one of the leaders of the Zionist Ultra Orthodox community is looking into creating a new political party after being unhappy with Tekuma’s merger with the Bayit Yehudi. This party would look to join Eli Yishai in the upcoming election.

Someone who will not be joining Eli Yishai is former Ichud Leumi MK Michael Ben-Ari. Ben-Ari has a loyal following but is considered very far to the right and Yishai sources worry he will be a net negative if he joins the party by driving away more moderate voters.

Source (Hebrew): http://www.nrg.co.il/online/1/ART2/670/484.html