Eden Harel turns down spot on Bayit Yehudi list

Looking to make his list slightly more attractive to secular voters, Bayit Yehudi chairman Naftali Bennett has offered a spot on the Knesset list to Eden Harel. Harel formerly had a show on MTV and currently has a program on the new Channel 20. Harel and her husband in recent years have lived a traditional lifestyle. Harel said she was flattered but has no intention of entering politics at this time.

Bennett has the option of adding two more people to realistic spots on the list but the move would force him to push Ronen Shoval, one of the few secular people currently in a realistic spot, into an unrealistic spot on the list. The attraction of adding Harel (or any woman) is that she would be able to take the place of Yehudit Shilat (currently 14 as the party bylaws insure that at least one woman will be placed every five spots) without pushing Shoval further down the list.

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