J’lem Mayor: If peace fails to materialize because of Jerusalem, so be it


Nir Barkat, running for re-election as Jerusalem’s Mayor has big plans for Jerusalem, & none of them has anything to do with dividing it.

Barket says mayoral challenger, Moshe Lion, is supported by backroom wheeler-dealers & doesn’t even reside in the capital.

By Shlomo Cesana


When Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat was asked in private conversations why he believed that after five successful years on the job, two wily, veteran politicians — Yisrael Beytenu Chairman Avigdor Lieberman and Shas Chairman Aryeh Deri — had decided to challenge his position as mayor with their candidate, Moshe Lion, he replied: “There were political wheeler-dealers who tried to find out from me whether they could get what they wanted in exchange for their support for me. My answer to them was an unequivocal ‘no.’ With me, it is all about transparency. I don’t even approach the lines before the illegal line. They can’t have their way with me.”