■ FORMER NATIONAL infrastructure minister and housing and construction minister Brig.-Gen. (res.) Effi Eitam, who is a decorated hero of the Yom Kippur War and former leader of the National Religious Party, has temporarily abandoned his home in Moshav Nov in the Golan Heights and has taken up residence in Jerusalem. No, he hasn’t opted to live in one of the east Jerusalem neighborhoods in which there are property disputes between religiously observant Jews and Arabs. His apartment is a three-minute walk from the prime minister’s residence.

■ CHANCES ARE high that council member Hilik Bar, who is secretary-general of the Labor Party, will win a Knesset seat. In that event, according to law, he has to vacate his municipal position to the next person in line, who happens to be Simi Mor, a former head of the Jerusalem branch of WIZO.

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