Grapevine: A change of scene
November 1, 2012 11:48
Former national infrastructure minister Eitam takes up residence in east Jerusalem neighborhood.
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(photo credit:MIRIAM ALSTER / FLASH 90)
■ 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.