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Elections 2013: Shkedi’s comeback

The former longtime deputy mayor explains why he is coming out of retirement to lead a breakaway from the Bayit Yehudi party.

Shmuel Shkedi.
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‘Look at me,” former deputy mayor Shmuel Shkedi said to this journalist three months ago during a casual encounter in Baka. “I have never been happier in my life since I quit politics. I will never go back to it.”

Three months have passed, and Shkedi is now at the head of the party that split from Bayit Yehudi, running for city council.

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