Looking toward the Likud

As Mayor Nir Barkat sets his sights on the national political arena, Jerusalem is waiting and wondering: Is he still focused on the city’s needs? And who might replace him?

June 16, 2016 12:55
Mayor Nir Barkat

Mayor Nir Barkat at the Jerusalem Marathon press conference this past March. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

 Last week at a meeting of the Knesset Internal Affairs and Environment Committee, attendees had the opportunity to witness an interesting event of local reconciliation: Committee head MK David Amsalem (Likud) and Mayor Nir Barkat, a candidate on the Likud’s next list for the Knesset – until recently tough foes – fell into each other’s arms and sealed a new era of friendship.

Considering that until very recently the two flung mostly (non-diplomatic) accusations at each other, the warm hugs the two exchanged at the end of the special meeting of the panel on the mayor’s plan on the next steps for the city’s light rail and mass transportation was big news.


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