Stormy council

Drama at the Jerusalem municipality meeting raises eyebrows and some questions.

September 6, 2017 19:26
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Stormy council

Underlying much of the drama at the municipality is the growing tension between Mayor Nir Barkat (pictured) and Deputy Mayor Ofer Berkovitch.. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

Stormy meetings of the city council are nothing new, but some observers at the August 31 meeting said that the level of anger and resentment might have surpassed anything seen previously.

Shouting, accusations and shut-down microphones characterized the session, with angry cries emanating from the public section, occupied mostly by parents of the children affected by the pediatric hematology-oncology crisis at Hadassah University Medical Center in Ein Kerem. The parents were seeking help to cope with their situation.


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