Barkat: Liberman mad at me for shunning political appointments
By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
August 22, 2013 20:15
Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat attacked Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman
Thursday for running Moshe Lion as a candidate against him.
Barkat said Liberman
decided to try unseat him because he refused to appoint Liberman's cronies to
political patronage positions in the city for which they were unqualified. "He
thinks everyone works for him, but I work for the residents of Jerusalem,"
Barkat told Army Radio.
Liberman declined to respond but his associates said
that "Jerusalemites pay property taxes as if they live in Manhattan but receive
services as if they live in Damascus."