Barkat to Netanyahu: Enough talk about strengthening Jerusalem, it's time for action

November 1, 2015 20:49


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat wrote a scathing letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday after two months of talks with the Finance Ministry to provide funding to strengthen the capital reached a dead end.

Barkat urged the prime minister to personally intervene in the issue, writing, "We've had enough of talk and public declarations about the importance of Jerusalem and its status. The time has come for action. Continued ignoring of Jerusalem's needs will constitute a victory for terrorism."

The mayor stressed in his letter that "once again this year we have come to a situation in which Israel's capital is forced to battle against the Treasury in order to get the budget it deserves. The Finance Ministry avoided supporting the strengthening of Jerusalem and providing the minimum required budget to do so. Strengthening the city will not only benefit its residents, it is an utmost national priority. I would expect the Finance Ministry to support and help in these important steps to strengthen the city without forcing us time after time to beg for the city's sake."

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
October 16, 2018
Russia welcomes Turkey-Saudi investigation into Khashoggi case