Minister of Public Security slams Jerusalem Mayor for blaming violence on ministry

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October 5, 2014 23:04

 
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In response to a pointed letter Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat sent to the Prime Minister blaming chronic violence in the capital on an abdication of leadership from the Ministry of Public Security, Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch shot back at Barkat Sunday.

In a statement, Aharonovitch took the mayor to task for not taking “the trouble to hold a conversation with me before” making the incendiary accusations.

“You quickly distributed the letter and gave media interviews of narrow political considerations,” Aharonovitch wrote. “I hope that in the future will act in a different way, businesslike and serious.”

Shortly after the minister’s retort, Barkat stood by his criticism, stating: “This may be difficult for [Aharonovitch] to hear, but a fundamental change is needed to stop the violence and the perception of Jerusalem. Instead of shirking his responsibility, this should lead to the minister doing what is required.”

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