A home in Kiryat Hayovel

After a city council haredi-Hitorerut kerfuffle, lone soldiers in Jerusalem finally have a place to call their own.

June 15, 2015 15:17
The Bar-Giora

The Bar-Giora Home for lone soldiers. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)


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The stupor was soon replaced by anger, an attempt to convince and finally, great frustration – in facing the outcome of one of the recent disagreements between haredi representatives led by former deputy mayor Yitzhak Pindrus, and four Hitorerut members led by Deputy Mayor Ofer Berkovitch.

By the end of the April meeting of the city’s Finance Committee, it had become clear that a project that originally appeared to be one of the least likely to raise any opposition from any side of the council couldn’t be approved – following the haredi coalition members’ veto.


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