And now what?

Discussions about the necessity to reach some kind of union between the candidates, or at least for now, between the pluralist and secular lists at city council, has become the talk of the day.

January 11, 2018 12:24
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Seeking alternatives: Some Jerusalemites are angry that while Mayor Nir Barkat cries poverty, the ci

Seeking alternatives: Some Jerusalemites are angry that while Mayor Nir Barkat cries poverty, the city somehow nds the funding for this trivia game that is accompanying 2018 municipal tax bills. (photo credit: ERICA SCHACHNE)


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Narendra Modi  One of the results of last week’s short strike by municipal sanitation workers was a still-growing sense of insecurity among the residents, heightened as the mayoral and city council elections draw closer. The third go-around of the clash between Mayor Nir Barkat and Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon has deepened the feeling that once again, politics is deciding on how daily life goes here, while nobody really listens to what the residents truly need.

Above all, there is a lot of anger toward Barkat – and not because Jerusalemites do not realize that the government, and the Finance Ministry more specifically, are not acting fairly towards the city. Jerusalemites already understood, a long time ago, that politicians are quick to say they stand by the capital, but tend to disregard its needs, especially in terms of budget, very quickly. The offense is shared by many, with improvements to the situation held back by ignorance and defiance.


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