Coalition friend or foe

The calls for Ofer Berkovitch to resign come not only from Havilio but also from Hitorerut members who wish to see him challenge Barkat.

September 28, 2017 11:01
2 minute read.
Ofer Berkovitch

Ofer Berkovitch. (photo credit: SHARON GABAI)


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 analysis 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


They were never really close friends, but Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat (Likud) and deputy Ofer Berkovitch (Hitorerut) share some qualities. Both are secular, young and successful, and dedicated to Jerusalem. They were both bearers of promise for the city – that pluralist youth could find their place here.

A closer look at their actions could easily bring out some deep differences as well, but the two were, at least two terms ago, definitely on the same side in working to dethrone haredi strongman Uri Lupolianski.


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