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.

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September 28, 2017 11:01
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Ofer Berkovitch

Ofer Berkovitch. (photo credit: SHARON GABAI)

 
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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.

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