Coming home

A roundup of city affairs.

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October 17, 2018 19:14
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The Anshun Bridge in Chengdu, a Chinese city that is teaming up with the Bible Lands Museum on a Bro

The Anshun Bridge in Chengdu, a Chinese city that is teaming up with the Bible Lands Museum on a Bronze Age-era exhibition.. (photo credit: TYROSIN/FLICKR)

 
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Coming home

Some 14,000 students from all the academic institutions in the capital have officially changed their address so they can vote as Jerusalem residents. This number, representing about two council seats, could change the results of the elections dramatically. This drive was the initiative of the municipality’s “Youth Center,” which worked on the project with other city organizations, such as the Jeru-Shalem Forum and the Jerusalem Institute for Policy Research, to convince students from all over the country who spend four or five years studying (and have great potential to become permanent Jerusalemites) to register at the Ministry of Interior. The results are impressive.

Repentant

Ultra-Orthodox mayoral candidate Yossi Daitch has changed his tune, and now says that if elected he will see to it that there is no more discrimination in haredi education institutions against girls with a Sefardi background. In the past, Daitch was involved in cases of refusal to register such girls in haredi seminaries, where a “quota” approach limited acceptance of certain types of girls. In a meeting with residents held last week in a haredi neighborhood, Daitch pledged that if elected he will personally ensure this no longer happens.

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