Corridor of power: Perhaps a hunger strike?

Upon taking the helm, Mayor Nir Barkat was convinced that his hi-tech style of work and personal honesty would open all the doors for him.

January 11, 2018 13:55
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Mayor Nir Barkat

Mayor Nir Barkat. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)


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In French, “déjà vu” means “already seen.” Earlier this week in Jerusalem, “déjà stink” might have been a more apt term to describe the third round of the Barkat-Kahlon war.

Some 900,000 residents were unwitting victims of an ongoing struggle between Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon (Kulanu) and Mayor Nir Barkat. For the third year running, the approval of Jerusalem’s budget generated chaos, anger and dirt – making the capital’s appearance embarrassing and repulsive.


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