Corridors of Power: We don’t need no education

Balancing the needs of the haredi sector with his pledge to the secular and general public can seem a mission impossible

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January 5, 2017 17:54
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Deputy Mayor Itzhak Pindrus

Deputy Mayor Itzhak Pindrus. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

 
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The embarrassment experienced by Mayor Nir Barkat and his staff couldn’t have come at a worse moment.

Barkat’s policy has always been to be mayor for all sectors of the city, but balancing the needs of the haredi sector with his pledge to the secular and general public can seem a mission impossible. Particularly since he has gone public with his intention to move – albeit nobody knows exactly when – to the national ground of politics, a good relationship with all sectors, including the haredim, has become a must.

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