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In our continuing series to get to know the candidates in Jerusalem’s mayoral race this coming November, we sit down with former deputy mayor Ofer Berkovitch of Hitorerut.

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December 21, 2017 18:45
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Ofer Berkovitch

Ofer Berkovitch. (photo credit: SHARON GABAI)

 
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Who are you?
I am Ofer Berkovitch, married to Dina, an immigrant from Paris and a lawyer working at Teva, the father of Ariel and Yftah. I was born and grew up in Jerusalem and graduated from the Hebrew University in philosophy, economics and political science.

I founded the Hitorerut movement, which I lead, and I resigned from my position as deputy mayor over the agreements signed by Mayor Nir Barkat with the haredim that I perceived as a direct threat to the Zionist character of the city.

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