Grapevine: Into retirement

The Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel will hold its annual international policy conference on November 20 at Mishkenot Sha’ananim.

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October 26, 2017 20:21
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Grapevine: Into retirement

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

 
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