Holy, holy, holy

Barkat is absolutely right in his adamant request to obtain larger budgets for the city’s needs.

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March 7, 2018 18:40
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Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

 
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