MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS: Surrounded by candidates

With politics, what you see (or hear) is not necessarily what is really going on.

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June 7, 2018 15:48
Moshe Lion

Moshe Lion. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

After his official announcement, Jerusalem Affairs and Environmental Protection Minister Ze’ev Elkin was sure he could relax and focus on his campaign. Several tense days with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ended with what seemed to be a bold decision: Elkin had decided to run despite Netanyahu’s refusal to officially support his candidacy.

However, with politics, what you see (or hear) is not necessarily what is really going on. Elkin’s move was presented as a show of confidence in his ability to attract enough Jerusalemite votes even without the blessing of Netanyahu, yet it may turn out to have been a sophisticated political move.

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