Meir Turgeman takes action

It is worth noting that deputy mayor Meir Turgeman, who is not in charge of the city budget.

December 7, 2017 21:51
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Meir Turgeman

Meir Turgeman, one of the mayor’s deputies, wants to widen the scope of those eligible for the title of Yakir Yerushalayim. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)


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The expectation was that he would make an official announcement that he is running for mayor, but deputy mayor Meir Turgeman had something else to declare at his press conference at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center on Monday afternoon.

Turgeman spoke about the city budget and the urgent need to obtain more financial support from the government. Turgeman, a prominent member of the Likud Central Committee in Jerusalem backed by hundreds of members of the party, said it loud and clear, “I shall not let things get to the shameful position we were in last year, begging the government for special funds for the city.” He said that he was and still is against drastic measures, like the general strike Mayor Nir Barkat declared last year.


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