One woman in the arena

Having left the race, Rachel Azaria clarifies her point of view

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October 3, 2018 16:09
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Rachel Azaria: ‘I acted out of my responsibility for Jerusalem.’

Rachel Azaria: ‘I acted out of my responsibility for Jerusalem.’. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

 
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A week after she officially dropped out of the race for mayor, MK Rachel Azaria sounds perhaps a bit relieved, but one discerns a hint of sadness in her voice. Azaria entered the race for mayor relatively late and was the second to quit (a week after Yossi Havilio withdrew and joined forces with Ofer Berkovitch), but she says that the storm is far from calming down.

Some 10 years ago, in the framework of a movement of awakening in the non-haredi sector of the city, Azaria and a group of residents championing pluralism in the city emerged on the local scene, representing a desire for change. They called themselves Yerushalmim (Jerusalemites) and raised local issues from a point of view different from that which Jerusalemites were used to.

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