Ten questions for Moshe Lion

'In Jerusalem' interviews the deputy mayor as part of our continuing series on prospective candidates in the city's upcoming mayoral election.

February 28, 2018 15:52
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Moshe Lion

Moshe Lion. (photo credit: PR)


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Our final candidate – for now – in this series of interviews of mayoral aspirants is Moshe Lion, deputy mayor and holder of the local councils and community centers portfolio. Lion, who ran for mayor at the 2013 elections and lost to current Mayor Nir Barkat, decided to remain in the city. Contrary to local press predictions, he moved from Givatayim to Jerusalem permanently, quit his accounting office and sank into the hard work of learning the city’s needs and local politics. To this day, he is still the favorite candidate of the haredi sector, a card that adds a lot to his chances.

Lion was alone in the opposition at the council, but later on became a member of Barkat’s list (Jerusalem Will Succeed) and his deputy. Lion hasn’t officially announced his candidacy yet, but after a few days of hesitation – likely based on the conclusion that Barkat will not be running again – Lion agreed to answer our questions in advance of the October election.


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