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The prospects of an Arab candidate for the Jerusalem city council was up in the air for a while, but when Dr. Ramadan Dabbash announced his candidacy about three months ago, it wad much of a surprise. Dabbash is known for his independent attitude regarding the position of Arab residents in local politics. Dabbash holds Israeli citizenship, something that adds to his capacity to ignore potential threats from the traditional opponents to any kind of “normalization” of the Palestinians in Jerusalem. His “Jerusalem Is My City” list has 13 Palestinian candidates and seeks to capture several seats.
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