Capital challenge

Nir Barkat’s departure has sparked a mayoral race rich with candidates, rivalries and schisms that reflect Jerusalem’s social disjointedness, and the hegemonic Right’s internal rifts.

By
September 6, 2018 17:39
A man blows a shofar during mayoral candidate Nir Barkat’s visit to Jerusalem’s Mahane Yehuda market

A man blows a shofar during mayoral candidate Nir Barkat’s visit to Jerusalem’s Mahane Yehuda market on November 6, 2008. (photo credit: BAZ RATNER/REUTERS)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

“JERUSALEM IS one city, indivisible,” prime minister Menachem Begin wrote US president Jimmy Carter in September 1978, in a letter famously annexed to the Camp David Accords.

True or not, that indivisibility pertained to the city’s diplomatic status. Politically, the capital approaches next month’s municipal election divided as it never was, with a plethora of mayoral candidates wrestling to succeed Nir Barkat, who after two five-year terms decided to transition to national politics.

Read More...

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content