Jerusalem Mayor Barkat says he's not joining Likud

At a Monday press conference in the capital announcing the fifth annual Jerusalem Marathon, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat praised Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but flatly denied reports that he was joining the Likud.
"No, I didn't join Likud," he said. "I support Netanyahu. We are partnering to build the city of Jerusalem and I think he is the best prime minister for the state of Israel."
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