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October 22, 2013 9:16 am

Barkat Fighting for Political Survival in Jerusalem Mayoral Election

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Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat. Photo: WikiCommons.

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat. Photo: WikiCommons.

ABC News – The mayor of Jerusalem was fighting for his political survival in a closely watched re-election race Tuesday that was the centerpiece of nationwide municipal elections and had broad implications for Israeli politics.
Secular Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat, a successful former high-tech entrepreneur, was elected in 2008 in a victory seen as a blow to years of dominance by ultra-Orthodox religious Jews over the city’s affairs.

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