Nir Barkat

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Jerusalem Mayor Sees Stabbing, Tackles Attacker

Palestinian 18-year-old stabbed Jewish man

(Newser) - A Palestinian man with a knife stabbed a Jewish man in Jerusalem yesterday, only to be tackled by the mayor of the city, Reuters reports. After the attacker stabbed the victim—who wasn't badly hurt—he tried to attack other bystanders, but they fled. Mayor Nir Barkat and his... More »

Jerusalem Elects First Secular Mayor in 5 Years

Win ends years of ultra-Orthodox rule in Israel's capital

(Newser) - A secular, hardline millionaire has won a decisive victory for mayor of Jerusalem, ending 5 years of ultra-Orthodox rule, the Los Angeles Times reports. Nir Barkat has promised to transform the impoverished capital city by boosting tourism and tech ventures. He has also demanded more homes for Jews in East... More »

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