Jerusalem mayor navigates sacred city’s religious politics

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JERUSALEM — When Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat decided in June to open a municipal parking lot that had been closed on Saturdays, the Jewish Sabbath, his office said he was simply being practical. Extra parking is needed to help ease lines of double-parked cars near the Old City that have become an impenetrable maze for […]

  • Thank you for an insightful look at the issues facing Mayor Barkat.

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