Jerusalem mayor aiming for top post in Israeli cabinet

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat is entering national politics in order to obtain one of the top posts in the cabinet, not to be a Knesset member, Barkat revealed at a closed political rally, a tape of which reached Channel 2.

Barkat joined Likud on December 22 and began registering members to the party in an effort to build a national power base. He has been conducting political rallies and convening parlor meetings to reach out to potential supporters.


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