Jerusalem mayor announces coalition with former rival Moshe Lion

Proving the axiom that politics makes for strange bedfellows, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat on Sunday announced that his former bitter rival, failed 2013 mayoral candidate Moshe Lion, will join his coalition on the city council.

In a statement, Barkat said Lion (Yisrael Beytenu), who currently serves as a councilman, will head the Community Administrations Department portfolio and its committee.

He added that Jerusalem councilwoman Yael Antebi, who represents the Pisgat Ze’ev neighborhood, will also join his coalition as deputy mayor after Kobi Kahlon resigns his post in November.


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