Monday, August 19, 2013

A contrarian view of Jerusalem's Mayor Barkat

I express my opinion of the city's wildly popular mayor here at the Times of Israel:

http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/mars-and-venus-in-jerusalem/

I point out that Nir Barkat has done nothing for the average resident/citizen, and that normal municipal services have become "favors" that the opposition has to beg for. I also point out that the existing dichotomy between the mega-project/economic growth/tourism-chasing approach versus the resident-services approach has undesirable gender-conflict overtones.