Nir Barkat is the richest politician in Israel and was mayor of Jerusalem for a decade. He recently decided to jump from local to national politics. He already ranks highly at number 9, in the ruling Likud party’s list for the next parliament.
A few days after U.S. President Donald Trump announced he would stop funding the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), Jerusalem’s outgoing mayor Nir Barkat said he will expel the Palestinian refugee service organization from Israel’s capital. The Jerusalem Municipality, he said, would give better educational and services than UNRWA, which is “a failure,”… Read more »