gave good answers despite writer's biased interrogation; some of the questions relate to national policy which mayor does not preside over and not enough to city issues. Writer failed to ask about the public and private developments Mayor Barkat mentioned. It would have been informative to discuss what projects are and the future plans being considered for city development and improvement. Sadly writer did not want to convey nor learn of this aspect and inform the readers. It is my understanding education is a national government issue and not under municipal control so leon's HQ comment seems absurd to blam city for those students who do not matriculate as the answer is obvious and is being addressed by national government policies encouraging more core subjects in yeshivas
5 wounded Syrians rushed to northern Israeli hospital (Haaretz)
from the article: If Jerusalem forgets thee, O Nir Barkat: Can the mayor hang on?