Haredi Parties, Likud and Yisrael Beiteinu Form Alliance in Jerusalem City Politics

City council members vote down measure to set aside land to build secular yeshiva in city's Kiryat Hayovel neighborhood in local political victory for Haredim.

The Ultra-Orthodox defeated Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and the secular representatives in the city council at a session Thursday night about development plans for a plot of open land in the city's Kiryat Hayovel neighborhood. The ultra-Orthodox achieved their victory thanks to support from secular city council members belonging to the Likud and Yisrael Beiteinu parties, who are members of an alliance that intends...